Best History Movies of 1911


The Rose of Kentucky

5.9/10 IMDB

A farmer takes in a young orphan after her mother's death and sends her off to school. After she's grown, he encourages her to consider his younger brother as a husband. When the younger brother proves to be a coward, she chooses the older brother instead.

Starring: Wilfred Lucas, Marion Sunshine, Charles West, Kate Bruce, Edwin August, William J. Butler, Florence La Badie, Alfred Paget, Kate Toncray ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1911-08-24
Best History Movies of 1911 : A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

5.7/10 IMDB

A condensed silent film version of the Charles Dickens classic about the French Revolution and its subsequent Reign of Terror.

Starring: Maurice Costello, Florence Turner, John Bunny, Norma Talmadge, William Humphrey, Florence Foley, Kenneth Casey, Ralph Ince, James Morrison, Julia Swayne Gordon ..
Directed by: William Humphrey
Release date: 1911-02-20
Best History Movies of 1911 : The Battle

The Battle

5.7/10 IMDB

Union soldiers march off to battle amid cheering crowds. After the battle turns against the Union Army, one soldier runs away, hiding in his girlfriend's house. Ashamed of his cowardice, he finds his courage and crosses enemy lines to bring help to his trapped comrades.

Starring: Charles West, Blanche Sweet, Charles Hill Mailes, Robert Harron, Donald Crisp, Christy Cabanne, Lionel Barrymore, Spottiswoode Aitken, Kate Toncray ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1911-11-06
Best History Movies of 1911 : Swords and Hearts

Swords and Hearts

5.5/10 IMDB

A poor girl is secretly in love with a wealthy young planter.

Starring: Wilfred Lucas, Claire McDowell, Dorothy West, William J. Butler, Charles West, Francis J. Grandon, Verner Clarges ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1911-08-27
Best History Movies of 1911 : His Trust

His Trust

5.1/10 IMDB

A Confederate officer is called off to war. He leaves his wife and daughter in the care of George, his faithful Negro servant. After the officer is killed in battle, George continues in his caring duties, faithful to his trust.

Starring: Wilfred Lucas, Dell Henderson, Claire McDowell, Edith Haldeman, Dorothy West, Linda Arvidson, Kate Bruce, Gladys Egan, W. Chrystie Miller, Alfred Paget ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1911-01-16

His Trust Fulfilled

4.8/10 IMDB

Continuing where His Trust (1911) leaves off, George takes care of his deceased master's daughter after her mother's death. He sacrifices his own meager savings to give the girl a good life, until the money runs out and he tries to steal money from the girl's rich cousin.

Starring: Wilfred Lucas, Claire McDowell, Gladys Egan, Dorothy West, Adele DeGarde, Linda Arvidson, Clara T. Bracy, Kate Bruce, Dell Henderson, Mack Sennett ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1911-01-18
Best History Movies of 1911 : The Immortal Alamo

The Immortal Alamo

6.9/10 IMDB

A lost silent film depicting the battle of the Alamo. Filmed in San Antonio.

Starring: Francis Ford, Edith Storey, William Clifford, William A. Carroll, Gaston Méliès, Bertram Bracken, Mildred Bracken, Joseph Carle, Ben Cooper, Jeb Cooper ..
Directed by: William F. Haddock
Release date: 1911-05-25
Best History Movies of 1911 : Richard the Lion-Hearted

Richard the Lion-Hearted

5.7/10 IMDB

Short silent adaptation of the later stages of Walter Scott's novel "The Talisman".

Release date: 1911-12-01
Best History Movies of 1911 : Across the Mexican Line

Across the Mexican Line

5.5/10 IMDB

During the Mexican Revolution, a female spy for the Mexican guerrilla fighters falls in love with an American lieutenant. When he is captured and threatened with execution, she turns to the Americans for help by climbing a telegraph pole, tapping the wire, and sending out a distress call.

Starring: Frances Gibson, Romaine Fielding ..
Directed by: Alice Guy-Blaché
Release date: 1911-04-27

Princess Clementina

0.0/10 IMDB

King James' agent saves a Dutch princess and marries her as the King's proxy.

Starring: H.B. Irving, Alice Young, Dorothea Baird, Eille Norwood, Nigel Playfair, Arthur Whitby, Charles Allan, Henry Vibart, Frederick Lloyd ..
Directed by: William Barker
Release date: 1911-03-01

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