ECHO (Early Cinema History Online)

Welcome to Early Cinema History Online (ECHO), an in-progress filmographic database featuring credits for over 35,000 individual titles released in the United States from 1908-1920.

The current dataset is based on Einar Lauritzen and Gunnar Lundquist's American Film-Index. The data itself was transcribed into digital form over several years by Paul Spehr and Susan Dalton, and Spehr kindly provided it for this project.

To get started, search for a favorite film, director, screenwriter, actor, or company using the search bar to the right. Currently, the data is organized by title, but associated credits - including individual personnel and companies - are listed as named entity tags (in light blue) in each record. Clicking on a particular tag will bring up all the titles associated with that particular person, company, release year, etc.

Additional information about how to read and improve this data is available in the navigation bar above. Enjoy!

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Wildflower (1914)


(James Cooley?), Marguerite Clark and Harold Lochwood in Wildflower (1914).



"Confess the hiding place of the Christians!"

His Hidden Talent


Raymond Griffith and Marianne de la Torre in HIS HIDDEN TALENT (1917)



Rae Godfrey and Raymond Griffith in THEIR NEIGHBOR'S BABY (1917)


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