Note, this is not necessarily all of the films for this year, just the ones for which I've been able to locate review or have viewing comments. For list of all the films, see the Filmography
Released January 17, 1914. Vitagraph. Director: Maurice Costello. Scenario: Eugene Mullin. Cast: Clara Kimball Young with Maurice Costello and James Young.
"THE PERPLEXED BRIDEGROOM" (Vitagraph), January 23.-This shows how a clever young bride outwits the detective who has a warrant for the arrest of herself and her spouse. Maurice Costello, Clara Kimball Young and James Young are the principals in this amusing little comedy. On the same reel with above [i.e. Decoration Day at Old Soldiers' Home]
Released February 7, 1914. Vitagraph. Director: Theodore Marsden. Author: W.A. Tremayne. Cast: Dorothy Kelly, Bobby Connelly, Tefft Johnson, Rose Tapley W.M. Shea, Clara Kimball Young. 1,000 ft.
SONNY JIM IN SEARCH OF A MOTHER (Vitagraph), Feb. 11.-A new series with "a fine kid" (we quote remarks overheard) as its center of interest. The story aims at pleasing, human sentiment most successfully. The love story between Sonny's father (Tefft Johnson) and the girl (Clara Kimball Young) is acted in a bright and convincing way. It makes an excellent offering.
Released February 7, 1914. Vitagraph. Director: Maurice Costello. Author: Eugene Mullin. Cast: Clara Kimball Young with Maurice Costello, Helene Costello. 700 ft.
SOME STEAMER SCOOPING (Vitagraph), Feb. 12.- Maurice Costello and Clara Kimball Young appear here in a very slight offering, on the same reel with above [i.e. Niagara Falls]. Nicely pictured, but not at all strong
Released March 21, 1914. Vitagraph. Director: Theodore Marston. Author: Paul West. Cast: ClaraKimball Young with Earle Williams, Darwin Karr, James Lackaye. 2000 ft. Formerly held by the Nederlands Filmmuseum, incomplete nitrate print was beyond repair and destroyed in 1985
HER HUSBAND (Vitagraph), March 24.-A two-part picture that has considerable interest through the plot, but portrays in several scenes situations that are unpleasant to view. The character of the husband, the scion of a worthy and prominent family, is shown to be utterly devoid of all the conventions of social and domestic life. Ingratitude seems to be his best quality, and dissipation his ambition. His wife clings to him, condoning his faults. Clara Young is the wife and her acting is natural and artistic. This offering holds the audience to the end. No fault can be found with the direction and acting.
Released March 28, 1914. Vitagraph. Director: Theodore Marsden. Author: W.A. Tremayne. Cast: Clara Kimball Young with Darwin Karr. 1,000 ft.
THE SILVER SNUFF BOX (Vitagraph), March 30.-A story located in Russia environment that is gripping and that involves in its plot characters indigenous to that country Intrigue and revenge seem to be the main features dominant in this picture. It is interesting, however, and holds the audience to the denouement.
Vitagraph. Director: Wilfred North. Author: Catherine Carr. Cast: Clara Kimball Young with William Homphrey, Mary Maurice, Donald Hall. Released Apr. 25, 1914.
THE AWAKENING OF BARBARA DARE (Vitagraph), Appril 27.-This is a beautiful offering showing how the jealousy of a chill old New England mother can be warmed by the adent of a little child. Mrs. Mary Maurice portrays the mother in her usual graceful manner. Clara Kimball Young and William Humphrey as the young couple ably assist her.
Released May 9, 1914. Vitagraph. Director: James Young. Scenario: James Young from a story by J. Stuart Blackton. Cast: Clara Kimball Young with Sidney Drew, James Lackaye, Ned Finley, James Young. 3 reels. Held by The Museum of Modern Art, New York (16mm.) and The Danish Filmmuseum (unconfirmed) Released May 9, 1914. Held by The Museum of Modern Art, New York (16mm.) and The Danish Filmmuseum (unconfirmed). See Still Photos on Silent Ladies, 1, and 2
Broad and energetic parody of stage melodramas and movie serials. Young plays a wide-eyed innocent who munches raw veggies and gets thrown into every cliche the filmmakers can think of, from white slavery to rescuing her husband from a murder charge.
Released June 20, 1914. Vitagraph. Director: James Young. Author: A. Carol Cartwright. Cast: Clara Kimball Young with Earle Williams, Rose Tapley
HAPPY-GO-LUCKY (Vitagraph), June 25. The story of a young man who falls in love with an actress in a traveling show. She faints from hunger and is taken to his mother's home. This is a slight plot, made interesting by the charming personality of Clara Kimball Young. Some of the scenes toward the last were very attractive.
Released July 25, 1914. Vitagraph. Director: James Young. Author: William Addison Lathrop. Cast: Clara Kimball Young with Etienne Girardot, James Young, Helen Connelley, Shep the Dog. 2 reels ft
"THE VIOLIN OF 'M'SIEUR" (Vitagraph), August 1.-This has been reviewed at length in the Moving Picture World, and appeared at the Vitragraph Theater, Boradway, New Yok City, seventy-five times, where it made a great hit. [Note: I was unable to find the longer review, so if anyone finds it and can opy it for me, I'll insert it here]
Released August 8, 1914. Vitagraph. Director: James Young. Scenario: James Young, from the novel by T.W. Robertson. Cast: Clara Kimball Young with James Young, Naoimi Childes, Lillian Walker, Rex Ingram, Etienne Girardot. 2 reels.
DAVID GARRICK (Vitagraph). August 11.-This is a two-part visualization of the old comedy-drama. Several others have been made by different companies. This one is, perhaps, the best that has been released. It features James Young and Clara Kimball Young, with an all-star cast. To the older people in the audience it is very interesting. The acting is admirable.
Vitagraph. Director: James Young. Author: Elizabeth R. Carpenter. Cast: Clara Kimball Young with Charles Eldridge, Lionel Belmore, James Young. Released August 15, 1914.
TAKEN BY STORM (Vitagraph), August 19.-One of Elizabeth Carpenter's legitimate comedies. Directed by James Young. The cast is as follows: Clara Kimball Young, Charles Eldridge, Lionel Belmore and James Young. There is a rural flavor pertains in this offering that is very pleasant to visualize, and a homey love story which depicts many comical scenes, showing how a willful girl meets her match. Her lover absolutely carries her to a justice of the peace where they are married. Then the trouble begins, but he husband convinces his wife that he is the stronger of the two and she is glad to admit he is the master. This is a splendid picture and receives almost continuous laughter.
THE FATES AND FLORA FOURFLUSH (The Temple of Bhosh) (Vitagraph), Jan. 11.-Part two of the massive Ten-billion dollar Vitagraph mystery series. Produced by Wally Van, featuring Clara Kimball Young, supported by Charles Brown, L. Rogers Lytton, Temple Saxe, George Stevens and many others. The villain still pursues her-and her lover. This is one of the best parodies produced on the screen. There is a thrill every second and a laugh every thrill. This series is a great conception.
THE FATES AND FLORA FOURFLUSH (A Race for Life) (Vitagraph), Jan. 18.-Part three of the Ten-billion Dollar Vitagraph Mystery serial. This travesty is a wonder and makes a decided hit with the audience. It is a continuation of the "Treasure Temple of Bhosh," and shows how the lover escape from the "alligator pit." A description of this offering is almost impossible. One must see the make-ups and acting to fully appreciate it. Wally Van is doing himself proud in the direction of this series. Built for laughing purposes only.
Last revised, August 26, 2012