With Selig Polyscope Company (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Something Good - Negro Kiss (1898)

1 min | Short, Comedy

6.9
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A burlesque on the John Rice - May Irwin kiss in The Kiss (1896)

Stars: Gertie Brown, Saint Suttle

Votes: 57

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: 1,239

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: 2,709

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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: 2,504

8. World Series Baseball Game (1906)

Documentary, Short, Sport

8.9
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Highlights of the Cubs-White Sox Series.

Stars: Nick Altrock, Mordecai Brown, Frank Chance, George Davis

Votes: 10

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. 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

11. Unto Us a Child Is Born (1911)

Drama, Short

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Robert Watson, a young married man, whose greatest fault is an insane jealousy of his beautiful wife, bids her an affectionate good-bye and starts for his place of business. He has hardly ... See full summary »

Star: Hobart Bosworth

12. 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

13. Dorothy and the Scarecrow in Oz (1910)

5.2
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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: 38

14. 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

15. John Dough and the Cherub (1910)

Short, Fantasy

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The prophecy is fulfilled and John Dough becomes the King of Lo-Hi. As King of the Lowlanders and Highlanders, he assumes the dignified duties of a ruling monarch, but with no degree of ... See full summary »

Director: Otis Turner

16. The Land of Oz (1910)

Short, Fantasy

6.7
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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: 14

17. 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: 1,890

18. 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

19. Mazeppa, or the Wild Horse of Tartary (1910)

Short, Drama

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Mazeppa, the infant son of a Tartar chief, was captured by the Poles and grew into manhood in the Polish land, never knowing his true parentage. Through his bravery and gallantry, he became... See full summary »

Director: Francis Boggs | Stars: Kathlyn Williams, Tom Santschi

20. 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

21. 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: 356

22. The Female Highwayman (1906)

Crime, Drama, Short

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The escapades of a young woman who has unfortunately directed her great abilities to a course of criminal theft. Starting with a carefully mapped out robbery of the various guests at a ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson

23. 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: 576

24. Trip to Southern Colorado (1906)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Harry H. Buckwalter

25. Le chevalier mystère (1899)

Not Rated | 2 min | Short, Fantasy

6.3
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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: 345

26. 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: 17

27. Alone in the Jungle (1913)

Drama, Short, Thriller

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The Brown family, which consists of Hon. John Brown, his wife, two sons, Harold and Billy, and a young sister named Helen, has settled on an isolated plantation in the Jungles. Jack Arden, ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Campbell | Stars: Tom Santschi, Bessie Eyton, Frank Clark, Lillian Hayward

28. Trip Through Colorado (1906)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Harry H. Buckwalter

29. The Garden of Allah (1916)

100 min | Drama

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

30. 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: 692

31. 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: 705

32. The Sergeant (1910)

Short, Western

6.5
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A story laid in the Great Yosemite Valley during the eighties. Col. Westley has an only daughter who is the one softening influence in his rugged nature. She is fond of taking morning rides... See full summary »

Director: Francis Boggs | Stars: Hobart Bosworth, Iva Shepard, Tom Santschi, Frank Clark

Votes: 26

33. Pride of the Range (1910)

Short, Western

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This is a completely bogus entry; no film bearing this title was either produced or distributed by Selig or any other company during this time period; Tom Mix, as well as the other players ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Boggs | Stars: Tom Mix, Art Acord, Milton Brown, Hoot Gibson

34. Ute Pass from a Freight Train (1906)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Harry H. Buckwalter

35. From North to South (1906)

Documentary, Short

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36. Trapped by Pinkertons (1906)

Drama, Short

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Two criminals have secured an exact photograph of the president of a large bank; the robbers then meet at their rendezvous, and one of the two is "made up" in exact imitation of the ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson

37. The Purchase Price (1916)

Short, Drama

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

38. Trip Over Cripple Creek Short Line (1906)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Harry H. Buckwalter

39. Dolly's Papa (1906)

Short, Drama

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Dolly's papa was an inveterate drinker, and his love for whisky is shown when the picture opens; he refuses to go to work, preferring to stay at home and imbibe liquor. His wife tries to ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson

40. 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

41. Trip Over Colorado Midland (1906)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Harry H. Buckwalter

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

48 min | Western

6.3
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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: 11

43. In the Midst of the Jungle (1913)

Short, Drama

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Col. Jackson, a sportive old Englishman, has cleared a large farm in the region of Fort Congo. He has two daughters, Alice, who inherits the hardihood of her father, the other, one of more ... See full summary »

Director: Henry MacRae | Stars: Hobart Bosworth, Kathlyn Williams, Herbert Rawlinson, Lorraine Otto

44. The World Series Baseball Games, White Sox and Cubs (1906)

Documentary, Short, Sport

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45. 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

46. The Tomboys (1906)

Comedy, Short

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Girls act like bad boys by skipping school and playing pranks on adults.

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson

47. Sights in a Great City (1906)

Short, Comedy

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Opening scene shows a young man with his sweetheart in a love quarrel, terminating in the parting of the two, she giving him back his engagement ring, telling him everything is off between ... See full synopsis »

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson

48. A Trip to St. Augustine, Fla. (1906)

Documentary, Short

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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. A Wise Old Elephant (1913)

Drama, Short

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Colonel Haskins and his only daughter, Zara, live on a plantation to which the old soldier has retired. The adjoining plantation is owned by Robert Harding, a young English gentleman, who ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Campbell | Stars: Hobart Bosworth, Herbert Rawlinson, Al W. Filson, Kathlyn Williams


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