Best Movies of 1912


Falling Leaves

6.6/10 IMDB

It's early autumn and Dr. Headley eagerly demonstrates what seems to be a miraculous cure for tuberculosis. Not far from where he is working, the disease seems preparing to soon claim yet another life, a teenage girl named Winifred. Winifred's mother and little sister Trixie are devastated. When Trixie hears the family doctor say of Winifred that "when the last leaf falls, she will have passed away," she interprets the doctor's words literally. Thinking over what she has heard, she determines to do everything possible to save her sister.

Starring: Mace Greenleaf, Blanche Cornwall, Marian Swayne, Magda Foy, Darwin Karr, Mary Foy ..
Directed by: Alice Guy-Blaché
Release date: 1912-03-15
Best Movies of 1912 : The Girl and Her Trust

The Girl and Her Trust

6.8/10 IMDB

A train-station telegraphist warns the next station of approaching bandits.

Starring: Dorothy Bernard, Wilfred Lucas, Robert Harron ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1912-03-28
Best Movies of 1912 : The Musketeers of Pig Alley

The Musketeers of Pig Alley

6.6/10 IMDB

A man recognizes the thief who had previously robbed him as one of the men involved in an unrelated mob shootout.

Starring: Elmer Booth, Lillian Gish, Clara T. Bracy, Walter Miller, Alfred Paget, John T. Dillon, Madge Kirby, Harry Carey, Robert Harron, W.C. Robinson ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1912-10-31
Best Movies of 1912 : How a Mosquito Operates

How a Mosquito Operates

6.3/10 IMDB

A hungry mosquito spots and follows a man on his way home. The mosquito slips into the room where the man is sleeping, and gets ready for a meal. His first attempts startle the man and wake him up, but the mosquito is very persistent.

Directed by: Winsor McCay
Release date: 1912-01-01

Bunny's Suicide

5.8/10 IMDB

A tragicomedy in which the suicide attempt of the character Bunny is seen by a neighbour, who quickly calls for help.

Starring: John Bunny, Flora Finch ..
Directed by: Laurence Trimble
Release date: 1912-09-05
Best Movies of 1912 : The Portrait of Lady Anne

The Portrait of Lady Anne

6.9/10 IMDB

The ghost of a selfish, inconsiderate woman must make up for her past transgressions by making sure that her descendant marries the man who is right for her.

Starring: Florence La Badie, Justus D. Barnes, William Russell, Carl M. Leviness, Harry Benham ..
Release date: 1912-07-23
Best Movies of 1912 : A Lodging for the Night

A Lodging for the Night

5.7/10 IMDB

Dick Logan, a young writer, stops at a little border town and takes lodging at the Mexican Inn. Two tramps see the amount of money he has and plan to steal it. In the town he befriends a Mexican girl by stopping her uncle from beating her for having broken a water jar. Retiring to his room, he is awakened by the two tramps breaking into his room. He steals out and gets lodging at a nearby house, which happens to be the home of the Mexican girl and her uncle. The tramps follow him and try again. The girl, however, saves him from harm, and it looks as if Dick had found a real heroine for a real romance.

Starring: Charles West, Mary Pickford, Charles Hill Mailes, Frank Opperman, Frank Evans, W.C. Robinson, Robert Harron, Mae Marsh, Christy Cabanne, Alfred Paget ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1912-05-09
Best Movies of 1912 : The Prospector

The Prospector

4.0/10 IMDB

On his way to file a claim, a lone prospector stops overnight with a settler and his family. The miner little suspects that his host plots to steal the gold. But the settler’s daughter overhears the plan and warns the visitor just in time. The couple escapes with the woman’s younger sister. In store-bought finery suggesting new wealth, they return to the scene of the attempted crime and make peace with the settler. “We’ll work the mine together,” promises the prospector.

Starring: Fred Church, Arthur Mackley, Evelyn Selbie, Audrey Hanna ..
Directed by: Arthur Mackley
Release date: 1912-12-12
Best Movies of 1912 : A Fool and His Money

A Fool and His Money

6.7/10 IMDB

Sam the white-washer pines for the affluent Lindy, but she has dumped him in favor of another. Sam finds a large sum of money, and goes to New York to enjoy a shopping spree, buying new clothes, jewelry and a car with a driver. Back home, Lindy flips for Sam and his newfound wealth, and dumps the rival. Sam throws an engagement party where he indulges in a friendly game of cards with his former rival and another man, who unbeknownst to Sam, is a card shark.

Starring: James Russell ..
Directed by: Alice Guy-Blaché
Release date: 1912-01-01
Best Movies of 1912 : The Land Beyond the Sunset

The Land Beyond the Sunset

6.9/10 IMDB

A poor young boy goes on a field trip and dreams of escaping to a land beyond the sunset.

Starring: Martin Fuller, Mrs. William Bechtel, Walter Edwin, Ethel Jewett, Elizabeth Miller, Gladys Du Pell, Margery Bonney Erskine, Bigelow Cooper ..
Directed by: Harold M. Shaw
Release date: 1912-10-28
Best Movies of 1912 : At Coney Island

At Coney Island

5.3/10 IMDB

Mack takes Mabel to Coney Island, only to have her stolen by slick Ford, who is temporarily out of sight of a watchful wife and children.

Starring: Mack Sennett, Mabel Normand, Ford Sterling, Gus Pixley ..
Directed by: Mack Sennett
Release date: 1912-10-28
Best Movies of 1912 : The Sunbeam

The Sunbeam

6.2/10 IMDB

Set in a tenement, a lonely confirmed bachelor occupies a room across the hall from a dour spinster. Children run amok in the hallways playing pranks on the two. A little girl from the floor above, now alone in the world, brings the pair together and brightens their lives.

Starring: Ynez Seabury, Kate Bruce, Claire McDowell, Dell Henderson, Charles Hill Mailes, Priscilla Dean, John T. Dillon, Gladys Egan, Edna Foster, W. Chrystie Miller ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1912-02-26
Best Movies of 1912 : The Girl in the Arm-Chair

The Girl in the Arm-Chair

5.5/10 IMDB

Peggy Wilson has recently become an orphan and a ward of the Waston family. She’s also inherited the late Robert Wilson’s vast fortune, which puts her very much in Mr. Waston’s favor. He would like his son, Frank, to marry Peggy, but Peggy “is not his style” and “her money is no inducement”.

Starring: Blanche Cornwall, Mace Greenleaf ..
Directed by: Alice Guy-Blaché
Release date: 1912-12-13
Best Movies of 1912 : Tilly in a Boarding House

Tilly in a Boarding House

6.1/10 IMDB

Girls dress in boys' clothes and trick boarders.

Starring: Alma Taylor, Chrissie White ..
Directed by: Hay Plumb
Release date: 1912-09-16
Best Movies of 1912 : The Massacre

The Massacre

6.5/10 IMDB

The story of the massacre of an Indian village, and the ensuing retaliation.

Starring: Wilfred Lucas, Blanche Sweet, Charles West, Alfred Paget, Lionel Barrymore, Robert Harron, Dell Henderson, Frank Opperman, Jack Pickford, Claire McDowell ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1912-12-19

A Voice from the Deep

6.2/10 IMDB

Percy and Harold are rivals and both take the object of their affections for an outing.

Starring: Edward Dillon, Fred Mace, Marguerite Marsh, William J. Butler, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Florence Barker, Dell Henderson, Harry Hyde, J. Jiquel Lanoe, Florence Lee ..
Directed by: Mack Sennett
Release date: 1912-03-21
Best Movies of 1912 : Her Indian Hero

Her Indian Hero

6.3/10 IMDB

The Chief's son, Silver Water, returns from college and is met at the station by the tribe. The Indians make merry to celebrate his homecoming. Hal Benton, an easterner, rides on to ask his way to the hotel, where he is stopping with some friends, among them his fiancée, Veda Mead, and her father. Knowing that the Indian ceremonies will interest his friends, Hal obtains permission to come the next day and bring his friends. The Chief calls Morning Star, an Indian maiden, telling his son that she is to be his squaw. Silver Water is pleased with her. The next day Hal Benton and his friends arrive. While the others inspect the camp, Veda Mead amuses herself with Silver Water and ere long is thoroughly infatuated with him, while the Indian's vanity is touched by the attentions of the society coquette, and he promises to meet her the next day. Their little tete-a-tete is cut short by the entrance of Morning Star.

Starring: Jack Conway, George Gebhardt, Dorothy Davenport, Victoria Forde, Russell Bassett, Eugenie Forde ..
Directed by: Al Christie, Jack Conway, Milton J. Fahrney
Release date: 1912-04-16
Best Movies of 1912 : So Near, Yet So Far

So Near, Yet So Far

6.3/10 IMDB

It's love at first sight for the Boy, but obstacles-- namely shyness, and the temerity of other suitors-- place themselves in the way of his love. Unknowingly, the Boy and the young woman of his fancy both stay at the home of mutual friends-- But all is not well, as robbers lurk outside the house.

Starring: Walter Miller, Mary Pickford, Robert Harron, Lionel Barrymore, Christy Cabanne, Harry Carey, Dorothy Gish, Lillian Gish, Claire McDowell, Antonio Moreno ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1912-09-29
Best Movies of 1912 : An Unseen Enemy

An Unseen Enemy

6.5/10 IMDB

The physician's death orphans his two adolescent daughters. Their older brother is able to convert some of the doctor's small estate to cash. But it is late in the day, and with the banks closed he stores the money in his father's household safe. The slatternly housekeeper, aware of the money, enlists a criminal acquaintance to crack the safe. She attempts to get into the adjacent room where the sisters tremble in fear, but finds that the door is locked. The drunken housekeeper menaces them by brandishing a gun through a hole in the wall.

Starring: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Robert Harron, Elmer Booth, Grace Henderson, Harry Carey, Adolph Lestina, Walter Miller, Antonio Moreno ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1912-09-09
Best Movies of 1912 : Petticoat Camp

Petticoat Camp

6.2/10 IMDB

Several married couples go on a camp-out together, but the women soon realize that the men expect them to do all the dirty work.

Starring: Florence La Badie, William Garwood, William Russell, The Jordan Sisters ..
Release date: 1912-11-29
Best Movies of 1912 : One Is Business, the Other Crime

One Is Business, the Other Crime

6.2/10 IMDB

Griffith intercuts between the lives of two couples married on the same day. One couple is rich, the other poor. Time passes, and in desperation over joblessness, the poor husband attempts to burgle a home, only to be captured at gunpoint by the mistress of the house. It is the home of the rich couple. While holding the poor intruder at gunpoint, the rich wife accidentally discovers evidence implicating her own husband in a bribery scheme.

Starring: Charles West, Dorothy Bernard, Edwin August, Blanche Sweet, Frank Evans, William A. Carroll, Frank Opperman, Kate Bruce, Kate Toncray, Robert Harron ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1912-04-24
Best Movies of 1912 : The Confederate Ironclad

The Confederate Ironclad

6.1/10 IMDB

During the US civil war, Elinor, a pretty northern girl, comes south to visit her aunt. Little does anyone know, but she's a spy. Lt. Yancey, who's close to being engaged to the fetching and resourceful Rose, is gallant enough to show the Yankee guest around, including a walk down a hidden creek where a gunboat is built and awaits powder. Elinor sends this intelligence north, and the Blue Coats attack.

Starring: Anna Q. Nilsson, Miriam Cooper, Guy Coombs ..
Directed by: Kenean Buel
Release date: 1912-10-04
Best Movies of 1912 : The Sands of Dee

The Sands of Dee

6.5/10 IMDB

A young girl who lives by the sea with her parents, is the object of one fellows affection. One day she meets a wily artist painting on the beach, he seduces the young girl and gives her a ring, with the promise of marriage. When the young admiring fellow comes to propose, she proudly announces her engagement to the artist. Shocked he leaves and her parents demand meeting her husband to be. She goes to bring him home, and finds he already has a sophisticated fiancée. Distraught she hurries home, and when her father realizes what she has done, he orders her out of the house. As she wanders despondent along the sea, the young fellow who has found out about her betrayal, immediately goes to see her. Finding she has been disowned by her father, he goes looking for her...

Starring: Mae Marsh, Robert Harron, Edwin August, Charles Hill Mailes, Grace Henderson, Kate Toncray, Claire McDowell, Frank Opperman, W. Chrystie Miller ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1912-02-21
Best Movies of 1912 : The New York Hat

The New York Hat

6.3/10 IMDB

To fulfill a dying mother's bequest for her daughter, the town pastor purchases the daughter a stylish hat, and gossip spreads through the town.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Lionel Barrymore, Charles Hill Mailes, Kate Bruce, Mae Marsh, Lillian Gish, Jack Pickford, Dorothy Gish, Claire McDowell, Robert Harron ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1912-12-05
Best Movies of 1912 : The Mender of Nets

The Mender of Nets

6.1/10 IMDB

A young woman who works mending fishermen's nets is engaged to be married. But her fiancé has an old love who refuses to let him go. Further, his former girlfriend has a brother who is willing to use violence to protect his sister's honor.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Mabel Normand, Charles West, Marguerite Marsh, W. Chrystie Miller, Dell Henderson, Frank Opperman ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1912-02-15
Best Movies of 1912 : The Totville Eye

The Totville Eye

5.9/10 IMDB

A printer and his young assistant take over a local newspaper while the editor is away.

Starring: Walter Edwin, Yale Boss, Robert Brower, Edward O’Conner, Bigelow Cooper, Harry Beaumont, Bessie Learn, Charles Ogle, Bliss Milford ..
Directed by: C. Jay Williams
Release date: 1912-11-27
Best Movies of 1912 : Nicholas Nickleby

Nicholas Nickleby

6.1/10 IMDB

With The Old Curiosity Shop and David Copperfield, both released in 1911, and Nicholas Nickleby in 1912, Thanhouser established itself as producer of the best Dickens adaptations in American film.

Starring: Harry Benham, Mignon Anderson, Frances Gibson, Inda Palmer, Justus D. Barnes, N.Z. Wood, David Thompson, Isabel O'Madigan, Marie Eline, Grace Eline ..
Directed by: George Nichols
Release date: 1912-03-18
Best Movies of 1912 : A Tragedy of the Cornish Coast

A Tragedy of the Cornish Coast

5.7/10 IMDB

An artist and sailors save a fishergirl from abduction.

Starring: Wallett Waller, Dorothy Fane, Oriel Farrell, Sidney Webber Northcote ..
Directed by: Sidney Webber Northcote
Release date: 1912-02-11
Best Movies of 1912 : Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

6.0/10 IMDB

Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

Starring: James Cruze, Florence La Badie, Marie Eline, Marguerite Snow, Jane Gail, Harry Benham ..
Directed by: Lucius Henderson
Release date: 1912-01-16
Best Movies of 1912 : Thirty Days at Hard Labor

Thirty Days at Hard Labor

5.6/10 IMDB

Jack must prove himself before Beatrice's father will allow him to continue seeing his daughter.

Starring: Robert Brower, Mary Fuller, Harold M. Shaw, William Wadsworth ..
Directed by: Oscar Apfel
Release date: 1912-01-09
Best Movies of 1912 : For His Son

For His Son

6.2/10 IMDB

A father, anxious for his son's financial well being, develops a special soda pop called Dopokoke which is laced with cocaine. Dopokoke is advertised as relief "for that tired feeling." The drink is a success, but the son becomes addicted to it, much to his father's regret. Loosely based on the allegations that the Coca-Cola company and other soft drink manufacturers laced their soda with dope.

Starring: Charles Hill Mailes, Charles West, Blanche Sweet, Dorothy Bernard, Alfred Paget, Robert Harron, Dell Henderson, Walter Hiers, Alfred Paget, Kate Toncray ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1912-01-21
Best Movies of 1912 : Canned Harmony

Canned Harmony

5.7/10 IMDB

The Professor will not allow his daughter to marry a non-musician, but Billy, her would-be suitor, cannot play a single note. When he is about to give up, Billy’s roommate suggests bluffing his way into the Professor’s favor with the aid of a suitably musical disguise and a well-hidden phonograph player.

Starring: Billy Quirk, Blanche Cornwall, Lee Beggs, Darwin Karr ..
Directed by: Alice Guy-Blaché
Release date: 1912-10-09
Best Movies of 1912 : The Passer-by

The Passer-by

6.1/10 IMDB

A random passer-by is invited to a bachelor party of rich men where he tells a tale of loss to those present.

Starring: George Lessey, Miriam Nesbitt, Marc MacDermott ..
Directed by: Oscar Apfel
Release date: 1912-06-21
Best Movies of 1912 : The Craven

The Craven

5.4/10 IMDB

A short western about a cowardly sheriff who leaves it up to his wife to catch a murderer, and then takes the credit himself.

Starring: Robert Thornby, Anne Schaefer, Eagle Eye, Charles Bennett, Fred Burns ..
Directed by: Rollin S. Sturgeon
Release date: 1912-04-18
Best Movies of 1912 : The Invaders

The Invaders

6.1/10 IMDB

The U.S. Army and the Indians sign a peace treaty. However, a group of surveyors trespass on the Indians' land and violate the treaty. The army refuses to listen to the Indians' complaints, and the surveyors are killed by the Indians. A vicious Indian war ensues, culminating in an Indian attack on an army fort.

Starring: Francis Ford, Ethel Grandin, Ann Little, Ray Myers, William Eagle Shirt, Art Acord ..
Directed by: Francis Ford, Thomas H. Ince
Release date: 1912-11-29
Best Movies of 1912 : A Christmas Accident

A Christmas Accident

6.3/10 IMDB

Well-to-do Mr. and Mrs. Gilton live next door to a large family, the Biltons, that struggles to make ends meet. Despite their desire to be friendly, Mr. Gilton is frequently irritated by his neighbors, insisting that they stay out of his yard, and blaming them for anything that goes wrong. During the holiday season, the differences between the two families become even clearer. Mrs. Gilton wants to do something to help the Biltons, but Mr. Gilton will take a lot of convincing.

Starring: William Wadsworth, Mrs. William Bechtel, Augustus Phillips, Ida Williams, Edna Hammel, Edna May Weick ..
Directed by: Harold M. Shaw
Release date: 1912-12-14
Best Movies of 1912 : The Painted Lady

The Painted Lady

5.9/10 IMDB

A lonely young woman lives with her strict father who forbids her to wear make-up. One day at an ice cream social, she meets a young man you seems interested in her. However, unknown to her, he is a burglar who is only interested in breaking into her father's house. One night she is awakened by a noise.

Starring: Blanche Sweet, Madge Kirby, Charles Hill Mailes, Kate Bruce, Joseph Graybill, Lionel Barrymore, Harry Carey, Dorothy Gish, Lillian Gish, Robert Harron ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1912-10-24
Best Movies of 1912 : The Heart of an Indian

The Heart of an Indian

6.4/10 IMDB

When Indians attack a white settlement, a brave kidnaps a white baby to give to his wife as a replacement for their dead baby. The white mother goes to the Indian camp to look for her child and is captured by the Indians who plan to torture her. The settlers attack the Indian camp, destroying it completely and killing the braves, while the Indian wife returns the baby to the white woman and allows her to escape. The Indian wife mourns her baby at its grave, unaware of the destruction of the Indian camp.

Starring: Francis Ford, J. Barney Sherry, Ann Little, Art Acord, Lillian Christy, Grace Cunard, William Eagle Shirt, Charles K. French ..
Directed by: Thomas H. Ince
Release date: 1912-03-01
Best Movies of 1912 : Frozen on Love's Trail

Frozen on Love's Trail

5.4/10 IMDB

A white girl, living with her father at the barracks near an Indian reservation, is very kind to a half-breed Indian. He falls in love with her but she does not encourage him. However, she one day is about to accept a trinket from him, when one of the soldiers, who is also in love with her, intimates something that does not sound nice to a good girl's ears.

Starring: Budd Buster ..
Directed by: Alice Guy-Blaché
Release date: 1912-01-28
Best Movies of 1912 : The Burglar’s Dilemma

The Burglar’s Dilemma

6.1/10 IMDB

In this latter day Cain and Abel story, a jealous brother strikes down his sibling just as a young burglar is about to enter the house. The jealous brother summons police, who then charge the intruder with murder.

Starring: Lionel Barrymore, Henry B. Walthall, Adolph Lestina, Harry Carey, Dorothy Gish, Lillian Gish, Robert Harron ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1912-12-16
Best Movies of 1912 : Saved from the Titanic

Saved from the Titanic

7.0/10 IMDB

A young woman tells her parents and fiance (in flashback) about the recent sinking of the Titanic and her experiences as a passenger during the disaster. Her intended marriage now faces a new hazard because her fiance is a sailor and her parents have just been reminded of the dangers of the sea. Premiering in the United States just 29 days after the event, it is the earliest dramatization about the tragedy.

Starring: Dorothy Gibson, Alec B. Francis, Julia Stuart, John G. Adolfi, William R. Dunn, Guy Oliver ..
Directed by: Étienne Arnaud
Release date: 1912-05-13
Best Movies of 1912 : Friends


5.5/10 IMDB

The orphan Dora is courted by two different gold miners.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Henry B. Walthall, Lionel Barrymore, Harry Carey, Charles Hill Mailes, Elmer Booth, Frank Evans, Robert Harron, Adolph Lestina, Walter Miller ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1912-09-22
Best Movies of 1912 : His Official Appointment

His Official Appointment

5.6/10 IMDB

This touching short film lasts only 10 minutes, 34 seconds, but is rather engaging. Charles Kent is an old man, who has spent all he owns on influencing a government appointment. His faithful black servant, Amber (Hal Wilson), cares for him as he waits to hear from the Capitol. No one there intends to do anything but make fun of him, even sending a false appointment, to his shame.

Starring: Norma Talmadge, Tefft Johnson, Hal Wilson, Charles Kent ..
Directed by: Charles Kent
Release date: 1912-11-04
Best Movies of 1912 : At the End of the Trail

At the End of the Trail

5.2/10 IMDB

A short Western about the tragic romance between a sheriff and the daughter of a horse thief.

Starring: George Stanley, Robert Thornby, Edna Fisher ..
Directed by: Rollin S. Sturgeon
Release date: 1912-06-28
Best Movies of 1912 : Star of Bethlehem

Star of Bethlehem

5.1/10 IMDB

Following a bright wandering star, three magi from the East travel to Bethlehem of Judea to meet a very special newborn baby. Meanwhile, King Herod, driven by a hideous prophecy, orders him to be found and murdered.

Starring: Florence La Badie, James Cruze, William Russell, Harry Benham, Justus D. Barnes, Charles Horan, Riley Chamberlin, Harry Marks, N. Z. Wood, Lawrence Merton ..
Directed by: Lawrence Marston
Release date: 1912-12-24
Best Movies of 1912 : The Lesser Evil

The Lesser Evil

5.6/10 IMDB

A young woman's peaceful existence is shattered when she is abducted by the crew of a boat of smugglers, who then also turn against their captain.

Starring: Blanche Sweet, Edwin August, Mae Marsh, Alfred Paget, Charles Hill Mailes, Charles West ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1912-04-29
Best Movies of 1912 : From the Manger to the Cross

From the Manger to the Cross

5.8/10 IMDB

The life of Jesus is played out in tableaux shot in the Holy Land.

Starring: Robert Henderson-Bland, Percy Dyer, Gene Gauntier, Alice Hollister, Samuel Morgan, James D. Ainsley, Robert G. Vignola, George Kellog, J.P. McGowan, Sidney Olcott ..
Directed by: Sidney Olcott
Release date: 1912-10-03
Best Movies of 1912 : Max Sets the Fashion

Max Sets the Fashion

5.8/10 IMDB

Max, awakening on his wedding morning, discovers that it is close on the hour when he should be at the church. He dresses hastily, and in struggling with a refractory collar, allows his boots to be burnt by the fire. There is no time to change them, and he hastens off to the bride's house. On the way his soles part company with their uppers, and poor Max enters into negotiations with a passing labourer for the purchase of his footgear.

Starring: Max Linder, Stacia Napierkowska, Jane Renouardt ..
Directed by: Max Linder, René Leprince
Release date: 1912-01-05
Best Movies of 1912 : The Picture Idol

The Picture Idol

5.6/10 IMDB

A short comedy about a girl (played by Clara Kimball Young) who is in love with a movie star (Maurice Costello) and who follows him everywhere. Her parents want to teach her ??a lesson, and invite the actor to their home.

Starring: Maurice Costello, Clara Kimball Young, Mary Maurice, Charles Eldridge, James Morrison, George Cooper, Alice Lake ..
Directed by: James Young
Release date: 1912-05-31

Cinderella or The Glass Slipper

5.8/10 IMDB

Georges Méliès's first attempt at Cinderella was in 1899. That film was extraordinary then for having multiple scenes and a semblance of a narrative; additionally, the use of dissolves as transitions in it influenced other filmmakers for years to do the same. Méliès was the cinema world's preeminent leader then. By 1912, however, that was no longer the case; frankly, as evidenced by this feature, his style had become dated. Moreover, Méliès had begun to adopt techniques from other filmmakers, such as direct cuts instead of dissolves, and there's even a match on action shot during the slipper trying-on scene.

Starring: Louise Lagrange, Jacques Feyder, Marthe Vinot ..
Directed by: Georges Méliès
Release date: 1912-11-01

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