Best Romance Movies of 1914


Mother's Baby Boy

5.7/10 IMDB

Percival is a spoiled mama's boy. When two toughs make time with his girlfriend he sends a telegram to his mother for help.

Starring: Eva Bell, Oliver Hardy, Nellie Farron, Don Ferrando, Burt Bucher, Royal Byron ..
Directed by: Arthur Hotaling
Release date: 1914-11-24
Best Romance Movies of 1914 : Tillie's Punctured Romance

Tillie's Punctured Romance

6.3/10 IMDB

A womanizing city man meets Tillie in the country, after a fight with his girlfriend. When he sees that Tillie's father has a very large bankroll for his workers, he persuades her to elope with him.

Starring: Marie Dressler, Charlie Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Mack Swain, Charles Bennett, Chester Conklin, Dan Albert, Phyllis Allen, Billie Bennett, Helen Carruthers ..
Directed by: Mack Sennett
Release date: 1914-11-14
Best Romance Movies of 1914 : The Spoilers

The Spoilers

6.0/10 IMDB

The Spoilers is a 1914 film directed by Colin Campbell. It is set in Nome, Alaska during the 1898 Gold Rush, with William Farnum as Roy Glennister, Kathlyn Williams as Cherry Malotte, and Tom Santschi as Alex McNamara. The film culminates in a spectacular saloon fistfight between Glennister and McNamara. It was adapted to screen by Lanier Bartlett from the Rex Beach novel of the same name.

Starring: William Farnum, Kathlyn Williams, Bessie Eyton, Frank Clark, Tom Santschi, Jack McDonald, Wheeler Oakman, Norval MacGregor, William Ryno ..
Directed by: Colin Campbell
Release date: 1914-04-10
Best Romance Movies of 1914 : The Wrath of the Gods

The Wrath of the Gods

5.9/10 IMDB

An American sailor falls in love with a fisherman's daughter and convinces her that Jesus is more powerful than the gods who have cursed her.

Starring: Sessue Hayakawa, Tsuru Aoki, Frank Borzage, Kisabur? Kurihara, Henry Kotani, Gladys Brockwell, Herschel Mayall ..
Directed by: Reginald Barker
Release date: 1914-06-08

Liberty Belles

5.0/10 IMDB

Liberty Belles, silent comedy film from 1914 starring Dorothy Gish, Jack Pickford, and Gertrude Bambrick.

Starring: Dorothy Gish, Jack Pickford, Gertrude Bambrick, Reggie Morris, Dave Morris, Spottiswoode Aitken, Charles Hill Mailes, Kate Toncray, Marion Sunshine, Vola Vale ..
Directed by: Dell Henderson
Release date: 1914-05-13
Best Romance Movies of 1914 : Salomy Jane

Salomy Jane

5.9/10 IMDB

When beautiful Salomy Jane resists the romantic advances of a young ruffian, she is rescued by Jack Dart, who has his own additional reasons for tangling with the man. Jack fights the ruffian and kills him. He escapes with the law on his trail, for it is (wrongly) presumed that he is also the man who held up the stagecoach. Salomy Jane comes to his rescue when he is captured and about to be lynched.

Starring: Beatriz Michelena, House Peters, William Pike, Clara Beyers, Lorraine Lévy, Loretta Ephran, Walter Williams, D. Mitsoras, Andrew Robson, Matt Snyder ..
Directed by: Lucius Henderson, William Nigh
Release date: 1914-11-02
Best Romance Movies of 1914 : An American Citizen

An American Citizen

7.3/10 IMDB

A young American broker at large in London.

Starring: John Barrymore, Evelyn Moore, Peter Lang, Hal Clarendon, Ethel West, Evelyn Moore, Mrs. M.S. Smith, Howard Missimer, Edith Henkle, Alexander Gaden ..
Directed by: J. Searle Dawley
Release date: 1914-01-10
Best Romance Movies of 1914 : Hearts Adrift

Hearts Adrift

6.3/10 IMDB

A lost film. A man and a woman are shipwrecked on a desert island. It doesn't take long before they fall in love and, figuring that they would never see civilization again, declare themselves married and eventually have a child. One day, however...

Starring: Mary Pickford, Harold Lockwood ..
Directed by: Edwin S. Porter
Release date: 1914-02-09
Best Romance Movies of 1914 : The Decoy

The Decoy

5.8/10 IMDB

A rather complex interweaving of romance and crime is squeezed into one reel. A "respectable" couple of city "card sharpers" invite a distant country relative to visit, then use her as a pretty, unwitting decoy to lure rich victims. They flee town a step ahead of the law. At a resort, the innocent girl falls in love with the latest victim, but they help expose and apprehend the guilty parties.

Starring: Charles Horan, Marie Rainford, Virginia Waite, Muriel Ostriche, Boyd Marshall, John Reinhardt ..
Directed by: Carl Gregory
Release date: 1914-07-02
Best Romance Movies of 1914 : For Ireland's Sake

For Ireland's Sake

5.7/10 IMDB

Set in the late 1790s, a depiction of Irish villagers rebelling against British occupation (Red Coats) over the right to bear arms.

Starring: Gene Gauntier, J.J. Clark, Madam Norina, Sidney Olcott ..
Directed by: Sidney Olcott
Release date: 1914-01-11
Best Romance Movies of 1914 : Lost by a Hair

Lost by a Hair

5.7/10 IMDB

A group of jealous men conspire to defeat a romantic rival who has captured the attention of all of the ladies at a summer hotel. (Note: The majority of this film is considered lost. Only a fragment survives.)

Starring: Phillips Smalley, Joe King, Phil Carr, Lois Weber, Ella Hall, Betty Schade, Beatrice Van ..
Directed by: Lois Weber, Phillips Smalley
Release date: 1914-06-28
Best Romance Movies of 1914 : Across the Pacific

Across the Pacific

4.1/10 IMDB

The Escott family, on their way to Montana, is attacked by Indians. Army Lt. Joe Lanier finds little Elsie Escott, the only survivor,

Starring: Dorothy Dalton, Samuel E. Hines, Millar ..
Directed by: Edwin Carewe
Release date: 1914-11-02
Best Romance Movies of 1914 : The Rose of the Rancho

The Rose of the Rancho

3.1/10 IMDB

Esra Kincaid takes land by force and, having taken the Espinoza land, his sights are set on the Castro rancho. Government agent Kearney holds him off till the cavalry shows up and he can declare his love for Juanita, called “the Rose of the Rancho.”

Starring: Bessie Barriscale, Jane Darwell, Dick La Reno, Jack W. Johnston, Monroe Salisbury, James Neill, Sydney Deane, William Elmer, Jeanie Macpherson, William C. de Mille ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1914-11-15
Best Romance Movies of 1914 : Richelieu


0.0/10 IMDB

Based on a play by Edward Bulwer-Lytton. Originally released in six reels, but later cut to four due to poor reviews. A lost film.

Starring: Murdock MacQuarrie, William C. Dowlan, Pauline Bush, James Robert Chandler, Edna Maison, James Neill, Lon Chaney, Richard Rosson, Edythe Chapman, William Lloyd ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1914-09-26
Best Romance Movies of 1914 : A Fair Rebel

A Fair Rebel

0.0/10 IMDB

Steve Monteith and Ezra Mason, upper class men, and Bill Bronson, a plebe, are chums and roommates at West Point before the Civil War. Steve prepares to leave for his home in Virginia, and Mason and he exchange photographs before parting. General Abner Montieth, Steve's father, and his sister Clairette are overjoyed and surprised when Steve arrives. Aunt Margie and her adopted daughter, Joan Fitzhugh, who is very fond of Steve, join the family and give Steve a warm welcome. One year later the rumble of war is heard. Steve, now a major, and his father, General, leave at the head of separate companies with the Confederate troops.

Starring: Dorothy Gish, Charles West, Charles Perley, Linda Arvidson, Robert Drouet, Walter P. Lewis, Clara T. Bracy, Harry Alaska, George C. Pearce, Jack Brammall ..
Directed by: Frank Powell
Release date: 1914-05-21

Arms and the Gringo

0.0/10 IMDB

ARCHIVE: George Eastman House

Starring: Wallace Reid, Dorothy Gish, Fred Kelsey, F.A. Lowery, Howard Gaye ..
Directed by: Christy Cabanne
Release date: 1914-06-28

Silent Sandy

0.0/10 IMDB

Mary Jones, slavey, lonely and unloved, advertises in a matrimonial paper for a good man to marry her. Charlie Brown, village sport, answers the ad. He signs it with the name of "Silent Sandy," his bachelor friend, telling Mary to come at once and he will make her happy. Mary comes. Sandy, willing to meet her, she looks him up. The tender hearted bachelor, realizing from the grins of Charlie and his pal that this is a put up job of theirs, marries Mary out of pity. Mary discovers "the joke," and that Silent Sandy did not marry her for love. As she is very much in love with her husband, this nearly breaks her heart. Meanwhile, Charlie has become fascinated by Mary's beauty. He declares his feelings, begging her to elope with him. Mary, furiously unhappy, repulses him, and Sandy comes in just in time to finish up Charlie.

Starring: Fred Kelsey, Dorothy Gish ..
Directed by: James Kirkwood
Release date: 1914-05-30

The Newer Woman

0.0/10 IMDB

The Newer Woman is a 1914 silent film.

Starring: Dorothy Gish, Robert Harron, Donald Crisp ..
Directed by: Donald Crisp
Release date: 1914-06-02

Their First Acquaintance

0.0/10 IMDB

Bob Taylor was a valuable man. Talbot, his employer, told Miriam as much, showing his daughter the good round sum which his new clerk had handed him that evening for a real estate deal he had made in Talbot's absence. It was after banking hours and Talbot slept with the money under his pillow. The next morning he went off in a tearing hurry and forgot the roll of bills.

Starring: Dorothy Gish, Robert Harron, Miriam Cooper, F.A. Turner, W.E. Lawrence, Vester Pegg, Donald Crisp ..
Directed by: Donald Crisp
Release date: 1914-06-16
Best Romance Movies of 1914 : Dawn and Twilight

Dawn and Twilight

5.4/10 IMDB

A blind violinist's sight is restored by an operation paid for by a young woman who loves him, but the fickleness of fate strikes them further tragic blows.

Starring: Francis X. Bushman, Ruth Stonehouse, Helen Dunbar, Alice Bliss, Clara Smith, Thomas Commerford, Frank Owens ..
Release date: 1914-02-03

Making a Convert

0.0/10 IMDB

A short public service film warning people in New Jersey to stay out of the way of oncoming streetcars. The message is framed in a cute romantic comedy.

Starring: Andy Clark, Elsie MacLeod, Harry Gripp, Cora Williams, Julian Reed ..
Directed by: John H. Collins
Release date: 1914-09-15
Best Romance Movies of 1914 : The Cabaret Dancer

The Cabaret Dancer

0.0/10 IMDB

Don Packard, an artist, forgets his country sweetheart, Martha, and falls in love with his model, Linee. The boy marries Linee and takes her to his home. Martha conceives a hatred for Linee when she discovers that the girl has robbed her of her lover. Don's father, a parson, is horrified when he learns of his son's worldly wife. When Linee realizes the trouble her marriage to Don has caused, she runs away, Martha does her utmost to stir up trouble. For two years Don searches in vain for Linee, who has become a cabaret dancer. Dupree, a Frenchman, falls in love with the girl, but she repels his advances, Don enters the restaurant just as Dupree, mad with jealousy, attempts to shoot Linee.

Starring: Alice Joyce, Tom Moore, James B. Ross, Alice Hollister, Harry F. Millarde, Helen Lindroth ..
Directed by: Robert G. Vignola
Release date: 1914-04-06

He Never Knew

0.0/10 IMDB

Unable to support her baby boy, Grace Devereaux, a widow, leaves him at an orphan asylum.

Starring: Anita Stewart, James Morrison, Rose Tapley, Julia Swayne Gordon ..
Directed by: Ralph Ince
Release date: 1914-04-14
Best Romance Movies of 1914 : A Foot of Romance

A Foot of Romance

0.0/10 IMDB

Jim Foley is a splendid fellow, but his huge feet, which are almost as large as his heart, are continually getting him into trouble. Jim takes his best girl, Beverly, to a dance and waltzes all over her new gown, tearing it in several different places. Beverly tells him she has had enough of him.

Starring: Wallace Beery, Beverly Bayne, Charles J. Stine ..
Release date: 1914-01-07

The Countess Betty's Mine

0.0/10 IMDB

Counters Betty Ardmore inherits from an uncle a large mining property in the United States. At the advice of her counselor she comes to America to personally superintend the conduct of her property. Her brother, a dissolute fellow, is left out of the inheritance, but at his solicitation and promise to reform, she takes him with her.

Starring: Wallace Reid, Dorothy Davenport, Ed Brady, Phil Dunham ..
Directed by: Wallace Reid
Release date: 1914-01-21

A Lesson in Mechanics

0.0/10 IMDB

Ruth Wilson, daughter of a wealthy landowner, receives a visit from her country sweetheart, Joe Merriam. who is a motorboat enthusiast. Unknown to anyone but her brother Frank, Ruth is an expert at fixing auto and motorboat engines as the estate is on the bay and Ruth has the use of two launches. With Joe she goes for a boat ride but the engine breaks down and he is unable to fix it, and afraid that it would lower his opinion of her if she should repair the engine, she lets him call another boat to tow them back to the wharf. Merriam, while in love with Ruth, cannot bring himself to propose, fearing that she would be too ornamental for a farmer's wife, and half of his visit passes while he attempts to make up his mind.

Starring: Dorothy Gish, Robert Harron, Donald Crisp, Kate Bruce ..
Directed by: Christy Cabanne
Release date: 1914-08-21

A Flash in the Dark

0.0/10 IMDB

Randall is a rich mine owner whose business affairs cause him to neglect his somewhat frivolous wife. There is a mutual friend whom Randall carelessly allows to entertain his wife. As a result, the friend pays more than natural attentions to the woman. The three visit one of Randall's mines. The wife and friend go down the mining shaft in a bucket. While they are yet underground, a quantity of dynamite explodes. The mine is filled with poisonous fumes.

Starring: Wallace Reid, Dorothy Davenport, Ed Brady, Frank Borzage ..
Directed by: Wallace Reid
Release date: 1914-02-18
Best Romance Movies of 1914 : Discord and Harmony

Discord and Harmony

0.0/10 IMDB

Joy reigns in a colony of struggling artists because Old Felix, a composer, has at last sold one of his symphonies. The night of its initial hearing at the grand opera house the members of the colony turn out en masse. Too poor for orchestra seats, they gather in the gallery around the old composer. The old composer is happy almost to tears, and when the last note has died away there is a cry for the composer. Felix attempts to utter a few words of thanks, but is smothered with flowers. At his studio his friends have prepared for his welcome, and it is upon his arrival there that be feels the happiness which comes of success. However, at the other end of the hall another different drama is being enacted. A girl sits beside her stricken mother, and as the merriment in the studio reaches its height, the soul of the mother departs from the body.

Starring: Murdock MacQuarrie, Pauline Bush, Allan Forrest, James Neill, Lon Chaney ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1914-03-16

Breed o' the Mountains

0.0/10 IMDB

Joe Mayfield and Sue Jarvis are the children of two families in the Blue Ridge Mountains, which have been at variance for years. Brady, Dorothy's brother, has had an affair with a simple mountain maid. She, unable to care for the child, lays it with a note, at what she thinks is Brady's door. In reality, she has taken it to Mayfield's cabin. He finds it, but out of love for Sue, and to spare her the reflected disgrace, he cares for it himself, keeping silent as to its parentage. The love between himself and Sue ripens. Sue is ready to forget the feud and marry him. In order to prevent this, Brady, not knowing whence the child came, accuses Mayfield of being its parent. The accused is silent and Sue turns away. Mayfield, in the meantime, is unable to stand the fruits of injustice and the taunts of Brady. He tells Brady the true parentage of the child. Brady is softened. He tells Mayfield he is going to find its mother and "Make it right."

Starring: Wallace Reid, Dorothy Davenport, Ed Brady, Lucile Wilson ..
Directed by: Wallace Reid
Release date: 1914-02-25

Cupid Incognito

0.0/10 IMDB

Frank Graham, rich mine owner, is fatally injured by an explosion. On his death bed he confides to his friend, Jim Blake, all his plans concerning his daughter, Angela's, future. He makes him promise to watch over her. His fortune he places in the hands of his brother, a New York banker, to be held in trust for his daughter until her wedding day; the fact of her being an heiress to be kept secret in order to insure her safety from fortune-hunters.

Starring: Wallace Reid, Dorothy Davenport, Phil Dunham, John G. Blystone, William Wolbert, Edna Maison, Lucile Wilson ..
Directed by: Wallace Reid
Release date: 1914-04-01

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