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Movies: Popular Movies of 1912

Movies in chronological context: 1912 (MCMXII)was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Sunday of the Julian calendar, the 1912th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 912th year of the 2nd millennium, the 12th year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1910s decade. As of the start of 1912, the Gregorian calendar was 13 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923. ()

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The Musketeers of Pig Alley(1912)

17min | Crime, Drama
3.1/5 (with 19 votes)

The film is about a poor married couple living in New York City. The husband works as a musician and must travel often for work. When returning, his wallet is taken by a gangster. His wife goes to a ball where a man tries to drug her, but his attempt is stopped by the same man who robbed the husband. The two criminals become rivals, and a shootout ensues. The husband gets caught in the shootout and recognizes one of the men as the gangster who took his money. The husband sneaks his wallet back and the gangster goes to safety in the couple's apartment. Policemen track the gangster down but the wife gives him a false alibi.

The Cameraman's Revenge(1912)

13min | Animation
3.5/5 (with 18 votes)

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.

Directed by Ladislas Starevich

How a Mosquito Operates(1912)

3.3/5 (with 9 votes)

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.

Directed by Winsor McCay

The Girl and Her Trust(1912)

17min | Crime, Drama, Action
3.4/5 (with 9 votes)

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

Directed by D. W. Griffith

Falling Leaves(1912)

12min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 8 votes)

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.

Directed by Alice Guy-Blaché

The Conquest of the Pole(1912)

3.2/5 (with 7 votes)

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.

The Land Beyond the Sunset(1912)

14min | Fantasy, Drama
3.4/5 (with 6 votes)

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

Directed by Harold M. Shaw

The New York Hat(1912)

G
| 16min
3.1/5 (with 6 votes)

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.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde(1912)

12min | Horror
3.1/5 (with 5 votes)

Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

Directed by Lucius J. Henderson - With James Cruze, Florence La Badie, Marie Eline, Marguerite Snow, Harry Benham

A Cure for Pokeritis(1912)

13min | Comedy
2.6/5 (with 4 votes)

This domestic comedy depicts a woman who stops her husband's gambling habit by having her cousin stage a fake police raid on the weekly poker game.

Directed by Laurence Trimble - With John Bunny, Flora Finch, Arthur Rosson, James W. Morrison, Harry T. Morey, Charles Eldridge, ...

An Unseen Enemy(1912)

17min | Drama
2.7/5 (with 4 votes)

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.

Directed by D. W. Griffith - With Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Harry Carey, Elmer Booth, Robert Harron, Grace Henderson, ...

The Old Actor(1912)

17min
3.0/5 (with 4 votes)

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.

Directed by D. W. Griffith
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From the Manger to the Cross(1912)

1h 11min | Drama
2.6/5 (with 4 votes)

One of the first American movies to depict the life of Christ.

The Painted Lady(1912)

12min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 4 votes)

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.

De wigwam(1912)

2.6/5 (with 4 votes)

At the age of 13 Joris Ivens was fond of Cowboys and Indians stories, so he decided to invent one himself. He made a script and used a camera from his father's shop. This became his first film, Wigwam, with his own family as cast. Black Eagle, a bad Indian, kidnaps the daughter of a farmer's family. Flaming Arrow, played by the young director, saves the child from the kidnapper and brings her back to her family. No better conclusion than smoking a peace pipe.

Cinderella or The Glass Slipper(1912)

24min | Drama, Fantasy
2.6/5 (with 3 votes)

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.

Directed by Georges Méliès - With Louise Lagrange, Jacques Feyder, Marthe Vinot

Max Takes Back His Freedom(1912)

10min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 3 votes)

An elegant dandy - he of suit, vest, tie, and top hat - ignores his wife at dinner in favor of his newspaper, so she tearfully leaves him and returns home to mother. He is ecstatic, dancing a jig at the prospect of new-found freedom, but after a series of disasters as he washes up the dishes, shops and cooks, makes his bed and tries to get a night's sleep, then looks unsuccessfully for his tie in the morning, he's at his wit's end and the place is in shambles. Will his better half return?

The Heart and the Money(1912)

2.8/5 (with 3 votes)

The innkeeper's daughter is in love, but her mother has already decided that she is going to be married to another man.

Directed by Louis Feuillade, Léonce Perret - With Suzanne Grandais, Renée Carl, Paul Manson

Onesime, Clockmaker(1912)

3.5/5 (with 3 votes)

In an effort to secure a promised inheritance, Onésime invents a time machine that speeds up activity on earth, hyper-animates men and machines, and telescopes the human life-cycle.

Directed by Jean Durand - With Berthe Dagmar, Ernest Bourbon, Gaston Modot, Jacques Beauvais, Raymond Aimos

The Cry of the Children(1912)

29min
2.8/5 (with 3 votes)

An indictment of the evils of child labor, the film was controversial in its time for its use of actual footage of children employed in a working mill.

Directed by George Nichols

The Beautiful Leukanida(1912)

2.9/5 (with 3 votes)

Two insects fight over the hand of a beautiful lady.

Directed by Ladislas Starevich

The Mystery of the Rocks of Kador(1912)

45min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 3 votes)

Count Fernand De Keramic plots against his niece in order to acquire her wealth to pay his debts.

Directed by Léonce Perret - With Suzanne Grandais, Léonce Perret, Jean Ayme, Louis Leubas, Marie Dorly

Titanic Disaster(1912)

7min
2.8/5 (with 3 votes)

Incredibly fascinating documentary short that is a truly historic film. We see the actual Titanic leaving for its last voyage and also all the aftermath of the tragedy. We get to view various interesting aspects including seeing Captain Smith minutes before the boat sails, the Mary Sculley and the Carpathia in action, the Carpathia returning to the shore with survivors, Captain Rostrum of the Carpathia, family members at the White Star Office in NY waiting for news and even some of the survivors pulled off the lifeboats. Anyone interested in this historic event would certainly find this film fascinating and it's pretty sad and spooky to watch it today.

For His Son(1912)

15min
3.0/5 (with 3 votes)

A father, anxious for his son's financial well being, develops a special soda pop called Dopokoke which is laced with cocaine. Dopokoke is advertised as relief "for that tired feeling." The drink is a success, but the son becomes addicted to it, much to his father's regret. Loosely based on the allegations that the Coca-Cola company and other soft drink manufacturers laced their soda with dope.

Directed by D. W. Griffith - With Blanche Sweet, Charles West, Charles Hill Mailes, Charles West, Dorothy Bernard, Alfred Paget, ...

The Obsession(1912)

23min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 3 votes)

A mother (Renee Carl) goes to see a palm reader who informs her that a loved one is about to die. The woman doesn't know if it's her son or her husband (Rene Navarre) but history buffs will know who it is as it's April 10, 1912 and the husband is about to board the Titanic.

Friends(1912)

3.2/5 (with 2 votes)

The orphan Dora is courted by two different gold miners.

Long-Lasting Love(1912)

10min
2.2/5 (with 2 votes)

As a struggling artist, Max is not allowed to pay attentions to a girl by her father. Max decides to win by persistency, and it is a case where persistency meets obstinacy to come off victorious. The artist is required to follow the father and daughter through the Alps. He finally gets the old man's promise to give his consent to the marriage in payment for his rescue.

Directed by Max Linder

The Mender of Nets(1912)

3.3/5 (with 2 votes)

A young woman who works mending fishermen's nets is engaged to be married. But her fiancé has an old love who refuses to let him go. Further, his former girlfriend has a brother who is willing to use violence to protect his sister's honor.

Directed by D. W. Griffith

The Copper Beeches(1912)

25min
2.7/5 (with 2 votes)

An adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes story about a father trying to gain control of his daughter's inheritance does not include Watson.

The Gardener(1912)

24min
3.2/5 (with 2 votes)

A gardener runs a nursery. His son has fallen in love with the daughter of one of the workers at the nursery. The gardener, who has a good eye for daughter, runs furiously his son out of the house.

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