Best Drama Movies of 1912
So Near, Yet So Far
Walter Miller loves Mary Pickford, but he is very shy and doesn't dare to speak up, so she prefers Bobby Harron. All perfectly natural. But one morning when he is nursing a hangover, Elmer Booth and Harry Carey break into her apartment and threaten her, until Walter rushes in to her rescue.
The Mender of Nets
A young woman who works mending fishermen's nets is engaged to be married. But her fiancé has an old love who refuses to let him go. Further, his former girlfriend has a brother who is willing to use violence to protect his sister's honor.
Set in a tenement boarding house, a lonely confirmed bachelor occupies a room across the hall from a dour spinster. Children run amok in the hallways playing pranks. Believing the bachelor perpetrated one particular prank, the spinster woman enters his room to confront him. She is followed by a neighbor child. Meanwhile, the other children have stolen a scarlet fever quarantine sign and posted it on the bachelor's door.
The Burglar’s Dilemma
In this latter day Cain and Abel story, a jealous brother strikes down his sibling just as a young burglar is about to enter the house. The jealous brother summons police, who then charge the young intruder with murder. How can the burglar prove his innocence?
The Girl in the Arm-Chair
Peggy Wilson has recently become an orphan and a ward of the Waston family. Sheâ€™s also inherited the late Robert Wilsonâ€™s vast fortune, which puts her very much in Mr. Wastonâ€™s favor. He would like his son, Frank, to marry Peggy, but Peggy â€œis not his styleâ€ and â€œher money is no inducementâ€.
A Race for Millions
If an old man's niece does not claim her inheritance at the notary's office by the appointed time, his fortune will go to his housekeeper.
The Gold Rush
Maxime Vermont tries to get a financial help from his father-in-law, to no avail. Deeply indebted, Maxime attempts to kill his father-in-law so that he could make quick money.
A Tragedy of the Cornish Coast
An artist and sailors save a fishergirl from abduction.
The Firing of the Patchwork Quilt
A mother is waiting or her son, a railroad engineer, to return home when she discovers that a railroad trestle he must pass over has been washed out. She must try to get word to him before his train reaches the trestle
In Nacht und Eis
First Titanic Movie ever. Released only a few Days after the sinking of the Original Ship.