5.8/10
257
4 user

What Happened in the Tunnel (1903)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Short | 6 November 1903 (USA)
A woman riding a train must contend with the unwelcome advances of a male passenger.

Director:

Edwin S. Porter
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A man and a woman talk beside a street near a corner where a cop stands. Just as a horse-drawn cart rounds the corner, the man backs off the sidewalk saying good-by to his companion. The ... See full summary »

Directors: Walter R. Booth, Robert W. Paul
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A woman being fitted for shoes exposes her ankle to the shoe clerk, who is intrigued. He kisses her, but her chaperone hits him with her umbrella.

Director: Edwin S. Porter
Stars: Edward Boulden
Short | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A thief jumps a fence and removes the shutter from a house. He enters, but a lad who's witnessed the crime runs off to hail the coppers. The first officer on the scene climbs the fence, ... See full summary »

Director: Frank S. Mottershaw
Short | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A traveler is shown to a room in an inn. After a brief dispute with the hostess and a porter, he is left to himself. But strange things begin to happen in his room, and before long he has ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

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
Stars: Annabelle Moore
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

As an elegant maestro of mirage and delusion drapes his beautiful female assistant with a gauzy textile, much to our amazement, the lady vanishes into thin air.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Jehanne d'Alcy, Georges Méliès
Short | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Deep into a vast cavern of the pitch-black inferno, a couple of professional dancers demonstrate the cakewalk that is currently so much in vogue, and now, everyone in the once-gloomy underworld is doing the crazy dance. Who is the best?

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

With the help of a magic cauldron, Mephistopheles conjures up a variety of supernatural characters.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Jehanne d'Alcy, Jules-Eugène Legris, Georges Méliès
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Two demons throw helpless captives into a boiling cauldron, and then try to summon forth their spirits.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

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
Stars: Luis Martinetti
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Annabelle (Whitford) Moore performs one of her popular dances. For this performance, her costume has a pair of wings attached to her back, to suggest a butterfly. As she dances, she uses her long, flowing skirts to create visual patterns.

Director: William K.L. Dickson
Stars: Annabelle Moore
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Customer gets a lightning-fast shave.

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

Cast

Credited cast:
Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson ... (as G.M. Anderson)
Bertha Regustus Bertha Regustus
Edit

Storyline

A well-dressed woman and her maid are riding together in a railway car. When the woman accidentally drops her handkerchief, a man sitting behind her picks it up for her. Though at first she appreciates his helpfulness, she soon becomes annoyed when he persists in making unwelcome advances. When the train enters a tunnel, the man thinks his opportunity has come - but the two women are ready for him. Written by Snow Leopard

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Short

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Release Date:

6 November 1903 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Что случилось в туннеле See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Edison: The Invention of the Movies (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

In the Dark...
27 May 2009 | by JoeytheBritSee all my reviews

This film, directed by Edison stalwart Edwin S. Porter (who would go on to make The Great Train Robbery later the same year) takes place on a train carrying a white woman and her black maid and an amorous young man played by Gilbert Anderson, the future Broncho Billy. It's a typical one-scene short with a punchline designed to raise laughs from an audience of its day but which appears very tame today. This film uses one of the same techniques used in The Great Train Robbery: the passing scenery seen through the train's window. It's quite an effective special effect for it's day but there isn't really anything else of note to see in this one.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed