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 1 mins.
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 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
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. Les grandes manoeuvres belges (1897 Documentary) Les grandes manoeuvres belges (1897 Documentary)
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Dir: Alexandre Documentary
6. The Devil's Laboratory (1897 Short Film) The Devil's Laboratory (1897 Short Film)
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"The picture shows the Devil working at a fire. Two cavaliers appear, and the Devil takes the form of a seer... Dir: Georges Méliès Horror
7. The Haunted Castle (1897 Short Film) The Haunted Castle (1897 Short Film)
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Dir: George Albert Smith Horror 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 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.
10. 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