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L'Homme à la tête de caoutchouc

A chemist carries out a bizarre experiment with his own head.

Release On: 1st - January - 1901

Vote Count: 105
Vote Average: 7.3/10


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: 81
Vote Average: 6.4/10


Scrooge; or Marley's Ghost

A scene from Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol.

Release On: 1st - November - 1901

Vote Count: 24
Vote Average: 5.5/10


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: 43
Vote Average: 5.7/10


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: 46
Vote Average: 6.2/10


Chez la sorcière

A sorceress conjures up a bevy of beauties for a bachelor to peruse.

Release On: 1st - January - 1901

Vote Count: 18
Vote Average: 4.9/10


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: 25
Vote Average: 5.8/10


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: 14
Vote Average: 3.9/10


Excelsior!

A magician does tricks with the aid of his assistant, the Human Pump.

Release On: 1st - January - 1901

Vote Count: 23
Vote Average: 5.9/10


L'antre des esprits

A very enthusiastic magician performs several tricks.

Release On: 1st - January - 1901

Vote Count: 16
Vote Average: 5.6/10


Nain et géant

A magician explores two halves of his self: The Dwarf and the Giant.

Release On: 1st - January - 1901

Vote Count: 18
Vote Average: 5.6/10


Le diable géant ou Le miracle de la madonne

At the beginning of the scene Romeo in his gondola sings to Juliet a sentimental song, then goes away. Hardly has he departed when the colonnade falls to pieces, disclosing the devil. Juliet, frightened, runs to the window and calls Romeo. The latter attempts to enter and protect his fiancée, but at a gesture from the devil the window is instantly covered with a grating and Romeo makes frantic efforts to break it. The devil begins to dance a wild dance before Juliet, who is beside herself from terror. The devil gradually becomes the size of a giant (a novel effect). Juliet implores the statue of Madonna, which becomes animated, descends from its pedestal, and stretching out its arms orders the devil to disappear. (Méliès Catalog)

Release On: 1st - January - 1901

Vote Count: 25
Vote Average: 5.2/10


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: 32
Vote Average: 6.6/10


Carrosses de la cour. Fin du cortège

Release On: 3rd - February - 1901

Vote Count: 0
Vote Average: 0/10


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: 29
Vote Average: 5.2/10


President McKinley Taking the Oath

President McKinley taking the Oath.

Release On: 16th - March - 1901

Vote Count: 20
Vote Average: 5/10


President McKinley and Escort Going to the Capitol

Cavalry and foot-soldiers escort President McKinley.

Release On: 16th - March - 1901

Vote Count: 18
Vote Average: 4.7/10


Histoire d'un crime

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

Release On: 30th - April - 1901

Vote Count: 26
Vote Average: 5.7/10


Chamonix: Arrivée en voitures des breaks d'excursion

A group of people exiting an enormous carriage.

Release On: 30th - October - 1901

Vote Count: 18
Vote Average: 5/10


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: 17
Vote Average: 3.8/10