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Après le Bal

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

Release On: 1st - January - 1897

Vote Count: 61
Vote Average: 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: 42
Vote Average: 6.3/10


Départ de Jérusalem en chemin de fer (panorama)

Lasting for roughly 50 seconds, it shows the goodbyes of many passersby - first Europeans, then Palestinian Arabs, then Palestinian Jews - as a train leaves Jerusalem.

Release On: 29th - April - 1897

Vote Count: 41
Vote Average: 6.1/10


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: 52
Vote Average: 6.6/10


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: 45
Vote Average: 5.7/10


The X-Ray Fiend

A romantic couple are transformed into skeletons via X-Rays. The film combines two very recent innovations: Wilhelm Roentgen's discovery of X-rays in 1895, and Georges Méliès' accidental realisation of the special-effects potential of the jump-cut in 1896.

Release On: 1st - October - 1897

Vote Count: 39
Vote Average: 5.5/10


Bains en mer

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

Release On: 10th - October - 1897

Vote Count: 22
Vote Average: 5.2/10


Bonne d'enfants et soldat

A maid is out walking with her young charge when a soldier takes the boy's place.

Release On: 8th - March - 1897

Vote Count: 28
Vote Average: 5.8/10


Combat naval en Grèce

An officer calls his sailors to the deck. They assemble around the canon while the officer scans the horizon. They all turn in the direction of the camera to look in the distance. At the same time the ship is hit! This scene is a filmed reconstruction of the 1897 Greek-Turkish war.

Release On: 1st - January - 1897

Vote Count: 17
Vote Average: 4.9/10


Entre Calais et Douvres

A rocky sea voyage as reenacted by Georges Méliès.

Release On: 1st - January - 1897

Vote Count: 26
Vote Average: 5.1/10


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: 29
Vote Average: 5.1/10


Stockholm, entrée de l'exposition

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

Release On: 16th - May - 1897

Vote Count: 16
Vote Average: 5.1/10


Paris, mi-carême : char de la reine des reines

No Overview

Release On: 25th - March - 1897

Vote Count: 4
Vote Average: 4.3/10


Place du Pont

A shot of a street in Lyon, people passing, horses etc

Release On: 20th - May - 1897

Vote Count: 19
Vote Average: 5.3/10


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: 21
Vote Average: 5.3/10


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: 19
Vote Average: 4.8/10


The Vanishing Lady

Robert W. Paul production, "The Vanishing Lady", 1897. Man in roman costume carves figure of girl in doorway. As he finishes, the statue comes to life. The man expresses great love and desire for her, but every time the man goes to grab the girl she vanishes and reappears somewhere else.

Release On: 29th - September - 1897

Vote Count: 10
Vote Average: 5.1/10


Sur les toits

Two crooks throw a lady off a roof, and a hapless policeman tries to capture them.

Release On: 18th - May - 1897

Vote Count: 24
Vote Average: 5/10


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: 22
Vote Average: 4.8/10


Chutes du Rhin vues de près

The waterfalls in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland, form a cloud of suspended droplets.

Release On: 24th - January - 1897

Vote Count: 0
Vote Average: 0/10