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1. Modern Marvels (1994– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, History

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Fast-paced, fun and informative, Modern Marvels is The History Channel's signature series focusing on historical technology. The series has focused (among other things) on wonders of ... See full summary »

Creator: Bruce Nash | Stars: Lloyd Sherr, Harlan Saperstein, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy

2. The American Experience (1988– )

60 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Creator: Henry Hampton | Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Joe Morton

3. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Creator: Agnes Nixon | Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Roddy McDowall

4. History Detectives (2003– )

60 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

8.0
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Creator: Bernadette McDaid | Stars: Elyse Luray, Tukufu Zuberi, Gwendolyn Wright, Wes Cowan

5. The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (1895)

1 min | Short, History

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A short film depicting the execution of Mary, Queen of the Scots. Mary is brought to the execution block and made to kneel down with her neck over it. The executioner lifts his axe ready to... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Clark | Star: Robert Thomae

6. Blackton Sketches, No. 2 (1896)

Short

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Artist draws pictures of William McKinley and President Grover Cleveland.

Director: James H. White | Star: J. Stuart Blackton

7. Nursery Favorites (1913)

9 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

6.3
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Director: Allen Ramsey | Star: Edna Flugrath

8. A Day with Thomas A. Edison (1922)

Documentary, Short, Biography

6.0
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Writer: H. Schroeder | Star: Thomas A. Edison

9. Blackton Sketches, No. 3 (1896)

Documentary, Short

5.9
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An artist draws a female figure.

Director: James H. White | Star: J. Stuart Blackton

10. The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914)

81 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.8
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Ojo and Unc Nunkie are out of food, so they decide to journey to the Emerald City where they will never starve. Along the way, they meet Mewel, a waif and stray (mule) who leads them to Dr.... See full summary »

Writer: L. Frank Baum | Director: J. Farrell MacDonald | Stars: Violet MacMillan, Frank Moore, Raymond Russell, Leontine Dranet

11. The Passion Play of Oberammergau (1898)

Short, Drama

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Director: Henry C. Vincent | Stars: Frank Russell, Frank Gaylor, Fred Strong

12. Fatima's Coochee-Coochee Dance (1896)

1 min | Short

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This is the lady whose graceful interpretations of the poetry of motion has made this dance so popular of recent years. - From 'The Phonoscope' (1899)

Director: James H. White | Star: Fatima

13. Edison Drawn by 'World' Artist (1896)

2 min | Short

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Artist draws Thomas Edison.

Director: James H. White | Stars: J. Stuart Blackton, Thomas A. Edison

14. Mr. Edison at Work in His Chemical Laboratory (1897)

Not Rated | 0.533 min | Documentary, Short

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"This film is remarkable in several respects. In the first place, it is full life-size. Secondly, it is the only accurate recent portrait of the great inventor. The scene is an actual one, ... See full summary »

Director: James H. White | Star: Thomas A. Edison

15. Mr. Mike's Mondo Video (1979)

R | 75 min | Comedy

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Mike O'Donoghue's parody of "Mondo Cane" showcases curious performers, strange musicians, celebrity mutations and unusual short films, including Thomas Alva Edison's "Elephant Electrocution".

Writers: Mitch Glazer, Mitchell Kriegman, Michael O'Donoghue, Emily Prager, Sylvia Schichman, Dirk Wittenborn | Directors: Michael O'Donoghue, Ernie Fosselius | Stars: Michael O'Donoghue, Dan Aykroyd, Rhonda Coullet, Jane Curtin

16. The Trick Cyclist (1901)

Comedy, Short

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Shows a tramp enter and try to ride a wheel, from which he makes some very ludicrous falls and gives up in despair, after which an artist enters and jumps rope on a wheel. A very laughable subject.

Director: Thomas A. Edison

17. Bicycle Trick Riding, No. 2 (1899)

1 min | Short, Sport

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"'Neidert,' of national fame, does stunts on his wheel that are simply wonderful. Makes his bicycle rear up, and rides around the stage on his back wheel; besides a lot of other easy things... See full summary »

Director: Thomas A. Edison | Star: Neidert

18. Electrocuting an Elephant (1903)

1 min | Documentary, Short

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This is a film taken of the execution of Topsy, an elephant employed to help build Luna Park on Coney Island. She had killed three men, including a drunken spectator who fed her a cigarette... See full summary »

Stars: Thomas A. Edison, Topsy

19. Parsifal (1904)

25 min | Drama, Short

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Klingsor seeks admission to the Holy Grail. Evil summons Kundry. Herzeloid appears with the child Parsifal. Crowning of Amfortas. Wounding of Amfortas. Carrying Amfortas to his bath. Kundry... See full summary »

Director: Edwin S. Porter | Stars: Adelaide Fitz-Allen, Robert Whittier

20. The Irish Policeman (1913)

Short, Music

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Director: Allen Ramsey | Star: Edward O'Connor

21. A Minstrel Show (1913)

Short, Music

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Director: Allen Ramsey | Stars: William Meadowcraft, William H. Meadowcraft

22. Her Redemption (1913)

Short

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Director: Allen Ramsey

23. Lucia di Lammermoor (1911)

Short

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Metropolitan Opera stars, tenor Enrico Caruso and bass-baritone Pol Plancon, in a scene from the opera "Lucia di Lammermoor" filmed in Edison sound-on-disc process known as Cinephonograph.

Writer: Salvatore Cammarano | Stars: Enrico Caruso, Pol Plancon

24. Julius Caesar (1913)

Short, Drama, History

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An excerpt of the Shakespeare play presented in the Kinetophone sound system, in which the sound was provided by synchronized Edison cylinders.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Allen Ramsey