Best Picture 1899

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1.
Cinderella (1899 Short Film)
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A fairy godmother magically turns Cinderella's rags to a beautiful dress, and a pumpkin into a coach. Cinderella goes to the ball, where she meets the Prince - but will she remember to leave before the magic runs out? (6 mins.)
 
2.
The Sign of the Cross (1899 Short Film)
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Satan appears in a convent and takes the guise of a priest. Before long he is causing all manner of perturbation and despair. (3 mins.)
 
3.
A Turn of the Century Illusionist (1899 Short Film)
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A magician and his assistant perform numerous magic acts. (1 mins.)
 
4.
Summoning the Spirits (1899 Short Film)
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A magician presents a wreath which in turn transforms into other things. (1 mins.)
 
5.
Haggard's She: The Pillar of Fire (1899 Short Film)
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A devil conjures up a dancing woman from a mystical flame. (1 mins.)
 
6.
A Kiss in the Tunnel (1899 Short Film)
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A humorous subject intended to be run as a part of a railroad scene during the period in which the train is passing through a tunnel. (1 mins.)
 
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The Kiss in the Tunnel (1899 Short Film)
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A train heads for a tunnel. In one car, a restless man smokes, and a woman is reading on the seat opposite him... (1 mins.)
 
8.
Upside Down; or, The Human Flies (1899 Short Film)
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A Spiritualist causes a group of table-turners to walk upside down on the ceiling.
Director: Walter R. Booth
 
9.
La petite fille et son chat (1899 Documentary)
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(1 mins.)
Director: Louis Lumière
 
10.
L'affaire Dreyfus (1899 Short Film)
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Dramatized re-enactments of the events of the Dreyfus-affair from 1894 to 1899. (13 mins.)
 
11.
Entretien de Dreyfus et de sa femme à Rennes (1899 Short Film)
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Captain Dreyfus is reunited with his wife after being falsely imprisoned. (1 mins.)
 
12.
Disembarking at Quiberon (1899 Short Film)
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Captain Dreyfus gets off the ship at Quiberon during the Dreyfus Affair, an actual historic event. (1 mins.)
 
13.
Suicide du Colonel Henry (1899 Short Film)
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Major Hubert-Joseph Henry commits suicide, in a dramatization of the events surrounding the Dreyfus Affair, an actual historic event. (1 mins.)
 
14.
The Devil's Island (1899 Short Film)
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Former Captain Alfred Dreyfus paces in his prison, in a dramatization of the events surrounding the Dreyfus Affair, an actual historic event. (1 mins.)
 
15.
Bagarre entre journalistes (1899 Short Film)
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A fight breaks out between reporters, as a dramatization of the events surrounding the Dreyfus Affair, an actual historic event. (1 mins.)
 
16.
Mise aux fers de Dreyfus (1899 Short Film)
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Captain Dreyfus is placed in leg irons as a dramatization of the events surrounding the Dreyfus Affair, an actual historic event. (1 mins.)
 
17.
Conseil de guerre en séance à Rennes (1899 Short Film)
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(2 mins.)
 
18.
Dreyfus alliant du lycée de Rennes à la prison (1899 Short Film)
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19.
Attentat contre Maître Labori (1899 Short Film)
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A dramatization of a real event, in which Fernand Labori, defense lawyer for Captain Dreyfus in the Dreyfus Affair, was shot and wounded in the back by an unknown assailant who escaped. (1 mins.)
 
20.
La dictée du bordereau (1899 Short Film)
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Dictation of the statement of Captain Dreyfus in reference to the Dreyfus Affair, a political scandal that rocked France from 1894 to 1906. (1 mins.)
 
21.
Le chevalier mystère (1899 Short Film)
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The conjurer appears at a blackboard and shows the head of a knight on it. He seizes the picture of the head... (2 mins.)
 
22.
A Mysterious Portrait (1899 Short Film)
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(1 mins.)
 
23.
La pyramide de Triboulet (1899 Short Film)
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Men are magically created and transformed in order to create a human pyramid. (1 mins.)
 
24.
Panorama of Calcutta (1899 Documentary)
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25.
In the Grip of the Blizzard (1899 Documentary)
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"This is a very remarkable picture, showing Union Square, New York City, during the great March blizzard of 1899... (2 mins.)
 
26.
Danse serpentine par Mme. Bob Walter (1899 Short Film)
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Director: Alice Guy
 
27.
Défilé de voitures de bébés à la pouponnière de Paris (1899 Documentary)
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A long line of nurses pushing carts with their babies enter from the far right, cross a garden in front of the large nursery home... (1 mins.)
Director: Louis Lumière
 
28.
Paris Festival 1899: Parade of Flowered Automobiles (1899 Documentary)
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(1 mins.)
 
29.
The Biter Bit (1899 Short Film)
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Two men work in a large garden, one of them watering with a hose and wearing a boater. A young man in apron and cap sneaks into the scene... (1 mins.)
 
30.
A Wringing Good Joke (1899 Short Film)
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"Grandpa sits nodding in his armchair in the kitchen, where a sout, jolly washerwoman is washing clothes... (1 mins.)
Director: James H. White
 
31.
La bonne absinthe (1899 Short Film)
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A customer places an order at a cafe. While reading his newspaper he doesn't pay attention to the bottles brought by the waiter. (1 mins.)
Director: Alice Guy
 
32.
King John (1899 Short Film)
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King John does whatever it takes to keep himself on the throne of England, making enemies of the pope, France, and his nephew along the way. (5 mins.)
 
33.
Au cabaret (1899 Short Film)
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(1 mins.)
Director: Alice Guy
 
34.
A Camp Smithy (1899 Documentary)
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(1 mins.)
 
35.
New Brooklyn to New York via Brooklyn Bridge, No. 2 (1899 Documentary)
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"This is a new negative showing the entire trip from Brooklyn to New York, in which the immense towers stand out clear and distinct against the sky. Positively the best picture of the Brooklyn Bridge yet secured."
 
36.
104th Street Curve, New York, Elevated Railway (1899 Documentary)
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"Taken from the front platform of a special train run backward over this celebrated S curve. Not only... (2 mins.)
Director: James H. White