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Le Voyage à travers l'impossible

Using every known means of transportation, several savants from the Geographic Society undertake a journey through the Alps to the Sun which finishes under the sea.

Release On: 1st - October - 1904

Vote Count: 128
Vote Average: 7.2/10


Le Roi du maquillage

The background of this picture represents a scene along the beautiful river Seine in Paris. A gentleman enters, and taking a blackboard from the side of the picture, he draws on it a sketch of a novelist. Then, standing in the centre, he causes the living features of his sketch to appear in the place of his own, which is utterly devoid of whiskers. The change is made so mysteriously that the eye cannot notice it until one sees quite another person in the place of the first. Again another sketch is shown on the board, this one being that of a miser; then an English cockney; a comic character; a French policeman, and last of all, the grinning visage of Mephistopheles. It is almost impossible to give this film a more definite description; suffice it to say that it is something entirely new in motion pictures and is sure to please. (Méliès Catalog)

Release On: 5th - March - 1904

Vote Count: 30
Vote Average: 6.3/10


Le Merveilleux éventail vivant

As a conjurer awaits an audience, a procession announces the arrival of a royal representative, carried in a sedan chair, to see him. The conjurer then has a large box brought in. It is opened, revealing a very large folding fan. When the fan is spread out, the designs on it begin to change and move. And this is far from the last of the surprises that the conjurer has in store.

Release On: 1st - January - 1904

Vote Count: 17
Vote Average: 5.1/10


An Interesting Story

The adventures of an inattentive man who can't look away from his book.

Release On: 1st - October - 1904

Vote Count: 16
Vote Average: 5.6/10


Balle traversant une bulle de savon

Chronophotograph record of a ball falling through a soap bubble.

Release On: 20th - January - 1904

Vote Count: 21
Vote Average: 6/10


La sirène

A magician conjures up a mermaid while fishing.

Release On: 1st - January - 1904

Vote Count: 39
Vote Average: 5.3/10


Le Rêve de l’horloger

A weary clock-maker dozes off in a chair. While he is asleep, three women suddenly appear in the midst of his shop. They proceed to show the sleeping clock-maker some new kinds of clocks that they know how to make.

Release On: 12th - March - 1904

Vote Count: 7
Vote Average: 4.9/10


La Planche du diable

Melies and his crew perform magic tricks.

Release On: 22nd - May - 1904

Vote Count: 9
Vote Average: 4.2/10


Sorcellerie culinaire

A cook has his hands full with three mischievous devils, who pop in and out of his kitchen.

Release On: 1st - January - 1904

Vote Count: 17
Vote Average: 5.1/10


La Damnation du docteur Faust

Melies second attempt at telling the story of Faust. This time out Faust and his love Marguerite are sentenced to Hell where they are showed the torture that awaits.

Release On: 1st - April - 1904

Vote Count: 8
Vote Average: 4.6/10


Le coffre enchanté

Bewtiched trunk

Release On: 5th - March - 1904

Vote Count: 7
Vote Average: 3.8/10


Welding the Big Ring

A group of men weld one area of a large ring in a fire. They lift the ring, which is hanging horizontally on chains, out of the fire. Four men hammer the hot area on the ring into shape while the remaining men hold the ring. They put the ring into the fire again, take it out, and take it over to a machine which continuously hammers down on that area of the ring. The men then take it away from the machine and hammer it themselves into shape. The ring is presumably a piece of a generator.

Release On: 1st - April - 1904

Vote Count: 6
Vote Average: 5.2/10


Un miracle sous l’Inquisition

An inquisitor and two of his henchmen burn a woman at the stake. An angel intervenes.

Release On: 26th - March - 1904

Vote Count: 13
Vote Average: 5.4/10


Le Bourreau turc

In a public place in Constantinople at the corner of a bazaar, the executioner is seated upon a stone and is resting from his daily labors while eating a crust of bread. Suddenly there come running into the place a lot of Turkish men and women preceding some Turkish policemen, who drag along four prisoners in chains. The policemen shut up the four prisoners in the pillory. Their four heads stick up through the huge plank, which is provided with four openings. One of the policemen urges the executioner to decapitate the prisoners. He accordingly seizes a mighty sabre and cuts off by a single stroke the four heads, which roll upon the ground.

Release On: 5th - January - 1904

Vote Count: 17
Vote Average: 5.9/10


Westinghouse Works

Billy Bitzer filmed 21 short actualities inside the Pittsburgh Westinghouse Works in April and May of 1904. Audiences of the day would have been treated to footage of factory panoramas, women winding armatures and turbines being assembled. These industrial films were produced for the American Mutoscope & Biograph Company.

Release On: 1st - January - 1904

Vote Count: 15
Vote Average: 5.5/10


A Fire in a Burlesque Theatre

This short, otherwise unremarkable feature is of some interest because of the way that it unabashedly caters to the tastes that it perceived in its audiences. Besides combining the elements of the risqué 'blue' movies of the era with the popularity of movies about fires, it also attempted to use the combination to get extra mileage out of it. The movie's title summarises the setup, and most of the footage shows firefighters using ladders to rescue stage girls, clad in portions of their costumes, from an upper level. Although it all seems pretty tame by today's standards, it no doubt provided its male viewers with some brief moments of excitement as the various women hurried down the ladders with their costumes in disarray. (IMDb)

Release On: 1st - March - 1904

Vote Count: 7
Vote Average: 4.6/10


La cascade de feu

A magic show.

Release On: 14th - May - 1904

Vote Count: 19
Vote Average: 4.5/10


Au clair de la lune ou Pierrot malheureux

Pierrot goes to the house of his love to serenade her, but her father kicks him out. Soon the moon and its goddess Diana come towards the man and offers him something better.

Release On: 22nd - April - 1904

Vote Count: 10
Vote Average: 5.1/10


Testing a Rotary

A small group of men turn on what appears to be a generator. As the rotary spins, the men make adjustments to the machine and check its operations.

Release On: 1st - May - 1904

Vote Count: 4
Vote Average: 4.3/10


Testing Large Turbines, Westinghouse Co. Works

On the left of the screen, a small group of men lift the top off of what appears to be a turbine with a crane and continue to check the machine, tightening various parts with wrenches. On the right side, a few men appear to be testing the workings of what may be a turbine.

Release On: 1st - May - 1904

Vote Count: 4
Vote Average: 3.8/10