tt0000417 A Trip to the Moon <Le voyage dans la lune> (1902)
A Trip to the Moon (French: Le Voyage dans la Lune)[a] is a 1902 French silent film directed by Georges Méliès. Inspired by a wide variety of sources, including Jules Verne's novels From the Earth to the Moon and Around the Moon, the film follows a group of astronomers who travel to the Moon in a cannon-propelled capsule, explore the Moon's surface, escape from an underground group of Selenites (lunar inhabitants), and return with a splashdown to Earth with a captive Selenite. It features an ensemble cast of French theatrical performers, led by Méliès himself in the main role of Professor Barbenfouillis, and is filmed in the overtly theatrical style for which Méliès became famous.
tt0257379 Airy Fairy Lillian Tries on Her New Corsets (1905)
A very large woman, wearing a shift, stands beside a bed and tries to put on a corset. After failing to get it around her, she calls her husband in. He stands behind her holding the corset and reaches around her so she can grasp and begin to tie it in front. He tightens the laces in back. She's done, and he's done in, collapsing onto the bed as she laughs and laughs at him.
tt0004091 His Favorite Pastime (1914)
A very plastered fella follows a pretty woman home, and proceeds to make a nuisance of himself.
tt0135122 The Hilarious Posters <Les affiches en goguette> (1906)
A wall full of advertising posters comes to life.
tt0258104 Dream and Reality <Rêve et réalité> (1901)
A well-dressed middle-aged man is enjoying a drink at a table with a pretty young woman. He flirts with her, and she seems not to mind his attentions. But is it all too good to be true?
tt0002415 The Painted Lady (1912)
A woman confronts a burglar.
tt0257686 From Show Girl to Burlesque Queen (1903)
A woman in fancy dress enters a dressing room and begins to disrobe. She removes a coat, a top, and her skirt. As she starts to remove her chemise in front of the camera, she thinks the better of it and steps behind an opaque screen. Soon, she tosses her slip over the screen toward the camera. Then, she reaches with her naked arm across to a chair to grab her next costume. She emerges dressed in a very short and spangled skirt and top, ready for her next performance.
tt0004277 Mabel at the Wheel (1914)
A woman takes her boyfriend's place in an auto race.
tt0003643 The Avenging Conscience (1914)
A young man falls in love with a beautiful woman but is prevented by his uncle from pursuing her. Tormented by visions of death and suffering and deciding that murder is the way of things, the young man kills his uncle and builds a wall to hide the body. The young man's torment continues, this time caused by guilt over murdering his uncle, and he becomes sensitive to slight noises, like the tapping of a shoe or the crying of a bird. The ghost of his uncle begins appearing to him and, as he gradually loses his grip on reality, the police figure out what he has done and chase him down. In the ending sequence, we learn that the experience was all a dream and that his uncle is really alive.
tt0002381 The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912)
A young wife and her musician husband live in poverty in a New York City tenement. The husband's job requires him to go away for for a number of days. On his return, he is robbed by the neighborhood gangster. Sometime later, an unrelated mob shoot-out ensues. The husband happens upon the melee, recognizing the crook who robbed him. Can the husband retrieve his money?
tt0336247 David Copperfield (1913)
A youth experiences hardships but finds his soul mate
tt0003165 The Dead Man Who Killed <Le mort qui tue> (1913)
After a body disappears from inside the prison, a series of crimes take place, all seemingly by the dead man. With Juve presumed dead, Fandor must investigate alone. Will Fantomas finally be brought to justice?
tt0001488 The Hallucinations of Baron Munchausen <Les aventures de baron de Munchhausen> (1911)
After an evening of excessive wining and dining Baron Munchausen must be helped to bed by his servants. Once asleep, he has bizarre and frightening dreams.
tt0003014 Ingeborg Holm (1913)
After her husband dies, a woman is unable to care for herself or her children.
tt0216773 Johanna, the Mad Queen <Giovanna la pazza> (1910)
After the death of her mother in 1504, Joanna became Queen of Castile (and later Aragon in 1516) in a reign that lasted half a century. But two years before she ascended the throne, she was consumed by her feelings of jealousy regarding her dashing husband, Philip of Burgundy, which triggered a mental imbalance.
tt0003131 War Be Damned <Maudite soit la guerre> (1914)
An army pilot is on a visit at the home of another army pilot in the neighboured country. He falls in love with his sister. After the outbreak of a war between the two countries, her brother is killed by her friend in a battle, he is killed by some friends of her brother. She engages her with her brother's friend who was there, but then she finds out about that battle.
tt0398672 Ali Baba et les quarante voleurs (1902)
An early adaptation of the Ali Baba tale.
tt0002610 Alkali Ike's Auto (1911)
An outlaw laughs at a lawman's offer of holiday amnesty.