Best Drama Movies of 1919


The Man Beneath

8.1/10 IMDB

The Man Beneath (also known as Østens Søn) is a 1919 American crime drama film directed by William Worthington and produced by Sessue Hayakawa's Haworth Pictures Corporation.

Starring: Sessue Hayakawa, Helen Jerome Eddy, Pauline Curley, John Gilbert, Fontaine La Rue, Wedgwood Nowell, Fanny Midgley ..
Directed by: William Worthington
Release date: 1919-07-05
Best Drama Movies of 1919 : Mazeppa, der Volksheld der Ukraine

Mazeppa, der Volksheld der Ukraine

7.0/10 IMDB

The film tells the story of Ivan Mazeppa, a Ukrainian page at the Polish court who has an affair with the young wife of a much older count. Outraged when he learns of the incident, the nobleman has Mazeppa tied naked to a wild horse which is then released into the wilderness. The bulk of the poem describes the long hazardous journey during which Mazeppa almost dies twice but ultimately survives and returns to his native Ukraine.

Starring: Werner Krauss, Lulu Lànyi, Mi. Samoliows, Aenderly Lebius, Eva Speyer ..
Directed by: Martin Berger
Release date: 1919-07-01
Best Drama Movies of 1919 : The Grim Game

The Grim Game

6.8/10 IMDB

Jailed unjustly for a murder he did not commit, a young man uses his amazing powers of escape to free himself and pursue the actual killers, who hold his fiancée captive.

Starring: Harry Houdini, Thomas Jefferson, Ann Forrest, Augustus Phillips, Tully Marshall, Arthur Hoyt, Mae Busch, Edward Martin, Jane Wolfe, George Cowl ..
Directed by: Irvin Willat
Release date: 1919-10-11
Best Drama Movies of 1919 : Heart o' the Hills

Heart o' the Hills

5.7/10 IMDB

Family tensions in the Kentucky hills are inflamed by an outsider's dishonest scheme to exploit the area for its coal.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Harold Goodwin, Fred Huntley, Claire McDowell, Sam De Grasse, John Gilbert, Henry Hebert, Fred Warren ..
Directed by: Joseph De Grasse, Sidney Franklin
Release date: 1919-11-30
Best Drama Movies of 1919 : For Better, for Worse

For Better, for Worse

5.4/10 IMDB

Dr. Edward Meade and friend Richard Burton both love Sylvia Norcross. Both enlist in the military, but Meade stays back to care for deformed children. Sylvia thinks him a coward and marries Burton. After Burton is presumed dead, Meade and Sylvia are to wed, but Burton returns maimed and scarred.

Starring: Elliott Dexter, Tom Forman, Gloria Swanson, Sylvia Ashton, Raymond Hatton, Theodore Roberts, Wanda Hawley, Winter Hall, Jack Holt, Fred Huntley ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1919-04-26
Best Drama Movies of 1919 : The Woman Under Oath

The Woman Under Oath

6.3/10 IMDB

After a forward introduces the question of whether women are temperamentally suited for jury duty, Jim O'Neil, a young shipping clerk, is found holding a revolver over his dead employer, Edward Knox. The celebrated novelist Grace Norton, selected to be on the jury at Jim's trial, becomes the first woman juror in New York.

Starring: Florence Reed, Hugh Thompson, Gareth Hughes, David Powell, Florida Kingsley, Mildred Cheshire, May McAvoy, Harold Entwistle, Tom McGuire, Walter McEwen ..
Directed by: John M. Stahl
Release date: 1919-06-29
Best Drama Movies of 1919 : The ABC of Love

The ABC of Love

6.4/10 IMDB

Romance between the playwright Harry Bryant and the homeless and illiterate Kate.

Starring: Mae Murray, Holmes Herbert, Arthur Donaldson, Dorothy Green, Frank McGlynn Sr. ..
Directed by: Léonce Perret
Release date: 1919-12-14
Best Drama Movies of 1919 : Ravished Armenia

Ravished Armenia

5.9/10 IMDB

A Hollywood biographical film about a survivor's experience of the Armenian Genocide. Arshaluys (Aurora) Mardiganian plays herself in the film which is based on her published memoirs. It is thought to be the first film about made about genocide. All known complete copies of the film have been lost. A restored and edited 24-minute segment of the historic motion picture was released in 2009 by the Armenian Genocide Resource Center of Northern California. It is based on a rare surviving reel of film edited in Soviet Armenia.

Directed by: Oscar Apfel
Release date: 1919-01-19
Best Drama Movies of 1919 : Victory


6.6/10 IMDB

Adaptation of Joseph Conrad novel about lust and violence on a South Seas Island.

Starring: Jack Holt, Seena Owen, Wallace Beery, Lon Chaney, Ben Deeley, Bull Montana, William Bailey, Betty Bouton, George Nichols, Ruth Renick ..
Directed by: Maurice Tourneur
Release date: 1919-12-07
Best Drama Movies of 1919 : The Delicious Little Devil

The Delicious Little Devil

5.9/10 IMDB

A poor hat-check girl loses her job and is forced to get a job as a dancer at a roadhouse. There she falls in love with the son of a rich businessman. The boy's father, believing her to be after the family's money, determines to embarrass her and show his son what she really is.

Starring: Mae Murray, Richard Cummings, Rudolph Valentino, Harry L. Rattenberry, Edward Jobson, Bert Woodruff, Martha Mattox, William V. Mong, Ivor McFadden, Bertram Grassby ..
Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard
Release date: 1919-05-01

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