Shorts 1909

All short movies I have seen from 1909 ranked from best to worst.
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1.
The Devilish Tenant (1909 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A man rents an apartment and furnishes it in remarkable fashion. (6 mins.)
 
2.
Princess Nicotine; or, The Smoke Fairy (1909 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A smoker falls asleep, and two mischievious fairies play with his pipe. He discovers this, and imprisons them in a cigar box... (5 mins.)
 
3.
Moscow Clad in Snow (1909 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
This is another one of our famous scenic films which is a revelation of the beauties of the historic Russian city... (7 mins.)
 
4.
The Red Man's View (1909 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
An Indian village is forced to leave its land by white settlers, and must make a long and weary journey to find a new home... (14 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
5.
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1909 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
In ancient Athens, four young lovers escape into the woods. Meanwhile, tradesmen rehearse a play. All of them suffer from the shenanigans of mischievous fairies. (12 mins.)
 
6.
A Corner in Wheat (1909 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A greedy tycoon decides, on a whim, to corner the world market in wheat. This doubles the price of bread... (14 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
7.
The Sealed Room (1909 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A king exacts vengeance upon his faithless mistress and her lover. (11 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
8.
Those Awful Hats (1909 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Set in an early cinema house, this comic short illustrates the problems with the gals' hats obscuring the movie patron's line of vision. (2 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
9.
The Country Doctor (1909 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
While caring for his sick daughter, a doctor is called away to the sickbed of a neighbor. He finds the neighbor gravely ill, and ignores his wife's pleas to come home and care for his own daughter, who has taken a turn for the worse. (14 mins.)
 
10.
The Hessian Renegades (1909 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
During the American Revolution, a young soldier carrying a crucial message to General Washington is spotted and pursued by a group of enemy soldiers... (10 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
11.
Le papillon fantastique (1909 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A magician creates a butterfly woman and then a spider woman. (2 mins.)
 
12.
A Trap for Santa Claus (1909 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
The children set a trap for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, knowing he has to come through the window because their estate has no chimney... (16 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
13.
The Lonely Villa (1909 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A gang of thieves lure a man out of his home so that they can rob it and threaten his wife and children... (8 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
14.
Edgar Allan Poe (1909 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
The story, while not biographical, is founded on incidents in his life, showing his devotion for his sick wife... (7 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
15.
The Gibson Goddess (1909 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A pack of admirers won't leave a beautiful woman alone at a seaside resort, so she devises a plan. She appears in a leg-revealing swimsuit... (6 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
16.
Nero. Or the Fall of Rome. (1909 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Roman emperor Nero is used to getting what he wants. He has grown tired of his wife Octavia, and has become infatuated with Poppea... (14 mins.)
Director: Luigi Maggi
 
17.
The Little Darling (1909 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
Lillie runs a boarding house full of young bachelors. A friend writes to say she's sending her little darling daughter for a visit. The bachelors all buy toys for a little girl, but an attractive young woman gets off the train instead. (2 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
18.
What Drink Did (1909 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A man leaves his wife and two daughters for work in a carpentry shop. At work, he initially refuses a beer with lunch... (12 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith