Best Drama Movies of 1912

1.

So Near, Yet So Far

3.1
6.4/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Walter Miller, Mary Pickford, Robert Harron, Lionel Barrymore, Christy Cabanne, Harry Carey, Dorothy Gish, Lillian Gish, Claire McDowell, Antonio Moreno ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1912-09-29
Best Drama Movies of 1912 : The Mender of Nets
2.

The Mender of Nets

2.8
6.2/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Mabel Normand, Charles West, Marguerite Marsh, W. Chrystie Miller, Dell Henderson, Frank Opperman ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1912-02-15
Best Drama Movies of 1912 : The Sunbeam
3.

The Sunbeam

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Ynez Seabury, Kate Bruce, Claire McDowell, Dell Henderson, Charles Hill Mailes, Priscilla Dean, John T. Dillon, Gladys Egan, Edna Foster, W. Chrystie Miller ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1912-02-25
Best Drama Movies of 1912 : The Burglar’s Dilemma
4.

The Burglar’s Dilemma

2.5
6.2/10 IMDB

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?

Starring: Lionel Barrymore, Henry B. Walthall, Adolph Lestina, Harry Carey, Dorothy Gish, Lillian Gish, Robert Harron ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1912-12-16
Best Drama Movies of 1912 : The Girl in the Arm-Chair
5.

The Girl in the Arm-Chair

2.5
5.2/10 IMDB

Peggy Wilson has recently become an orphan and a ward of the Waston family. She’s also inherited the late Robert Wilson’s vast fortune, which puts her very much in Mr. Waston’s favor. He would like his son, Frank, to marry Peggy, but Peggy “is not his style” and “her money is no inducement”.

Starring: Blanche Cornwall, Mace Greenleaf ..
Directed by: Alice Guy-Blaché
Release date: 1912-12-13
6.

A Race for Millions

1.7
7.3/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: René Navarre, Maurice Luguet, Renée Carl, Nelly Palmer, Edmund Breon, Jane Marken, Alice Tissot ..
Directed by: Louis Feuillade
Release date: 1912-12-13
Best Drama Movies of 1912 : The Gold Rush
7.

The Gold Rush

1.6
7.0/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Claude Garry, Louis Ravet, Stacia Napierkowska, Henri Étiévant, Henri Bosc ..
Directed by: René Leprince, Ferdinand Zecca
Release date: 1912-01-01
8.

A Tragedy of the Cornish Coast

1.5
5.8/10 IMDB

An artist and sailors save a fishergirl from abduction.

Starring: Wallett Waller, Dorothy Fane, Oriel Farrell, Sidney Webber Northcote ..
Directed by: Sidney Webber Northcote
Release date: 1912-02-11
Best Drama Movies of 1912 : The Firing of the Patchwork Quilt
9.

The Firing of the Patchwork Quilt

1.4
6.3/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Mary Maurice, Robert Gaillard ..
Release date: 1912-02-28
Best Drama Movies of 1912 : In Nacht und Eis
10.

In Nacht und Eis

1.4
6.0/10 IMDB

First Titanic Movie ever. Released only a few Days after the sinking of the Original Ship.

Starring: Waldemar Hecker, Otto Rippert, Ernst Rückert ..
Directed by: Mime Misu
Release date: 1912-08-16

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