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1.
The Barbershop (1894 Documentary)
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Customer gets a lightning-fast shave.
 
2.
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.
 
3.
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.)
 
4.
The Photographical Congress Arrives in Lyon (1895 Documentary)
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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
 
5.
The Arrival of a Train (1896 Documentary)
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A group of people are standing in a straight line along the platform of a railway station, waiting for a train... (1 mins.)
 
6.
Barque sortant du port (1895 Documentary)
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This is another one-shot Lumiere Brothers film, which consists of a single shot of a boat leaving the port, being watched by members of the Lumiere family. (1 mins.)
Director: Louis Lumière
 
7.
Employees Leaving the Lumière Factory (1895 Documentary)
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A man opens the big gates to the Lumière factory. Through the gateway and a smaller doorway beside it... (1 mins.)
Director: Louis Lumière
 
8.
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
 
9.
Tables Turned on the Gardener (1895 Short Film)
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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
 
10.
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
 
11.
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.)
 
12.
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
 
13.
Andalusian Dance (1896 Documentary)
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(1 mins.)
Director: Henry Short
 
14.
Baths at Milan, Italy (1896 Documentary)
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A large pool in Milan has diving boards set at different heights. As some people watch from along the pool's edge, others enjoy themselves by diving into the pool, using a variety of different styles. (1 mins.)
Director: Louis Lumière
 
15.
Blackfriars Bridge (1896 Documentary)
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(1 mins.)
Director: Robert W. Paul
 
16.
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.)
 
17.
Partie de cartes (1897 Short Film)
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18.
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.)
 
19.
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
 
20.
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.)
 
21.
Comic Costume Race (1896 Documentary)
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(1 mins.)
Director: Robert W. Paul
 
22.
Démolition d'un mur (1896 Documentary)
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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
 
23.
The Derby (1896 Documentary)
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(1 mins.)
Director: Robert W. Paul
 
24.
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.)
 
25.
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
 
26.
The Arrest of a Bookmaker (1895 Short Film)
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Bookmaker struggles with police and is arrested.
Director: Robert W. Paul
 
27.
Gondola Party (1896 Documentary)
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A group of friends in Venice is just completing a trip in a gondola. When the boat stops, they help one another out of it... (1 mins.)
 
28.
The House of the Devil (1896 Short Film)
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With the help of a magic cauldron, Mephistopheles conjures up a variety of supernatural characters. (3 mins.)
 
29.
Hyde Park Bicycling Scene (1896 Documentary)
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(1 mins.)
Director: Robert W. Paul
 
30.
The Kiss (1896 Short Film)
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Two people kiss. (1 mins.)
Director: William Heise
 
31.
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.)
 
32.
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.)
 
33.
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.)
 
34.
The Messers. Lumière at Cards (1896 Documentary)
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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
 
35.
Une partie de cartes (1896 Short Film)
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Three friends are playing cards in a beer garden. One of them orders drinks. The waitress comes back with a bottle of wine and three glasses on a tray... (1 mins.)
 
36.
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.)
 
37.
Pompiers à Lyon (1896 Documentary)
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In the foreground, smoke billows. Four horse-drawn fire wagons approach and pass in front of a stationary camera... (1 mins.)
 
38.
Post No Bills (1896 Short Film)
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Two bill posters argue as an incompetent guard patrols the area. (1 mins.)
 
39.
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.)
 
40.
Promenade of Ostriches, Paris Botanical Gardens (1896 Documentary)
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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.)
 
41.
Royal Train (1896 Documentary)
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(1 mins.)
Director: Robert W. Paul
 
42.
Sack Race (1896 Short Film)
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"A number of boys bound to the neck in sacks, racing for prize. There are several falls and many comical antics."
 
43.
A Sea Cave Near Lisbon (1896 Documentary)
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The water beats relentlessly against the Hell's Mouth (Boca do Inferno), one of the main natural attractions of Lisbon's west coast, filmed from above almost in a vertical plunge onto the deep, rocky ground. (1 mins.)
Director: Henry Short
 
44.
Serpentine Dance by Annabelle (1896 Documentary)
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Annabelle (Whitford) Moore performs her popular serpentine dance routine. She twirls around, and as she does so, she uses her long skirts to create a variety of patterns. (1 mins.)
 
45.
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
 
46.
A Terrible Night (1896 Short Film)
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A man tries to get a good night's sleep, but is disturbed by a giant spider that leaps onto his bed, and a battle ensues in hilarious comic fashion. (1 mins.)
 
47.
The Twins' Tea Party (1896 Short Film)
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One of the prettiest pictures of child life we have yet offered. Two pretty children are seated in their... (1 mins.)
Director: Robert W. Paul
 
48.
Two AM; or, The Husband's Return (1896 Short Film)
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Husband comes home late and wakes the wife.
 
49.
The Conjuring of a Woman at the House of Robert Houdin (1896 Short Film)
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A woman disappears on stage. (1 mins.)
 
50.
On Westminster Bridge (1896 Documentary)
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(1 mins.)
Director: Robert W. Paul
 
51.
After the Ball, the Bath (1897 Short Film)
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The first film to ever show a nudity scene on screen is a simple presentation of a servant preparing a bath for another woman. (1 mins.)
 
52.
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.)
 
53.
Bataille de neige (1897 Documentary)
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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
 
54.
Entre Calais et Douvres (1897 Short Film)
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About a half dozen passengers, a clergyman, a captain and boson are aboard a sea tossed vessel. As it...
 
55.
The Bewitched Inn (1897 Short Film)
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A weary traveler stops at an inn along the way to get a good night's sleep, but his rest is interrupted... (2 mins.)
 
56.
Cupid at the Washtub (1897 Short Film)
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Groom flirts with a laundress who ducks him in a tub of suds. (1 mins.)
 
57.
Fishermen and Boat at Port Said (1897 Documentary)
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(1 mins.)
Director: Henry Short
 
58.
The Devil's Castle (1897 Short Film)
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A man dressed in red is ushered into an antechamber in a Castle and offered a seat. When he tried to... (1 mins.)
 
59.
The Last Cartridges (1897 Short Film)
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An incident of the Franco-Prussian War. It shows the bombardment of a house at Bazeille. It is the animated reproduction of de Neuville's celebrated painting. (1 mins.)
 
60.
Leaving Jerusalem by Railway (1897 Documentary)
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A train, with a camera mounted near the front, pulls out of the Jerusalem station. It passes groups... (1 mins.)
 
61.
Niagara Falls (1897 Documentary)
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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.)
 
62.
A Nightmare (1896 Short Film)
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A man sleeps fitfully then dreams that a lovely woman is sitting at the foot of his bed. He reaches to embrace her and she becomes a minstrel... (1 mins.)
 
63.
Sur les toits (1897 Short Film)
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A woman's home is forcibly invaded by robbers, and a clumsy law enforcement officer tries to detain the thieves. (1 mins.)
 
64.
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.)
 
65.
Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee (1897 Short Film)
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66.
Naval Combat in Greece (1897 Short Film)
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Under bombardment, five sailors load and fire a cannon on a naval ship, as their captain supervises. (1 mins.)
 
67.
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
 
68.
La prise de Tournavos (1897 Short Film)
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Three military men, seen inside a fortification, are firing on an unseen enemy force. The call for reinforcements... (1 mins.)
 
69.
Robbery (1897 Short Film)
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Robber forces wayfarer to undress.
Director: Robert W. Paul
 
70.
Women Fetching Water from the Nile (1897 Documentary)
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(1 mins.)
Director: Henry Short
 
71.
Adventures of William Tell (1898 Short Film)
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The scene opens in an artist's studio where the unfinished statue of William Tell stands upon a pedestal... (1 mins.)
 
72.
A Trip to the Moon (1898 Short Film)
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An astronomer falls asleep and has a strange dream involving a fairy queen and the Moon. (3 mins.)
 
73.
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
 
74.
Dewars Scotch Whiskey (1897 Short Film)
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A line of giddy, possibly drunk men, dressed in Scottish highland outfits, perform a disorderly dance routine in front of a sign advertising the product of the title. This film is often described as the first filmed advertisement. (1 mins.)
 
75.
Visite sous-marine du Maine (1898 Short Film)
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The battleship Maine is blown up in Havana harbour during the Spanish-American War.
 
76.
Elopement on Horseback (1898 Short Film)
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As a woman waits outside of a window, a man rides up on horseback, and she jumps on behind him. As the two of them ride off to elope... (1 mins.)
 
77.
Illusions fantasmagoriques (1898 Short Film)
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Opens with a magician compressing something white in his hands. It transforms into a living dove. which... (1 mins.)
 
78.
Four Heads Are Better Than One (1898 Short Film)
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One of the greatest of black art pictures. The conjurer appears before the audience, with his head in its proper place... (1 mins.)
 
79.
The Launch of H.M.S. Albion (1898 Documentary)
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(2 mins.)
Director: Robert W. Paul
 
80.
The Magician (1898 Short Film)
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In this scene is shown a magician behind an ordinary table, upon which he suddenly and mysteriously causes to appear a large box... (1 mins.)
 
81.
The Miller and Chimney Sweep (1897 Short Film)
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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.)
 
82.
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.)
 
83.
Panorama pris d'un train en marche (1898 Documentary)
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With the cameraman atop a moving train car the viewer is given a one minute glimpse of a French urban area. (2 mins.)
 
84.
Shooting Captured Insurgents (1898 Short Film)
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"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.)
 
85.
Sirdar's Reception at Guildhall (1898 Documentary)
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(2 mins.)
Director: Robert W. Paul
 
86.
A Switchback Railway (1898 Documentary)
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(1 mins.)
Director: Robert W. Paul
 
87.
The Temptation of St. Anthony (1898 Short Film)
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The pious St. Anthony is tormented by visions of seductive women. (1 mins.)
 
88.
Tetherball, or Do-Do (1898 Documentary)
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Director: Robert W. Paul
 
89.
Tommy Atkins in the Park (1898 Short Film)
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A soldier and a serving-girl are courting on a bench. A fat old lady sits on the bench, interrupting them.
Director: Robert W. Paul
 
90.
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.)
 
91.
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.)
 
92.
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.)
 
93.
A Turn of the Century Illusionist (1899 Short Film)
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A magician and his assistant perform numerous magic acts. (1 mins.)
 
94.
Conseil de guerre en séance à Rennes (1899 Short Film)
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(2 mins.)
 
95.
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.)
 
96.
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.)
 
97.
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.)
 
98.
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.)
 
99.
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.)
 
100.
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.)