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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: 85
Vote Average: 6.2/10


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: 464
Vote Average: 7.1/10


Le chaudron infernal

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

Release On: 17th - October - 1903

Vote Count: 62
Vote Average: 6.3/10


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: 91
Vote Average: 6.1/10


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: 56
Vote Average: 2.8/10


Le Mélomane

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

Release On: 15th - August - 1903

Vote Count: 69
Vote Average: 6.6/10


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: 34
Vote Average: 5.5/10


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: 58
Vote Average: 6.7/10


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: 46
Vote Average: 5.8/10


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: 22
Vote Average: 4.5/10


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: 23
Vote Average: 6.3/10


Le cake-walk infernal

Pluto, having seen the earth, comes back home amazed at the success of that well-known dance, the "cake-walk." He has brought back with him two noted well-known dancers, who start their favorite dance amidst the flames.

Release On: 12th - June - 1903

Vote Count: 35
Vote Average: 5.6/10


Le puits fantastique

A witch curses a town's well.

Release On: 1st - January - 1903

Vote Count: 24
Vote Average: 5.4/10


Le Revenant

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

Release On: 16th - October - 1903

Vote Count: 25
Vote Average: 5.3/10


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: 26
Vote Average: 4.7/10


L’Enchanteur Alcofribas

Two men in a cave perform magic.

Release On: 22nd - November - 1903

Vote Count: 12
Vote Average: 5/10


Mary Jane's Mishap

Mary Jane tries to light the oven. When she's unsuccessful, she plays around, getting black boot polish on her face. She mugs before a mirror. Then, it's back to work. When the stove still won't light, she pours in paraffin, winks at the camera, and lights a match. Kaboom! Is there any rest for the foolish, even in the grave?

Release On: 28th - February - 1903

Vote Count: 34
Vote Average: 6/10


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: 38
Vote Average: 5.9/10


Le tonnerre de Jupiter

With godly entrapments, Zeus appears on the horizon, engages Hermes as an audience, and tries to throw some thunderbolts. They fizzle. Hephaestus tries to make some repairs but succeeds only in heating the bolts and burning Zeus's hands. Zeus conjures nine muses, but do their incantations help? He dismisses them as well as a visiting Pan, and his fits of pique become counter-productive. Can he get his powers back?

Release On: 7th - November - 1903

Vote Count: 11
Vote Average: 5.3/10


La Boîte à malice

As scene as pleasing as incomprehensible. A juggler summons two chairs, which come to the stage jumping and twirling around. Across the back of these chairs the operator places a sheet of glass on which he lays a box about four inches high. He then takes a table cover, with his servant's help, rolls it up and from the centre emerges a lady, beautifully dressed. At the juggler's order she jumps in the box, in which she completely disappears.

Release On: 1st - January - 1903

Vote Count: 12
Vote Average: 5.3/10