Movies: Popular Movies of 1915

Movies in chronological context: 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar, the 1915th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 915th year of the 2nd millennium, the 15th year of the 20th century, and the 6th year of the 1910s decade. As of the start of 1915, the Gregorian calendar was 13 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923. ()

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The Birth of a Nation(1915)

| 3h 13min | Drama, History, War
3.2/5 (with 131 votes)

Two families, abolitionist Northerners the Stonemans and Southern landowners the Camerons, intertwine. When Confederate colonel Ben Cameron is captured in battle, nurse Elsie Stoneman petitions for his pardon. In Reconstruction-era South Carolina, Cameron founds the Ku Klux Klan, battling Elsie's congressman father and his African-American protégé, Silas Lynch.

The Tramp(1915)

27min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 25 votes)

The Little Fellow finds the girl of his dreams and work on a family farm. He helps defend the farm against criminals, and all seems well, until he discovers the girl of his dreams already has someone in her life. Unwilling to be a problem in their lives, he takes to the road, though he is seen skipping and swinging his cane as if happy to be back on the road where he knows he belongs.

The Champion(1915)

33min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 19 votes)

Walking along with his bulldog, Charlie finds a "good luck" horseshoe just as he passes a training camp advertising for a boxing partner "who can take a beating." After watching others lose, Charlie puts the horseshoe in his glove and wins. The trainer prepares Charlie to fight the world champion. A gambler wants Charlie to throw the fight. He and the trainer's daughter fall in love.

Les Vampires(1915)

6h 52min | Crime, Action
3.4/5 (with 18 votes)

Two journalists attempt to uncover the truth behind the criminal organisation, known as The Vampires, who are terrorizing Paris.

By the Sea(1915)

15min | Comedy
2.8/5 (with 14 votes)

It is windy at a bathing resort. After fighting with one of the two husbands, Charlie approaches Edna while the two husbands themselves fight over ice cream. Driven away by her husband, Charlie turns to the other's wife.


29min | Comedy
2.8/5 (with 14 votes)

Charlie and his boss have difficulties just getting to the house they are going to wallpaper. The householder is angry because he can't get breakfast and his wife is screaming at the maid as they arrive. The kitchen gas stove explodes, and Charlie offers to fix it. The wife's secret lover arrives and is passed off as the workers' supervisor, but the husband doesn't buy this and fires shots. The stove explodes violently, destroying the house.

A Night in the Show(1915)

24min | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 12 votes)

Mr. Pest tries several theatre seats before winding up in front in a fight with the conductor. He is thrown out. In the lobby he pushes a fat lady into a fountain and returns to sit down by Edna. Mr. Rowdy, in the gallery, pours beer down on Mr. Pest and Edna. He attacks patrons, a harem dancer, the singers Dot and Dash, and a fire-eater.

In the Park(1915)

15min | Comedy
2.6/5 (with 12 votes)

A tramp steals a girl's handbag, but when he tries to pick Charlie's pocket loses his cigarettes and matches. He rescues a hot dog man from a thug, but takes a few with his walking stick. When the thief tries to take some of Charlie's sausages, Charlie gets the handbag. The handbag makes its way from person to person to its owner, who is angry with her boyfriend who didn't protect her in the first place. The boyfriend decides to throw himself in the lake in despair, so Charlie helps him out.

A Night Out(1915)

33min | Comedy
2.8/5 (with 12 votes)

After a visit to a pub, Charlie and Ben cause a ruckus at a posh restaurant. Charlie later finds himself in a compromising position at a hotel with the head waiter's wife.

Directed by Charlie Chaplin, George D. Baker - With Charlie Chaplin, Ben Turpin, Edna Purviance, Leo White, Bud Jamison, Fred Goodwins, ...

A Burlesque on Carmen(1915)

31min | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 12 votes)

A gypsy seductress is sent to sway a goofy officer to allow a smuggling run.

His New Job(1915)

32min | Comedy
2.8/5 (with 11 votes)

When one of the actors on a movie set doesn't show up, Charlie gets his chance to be on camera and replaces the actor. While waiting, he plays in a dice game and gets on many people's nerves. When he finally gets to act, he ruins his scene, accidentally destroys the set, and tears the skirt of the star of the movie.

The Cheat(1915)

59min | Drama
2.9/5 (with 11 votes)

A venal, spoiled stockbroker's wife impulsively embezzles $10,000 from the charity she chairs and desperately turns to a Burmese ivory trader to replace the stolen money.

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The Bank(1915)

33min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 10 votes)

A janitor at a bank is in love with a secretary and dreams that she has fallen in love with him too.

A Woman(1915)

24min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 9 votes)

Mother, father and daughter go to the park. The women doze off on a bench while the father plays a hide-and-seek game with a girl, blindfolded. Charlie leads him into a lake. Both dozing ladies on the bench fall for Charlie and invite him for dinner. The father returns home with a friend. Charlie rushes upstairs and dresses like a woman, shaving his mustache. Both men fall for Charlie.

A Jitney Elopement(1915)

25min | Comedy
2.7/5 (with 9 votes)

Edna's father wants her to marry wealthy Count He-Ha. Charlie, Edna's true love, impersonates the Count at dinner, but the real Count shows up and Charlie is thrown out.

The Regeneration(1915)

3.4/5 (with 8 votes)

At 10 years old, Owens becomes a ragged orphan when his sainted mother dies. The Conways, who are next door neighbors, take Owen in, but the constant drinking by Jim soon puts Owen on the street. By 17, Owen learns that might is right. By 25, Owen is the leader of his own gang who spend most of their time gambling and drinking. But Marie comes into the gangster area of town and everything changes for Owen as he falls for Marie. But he cannot tell her so, so he comes to her settlement to find education and inspiration. But soon, his old way of life will rise to confront him again.


30min | Comedy
2.7/5 (with 8 votes)

A shipowner intends to scuttle his ship on its last voyage to get the insurance money. Charlie, a tramp in love with the owner's daughter, is grabbed by the captain and promises to help him shanghai some seamen. The daughter stows away to follow Charlie. Charlie assists in the galley and attempts to serve food during a gale.

The Golem(1915)

1h | Horror
3.6/5 (with 8 votes)

In this version of the golem legend, the golem, a clay statue brought to life by Rabbi Loew in 16th century Prague to save the Jews from the ongoing brutal persecution by the city's rulers, is found in the rubble of an old synagogue in the 20th century. Brought to life by an antique dealer, the golem is used as a menial servant. Eventually falling in love with the dealer's wife, it goes on a murderous rampage when its love for her goes unanswered. This mostly lost film (please check your attic) is often confused with director Paul Wegener second and readily available interpretation of the legend; Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam (1920).

Pool Sharks(1915)

10min | Comedy
2.7/5 (with 8 votes)

Two romantic rivals play a game of pool for the hand of their lady love. This is Fields first film.

After Death(1915)

46min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 7 votes)

Young scholar Andrei, fascinated by haunting actress Zoia Kadmina, is surprised when she sends him a note. The two have a brief scheduled meeting, then three months later Andrei is shocked to learn she has died. He becomes obsessed with her memory and decides he must find out all that he can about her.

Directed by Yevgeni Bauer - With Vitold Polonsky

A Fool There Was(1915)

1h 7min | Drama
2.5/5 (with 5 votes)

John Schuyler, a happily married lawyer, is appointed diplomat and sent to England; but, due to an unfortunate accident, his wife and child can not come along with him. Then, on the ship, he meets the Vampire, a notorious woman, a relentless gold digger, who lives off men whom seduces and ruins.

Directed by Frank Powell - With Edward José, May Allison, Theda Bara, Frank Powell, Creighton Hale, Victor Benoit, ...

The Madness of Dr. Tube(1915)

2.7/5 (with 5 votes)

A scientist develops a powder that he believes will have the effect of distorting reality for those who take it. To test its effect tries it out on his assistant, a dog, himself and two young couples.

Directed by Abel Gance - With Albert Dieudonné


59min | Drama
2.9/5 (with 5 votes)

In order to help her smuggler kinsmen, a sultry gypsy seduces and corrupts an officer of the Civil Guard turning him into a traitor and murderer.


54min | Drama
3.1/5 (with 4 votes)

The story of St. Gabriel, who was killed by an ignorant mob for making a nude statue representing Purity, who is also represented by a ghostly naked girl that flits through the film.

Assunta Spina(1915)

1h 13min | Drama
3.1/5 (with 4 votes)

Assunta and Michele are in love, but others come between them. Jealousy arises. Assunta Spina stands out as an early landmark of Italian Neorealism.

Alice in Wonderland(1915)

| 52min | Kids & Family, Fantasy
2.9/5 (with 4 votes)

A German adaptation of the classic Lewis Carroll story.

Directed by W. W. Young - With Viola Savoy, Herbert Rice

His Regeneration(1915)

15min | Western
2.0/5 (with 4 votes)

A rough criminal gets into an argument over a girl in a dance hall.

Fatty's Tintype Tangle(1915)

27min | Comedy
2.8/5 (with 4 votes)

Hubby and wifey are in love, but he's henpecked by her mother. A nip of whiskey gives him Dutch courage, and he storms out, declaring he won't be a domestic slave anymore. He heads for a park bench where a photographer mistakes him for a seated woman's sweetheart. The tintype of the two of them falls into the hands of the woman's husband, whose jealous rage frightens our hero. He abruptly leaves town, telling wifey he'll be away on business. Wifey doesn't need her house while he's away, so, unknown to hubby, she moves in with mom and rents the house to the couple from the park. When our hero returns home sooner than expected, the renter has another attack of jealousy.

The Coward(1915)

1h 17min | Drama, War, History
2.8/5 (with 3 votes)

Set during the American Civil War, Keenan stars as a Virginia colonel and Charles Ray as his weak-willed son. The son is forced, at gunpoint, by his father to enlist in the Confederate army. He is terrified by the war and deserts during a battle. The film focuses on the son's struggle to overcome his cowardice.


37min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 3 votes)

Sergei's beloved wife Yelena has passed away, and the bereaved husband is inconsolable. He remains obsessed with pictures of Yelena and with a braid of her hair that he has saved. Based on the novel Bruges-la-Morte by Georges Rodenbach.

Directed by Yevgeni Bauer
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