Most Popular Titles With Location Matching "Black Maria Studio, West Orange, New Jersey, USA"


1. Annabelle Serpentine Dance (1895)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

6.5
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Annabelle (Whitford) Moore performs one of her popular dance routines. She uses her dance steps and her long, flowing skirts to create a variety of visual patterns.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: Annabelle Moore

Votes: 1,624

2. Buffalo Dance (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

5.4
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Three Sioux Indians perform a 'buffalo dance', while two others use drums to supply a rhythm. The three dancers move around in a circle as they perform the various actions that are part of the dance.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Stars: Hair Coat, Parts His Hair, Last Horse

Votes: 680

3. The Barbershop (1894)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.3
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Customer gets a lightning-fast shave.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise

Votes: 872

4. Sandow (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Sport

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Strong-man Eugene (Eugen) Sandow poses in a long shot on a bare stage against a black background, wearing only tight trunks and laced sandals. He begins with his arms folded against his ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 668

5. Oriental Dance (1894)

Short

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

Votes: 25

6. Sandow, No. 1 (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: 915

7. Imperial Japanese Dance (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short

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A charming representation of the Mikado dance by three beautiful Japanese ladies in full costume. Very effective when colored. (from the Edison Catalog)

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: The Sarashe Sisters

Votes: 420

8. 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: 303

9. Luis Martinetti, Contortionist (1894)

Unrated | 1 min | Short

5.7
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Luis Martinetti, a contortionist suspended from acrobatic flying rings, contorts himself for about thirty seconds. This is one of the first films made for Edison's kinetoscopes.

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

Votes: 471

10. Corbett and Courtney Before the Kinetograph (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Sport

5.5
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James J. Corbett and Peter Courtney meet in a boxing exhibition.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Stars: James J. Corbett, Peter Courtney

Votes: 561

11. Cripple Creek Bar-Room Scene (1899)

1 min | Western, Short

4.9
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A vignette of a barroom/liquor-store in the West, no plot per se. However this short is usually regarded as the first "Western" in the sense that it depicts a western scene.

Director: James H. White

Votes: 215

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

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Action, Comedy

5.8
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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: 815

13. Bicycle Trick Riding, No. 2 (1899)

1 min | Short, Sport

4.8
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"'Neidert,' of national fame, does stunts on his wheel that are simply wonderful. Makes his bicycle rear up, and rides around the stage on his back wheel; besides a lot of other easy things... See full summary »

Director: Thomas A. Edison | Star: Neidert

Votes: 208

14. 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, Michael Wellington

Votes: 295

15. Bertoldi (Mouth Support) (1894)

Short

5.2
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Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Ena Bertoldi

Votes: 12

16. Bertoldi (Table Contortion) (1894)

Short

4.8
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"The marvelous lady contortionist and acrobat."

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

Votes: 14

17. Grandma and the Bad Boys (1900)

Comedy, Short

4.6
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Two bad boys enter the kitchen. One climbs to the kitchen table and takes down the old lamp, the other goes to the flour barrel and scoops out some flour, pouring it into the chimney until ... See full summary »

Director: James H. White

Votes: 54

18. Trapeze (1894)

Documentary, Short

5.9
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Director: William K.L. Dickson

Votes: 14

19. Mexican Knife Duel (1894)

Short, Action

5.4
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Two Mexican men duel with knives.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Stars: Pedro Esquivel, Dionecio Gonzales

Votes: 13

20. Miss Lucy Murray (1894)

Short

5.1
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Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Lucy Murray

Votes: 7

21. Lasso Thrower (1894)

Short, Action, Western

5.6
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Champion Lasso Thrower Vicente Oropeza (aka. Vincente Ore Passo/Bisento Orapeso/Vincenti Orapazza) shows his skills.

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

Votes: 13

22. Annabelle Sun Dance (1894)

Short

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

Votes: 133

23. Rat Killing (1894)

Documentary, Short

5.9
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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: 10

24. The Pickaninny Dance, from the 'Passing Show' (1894)

1 min | Documentary, Short

4.8
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A scene representing Southern plantation life before the war. A jig and a breakdown by three colored boys.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Stars: Joe Rastus, Denny Tolliver, Walter Wilkins

Votes: 130

25. Cupid's Dance (1894)

Short

6.3
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Three beautiful girls La Regloncita, La Graciosa and La Preciosa in a charming dance.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Stars: Florence Ewer, Lenora Ewer, Mildred Ewer

Votes: 10

26. The Wrestling Dog (1894)

Documentary, Short

6.7
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"Wrestles with his trainer."

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

Votes: 12

27. Buffalo Bill (1894)

1 min | Short

6.1
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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: 46

28. Ruth Dennis (1894)

Short

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"Said to be the Champion High Kicker of the World."

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Ruth St. Denis

Votes: 8

29. French Dancers (1894)

Short

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Director: William K.L. Dickson

Votes: 9

30. The Carnival Dance (1894)

Short

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A very fascinating dance by three of the London "Gaiety Girls". Full of grace and abandon. Colouring adds greatly to the charm of the picture.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Stars: Madge Crossland, May Lucas, Lucy Murray

Votes: 11

31. Amy Muller (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

4.6
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Vaudeville dancer Amy Muller performs a portion of her stage routine, which features dancing on her toes. She dances on one toe for part of the performance. Later, she also twirls and does cartwheels.

Director: William Heise | Star: Amy Muller

Votes: 273

32. Dr. Colton or Dentist Scene (1895)

Not Rated | Short, Comedy

4.4
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See Dr. Colton administering "laughing gas" to a patient and then pulling a tooth.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Gardner Quincy Colton

Votes: 8

33. Arabian Gun Twirler (1899)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.1
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"An interesting exhibit by Hadji Cheriff, of the original Midway Plaisance. Twirls his rifle over his shoulder, behind back, under leg, both hands and one hand."

Star: Hadj Cheriff

Votes: 126

34. A Wringing Good Joke (1899)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy

5.5
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"Grandpa sits nodding in his armchair in the kitchen, where a sout, jolly washerwoman is washing clothes. While the woman leaves the tub to talk to a book agent, a small boy enters, and ... See full summary »

Director: James H. White

Votes: 129

35. A Wringing Good Joke (1900)

Short, Comedy

7.0
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A remarkably pleasing picture that will appeal to both young and old, for it is the sort of trick that every boy might play on a grandparent. Grandpa sits nodding in his armchair in the ... See full summary »

Votes: 22

36. New Bar Room (1895)

Short

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Presents a barroom, with all the accessories, including a barmaid, who serves a policeman with a glass of beer at the side entrance. Two men are smoking and having a quiet game of "draw," ... See full summary »

Director: William K.L. Dickson

Votes: 13

37. Crissie Sheridan (1897)

Not Rated | Short

5.4
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A serpentine dance being performed by the dancer whose name is the main title of the film.

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

Votes: 173

38. Poker at Dawson City (1899)

Short, Comedy, Western

4.5
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"A decided shady game. Shows a novel way of filling a bobtail flush. Game breaks up in a general scrimmage. The barkeeper cools off the fighters by the judicious use of a siphon of vichy."

Director: James H. White

Votes: 19

39. Short Stick Dance (1895)

Short

6.0
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A native dance peculiar to India. Very odd and interesting. Strange costumes and stranger motions.

Votes: 6

40. Three Acrobats (1899)

Short

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"The Buffoons are artists in their line. They tumble in and out of trick doors, disappear and reappear in unexpected places in most unexpected ways. Sure to amuse the children."

Director: James H. White

Votes: 65

41. Larks Behind the Scene (1899)

Short

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"Clever high kicking in the dressing room of a theatre. The ladies are in excellent spirits, judging by their actions; and excellent spirits are in the ladies, judging by the empty bottles."

Director: James H. White

42. Paddle Dance (1895)

Short

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By Fiji Islanders. A peculiar dance by genuine savages, dressed or rather undressed, in their native garb. The revel takes its name from the paddles they hold in their hands.

Director: William Heise

Votes: 5

43. Jones Gives a Private Supper (1899)

Short, Comedy

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This picture shows Jones entertaining three young ladies after the theatre. They have a private room, and are evidently enjoying themselves very much. Jones sets up wine freely, and the ... See full summary »

Director: James H. White

44. Cissy Fitzgerald (1896)

Short

6.3
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Cissy Fitzgerald, in all her finery of billowy lace, with graceful and agile movements, and kick and wink, danced down to the foot-lights in that daring fashion with which so many became ... See full summary »

Star: Cissy Fitzgerald

Votes: 6

45. Silver Dance (1895)

Documentary, Short

5.5
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The participants are natives of Ceylon. Their dance is very interesting being so different from Western ideas of harmonies of motion.

Director: William Heise

Votes: 8

46. Umbrella Dance (1895)

Short

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Two smiling blonde women in short skirts dance under a big umbrella.

Director: Alfred Clark | Stars: Edna Leigh, Stella Leigh

Votes: 8

47. Jones Makes a Discovery (1899)

Short, Comedy

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"Jones' wife has been telling her troubles to his friend, who becomes very loving and affectionate. He abuses Jones' confidence in him and consoles the lady with the most touching sympathy.... See full summary »

Director: James H. White | Star: James H. White

48. Telephone Appointment (1896)

Short, Comedy

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Director: James H. White