|Threads of Destiny|
|Directed by||Joseph W. Smiley|
|Produced by|| Siegmund Lubin |
Lubin Manufacturing Company
|Written by||William H. Clifford|
|Distributed by||General Film Company|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
Threads of Destiny is a lost1914 silent drama film directed by Joseph W. Smiley and starring Evelyn Nesbit, in her feature debut. It was produced by the Lubin Manufacturing Company and distributed by General Film Company.
Ragtime is a 1981 American drama film, directed by Miloš Forman, based on the 1975 historical novel Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow. The action takes place in and around New York City, New Rochelle, and Atlantic City early in the 1900s, including fictionalized references to actual people and events of the time. The film features the final film appearances of James Cagney and Pat O'Brien, and early appearances, in small parts, by Jeff Daniels, Fran Drescher, Samuel L. Jackson, Ethan Phillips, and John Ratzenberger. The music score was composed by Randy Newman. The film was nominated for eight Oscars.
Stanford White was an American architect. He was also a partner in the architectural firm McKim, Mead & White, the frontrunner among Beaux-Arts firms. He designed many houses for the rich as well as numerous civic, institutional, and religious buildings. His design principles embodied the "American Renaissance".
Harry Kendall Thaw was the son of coal and railroad baron William Thaw Sr. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Heir to a multimillion-dollar fortune, the younger Thaw is most notable for shooting and killing the renowned architect Stanford White on June 25, 1906, on the rooftop of New York City's Madison Square Garden in front of hundreds of witnesses.
Evelyn Nesbit was an American artists' model, chorus girl, and actress.
Russell William Thaw was a child actor and pilot. He was the only child of the model and actress Evelyn Nesbit.
The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing is a 1955 American film directed by Richard Fleischer from a screenplay by Walter Reisch and Charles Brackett, and starring Joan Collins, Ray Milland, and Farley Granger. The CinemaScope film was released by Twentieth Century-Fox, which had originally planned to put Marilyn Monroe in the title role, and then suspended her when she refused to do the film.
Never Say Quit is a lost 1919 American silent comedy film directed by Edward Dillon. It was produced and distributed by the Fox Film Corporation.
The Face in the Fog is a 1922 American silent film produced by Cosmopolitan Productions and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by Alan Crosland and starred Lionel Barrymore. An incomplete print is preserved at the Library of Congress.
Heart of the Wilds is a lost 1918 American silent drama film directed by Marshall Neilan and starring Elsie Ferguson. The story is from "Pierre and His People", by Gilbert Parker, which Edgar Selwyn also based his play Pierre of the Plains on. Ferguson had become a star in 1908 in Selwyn's Broadway play.
Wild, Wild Susan is a lost 1925 American silent comedy film directed by A. Edward Sutherland and starring popular Bebe Daniels. Famous Players-Lasky produced and Paramount Pictures distributed.
Broadway Jones is a lost 1917 American silent comedy film directed by Joseph Kaufman and starring George M. Cohan, in his film debut, in a motion picture based on his 1912 play, Broadway Jones.
The Hidden Woman is a lost 1922 American silent drama film directed by Allan Dwan and starring Evelyn Nesbit in her final full-length feature film. The film was claimed to be made in 1916 and not released until 1922, but this is impossible since Anne Shirley is a cast member and she was born in 1918. Nesbit's son, Russell Thaw, has a role in the film.
Redemption is a lost 1917 American silent drama film starring Evelyn Nesbit. The story depicted in the film has strong similarities to Nesbit's own scandalous public life. Nesbit's young son Russell Thaw costars with her.
The Woman Who Gave is a lost 1918 American silent melodrama film directed by Kenean Buel and starring Evelyn Nesbit, a former Gibson girl, "It girl" model and showgirl involved in a 1906 "trial of the century" that involved a killing and an allegation of rape – whose films often exploited the fame of her life story. The film was produced and distributed by the Fox Film Corporation. The film went into release the day before fighting in World War I ended.
A Fallen Idol is a lost 1919 American silent melodrama film starring Evelyn Nesbit, a famed former model and Broadway showgirl who had been at the center of two highly publicized court trials after her wealthy husband shot and killed a prominent architect in 1906 in front of hundreds of witnesses. The plot has some parallels with Nesbit's well-known life story, as do most of the films in which she appeared – exploiting her fame to attract audiences to her films. As in her life, the story centers around a beautiful woman pursued by two male rivals and a rape by a man of wealth and power. Other aspects of the story are quite different from those of her life. Nesbit plays a Hawaiian princess.
Joseph W. Smiley was born on June 18, 1870 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Gray Horror (1915), The Other Sister (1915) and The Living Fear (1914), as well as many other films. He was married to the Scottish actress Lila Leslie. He died on December 2, 1945, in New York City, New York, USA.
The Broken Gate is a lost 1920 American silent drama film directed by Paul Scardon and starring Bessie Barriscale. It was distributed jointly by W. W. Hodkinson and Pathé Exchange.
My Little Sister is a lost 1919 silent film drama directed by Kenean Buel and starring Evelyn Nesbit. It was produced and distributed by the Fox Film Corporation.
The Price of Pride is a lost 1917 American silent western drama film directed by Harley Knoles and starring Carlyle Blackwell, June Elvidge and Evelyn Greeley.
The Heart of a Girl is a lost 1918 American silent drama film directed by John G. Adolfi and starring Barbara Castleton, Irving Cummings and Charles Wellesley.
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