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1910s

 

1910

 

Mr. Mix at the Mardi Gras - Selig Polyscope. Dir: Tom Mix; Cast: Tom Mix; Rel: Apr 25, 1910. Filmed in New Orleans.
                     
Shriners Pilgrimage to New Orleans - Selig Polyscope.  Rel:  May 7, 1910. Filmed in New Orleans.

1912


                     
Belle of New Orleans - Kalem. Dir: Le Soir; Cast: Moore, Gauntier; Rel:  Mar. 15, 1912.  Romance, drama, filmed in New Orleans, with the Jockey Club used as the film’s story background.

Bucktown Romance - Kalem. Dir: Le Soir; Cast: Moore, Errol; Rel: Mar. 22, 1912.  Comedy, romance, filmed in New Orleans.      

Darling of the CSA - Kalem. Dir: Buel, Olcott; Cast:  Nilsson, Coombs; Kalem; Rel:  Sept. 7, 1912.  War, drama, romance, filmed in New Orleans.

Gent From Honduras - Kalem. Dir: Le Soir; Cast: Moore, Error; Rel: comedy filmed in New Orleans.

Girl Strikers - Kalem. Cast:  Moore, Pickford; Rel: June 14, 1912.  Drama, filmed in New Orleans.    
                   
Into the Jungle - Kalem. Dir: Le Soir; Cast: Moore, Error; comedy filmed in New Orleans.

Mardi Gras Mix Up - Kalem. Cast: Moore, Pickford; Rel: April 22, 1912.  Comedy romance filmed in New Orleans.
                     
Office Favorite - Lubin. Cast: Halliday, Veidman - drama partially set in New Orleans.

Pilgrimage - Kalem. Cast:  Moore, Pickford; Rel: May 17, 1912. Drama set in a German village and filmed in New Orleans.

Robert Fowler, Aviator - Champion. documentary flight from Beaumont to New Orleans. Rel: Aug 14, 1912.

Seeing New Orleans - Selig Polyscope; Rel May 10, 1912. Travelogue.

Soldier Brothers of Susanna - Kalem. Dir: Melforsd. filmed in New Orleans.


 1913

Buccaneers, The - Universal. 3 Part Serial Dir:  Turner; Cast: Hartford, Lloyd; Rel: Dec 30, 1913.  Set in the bayous of Louisiana traversed by the pirate Jean Lafitte.

Children of St. Anne - Majestic - Rel: May 6, 1913 - Dir: McGill; Cast: Lyman, Kimbell, Hale. Set and possibly filmed in Louisiana.

Great Events - Gaumont - Rel Feb. 15, 1913. one section of the film was of Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

Inside the White Slave Traffic - Moral Feature Film. Dir: Beal; Carewe, Bristow; Rel: Dec. 8, 1913. Docu-drama partially filmed in New Orleans.

Mardi Gras New Orleans a/k/a Mardi Gras Carnival New Orleans - IMP - Rel: Mar. 1913 filmed in New Orleans.

Octoroon - Kalem. Dir:  Buel; Cast:  Coombs, Courtot; Rel: Dec 1, 1913. Set on a Terrebonne Plantation
                                                 
White Slave - Vitagraph. Dir: Young; Cast: Young, Ranous; Rel: May 13, 1913.  Set on a Terrebonne Plantation.

 

1914

 

Cameo Kirby - Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co. Dir: Apfel; Cast:  Farnum, Montague; Rel: Dec. 24, 1914.  Set in and partially filmed in antebellum New Orleans.

Springtime - Life Photo Film Corp. Dir: Davis; Cast: Nash, Tooker; Rel: Dec. 28, 1914.  Drama partially filmed in New Orleans.

1915

 

Beulah - Balboa Amusement -  Dir: Bracken; Cast: Walthall, Moore; Rel May 1915.  Drama partially set in Louisiana.

Carnival in Black and White - Coquille Film Co. - Cast: Faure, Leveque. Mardi Gras comedy filmed in New Orleans at St. Charles Hotel tea garden and Congo Square.

Garden of Lies - All Star Feature Corp. Dir: Pratt; Cast: Cowl, Russell. Drama filmed partially in southern Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico.

His Turning Point - Nola Film Co .  Cast: Joy, Rajep.  Drama filmed in New Orleans .

Link , The - Coquille  Film Co . Cast: Ziedler, Rogers, Carey. Rel: May 1915. Filmed in New Orleans .

Man Who Lost - Coquille Film Co. - filmed in New Orleans at Mardi Gras.

Pearl From India - Coquille  Film Co . filmed in New Orleans .

Prohibition - Photo Drama Co. Dir:  Reid; Cast:  Bergen, Wall.  Drama filmed in New Orleans and around Louisiana.

Studio Dandy - Coquille  Film Co . Dir: Hannon; Cast: Ziedler, Hannon, Carey. Rel: May 18, 1915. Filmed in New Orleans .

Under Southern Skies - Universal. Dir:  Henderson; Cast: Fuller, Panzer.  Drama set in 1860’s Louisiana.

Wormwood - Fox Film. Dir: Farnum; Cast: St. Polis, Kauffman.  Drama.  Exteriors shot in New Orleans .

1916

 

Cupid and Contraband - Times Picayune Motion Picture Department.  Dir:  Griffith; Cast:  Von Eye, Davidson.  Romantic drama filmed in New Orleans.

Daphne and the Pirate - Fine Arts Film Co.  Dir: Cabanne; Cast: Gish, Dexter.  Adventure, drama, with some scenes set in Louisiana.

Drifter, The - British Gaumont of America. Dir: Garrick; Cast: Gaden, Taft.  Drama with some scenes set in Louisiana.

Folly of Revenge, The - Nola Film Co. Dir: Morton; Cast: Lyle, Joy. Drama filmed in New Orleans, with ball scenes filmed at the Bayou St. John area studio.

Historic New Orleans - Pathe-Freres. Dir: Swain. Rel: June 1916. Historic documentary, first in a series called Historic America.  Filmed on location in New Orleans.

Lifesavers, The - Harcol Film Co. Rel: July 21, 1916. Drama filmed in New Orleans.

Link, The - Nola Film Co.  Cast: Rajep, Zeidler.  Drama filmed in New Orleans. Remake of Coquille film.

Man Who Lost, The - Nola Film Co.  Rel: May 7, 1916. Drama filmed in New Orleans, including some scenes on board the U.S.S. Olympia which was docked in New Orleans at mardi gras.

On to Buffalo - Harcol Film Co. documentary of the Shriners of Jerusalem Temple and their fireworks display on Canal St.  Filmed in New Orleans.

Pearl From India, The - Nola Film Co. Rel: May 14, 1916. Crime drama filmed in New Orleans. Remake of Coquille film.

Price of Folly - Nola Film Co.  Rel: May 1916 comedy filmed in New Orleans.

Want Ad Worries - Times Picayune Motion Picture Department.  Dir: Griffith. Comedy short filmed in New Orleans.

1917

 

Blind Man’s Holiday - Broadway Star Features.  Dir: Justice: Cast: Paige, King.  Drama set in New Orleans.

Bride of Hate - New York Motion Picture Corp.  Dir: Edwards; Cast: Keenan, Wilson.   Historical drama set in antebellum Louisiana.  Re-released in 1922 as Wanted for Murder.

Burning the Candle - Essanay. Dir: Beaumont; Cast: Walthall, Charleson.  Drama.  Southern scenes filmed in Baton Rouge and coastal New Orleans.

Clover’s Rebellion - Vitagraph. Dir:  North; Cast:  Stewart, Cameron. Romantic comedy filmed in Louisiana.

Conservation Parade - Diamond Film Co.  Documentary filmed in New Orleans.

Darling of Paris - Fox Film. Dir: Edwards; Cast: Bara, White. Drama.  Some exteriors filmed in New Orleans.

Florida to Louisiana with H.T. Tinklebottom - Educational Films Corp. Dir:  Bruce. Travelogue with some scenes shot in Louisiana.

Iceman’s Convention - Diamond Film Co.  Documentary filmed in New Orleans.
           
Little Chevalier - Edison. Dir: Crosland; Cast: Mason, McKee.  Drama with some scenes set in New Orleans.

Lone Wolf, The - Selznick. Dir: Brenon; Cast: Dawn, Lytell.  Drama filmed in New Orleans (doubling as Paris, France).

Old Fashioned Young Man, An - Fine Arts Co. Dir: Ingraham; Cast: Harron, Jefferson.  Drama with some scenes set in New Orleans.

Price She Paid, The - Selznick. Dir: Giblyn; Cast: Young, Beaudet.  Drama exteriors filmed in City Park and other locations in New Orleans.

Renaissance at Charleroi - Dir: Mills; Cast: Glendon. Drama set in New Orleans.

Southern Pride - American Film Co. Dir: King; Cast: Kane, Drew.  Drama filmed in New Orleans. 

1918

 

Beloved Thief, The - Harcol Film Co. Dir: Harrison. Filmed in New Orleans.

Daughter of the Old South, A - Famous Players Lasky Corp. Dir: Chautard; Cast: Frederick, de Cordoba.  Drama set in southern Louisiana.

Find the Woman - Vitagraph Co. of America Dir: Terriss; Cast: Joyce, McGrail; Drama with some scenes set in New Orleans.

Her Ambitious Ambition - Diamond Film Co.  Dir: Donovan; Cast: Browning, Allen, Marks. Comedy short filmed in New Orleans.

His Blooming Bloomers - Diamond Film Co. Dir: Donovan; Cast: Browning, Allen, Marks. Comedy short filmed in New Orleans.

His Fatal Fate - Diamond Film Co. Dir: Donovan; Cast: Browning, Allen, Marks. Comedy short filmed in New Orleans.

His Matrimonial Moans - Diamond Film Co. Dir: Donovan; Cast: Browning, Allen, Marks. Comedy short filmed in New Orleans.

Pin Feather Pickaninnies - Chester Film Co. Dir:  Chester; Documentary on birdlife in Louisiana. A Chester Outing-Scenics film.

Pine Tree Film - Diamond Film Co.  Documentary filmed in New Orleans.

Revelation - Metro Pictures. Dir: Baker; Cast: Bryant, Nazimova.  Romantic drama filmed in New Orleans (doubling as Paris, France).

Romance of Tarzan - National Film Corp. of America. Dir: Lucas. Was NOT shot here but the opening sequence is from Tarzan of the Apes which was.

Spirit of the Red Cross - Harcol Film Co. Dir:  Harrison; Cast:  McKee, Adams.  Scenario by James Montgomery Flagg.  Romantic war drama with some scenes filmed in New Orleans in the French Quarter and at the Jackson Barracks. Golden Poster print available on this title.

Tarzan of the Apes - National Film Corp. of America. Dir:  Sidney; Cast: Lincoln, Markey.  Action adventure; jungle scenes filmed in Morgan City. Golden Poster print available on this title.

Uncle Tom’s Cabin - Famous Players Lasky Corp. Dir: Dawley; Cast: Clark, Johnston.  Adaptation of Stowe’s classic with some scenes filmed in Louisiana.
                   
Way Up In Society - Diamond Film Co. Dir: Donovan; Cast: Allen, Marks, Browning.  Short comedy filmed in New Orleans.

Woman of Impulse - Dir: Jose. Drama set in New Orleans


           1919

Crimson Gardenia - Goldwyn Pictures. Dir: Barker; Cast: Moore, Nova.  Adventure drama set during Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

Evangeline - Fox Film. Dir: Walsh; Cast: Cooper, Roscoe.  Drama with some scenes set in the lowlands of Louisiana.           
           
Golden Legend - Universal. Dir: Levey. Cast: Fraser.  Drama with some scenes shot in New Orleans.

In Old Kentucky - Drama with some scenes filmed in New Orleans.

John Petticoats - Paramount-Artcraft. Dir: Hillyer; Cast: Hart, Whitman.  Comedy drama filmed and set in New Orleans.

Light, The - Dir: Edwards; Cast: Bara, Ormonde. Drama set in New Orleans.

 


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