Best History Movies of 1915


The Birth of a Nation

6.2/10 IMDB

Two families, abolitionist Northerners the Stonemans and Southern landowners the Camerons, intertwine. When Confederate colonel Ben Cameron is captured in battle, nurse Elsie Stoneman petitions for his pardon. In Reconstruction-era South Carolina, Cameron founds the Ku Klux Klan, battling Elsie's congressman father and his African-American protégé, Silas Lynch.

Starring: Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry B. Walthall, Miriam Cooper, Mary Alden, Ralph Lewis, Joseph Henabery, Josephine Crowell, Spottiswoode Aitken, Jennie Lee ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith, D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1915-02-08
Best History Movies of 1915 : The Coward

The Coward

6.0/10 IMDB

Set during the American Civil War, Keenan stars as a Virginia colonel and Charles Ray as his weak-willed son. The son is forced, at gunpoint, by his father to enlist in the Confederate army. He is terrified by the war and deserts during a battle. The film focuses on the son's struggle to overcome his cowardice.

Starring: Frank Keenan, Charles Ray, Gertrude Claire, John Gilbert, Patricia Palmer, Nick Cogley, Charles K. French, Minnie Devereaux, Bob Kortman, Leo Willis ..
Directed by: Reginald Barker, Thomas H. Ince
Release date: 1915-11-14
Best History Movies of 1915 : Martyrs of the Alamo

Martyrs of the Alamo

5.6/10 IMDB

The story of the defense of the mission-turned-fortress by 185 Texans against an overwhelming Mexican army in 1836.

Starring: Sam De Grasse, Allan Sears, Walter Long, Alfred Paget, Fred Burns, John T. Dillon, Juanita Hansen, Ora Carew, Monte Blue, Charles Stevens ..
Directed by: Christy Cabanne
Release date: 1915-11-20
Best History Movies of 1915 : Hearts in Exile

Hearts in Exile

5.5/10 IMDB

In Czarist Russia, attractive Anna Ivanovna has consecrated her life to work among Russia's persecuted poor. She dispenses food, medicine, and funds to the needy, from a busy charity headquarters. Two men, separate in station, are in love with Ivanovna: Poor doctor Paul helps as much as he can, and wealthy merchant Serge donates money. The relentless and lascivious Chief of Police, also attracted by Ivanova's beauty and virtue, determines to possess her, and sentences all three to fifteen years in Siberia and East Russia on false charges.

Starring: Clara Kimball Young, Montagu Love, Claude Fleming, Vernon Steele, Frederick Truesdell ..
Directed by: James Young
Release date: 1915-04-11
Best History Movies of 1915 : Bold Emmett, Ireland's Martyr

Bold Emmett, Ireland's Martyr

0.0/10 IMDB

This play is enacted during the stormy days when Robert Emmett tried vainly to free Ireland. Con Daly loves Nora Doyle, who lives with her mother in a little cottage amid the hills and dales of old Erin. In a cave nearby the men who would free Ireland are making arms and ammunition. Robert Emmett visits them, and then goes into the enemy's camp disguised as a flute player, and returns safely. The constabulary visits a family and a riot starts, and as a result Major Kirk is shot. Desperately wounded, he is taken to the home of Mrs. Doyle. Nora and Con nurse him back to health.

Starring: Valentine Grant, Sidney Olcott, Laurene Santley, P. H. O'Malley, Jack Melville, Robert Rivers ..
Directed by: Sidney Olcott
Release date: 1915-08-11
Best History Movies of 1915 : The Heart of Lincoln

The Heart of Lincoln

0.0/10 IMDB

During the Civil War, a young man joins the Union army. His sweetheart's brother, on the other hand, joins the Confederate forces. During a battle the Confederate is captured and brought to the young Union officer, who recognizes him, and later allows him to escape. For that action he is tried for treason, convicted and sentenced to hang. All that remains now is for President Abraham Lincoln to sign his death warrant.

Starring: Francis Ford, Grace Cunard, William Quinn, Elmer Morrow, Lew Short ..
Directed by: Francis Ford
Release date: 1915-02-09
Best History Movies of 1915 : Captain Courtesy

Captain Courtesy

0.0/10 IMDB

A romantic melodrama set in old California.

Starring: Dustin Farnum, Winifred Kingston, Courtenay Foote, Herbert Standing, Jack Hoxie, Carl Von Schiller, Winona Brown ..
Directed by: Phillips Smalley, Lois Weber
Release date: 1915-04-19

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