Shorts 1903

All short movies I have seen from 1903 ranked from best to worst.
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1.
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.)
 
2.
Fairyland: A Kingdom of Fairies (1903 Short Film)
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At the royal court, a prince is presenting the princess whom he is pledged to marry, when a witch suddenly appears... (16 mins.)
 
3.
The Music Lover (1903 Short Film)
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The leader of a marching band demonstrates an unusual way of writing music. (3 mins.)
 
4.
The Infernal Boiling Pot (1903 Short Film)
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Two demons throw helpless captives into a boiling cauldron, and then try to summon forth their spirits. (2 mins.)
 
5.
The Cake-Walk Infernal (1903 Short Film)
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Pluto, having seen the earth, comes back home amazed at the success of that well-known dance, the "cake-walk."... (5 mins.)
 
6.
Mary Jane's Mishap (1903 Short Film)
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Smith casts his wife as a sluttish housewife who is mutilated by lighting her oven with paraffin. (4 mins.)
 
7.
Jupiter's Thunderballs (1903 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Brief "trick film" in which Zeus and two other gods romp with dancing girls on Olympian clouds.
 
8.
The Monster (1903 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An Egyptian prince has lost his beloved wife and he has sought a dervish who dwells at the base of the sphinx... (2 mins.)
 
9.
The Georgetown Loop (Colorado) (1903 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Georgetown is a silver-mining town at 8,500 feet near the crest of the Rockies. Hooked somehow to the... (3 mins.)
 
10.
The Brahmin and the Butterfly (1901 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A Brahmin comes upon a giant caterpillar, which turns into a cross between a butterfly and a girl: the Brahmin finally turns into a caterpillar. (2 mins.)
 
11.
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
 
12.
Life of an American Fireman (1903 Short Film)
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Porter's sequential continuity editing links several shots to form a narrative of firemen responding to a house fire... (6 mins.)
 
13.
The Magic Lantern (1903 Short Film)
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In this brief "trick film" two clowns assemble an enormous magic lantern which first projects moving images, then emits dancing girls. (3 mins.)
 
14.
Subub Surprises the Burglar (1903 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Shows a bedroom and a man asleep in bed. A burglar cautiously raises the window, climbs in, and proceeds to go through the man's clothes... (1 mins.)
Director: Edwin S. Porter
 
15.
The Gay Shoe Clerk (1903 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A woman being fitted for shoes exposes her ankle to the shoe clerk, who is intrigued. He kisses her, but her chaperone hits him with her umbrella. (1 mins.)
 
16.
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
 
17.
The Inn Where No Man Rests (1903 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A traveler is shown to a room in an inn. After a brief dispute with the hostess and a porter, he is left to himself... (5 mins.)
 
18.
Skyscrapers of New York City, from the North River (1903 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
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
 
19.
Daylight Burglary (1903 Short Film)
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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.)
 
20.
Up-to-Date Spiritualism (1903 Short Film)
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In this subject a "comique eccentric" enters the drawing room inhabited by spirits. He tries to take off his coat and hat... (2 mins.)
 
21.
The Enchanted Well (1903 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Denied a handout, a witch exacts vengeance by cursing the village well. (4 mins.)
 
22.
The Sick Kitten (1903 Short Film)
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A girl gives a spoonful of medicine to a kitten. (1 mins.)
 
23.
Rip Van Winkle (1903 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
An abridged version of the tale of Rip Van Winkle, a lazy American man, who wanders off one day with... (4 mins.)
 
24.
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.)
 
25.
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.)
 
26.
Alice in Wonderland (1903 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Alice dozes in a garden, awakened by a dithering white rabbit in waistcoat with pocket watch. She follows... (8 mins.)
 
27.
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
 
28.
New York City 'Ghetto' Fish Market (1903 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A fine panoramic view of this busy market on a Friday morning. Immense throngs of people are passing along the stands and making their purchases of fish. A great character-study. - from the Edison Catalog (2 mins.)
 
29.
What Happened in the Tunnel (1903 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A woman riding a train must contend with the unwelcome advances of a male passenger. (1 mins.)
Director: Edwin S. Porter
 
30.
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1903 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Based on the novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe: Eliza, a slave who has a young child, pleads with Tom, another slave... (13 mins.)