With Selig Polyscope Company (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. 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: 2,676

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: 1,232

3. Four Heads Are Better Than One (1898)

1 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

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: 2,479

4. The Cowboy Millionaire (1909)

Short, Western

5.2
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Bud Noble, a handsome specimen of manhood, is foreman on the Circle "D" ranch outside of Circle City, Idaho, and our opening scene pictures Bud as the cowboy roping and tying a steer. With ... See full summary »

Directors: Francis Boggs, Otis Turner | Stars: Mac Barnes, William Garwood, Adrienne Kroell, Tom Mix

Votes: 16

5. 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: 37

6. 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

7. The Fairylogue and Radio-Plays (1908)

120 min | Fantasy, Adventure

5.1
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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: 32

8. 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

9. The Padre (1911)

Western

4.3
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It is the early days of California. Father Sebastian, trudging his way on foot from the Mission, his attention is attracted to the wall of an infant coming from the crest of a ridge. He ... See full summary »

Stars: Hobart Bosworth, Robert Z. Leonard

Votes: 7

10. Tossing a Nigger in a Blanket (1898)

1 min | Documentary, Short

7.6
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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: 1,887

11. The Spoilers (1914)

110 min | Drama, Western

6.5
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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: 39

12. 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: 680

13. The Ne'er Do Well (1916)

Passed | 100 min | Adventure

5.1
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Former college football hero Kirk Anthony, to the disappointment of his father, a railroad magnate, refuses to enter the business world. Kirk prefers to coach the university team and ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Campbell | Stars: Wheeler Oakman, Kathlyn Williams, Harry Lonsdale, Frank Clark

Votes: 8

14. The Coming of Columbus (1912)

Drama, Short

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As is known, Columbus visited nearly every Court in Europe for assistance to carry out his great project. The Selig films introduce him to us in Portugal, where he sought the favor of John ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Campbell | Stars: Marshall Stedman, Kathlyn Williams, Charles Clary, George McDermott

15. 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

16. 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: 27

17. The Escape of Jim Dolan (1913)

Action, Short

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The love of Jim Dolan for Grace Wellington incurs the hatred of Ed Jones, who is trying to win the affection of Grace Jones, a foreman on the Brown ranch, and Brown, himself, call upon ... See full summary »

Director: William Duncan | Stars: Tom Mix, Lester Cuneo, Nip Van, Victor Frith

18. Summoning the Spirits (1899)

1 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

5.8
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A magician presents a wreath which in turn transforms into other things.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 279

19. The Count of Monte Cristo (1908)

Not Rated | 14 min | Action, Short, Drama

6.9
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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: 17

20. The Delights of Automobiling (1900)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy

6.4
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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: 702

21. Cinderella (I) (1912)

Fantasy, Romance, Short

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(First Reel) Cinderella's mother dies and her father marries a cruel widow with two ugly daughters of her own disposition. The father leaves on a long journey and poor Cinderella is soon ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Campbell | Stars: Mabel Taliaferro, Winifred Greenwood, Frank Weed, Josephine Miller

22. The Lost City (1920)

Action, Adventure

3.9
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Director: E.A. Martin | Stars: Juanita Hansen, George Chesebro, Frank Clark, Hector Dion

Votes: 11

23. Monte Cristo (1912)

Short, Adventure

6.1
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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: 9

24. The Magician (1898)

1 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

6.5
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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: 568

25. The Millionaire Cowboy (1913)

Short, Comedy

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During a wonderful exhibition of horsemanship and cowboy skill. "Dud," the foreman of the Diamond S ranch, is handed a telegram summoning him to Chicago to claim a fortune left him by an ... See full summary »

Stars: Carl Winterhoff, Winifred Greenwood, Mac Barnes, Adrienne Kroell

26. Pauline Cushman, the Federal Spy (1913)

Short, Drama

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Director: Oscar Eagle | Stars: Winifred Greenwood, Charles Clary, Thomas Commerford, Lafe McKee

27. The Wheels of Justice (1911)

15 min | Short, Crime, Drama

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James Hazen, one-time crook, now wealthy and reformed, is recognized on his wedding day, by a former pal, Florrie Cook, who follows the young couple to Hazen's new home in the country. ... See full summary »

Director: Otis Turner | Stars: Charles Clary, Frank Weed, William Duncan, William Stowell

28. A Splendid Sacrifice (1914)

Short, Drama

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Vivian Clifford is the frivolous and pleasure-loving wife of Rodney, a hard-working business man, who chafes under the restraint of home and two little children. One day she concludes to ... See full summary »

Director: Edward LeSaint | Stars: Guy Oliver, Stella Razeto, Al W. Filson, Joe King

29. In Tune with the Wild (1914)

Short, Thriller

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Director: E.A. Martin | Stars: Edwin Wallock, Kathlyn Williams, Baby Lillian Wade, William Stowell

30. Around Battle Tree (1913)

Short, Drama

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The Battle Tree, one of the historic landmarks in the smaller towns, has been ruthlessly sacrificed to modern progress. For many years, the youth of the town had gathered around it, etc. To... See full summary »

Director: Oscar Eagle | Stars: Thomas Carrigan, Charles Clary, Adrienne Kroell, Palmer Bowman

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. Miracles of the Jungle (1921)

Action

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

33. The Wooing and Wedding of a Coon (1907)

Comedy, Short

7.4
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The opening shows a colored nursemaid in the park with baby carriage, and seated on a bench receives the attention of several smart colored men who admire her greatly and endeavor to make ... See full summary »

Votes: 16

34. Maud Muller (1911)

Drama, Short

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With all that poetic charm of which Whittier was absolute master, he pictures to us a midsummer day's casual meeting between Maud Muller, a simple country lass, and the Judge, refined, ... See full summary »

Director: Otis Turner | Stars: Kathlyn Williams, Charles Clary, Frank Weed, Winifred Greenwood

35. The Girls in the Overalls (1904)

Short, Documentary

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Seven sisters perform "men's work" on the farm to pay off a loan on their family property.

Director: Harry H. Buckwalter

36. Pioneer Days (1917)

Short, Western

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Director: Oscar Eagle | Stars: Kathlyn Williams, Charles Clary, Adrienne Kroell, Lafe McKee

37. The Rose of Old St. Augustine (1911)

Short, Drama

3.2
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Captain Lafitte receives word that Alicante, a young Spaniard, is to wed Dolores, the Rose of St. Augustine, whom he has not seen since childhood. He objects to the wedding. Lafitte ... See full summary »

Director: Otis Turner | Stars: Kathlyn Williams, Charles Clary, William Stowell, Tom Mix

Votes: 5

38. Friends in San Rosario (1912)

Short, Comedy, Drama

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Everybody in the world of finance understands the usual disturbance that ensues coincident with the coming of the bank examiner. Banking is a highly developed sort of housekeeping, and ... See full summary »

Director: Hardee Kirkland | Stars: Carl Winterhoff, William Stowell, Harry Lonsdale, Thomas Commerford

39. Two Men and a Woman (1913)

Short, Drama

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Raphael Salvator, one of artistic New York's youngest and most highly famed portrait painters, is commissioned by Banker Hargrave to paint the portrait of his daughter from a photograph. ... See full summary »

Director: Lem B. Parker | Stars: Harold Lockwood, Kathlyn Williams, Henry Otto

40. The Ace of Spades (1912)

Short, Drama, Western

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A couple in straits, lured by visions of undiscovered gold, load a wagon and cross the plains. One misfortune follows another and the story opens with one starving horse, one dead horse and... See full summary »

Director: Colin Campbell | Stars: Herbert Rawlinson, Betty Harte, Frank Clark, Jacqueline Rowell

41. The Water Rat (1913)

Short, Drama

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Two young collegians, Anthony Markham, an enigmatic person, and Alan Strange, whose temperament is the direct antithesis of his friend, compete for the honors of swimming. Both men are ... See full summary »

Director: Oscar Eagle | Stars: Charles Clary, William Stowell, Thomas Carrigan, Adrienne Kroell

42. 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

43. The Beauty Hunters (1916)

Short, Comedy

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Director: William Robert Daly | Stars: James Bradbury Sr., Martha Mattox, Cecil Holland, Frank Clark

44. Ben's Kid (1909)

Short, Western

7.3
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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: 6

45. His Father's Bugle (1912)

Short, Drama

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Fred, Mrs. Wilson's little boy, is grieved to be called in when he wants to play soldier. His mother comforts him by showing him his father's bugle and telling him its story. His father's ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Garrick | Stars: Frances Osman, Richard Garrick, Myrtle Stedman, Louise Kelly

46. The Adventures of Kathlyn (1913)

Adventure

6.0
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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: 15

47. Harry Lauder Singing She's Ma Daisy (1914)

Short, Music

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Star: Harry Lauder

48. The Suwanee River (1913)

Drama, Short

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The poetic and sentimental theme of the old Southland song is the moving crux investing an interesting story of love and comedy daring the reconstruction period, south of Mason and Dixon's ... See full summary »

Director: Hardee Kirkland | Stars: Harry Lonsdale, Jack Nelson, Walter Roberts, Winifred Greenwood

49. Brown of Harvard (1911)

10 min | Short, Drama

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The story of this most popular play deals with Tom Brown's efforts to save his fiancée's "black sheep" brother Wilfred Kenyon, from disgrace. An unfortunate state of affairs exists between ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Campbell | Stars: Edgar G. Wynn, Charles Clary, George L. Cox, Edgar Kennedy

50. The Jungle Princess (1920)

Approved | 52 min | Adventure

3.9
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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: 21


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