Best Movies of 1910



Frankenstein, a young medical student, trying to create the perfect human being, instead creates a misshapen monster. Made ill by what he has done, Frankenstein is comforted by his fiancée; but on his wedding night he is visited by the monster.
Starring: Augustus Phillips, Mary Fuller, Charles Ogle
Directed by: J. Searle Dawley
Release date: 1910-03-18

In the Border States

During the Civil War, a father living in a border state leaves to join the Union Army. After he leaves, Confederate troops forage on his property, where a soldier encounters one of his daughters. The father himself is wounded on a hazardous mission and must run for his life, pursued by Confederate soldiers.
Starring: Charles West, Charles Arling, Owen Moore, Gladys Egan
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1910-06-13

Wilful Peggy

Peggy is a high-spirited young woman from a poor family. One day she catches the eye of a wealthy lord, who proposes marriage and wants to introduce her into his social circle. But complications arise when the lord's nephew also becomes attracted to Peggy.
Starring: Mary Pickford, Clara T. Bracy, Henry B. Walthall
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1910-08-24

A Christmas Carol

The day before the Christmas holiday, Ebenezer Scrooge, a hard-fisted miser, refuses to contribute to the Charity Relief Committee, and then rudely rejects his nephew Fred when he visits Scrooge in his office. When Scrooge returns home, he sees the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley, who warns him of the punishment he will suffer in the next life if he does not change his ways. That night, Scrooge is visited by three more spirits, who show him his past, the present, and the future that awaits him.
Starring: Marc McDermott, Charles Ogle
Directed by: J. Searle Dawley
Release date: 1910-12-23

The Fugitive

Two Johns, a Confederate and an Union soldier, leave their families to go to the front. After a skirmish they end up separated from their respective sides, the Union soldier shoots the Confederate, but he has to escape and look for refuge in the house of his enemy.
Starring: Kate Bruce, Edward Dillon, Clara T. Bracy, Edwin August, Dorothy West
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1910-11-07

The House with Closed Shutters

During the Civil War a young soldier loses his nerve in battle and runs away to his home to hide; his sister puts on his uniform, takes her brother's place in the battle, and is killed. Their mother, not wanting the shameful truth to become known, closes all the shutters (hence the film's title) and keeps her son's presence a secret for many years, though two boyhood chums stumble upon the truth...
Starring: Henry B. Walthall, Grace Henderson, Dorothy West, Joseph Graybill, Charles West
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1910-08-08

Rose o' Salem Town

Typical morality tale has a Deacon coming onto a "wild child" (Dorothy West) but after she rejects him he goes back into town saying that the girl and her mother are witches.
Starring: Dorothy West, Clara T. Bracy, Henry B. Walthall, George Nichols, Claire McDowell
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1910-09-25


Adonese is returning home from seeing the woman he is courting, and he is driving around a corner when his car accidentally brushes against the tramp 'Faithful' and knocks him over. Feeling sorry for him, Adonese helps him up and buys him a new suit of clothes. The naively innocent Faithful reads too much into this gesture, and he begins to follow his benefactor everywhere, expecting to receive future gifts.
Starring: Arthur V. Johnson, Mack Sennett, Florence Barker, Kate Bruce
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1910-03-20


Ramona, a young girl growing up on her adoptive mother's rancho in California, falls in love with the Indian lad Alessandro. When Ramona is denied permission to marry Alessandro, the two lovers elope, only to find a life of great hardship and unhappiness amidst the bigotry and greed of the white landowners.
Starring: Mary Pickford, Henry B. Walthall, Francis J. Grandon, Kate Bruce, W. Chrystie Miller
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1910-05-23

The Usurer

A wealthy, callous moneylender finds a terrifying way to learn about money's limitations.
Starring: George Nichols, Grace Henderson, Mack Sennett, Edward Dillon, Anthony O'Sullivan
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1910-08-14

The Oath and the Man

The Oath and the Man was directed by D W Griffith in 1910. Griffith is often out of his depth when he goes far back in history. Herein he trivializes the French revolution. Before you criticize him, though, remember he was making two or three of these a week. If you get a few laughs, you will be laughing at it not with it.
Starring: Henry B. Walthall, Florence Barker, W. Chrystie Miller, Francis J. Grandon
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1910-09-21

What the Daisy Said

Two sisters want to know whether there is romance in their future. One sister pulls the petals off of a flower, while the other has her fortune told by a gypsy. When the gypsy tells the fortune so as to serve his own purposes, complications soon develop.
Starring: Mary Pickford, Gertrude Robinson
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1910-07-11

A Peace of Coal

A British trick film with stop-motion animation by an unknown film maker.
Release date: 1910-05-16

The Woman Hater

A man is captured by Indians after swearing off all women.
Starring: Pearl White, Stuart Holmes
Directed by: Joseph A. Golden
Release date: 1910-09-26

The Rocky Road

The evils of drink cause a man to separate from his family. In time he becomes sober and prosperous. Then he meets and falls in love with a young woman, and they become engaged. Unbeknownst to him this young woman is his own daughter.
Starring: Frank Powell, Stephanie Longfellow, George Nichols, Blanche Sweet
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1910-01-03

Jeffries-Johnson World's Championship Boxing Contest, Held at Reno, Nevada, July 4, 1910

Film recording of a controversial boxing match with the first black heavyweight champion fighting a white retired former champion.
Starring: James J. Jeffries, Jack Johnson
Release date: 1910-07-06

Pékin et ses environs

French documentary about life in China.
Release date: 1910-02-08

A Race for a Bride

Rival rustics run a race to win a girl.
Starring: Arthur Charrington, Margaret Hope
Directed by: David Aylott
Release date: 1910-04-22

Aeroplane Flight and Wreck (Piloted by M. Cody)

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Release date: 1910-06-23

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