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Les Amours de la reine Elisabeth

Les Amours de la reine Elisabeth, Les Amours dElisabeth, Reine dAngleterre or La reine Elisabeth is a 1912 feature 4-reel French silent film based on the love affair between Elizabeth I of England and the Earl of Essex. It was condensed from a play of the same name and directed by Louis Mercanton and Henri Desfontaines. It was shot in Paris and starred Sarah Bernhardt as Elizabeth and Lou Tellegen as Essex. Bernhardt by then was 68 and said of the film "This is my last chance at immortality". She and Tellegen were already romantically involved, and this was their second film together. Its ...

                                               

Quo Vadis (1913 film)

Quo Vadis is an Italian film made directed by Enrico Guazzoni for Cines in 1913, based on the 1896 novel of the same name written by Henryk Sienkiewicz. It was one of the first blockbusters in the history of cinema, with 5.000 extras, lavish sets, and a lengthy running time of two hours, setting the standard for "superspectacles" for decades to come. A worldwide success, it premiered in Germany at the opening night of the Ufa-Pavillon am Nollendorfplatz Berlins first purpose-built, free-standing cinema, on 19 March 1913. In an unusual departure from normal cinematic practice, the crowd sce ...

                                               

Blind Love (1912 film)

A young woman tired of her boring life decided to leave her husband for another man who she find more exciting. Later, with a child and in disgrace she realizes that she made a huge mistake and tries to go back to her husband.

1912 in film
                                     

ⓘ 1912 in film

  • February – Babelsberg Studio outside Berlin begins operation with shooting of The Dance of the Dead Der Totentanz by Danish director Urban Gad starring Asta Nielsen released September 7.
  • July 12 – Queen Elizabeth is the first film released by Famous Players.
  • May 18 – Shree Pundalik by Dadasaheb Torne, the first Indian film, is released.
  • October 31 – The Musketeers of Pig Alley, directed by D. W. Griffith, debuts as the first gangster film.
  • Bell & Howell introduce the first all-metal camera, the 2709 35mm.
  • Edison introduces the Home Kinetoscope, a home film-projector which uses a 22 mm print consisting of three rows of frames.
  • July 26 – Edison Studios releases What Happened to Mary, the first ever motion picture serial.
  • May 8 – Famous Players Film Company, the forerunner of Paramount Pictures, is founded by Adolph Zukor.
  • Pathe releases Pathe Kok, their first entry into the amateur market, with a gauge of 28 mm.
  • April 30 – Universal Film Manufacturing Company is founded in New York, the oldest surviving film studio in the United States.
  • July 4 – Mack Sennett, who has previously worked as an actor and comedy director with D. W. Griffith, forms a new company with New York City entrepreneur Adam Kessel, Keystone Studios. It will play an important role in developing slapstick comedy as the home to the Keystone Cops, English actor Charlie Chaplin, and others.
  • June 8 – New York Motion Picture Company is merged with Universal, giving Universal a studio in Edendale, Los Angeles.
  • Alexander F. Victor improves on the 17.5 mm format with his Duoscope, which uses two center perforations instead of the typical one.
                                     

1. Films released in 1912

  • The Mender Of Nets, directed by D. W. Griffith, starring Mabel Normand and Mary Pickford
  • The Lesser Evil, directed by D. W. Griffith, starring Blanche Sweet
  • The Miracle, the first full-color, full-length feature film 5.500 feet
  • The Female of the Species, directed by D. W. Griffith, starring Mary Pickford
  • The Girl and Her Trust, directed by D. W. Griffith, starring Dorothy Bernard and Wilfred Lucas
  • Pilgrims Progress
  • A New Cure for Divorce
  • The Bandit of Tropico
  • Indian Romeo and Juliet
  • Cleopatra, directed by Charles L. Gaskill and starring Helen Gardner; one of the earliest American feature films
  • Oliver Twist, possibly the first American feature film, with an original run time of over an hour; partly lost.
  • With the Mounted Police
  • The Land Beyond the Sunset
  • Les Amours de la reine Elisabeth released in the US as Queen Elizabeth, first film released by Famous Players Film Company, starring Sarah Bernhardt
  • A Spanish Dilemma, directed by Mack Sennett, starring Mabel Normand
  • The Water Nymph, starring Mabel Normand and Mack Sennett. First Keystone comedy.
  • The Copper Beeches, starring Georges Treville as Sherlock Holmes
  • The Invaders
  • The Musketeers of Pig Alley, directed by D. W. Griffith, starring Lillian Gish
  • Frankfurters and Quail
  • The Cameramans Revenge
  • The Young Millionaire
  • When the Heart Calls, starring Lee Moran, Russell Bassett and Louise Glaum
  • Das Mirakel
  • The Fickle Spaniard, directed by Mack Sennett, starring Mabel Normand
  • Aurora Floyd, directed by Theodore Marston
  • Onesime, Clock-maker, directed by Jean Durand
  • The New York Hat, directed by D. W. Griffith, starring Mary Pickford and Lionel Barrymore
  • Robin Hood
  • A Dash Through the Clouds, directed by Mack Sennett, starring Mabel Normand and American aviation pioneer Philip Parmelee.
  • Conductor 786, produced by the Thanhouser Company
  • The Passer-By, directed by Oscar Apfel. Not the first moving camera shot, but it may be the first long-shot-to-close-up dolly moving camera shot. May also be the first dolly moving camera shot.
  • For His Son, directed by D. W. Griffith, starring Blanche Sweet
  • Making An American Citizen
  • A Six Cylinder Elopement
  • Put Yourself in His Place
  • The Tell-Tale Message
  • The Independence of Romania The first Romanian feature film to run for two hours.
  • The Street Singer
  • Resurrection
  • The Massacre, directed by D. W. Griffith, starring Blanche Sweet and Lionel Barrymore
  • The Voice of Conscience
  • The Speed Demon, directed by Mack Sennett, starring Fred Mace
  • The Deserter, directed by Thomas H. Ince
  • The Old Actor
  • Please Help the Pore
  • Geronimos Last Raid
  • Maud Muller
  • Richard III Second oldest American feature film. Currently the oldest completely intact American feature film.
  • Keystone Comedy
  • The Conquest of the Pole, directed by Georges Melies
  • At the Foot of the Ladder, produced by the Thanhouser Company
  • With Our King and Queen Through India
  • 1812
  • The Half-Breeds Way
  • Friends, directed by D. W. Griffith, starring Mary Pickford and Lionel Barrymore
  • The Honor of the Family
  • The Little Girl Next Door
  • The Thunderbolt
  • Mabels Lovers, directed by Mack Sennett, starring Mabel Normand
  • When the Fire Bells Rang
  • A Battle of Wits
  • Saved From the Titanic
  • Baby Hands
  • It Happened Thus
  • From the Manger to the Cross, directed by Sidney Olcott One of the earliest American feature film.
  • Custers Last Fight, directed by Francis Ford
  • A Primitive Mans Career to Civilization
  • A Business Buccaneer
  • Petticoat Camp
  • Beautiful Leukanida
  • The Belle of Bar-Z Ranch, directed by Thomas Ricketts
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • The Star of Bethlehem
  • What Happened to Mary?, starring Mary Fuller.
  • An Unseen Enemy, directed by D. W. Griffith, debuts of Lillian and Dorothy Gish
  • In Nacht und Eis
  • Hot Stuff, starring Mack Sennett, Mabel Normand, and Dell Henderson
  • All for a Girl, directed by Frederick A. Thompson
  • The Power of Melody
  • Standing Room Only
  • The County Fair
  • How a Mosquito Operates
  • Tomboy Bessie, directed by Mack Sennett, starring Mabel Normand
                                     

2. Births

  • February 19 – Dorothy Janis, American actress died 2010
  • April 18 – Wendy Barrie, English actress died 1978
  • May 23
  • February 26 – Dane Clark, American actor died 1998
  • May 9 – Pedro Armendariz, Mexican actor died 1963
  • February 21 – Arline Judge, American actress died 1974
  • April 8 – Sonja Henie, Norwegian Olympic ice-skater, actress died 1969
  • April 16 – Catherine Scorsese, American actress died 1997
  • Marius Goring, English actor died 1998
  • May 18 – Perry Como, American singer, actor died 2001
  • March 22 – Karl Malden, American actor died 2009
  • John Payne, American actor died 1989
  • February 19 – Saul Chaplin, American film composer died 1997
  • July 5 – Ilona Massey, Hungarian-born American actress died 1974
  • August 29 – Barry Sullivan, American actor died 1974
  • July 4 – Viviane Romance, French actress died 1991
  • August 12 – Samuel Fuller, American director died 1997
  • June 26 – Jay Silverheels, Canadian actor Tonto died 1980
  • June 1 – Doris Wishman, American filmmaker died 2002
  • Kristina Soderbaum, Swedish-born German actress died 2001
  • August 2 – Ann Dvorak, American actress died 1979
  • August 23 – Gene Kelly, American actor died 1996
  • Frank Thomas, American animator died 2004
  • May 29 – Iris Adrian, American actress died 1994
  • September 5
  • August 15 – Wendy Hiller, English actress died 2003
  • September 21 – Chuck Jones, American animator died 2002
  • September 23 – Martha Scott, American actress died 2003
  • October 13 – Cornel Wilde, Hungarian-born American actor died 1989
  • December 11 – Carlo Ponti, Italian producer died 2007
  • October 12 – Peer Guldbrandsen, Danish screenwriter, actor, film director and producer died 1996
  • November 8 – June Havoc, American actress died 2010
  • October 11 – Betty Noyes American singer/dubber died 1987
  • September 29 – Michelangelo Antonioni, Italian director died 2007
  • November 21 – Eleanor Powell, American dancer, actress died 1982
  • October 31 – Dale Evans, American actress died 2001
  • November 24 – Garson Kanin, American writer died 1999
                                     

3. Deaths

  • April 20 – Bram Stoker, writer, Dracula born 1847
  • December 14 – Harry Cashman, comedy producer and actor for the Chicago-based Essanay company.
  • June 1 – Philip Parmalee, actor with Mabel Normand in A Dash Through the Clouds; pioneer aviator for the Wright brothers born 1887
  • March 30 – Karl May, writer, Apache Gold born 1842
  • April 15 – Jacques Futrelle, writer, The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes, perished in the Titanic born 1875
  • May 14 – August Strindberg, writer, Miss Julie born 1849
  • July 1 – Harriet Quimby, writer seven scenarios for D.W. Griffith; actress in one film; pioneer American aviator born 1875
  • May 19 – Boleslaw Prus, writer, Faraon born 1847
                                     

4. Film debuts

  • Lon Chaney – The Honor of the Family short unconfirmed
  • John Barrymore – The Dream of a Moving Picture Director as Jack Barrymore
  • Frank Borzage – On Secret Service short
  • Victor Sjostrom – director, A Ruined Life; actor, The Gardener
  • Antonio Moreno – Iolas Promise short
  • Louise Glaum – Brave Hearts Hidden Love short
  • Warner Oland – Pilgrims Progress
  • Lillian Gish – An Unseen Enemy short
  • Mildred Harris – The Post Telegrapher short
  • Charlotte Burton – The Would-Be Heir short
  • Mary Miles Minter – The Nurse short as Juliet Shelby
  • Frederick Warde – Richard III
  • Cleo Madison – A Business Buccaneer short
  • Dorothy Gish – An Unseen Enemy short
  • Olga Petrova – Departure of a Grand Old Man short
                                     
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  • Brutality is a 1912 American drama film directed by D. W. Griffith. Walter Miller - The Young Man Mae Marsh - The Young Woman Joseph Graybill - The Victim
  • The Cheat is a 1912 Australian silent film directed by Alfred Rolfe. It is considered a lost film An Englishman is wrongly accused of a crime and flees
  • 1912 silent short film directed by D. W. Griffith and starring Mary Pickford. It was produced by the Biograph Company and distributed by General Film