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Fantasmagorie(1908)

2min | Animation
3.3/5 (with 41 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

The Red Girl(1908)

17min | Action

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

Rescued from an Eagle's Nest(1908)

2.8/5 (with 16 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 Electric Hotel(1908)

9min | Fantasy
3.1/5 (with 25 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

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 Assassination of the Duke de Guise(1908)

17min | History, Drama
2.7/5 (with 20 votes)

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

The Zulu's Heart(1908)

8min | Action
2.7/5 (with 2 votes)

A Boer woman and her daughter are captured by Zulu warriors.

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.

The Genii of Fire(1908)

4min
2.5/5 (with 3 votes)

Not much of a plot. A couple is menaced by some sort of bizarre religious cult. Then they're saved.

Directed by Georges Méliès

Prussian Culture(1908)

8min
2.4/5 (with 7 votes)

Film about politically motivated violence in the Kingdom of Prussia.

Directed by Kazimierz Prószyński

The Thieving Hand(1908)

6min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 11 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

Adventures of Dollie(1908)

NR
| 12min | Drama, Thriller
2.6/5 (with 9 votes)

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

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The Taming of the Shrew(1908)

2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

Based on Shakespeare's play: Petruchio courts the bad-tempered Katharina, and tries to change her aggressive behavior.

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.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde(1908)

16min | Fantasy, Horror

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Otis Turner - With Hobart Bosworth, Betty Harte

The Red Man and the Child(1908)

14min | Action, Western

A silent short about a Sioux Indian by D.W. Griffith.

Long Distance Wireless Photography(1908)

2.6/5 (with 8 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?

The Stolen Jewels(1908)

11min | Drama

It would have taken more than the wonderful powers of deduction of a Sherlock Holmes to have dispelled the mystery that shrouded the disappearance of a case of jewels at the home of Robert Jenkins, a wealthy stockbroker, and although they were eventually brought to light, it was through a most remarkable accident.

Father Gets in the Game(1908)

10min | Comedy
1.9/5 (with 2 votes)

D.W. Griffith film about an elderly father who grows tired of seeing his son bring home beautiful women so he gets a makeover and heads out on the prowl.

French Cops Learning English(1908)

7min
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

The Tempest(1908)

12min | Fantasy, Drama
2.9/5 (with 4 votes)

Prospero and his daughter Miranda must take refuge on an enchanted island. There Prospero, who himself has magical powers, releases the spirit Ariel from a spell, and also meets the savage Caliban. Then Prospero uses his powers to create a tempest that shipwrecks some of the persons who caused his exile.

Money Mad(1908)

9min | Crime, Drama
2.0/5 (with 2 votes)

The central figure is an old miser, a Harpagon of sorts, who, like Frosine, stashes his ill-gotten money in a secret cellar. While the miser is at the bank, exchanging stolen notes for gold coin, a couple of thugs witness the transaction and see their opportunity-- It seems avarice grips the hearts of all those who'd possess the bag.

Grandmother's Tale and Child's Dream(1908)

5min
2.6/5 (with 3 votes)

The film begins with a grandmother reading a story to a small child before tucking him or her into bed (it's a bit difficult to tell which the tot is). No sooner has the mite fallen asleep than s/he begins dreaming of an angel standing over his/her bed and whisking him/her off to a land of giant toys. The kid wanders around for a bit before being led away by a lady who takes him/her to a jungle or forest where other young ladies dressed as butterflies dance around a bit.

Directed by Georges Méliès

The Black Viper(1908)

10min | Drama
2.2/5 (with 2 votes)

A thug accosts a girl as she leaves her workplace but a man rescues her. The thug vows revenge and, with the help of two friends, attacks the girl and her rescuer again as they're going for a walk. This time they succeed in kidnapping the rescuer. The girl runs home and gets help from several neighbors. They track the ruffians down to a cabin in the mountains where the gang has trapped their victim and set the cabin on fire.

Balked at the Altar(1908)

12min
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.

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

The Song of the Shirt(1908)

11min | Drama
1.8/5 (with 2 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

Excursion to the Moon(1908)

2.8/5 (with 7 votes)

Segundo de Chomón's remake of Georges Méliès' A Trip to the Moon.

Directed by Segundo de Chomón

Romance of a Jewess(1908)

12min | Comedy
2.0/5 (with 2 votes)

This early D.W. Griffith short shows the director's interest in Jewish ghetto life, portrayed here with sympathy and sentimentality. The melodramatic plot involves the conflict between generations in an immigrant Jewish family.

Mr. Jones at the Ball(1908)

8min | Comedy
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

Mr. Jones at the Ball is a 1908 American silent short comedy film, part of the once-popular Biograph series centered around the titular Jones and his long-suffering wife. In this film, Jones rips his suit pants and chaos ensues.

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