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'Blue Blazes' Rawden (1918)
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Rawden, a lumberjack in the North woods, fights with crooked dance hall owner 'Ladyfingers' Hilgard over the affections of Babette DuFresne... (65 mins.)
Director: William S. Hart
 
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A Rosa do Adro (1919)
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(80 mins.)
Director: George Pallu
 
3.
Crown Jewels (1918)
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When a revolution breaks out in a small European monarchy, the king sends his crown jewels to an American banker...
Director: Roy Clements
 
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Reaching for the Moon (1917)
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A factory worker has always dreamed that he was meant for better things, to be rich and famous and in "the company of kings"... (69 mins.)
Director: John Emerson
 
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Law and Order (1917 Short Film)
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Director: David Smith
 
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Hilde Warren und der Tod (1917)
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Hilde Warren, a famous actress, is impregnated by a convicted murderer and becomes plagued by visions of an extremely gaunt and sepulchral Death... (80 mins.)
Director: Joe May
 
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Fleur de Paris (1916 Short Film)
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(40 mins.)
Director: André Hugon
 
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Liliya Belgii (1915 Short Film)
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When a young girl finds a beautiful dead lily in the woods, she asks her grandfather to tell her about it... (14 mins.)
 
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Crossed Wires (1915 Short Film)
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An innocent man is accused of murdering his aunt. (31 mins.)
 
13.
The Broken Toy (1915 Short Film)
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Things go too far for a group of bullies, when Raymond, a 12-year old boy with a troubled life, who they make fun of and tease for their amusement is hit by a car.
 
14.
The Escape on the Fast Freight (1915 Short Film)
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Two yeggmen hold up Helen, on night duty at Ferndale, lock her in a closet, and escape. Later, standing on a bridge over the freight yards... (13 mins.)
Director: Paul C. Hurst
 
15.
The Whirl of Life (1915)
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The plot is a loose autobiographical interpretation of the life of Vernon and Irene Castle, interspersed among a typical melodrama of the period (60 mins.)
 
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At Dawn (1914 Short Film)
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Director: Donald Crisp
 
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Chrysanthemums (1914 Short Film)
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(30 mins.)
Director: Pyotr Chardynin
 
20.
Child of the Big City (1914 Short Film)
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Seamstress Mary dreams of a better life in luxury instead of her badly paid job in a sweatshop. Her dreams come true... (37 mins.)
Director: Yevgeni Bauer
 
21.
Le friquet (1914 Short Film)
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(27 mins.)
 
23.
A Florida Enchantment (1914)
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A young woman discovers a seed that can make women act like men and men act like women. She decides to take one, then slips one to her maid and another to her fiancé. The fun begins. (63 mins.)
Director: Sidney Drew
 
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Les dents de fer (1913 Short Film)
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A doctor on his way to save a seriously ill child gets caught in a gin trap, and amputates part of his own hand to complete his mission.
Director: Léonce Perret
 
26.
Tragic Error (1913 Short Film)
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An aristocrat is taken murderous jealousy after seeing his young wife by chance in a movie with another man. (25 mins.)
Director: Louis Feuillade
 
27.
Uncle's Apartment (1913 Short Film)
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(25 mins.)
 
28.
Twilight of a Woman's Soul (1913)
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A young, rich woman decides to dedicate her life to helping the poor, but a tragic incident changes her life. (48 mins.)
Director: Yevgeni Bauer
 
29.
Old Scrooge (1913 Short Film)
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Miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is visited on Christmas Eve by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley... (40 mins.)
Director: Leedham Bantock
 
30.
The Mysterious Club (1913 Short Film)
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(40 mins.)
Director: Joseph Delmont
 
31.
Matrimony's Speed Limit (1913 Short Film)
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A man must marry by noon or lose his inheritance. It's 11:50 a.m. and he can't find his fiancée. (14 mins.)
 
32.
Auf einsamer Insel (1913 Short Film)
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(30 mins.)
Director: Joseph Delmont
 
33.
La bergère d'Ivry (1913 Short Film)
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(27 mins.)
 
34.
Christmas Eve (1913 Short Film)
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Based on Gogol's story: It's Christmas Eve, and everyone in the village has plans. The devil and the... (41 mins.)
 
35.
The Werewolf (1913 Short Film)
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An old Indian legend tells of the supposed ability of persons who have been turned into wolves through magic power to assume human form at will for purposes of vengeance. (18 mins.)
Director: Henry McRae
 
36.
The Mothering Heart (1913 Short Film)
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A young couple struggle to get ahead, the wife always assuaging the troubles of her melancholy husband... (29 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
37.
Dr. Goudron's System (1913 Short Film)
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Adapted from a one-act Grand Guignol play based on Edgar Allan Poe's short story 'The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether'... (15 mins.)
 
38.
The Switch Tower (1913 Short Film)
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He was a regular boy and his father a switchman. The boy determined to be like his dad and spent his play hours around...
 
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Sorrows of Sarah (1913 Short Film)
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This film captures a stage production at Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, accompanied by the choir of Moscow Synagogue... (13 mins.)
 
41.
Death's Marathon (1913 Short Film)
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Two business partners pursue the same woman. She accepts the marriage proposal of the irresponsible partner... (17 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
42.
La dentellière (1913 Short Film)
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(17 mins.)
Director: Léonce Perret
 
43.
The Burglar's Dilemma (1912 Short Film)
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In this latter day Cain and Abel story, a jealous brother strikes down his sibling just as a young burglar is about to enter the house... (15 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
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The New York Hat (1912 Short Film)
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When Mrs. Harding dies, she leaves a mysterious letter to her pastor. The note tells how her cold, miserly husband worked her to death... (16 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
46.
Falling Leaves (1912 Short Film)
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Trixie Thompson concludes that the only way she could save her sister from dying of the "white plague" is by preventing the autumn leaves from falling... (12 mins.)
 
47.
Departure of a Grand Old Man (1912 Short Film)
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A group of peasants comes to see Leo Tolstoy and his wife, the Countess, to request some land. Tolstoy... (31 mins.)
 
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Die Hochzeit von Valeni (1912 Short Film)
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Director: Adolf Gärtner
 
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One Is Business, the Other Crime (1912 Short Film)
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Griffith intercuts between the lives of two couples married on the same day. One couple is rich, the other is poor... (15 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
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The Female of the Species (1912 Short Film)
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Four survivors from an abandoned mining town - a married couple, the wife's sister, and a younger woman... (17 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
51.
Le Moïse du moulin (1911 Short Film)
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(13 mins.)
Director: Léonce Perret
 
52.
A Roman Orgy (1911 Short Film)
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The dissolute Emperor Heliogabalus dresses as a woman, and looses lions among his guests. (8 mins.)
Director: Louis Feuillade
 
53.
Gipsy Blood (1911 Short Film)
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Erotic drama concerning Jonna and her affair with the chauffeur. Impending social disgrace is stopped by her daughter. (42 mins.)
Director: Urban Gad
 
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Rusalka (1910 Short Film)
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Based on an opera by Dargomizhsky, and other sources: A prince and a miller's daughter have been involved in a romance together... (9 mins.)
 
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Ramona (1910 Short Film)
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Ramona is a little orphan of the great Spanish household of Moreno. Alessandro, the Indian, arrives at the Camulos ranch with his sheep-shearers... (17 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
58.
The White Slave Trade (1910)
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(45 mins.)
Director: August Blom
 
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Winning Back His Love (1910 Short Film)
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Mrs. Wallace is possessed of a disturbing premonition that her husband's love is waning, and truth to say her fears are well grounded... (17 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
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The Fugitive (1910 Short Film)
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Two Johns, a Confederate and an Union soldier, leave their family to go to the front. After a skirmish... (17 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
61.
Frankenstein (1910 Short Film)
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Frankenstein, a young medical student, trying to create the perfect human being, instead creates a misshapen monster... (16 mins.)
 
62.
They Would Elope (1909 Short Film)
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Two lovers elope and expect to be pursued by her father. But the clever father has tricked them into running off, and celebrates their wedding when they return home. (6 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
63.
A Panicky Picnic (1909 Short Film)
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Never again a picnic in the woods for theirs! This one disastrous experience has been enough to cure...
 
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The Man in the Moon (1909 Short Film)
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Two lovers perform a fandango dance. A jealous quarrel follows and the heart-broken swain decides to end it all... (4 mins.)
 
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A Brave Irish Lass (1909 Short Film)
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Pat O'Malley and his wife Bridget are celebrating their golden wedding. The neighbors call in, congratulate the old couple...
 
66.
16th Century Russian Wedding (1909 Short Film)
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A dramatization of a wedding in 16th-century Russia, between members of two prominent boyar families... (8 mins.)
 
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King Lear (1909 Short Film)
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(16 mins.)
 
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The French Duel (1909 Short Film)
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Alphonse and Gaston get into an argument over cocktails and agree to a duel. (4 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
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The Hessian Renegades (1909 Short Film)
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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
 
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Solids Converted Into Liquids (1909 Short Film)
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The Runaway Horse (1908 Short Film)
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A laundry man parks his horse-drawn cart to make a delivery. While he is inside, his horse sees a bag of oats and starts to eat them... (7 mins.)
 
72.
The Tempest (1908 Short Film)
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Prospero and his daughter Miranda must take refuge on an enchanted island. There Prospero, who himself has magical powers... (12 mins.)
Director: Percy Stow
 
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The Runaway Horse (1908 Short Film)
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A laundry man parks his horse-drawn cart to make a delivery. While he is inside, his horse sees a bag of oats and starts to eat them... (7 mins.)
 
74.
The Reckoning (1908 Short Film)
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We find a couple struggling for a livelihood, meager though it needs must be. The husband seemed content in the struggle... (8 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
75.
The Test of Friendship (1908 Short Film)
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Edward Ross, a young millionaire, has always been surrounded by host of fawning friends (?) and he made up his mind to test their sincerity... (13 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
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Concealing a Burglar (1908 Short Film)
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Mr. and Mrs. Brown are preparing to attend a banquet, and Mrs. Brown takes from the jewel case a beautiful pearl necklace... (11 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
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The Valet's Wife (1908 Short Film)
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Reggie Van Twiller was the typical New York twentieth century young man, who lived his life free and untrammeled by the mesh of the matrimonial net...
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
78.
Une dame vraiment bien (1908 Short Film)
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A beautiful young woman walking home from visiting the shops. Causes more than enough problems for every man she passes, who stop to admire her beauty. (4 mins.)
 
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The Lady with the Camellias (1907 Short Film)
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Armand and Marguerite meet first in her home, where she is giving a party for the easy-living Paris ladies and gentlemen...
Director: Viggo Larsen
 
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La maison morcelée (1907 Short Film)
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(6 mins.)
 
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Dream of a Rarebit Fiend (1906 Short Film)
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The fiend faces the spectacular mind-bending consequences of his free-wheeling rarebit binge. (7 mins.)
Stars: Jack Brawn
 
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The Black Imp (1905 Short Film)
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A traveler at an inn is harassed by a mischievous devil in his room. (4 mins.)
 
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The Legend of Rip Van Winkle (1905 Short Film)
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Pioneer filmmaker Georges Melies tells his version of the famous Washington Irving story of a man who takes a nap and wakes up 20 years later. (10 mins.)
 
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Los guapos del parque (1905 Short Film)
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(6 mins.)
 
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The Living Playing Cards (1904 Short Film)
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A bearded magician holds up a large playing card and makes it larger. He tears up a card of a queen... (3 mins.)
 
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The Fat and the Lean Wrestling Match (1901 Short Film)
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This film is a winner, it being one of the most laughable of mysterious picture ever made. An extremely... (2 mins.)
 
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The India Rubber Head (1901 Short Film)
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A chemist carries out a bizarre experiment with his own head. (3 mins.)
 
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The One-Man Band (1900 Short Film)
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A band-leader assembles an orchestra by mystifying means. (2 mins.)
 
89.
A Kiss in the Tunnel (1899 Short Film)
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A humorous subject intended to be run as a part of a railroad scene during the period in which the train is passing through a tunnel. (1 mins.)
 
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Dancing Scenes from 'The Flower of Persia' (1898 Short Film)
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Bataille de neige (1897 Documentary)
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Wintertime in Lyons. About a dozen people, men and women, are having a snowball fight in the middle of a tree-lined street... (1 mins.)
Director: Louis Lumière
 
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The Arrival of a Train (1896 Documentary)
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A group of people are standing in a straight line along the platform of a railway station, waiting for a train... (1 mins.)
 
93.
Employees Leaving the Lumière Factory (1895 Documentary)
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A man opens the big gates to the Lumière factory. Through the gateway and a smaller doorway beside it... (1 mins.)
Director: Louis Lumière
 
94.
Blacksmith Scene (1893 Short Film)
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Three men hammer on an anvil and pass a bottle of beer around. (1 mins.)
 
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Monkey and Another, Boxing (1891 Documentary)
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96.
Monkeyshines, No. 1 (1890 Short Film)
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One of W.K.L. Dickson's laboratory workers horses around for the camera.
 
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Monkeyshines, No. 2 (1890 Short Film)
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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.
 
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Monkeyshines, No. 3 (1890 Short Film)
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An Edison company worker makes large gestures in front of a Kinetoscope to test the new camera system. (1 mins.)
 
99.
Das boxende Känguruh (1895 Short Film)
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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. (1 mins.)
Stars: Delaware
 
100.
Danse fleur de lotus (1897 Documentary)
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(1 mins.)
Director: Alice Guy