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1. Frankenstein (1910)

Unrated | 16 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Frankenstein, a young medical student, trying to create the perfect human being, instead creates a misshapen monster. Made ill by what he has done, Frankenstein is comforted by his fiancée ... See full summary »

Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Mary Fuller, Charles Ogle, Augustus Phillips

Votes: 3,083

2. The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (1895)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, History, Horror

6.7
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This short film, one of the first to use camera tricks, depicts the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots.

Director: Alfred Clark | Star: Mrs. Robert L. Thomas

Votes: 1,586

3. Electrocuting an Elephant (1903)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short, Horror

3.1
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The execution of Topsy, a female elephant, in a publicity stunt advertising the opening of Luna Park on Coney Island. Topsy was originally owned by Forepaugh Circus where she killed a ... See full summary »

Stars: Carl Goliath, Topsy

Votes: 1,291

4. The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914)

81 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.4
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Ojo and Unc Nunkie are out of food, so they decide to journey to the Emerald City where they will never starve. Along the way, they meet Mewel, a waif and stray (mule) who leads them to Dr.... See full summary »

Director: J. Farrell MacDonald | Stars: Violet MacMillan, Frank Moore, Raymond Russell, Leontine Dranet

Votes: 334

5. Blacksmith Scene (1893)

Unrated | 1 min | Short, Comedy

6.2
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Three men hammer on an anvil and pass a bottle of beer around.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Stars: Charles Kayser, John Ott

Votes: 1,742

6. Corbett and Courtney Before the Kinetograph (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Sport

5.5
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James J. Corbett and Peter Courtney meet in a boxing exhibition.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Stars: James J. Corbett, Peter Courtney

Votes: 580

7. Jack's Joke (1913)

6 min | Short, Comedy

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In an upper class home, two gentlemen discuss meeting the young lady who lives there. The shorter of the two, "Jack," plays a prank on his friend by telling him she's hard of hearing and he... See full summary »

Director: Allen Ramsey | Stars: Edward Boulden, Arthur Housman, Cora Williams, Alice Washburn

8. Mikhail Bondarev: Hren' velikogo cheloveka (2015)

4 min | Short, Biography, Comedy

3.0
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A short mockumentary about a good friend.

Director: Nikolay Yeriomin | Stars: Mark Twain, Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, Mikhail Bondarev

Votes: 6

9. Fatima's Coochee-Coochee Dance (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short

5.5
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This is the lady whose graceful interpretations of the poetry of motion has made this dance so popular of recent years. - From 'The Phonoscope' (1899)

Director: James H. White | Star: Fatima

Votes: 232

10. The Passion Play of Oberammergau (1898)

Short, Drama

6.2
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Director: Henry C. Vincent | Stars: Frank Russell, Frank Gaylor, Fred Strong

Votes: 17

11. The Trick Cyclist (1901)

2 min | Short, Comedy, Sport

5.1
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Shows a tramp enter and try to ride a wheel, from which he makes some very ludicrous falls and gives up in despair, after which an artist enters and jumps rope on a wheel. A very laughable subject.

Director: Thomas A. Edison

Votes: 95

12. Nursery Favorites (1913)

9 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

6.1
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Director: Allen Ramsey | Stars: George Ballard, Viola Dana, Edna Flugrath, Robert Lett

Votes: 35

13. Sound of Song (2015– )

60 min | Documentary

6.2
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Composer and musician Neil Brand explores the magical elements that come together to create our favourite songs.

Stars: Neil Brand, Patricia Hammond, Paul Israel, Rick Wakeman

Votes: 12

14. Edison Kinetoscope Records: Annie Oakley (1894)

Documentary, Short

6.7
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Stars: Caicedo, Carmencita, Annie Oakley

Votes: 6

15. Serpentine Dance, Annabelle (1897)

Short

5.9
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Director: James H. White | Star: Annabelle Moore

Votes: 62

16. The Edison Kinetophone (1913)

Short

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Director: Allen Ramsey | Star: Allen Ramsey

17. Cock Fight (1896)

Documentary, Short

4.7
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Votes: 249

18. The Musical Blacksmiths (1913)

Short, Music

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Director: Allen Ramsey | Stars: George Ballard, Robert Lett, Shirley Mason, O.J. McCormack

19. Capsize of Lifeboat (1897)

1 min | Documentary, Short

4.3
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"Daily practice of life boat crew, showing boat being upset purposely by the men. As these boats are self-righting and self-bailing, the scene is particularly interesting."

Director: James H. White

Votes: 97

20. The Five Bachelors (1913)

Short, Comedy

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Director: Allen Ramsey | Stars: Edward Boulden, George Ballard, O.J. McCormack, Leo Parmet

21. Mutual Weekly, No. 44 (1915)

Short, News

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Tulsa, Okla: $200,000 goes up in smoke. Lightning strikes big oil tanks, causing enormous loss. Brooklyn, N.Y: New junior police brigade organized. Brownsville district jubilant over new ... See full summary »

Stars: Elico Arredondo, Luther Burbank, Thomas A. Edison, Henry Ford

22. The Old Violin (1914)

Short

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23. Launch of Life Boat (1897)

Documentary, Short

3.7
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"The scene opens with the opening of the boat-house door, followed by the boat speeding down a runway into the water. The sailors, with oars pointing upward, and the splashing waters, are clearly reproduced, making an interesting scene."

Director: James H. White

Votes: 65

24. The Deaf Mute (1913)

Short, Drama

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Director: Allen Ramsey | Stars: Robert Lawrence, W.B. Wainwright, Henry Grady, Robert Lett

25. Mr. Edison at Work in His Chemical Laboratory (1897)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

5.1
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"This film is remarkable in several respects. In the first place, it is full life-size. Secondly, it is the only accurate recent portrait of the great inventor. The scene is an actual one, ... See full summary »

Director: James H. White | Star: Thomas A. Edison

Votes: 540

26. Launch of Surf Boat (1897)

Documentary, Short

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Director: James H. White

27. Meeting of the Motion Pictures Patents Company (1909)

1 min | Short

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A short film in which the members of the Motion Pictures Patents Company (which had been founded only a year earlier) congratulate Thomas Edison himself on receiving a new patent.

Star: Thomas A. Edison

28. Sioux Ghost Dance (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short

5.2
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A group of Sioux Indians from Buffalo Bill's Wild West exhibition demonstrates a dance called a "ghost dance".

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise

Votes: 559

29. Thomas Edison, Train Films 1897-1906 (1904)

8 min | Documentary, Short

7.8
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Railroading in the east contains the earliest train films ever made. This film has been produced was made for the earliest steam train motion pictures at the turn of the century.

Director: Thomas A. Edison

Votes: 8

30. The Politician (II) (1913)

Short, Comedy

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Director: Allen Ramsey | Stars: Edward O'Connor, Alice Washburn, Elsie MacLeod, George Robinson

31. The Old Guard (II) (1913)

Short, Drama

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Director: Allen Ramsey | Stars: William Bechtel, A.H. Busby, Cora Williams

32. Pathé's Weekly, No. 40 (1911)

Short, News

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Sandy Hook, N.J. The convention of the governors of the United States at Spring Lake, New Jersey, visit Fort Hancock with their families, to witness the target practice of the 12-inch ... See full summary »

Stars: Thomas A. Edison, Calbraith Rodgers, William Howard Taft

33. Animated Weekly, No. 40 (1916)

Documentary, Short, News

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Peculiar Subway Wreck: Steel cars collapse when trains crash during big strike, but nobody killed, New York City. Naval Boat Races: Illinois Reserves hold annual rowing contests in Lake ... See full summary »

Stars: Thomas A. Edison, Henry Ford, Charles Evans Hughes, William C. Redfield

34. Brown Digital Camera Record of a Sneeze (2017)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short

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A man (Fred Ott IV) takes a pinch of pepper and sneezes. This is an homage to, "Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze (1894)," one of Thomas Edison's earliest films. AKA, "Fred Ott's ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Brown | Star: Chris Brown

35. Hearst-Selig News Pictorial, No. 48 (1915)

Short, News

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San Francisco: Unique memorial service is held for fallen aviators. Art Smith drops wreath from sky at place where Beachy was killed. Others gather on top of Mt. Tamalpais for memorial. ... See full summary »

Stars: William Jennings Bryan, Thomas A. Edison, Robert Lansing, Art Smith

36. Das Stelldichein der Verehrer (1912)

Short, Drama

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Director: Manfred Noa | Star: Ria Jende

37. Bicycle Trick Riding, No. 2 (1899)

1 min | Short, Sport

4.8
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"'Neidert,' of national fame, does stunts on his wheel that are simply wonderful. Makes his bicycle rear up, and rides around the stage on his back wheel; besides a lot of other easy things... See full summary »

Director: Thomas A. Edison | Star: Neidert

Votes: 214

38. Imperial Japanese Dance (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short

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A charming representation of the Mikado dance by three beautiful Japanese ladies in full costume. Very effective when colored. (from the Edison Catalog)

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: The Sarashe Sisters

Votes: 433

39. Blackton Sketches, No. 2 (1896)

Short

6.2
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Artist draws pictures of William McKinley and President Grover Cleveland.

Director: James H. White | Star: J. Stuart Blackton

Votes: 17

40. Parsifal (1904)

25 min | Drama, Short

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Klingsor seeks admission to the Holy Grail. Evil summons Kundry. Herzeloid appears with the child Parsifal. Crowning of Amfortas. Wounding of Amfortas. Carrying Amfortas to his bath. Kundry... See full summary »

Director: Edwin S. Porter | Stars: Adelaide Fitz-Allen, Robert Whittier

41. Pathé News, No. 86 (1915)

Short, News

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Weehawken, N.J: Lieut. Robert Fay (putting on gloves) is arrested by Secret Service men, while testing explosives supposed to be for use against munition works. Subtitles: 1. The brass tube... See full summary »

Stars: Luther Burbank, Mrs. Herbert Carpenter, Thomas A. Edison, Robert Fay

42. Andrew Carnegie (1914)

Documentary, Short, Biography

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A short film showcasing multimillionaire industrialist Andrew Carnegie.

Star: Andrew Carnegie

43. Indian War Council (1898)

Short, News

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"Here is a group of genuine Sioux Indians sitting around in a war council, deliberating. Buffalo Bill is addressing them."

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: William F. Cody

44. The Birth of the Telephone (1914)

Documentary, Short, Musical

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Director: Allen Ramsey

45. Lucia di Lammermoor (1911)

Short

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Metropolitan Opera stars, tenor Enrico Caruso and bass-baritone Pol Plancon, in a scene from the opera "Lucia di Lammermoor" filmed in Edison sound-on-disc process known as Cinephonograph.

Stars: Enrico Caruso, Pol Plancon

46. The Irish Policeman (1913)

Short, Music

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Director: Allen Ramsey | Star: Edward O'Connor

47. A Minstrel Show (1913)

Short, Music

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Director: Allen Ramsey | Star: William Meadowcraft

48. Edison Drawn by 'World' Artist (1896)

Not Rated | 2 min | Documentary, Short

5.1
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Artist draws Thomas Edison.

Director: James H. White | Stars: J. Stuart Blackton, Thomas A. Edison

Votes: 156

49. Julius Caesar (1913)

Short, Drama, History

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An excerpt of the Shakespeare play presented in the Kinetophone sound system, in which the sound was provided by synchronized Edison cylinders.

Director: Allen Ramsey | Star: Antony Andre

50. Alciede Capitane (1898)

Short

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The great Lady Trapezist. Her daring acts on the flying bar command breathless attention. Her graceful figure warrants her billed description, The Perfect Woman."

Star: Alciede Capitaine



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