Lowest Rated Titles Released 1896-01-01 to 1896-12-31


1. Irish Way of Discussing Politics (1896)

Short, Comedy

3.4
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This is a typical Irish argument in which a can of beer, clay pipes and two sons of Erin form the principal parts.

Director: James H. White

Votes: 13

2. Jeu du pot-cassé (1896)

1 min | Short

3.8
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Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 11

3. The Mysterious Rabbit (1896)

Short

4.0
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Conjuror produces rabbit from hat and duplicates it.

Star: David Devant

Votes: 22

4. Hyde Park, London (1896)

Short

4.1
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Votes: 101

5. Boulevard des Italiens (1896)

Documentary, Short

4.3
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Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 11

6. Westminster Bridge (1896)

Documentary, Short

4.3
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Director: Esme Collings

Votes: 6

7. Lazamiento de un buey salvaje (1896)

Documentary, Short

4.3
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Director: Gabriel Veyre

Votes: 9

8. Uma Corrida de Touros no Campo Pequeno (1896)

Short

4.4
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Director: Henry Short

Votes: 7

9. Watermelon Contest (1896)

1 min | Short, Comedy

4.4
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Two men have a contest to see which one can be the first to eat a large slice of watermelon.

Director: James H. White

Votes: 164

10. Rip's Twenty Years' Sleep (1896)

Not Rated | | Drama, Short

4.4
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A series of short black and white films from director William K.L. Dickson which chronicle the adventures of Rip Van Winkle.

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

Votes: 349

11. Rip Leaving Sleepy Hollow (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Drama, Short

4.4
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A series of short black and white films from director William K.L. Dickson which chronicle the adventures of Rip Van Winkle.

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

Votes: 338

12. 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: 329

13. Rip Passing Over the Mountain (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short

4.4
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A series of short black and white films from director William K.L. Dickson which chronicle the adventures of Rip Van Winkle.

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

Votes: 343

14. Why Papa Cannot Sleep (1896)

Short, Comedy

4.4
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"Shows papa walking the floor with a crying baby in his arms. An exceedingly laughable subject."

Votes: 14

15. Awakening of Rip (1896)

Not Rated | | Drama, Short

4.5
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A series of short black and white films from director William K.L. Dickson which chronicle the adventures of Rip Van Winkle.

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

Votes: 371

16. The Soldier's Courtship (1896)

Short, Comedy

4.5
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Director: Alfred Moul | Stars: Fred Storey, Julie Seale, Ellen Daws

Votes: 25

17. Dessinateur: Chamberlain (1896)

Short

4.5
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Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 8

18. Rip's Toast (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Drama, Short

4.5
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"Here the celebrated actor Joseph Jefferson is shown giving his famous toast. Mr. Jefferson's features distinctly show on this picture that by watching the motion of his lips one could ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 353

19. Shooting the Chutes (II) (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

4.5
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The camera shows a water ride at Bergen Beach at Coney Island. A raised track filled with water forms a chute, and a small boat full of park visitors slides down the chute. Alongside, empty boats are hauled back to the top of the ride.

Director: James H. White

Votes: 170

20. Fêtes franco-russes: Cherbourg, Entrée des Souverains russes et du président de la République sous le hall (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

4.5
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A short black and white documentary from A. Lumiere in which people are scene exiting a boat.

Star: François Félix Faure

Votes: 109

21. Le Marché aux poissons (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

4.5
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Votes: 43

22. Officers of French Army Leaving Service (1896)

Short

4.5
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Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 8

23. Exit of Rip and the Dwarf (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Drama, Short

4.5
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A series of short black and white films from director William K.L. Dickson which chronicle the adventures of Rip Van Winkle.

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

Votes: 341

24. Automobiles Starting a Race (1896)

Short, Sport

4.5
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Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 11

25. Bains sur le Rhône (1896)

1 min | Short

4.5
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Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 14

26. Arrivée du bateau de Douvres à Boulogne (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

4.5
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A steamer sails into Boulogne-sur-Mer harbor.

Director: Charles Moisson

Votes: 11

27. Loading a Boiler (1896)

1 min | Short, Documentary

4.6
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A stationary camera placed amidships looks toward the round end of a 10- or 12-foot boiler that's been loaded onto the open deck. Three men climb down from atop the boiler and then remove ... See full summary »

Votes: 218

28. Rip Meeting the Dwarf (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short

4.6
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Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Joseph Jefferson

Votes: 341

29. Melbourne, les courses: sorties de chevaux (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

4.6
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Votes: 33

30. Carga de rurales (1896)

1 min | Short

4.6
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Director: Gabriel Veyre

Votes: 17

31. Barque sortant du port de Trouville (1896)

Documentary, Short

4.6
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Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 24

32. Rip's Toast to Hudson (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short

4.6
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A series of short black and white films from director William K.L. Dickson which chronicle the adventures of Rip Van Winkle.

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

Votes: 338

33. Coronation of a Village Maiden (1896)

Short

4.6
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Little is known about this lost film, which presumably features a coronation of the rosary, or a celebration of the Coronation of the Virgin Mary.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 8

34. Puerta del Sol (I) (1896)

Documentary, Short

4.6
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Director: Alexandre Promio

Votes: 17

35. Alger: prière du muezzin (1896)

1 min | Short

4.6
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Votes: 27

36. Exposition nationale suisse. Palais des beaux-arts (1896)

Documentary, Short

4.6
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Director: Casimir Sivan

Votes: 8

37. Bateau-mouche sur la Seine (1896)

Documentary, Short

4.7
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Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 14

38. Shooting the Chutes (I) (1896)

Short

4.7
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"A lively and laughable picture of this popular summer diversion."

Votes: 60

39. Dessinateur express (1896)

Short

4.7
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Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 7

40. Les blanchisseuses (1896)

Short

4.7
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This lost film presumably features women washing clothing.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 11

41. Amy Muller (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

4.7
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Vaudeville dancer Amy Muller performs a portion of her stage routine, which features dancing on her toes. She dances on one toe for part of the performance. Later, she also twirls and does cartwheels.

Director: William Heise | Star: Amy Muller

Votes: 256

42. Going to the Fire (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

4.7
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A crowd watches the Newark Fire Department respond to a call.

Director: James H. White

Votes: 143

43. Mounted Police Charge (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

4.7
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"A battalion of New York's famous mounted police at inspection. They approach at break-neck gallop." - from the Edison Catalog

Director: James H. White | Star: Sergeant Eagan

Votes: 191

44. Herald Square (1896)

Documentary, Short

4.7
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"Formed by the junction of Broadway, Sixth Avenue and 35th Street. The picturesque low roofed Herald building is plainly shown; also the passing crowds and group of idlers."

Director: James H. White

Votes: 102

45. Cortège de tzar au Bois de Boulogne (1896)

Documentary, Short

4.7
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Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 10

46. Chirgwin in His Humorous Business (1896)

Short

4.7
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'The White Eyed Kaffir' performs with top hat.

Star: G.H. Chirgwin

Votes: 23

47. Passaic Falls, New Jersey (1896)

Documentary, Short

4.7
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A look at the waterfalls of the Passaic River in the northern New Jersey city of Passaic.

Director: James H. White

Votes: 83

48. 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: 393

49. L.L. M.M. le Tsar et la Tsarine entrant dans l'église de l'Assomption [Moscou] (1896)

1 min | Short

4.8
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A black and white short from the Lumière brothers documenting the coronation ceremony of the Tsar in Moscow.

Votes: 27

50. Cock Fight (1896)

Documentary, Short

4.8
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Votes: 236