Films from 1878-1909by Cine_Independiente_MX | created - 06 May 2019 | updated - 06 May 2019 | Public
Such a great period for films
1. La vie et la passion de Jésus-Christ (1898)
11 min | Short, Drama
The Lumière catalog sold this title as 13 individual, one-scene films - allowing exhibitors to choose which films they wanted to purchase and how to arrange them in their programs. Lumière catalog no. 933 through 945.
2. Sallie Gardner at a Gallop (1878)
TV-G | 1 min | Documentary, Short
The clip shows a jockey, Domm, riding a horse, Sally Gardner. The clip is not filmed but instead consists of 24 individual photographs shot in rapid succession, making a moving picture when using a zoopraxiscope.
4 min | Short, Drama, History
This early docudrama shows Auburn Prison and recreates the electrocution of Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of President McKinley of the United States. Some versions offer additional footage at... See full summary »
Director: Edwin S. Porter
4. The Little Soldier Who Became a God (1908)
Not Rated | 4 min | Short
The same mysterious ring of Émile Cohl's THE MAGIC HOOP reappears here to bring to life a case of toy soldiers (ninety years ahead of TOY STORY). When one is left behind, a strange course ... See full summary »
Director: Émile Cohl
6. Carmencita (1894)
Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short
Performing on what looks like a small wooden stage, wearing a dress with a hoop skirt and white high-heeled pumps, Carmencita does a dance with kicks and twirls, a smile always on her face.
12. The Kleptomaniac (1905)
Not Rated | 8 min | Crime, Drama, Short
A well-dressed woman leaves her home and takes a carriage to a department store. While she is in the store, she steals several items, and is caught by store employees. Meanwhile, a poor ... See full summary »
18. Princess Nicotine; or, The Smoke Fairy (1909)
Unrated | 5 min | Comedy, Short, Fantasy
A smoker falls asleep, and two mischievious fairies play with his pipe. He discovers this, and imprisons them in a cigar box. He removes a flower from the box, which contains a fairy ... See full summary »
20. Tunneling the English Channel (1907)
Not Rated | 15 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy
King Edward VII of England and the President of the French Republic, Armand Fallières, envision tunnelling the English Channel; nevertheless, only a maiden voyage can determine whether this is a triumphant aspiration or an acrid nightmare.