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After the Ball(2020)

2.6/5 (with 18 votes)

A woman arrives home after the ball. Her servant helps her undress and bathe.

Directed by Georges Méliès - With Jehanne d'Alcy

The Haunted Castle(2020)

3min | Horror
2.9/5 (with 14 votes)

A man has an encounter with several spooky apparitions in a castle that is evidently owned by the Devil.

The Bewitched Inn(2020)

2min | Fantasy
3.2/5 (with 15 votes)

A weary traveler stops at an inn along the way to get a good night's sleep, but his rest is interrupted by odd happenings when he gets to his room--beds vanishing and re-appearing, candles exploding, pants flying through the air and his shoes walking away by themselves.

The X-Ray Fiend(2021)

1min | Comedy, Horror
2.7/5 (with 17 votes)

A romantic couple are transformed into skeletons via X-Rays. The film combines two very recent innovations: Wilhelm Roentgen's discovery of X-rays in 1895, and Georges Méliès' accidental realisation of the special-effects potential of the jump-cut in 1896.

Directed by George Albert Smith - With Tom Green

Between Calais and Dover(1897)

1min | Comedy
2.6/5 (with 12 votes)

A rocky sea voyage as reenacted by Georges Méliès.

Directed by Georges Méliès

Naval Combat in Greece(2020)

1min | War, Drama, History
2.6/5 (with 6 votes)

An officer calls his sailors to the deck. They assemble around the canon while the officer scans the horizon. They all turn in the direction of the camera to look in the distance. At the same time the ship is hit! This scene is a filmed reconstruction of the 1897 Greek-Turkish war.

Directed by Georges Méliès

Leaving Jerusalem by Railway(1897)

3.1/5 (with 16 votes)

Lasting for roughly 50 seconds, it shows the goodbyes of many passersby - first Europeans, then Palestinian Arabs, then Palestinian Jews - as a train leaves Jerusalem.

Directed by Alexandre Promio

La Bandera Argentina(2020)


The Argentinian flag waving at the Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires.

Directed by Eugène Py

The Surrender of Tournavos(2020)

2.5/5 (with 9 votes)

Three military men, seen inside a fortification, are firing on an unseen enemy force. The call for reinforcements but ladders appear signalling the enemy is about to overrun this position.

Directed by Georges Méliès

The Hallucinated Alchemist(2021)

2min | Horror, Fantasy
3.1/5 (with 8 votes)

The film features a star with five female heads and a giant face that has people coming out of its mouth. The Flicker Alley DVD "Georges Méliès: Encore New Discoveries (1896-1911)" misidentified a partial hand-colored print of the 1906 film "Alchimiste Parafaragaramus ou La cornue infernale" (The Mysterious Retort) as this film, "L'hallucination de l'alchimiste" (An Hallucinated Alchemist) from 1897, which continues to be considered a lost film.

Directed by Georges Méliès

Exit of the Mass of the Twelve of the Church of the Pillar of Zaragoza(2020)

1.7/5 (with 3 votes)

Short documentary where people come out of a church in Zaragoza.

Directed by Eduardo Jimeno


1min | Crime, Comedy
1.8/5 (with 1 vote)

A robber forces a luckless stroller in the park to remove his hat, coat, waistcoat and trousers.

Directed by Robert W. Paul
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The Last Cartridges(1897)

1min | War
2.4/5 (with 9 votes)

An incident of the Franco-Prussian War. It shows the bombardment of a house at Bazeille. It is the animated reproduction of de Neuville's celebrated painting.

Directed by Georges Méliès

On the Roofs(2020)

1min | Crime, Comedy
2.6/5 (with 8 votes)

Two crooks throw a lady off a roof, and a hapless policeman tries to capture them.

Driving with Greenland Dogs(2020)

3.0/5 (with 3 votes)

Johan Carl Joensen, a Danish colonial manager in Greenland, drives his dog sled in Copenhagen’s Fælledparken. (

Directed by Peter Elfelt

Gran especialista sacando muelas en el Hotel Europa(2020)

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Peeping Tom(2021)

2min | Comedy, Drama
2.9/5 (with 3 votes)

A man peeping through a keyhole at an attractive young woman gets his comeuppance. This is often labelled to "What Is Seen Through a Keyhole" (1901) Letterboxd's poster is of "Keyhole".

The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight(2021)

19min | Documentary
2.7/5 (with 7 votes)

This legendary fight was filmed on March 17, 1897, using 63mm film that produced an aspect ratio of about 1.75:1. Using three adjacent cameras, Enoch Rector recorded the entire fight, simultaneously creating the world's first known feature film, as the resulting footage lasted over 90 minutes in length. About a quarter of the film survives today. Written by Mark Toscano.

Directed by Enoch J. Rector - With James J. Corbett, Bob Fitzsimmons

The Haunted Castle(1897)

1min | Horror
2.2/5 (with 6 votes)

George Albert Smith's remake of Georges Méliès - Le Manoir du diable (The Haunted Castle) from 1896. This film is lost or never existed. Copies of it online are actually a Méliès film.

Old Man Drinking a Glass of Beer(1898)

2.5/5 (with 3 votes)

An old man gets progressively livelier - and drunker - as he downs his bottle of beer. Finally, he cocks a snook - and doesn't bother to uncock it as he continues to drink.

Directed by George Albert Smith - With Tom Green

The Haverstraw Tunnel(2020)

A train travels along the tracks of the West Shore railroad in Rockland county. It goes through the Haverstraw Tunnel and out the other side.

Gugusse et l'Automate(2019)


Gugusse and the Automaton (French: Gugusse et l'Automate), also known as The Clown and the Automaton, was an 1897 French short silent film directed by Georges Méliès.

Directed by Georges Méliès

The Devil's Laboratory(2019)

3min | Horror

"The picture shows the Devil working at a fire. Two cavaliers appear, and the Devil takes the form of a seer, old, bent and wrinkled. Then he disappears in a cloud of smoke, to reappear shortly as a ghost, whose head comes off and floats around the room. Suddenly the table gets up of itself, and flies up the chimney. All sorts of wonderful things happen. A cannon takes the place occupied by the table, and belches forth flame and smoke. A large cage appears mysteriously in the center of the room, through the bars of which the Devil passes as if it were an open door. By his magic, he makes the cavalier pass through the bars in the same wonderful fashion. Everything is so weird and fantastic, that such a small trifle as a man turning into a donkey excites but passing notice." -Edison catalog.

Riña en un café(2020)

1.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Short in which two men discuss in a cafe for the love of a woman. Discussion become more heated until they start fist-fighting. Widely considered to be the first fiction film made in Spain.

Directed by Fructuós Gelabert
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