Best Thriller Movies of 1915

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The Hazards of Helen Ep26: The Wild Engine

2.7
6.4/10 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 Thriller Movies of 1915 : The Hazards of Helen Ep13: The Escape on the Fast Freight
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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 Thriller Movies of 1915 : The Pay Train
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The Pay Train

2.5
6.1/10 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 Thriller Movies of 1915 : The Hazards of Helen Ep33: In Danger's Path
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The Hazards of Helen Ep33: In Danger's Path

2.4
6.0/10 IMDB

Helen is captured by two yeggmen who throw her into a refrigerator car; finding a meat hook, she chops her way into the ice chamber and reaches the top of the train in time to avert a collision of two trains.

Starring: Helen Holmes, Leo D. Maloney, M.J. Murchison, J. Gunnis Davis, Hoot Gibson ..
Directed by: J.P. McGowan
Release date: 1915-06-26
Best Thriller Movies of 1915 : The Wrong Train Order
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The Wrong Train Order

1.5
6.5/10 IMDB

In this episode everything goes wrong. Helen ends up on the rear observation deck of a runaway express train with the door to the inside closed, with the air-brake of the engine damaged, the engine itself full of steam and inaccessible, and the train speeding ahead on the wrong track.

Starring: Helen Gibson, Robyn Adair, Clarence Burton, Franklyn Hall, True Boardman, True Eames Boardman ..
Directed by: J. Gunnis Davis
Release date: 1915-12-19
Best Thriller Movies of 1915 : The Broken Rail
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The Broken Rail

1.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Spang, a tramp telegrapher, is knocked down by a freight car while walking up the siding near Lone Point. Helen witnesses the accident and by quick work saves him from being run over. The girl is later transferred to the shop's office and, due to her influence.

Starring: Helen Holmes, J.P. McGowan, Robyn Adair, George A. Williams ..
Directed by: J. Gunnis Davis
Release date: 1915-09-04
Best Thriller Movies of 1915 : The Hazards of Helen Ep09: The Leap from the Water Tower
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The Hazards of Helen Ep09: The Leap from the Water Tower

1.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Rand, a vengeful discharged fireman, tampers with the airbrakes of a large freight locomotive making them useless on the long descent from the summit of Pine Hill to Lone Point the following day. Learning of the impending peril, Helen dashes to a water tower under which the train must pass, climbs out on the spout, leaps onto the roof of one of the cars, and warns the engineer in time. Helen's heroism wins her another offer of marriage, this time from Wadsworth, the freight engineer, but once again she opts for next weeks hazards instead.

Starring: Helen Holmes, Leo D. Maloney, J.P. McGowan, George A. Williams, M.J. Murchison ..
Directed by: J.P. McGowan, Helen Holmes
Release date: 1915-01-09
Best Thriller Movies of 1915 : A Test of Courage
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A Test of Courage

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0.0/10 IMDB

Confronting Helen at the Lone Point Switch Tower, Denning and his pal imprison the girl in a clothes closet and then steal everything of value. In making their getaway, the crooks accidentally upset a lantern and set the tower afire. Helen, by picking the lock in the door with a hairpin, barely escapes death in the flames.

Starring: Helen Holmes, Robyn Adair, M.J. Murchison ..
Directed by: J. Gunnis Davis
Release date: 1915-10-16
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A Desperate Leap

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As the freight train on which are riding Mike and Leary, two knights of the road, passes the station at Hynes, the tramps steal the mail bag which had been placed on the crane by the postmaster of that place. They jump from the train in a secluded spot and start to rifle the bag.

Starring: Helen Holmes, Leo D. Maloney, George Perry, George Cummings, C.E. Horn, Joe Neary, G.H. Wesschusen, J.P. McGowan ..
Directed by: J.P. McGowan
Release date: 1915-11-27
Best Thriller Movies of 1915 : The Substitute Fireman
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The Substitute Fireman

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0.0/10 IMDB

A warm friendship springs up between Quirkly and Helen, when the fireman saves the girl's life. In his desire to be near Helen, Quirkly obtains a room in the house where the girl telegrapher boards. Badger, a crook, stopping in the same house, learns that Quirkly is in the habit of carrying his savings in a bag suspended from his neck. Entering the room with a confederate, Badger chloroforms the fireman and steals the money. Helen hears the noise of the struggle, but comes too late to apprehend the crooks.

Starring: Helen Holmes, Robyn Adair, Edward Roberts ..
Directed by: J. Gunnis Davis
Release date: 1915-08-07
Best Thriller Movies of 1915 : The Limited's Peril
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The Limited's Peril

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Wharton, trailing Red Leary and his gang, learns that the men intend to wreck the Limited. Curley, a fireman, is implicated. The crooks become aware of Wharton's presence and attack him. Helen comes to the detective's rescue with a revolver and captures one of the men.

Starring: Helen Holmes, Robyn Adair, Edward Roberts ..
Directed by: J. Gunnis Davis
Release date: 1915-08-14
Best Thriller Movies of 1915 : A Perilous Chance
12.

A Perilous Chance

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Bull, Reno and Red make a getaway after holding up the Limited. Helen later sees the men and summons the detectives. The convicts escape from the trap and board a passing freight. Helen also succeeds in getting aboard. The train crew discovers the fugitives. Reno, in charge of the valise containing the loot, throws it into the boxcar ahead.

Starring: Helen Holmes, Glen Gano, Rex Downs, Robyn Adair, George A. Williams ..
Directed by: J. Gunnis Davis
Release date: 1915-08-21
Best Thriller Movies of 1915 : Train Order Number Forty-Five
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Train Order Number Forty-Five

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Borden, who nurses a secret grievance against Helen, awaits an opportunity for revenge. The girl telegrapher receives a message which informs her that the freight of which Easton is conductor, is to wait at Workman until the Fast Mail passes.

Starring: Helen Holmes, Rex Downs, Robyn Adair, George A. Williams ..
Directed by: J. Gunnis Davis
Release date: 1915-08-28
Best Thriller Movies of 1915 : A Girl's Grit
14.

A Girl's Grit

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After robbing the bank at Orlock, Cherry and Newton make their getaway. When on the outskirts of Lone Point, the men cut the telephone wires. Helen, however, learns of the robbery. Never suspecting that the crooks are headed for the station, the girl is taken by surprise when Newton and his pal hold her up.

Starring: Helen Holmes, Robyn Adair, Edward Roberts ..
Directed by: J. Gunnis Davis
Release date: 1915-09-18
Best Thriller Movies of 1915 : A Matter of Seconds
15.

A Matter of Seconds

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Dawson, a newcomer to the division, meets Helen while the girl is riding in the freight engine with Star, his engineer. Helen ignores the fireman's offensive stares, knowing that trouble would instantly result, if she reported the matter to Star. The following day, Dawson approaches the girl telegrapher and, seizing her in his arms, kisses her.

Starring: Helen Holmes, Robyn Adair, Edward Roberts ..
Directed by: J. Gunnis Davis
Release date: 1915-09-25
Best Thriller Movies of 1915 : The Runaway Boxcar
16.

The Runaway Boxcar

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0.0/10 IMDB

Disguised as car repairmen, Mealius and Denney get aboard the express car, overpower the express messenger and steal a valuable package being forwarded to Arlington. Helen sees the crooks jumping from the car when it stops for water at Lone Point and gives the alarm.

Starring: Helen Holmes, George Robinson, Robyn Adair, James Strong, Rex Downs ..
Directed by: J. Gunnis Davis
Release date: 1915-08-02
17.

Old Isaacson's Diamonds

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Fifth episode of the Girl Detective series 2-reels where a 'society girl' has a position as a special investigator in the police.

Starring: Ruth Roland, R. Henry Grey, William H. West, Thomas G. Lingham, Paul Hurst, Cleo Ridgely, Edward Clisbee ..
Directed by: James W. Horne
Release date: 1915-02-25

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