|Abraham Lincoln 1930 N/R, 97 min.|
aka: D.W. Griffith's "Abraham Lincoln"
Director: D.W. Griffith
Cast: Walter Huston, Una Merkel, Kay Hammond, Jason Robards Sr., Henry B. Walthall, E. Alyn Warren, Hobart Bosworth, Oscar Apfel, Helen Freeman, Edgar Dearing, Gordon Thorpe, Ian Keith, Helen Ware, Charles Crockett, Russell Simpson
This film marks D.W. Griffith's first "talkie" and covers the life of Abraham Lincoln (Walter Huston) from childhood through his assassination while President of the United States. The story begins in 1834 when Abe is a rail splitter who is studying law and courting Ann Rutledge (Una Merkel). Ann dies, and Abe goes off to fight the Indians before opening up his law practice. Later, he meets and marries Mary Todd (Kay Hammond) and then is elected President of the United States. Following the Civil War, on 14 April 1865, Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth (Ian Keith) while he is visiting Ford's Theater.
|The Big Parade 1925 N/R, 126 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: King Vidor
Cast: John Gilbert, Renee Adoree, Hobart Bosworth, Claire McDowell, Claire Adams, Robert Ober, Tom O'Brien, Karl Dane, Rosita Marstini, Julianne Johnston, Kathleen Key, Carl Voss, Carl "Major" Roup, Harry Crocker
Love–among the horrors of the Western Front–conquers all in this story about American soldier Jim Apperson (John Gilbert) who is sent to France during World War I and falls in love with Melisande (Renee Adoree). After the tragedy of being wounded and losing his leg, Jim searches for his lost love.
|The Count of Monte Cristo 1913 N/R, 90 min.|
Genre: Drama / Adventure
Director: Joseph A. Golden, Edwin S. Porter
Cast: James O'Neill, Murdock MacQuarrie, Nance O'Neil, Hobart Bosworth, Eugenie Besserer
In this first film version of "The Count of Monte Cristo," action does not stray far from the novel. It tells the story of Edmond Dantes who, during imprisonment, learns of the treasure on the island of Monte Cristo. Later, he escapes, finds the treasure, and lives happily ever after with Mercedes. (James O'Neill was Eugene O'Neill's father.)
|The Dark Hour 1936 N/R, 72 min.|
Director: Charles Lamont
Cast: Ray Walker, Irene Ware, Berton Churchill, Hedda Hopper, Hobart Bosworth, E.E. Clive, William V. Mong, Harold Goodwin, Aggie Herring, Kathryn Sheldon, Harry Strang, Fred Kelsey
Based on a Sinclair Gluck novel, "The Last Trap," this is the story of two able, but very different, detectives (Ray Walker and Berton Churchill) working on a murder case in an old, dark house.
|Eternal Love 1929 N/R, 95 min.|
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Cast: John Barrymore, Camilla Horn, Victor Varconi, Hobart Bosworth, Bodil Rosing, Mona Rico, Evelyn Selbie
Director Lubitsch's and John Barrymore's final silent film before moving into talkies, this tale, based on a novel by Jakob Christopher Beer, is set in the Swiss Alps (filmed in the Canadian Rockies). A couple, each of whom is in a loveless marriage, carries on a secret romance; but when the woman's husband is murdered, they are on the run. A real tearjerker, but well told.
|Lady for a Day 1933 N/R, 95 min.|
Director: Frank Capra
Cast: Warren William, May Robson, Guy Kibbee, Glenda Farrell, Ned Sparks, Walter Connolly, Jean Parker, Nat Pendleton, Barry Norton, Halliwell Hobbes, Hobart Bosworth, Robhert Emmett O'Connor, Ward Bond, Irving Bacon, Tom London
Apple Annie (May Robson) is a 75-year-old seller of apples in Times Square in this Damon Runyon tale, and she knows how to extract money from the other peddlers. She sends money to her daughter (Jean Parker) in Spain, implying she is wealthy in her letters to the daughter. Now the daughter is visiting, and Apple Annie needs help, so she goes to gambler Dave the Dude (Warren William) to set her up for the visit–and the fun begins. Good flick. Sequel: "Lady By Choice." Capra remade the story in 1961 as "Pocketful of Miracles."
|The Last of the Mohicans 1932 N/R, 230 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure
Director: Ford Beebe, B. Reeves Eason
Cast: Harry Carey, Hobart Bosworth, Frank Coghlan Jr., Edwina Booth, Lucile Browne, Walter Miller, Bob Kortman, Walter McGrail, Nelson McDowell, Edward Hearn, Mischa Auer, Yakima Canutt, Jim Corey, Joan Gale
James Fenimore Cooper's classic tale is presented as a 12-chapter serial. Frontier guide Hawkeye (Harey Carey) and his Indian friends, Chingachgook and Uncas (Hobart Bosworth and Frank Coghlan Jr.), fight against the corrupt soldiers and the evil Indian Magua (Bob Kortman).
|The Little American 1917 N/R, 80 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Romance
Director: Cecil B. MeMille
Cast: Mary Pickford, Jack Holt, Raymond Hatton, Wallace Beery, Hobart Bosworth, DeWitt Jennings, Ben Alexander, Carl Gerard, Walter Long, James Neill, Colleen Moore, Ramon Novarro
The year is 1914, and American Angela Moore (Mary Pickford) has two suitors–Karl is from Germany, and Jules is French. Then war breaks out, and Karl and Jules return to their countries to fight. Angela sails for France to visit her aunt, but her ship is sunk by a U-boat. Angela survives and goes to her aunt's chateau where she learns that her aunt has died. Angela has inherited her aunt's chateau. The Germans attack, and Angela begins to send messages to the Allies but is caught and sentenced to be executed. Karl comes to her aid, denounces the Kaiser, and is also sentenced. Now, the French, along with Jules, arrive in time to free Mary and Karl who then sail back to the United States.
|Mammy 1930 N/R, 83 min.|
Director: Michael Curtiz
Cast: Al Jolson, Lois Moran, Louise Dresser, Lowell Sherman, Hobart Bosworth, Stanley Fields, Tully Marshall, Mitchell Lewis, Jack Curtis, Noah Beery
Good musical numbers include "The Call of the South" and "To My Mammy" in this otherwise dated film about a romance among performers in a minstrel show.
|My Best Girl 1927 N/R, 70 min.|
Director: Sam Taylor
Cast: Mary Pickford, Charles "Buddy" Rogers, Sunshine Hart, Lucien Littlefield, Carmelita Geraghty, Hobart Bosworth, Evelyn Hall, Avonne Taylor, Mack Swain, John Junior
This, the final Mary Pickford silent film, is a delightful romantic comedy about a dime store clerk (Pickford) who falls in love with the owner's son ("Buddy" Rogers). Ten years later, Pickford married Rogers in a union that would last over 40 years.
|Oliver Twist 1916 N/R, 50 min.|
Director: James Young
Cast: Marie Doro, Hobart Bosworth, Raymond Hatton, James Neill, Tully Marshall, W.S. Van Dyke, Edythe Chapman, Elsie Jane Wilson, Harry L. Rattenberry, Carl Stockdale, George Hackathorne, Robert McKenzie, Jack Sacker
This is the earliest film of Charles Dickens' novel about the orphan Oliver (Marie Doro) who, with the evil Fagin (Tully Marshall) as his tutor, becomes a pickpocket–until he is rescued and restored to decency through his father's inheritance.
|Rollin' Plains 1938 N/R, 60 min.|
Genre: Western / Action / Adventure / Mystery / Romance
Director: Albert Herman
Cast: Tex Ritter, Horace Murphy, "Snub" Pollard, Harriet Bennet, Hobart Bosworth, Ed Cassidy, Karl Hackett, Charles King, Ernie Adams, Lynton Brent, Horace B. Carpenter, Hank Worden, Ralph Bucko, Roy Bucko, Carl Mathews
Texas Ranger Tex Lawrence (Tex Ritter) and fellow Rangers Ananias (Horace Murphy) and Pee Wee ("Snub" Pollard) ride into town to settle a feud between cattlemen and sheep men. But it's not all that simple since the feud is being fueled by a respected citizen, Dan Barrow (Karl Hackett) who has his eyes set on being the big boss.
|Steamboat Round the Bend 1935 N/R, 90 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Romance
Director: John Ford
Cast: Will Rogers, Anne Shirley, Irvin S. Cobb, Eugene Pallette, Raymond Hatton, Stepin Fetchit, John McGuire, Berton Churchill, Francis Ford, Roger Imhof, Hobart Bosworth, Grace Goodall, William "Billy" Benedict, Fred Kohler Jr., John Lester Johnson
Fleety Belle (Anne Shirley) falls for Doctor John Pearly (Will Rogers), owner of a steamboat, whose goal is to win a great steamboat race that becomes the exciting climax for this film. Rogers died in a plane crash in Alaska before this film was released.
|This Modern Age 1931 N/R, 76 min.|
Director: Nick Grinde
Cast: Joan Crawford, Pauline Frederick, Neil Hamilton, Monroe Owsley, Hobart Bosworth, Emma Dunn, Albert Conti, Marjorie Rambeau, Ann Dvorak, Adrienne D'Ambricourt, Marcelle Corday
Debutante Valentine (Joan Crawford) is reunited with her mother in Paris where she becomes the object of romantic attention from two men.
|The Woman God Forgot 1917 N/R, 60 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Cast: Geraldine Farrar, Wallace Reid, Raymond Hatton, Theodore Kosloff, Hobart Bosworth, Julia Faye
Set in the last moments of the Aztec Empire, Geraldine Farrar plays Teca–Montezuma's (Raymond Hatton) daughter. To save her mother, Alvarado (Wallace Reid), from certain death, Teca leads Cortez (Hobart Bosworth) and his invasion forces into the center of the Aztec world.
|1. Abraham Lincoln (1930)|
aka: D.W. Griffith's "Abraham Lincoln"
2. The Big Parade (1925)
3. The Count of Monte Cristo (1913)
4. The Dark Hour (1936)
5. Eternal Love (1929)
6. Hangman's House (1928)
7. Joan the Woman (1916)
8. Lady for a Day (1933)
9. The Last of the Mohicans (1932)
10. The Little American (1917)
11. Mammy (1930)
12. My Best Girl (1927)
13. Oliver Twist (1916)
14. Rollin' Plains (1938)
15. Steamboat Round the Bend (1935)
16. This Modern Age (1931)
17. The Woman God Forgot (1917)
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