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Jeanne d’Arc (1900)

France 10m, Hand Coloured, Silent Director: Georges Méliès; Cast: Jeanne Calvière, Georges Méliès, Jeanne d’Alcy The earliest film adaptation of the story of Joan of Arc is Georges Méliès’ photo … Continue reading

03/28/2016 · Leave a comment

Alice in Wonderland (1903)

UK 9m, Silent, B&W Directors: Cecil Hepworth, Percy Stow; Cast: May Clark, Cecil M. Hepworth, Mrs. Cecil Hepworth, Norman Whitten Running at just over eight minutes in length, this first … Continue reading

03/25/2015 · 2 Comments

Il Piccolo Garibaldino (1909)

Italy, 14m Silent, B&W/Tinted Director: Unknown; Cast: Unknown Il Piccolo Garibaldino is a short but sophisticated drama about a young boy who stows away aboard a ship of volunteer soldiers … Continue reading

03/06/2015 · 2 Comments

Voyage à travers l’impossible (1904)

France 20m, Silent B&W (tinted) Director: Georges Méliès; Cast: Georges Méliès, [?] Similar in look and story to his earlier film A Trip to the Moon (1902), The Impossible Voyage is … Continue reading

12/26/2011 · 4 Comments

The Kleptomaniac (1905)

US 8m, Silent, B&W Director: Edwin S. Porter; Cast: Aline Boyd, Phineas Nairs, Jane Stewart, George Voijere, Ann Eggleston, William S. Rising The crimes of two women, one wealthy and … Continue reading

12/22/2011 · Leave a comment

The Great Train Robbery (1903)

USA 12m, silent (B&W) Director: Edwin S. Porter; Cast: A.C. Abadie, Gilbert Anderson, George Barnes The Great Train Robbery is an early example of a story driven film that incorporates … Continue reading

11/22/2008 · Leave a comment

Le Voyage dans la lune (1902)

France 13m, silent (B&W) Director: Georges Méliès; Cast: Victor André, Georges Méliès, Bleuette Bernon, Henri Delannoy, and Jeanne d’Alcy Georges Méliès writes, directs, produces and stars in “A Trip to … Continue reading

11/22/2008 · 1 Comment