College - Early Short Films (Live Action)by Blacktyler | created - 06 Apr 2014 | updated - 06 Apr 2014 | Public
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1 min | Short, Horror
As an elegant maestro of mirage and delusion drapes his beautiful female assistant with a gauzy textile, much to our amazement, the lady vanishes into thin air.
4. Une partie de cartes (1896)
Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Biography
In what is considered to be the first remake in the history of cinema, the grand French director, Georges Méliès, directs his very first short film, influenced by the Lumière Brothers' original story in "Partie d'écarté (1896)".
6. The Devil's Castle (1897)
3 min | Short, Horror
Released under different titles in France--and not surprisingly, often confused with its analogous 1896 movie, "Le Manoir du Diable (1896)"--Georges Méliès' Haunted Castle is considered, by all means, a remake.
8. The Living Playing Cards (1905)
Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy
With a brand-new deck of playing cards in his hand, an elegantly-attired thaumaturge, by fire and the pure power of illusion, transforms a plain nine of spades card into a full-size Queen of Hearts.
10. Dickson Experimental Sound Film (1894)
Not Rated | 1 min | Short
The sound has been found in the form of an old Edisonian recording cylinder. The cylinder was repaired, then Walter Murch ACE MPSE synced the film to the correct music in (I believe) 2002. Total running time is approximately 17 seconds.
11. Buffalo Dance (1894)
Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short
Three Sioux Indians perform a 'buffalo dance', while two others use drums to supply a rhythm. The three dancers move around in a circle as they perform the various actions that are part of the dance.
12. Bucking Broncho (1894)
Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short
A fine exhibition of horsemanship by Lee Martin, a genuine cowboy. This particular broncho is an unusually wicked one. (from Edison Films)
21. À la conquête du pôle (1912)
Not Rated | 33 min | Short, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Scientists from all over the world are meeting to discuss the best way to reach the North Pole. Professor Maboul demonstrates for them the innovative equipment that he has designed for the ... See full summary »
30. Pygmalion and Galatea (1898)
2 min | Short, Fantasy
Showing Pygmalion at work in his studio on the statue of Galatea, who, on being completed, comes to life. He attempts to clasp her to his arms, when the bust leaves the body and crossing ... See full summary »
39. Alice in Wonderland (1903)
8 min | Fantasy, Short
Alice dozes in a garden, awakened by a dithering white rabbit in waistcoat with pocket watch. She follows him down a hole and finds herself in a hall of many doors. A key opens a small door... See full summary »
40. The Great Train Robbery (1903)
TV-G | 11 min | Short, Action, Western
A group of bandits stage a brazen train hold-up, only to find a determined posse hot on their heels.
42. Frankenstein (1910)
Unrated | 16 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi
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 »
45. Le chevalier mystère (1899)
Not Rated | 2 min | Short, Fantasy
The conjurer appears at a blackboard and shows the head of a knight on it. He seizes the picture of the head, removes it from the blackboard, and it turns into life and bows and smiles ... See full summary »
46. Miser's Dream (1899)
1 min | Short, Fantasy
Showing interior of a laboratory of a metallurgist conducting experiments and he is endeavoring to produce gold from baser metals. In a huge fireplace is seen a cauldron, into which he puts... See full summary »
48. The Suburbanite (1904)
9 min | Comedy, Short
A family moves out to the 'peaceful' suburbs where everything goes wrong, including the mother-in-law moving in.
49. The Country Doctor (1909)
Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Drama
While caring for his sick daughter, a doctor is called away to the sickbed of a neighbor. He finds the neighbor gravely ill, and ignores his wife's pleas to come home and care for his own daughter, who has taken a turn for the worse.
50. The Invaders (1912)
Not Rated | 41 min | Short, Western
The U.S. Army and the Indians sign a peace treaty. However, a group of surveyors trespass on the Indians' land and violate the treaty. The army refuses to listen to the Indians' complaints,... See full summary »
51. The Breath of a Nation (1919)
Not Rated | 6 min | Animation, Comedy, Short