With Selig Polyscope Company (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Katzenjammer Kids (1912)

Short, Comedy

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The characters in this comedy introduce themselves in the home of "Ma" Katzenjammer. She is expecting company for the weekend and is making preparations accordingly. She starts her baking ... See full summary »

Director: Chauncy D. Herbert | Stars: Guy Mohler, Emil Nuchberg, Chauncy D. Herbert, John Lancaster

2. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910)

Not Rated | 13 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Short

5.7
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An early version of the classic, based more on the 1902 stage musical than on the original novel.

Director: Otis Turner | Stars: Bebe Daniels, Hobart Bosworth, Eugenie Besserer, Robert Z. Leonard

Votes: 1,529

3. The Astronomer's Dream; or, the Man in the Moon (1898)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

7.5
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An astronomer falls asleep and has a strange dream involving a fairy queen and the Moon.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Jehanne d'Alcy, Georges Méliès

Votes: 4,153

4. The Sign of the Cross (1899)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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Satan appears in a convent and takes the guise of a priest. Before long he is causing all manner of perturbation and despair.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,146

5. Four Heads Are Better Than One (1898)

1 min | Short, Comedy

7.6
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Much to our amazement, an elegant and masterful illusionist detaches his own head effortlessly from his shoulders for a once-in-a-lifetime performance.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 3,438

6. Tossing a Nigger in a Blanket (1898)

1 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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"Company F, 1st Ohio Volunteers, initiating a new man. Nineteen times he bounces in the blanket, and each toss is funnier than the last one."

Director: William 'Daddy' Paley

Votes: 2,011

7. The Count of Monte Cristo (1908)

Not Rated | 14 min | Action, Short, Drama

7.1
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A complete performance of THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO filmed as a stage play with curtains between the five acts: Act I. "The Sailor's Return," Act II. "Twenty Years Later," Act III. "Dantes ... See full summary »

Directors: Francis Boggs, Thomas Persons | Stars: Hobart Bosworth, Francis Boggs

Votes: 50

8. Little Orphant Annie (1918)

57 min | Drama

6.9
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Surrounded by a group of children, poet James Whitcomb Riley narrates the story of Little Orphant Annie, who loses her mother at an early age and is sent to an orphanage. Annie charms the ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Campbell | Stars: Colleen Moore, Tom Santschi, Harry Lonsdale, Eugenie Besserer

Votes: 63

9. Where There's a Will, There's a Way (1911)

Comedy, Short

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Two staid judges, Hay and Holt, are close friends. They have but one child each, an attractive daughter. These old fellows are very dignified and old-fashioned in their ideas, and they ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Boggs | Stars: Nick Cogley, George Hernandez, Herbert Rawlinson, Roy Watson

10. Summoning the Spirits (1899)

1 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

5.7
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A magician presents a wreath which in turn transforms into other things.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 423

11. The Lost City (1920)

300 min | Action, Adventure

4.1
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Director: E.A. Martin | Stars: Juanita Hansen, George Chesebro, Frank Clark, Hector Dion

Votes: 32

12. Honk (2022)

47 min | Documentary, Short | Post-production

The power of love shines in this heart-warming tale of friendship and inspiration between an unlikely duo. Cheryl inadvertently befriends a mourning goose, Honk, while recycling in the ... See full summary »

Director: Cheryl Allison | Stars: Cheryl Allison, Honk, Kathy Rogers, Mary Beth Purdy

13. The Delights of Automobiling (1900)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy

6.3
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As two couples enjoy their evening promenade in a nice but rickety open motor car, without notice, an explosion blows the vehicle to smithereens.

Director: Cecil M. Hepworth | Stars: Cecil M. Hepworth, Henry Lawley

Votes: 915

14. The Jungle Princess (1920)

Approved | 52 min | Adventure

4.3
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Feature version of The Lost City (1920), a fifteen episode serial.

Director: E.A. Martin | Stars: Juanita Hansen, George Chesebro, Frank Clark, Hector Dion

Votes: 45

15. Something Good - Negro Kiss (1898)

1 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

6.6
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A burlesque on the John Rice - May Irwin kiss in The Kiss (1896)

Director: William Nicholas Selig | Stars: Gertie Brown, Saint Suttle

Votes: 433

16. The Magician (1898)

1 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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In a traditional "magician" attire, the wizard of illusion and jump cuts, Georges Méliès, says the magic words and conjures up wonders from a plain wooden box.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 885

17. The Heart of Texas Ryan (1917)

60 min | Western

5.3
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Colonel William Ryan, a ranch owner, in the Lone Star State, has named his only daughter Texas. Jack Parker, a devil-may-care cowpuncher, loves only two things, one is his horse and the ... See full summary »

Director: E.A. Martin | Stars: Tom Mix, Bessie Eyton, Frank Campeau, George Fawcett

Votes: 102

18. Playing with Fire (I) (1914)

Short, Drama, Romance

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Mary Ransom lives happily with her husband, John Ransom, and their two-year-old boy. Ransom is a prosperous business man. Horton is an old friend of the family and takes advantage of this ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Santschi | Stars: Tom Santschi, Bessie Eyton, Harry Lonsdale

19. The Man from the East (1911)

Short, Western

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Jack Manning is a young man, one year out of college. His father, recently died, leaving him a fortune. And as the father was a retired banker, Jack has nothing to keep him in New York, ... See full summary »

Stars: Kathlyn Williams, Tom Mix

20. Where Love Is, There God Is Also (1912)

Short, Drama

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This story is adapted from Tolstoi's story of Russian peasant life, the principal scenes of which are laid in the basement home of an old Russian shoemaker. Having recently lost his wife ... See full summary »

Director: Oscar Eagle | Stars: Frank Weed, Joseph Ransome, Thomas Commerford, Winifred Greenwood

21. An Indian Vestal (1911)

Short, Western

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In the early days of the frontier, when the Indians were less acquainted with the ways and customs of the whites, who had not yet encroached so far upon their territory, an attack was made ... See full summary »

Director: Hobart Bosworth | Stars: Hobart Bosworth, Viola Barry, Major J.A. McGuire, Donald MacDonald

22. The Man from the East (1914)

10 min | Short, Western

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Tom Bates is living in the city enjoying a liberal fortune left him by an uncle recently deceased. When Tom received his fortune he was working on a ranch as a cowboy and was a top-notcher,... See full summary »

Director: Tom Mix | Stars: Tom Mix, Goldie Colwell, Leo D. Maloney, Pat Chrisman

23. The Spoilers (1914)

110 min | Drama, Western

6.2
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The first of many filmed adaptations of Rex Beach's adventure novel of the Alaskan gold-rush.

Director: Colin Campbell | Stars: William Farnum, Kathlyn Williams, Tom Santschi, Bessie Eyton

Votes: 81

24. The Range Riders (1910)

Short, Thriller, Western

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Each year the unique surroundings and novel characters of this great and typical American custom is becoming more and more obsolete and in a few short years entirely extinct. Can you ... See full summary »

Directors: Francis Boggs, Otis Turner | Stars: Tom Mix, Myrtle Stedman, William V. Mong

25. The Man with the Iron Heart (1915)

30 min | Short, Drama

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I.M. Mann, millionaire president of a large corporation, is known as "the man with the iron heart." James Boyd, cashier for Mann's corporation, is delayed one morning because of a dying ... See full summary »

Director: George Nichols | Stars: Al W. Filson, Lillian Hayward, Fred Hearn, Vivian Reed

26. Miracles of the Jungle (1921)

Action

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The adventures of two U.S. Secret Service men sent to Africa to bring back a man wanted for murder.

Directors: James Conway, E.A. Martin | Stars: Ben Hagerty, Wilbur Higby, Al Ferguson, Frederick Peters

27. Ben's Kid (1909)

Short, Western

7.8
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Buck Minor was the most detested man in Wolf Hollow, partly because he was quarrelsome and treacherous, partly because he abused and neglected his little wife, Molly, whom all the camp ... See full synopsis »

Director: Francis Boggs | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Tom Santschi, Harry Todd

Votes: 24

28. The Boob (1917)

Short, Comedy, Drama

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Director: Otis Thayer | Stars: Frederick Eckhart, Casson Ferguson, Bernadine Zuber

29. Cats (1915)

Comedy, Short

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Jinks is a morose man. He loves his wife, but Mrs. Jinks loves cats, and Jinks finds himself in despair. Whenever he comes home he finds cats on the piano, on the tables and chairs, while ... See full summary »

Director: Norval MacGregor

30. The Fairylogue and Radio-Plays (1908)

120 min | Fantasy, Adventure

5.3
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L. Frank Baum would appear in a white suit and present his live actors, slide shows and films as a live travelogue presentation of his popular fantasies. Highlights include Dorothy being ... See full summary »

Directors: Francis Boggs, Otis Turner | Stars: L. Frank Baum, Frank Burns, George E. Wilson, Wallace Illington

Votes: 66

31. The Rosary (1915)

Passed | Drama, Mystery, Romance

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Bruce Wilton has amassed a fortune which he lavishes on his wife Vera. But a note of menace creeps into their happy home. No one hears it at first, except Father Kelly, a priest and Bruce's... See full summary »

Director: Colin Campbell | Stars: Kathlyn Williams, Charles Clary, Wheeler Oakman, Gertrude Ryan

32. In the Days of the Thundering Herd (1914)

48 min | Western

5.8
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Tom and Sally are the only survivors when their wagon train is attacked by Swift Wing's braves. Starlight aids in their escape and they join a group of hunters. But there is more trouble when the tribe attacks again.

Directors: Colin Campbell, Francis J. Grandon | Stars: Tom Mix, Bessie Eyton, Wheeler Oakman, Red Wing

Votes: 34

33. The Sanitarium (1910)

6.6
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Charley Wise with a Waldorf appetite on a beany salary finds himself growing unpopular with his landlord as well as other creditors. In fact the sighing breezes seem to whisper "Charley ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Santschi | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Nick Cogley, George Hernandez, Hobart Bosworth

Votes: 37

34. Le chevalier mystère (1899)

Not Rated | 2 min | Short, Fantasy

6.2
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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 »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 509

35. Monte Cristo (1912)

Short, Adventure

6.5
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Part One. The first reel opens with the departure of the ship Pharaon from Marseilles, with Dantes and Danglars, the man who later incomes his deadly rival, as supercargo. During the voyage... See full summary »

Director: Colin Campbell | Stars: Hobart Bosworth, Tom Santschi, Herbert Rawlinson, Eugenie Besserer

Votes: 20

36. Why the Sheriff Is a Bachelor (1914)

Adventure, Drama, Romance

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The sheriff is in love with a beautiful widow. The widow has a brother who is in secret a rascal and a member of a gang of bandits. The sheriff and the widow have arrived at an ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Mix | Stars: Tom Mix, Goldie Colwell, Leo D. Maloney, Roy Watson

37. A Texas Steer (1915)

Passed | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.4
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Urged on by his wife and daughter and against his better judgment, Texas cattle-baron Maverick Brander, finds himself in Washington D. C. as an elected congressman. However, when the ... See full summary »

Director: Giles Warren | Stars: Tyrone Power Sr., Grace Darmond, Frances Bayless, John Charles

Votes: 30

38. Dorothy and the Scarecrow in Oz (1910)

Short

5.4
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Dorothy and the Scarecrow are now in the Emerald City. They have become friendly with the Wizard, and together with the woodman, the cowardly lion, and several new creations equally ... See full summary »

Director: Otis Turner | Star: Marcia Moore

Votes: 70

39. Local Color on the A-1 Ranch (1916)

14 min | Short, Comedy, Western

6.9
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Vicky Hoskins, an eastern girl with story writing ambitions, goes west to get local color for a story. Tom, foreman of John Hicks' ranch, plans to joke the eastern girl. With cowboys, Tom ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Mix | Stars: Tom Mix, Old Blue, Pat Chrisman, Victoria Forde

Votes: 33

40. A Day Off (1912)

Short, Comedy

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Henpecked husbands Con Ology and Hi Flyer devise a plan to escape from their domineering spouses for a day to enjoy the company of two chorus-girl affinities. They arrange to meet the girls... See full summary »

Director: Chauncy D. Herbert | Stars: John Lancaster, Patrick Carson, Louise Reming Barnes, Louise Reming

41. Alas! Poor Yorick! (1913)

8 min | Comedy, Short

6.6
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In the grounds of a sanitarium are gathered a number of mentally (but harmless) deranged patients. The most conspicuous is a tall tragedian. When he escapes from his keepers the ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Campbell | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Wheeler Oakman, Tom Santschi, Lillian Hayward

Votes: 11

42. John Colter's Escape (1912)

Short, Drama

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John Colter, a backwoodsman of the northwestern coast, earned a reputation for his speed as a runner and his resourcefulness in face of danger. Once when trapping he was captured by a ... See full summary »

Director: Hobart Bosworth | Stars: Herbert Rawlinson, Bessie Eyton, Harry Ennis, Lillian Hayward

43. The Garden of Allah (1916)

100 min | Drama

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When her mother elopes with a lover and her father dies cursing the name of God, Domini Enfilden attempts to forget her pain in Beni Mora, an oasis in the Sahara. At the desert hotel, she ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Campbell | Stars: Helen Ware, Tom Santschi, Will Machin, Matt Snyder

44. The Way of the Red Man (1910)

Adventure, Short

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An Indian farmer and his wife protect and secrete a gambler who has injured a cowboy in a fight over a game of cards. The gambler repays the Indian by stealing the affections of his wife, a... See full summary »

Director: Otis Turner | Stars: Margarita Fischer, Tom Mix

45. The Law and the Outlaw (1913)

39 min | Short, Western

6.0
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Dakota Wilson escapes from the Deer Lodge Penitentiary, and, after a period of quietness, secures a position on the Diamond S ranch, owned by Buffalo Watson. Ruth, the daughter of the ranch... See full summary »

Director: William Duncan | Stars: Tom Mix, Lester Cuneo, Myrtle Stedman, Florence Dye

Votes: 31

46. The Conflict (II) (1916)

Short, Drama

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Allan Newell, rector of the fashionable St. Paul's Church, informs Paul Gilbert, a rising young minister, that he, Newell, is planning a trip abroad and would like Gilbert to succeed him as... See full summary »

Director: William Robert Daly | Stars: Charles West, Fritzi Brunette, Jack Pickford, Vivian Reed

47. The Land of Oz (1910)

Short, Fantasy

6.8
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The Emerald City in all its splendor with all the familiar characters so dear to the hearts of children - Little Dorothy, the scarecrow, the woodman, the cowardly lion, and the wizard ... See full summary »

Director: Otis Turner | Star: Marcia Moore

Votes: 34

48. A Mysterious Portrait (1899)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short

6.0
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A magician has a picture frame set up. He then proceeds to make a second version of himself appear inside it.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 536

49. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1908)

16 min | Short, Horror

6.1
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Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

Director: Otis Turner | Stars: Hobart Bosworth, Betty Harte

Votes: 62

50. The Circular Staircase (1915)

Passed | Mystery

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Aunt Ray Innes leases Sunnyside House, the country home of Paul Armstrong, and invites her nephew and niece, Halsey and Gertrude Innes. En route, the young people stop at the Greenwood Club... See full summary »

Director: Edward LeSaint | Stars: Eugenie Besserer, Guy Oliver, Stella Razeto, Edith Johnson


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