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1. Sallie Gardner at a Gallop (1878)

1 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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The clip shows a jockey, Domm, riding a horse, Sally Gardner. The clip is not filmed but instead consists of 24 individual photographs shot in rapid succession, making a moving picture when using a zoopraxiscope.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge | Stars: Gilbert Domm, Sallie Gardner

Votes: 1,847

2. Buffalo Running (1883)

1 min | Documentary, Short

6.4
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Individual photographs of the running of a buffalo shot in rapid succession.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 545

3. Jumping Over a Man's Back-Leapfrog (1887)

1 min | Short, Sport

5.2
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A brief series photography by British Photographer Eadweard Muybridge featuring two boys playing leapfrog.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 45

4. Woman Getting Into Bed (1887)

Short

5.2
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A film experiment featuring one of Eadweard Muybridge's nude female models getting into a bed.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 21

5. Elephant Walking (1887)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.3
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A series of photographs picturing an elephant walking.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 29

6. Adjutant Walking (1887)

Documentary, Short

4.9
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A series of photographs shot by Eadweard Muybridge, depicting an adjutant walking.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 11

7. Monkeyshines, No. 1 (1890)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

5.1
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One of W.K.L. Dickson's laboratory workers horses around for the camera.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: Giuseppe Sacco Albanese

Votes: 1,133

8. Monkeyshines, No. 3 (1890)

1 min | Short

4.5
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An Edison company worker makes large gestures in front of a Kinetoscope to test the new camera system.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: Giuseppe Sacco Albanese

Votes: 268

9. Monkeyshines, No. 2 (1890)

1 min | Short

4.9
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In an experiment that follows up on the results of 'Monkeyshines, No. 1', an Edison company worker again moves around in front of the motion picture camera.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: Giuseppe Sacco Albanese

Votes: 816

10. Duncan and Another, Blacksmith Shop (1891)

Short

4.6
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Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: James C. Duncan

Votes: 68

11. Duncan or Devonald with Muslin Cloud (1891)

Short

4.8
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Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Stars: Fred C. Devonald, James C. Duncan

Votes: 62

12. Monkey and Another, Boxing (1891)

Documentary, Short

5.2
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Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise

Votes: 74

13. Newark Athlete (1891)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

4.9
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An athlete swings Indian clubs.

Director: William K.L. Dickson

Votes: 1,306

14. Dickson Greeting (1891)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short

5.4
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"A little while ago there was a great convention of women's clubs of America. Mrs. Edison is interested in women's clubs and their work and she decided to entertain the Presidents of the ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,094

15. Duncan Smoking (1891)

1 min | Short

5.1
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Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: James C. Duncan

Votes: 83

16. Men Boxing (1891)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short, Action

4.8
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Two men wearing boxing gloves prepare to spar in the Edison Company studio.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise

Votes: 749

17. Wrestling (1892)

Short, Sport

4.8
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Director: William K.L. Dickson

Votes: 60

18. Fencing (1892)

1 min | Short, Sport

4.3
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Two men practicing fencing. Directed by William Dickson and filmed at Thomas Edison's Laboratories in New Jersey. It was an experimental film to test the new kinetoscope. Originally only a ... See full summary »

Director: William K.L. Dickson

Votes: 359

19. A Hand Shake (1892)

1 min | Short

3.9
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Two men shake hands for the Kinetograph.

Stars: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise

Votes: 396

20. Boxing (1892)

Short, Sport

5.3
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Votes: 120

21. Man on Parallel Bars (1892)

Short, Sport

5.4
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Director: William K.L. Dickson

Votes: 61

22. Horse Shoeing (1893)

Documentary, Short

4.9
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One of the pictures to be seen in the machine, for example, was that of a blacksmith shop in which two men were working, one shoeing a horse, the other heating iron at the forge. One would ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 84

23. 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: 1,879

24. Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze (1894)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.6
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A man (Thomas Edison's assistant) takes a pinch of snuff and sneezes. This is one of the earliest Thomas Edison films and was the first motion picture to be copyrighted in the United States.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Fred Ott

Votes: 1,626

25. Cock Fight, No. 2 (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short

4.3
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Two gamecocks are fighting inside a wire cage, while two spectators look on in the background. The two men agree to make a bet on the outcome. One of them shows his money to the other, who is commenting on the fight.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: Henry Welton

Votes: 324

26. Athlete with Wand (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Sport

4.5
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A gymnast assumes a number of positions while holding a wand in both hands.

Director: William K.L. Dickson

Votes: 422

27. Carmencita (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

5.8
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Performing on what looks like a small wooden stage, wearing a dress with a hoop skirt and white high-heeled pumps, Carmencita does a dance with kicks and twirls, a smile always on her face.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Carmencita

Votes: 1,522

28. The Cock Fight (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

4.5
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Two gamecocks fight in the Edison Company film studio. This feature was remade later in the same year, with additional detail added.

Director: William K.L. Dickson

Votes: 459

29. Men on Parallel Bars (1894)

Documentary, Short

4.8
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Director: William K.L. Dickson

Votes: 17

30. Unsuccessful Somersault (1894)

Short

5.2
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One of the series gives successive pictures of an athlete in an unsuccessful attempt to turn a somersault. Everybody who has seen a boy perform this act knows the brief space of time it ... See full summary »

Director: William K.L. Dickson

Votes: 19

31. Highland Dance (1894)

Short

5.4
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A couple performs a Highland Fling.

Director: William K.L. Dickson

Votes: 16

32. Wrestling Match (1894)

Short, Sport

4.7
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"Two men engaged in wrestling are shown in one of the series of illustrations that accompany the kinetoscope. They were photographed in the 'Black Maria' by the kinetograph and the ... See full summary »

Director: William K.L. Dickson

Votes: 29

33. Bertoldi (Mouth Support) (1894)

Short

4.7
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Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Ena Bertoldi

Votes: 15

34. Bertoldi (Table Contortion) (1894)

Short

4.5
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"The marvelous lady contortionist and acrobat."

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Ena Bertoldi

Votes: 19

35. Trapeze (1894)

Documentary, Short

5.6
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Director: William K.L. Dickson

Votes: 18

36. Edison Kinetoscope Records: Annie Oakley (1894)

Documentary, Short

6.0
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Stars: Caicedo, Carmencita, Annie Oakley

Votes: 18

37. Sandow: The Strong Man (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

5.3
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Eugen Sandow, who claims to be the strongest man in the world, appears in the Edison Company's film studio.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Eugen Sandow

Votes: 976

38. A Bar Room Scene (1894)

Short

5.3
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"Showing the wind-up of a political discussion. Dramatis personae: A Democrat, a Republican, a Bar Maid, and a Policeman."

Director: William K.L. Dickson

Votes: 33

39. Boxing (1894)

Short, Sport

4.2
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Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Jack McAuliffe

Votes: 31

40. Trained Bears (1894)

Documentary, Short

5.6
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Director: William K.L. Dickson

Votes: 25

41. Rat Killing (1894)

Documentary, Short

5.0
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"'Dick the Rat' and his rat-terrier. The dog is turned loose among a lot of big, live rats, and kills them in lightning order."

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Dick the Rat

Votes: 15

42. Dogs Fighting (1894)

Documentary, Short

4.6
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Director: William K.L. Dickson

Votes: 19

43. Leonard-Cushing Fight (1894)

1 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

5.1
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In the background, five fans lean on the ropes looking into the ring. The referee is to the left; like the fans, he hardly moves as two fighters swing roundhouse blows at each other. Mike ... See full summary »

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Stars: Jack Cushing, Mike Leonard

Votes: 327

44. Buffalo Bill (1894)

1 min | Short

5.7
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"The famous army scout in an exhibition of rifle shooting. A fine picture of the principal, and beautiful smoke effects."

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

Votes: 53

45. Edison Employee Picnic (1894)

Short

5.2
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Director: William K.L. Dickson

Votes: 16

46. Organ Grinder No. 2 (1894)

Short

5.0
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Director: William K.L. Dickson

Votes: 8

47. The Boxing Cats (Prof. Welton's) (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Action, Comedy

5.9
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"A glove contest between trained cats. A very comical and amusing subject, and is sure to create a great laugh." (by Edison Films)

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: Henry Welton

Votes: 903

48. Caicedo (with Pole) (1894)

Unrated | 1 min | Short

6.2
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"King of the slack wire. His daring feats of balancing as he performs his thrilling feats in midair show that he is perfectly at home." (from Edison Films)

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Juan A. Caicedo

Votes: 607

49. Caicedo (with Spurs) (1894)

Short

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Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Juan A. Caicedo

Votes: 54

50. Whirlwind Gun Spinning (1894)

Short

5.4
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Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Hadj Lessik

Votes: 11


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