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The Astronomer's Dream(1898)

3min | Fantasy
3.5/5 (with 59 votes)

An astronomer has a terrifying dream.

The Four Troublesome Heads(1898)

1min | Comedy, Fantasy
3.5/5 (with 51 votes)

One of the greatest of black art pictures. The conjurer appears before the audience, with his head in its proper place. He then removes his head, and throwing it in the air, it appears on the table opposite another head, and both detached heads sing in unison. The conjurer then removes it a third time. You then see all three of his heads, which are exact duplicates, upon the table at one time, while the conjurer again stands before the audience with his head perfectly intact, singing in unison with the three heads upon the table. He closes the picture by bowing himself from the stage.

Santa Claus(1898)

3.1/5 (with 16 votes)

Santa arrives at a house on Christmas Eve to deliver his presents for the children.

Divers at Work on the Wreck of the "Maine"(1898)

1min
2.8/5 (with 13 votes)

Divers go to work on a wrecked ship (the battleship Maine that was blown up in Havana harbour during the Spanish-American War), surrounded by curiously disproportionate fish.

Directed by Georges Méliès

Adventures of William Tell(1898)

1min | Comedy, Fantasy
2.7/5 (with 14 votes)

The scene opens in an artist's studio where the unfinished statue of William Tell stands upon a pedestal. A clown appears and sticks a clay arm and clay head on the statue, thus completing it. He places a large brick on top of the head to make it stick. When he turns his back the statue turns into a living representation of William Tell. (Edison Catalog)

Directed by Georges Méliès

The Temptation of St. Anthony(1898)

1min | Fantasy
2.9/5 (with 18 votes)

St. Anthony is tempted by visions of women, including one that is transformed from the image of Jesus Christ Himself!

The Magician(1898)

1min | Fantasy, Drama
3.0/5 (with 15 votes)

In this scene is shown a magician behind an ordinary table, upon which he suddenly and mysteriously causes to appear a large box, into which he leaps. The sides of the box fall to the ground, but instead of containing the magician a lively clown steps forth who further mystifies the audience by causing the box to disappear, and in its place is seen a fully laid table with a smoking dinner, to which the clown applies himself. The table, however, suddenly disappears much to the astonishment of the clown, who is confronted by the magician in the garb of Mephistopheles. This he suddenly changes to that of a sculptor, and in the background is seen a pedestal with the bust of a young lady, which comes to life as the sculptor applies the mallet and chisel.

Directed by Georges Méliès

The Famous Box Trick(2019)

1min | Fantasy
3.4/5 (with 2 votes)

A magician performs a series of magic tricks involving a boy and a box.

Pygmalion and Galatea(1898)

1min | Fantasy
1.8/5 (with 3 votes)

Showing Pygmalion at work in his studio on the statue of Galatea, who, on being completed, comes to life. He attempts to clasp her to his arms, when the bust leaves the body and crossing the room mocks at him standing with the lower portion of her body in his hands. Further startling illusions are seen in this most beautiful picture.

Directed by Georges Méliès - With Jehanne d'Alcy

Come Along, Do!(1898)

1min | Comedy
2.4/5 (with 8 votes)

Come Along, Do! is an 1898 British short silent comedy film, produced and directed by Robert W. Paul. The film was of 1 minute duration, but only 38 seconds has survived. The whole of the second shot is only available as film stills. The film features an elderly man at an art gallery who takes a great interest in a nude statue to the irritation of his wife. The film has cinematographic significance as the first example of film continuity. It was, according to Michael Brooke of BFI Screenonline, "one of the first films to feature more than one shot." In the first shot, an elderly couple is outside an art exhibition having lunch and then follow other people inside through the door. The second shot shows what they do inside.

Directed by Robert W. Paul

The Cavalier's Dream(1898)

1min | Horror, Fantasy
1.8/5 (with 4 votes)

He sits asleep at a bare table; old witch enters, raps three times, then disappears; cavalier sees table spread for a sumptuous repast. Mephistopheles appears; then the old witch, who suddenly changes to a beautiful young girl. The changes and magical appearances are startling and instantaneous.

Something Good - Negro Kiss(1898)

2.9/5 (with 10 votes)

Earliest known example of African American intimacy on screen.

Directed by William Nicholas Selig - With Saint Suttle
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Oil Gush Fire in Bibiheybat(1898)

2.8/5 (with 4 votes)

The film was filmed in Bibi-Heybat, a suburb of Baku (now the capital of Azerbaijan), during a fire at the Bibi-Heybat oil field. The film was shot on 35mm film by the Lumiere brothers in 1898. On August 2 of the same year, a demonstration of Alexander Michon's program took place, which included the film "Fire at an oil fountain in Bibiheybat".

Directed by Alexandre Michon

The Humpty Dumpty Circus(2021)

It opens with a crowd of children leaving school and marching through the streets to the "Humpty Dumpty Circus." We see them crowd into the tent and at the end of each act they vociferously applaud the performers These are the little wooden toys that are familiar to all, and which are made to perform all the usual acrobatic stunts of the circus performer in a remarkably realistic manner. Some of the scenes are really comical and it is hard to believe that the elephants and donkeys are not alive.

Directed by Albert E. Smith - With J. Stuart Blackton

Early Fashions on Brighton Pier(1898)

0.5/5 (with 1 vote)

George Smith's picture of the crowds out for a stroll on what I imagine is Brighton Pier.

Directed by James Williamson

The Cave of the Demons(1898)

1min
0.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A young woman stumbles across a cave that is populated by the spirits and skeletons of people who died there under mysterious circumstances.

Directed by Georges Méliès

Pelicans at the Zoo(1898)

0.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Pelicans being released for feeding into their enclosure at London Zoological Gardens.

Don Juan Tenorio(1898)

2min
0.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Don Juan Tenorio is a 1898 Mexican silent drama film directed by Salvador Toscano who was Mexico’s first filmmaker and is also the first film adaptation of Don Juan Tenorio, a play by José Zorrilla.

Directed by Salvador Toscano Barragán

Photographing a Ghost(1898)

1min
0.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Photographer tries to take a picture of a ghost, but it won't keep still and then vanishes.

Walking Troubles of Organic Hemiplegy(1898)

1.3/5 (with 1 vote)

Studies on human pathological locomotion.

Directed by Gheorghe Marinescu

The Clown Barber(1898)

1min | Comedy
0.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A clown cuts off a customer's head and replaces it.

Directed by James Williamson

The Ball Game(1898)

1min
1.7/5 (with 3 votes)

The Reading's [Pennsylvania] pitcher has just let a Newark [New Jersey] batsman walk to first. Our camera is stationed about twenty feet from the bag, and the satisfied grin of the runner is great as he touches first and gets up on his toes for second. Next man cracks first ball pitched for a two-bagger, and races for the base with a wonderful burst of speed. First baseman just misses a put out. Very exciting. Man on the coaching line yells, and umpire runs up and makes decision. Small boy runs past back of the catcher close to the grand stand, where there is great commotion. A most excellent subject, treated brilliantly.

Directed by William Heise

Procession à Séville III(1898)

2.0/5 (with 2 votes)

A religious procession during the Holy Week in Seville, Spain.

The Oil Gush in Balakhany(1898)

2.4/5 (with 6 votes)

A film directed by the pioneer of cinema in Azerbaijan, Alexandre Michon, it was filmed on August 4, 1898 in Balakhany, Baku and presented at the International Paris Exhibition. The film was shot using a 35mm film on a Lumière cinematograph. Silent movie. (Wikipedia)

Directed by Alexandre Michon

Tommy Atkins in the Park(1898)

1min | Comedy
1.8/5 (with 2 votes)

A soldier and a serving-girl are courting on a bench. A fat old lady sits on the bench, interrupting them.

Directed by Robert W. Paul

A Switchback Railway(1898)

2.2/5 (with 2 votes)

The Switchback Railway was the forerunner of the roller coaster. Passengers sit in a small car which trundles up a swooping railway track then performs a 180 degree turn at its summit before swooping back down on a parallel track.

Directed by Robert W. Paul

The Miller and the Sweep(1897)

1min | Comedy
2.6/5 (with 7 votes)

In front of a flour mill, two men fight. One is the miller, and he's swinging a bag of flour in the scuffle. The other is a chimney sweep, and he's swinging what may be a bag of flour, but when it breaks open, it's clearly something else. Well into the havoc, spectators gather and give chase to the flour-covered sweep and the "well-sooted" miller.

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