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Le château hanté

A man has an encounter with several spooky apparitions in a castle that is evidently owned by the Devil.

Release On: 1st - January - 1897

Vote Count: 37
Vote Average: 5.7/10


Bataille de neige

Wintertime in Lyon. About a dozen people, men and women, are having a snowball fight in the middle of a tree-lined street. The cyclist coming along the road becomes the target of opportunity. He falls off his bicycle. He's not hurt, but he rides back the way he came, as the fight continues.

Release On: 7th - February - 1897

Vote Count: 41
Vote Average: 6.5/10


Stockholm, entrée de l'exposition

A view of the entrance to the Stockholmsutställlningen, the World Exhibition in Stockholm.

Release On: 28th - October - 1897

Vote Count: 14
Vote Average: 5.1/10


Nice, panorama du casino pris d'un bateau

Panorama of Nice from the deck of a ship.

Release On: 28th - October - 1897

Vote Count: 16
Vote Average: 5.5/10


L'Auberge ensorcelée

A weary traveler stops at an inn along the way to get a good night's sleep, but his rest is interrupted by odd happenings when he gets to his room--beds vanishing and re-appearing, candles exploding, pants flying through the air and his shoes walking away by themselves.

Release On: 1st - January - 1897

Vote Count: 34
Vote Average: 6.2/10


Entre Calais et Douvres

A rocky sea voyage as reenacted by Georges Méliès.

Release On: 1st - January - 1897

Vote Count: 23
Vote Average: 5.2/10


Douche après le bain

Four young people throwing buckets of water at each other.

Release On: 15th - July - 1897

Vote Count: 20
Vote Average: 5/10


Les dernières cartouches

An incident of the Franco-Prussian War. It shows the bombardment of a house at Bazeille. It is the animated reproduction of de Neuville's celebrated painting.

Release On: 18th - May - 1897

Vote Count: 17
Vote Average: 4.8/10


Mr. Edison at Work in His Chemical Laboratory

“This film is remarkable in several respects. In the first place, it is full life-size. Secondly, it is the only accurate recent portrait of the great inventor. The scene is an actual one, showing Mr. Edison in working dress engaged in an interesting chemical experiment in his great Laboratory. There is sufficient movement to lead the spectator through the several processes of mixing, pouring, testing, etc. as if he were side by side with the principal. The lights and shadows are vivid, and the apparatus and other accessories complete a startling picture that will appeal to every beholder.” (Edison Catalog)

Release On: 31st - May - 1897

Vote Count: 27
Vote Average: 5.1/10


Après le Bal

A woman arrives home after the ball. Her servant helps her undress and bathe.

Release On: 1st - January - 1897

Vote Count: 50
Vote Average: 5.2/10


Transport d'une tourelle par un attelage de 60 chevaux

Transport of a turret by a team of 60 horses.

Release On: 1st - December - 1897

Vote Count: 19
Vote Average: 5.4/10


Laveuses sur la rivière

Release On: 26th - October - 1897

Vote Count: 26
Vote Average: 5.4/10


Arrest in Chinatown, San Francisco, Cal.

The title tells us where we are; the vignette is in two parts, spliced together. On a busy sidewalk, a police officer holds the left arm and a suited man holds the other of a Chinese wearing a loose white shirt and hat - marching the man up the slight incline past the camera.

Release On: 30th - September - 1897

Vote Count: 4
Vote Average: 3.3/10


Colleurs d'affiches

A bill poster comes upon a blank wall, and immediately puts up a poster advertising a movie show at one location.

Release On: 18th - May - 1897

Vote Count: 16
Vote Average: 4.8/10


Bains en mer

Swimmers jump into the water from the docks, as a small boat passes by.

Release On: 10th - October - 1897

Vote Count: 20
Vote Average: 5.2/10


Whitehall Street

Pedestrians, carts and trams traffic, on Whitehall Street in New York.

Release On: 3rd - January - 1897

Vote Count: 11
Vote Average: 4.9/10


Défilé de la garde nationale du district de Columbia

Officers and soldiers, followed by a military band, parade in front of decorated grandstands.

Release On: 11th - April - 1897

Vote Count: 5
Vote Average: 4/10


Entrée d'une noce à l'église

A marriage procession following the bride and her father enter a church.

Release On: 1st - January - 1897

Vote Count: 18
Vote Average: 4.8/10


Crissie Sheridan

A woman in a white gown performs a skirt dance, using her arms to produce circles and other patterns within the folds of her costume. Her legs and feet appear to be bare. (Library of Congress)

Release On: 24th - October - 1897

Vote Count: 9
Vote Average: 4.6/10


Paris, Place de la République

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Release On: 1st - January - 1897

Vote Count: 4
Vote Average: 4.3/10