Best Drama Movies of 1912

1.

The Musketeers of Pig Alley

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

A man recognizes the thief who had previously robbed him as one of the men involved in an unrelated mob shootout.

Starring: Elmer Booth, Lillian Gish, Clara T. Bracy, Walter Miller, Alfred Paget, John T. Dillon, Madge Kirby, Harry Carey, Robert Harron, W.C. Robinson ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1912-10-31
Best Drama Movies of 1912 : So Near, Yet So Far
2.

So Near, Yet So Far

3.1
6.3/10 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
3.

The Land Beyond the Sunset

2.9
6.9/10 IMDB

A poor young boy goes on a field trip and dreams of escaping to a land beyond the sunset.

Starring: Martin Fuller, Mrs. William Bechtel, Walter Edwin, Ethel Jewett, Elizabeth Miller, Gladys Du Pell, Margery Bonney Erskine, Bigelow Cooper ..
Directed by: Harold M. Shaw
Release date: 1912-10-28
Best Drama Movies of 1912 : The Mender of Nets
4.

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 : One Is Business, the Other Crime
5.

One Is Business, the Other Crime

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

Griffith intercuts between the lives of two couples married on the same day. One couple is rich, the other is poor. Time passes, and in desperation over joblessness, the poor husband attempts to burgle a home, only to be captured a gunpoint by the mistress of the house. It is the home of the rich couple. While holding the poor intruder at gunpoint, the rich wife accidently discovers evidence implicating her own husband in a bribery scheme . . .

Starring: Charles West, Dorothy Bernard, Edwin August, Blanche Sweet, Frank Evans ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1912-04-24
Best Drama Movies of 1912 : The Sunbeam
6.

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 : An Unseen Enemy
7.

An Unseen Enemy

2.6
6.6/10 IMDB

The physician's death orphans his two adolescent daughters. Their older brother is able to convert some of the doctor's small estate to cash. But it is late in the day, and with the banks closed he stores the money in his father's household safe. The slatternly housekeeper, aware of the money, enlists a criminal acquaintance to crack the safe. She attempts to get into the adjacent room where the sisters tremble in fear, but finds that the door is locked. The drunken housekeeper menaces them by brandishing a gun through a hole in the wall.

Starring: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Robert Harron, Elmer Booth, Grace Henderson, Harry Carey, Adolph Lestina, Walter Miller, Antonio Moreno ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1912-09-09
Best Drama Movies of 1912 : The Painted Lady
8.

The Painted Lady

2.5
5.9/10 IMDB

A lonely young woman lives with her strict father who forbids her to wear make-up. One day at an ice cream social, she meets a young man you seems interested in her. However, unknown to her, he is a burglar who is only interested in breaking into her father's house. One night she is awakened by a noise.

Starring: Blanche Sweet, Madge Kirby, Charles Hill Mailes, Kate Bruce, Joseph Graybill, Lionel Barrymore, Harry Carey, Dorothy Gish, Lillian Gish, Robert Harron ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1912-11-24
9.

His Official Appointment

2.5
6.4/10 IMDB

This touching short film lasts only 10 minutes, 34 seconds, but is rather engaging. Charles Kent is an old man, who has spent all he owns on influencing a government appointment. His faithful black servant, Amber (Hal Wilson), cares for him as he waits to hear from the Capitol. No one there intends to do anything but make fun of him, even sending a false appointment, to his shame.

Starring: Norma Talmadge, Tefft Johnson, Hal Wilson, Charles Kent ..
Directed by: Charles Kent
Release date: 1912-11-04
Best Drama Movies of 1912 : The Burglar’s Dilemma
10.

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

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