Best Drama Movies of 1914


Judith of Bethulia

6.3/10 IMDB

Griffith adapts the story of the Apocryphal Book of Judith to the screen. During the siege of the Jewish city of Bethulia by the Assyrian tyrant Holofernes, a widow named Judith forms a plan to stop the war as her people suffer in starvation, nearly ready to surrender.

Starring: Blanche Sweet, Henry B. Walthall, Mae Marsh, Robert Harron, Kate Bruce, Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, J. Jiquel Lanoe, Gertrude Bambrick, Harry Carey ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1914-03-08
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : Samson


5.7/10 IMDB

Samson, an Israelite whose enormous strength is legendary, falls in love with Zorah, a Philistine, and marries her, overcoming his father Manoah's objections.

Starring: Harold Lloyd, J. Warren Kerrigan, George Periolat, Lule Warrenton, Cleo Madison, Kathleen Kerrigan, Edith Bostwick, Rose Gibbons, William Worthington, Marion Emmons ..
Directed by: J. Farrell MacDonald
Release date: 1914-04-30
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : Tillie's Punctured Romance

Tillie's Punctured Romance

6.3/10 IMDB

A womanizing city man meets Tillie in the country, after a fight with his girlfriend. When he sees that Tillie's father has a very large bankroll for his workers, he persuades her to elope with him.

Starring: Marie Dressler, Charlie Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Mack Swain, Charles Bennett, Chester Conklin, Dan Albert, Phyllis Allen, Billie Bennett, Helen Carruthers ..
Directed by: Mack Sennett
Release date: 1914-11-14
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : The Avenging Conscience

The Avenging Conscience

6.4/10 IMDB

Thwarted by his despotic uncle from continuing his love affair, a young man's thoughts turn dark as he dwells on ways to deal with his uncle. Becoming convinced that murder is merely a natural part of life, he kills his uncle and hides the body. However, the man's conscience awakens; Paranoia sets in and nightmarish visions begin to haunt him.

Starring: Henry B. Walthall, Spottiswoode Aitken, Blanche Sweet, George Siegmann, Ralph Lewis, Mae Marsh, Robert Harron, George Beranger, Donald Crisp, Josephine Crowell ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1914-08-02
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : The Perils of Pauline

The Perils of Pauline

6.4/10 IMDB

The Perils of Pauline is a motion picture serial shown in weekly installments featuring the actress Pearl White playing the title character. Pauline has often been cited as a famous example of a damsel-in-distress, although viewers will find her character more resourceful and less helpless than the classic 'damsel' stereotype. Nine episodes (from a condensed 1916 re-release) survive to this day.

Starring: Milton Berle, Edward José, Pearl White, Crane Wilbur, Paul Panzer, Donald MacKenzie, Francis Carlyle, Eleanor Woodruff, Jack Standing, Clifford Bruce ..
Directed by: Louis J. Gasnier, Donald MacKenzie
Release date: 1914-03-31
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : Cinderella


6.1/10 IMDB

Based on Charles Perrault's fairy tale: Cinderella is mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters, but she is able to go to the Royal Ball with the help of the Fairy Godmother.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Owen Moore, Isabel Vernon, Georgia Wilson, Lucille Carney, W.N. Cone, Inez Marcel ..
Directed by: James Kirkwood
Release date: 1914-12-28
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : Ammunition Smuggling on the Mexican Border: Incidents of the Mexican Revolution

Ammunition Smuggling on the Mexican Border: Incidents of the Mexican Revolution

6.1/10 IMDB

Around the film hang fascinating questions about border politics, which I’ll touch on in an introduction before the screening. One of Eugene Buck’s motivations for making the film may have been his rough cross-examination during his kidnappers’ first trials, in October 1913, when defense attorneys cast him as a confused and unreliable witness against idealistic freedom fighters. On film he could reproduce the pursuit, the shootouts, his kidnapping, and his friend’s murder just as he had testified. Reenacting the crime on film may have been the best revenge—and a way to honor the sacrifice of Deputy Ortiz, a twenty-year police veteran and, for the era, a rare Mexican American lawman.

Starring: Eugene Buck, Candelario Ortiz, Tom Gardner, Ive White, Bruce Roberts ..
Release date: 1914-09-29
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

5.6/10 IMDB

A miser is reformed by visions of past, present and future.

Starring: Charles Rock, Edna Flugrath, George Bellamy, Mary Brough ..
Directed by: Harold M. Shaw
Release date: 1914-11-10
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : The Wrath of the Gods

The Wrath of the Gods

5.9/10 IMDB

An American sailor falls in love with a fisherman's daughter and convinces her that Jesus is more powerful than the gods who have cursed her.

Starring: Sessue Hayakawa, Tsuru Aoki, Frank Borzage, Kisabur? Kurihara, Henry Kotani, Gladys Brockwell, Herschel Mayall ..
Directed by: Reginald Barker
Release date: 1914-06-08
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : Tess of the Storm Country

Tess of the Storm Country

6.0/10 IMDB

A young girl, squatting on a wealthy man's land fights for her fellow squatters' right to stay.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Harold Lockwood, Olive Carey, David Hartford, Louise Dunlap, William Walters, Richard Garrick, Eugene Walter, Jack Henry, H.R. Macy ..
Directed by: Edwin S. Porter
Release date: 1914-03-30
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : The Wishing Ring: An Idyll of Old England

The Wishing Ring: An Idyll of Old England

6.5/10 IMDB

Giles Bateson gets expelled from college for misconduct. His angry father, the Earl, sends him a message: "Never let me see you again until you have earned a half crown and proven yourself worthy of confidence."

Starring: Alec B. Francis, Chester Barnett, Gyp Williams, Simeon Wiltsie, Walter Morton, Johnny Hines, Vivian Martin ..
Directed by: Maurice Tourneur
Release date: 1914-11-09

The Little Match Girl

6.1/10 IMDB

A poor child strikes matches for warmth and dies in the snow.

Starring: John East ..
Directed by: Percy Nash
Release date: 1914-12-20
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : The Squaw Man

The Squaw Man

5.7/10 IMDB

Blamed for the theft of an orphans fund, Captain James Wynnegate flees to the West where he makes a new life with the Indian woman Nat-U-Rich.

Starring: Dustin Farnum, Monroe Salisbury, Winifred Kingston, Red Wing, Mrs. A.W. Filson, Haidee Fuller, Foster Knox, Richard L'Estrange, Jack Ellis ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1914-02-15
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : Home, Sweet Home

Home, Sweet Home

5.7/10 IMDB

John Howard Payne leaves home and begins a career in the theater. Despite encouragement from his mother and his sweetheart, Payne begins to lead a life of dissolute habits, and this soon leads to ruin and misery. In deep despair, he thinks of better days, and writes a song that later provides inspiration to several others in their own times of need.

Starring: Henry B. Walthall, Josephine Crowell, Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Mae Marsh, Robert Harron, Jack Pickford, Fay Tincher, Spottiswoode Aitken, Miriam Cooper ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1914-05-16
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : In the Land of the Head Hunters

In the Land of the Head Hunters

5.9/10 IMDB

In the Land of the Head Hunters is a 1914 silent film fictionalizing the world of the Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) peoples of the Queen Charlotte Strait region of the Central Coast of British Columbia, Canada, written and directed by Edward S. Curtis and acted entirely by Kwakwaka'wakw natives. It was the first feature-length film whose cast was composed entirely of Native North Americans; the second, eight years later, was Robert Flaherty's Nanook of the North.

Starring: Stanley Hunt, Sarah Constance Smith Hunt, Mrs. George Walkus, Paddy 'Malid, Balutsa, Kwagwanu, Francine Hunt, Bob Wilson, Maggie Frank ..
Directed by: Edward S. Curtis
Release date: 1914-12-07
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : The Adventure of the Wrong Santa Claus

The Adventure of the Wrong Santa Claus

5.7/10 IMDB

When a burglar dressed as Santa Claus steals a family's Christmas presents, amateur detective Octavius sets out to recover the loot.

Starring: Barry O'Moore, Julian Reed, Richard Neill, Bliss Milford, Kenneth Lawlor, Kathleen Coughlin, Edith Peters, John Sturgeon, Elsie MacLeod, Edith Peters ..
Directed by: Charles M. Seay
Release date: 1914-12-19
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : Uncle Tom's Cabin

Uncle Tom's Cabin

5.6/10 IMDB

The first screen adaptation of Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel to star a black man in the title role.

Starring: Sam Lucas, Irving Cummings, Walter Hitchcock, Hattie Delaro, Master Abernathy, Teresa Michelena, Paul Scardon, Marie Eline, Garfield Thompson, Roy Applegate ..
Directed by: William Robert Daly
Release date: 1914-08-10
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : Damon and Pythias

Damon and Pythias

5.8/10 IMDB

The friendship of Damon, the senator, and Pythias, the soldier, is famous in Ancient Syracuse.

Starring: William Worthington, Herbert Rawlinson, Cleo Madison, Ann Little, Lloyd Ingraham, Helen Wright, Chandler House, Harry Davenport, Duke Worne, Edgar Keller ..
Directed by: Otis Turner
Release date: 1914-11-23
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : Brute Force

Brute Force

5.4/10 IMDB

A thin gent in formal wear, amid a club or party, reads a book about primitive man after he's ignored by a pretty lady. We see the book enacted: Weakhands loses his girlfriend to Bruteforce, but chances upon a design for a weapon to vanquish his rival and win her back. His tribe sees this and sets him up as their leader. With the club, he fends off various creatures (a winged lizard, a snake, a dinosaur) and a rival tribe led by Monkeywalk. The women even manage to repel an attack. But the rival tribe discovers the secret of the club themselves, and capture the women. Weakhands, sitting in despair, chances upon a new weapon: the bow and arrow.

Starring: Robert Harron, Mae Marsh, Lionel Barrymore, Wilfred Lucas, Alfred Paget, William J. Butler, Jennie Lee, Harry Carey ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1914-04-24
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : Joseph in the Land of Egypt

Joseph in the Land of Egypt

5.2/10 IMDB

Film realization of the Biblical story of Joseph, played here by future director James Cruze.

Starring: James Cruze, Marguerite Snow, John Lehnberg, Justus D. Barnes, Arthur Bauer, Lila Hayward Chester, George A. Grimmer, David H. Thompson, Riley Chamberlin ..
Directed by: Eugene Moore
Release date: 1914-02-01
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : The Call of the North

The Call of the North

5.2/10 IMDB

Graehme, Ned Stewart's father, was accused of adultery and killed being innocent. Ned decided to avenge his father, but got captured and sent to the long journey to death "la longue traverse".

Starring: Robert Edeson, Theodore Roberts, Winifred Kingston, Horace B. Carpenter, Florence Dagmar, Milton Brown, Vera McGarry, Jode Mullally, Sydney Deane, Fred Montague ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille, Oscar Apfel
Release date: 1914-08-10
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : Cajus Julius Caesar

Cajus Julius Caesar

6.2/10 IMDB

A colossal epic film like this that tries to depict the life and glory of Julius Caesar, must have a variety of scenery appropriate to the film's hero. This includes the Senate and its conspirators..or .. strange places beyond Rome full of barbarians that must fall under the Rome yoke. Let's not forget the sequences depicting the masses mentioned before.. or.. the human side of Caesar and his troublesome relationship with his son Brutus.

Directed by: Enrico Guazzoni
Release date: 1914-11-13
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : McVeagh of the South Seas

McVeagh of the South Seas

4.7/10 IMDB

Harvard grad Bruce McVeagh has fled San Francisco for the South Seas, where he rules as a king on a remote island. With his half-crazed first-mate 'Pearly' Gates, he keeps the natives subjugated with gin. Any who dare disobey him find brutal punishment on his dreaded torture rack. But his kingdom threatens to crash down around him when his lost love, Nancy Darrell, is shipwrecked on the island, just as the aroused natives rise up against their tormentor in an armed rebellion.

Starring: Harry Carey, Fern Foster, Herbert Russell, Kathleen Butler, Jack Terry, Kathleen Butler ..
Directed by: Harry Carey, Cyril Bruce
Release date: 1914-11-02
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : The Good-for-Nothing

The Good-for-Nothing

4.1/10 IMDB

The firm of John Sterling and Sons bad been organized by his father, and when son Gilbert was old enough, he took active part in the management. Gilbert's love for the high life led him away from his duties, and it was nothing unusual for him to spend six nights out of the week with questionable company. Early one morning, intoxicated, Gilbert finds his way to his home. His father reprimands him and finally puts him out of the house, telling him "never to return."

Starring: Gilbert M. Anderson, Lee Willard, Elsa Lorimer, Carl Stockdale, Evelyn Selbie, Victor Potel, Emory Johnson ..
Directed by: Gilbert M. Anderson
Release date: 1914-06-08
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : The Kiss

The Kiss

4.9/10 IMDB

Directed by Ulysses Davis, the screenplay was based on a story by Marc Edmund Jones. Long thought to have been a lost film, a copy was found and put on YouTube. The film is the only known surviving film in which director William Desmond Taylor appears as an actor. In 1964 Taylor's co-star Margaret Gibson, shortly before her death, reportedly confessed to having murdered him in 1921.

Starring: Patricia Palmer, George Holt, William Desmond Taylor, Myrtle Gonzalez, Loyola O'Connor, Jane Novak ..
Directed by: Ulysses Davis
Release date: 1914-04-14
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : Captain Alvarez

Captain Alvarez

8.0/10 IMDB

A melodrama about an American who becomes a revolutionary leader battling evil government spies in Argentina.

Starring: William Desmond Taylor, Edith Storey, George Stanley, George Holt, Otto Lederer, Myrtle Gonzalez, George Kunkel ..
Directed by: Rollin S. Sturgeon
Release date: 1914-05-18

Torquato Tasso

8.2/10 IMDB

At the Ferrara court, the poet Torquato Tasso meets two court ladies: Eleanora d’Este, the sister of Duke Alfonso II, with whom he soon falls in love, and Eleanora, Countess of Scandiano, one of the court’s ladies-in-waiting. The latter, having been rejected by the poet, enters into a conspiracy against Tasso.

Directed by: Roberto Danesi
Release date: 1914-11-01


8.1/10 IMDB

The dead man's decentralized life is exemplified in a half-finished will and an incompleted invention of a printing press. The mother impresses upon her two sons the power of concentration by a magnifying glass held to the sun's rays. One accepts the lesson and finishes the work of the father. The other becomes the tool of the rival printer. His lesson was to come through experience and the suffering of others.

Starring: Claire McDowell, Harry Carey, Mildred Manning, James Cooley ..
Directed by: Anthony O'Sullivan
Release date: 1914-01-12


6.8/10 IMDB

In the Canadian province of Acadia, young Evangeline is betrothed to Gabriel. But before their wedding can take place, the British imprison the men and send them into exile with their lands forfeit to the Crown Evangeline follows the exiled men in hopes of finding her beloved, but even after he and the other Acadians are released in Louisiana, she cannot find him, always arriving at some locale just after he has departed. But she dedicates her life to searching the continent for the man she loves.

Starring: Laura Lyman, John T. Carleton, Edward P. Sullivan, Arthur Morrison, M.E. Hannefy, William Cavanaugh, Marguerite Marquis ..
Directed by: Edward P. Sullivan, William Cavanaugh
Release date: 1914-02-02
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : The Jungle

The Jungle

7.0/10 IMDB

Drama directed by George Irving et al.

Starring: George Nash, Gail Kane, Julia Hurley, Robert Cummings, Alice Marc, Robert Paton Gibbs, Clarence Handyside, E.P. Evers ..
Directed by: George Irving, Augustus E. Thomas, Jack Pratt
Release date: 1914-05-25
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : The Man From Home

The Man From Home

7.2/10 IMDB

Starring: Charles Richman, Theodore Roberts, Fred Montague, Monroe Salisbury, Horace B. Carpenter, Jode Mullally, Dick La Reno, Mabel Van Buren, Anita King, Bob Fleming ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1914-11-09
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : The Tear That Burned

The Tear That Burned

7.0/10 IMDB

The Tear That Burned is a silent movie drama.

Starring: Lillian Gish, Blanche Sweet, Josephine Crowell, John T. Dillon, William Lowery, Mae Gaston ..
Directed by: John B. O'Brien
Release date: 1914-11-08
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : The Sisters

The Sisters

6.8/10 IMDB

May and her younger sister, Carol, live in a small town. May is the more lovely of the two, but Carol is wooed by Frank, a country boy. George, a city man, comes to town on a visit, falls in love with Carol and wins her away from Frank. Carol is pleased with his attentions and poor Frank is brokenhearted. Calling one day to see Carol, George meets May and falls madly in love with her, and finally runs away with her and they are married. Carol, in despair, turns back to Frank and they are married, and a year later a baby is born.

Starring: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Elmer Clifton, W.E. Lawrence, Donald Crisp, Josephine Crowell, John T. Dillon ..
Directed by: Christy Cabanne
Release date: 1914-11-29
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : What's His Name

What's His Name

6.4/10 IMDB

Soda jerk Harvey is the most popular man in Blakeville NY and deliriously happy through three years of poverty-stricken marriage to Nellie. After a musical comedy troupe comes through, Nellie becomes an actress. When she then falls for a millionaire and goes to Reno for a divorce, Harvey takes their child Phoebe home where her later illness brings her parents back together.

Starring: Max Figman, Lolita Robertson, Sydney Deane, Richard L'Estrange, Merta Carpenter, Fred Montague, Theodore Roberts, Cecilia de Mille, Theodore Roberts ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1914-10-22
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : The Mystery of the Hindu Image

The Mystery of the Hindu Image

6.7/10 IMDB

John Stafford is unjustly arrested on the eve of his marriage for the murder of an old gentleman whose body was found in his guardian's library. The young man is taken to the penitentiary, but eludes his guards and escapes. His sweetheart engages a noted detective who finds a small Hindu image in the hand of the dead man.

Starring: Raoul Walsh, Nick Cage, Dark Cloud, Billie West, Eagle Eye, Richard Cummings ..
Directed by: John B. O'Brien
Release date: 1914-07-25
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : John Rance, Gentleman

John Rance, Gentleman

6.2/10 IMDB

A young woman, Lesbia (Norma Talmadge), who has a summer flirtation with a young doctor named John Rance (Antonio Moreno). She then throws him over. Later his best friend returns from a tour of the world with his new wife, the very same Lesbia.

Starring: Norma Talmadge, Antonio Moreno, Harry Kendall ..
Directed by: Van Dyke Brooke
Release date: 1914-07-28
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : The Stain

The Stain

6.1/10 IMDB

An ambitious bank teller (Edward Jose) steals a large deposit and starts life over under an assumed name. While he is becoming a lawyer and making his way up the ladder of success with the help of a political boss, the wife he left behind (Eleanor Woodruff) remains destitute and is forced to give up her child to an orphanage. The girl is adopted and grows up (played as an adult by Virginia Pearson) to become the secretary to an honest young lawyer. But the girl has the same quirk that her father had, and it causes her to steal a bracelet at a department store. She is arrested and finds herself before her father, who is now a judge.

Starring: Edward José, Thurlow Bergen, Virginia Pearson, Eleanor Woodruff, Sam J. Ryan, Theda Bara, Creighton Hale ..
Directed by: Frank Powell
Release date: 1914-07-17

Men and Women

5.7/10 IMDB

Robert Stevens robs the bank where he is employed, and through the efforts of Calvin Stedman, the prosecuting attorney, he is sentenced to six years' imprisonment. While in jail his wife dies and his little daughter, Agnes, is placed in a convent.

Starring: Lionel Barrymore, Claire McDowell, Blanche Sweet, Fred Hearn, Gertrude Robinson, Marshall Neilan, Frank Hall Crane, Fred Herzog, Hattie Delaro, Frank Norcross ..
Directed by: James Kirkwood
Release date: 1914-08-01
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : My Official Wife

My Official Wife

6.2/10 IMDB

This LOST film was Clara Kimball Young's first feature, and her last film for Vitagraph, where she had made all of her short films. It was a sensational success and launched her as the most popular star that year. Its Russian setting was drawn upon by Young for many more of her features. Two short clips of the film exists in Warner Brother's 1931 Vitaphone short "The Movie Album," and have been mounted on Internet Archive and Google Video. One scene shows the meeting of Helene's terrorist cell with an extra alleged to be Leon Trostky. The other clip appears to be when she and Lennox are visiting the Weletsky's. (cont.

Starring: Clara Kimball Young, Harry T. Morey, Earle Williams, L. Rogers Lytton, Rose Tapley, Mary Anderson, Arthur Cozine, Eulalie Jensen, Charles Wellesley, Louise Beaudet ..
Directed by: James Young
Release date: 1914-07-12
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : The Battle of the Sexes

The Battle of the Sexes

6.2/10 IMDB

Frank Andrews is a successful businessman. He has always found pride and joy in the company of his wife, son and daughter. He suddenly finds himself enthralled by the advances of a gay young woman siren, who lives in the same apartment house as he does. So marked an influence does she have over him as time progresses that at last he quite forgets his home ties, neglects his family, and goes the way of many other men who have forgotten the meaning of paternity and blood ties. The story is advanced through many scenes enacted with the accompanying notes of New York's night life, and the denouement comes when the faithful wife discovers her husband's infidelity. At this time the mother's mind nearly loses balance, while Jane, the beautiful daughter, crazed by the grief of her mother, determines to take part in the tragedy. With revolver in hand she steals up to the apartment of the woman, but her frail nature is overcome by the temperamental anger of the woman and her mission fails.

Starring: Donald Crisp, Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Mary Alden, Owen Moore, Fay Tincher, W.E. Lawrence, Rudolph Valentino ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1914-04-12
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black

5.7/10 IMDB

Young gypsy girl Mary, is seduced by the immoral Robert Crane and abandoned. She is exiled from the gypsies and, along with her mother Zenda, known as "The Woman in Black," she vows revenge. Meanwhile, Crane blackmails Stella Everett's father into forcing her to marry him, even though she loves Frank Mansfield, Crane's rival for a congressional seat. Frank wins, but Stella still faces the prospect of marriage to Crane until Zenda comes to her with a plan. On their wedding day, after the vows are recited, when Crane lifts the veil from his wife's face, he is shocked to discover, that his new bride is Mary. Now Stella and Frank are free to marry, and Zenda has gained her revenge.

Starring: Lionel Barrymore, Alan Hale, Mrs. Lawrence Marston, Marie Newton, Millicent Evans, Charles Hill Mailes, Hector V. Sarno, Jack Drumier, Frank Evans ..
Directed by: Lawrence Marston
Release date: 1914-11-30
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : A Good Little Devil

A Good Little Devil

6.0/10 IMDB

A partially lost film, with only one surviving reel. A movie released in 1914 directed by Edwin S. Porter.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Ernest Truex, William J. Norris, Iva Merlin, Wilda Bennett, Edward Connelly, Etienne Girardot, Ernest Lawford, Laura Grant, Dennis Cleugh ..
Directed by: J. Searle Dawley, Edwin S. Porter
Release date: 1914-03-01
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : The Last of the Line

The Last of the Line

6.3/10 IMDB

A film about Sioux leader Chief Gray Otter who sends his son Tiah off to a "white man's school" so that he can become a great leader. The son returns home as a worthless drunk, disappointing the father but things get worse when the son joins a group of renegades and robs a payroll. The father is then forced to make a decision.

Starring: Sessue Hayakawa, Joe Goodboy, Tsuru Aoki, Stanley Bigham, Gladys Brockwell ..
Directed by: Jay Hunt, Thomas H. Ince
Release date: 1914-12-24
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : O Mimi san

O Mimi san

6.5/10 IMDB

A silent melodrama from the very first series of American films to use a Japanese cast. The scenes of the story are laid in Japan during the last revolution in the late '60's.

Starring: Sessue Hayakawa, Tsuru Aoki, Kisaburô Kurihara, Chick Morrison, Kisabur? Kurihara, George Osborne, Miss Lyons, Charles Edler, Mildred Harris ..
Directed by: Charles Miller
Release date: 1914-02-05
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : Martin Eden

Martin Eden

5.9/10 IMDB

A sad story about how a working-class man tries, and succeeds, to become a writer, but finds difficulty in fitting into that world.?

Starring: Lawrence Peyton, Viola Barry, Herbert Rawlinson, Rhea Haines, Ann Ivers, Ray Myers, Elmer Clifton, Hobart Bosworth, Myrtle Stedman, Joe Ray ..
Directed by: Hobart Bosworth
Release date: 1914-08-16
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : For Ireland's Sake

For Ireland's Sake

5.7/10 IMDB

Set in the late 1790s, a depiction of Irish villagers rebelling against British occupation (Red Coats) over the right to bear arms.

Starring: Gene Gauntier, J.J. Clark, Madam Norina, Sidney Olcott ..
Directed by: Sidney Olcott
Release date: 1914-01-11

The Maid of Cefn Ydfa

5.1/10 IMDB

A lawyer tries to drown a thatcher to prevent his marriage to an heiress.

Starring: Will Haggar Jr., Jenny Haggar, Will Fyffe, Jennie Haggar ..
Directed by: William Haggar
Release date: 1914-08-26
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : Shep's Race with Death

Shep's Race with Death

5.8/10 IMDB

The simple story of a heroic dog that saves the day appealed to audiences (especially with a well-trained animal as attractive and energetic as Shep), and became a movie staple for generations.

Starring: Shep the Dog, Mrs. Whitcove, J.S. Murray, Marie Rainford, Marion Fairbanks, Madeline Fairbanks ..
Directed by: Jack Harvey
Release date: 1914-11-01
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : The Typhoon

The Typhoon

5.3/10 IMDB

Tokoramo, a Japanese diplomat on a mission to Paris, begins a love affair with Helene, a chorus girl, who subsequently rejects her American fiancé, Richard Bernisky. When the Japanese discover the affair, they try to force Tokoramo to end it, but Helene refuses to stop visiting him. One night, during one of her visits, Bernisky comes to Tokoramo's apartment and, while Helene hides, rebukes her to her lover. After Bernisky leaves, Tokoramo orders Helene out, but when he realizes his love for her, he calls her back. Suddenly, she rejects and insults him to the point that he strangles her. Tokoramo wants to confess his crime, but he must complete his work, and so his countrymen sacrifice a boy, Hironari, who pleads guilty to the murder and eventually is guillotined. In the end, Tokoramo also dies and his colleagues burn his valuable papers in order to protect Japan. -From the Database, powered by the AFI.

Starring: Sessue Hayakawa, Gladys Brockwell, Frank Borzage, Henry Kotani, Leona Hutton, Kisabur? Kurihara, Tsuru Aoki, Charles K. French, Herschel Mayall ..
Directed by: Reginald Barker
Release date: 1914-10-10
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : The Dream Woman

The Dream Woman

4.7/10 IMDB

In this story the hero is haunted by a beautiful young woman who tries to stab him to death with a knife. This fantasy recurs on each of his birthdays, becoming more and more real as the years go on. He leaves home to secure a place as groom, but arrives at his destination too late. Forced to retrace his steps, he seeks shelter in a little inn, forgetting that the hour of his birth is approaching. In the middle of the night he awakens, terrified with fright… Based on Wilkie Collins' novel “The Dream Woman”.

Starring: Fraunie Fraunholz, Claire Whitney, Joseph Levering, Vinnie Burns ..
Directed by: Alice Guy-Blaché
Release date: 1914-03-01

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