1917 Movies

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The Cure(1917)

31min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 44 votes)

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

Easy Street(1917)

26min | Comedy, Action
3.5/5 (with 60 votes)

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.

The Adventurer(1917)

26min | Comedy, Adventure
3.4/5 (with 44 votes)

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….

The Immigrant(1917)

24min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 93 votes)

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

Coney Island(1917)

25min | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 22 votes)

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.

The Butcher Boy(1917)

30min | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 20 votes)

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.

A Man There Was(1917)

56min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 20 votes)

Terje Vigen, a sailor, suffers the loss of his family through the inflexibility of another man. Years later, when his enemy's family finds itself dependent on his benevolence, Terje must decide whether to avenge himself.


10min | Comedy
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A short film starring Harold Lloyd.

His Wedding Night(1917)

19min | Comedy
2.8/5 (with 19 votes)

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.

Oh, Doctor!(1917)

23min | Comedy, Crime
3.0/5 (with 15 votes)

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.

The Rough House(1917)

22min | Comedy
2.8/5 (with 18 votes)

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.

Bucking Broadway(1917)

55min | Western
2.8/5 (with 11 votes)

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.

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10min | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 2 votes)

In order to claim his inheritance, our hero must first produce a wife and family.

Directed by Alfred John Goulding - With Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, Sammy Brooks, James Morrison

Wild and Woolly(1917)

1h 12min | Drama, Action, Comedy, Western
3.3/5 (with 4 votes)

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.

The Little American(1917)

3.3/5 (with 5 votes)

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.

Lonesome Luke on Tin Can Alley(1917)

22min | Comedy

Luke is a pickpocket, hiding out from the cops in a dive in the slum part of town. He later winds up in a boxing match which again brings the law on his tail.

By the Sad Sea Waves(1917)

10min | Comedy
2.7/5 (with 2 votes)

Our hero saves a man from drowning, only to find that it is the wrong man.


2h 5min | Drama, History
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

The story of Cleopatra, the fabulous queen of Egypt, and the epic romances between her and the greatest men of Rome, Julius Caesar and Antony. Only a fragment of this film is known to still exist.

Lonesome Luke's Wild Women(1917)

22min | Comedy

A Harold Lloyd short in the 'Lonesome Luke' series.

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm(1917)

1h 18min | Drama, Comedy
2.9/5 (with 6 votes)

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.

Straight Shooting(1917)

1h 12min | Western
3.1/5 (with 4 votes)

Cattleman Flint cuts off farmer Sims' water supply. When Sims' son Ted goes for water, one of Flint's men kills him. Cheyenne is sent to finish off Sims, but finding the family at the newly dug grave, he changes sides.

The Dying Swan(1917)

49min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 13 votes)

When Viktor meets Gizella one day beside the lake, he takes an interest in her and begins to call on her regularly. The one passion in the life of Gizella, who is unable to speak, is dancing. When Viktor deceives her and she finds him with another woman, she moves away and begins a career as a ballerina. Later, as she is on tour performing “The Dying Swan”, the artist Glinskiy attends her performance. Glinskiy, whose own obsession is to depict death in his art, becomes fascinated by Gizella, and he is determined to use her as a model for a special project.

Directed by Yevgeni Bauer - With Vera Karalli

The Big Idea(1917)

9min | Comedy

A clerk in a failing antiques store gets a big idea on how to move the merchandise so that he can save the store and possibly win the girl.

A Little Princess(1917)

1h 2min | Drama
2.4/5 (with 5 votes)

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.

Luke's Trolley Troubles(1917)

11min | Comedy

Luke and his sidekick steal a trolley car and create havoc for passengers.

Back Stage(1917)

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The Evil Eye(1917)

50min | Drama

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Directed by George Melford

A Wife by Proxy(1917)


The film opens in Ireland, as a dying Patrick McNairne tells his daughter Jerry to go to New York and look up Norton Burbeck, a wealthy young man whose life Patrick had saved some time earlier (the surviving print, largely complete, lacks the second page insert of a letter explaining the full background). The affable Burbeck is due to inherit his uncle’s fortune provided he’s married by November; if not, the inheritance will go to his cousin Howard Curtis. An adventuress, Beatrice Gaden, and her husband Dick are in cahoots with Curtis: Beatrice pretends to be single in order to string Norton along up to the November date, at which time Curtis will come into the money and give a share to his unscrupulous partners.

Directed by John H. Collins

The Empress(1917)

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Directed by Alice Guy-Blaché

Forbidden Paths(1917)

50min | Drama

- No description / details available yet. -

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