Best Romance Movies of 1911


Billy and His Pal

5.4/10 IMDB

Billy and His Pal, released on February 16, 1911, is about a cowboy, Jim (Francis Ford), who is idolised by young Billy (actress Edith Storey in drag). When Jim runs afoul of a gang of Mexican thieves, it’s up to Billy to rescue his hero. Billy and His Pal is short on plot but long on local atmosphere with the director (probably William Haddock) and cameraman William “Daddy” Paley making the most of the starkly beautiful Texas countryside.

Starring: Francis Ford, Edith Storey ..
Directed by: William F. Haddock
Release date: 1911-02-15
Best Romance Movies of 1911 : The Rose of Kentucky

The Rose of Kentucky

5.9/10 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.

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

The Show Girl

4.2/10 IMDB

Audrey, a charming actress, but classed among the show girls, is invited with some of her stage companions, to have lunch with an old friend, by the name of Dr. Renfrew. The doctor and Audrey, eating together, talk over old times and renew their friendship; she takes his attentions seriously and becomes very much impressed with his pleasant companionship. Night after night the doctor attends the performance in which she appears as the "headliner," and never fails to greet her with generous applause and a bouquet of flowers as marks of admiration. To emphasize his friendship or infatuation he sends her a string of pearls, begging her to accept it as a souvenir of happy days gone by. Through a member of the company in which she is playing, she learns that Dr. Renfrew is married, and at her friend's suggestion redirects his note back to his wife.

Starring: Maurice Costello, Helen Gardner, Florence Turner, Van Dyke Brooke, Kenneth Casey, Lillian Walker ..
Directed by: Van Dyke Brooke
Release date: 1911-05-18
Best Romance Movies of 1911 : The Coffin Ship

The Coffin Ship

5.4/10 IMDB

A love story filmed in Long Island Sound with a stowaway and a shipwreck.

Starring: William Garwood ..
Release date: 1911-06-19
Best Romance Movies of 1911 : Swords and Hearts

Swords and Hearts

5.5/10 IMDB

A poor girl is secretly in love with a wealthy young planter.

Starring: Wilfred Lucas, Claire McDowell, Dorothy West, William J. Butler, Charles West, Francis J. Grandon, Verner Clarges ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1911-08-27
Best Romance Movies of 1911 : When a Man Loves

When a Man Loves

5.8/10 IMDB

Mr. Bach, a wealthy man, visits the scenes of his boyhood days in his auto and meets farmer Brown, his boyhood friend. Brown is the father of a very pretty daughter named Tessie. Bach becomes deeply smitten with the artless little country lass, and secretly hopes to win her. Tessie, however, has a host of admirers in the little village, the favored one being John Watson.

Starring: Dell Henderson, Mary Pickford, Charles West, George Nichols, Verner Clarges, Grace Henderson, Edward Dillon, Robert Harron, Guy Hedlund, Wilfred Lucas ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1911-01-05
Best Romance Movies of 1911 : A Romance of the Cliff Dwellers

A Romance of the Cliff Dwellers

4.0/10 IMDB

The story itself deals with the primitive instinct of mankind; to desire was to take at strength of arms, and thus one of the chiefs chose for his own a maiden fair who was loved in turn by a young brave, and whose admiration she returned. But like unto the dark ages, whenever a man desired a maid he took her with or without her leave. Thus far did the chief go, but her lover decides to match his strength of arms for so fair a bride, and they fight upon the cliff's edge. But here the maid takes up the bow of fate and sends an arrow into the heart of her captor. Thus the two forest lovers are united, but a life for a life is the law of their race and the lover is brought to the council chamber and tried before his kinsmen. To shield the woman he loves he remains silent.

Starring: Laura Sawyer, Herbert Prior, James Gordon ..
Directed by: J. Searle Dawley
Release date: 1911-12-29
Best Romance Movies of 1911 : A Modern Cinderella

A Modern Cinderella

5.2/10 IMDB

This 20th-century retelling of the classic fairy tale keeps all the familiar elements — a selfish step-sister, a put-upon beauty, a Prince Charming, and, of course, a lost slipper — but shifts the action to a contemporary boarding house. Cinderella, played by Mary Fuller, befriends an elderly resident, who buys a party outfit for her favorite when Cinderella’s elder sister preens for a dance. The new clothes transform the unassuming maiden into the toast of the ball. Finding Cinderella’s missing shoe, a dashing young man follows the clue to his grandmother, Cinderella’s friend at the boarding house, who works her magic to reunite the couple.

Starring: Mary Fuller, Darwin Karr, Mabel Trunnelle, Sydney Booth, Harold M. Shaw, Walter Edwin ..
Directed by: J. Searle Dawley
Release date: 1911-11-07
Best Romance Movies of 1911 : The Primal Call

The Primal Call

4.9/10 IMDB

A young woman who is engaged to a millionaire she doesn't love meets and falls in love with a rough sailor.

Starring: Wilfred Lucas, Claire McDowell, Grace Henderson, Dell Henderson, Joseph Graybill, John T. Dillon, Vivian Prescott, Donald Crisp, Francis J. Grandon, Robert Harron ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1911-06-21
Best Romance Movies of 1911 : The Mummy

The Mummy

5.4/10 IMDB

An electric current accidentally brings a female mummy back to life with decidedly romantic inclinations, much to the surprise of a young Egyptologist and his less than understanding fiancée. This film is presumed lost.

Starring: William Garwood, Harry Benham ..
Release date: 1911-03-07

An Elevator Romance

5.6/10 IMDB

A wealthy, hustling young westerner comes east, and immediately calls up his boyhood chum, now a staid businessman in a New York skyscraper. The westerner is charmed by the sweet voice of the telephone girl who answers his call from the office switchboard, and determines to make her acquaintance. In fact, one of the first things he does after reaching his friend's office is to make inquiries, and he is made happy by an introduction. He soon finds that while the voice is charming, the girl's appearance and manner are much more so. But the girl, being modest and retiring does not approve of such an informal acquaintance. She practically snubs the westerner, and he sees that he has made little progress in his suit. And time is valuable for he soon must go back to his home, and he has already decided that he will take a bride with him. Love finds a way, as it usually does.

Starring: William Garwood, Muriel Ostriche ..
Release date: 1911-04-27
Best Romance Movies of 1911 : Sweet Memories

Sweet Memories

5.3/10 IMDB

An elderly woman looks back on the special times in her life, thinking especially about her now-departed husband and the things they did together. Though it is sad that these times are now gone, she is comforted by her memories and by the hope of sharing in the lives of her child and grandchildren.

Starring: Mary Pickford, King Baggot, Owen Moore, William E. Shay, Jack Pickford, Lottie Pickford ..
Directed by: Thomas H. Ince
Release date: 1911-03-27
Best Romance Movies of 1911 : Three Million Dollars

Three Million Dollars

4.9/10 IMDB

Mr. Joseph Close, ranch man, with his wife and daughter, visit the town for supplies. The daughter makes a hit with the storekeeper and it is with difficulty that the ranch man induces his daughter to leave. They return home, and the ranch man finds a letter in his mail box from Wm. Schrider, Attorney-at-Law, informing him that his brother is dead, and has left the sum of three million dollars to his daughter, on condition that she produce an official certificate of her marriage one month from the date of her uncle's death.

Starring: J. Warren Kerrigan, Pauline Bush, George Periolat ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1911-09-06
Best Romance Movies of 1911 : In Old Madrid

In Old Madrid

4.8/10 IMDB

A young Spanish couple want to be together, but are hindered by the girl's parents. They try a ruse to get a chance to be alone, but it is discovered. The young man then decides to resort to more daring methods.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Owen Moore ..
Directed by: Thomas H. Ince
Release date: 1911-03-20

A Decree of Destiny

4.4/10 IMDB

Kenneth Marsden, a young artist in failing health is advised to go south to New Orleans, where he expects to find accommodation with an old-time friend of his mother. The old lady receives the son of her dear friend with open arms, but her two convent-bred nieces, Mary and Edith, are horrified at the thought of a man in the house. However, it isn't long after his arrival that he has made a decided impression upon the young ladies.

Starring: Joseph Graybill, Marion Sunshine, Mary Pickford, Clara T. Bracy, Claire McDowell, Adolph Lestina ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1911-03-06

Three Sisters

5.0/10 IMDB

Mary is the youngest of three sisters and of an impressionable nature. She and her sister Florence are living at home with their widowed mother, while Adele travels on the road with a theatrical company. Adele returns from the road at the end of her season, and is not home long before she realizes that her place is with her mother and sisters. She finds that they neglect their poor old mother, running off to dancing parties every night and associating with the wrong type of people. Adele, who is older and more experienced, decides to stay and watch over them.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Marion Sunshine, Vivian Prescott, Kate Bruce ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1911-02-02

Moora Neya, or The Message of the Spear

0.0/10 IMDB

Harry Earl is in love with the station owner's daughter. The manager makes advances on her, but Earl beats him up. The overseer urges some Aborigines to kill Earl but one of them, alerts the station men by writing a message on a spear.

Starring: Ethel Phillips, Charles Villiers, Stanley Walpole ..
Directed by: Alfred Rolfe
Release date: 1911-07-31
Best Romance Movies of 1911 : Young Lochinvar

Young Lochinvar

0.0/10 IMDB

The “gallant young Lochinvar” and his stolen bride lead their pursuers on a merry chase

Starring: William Russell, Marguerite Snow ..
Release date: 1911-09-26

The Temptress

0.0/10 IMDB

Lottie Briscoe sees her boyfriend taken away by a scheming woman who defies her father's wishes and pushes back with an attempt to poison him. A detective, Curtis Cooksey, is called in to investigate.

Starring: Lottie Briscoe, Curtis Cooksey ..
Release date: 1911-05-30

Over the Hills

0.0/10 IMDB

Starring: King Baggot, Lucille Young, Robert Z. Leonard, Margarita Fischer, Isabel Rea, Anita Hendrie, Violet Mersereau ..
Directed by: George Loane Tucker, Joseph W. Smiley
Release date: 1911-11-30

The Moth

0.0/10 IMDB

A young man, a "City Chap," decided to spend his vacation in the country, and made a profound impression upon the villagers, who were honored by having him in their midst. He was so neatly dressed, that the rural swains found themselves cast in the background. He made a profound impression upon the belle of the village, and even her mother heartily approved of him, But a moth was the cause of his undoing.

Starring: Marguerite Snow ..
Release date: 1911-08-29

Count Ivan and the Waitress

0.0/10 IMDB

Count Ivan, a wealthy Russian nobleman, is a dreamer, but not of revolutions. A bachelor, he has drifted into a placid old age, happy with his music and his books, and never contemplating any changes in the social conditions that surrounded him. But, just the same, he is accused of conspiracy, and to escape a sentence to Siberia that means death, he flees to America

Starring: Marguerite Snow ..
Release date: 1911-09-05

Teaching Dad to Like Her

0.0/10 IMDB

Harry wants to marry Dolly, a showgirl, but only on the condition that she can win over his disapproving father. The father is so charmed when he meets Dolly that he wants to win her for himself.

Starring: Joseph Graybill, Dell Henderson, Vivian Prescott, Guy Hedlund, Verner Clarges, Kate Bruce, William J. Butler, Adele DeGarde, Edward Dillon, John T. Dillon ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1911-03-20

Lorna Doone

0.0/10 IMDB

Lorna Dugal, the little daughter of an English nobleman, is carried off by her father's enemies, the Doones, when she is five years old. Sire Ensor Doone had been banished from court, and he and his family had established themselves in a well-protected valley, becoming outlaws and highwaymen.

Starring: Marguerite Snow, Gladys Hulette, Frank Hall Crane, William Garwood, Marie Eline, William Russell ..
Directed by: Theodore Marston
Release date: 1911-06-29

Two Men and a Girl

0.0/10 IMDB

A love triangle.

Starring: Francis X. Bushman, Dolores Cassinelli, Frank Dayton ..
Release date: 1911-09-12
Best Romance Movies of 1911 : Told in Colorado

Told in Colorado

0.0/10 IMDB

Told in Colorado is a short, silent thriller

Starring: William Duncan, Thomas Carrigan, Myrtle Stedman, Olive Mix, Otis Thayer, Tom Mix ..
Directed by: Joseph A. Golden
Release date: 1911-10-10

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