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1. Blacksmith Scene (1893)

Unrated | 1 min | Short

6.2
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Three men hammer on an anvil and pass a bottle of beer around.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Stars: Charles Kayser, John Ott

Votes: 1,337

2. Annabelle Serpentine Dance (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short

6.5
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Annabelle (Whitford) Moore performs one of her popular dance routines. She uses her dance steps and her long, flowing skirts to create a variety of visual patterns.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: Annabelle Moore

Votes: 1,304

3. Dickson Experimental Sound Film (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short

6.8
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The sound has been found in the form of an old Edisonian recording cylinder. The cylinder was repaired, then Walter Murch ACE MPSE synced the film to the correct music in (I believe) 2002. Total running time is approximately 17 seconds.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: William K.L. Dickson

Votes: 1,272

4. Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze (1894)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.7
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A man (Thomas Edison's assistant) takes a pinch of snuff and sneezes. This is one of the earliest Thomas Edison films and was the first motion picture to be copyrighted in the United States.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Fred Ott

Votes: 1,188

5. Carmencita (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

5.9
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Performing on what looks like a small wooden stage, wearing a dress with a hoop skirt and white high-heeled pumps, Carmencita does a dance with kicks and twirls, a smile always on her face.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Carmencita

Votes: 1,160

6. Newark Athlete (1891)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

4.9
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An athlete swings Indian clubs.

Director: William K.L. Dickson

Votes: 922

7. Monkeyshines, No. 1 (1890)

Not Rated | Short, Comedy, Family

5.2
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One of W.K.L. Dickson's laboratory workers horses around for the camera.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: Giuseppe Sacco Albanese

Votes: 786

8. Dickson Greeting (1891)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short

5.5
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"A little while ago there was a great convention of women's clubs of America. Mrs. Edison is interested in women's clubs and their work and she decided to entertain the Presidents of the ... See full summary »

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: William K.L. Dickson

Votes: 786

9. Sandow, No. 1 (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

5.3
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Eugen Sandow, who claims to be the strongest man in the world, appears in the Edison Company's film studio.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Eugen Sandow

Votes: 781

10. The Barbershop (1894)

Documentary, Short

5.3
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Customer gets a lightning-fast shave.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise

Votes: 740

11. Annie Oakley (1894)

1 min | Documentary, Short

6.4
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The 'Little Sure Shot' of the 'Wild West.' Exhibition of Rifle Shooting at Glass Balls, etc. (from the Edison Catalog)

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Annie Oakley

Votes: 699

12. The Boxing Cats (Prof. Welton's) (1894)

1 min | Short, Action, Comedy

5.9
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"A glove contest between trained cats. A very comical and amusing subject, and is sure to create a great laugh." (by Edison Films)

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: Henry Welton

Votes: 567

13. Buffalo Dance (1894)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.4
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Three Sioux Indians perform a 'buffalo dance', while two others use drums to supply a rhythm. The three dancers move around in a circle as they perform the various actions that are part of the dance.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Stars: Hair Coat, Parts His Hair, Last Horse

Votes: 546

14. Monkeyshines, No. 2 (1890)

Short

5.2
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In an experiment that follows up on the results of 'Monkeyshines, No. 1', an Edison company worker again moves around in front of the motion picture camera.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: Giuseppe Sacco Albanese

Votes: 541

15. Annabelle Butterfly Dance (1894)

1 min | Documentary, Short

6.0
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Annabelle (Whitford) Moore performs one of her popular dances. For this performance, her costume has a pair of wings attached to her back, to suggest a butterfly. As she dances, she uses her long, flowing skirts to create visual patterns.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Annabelle Moore

Votes: 504

16. Men Boxing (1891)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short, Action

4.8
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Two men wearing boxing gloves prepare to spar in the Edison Company studio.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise

Votes: 492

17. Sandow (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Sport

5.5
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Strong-man Eugene (Eugen) Sandow poses in a long shot on a bare stage against a black background, wearing only tight trunks and laced sandals. He begins with his arms folded against his ... See full summary »

Writer: William K.L. Dickson | Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Eugen Sandow

Votes: 475

18. Corbett and Courtney Before the Kinetograph (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Sport

5.5
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James J. Corbett and Peter Courtney meet in a boxing exhibition.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Stars: James J. Corbett, Peter Courtney

Votes: 441

19. Caicedo (with Pole) (1894)

Unrated | 1 min | Short

6.2
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"King of the slack wire. His daring feats of balancing as he performs his thrilling feats in midair show that he is perfectly at home." (from Edison Films)

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Juan A. Caicedo

Votes: 436

20. Sioux Ghost Dance (1894)

1 min | Short

5.3
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A group of Sioux Indians from Buffalo Bill's Wild West exhibition demonstrates a dance called a "ghost dance".

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise

Votes: 421

21. Bucking Broncho (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

5.3
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A fine exhibition of horsemanship by Lee Martin, a genuine cowboy. This particular broncho is an unusually wicked one. (from Edison Films)

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Stars: Frank Hammitt, Lee Martin

Votes: 392

22. Luis Martinetti, Contortionist (1894)

Unrated | 1 min | Short

5.7
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Luis Martinetti, a contortionist suspended from acrobatic flying rings, contorts himself for about thirty seconds. This is one of the first films made for Edison's kinetoscopes.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Luis Martinetti

Votes: 375

23. William McKinley at Canton, Ohio (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

4.9
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"This view was taken upon Mr. McKinley's lawn at his home in Canton, Ohio. Mr. McKinley appears walking across the lawn in company with his Secretary, who hands him a telegram, which he ... See full summary »

Stars: William McKinley, George B. Cortelyou, Ida McKinley

Votes: 364

24. The Cock Fight (1894)

1 min | Documentary, Short

4.6
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Two gamecocks fight in the Edison Company film studio. This feature was remade later in the same year, with additional detail added.

Director: William K.L. Dickson

Votes: 357

25. Awakening of Rip (1896)

Not Rated | | Drama, Short

4.5
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Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Joseph Jefferson

Votes: 336

26. Imperial Japanese Dance (1894)

1 min | Short

5.1
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A charming representation of the Mikado dance by three beautiful Japanese ladies in full costume. Very effective when colored. (from the Edison Catalog)

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: The Sarashe Sisters

Votes: 323

27. Rip's Toast (1896)

Not Rated | | Drama, Short

4.5
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"Here the celebrated actor Joseph Jefferson is shown giving his famous toast. Mr. Jefferson's features distinctly show on this picture that by watching the motion of his lips one could ... See full summary »

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Joseph Jefferson

Votes: 321

28. Athlete with Wand (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Sport

4.6
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A gymnast assumes a number of positions while holding a wand in both hands.

Director: William K.L. Dickson

Votes: 321

29. Rip Meeting the Dwarf (1896)

Not Rated | | Short

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Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Joseph Jefferson

Votes: 317

30. Rip Passing Over the Mountain (1896)

Not Rated | | Short

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Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Joseph Jefferson

Votes: 317

31. Rip's Twenty Years' Sleep (1896)

Not Rated | | Drama, Short

4.4
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Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Joseph Jefferson

Votes: 317

32. Exit of Rip and the Dwarf (1896)

Not Rated | | Drama, Short

4.5
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Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Joseph Jefferson

Votes: 314

33. Rip's Toast to Hudson (1896)

Not Rated | | Short

4.6
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Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Joseph Jefferson

Votes: 309

34. Rip Leaving Sleepy Hollow (1896)

Not Rated | | Drama, Short

4.5
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Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Joseph Jefferson

Votes: 308

35. Chinese Laundry Scene (1895)

1 min | Short, Comedy

5.6
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The pursuit of Hop Lee by an irate policeman.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Stars: Phil Doreto, Robetta

Votes: 288

36. Band Drill (1894)

1 min | Short, Comedy

4.3
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A scene from Charles Hoyt's 'A Milk White Flag': A brass band marches out, led by bandmaster Steele Ayers. When Ayers reaches his position, he turns around and directs the musicians as they take up their own positions.

Writer: Charles Hale Hoyt | Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: Frank Baldwin

Votes: 287

37. King John (1899)

5 min | Short, Drama

5.0
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This short film recreates King John's death scene at the end of the play.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Herbert Beerbohm Tree | Directors: Walter Pfeffer Dando, William K.L. Dickson, Herbert Beerbohm Tree | Stars: Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Dora Tulloch, Charles Sefton, J. Fisher White

Votes: 281

38. Hadj Cheriff (1894)

1 min | Short

5.0
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Hadji Cheriff, a performer known for a variety of unusual abilities, demonstrates part of his act in the Edison studio.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: Hadji Cheriff

Votes: 279

39. Fire Rescue Scene (1894)

1 min | Drama, Short

5.7
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"Firemen in working uniform, rubber coats, helmets, and boots. Thrilling rescue from burning building. Smoke effects are fine." - from the Edison Catalog

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise

Votes: 268

40. Glenroy Bros., No. 2 (1894)

1 min | Short, Comedy

5.1
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The Glenroy Brothers perform a portion of their vaudeville act, "The Comic View of Boxing: The Tramp & the Athlete".

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise

Votes: 263

41. Rip Van Winkle (I) (1903)

Not Rated | 4 min | Short, Comedy

4.8
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An abridged version of the tale of Rip Van Winkle, a lazy American man, who wanders off one day with his dog Wolf into the Kaatskill mountains where he runs into an odd group of men ... See full summary »

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Joseph Jefferson

Votes: 251

42. Cock Fight, No. 2 (1894)

1 min | Short

4.5
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Two gamecocks are fighting inside a wire cage, while two spectators look on in the background. The two men agree to make a bet on the outcome. One of them shows his money to the other, who is commenting on the fight.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: Henry Welton

Votes: 236

43. A Hand Shake (1892)

Short

4.0
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Stars: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise

Votes: 234

44. Leonard-Cushing Fight (1894)

1 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

5.2
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In the background, five fans lean on the ropes looking into the ring. The referee is to the left; like the fans, he hardly moves as two fighters swing roundhouse blows at each other. Mike ... See full summary »

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Stars: Jack Cushing, Mike Leonard

Votes: 218

45. Fencing (1892)

1 min | Short, Sport

4.5
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Director: William K.L. Dickson

Votes: 209

46. Serpentine Dance by Annabelle (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.7
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Annabelle (Whitford) Moore performs her popular serpentine dance routine. She twirls around, and as she does so, she uses her long skirts to create a variety of patterns.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Annabelle Moore

Votes: 176

47. Monkeyshines, No. 3 (1890)

1 min | Short

4.9
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An Edison company worker makes large gestures in front of a Kinetoscope to test the new camera system.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: Giuseppe Sacco Albanese

Votes: 164

48. Billy Edwards and the Unknown (1895)

1 min | Short, Sport

4.9
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Billy Edwards and a challenger named Warwick fight an exhibition boxing match.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Stars: Billy Edwards, Warwick

Votes: 156

49. The Hornbacker-Murphy Fight (1894)

1 min | Short, Sport

5.3
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A referee and five fans (including a waiter in his apron) look on as two young men box. The dark-haired, slightly taller boxer throws a right and the light-haired smaller one goes down; but... See full summary »

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Stars: Eugene Hornbacker, Murphy

Votes: 152

50. Crissie Sheridan (1897)

Not Rated | Short

5.5
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A serpentine dance being performed by the dancer whose name is the main title of the film.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Crissie Sheridan

Votes: 145