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The Musketeers of Pig Alley

A man recognizes the thief who had previously robbed him as one of the men involved in an unrelated mob shootout.

Release On: 31st - October - 1912

Vote Count: 76
Vote Average: 6.1/10

Месть кинематографического оператора

A jilted husband takes his revenge by filming his wife and her lover and showing the result at the local cinema. This was one of Starewicz' first animated films, and stars a cast of animated beetles.

Release On: 27th - October - 1912

Vote Count: 74
Vote Average: 7.1/10

Falling Leaves

It's early autumn and Dr. Headley eagerly demonstrates what seems to be a miraculous cure for tuberculosis. Not far from where he is working, the disease seems preparing to soon claim yet another life, a teenage girl named Winifred. Winifred's mother and little sister Trixie are devastated. When Trixie hears the family doctor say of Winifred that "when the last leaf falls, she will have passed away," she interprets the doctor's words literally. Thinking over what she has heard, she determines to do everything possible to save her sister.

Release On: 15th - March - 1912

Vote Count: 53
Vote Average: 6.7/10

The Girl and Her Trust

A train-station telegraphist warns the next station of approaching bandits.

Release On: 28th - March - 1912

Vote Count: 37
Vote Average: 6.3/10

Aunty's Romance

Romantic comedy in which a woman who no longer wants to marry her fiance when it turns out he doesn't have an inheritance. After his father is deceased, Stephen Fiske travels to New York, where he learns that his father has left him nothing. His fiancée Doris now refuses to marry him because he is not rich. Doris has, however, an old aunt, whose last wish is that Doris marry Stephan.

Release On: 12th - May - 1912

Vote Count: 1
Vote Average: 4/10

The Life and Death of King Richard III

Shakespeare's tragedy of the wicked and hump-backed Duke of Gloucester, who rises to the throne of England by chicanery, treachery, and brilliance.

Release On: 15th - October - 1912

Vote Count: 7
Vote Average: 4.7/10

The Painted Lady

A lonely young woman lives with her strict father who forbids her to wear make-up. One day at an ice cream social, she meets a young man you seems interested in her. However, unknown to her, he is a burglar who is only interested in breaking into her father's house. One night she is awakened by a noise.

Release On: 24th - October - 1912

Vote Count: 19
Vote Average: 5.5/10

The Old Actor

An elderly actor who lives with his wife and daughter is dismissed from his acting job because he is considered too old. On his way home from the theatre he panics at the thought of telling his family the bad news and decides to disguise himself as a beggar. His daughter's beau accidentally gives him a five dollar gold piece, thinking that it was a smaller coin. A chase ensues with a policeman, the daughter, and her beau in hot pursuit. When caught he is recognized by his shocked daughter, but is quickly forgiven by all. Meanwhile the actor hired to replace him has already been fired and a messenger is dispatched to rehire the Old Actor to the delight of his wife, daughter, and fellow actors.

Release On: 6th - May - 1912

Vote Count: 18
Vote Average: 5.4/10

À la Conquête du Pôle

A science fantasy film that deals with an extraordinary race to the north pole by rival parties of balloonists. Based on the novel "The Adventures of Captain Hatteras" by Jules Verne.

Release On: 1st - January - 1912

Vote Count: 33
Vote Average: 6.1/10

The Sunbeam

Set in a tenement, a lonely confirmed bachelor occupies a room across the hall from a dour spinster. Children run amok in the hallways playing pranks on the two. A little girl from the floor above, now alone in the world, brings the pair together and brightens their lives.

Release On: 26th - February - 1912

Vote Count: 14
Vote Average: 6.3/10

An Unseen Enemy

The physician's death orphans his two adolescent daughters. Their older brother is able to convert some of the doctor's small estate to cash. But it is late in the day, and with the banks closed he stores the money in his father's household safe. The slatternly housekeeper, aware of the money, enlists a criminal acquaintance to crack the safe. She attempts to get into the adjacent room where the sisters tremble in fear, but finds that the door is locked. The drunken housekeeper menaces them by brandishing a gun through a hole in the wall.

Release On: 9th - September - 1912

Vote Count: 25
Vote Average: 5.6/10

Help! Help!

A send-up of Griffith's THE LONELY VILLA and other movies of that sort, such as THE GIRLS AND DADDY, THE LONEDALE OPERATOR and many others, as the heroine, thinking that burglars are trying to break into her home phones her husband at the office, who rushes home.... well, who tries to rush home in his chauffeur-driven automobile.

Release On: 10th - April - 1912

Vote Count: 16
Vote Average: 4.2/10

How a Mosquito Operates

A hungry mosquito spots and follows a man on his way home. The mosquito slips into the room where the man is sleeping, and gets ready for a meal. His first attempts startle the man and wake him up, but the mosquito is very persistent.

Release On: 1st - January - 1912

Vote Count: 48
Vote Average: 6.2/10

The Land Beyond the Sunset

A poor young boy goes on a field trip and dreams of escaping to a land beyond the sunset.

Release On: 28th - October - 1912

Vote Count: 30
Vote Average: 6.5/10

The New York Hat

To fulfill a dying mother's bequest for her daughter, the town pastor purchases the daughter a stylish hat, and gossip spreads through the town.

Release On: 5th - December - 1912

Vote Count: 27
Vote Average: 5.7/10

From the Manger to the Cross

The life of Jesus is played out in tableaux shot in the Holy Land.

Release On: 3rd - October - 1912

Vote Count: 19
Vote Average: 5.3/10

The Invaders

The U.S. Army and the Indians sign a peace treaty. However, a group of surveyors trespass on the Indians' land and violate the treaty. The army refuses to listen to the Indians' complaints, and the surveyors are killed by the Indians. A vicious Indian war ensues, culminating in an Indian attack on an army fort.

Release On: 29th - November - 1912

Vote Count: 11
Vote Average: 5.5/10

The Burglar’s Dilemma

In this latter day Cain and Abel story, a jealous brother strikes down his sibling just as a young burglar is about to enter the house. The jealous brother summons police, who then charge the intruder with murder.

Release On: 16th - December - 1912

Vote Count: 10
Vote Average: 5.3/10

Dødsangstens maskespil

A fire breaks out on a boat and a couple of entertainers are told by the captain to try distract the passengers so not a panic breaks out while the crew tries to get control over the situation.

Release On: 2nd - October - 1912

Vote Count: 0
Vote Average: 0/10

Cendrillon ou La pantoufle merveilleuse

Georges Méliès's first attempt at Cinderella was in 1899. That film was extraordinary then for having multiple scenes and a semblance of a narrative; additionally, the use of dissolves as transitions in it influenced other filmmakers for years to do the same. Méliès was the cinema world's preeminent leader then. By 1912, however, that was no longer the case; frankly, as evidenced by this feature, his style had become dated. Moreover, Méliès had begun to adopt techniques from other filmmakers, such as direct cuts instead of dissolves, and there's even a match on action shot during the slipper trying-on scene.

Release On: 1st - November - 1912

Vote Count: 11
Vote Average: 5.1/10