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Easy Street

A derelict, huddled under the steps of a missionary church, feels enlightened by the sermon of a passionate preacher and infatuated by the beauty of the congregation's pianist, in such a way that he tries to improve his life of poverty by becoming a policeman. His first assignment will be to patrol along Easy Street, the turf of a vicious bully and his criminal gang.

Release On: 22nd - January - 1917

Vote Count: 109
Vote Average: 7.1/10

The Adventurer

The daring convict no. 23, known as The Eel, escapes from prison and, after mocking his inept persecutors, saves the lives of three people in peril: a beautiful girl, her mother and an annoying suitor, only to get exhausted and almost drowned. Once he regains his strength at Judge Brown's home, he participates on an upper-class social party where he competes with the suitor for the favors of the charming Miss Brown. But prison guards are still after him…

Release On: 22nd - October - 1917

Vote Count: 77
Vote Average: 6.8/10

The Immigrant

An European immigrant endures a challenging voyage only to get into trouble as soon as he arrives in New York.

Release On: 17th - June - 1917

Vote Count: 172
Vote Average: 7.3/10

The Cure

An alcoholic checks into a health spa and his antics promptly throw the establishment into chaos.

Release On: 16th - April - 1917

Vote Count: 76
Vote Average: 6.6/10

His Wedding Night

Al and Roscoe, employees at a gas station, are rivals for Alice. When Buster delivers a wedding gown for Alice and begins modeling it, he is mistaken for Alice and is kidnapped by Al.

Release On: 20th - August - 1917

Vote Count: 33
Vote Average: 5.6/10

Oh, Doctor!

Roscoe is a doctor who falls in love with a pretty woman whose boyfriend, in turn, falls in love with Roscoe's wife's jewelry.

Release On: 30th - September - 1917

Vote Count: 29
Vote Average: 5.9/10

Coney Island

Arbuckle escapes the watch of his domineering wife and heads for Coney Island. Keaton arrives that same day with his attractive, and rather easy, girlfriend, who is immediately stolen from him by St. John.

Release On: 29th - October - 1917

Vote Count: 42
Vote Average: 6.1/10

Triste crepúsculo

Release On: 2nd - July - 1917

Vote Count: 1
Vote Average: 5/10

Wild and Woolly

A rich Easterner who has always wanted to live in "the Wild West" plans to move to a Western town. Unknown to him, the town's "wild" days are long gone and it is an orderly and civilized place now. The townsmen, not wanting to lose a rich potential resident, contrive to make over the town to suit the young man's fantasy.

Release On: 24th - June - 1917

Vote Count: 8
Vote Average: 6.6/10

The Butcher Boy

Customers and clerks frolic in a general store. Roscoe walks out of the freezer wearing a fur coat, then does some clever cleaver tossing. In Buster's film debut he buys a pail of molasses.

Release On: 23rd - April - 1917

Vote Count: 36
Vote Average: 6.2/10

A Little Princess

Little Sara Crewe is placed in a boarding school by her father when he goes off to war, but he does not understand that the headmistress is a cruel, spiteful woman who makes life miserable for Sara.

Release On: 5th - November - 1917

Vote Count: 9
Vote Average: 4.8/10

The Little American

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.

Release On: 12th - July - 1917

Vote Count: 8
Vote Average: 6.3/10

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917) is a silent film directed by Marshall Neilan based upon the novel Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin. This version is notable for having been adapted by famed female screenwriter Frances Marion. The film was made by the "Mary Pickford Company" and was an acclaimed box office smash.

Release On: 22nd - September - 1917

Vote Count: 11
Vote Average: 5.7/10

The Poor Little Rich Girl

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.

Release On: 5th - March - 1917

Vote Count: 21
Vote Average: 5.7/10

The Rough House

Roscoe, his wife and his mother-in-law run a seaside resort. Buster plays a gardener who puts out a fire started by Roscoe, then a delivery boy who fights with the cook St. John, then a cop.

Release On: 25th - June - 1917

Vote Count: 32
Vote Average: 5.6/10

A Romance of the Redwoods

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.

Release On: 14th - May - 1917

Vote Count: 8
Vote Average: 6.4/10

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

In Bagdad, Princess Badr al-Budur, the daughter of the Sultan, falls in love with Aladdin, the son of a poor tailor, and rejects the suit of evil alchemist al-Talib, her father's choice. Al-Talib consults his Evil Spirit, who advises him to find the magic lamp hidden in an underground cave. Unable to get it himself, al-Talib hires Aladdin, who secures the lamp but keeps it when he realizes al-Talib's wickedness. With wealth obtained through wishes, Aladdin courts the princess. After the lamp changes hands between al-Talib and Aladdin, al-Talib steals it and abducts the princess to the desert. Aladdin follows with only a gourd of water. Suffering from thirst and exhaustion, Aladdin nearly succumbs, but the horsemen of the Sultan, who learned of his daughter's abduction, ride up and rescue Aladdin.

Release On: 11th - October - 1917

Vote Count: 5
Vote Average: 5/10

Bucking Broadway

On a ranch in Wyoming, one of the cowboys, Cheyenne Harry (Harry Carey), falls in love with his boss's daughter. But she decides to elope to the city with Captain Thornton, a wealthy visitor to the ranch. She quickly discovers that life in the city is not what she expected. Cheyenne, devastated by the loss of his fiancée, decides to go to the city to find her, and in the end rescues her from the grips of Captain Thornton and from the extravagant and decadent way of life in the city.

Release On: 24th - December - 1917

Vote Count: 20
Vote Average: 5.3/10

A Reckless Romeo

Roscoe flirts with a girl in the park. Later he takes his wife and mother-in-law to the movies only to see his flirtation showing on the screen.

Release On: 21st - May - 1917

Vote Count: 7
Vote Average: 5.6/10

The Woman God Forgot

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.

Release On: 27th - October - 1917

Vote Count: 6
Vote Average: 5.9/10