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1. Roundhay Garden Scene (1888)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

7.5
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In the garden, a man asks his friends to do something silly for him to record on film.

Director: Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince | Stars: Annie Hartley, Adolphe Le Prince, Joseph Whitley, Sarah Whitley

Votes: 4,246

1888-10-14 Dt Filme 1888-1905

2. Traffic Crossing Leeds Bridge (1888)

Documentary, Short

6.9
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A shot of people walking on The Leeds Bridge.

Director: Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince

Votes: 2,191

1888-12-31 Dt Filme 1888-1905

3. Blacksmith Scene (1893)

Unrated | 1 min | Short

6.2
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Three men hammer on an anvil and pass a bottle of beer around.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Stars: Charles Kayser, John Ott

Votes: 1,603

1893-05-09 Dt Filme 1888-1905

4. Annie Oakley (1894)

1 min | Documentary, Short

6.3
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The 'Little Sure Shot' of the 'Wild West.' Exhibition of Rifle Shooting at Glass Balls, etc. (from the Edison Catalog)

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Stars: Francis E. Butler, Annie Oakley

Votes: 844

1894-12-31 Dt Filme 1888-1905

5. Buffalo Dance (1894)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.4
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Three Sioux Indians perform a 'buffalo dance', while two others use drums to supply a rhythm. The three dancers move around in a circle as they perform the various actions that are part of the dance.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Stars: Hair Coat, Parts His Hair, Last Horse

Votes: 646

1894-12-31 Dt Filme 1888-1905

6. Caicedo (with Pole) (1894)

Unrated | 1 min | Short

6.2
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"King of the slack wire. His daring feats of balancing as he performs his thrilling feats in midair show that he is perfectly at home." (from Edison Films)

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Juan A. Caicedo

Votes: 522

1894-12-31 Dt Filme 1888-1905

7. Imperial Japanese Dance (1894)

1 min | Short

5.0
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A charming representation of the Mikado dance by three beautiful Japanese ladies in full costume. Very effective when colored. (from the Edison Catalog)

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: The Sarashe Sisters

Votes: 392

1894-12-31 Dt Filme 1888-1905

8. Annabelle Butterfly Dance (1894)

1 min | Documentary, Short

6.0
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Annabelle (Whitford) Moore performs one of her popular dances. For this performance, her costume has a pair of wings attached to her back, to suggest a butterfly. As she dances, she uses her long, flowing skirts to create visual patterns.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Annabelle Moore

Votes: 614

1894-12-31 DVD image 0592 . unseen cinema 7 viva la dance

9. Employees Leaving the Lumière Factory (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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A man opens the big gates to the Lumière factory. Through the gateway and a smaller doorway beside it, workers are streaming out, turning either left or right. Most of them are women in ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 4,786

1895-03-22 DVD bfi 643 . Early Cinema 1 Lumière

10. The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (1895)

1 min | Short, History, Horror

6.7
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This short film, one of the first to use camera tricks, depicts the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots.

Director: Alfred Clark | Star: Mrs. Robert L. Thomas

Votes: 1,431

1895-08-31 Dt Filme 1888-1905

11. Tables Turned on the Gardener (1895)

1 min | Comedy, Short

7.2
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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. The gardener is surprised, and looks into the nozzle to find out why... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière | Stars: François Clerc, Benoît Duval

Votes: 3,450

1895-12-28 DVD bfi 643 . Early Cinema 1 Lumière

12. Blacksmith Scene (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.1
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Two blacksmiths are at work, facing the camera, a wall, window, and stacked boxes behind them. Both are mustachioed with dark hair. On our right, a smith in the dark clothes of a laborer ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 685

1895-12-28 DVD Lobster . Les premiers pas du cinema un reve en couleur

13. Baby's Dinner (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.9
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As part of a maiden public film screening at the Salon Indien, on December 28, in Paris, Auguste Lumière pivots the centre of attention around his baby daughter, as he tries to feed her from a spoon.

Director: Louis Lumière | Stars: Auguste Lumière, Mrs. Auguste Lumiere, Andrée Lumière

Votes: 2,272

1895-12-31 DVD bfi 643 . Early Cinema 1 Lumière

14. The Photographical Congress Arrives in Lyon (1895)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

5.7
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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. They go ashore across a wooden landing stage. Among the ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière | Stars: Auguste Lumière, P.J.C. Janssen

Votes: 1,213

1895-12-31 DVD bfi 643 . Early Cinema 1 Lumière

15. Barque sortant du port (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.9
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A rowboat with three men is leaving a little harbor. Two of them are rowing the boat, while the third is sitting in the stern. All of them wear hats. They are passing the outer end of a ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 890

1895-12-31 DVD bfi 643 . Early Cinema 1 Lumière

16. Rough Sea at Dover (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.3
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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.

Directors: Birt Acres, Robert W. Paul

Votes: 549

1895-12-31 DVD bfi 643 . Early Cinema 1 Acres

17. The Arrival of a Train (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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A train arrives at La Ciotat station.

Directors: Auguste Lumière, Louis Lumière

Votes: 7,867

1896-01-06 DVD bfi 643 . Early Cinema 1 Lumière

18. The Messers. Lumière at Cards (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.7
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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.

Director: Louis Lumière | Stars: Antoine Féraud, Antoine Lumière, Félicien Trewey, Alphonse Winckler

Votes: 1,063

1896-02-20 DVD bfi 643 . Early Cinema 1 Lumière

19. Up the River (1896)

1 min | Short, Drama

5.0
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Passenger drops child from steam launch; it is rescued by swimmer from river bank.

Votes: 64

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20. The Twins' Tea Party (1896)

1 min | Comedy, Short

5.4
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One of the prettiest pictures of child life we have yet offered. Two pretty children are seated in their high chairs playing "Tea Party" with their dishes arranged about them. They become ... See full summary »

Director: Robert W. Paul

Votes: 133

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21. Two AM; or, The Husband's Return (1896)

Short, Comedy

5.2
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Husband comes home late and wakes the wife.

Stars: Paul Clerget, Miss Ross-Selwicke

Votes: 103

1896-08-31 DVD bfi 642 . RW Paul 14

22. Rip's Toast (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Drama, Short

4.5
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"Here the celebrated actor Joseph Jefferson is shown giving his famous toast. Mr. Jefferson's features distinctly show on this picture that by watching the motion of his lips one could ... See full summary »

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Joseph Jefferson

Votes: 366

1896-09-30 Dt Filme 1888-1905

23. Rip Meeting the Dwarf (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Fantasy

4.6
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Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Joseph Jefferson

Votes: 357

1896-09-30 Dt Filme 1888-1905

24. Exit of Rip and the Dwarf (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Drama, Short

4.5
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A series of short black and white films from director William K.L. Dickson which chronicle the adventures of Rip Van Winkle.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Joseph Jefferson

Votes: 355

1896-09-30 Dt Filme 1888-1905

25. Rip Leaving Sleepy Hollow (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Drama, Short

4.5
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A series of short black and white films from director William K.L. Dickson which chronicle the adventures of Rip Van Winkle.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Joseph Jefferson

Votes: 358

1896-09-30 Dt Filme 1888-1905

26. Rip's Toast to Hudson (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Fantasy

4.6
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A series of short black and white films from director William K.L. Dickson which chronicle the adventures of Rip Van Winkle.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Joseph Jefferson

Votes: 353

1896-09-30 Dt Filme 1888-1905

27. Rip's Twenty Years' Sleep (1896)

Not Rated | | Drama, Short

4.4
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A series of short black and white films from director William K.L. Dickson which chronicle the adventures of Rip Van Winkle.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Joseph Jefferson

Votes: 367

1896-09-30 Dt Filme 1888-1905

28. Awakening of Rip (1896)

Not Rated | | Drama, Short

4.5
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A series of short black and white films from director William K.L. Dickson which chronicle the adventures of Rip Van Winkle.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Joseph Jefferson

Votes: 389

1896-09-30 Dt Filme 1888-1905

29. Rip Passing Over the Mountain (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Fantasy

4.4
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A series of short black and white films from director William K.L. Dickson which chronicle the adventures of Rip Van Winkle.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Joseph Jefferson

Votes: 359

1896-09-30 Dt Filme 1888-1905

30. Feeding the Doves (1896)

1 min | Short, Documentary

5.0
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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.

Director: James H. White

Votes: 669

1896-10-23 Dt Filme 1888-1905

31. A Sea Cave Near Lisbon (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.1
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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.

Director: Henry Short

Votes: 109

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32. Black Diamond Express (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.4
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"Train is first seen rounding a curve nearly a mile away. Approaches at the rate of 70 miles an hour, blowing a warning whistle to a gang of track repairers."

Director: James H. White | Stars: Benjamin F. Hardesty, Charles Lee

Votes: 205

1896-12-31 Dt Filme 1888-1905

33. Démolition d'un mur (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

6.4
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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, while another is pushing it with a ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière | Star: Auguste Lumière

Votes: 1,790

1896-12-31 DVD bfi 643 . Early Cinema 1 Lumière

34. Pompiers à Lyon (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.6
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In the foreground, smoke billows. Four horse-drawn fire wagons approach and pass in front of a stationary camera. Two horses draw each wagon, and each wagon carries from two to eight ... See full summary »

Votes: 318

1896-12-31 DVD bfi 643 . Early Cinema 1 Lumière

35. The Derby (I) (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

5.0
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The Derby is an 1896 British short black-and-white silent documentary film, produced and directed by Birt Acres for exhibition on Robert W. Paul's Kinetoscopes, featuring the end of the 29 ... See full summary »

Director: Robert W. Paul

Votes: 242

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36. Hyde Park Bicycling Scene (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.4
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Many of the cyclists are women, and wearing skirts. Although women had been riding bicycles since the 1880s, it was only towards the end of the 1890s that they could do so comfortably ... See full summary »

Director: Robert W. Paul

Votes: 90

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37. Royal Train (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.0
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The insignia visible on the train identifies it as Queen Victoria's own personal conveyance, and the presence of the monarch (or at least a very senior member of the Royal Family) is ... See full summary »

Director: Robert W. Paul

Votes: 72

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38. Comic Costume Race (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.4
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Amongst the most interesting of these is that representing the scene of the music hall sports at Herne-Hill. The particular event depicted is the costume race, and the manner in which the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert W. Paul

Votes: 99

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39. Blackfriars Bridge (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.5
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An actuality record of Blackfriars Bridge, London, taken from the southern end looking northwards over the Thames by R.W.Paul in July 1896. It was screened as part of his Alhambra Theatre ... See full summary »

Director: Robert W. Paul

Votes: 182

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40. On Westminster Bridge (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

4.8
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Director: Robert W. Paul

Votes: 78

1896-12-31 DVD bfi 642 . RW Paul 10

41. Andalusian Dance (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.2
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Director: Henry Short

Votes: 89

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42. Cologne: sortie de la cathédrale (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.0
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Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 16

1896-12-31 DVD filmmuseum 52 . Der Bettler vom Kölner Dom DVD 2

43. Cologne, pont de bateaux (1896)

Documentary, Short

5.4
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Votes: 56

1896-12-31 DVD filmmuseum 52 . Der Bettler vom Kölner Dom DVD 2

44. Le barbier fin de siècle (1896)

1 min | Short

5.8
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Votes: 40

1896-12-31 DVD filmmuseum 18 . Europäisches Jahrmarktkino 1896-1916 DVD 1

45. Une partie de cartes (1896)

1 min | Short, Biography

5.1
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In what is considered to be the first remake in the history of cinema, the grand French director, Georges Méliès, directs his very first short film, influenced by the Lumière Brothers' original story in "Partie d'écarté (1896)".

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Gaston Méliès, Georges Méliès, Georgette Méliès

Votes: 645

1896-12-31 DVD Lobster . Georges Méliès 1 . DVD 1

46. Post No Bills (1896)

1 min | Short

4.8
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Two bill posters argue as an incompetent guard patrols the area.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 246

1896-12-31 DVD Lobster . Georges Méliès 15 . DVD 6

47. Une nuit terrible (1896)

1 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

5.9
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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.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 724

1896-12-31 DVD Lobster . Georges Méliès 26 . DVD 1

48. The Conjuring of a Woman at the House of Robert Houdin (1896)

1 min | Short, Horror

6.4
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As an elegant maestro of mirage and delusion drapes his beautiful female assistant with a gauzy textile, much to our amazement, the lady vanishes into thin air.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Jeanne d'Alcy, Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,077

1896-12-31 DVD Lobster . Georges Méliès 70 . DVD 1

49. The House of the Devil (1896)

3 min | Short, Horror

6.7
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With the help of a magic cauldron, Mephistopheles conjures up a variety of supernatural characters.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Jeanne d'Alcy, Jules-Eugène Legris, Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,936

1896-12-31 DVD Lobster . Georges Méliès 78-80 . DVD 6

50. A Nightmare (1896)

1 min | Short

6.6
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In this fantastic scene, a man who is eager to retire has a difficult time finding peace, as his nocturnal illusions come to life out of thin air.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Jeanne d'Alcy, Georges Méliès

Votes: 880

1896-12-31 DVD Lobster . Georges Méliès 82 . DVD 1

51. Bataille de neige (1897)

1 min | Short, Documentary

6.7
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Wintertime in Lyon. About a dozen people, men and women, are having a snowball fight in the middle of a tree-lined street. The cyclist coming along the road becomes the target of ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 1,105

1897-02-07 DVD bfi 643 . Early Cinema 1 Lumière

52. Admiral Cigarette (1897)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.1
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A commercial. Four men sit in animated conversation in front of a billboard for Admiral Cigarettes. The billboard fills the entire background. Beside them is a large box, also marked ... See full summary »

Director: William Heise

Votes: 393

1897-08-31 Dt Filme 1888-1905

53. Cupid at the Washtub (1897)

1 min | Short, Comedy

5.5
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Groom flirts with a laundress who ducks him in a tub of suds.

Votes: 72

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54. Robbery (1897)

Comedy, Short

5.9
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Robber forces wayfarer to undress.

Director: Robert W. Paul

Votes: 78

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55. Head of Procession Including Bluejackets (1897)

1 min | Documentary, Short

4.9
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Director: Robert W. Paul

Votes: 42

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56. Head of Colonial Procession (1897)

1 min | Documentary, Short

4.9
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Director: Robert W. Paul

Votes: 32

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57. Royal Carriages Passing Westminster (1897)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.2
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Director: Robert W. Paul

Votes: 34

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58. Caped Mounted Riflemen Passing St Paul's (1897)

1 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Robert W. Paul

Votes: 32

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59. Dragoons Passing St Paul's (1897)

1 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Robert W. Paul

Votes: 32

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60. Royal Carriage Arriving at St Paul's (1897)

1 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Robert W. Paul

Votes: 35

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61. Royal Princes in St. Paul's Churchyard (1897)

1 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Robert W. Paul

Votes: 33

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62. Queen's Carriage and Indian Escort Arriving at St. Paul's (1897)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.2
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Director: Robert W. Paul

Votes: 32

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63. Life Guards and Princes North of St Paul's (1897)

1 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Robert W. Paul

Votes: 33

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64. Women Fetching Water from the Nile (1897)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.6
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Women bringing water on their heads taken from the Nile.

Director: Henry Short

Votes: 62

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65. Fishermen and Boat at Port Said (1897)

1 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Henry Short

Votes: 57

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66. Départ de Jérusalem en chemin de fer (1897)

1 min | Documentary, Short

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A train is leaving a railway station at the outskirts of Jerusalem. From the very end of the train a barren, rocky landscape is seen, and some ruins of very old buildings,. Five men walk ... See full summary »

Directors: Auguste Lumière, Alexandre Promio

Votes: 630

1897-12-31 DVD bfi 643 . Early Cinema 1 Lumière

67. Les chutes (1897)

1 min | Documentary, Short

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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). Virtually overlooking the falls and ... See full summary »

Votes: 324

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68. The Miller and Chimney Sweep (I) (1897)

1 min | Comedy, Short

5.9
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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. The other is a chimney sweep, and he's swinging what may be a bag of flour, but ... See full summary »

Director: George Albert Smith

Votes: 374

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69. Mort de Marat (1897)

1 min | Short, History

5.1
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Director: Georges Hatot

Votes: 98

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70. Danse serpentine (I) (1897)

1 min | Short

6.1
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A woman in a flowing costume is performing a dance. In addition to the flowing bodice, the costume has wing-like sleeves, which flow in the air as the woman waves her arms. As she dances, ... See full summary »

Director: Leopoldo Fregoli | Star: Leopoldo Fregoli

Votes: 40

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71. The Hallucinated Alchemist (1897)

2 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

6.3
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Strange things come to life as the fumes from an experiment cause an alchemist to have amazing visions.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 89

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72. The Devil's Castle (1897)

3 min | Short

6.4
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Released under different titles in France--and not surprisingly, often confused with its analogous 1896 movie, "Le Manoir du Diable (1896)"--Georges Méliès' Haunted Castle is considered, by all means, a remake.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 631

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73. Sur les toits (1897)

1 min | Short, Comedy

5.1
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A woman's home is forcibly invaded by robbers, and a clumsy law enforcement officer tries to detain the thieves.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 219

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74. The Last Cartridges (1897)

1 min | Short, War

5.3
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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.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 218

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75. La prise de Tournavos (1897)

1 min | Short, War

5.5
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Three military men, seen inside a fortification, are firing on an unseen enemy force. The call for reinforcements but ladders appear signaling the enemy is about to overrun this position. ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 314

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76. Naval Combat in Greece (1897)

1 min | Short

5.1
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Under bombardment, five sailors load and fire a cannon on a naval ship, as their captain supervises.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 211

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77. Entre Calais et Douvres (1897)

1 min | Short, Comedy

5.5
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Using the same rocking effect previously employed in "Combat naval en Grèce (1897)", the director Georges Méliès recreates the illusion of a small ship in a tempest.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 341

1897-12-31 DVD Lobster . Georges Méliès 112 . DVD 1

78. The Bewitched Inn (1897)

2 min | Short, Comedy

6.5
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At a solitary cheap inn, a distant traveller overcome with fatigue has a close encounter with the supernatural.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 540

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79. After the Ball, the Bath (1897)

1 min | Short

5.3
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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.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Jane Brady, Jeanne d'Alcy

Votes: 872

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80. Calf Branding (1898)

Documentary, Short

4.9
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Director: James H. White

Votes: 46

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81. The Launch of H.M.S. Albion (1898)

2 min | Documentary, Short, News

6.2
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Director: Robert W. Paul

Votes: 93

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82. A Favourite Nursery Scene (1898)

2 min | Short, Comedy

5.9
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A girl tickles her two brothers, hides under the bed and causes a pillow fight.

Votes: 56

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83. Tommy Atkins in the Park (1898)

Short, Comedy

5.7
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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

Votes: 77

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84. Agoust Family of Jugglers (1898)

1 min | Short

5.8
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"A splendid picture showing this notable family of jugglers in their restaurant scene, in which they toss dishes and chairs about with marvelous dexterity."

Votes: 37

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85. A Switchback Railway (1898)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.8
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Director: Robert W. Paul

Votes: 92

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86. Sirdar's Reception at Guildhall (1898)

2 min | Documentary, Short

5.2
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Director: Robert W. Paul | Star: Lord Kitchener

Votes: 55

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87. Come Along, Do! (1898)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy

5.0
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A couple look at a statue while eating in an art gallery.

Director: Robert W. Paul

Votes: 358

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88. Dewars Scotch Whiskey (1897)

1 min | Short

4.4
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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.

Votes: 242

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89. Exécution de Jeanne d'Arc (1898)

1 min | Short, Drama, History

5.9
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Director: Georges Hatot

Votes: 83

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90. Visite sous-marine du Maine (1898)

1 min | Short, Drama, News

6.1
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The battleship Maine is blown up in Havana harbour during the Spanish-American War.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 334

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91. Panorama pris d'un train en marche (1898)

1 min | Documentary, Short

6.0
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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.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 349

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92. The Magician (1898)

1 min | Short, Fantasy

6.5
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In a traditional "magician" attire, the wizard of illusion and jump cuts, Georges Méliès, says the magic words and conjures up wonders from a plain wooden box.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 498

1898-12-31 DVD Lobster . Georges Méliès 153 . DVD 1

93. The Famous Box Trick (1898)

1 min | Short, Fantasy

6.2
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From the depths of a plain wooden box, a skilful conjurer materializes a lively boy in a clown suit. Next, he takes a heavy battle-axe. What are his intentions?

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 338

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94. Adventures of William Tell (1898)

1 min | Short, Comedy

6.2
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The scene opens in an artist's studio where the unfinished statue of William Tell stands upon a pedestal. A clown appears and sticks a clay arm and clay head on the statue, thus completing ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 333

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95. The Astronomer's Dream; or, The Man in the Moon (1898)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

7.5
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An astronomer falls asleep and has a strange dream involving a fairy queen and the Moon.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Jeanne d'Alcy, Georges Méliès

Votes: 2,293

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96. Four Heads Are Better Than One (1898)

1 min | Short, Comedy

7.6
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Much to our amazement, an elegant and masterful illusionist detaches his own head effortlessly from his shoulders for a once-in-a-lifetime performance.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 2,286

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97. The Temptation of St. Anthony (1898)

1 min | Short, Drama

6.0
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The pious St. Anthony is tormented by visions of seductive women.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 518

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98. Cripple Creek Bar-Room Scene (1899)

1 min | Western, Short

4.9
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A vignette of a barroom/liquor-store in the West, no plot per se. However this short is usually regarded as the first "Western" in the sense that it depicts a western scene.

Director: James H. White

Votes: 204

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99. Upside Down; or, The Human Flies (1899)

Short

6.4
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A Spiritualist causes a group of table-turners to walk upside down on the ceiling.

Director: Walter R. Booth

Votes: 92

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100. De kongelige skal fotograferes (1899)

Short, News

5.3
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Director: Peter Elfelt | Stars: Christian IX, Czarina Maria Fyodorovna, Grand Duchess Olga, Grand Duchess Tatiana

Votes: 43

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