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1. Winsor McCay, the Famous Cartoonist of the N.Y. Herald and His Moving Comics (1911)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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Cartoon figures announce, via comic strip balloons, that they will move - and move they do, in a wildly exaggerated style.

Directors: Winsor McCay, J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Winsor McCay, John Bunny, Maurice Costello, George McManus

Votes: 1,195

2. Humorous Phases of Funny Faces (1906)

3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.2
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A cartoonist draws faces and figures on a blackboard - and they come to life.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Star: J. Stuart Blackton

Votes: 754

3. The Enchanted Drawing (1900)

2 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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A cartoonist defies reality when he draws objects that become three-dimensional after he lifts them off his sketch pad.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Star: J. Stuart Blackton

Votes: 737

4. Princess Nicotine; or, The Smoke Fairy (1909)

Unrated | 5 min | Comedy, Short, Fantasy

6.6
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A smoker falls asleep, and two mischievious fairies play with his pipe. He discovers this, and imprisons them in a cigar box. He removes a flower from the box, which contains a fairy ... See full summary »

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Paul Panzer, Gladys Hulette

Votes: 700

5. The Thieving Hand (1908)

Unrated | 5 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Short

6.8
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A one-armed man obtains an artificial limb. The man cannot control his new arm, which steals from passers-by.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Star: Paul Panzer

Votes: 381

6. Cleopatra (1912)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama, History

5.1
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The fabled queen of Egypt's affair with Roman general Marc Antony is ulimately disastrous for both of them.

Director: Charles L. Gaskill | Stars: Helen Gardner, Pearl Sindelar, Miss Fielding, Miss Robson

Votes: 352

7. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1909)

12 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

5.9
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In ancient Athens, four young lovers escape into the woods. Meanwhile, tradesmen rehearse a play. All of them suffer from the shenanigans of mischievous fairies.

Directors: Charles Kent, J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Walter Ackerman, Charles Chapman, Dolores Costello, Helene Costello

Votes: 245

8. Richard III (1912)

55 min | Drama

5.8
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Richard of Gloucester uses manipulation and murder to gain the English throne.

Directors: André Calmettes, James Keane | Stars: Robert Gemp, Frederick Warde, Albert Gardner, James Keane

Votes: 181

9. Twelfth Night (1910)

12 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

5.6
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An early silent version of Shakespeare's classic comedy of unrequited love and gender bending.

Directors: Eugene Mullin, Charles Kent | Stars: Julia Swayne Gordon, Charles Kent, Florence Turner, Edith Storey

Votes: 180

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

2 min | Documentary, Short

5.3
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Artist draws Thomas Edison.

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

Votes: 133

11. The Artist's Dilemma (1901)

2 min | Short, Fantasy

6.2
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The scene opens in an artist's studio, the artist asleep in his chair. A large old fashioned clock opens and a young lady comes out and awaking the artist, requests him to paint her picture... See full summary »

Director: Edwin S. Porter

Votes: 133

12. The Burglar on the Roof (I) (1898)

1 min | Short, Crime

4.8
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There is a burglar on the rooftop of a Manhattan office building, and he is trying to break in. Two women spot him, and one of them begins beating him with a broom as they wait for help to ... See full summary »

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Star: J. Stuart Blackton

Votes: 130

13. The Haunted Hotel (1907)

5 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

6.7
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A traveler stays the night at a rural inn, but gets no rest as he is tormented by various spectres and mysterious happenings. The food on the table prepares itself, his clothes leave the ... See full summary »

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Paul Panzer, William V. Ranous

Votes: 129

14. Statue of Liberty (1898)

Documentary, Short

3.7
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Director: James H. White

Votes: 113

15. The Clown and the Alchemist (1900)

Comedy, Fantasy, Short

5.0
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Although we are led to believe that the ancient alchemists were all powerful, this picture somewhat reverses the order of things. The clown plays some wonderful pranks on the old professor.... See full summary »

Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, Albert E. Smith

Votes: 99

16. Little Mischief (1898)

Short, Comedy

4.5
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Papa is reading his newspaper and his little girl tickles his neck with a long straw. Thinking it is a fly papa "shoos" away the supposed fly with his hand. The tickling continues now on ... See full summary »

Director: J. Stuart Blackton

Votes: 82

17. Lightning Sketches (1907)

2 min | Animation, Short

5.5
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An illustrator draws some sketches at lightning speed. He first illustrates how he can turn a written word into a sketch of that word. The first word he writes is coon, which he transforms ... See full summary »

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Star: J. Stuart Blackton

Votes: 81

18. Jeffries-Johnson World's Championship Boxing Contest, Held at Reno, Nevada, July 4, 1910 (1910)

100 min | Documentary, Sport

5.7
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Stars: James J. Jeffries, Jack Johnson

Votes: 70

19. Mysterious Cafe, or Mr. and Mrs. Spoopendyke Have Troubles with a Waiter (1901)

2 min | Short, Fantasy

5.2
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As the above title indicates, the scene does not take place in an ordinary restaurant, but one in which all natural rules of order and gravitation are reversed. The couple above mentioned ... See full summary »

Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, Albert E. Smith

Votes: 70

20. Astor Battery on Parade (1899)

Documentary, Short

3.6
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Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, Albert E. Smith

Votes: 63

21. The Congress of Nations (1900)

2 min | Short

4.7
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A new and sensational film, which deals in a highly up-to-date way with the international situation. A magician steps upon the stage carrying a hoop covered with white paper. Then in quick ... See full summary »

Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, Albert E. Smith | Star: Albert E. Smith

Votes: 60

22. Hooligan Assists the Magician (1900)

Comedy, Fantasy, Short

4.7
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This is a new adventure in which our friend, Mr. Hooligan, appears in an entirely new capacity. On a stage a professor of magic is performing some wonderful experiments, and when he ... See full summary »

Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, Albert E. Smith | Star: J. Stuart Blackton

Votes: 58

23. A Tale of Two Cities (1911)

30 min | Short, Drama, History

6.3
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A condensed silent film version of the Charles Dickens classic about the French Revolution and its subsequent Reign of Terror.

Director: William Humphrey | Stars: Maurice Costello, Florence Turner, Charles Kent, Leo Delaney

Votes: 56

24. 'Columbia' Winning the Cup (1899)

Short, News, Sport

3.7
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"This picture shows the Columbia crossing the line, leading the Shamrock by about 1/2 mile. The Shamrock is plainly seen in the distance and she later comes up and crosses the line in the same picture."

Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, Albert E. Smith

Votes: 56

25. Raising Old Glory Over Morro Castle (1899)

Short

3.6
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"Down goes the Spanish flag, and up floats the Stars and Stripes. Down falls the symbol of tyranny and oppression that has ruled in the new world for four hundred years, and up goes the ... See full summary »

Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, Albert E. Smith

Votes: 54

26. King Lear (1909)

16 min | Drama, Short

5.6
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An aging King invites disaster when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters and rejects his one loving, but honest one.

Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, William V. Ranous | Stars: William V. Ranous, Julia Arthur, Florence Auer, Maurice Costello

Votes: 50

27. The Fleet Steaming Up North River (1898)

Short, News

4.5
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"On Saturday morning, August 20, 1898, six grim battleships of Admiral Sampson's Squadron sailed into New York Harbor and up the Hudson to receive a welcome from the people and to fire a ... See full summary »

Director: James H. White

Votes: 50

28. The Twentieth Century Tramp; or, Happy Hooligan and His Airship (1902)

1 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Short

5.2
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A comic picture that defies description. It depicts the Twentieth Century up-to-date tramp flying over the chimney tops of New York City in the latest improved flying machine. Weary Willie ... See full summary »

Star: J. Stuart Blackton

Votes: 49

29. Maude's Naughty Little Brother (1900)

1 min | Comedy, Short

4.0
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In a charming dining room a very attractive young lady is seen seated at the table, evidently waiting for the caller who is to share a quiet little dinner for two. A moment later a dude of ... See full summary »

Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, Albert E. Smith

Votes: 47

30. Happy Hooligan (1900)

Comedy, Short

4.8
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Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Star: J. Stuart Blackton

Votes: 45

31. Reviewing the 'Texas' at Grant's Tomb (1898)

Short, News

4.2
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New York City welcome to Sampson's Fleet after the Battle of Santiago Bay, Cuba.

Director: James H. White

Votes: 45

32. Close View of the 'Brooklyn,' Naval Parade (1898)

Short, News

3.9
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"On Saturday morning, August 20, 1898, six grim battleships of Admiral Sampson's Squadron sailed into New York Harbor and up the Hudson to receive a welcome from the people and to fire a ... See full summary »

Director: James H. White

Votes: 43

33. The San Francisco Earthquake (1906)

14 min | Documentary, Short, History

7.0
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Footage of the devastation caused by the earthquake and fires that, in the words of Jack London, "completely destroyed" San Francisco on the morning of April 18th, 1906.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton

Votes: 40

34. Lady Godiva (1911)

Short, Drama

5.1
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In medieval Coventry a woman takes a naked horse ride to protest against her husbands policy of high taxation.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Julia Swayne Gordon, Robert Gaillard, Kate Price, Harry Ward

Votes: 33

35. Romeo and Juliet (I) (1908)

Short, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Two feuding houses are united with the marriage and eventual death of their children.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Paul Panzer, Florence Lawrence, John G. Adolfi, Josephine Atkinson

Votes: 31

36. Tearing Down the Spanish Flag (1898)

Not Rated | Short, War

5.2
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The film consists of a single shot of a hand tearing down a Spanish flag.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Star: J. Stuart Blackton

Votes: 30

37. Oliver Twist (1909)

Drama, Short

6.3
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An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Edith Storey, William Humphrey, Elita Proctor Otis

Votes: 29

38. The Merchant of Venice (1908)

9 min | Drama, Short

5.2
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A rich merchant, Antonio is depressed for no good reason, until his good friend Bassanio comes to tell him how he's in love with Portia. Portia's father has died and left a very strange ... See full summary »

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Julia Swayne Gordon, William V. Ranous, Florence Turner, Maurice Costello

Votes: 29

39. The Life of Moses (1909)

Biography, Drama, Family

5.5
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The persecution of the children of Israel by the Egyptians. Now there arose up a new king in Egypt. And he said unto his people... See full synopsis »

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Pat Hartigan, Julia Arthur, William Humphrey, Charles Kent

Votes: 26

40. Happy Hooligan Interferes (1903)

1 min | Short, Comedy

4.3
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An organ-grinder is playing beneath the window of a cranky old woman. She objects strenuously. The organ-grinder, egged on by Hooligan, keeps on playing until a policeman appears. The organ... See full summary »

Director: G.W. Bitzer | Star: J. Stuart Blackton

Votes: 26

41. March of the Movies (1933)

55 min | History

7.3
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A two-reel short from Alliance (produced in England and not the USA as some sources indicate)covering the history of "moving pictures" from 1848 to the (then) present, and even going into ... See full summary »

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Kent Stevenson, Marian Constance Blackton, Violet Virginia Blackton, Marjorie Bonner

Votes: 19

42. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1905)

Short, Crime, Drama

4.8
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The millionaire's child is kidnapped. Sherlock Holmes after many thrilling adventures and narrow escapes rescues the child.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, H. Kyrle Bellew, J. Barney Sherry

Votes: 17

43. Blackton Sketches, No. 2 (1896)

Short

6.8
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Artist draws pictures of William McKinley and President Grover Cleveland.

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

Votes: 15

44. Julius Caesar (I) (1908)

Short, Drama, History

5.8
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Shakespeare's historical tragedy of the rise and fall of Julius Caesar, told in fifteen scenes.

Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, William V. Ranous | Stars: Charles Kent, William Shea, Maurice Costello, William V. Ranous

Votes: 12

45. The Glorious Adventure (1922)

70 min | Adventure, History

7.5
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An Earl's cousin survives drowning and saves a lady from the Great Fire of London.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Diana Manners, Gerald Lawrence, Cecil Humphreys, Victor McLaglen

Votes: 12

46. Battle of Santiago Bay (1898)

Short, War

5.5
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Director: J. Stuart Blackton

Votes: 12

47. Vanity Fair (1911)

Drama, Short

5.9
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(Reel One) Amelia Sedley, accompanied by Miss Becky Sharpe, returns from boarding school. Becky is a natural born flirt. Bashful Joseph Sedley falls desperately in love with her. He takes ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Kent | Stars: Helen Gardner, William V. Ranous, John Bunny, Harry Northrup

Votes: 11

48. Goodness Gracious (1914)

Comedy, Short

8.0
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Director: James Young | Stars: Sidney Drew, Clara Kimball Young, Ned Finley, Kate Price

Votes: 11

49. Les Misérables (1909)

Short, Drama, History

6.4
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The fourth, and last, of the famous scripts de luxe derived from incidents from Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables." In this the story is followed from the love of Marius and Cosette to the ... See full summary »

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: William V. Ranous, Maurice Costello, Hazel Neason, Marc McDermott

Votes: 10

50. A Brave Irish Lass (1909)

Short, Drama

3.7
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Pat O'Malley and his wife Bridget are celebrating their golden wedding. The neighbors call in, congratulate the old couple, each one bringing a gift to commemorate the occasion. Among the ... See full summary »

Star: Edith Storey

Votes: 10