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The Films of Norma Talmadge

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The Feature films of Norma Talmadge

Archival listings are chiefly from the FIAF International Film Archive CD-ROM and, unless otherwise noted, have been confirmed with the archive. Film gauge is given where supplied. Not listed are her guest appearances in Show People (1928) and In Hollywood with Potash and Permutter (1924) (flyer for the latter: p. 1 p. 2 p. 3). If anyone has any additions or corrections or confirmations to be made to the holdings, please contact Greta de Groat so that corrections can be made. This list is arranged chronologically by release date.

1915-1917 1918-1920 1921-1925 1926-1930

The Battle Cry of Peace (1915). Vitagraph Co. of America. Produced by J. Stuart Blackton. Directed by Wilfred North. Scenario by J. Stuart Blackton. Camera by Leonard Smith and Arthur T. Quinn. Cast: Charles Richmann, L. Rogers Lytton, James Morrison, Mary Maurice, Louise Beaudet, Harold Hubert, Jack Crawford, Charles Kent, Julia Swayne Gordon, Belle Bruce, Norma Talmadge, George Stevens. A foreign country invades an unprepared United States with devastating consequences. 9 reels. One reel of print which ended with the mother shooting the daughters survives at Cinemateket-Svenska Filminstitutet. A few fragments of battle scenes survive at the George Eastman House.

Variety review
New York Times review
Moving Picture World Articles (including suit against Henry Ford)
Comments by Hugo Münsterberg
Letter to the New York Evening Post
Viewing comments


The Crown Prince's Double (1916) Directed by Van Dyke Brooke, Scenario by Anne Mahring. Cast: Maurice Costello, Norma Talmadge, Howard Hall, Anders Randolf, Thomas R. Mills, Thomas Brooke, Daniel Leighton, Anna Laughlin, Leila Blau. The Crown Prince, trying to escape from an arranged marriage, hires a look-alike clerk to throw his pursuers off his trail. 5 reels. LOST

Variety review
Moving Picture World review




Captivating Mary Carstairs (1915) National Film Corp. Directed by Bruce Mitchell, Scenario by Anthony W. Coldewey. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Alan Forrest, Bruce Mitchell, Jack Livingston, Frank Brown, Constance Talmadge. Comedy in which a father, who hasn't seen his daughter since he separated from her mother, hires a youth to kidnap her, but the youth falls in love with her in the process. 5 or 6 reels. LOST

News notices about the film




The Missing Links (1916) Fine Arts/Triangle. Directed by Lloyd Ingraham. Scenario by Bernard McConville. Cast: Thomas Jefferson, Elmer Clifton, Robert Harron, Loyola O'Connor, William Higby, Elinor Stone, Norma Talmadge, Jack Brammall, Hal Wilson, Constance Talmadge, Robert Lawler. The man who maliciously causes a bank failure is found murdered, with a pair of cufflinks as the primary clue. 5 reels. LOST

Variety review
Moving Picture World reviews


Martha's Vindication (1916) Fine Arts/Triangle. Directed by Chester and Sidney Franklin. Scenario by Ella Carter Woods. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Seena Owen, Ralph Lewis, Tully Marshall, Charles West, William Hinckley, Francis Carpenter, George Stone, Alice Knowland, Alberta Lee. Edwin Harley, George Pearce, Porter Strong, Josephine Crowell. An unwed mother gives the child to her best friend, who is subsequently accused of being the mother. 5 reels. LOST

Variety review
Still photo from Silent Film Still Archive


The Children in the House (1916) Fine Arts/Triangle. Directed by Chester and Sidney Franklin. Scenario by Roy Somerville. Camera by F.B.Good. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Alice Rae, Jewel Carmen, William Hinckley, W.E. Lawrence. George Pearce, Eugene Pallette, Walter Long, Alva D. Blake, George Stone, Violet Radcliffe, Carmen de Rue, Francis Carpenter, Ninon Fovieri. Woman marries the wrong man; he is involved in a robbery but her former suitor is arrested. 5 reels. Copies of this film are located at Eastman House (3 reels only, 35mm. Master positive, not for viewing) and UCLA Film and Television Archives (16 mm. with tinted sequences, plus deteriorating outtakes). This film is available on video.

Lobby Card
Variety review
Moving Picture World review and advertising text
Video review


Going Straight (1916). Fine Arts/Triangle. Directed by Chester and Sidney Franklin. Scenario by Bernard McConville, Camera by F.B. Good. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Ralph Lewis, Nino Fovieri, Francis Carpenter, Fern Collier, Ruth Handforth, Eugene Pallette, George Stone, Kate Toncray, Carmen De Rue, Violet Radcliff. Married couple are former criminals gone straight and menaced by a former associate. 5 reels. Copies located at George Eastman House (2 double reels, 35 mm.) and National Film and Television Museum London (1959 ft. 35mm viewing copy). This film has been available in 16mm and is currently available on video.

Variety review
Video review
Review by Paul Joyce
Still photo from Silent Ladies


The Devil's Needle (1916) Fine Arts/Triangle. Directed by Chester Withey. Scenario by Chester Withey and Roy Somerville. Cast: Tully Marshall, Norma Talmadge, Marguerite Marsh, F.A.Turner, Howard Gaye, John Brennan. Model turns an artist on to drugs, to the dismay of his wife. 5 reels. Copy of the 1923 re-release located at the Library of Congress (35 mm.). Available on DVD and Blu-ray from Kino/Lorber. , and excerpts are available on video

Variety review
Moving Picture World descriptions
Viewing comments
Still photo from Silent Ladies


The Social Secretary (1916) Fine Arts/Triangle. Directed by John Emerson. Scenario by Anita Loos, John Emerson, and Alfred Huger Moses, Jr. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Kate Lester, Helen Weir, Gladden James, Herbert French, Eric von Stroheim, Nathaniel Sack. Comedy in which a pretty secretary disguises herself to avoid sexual harassment. 5 reels. Copies located at Library of Congress (incomplete 35 mm.), George Eastman House (tinted 35mm restoration), National Film and Television Museum London (160 ft., 9.5 mm.), Cinemateca do Museo de Arte Moderna in Rio de Janeiro (16 mm.,), UCLA Film and Television Archive (16 mm. and videocassette viewing copy), The Blackhawk film collection. This film has been shown on television and is available on video.

Variety review
New York Dramatic Mirror review
Moving Picture World review
Video review
Still photo from Silent Ladies


Fifty-Fifty (1916) Fine Arts/Triangle. Directed by Allan Dwan. Scenario by Robert Shirley. Cast: Norma Talmadge, J.W. Johnston, Marie Chambers, Ruth Darling, H.S. Northrup, Frank Currier, Dodson Mitchell, W.P. Richmond. Unfaithful man tries to divorce his wife and win custody of their child. 5 reels. A copy of this is located at the George Eastman House film (28 mm., not projectable, and 35mm.). MOMA returned nitrate reels 2-4 to the Finnish Film Archive as too damaged for preservation.

Variety review
New York Dramatic Mirror review
Moving Picture World review


Panthea (1917) Norma Talmadge Film Corporation/Selznick Pictures. Presented by Joseph M. Schenck. Directed by Alan Dwan. Camera by Roy Overbaugh. Gowns by Lucile. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Earle Foxe, Roger Lytton, George Fawcett, Murdoch McQuarrie, Erich von Stroheim, Norbert Wicki, William Abington, Winifred Harris, Eileen Persey, Stafford Windsor, Dick Rosson, Frank Currier. Pianist gives herself to an elderly Baron to save her husbands sight, is accused of being a Nihilist and is exiled to Siberia. 5 reels. Assumed LOST, this film showed in Venice in 1958, but the present whereabouts of the print are unknown.

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Variety review
New York Times review
Photoplay Review (with photos)
Moving Picture World Review
Carl Sandburg Review


The Law of Compensation (1917) Norma Talmadge Film Corporation/Selznick Pictures. Produced by Joseph Schenck. Directed by Julius Steger and Joseph A. Golden. Scenario by Edna G. Riley. Camera by John Urie. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Frederick Esmelton, Chester Barnett, John Charles, Sally Crute, Fred G. Hearn, Mary Hall, Edwin Stanley, Robert Cummings, Marie Reichardt, Harry Burkhardt, Baby Lorna, Frank Dawson. Star struck girl is told the story of the fate of her unfaithful mother. 6 reels. Copies of this film are located at the Library of Congress (35 mm., incomplete) and the Museum of Modern Art in New York (35mm. acetate negative and 16mm viewing print with pulled sprocket holes)

Variety review
Motion Picture review
Moving Picture World review
Viewing comments


Poppy (1917) Norma Talmadge Film Corporation/Selznick Pictures. Presented by Joseph Schenck. Directed by Edward José. Scenario by Edward José. Camera by Ben Struckman. Gowns by Lucile and Travis Banton. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Eugene O'Brien, Frederick Perry, Jack Meredith, Dorothy Rogers, Edna Whistler, Marie Haynes. Orphan in Africa is unwittingly married to an abusive man, but falls in love and gets pregnant by an amnesiac, runs away and becomes a novelist. 8 reels. A two reel condensation of the last half of the film (reels 4-5 of 5?) is located Library of Congress (35 mm.)

New York Dramatic Mirror review
Moving Picture World review and notice
Variety review
Photoplay review
Viewing comments
Still photo from Silent Ladies


The Moth (1917) Norma Talmadge Film Corporation/Select Pictures Corporation. Presented by Joseph Schenck. Directed by Edward José. Scenario by John B. Clymer and Harry O. Hoyd. Camera by Edward Wynard and Ben Struckman. Gowns by Lucile and Henri Bendel. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Hassard Short, Eugene O'Brien, Virginia Dare, Adolph Menjou, Donald Hall, Maude Allen, Frank Kingdon, Robert Vivian, Kenneth Worms, Aida Armand, Lorna Volare. Spoiled young heiress marries a rotter and learns the harsh realities of life. 6 reels. Copies of reels 1-4 are located at the Library of Congress (35 mm.)

New York Dramatic Mirror review
Viewing Comments


The Secret of the Storm Country (1917) Norma Talmadge Film Corporation/Select Pictures Corporation. Produced by Joseph Schenck. Directed by Charles Miller. Scenario by Courtney Ryley Cooper. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Edwin D. Denison, J. Herbert Frank, Niles Welch, Ethel G. Terry, Mrs. J.H. Brundage, Charles Gotthold, Julia Hurley, W.W. Black, Lorna Volare, James Mack, Helen Dahl, Albert Hart, Ann Pallett. Poor girl is secretly married to a man who then publicly marries someone more socially acceptable, leaving her with a child to face social ostracism. 5 or 6 reels. LOST

Poster and Production Stills
Variety review


The Ghosts of Yesterday (1918) Norma Talmadge Film Corporation/Select Pictures Corporation. Produced by Joseph Schenck. Directed by Charles Miller, Scenario by Mildred Considine, Camera by Edward Wynard. Gowns by Lucile, Madame Frances. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Eugene O'Brien, Stuart Holmes, John Daly Murphy, Henry J. Hebert, Ida Darling, Blanche Douglas. Double role as a poor dressmaker married to a painter, and the notorious cabaret singer he paints after her death. 6 reels. Copies of reels 1-4 and a few dim feet of reel 6 are located at the Library of Congress (35 mm., some deterioration)

Paper doll and lobby cards
Moving Picture World review
Viewing comments
Still photos from Silent Ladies 1 2 3 4 5


By Right of Purchase (1918) Norma Talmadge Film Corporation/Select Pictures Corporation. Presented by Joseph Schenck. Directed by Charles Miller. Scenario by Harry O Hoyt. Camera by Edward Wynard and Alfred Moses, Jr. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Eugene O'Brien, Ida Darling, William Courtleigh, Jr. Charles Wellesley, Florence B. Billings, Hedda Hopper. Woman marries for money and comes to love her husband, but mistakenly attributed his reticence to indifference, leading to marital complications. 6 reels. A copy of this film is located at the Library of Congress (35 mm., some deterioration, possibly missing the last reel)

Lobby Card and Poster
Variety review
Advertising aid from Moving Picture World
Viewing comments
Coming attraction slide from the George Eastman House


De Luxe Annie (1918) Norma Talmadge Film Corporation/Select Pictures Corporation. Presented by Joseph Schenck. Directed by Roland West. Scenario by Paul West. Camera by Ed Wynard and Albert Moses. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Eugene O'Brien, Frank Mills, Edna Hunter, Fred. R. Stanton, Joseph Burke, Edwards Davis, Harriet Jenkins, David Burns. A woman loses her memory after a head injury incurred during a robbery and becomes a partner of one of the crooks. 7 reels. A copy of this film is located at the Library of Congress (35 mm., some deterioration)

Variety review
New York Times review
Viewing comments


The Safety Curtain (1918). Norma Talmadge Film Corporation/Select Pictures Corporation. Presented by Joseph M. Schenck. Directed by Sidney A. Franklin. Scenario by Sidney A. Franklin and Paul West. Camera by Albert Moses and Ed Weynard. Art direction by William Reinecke. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Eugene O'Brien, Anders Randolf, Gladden James, Lillian Hall. Dancer is separated from her abusive husband during a fire and, believing him dead, marries again and moves to India. Copies of this film are located at the UCLA Film and Television Archives (16 mm. and videocassette viewing copy) and Nederlands Filmmuseum (film preserved but possibly incomplete, and videocassette viewing copy). This film was formerly available on video

Variety review
Moving Picture World review
Video review
Coming attraction slide from the George Eastman House


Her Only Way (1918) Norma Talmadge Film Corporation/Select Pictures Corporation. Presented by Joseph Schenck. Directed by Sidney A. Franklin. Scenario by Mary Murillo. Camera by Albert Moses and Ed Wynard. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Eugene O'Brien, Ramsey Wallace, E.A. Warren, Jobyna Howland. After an argument with her sweetheart, a woman falls asleep and dreams of what might happen if she married for money instead of love. 6 reels. LOST

Variety review
New York Times review
Moving Picture World review
Motion Picture Classic review
Coming attraction slide from the George Eastman House


The Forbidden City (1918) Norma Talmadge Film Corporation/Select Pictures Corporation. Presented by Joseph Schenck. Directed by Sidney A. Franklin. Scenario by Mary Murillo. Camera by Edward Wynard and H. Lyman Broening. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Thomas Meighan, A.E. Warren, Michael Rayle, L. Rogers Lytton, Reid Hamilton. Double role as a Chinese woman loved by an American diplomat, and their orphaned daughter who escapes to Manila and falls in love with her father's ward. 5 or 6 reels. A copy of this film is located at The Library of Congress (35 mm.). This film is available on video.

Article by Frank V. Brruner
Variety review
New York Times review
Moving picture world reviews
Photoplay review
Viewing comments
Moving Picture review from Silents are Golden
Still photo at University of Washington
Still photos from Silent Ladies 1 2 3


The Heart of Wetona (1919) Norma Talmadge Film Corporation/Select Pictures Corporation. Produced by Joseph Schenck. Directed by Sidney A. Franklin. Scenario by Mary Murillo. Camera by David Abel. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Fred Huntley, Thomas Meighan, Gladden James, Fred Turner, Princess Uwane Yea, Charles Edler, White Eagle, Black Wolf, Black Lizard. Mixed race girl mistakenly forced into a shotgun wedding with a sympathetic white man and discovers the truth about her no-good lover. 6 reels. Copies of this film are available at The Library of Congress (35 mm., some deterioration), George Eastman House (35 mm.), The Cinema Museum in London (35 mm.), and the UCLA Film and Television Archives (16 mm. and videocassette viewing copy)

Variety review
New York Times review
Moving pictue world review and promotional suggestions
Video review


The Probation Wife (1919) Norma Talmadge Film Corporation/Select Pictures Corporation. Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Directed by Sidney A. Franklin. Scenario by Kathryn Stuart. Story by Angie Ousley Rooser. Camera by David Abel. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Thomas Meighan, Florence Billings, Alec B. Francis, Walter McEwen, Amelia Summerville, A. Brooke, S. Liston, Dinky. A comedy in which girl raised as a thief marries a wealthy "man in name only" to escape the reformatory, later making him jealous so he will admit his love for her. 5 reels. Reels 1, 3-5 are available at the Library of Congress (35 mm.). Eastman House also has one unidentified reel of this film in unpreserved nitrate.

Still photo from Silent Film Still Archive
Variety review
Moving Picture World review and advertising suggestions
Viewing comments


The New Moon (1919) Norma Talmadge Film Corporation/Select Pictures Corporation. Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Directed by Chester Withey. Assistant director, Harry Sothern. Scenario by Chester Withey. Story by H. H. Van Loan. Camera by David Abel. Art direction by Victor De Linsky. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Pedro de Cordoba, Charles Gerard, Stuart Holmes, Marc McDermott, Ethel Kaye, Harry Sothern, Marguerite Clayton. 6 reels. Princess Norma, disguised as a grocer, tries to protect women from savage Bolsheviks. Filmed in Saranac Lake, New York. A copy of this film is available at the Library of Congress (5 reel copy, 35 mm., some deterioration)

Short story adaptation and clippings with photos
Variety review
New York Times review
Photoplay review
Moving Picture World review and Advertising aids
Viewing comments
Coming attraction slide from the George Eastman House


The Way of a Woman (1919) Norma Talmadge Film Corporation/Select Pictures Corporation. Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Directed by Robert Z. Leonard. Scenario by Eugene Wlateer. Camera by David Abel. Gowns by Lucile. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Conway Tearle, Gertrude Berkeley, Frank De Vernon, Mae McAvoy, Jobyna Howland, Hassard Short, George La Guere, William Humphreys, Stuart Holmes. Virginia girl marries drunkard who leaves her penniless, so she borrows money from her ex-fiancé's embezzler brother. 5 reels. A 35mm. negative of this film is located at the National Film and Television Museum, London (final scene is missing)

Lobby Cards
Variety review
New York Times review
Moving Picture World review


The Isle of Conquest (1919). Norma Talmadge Film Corporation/Select Pictures Corporation. Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Directed by Edward José. Scenario by John Emerson and Anita Loos. Camera by David Abel. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Wyndham Standing, Charles Gerard, Hedda Hopper, Natalie Talmadge, Claire Whitney, Gareth Hughes, Joe Smiley. Woman married to abusive husband is shipwrecked with a man who hates women. 5-6 reels. LOST

Still photos and English advertising
Variety review
New York Times review
Moving Picture World review


She Loves and Lies (1920) Norma Talmadge Film Corporation/Select Pictures Corporation. Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Directed by Chester Withey. Scenario by Grant Cooper and Chester Withey. Camera by David Abel. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Conway Tearle, Octavia Broske, Phillips Tead, Ida Darling, Jack Dillon, Eva Gordon. A comedy in which an actress will inherit a fortune if she marries the man she loves, so she disguises herself as an old woman and marries bankrupt man who rescued her from a fire but doesn't recognize her, then seduces him disguised as a Greenwich Village artist. 6 reels. Reels 1, 3-6 (some deterioration) are located at the Library of Congress (35 mm.)

English adverstising (with photos)
Variety review
Viewing comments


A Daughter of Two Worlds (1920) Norma Talmadge Film Corporation/First National. Produced by Joseph M. Schenck, Directed by James L. Young. Scenario by James L Young and Edmund Goulding. Camera by David Abel. Technical direction by Willard Reineck. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Jack Crosby, Virginia Lee, William Shea, Frank Sheridan, Joe Smiley, Gilbert Rooney, Charles Slattery, E.J. Radcliffe, Winifred Harris, Millicent Martin, Ned Burton. Criminal's daughter falls in love with a society man ignorant of her past, and only by revealing her true identity can she save an old friend from the electric chair. 6 reels. Copies of this film are located at the Library of Congress (35 mm., poor image quality) and at George Eastman House (35 mm., Danish intertitles)

Englihs advertising (with photo)
Pictures from the Photoplay novel
Variety review
Viewing comments


The Woman Gives (1920) Norma Talmadge Film Corporation/First National. Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Directed by Roy W. Neill. Scenario by Grant Carpenter and Waldo Walter. Camera by David Abel. Technical direction by Willard M. Reineck. Cast: Norma Talmadge, John Halliday, Edmund Lowe, Lucille Lee Stewart, John Smiley, Edward Keppler. Sculptor misunderstands his model's attempts to help his drug-addicted mentor. 6 reels. A copy of this film is located at the Library of Congress (35 mm.)

English advertising (with photo)
Variety review
New York Times review
New York Dramatic Mirror review
Moving Picture World review and advertising aids
Viewing comments
Still photo at University of Washington


Yes or No (1920) Norma Talmadge Film Corporation/First National. Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Directed by R. William Neill. Scenario by Mary Murillo. Titles by Burns Mantle. Camera, Ernest Haller. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Frederick Burton, Lowell Sherman, Lionel Adams, Rockcliffe Fellowes, Natalie Talmadge, Edward S. Brophy, Dudley Clements, Gladden James, Dinky. Double role as a rich wife who is unfaithful and commits suicide, and a poor woman who is true to her man and is rewarded when he invents a washing machine. 6 reels. A copy of this film is located at the Library of Congress (35 mm.)

Still photo
Variety review
New York Times review
New York Dramatic Mirror review
Viewing comments


The Branded Woman (1920) Norma Talmadge Film Corporation/First National. Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Directed by Albert Parker. Scenario by Anita Loos and Albert Parker. Titles by Burns Mantle. Camera, J. Roy Hunt. Technical director, Williard M. Reinecke. Gowns by Lucile. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Percy Marmont, Vincent Serrano, George Fawcett, Grace Studdiford, Gaston Glass, Jean Armour, Edna Murphy, H. J. Carvill, Charles Lane, Sydney Herbert, Edouard Durand, Henrietta Floyd. Young woman raised by her grandfather tries to hide the fact that her mother owns a gambling den. 7 reels. A copy of this film is located at the Library of Congress (35 mm.)

Still photo
Variety review
New York Times review
New York Times review
Moving Picture World review
Viewing comments


The Passion Flower (also released as Love or Hate) (1921) Norma Talmadge Film Corporation/First National. Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Directed by Herbert Brenon. Adapted by Herbert Brenon and Mary Murillo. Photography, J. Roy Hunt. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Courtenay Foote, Eulalie Jensen, Harrison Ford, Charles Stevenson, Alice May, H.D. McClellan, Austin Harrison, Herbert Vance, Robert Agnew, Harold Stern, Natalie Talmadge, Jacques Martin, Elsa Fredericks, Augustus Balfour, Walter Wilson, Mildred Adams, Julian Green, Edward Boring. Spanish girl is harassed by lustful stepfather. 7 reels. A copy of this film is located at the Library of Congress (35 mm., some deterioration)

Variety review
New York Times review
Photoplay review
Moving Picture World review and comments
Viewing comments
Still photo from Silent Ladies


The Sign on the Door (1921) Norma Talmadge Productions/ First National. Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Directed by Herbert Brenon. Adapted by Mary Murillo and Herbert Brenon. Photographed by J. Roy Hunt. Technical director, Willard M. Reinecke. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Charles Richman, Lew Cody, David Proctor, Augustus Balfour, Mac Barnes, Helen Weir, Robert Agnew, Martinie Burnlay, Paul McAllister, Louis Hendricks, Walter Bussel. Wife is blackmailed and her stepdaughter becomes involved with the blackmailer, leading her husband to shoot him and the wife tries to take the blame. 7 reels. A copy of this film is located at the Library of Congress (35 mm.) Nederlands Filmarchives repatriated their print to AFI in 1991.

Still photo
Variety review
Photoplay review (with photo)
Viewing comments
Still photo at University of Washington


The Wonderful Thing (1921) Norma Talmadge Productions/ First National. Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Directed by Herbert Brenon. Scenario by Clara Beranger and Herbert Brenon. Photography by J. Roy Hunt. Set design by Ben Carré. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Harrison Ford, Julia Hoyte, Howard Truesdale, Robert Agnew, Ethel Fleming, Mabel Bert, Fanny Burke, Walter McEwen, Charles Craig. Man marries a woman for her money because of a debt by his forger brother, who she tries to reform, not knowing the true reason for the marriage. 7 reels. A copy of this film is located at the Library of Congress (35 mm., some deterioration (but not much))

Variety review
New York Times review
Moving Picture World review
Viewing comments


Love's Redemption (1921) Norma Talmadge Film Co./First National. Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Directed by Albert Parker. Adaptation by Anthony Paul Kelly. Photography by J. Roy Hunt. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Harrison Ford, Montague Love, H. Cooper Cliffe, Ida Waterman, Michael M. Barnes, E.L. Fernandez, Frazer Coulter. Drunken aristocrat is reformed by Jamaican orphan, but his family is horrified when he brings her home as his wife. 6 reels. LOST

Variety review
New York Times review
Moving Picture World review


Smilin' Through (1922) Norma Talmadge Productions/First National. Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Supervised by Joe Aller. Directed by Sidney A. Franklin. Adapted by Sidney A. Franklin and James Ashmore Creelman. Photography by Charles Rosher, Roy Hunt. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Wyndham Standing, Harrison Ford, Alec B. Francis, Glen Hunter, Grace Griswold, Miriam Battista, Eugene Lockhart. Irish girl wants to wed son of the man who killed her uncle's fiancée on their wedding night. 8 reels. Copies of this film are located at the Library of Congress (35 mm., some deterioration) and the Nederlands Filmmuseum (preserved).

Online video at the European Film Gateway
Still photo
Story adaptation in Photoplay (with photos)
Variety review
New York Times review
Letter to Photoplay
Review and editorial from Moving Picture World
Viewing comments
Still photo at University of Washington
Still photos from Silent Ladies  1 2 3 4


The Eternal Flame (1922) Norma Talmadge Film Company/First National. Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Directed by Frank Lloyd. Adapted by Frances Marion. Photography by Tony Gaudio. Art direction by Stephen Goosson. Costumes by Walter J. Israel. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Adolphe Menjou, Wedgewood Nowell, Conway Tearle, Rosemary Theby, Kate Lester, Thomas Ricketts, Otis Harlan, Irving Cummings. A flirtatious Duchess goes after a man who won't be trifled with. 8 reels. The Library of Congress has a copy of reels 1-2, and 4-7 (35 mm.)

Still photos,sheet music cover, Dutch booklet
Variety review
New York Time review
Moving Picture World review
Viewing comments
Robert E. Sherwood review
at the Silent Film Bookshelf
Still picture from Silent Ladies
Still photo at University of Washington


The Voice from the Minaret (1923) Norma Talmadge Productions/First National. Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Directed by Frank Lloyd. Adaptation by Frances Marion. Photography by Tony Gaudio and Norbert Brodin. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Eugene O'Brien, Edwin Stevens, Winter Hall, Carl Gerard, Claire Du Brey, Lillian Lawrence, Albert Prisco. Married woman falls in love with aspiring minister while on a pilgrimage to the Middle East. LOST George Eastman House has a lantern slide on videodisc

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Variety review
Photoplay review
Moving Picture World review
Still photo from Silent Ladies
Coming attraction slide from the George Eastman House


Within the Law (1923) Joseph M. Schenck Productions/First National. Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Directed by Frank Lloyd. Adaptation by Frances Marion. Photography by Tony Gaudio. Edited by Hal Kern. Art direction by Stephan Goosson. Gowns, Walter Israel. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Lew Cody, Jack Mulhall, Eileen Percy, Joseph Kilgour, Lincoln Plummer, Thomas Ricketts, Ward Crane, Catherine Murphy, De Witt Gennings, Lionel Belmore, Eddie Boland. Shopgirl unjustly jailed for shoplifting takes her revenge on society by organizing a breach of promise racket. 8 reels. Copies of this film are held by the Library of Congress (35 mm., some deterioration), and Gosfilmofond of Russia (unconfirmed)

Still photo
Pictures from the photoplay novel
Variety review
Moving Picture World review
Photoplay review (with photo) and letters
Robert E. Sherwood
Viewing comments
Still photo from Silent Ladies
Video reviews from The New York Times and Turner Classic Movies


Ashes of Vengeance (1923) Norma Talmadge Film Co./First National. Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Directed and adapted by Frank Lloyd. Photography by Tony Gaudio. Costumes: Clare West (and Walter J. Israel?) Cast: Norma Talmadge, Conway Tearle, Wallace Beery, Josephine Crowell, Betty Francisco, Claire McDowell, Courtenay Foote, Howard Truesdell, Jeanne Carpenter, Forrest Robinson, James Cooley, Boyd Irwin, Winter Hall, William Clifford, Murdock MacQuarrie, Hector V. Sarno, Earl Schenck, Lucy Beaumont, Mary McAllister, Kenneth Gibson, Carmen Phillips, Rush Hughes, Frank Leigh, André de Beranger. Hugounot man is forced into servitude by his enemy and falls in love with his haughty sister. 10 reels. A copy of this film is held by the Library of Congress (35 mm.) and by George Eastman House

Clipping with a photo
Variety review
Photoplay review (with photo)
Review and Report from Moving Picture World
Viewing comments
Picture on Silent Ladies


Song of Love (also called Dust of Desire) (1923) Norma Talmadge Productions/First National. Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Directed by Chester Franklin and Frances Marion. Adaptation by Frances Marion. Photography by Tony Gaudio. Costumes, Clare West. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Joseph Schildkraut, Arthur Edmund Carew, Laurence Wheat, Maude Wayne, Earl Schenck, Hector V. Sarno, Albert Prisco, Mario Carillo, James Cooley. Dancing girl is forced to lead on an Arab chief bent on crowning himself king, but falls in love with a handsome French spy. 8 reels. A copy of this film is held by the Library of Congress (35 mm.) and by the Czech film archive (35mm nitrate)

Still photos and sheet music
Variety review
Photoplay review
New York Times review (excerpt)
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Secrets (1924) Norma Talmadge Productions/First National. Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Directed by Frank Borzage. Adaptation by Frances Marion. Photographed by Tony Gaudio. Costumes: Clare West. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Eugene O'Brien, Patterson Dial, Emily Fitzroy, Claire McDowell, George Nichols, Harvey Clark, Charles Ogle, Francis Feeney, Alice Day, Winston Miller, May Giraci, Gertrude Astor, Winter Hall, Frank Elliott, George Cowl, Clarissa Selwynne, Florence Wix. Old woman remembers her elopement and marriage, the death of a child, and her devotion despite her husband's unfaithfulness. 8 or 9 reels. Copies of this film are located at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (16 mm. edited viewing copy with Czech flash titles and 11 reel 35 mm. acetate negative with Czech intertitles), Cinémathèque Royale in Brussels (5889 ft.), Gosfilmofond of Russia in Moscow (unconfirmed) and UCLA (unconfirmed). The Library of Congress has reels 1-3 and 6-9, plus many sections of undetermined reels (35 mm., nitrate elements preserved but restoration on hold pending funding and arrangements with other archives)

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The Only Woman (1924) Norma Talmadge Productions/First National. Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Directed by Sidney Olcott. Story by Gardner Sullivan. Photographed by Tony Gaudio. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Eugene O'Brien, Edward Davis, Winter Hall, Matthew Betz, E. H. Calvert, Stella Di Lanti, Murdock MacQuarrie, Rev. Neal Dodd, Brooks Benedict, Charles O'Malley. Woman is forced into marriage with a wastrel and promised a divorce if she can make a man of him, but falls in love with him after a shipwreck improves his character. 7 reels. A copy of this film is located at the Library of Congress (35 mm., poor image quality)

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The Lady (1925) Norma Talmadge Productions/First National. Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Directed by Frank Borzage. Screenplay by Frances Marion. Story by Martin Brown, Photography by Tony Gaudio. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Wallace MacDonald, Brandon Hurst, Alf Goulding, Doris Lloyd, Walter Long, George Hackathorne, Marc MacDermott, Paulette Duval, John Fox. Jr., Emily Fitzroy, John Herdman, Margaret Seddon, Edwin Hubbell. Miles McCarthy. Widowed and disinherited singer loses custody of her son, and meets him again many years later in her Marseilles café. 8 reels. A copy of reels 1 and 3-8 (35 mm., some deterioration) is located at the Library of Congress.

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Graustark (1925) Joseph M. Schenck Productions/First National. Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Directed by Dimitri Buchowetzki. Adaptation by Frances Marion. Photography by Tony Gaudio. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Eugene O'Brien, Marc MacDermott, Roy D'Arcy, Albert Gran, Lillian Lawrence, Michael Vavich, Frank Currier, Winter Hall, Wanda Hawley. Princess falls in love with a commoner, who is menaced by the unscrupulous prince to whom she is engaged. 7 reels. A copy of reels 2 and 4-7 is located at the Library of Congress (35 mm.) (the copy of 6 single 28 mm. reels at the George Eastman House reported as this film is actually the 1915 version with Francis X. Bushman and Beverly Bayne)

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Kiki (1926) Norma Talmadge Productions/First National. Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Directed by Clarence Brown. Scenario by Hans Kraly. Photography by Oliver Marsh. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Ronald Colman, Gertrude Astor, Marc MacDermott, George K. Arthur, William Orlamond, Erwin Connelly, Frankie Darro, Mack Swain. Parisian gamine is kicked out of the chorus after fighting with the leading lady, and moves in with the theater manager. 9 reels. Copies of this film are located at the Library of Congress (complete 35 mm. theatrical proj. prt. created by combining reels 1, 5-9 of the domestic print and reels 1-4 of a French language foreign print with translated intertitles), 35 mm. viewing copy of reels 1,5-9), and Museum of Modern Art in New York (16 mm. viewing print, incomplete (same sequences as the LOC viewing copy), with Czech intertitles and a negative copied from material from the Czech Film Archive, who have an incomplete nitrate copy); a trailer (35 mm.) is located at the UCLA Film and Television Archive.

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Camille (1927) Norma Talmadge Productions/First National. Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Directed by Fred Niblo. Screen story by Fred De Gresac. Adaptation-Scenario by Olga Printzlau and Chandler Sprague. Titles by George Marion, Jr. Photography by Oliver Marsh. Costumes: Alice O'Neill. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Gilbert Roland, Lilyan Tashman, Rose Dione Oscar Beregi, Harvey Clark, Helen Jerome Eddy, Alec B. Francis, Albert Conti, Michael Visaroff, Evelyn Selbie, Etta Lee, Maurice Costello. Courtesan falls in love with young man, and his father asks her to give him up. 9 reels. Douris Corporation has three double reels (35mm., 4,878 feet, story complete, some deterioration). Clips are available from Archive Films.

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The Dove (1927) Norma Talmadge Productions/ United Artists. Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Directed by Roland West. Continuity by Wallace Smith, Paul Bern. Titles by Wallace Smith. Adaptation by Roland West, Wallace Smith, Willard Mack. Photography by Oliver Marsh. Art direction by William Cameron Menzies. Edited by Hal Kern. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Noah Beery, Gilbert Roland, Eddie Borden, Harry Myers, Michael Vavitch, Brinsley Shaw, Kalla Pasha, Charles Darvas, Michael Dark, Walter Daniels. Dance hall girl's gambler boyfriend is framed on a murder charge by a man who wants her for himself. 9 reels. A copy of reels 1,3,4, and 8 (35 mm.) is located at the Library of Congress, and Cinemateket-Svenska Filminstitutet has a reel of censored material. Laurence Austin once showed a 16 mm. print from a severely deteriorated original, which was reported to be among the items in the recent David Packard purchase (not yet confirmed). The final scenes are apparently the most affected by the deterioration. Douris Corporation has 8 35mm reels of fine grain (and negative) but the film seems to be complete. Reel 7 corresponds exactly to the reel LC calls Reel 8. Reels 2 and 8 are in quite bad condition, very light and blurry from decomp.Douris Corporation has 8 35mm reels of fine grain (and negative) but the film seems to be complete. Reel 7 corresponds exactly to the reel LC calls Reel 8. Reels 2 and 8 are in quite bad condition, very light and blurry from decomp.

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The Woman Disputed (1928) United Artists. Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Directed by Henry King and Sam Taylor. Scenario and titles by C. Gardner Sullivan. Photography by Oliver Marsh. Set Design by William Cameron Menzies. Edited by Hal Kern. Musical score by Hugo Riesenfeld. Song "Woman Disputed I Love You" by Bernie Grossman and Eddie Ward. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Gilbert Roland, Arnold Kent, Boris De Fas, Michael Vavitch, Gustav von Seiffertitz, Gladys Brockwell, Nicholas Soussanin. Captive townspeople beg a former streetwalker who they previously shunned to sleep with the enemy commander to obtain their freedom. 9 reels, Movietone score. A copy of this film (35 mm., silent only) is located at the Library of Congress.

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New York Nights (1929) United Artists. Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Supervised by John W. Considine Jr. Directed by Lewis Milestone. Adaptation by Jules Furthman. Photography by Ray June. Editor, Hal Kern. Recording engineer, Oscar Lagerstrom. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Gilbert Roland, John Wray, Lilyan Tashman, Mary Doran, Roscoe Karns. Chorus girl, angered by her alcoholic songwriter husband, takes up with a racketeer. 9 reels, sound. A viewing copy of reels 1 and 3 and master of reels 1 and 3-7 is located at the Library of Congress (35 mm.), and a copy of 3 double reels is located at the George Eastman House (35 mm.). This film has been shown on television.

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Du Barry, Woman of Passion (1930) Art Cinema Corp./United Artists. Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Directed and adapted by Sam Taylor. State direction by Earle Browne. Photography by Oliver Marsh. Art direction by William Cameron Menzies and Park French. Edited by Allen McNeil. Sound recording by Frank Grenzbach. Assistant director, Walter Mayo. Production manager, Orville O. Dull. Cast: Norma Talmadge, William Farnum, Conrad Nagel, Hobart Bosworth, Ullrich Haupt, Allison Skipworth, E. Alyn Warren, Edgar Norton, Edwin Maxwell, Henry Kolker. Shopgirl becomes mistress to the King but falls victim to the French Revolution. 10 reels, sound. This film is available on video and has been shown on television. The Library of Congress is reported to have a copy (unconfirmed)

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Short films of Norma Talmadge

Norma Talmadge made scores of short films for Vitagraph, appearing as everything from leading ladies to extras in crowd scenes. Many of her appearances are undocumented, particularly in the period of 1910 and early 1911 before she was assigned to Van Dyke Brooke's unit. Most of her known short films are listed by Jack Spears at the end of his article on Norma Talmadge in Films in Review (January 1967), with more titles contributed in letters by Richard E. Braff (February 1967 and February 1972), Richard E. Teichert (February 1967) and Harold Dunham (March 1967). Cast listings are from Most American film index, 1908-1915 by Einar Lauritzen, and its index American Film Personnel and Company Credits, 1908-1920. I have noted which films are known to exist in archives or on video.Many more are likely to exist in private collections. If you know of more titles, please report them to Greta de Groat so that they may be included on this list. The films are arranged by release date

1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 Later Shorts

1910

The Love of Chrysanthemum (1910) 990 ft. Vitagaph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Maurice Costello. Released May 28, 1910. A copy of this film is located at the National Film and Television Archive in London (35 mm.)

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Uncle Tom's Cabin (1910) Pt. 1: 935 ft, pt. 2, 1,000 ft., Pt. 3, unknown. Vitagraph. Director: J. Stuart Blackton. Scenario: Eugene Mullin from the novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Cast: Florence Turner, Mary Fuller, Flora Finch, Geneveve Tobin, E.R. Phillips, Charles Kent, Julia Arthur, Maurice Costello, Earle Williams, Carlyle Blackwell, Norma Talmadge? Clara Kimball Young? Released August 6, 1910. If Young and Talmadge are in this, it is in bit parts. Held by the National Film and Television Archive, London (Danish titles) and a re-released version by the Empire Safety Film Company from the late '20s has been available on video. Read more about this production on its webpage in Uncle Tom's Cabin on Film.

A Four-Footed Pest (1910) 285 ft. Vitagaph.Cast: Norma Talmadge (bit part with face unseen). Released November 25, 1910. This was the first film Norma remembered appearing in, though she sometimes remembered the title as A Household Pest.

In Neighboring Kingdoms (1910) 995 ft. Vitagaph. Director: Wm. Humphrey. Scenario: Beta Breuil. Cast: Norma Talmadge, John Bunny, Charles Kent. Released Dec. 27, 1910 A copy of this film is located at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (35 mm. acetate negative and 16 mm. viewing copy)

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A Dixie Mother (1910) 1 reel. Vitagraph Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Cast: Florence Turner, Carlyle Blackwell, Charles Kent, NT, Mary Maurice. Released Dec. 31, 1910. A copy of this film is available at the National Film and Television Museum in London (35 mm.)

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1911

A Tale of Two Cities (1911) 3 parts (pt. 1: 1014 ft; pt. 2: 1013 ft; pt. 3: 994 f.). Director: William Humphrey. Supervisor, J. Stuart Blackton. Scenario: Eugene Mullin from the novel by Charles Dickens. Cast: Florence Turner, Maurice Costello, NT, John Bunny, Ralph Johnson, Leo Delaney, William Shea, Earle Williams, Edith Storey. Copies of this film are located at the Library of Congress Released March 4, 1911. (3 reels, 35 mm., with Spanish intertitles), Museum of Modern Art in New York (3 reels, 35 mm.), UCLA Film and Television Archive (3 reels, 35 mm.), National Film and Television Museum in London (2 reels, 35 mm.), and in the Blackhawk Film collection. The 2 reel version of this film is available on video and part is available on YouTube

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The Sky Pilot (1911) Vitagraph. Cast: NT. Released July 15, 1911.

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The General's Daughter (1911) 1000 ft. Vitagraph. Cast: NT. Released August 26, 1911. A copy of this film is available at the National Film and Television Museum in London (35 mm., end missing)

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The Thumb Print (1911) 1000 ft. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Scenario: Wm. A. Tremayne. Cast: Frank Mayo, Earle Williams, Maurice Costello, Florence Turner, Harry T. Morey, NT. Released September 1, 1911.

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Forgotten (1911) 1000 ft. Vitagraph. Director & Scenario: Van Dyke Brooke. Cast: Edith Halleran, William Humphrey, NT, Harry T. Morey, Florence Turner. Released September 16, 1911.

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The Child Crusoes (1911) 1000 ft. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author: Marison Ziegfield. Cast: NT, with Ralph Ince, Edith Storey, Helene Costello, Dolores Costello. Released September 23, 1911.

Her Hero (1911) 1000 ft. Vitagraph. Director and Scenario: Van Dyke Brooke. Cast: John Bunny, Flora Finch, Maurice Costello, NT, Mary Maurice. Released September 23, 1911.

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1912

The Heart of the King's Jester (1912) 1000 ft. Vitagraph. Director: William Humphrey. Cast: Earle Williams, Edith Storey, William Humphrey, Rose Tapley. Norma Talmadge is the shortest of the princess' ladies in waiting. Released January 3, 1912. A copy of this film is located at the Nederlands Filmarchives (preserved)

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The Loyalty of Sylvia (1912) Vitagraph. Director, Van Dyke Brooke [?] Cast: NT, Maurice Costello, Florence Turner. A copy of this film is located at the Nederlands Filmarchives (preserved)

Father's Hot Toddy (1912) Vitagraph. Cast: NT, Robert McWade, Julia Swayne Gordon. Released Oct. 12, 1912. A copy of this film is located at the Library of Congress (35 mm., preservation in progress)

Captain Barnacle's Messmate (1912) 1000 ft. Vitagraph. Cast: NT, with John Bunny. Released January 20, 1912.

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The First Violin (1912) 1000 ft. Vitagraph. Cast: Van Dyke Brooke, Flora Finch, John Bunny, Helene Costello, Maurice Costello,Hazen Neason, NT. Released January 27, 1912.

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The Sphinx, or, Mrs. Carter's Necklace (1912) 1000 ft. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Scenario: George H. Plympton. Cast: Leah Baird, Maruice Costello, James Young, Van Dyke Brooke, NT. Released March 2, 1912. A copy of this film is located at the Library of Congress (35 mm.).

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Mrs. 'Enry 'Awkins (1912) 1000 ft. Vitagraph. Cast: Maurice Costello, Van Dyke Brooke, Harry T. Morey, NT. Released March 9, 1912. A copy of this film is located at the Nederlands Filmmuseum in Amsterdam (preserved) with Dutch intertitles and is available online.

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The Fortunes of a Composer (1912) 1000 ft. Vitagraph. Director: Charles Kent. Cast: Julia Swayne Gordon, Charles Kent, Edith Halleran, NT, Lillian Walker, Harry T. Morey. Released May 18, 1912.A copy of this film is located at the Nederlands Filmmuseum in Amsterdam (preserved).

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The Extension Table (1912) 1000 ft. Vitagraph. Cast: Leo Delaney, Harry T. Morey, Leah Baird, NT. Released June 22, 1912.

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The Troublesome Step-Daughters (1912) 1,000 ft. Vitagraph. Director: George D. Baker and/or Frederick A. Thomson?. Scenario: Marguerite Bertsch and/or William A. Tremayne. Cast: John Bunny, Edith Storey, Clara Kimball Young, Norma Talmadge, Julia Swayne Gordon, Lillian Walker, Dorothy Kelly, Edith Halleran. Released June 29, 1912A copy of this film is located at the Nederlands Filmmuseum in Amsterdam. (35 mm, Dutch intertitles, preserved) and is available online

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Love Sick Maidens of Cuddletown (1912) 1000 ft. Director: George D. Baker. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Charles Eldridge, Earle Williams, John Bunny, Lillian Walker, Dorothy Kelly, Edith Storey, Edith Halleran. Released August 17, 1912. A copy of this film is available at the National Film and Television Museum in London (35 mm.)

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The Fortune in the Tea-Cup (1912) 400 ft. Vitagraph. Director: Albert W. Hale. Author: G.B. Winstate. Cast: Rosemary Theby, NT, Earle Williams. Released September 7, 1912.

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The Higher Mercy (1912) 1000 ft. Vitagraph. Director: W.V. Ranous. Author: Charles L. Gaskill. Cast: James Morrison, Julia Swayne Gordon, Rose Tapley, NT, Kenneth Casey, Hal Wilson, Florence Ashbrook. Released September 7, 1912.

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Captain Barnacle's Waif (1912) 1000 ft. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author: W.A. Tremayne. Cast: NT, with Van Dyke Brooke, Paul Kelly. Released September 14, 1912.

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An Official Appointment (AKA His Official Appointment) (1912) 1000 ft. Director: Charles Kent. Author: Catherine Carr. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Charles Kent, Hal Wilson, Edith Clinton, Tefft Johnson. Released November 2, 1912. Copies of this film are located at the Library of Congress (35 mm.) and Cinemateca do Museu de Arte Moderna in Rio De Janeiro (16 mm.). This film is available on video

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Captain Barnacle, Reformer (1912) 1000 ft. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author: W.A. Tremayne. Cast: NT, with Van Dyke Brooke, Hughie Mach, Courteney Foote, Robert McWade, Mrs. Maurice. Released November 9, 1912.

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O'Hara, Squatter and Philosopher (1912) 1000 ft. Cast: Van Dyke Brooke, William Shea, Robart Gaillord, Kate Price, Mrs. Mary Maurice, Dorothy Kelly, Hughie Mack, Richard Rosson, NT Released November 23, 1912.

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Casey at the Bat (1912) Vitagraph. Director and Scenario: James Young. Cast: NT, with Harry T. Morey, Harry Northrup, Kate Price. Released December 28, 1912.

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1913

O'Hara Helps Cupid (1913) 1000 ft. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author: W.L. Tremayne. Cast: Hughie Mack, Kate Price, Van Dyke Brooke, Charles Edwards, Mrs. Mary Maurice, NT. Released January 4, 1913.

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Stenographer Troubles (1913) 1000 ft. Vitagraph. Director: Frederick A. Thomson. Author: Van Dyke Brooke. Cast: John Bunny, Flora Finch, Florence Turner, Lillian Walker, Clara Kimball Young, Norma Talmadge, Anita Stewart?. Released February 1, 1913. Held by the Nederlands Filmmuseum (film preserved, plus videocassette viewing copy, 35 mm, Dutch intertitles)

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Just Show People (1913) 1000 ft. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author: Walter C. Bellows. Cast: NT, with Leo Delaney, Courtenay Foote. Released February 15, 1913.A copy of this film is located at the National Film and Television Archive in London (35 mm.)

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O'Hara's Godchild (1913) 1000 ft. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author: W.L. Tremayne. Cast: Van Dyke Brooke, Mrs. Maurice, Leo Delaney, NT, Dorothy Kelly, Wiliam Shea, Kate Price, Robert Gaillord. Released March 1, 1913.

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'Belinda the Slavey (1913) 1000 ft. Vitagraph. Author: Mrs. Breuil. Cast: NT, with Joseph Dowling, Florence Radinoff. Released March 15, 1913.

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Wanted: A Strong Hand (1913) Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author: Kate Price. Cast: NT, Van Dyke Brooke, Kate Price, Hughie Mack. Released April 5, 1913. A clip of this film is available from Archive Films.

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Sleuthing (1913) 1000 ft. Vitagraph. Director: Bert Angeles. Scenario: Beta Breuil. Cast: NT, Florence Radinoff, Wally Van, Kate Price, Hughie Mack. Mr. Dowling. Released April 12, 1913.

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Omens and Oracles (1913) Vitagraph. Author: Eliza G. Harral. Cast: NT, Florence Radinoff. Released May 3, 1913.

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The Midgets Revenge (1913) Vitagraph. Director: Bert Angeles. Author: Marguerite Bertasch. Cast: NT, with Lord Robert, Robert Gaillord, Josie Sadler, Grace Dowling, Florence Radinoff. Released May 17, 1913.

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A Lady and her Maid (1913) 1000 ft. Vitagraph. Director: Burt Angeles. Author: Beta Breuil. Cast: Florence Radinoff, Norma Talmadage, Lillian Walker, James Morrison, Hughie Mack. Released May 17, 1913. A copy of this film is located at the National Film and Television Museum in London (35 mm.) and at the Nederlands Filmmuseum in Amsterdam (film preserved, plus videocassette viewing copy, and a poster) and is available on video and online

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The Silver Cigarette Case (1913) 1000 ft. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author: W.A. Tremayne. Cast: Leo Delaney, Rosemary Theby, Robert Gaillord, Harry Northrup, NT, Van Dyke Brooke, Rose Tapley. Released June 14, 1913.A copy of this film is available at the National Film and Television Museum in London (35 mm., end scene missing)

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'Arriets Baby (1913) 1000 ft. Vitagraph. Cast: NT, with William Shea, Robert Gaillord, Charles Delaney. Released June 14, 1913.

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Count Barber (1913) 1000 ft. Vitagraph. Director: Bert Angeles. Author: Mrs. Breuil. Cast: NT, with Florence Radinoff, Charles Eldridge. Released July 5, 1913.

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Solitaires (1913) 500 ft. Vitagraph. Cast: NT, Leo Delaney. Released July 5, 1913. Copies of this film are located at the Library of Congress (35 mm., Dutch intertitles, repatriated to the AFI collection from the Nederlands Filmarchives).

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O'Hara as a Guardian Angel (1913) 1000 ft. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Scenario: W. L. Tremayne. Cast: NT, with Van Dyke Brooke, Joseph Baker, Beatrice McKay. Released July 12, 1913.

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The Tables Turned (1913) 1000 ft. Vitagraph. Director: Charles Kent. Scenario: Winifred Dutcher. Cast: Kate Price, Dorothy Kelly, NT, B.F. Clinton. Released July 12, 1913. A copy of this film is located at the National Film and Television Archive in London (35 mm.)

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An Old Man's Love Story (1913) 1000 ft. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author: W.A. Tremayne. Cast: NT, with Van Dyke Brooke, Florence Radinoff, James Lackay. Frank O'Neil. Released July 19, 1913 This film was formerly available on video

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Keeping Husbands Home (1913) 1000 ft. Vitagraph. Director, Bert Angeles. Author: R. Haskell. Cast: Lillian Walker, Robert Gaillord, Hughie Mack, Florence Radinoff, NT, Henry Lambert. Released August 9, 1913.

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He Fell in Love with his Mother-In-Law (1913) Vitagraph. Director: Bert Angeles. Author: Page Spencer. Cast: Rose Tapley, NT, Tom Morrison, Florence Radinoff. Released August 23, 1913.

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Extremities (1913) Vitagraph. Director: Maurice Costello. Author: Beta Breuil. Cast: Clara Kimball Young with Norma Talmadge, Maurice Costello, William V. Ranous. Released September 20, 1913.

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The Other Woman (1913) 1000 ft. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author: Lillian Sweetser. Cast: Leo Delaney, NT, Ada Gifford, Helene Costello. Released September 20, 1913.

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Under the Daisies (1913) 2000 ft. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author: Mrs. Owen Bronson. Cast: Leo Delaney, NT, Harry Northrup, Van Dyke Brooke, Charles Eldridge. Released September 20, 1913. Copies of this film are located at the Library of Congress (35 mm., deteriorated) and the New Zealand Film Archive in Wellington (35 mm. nitrate, deteriorated)

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The Doctor's Secret (1913) 1000 ft. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author: W.A. Tremayne. Cast: NT, Van Dyke Brooke, Leo Delaney, William Shea, Charles Kent, Frank Mason, Helene Costello, Charles Slaten. Released October 18, 1913.

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Father's Hatband (1913) 1000 ft. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author: Monte Katterjohn. Cast: NT, Van Dyke Brooke, Leo Delaney, Flora Finch, Helen Lindroth. Released October 25, 1913. A copy of this film is located at the Nederlands Filmmuseum in Amsterdam with Dutch intertitles (preserved) and is available online. A different print is also available on video

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His Silver Bachelorhood (1913) 1000 ft. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author: M.F. Carney. Cast: NT, with Leo Delaney, Harry Northrup, Helen Lindroth, Rosemary Theby, Robert Gaillord. Released November 1, 1913.

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An Elopement at Home (1913) 1000 ft. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author: Vera Hurst. Cast: NT, with Leo Delaney, Van Dyke Brooke, Hughie Mack, William Shea. Released November 8, 1913.

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Fanny's Conspiracy (1913) 1000 ft. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author: A.A. Methley Cast: NT, with Van Dyke Brooke, Ethel Lloyd, Narry Northrup Leo Delaney. Released November 8, 1913.

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The Blue Rose (1913) 2 reels. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author: E.M. Nelson. Cast: NT, with Anders Randolf. Released November 22, 1913.

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The Honorable Algernon (1913) 1000 ft. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author: W.A. Tremayne. Cast: NT, with Leo Delaney, Hughie Mack, Josie Sadler. Released December 20, 1913.

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1914

Officer John Donovan (1914) 2000 ft. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Scenario: Van Dyke Brooke and W.A. Tremayne. Cast: NT, Van Dyke Brooke, Leo Delaney, Kate Price, Anders Randolf. Released January 10, 1914.

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The Vavasour Ball (1914) 2000 ft. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Scenario: Marguerite Bertsch from a story by Frances Livingstone. Cast: NT, Van Dyke Brooke, Leo Delaney, Ada Gifford, Arthur Ashley. Released January 20, 1914.

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His Little Page (1914) 1000 ft. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author: W.A. Tremayne. Cast: NT, Van Dyke Brooke, Leo Delaney. Released Feb. 14, 1914.

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Sawdust and Salome (1914) 1000 ft. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author: Valentine Fulton. Cast: NT, Leo Delaney, Van Dyke Brooke, Wm. Shea, Louise Beaudet, Jane Fearnley, Ada Gifford. Released February 14, 1914. A copy of this film is in the Blackhawk Film collection. This film is available on video.

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The Hero (1914) 750 ft. Vitagraph. Director: Frederick Thompson. Author: Florence E. Turner. Cast: NT, Hughie Mack, James Morrison, George Cooper, William Shea, Frederick Thompson. Released Feb. 21, 1914.

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The Sacrifice of Kathleen (1914) 2000 ft. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author: George C. Patterson. Cast: NT, Leo Delaney, Van Dyke Brooke, Juanita Sponsler. Released February 28, 1914.

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Old Reliable (1914) 2000 ft. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author: Wm. A Tremaynen. Cast: NT, Van Dyke Brooke, Leo Delaney, Anders Randolf, Julia Swayne Gordon, Arthur Cozine. Released March 14, 1914.

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The Helpful Sisterhood (1914) 2000 ft. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author: Margaret P. Dryden. Cast: NT, with Van Dyke Brooke, Mary Weirman, Mary Maurice, Marie Tenen, Ernest Cozzens, Mary Anderson, Cortland Van Deusen, Arthur Cozine, Constance Talmadge. Released March 28, 1914. This film is available on video, and online at the The Internet Archive and Google Video (sorry, the quality is not so good)

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Cupid Versus Money (1914) 2 reels. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author: George Wood. Cast: NT, with Leo Delaney, Rose Tapley, Van Dyke Brooke, James Lackaye, Mr. Marble, Mrs. Kimball. Released May 2, 1914.

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Miser Murray's Wedding Present (1914) Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author: George M. Plympton. Cast: NT, Van Dyke Brooke, Rose Tapley, Leo Delaney, Jack Harvey, Anders Randolf, Mr. Hines. Released May 9, 1914.

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The Right of Way (1914) 2 reels. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author: W.A. Tremayne. Cast: NT, with Van Dyke Brooke, Leo Delaney, Harry Northrup, Logan Paul, Anders Randolf. Released June 6, 1914.

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A Wayward Daughter (1914) 2 reels. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author: W.A. Tremayne. Cast: NT, with Van Dyke Brooke, Harry Northrup, Kalman Matus, Mrs. A. E. Eberle, Mr. Kendall. Released June 13, 1914.

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Fogg's Millions (1914) 2 reels. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author: Elizabeth R. Carpenter. Cast: NT, with Rose Tapley, Van Dyke Brooke, Beatrice McKay, Kalman Matus, Harry Kendall, Jack Harvey, Antonio Moreno, Harry Davenport. Released July 11, 1914.

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John Rance, Gentleman (1914) 2 reels. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author. Elizabeth R. Carpenter. Cast: NT, with Antonio Moreno, Harry Kendall. Released July 25, 1914. This film is available on video

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Memories in Men's Souls (1914) 2 reels. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author: James Hopper. Cast: NT, with Van Dyke Brooke, Antonio Moreno, Walter Horton, Charles Eldridge, Thomas Gordon, Audrey Berry, Grace E. Stevens. Released August 1, 1914. A copy of this film is located at the National Film and Television Archive in London (35 mm.)

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The Hidden Letters (1914) 2 reels. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author: Isabelle W. Stern. Cast: Julia Swayne Gordon, Antonio Moreno, NT, Frank Currier, Edwina Robbins, Ethel Cozzens. Released Aug. 29 1914.

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Politics and the Press (1914) Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author: Wm. A. Tremayne Cast: NT, Antonio Moreno, Van Dyke Brooke. Released September 12, 1914.

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The Loan Shark King (1914) Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author: Laura Colfax. Cast: NT, with Van Dyke Brooke, Antonio Moreno. Released October 3, 1914. A copy of this film is available at the National Film and Television Museum in London (35 mm.)

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The Peacemaker (1914). Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author: Wm. A. Tremayne. Cast: Van Dyke Brooke, NT, Antonio Moreno, Garry McGarry, Constance Talmadge, Maurice Costello. Released October 10, 1914. A copy of this film is located at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (35mm viewing copy and negative. Both show focus breathing printed in from the source nitrate)

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The Mill of Life (1914) Vitagraph. Author: Wm. A Tremayne. Cast: Maurice Costello, Estelle Mardo, NT. Released October 17, 1914.

Goodbye, Summer (1914) 2 reels. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author: Mrs. Owen Bronson. Cast: NT, Antonio Moreno, Van Dyke Brooke, Bobby Connelly, Paur Scardon, Rex Ingram (bit). Released October 17, 1914.

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Under False Colors (1914) Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author: Jane Lennox. Cast: NT, Antonio Moreno, Van Dyke Brooke, Edwin Robbins, Ethel Cozzens. Released October 17, 1914.

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The Curing of Myra May (1914) 2 reels. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke (?). Author: A.M. Judge. Cast: NT, Donald Hall, Van Dyke Brooke. Released November 21, 1914.

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Sunshine and Shadows (1914) 2 reels. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author: Mrs. Owen Bronson. Cast: NT, Mr. James. Antonio Moreno, Tommy Harper, Lillian Burns. Released December 5, 1914.

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A Question of Clothes (1914) 2 reels. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author: W.A. Tremayne. Cast: NT, Garry McGarry. Released December 12, 1914.

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1915

A Daughter of Israel (1915) 2 reels. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brook. Author: W.A. Tremayne. Cast: NT, with Van Dyke Brooke, Edward Elkas, Donald Hall, Garry McGarry, Viola Davis. Released Jan. 2, 1915.A copy of this film is located at the George Eastman House (28 mm., not projectable). This severely damaged footage is now being restored by George Eastman House and Haghefilm.

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The Barrier of Faith (1915) Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brook. Author: Solomon Cossack. Cast: NT, with Van Dyke Brooke, Mary Maurice. Released Jan. 23, 1915.

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A Daughter's Strange Inheritance (1915) 3 reels. Produced by Broadway Star for Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author. E.D. Ackerly. Cast: NT, with Van Dyke Brooke, Donald Hall. Released February 20, 1915.

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Janet of the Chorus (1915) 2 reels. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author. William Addison Lathrop. Cast: NT, with Van Dyke Brooke, S. Rankin Drew. Released February 20, 1915.

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Plot and picture from "Little Stories from the Screen

Elsa's Brother (1915) 2 reels. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Scenario: W.A. Tremayne. Cast: NT, with Van Dyke Brooke, S. Rankin Drew, Donald Hall, Fred A. Turner, Richard Leslie. Released April 10, 1915.A copy of this film is located at the National Film and Television Archive in London (35 mm.)

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A Pillar of Flame (1915) 2 reels. Vitagraph. Director: Van Dyke Brooke. Author. Norbert Lusk. Cast: NT, with Harry Morey, Adele De Garde, Van Dyke Brooke. Released May 1, 1915.

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The Criminal (1915) 3 reels. Produced by Broadway Star for Vitagraph. Cast: NT, with Van Dyke Brooke, Maurice Costello, Maud Milton, Estelle Mardo, Thomas R. Mills. Released June 26, 1915.

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Later short films

Norma Talmadge in a Liberty Bond Appeal (1918) A Liberty Loan special, produced by Select. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Thomas Meighan. Released October 5, 1918.

Screen Snapshots no. 9 (1921) 1 reel. Produced by Federated. Cast: Norma Talmadge, Constance Talmadge, Mae Murray, Eugene O' Brien, Raymond Hitchcock, Winifred Westover, Jack Dempsey, Marcus Lowe, Irene Castle, Monte Blue, Richard Barthelmess, Mary Hay, Conway Tearle, Jim Corrigan, david Warfield, Marion Davies, Johnny Hines.

Screen Snapshots no. 12 (1921) 1 reel. Produced by Federated. Cast: Vivian Martin, Mae Murray, Harrison Ford, Norma Talmadge, Constance Binney, Wallace Reid, Charles Murray, Wesley Barry, Babe Ruth.

Bits & Pieces no. 405 (1922?) newsreel footage of Norma and Constance Talmadge's arrival at Dover in 1922 and their judging of a beauty contest. At the Nederlands Filmarchives, 415 meters.

Fleur de Sables (1925) Unidentified Pathe Baby film, 9.5 mm, probably a short clip, at the Nederlands Filmarchives.


Special thanks to Rosemary Hanes (Library of Congress), Ann Morra (MOMA), Donna Ross (UCLA), Olwen Terris (BFI), Carolyn Yeager (George Eastman House), Elif Rongen (Nederlands Filmmuseum/EYE),Jon Mirsalis, and others for their help in confirming archival holdings

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