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The Haunted Castle(1897)

3min | Horror
2.8/5 (with 21 votes)

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

After the Ball(1897)

2.6/5 (with 26 votes)

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

Directed by Georges Méliès - With Jehanne d'Alcy

The Bewitched Inn(1897)

2min | Fantasy
3.1/5 (with 18 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 Surrender of Tournavos(1897)

2.5/5 (with 11 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

Snowball Fight(1897)

3.3/5 (with 22 votes)

Wintertime in Lyon. About a dozen people, men and women, are having a snowball fight in the middle of a tree-lined street. The cyclist coming along the road becomes the target of opportunity. He falls off his bicycle. He's not hurt, but he rides back the way he came, as the fight continues.

Directed by Louis Lumière

The X-Ray Fiend(1897)

1min | Comedy, Horror
2.8/5 (with 18 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(1897)

1min | War, Drama, History
2.4/5 (with 8 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 17 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

Humorous Rollerskater(1896)

1min | Comedy
2.2/5 (with 3 votes)

A roller skater performs a series of eccentric exercises.

Directed by Marius Sestier

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

Comic Face(1897)

2.3/5 (with 5 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
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The Hallucinated Alchemist(1897)

2min | Horror, Fantasy
3.2/5 (with 9 votes)

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(1897)

1.9/5 (with 3 votes)

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

Directed by Eduardo Jimeno

On the Roofs(1897)

1min | Crime, Comedy
2.5/5 (with 11 votes)

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

Riña en un café(1897)

1.9/5 (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

The Haunted Castle(1897)

1min | Horror
2.3/5 (with 7 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.

The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight(1897)

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

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

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

Driving with Greenland Dogs(1897)

2.7/5 (with 5 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(2021)

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La bandera argentina(1897)


The Argentinian flag waving at the Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires. Currently a lost film.

Directed by Eugène Py

The Haverstraw Tunnel(1897)

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(2021)

0.5/5 (with 1 vote)

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(1897)

3min | Horror
1.3/5 (with 1 vote)

"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.


1min | Crime, Comedy
1.6/5 (with 3 votes)

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

Directed by Robert W. Paul

Peeping Tom(1897)

2min | Comedy, Drama
2.7/5 (with 4 votes)

A man peeping through a keyhole at an attractive young woman gets his comeuppance. This film, presumed lost, is often mistaken for Ferdinand Zecca's "What Is Seen Through a Keyhole" (1901).

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