Arthur Marvin

Arthur Marvin

Known For: Camera · Birthday: 1859-05-26 · Deathday: 1911-01-18 (51 years old)

83 Movies

Biography

Arthur Weed Marvin (May 26, 1859 – January 18, 1911), was an American cinematographer who worked for the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company in which his brother Harry Marvin was one of the four founders (the others being Herman Casler, William Kennedy Laurie Dickson, and Elias Koopman). He shot 418 films between 1897 and 1911, including The Adventures of Dollie (1908), the directorial debut of D. W. Griffith, as well as other early Griffith shorts such as Pippa Passes in 1909.He directed the short film Sherlock Holmes Baffled, which was the earliest known film to feature Arthur Conan Doyle's detective character Sherlock Holmes.His nephew Daniel Warner Marvin II, Henry's son, perished in the sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912.He was born in Warners, New York, US to Daniel Warner Marvin and Ellen Jane Weed. He was married to Sarah E. Babcock. He died in Los Angeles, California.

Movies & TV shows

1910.

19 Movies
May and December

May and December

1910
The quartet comprising this story are of ages as the months are to each other. June, a young college boy, finds his resources in depletion, and to improve his financial condition, proposes to October,...
The Masher

The Masher

1910
When Hiram and his wife went for a stroll in the park, there was trouble that Hiram didn't anticipate.
Love Among the Roses

Love Among the Roses

1910
There are two great Lord and Lady in the Kingdom of Never-Never Land. The Lord goes for a stroll through his estate and comes to the border of his own land, so like his own, that the inclination to in...
In the Season of Buds

In the Season of Buds

1910
When little Mabel arrives at her uncle's farm, it is springtime. The two farmhands, Henry and Steve, have been friends for many years. They have never been in love but brotherly love, until the day th...
The Gold Seekers

The Gold Seekers

1910
A prospector strikes pay dirt after a long struggle in the Gold Rush days. He stakes the claim and waits for his wife and son to register it at the claim office. Two people watch the action and go aft...
When We Were in Our 'Teens

When We Were in Our 'Teens

1910
Diplomacy was not Tom's strong suit. So when May showed to him her latest painting he poured scorn on it. He was anxious to discourage her from painting, knowing full well that she would never become ...
The Two Brothers

The Two Brothers

1910
In Camarillo, principality of the Spanish dominion, there lived two brothers, Jose and Manuel. Born in a noble Spanish family and reared by a mother noble in both station and character, they were vast...
Never Again

Never Again

1910
Clarence and Felix are both competitors for the heart of Letitia Mooney, but Clarence is the favorite. Letty becomes jealous of her cousin, who seems to have a feeling down in her heart for Clarence, ...
The Rocky Road

The Rocky Road

1910
A man is separated from his family due to the evils of drink. He becomes prosperous and sober in time. He met a young woman and fell in love with her. He didn't know this young woman was his own daugh...
The Newlyweds

The Newlyweds

1910
A young man and a young woman, each unlucky in love, determine never to marry. But Cupid has other ideas.
A Lucky Toothache

A Lucky Toothache

1910
Bessie, the new school teacher, arrives at the little western village, and on her way to the school she meets a gang of cowboys who bestow boxes of candy and other little offerings. Not long after the...
Faithful

Faithful

1910
Adonese is returning home from seeing the woman he is courting, and he is driving around a corner when his car brushes against the 'Faithful' and knocks him over. Adonese helps him up by buying him a ...
A Child's Impulse

A Child's Impulse

1910
Mrs. One of her famous parties is being held by a socially ambitious widow. The leading lights of several professions are invited to the functions. She was at first entertained by the men and women of...
A Child of the Ghetto

A Child of the Ghetto

1910
After her mother's death, Ruth struggles to support herself as a seamstress. While Ruth delivers shirts to the factory owner, the owner's son steals some money and Ruth is accused of the crime. She fl...
All on Account of the Milk

All on Account of the Milk

1910
The hero, a young contractor, is mistaken by the heroine for a laborer, while he thinks she is the maid although she is the daughter of the manor. The hero continues to represent himself as a laborer ...
The Smoker

The Smoker

1910
A bride wonders about her husband's frequent absences. The mounts are suspicious. What makes the young man more attractive than she is?
A Gold Necklace

A Gold Necklace

1910
Mazie gave her necklace to her guest. Sam arrives in his auto while Nellie is asleep in a hammock. He woke up with a kiss. They tried to find the necklace after she dropped it in the grass. Sam will r...
The Cloister’s Touch

The Cloister’s Touch

1910
A peasant family consisting of the father, mother and little boy child are happy in their own sphere until one day several courtiers of a hunting party stopped at the humble home for refreshments. As ...
An Affair of Hearts

An Affair of Hearts

1910
Two eccentric Frenchmen argue for the hand of an American girl who finally discouraged them by proposing.

1909.

33 Movies
Trying to Get Arrested

Trying to Get Arrested

1909
A person trying to get himself arrested so he can sleep in the nice, warm jail is ignored by the police.
The Salvation Army Lass

The Salvation Army Lass

1909
The girl is from the New York slums. After her love is arrested following a barfight, her life seems directionless, until she's saved from the streets by a band of Salvationists. She enrolls and encou...
The Renunciation

The Renunciation

1909
Two miners are fighting over a woman and one is about to kill the other. The woman introduces her partner from the city.
Pippa Passes

Pippa Passes

1909
Pippa awakes and faces the world outside with a song. Unknown to her, the music has a healing effect on all who hear her as she passes by.
One Touch of Nature

One Touch of Nature

1909
The film was produced by the Biograph Company.
A Midnight Adventure

A Midnight Adventure

1909
Mercedes wants her sweetheart to do something dangerous to prove his love. He broke into a young woman's house to steal a photograph. The young woman caught him and had him arrested, but he was releas...
The Lure of the Gown

The Lure of the Gown

1909
A handsome woman is the most fascinating thing since fine feathers make fine birds. It is when she wears a gown that is a masterpiece of the dressmaker's art that she gets the attention of the male co...
Leather Stocking

Leather Stocking

1909
A short version of James Fenimore Cooper's famous tale about Natty Bumppo and his exploits during the French and Indian war.
The Heart of an Outlaw

The Heart of an Outlaw

1909
A man kills his unfaithful wife and her lover. He thinks he killed his daughter, but she is adopted by the sheriff. A few years later the man is an outlaw and plans to kill the sheriff's daughter.
The Girls and Daddy

The Girls and Daddy

1909
The sisters were protecting their house from the man who stole their daddy's money.
Drive for a Life

Drive for a Life

1909
The poison was put in candy intended for Harry's fiancée. Harry raced to save his fiancée before she ate the candy.
A Burglar’s Mistake

A Burglar’s Mistake

1909
Henry is being blackmailed. Henry took the opportunity to rid himself of the blackmailer's threat when the blackmailer broke into his house.
The Way of Man

The Way of Man

1909
A woman is scarred in an accident and refuses to stand in the way of her lover's marriage to another.
The Voice of the Violin

The Voice of the Violin

1909
Helen is a student of the music teacher and he is in love with her. He joined a group that planned to blow up a rich capitalist's house. He tried to stop the plan when he realized it was Helen's house...
The Test

The Test

1909
Her photograph will always be with Harry as he prepares to leave for a business trip. She removed the photo from his bill case in order to see if he was genuine. Realizing that he has been found out, ...
Resurrection

Resurrection

1909
Nekhludoff, a Russian nobleman serving on a jury, discovered that the young girl on trial was someone he once had an affair with and that he himself bears responsibility for reducing her to crime. He ...
The Politician's Love Story

The Politician's Love Story

1909
A corrupt politician sees a satirical cartoon in a newspaper and rushes to the paper's offices to shoot the cartoonist. He fell in love instantly when he discovered the cartoonist was pretty.
The Necklace

The Necklace

1909
Mrs. He borrowed a necklace from a friend for a social event. Afterwards it is stolen. He goes into debt to duplicate it. The costume jewelry was discovered by the thief. He struggles for years to pay...
The Little Teacher

The Little Teacher

1909
An unruly class has a young female teacher assigned to it. A passing surveyor helps restore order after a student revolt. She learns that he has a wife. Dave offered solace to the teacher and it becam...
His Duty

His Duty

1909
It's Bob Allen's twenty-first birthday. His mother and his brother Jack, a policeman present him with a cap, personalized with his initals in the lining. Jack then goes to work and Bob goes out also. ...
The Faded Lilies

The Faded Lilies

1909
A violinist makes a mistake for a love bouquet. He lost his mind when he realized his mistake.
The Eavesdropper

The Eavesdropper

1909
When he can't repay a loan, he offers his daughter's hand in marriage. He canceled the debt when he heard the daughter bidding farewell to her lover.
The Cricket on the Hearth

The Cricket on the Hearth

1909
Edward was forced into an engagement after three years at sea.
Tragic Love

Tragic Love

1909
Bob and Dr. meet. A man and his wife are on the street. The doctor is about to hit his wife when Bob intervenes. Mrs. was during the flurry. The card case is dropped by Rankin. He learns the address f...
The Son's Return

The Son's Return

1909
A son leaves to seek his fortune in the city. Many years later he returns and checks into his parents' inn. They don't recognize him, but noticing his fat wallet, plan to rob him.
The Peachbasket Hat

The Peachbasket Hat

1909
Mrs. Jones leaves her baby with the maid while she shops for a new hat. The maid invites a group of gypsies into the house for a palm reading. Everyone assumes the baby has been kidnapped until the ba...
Lucky Jim

Lucky Jim

1909
Jack is jealous that Jim was chosen over him. Jack married someone else after Jim died. He is still very jealous of Lucky Jim.
1776, or The Hessian Renegades

1776, or The Hessian Renegades

1909
A young soldier is spotted and pursued by a group of enemy soldiers during the American Revolution. He takes refuge with a family. Plans need to be made for the family and their neighbors to see the i...
At the Altar

At the Altar

1909
The male boarders at the Italian boarding house were enamored with the charms of the landlady's pretty daughter, but she was also of a poetic turn of mind and her ambitions were romantic. Grigo, a coa...
The Lonely Villa

The Lonely Villa

1909
A gang of thieves lure a man out of his home so that they can rob it and then threaten his wife and children. The criminals are more likely to break in if the family is barricaded in an interior room....
The Cord of Life

The Cord of Life

1909
Antonine demands money from his cousin Galora, a husband and father. His demands are met with a positive rebuff and he is ejected by Galora. He is going to wait until Galora goes out of business to ge...
The Golden Louis

The Golden Louis

1909
A homeless girl is sleeping when an anonymous donor drops a gold coin in her shoe. A gambler with a'sure thing' borrows the coin and wins a fortune, but he can't find her again to repay her.
To Save Her Soul

To Save Her Soul

1909
A singer in a country church is practicing one day when a vaudeville manager hears her and offers her a job. She accepts the offer and goes to the city. In order to prevent her soul from being corrupt...

1908.

24 Movies
Deceived Slumming Party

Deceived Slumming Party

1908
The film was produced by the Biograph Company.
Where the Breakers Roar

Where the Breakers Roar

1908
Mack Sennett appears as a policeman in this film produced by the Biograph Company.
The Tavern Keeper’s Daughter

The Tavern Keeper’s Daughter

1908
There is a rural tavern in the wilds of Southern California that is kept by an old trapper who lost his wife years ago.
The Red Girl

The Red Girl

1908
The film was produced by the Biograph Company.
The Kentuckian

The Kentuckian

1908
The film was produced by the Biograph Company.
For a Wife's Honor

For a Wife's Honor

1908
Irving Robertson, a successful playwright, received a message from out of town to see the first performance of one of his plays. Henderson called to pay a sum due him as he was about to leave. Frank W...
For Love of Gold

For Love of Gold

1908
It is often said there is honor among thieves, but not so, as we shall see in this story. Two denizens of the underworld are seen in their squalid furnished room planning a robbery. Their intended vic...
The Feud and the Turkey

The Feud and the Turkey

1908
Mack Sennett appears as a member of the Wilkenson clan in this film produced by the Biograph Company.
The Black Viper

The Black Viper

1908
A man rescues a girl. The thug vows revenge and, with the help of two friends, attacks the girl and her rescuer again as they're going for a walk. They kidnapped the rescuer. The girl runs. The victim...
At the Crossroads of Life

At the Crossroads of Life

1908
A girl's wish to be an actress is condemned by her stern father, a man of the cloth who has no time for those in the acting profession.
Betrayed by a Handprint

Betrayed by a Handprint

1908
Mrs. Wharton had a party at her villa in honor of the gift of a diamond necklace from her fiancée. A number of guests participated in the bridge during the evening. Mrs advised Miss Vane several times...
The Adventures of Dollie

The Adventures of Dollie

1908
A mother and father take their young daughter Dollie on a riverside outing on a warm and sunny summer's day.
The Fatal Hour

The Fatal Hour

1908
The one-reeler is considered a Griffith thriller. It engages with the Chinese White slave traffic from the perspective of a female detective, who has an assignment to expose and break the traffic ring...
The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild

1908
George Redfeather, the hero of this subject, returns from Carlisle, where he not only graduated with high honors, but was also the star of the college football team. At a reception given in his honor ...
A Calamitous Elopement

A Calamitous Elopement

1908
A young couple are enjoying a romantic interlude in the young woman's home, when her father discovers them and angrily chases the young man out of the house. They thus decide to elope, and they make p...
Balked at the Altar

Balked at the Altar

1908
A woman is eager to find a husband because she is filled with romantic ideas. Her father tries to get an eligible bachelor to allow wedding plans to be made.
An Awful Moment

An Awful Moment

1908
After a judge (Harry Solter) does his job and sentences a man, a gypsy woman (Marion Leonard) erupts in vehement protests and has to be taken forcefully out of the courtroom. Later the gypsy follows...
After Many Years

After Many Years

1908
After years lost at sea, a man returns home to his wife and child. Has she been patient or has she moved on?
The Stage Rustler

The Stage Rustler

1908
Mack Sennett appears as a man in a bar in this film produced by the Biograph Company.
The Man in the Box

The Man in the Box

1908
To that trying position of "Tantalus" in sight of tons of money but not a dollar of his own, a poorly compensated bank clerk is. When the bank was going to ship a large amount of cash to the West to r...
The Greaser's Gauntlet

The Greaser's Gauntlet

1908
Jose, a handsome young Mexican, leaves his home in the Sierra Madre Mountains to seek his fortune in the States. On leaving, his dear old mother bestows upon him her blessing, presenting him with a pa...
Classmates

Classmates

1908
Two students at college were friends until a girl appeared and by the workings of fate was beloved by both. The girl has given her heart to one of the classmates, unknown to the other. The youth conf...
Behind the Scenes: Where All Is Not Gold That Glitters

Behind the Scenes: Where All Is Not Gold That Glitters

1908
A mother is a dancer to support her ill daughter. The mother has a vision of her child dying. She rushed home, but it was too late. Imbibe.
The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

1908
The play is based on Shakespeare's play about a man trying to change a woman's behavior.

1900.

5 Movies
Sherlock Holmes Baffled

Sherlock Holmes Baffled

1900
The drawing room was burgled and the villain was surprised.
Execution of a Spy

Execution of a Spy

1900
A spy is executed by firing squad.
A Gesture Fight in Hester Street

A Gesture Fight in Hester Street

1900
A comical fight between two Hebrews; one a pushcart man, and the other a suspender peddler.
How They Rob Men in Chicago

How They Rob Men in Chicago

1900
A burlesque on the work of highwaymen in Chicago. An elderly gentleman is sandbagged and robbed by a thug, who inadvertently leaves some money on the victim's prostrate body. A policeman shows up.
The Chimney Sweep and the Miller

The Chimney Sweep and the Miller

6
1900
A chimney sweep and a miller become involved in a street fight. The sweep has a bag of soot on his back, and the miller a bag of flour.

Unknown Year.

2 Movies
The Fight for Freedom

The Fight for Freedom

A group of cowboys, including a Mexican named Pedro, are playing poker in a Mexican border town. One man is found cheating and shot dead by Pedro, who is wounded as he tries to escape. The sheriff sho...
The Man and the Woman

The Man and the Woman

Brothers John and Tom Wilkins are very different in nature. Tom is a scapegrace, wild, reckless and unscrupulous, while John is a noble, upright fellow. He was drifting into bad company because he did...
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