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George Albert Smith (I) (1864–1959)

Along with his better-known French counterpart Georges Méliès George Albert Smith was one of the first filmmakers to explore fictional and fantastic themes, often using surprisingly sophisticated special effects. His background was ideal--an established portrait photographer, he also had a long-standing interest in show business, running a tourist... See full bio »

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Phantom Ride Director
Faust Director
Ally Sloper Director


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 1912 Picturesque North Wales (Documentary short)
 1912 Strange Mounts (Documentary short)
 1911 A Country Fair (Documentary short)
 1911 A Day at Henley (Documentary short)
 1911 Aeroplanes and Birdmen (Documentary short)
 1911 All British Fashions Exhibition (Documentary short)
 1911 An Otter Hunt Without a Kill (Documentary short)
 1911 Arrival of the Canadian Troops (Documentary short)
 1911 Athletic Meeting at the Queen's Club (Documentary short)
 1911 Badger Hunting at Cudlington (Documentary short)
 1911 Beach Drill at Hastings (Documentary short)
 1911 Boy Scouts at Windsor (Documentary short)
 1911 British Motor-Boat Racing (Documentary short)
 1911 Canada: Niagara Falls (Documentary short)
 1911 Children's Empire Day Procession (Documentary short)
 1911 Children's Empire Review (Documentary short)
 1911 Coronation Drill at Reedham Orphanage (Documentary short)
 1911 Cowes During Regatta Week (Documentary short)
 1911 Disguising London (Documentary short)
 1911 Eton Day on the Thames (Documentary short)
 1911 Feeding Poultry on the Prowse-Jones Farm (Documentary short)
 1911 Foreign Officers' Jumping Practice (Documentary short)
 1911 Gem and Jewels (Documentary short)
 1911 High Jumping (Documentary short)
 1911 Improved Methods of Agriculture (Documentary short)
 1911 Incidents of the £400 Golf Tournament (Documentary short)
 1911 Launch of H.M.S. King George V (Documentary short)
 1911 Leviathan of the Deep: S.S. Olympic (Documentary short)
 1911 London: City Coronation Illuminations (Documentary short)
 1911 London One Day Before the Coronation (Documentary short)
 1911 Man's Best Friend (Documentary short)
 1911 Marathon and Coaching Meets (Documentary short)
 1911 Miss Lily Smith's Swim in the Solent (Documentary short)
 1911 Molesey Regatta (Documentary short)
 1911 Nobility Leaving Chelsea for Westminster (Documentary short)
 1911 Normal London (Documentary short)
 1911 Pageantry Episodes of English History (Documentary short)
 1911 Review of the Army Officers' Training Corps (Documentary short)
 1911 Review of the Troops Before King and Kaiser (Documentary short)
 1911 Royal Drive to the Crystal Palace (Documentary short)
 1911 Rule Britannia (Documentary short)
 1911 Saturday Afternoon at the Hurlingham Club (Documentary short)
 1911 Scenes Along the Jersey Coast (Documentary short)
 1911 Scenes at the London Zoo (Documentary short)
 1911 Scenes at the Prowse-Jones Garden Party (Documentary short)
 1911 Scenes at the Royal Agricultural Show (Documentary short)
 1911 Scenes in the Indian Camp at Hampton Court (Documentary short)
 1911 The Coronation Derby (Documentary short)
 1911 The Coronation Procession: Trafalgar Square (Documentary short)
 1911 Their Majesties' Visit to the City (Documentary short)
 1911 The King's Reception at Slough Station (Documentary short)
 1911 The King Reviewing Troops at Phoenix Park (Documentary short)
 1911 The Mop Fair at Stratford-on-Avon (Documentary short)
 1911 The Regalia Procession (Documentary short)
 1911 The Royal Horse Show (Documentary short)
 1911 The Royal Naval Review (Documentary short)
 1911 The Royal Progress: In Hyde Park (Documentary short)
 1911 The Royal Progress: In Parliament Square (Documentary short)
 1911 The Royal Regatta at Cowes (Documentary short)
 1911 The Yarmouth Herring Industry (Documentary short)
 1911 Trooping of the Colour (Documentary short)
 1911/I Unveiling of the Queen Victoria Memorial (Documentary short)
 1911 Varieties of Sweet Peas (Documentary short)
 1911 Watchdogs of the World (Documentary short)
 1911 The Birth of Spring Flowers (Documentary short)
 1911 Canadian Troops in London (Documentary short)
 1910 Barnyard Pets (Documentary short)
 1910 British Coast Towns (Documentary short)
 1910 Caernarvon to Conway (Documentary short)
 1910 England to France Via Newhaven and Dieppe (Documentary short)
 1910 Mr. Roosevelt's Casket (Documentary short)
 1910 Our Gem of a Cook (Short)
 1910/II Royal Ascot (Documentary short)
 1910 Launch of S.S. Olympic (Documentary short)
 1910 Glories of the Upper Thames (Documentary short)
 1910 On the River Avon, Stratford (Documentary short)
 1910 Picturesque Devonshire (Documentary short)
 1910 Polarised Light (Documentary short)
 1910 Refreshments (Short)
 1910/II Shakespeare Land (Documentary short)
 1910 A London Fire Call (Documentary short)
 1910 Choice Bouquets (Documentary short)
 1910 Happy Days on the Sea Shore (Documentary short)
 1910 Portsmouth to Ryde, Isle of Wight (Documentary short)
 1910 Scenes at Ventnor, Isle of Wight (Documentary short)
 1910 Scenes in the Isle of Wight (Documentary short)
 1910 Submarine and Torpedo Destroyers (Documentary short)
 1910 Change of Guard at St. James's Palace (Documentary short)
 1910 From Bud to Blossom (Documentary short)
 1910 Minden Day at Tidworth (Documentary short)
 1910 Sports on the River Thames (Documentary short)
 1910 Strawberry Harvest (Documentary short)
 1910 The Chef's Preparations (Documentary short)
 1910 The Dinner Party (Documentary short)
 1910 Big Waves at Brighton (Documentary short)
 1910 Scenes at English Race Meetings (Documentary short)
 1910 Scenes in Cornwall (Documentary short)
 1910 Fording the River (Documentary short)
 1910 A Run with the Exmoor Staghounds (Documentary short)
 1909/I The King's Derby (Documentary short)
 1909 The King at Knowsley (Documentary short)
 1909 Water Carnival at Villefranche (Documentary short)
 1909/II Zoological Gardens (Documentary short)
 1909 The River Thames (Documentary short)
 1909 Choosing the Wallpaper (Short)
 1909 Kinemacolor Puzzle (Short)
 1909 German Field Artillery (Documentary short)
 1909 German Troops, Berlin (Documentary short)
 1909 Officers Changing Horses (Documentary short)
 1909 Uhlans and Dragoons (Documentary short)
 1909 Views of Unter den Linden (Documentary short)
 1909 Cascade De Courmes, France (Documentary short)
 1909 The S.S. George Washington at Southampton (Documentary short)
 1909 Waves and Spray (Documentary short)
 1909 King Edward at Kensington (Documentary short)
 1909 Royal Ascot (Documentary short)
 1909 Cart Horse Parade (Documentary short)
 1909 Empire Day Procession (Documentary short)
 1909 German Troops (Documentary short)
 1909 Wannsee to Potsdam (Documentary short)
 1909 An Anxious Foster Mother (Short)
 1909 Donkey Riding at Brighton (Documentary short)
 1909 Scottish Lassie (Documentary short)
 1909 Carnival Scenes at Nice and Cannes (Documentary short)
 1909 Children's Battle of Flowers, Nice (Documentary short)
 1909 Floral Friends (Documentary short)
 1909 Riviera Coast Scenes (Documentary short)
 1909 Riviera Fisher Folk (Documentary short)
 1909 Waves and Spray on the Riviera (Documentary short)
 1908 A Detachment of Gordon Highlanders (Documentary short)
 1908 Animal and Bird Studies (Documentary short)
 1908 A Visit to Aldershot (Documentary short)
 1908 Band of the Queen's Highlanders (Documentary short)
 1908 British Soldiers (Documentary short)
 1908 Incident on Brighton Beach (Documentary short)
 1908 Reaping (Documentary short)
 1908 Review of the British Navy (Documentary short)
 1908 Sailing and Motor Boat Scenes at Southwick (Documentary short)
 1908 Swans (Documentary short)
 1908 The Letter (Documentary short)
 1908 The Rabbits, Sheep, a Carrot for the Donkey (Documentary short)
 1908 The Soldier's Pet (Documentary short)
 1908 View of the Brighton Front (Documentary short)
 1908 Woman Draped in Patterned Handkerchiefs (Documentary short)
 1908 A Visit to the Seaside (Documentary short)
 1906 Two Clowns (Short)
 1906 Tartans of Scottish Clans (Documentary short)
 1904 Firework Display at Crystal Palace (Documentary short)
 1904 The Baby and the Ape (Short)
 1903 Dorothy's Dream (Short)
 1903 Life of a London Bobby (Short)
 1903 Old London Street Scenes (Documentary short)
 1903 The Sick Kitten (Short)
 1903 John Bull's Hearth (Short)
 1903 The Free Trade Bench (Short)
 1903 Mary Jane's Mishap (Short)
 1902 Hilarity on Board Ship (Short)
 1902 At Last! That Awful Tooth (Short)
 1902 That Awful Cigar (Short)
 1902 The Monk's Macaroni Feast (Short)
 1902 The Monk's Ruse for Lunch (Short)
 1902 The Monk in the Studio (Short)
 1902 The March of the Amazons (Short)
 1902 Oh That Collar Button! (Short)
 1902 The Cakewalk (Short)
 1902 Too Much of a Good Thing (Short)
 1901 The Little Doctors (Short)
 1901 In the Green Room (Short)
 1901 A Good Story (Short)
 1901 The Kitten Nursery (Short)
 1901 The Bill Poster's Revenge (Short)
 1901 The Death of Poor Joe (Short) (as G.A. Smith)
 1901 Whiskey Versus Bullets (Short)
 1900 Grandmother's Wolf (Short)
 1900 Spiders on a Web (Documentary short)
 1900 The Village Choir (Short)
 1900 Where Did You Get It? (Short)
 1900 Grandma's Reading Glass (Short)
 1900 Two Jolly Old Fellows (Short)
 1900 A Bad Cigar (Short)
 1900 Scandal Over the Teacups (Short)
 1900 Snapshotting an Audience (Short)
 1900 The Dull Razor (Short)
 1900 The House That Jack Built (Short)
 1900 The Old Maid's Valentine (Short)
 1900 Let Me Dream Again (Short)
 1900 X Rays (Short)
 1900 A Jolly Old Couple (Short)
 1900 The Conjurer (Short)
 1900 The Two Old Sports (Short)
 1900 Two Grinning Yokels (Short)
 1899 Brighton (Documentary short)
 1899/I A Kiss in the Tunnel (Short)
 1899 Dick Whittington (Short)
 1899 Good Stories (Short)
 1899 The Gambler's Wife (Short)
 1899 The Inexhaustible Cab (Short)
 1899 The Sandwiches (Short)
 1899 A Good Joke (Short)
 1899 The Legacy (Short)
 1898 Aladdin (Short)
 1898 Early Fashions on Brighton Pier (Documentary short)
 1898 Faust (Short)
 1898 Girls Bathing (Documentary short)
 1898 Maypole Dance (Documentary short)
 1898/II Phantom Ride (Short)
 1898 The Woman Barber (Short)
 1898 Waves and Spray (Short)
 1898 Ally Sloper (Short)
 1898 Animated Clown Portrait (Short)
 1898 Santa Claus (Short) (as G.A. Smith)
 1898 The Mesmerist (Short)
 1898 Cinderella (Short)
 1898 Faust and Mephistopheles (Short)
 1898 Photographing a Ghost (Short)
 1898 The Baker and the Sweep (Short)
 1898 The Corsican Brothers (Short)
 1898 The Lady Barber (Short)
 1898 A Practical Joke (Short)
 1898 The Runaway Knock (Short)
 1897 Brighton Seagoing Electric Car (Documentary short)
 1897 Brighton Seagoing Electric Car No. 2 (Documentary short)
 1897 Football and Cricket (Documentary short)
 1897 Football Game and Scrimmage (Documentary short)
 1897 Hanging Out the Clothes (Short)
 1897 Making Sausages (Short)
 1897 Mohawk Minstrels (Documentary short)
 1897 Passenger Train (Documentary short)
 1897 Pierrot Troupe (Documentary short)
 1897 Portsmouth Express (Documentary short)
 1897 Sailing and Car (Documentary short)
 1897 Sailing Boat (Documentary short)
 1897 Squad with Horizontal Bar (Documentary short)
 1897 Squad with Vaulting Horse (Documentary short)
 1897 The Haunted Castle (Short)
 1897 The Miller and the Sweep (No. 2) (Documentary short)
 1897/II Trafalgar Day (Documentary short)
 1897 Walking Greasy Pole (Documentary short)
 1897 Westminster (Documentary short)
 1897 Workers Leaving Brighton Railway Station (Documentary short)
 1897 Yachting (Documentary short)
 1897 The Sign Writer (Short)
 1897 Tipsy-Topsy-Turvy (Short)
 1897 The X-Ray Fiend (Short)
 1897 Comic Face (Short) (uncredited)
 1897 Comic Shaving (Short)
 1897 Nursing the Baby (Short)
 1897 Weary Willie (Short)
 1897 The Maid in the Garden (Short)
 1897/I The Miller and Chimney Sweep (Short)
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