Best Movies of 1915

1.

The Birth of a Nation

4.5
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 Movies of 1915 : The Regeneration
2.

The Regeneration

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

At 10 years old, Owen becomes a ragged orphan when his mother dies. Abusive next-door neighbors the Conways take him in, and by 17, Owen has learned that might is right. At 25, he's a career gangster: loitering, gambling and drinking in dens of iniquity. Marie Deering arrives in Owen's area, eager to empower the impoverished, gang-affiliated youth through education. Owen slowly but surely leaves his old life behind, choosing the narrow path- all the while falling in love with Marie. Skinny, who's taken over Owen's role in the gang, reappears to him, spelling trouble.

Starring: James A. Marcus, Maggie Weston, John McCann, Harry McCoy, Rockliffe Fellowes, William Sheer, Carl Harbaugh, Anna Q. Nilsson, Peggy Barn, Maggie Weston ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1915-09-12
Best Movies of 1915 : Rags
3.

Rags

3.6
7.4/10 IMDB

Mary Pickford plays "Rags," a pretty but wild girl who defends her alcoholic father a disgraced bank cashier, no matter how he mistreats her. Enter a handsome engineer whose family had once fired Rag's father for theft. Rags falls in love but realizes that marriage is a hopeless proposition considering her lowly place in society. But when she learns that her father plans to rob the newcomer, Rags betrays him to the sheriff, and he is shot in the ensuing battle.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Marshall Neilan, Joseph Manning, J. Farrell MacDonald ..
Directed by: James Kirkwood
Release date: 1915-08-02
Best Movies of 1915 : The Tramp
4.

The Tramp

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

The Little Fellow finds the girl of his dreams and work on a family farm. He helps defend the farm against criminals, and all seems well, until he discovers the girl of his dreams already has someone in her life. Unwilling to be a problem in their lives, he takes to the road, though he is seen skipping and swinging his cane as if happy to be back on the road where he knows he belongs.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Ernest Van Pelt, Paddy McGuire, Lloyd Bacon, Leo White, Bud Jamison, Billy Armstrong ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1915-04-12
Best Movies of 1915 : The Cheat
5.

The Cheat

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

A venal, spoiled stockbroker's wife impulsively embezzles $10,000 from the charity she chairs and desperately turns to a Burmese ivory trader to replace the stolen money.

Starring: Fannie Ward, Jack Dean, Sessue Hayakawa, James Neill, Yutaka Abe, Dana Ong, Hazel Childers, Arthur H. Williams, Dick La Reno, Lucien Littlefield ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1915-12-13
Best Movies of 1915 : The Champion
6.

The Champion

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Walking along with his bulldog, Charlie finds a "good luck" horseshoe just as he passes a training camp advertising for a boxing partner "who can take a beating." After watching others lose, Charlie puts the horseshoe in his glove and wins. The trainer prepares Charlie to fight the world champion. A gambler wants Charlie to throw the fight. He and the trainer's daughter fall in love.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Ernest Van Pelt, Lloyd Bacon, Leo White, Carl Stockdale, Billy Armstrong, Paddy McGuire, Bud Jamison, Ben Turpin ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1915-03-11
Best Movies of 1915 : The Bank
7.

The Bank

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

A janitor at a bank is in love with a secretary and dreams that she has fallen in love with him too.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Carl Stockdale, Charles Inslee, Leo White, Billy Armstrong, Fred Goodwins ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1915-08-09
Best Movies of 1915 : A Night in the Show
8.

A Night in the Show

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

Mr. Pest tries several theatre seats before winding up in front in a fight with the conductor. He is thrown out. In the lobby he pushes a fat lady into a fountain and returns to sit down by Edna. Mr. Rowdy, in the gallery, pours beer down on Mr. Pest and Edna. He attacks patrons, a harem dancer, the singers Dot and Dash, and a fire-eater.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Charlotte Mineau, Dee Lampton, Leo White, Wesley Ruggles, John Rand, James T. Kelley, Paddy McGuire, Lloyd Bacon ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1915-11-20
9.

Gertie the Dinosaur

3.4
5.9/10 IMDB

A plagiarised version of Winsor McCay's short from 1914

Directed by: John Randolph Bray
Release date: 1915-01-01
Best Movies of 1915 : A Woman
10.

A Woman

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Mother, father and daughter go to the park. The women doze off on a bench while the father plays a hide-and-seek game with a girl, blindfolded. Charlie leads him into a lake. Both dozing ladies on the bench fall for Charlie and invite him for dinner. The father returns home with a friend. Charlie rushes upstairs and dresses like a woman, shaving his mustache. Both men fall for Charlie.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Charles Inslee, Marta Golden, Margie Reiger, Billy Armstrong, Leo White ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1915-07-12
Best Movies of 1915 : Carmen
11.

Carmen

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

Hot-blooded gypsy Carmen attempts to seduce Don Jose, a lawman sent to thwart a gang of illegal smugglers in Spain. Carmen's plan backfires when Don Jose's passion for the gypsy girl escalates into a jealous rage as she spurns him for her bullfighter beau, Escamillo, with tragic results.

Starring: Geraldine Farrar, Wallace Reid, Pedro de Cordoba, Horace B. Carpenter, William Elmer, Jeanie Macpherson, Anita King, Milton Brown, Tex Driscoll, Raymond Hatton ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1915-10-31
Best Movies of 1915 : Work
12.

Work

3.2
6.2/10 IMDB

Charlie and his boss have difficulties just getting to the house they are going to wallpaper. The householder is angry because he can't get breakfast and his wife is screaming at the maid as they arrive. The kitchen gas stove explodes, and Charlie offers to fix it. The wife's secret lover arrives and is passed off as the workers' supervisor, but the husband doesn't buy this and fires shots. The stove explodes violently, destroying the house.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Charles Inslee, Edna Purviance, Billy Armstrong, Marta Golden, Leo White, Paddy McGuire ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1915-06-21
Best Movies of 1915 : Shanghaied
13.

Shanghaied

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

A shipowner intends to scuttle his ship on its last voyage to get the insurance money. Charlie, a tramp in love with the owner's daughter, is grabbed by the captain and promises to help him shanghai some seamen. The daughter stows away to follow Charlie. Charlie assists in the galley and attempts to serve food during a gale.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Wesley Ruggles, Bud Jamison, Billy Armstrong, Paddy McGuire, Leo White, John Rand, Fred Goodwins, Lee Hill ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1915-10-04
Best Movies of 1915 : A Burlesque on Carmen
14.

A Burlesque on Carmen

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

A gypsy seductress is sent to sway a goofy officer to allow a smuggling run.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Jack Henderson, Ben Turpin, Leo White, John Rand, May White, Bud Jamison ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1915-12-18
Best Movies of 1915 : His New Job
15.

His New Job

3.1
6.1/10 IMDB

When one of the actors on a movie set doesn't show up, Charlie gets his chance to be on camera and replaces the actor. While waiting, he plays in a dice game and gets on many people's nerves. When he finally gets to act, he ruins his scene, accidentally destroys the set, and tears the skirt of the star of the movie.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Ben Turpin, Charlotte Mineau, Leo White, Robert Bolder, Charles J. Stine, Arthur W. Bates, Jess Robbins, Gloria Swanson ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1915-02-01
Best Movies of 1915 : A Night Out
16.

A Night Out

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

After a visit to a pub, Charlie and Ben cause a ruckus at a posh restaurant. Charlie later finds himself in a compromising position at a hotel with the head waiter's wife.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Ben Turpin, Bud Jamison, Edna Purviance, Leo White, Fred Goodwins, Lee Willard ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1915-02-15
Best Movies of 1915 : A Jitney Elopement
17.

A Jitney Elopement

3.0
5.9/10 IMDB

Edna's father wants her to marry wealthy Count He-Ha. Charlie, Edna's true love, impersonates the Count at dinner, but the real Count shows up and Charlie is thrown out. Later on Charlie and Edna are chased by her father, The Count, and three policeman. The pursuers drive off a pier.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Ernest Van Pelt, Leo White, Lloyd Bacon, Paddy McGuire, Bud Jamison, Carl Stockdale, Fred Goodwins ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1915-04-01
Best Movies of 1915 : By the Sea
18.

By the Sea

3.0
5.7/10 IMDB

It is windy at a bathing resort. After fighting with one of the two husbands, Charlie approaches Edna while the two husbands themselves fight over ice cream. Driven away by her husband, Charlie turns to the other's wife.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Billy Armstrong, Margie Reiger, Bud Jamison, Edna Purviance, Paddy McGuire, Ernest Van Pelt ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1915-04-29
Best Movies of 1915 : Mr. 'Silent' Haskins
19.

Mr. 'Silent' Haskins

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

Lon 'Silent' Haskins competes for the affection of a woman who recently inherited ownership of the local watering hole.

Starring: William S. Hart, Rhea Mitchell, J. Barney Sherry ..
Directed by: William S. Hart
Release date: 1915-02-19
Best Movies of 1915 : The Raven
20.

The Raven

2.9
5.5/10 IMDB

After a brief view of Edgar Allan Poe's family background, his grandfather, David Poe, Sr., an Irish immigrant to America, and his father, David Poe, Jr., the poet's life is depicted from the death of his mother and his subsequent adoption by John Allan, to his own tortured death in 1849. Expelled from the University of Virginia for incurring too many debts, Poe nonetheless courts and marries Virginia Clemm but is disowned by his foster father. While residing in Fordham, New York, Poe tries to earn a living as a writer but meets with little financial success. Overwhelmed by their impoverished state, Virginia dies and Poe sinks into a profound depression. Always a victim of alcohol and subject to hallucinations, Poe first imagines that his neighbor, Helen Whitman, is Virginia, then plunges himself into an elaborate delusion in which his wife's spirit, various other spectres and a raven finally drive him to his own death.

Starring: Henry B. Walthall, Warda Howard, Ernest Maupain, Eleanor Thompson, Marian Skinner, Harry Dunkinson, Grant Foreman, Hugh Thompson, Peggy Meredith, Frank Hamilton ..
Directed by: Charles Brabin
Release date: 1915-11-08
Best Movies of 1915 : In the Park
21.

In the Park

2.9
5.6/10 IMDB

A tramp steals a girl's handbag, but when he tries to pick Charlie's pocket loses his cigarettes and matches. He rescues a hot dog man from a thug, but takes a few with his walking stick. When the thief tries to take some of Charlie's sausages, Charlie gets the handbag. The handbag makes its way from person to person to its owner, who is angry with her boyfriend who didn't protect her in the first place. The boyfriend decides to throw himself in the lake in despair, so Charlie helps him out.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Leo White, Leona Anderson, Bud Jamison, Billy Armstrong, Ernest Van Pelt, Lloyd Bacon ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1915-03-18
Best Movies of 1915 : The Golden Chance
22.

The Golden Chance

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

Despite her well-bred upbringing, Mary had disobeyed her family’s wishes and married Steve Denby, a petty thief whose penchant for booze has left them destitute. Mary answers an ad to be a society woman’s seamstress and is hired by Mrs. Hillary. Mr. Hillary is trying to close a deal with Roger Manning and entices him by inviting him, as a dinner guest, to meet the “prettiest girl in the world.” Upon learning that the “prettiest girl” is indisposed, Mrs. Hillary, realizing that Mary had good upbringing, enlists Mary as a substitute. Naturally Mary and Manning fall in love, and, since the deal still isn’t signed, the Hillary’s hire Mary’s services for the weekend.

Starring: Cleo Ridgely, Wallace Reid, Horace B. Carpenter, Ernest Joy, Edythe Chapman, Raymond Hatton, Lucien Littlefield ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1915-12-30
Best Movies of 1915 : Fanchon, the Cricket
23.

Fanchon, the Cricket

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

A young wild girl, Fanchon, lives in a forest with her eccentric grandmother who is suspected by the villagers of being a witch. The unkempt Fanchon suffers from her grandmother's sorceress reputation. One day the girl rescues a boy from drowning and they fall in love, but Fanchon won't agree to marry him unless his father asks her. A year later the boy has fallen very ill and it is only the presence of the enchanting Fanchon that helps to restore his health.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Jack Standing, Lottie Pickford, Gertrude Norman, Russell Bassett, Dick Lee, Jack Pickford ..
Directed by: James Kirkwood
Release date: 1915-05-10
Best Movies of 1915 : Enoch Arden
24.

Enoch Arden

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

Seamen Enoch Arden returns home after a long absence marooned on a desert island. At home he finds his wife married to another, and though he loves her, he cannot bear to disrupt her current happiness.

Starring: Alfred Paget, Lillian Gish, Wallace Reid, D. W. Griffith, Mildred Harris, Betty Marsh, Paul Willis, Francis Carpenter ..
Directed by: Christy Cabanne
Release date: 1915-04-08
Best Movies of 1915 : The Darkening Trail
25.

The Darkening Trail

2.8
6.1/10 IMDB

Yukon Ed has asked saloon owner Ruby McGraw to marry him several times, and has been turned down each time. However, she falls for Jack Sturgess, a no-account who has seduced and abandoned a poor young girl and is escaping from his father's anger. She takes up with Jack to Ed's dismay, and soon the thing that Ed feared would happen does happen.

Starring: William S. Hart, Enid Markey, Nona Thomas, Milton Ross, Louise Glaum, George Fisher ..
Directed by: William S. Hart
Release date: 1915-05-31
26.

Cartoons On Tour

2.8
5.1/10 IMDB

A father and daughter each enjoy their printed "Grouch Chaser" cartoons, which come to life for the audience. Meanwhile, the daughter is secretly planning to elope.

Directed by: Raoul Barre
Release date: 1915-08-17
Best Movies of 1915 : The Italian
27.

The Italian

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

An immigrant leaves his sweetheart in Italy to find a better life across the sea in the grimy slums of New York.

Starring: George Beban, Clara Williams, J. Frank Burke, Leo Willis, Fanny Midgley ..
Directed by: Reginald Barker
Release date: 1915-01-01
Best Movies of 1915 : Children of Eve
28.

Children of Eve

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

An illegitimate child of the slums who labors in an oppressive canning company, not realizing she has a significant connection to the cold-hearted factory owner.

Starring: Viola Dana, Robert Conness, Tom Blake, Nellie Grant, Robert Walker, William Wadsworth, James Harris, Hubert Dawley, Warren Cook, Brad Sutton ..
Directed by: John H. Collins
Release date: 1915-11-10
Best Movies of 1915 : The Hazards of Helen Ep26: The Wild Engine
29.

The Hazards of Helen Ep26: The Wild Engine

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Helen, informed of the danger which menaces an excursion train because another engine on the same track is running wild, mounts a motorcycle and speeds down the track to warn the passengers of their imminent peril. Nearing a river trestle under repair, she hurtles into the river; undaunted, she swims to the opposite bank and flags down the excursion train in the nick of time, causing the engineer to run his train onto a siding just a few moments before the runaway dashes by.

Starring: Helen Holmes, Leo D. Maloney, Rex Downs, Jack Hoxie, Hoot Gibson ..
Directed by: J.P. McGowan, Helen Holmes
Release date: 1915-05-07
Best Movies of 1915 : The Captive
30.

The Captive

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Set during the Balkan Wars, The Captive tells the story of Sonia, a young woman living in Montenegro and left to care for her younger brother Milos and the family farm when older brother Marko goes off to battle. Unable to handle the day-to-day tasks following her brother’s tragic death, help comes in the form of Mahmud Hassan (House Peters, Prisoners of the Storm) a captured Turk nobleman now a prisoner of war. Tasked with helping Sonia, their initial frosty relationship soon melts into love. As the war rages on Sonia, Mahmud and Milos will face near-insurmountable obstacles in their quest for a better life amidst the hell of war.

Starring: Blanche Sweet, House Peters, Gerald Ward, Page Peters, Jeanie Macpherson, Theodore Roberts, William Elmer, Marjorie Daw, Tex Driscoll, Raymond Hatton ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1915-04-22
Best Movies of 1915 : Alias Jimmy Valentine
31.

Alias Jimmy Valentine

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

After robbing a bank, a criminal is wrongfully pardoned from prison.

Starring: Robert Warwick, Robert Cummings, Alec B. Francis, Frederick Truesdell, Ruth Shepley, Johnny Hines, D.J. Flanagan, Walter Craven, John Boone, Thomas Mott Osborne ..
Directed by: Maurice Tourneur
Release date: 1915-02-22
Best Movies of 1915 : The Hazards of Helen Ep13: The Escape on the Fast Freight
32.

The Hazards of Helen Ep13: The Escape on the Fast Freight

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

Two yeggmen hold up Helen, on night duty at Ferndale, lock her in a closet, and escape. Later, standing on a bridge over the freight yards, Helen sees the two bandits aboard an outgoing freight, and drops onto the roof of the car from above as it crosses underneath. A chase along the roofs of the speeding cars ensues...

Starring: Helen Holmes, Leo D. Maloney, J. Gunnis Davis, George A. Williams ..
Directed by: Paul Hurst, J.P. McGowan, Helen Holmes
Release date: 1915-02-05
Best Movies of 1915 : The Cub
33.

The Cub

2.7
6.0/10 IMDB

This breezy comedy is about a cub newspaper reporter who goes to investigate a family feud, which has erupted into violence again—a parody of the real Hatfield-McCoy feud.

Starring: Johnny Hines, Martha Hedman, Robert Cummings, Dorothy Farnum, Jessie Lewis, Bert Starkey ..
Directed by: Maurice Tourneur
Release date: 1915-07-15
Best Movies of 1915 : Hypocrites
34.

Hypocrites

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

The story of St. Gabriel, who was killed by an ignorant mob for making a nude statue representing Purity, who is also represented by a ghostly naked girl that flits through the film.

Starring: Myrtle Stedman, Courtenay Foote, Herbert Standing, Adele Farrington, Alva D. Blake, Dixie Carr, Jane Darwell, Nigel De Brulier, Margaret Edwards, Vera Lewis ..
Directed by: Lois Weber
Release date: 1915-01-20
35.

The Dinosaur and the Missing Link: A Prehistoric Tragedy

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

Two cavemen, The Duke and Stonejaw Steve, call on Miss Araminta Rockface. The hated rivals fight, and Steve wins when he throws The Duke into a pot of boiling water. A title card introduces a third rival, "our unassuming hero, Theophilus Ivoryhead." Miss Rockface invites the three men into her father's drawing room/cave, apologizing for not offering tea, since it has not been discovered yet. The Duke and Steve fight again, and everyone rushes out of the cave. Mr. Rockface notices his pot of food is empty; earlier, Wild Willie the Missing Link had eaten it. Mr. Rockface tells the three suitors they will have to procure their own dinner. Steve locates a desert quail and shoots an arrow at it, but the arrow misses the quail and happily (for Steve) hits The Duke's behind. Meanwhile, Wild Willie is still hungry and goes hunting for snakes. He finds a dinosaur's tail instead...

Directed by: Willis H. O'Brien
Release date: 1915-01-01
Best Movies of 1915 : Young Romance
36.

Young Romance

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

Two young clerks in a department store meet and fall in love during a seaside vacation in Maine, but part as strangers because, unknown to each other, both had been masquerading as upper-class 'swells', just to see how the better half lives.

Starring: Edith Taliaferro, Florence Dagmar, Tom Forman, Al Ernest Garcia, Marshall Mackaye, Harry De Vere, J. Parks Jones, Violet Drew, Mrs. Lewis McCord, Gertrude Kellar ..
Directed by: George Melford
Release date: 1915-01-20
Best Movies of 1915 : The Girl of the Golden West
37.

The Girl of the Golden West

2.6
5.4/10 IMDB

A saloon hostess loves Ramerrez, a notorious highwayman. Sheriff Jack Rance, who loves the girl too, instigates a card game that will determine the fate of all three of them. If she wins, the girl's lover will go free; but if she loses…

Starring: Mabel Van Buren, Theodore Roberts, House Peters, Anita King, Sydney Deane, William Elmer, Jeanie Macpherson, Raymond Hatton, Richard L'Estrange, Tex Driscoll ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1915-01-04
Best Movies of 1915 : Bad Buck of Santa Ynez
38.

Bad Buck of Santa Ynez

2.6
6.5/10 IMDB

An outlaw on the run comes upon a widow and her small child. When the child is bitten by a snake, the outlaw risks his life by riding into town to get a doctor.

Starring: William S. Hart, Bob Kortman, Fanny Midgley, Thelma Salter ..
Directed by: William S. Hart
Release date: 1915-05-20
Best Movies of 1915 : Alice in Wonderland
39.

Alice in Wonderland

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

Alice goes with her sister to a picnic and then she falls asleep and starts dreaming about a wonderland full of talking animals and walking playing cards.

Starring: Viola Savoy, Herbert Rice, Harry Marks, Louis Merkle, William Tilden ..
Directed by: W.W. Young
Release date: 1915-01-15
Best Movies of 1915 : Fatty's Tintype Tangle
40.

Fatty's Tintype Tangle

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Hubby and wifey are in love, but he's henpecked by her mother. A nip of whiskey gives him Dutch courage, and he storms out, declaring he won't be a domestic slave anymore. He heads for a park bench where a photographer mistakes him for a seated woman's sweetheart. The tintype of the two of them falls into the hands of the woman's husband, whose jealous rage frightens our hero. He abruptly leaves town, telling wifey he'll be away on business. Wifey doesn't need her house while he's away, so, unknown to hubby, she moves in with mom and rents the house to the couple from the park. When our hero returns home sooner than expected, the renter has another attack of jealousy.

Starring: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Joe Bordeaux, Glen Cavender, Ted Edwards, Louise Fazenda, Frank Hayes, Edgar Kennedy, Charles Lakin, Norma Nichols, Mai Wells ..
Directed by: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Release date: 1915-07-26
Best Movies of 1915 : Trilby
41.

Trilby

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

A hypnotic Svengali controls the singing voice of a young starlet, but he cannot control her heart. This 1915 Maurice Tourneur film is a version of the famous duMaurier novel. It was later done in a more famous 1931 film named Svengali with John Barrymore. The later film obviously changed the title due to the huge presence of its' star.

Starring: Wilton Lackaye, Clara Kimball Young, Paul McAllister, Chester Barnett, D.J. Flanagan ..
Directed by: Maurice Tourneur
Release date: 1915-09-19
Best Movies of 1915 : The Coward
42.

The Coward

2.6
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 Movies of 1915 : The Taking of Luke McVane
43.

The Taking of Luke McVane

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

Luke McVane (William S. Hart) shoots a card-cheat in self-defense and has to make a run for it before the town lynch him.

Starring: William S. Hart, Enid Markey, Clifford Smith, Ernest Swallow, Fritz the Horse ..
Directed by: William S. Hart, Clifford Smith
Release date: 1915-04-16
Best Movies of 1915 : Fatty’s Faithful Fido
44.

Fatty’s Faithful Fido

2.5
6.0/10 IMDB

Fatty and Al are Minta's suitors. After Fatty sics his dog on him, Al marks Fatty for roughing up by two thugs, but the plan backfires.

Starring: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Minta Durfee, Al St. John, Frank Hayes, Charles Lakin, Dan Albert, Joe Bordeaux, Charley Chase, Dixie Chene, Edward F. Cline ..
Directed by: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Release date: 1915-03-19
Best Movies of 1915 : Mabel and Fatty Viewing the World's Fair at San Francisco
45.

Mabel and Fatty Viewing the World's Fair at San Francisco

2.5
5.6/10 IMDB

Frequent comedy co-stars Fatty Arbuckle and Mabel Normand take viewers on a tour of the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco. Attractions shown include the U.S. Battleship "Oregon", the Australian convict ship "Success" (complete with such punishment devices as a flogging rack and a spiked Iron Maiden), the world's tallest flagpole (251 feet), the Court of Abundance, the Court of the Universe (with sunken garden) and the Tower of Jewels. Fatty and Mabel also visit Frisco's still-under-construction City Hall, accompanied by Frisco's then-Mayor James Rolph Jr. Also appearing in the film is opera star Ernestine Schumann-Heink.

Starring: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Mabel Normand, James Rolph Jr., Mme. Ernestine Schumann-Heink ..
Directed by: Mabel Normand, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Release date: 1915-04-22
Best Movies of 1915 : Mabel and Fatty's Wash Day
46.

Mabel and Fatty's Wash Day

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

A henpecked husband's innocent friendship with a married woman leads to chaos.

Starring: Mabel Normand, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Harry McCoy, Alice Davenport, Joe Bordeaux, Edgar Kennedy ..
Directed by: Mabel Normand, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Release date: 1915-01-14
Best Movies of 1915 : The Pay Train
47.

The Pay Train

2.5
5.9/10 IMDB

Helen, overhearing Tony and his accomplices plotting to derail the pay train and steal its money, is thrown into a cattle car; grabbing a revolver which one of the men has dropped, she shoots the wire controlling the semaphore arm, which then swings up and flashes the danger flag, thus averting disaster in the nick of time.

Starring: Helen Holmes, George A. Williams, Leo D. Maloney, M.J. Murchison, Hoot Gibson ..
Directed by: J.P. McGowan
Release date: 1915-06-11
Best Movies of 1915 : Fatty’s Plucky Pup
48.

Fatty’s Plucky Pup

2.5
6.1/10 IMDB

Four bad men have kidnapped Fatty's girlfriend and plan to kill her. Fatty's dog knows where she is, but Fatty doesn't and he was crying. However the dog came back to get Fatty, and they and the Keystone Cops went to rescue her.

Starring: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Phyllis Allen, Edgar Kennedy, Joe Bordeaux, Glen Cavender, Ted Edwards, Al St. John, Luke the Dog ..
Directed by: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Release date: 1915-06-27
Best Movies of 1915 : Fatty and Mabel at the San Diego Exposition
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Fatty and Mabel at the San Diego Exposition

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

Fatty and Mabel go to the San Diego Exposition.

Starring: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Mabel Normand, Joe Bordeaux, Billie Brockwell, Glen Cavender, Alice Davenport, Minta Durfee, Ted Edwards, Vivian Edwards, Harry Gribbon ..
Directed by: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Release date: 1915-01-23
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Behind the Screen

2.5
5.5/10 IMDB

A look behind the scenes at Universal Studios in 1915.

Starring: Al Christie, Eddie Lyons, Lee Moran, Victoria Forde, Neal Burns, Stella Adams, Otis Turner, Isadore Bernstein ..
Directed by: Al Christie
Release date: 1915-07-23

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