Best Thriller Movies of 1916
He Did and He Didn’t
A doctor, very much in love with his beautiful wife, comes to suspect that her visiting childhood friend Jack is more than just a friend. Jack's intentions are honorable, but everything he does tends to show his actions in a suspicious light, especially when burglars invade the house and Jack and the wife are caught together in their nightclothes.
The Open Track
"The Open Track" is a short action film from the action series of short films "The Hazards of Helen". This is episode 63 from a total of 119 weekly one reel films produced by Kalem. Helen's cleverness exposes a band of counterfeiters who later succeed in turning the tables on the railroad detectives and tying the two men to the cowcatcher of a train which they then start off down the grade.
Miss Ledyia, daughter of American millionaire Mr. Katson, vacationing in A Toxa (Galicia, Spain), will try to abort an Anarchist assassination plot against the King and Queen of Suavia.
The Governor's Special
The film is directed by James Davis from a story by Edward T. Matlack. In this episode Helen Gibson performs one absolutely breathtaking stunt, which just shows how dangerous it was to act for silent film pioneers, especially for stuntmen and stuntwomen. There is a twist to the plot, and Helen Gibson not only has to save her governor from mortal danger, but also the life of somebody close to her, who has been sentenced to die without guilt.
On the Trail of the Tigress
Pidetta, a notorious French woman and leader of one of Paris' worst gangs of crooks, lives in a beautiful chateau which contains an underground palace. She reads in the papers of the arrival at the best hotel of Betty Hoffman, her mother and fiancé, an American millionaire. She decides to make Betty her next victim... .
The Green-Eyed Monster
Although Raimond deMornay is in love with his cousin, Claire, his younger brother Louis wins her. Because of the intense jealousy he harbors towards Louis, Raimond goes to Vienna, and then to India. He returns home at the request of his nephew Paul -- Louis and Claire's son. But Raimond's jealousy is still overpowering, and with the aid of a box containing cobra poison, he murders his brother and hides his body in a casket.