The Movies Begin - A Treasury of Early Cinema, 1894-1913

Kino 5-disk set, released Feb 2002
http://www.kinolorber.com/video.php?product_id=694

27.Apr.2015 update to make corrections documented by Trent Allgood (thank you!), to add menu information for various titles, and, best of all, to add the 10 'unadvertised bonus' titles found on Volume 2 (right arrow on 2nd menu; they are NOT included in the Play All option!) [minor rant: I hope Easter Eggs have been abandoned in home video production by now.]
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1.
Homage to Eadweard Muybridge (1994 Short Film)
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David Hanson edits together 11 separate photo series done between 1877 and 1885 by Eadweard Muybridge to make 11 short films... (2 mins.)
“ Volume 1, Series Photography 1880s ” - bderoes
 
2.
The Kiss (1896 Short Film)
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Two people kiss. (1 mins.)
Director: William Heise
“ Volume 1, Edison Shorts 1894-97 ” - bderoes
 
3.
Annabelle Serpentine Dance (1895 Documentary)
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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. (1 mins.)
“ Volume 1, Edison Shorts 1894-97 ” - bderoes
 
4.
Sandow, No. 1 (1894 Documentary)
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Eugen Sandow, who claims to be the strongest man in the world, appears in the Edison Company's film studio. (1 mins.)
“ Volume 1, Edison Shorts 1894-97 ” - bderoes
 
5.
Glenroy Brothers (Comic Boxing) (1894 Documentary)
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The Glenroy Brothers perform a portion of their vaudeville act, "The Comic View of Boxing: The Tramp & the Athlete", which depicts a boxer with a classic style trying to contend with an opponent who uses a very unorthodox approach.
“ Volume 1, Edison Shorts 1894-97 ” - bderoes
 
6.
Cock Fight (1896 Documentary)
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“ Volume 1, Edison Shorts 1894-97 ” - bderoes
 
7.
The Barbershop (1894 Documentary)
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Customer gets a lightning-fast shave.
“ Volume 1, Edison Shorts 1894-97 ” - bderoes
 
8.
Feeding the Doves (1896 Documentary)
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A woman and a young girl each carry containers of bird feed, and they toss occasional handfuls to the chickens and doves in the farmyard. Most of the chickens stay nearby, but the doves occasionally fly off and then return to eat more. (1 mins.)
Director: James H. White
“ Volume 1, Edison Shorts 1894-97 ” - bderoes
 
9.
Seminary Girls (1897 Short Film)
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"A number of young ladies, in their night robes, are having a frolic, and are interrupted by a teacher. One girl makes herself *very* conspicuous by crawling under a bed." (1 mins.)
Director: James H. White
“ Volume 1, Edison Shorts 1894-97 ” - bderoes
 
10.
The Sea (1895 Documentary)
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Several little boys run along a pier, then jump into the ocean. (1 mins.)
Director: Louis Lumière
“ Volume 1, Auguste & Louis Lumiere 1895-96 ” - bderoes
 
11.
Children Digging for Clams (1896 Documentary)
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One toddler and about ten children, not yet adolescents, use a shovel, rakes, and nets to scour an eddy... (1 mins.)
“ Volume 1, Auguste & Louis Lumiere 1895-96 ” - bderoes
 
12.
Loading a Boiler (1896 Documentary)
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A stationary camera placed amidships looks toward the round end of a 10- or 12-foot boiler that's been loaded onto the open deck... (1 mins.)
“ Volume 1, Auguste & Louis Lumiere 1895-96 ” - bderoes
 
13.
Dragoons Crossing the Sâone (1896 Documentary)
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A stationary camera looks across Burgundy's River Sâone toward a small military encampment. Four horsemen enter the water in the foreground... (1 mins.)
“ Volume 1, Auguste & Louis Lumiere 1895-96 ” - bderoes
 
14.
Promenade of Ostriches, Paris Botanical Gardens (1896 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Fin de siécle elegance. A parade of sorts passes in front of a stationary camera. An ostrich pulls a cart in which two well-dressed girls sit... (1 mins.)
“ Volume 1, Auguste & Louis Lumiere 1895-96 ” - bderoes
 
15.
Childish Quarrel (1896 Documentary)
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"Two babies are shown seated in high chairs and apparently enjoying themselves. Suddenly one snatches a toy from the other, and they indulge in hair-pulling." (1 mins.)
Director: Louis Lumière
“ Volume 1, Auguste & Louis Lumiere 1895-96 ” - bderoes
 
16.
Lion, London Zoological Garden (1896 Documentary)
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A male lion, right next to bars that are about 6 or 8 inches apart, keenly watches a uniformed zoo attendant toss small morsels of food into the cage... (1 mins.)
“ Volume 1, Auguste & Louis Lumiere 1895-96 ” - bderoes
 
17.
Photographe (1895 Documentary)
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A photographer has his camera all set up to take a gentleman's picture. The subject checks his face in a hand mirror... (1 mins.)
Director: Louis Lumière
“ Volume 1, Auguste & Louis Lumiere 1895-96 ” - bderoes
 
18.
Transformation by Hats (1895 Short Film)
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In commedia dell'arte style, an actor on a stool presents six distinct characters through speedy application of whiskers and a hat or... (1 mins.)
Director: Louis Lumière
“ Volume 1, Auguste & Louis Lumiere 1895-96 ” - bderoes
 
19.
Carmaux: Drawing Out the Coke (1896 Documentary)
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Carmaux is in south-central France, near the Tarn River. As a brick of coke, about four feet high and three feet wide... (1 mins.)
“ Volume 1, Auguste & Louis Lumiere 1895-96 ” - bderoes
 
20.
Poultry-Yard (1896 Documentary)
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Two girls do one of their chores. Standing alongside a tree-lined farmhouse, two children who are about... (1 mins.)
“ Volume 1, Auguste & Louis Lumiere 1895-96 ” - bderoes
 
21.
Arab Cortege, Geneva (1896 Documentary)
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A stationary camera looks across a busy corner toward a store front marked "The Divan." The words "des fees" are beneath... (1 mins.)
“ Volume 1, Auguste & Louis Lumiere 1895-96 ” - bderoes
 
22.
New York, Brooklyn Bridge (1896 Documentary)
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A stationary camera is set at a curve in the train tracks, with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background... (1 mins.)
“ Volume 1, Auguste & Louis Lumiere 1895-96 ” - bderoes
 
23.
New York: Broadway at Union Square (1896 Documentary)
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A stationary camera captures the hustle and bustle of Manhattan on Broadway at Union Square in Greenwich Village... (1 mins.)
“ Volume 1, Auguste & Louis Lumiere 1895-96 ” - bderoes
 
24.
Chicago Police Parade (1897 Documentary)
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Walking four abreast, in groups of six rows, 144 of Chicago's finest parade past a stationary camera... (1 mins.)
“ Volume 1, Auguste & Louis Lumiere 1895-96 ” - bderoes
 
25.
A Trip to the Moon (1902 Short Film)
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A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon. (13 mins.)
“ Volume 1 ” - bderoes
 
26.
William McKinley at Canton, Ohio (1896 Documentary)
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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... (1 mins.)
“ Volume 1, Actualities ” - bderoes
 
27.
Pack Train at Chilkoot Pass (1898 Documentary)
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During the Alaska gold rush, one way to reach the Klondike was over the Chilkoot Pass. A stationary... (1 mins.)
“ Volume 1, Actualities ” - bderoes
 
28.
Skyscrapers of New York City, from the North River (1903 Documentary)
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This short film shows a panoramic view of Manhattan Island, as it appeared in 1903. The island is viewed from the North River (Hudson River)... (3 mins.)
Director: J.B. Smith
“ Volume 1, Actualities ” - bderoes
 
29.
The Georgetown Loop (Colorado) (1903 Documentary)
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Georgetown is a silver-mining town at 8,500 feet near the crest of the Rockies. Hooked somehow to the... (3 mins.)
“ Volume 1, Actualities ” - bderoes
 
30.
San Francisco: Aftermath of Earthquake (1906 Documentary)
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Footage shot not long after the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco is edited together so that more than one scene and more than one vantage are included... (1 mins.)
“ Volume 1, Actualities ” - bderoes
 
31.
The Dog and His Various Merits (1908 Documentary)
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We see a working dog, a beggar's dog, a shepherd's dog, and a milkman's dog. The working dog is locked... (2 mins.)
“ Volume 1, Actualities (and 2nd menu) ” - bderoes
 
32.
Moscow Clad in Snow (1909 Documentary)
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This is another one of our famous scenic films which is a revelation of the beauties of the historic Russian city... (7 mins.)
“ Volume 1, Actualities (and 2nd menu) ” - bderoes
 
33.
Aeroplane Flight and Wreck (Piloted by M. Cody) (1910 Documentary)
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Mr. Cody arrives by carriage, walks to a barn, and slides open the doors to reveal a large biplane. He pulls it out of the hanger... (4 mins.)
“ Volume 1, Actualities (and 2nd menu) ” - bderoes
 
34.
A Fire in a Burlesque Theatre (1904 Short Film)
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A man runs out the stage door of a burlesque theater, followed by billowing smoke. Firefighters run up... (1 mins.)
“ Volume 1, Biograph BLUE Films 1903-05 ” - bderoes
 
35.
Airy Fairy Lillian Tries on Her New Corsets (1905 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
A very large woman, wearing a shift, stands beside a bed and tries to put on a corset. After failing to get it around her... (1 mins.)
“ Volume 1, Biograph BLUE Films 1903-05 ” - bderoes
 
36.
From Show Girl to Burlesque Queen (1903 Short Film)
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A woman in fancy dress enters a dressing room and begins to disrobe. She removes a coat, a top, and her skirt... (1 mins.)
“ Volume 1, Biograph BLUE Films 1903-05 ” - bderoes
 
37.
Troubles of a Manager of a Burlesque Show (1904 Short Film)
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Facing a stationary camera, sitting at a desk, a man works busily. Posters of burlesque queens are on the wall behind him... (2 mins.)
“ Volume 1, Biograph BLUE Films 1903-05 ” - bderoes
 
38.
The Great Train Robbery (1903 Short Film)
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A group of bandits stage a brazen train hold-up, only to find a determined posse hot on their heels. (11 mins.)
“ Volume 1 ” - bderoes
 
39.
The Whole Dam Family and the Dam Dog (1905 Short Film)
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The Whole Dam Family and The Dam Dog is a popular fad which has been widely advertised by lithographs and souvenir mailing cards... (5 mins.)
Director: Edwin S. Porter
“ Volume 1 ” - bderoes
 
40.
The Golden Beetle (1907 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A conjurer with white beard and turban moves about in front of a building with an elaborate facade. He spies a golden beetle... (3 mins.)
“ Volume 1 ” - bderoes
 
41.
Employees Leaving the Lumière Factory (1895 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A man opens the big gates to the Lumière factory. Through the gateway and a smaller doorway beside it... (1 mins.)
Director: Louis Lumière
“ Volume 2, Auguste and Louis Lumiere ” - bderoes
 
42.
Baby's Dinner (1895 Documentary)
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A baby is seated at a table between its cheerful parents, Auguste and Marguerite Lumière. While the father is feeding the baby with a spoon... (1 mins.)
Director: Louis Lumière
“ Volume 2, Auguste and Louis Lumiere ” - bderoes
 
43.
Démolition d'un mur (1896 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Auguste Lumière directs four workers in the demolition of an old wall at the Lumière factory. One worker is pressing the wall inwards with a jackscrew... (1 mins.)
Director: Louis Lumière
“ Volume 2, Auguste and Louis Lumiere ” - bderoes
 
44.
Tables Turned on the Gardener (1895 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A gardener is watering his flowers, when a mischievous boy sneaks up behind his back, and puts a foot on the water hose... (1 mins.)
Director: Louis Lumière
“ Volume 2, Auguste and Louis Lumiere ” - bderoes
 
45.
The Photographical Congress Arrives in Lyon (1895 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Members of the French Photographic Society arrive from a riverboat to their congress venue in Neuville-sur-Saône on a summer day... (1 mins.)
Director: Louis Lumière
“ Volume 2, Auguste and Louis Lumiere ” - bderoes
 
46.
The Arrival of a Train (1896 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A group of people are standing in a straight line along the platform of a railway station, waiting for a train... (1 mins.)
“ Volume 2, Auguste and Louis Lumiere ” - bderoes
 
47.
The Messers. Lumière at Cards (1896 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Two men play cards, as a third watches and a waiter brings drinks. The third man pours drinks as the waiter laughs. (1 mins.)
Director: Louis Lumière
“ Volume 2, Auguste and Louis Lumiere ” - bderoes
 
48.
Leaving Jerusalem by Railway (1897 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A train, with a camera mounted near the front, pulls out of the Jerusalem station. It passes groups... (1 mins.)
“ Volume 2, Auguste and Louis Lumiere ” - bderoes
 
49.
Bataille de neige (1897 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Wintertime in Lyons. About a dozen people, men and women, are having a snowball fight in the middle of a tree-lined street... (1 mins.)
Director: Louis Lumière
“ Volume 2, Auguste and Louis Lumiere ” - bderoes
 
50.
Pompiers à Lyon (1896 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
In the foreground, smoke billows. Four horse-drawn fire wagons approach and pass in front of a stationary camera... (1 mins.)
“ Volume 2, Auguste and Louis Lumiere ” - bderoes
 
51.
Niagara Falls (1897 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A stationary camera looks west across Niagara Falls from the United States' side (the Niagara River rushes toward the falls from right to left)... (1 mins.)
“ Volume 2, Auguste and Louis Lumiere ” - bderoes
 
52.
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.)
“ Volume 2, Auguste and Louis Lumiere ” - bderoes
 
53.
Rough Sea at Dover (1896 Documentary)
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The sea is quite rough, and at Dover a series of heavy waves pounds against a pier and along the adjacent shoreline. The scene then shifts to a different view of flowing water, and shows a heavy current from a point along a riverbank. (1 mins.)
Director: Birt Acres
“ Volume 2, Birt Acres ” - bderoes
 
54.
Come Along, Do! (1898 Short Film)
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A couple look at a statue while eating in an art gallery. (1 mins.)
Director: Robert W. Paul
“ Volume 2, R.W. Paul ” - bderoes
 
55.
The Derby (1896 Documentary)
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(1 mins.)
Director: Robert W. Paul
“ Volume 2, R.W. Paul ” - bderoes
 
56.
The Countryman's First Sight of the Animated Pictures (1901 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A satire on the way that audiences unaccustomed to the cinema didn't know how to react to the moving images on a screen - in this film... (1 mins.)
Director: Robert W. Paul
“ Volume 2, R.W. Paul ” - bderoes
 
57.
A Chess Dispute (1903 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A stationary camera looks on as two dapper gents play a game of chess. One drinks and smokes, and when he looks away... (1 mins.)
Director: Robert W. Paul
“ Volume 2, R.W. Paul ” - bderoes
 
58.
An Extraordinary Cab Accident (1903 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A man and a woman talk beside a street near a corner where a cop stands. Just as a horse-drawn cart rounds the corner... (1 mins.)
“ Volume 2, R.W. Paul ” - bderoes
 
59.
Rum vs. Cherries (1904 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A barmaid plies a swell with smiles and with cherries from a box that's just been delivered. When she... (4 mins.)
Director: Robert W. Paul
“ Volume 2, R.W. Paul, listed as 'Buy Your Own Cherries' ” - bderoes
 
60.
The '?' Motorist (1906 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A British trick film in which a motorist ends up driving around the rings of Saturn. (3 mins.)
Director: Walter R. Booth
“ Volume 2, R.W. Paul ” - bderoes
 
61.
The Miller and Chimney Sweep (1897 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
In front of a flour mill, two men fight. One is the miller, and he's swinging a bag of flour in the scuffle... (1 mins.)
“ Volume 2, George Albert Smith ” - bderoes
 
62.
A Kiss in the Tunnel (1899 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
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.)
“ Volume 2, George Albert Smith ” - bderoes
 
63.
Let Me Dream Again (1900 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A man dreams he is flirting with an attractive young lady, then he wakes up in bed next to his wife. (1 mins.)
“ Volume 2, George Albert Smith ” - bderoes
 
64.
Grandma's Reading Glass (1900 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A boy looks through glasses at various objects, seen magnified. (2 mins.)
“ Volume 2, George Albert Smith ” - bderoes
 
65.
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.)
“ Volume 2, George Albert Smith, listed as 'As Seen Through a Telescope' ” - bderoes
 
66.
The Sick Kitten (1903 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A girl gives a spoonful of medicine to a kitten. (1 mins.)
“ Volume 2, George Albert Smith ” - bderoes
 
67.
Mary Jane's Mishap (1903 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Smith casts his wife as a sluttish housewife who is mutilated by lighting her oven with paraffin. (4 mins.)
“ Volume 2, George Albert Smith ” - bderoes
 
68.
Daylight Burglary (1903 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A thief jumps a fence and removes the shutter from a house. He enters, but a lad who's witnessed the crime runs off to hail the coppers... (5 mins.)
“ Volume 2, Sheffield Photo. Co. ” - bderoes
 
69.
The Poachers (1903 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Three hunters surprise two poachers in the act. The hunters take umbrage and give chase over fences and through fields... (3 mins.)
Director: William Haggar
“ Volume 2, Haggar and Sons, as 'Desperate Poaching Affray' ” - bderoes
 
70.
The Kiss in the Tunnel (1899 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
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.)
“ Volume 2, Bamforth and Co. ” - bderoes
 
71.
Ladies' Skirts Nailed to a Fence (1899 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Two women in long skirts, wearing hats, and carrying umbrellas, gossip beside a fence. Two men on the... (1 mins.)
“ Volume 2, Bamforth and Co. ” - bderoes
 
72.
The Biter Bit (1899 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
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.)
“ Volume 2, Bamforth and Co. ” - bderoes
 
73.
Rough Sea (1900 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
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.)
“ Volume 2, Bamforth and Co. ” - bderoes
 
74.
Attack on a China Mission (1900 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
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.)
“ Volume 2, James Williamson ” - bderoes
 
75.
A Photographic Contortion (1901 Short Film)
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A man, objecting to being filmed, comes closer and closer to the camera lens until his mouth is all we see. Then he opens wide and swallows camera and cinematographer. He steps back, chews, and grins. (1 mins.)
Stars: Sam Dalton
“ Volume 2, James Williamson, listed as 'The Big Swallow' ” - bderoes
 
76.
Stop Thief! (1901 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A lad from a butcher shop is carrying a tray laden with a roast or a leg of lamb. A hobo grabs it and runs... (2 mins.)
Stars: Sam Dalton
“ Volume 2, James Williamson ” - bderoes
 
77.
Fire! (1901 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Firefighters ring for help, and here comes the ladder cart; they hitch a horse to it. A second horse-drawn truck joins the first... (5 mins.)
“ Volume 2, James Williamson ” - bderoes
 
78.
An Interesting Story (1904 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The adventures of an inattentive man. He's at his kitchen table, reading. A woman brings his hat and points to the clock... (4 mins.)
“ Volume 2, James Williamson ” - bderoes
 
79.
Girls Swinging (1897 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
In this 17-second short, a young woman is sitting on a swing and two other women alternate pushing her.
“ Volume 2, unadvertised bonus (rt arrow on 2nd menu) ” - bderoes
 
80.
The Interrupted Bathers (1902 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
Three girls are taking a bath in a quiet, shady spot along a beautiful stream. Another young lady in bathing attire reclines on the bank... (1 mins.)
“ Volume 2, unadvertised bonus (rt arrow on 2nd menu) ” - bderoes
 
81.
The Draped Model (1902 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
“ Volume 2, unadvertised bonus (rt arrow on 2nd menu) ” - bderoes
 
82.
Shooting Captured Insurgents (1898 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
"A file of Spanish soldiers line up the Cubans against a blank wall and fire a volley. The flash of rifles and drifting smoke make a very striking picture." - from the Edison Catalog (1 mins.)
“ Volume 2, unadvertised bonus (rt arrow on 2nd menu) ” - bderoes
 
83.
Execution of a Spy (1900 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
“ Volume 2, unadvertised bonus (rt arrow on 2nd menu) ” - bderoes
 
84.
Execution of Czolgosz with Panorama of Auburn Prison (1901 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
This early docudrama shows Auburn Prison and recreates the electrocution of Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of President McKinley of the United States... (4 mins.)
“ Volume 2, unadvertised bonus (rt arrow on 2nd menu) ” - bderoes
 
85.
The Burlesque Suicide, No. 2 (1902 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A despondent-looking man sits behind a table that holds a drink and a gun. He hesitates, thinks things over, starts to take a drink, and then puts down the glass. Then he picks up the gun, raises it to his temple, and ... (1 mins.)
“ Volume 2, unadvertised bonus (rt arrow on 2nd menu) ” - bderoes
 
86.
Electrocuting an Elephant (1903 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
The execution of Topsy, a female elephant, in a publicity stunt advertising the opening of Luna Park on Coney Island... (1 mins.)
Stars: Topsy
“ Volume 2, unadvertised bonus (rt arrow on 2nd menu) ” - bderoes
 
87.
Discovery of Bodies (1903 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  
In the next scene all that is left of the cabin is a smoldering ruin. A company of trappers come rapidly...
“ Volume 2, unadvertised bonus (rt arrow on 2nd menu) ” - bderoes
 
88.
The Bold Bank Robbery (1904 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A gang of criminals plans and executes the robbery of a bank in Philadelphia. However, the police are alerted and a chase through the city's streets ensues. (6 mins.)
Director: Jack Frawley
“ Volume 2, unadvertised bonus (rt arrow on 2nd menu) ” - bderoes
 
89.
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.)
“ Volume 3, Hepworth Mfg Co. ” - bderoes
 
90.
The Delights of Automobiling (1900 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
This is altogether a remarkable picture and of very fine photographic value. It shows a picturesque country road... (1 mins.)
“ Volume 3, Hepworth Mfg Co. ” - bderoes
 
91.
Rescued by Rover (1905 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A dog leads its master to his kidnapped baby. (7 mins.)
“ Volume 3, Hepworth Mfg Co. ” - bderoes
 
92.
Over the Hedge (1905 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
A young couple are having a picnic with a chaperone who is determined to keep them separated. When she falls asleep... (2 mins.)
Director: Lewin Fitzhamon
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93.
That Fatal Sneeze (1907 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
As an older man and a youth are eating at the table, the older man decides to amuse himself by using pepper to make the boy sneeze... (6 mins.)
Director: Lewin Fitzhamon
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94.
A Visit to Peek Frean and Co.'s Biscuit Works (1906 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A look at typical activities taking place in the Peek Frean factory: First, the workers get up steam... (12 mins.)
“ Volume 3, Cricks and Martin ” - bderoes
 
95.
A Day in the Life of a Coal Miner (1910 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A coal miner says good-bye to his wife and children, and heads off to work. He reaches the mine, prepares his lamp... (9 mins.)
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96.
What Is Seen Through a Keyhole (1901 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A hotel porter tries in his spare time to find out the secrets of the guests in looking through the keyholes of the different rooms. He must see very funny things, judging from his facial expressions. (2 mins.)
Director: Ferdinand Zecca
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97.
History of a Crime (1901 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
La cella di un condannato a morte. L'uomo sta dormendo e sogna il passato che lo ha portato in prigione : vita frenetica... (5 mins.)
Director: Ferdinand Zecca
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98.
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1907 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
The legend of Ali Baba and the forty thieves: Ali Baba discovers a hidden cave where a band of thieves have stored their enormous treasure... (8 mins.)
“ Volume 3, Pathe Freres ” - bderoes
 
99.
Rêve et réalité (1901 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
A well-dressed middle-aged man is enjoying a drink at a table with a pretty young woman. He flirts with her, and she seems not to mind his attentions. But is it all too good to be true? (1 mins.)
Director: Ferdinand Zecca
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100.
Revolution in Russia (1906 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A dramatization of the uprising in Odessa, Russia in 1905: A ship's crew, tired of being mistreated... (4 mins.)
Director: Lucien Nonguet
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