tt0000790 The Airship Destroyer (1909)
A fleet of airships begin an attack on England, bombing an armoured vehicle, a signal box and a town. An inventor and his assistant are preparing to launch a missile in defence. A biplane attempts to shoot down one of the airships, but is destroyed itself. One of the airship's bombs lands on the home of the inventor's lover, whose hand in marriage he had unsuccessfully asked her father for earlier in the day. The inventor rushes to the house and rescues his lover, although her father is dead. Returning to the missile launch site, the inventor successfully destroys the airship. The film ends as the couple embrace.
tt0002767 The Count of Monte Cristo (1913)
A French sailor, imprisoned for years on false charges of conpiring against the king, escapes and exacts revenge on his accusers.
tt0001740 The Lonedale Operator (1911)
A girl who takes over a telegraph station after her father takes ill.
tt0000832 A Corner in Wheat (1909)
A greedy tycoon corners the market in wheat.
tt0002553 An Unseen Enemy (1912)
A housekeeper plots to steal money.
tt0003733 A Busy Day (1914)
A jealous wife chases her unfaithful husband during a parade after he flirts with a pretty woman.
tt0235057 A Winter Straw Ride (1906)
A large group of boys and girls enjoy a sleigh ride, have a snowball fight, and frolic in the snow.
tt0229336 Dewar's - It's Scotch (1897)
A line of giddy, possibly drunk men, dressed in Scottish highland outfits, perform a disorderly dance routine in front of a sign advertising the product of the title. This film is often described as the first filmed advertisement.
tt1786556 Le plus beau jour de la vie (1908)
A little girl, who is preparing to receive her first holy communion, is seen leaving the church with the rest of her companions and starting home with her nurse maid.
tt0004282 Mabel's Married Life (1914)
A man and his wife get into a fight.
tt0002082 The Burglar's Dilemma (1912)
A man kills his brother and blames a robber.
tt0004194 The Knockout (1914) A man must fight a champion boxer.
tt0127948 The Devilish Tenant <Le locataire diabolique> (1909) A man rents an apartment and furnishes it in remarkable fashion.
tt0257676 A Fire in a Burlesque Theatre (1904)
A man runs out the stage door of a burlesque theater, followed by billowing smoke. Firefighters run up. One places a ladder up to a second-story window beside the door, and he helps several women wearing burlesque costumes to climb down. On the other side of the door, a firefighter coaxes a woman out of a window. Two fire fighters enter the building and emerge soon after carrying a woman who has collapsed, overcome by smoke.
tt0003104 Mabel's Dramatic Career (1913)
A man's former girlfriend (Mabel Normand) becomes an actress.
tt0131934 Bluebeard <Barbe-bleue> (1901)
A man's many wives die under mysterious circumstances.
tt0216197 Seminary Girls (1897)
A number of young ladies, in their night robes, are having a frolic, and are interrupted by a teacher. One girl makes herself *very* conspicuous by crawling under a bed.
tt0002408 One Is Business, the Other Crime (1912)
A poor man tries to burglarize a rich couple.
tt0338271 The Music Teacher (1910)
A priest helps a young woman causing the town to gossip.
tt0003805 Cruel, Cruel Love (1914)
A silly aristocrat who believes he's been jilted attempts suicide, but is saved from death and reunited with his fiancee.
tt0256961 New York, Brooklyn Bridge 1896
A stationary camera is set at a curve in the train tracks, with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background. From the bridge, a four-car streetcar approaches and turns to he viewer's left. As it passes, a train going toward the bridge passes on the tracks in front. It has four cars as well, with a few passengers aboard. A train engine that is moving backwards follows that train. A man atop a tall ladder works on a light pole.
tt0256607 Cortège arabe (1896)
A stationary camera looks across a busy corner toward a store front marked "The Divan." The words "des fees" are beneath. A cortege of Arabs, about 20 persons in the party, walk past; the dignitaries are in front, attended by men with horns and drums. Coming in the other direction are local Swiss, who pay little attention, and a group of native-garbed Africans. The dozen or so well-dressed denizens of Geneva who are sitting on the steps of the Divan take it all in.
tt0004518 Recreation (1914)
A suicidal man meets a girl