Best Romance Movies of 1917


The Poor Little Rich Girl

6.7/10 IMDB

Gwen's family is rich, but her parents ignore her and most of the servants push her around, so she is lonely and unhappy. Her father is concerned only with making money, and her mother cares only about her social position. But one day a servant's irresponsibility creates a crisis that causes everyone to rethink what is important to them.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Madlaine Traverse, Charles Wellesley, Gladys Fairbanks, Frank McGlynn Sr., Emile La Croix, Marcia Harris, Marcia Harris, Frank Andrews, Herbert Prior ..
Directed by: Maurice Tourneur
Release date: 1917-03-05
Best Romance Movies of 1917 : The Pride of the Clan

The Pride of the Clan

6.4/10 IMDB

Donald MacTavish, the last chieftain of his clan on an island off the coast of Scotland, dies at sea. This leaves his only daughter, Marget, to assume the responsibilities of leadership. Marget's burden is partially eased by her blossoming romance with Jamie Campbell. But there is a secret from Jamie's past that neither of them know about.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Warren Cook, Kathryn Browne-Decker, Edward Roseman, Joel Day, Matt Moore, Leatrice Joy ..
Directed by: Maurice Tourneur
Release date: 1917-01-07
Best Romance Movies of 1917 : The Little American

The Little American

6.3/10 IMDB

A young American has her ship torpedoed by a German U-boat but makes it back to her ancestral home in France, where she witnesses German brutality firsthand.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Jack Holt, Raymond Hatton, Hobart Bosworth, Walter Long, Wallace Beery, Norman Kerry, Colleen Moore, Ramon Novarro, Sam Wood ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille, Joseph Levering
Release date: 1917-07-12
Best Romance Movies of 1917 : A Romance of the Redwoods

A Romance of the Redwoods

6.1/10 IMDB

A young girl travels west to live with her uncle during the California Gold Rush only to find that he has been killed by Indians and his identity assumed by an outlaw.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Elliott Dexter, Tully Marshall, Raymond Hatton, Charles Ogle, Walter Long, Winter Hall ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1917-05-14
Best Romance Movies of 1917 : Down to Earth

Down to Earth

6.3/10 IMDB

A healthy outdoors-type follows the girl he loves to a resort for wealthy hypochondriacs. In order to prove to her and the other patients that their "illnesses" are all in their minds, he hatches a scheme to take them on a boat ride, then get them stranded in the wilderness, where he can show them that they can live without their pills, doctors and "cures".

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Eileen Percy, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Charles McHugh, Charles K. Gerrard, William H. Keith, Ruth Allen, Fred Goodwins, Florence Mayon, Herbert Standing ..
Directed by: John Emerson
Release date: 1917-08-16
Best Romance Movies of 1917 : The Woman God Forgot

The Woman God Forgot

6.2/10 IMDB

Cortez sends Alvarado to Montezuma who throws him into a dungeon from which he is rescued by Tecza who loves him. He is recaptured when her lover Guatemoco finds Alvarado hiding in her chambers. Tecza next leads Cortez into the city, thus causing the destruction of her nation and securing the love of Alvarado.

Starring: Geraldine Farrar, Wallace Reid, Raymond Hatton, Hobart Bosworth, Theodore Kosloff, Ramon Novarro, Walter Long, Julia Faye, Olga Grey, Charley Rogers ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1917-10-27
Best Romance Movies of 1917 : Wolf Lowry

Wolf Lowry

6.1/10 IMDB

William S. Hart was the great solitary Western hero of silent film who rode his horse off to new adventures once his job was done. In WOLF LOWRY, he meets a young settler played by Margery Wilson, herself a director in the early 1920s whose films are all considered lost.

Starring: William S. Hart, Margery Wilson, Aaron Edwards, William Fairbanks ..
Directed by: William S. Hart
Release date: 1917-05-27
Best Romance Movies of 1917 : The Polish Dancer

The Polish Dancer

6.0/10 IMDB

A wild young girl runs away from her parents' house to support herself and attracts the attentions of a married man, who is prepared to abandon his wife and child for her.

Starring: Pola Negri, Witold Kuncewicz, Jan Pawlowski, Maria Duleba, Lya Mara ..
Directed by: Aleksander Hertz
Release date: 1917-01-05
Best Romance Movies of 1917 : The Man from Painted Post

The Man from Painted Post

6.6/10 IMDB

In order to find out who's behind a cattle rustling operation that's hurting ranchers, a detective for the Cattleman's Protective Association pretends to be a tenderfoot from back east who's just arrived in the area and doesn't know how to ride, rope or shoot.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Eileen Percy, Frank Campeau, Frank Clark, Herbert Standing, William Lowery, Rhea Haines, Charles Stevens, Monte Blue ..
Directed by: Joseph Henabery
Release date: 1917-09-29
Best Romance Movies of 1917 : Betsy Ross

Betsy Ross

4.9/10 IMDB

Revolutionary War heroine Betsy Ross finds herself in competition with her sister for the affections of a British soldier.

Starring: Alice Brady, John Bowers, Lillian Cook, Victor Kennard, Eugenie Woodward, Kate Lester, Frank Mayo, George MacQuarrie, Justine Cutting, Robert Forsyth ..
Directed by: George Cowl, Travers Vale
Release date: 1917-09-16
Best Romance Movies of 1917 : Max the Heartbreaker

Max the Heartbreaker

6.4/10 IMDB

The story is about Max who in holiday in Switzerland meets two young American girls. They're friends, the first one is blond, the other one is brunette. He falls in love with the two of them and decide to declare his flame first to the brunette then to the blond. When they realize the game Max is playing, they decide to play also. It is a delicate comedy between the three characters realized all in outsides (certainly around the Leman's lake)with a very good direction and very pretty images. The two unknown actress are also very charming. One of the best of Max Linder.

Starring: Max Linder ..
Directed by: Max Linder
Release date: 1917-05-04
Best Romance Movies of 1917 : A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

6.0/10 IMDB

At the outbreak of the French Revolution, Charles Darnay goes to Paris to rescue an imprisoned former family servant. He is himself imprisoned and condemned by the revolutionary forces there. His wife, the former Lucie Manette, is secretly loved by a gentlemanly wastrel, Sydney Carton. Carton embarks on a daring plan to save the husband of the woman he loves.

Starring: William Farnum, Jewel Carmen, Charles Clary, Herschel Mayall, Rosita Marstini, Josef Swickard, Ralph Lewis, William Clifford, Marc Robbins, Olive White ..
Directed by: Frank Lloyd
Release date: 1917-03-10
Best Romance Movies of 1917 : The Dancer's Peril

The Dancer's Peril

6.0/10 IMDB

The Grand Duke Alexis has been happy with his wife, Lola, formerly the queen of the St. Petersburg ballet, and their baby daughter, Vasta. But the lowering cloud that has always hung over them through the refusal of the Russian Court to recognize their marriage breaks when the Duke learns there is an intrigue against his wife's life.

Starring: Alice Brady, Philip Hahn, Harry Benham, Montagu Love, Alexis Kosloff, Augusta Burmeister, Louis R. Grisel, Jack Drumier, Johnny Hines, Sidney D'Albrook ..
Directed by: Travers Vale
Release date: 1917-03-12
Best Romance Movies of 1917 : Camille


6.4/10 IMDB

Camille is a courtesan in Paris. She falls deeply in love with a young man of promise, Armand Duval. When Armand's father begs her not to ruin his hopes of a career and position by marrying Armand, she acquiesces and leaves her lover. However, when poverty and terminal illness overwhelm her, Camille discovers that Armand has not lost his love for her.

Starring: Theda Bara, Alan Roscoe, Walter Law, Glen White, Alice Gale, Claire Whitney, Richard Barthelmess ..
Directed by: J. Gordon Edwards
Release date: 1917-09-30
Best Romance Movies of 1917 : Betsy's Burglar

Betsy's Burglar

5.2/10 IMDB

Betsy Harlow is a hard-working maid in a boarding house. Her dream. however, is to be a detective, a dream she shares with her boyfriend Oscar, a delivery boy for a local grocer. One day a mysterious character named Harry Brent takes a room at the boarding house. Harry, seeing that Betsy is falling for his rather shady charms, persuades her to help him get a box of jewels owned by the Jaspers, an elderly couple who lives across the hall. It turns out that Harry is not quite who he seems; neither, however, are the Jaspers.

Starring: Constance Talmadge, Kenneth Harlan, Monte Blue, Joseph Singleton, Josephine Crowell, Clyde E. Hopkins, Hal Wilson, Kate Bruce, Elmo Lincoln ..
Directed by: Paul Powell
Release date: 1917-03-04
Best Romance Movies of 1917 : The Heart of Texas Ryan

The Heart of Texas Ryan

5.2/10 IMDB

To get in the good graces of his rancher boss’s daughter, cowboy Single Shot captures a cattle raider but then gets kidnapped by his gang of thieves.

Starring: Tom Mix, Bessie Eyton, Frank Campeau, George Fawcett, William Ryno ..
Directed by: E.A. Martin
Release date: 1917-02-25
Best Romance Movies of 1917 : The World Apart

The World Apart

0.0/10 IMDB

Bob Fulton is the superintendent of a mine in the West. He wins the enmity of dancehall owner Jack King when he saves one of the girls, Rose De Braisy, from his unwanted advances. Fulton also wins Rose's love, which he does not return. The mine's owner sends his troublesome son, Roland Holt, out West to work at the mine. Before Holt leaves the East he secretly marries Beth Hoover. Upon Holt's arrival, Fulton tries to befriend him, but Holt prefers the company of bad-guy King.

Starring: Wallace Reid, Myrtle Stedman, John Burton, Eugene Pallette, Florence Carpenter, Henry A. Barrows, Phyllis Daniels ..
Directed by: William Desmond Taylor
Release date: 1917-06-04

The Squaw Man's Son

0.0/10 IMDB

Hal, now fully grown, leaves his wife Edith and his estate in England to return to the land of his Indian mother.

Starring: Wallace Reid, Anita King, Dorothy Davenport, Donald Bowles, Clarence Geldart, Frank Lanning, Ernest Joy, Lucien Littlefield, Mabel Van Buren, Raymond Hatton ..
Directed by: Edward LeSaint
Release date: 1917-07-26
Best Romance Movies of 1917 : The Hostage

The Hostage

0.0/10 IMDB

The Highlanders and Lowlanders are sworn enemies until Lieutenant Kemper, the son of Brigadier Kemper, the leader of the militaristic Lowlanders, is held hostage by the Highlanders until his father's army has retreated to its own boundaries. Much to his surprise, the lieutenant is treated with kindness and consideration by his captors, especially by Boyadi and his beautiful daughter Nathalia, whom he learns to love. Thus, instead of obeying his father's command to escape at an appointed time when the Lowlanders plan to violate their pledge and storm the fortress, he keeps his promise to his captors and remains a prisoner.

Starring: Wallace Reid, Dorothy Abril, Gertrude Short, Clarence Geldart, Guy Oliver, Marcia Manon, Noah Beery, George Spaulding, Lillian Leighton, Lucien Littlefield ..
Directed by: Robert Thornby
Release date: 1917-09-10
Best Romance Movies of 1917 : The Fortunes of Fifi

The Fortunes of Fifi

0.0/10 IMDB

Fifi is an actress in Napoleon-era France. She wins a lottery and leaves Cartouche, the man she loves to go live with a rich family. The conniving Louis Bourcet tries to woo her because he wants her money. But Fifi wants nothing to do with him, and ultimately she gives up her money and returns to Cartouche. But Cartouche, believing he is too old, refuses to marry her until Napoleon himself orders him to do it.

Starring: Marguerite Clark, William Sorelle, John St. Polis, Yvonne Chevalier, Kate Lester, Jean Del Val, J.K. Murray ..
Directed by: Robert G. Vignola
Release date: 1917-02-26
Best Romance Movies of 1917 : The Golden Fetter

The Golden Fetter

0.0/10 IMDB

Faith Miller, a school teacher, inherits ten thousand dollars. Edson, McGill and Slade, three enterprising crooks, own the Moonflower, a worthless mine. Slade goes east to unload and hearing of Faith's good fortune, she falls an easy prey, buying a share in the mine for nine thousand dollars. Advised by friends to take a rest, Faith goes to inspect her mine.

Starring: Wallace Reid, Anita King, Tully Marshall, Guy Oliver, Walter Long, Mrs. Lewis McCord, Clarence Geldart, Lawrence Peyton, Lucien Littlefield ..
Directed by: Edward LeSaint
Release date: 1917-01-25
Best Romance Movies of 1917 : Madcap Madge

Madcap Madge

0.0/10 IMDB

The social climbing Flower family is comprised of Mr. Flower, a banker who has overextended himself financially, Mrs. Flower, a socially ambitious mother, Julia Flower, a marriage-minded elder daughter and Madge Flower, a high-spirited younger daughter. When Madge is expelled from boarding school for her practical jokes and pranks, she joins her mother and sister in Palm Beach, where they are wintering, in hopes of snaring a titled husband for Julia. Julia, fearful that her little sister will impair her success on the marriage market, forces Madge to dress as a child of ten. Julia has her sights set on the Earl of Larsdale, but after a series of misadventures, Madge elopes with the young man who turns out not to be an earl at all, but a prosperous young American who is holding her father's notes. Thus, she saves the day for the Flower family.

Starring: Olive Thomas, Charles Gunn, Dorcas Matthews, Aggie Herring, Jack Livingston, J. Barney Sherry, J. Frank Burke, Gertrude Claire ..
Directed by: Raymond B. West
Release date: 1917-06-24
Best Romance Movies of 1917 : The Man Who Took a Chance

The Man Who Took a Chance

0.0/10 IMDB

Monty Gray returns to the US after spending 10 years building railroads in China. As he enters a hotel he runs into an old friend from college whom he hasn't seen in years, and they begin catching up on old times. Monty notices a picture of a young woman that his friend is carrying and, bowled over by her beauty, he instantly falls for her.

Starring: Franklyn Farnum, Agnes Vernon, Lloyd Whitlock, Countess Du Cello, Marc Fenton, Charles Perley, Arthur Hoyt ..
Directed by: William Worthington
Release date: 1917-01-19
Best Romance Movies of 1917 : The Avenging Trail

The Avenging Trail

0.0/10 IMDB

Lumberjack Gaston Olaf is newly arrived in the lumber camp of Havens Falls, but it isn't long before he finds himself coming to the rescue of the lovely Rose Havens, who is being pursued by the nasty Lefty Red.

Starring: Harold Lockwood, Sally Crute, Joseph Dailey, Walter P. Lewis, Louis Wolheim, William Clifford, Warren Cook, Lettie Ford, Artie Ortego ..
Directed by: Francis Ford
Release date: 1917-12-31
Best Romance Movies of 1917 : A Woman Alone

A Woman Alone

0.0/10 IMDB

Alice Brady plays a farm girl who marries the son of her next-door neighbor. Her dreams of a gay social whirl are shattered when her husband takes a job as a railway station agent in a lonely prairie outpost. Desperate for companionship, she begins an affair with the railroad president's son, unaware at first that her lover is likewise married.

Starring: Alice Brady, Edward Langford, Edward Kimball, Justine Cutting, Arthur Ashley, Clarence Harvey, Walter Greene ..
Directed by: Harry Davenport
Release date: 1917-01-01
Best Romance Movies of 1917 : The Magic of Spring

The Magic of Spring

0.0/10 IMDB

A spring idyll released via Edison's short-lived Conquest Pictures sometime in 1917.

Release date: 1917-12-31
Best Romance Movies of 1917 : The Promise

The Promise

0.0/10 IMDB

After an argument with his father, in which he is accused of stealing, Bill Carmody leaves home. His girlfriend Ethel is mad at him because of his carousing. So he heads out West, but he gets in a railroad accident and saves the life of Appleton, who owns a lumber mill. To reward Bill, Appleton gives him a job, and it doesn't take him long to discern that Buck Moncrossen, the camp boss, is crooked.

Starring: Harold Lockwood, May Allison, Lester Cuneo, Paul Willis, Lillian Hayward, Paul Willis, W.H. Bainbridge, George Fisher, Leota Lorraine, John Steppling ..
Directed by: Fred J. Balshofer
Release date: 1917-02-19
Best Romance Movies of 1917 : Bab's Diary

Bab's Diary

0.0/10 IMDB

Bab comes home for the Christmas holidays. Given to fabrications, Bab has been keeping a diary in which she describes and imaginary boyfriend named Harold Valentine. Imagine what happens when a real Harold Valentine shows up as her parents' house guest.

Starring: Marguerite Clark, Nigel Barrie, Leone Morgan, Frank Losee, Isabel O'Madigan, Richard Barthelmess, Helen Greene, Guy Coombs, John B. O'Brien, George Odell ..
Directed by: J. Searle Dawley
Release date: 1917-10-07
Best Romance Movies of 1917 : Sapho


4.6/10 IMDB

The classic story of a flower girl from the slums who becomes Sapho.

Starring: Pauline Frederick, Frank Losee, John St. Polis, Pedro de Cordoba, Thomas Meighan, Howard Davies ..
Directed by: Hugh Ford
Release date: 1917-03-11
Best Romance Movies of 1917 : Big Timber

Big Timber

0.0/10 IMDB

Stella Benton, a young society girl who has lost her beautiful voice through the death of her father, goes to live with her brother Charles, in the lumber camp. Charles Benton is having a struggle to make both ends meet, and when his cook quits, he makes his sister do the work for the hundred men in the lumber camp. Jack Fyfe, a neighboring lumber man, meets Stella and gradually falls in love with her, but love is not reciprocated. Seeing that she is being overworked, Fyfe offers to marry her, in spite of the fact that she does not love him. A child is born of this loveless marriage, and the couple are reasonably happy, until Walter Monahan, a wealthy lumberman, begins to make love to Stella.

Starring: Kathlyn Williams, Wallace Reid, Joe King, Alfred Paget, Helen Bray, John Burton ..
Directed by: William Desmond Taylor
Release date: 1917-07-04

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