Most Popular Titles Released In 1897

1. Champion Rolla O. Heikes, Breaking the Record at Flying Targets with Winchester Shotgun (1897 Short Film) Champion Rolla O. Heikes, Breaking the Record at Flying Targets with Winchester Shotgun (1897 Short Film)
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"Showing the champion breaking the record at flying targets, with a Winchester repeating shot-gun." With: Rollo Heikes
2. After the Ball, the Bath (1897 Short Film) After the Ball, the Bath (1897 Short Film)
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The first film to ever show a nudity scene on screen is a simple presentation of a servant preparing a bath for another woman. Dir: Georges Méliès With: Jane Brady, Jeanne d'Alcy
3. The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight (1897 Documentary) The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight (1897 Documentary)
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The first known feature film! A very unusual filmed record of the Corbett-Fitzsimmons fight originally ran over 90 minutes in length. Dir: Enoch J. Rector With: James J. Corbett, Bob Fitzsimmons, Billy Madden Documentary | News | Sport
4. The X-Ray Fiend (1897 Short Film) The X-Ray Fiend (1897 Short Film)
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Dir: George Albert Smith With: Laura Bayley, Tom Green Comedy 1 mins.
5. The Dolorita Passion Dance (1897 Short Film) The Dolorita Passion Dance (1897 Short Film)
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"Musicians are seated, playing, while the graceful Dolorita dances. It is the Danse-du-Ventre, the famous Oriental muscle dance." With: Dolorita
6. The Devil's Castle (1897 Short Film) The Devil's Castle (1897 Short Film)
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A man dressed in red is ushered into an antechamber in a Castle and offered a seat. When he tried to... Dir: Georges Méliès With: Georges Méliès 1 mins.
7. Death of Nancy Sykes (1897 Short Film) Death of Nancy Sykes (1897 Short Film)
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"Charles Ross and Mabel Fenton, who are very prominent in vaudeville and burlesque, in their thrilling sketch taken from Dickens's novel 'Oliver Twist.'" With: Mabel Fenton, Charles Ross Drama
8. The Bewitched Inn (1897 Short Film) The Bewitched Inn (1897 Short Film)
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A weary traveler stops at an inn along the way to get a good night's sleep, but his rest is interrupted... Dir: Georges Méliès With: Georges Méliès Comedy 2 mins.
9. Bataille de neige (1897 Documentary) 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... Dir: Louis Lumière Documentary 1 mins.
10. The Haunted Castle (1897 Short Film) The Haunted Castle (1897 Short Film)
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Dir: George Albert Smith Horror