American Feature Films of 1914

What This Page Contains

On this page you will find a list of all 29 American silent feature films of 1914 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.

Highlights of our List of 1914 Online Films

American feature production exploded in 1914, as over 350 feature films – almost one a day – were released. D.W. Griffith’s first feature film, Judith of Bethulia, was released in 1914. The Oz Film Manufacturing Company released a trio of dazzling and bizarre films dramatizing three of L. Frank Baum’s stories about the Kingdom of Oz, each starring Violet MacMillan. Mary Pickford, Henry B. Walthall, Lillian and Dorothy Gish, Tom Mix, Lionel Barrymore, Sessue Hayakawa and Harey Carey all appear in starring roles in our features lists for the first time.

Also in 1914, Sam Lucas became the first African-American to star in a feature film, playing Uncle Tom. The first ever film version of The Spoilers is released, as is the first full-length comedy, Tillie’s Punctured Romance. Directors Cecil B.. DeMille, Reginald Barker, Maurice Tourneur and Colin Campbell debut on our list in 1914 as well.

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1914 Statistics (per the Library of Congress silent movie database):

Number of Features Released: 353
Number Extant (complete and incomplete): 84
Number Completely Lost: 269

1914 American Feature Films Available for Viewing Online

 Title# ReelsDirectorStarsGenreYoutube
Link
Comments
Avenging Conscience: Thou Shalt Not Kill, The 8D.W. GriffithHenry B. Walthall,
Spottiswoode Aitken,
Blanche Sweet
Drama, HorrorLink
Bargain, The7Reginald BarkerWilliam S. Hart,
Clara Williams
WesternLinkContains a 2-minute intro from Retroformat, well worth watching.
Clara Williams was married to the director.
Cinderella4James KirkwoodMary Pickford,
Owen Moore
FantasyLink I
Link II
Link I: higher quality video, no music.
Link II: with music, but lesser quality video.
Damon and Pythias6Otis TurnerWilliam Worthington,
Herbert Rawlinson
Mythological dramaLink
Florida Enchantment, A5Sidney DrewSidney Drew
Edith Storey
ComedyLink
His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz5J. Farrell MacDonaldViolet MacMillan
Frank Moore
FantasyLinkNo music.
Home, Sweet Home6D.W. GriffithHenry B. Walthall,
Lillian Gish,
Dorothy Gish
DramaLink I
Link II
Link I: no music, but better video.
Link II: with anemic piano accompaniment, lesser quality video.
In the Days of the Thundering Herd5Colin CampbellTom Mix
Bessie Eyton
WesternLinkYoutube version may be abbreviated, is only 32 minutes.
In the Land of the Head Hunters4Edward S. CurtisStanley HuntDrama, DocumentaryLinkNo music.
An incomplete, re-edited version of the original film, discovered in 1947.
Judith of Bethulia4D.W. GriffithBlanche Sweet,
Henry B. Walthall,
Mae Marsh
Biblical dramaLink I
Link II
Link III
Link I: classical soundtrack I.
Link II: contemporary soundtrack.
Link III: piano accompaniment.
Joseph in the Land of Egypt4Eugene MooreJames Cruze,
Marguerite Snow
Biblical dramaLinkStill listed in LOC as lost.
Liberty Belles4Del HendersonDorothy Gish,
Jack Pickford
ComedyLinkno music; obnoxiously time and logo stamped; prob a short, but in LOC list @ 4 reels.
McVeagh of the South Seas
aka Brute Island
5Harry CareyHarry Carey,
Fern Foster
DramaLinkNo music. Foster was Carey's first wife.
Michael Strogoff5Lloyd B. CarletonJacob B. AdlerHistorical dramaLinkNo music.
Magic Cloak of Oz, The5J. Farrell MacDonaldMildred Harris,
Violet MacMillan
FantasyLink I
Link II
Link I: no music;
Link II: with music, but also with ads.
Patchwork Girl of Oz, The5J. Farrell MacDonaldViolet MacMillan,
Frank Moore,
Pierre Condere
FantasyLink
Rip Van WInkle5unknownThomas Jefferson
Clarette Clare
FantasyLinkPrint needs restoration. No music.
Rejuvenation of Aunt Mary, The4Edward DillonReggie Morris,
Kate Toncray
ComedyLinkNo music.
Salomy Jane6Lucius HendersonBeatriz Michelena,
House Peters
WesternLink
Sign of the Cross, The5Frederick ThomsonWilliam Farnum,
Rosina Henley
Historical dramaLinkNo music; Dutch intertitles with optional Spanish CC only.
Spoilers, The9Colin CampbellWilliam Farnum,
Kathlyn Williams
WesternLinkWith lots of ads, but is best least bad video quality.
Squaw Man, The6Oscar C. ApfelDustin FarnumWesternLink
Tillie's Punctured Romance6Mack SennettMarie Dressler,
Charlie Chaplin
ComedyLink I
Link II
Link I: Dixieland soundtrack.
Link II: mixed appropriate score.
Tess of the Storm Country5Edwin Stanton PorterMary Pickford,
Harold Lockwood
DramaLink
Uncle Tom's Cabin5William Robert DalySam Lucas,
Walter Hitchcock
Historical dramaLinkNo music.
Sam Lucas was the first African-American leading man in a feature film; Lucas was a veteran of the Civil War, and was 65 years old at the time he acted in this film.
Virginian, The5Cecil B. DeMilleDustin FarnumWesternLinkNo music.
Wishing Ring: an Idyll of Old England, The5Maurice TourneurVivian Martin,
Holbrook Blinn
DramaLinkNo music.
Woman in Black, The4Lawrence MarstonLionel Barrymore,
Alan Hale,
Mrs. Lawrence Marston
DramaLinkWith some ads.
Wrath of the Gods, The6Reginald BarkerSessue Hayakawa,
Tsuru Aoki
DramaLink

American Feature Films of 1914 Commercially Available,
But Not Yet Uploaded Online

 TitleDirectorStarsBuy From
The Call of the NorthOscar C. Apfel,
Cecil B. DeMille
Theodore Roberts,
Winifred Kingston
SHOF
The Last VolunteerOscar C. ApfelEleanor WoodruffSHOF