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L'Homme orchestre

A band-leader has arranged seven chairs for the members of his band. When he sits down in the first chair, a cymbal player appears in the same chair, then rises and sits in the next chair. As the cymbal player sits down, a drummer appears in the second chair, and then likewise moves on to the third chair. In this way, an entire band is soon formed, and is then ready to perform.

Release On: 1st - January - 1900

Vote Count: 71
Vote Average: 6.8/10

The Enchanted Drawing

A cartoonist defies reality when he draws objects that become three-dimensional after he lifts them off his sketch pad.

Release On: 16th - November - 1900

Vote Count: 47
Vote Average: 6.6/10

Le déshabillage impossible

A man takes off his clothes in preparation for bed, only for new clothes to spontaneously generate, leading to comical consternation.

Release On: 1st - January - 1900

Vote Count: 31
Vote Average: 6.4/10

Grandma's Reading Glass

A child borrows his grandmother's magnifying glass to look at a newspaper ad for Bovril, at a watch, and then at a bird. The child shows grandma what he is doing. The child looks next at grandma's eye, then at a kitten.

Release On: 1st - November - 1900

Vote Count: 45
Vote Average: 6.5/10

A Dull Razor

This picture shows an old gentleman seated at his shaving table. The razor is evidently giving him a great deal of trouble...

Release On: 21st - May - 1900

Vote Count: 8
Vote Average: 3/10

Attack on a China Mission

The titles tell us this film is based on an incident in the Boxer Rebellion. A man tries to defend a woman and a large house against Chinese attackers. They attack with swords, guns, and paddles. He's over-matched. What will become of the mission, its defenders, and its occupants?

Release On: 1st - November - 1900

Vote Count: 19
Vote Average: 4.9/10

Searching Ruins on Broadway, Galveston, for Dead Bodies

This shows the heart of one of the tremendous drifts in the east end of Galveston. Hundreds of dead bodies are concealed in these immense masses, and at the time the picture was taken the odor given out could be detected for miles. The subject shows a gang of laborers clearing away the debris in the search for corpses, one of which was discovered while the picture was being taken. (Edison film catalog)

Release On: 23rd - September - 1900

Vote Count: 5
Vote Average: 5/10

Le rêve de Noël

The entire story of Christmastide is here depicted. The scene opens in a large boudoir of an apparently wealthy man's home. His children, assisted by their governess, are about to retire. Before lying down they hang up their stockings on the edge of the bed. The picture changes and night appears. We see the housetops of the town and angels are flying about depositing packages in each of the chimneys. (Edison Catalog)

Release On: 8th - August - 1900

Vote Count: 20
Vote Average: 5.4/10

Spiritisme abracadabrant

In this subject a "comique eccentric" enters the drawing room inhabited by spirits. He tries to take off his coat and hat, but these garments return to his head and shoulders as soon as he takes them off. The chairs, his umbrella, his hat, etc., fly away in different directions and by various methods. (Star Film Catalog)

Release On: 1st - January - 1900

Vote Count: 24
Vote Average: 5.6/10

Jeanne d'Arc

A divinely inspired peasant woman becomes an army captain for France and then is martyred after she is captured.

Release On: 6th - August - 1900

Vote Count: 36
Vote Average: 7/10

Giải cứu thần chết

Release On: 1st - January - 1900

Vote Count: 0
Vote Average: 0/10

Let Me Dream Again

Possibly the first film to utilize the technique of focus pulling. A man kisses a beautiful and lively woman, then the image blurs and dissolves into a clear image of the man waking up to his nagging wife.

Release On: 1st - August - 1900

Vote Count: 26
Vote Average: 5.9/10

The Magician

The scene opens on a theatrical stage. The magician enters from the wings, and making a bow to the audience, removes his coat and hat and they disappear mysteriously in the air. He then takes a white handkerchief from his pocket, holds it over his knees, and his long trousers disappear, and behold! he is clad in knickerbockers. He next makes a pass with a magic wand and a table suddenly appears before the audience, on which is a large pile of tissue paper. The magician takes up the paper and shakes it a few times and three live geese fly out upon the floor. This is a highly pleasing and mystifying subject.

Release On: 21st - February - 1900

Vote Count: 9
Vote Average: 4.1/10

Le livre magique

Characters from a large magic book come to life.

Release On: 1st - January - 1900

Vote Count: 30
Vote Average: 6.1/10

L'Illusioniste double et la Tête vivante

A conjurer (along with two duplicates) conjure up (and then cause to vanish) a beautiful woman head-first.

Release On: 1st - January - 1900

Vote Count: 24
Vote Average: 5.9/10

Explosion of a Motor Car

An early trick film where a car explodes and parts keep falling out of the sky onto a bystander.

Release On: 1st - July - 1900

Vote Count: 28
Vote Average: 6/10

A Storm at Sea

While our photographers were crossing the Atlantic Ocean a most wonderful and sensational picture was secured, showing a storm at sea. The picture was secured by lashing the camera to the after bridge of the Kaiserine Maria Theresa, of the North German Lloyd Line, during one of its roughest voyages. The most wonderful storm picture ever photographed. Taken at great risk. (Edison Films, 1901)

Release On: 31st - July - 1900

Vote Count: 7
Vote Average: 5.9/10

How It Feels to Be Run Over

As the camera looks down an open road, a horse and carriage approaches, and passes by to one side of the field of view. Soon afterwards, an automobile comes up the road, straight towards the camera. As it gets nearer, the occupants start to wave frantically, but can a collision be avoided?

Release On: 30th - June - 1900

Vote Count: 20
Vote Average: 5.8/10

Le sorcier, le prince et le bon génie

A prince gets the help of a fairy to aid in his conflict with a wizard.

Release On: 1st - January - 1900

Vote Count: 15
Vote Average: 5/10

Palace of Electricity

A panoramic shot, making a full circle, at the 1900 Paris Exposition. It begins and ends looking at the front of the Palace of Electricity. As it pans, first we see a workman hosing down the promenade. Men and women walk past, all wearing hats. We see the base of the Eiffel Tower, which the Palace faces. A couple strolls. A mother and daughter walk passed, father is slightly ahead wearing a boater. Three men in uniform walk toward the camera as it comes to a stop facing the Palace.

Release On: 1st - January - 1900

Vote Count: 6
Vote Average: 5.5/10