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Le Voyage à travers l'impossible

Using every known means of transportation, several savants from the Geographic Society undertake a journey through the Alps to the Sun which finishes under the sea.

Release On: 1st - October - 1904

Vote Count: 105
Vote Average: 7.3/10

Westinghouse Works

Billy Bitzer filmed 21 short actualities inside the Pittsburgh Westinghouse Works in April and May of 1904. Audiences of the day would have been treated to footage of factory panoramas, women winding armatures and turbines being assembled. These industrial films were produced for the American Mutoscope & Biograph Company.

Release On: 1st - January - 1904

Vote Count: 14
Vote Average: 5.6/10

Balle traversant une bulle de savon

Chronophotograph record of a ball falling through a soap bubble.

Release On: 20th - January - 1904

Vote Count: 16
Vote Average: 5.7/10

An Interesting Story

The adventures of an inattentive man who can't look away from his book.

Release On: 1st - October - 1904

Vote Count: 13
Vote Average: 5.7/10

Buy Your Own Cherries

A barmaid plies a swell with smiles and with cherries from a box that's just been delivered. When she refuses a cherry to a roughly-dressed tradesman who runs a tab at the bar, he pays off his debt in a huff, using all his week's pay. He then storms penniless and without provisions into his ill-furnished house where his wife and two children, ill-clad and ill-fed, cower. Is there any hope for him and for his family? If he does realize how low he's sunk, what help is there to lift him up? Will the family ever know the taste of cherries?

Release On: 1st - June - 1904

Vote Count: 8
Vote Average: 4.9/10

La Planche du diable

Melies and his crew perform magic tricks.

Release On: 22nd - May - 1904

Vote Count: 8
Vote Average: 4.3/10

Le Roi du maquillage

The background of this picture represents a scene along the beautiful river Seine in Paris. A gentleman enters, and taking a blackboard from the side of the picture, he draws on it a sketch of a novelist. Then, standing in the centre, he causes the living features of his sketch to appear in the place of his own, which is utterly devoid of whiskers. The change is made so mysteriously that the eye cannot notice it until one sees quite another person in the place of the first. Again another sketch is shown on the board, this one being that of a miser; then an English cockney; a comic character; a French policeman, and last of all, the grinning visage of Mephistopheles. It is almost impossible to give this film a more definite description; suffice it to say that it is something entirely new in motion pictures and is sure to please. (Méliès Catalog)

Release On: 5th - March - 1904

Vote Count: 24
Vote Average: 6.4/10

Le coffre enchanté

Bewtiched trunk

Release On: 5th - March - 1904

Vote Count: 6
Vote Average: 3.9/10

La danse des apaches

A couple performs the Ruffian's Dance.

Release On: 24th - November - 1904

Vote Count: 0
Vote Average: 0/10

Le Bourreau turc

In a public place in Constantinople at the corner of a bazaar, the executioner is seated upon a stone and is resting from his daily labors while eating a crust of bread. Suddenly there come running into the place a lot of Turkish men and women preceding some Turkish policemen, who drag along four prisoners in chains. The policemen shut up the four prisoners in the pillory. Their four heads stick up through the huge plank, which is provided with four openings. One of the policemen urges the executioner to decapitate the prisoners. He accordingly seizes a mighty sabre and cuts off by a single stroke the four heads, which roll upon the ground.

Release On: 5th - January - 1904

Vote Count: 15
Vote Average: 5.9/10

The Ex-Convict

A recently released prisoner struggles to support his family.

Release On: 19th - November - 1904

Vote Count: 6
Vote Average: 5.3/10

Un peu de feu s.v.p.

Only 8 surviving seconds of a man getting great pleasure from smoking a cigar.

Release On: 13th - February - 1904

Vote Count: 5
Vote Average: 4.6/10

Coil Winding Machines

Numerous women stand in rows at winding machines, taking material from large spools behind them. A male supervisor walks down the aisle, checking the work of the women.

Release On: 1st - April - 1904

Vote Count: 4
Vote Average: 4.8/10

Le Thaumaturge chinois

A Chinese conjurer stands next to a table, it becomes two tables. A fan becomes a parasol, lanterns appear and disappear. The conjurer spins the open parasol in front of himself, and a dog leaps out from behind it. The dog becomes a woman, then a masked man appears. The conjurer sits them each on a box a few feet apart: suddenly the woman and man have changed places. The disappearing and the transfers continue in front of a simple backdrop.

Release On: 29th - April - 1904

Vote Count: 18
Vote Average: 4.5/10

Krunisanje Kralja Petra I Karađorđevića

Belgradian parades and everyday street scenes.

Release On: 11th - October - 1904

Vote Count: 9
Vote Average: 5.8/10

Westinghouse Air Brake Co. (Moulding Scene)

Men working in teams carry buckets of molten material and pour the material into what appear to be molds lined up on the ground.

Release On: 1st - May - 1904

Vote Count: 3
Vote Average: 4/10

La cascade de feu

A magic show.

Release On: 14th - May - 1904

Vote Count: 17
Vote Average: 4.5/10

La sirène

A man performs tricks with an aquarium and a mermaid

Release On: 1st - January - 1904

Vote Count: 33
Vote Average: 5.2/10

Nervy Nat Kisses the Bride

A tramp gets involved in mischief on a train.

Release On: 30th - September - 1904

Vote Count: 6
Vote Average: 3.7/10

Casting a Guide Box

A large bucket full of molten material is poured into a large container, possibly a mold, by a group of men using machinery. Some other men stoke the fire under the container. When finished pouring, the men lift the bucket up from the container and take it away on a crane. Two men put prods down repeatedly into the container, while others lay covers on top of it.

Release On: 1st - May - 1904

Vote Count: 4
Vote Average: 4.5/10