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tt0451441 Satan at Play <Satan s'amuse> (1907)
In an unnamed place, Satan is bored. Despite his servants' exertions, nothing can be found to cheer him up.

tt0229235 The Barbershop [The Barber Shop] 1894
Interior of Barber Shop. Man comes in, takes off his coat; sits down, smokes; is handed a paper by attendant, who points out a joke; both laugh. Meantime the man in the chair is shaved and has his hair cut. Very funny.

tt0003662 The Battle at Elderbush Gulch (1913)
Isolated settlers try to survive an Indian attack

tt0000565 The Night Before Christmas (1905)
It's December 24th, and 'Santa Claus' is busy feeding his reindeer and finishing up the toys that he will soon deliver. Meanwhile, the children in a large family hang their stockings over the fireplace, and then are put to bed. But the restless children cannot sleep, and they soon start a lively pillow fight. Back at his workshop, Santa loads up everything and begins his journey.

tt0004280 Mabel's Busy Day (1914)
Mabel tries to sell hot dogs at a car race, but isn't doing a very good job at it. She sets down the box of hot dogs and leaves them for a moment. Charlie (Charles Chaplin) finds them and gives them away to the hungry spectators at the track as Mabel frantically tries to find her lost box of hot dogs. Mabel finds out that Charlie has stolen them and sends the police after him. Chaos ensues.

tt0004284 Mabel's Strange Predicament (1914)
Mabel's Strange Predicament is a 1914 American film starring Mabel Normand and Charles Chaplin, notable for being the first film for which Chaplin donned The Tramp costume.

tt0004288 Making a Living (1914)
Making a Living is the first film starring Charlie Chaplin. It premiered on February 2, 1914. Chaplin plays Edgar English, a lady-charming swindler who runs afoul of the Keystone Kops. It was written and directed by Henry Lehrman

tt0003227 The Unknown Woman <Den okända> (1913)
Mauritz Stiller directed adaptation of a Hugo von Hofmannsthal novel.

tt0001776 Max Takes Tonics <Max victime du quinquina> (1911)
Max needs a tonic after an illness, and the doctor prescribes a Bordeaux glass of wine three times a day. One proves to be enough, as Max drinks a quart glass of wine and proceeds to get into trouble.

tt0203681 McKinley at Home, Canton, Ohio (1896)
McKinley at Home, Canton, Ohio aka William McKinley at Canton, Ohio is a silent film reenactment of William McKinley receiving the Republican nomination for President of the United States in September 1896. The actual nomination had been several weeks earlier. McKinley is shown emerging from his house to receive the news from his secretary George Cortelyou. His wife Ida can be seen in a rocking chair on the porch. McKinley is seen removing his hat and wiping his forehead with a handkerchief after receiving the news. It was filmed by a two man crew for American Mutoscope and Biograph Company on 68 mm film, 60.02 m in length. McKinley's brother Abner and former US president Benjamin Harrison were stockholders in the film company.

tt0002910 Granddad (1913)
Mildred loves her Civil War veteran Grandfather but her new stepmother plots to get rid of him.

tt0257371 Airplane Flight and Wreck (1910)
Mr. Cody arrives by carriage, walks to a barn, and slides open the doors to reveal a large biplane. He pulls it out of the hanger. One man checks the engine while another starts the propeller. Four men push the plane into position for taxi and take-off. Cody takes his seat and puts on heavy leather gloves. Then, the long take-off begins as Cody steers the plane through a relatively flat, grassy field. It lifts for a brief flight and then falls to earth. One man walks Cody back toward the barn while the plane's builders inspect the extensive damage.

tt0236517 Mr. Flip (1909)
Mr. Flip flirts with every woman he sees, and ends up with a pie, shaving cream, and seltzer in his face.

tt0135696 The Four Troublesome Heads <Un homme de têtes> (1898)
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.

tt0256687 Enfants pêchant des crevettes (1896)
One toddler and about ten children, not yet adolescents, use a shovel, rakes, and nets to scour an eddy by the sea as fully-dressed women (hats and all) and a few men look on and give advice.

tt0003396 A Soul in Bondage (1913)
Passing into a cabaret show with a gay party of friends, Winnie Alden, acting on a sudden impulse, takes a little flower girl with her. This causes much joking among her companions, who cannot understand what has come over her.

tt0222874 Infernal Cakewalk <Le cake-walk infernal> (1903)
Pluto, having seen the earth, comes back home amazed at the success of that well-known dance, the "cake-walk." He has brought back with him two noted well-known dancers, who start their favorite dance amidst the flames. A queer and ugly being wishes also to join in the dance, but his limbs break away and dance far from him. All the subjects of His Majesty are seized with the irresistible mania for dancing, and start an unbridled provincial dance. At this sight Satan starts out of the earth a large blaze, which annihilates everything around him, disappearing himself through the flames. This view has beautiful new effects and much improves with colors. For the first time in a cinematograph view one can see some of the will-o'-the-wisp wandering among human beings. The effect is magical.

tt0000399 Jack and the Beanstalk (1902)
Porter's sequential continuity editing links several shots to form a narrative of the famous fairy tale story of Jack and his magic beanstalk. Borrowing on cinematographic methods reminiscent of 'Georges Melies', Porter uses animation, double exposure, and trick photography to illustrate the fairy's apparitions, Jack's dream, and the fast growing beanstalk.

tt0359314 The Georgetown Loop (1901)
Railroad from Georgetown to Silver Plume, Colorado.

tt0003170 The Mothering Heart (1913)
Remorse leads a man to search for the wife he left.

tt0000960 The Mended Lute (1909)
Rising Moon loves Little Bear, but her father prefers Standing Rock, a richer suitor. Standing Rock takes her to his teepee under guard, but she escapes and joins Little Bear as they attempt to escape.

tt0242849 Santa Claus (1898)
Santa Claus is a 1898 British short silent drama film, directed by George Albert Smith, which features Santa Claus visiting a house on Christmas Eve.

tt0000499 An Impossible Voyage <Le voyage à travers l'impossible> (1904)
Savants take a trip to the sun and under the sea.

tt0447528 The Voter's Guide (1906)
Scenes illustrating phrases: Tariff Reform, Free Trade, Workman's Friend.

tt0924146 Sunbeam <Raggio di sole> (1912)
Set in a tenement boarding house, a lonely confirmed bachelor occupies a room across the hall from a dour spinster. Children run amok in the hallways playing pranks. Believing the bachelor perpetrated one particular prank, the spinster woman enters his room to confront him. She is followed by a neighbor child. Meanwhile, the other children have stolen a scarlet fever quarantine sign and posted it on the bachelor's door. The police, unaware that the quarentine sign is a prank, enforce the confinement. But aided by the sweet disposition of the toddler quarantined with them, the icy relations between spinster and bachelor begin to thaw, . . .

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