Shorts 1894

All short movies I have seen from 1894 from best to worst
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1.
The Boxing Cats (Prof. Welton's) (1894 Short Film)
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"A glove contest between trained cats. A very comical and amusing subject, and is sure to create a great laugh." (by Edison Films) (1 mins.)
 
2.
Annabelle Butterfly Dance (1894 Documentary)
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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. (1 mins.)
 
3.
Dickson Experimental Sound Film (1894 Short Film)
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The sound has been found in the form of an old Edisonian recording cylinder. The cylinder was repaired, then Walter Murch ACE MPSE synced the film to the correct music in (I believe) 2002. Total running time is approximately 17 seconds.
 
4.
Annie Oakley (1894 Documentary)
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The 'Little Sure Shot' of the 'Wild West.' Exhibition of Rifle Shooting at Glass Balls, etc. (from the Edison Catalog) (1 mins.)
 
5.
Caicedo (with Pole) (1894 Short Film)
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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)
 
6.
Luis Martinetti, Contortionist (1894 Short Film)
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Luis Martinetti, a contortionist suspended from acrobatic flying rings, contorts himself for about thirty seconds. This is one of the first films made for Edison's kinetoscopes. (1 mins.)
 
7.
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.)
 
8.
Carmencita (1894 Documentary)
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Performing on what looks like a small wooden stage, wearing a dress with a hoop skirt and white high-heeled pumps, Carmencita does a dance with kicks and twirls, a smile always on her face. (1 mins.)
Stars: Carmencita
 
9.
Imperial Japanese Dance (1894 Short Film)
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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) (1 mins.)
 
10.
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.
 
11.
The Cock Fight (1894 Documentary)
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Two gamecocks fight in the Edison Company film studio. This feature was remade later in the same year, with additional detail added. (1 mins.)
 
12.
Bucking Broncho (1894 Documentary)
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A fine exhibition of horsemanship by Lee Martin, a genuine cowboy. This particular broncho is an unusually wicked one. (from Edison Films) (1 mins.)
 
13.
The Barbershop (1894 Documentary)
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Customer gets a lightning-fast shave. (1 mins.)
 
14.
Sioux Ghost Dance (1894 Short Film)
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A group of Sioux Indians from Buffalo Bill's Wild West exhibition demonstrates a dance called a "ghost dance". (1 mins.)
 
15.
Athlete with Wand (1894 Short Film)
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A gymnast assumes a number of positions while holding a wand in both hands. (1 mins.)
 
16.
Glenroy Bros., No. 2 (1894 Short Film)
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The Glenroy Brothers perform a portion of their vaudeville act, "The Comic View of Boxing: The Tramp & the Athlete".
 
17.
Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze (1894 Documentary)
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A man (Thomas Edison's assistant) takes a pinch of snuff and sneezes. This is one of the earliest Thomas Edison films and was the first motion picture to be copyrighted in the United States. (1 mins.)
Stars: Fred Ott
 
18.
Hadj Cheriff (1894 Short Film)
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Hadji Cheriff, a performer known for a variety of unusual abilities, demonstrates part of his act in the Edison studio. (1 mins.)
 
19.
Buffalo Dance (1894 Documentary)
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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.
 
20.
Fire Rescue Scene (1894 Short Film)
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"Firemen in working uniform, rubber coats, helmets, and boots. Thrilling rescue from burning building. Smoke effects are fine." - from the Edison Catalog (1 mins.)
 
21.
Band Drill (1894 Short Film)
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A scene from Charles Hoyt's 'A Milk White Flag': A brass band marches out, led by bandmaster Steele Ayers. When Ayers reaches his position, he turns around and directs the musicians as they take up their own positions. (1 mins.)
 
22.
Leonard-Cushing Fight (1894 Documentary)
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In the background, five fans lean on the ropes looking into the ring. The referee is to the left; like the fans...
 
23.
Cock Fight, No. 2 (1894 Short Film)
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Two gamecocks are fighting inside a wire cage, while two spectators look on in the background. The two men agree to make a bet on the outcome. One of them shows his money to the other, who is commenting on the fight. (1 mins.)
 
24.
Corbett and Courtney Before the Kinetograph (1894 Short Film)
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James J. Corbett and Peter Courtney meet in a boxing exhibition. (1 mins.)
 
25.
The Hornbacker-Murphy Fight (1894 Short Film)
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A referee and five fans (including a waiter in his apron) look on as two young men box. The dark-haired... (1 mins.)