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Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

The story of a poor young woman, separated by prejudice from her husband and baby, is interwoven with tales of intolerance from throughout history.

Release On: 4th - September - 1916

Vote Count: 243
Vote Average: 7.2/10

The Vagabond

A tramp tries to earn money by playing the violin, but he’s soon facing off against the jealous competition.

Release On: 10th - July - 1916

Vote Count: 99
Vote Average: 6.8/10

One A.M.

A drunken homeowner has a difficult time getting about in his home after arriving home late at night.

Release On: 7th - August - 1916

Vote Count: 83
Vote Average: 6.8/10

The Floorwalker

An impecunious customer creates chaos in a department store while the manager and his assistant plot to steal the money kept in the establishment's safe.

Release On: 15th - May - 1916

Vote Count: 76
Vote Average: 6.5/10

The Rink

After amusements working in a restaurant, Charlie uses his lunch break to go roller skating.

Release On: 4th - December - 1916

Vote Count: 91
Vote Average: 6.8/10

The Count

A tailor's apprentice burns Count Broko's clothes while ironing them and the tailor fires him. Later, the tailor discovers a note explaining that the count cannot attend a dance party, so he dresses as such to take his place; but the apprentice has also gone to the mansion where the party is celebrated and bumps into the tailor in disguise…

Release On: 4th - September - 1916

Vote Count: 58
Vote Average: 6.3/10

The Pawnshop

A pawnbroker's assistant deals with his grumpy boss, his annoying co-worker and some eccentric customers as he flirts with the pawnbroker's daughter, until a perfidious crook with bad intentions arrives at the pawnshop.

Release On: 2nd - October - 1916

Vote Count: 82
Vote Average: 6.7/10

The Fireman

Firefighter Charlie Chaplin is tricked into letting a house burn by an owner who wants to collect on the insurance.

Release On: 12th - June - 1916

Vote Count: 72
Vote Average: 6.4/10

Behind the Screen

During the troubled shooting of several movies, David, the prop man's assistant, meets an aspiring actress who tries to find work in the studio. Things get messy when the stagehands decide to go on strike.

Release On: 13th - November - 1916

Vote Count: 69
Vote Average: 6.4/10

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Captain Nemo has built a fantastic submarine for his mission of revenge. He has traveled over 20,000 leagues in search of Charles Denver - a man who caused the death of Princess Daaker. Seeing what he had done, Denver took the daughter to his yacht and sailed away.

Release On: 24th - December - 1916

Vote Count: 40
Vote Average: 6.3/10


Charlie is released from prison and immediately swindled by a fake parson. A fellow ex-convict convinces Charlie to help burglarize a house.

Release On: 27th - May - 1916

Vote Count: 48
Vote Average: 6.3/10

Hoodoo Ann

A teenage orphan is taken in by a childless couple and quickly falls for the boy next door.

Release On: 26th - March - 1916

Vote Count: 11
Vote Average: 5.8/10

Hell's Hinges

When Reverend Robert Henley and his sister Faith arrive in the town of Hell's Hinges, saloon owner Silk Miller and his cohorts sense danger to their evil ways. They hire gunman Blaze Tracy to run the minister out of town. But Blaze finds something in Faith Henley that turns him around, and soon Silk Miller and his compadres have Blaze to deal with.

Release On: 5th - March - 1916

Vote Count: 23
Vote Average: 6.1/10

The Mystery of the Leaping Fish

Coke Ennyday, the scientific detective, divides his time into periods of "Sleep", "Eat", "Dope" and "Drinks". In fact, he overcomes every situation with drugs: consuming cocaine to increase his energy or injecting it in his opponents to incapacitate them. To help the police, he tracks down a contraband of opium (which he eagerly tastes) transported within "leaping fishes", saving a "fish-blower" girl from blackmail along the way.

Release On: 11th - June - 1916

Vote Count: 29
Vote Average: 6/10


Count Ferdinand, a submarine commander and secret pacifist refuses to torpedo a defenseless passenger ship during wartime. His submarine is sunk in the following fracas. In the spirit world, Christ commends the captain, and returns to earth in the commander's body to promote His message of peace.

Release On: 2nd - June - 1916

Vote Count: 10
Vote Average: 5.3/10

The Dumb Girl of Portici

Fenella, a poor Italian girl, falls in love with a Spanish nobleman, but their affair triggers a revolution and national catastrophe.

Release On: 30th - January - 1916

Vote Count: 12
Vote Average: 6.8/10

Joan the Woman

A WWI English officer is inspired the night before a dangerous mission by a vision of Joan of Arc, whose story he relives.

Release On: 25th - December - 1916

Vote Count: 19
Vote Average: 5.7/10

Where Are My Children?

Walton, the District Attorney, yearns to have children. Soon after defending an author on trial for publishing indecent literature, Walton discovers a secret his wife and her socialite friends have been hiding from him.

Release On: 16th - April - 1916

Vote Count: 20
Vote Average: 6.2/10

The Ocean Waif

An abused young woman finds safety and love in the arms of a famous novelist.

Release On: 2nd - November - 1916

Vote Count: 12
Vote Average: 5.6/10

The Good Bad Man

An outlaw calling himself Passin' Through halts his "evil" ways long enough to help out some children in difficulty.

Release On: 21st - April - 1916

Vote Count: 11
Vote Average: 6.2/10