Classics of the Pioneerism

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The Battle of Elderbush Gulch (1913 Short Film)
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The fact that an Indian tribe is eating puppies starts an action packed battle in a western town. (29 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
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Suspense (1913 Short Film)
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An isolated house in deserted area is too remote for a servant, who leaves a note, quietly exits the back door... (10 mins.)
 
3.
Granddad (1913 Short Film)
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Mildred loves her grandfather, Civil War veteran Jabez Burr, but her new stepmother wants her to be rid of his influence, because of his drinking. (29 mins.)
Director: Jay Hunt
 
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The Pony Express Girl (1912 Short Film)
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Director: Kenean Buel
 
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The Girl and Her Trust (1912 Short Film)
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Some tramps assault the telegraph office trying to rob $2000 delivered by train. The telegraphist girl... (17 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
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The Heart of an Indian (1912 Short Film)
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When Indians attack a white settlement, a brave kidnaps a white baby to give to his wife as a replacement for their dead baby... (32 mins.)
Director: Thomas H. Ince
 
8.
Le chrysanthème rouge (1912 Short Film)
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A woman tells her two competing suitors she will marry the one who brings her her favourite flowers. When she reveals that these are red chrysanthemums, one of the competitors resorts to desperate measures. (15 mins.)
Director: Léonce Perret
 
9.
The Conquest of the Pole (1912 Short Film)
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Scientists from all over the world are meeting to discuss the best way to reach the North Pole. Professor... (33 mins.)
 
10.
The Sunbeam (1912 Short Film)
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Set in a tenement boarding house, a lonely confirmed bachelor occupies a room across the hall from a dour spinster... (17 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
11.
Custer's Last Fight (1912 Short Film)
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(30 mins.)
Director: Francis Ford
 
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The Grit of the Girl Telegrapher (1912 Short Film)
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Betty is the telegraph operator at the railway station in the small town of Oreland. She realizes that... (12 mins.)
Director: J.P. McGowan
 
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From the Manger to the Cross; or, Jesus of Nazareth (1912)
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An account of the life of Jesus Christ, based on the books of the New Testament: After Jesus' birth is foretold to his parents... (60 mins.)
Director: Sidney Olcott
 
15.
In Night and Ice (1912 Short Film)
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Released only a few Days after the sinking of the Original Ship. (30 mins.)
Director: Mime Misu
 
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Poor Jenny (1912 Short Film)
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Drama: Jenny is a cleaner. Seduced by a local boy, Edouard, her parents reject her. She finds a job as a vaudeville dancer, but winds up in the gutter and decides to take her own life. (34 mins.)
Director: Urban Gad
 
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Dødsspring til hest fra cirkuskuplen (1912 Short Film)
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A melodrama about the destitute Count lured into a circus environment and forced to show their daring high up in the circus dome. (45 mins.)
 
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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
 
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Queen Elizabeth (1912 Short Film)
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Episodes from the life of Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1533-1603), focusing on her ill-fated love affair with Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex. (44 mins.)
 
20.
The Life and Death of King Richard III (1912)
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Richard of Gloucester uses manipulation and murder to gain the English throne. (55 mins.)
 
21.
Cinderella (1912 Short Film)
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(First Reel) Cinderella's mother dies and her father marries a cruel widow with two ugly daughters of her own disposition...
Director: Colin Campbell
 
22.
The Kiss of Mary Jane (1911 Short Film)
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Mary Jane had nursed Black Bill's wife through a spell of fever and Bill was grateful with all the fullness of his rough nature... (10 mins.)
 
23.
A Tale of Two Cities (1911 Short Film)
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A condensed silent film version of the Charles Dickens classic about the French Revolution and its subsequent Reign of Terror. (30 mins.)
 
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The Scarlet Letter (1911 Short Film)
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Hester Prynne has left Holland in advance of her husband, Roger, to join the colonists in Salem, Maxx...
 
25.
Dante's Inferno (1911)
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Loosely adapted from Dante's Divine Comedy and inspired by the illustrations of Gustav Doré the original silent film has been restored and has a new score by Tangerine Dream. (68 mins.)
 
26.
Den sorte drøm (1911)
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Two men of high rank are both wooing the beautiful and famous equestrian acrobat Stella. While Stella ignores the jeweler Hirsch... (53 mins.)
Director: Urban Gad
 
28.
La tare (1911 Short Film)
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(41 mins.)
Director: Louis Feuillade
 
29.
L'épouvante (1911 Short Film)
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An actress returns from the theatre and discovers her apartment has been burglarized; she lights a cigarette and the room catches fire; the burglar saves her life, and she, in return, saves his, and he returns her jewels. (11 mins.)
 
30.
Baron Munchausen's Dream (1911 Short Film)
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After an evening of excessive wining and dining Baron Munchausen must be helped to bed by his servants. Once asleep, he has bizarre and frightening dreams. (11 mins.)
 
31.
Pinocchio (1911)
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(50 mins.)
Director: Giulio Antamoro
 
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The Lonedale Operator (1911 Short Film)
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When her father becomes ill, a young woman takes over the telegraph at a lonely western railroad station... (17 mins.)
 
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Winsor McCay, the Famous Cartoonist of the N.Y. Herald and His Moving Comics (1911 Short Film)
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Cartoon figures announce, via comic strip balloons, that they will move - and move they do, in a wildly exaggerated style. (7 mins.)
 
34.
Sweet Memories (1911 Short Film)
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An elderly woman looks back on the special times in her life, thinking especially about her now-departed husband and the things they did together... (10 mins.)
Director: Thomas H. Ince
 
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Billy the Kid (1911 Short Film)
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The duties of the sheriff as performed by "Uncle Billy" were not a matter of pleasure. His son-in-law...
Director: Larry Trimble
 
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Richard III (1911 Short Film)
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Although several others are ahead of him in the line of succession, Richard of Gloucester is determined to gain the throne... (23 mins.)
Director: Frank R. Benson
 
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Queen Elizabeth's Ring (1911 Short Film)
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39.
The Woman Always Pays (1910 Short Film)
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At a tramcar in Copenhagen the piano teacher Magda Vang meets the young man Knud Svane, who falls in love with her... (38 mins.)
Director: Urban Gad
 
40.
Sumurûn (1910)
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Director: Max Reinhardt
 
41.
In the Border States (1910 Short Film)
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During the Civil War, a father living in a border state leaves to join the Union Army. After he leaves... (17 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
42.
The Sergeant (1910 Short Film)
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A story laid in the Great Yosemite Valley during the eighties. Col. Westley has an only daughter who...
Director: Francis Boggs
 
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Faust (1910 Short Film)
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910 Short Film)
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An early version of the classic, based more on the 1902 stage musical than on the original novel. (13 mins.)
Director: Otis Turner
 
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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
 
46.
Inside the Earth (1910 Short Film)
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A couple of Englishmen reach the middle of the earth accompanied by their guides. Here they find huge... (9 mins.)
 
47.
Hercules and the Big Stick (1910 Short Film)
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1. Hercules discovers an excellent method of tanning the skin of the Nemean lion. 2. Without effort he cuts off the seven heads of the Lerneau hydra... (7 mins.)
Director: Émile Cohl
 
48.
A Christmas Carol (1910 Short Film)
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Based on the story by Charles Dickens: Ebenezer Scrooge is well known for his harsh, miserly ways, until he is visited by the ghost of his former business partner, and then by three other spirits. (11 mins.)
 
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Uncle Tom's Cabin (1910 Short Film)
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Uncle Tom's Cabin (1910 Short Film)
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Our story opens in winter at the time when Mr. Shelby is forced to sell some of his slaves, owing to business reverses...
Director: Barry O'Neil
 
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L'amorino (1910 Short Film)
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Director: Mario Caserini
 
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Hamlet (1910 Short Film)
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(20 mins.)
 
53.
The Country Doctor (1909 Short Film)
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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.)
 
54.
The Death of Ivan the Terrible (1909 Short Film)
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55.
Those Awful Hats (1909 Short Film)
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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
 
56.
Oliver Twist (1909 Short Film)
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A woman arrives with her baby to a nursing home. She is very sick and dies soon afterwards. The infant...
 
57.
Banana (1909 Documentary)
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58.
Too Much Beauty (1909 Short Film)
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Director: André Deed
 
59.
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1909 Short Film)
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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.)
 
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Andreas Hofer (1909)
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Director: Rudolf Biebrach
 
61.
The Taming of the Shrew (1908 Short Film)
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Based on Shakespeare's play: Petruchio courts the bad-tempered Katharina, and tries to change her aggressive behavior. (17 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
62.
The Assassination of the Duke de Guise (1908 Short Film)
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Francia, alla fine del Cinquecento. Enrico III ha deciso di eliminare il suo rivale, il duca di Guisa... (15 mins.)
 
63.
The Stolen Jewels (1908 Short Film)
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It would have taken more than the wonderful powers of deduction of a Sherlock Holmes to have dispelled... (11 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
64.
Mr. Jones at the Ball (1908 Short Film)
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(8 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
65.
A Fantasy (1908 Short Film)
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The first all-animated film in history, a series of scenes without much narrative structure, but morphing into each other. (2 mins.)
Director: Émile Cohl
 
66.
Susceptible Youth (1908 Short Film)
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In this funny picture we see a young man who is possessed with an over amount of admiration for the fair son...
Director: Jean Durand
 
67.
La légende de la fileuse (1908 Short Film)
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(8 mins.)
Director: Louis Feuillade
 
68.
A Christmas Carol (1908 Short Film)
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The miser Scrooge passes down a London street the morning before Christmas, on his way to his counting house... (15 mins.)
 
69.
First Success (1907 Short Film)
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(3 mins.)
 
70.
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1907 Short Film)
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The Talisman or Sheep's Foot (1907 Short Film)
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A man is helped by a good fairy to conquer his beloved. Thanks to the talisman she gives him, a sheep's foot, he will triumph from all obstacles. (15 mins.)
 
72.
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1907 Short Film)
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The legend of Ali Baba and the forty thieves: Ali Baba discovers a hidden cave where a band of thieves have stored their enormous treasure... (8 mins.)
 
73.
El ciego de la aldea (1907)
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(75 mins.)
 
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1907 Short Film)
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(10 mins.)
 
75.
The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906)
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True story of notorious Australian outlaw Ned Kelly (1855-80). (70 mins.)
Director: Charles Tait
 
76.
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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Apachentanz (1906 Short Film)
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Aladdin and His Wonder Lamp (1906 Short Film)
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The legend of Aladdin and his magic lamp: Aladdin finds a magic lamp which brings him wealth, luxury... (12 mins.)
 
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L'obsession de l'or (1906 Short Film)
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81.
The Moon Lover (1905 Short Film)
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(6 mins.)
 
82.
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1905 Short Film)
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The millionaire's child is kidnapped. Sherlock Holmes after many thrilling adventures and narrow escapes rescues the child.
 
83.
An Impossible Voyage (1904 Short Film)
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Using every known means of transportation, several savants from the Geographic Society undertake a journey... (24 mins.)
 
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The Passion Play (1903 Short Film)
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1. THE ANNUNCIATION. The Angel of the Lord appears to Mary, announcing the birth of a child, which shall be called the "Son of God." 2... (44 mins.)
 
85.
Alice in Wonderland (1903 Short Film)
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Alice dozes in a garden, awakened by a dithering white rabbit in waistcoat with pocket watch. She follows... (8 mins.)
 
86.
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.)
 
87.
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.)
 
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Snow White (1902)
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89.
A Trip to the Moon (1902 Short Film)
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A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon. (13 mins.)
 
90.
Jack and the Beanstalk (1902 Short Film)
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Porter's sequential continuity editing links several shots to form a narrative of the famous fairy tale story of Jack and his magic beanstalk... (10 mins.)
 
91.
Bluebeard (1901 Short Film)
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A young woman becomes the eighth wife of the wealthy Bluebeard, whose first seven wives have died under mysterious circumstances. (9 mins.)
 
92.
History of a Crime (1901 Short Film)
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La cella di un condannato a morte. L'uomo sta dormendo e sogna il passato che lo ha portato in prigione : vita frenetica... (5 mins.)
Director: Ferdinand Zecca
 
93.
A Photographic Contortion (1901 Short Film)
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A man, objecting to being filmed, comes closer and closer to the camera lens until his mouth is all we see. Then he opens wide and swallows camera and cinematographer. He steps back, chews, and grins. (1 mins.)
Stars: Sam Dalton
 
94.
The Enchanted Drawing (1900 Short Film)
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A cartoonist defies reality when he draws objects that become three-dimensional after he lifts them off his sketch pad. (2 mins.)
 
95.
The Kiss (1896 Short Film)
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Two people kiss. (1 mins.)
Director: William Heise
 
96.
Panorama du grand Canal pris d'un bateau (1896 Documentary)
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(1 mins.)
 
97.
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.)
 
98.
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
 
99.
Pauvre Pierrot (1892 Short Film)
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One night, Arlequin come to see his lover Colombine. But then Pierrot knocks at the door and Colombine and Arlequin hide. Pierrot starts singing but Arlequin scares him and the poor man goes away. (4 mins.)
Director: Émile Reynaud
 
100.
Roundhay Garden Scene (1888 Documentary)
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In the garden, a man asks his friends to do something silly for him to record on film. (1 mins.)