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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)

PG
| 3h 13min | Drama, History, War
3.1/5 (with 156 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 33 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
3.2/5 (with 26 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 25 votes)

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

A Night in the Show(1915)

NR
| 24min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 22 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.

Work(1915)

29min | Comedy
2.8/5 (with 19 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 Out(1915)

33min | Comedy
2.9/5 (with 19 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.

A Burlesque on Carmen(1915)

31min | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 17 votes)

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

By the Sea(1915)

15min | Comedy
2.7/5 (with 17 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.

His New Job(1915)

32min | Comedy
2.8/5 (with 17 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 17 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.

In the Park(1915)

15min | Comedy
2.5/5 (with 16 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.

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The Bank(1915)

33min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 15 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
3.1/5 (with 15 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.

Shanghaied(1915)

30min | Comedy
2.8/5 (with 12 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
3.5/5 (with 12 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).

The Regeneration(1915)

3.5/5 (with 12 votes)

At 10 years old, Owen becomes a ragged orphan when his mother dies. Abusive next-door neighbors the Conways take him in, and by 17, Owen has learned that might is right. At 25, he's a career gangster: loitering, gambling and drinking in dens of iniquity. Marie Deering arrives in Owen's area, eager to empower the impoverished, gang-affiliated youth through education. Owen slowly but surely leaves his old life behind, choosing the narrow path- all the while falling in love with Marie. Skinny, who's taken over Owen's role in the gang, reappears to him, spelling trouble.

A Jitney Elopement(1915)

25min | Comedy
2.7/5 (with 11 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.

After Death(1915)

46min | Drama
3.1/5 (with 10 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

Pool Sharks(1915)

10min | Comedy
2.6/5 (with 10 votes)

Two romantic rivals play a game of pool for the hand of their lady love. W.C. Field's debut film.

Directed by Edwin Middleton - With W. C. Fields

A Fool There Was(1915)

1h 7min | Drama
2.7/5 (with 8 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, ...

Hypocrites(1915)

54min | Drama
3.1/5 (with 7 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.

Carmen(1915)

59min | Drama
2.9/5 (with 7 votes)

Hot-blooded gypsy Carmen attempts to seduce Don Jose, a lawman sent to thwart a gang of illegal smugglers in Spain. Carmen's plan backfires when Don Jose's passion for the gypsy girl escalates into a jealous rage as she spurns him for her bullfighter beau, Escamillo, with tragic results.

The Madness of Dr. Tube(1915)

2.8/5 (with 7 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

His Regeneration(1915)

15min | Western
2.1/5 (with 6 votes)

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

Alice in Wonderland(1915)

NR
| 52min | Kids & Family, Fantasy
2.8/5 (with 6 votes)

Alice goes with her sister to a picnic and then she falls asleep and starts dreaming about a wonderland full of talking animals and walking playing cards.

Assunta Spina(1915)

1h 13min | Drama
3.1/5 (with 5 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.

Fatty's Tintype Tangle(1915)

27min | Comedy
2.8/5 (with 5 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 Lily of Belgium(1915)

3.1/5 (with 4 votes)

When a young girl finds a beautiful dead lily in the woods, she asks her grandfather to tell her about it. The lily stands in splendour beside a stream, admired by the creatures of the woods. But an army of beetles, bent on conquering new territories, wants to cross the stream - and the lily is blocking their way. An unashamed allegory of the German rape of Belgium.

The Dinosaur and the Missing Link: A Prehistoric Tragedy(1915)

3.2/5 (with 4 votes)

Two cavemen, The Duke and Stonejaw Steve, call on Miss Araminta Rockface. The hated rivals fight, and Steve wins when he throws The Duke into a pot of boiling water. A title card introduces a third rival, "our unassuming hero, Theophilus Ivoryhead." Miss Rockface invites the three men into her father's drawing room/cave, apologizing for not offering tea, since it has not been discovered yet. The Duke and Steve fight again, and everyone rushes out of the cave. Mr. Rockface notices his pot of food is empty; earlier, Wild Willie the Missing Link had eaten it. Mr. Rockface tells the three suitors they will have to procure their own dinner. Steve locates a desert quail and shoots an arrow at it, but the arrow misses the quail and happily (for Steve) hits The Duke's behind. Meanwhile, Wild Willie is still hungry and goes hunting for snakes. He finds a dinosaur's tail instead...

Directed by Willis H. O'Brien
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