Films I've Seen: 1874-1909

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1. Passage de Venus (1874)

Documentary, Short

7.1
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Series of photographs of the transit of the planet Venus across the Sun in 1874.

Director: P.J.C. Janssen

Votes: 644

2. Sallie Gardner at a Gallop (1878)

1 min | Short

7.4
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The clip shows a jockey, Domm, riding a horse, Sally Gardner. The clip is not filmed but instead consists of 24 individual photographs shot in rapid succession, making a moving picture when using a zoopraxiscope.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge | Stars: Gilbert Domm, Sallie Gardner

Votes: 1,308

3. Buffalo Running (1883)

1 min | Short

6.5
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Individual photographs of the running of a buffalo shot in rapid succession.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 304

4. Man Walking Around the Corner (1887)

1 min | Short

5.2
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A frame sequence featuring a man walking around a corner.

Director: Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince

Votes: 717

5. 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: 4,298

6. 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: 2,202

7. Accordion Player (1888)

1 min | Short

5.6
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A very brief film of a man playing the accordion.

Director: Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince | Star: Adolphe Le Prince

Votes: 750

8. Monkeyshines, No. 1 (1890)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy, Family

5.1
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One of W.K.L. Dickson's laboratory workers horses around for the camera.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: Giuseppe Sacco Albanese

Votes: 963

9. Monkeyshines, No. 2 (1890)

1 min | Short

5.0
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In an experiment that follows up on the results of 'Monkeyshines, No. 1', an Edison company worker again moves around in front of the motion picture camera.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: Giuseppe Sacco Albanese

Votes: 694

10. London's Trafalgar Square (1890)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.6
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A shot of Trafalgar Square.

Directors: William Carr Crofts, Wordsworth Donisthorpe

Votes: 512

11. Dickson Greeting (1891)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short

5.4
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"A little while ago there was a great convention of women's clubs of America. Mrs. Edison is interested in women's clubs and their work and she decided to entertain the Presidents of the ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 964

12. Two Fencers (1891)

1 min | Short, Sport

4.9
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Shot of two people fencing.

Director: Étienne-Jules Marey

Votes: 119

Escrime

13. Men Boxing (1891)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short, Action

4.8
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Two men wearing boxing gloves prepare to spar in the Edison Company studio.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise

Votes: 636

14. Newark Athlete (1891)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

4.9
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An athlete swings Indian clubs.

Director: William K.L. Dickson

Votes: 1,128

15. La vague (1891)

1 min | Short

4.9
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In this early film experiment a wave crashes against a jagged rock.

Director: Étienne-Jules Marey

Votes: 224

16. 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: 1,611

17. 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: 851

18. Athlete with Wand (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Sport

4.5
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A gymnast assumes a number of positions while holding a wand in both hands.

Director: William K.L. Dickson

Votes: 382

19. Band Drill (1894)

1 min | Short, Comedy

4.3
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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.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Stars: Fred W. Boardman, William Cushing, Ad Dorsch, E.P. Brown

Votes: 355

20. The Boxing Cats (Prof. Welton's) (1894)

1 min | Short, Action, Comedy

5.9
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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)

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: Henry Welton

Votes: 783

21. Bucking Broncho (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

5.2
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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)

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Stars: Frank Hammitt, Lee Martin

Votes: 476

22. 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: 652

23. 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: 527

24. Carmencita (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

5.8
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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.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Carmencita

Votes: 1,345

25. Cock Fight, No. 2 (1894)

1 min | Short

4.4
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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.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: Henry Welton

Votes: 289

26. Corbett and Courtney Before the Kinetograph (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Sport

5.5
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James J. Corbett and Peter Courtney meet in a boxing exhibition.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Stars: James J. Corbett, Peter Courtney

Votes: 538

27. Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze (1894)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.6
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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.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Fred Ott

Votes: 1,435

28. Falling Cat (1894)

1 min | Short

5.8
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A cat falls down and lands on its feet.

Director: Étienne-Jules Marey

Votes: 524

29. Fire Rescue Scene (1894)

1 min | Drama, Short

5.7
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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

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise

Votes: 349

30. Glenroy Bros., No. 2 (1894)

1 min | Short, Comedy

5.1
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The Glenroy Brothers perform a portion of their vaudeville act, "The Comic View of Boxing: The Tramp & the Athlete".

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: The Glenroy Brothers

Votes: 314

31. Hadj Cheriff (1894)

1 min | Short

5.0
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Hadj Cheriff, a performer known for a variety of unusual abilities, demonstrates part of his act in the Edison studio.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: Hadj Cheriff

Votes: 340

32. 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: 396

33. Leonard-Cushing Fight (1894)

1 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

5.1
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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, he hardly moves as two fighters swing roundhouse blows at each other. Mike ... See full summary »

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Stars: Jack Cushing, Mike Leonard

Votes: 281

34. Luis Martinetti, Contortionist (1894)

Unrated | 1 min | Short

5.7
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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.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Luis Martinetti

Votes: 451

35. Sandow, No. 1 (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

5.3
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Eugen Sandow, who claims to be the strongest man in the world, appears in the Edison Company's film studio.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Eugen Sandow

Votes: 891

36. The Sino-Japanese War at Sea 1894 (2012)

120 min | History, War

4.3
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After the Nagasaki Incident, Japan declares war on China. Shichang Deng, Chinese captain of the Zhiyuan, sails his warship to fight for his country.

Director: Xiaoning Feng | Stars: Zhaxi Dunzhu, Feng Feng, Ye Feng, Ma Guangze

Votes: 10

"Naval Battle" 1894

37. Sioux Ghost Dance (1894)

1 min | Short

5.2
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A group of Sioux Indians from Buffalo Bill's Wild West exhibition demonstrates a dance called a "ghost dance".

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise

Votes: 520

38. Annabelle Serpentine Dance (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short

6.5
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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.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: Annabelle Moore

Votes: 1,575

39. 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: 1,448

40. Das boxende Känguruh (1895)

1 min | Short

5.5
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A man and a kangaroo stand up in front of each other with boxing gloves, and simulate a boxing match on a theatre stage.

Director: Max Skladanowsky | Star: Delaware

Votes: 386

41. Chinese Laundry Scene (1894)

1 min | Short, Comedy

5.6
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The pursuit of Hop Lee by an irate policeman.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Stars: Phil Doreto, Robetta

Votes: 367

Robetta and Doretto, no. 2

42. 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: 2,298

43. The Mechanical Butcher (1895)

1 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Short

6.0
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A butcher puts a full-grown live pig into his large box-like machine. Moments later, he draws out a full range of pork products, many already packaged for sale.

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 539

First Science Fiction Film

44. The Sea (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.7
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Several little boys run along a pier, then jump into the ocean.

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 857

45. Die Serpentintänzerin (1895)

1 min | Short

5.3
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A young woman dancer with large, flowing robes, swirls round herself quickly, making her light robe flow around her like a butterfly's wings.

Director: Max Skladanowsky | Star: Ancion

Votes: 270

46. The Arrival of a Train (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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A train arrives at La Ciotat station.

Directors: Auguste Lumière, Louis Lumière

Votes: 7,941

47. Boys Bathing, Leapfrog - Atlantic City (1896)

Documentary, Short

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Eadweard Muybridge

48. La fée aux choux (1896)

1 min | Short, Family, Fantasy

5.2
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The first film directed by a female director, "The Cabbage Fairy" presents a brief fantasy tale involving a strange fairy who can produce and deliver babies coming out of cabbages. Gently ... See full summary »

Director: Alice Guy | Stars: Alice Guy, Germaine Serand, Yvonne Serand

Votes: 707

The Cabbage Fairy

49. 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: 1,090

50. 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: 243

51. 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: 1,960

Le manoir du diable/The Manor of the Devil/The Devil's Castle

52. The Kiss (1896)

1 min | Short, Romance

5.8
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Two people kiss.

Director: William Heise | Stars: May Irwin, John C. Rice

Votes: 2,389

53. A Morning Bath (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

4.4
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"Mammy is washing her little pickaninny. She thrusts him, kicking and struggling, into a tub full of foaming suds." - from the Edison Catalog

Director: James H. White

Votes: 356

54. 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: 884

55. 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: 551

56. 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: 732

57. 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: 65

58. William McKinley at Canton, Ohio (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

4.8
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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, who hands him a telegram, which he ... See full summary »

Stars: William McKinley, George B. Cortelyou, Ida McKinley

Votes: 414

59. 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: 398

60. Arrest in Chinatown, San Francisco, Cal. (1897)

1 min | Short

4.2
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The title tells us where we are; the vignette is in two parts, spliced together. On a busy sidewalk, a police officer holds the left arm and a suited man holds the other of a Chinese ... See full summary »

Director: James H. White

Votes: 144

61. 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: 543

62. Buffalo Police on Parade (1897)

1 min | Documentary, Short

4.4
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"A street scene showing parade of the entire Buffalo Police Department, 16 men abreast, with military band."

Director: James H. White

Votes: 114

63. Corner Madison and State Streets, Chicago (1897)

Documentary, Short

4.8
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"The busiest corner in Chicago. Cable cars and street traffic of all descriptions. Hundreds of shoppers. Fine perspective view looking north toward the Masonic Temple."

Director: James H. White

Votes: 84

64. 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: 634

65. Giant Coal Dumper (1897)

1 min | Documentary, Short

4.9
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"Shows how a full carload of coal is loaded onto a vessel every thirty seconds at the great Erie Railroad Docks, Cleveland, Ohio. Great clouds of coal dust rise as each car is unloaded."

Director: James H. White

Votes: 129

66. Hotel Vendome, San Jose, Cal. (1897)

Documentary, Short

3.8
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Director: James H. White

Votes: 69

67. The Miller and the Sweep (II) (1897)

Short, Comedy

5.7
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A sweep flirts with a girl, then fights her miller father.

Votes: 13

68. Pillow Fight (1897)

Comedy, Short

5.0
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"A comic subject, clear, bright and characteristic. Shows four girls in their night dresses, engaged in an animated pillow fight. During the action the pillows become torn, and the feathers... See full summary »

Director: William Heise

Votes: 177

69. Place de l'Opéra (I) (1897)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.2
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"This view was made from a point opposite the Opera House, taking in the greater portion of the square, which is filled with vehicles and pedestrians, and is very characteristic of life in the French capital."

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 124

70. Seminary Girls (1897)

1 min | Short, Comedy

5.7
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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."

Director: James H. White

Votes: 674

71. The X-Ray Fiend (1897)

1 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

6.1
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A man and woman are flirting when a professor turns on an X-ray machine, revealing their insides. After turning it off again the two have a dispute and break up.

Director: George Albert Smith | Stars: Laura Bayley, Tom Green

Votes: 362

72. 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: 2,322

The Astronomer's Dream

73. Captain Sigsbee on Deck of the U.S. Battleship Texas (1898)

Documentary, Short

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"These pictures were taken by special permit of Captain Charles Dwight Sigsbee, who was commander on our ill-fated Battleship Maine at the time of the explosion, and who now commands the ... See full summary »

Star: Charles D. Sigsbee

74. Turkish Dance, Ella Lola (1898)

1 min | Short

5.2
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Director: James H. White | Star: Ella Lola

Votes: 142

75. Indian Day School (1898)

1 min | Short, Documentary

4.0
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Director: James H. White

Votes: 50

76. Le squelette joyeux (1898)

1 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

6.6
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A skeleton dances joyously, often collapsing into a heap of bones and quickly putting itself back together.

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 472

77. Old Man Drinking a Glass of Beer (1898)

1 min | Short, Comedy

5.4
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An old man gets progressively livelier - and drunker - as he downs his bottle of beer. Finally, he cocks a snook - and doesn't bother to uncock it as he continues to drink.

Director: George Albert Smith | Star: Tom Green

Votes: 179

78. Santa Claus (1898)

1 min | Short, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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"In this picture you see Santa Claus enter the room from the fireplace and proceed to trim the tree. He then fills the stockings that were previously hung on the mantle by the children. ... See full summary »

Director: George Albert Smith | Stars: Laura Bayley, Dorothy Smith, Harold Smith

Votes: 539

79. 71st Regiment, N.G.S.N.Y. at Camp Wikoff (1898)

Short

3.9
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"Of the thousand and more men who left New York for the Cuban Campaign, scarcely three hundred were able to shoulder their rifles to march before the Biograph camera at Camp Wikoff. The ... See full summary »

Votes: 32

80. Shooting Captured Insurgents (1898)

1 min | Short, War

5.0
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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

Votes: 197

81. Spanish Battleship 'Viscaya' (1898)

Documentary, Short

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Add a Plot

82. Statue of Liberty (1898)

Documentary, Short

3.6
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Add a Plot

Director: James H. White

Votes: 124

83. 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: 521

84. U.S. Battleship 'Indiana' (1898)

Documentary, Short

4.0
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"Taken at the Dry Tortugas, and shows the most powerful fighting machine in the world today as she lies at anchor taking on coal. The decks are covered with marines and sailors. An immense ... See full summary »

Votes: 49

85. Wreck of the 'Vizcaya' (1898)

Short, News, War

3.3
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"This is a wonderfully impressive picture, taken on the morning after the battle in which the Spanish navy was destroyed. This battleship, once the 'Pride of Spain,' is shown a ruined hulk ... See full summary »

Votes: 33

86. Arabian Gun Twirler (1899)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.2
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"An interesting exhibit by Hadji Cheriff, of the original Midway Plaisance. Twirls his rifle over his shoulder, behind back, under leg, both hands and one hand."

Star: Hadj Cheriff

Votes: 121

87. Bicycle Trick Riding, No. 2 (1899)

1 min | Short, Sport

4.8
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"'Neidert,' of national fame, does stunts on his wheel that are simply wonderful. Makes his bicycle rear up, and rides around the stage on his back wheel; besides a lot of other easy things... See full summary »

Director: Thomas A. Edison | Star: Neidert

Votes: 200

88. Cinderella (1899)

6 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

6.5
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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?

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Barral, Bleuette Bernon, Carmely, Jeanne d'Alcy

Votes: 1,011

89. Gen. Snowden and Staff, and Crew of the U.S.S. 'Raleigh' (1899)

Documentary, Short

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"A splendid marching picture taken during the parade at the unveiling of Grant's statue, Philadelphia, Pa."

90. The Kiss in the Tunnel (II) (1899)

1 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

5.4
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A train heads for a tunnel. In one car, a restless man smokes, and a woman is reading on the seat opposite him. In the darkness of the tunnel, he rises, crosses over to her seat and the two... See full summary »

Director: James Bamforth

Votes: 296

91. New Brooklyn to New York via Brooklyn Bridge, No. 1 (1899)

Documentary, Short

5.6
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"Showing the entire trip from Brooklyn to New York. The immense towers stand out clear and distinct against the sky. The best picture of the Brooklyn Bridge yet secured."

Votes: 24

92. The Serenaders (1899)

1 min | Short, Comedy

4.6
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"Two grotesque minstrels are seen playing beneath a fair lady's window. She appears, and encourages one of them. The disappointed minstrel thereupon kicks the favored suitor with such force... See full summary »

Votes: 58

93. The Sign of the Cross (1899)

3 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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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.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 591

94. Summoning the Spirits (1899)

1 min | Short, Fantasy

5.8
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A magician presents a wreath which in turn transforms into other things.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 256

95. 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

96. The Would-Be Conjuror (1899)

Short, Comedy

5.4
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A yokel helps a conjuror and tries tricks on his wife.

Votes: 7

97. Automobile Parade (1900)

2 min | Documentary, Short

4.5
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The famous Madison Square Garden forms the background of this excellent picture. A number of very fine automobiles pass in this strip, coming close to the camera and show clear and life ... See full summary »

Director: William 'Daddy' Paley

Votes: 80

98. The Chimney Sweep and the Miller (1900)

Short, Comedy

5.3
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A chimney sweep and a miller become involved in a street fight. The sweep has a bag of soot on his back, and the miller a bag of flour. The fight causes a lively mixup of black and white, with most amusing effects.

Votes: 73

The Chimney

99. The Enchanted Drawing (1900)

2 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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A cartoonist defies reality when he draws objects that become three-dimensional after he lifts them off his sketch pad.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Star: J. Stuart Blackton

Votes: 828

100. Faust and Marguerite (1900)

1 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

4.5
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Marguerite is seated before the fireplace, Faust standing by her side. Mephistopheles enters and offers his sword to Faust, commanding him to behead the fair Marguerite. Faust refuses, ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin S. Porter

Votes: 213