1908 Movies

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2min | Animation
3.4/5 (with 38 votes)

The first all-animated film in history, a series of scenes without much narrative structure, but morphing into each other.

Directed by Émile Cohl

Rescued from an Eagle's Nest(1908)

7min | Drama, Action
2.7/5 (with 13 votes)

A woodsman leaves a hut followed by a woman with their baby. Nearby some men chop down a tree. The baby is left outside the hut, but an eagle flies away with it.

The House of Ghosts(1907)

6min | Comedy, Fantasy
3.2/5 (with 9 votes)

A group of travellers go into a house for protection. Little do they know, it is filled with ghosts who make unusual things happen to them.

Directed by Segundo de Chomón

The Electric Hotel(1908)

9min | Fantasy
3.0/5 (with 16 votes)

According to the rapid strides that electricity is making in this wonderful age we are not surprised to see in this picture an ideal hotel of the future in which everything is done by electricity. We see a couple entering the hostelry and, after registering, the clerk touches a button and away goes the baggage on to the elevator, which stops at the proper floors and the grips enter the room without the aid of anyone. Many amusing incidents follow. (Moving Picture World)

A Calamitous Elopement(1908)

2.0/5 (with 3 votes)

A young couple are enjoying a romantic interlude in the young woman's home, when her father discovers them and angrily chases the young man out of the house. They thus decide to elope, and they make plans accordingly. But as they are leaving, a thief discovers their plans, and he decides to turn the situation to his own advantage.

Remote Electric Photography(1908)

2.6/5 (with 7 votes)

Into a photography studio full of large fantastic machines steps an elderly couple. The bearded proprietor explains the equipment and gives them a demonstration: he starts machines whirring, and projects a painting of three women onto a large screen; suddenly the women begin to move. The customers are impressed. First the women sits in the special seat: she's projected onto the screen, and her good nature comes out in the laughing image. Then it's the man's turn, but the machine discloses a vastly different nature in him. Will his reaction threaten our proprietor's inventions?

In the Barber Shop(1908)

3min | Comedy
2.3/5 (with 4 votes)

One fine day at a barbershop that has stupid staff and very rude customers.

Directed by Georges Méliès

The Adventures of Dollie(1908)

12min | Drama
2.5/5 (with 6 votes)

On a warm and sunny summer's day, a mother and father take their young daughter Dollie on a riverside outing.

The Assassination of the Duke de Guise(1908)

17min | History, Drama
2.7/5 (with 16 votes)

The film portrays the events on the day King Henri III of France arranged for Duke Henri de Guise to be murdered.

Monday Morning in a Coney Island Police Court(1908)

6min | Comedy

Mack Sennett appears as a policeman in this film produced by the Biograph Company.

After Many Years(1908)

17min | Drama

A castaway returns home after years lost at sea, to the wife and child he left behind. Has she waited faithfully or has she moved on?

Prussian Culture(1908)

2.4/5 (with 5 votes)

Film about politically motivated violence in the Kingdom of Prussia.

Directed by Kazimierz Prószyński
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The Thieving Hand(1908)

6min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 8 votes)

A one-armed street peddler notices that a well-to-do man has dropped his ring. He returns it to him. The wealthy man is very grateful and, to show his appreciation, takes the peddler to a 'Limb Store', where he buys him a new arm. The recipient soon discovers that this new arm has a will of its own - causing him considerable embarrassment.

Directed by J. Stuart Blackton - With Paul Panzer

French interpreter policeman(1908)

2.5/5 (with 3 votes)

The seven-minute film takes place inside a classroom where some cops are learning English.

Directed by Georges Méliès

Stenka Razin(1908)

10min | Drama
2.3/5 (with 5 votes)

Stenka Razin is the leader of a group of outlaws who live a life of revelry and carousing along the Volga River and in the nearby forests. When Razin becomes distracted by a captured foreign princess and starts to dote on her, his men are displeased, feeling that he is neglecting them and their usual activities. Soon they come up with a plot, in the hopes of turning Razin against the princess.

Directed by Vladimir Romashkov

An Awful Moment(1908)

12min | Drama
1.3/5 (with 1 vote)

After a judge (Harry Solter) does his job and sentences a man, a gypsy woman (Marion Leonard) erupts in vehement protests and has to be taken forcefully out of the courtroom. Later the gypsy follows the judge to his home and plots a vicious revenge on his wife (Florence Lawrence).

The Prophetess of Thebes(1908)

2min | Fantasy
2.2/5 (with 3 votes)

Partially lost film. One of the kings of ancient Thebes enters the abode of an astrologer and demands that he be told his future. The former utterly refuses to forecast the coming events of his sovereign, even under the pain of death; but he brings forth a priestess who possesses the powers of divination. This priestess is introduced in a wonderful way: a throne is brought forward, and then a box from which the pieces of a statue are removed and piled up in regular order; the statue suddenly becomes animated. The king implores the latter to foretell his life. She commands him to look through a telescope toward the side of the room. A vision appears. (Moving Picture World)

Directed by Georges Méliès

A Christmas Carol(1908)

15min | Drama, Fantasy

Scrooge goes into his office and begins working. His nephew, along with three women who wish for Scrooge to donate enter. However, Scrooge dismisses them. On the night of Christmas Eve, his long-dead partner Jacob Marley comes as a ghost, warning him of a horrible fate if he does not change his ways.

Balked at the Altar(1908)

1.7/5 (with 2 votes)

A woman who is filled with romantic ideas is making no secret of her eagerness to find a husband. Her father decides to help her by pressuring and threatening an eligible bachelor, who reluctantly allows wedding plans to be made.

Le nouveau seigneur du village(1908)

2.7/5 (with 3 votes)

There's a scene in a village, then there's a scene out in the wilderness with what appear to be gods, and a giant crab, and a giant frog... then there's another scene in the village... and that's it.

Directed by Georges Méliès

Hallucinations pharmaceutiques ou Le truc de potard(1908)

13min | Fantasy
2.6/5 (with 3 votes)

There's a chemistry lab, in which one or two people ingest the wrong drug -- apparently -- and have a seriously bad trip. Then there's this wizard in his cave, and a fairy appears -- then there's this massive feast with about a dozen people. Then it ends.

Directed by Georges Méliès

The Feud and the Turkey(1908)

Mack Sennett appears as a member of the Wilkenson clan in this film produced by the Biograph Company.

The Diligent Batman(1908)

4min | Comedy

A comedic short about a clumsy valet.

The Reckoning(1908)

8min | Drama

Mack Sennett appears as a lover in this film produced by the Biograph Company.

The Test of Friendship(1908)

13min | Drama

Mack Sennett appears as a guest and a man in the fight in this film produced by the Biograph Company.

A Tricky Painter’s Fate(1908)

2.2/5 (with 2 votes)

A painter boards a train and puts his paintings in the windows so that they look like passengers.

Directed by Georges Méliès

Buncoed Stage Johnnie(1908)

1.5/5 (with 1 vote)

This Georges Melies film is one of several to appear in only a fragment form. The film opens up with a title card explaining what happens in the missing parts of the movie. Basically a man wants to give some flowers to a stage star but a prankster instead gives them to an obese cleaning woman.

Buncoed Stage Johnnie(1908)

1.5/5 (with 1 vote)

This Georges Melies film is one of several to appear in only a fragment form. The film opens up with a title card explaining what happens in the missing parts of the movie. Basically a man wants to give some flowers to a stage star but a prankster instead gives them to an obese cleaning woman.

Betrayed by a Handprint(1908)

8min | Crime
1.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Mrs. Wharton, a dashing widow, gives a party at her beautiful villa in honor of the presentation to her of a handsome diamond necklace by her fiancé. During the evening bridge participated in by a number of the guests, among whom is Myrtle Vane. Miss Vane is playing in wretched luck, and is advised several times by Mrs. Wharton to desist, but she still plays on in the vain hopes of the tide of fortune turning, until at last, in the extreme of desperation, she stakes her all and loses. Shame and disgrace stare her in the face. What can she do to recoup her depleted fortune? As one of the guests there is Professor Francois Paracelsus, the eminent palmister, who of course, was called upon to read the palms of those present. Sheets of paper were prepared and each imprinted their hand on a sheet to be read by the erudite soothsayer at his leisure, and so were left on the drawing room table.

A Visit to the Seaside(1908)


The first successful motion picture in natural color, filmed with Kinemacolor. It is an 8 minute short film directed by George Albert Smith of Brighton, showing people doing everyday activities. It is ranked of high historical importance. Kinemacolor later influenced and replaced by Technicolor, which was used from 1916 to 1952.

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