Best Picture 1900

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1.
Joan of Arc (1900 Short Film)
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A divinely inspired peasant woman becomes an army captain for France and then is martyred after she is captured. (10 mins.)
 
2.
Going to Bed Under Difficulties (1900 Short Film)
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A traveler puts up at an inn. He hangs his overcoat and hat upon a peg in his room, but he finds, instantly... (2 mins.)
 
3.
The Magic Book (1900 Short Film)
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When this picture opens, you see a large book mounted on an easel. An old student is seen poring over old manuscripts when he advances toward the book... (3 mins.)
 
4.
The One-Man Band (1900 Short Film)
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A band-leader assembles an orchestra by mystifying means. (2 mins.)
 
5.
The Triple Conjurer and the Living Head (1900 Short Film)
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A man comes onto the stage through the fireplace, divides himself, and sits on stools on either side of a table... (1 mins.)
 
6.
Cyrano de Bergerac (1900 Short Film)
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The only film record ever made of the original star of Rostand's famous play performing a scene from his most famous role. It is accompanied by a sound-on-cylinder recording of Coquelin's voice reciting one of Cyrano's speeches. (2 mins.)
 
7.
The Enchanted Drawing (1900 Short Film)
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A cartoonist defies reality when he draws objects that become three-dimensional after he lifts them off his sketch pad. (2 mins.)
 
8.
Let Me Dream Again (1900 Short Film)
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A man dreams he is flirting with an attractive young lady, then he wakes up in bed next to his wife. (1 mins.)
 
9.
The Wizard, the Prince and the Good Fairy (1900 Short Film)
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(2 mins.)
 
10.
How He Missed His Train (1900 Short Film)
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A man wishing to catch a train, and having left himself none too much time to do so, rises from his couch and proceeds to don his garments... (1 mins.)
 
11.
Kobelkoff (1900 Short Film)
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(2 mins.)
 
12.
Oh! What a Night; or, The Sultan's Dream (1900 Short Film)
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The picture opens with the Sultan lying down to rest on his luxurious cushioned couch. The scene changes to the grounds around the palace... (3 mins.)
 
13.
A Railroad Wreck (Imitation) (1900 Short Film)
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An express train crashes into a goods train and plunges down an embankment. (1 mins.)
Director: Walter R. Booth
 
14.
Addition and Subtraction (1900 Short Film)
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A man attempts to sit on a stool, only to find a woman has magically appear to steal his place. This happens again and again. Soon, more amazing transformations occur. (1 mins.)
 
15.
The Cook's Revenge (1900 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Showing the interior of a kitchen, with the cook trying to embrance and kiss the maid, who drops the... (1 mins.)
 
16.
Le départ d'Arlequin et de Pierrette (1900 Short Film)
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(2 mins.)
Director: Alice Guy
 
17.
Au bal de Flore (1900 Short Film)
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(3 mins.)
Director: Alice Guy
 
18.
La concierge (1900 Short Film)
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(1 mins.)
Director: Alice Guy
 
19.
A Fantastical Meal (1900 Short Film)
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(2 mins.)
 
20.
The Delights of Automobiling (1900 Short Film)
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This is altogether a remarkable picture and of very fine photographic value. It shows a picturesque country road... (1 mins.)
 
21.
Danse serpentine (1900 Documentary)
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(2 mins.)
Director: Alice Guy
 
22.
The Kiss (1900 Documentary)
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Nothing new, but an old thing done over again and done well. Some one has attempted to describe a kiss... (1 mins.)
Director: Edwin S. Porter
Stars: Fred Ott
 
23.
Danse des saisons (1900 Short Film)
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(1 mins.)
Director: Alice Guy
 
24.
Danses espagnoles (1900 Documentary)
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A girl in a Sevillian dress dances to the sound of music played a couple of men at the "Féria Sevillanos" [sic] during the Exposition Universelle de Paris - though she does not look a real Sevillian dancer. (1 mins.)
Director: Louis Lumière
 
25.
Les infortunes d'un explorateur (1900 Short Film)
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A movie fragment depicting an archaeological explorer entering a standing sarcophagus. (1 mins.)
 
26.
Le duel d'Hamlet (1900 Short Film)
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(2 mins.)
 
27.
The Doctor and the Monkey (1900 Short Film)
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A doctor's monkey escapes from its cage, and causes mayhem about the office. (1 mins.)
 
28.
Chapellerie et charcuterie mécanique (1900 Short Film)
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(1 mins.)
Director: Alice Guy
 
29.
The Dainaid's Barrel (1900 Short Film)
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Dainaid demonstrates that he can fit 8 women into a magic barrel. (1 mins.)
 
30.
Chez le photographe (1900 Short Film)
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(1 mins.)
Director: Alice Guy
 
31.
Le village de Namo - Panorama pris d'une chaise à porteurs (1900 Documentary)
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(1 mins.)
Director: Gabriel Veyre
 
32.
Chirurgie fin de siècle (1900 Short Film)
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(2 mins.)
Director: Alice Guy
 
33.
Messrs Lumb and Co Leaving the Works, Huddersfield (1900 Documentary)
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(3 mins.)
 
34.
Grandma's Reading Glass (1900 Short Film)
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A boy looks through glasses at various objects, seen magnified. (2 mins.)
 
35.
Little Tich and His Funny Feet (1900 Short Film)
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This funny individual will make you laugh until your sides ache. He is funny in all his actions, yet... (2 mins.)
 
36.
The Professor and His Field Glass (1900 Short Film)
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An elderly gentleman in a silk hat sits on a stool in front of a store on the main street of town. He... (1 mins.)
 
37.
Attack on a China Mission (1900 Short Film)
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The titles tell us this film is based on an incident in the Boxer Rebellion. A man tries to defend a woman and a large house against Chinese attackers... (4 mins.)
 
38.
How It Feels to Be Run Over (1900 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
As the camera looks down an open road, a horse and carriage approaches, and passes by to one side of the field of view... (1 mins.)
 
39.
Panorama of Eiffel Tower (1900 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Showing the entire height of this wonderful structure from the base of the dome and return, with the great Paris Exposition in the background, looking down Champs de Mars. A most realistic picture. (2 mins.)
Director: James H. White
 
40.
Champs de Mars (1900 Documentary)
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Shows all the prominent buildings on this thoroughfare, ending with a close view of the base of the Eiffel Tower, with the Trocadero Palace in the background.
Director: James H. White
 
41.
Uncle Josh's Nightmare (1900 Short Film)
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Poor Uncle Josh is trying to get to sleep, but being constantly bedeviled by a fellow in red long underwear with horns... (2 mins.)
Director: Edwin S. Porter
 
42.
Uncle Josh in a Spooky Hotel (1900 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Another adventure involving the recurring character from silent era Uncle Josh, one of the first characters to have film sequels of his own... (1 mins.)
Director: Edwin S. Porter
 
43.
Sherlock Holmes Baffled (1900 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Sherlock Holmes enters his drawing room to find it being burgled, but on confronting the villain is surprised when the latter disappears...
Director: Arthur Marvin
Stars: Anonymous
 
44.
An Artist's Dream (1900 Short Film)
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The scene opens in the interior of an artist's studio. Mephisto appears mysteriously and signals the pictures to come to life...
Director: Edwin S. Porter
 
45.
A Storm at Sea (1900 Documentary)
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While our photographers were crossing the Atlantic Ocean a most wonderful and sensational picture was secured... (1 mins.)
Director: James H. White
 
46.
Scene from the Elevator Ascending Eiffel Tower (1900 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A marvelously clear picture taken from the top of the elevator of the Eiffel Tower during going up and coming down of the car...
Director: James H. White
 
47.
Palace of Electricity (1900 Documentary)
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A panoramic shot, making a full circle, at the 1900 Paris Exposition. It begins and ends looking at the front of the Palace of Electricity...
Director: James H. White
 
48.
Faust and Marguerite (1900 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
Marguerite is seated before the fireplace, Faust standing by her side. Mephistopheles enters and offers his sword to Faust...
Director: Edwin S. Porter
 
49.
Avenue de l'opéra (1900 Short Film)
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(1 mins.)
Director: Alice Guy
 
50.
The Clown and the Alchemist (1900 Short Film)
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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...
 
51.
A Nymph of the Waves (1900 Short Film)
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A woman in ballet slippers wearing a large white hat and a long white dress - with ruffles, puffy sleeves and petticoats... (1 mins.)
 
52.
Ladies' Skirts Nailed to a Fence (1899 Short Film)
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Two women in long skirts, wearing hats, and carrying umbrellas, gossip beside a fence. Two men on the... (1 mins.)
 
53.
Spanish Bullfight (1900 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
With a crowded arena in the background, a stationary camera records a bull charging a picador astride his horse... (1 mins.)
 
54.
Rough Sea (1900 Short Film)
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The camera is positioned so that it looks out to sea on a day when the waters are rough and the waves are high... (1 mins.)
 
55.
The Mystic Swing (1900 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
The professor shows his power to Mephisto by mysteriously placing a young lady in a swing. Mephisto... (1 mins.)
Director: Edwin S. Porter
 
56.
Capture of Boer Battery by British (1900 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Nothing can exceed the stubborn resistance shown by the Gordon Highlanders, as we see them steadily... (1 mins.)
Director: James H. White
 
57.
La fée aux choux, ou la naissance des enfants (1900 Short Film)
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#sinopsis A fairy appears on the screen in the middle of a garden, giving birth to a baby of a cabbage. (1 mins.)
Director: Alice Guy
 
58.
Eiffel Tower from Trocadero Palace (1900 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
From a stationary camera, we see the base of the Eiffel Tower, a crowd walking in the foreground during the 1900 Paris Exposition...
Director: James H. White
 
59.
Why Mrs. Jones Got a Divorce (1900 Short Film)
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Mr. Jones seduces the cook, but is discovered by Mrs. Jones.
Director: James H. White
 
60.
Army Life (1900 Documentary)
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Director: Robert W. Paul
 
61.
New Black Diamond Express (1900 Documentary)
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A crew of railroad workmen are busy along the tracks of the Lehigh Valley Railroad. When the Black Diamond Express appears in the distance... (1 mins.)
Director: James H. White
 
62.
The Chimney Sweep and the Miller (1900 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
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. The fight causes a lively mixup of black and white, with most amusing effects.
 
63.
Above the Limit (1900 Short Film)
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64.
An Animated Luncheon (1900 Short Film)
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The scene takes place in a fashionable cafe. A well dressed couple enter, and after a careful perusal of the menu...
Director: Edwin S. Porter
 
65.
The Magician (1900 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
The scene opens on a theatrical stage. The magician enters from the wings, and making a bow to the audience... (1 mins.)
Director: Edwin S. Porter
 
66.
Battle of Mafeking (1900 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Reenactment of a South African battle.
Director: James H. White
 
67.
Searching Ruins on Broadway, Galveston, for Dead Bodies (1900 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
This shows the heart of the tremendous drifts in the east end of Galveston. Hundreds of bodies are concealed in these immense masses... (1 mins.)
Director: Albert E. Smith
 
68.
A Dull Razor (1900 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
This picture shows an old gentleman seated at his shaving table. The razor is evidently giving him a great deal of trouble...
Director: Edwin S. Porter