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The Big Swallow

A man, objecting to being filmed, comes closer and closer to the camera lens until his mouth is all we see. Then he opens wide and swallows camera and cinematographer. He steps back, chews, and grins.

Release On: 15th - October - 1901

Vote Count: 45
Vote Average: 6.5/10


President McKinley and Escort Going to the Capitol

Cavalry and foot-soldiers escort President McKinley.

Release On: 16th - March - 1901

Vote Count: 9
Vote Average: 5.1/10


Circular Panorama of Electric Tower

A most interesting picture at the Pan-American Exposition. The picture was taken from the north side of the Electric Tower. It presents the most perfect and diversified views of the Transportation Building, Mexican Plaza, the Stadium and the north side of the Electric Tower. (Edison Catalog, 1902)

Release On: 31st - August - 1901

Vote Count: 11
Vote Average: 5.4/10


L'Homme à la tête de caoutchouc

A chemist in his laboratory places upon a table his own head, alive; then fixing upon his head a rubber tube with a pair of bellows, he begins to blow with all his might. Immediately the head increases in size and continues to enlarge until it becomes truly colossal while making faces. The chemist, fearing to burst it, opens a cock in the tube. The head immediately contracts and resumes its original size. He then calls his assistant and informs him of his discovery. The assistant, wishing to experiment for himself, seizes the bellows and blows into the head with all his might. The head swells until it bursts with a crash, knocking over the two experimenters.

Release On: 1st - January - 1901

Vote Count: 51
Vote Average: 7.5/10


What Happened on Twenty-Third Street, New York City

A street level view from the sidewalk, looking along the length of 23rd Street. Following actuality footage of pedestrians and street traffic, the actors, a man in summer attire and a woman in an ankle-length dress, walk toward the camera.

Release On: 31st - July - 1901

Vote Count: 22
Vote Average: 5.6/10


The Countryman and the Cinematograph

A satire on the way that audiences unaccustomed to the cinema didn't know how to react to the moving images on a screen - in this film, an unsophisticated (and stereotypical) country yokel is alternately baffled and terrified, in the latter case by the apparent approach of a steam train.

Release On: 1st - January - 1901

Vote Count: 14
Vote Average: 5.1/10


L'antre des esprits

A very enthusiastic magician performs several tricks.

Release On: 1st - January - 1901

Vote Count: 9
Vote Average: 5.4/10


Rêve et réalité

A well-dressed middle-aged man is enjoying a drink at a table with a pretty young woman. He flirts with her, and she seems not to mind his attentions. But is it all too good to be true?

Release On: 1st - January - 1901

Vote Count: 9
Vote Average: 4.7/10


Chamonix: Le Mauvais Pas

A group of people cross a mountain near Chamonix and are filmed doing so by the Lumière brothers.

Release On: 1st - January - 1901

Vote Count: 10
Vote Average: 5.7/10


Execution of Czolgosz with Panorama of Auburn Prison

This early docudrama shows Auburn Prison and recreates the electrocution of Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of President McKinley of the United States.

Release On: 16th - November - 1901

Vote Count: 6
Vote Average: 3.8/10


Terrible Teddy, the Grizzly King

Our presidential hunter runs across the landscape and falls down in the snow, gets up with his rifle, and gazes upward at a treed animal which isn't in the camera's view. He fires a shot into the tree, then leaps on the ground to grab the fallen prey, a domestic cat, finishing it off with wild blows of his hunting knife while his companions, a photographer and a press agent, record the event that will be reported far and wide as a manly moment. Teddy then rides out of the forest followed by two companions afoot, never mind that they all originally arrived afoot. Perhaps it was funnier in its day than it is now, but apparently shooting cats was regarded as funny in those days. The larger point was to use a minor whimsy as a political criticism, in this case of Teddy Roosevelt's easy manipulations of the press. It was based on two frames of a political cartoon that had appeared in the paper a mere week before the film was made.

Release On: 31st - December - 1901

Vote Count: 8
Vote Average: 4.4/10


Barbe-bleue

A young woman becomes the eighth wife of the wealthy Bluebeard, whose first seven wives have died under mysterious circumstances.

Release On: 1st - January - 1901

Vote Count: 27
Vote Average: 6.4/10


President McKinley Taking the Oath

President McKinley taking the Oath.

Release On: 16th - March - 1901

Vote Count: 11
Vote Average: 5.4/10


L'omnibus des toqués blancs et noirs

Four black minstrels turn into white clowns and back again when they hit or kick each other.

Release On: 11th - November - 1901

Vote Count: 8
Vote Average: 5.5/10


Pan-American Exposition by Night

A great feature of the Pan-American Exposition, as unanimously conceded by all visitors, was the electric illumination of the Exposition grounds at night. After a great deal of experimenting and patience, we succeeded in securing an excellent picture of the buildings at the Pan-American as they appeared when lighted up at night.

Release On: 18th - October - 1901

Vote Count: 14
Vote Average: 5.6/10


La maison tranquille

A trio of prankish boarders wreak havoc on their landlady and an intervening policeman.

Release On: 1st - January - 1901

Vote Count: 8
Vote Average: 5/10


Histoire d'un crime

A convicted criminal dreams about his past the night before his execution.

Release On: 30th - April - 1901

Vote Count: 14
Vote Average: 5.8/10


Demolishing and Building Up the Star Theatre

Time-lapse photography showing the one month-long demolition of the Star Theatre in New York.

Release On: 29th - April - 1901

Vote Count: 16
Vote Average: 6.8/10


The Finish of Bridget McKeen

The cook has trouble lighting the stove, so she adds kerosene, with explosive results.

Release On: 2nd - January - 1901

Vote Count: 7
Vote Average: 5.7/10


High Diving Scene

A daredevil rides his bicycle down a ramp and attempts to land in a pool of water as a crowd of spectators watches.

Release On: 9th - November - 1901

Vote Count: 4
Vote Average: 4.3/10