Best Movies of 1911

1.

Winsor McCay, the Famous Cartoonist of the N.Y. Herald and His Moving Comics

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Cartoon figures announce, via comic strip balloons, that they will move - and move they do, in a wildly exaggerated style. Also known as "Little Nemo".

Starring: Winsor McCay, John Bunny, Maurice Costello, George McManus ..
Directed by: Winsor McCay, J. Stuart Blackton
Release date: 1911-04-08
Best Movies of 1911 : New-York
2.

New-York

3.1
7.5/10 IMDB

Old film of New York City in the year 1911. Print has survived in mint condition. Slowed down footage to a natural rate and added in sound for ambiance. This film was taken by the Swedish company Svenska Biografteatern on a trip to America.

Release date: 1911-01-01
Best Movies of 1911 : Vanity Fair
3.

Vanity Fair

3.1
5.5/10 IMDB

VANITY FAIR (1911-USA) Short Drama, Silent film with John Bunny and directed by Charles Kent. This classic story of Becky Sharp starring one of the first real screen stars. Telling the traditional story, this early classic movie features one of the first real movie screen stars.

Starring: Helen Gardner, William V. Ranous, John Bunny, Harry Northrup, Alec B. Francis, Leo Delaney, Tefft Johnson, Kate Price, William Shea, Charles Kent ..
Directed by: Charles Kent
Release date: 1911-01-02
Best Movies of 1911 : L'Odissea
4.

L'Odissea

2.8
6.0/10 IMDB

Film adaptation of Homer's 'The Odyssey.'

Starring: Giuseppe de Liguoro, Eugenia Tettoni Fior, Ubaldo Maria Del Colle ..
Directed by: Giuseppe de Liguoro, Francesco Bertolini, Adolfo Padovan
Release date: 1911-11-17
Best Movies of 1911 : Greater Love Hath No Man
5.

Greater Love Hath No Man

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

Short film by Alice Guy about a Western love triangle.

Starring: Romaine Fielding, Vinnie Burns ..
Directed by: Alice Guy-Blaché, Alexander Butler
Release date: 1911-06-29
Best Movies of 1911 : Fighting Blood
6.

Fighting Blood

2.7
5.2/10 IMDB

After the Civil War, an ex-soldier and his family settle in the Dakota Territory. The son quarrels with the father and leaves home. Riding in the hills, he spots a band of Indians attacking a neighboring homestead, and he races back to warn his family as the Indians chase him.

Starring: George Nichols, Kate Bruce, Robert Harron, Lionel Barrymore ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1911-06-28
7.

The Dream

2.5
5.4/10 IMDB

A loutish husband neglects his patient, loving wife to enjoy a night on the town. When he comes home drunk and irritable, he mistreats her. Then he falls asleep, and has a dream that causes him to reconsider the way that he treats his wife.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Owen Moore, Charles Arling, William Robert Daly, J. Farrell MacDonald, Lottie Pickford ..
Directed by: Thomas H. Ince
Release date: 1911-01-23
Best Movies of 1911 : The Rose of Kentucky
8.

The Rose of Kentucky

2.5
6.1/10 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. -from IMDB

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
9.

Banks of the Nile

2.4
6.2/10 IMDB

With a dual motion a cruise ship and a fishing boat pass one another on the Nile and butlers in turbans set up a wooden gangway. Thanks to a rope and pulley system cows climb skywards then disappear into the hold of the sailing vessel. On the bank, black-haired women rock back and forth, bursting out laughing and showing the first signs of going into a state of trance. Never-before filmed gestures and faces of the people of the Nile succeed one another, uprooted to an unknown, magical world. The Banks of the Nile is one of the first experiments of film in colour that uses the Kinemacolor process.

Directed by: Charles Urban
Release date: 1911-01-01
Best Movies of 1911 : The Price
10.

The Price

2.4
5.7/10 IMDB

Pretty Ann, and Joe, the hostler, one day chance to meet. Strong is Joe, and simple, and Ann is shy and sweet. As man and maid have done before, they love, and marry, too. And live happy ever after? Ah, this tale is new to you! Yes, the tale is drear, prosaic; and so poetry won't do. A baby boy comes to bless the union. Joe is working in the stables when they tell him of his joy: his heart is gay and happy, and he tells the horses so. Then, it might be the angels were jealous of such mortal happiness; it might be the devil, seeing the stage so set, entered to play the leading role.

Starring: Lois Weber, Phillips Smalley ..
Directed by: Lois Weber, Phillips Smalley, Edwin S. Porter
Release date: 1911-11-23

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