What This Page Contains.
On this page you will find a list of all 4 American silent feature films of 1912 that can be viewed online, mostly on YouTube. For each film on the list, you will find a link to the best online version of the film.
1912: The First American Feature Films.
Inspired by several European feature-length blockbusters, American studios hesitantly began to test the waters of producing and releasing feature length films – defined as 4 reels or longer – in 1912.
[Go to American Feature Films of: 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931]
1912 Statistics (from the Library of Congress database):
Number of feature-length movies released: 9
Number extant: 7
Number lost: 2
American Feature Films of 1912 Available for Viewing on YouTube
|Title||# Reels||Director||Stars||Genre||Youtube |
|Adventures of Lieutenant |
|4||Sidney M. Goldin||Drama||Link||No music;
intertitles in Dutch
|Cleopatra||6||Charles L. Gastrill||Helen Gardner||Historical Drama||Link|
|From the Manger to the Cross, |
aka Jesus of Nazareth
|5||Sidney Olcatt||Robert Henderson-Bland||Biblical Drama||Link|
|Richard III||5||André Calmettes,|
|Frederick Warde||Shakespearean Drama||Link|