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Le Voyage dans la Lune

Professor Barbenfouillis and five of his colleagues from the Academy of Astronomy travel to the Moon aboard a rocket propelled by a giant cannon. Once on the lunar surface, the bold explorers face the many perils hidden in the caves of the mysterious satellite.

Release On: 17th - April - 1902

Vote Count: 1094
Vote Average: 8/10

Uncle Josh at the Moving Picture Show

Country rube thinks what he sees on the movie screen is real. He jumps out of his seat to try to stop a kissing scene.

Release On: 1st - February - 1902

Vote Count: 30
Vote Average: 5.5/10

La Danseuse microscopique

“This is an absolutely new and extraordinary subject. A juggler takes in succession about a dozen eggs out of his servant's mouth. He breaks all the eggs into a hat, and after having beaten them up after the manner of a cook, he extracts an egg as large as the hat itself. As soon as he sets this egg on the table there appears a tiny dancing girl, full of life, as big as a baby's doll, and who performs on the table some beautiful stage dances. All of a sudden she increases to the size of a ordinary woman, and jumping on the floor she delights the audience with her turns. The juggler and the dancing girl disappear in the most extraordinary way.” (Méliès Catalog)

Release On: 1st - January - 1902

Vote Count: 11
Vote Average: 5.3/10

La clownesse fantôme

The magician appears upon the stage with an imp as his assistant. The imp holds a piece of cloth in his hand. At the command of the magician the cloth is suddenly transformed into a beautiful girl, clad in tights. A barrel is then introduced and the girl enters one end.

Release On: 1st - January - 1902

Vote Count: 9
Vote Average: 4.7/10

Intervention malencontreuse

A fighting couple gets interrupted by the landlady.

Release On: 1st - January - 1902

Vote Count: 9
Vote Average: 4.1/10

Electric Tram Rides from Forster Square, Bradford

Electric Tram Rides from Forster Square, Bradford

Release On: 12th - February - 1902

Vote Count: 4
Vote Average: 4.8/10

Jack and the Beanstalk

Porter's sequential continuity editing links several shots to form a narrative of the famous fairy tale story of Jack and his magic beanstalk. Borrowing on cinematographic methods reminiscent of 'Georges Melies' , Porter uses animation, double exposure, and trick photography to illustrate the fairy's apparitions, Jack's dream, and the fast growing beanstalk.

Release On: 20th - June - 1902

Vote Count: 19
Vote Average: 6/10

Tram Ride Into Halifax

Tram Ride.

Release On: 11th - February - 1902

Vote Count: 5
Vote Average: 5.2/10

Éruption volcanique à la Martinique

This picture depicts the eruption of the volcano by which over 30,000 souls were hurled into eternity. The numerous explosions which took place during the eruption are plain to be seen. Thousands upon thousands of tons of molten lava, sand, rocks and steam are thrown high in the air and descend with crushing force upon the unfortunate inhabitants of the doomed city of St. Pierre. This is the worst calamity which occurred since a similar eruption by Mt. Vesuvius when Pompeii was destroyed. (Lubin Catalog)

Release On: 23rd - October - 1902

Vote Count: 26
Vote Average: 5.2/10

Scene on Lower Broadway

A busy street scene on Lower Broadway,

Release On: 10th - May - 1902

Vote Count: 7
Vote Average: 4.4/10

Burning of Durland's Riding Academy

A fire has swept through Durland's Riding Academy in Manhattan. The fire has mostly died down, but firefighters are still at the scene, hosing down the smoking remains of the buildings. Many others are there as well, helping to clean up, inspecting the ruins, or just getting a look at everything.

Release On: 24th - February - 1902

Vote Count: 4
Vote Average: 4.8/10

L'Homme mouche

This is a moving picture that moves. Positively the greatest magical picture ever offered. A Hindoo magician appears and dances for the entertainment of six pretty maidens. Then, to the astonishment of all, he runs up the wall, dances and turns handsprings in mid-air, introducing many tricks that are entirely new in animated photography. The most puzzling of all the mystical series. (Star Film Catalog)

Release On: 1st - January - 1902

Vote Count: 15
Vote Average: 5.8/10

The Interrupted Bathers

Three girls are taking a bath in a quiet, shady spot along a beautiful stream. Another young lady in bathing attire reclines on the bank. The latter suddenly discovers two hoboes coming toward the bathers and immediately gives the alarm. They throw water over the hoboes, who gather up the clothes of the fair bathers and make off, compelling the bathers to walk home in barrels. In order to conceal themselves as much as possible they hold the barrels rather high.

Release On: 22nd - October - 1902

Vote Count: 9
Vote Average: 3.6/10

L'Équilibre impossible

A magician along with three doppelgangers perform an elaborate balancing act.

Release On: 1st - January - 1902

Vote Count: 14
Vote Average: 5.5/10

Danse excentrique

Lina Esbrard performs a serpentine dance.

Release On: 1st - January - 1902

Vote Count: 4
Vote Average: 4.8/10

La douche du colonel

A colonel in the military receives an unorthodox shower, an unorthodox shower indeed!

Release On: 1st - January - 1902

Vote Count: 11
Vote Average: 4.2/10

Les trésors de satan

The setting of this fantastic scene represents the hall of an old chateau in which a miser has locked up seven large bags containing his wealth. Satan, who has made his way into the chateau, puts the seven bags in a strong box, and makes with his hands some cabalistic motions. The miser comes into the hall and is greatly astonished to find his fortune missing. He opens the coffer and immediately the bags leap out. He gathers them up and puts them back into the coffer. When he opens it again he finds that they have been transformed into seven young girls, who rush out and chase after him, beating him unmercifully. They shut him up in the coffer from which his gold has vanished. The miser pushes open the lid of the coffer, and to his profound despair finds that both young girls and money have disappeared. (This view is most sensational in its mysterious scenes.) (Star Film Catalog)

Release On: 1st - January - 1902

Vote Count: 21
Vote Average: 5.1/10

The Burlesque Suicide, No. 2

A despondent-looking man sits behind a table that holds a drink and a gun. He hesitates, thinks things over, starts to take a drink, and then puts down the glass. Then he picks up the gun and raises it to his temple.

Release On: 7th - April - 1902

Vote Count: 7
Vote Average: 4.7/10

The Boys Think They Have One on Foxy Grandpa, But He Fools Them

The boys dance to Grandpa's banjo playing, then indicate that he can't equal their skill. Grandpa gets up and performs an intricate step while still playing the banjo.

Release On: 5th - May - 1902

Vote Count: 7
Vote Average: 5.7/10

Les malabares, acrobats

Tribe from India do various acrobatic exercises. Some dance on a rope stretched at the end of two bamboos stuck in the ground, carry on their head in perfect balance a pile of earthenware vessels. Others climb like monkeys with a surprising agility, perform the dance of GUYARATIS birds, scratch their heads, peck the ground.

Release On: 4th - December - 1902

Vote Count: 0
Vote Average: 0/10