With Selig Polyscope Company (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. 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: 1,560

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

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

7.4
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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: 4,298

3. 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: 3,585

4. 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

5. Honk (2022)

47 min | Documentary

9.6
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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

Votes: 14

6. The Count of Monte Cristo (1908)

Not Rated | 14 min | Action, Short, Drama

6.7
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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: 53

7. Tossing a Nigger in a Blanket (1898)

1 min | Documentary, Short

6.6
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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: 2,031

8. 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: 1,202

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. In the Days of the Thundering Herd (1914)

48 min | Western

5.5
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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: 36

11. The Crisis (1916)

100 min | Drama, History, War

6.2
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Stephen Brice, a young lawyer in Civil War-era St. Louis, falls in love with Virginia Carvel, the daughter of his benefactor. But she is loyal to the South and Brice is committed to ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Campbell | Stars: George Fawcett, Matt Snyder, Bessie Eyton, Tom Santschi

Votes: 26

12. Shooting an Oil Well (1910)

Short, Drama, Thriller

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The film begins with a view of the derrick with busy workmen, each wearing a hopeful and triumphant look as the heavy steel bit plunges down and down until over sixteen hundred feet are ... See full summary »

13. 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: 466

14. A Mysterious Portrait (1899)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short

5.9
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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: 556

15. The Fairylogue and Radio-Plays (1908)

120 min | Fantasy, Adventure

5.2
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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: 67

16. 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

17. A Black Sheep (1915)

Comedy

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To the town of Tombstone, in which Goodrich Mudd is known as the "Blacksheep," comes a burlesque company headed by Lida, a captivating woman. Mudd, the sheriff and Underdog, who works a ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas N. Heffron | Stars: Otis Harlan, Rita Gould, Grace Darmond, John Charles

18. The Spoilers (1914)

110 min | Drama, Western

6.0
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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: 86

19. Lieutenant Grey of the Confederacy (1911)

Short, Drama, War

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Lieut. Grey, C.S.A., is sent to obtain plans of the Federal forts. He meets and is aided by Col. Carter's daughter, Elizabeth, a loyal Confederate. Later he is chased and wounded by a party... See full summary »

Director: Francis Boggs | Stars: James Dayton, Alvin Wyckoff, Sydney Ayres, Herbert Rawlinson

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

16 min | Short, Horror

6.0
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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

21. Our German Cousin (1910)

Short, Comedy

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22. The Stagecoach Guard (1915)

Short, Western

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When the stagecoach is about to pull out on its daily trip, Jack, the driver, finally locates Tom, the coach guard, in a saloon where a fight is in progress and Jack helps Tom whip several ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Mix | Stars: Tom Mix, Victoria Forde, Sid Jordan

23. Forked Trails (1915)

Short, Western

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Moya Lantry, a belle of Cattleland. has captured the hearts of two bold cowboys, Bob Davis and Frank Scott. They arrange, a contest to decide which shall marry her and Scott wins out by a ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Mix | Stars: Tom Mix, Goldie Colwell, Sid Jordan, Pat Chrisman

24. 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: 934

25. A Crucial Test (1912)

Short, Drama

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Bill Wildern and Jim Forster, partners in Klondike, failing to find pay dirt worthwhile, decide that Bill shall captain a prospecting party on a long trip. Lost on the trail, Bill is taken ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Montgomery | Stars: Tom Santschi, Hobart Bosworth, Herbert Rawlinson, Fred Huntley

26. Little Orphant Annie (1918)

57 min | Drama

6.7
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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: 69

27. 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: 917

28. The Lost City (1920)

300 min | Action, Adventure

3.8
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Director: E.A. Martin | Stars: Juanita Hansen, George Chesebro, Frank Clark, Hector Dion

Votes: 32

29. The Girl from Montana (1907)

2 min | Short, Drama, Romance

4.5
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As a young couple are courting, they are rudely interrupted and split up. The man is seized and is turned over to a gang of toughs who want to hang him. Though she is greatly outnumbered, ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson | Star: Pansy Perry

Votes: 44

30. The Girl and the Judge (1913)

Drama, Short

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George Goff, the son of a wealthy city judge, goes to the country for a summer spell. He conceals his identity, but woos and wins Grace Green, the daughter of a stern and honest old farmer,... See full summary »

Director: Lem B. Parker | Stars: Kathlyn Williams, Herbert Rawlinson, Hobart Bosworth, Eugenie Besserer

31. A Child of the Prairie (1915)

63 min | Western

5.1
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In the wild west, Tom's wife, Nell, yearns to return to big city life. Slippery Jim offers her a way--and she takes the couple's young daughter with her. Will Tom ever see his child again?

Director: Tom Mix | Stars: Tom Mix, Louella Maxam, Norma Maxam, Ed Brady

Votes: 18

32. Ben's Kid (1909)

Short, Western

8.2
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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

33. Cake Walk (1900)

Short

4.2
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This film is one of the finest of its kind, portraying a number of swell darkies engaged in the popular pastime of walking for the cake. The dance is well executed by people who have a ... See full summary »

Director: F.S. Armitage

Votes: 79

34. The Man from Texas (1915)

Not Rated | 41 min | Short, Western

5.3
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A cowboy gets a message that his sister's husband has left her and she is in trouble. When he gets there, he finds her dead. He sets out to track down the husband.

Director: Tom Mix | Stars: Tom Mix, Goldie Colwell, Louella Maxam, Ed Brady

Votes: 88

35. Lost in the Jungle (1911)

16 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.0
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Jan Kruga and his daughter Meta live on a farm in the Transvaal. The nearest neighbor, Sir John Morgan, lives 20 miles away, and it is only on rare intervals that she ever goes even that ... See full summary »

Director: Otis Turner | Stars: Kathlyn Williams, William V. Mong, Frank Weed, Charles Clary

Votes: 24

36. The Heart of Texas Ryan (1917)

60 min | Western

5.2
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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: 107

37. Temperance Town (1916)

Short, Comedy

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Mink Jones of Jonesville, is the lord high executioner and everything else. When Booze and Souse send Jack Worth, salesman for demon rum to Jonesville, he is met at the depot by Mink Jones ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas N. Heffron | Stars: Otis Harlan, Grace Darmond, John Charles, James Bradbury Sr.

38. An Arizona Wooing (1915)

Short, Western

5.5
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Manuel Paquito and Tom Warner are rivals for the love of Jean Dixon. Knowing that Paquito is an outlaw, Jean favors Warner. In difficulties with the cattlemen, Tom Warner is captured by ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Mix | Stars: Tom Mix, Louella Maxam, Pat Chrisman, William Brunton

Votes: 30

39. The Adventures of Kathlyn (1913)

300 min | Adventure

5.5
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The daughter of an adventurer in India is kidnapped by a native king, whom she is forced to marry. She has several adventures battling natives and wild animals.

Director: Francis J. Grandon | Stars: Kathlyn Williams, Charles Clary, Horace B. Carpenter, Lafe McKee

Votes: 45

40. A Milk White Flag (1916)

Short, Drama

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Piggott Luce, a prominent citizen in a small town having two rival regiments, becomes a private in the Milk White Guards. Mrs. Luce makes it her business to domineer over Piggott. There ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas N. Heffron | Stars: Otis Harlan, Charlotte Mineau, Grace Darmond, Leslie King

41. Two Gay Dogs (1912)

Short, Comedy

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Stevens and Dickens, two gay old dogs, somewhat henpecked and aching for a holiday, decide to send their wives to the country, in order that they may indulge in a secret hijinks of their ... See full summary »

Director: Chauncy D. Herbert | Stars: John Lancaster, Thomas Dixon Jr., Louise Reming Barnes, Louise Reming

42. Brown of Harvard (1918)

Drama, Sport

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Tom Brown shows up at Harvard, confident and a bit arrogant. He becomes a rival of Bob McAndrew, not only in football and rowing crew, but also for the affections of Mary Abbott, a professor's daughter.

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Tom Moore, Hazel Daly, Sidney Ainsworth, Warner Richmond

43. A Stranger in New York (1916)

Short, Drama

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A. Stranger, who registers from any old place, calls on I. Collier Downe, a Chicago millionaire to sell the famous volume "Success Secrets." They reach an agreement by which A. Stranger, ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas N. Heffron | Stars: Otis Harlan, Robert Bolder, John Charles, Emma Glenwood

44. The Two Orphans (1911)

Short, Drama

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REEL ONE: Diane Eleanor De Vaudrey secretly marries a man beneath her. A child is born, Louise, the blind girl. Diane's father kills her husband and forces her to marry the Count de ... See full summary »

Directors: Otis Turner, Francis Boggs | Stars: Kathlyn Williams, Winifred Greenwood, Thomas Carrigan, Charles Clary

45. The Shrinking Rawhide (1912)

Short, Western

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In the carefree days of California, "before the Gringoes came," the blood of caballero and senorita ran hot and the little god of love was forever on the rampage in that tempting field. ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Montgomery | Stars: Herbert Rawlinson, Frank Richardson, Hobart Bosworth, Phil Stratton

46. The Vampire (1910)

Short, Drama

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A picture dramatization from Sir Ed Burne-Jones' famous painting, with suggestions from that world famous poem by Rudyard Kipling, each conceded a peer in the literary and world of art. ... See full summary »

Stars: Charles Clary, Margarita Fischer

47. 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: 525

48. In the Sultan's Power (1909)

Adventure, Short

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Jack Thornton, an American traveler, while touring Europe meets the daughter of an old French nobleman and falls in love with her. He is persistent in his suit for her hand, but outside of ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Boggs | Stars: Hobart Bosworth, Betty Harte, Tom Santschi, Stella Adams

49. The Last of the Stills (1915)

Short, Drama

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To avoid a collapse, Benton, a business man, is ordered to the wilds just as energetic revenue officers start uncovering moonshiners' stills. Old Burt, a moonshiner, has a beautiful ... See full summary »

Director: Burton L. King | Stars: Robyn Adair, Virginia Kirtley, Ed Brady

50. Bill Haywood, Producer (1915)

Short, Action, Comedy

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Bill Haywood is ambitions to become a motion picture producer. He writes a scenario, which, considering the results, must have been awful, and sends same to a motion picture concern for ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Mix | Stars: Tom Mix, Goldie Colwell, Sid Jordan, George Fawcett


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