Most Popular Titles Released In 1897

1. 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
2. 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.
3. The Haunted Castle (1897 Short Film) The Haunted Castle (1897 Short Film)
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Dir: George Albert Smith Horror
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 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.
6. Cupid and Psyche (1897 Short Film) Cupid and Psyche (1897 Short Film)
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"[By the Leander Sisters.] The dress of one consists of a pair of wings and a bow and arrow; the other represents a fairy. Bathers in all stages of dress and undress watch the graceful dance." Dir: James H. White
7. Seminary Girls (1897 Short Film) Seminary Girls (1897 Short Film)
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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." Dir: James H. White Comedy 1 mins.
8. 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.
9. 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
10. L'arroseur arrosé (1897 Short Film) L'arroseur arrosé (1897 Short Film)
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A gardener is watering some plants. A small boy stops the flow of water and the gardener looks into his hose. The boy starts the water again, and the gardener is soaked. He fights with the boy. Dir: Alice Guy Comedy