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Alice in Wonderland

This is the first movie version of the famous story. Alice dozes in a garden, awakened by a dithering white rabbit in waistcoat with pocket watch. She follows him down a hole and finds herself in a hall of many doors.

Release On: 17th - October - 1903

Vote Count: 78
Vote Average: 6.1/10


The Great Train Robbery

After the train station clerk is assaulted and left bound and gagged, then the departing train and its passengers robbed, a posse goes in hot pursuit of the fleeing bandits.

Release On: 7th - December - 1903

Vote Count: 425
Vote Average: 7.1/10


Life of an American Fireman

Porter's sequential continuity editing links several shots to form a narrative of firemen responding to a house fire. They leave the station with their horse drawn pumper, arrive on the scene, and effect the safe rescue of a woman from the burning house. But wait, she tells them of her child yet asleep in the burning bedroom...

Release On: 21st - January - 1903

Vote Count: 81
Vote Average: 6.2/10


Le chaudron infernal

A green-skinned demon places a woman and two courtiers into a flaming cauldron.

Release On: 17th - October - 1903

Vote Count: 57
Vote Average: 6.3/10


The Gay Shoe Clerk

A woman being fitted for shoes exposes her ankle to the shoe clerk, who is intrigued. He kisses her, but her chaperone hits him with her umbrella.

Release On: 12th - August - 1903

Vote Count: 33
Vote Average: 5.5/10


Le Mélomane

The leader of a marching band demonstrates an unusual way of writing music.

Release On: 15th - August - 1903

Vote Count: 63
Vote Average: 6.5/10


Le royaume des fées

At the royal court, a prince is presenting the princess whom he is pledged to marry when a witch suddenly appears. Though driven off, the witch soon returns, summons some of her servants, and carries off the princess. A rescue party is quickly organized, but the unfortunate captive has been taken to a strange, forbidding realm, from where it will be impossible to rescue her without some special help.

Release On: 1st - September - 1903

Vote Count: 54
Vote Average: 6.6/10


Electrocuting an Elephant

This is a film taken of the execution of Topsy, an elephant employed to help build Luna Park on Coney Island.

Release On: 12th - January - 1903

Vote Count: 50
Vote Average: 2.7/10


A Chess Dispute

A stationary camera looks on as two dapper gents play a game of chess. One drinks and smokes, and when he looks away, his opponent moves two pieces. A fight ensues, first with the squirting of a seltzer bottle, then with fisticuffs. The combatants wrestle each other to the floor and continue the fight out of the camera's view, hidden by the table. The waiter arrives to haul both of them out.

Release On: 1st - January - 1903

Vote Count: 27
Vote Average: 5.7/10


Le portrait spirituel

A magician transforms a woman into a portrait of herself, then restores her to life.

Release On: 14th - August - 1903

Vote Count: 21
Vote Average: 5.6/10


La vie et la passion de Jésus Christ

The story of Jesus Christ, from the proclamation of his Nativity to his Ascension into heaven. Impressive staging and beautiful hand-coloring distinguish the film from its Passion-play counterparts; Its scale and dynamic crowds prelude the Italian epics to come.

Release On: 15th - May - 1903

Vote Count: 22
Vote Average: 6.5/10


Le monstre

An Egyptian prince has lost his beloved wife and he has sought a dervish who dwells at the base of the sphinx.

Release On: 14th - August - 1903

Vote Count: 35
Vote Average: 6/10


Le Revenant

Alone in his room at an inn, a lustful old man is haunted by spirits.

Release On: 16th - October - 1903

Vote Count: 24
Vote Average: 5.1/10


Uncle Tom's Cabin

Based on the novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe: Eliza, a slave who has a young child, pleads with Tom, another slave, to escape with her. Tom does not leave, but Eliza flees with her child. After getting some help to escape the slave traders who are looking for her, she then must try to cross the icy Ohio River if she wants to be free. Meanwhile, Tom is sold from one master to another, and his fortunes vary widely.

Release On: 30th - July - 1903

Vote Count: 23
Vote Average: 4.7/10


The Sick Kitten

A simple scene of two rather flamboyantly-dressed Edwardian children attempting to feed a spoonful of medicine to a sick kitten. The film is important for being one of the earliest films to cut to a close-up, then back again to the same medium shot as before.

Release On: 31st - December - 1903

Vote Count: 40
Vote Average: 5.7/10


A Romance of the Rail

An engaged couple, dressed in white, meet each other at a train station. When the train arrives, they get on board, and they enjoy the sights from the platform on the last car. The workers on the train are eager to help, and they make some special arrangements for the couple.

Release On: 31st - October - 1903

Vote Count: 21
Vote Average: 4.4/10


La flamme merveilleuse

A juggler enters upon the scene, picks up a skull, throws it into the air, catches it in his hands, where it is transformed into a handkerchief. The handkerchief, after being twirled about a wand, is changed to a napkin, and afterward to a tablecloth. Out of the table cloth comes a servant.

Release On: 24th - July - 1903

Vote Count: 8
Vote Average: 4.8/10


A Desperate Poaching Affray

Three hunters surprise two poachers in the act. The hunters take umbrage and give chase over fences and through fields. The hunters fire away, but the poachers have guns as well, and a fight ensues with casualties for the hunters. Two cops appear and so do dogs as the chase continues. Will the poachers escape, or will they, like the game they were after, be trapped?

Release On: 1st - July - 1903

Vote Count: 11
Vote Average: 5.4/10


Illusions funambulesques

Pioneer filmmaker Georges Méliès performs his cine-magic act.

Release On: 1st - January - 1903

Vote Count: 26
Vote Average: 5.9/10


La Lanterne magique

Two impish clowns construct a magic lantern. They prop it up at an angle, and use it to project pictures onto a wall. When the picture show ends, they open up the lantern to reveal a group of dancing girls inside - and this is only the first of the indications that this lantern really is magical.

Release On: 1st - January - 1903

Vote Count: 31
Vote Average: 5.8/10