Ultimate Listby simonzandbergs | created - 20 Dec 2014 | updated - 07 Apr 2016 | Public
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2. Dickson Greeting (1891)
Not Rated | 1 min | Short
"A little while ago there was a great convention of women's clubs of America. Mrs. Edison is interested in women's clubs and their work and she decided to entertain the Presidents of the ... See full summary »
4. Dickson Experimental Sound Film (1894)
Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Music
The sound has been found in the form of an old Edisonian recording cylinder. The cylinder was repaired, then Walter Murch ACE MPSE synced the film to the correct music in (I believe) 2002. Total running time is approximately 17 seconds.
8. La fée aux choux (1896)
1 min | Short, Family, Fantasy
The first film directed by a female director, "The Cabbage Fairy" presents a brief fantasy tale involving a strange fairy who can produce and deliver babies coming out of cabbages. Gently ... See full summary »
10. The Kiss (1896)
Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Romance
In a medium close-up shot of the first kiss ever recorded on screen, two fervent lovers cuddle and talk passionately at hair's breadth, just before the love-smitten gentleman decides to give his chosen one an innocent peck.
13. The Kiss in the Tunnel (II) (1899)
1 min | Short, Comedy, Romance
Similar to A Kiss in the Tunnel (1899), this remake omits the phantom ride scenes and chooses to portray a significantly steamier, more prolonged, and more explicit passion between a young couple. Surely, this is a kiss to remember.
Director: James Bamforth
17. The Passion Play (1903)
44 min | Short, Biography, Drama
The story of Jesus Christ from the proclamation of his Nativity to his crucifixion. Impressive scenes and dynamism of the actors prelude to the Italian colossal movies of the silent period.
18. Life of an American Fireman (1903)
Not Rated | 6 min | Short, Action
A fireman rushes into a carriage to rescue a woman from a house fire. Breaks the window glasses and he goes down with the woman. After dangerous and uncertain moments, the fireman save the woman' s son, too.
19. The Great Train Robbery (1903)
TV-G | 11 min | Short, Action, Crime
A group of bandits stage a brazen train hold-up, only to find a determined posse hot on their heels.
20. The Voyage Across the Impossible (1904)
Not Rated | 24 min | Short, Action, Adventure
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.
21. Westinghouse Works (1904)
Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary
Collection of 21 American short silent films. The films were taken from April 18, 1904 to May 16, 1904 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and document various Westinghouse manufacturing plants.
24. A Trip Down Market Street Before the Fire (1906)
Not Rated | 12 min | Documentary, Short
From the front of a cable car, a motion picture camera records a trip down Market Street, San Francisco, California, from a point between 8th & 9th Streets, Eastward to the cable car turnaround at the Ferry Building.
25. The Dancing Pig (1907)
Not Rated | 4 min | Short, Comedy
A humongous and obese anthropomorphic swine dressed like a fine gentleman in a fancy dinner attire tries to make a pass at a solitary lady having a picnic.
29. The Country Doctor (1909)
Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Drama
While caring for his sick daughter, a doctor is called away to the sickbed of a neighbor. He finds the neighbor gravely ill, and ignores his wife's pleas to come home and care for his own daughter, who has taken a turn for the worse.
30. 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 »
31. A Corner in Wheat (1909)
G | 14 min | Short, Crime, Drama
An unscrupulous and greedy capitalist speculator decides to corner the wheat market for his own profit, establishing complete control over the markets.
32. The Woman Always Pays (1910)
38 min | Short, Drama