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  • THE SQUAW MAN (1914 )

    28 mai 2014

    Captain Wynnegate leaves England, accepting the blame for embezzling charity funds though knowing that his cousin Sir Henry is guilty. Out West he and the Indian girl Nat-U-Rich save each other from the evil cattle rustler Cash Hawkins and marry. Lady...

  • Escamotage d'une dame(1896)

    01 mars 2014

    Parisian French film-maker Georges Méliès first film based on a trick of substitution (one of the earliest instances of trick photography with stop-action - an early special effect) was Escamotage d'une dame au théâtre Robert Houdin (1896) (aka The Conjuring...

  • A Trip to the Moon(1902)

    02 mars 2014

    An illusionist and stage magician, and a wizard at special effects, Melies exploited the new medium with a pioneering, 14-minute science fiction work, Le Voyage Dans la Lune - A Trip to the Moon (1902). It was his most popular and best-known work, with...

  • Jack and the Beanstalk (1902)

    03 mars 2014

    Porter's sequential continuity editing links several shots to form a narrative of the famous fairy tale story of Jack and his magic beanstalk. Borrowing on cinematographic methods reminiscent of 'Georges Melies', Porter uses animation, double exposure,...

  • Life of an American Fireman 1903

    05 mars 2014

    the first American documentary, docudrama, fictionalized biopic or realistic narrative film, with non-linear continuity. It combined re-enacted scenes, the dreamy thoughts of a sleeping fireman seen in a round iris or 'thought balloon', and documentary...

  • The Great Train Robbery (1903)

    05 mars 2014

    With the combination of film editing and the telling of narrative stories, Porter produced one of the most important and influential films of the time to reveal the possibility of fictional stories on film. The film was the one-reel, 14-scene, approximately...

  • The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906)

    05 mars 2014

    In the early years of cinema, film producers were worried that the American public could not last through a film that was an hour long, thereby delaying the advent of feature films (60-90 minutes in length) in the US. According to most sources, the first...

  • The Adventures of Dollie (1908)

    06 mars 2014

    On a warm and sunny summer's day, a mother and father take their young daughter Dollie on a riverside outing. A gypsy basket peddler happens along, and is angered when the mother refuses to buy his wares. He attacks mother and daughter but is driven off...

  • The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912)

    09 mars 2014

    A young wife and her musician husband live in poverty in a New York City tenement. The husband's job requires him to go away for for a number of days. On his return, he is robbed by the neighborhood gangster. Sometime later, an unrelated mob shoot-out...

  • The Mothering Heart (1913)

    13 mars 2014

    A young couple struggle to get ahead, the wife always assuaging the troubles of her melancholy husband. As he climbs the ladder of success, he abandons the homely values and takes up with another woman. His wife leaves him, returning to her mother's home...

  • An Unseen Enemy (1912)

    15 mars 2014

    The physician's death orphans his two adolescent daughters. Their older brother is able to convert some of the doctor's small estate to cash. But it is late in the day, and with the banks closed he stores the money in his father's household safe. The...

  • The Mothering Heart (1913)

    16 mars 2014

    A young couple struggle to get ahead, the wife always assuaging the troubles of her melancholy husband. As he climbs the ladder of success, he abandons the homely values and takes up with another woman. His wife leaves him, returning to her mother's home...

  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916)

    17 mars 2014

    Captain Nemo has built a fantastic submarine for his mission of revenge. He has traveled over 20,000 leagues in search of Charles Denver - a man who caused the death of Princess Daaker. Seeing what he had done, Denver took the daughter to his yacht and...

  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde(1920)

    18 mars 2014

    Based on the Robert Louis Stevenson story: Doctor Henry Jekyll's enthusiasm for science and his selfless acts of service have made him a much-admired man. But as he visits Sir George Carew one evening, his host criticizes him for his reluctance to experience...

  • A Fool There Was (1915)

    29 mars 2014

    John Schuyler, happily married Wall Street lawyer, is appointed as special diplomatic representative to England. By an unhappy accident, his wife and child can't come along; but on the ship with him is "The Vampire," a "notorious woman" who lives off...

  • Civilization (1916)

    30 mars 2014

    Allegorical film about peace. A king starts a war, many of the women are against it, people are pressed into service. A count has constructed a submarine and gets the order to sink an ocean liner, that is also carrying - supposedly - ammunition for the...

  • The Curtain Pole (1909)

    04 avril 2014

    An upper class drawing room. A gentleman breaks the curtain pole and goes in search of a replacement, but he stops into a pub first. He buys a very long pole, and causes havoc everywhere he passes, accumulating an ever-growing entourage chasing him, until...

  • Kids Auto Races In Venice(1914)

    13 avril 2014

    Charlie, dressed as a tramp for the first time, goes to a baby-cart race in Venice, California. He causes a great deal of trouble and confusion, both on off the track (getting in the way of the cameraman) and on (interfering with the race). He succeeds...

  • The Tramp - Charlie Chaplin (1915)

    19 avril 2014

    Charlie is a tramp on the road. A hobo manages to exchange Charlie's sandwich for a brick so Charlie must eat grass. The same hobo molests a farmer's daughter; Charlie comes to aid with the help of the brick. When two more hobos show up Charlie throws...

  • The Rink (1916)

    26 avril 2014

    After amusements working in a restaurant, Charlie uses his lunch break to go roller skating. Mr. Stout makes advances toward the unwilling Edna (whose father and Mrs. Stout had earlier carried on in the restaurant). After a roller skate ballet, Charlie...

  • Charlie Chaplin - Easy Street (1917)

    28 avril 2014

    When Charlie the Tramp wanders into a mission he is smitten by Edna and puts back the collection box which he has taken. Reformed, he becomes a policeman and is assigned to rough-and-tumble Easy Street. Unable to trick or beat Eric the Tough, he puts...

  • The Birth of a Nation (1915)

    30 mai 2014

    Two brothers, Phil and Ted Stoneman, visit their friends in Piedmont, South Carolina: the family Cameron. This friendship is affected by the Civil War, as the Stonemans and the Camerons must join up opposite armies. The consequences of the War in their...


    01 juin 2014

    Gwen's family is rich, but her parents ignore her and most of the servants push her around, so she is lonely and unhappy. Her father is concerned only with making money, and her mother cares only about her social position. But one day a servant's irresponsibility...

  • Divers At Work On The Wreck Of The Maine (1898)

    03 mars 2014

    Divers At Work on the Wreck of The Maine was a short silent film created and released in 1898 and directed by Georges Méliès.

  • The Battle at Elderbush Gulch (1913)

    09 mars 2014

    The Battle of Elderbush Gulch, D.W. Griffith, 1913. If you can get by the stereotype Indians, this is one of the better of D.W. Griffith's Biograph pictures. The battle scenes are quite well done and precursor to hundreds of such scenes to come.

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