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tt0004155 The Indian Wars (1914)
This film recreates four key battles fought by the United States Cavalry and various tribes of the Sioux Indians. The Battle of Summit Springs (1869), the Battle of Warbonnet Creek (1876), the Battle of the Mission (1890) and the Battle of Wounded Knee (1890) are re-enacted along with the Campaign of the Ghost Dance or Messiah Craze War (1890-91) and the capture of Chief Big Foot. In addition, war dances of the Indians, the burning of camps and tepees by the soldiers, horse rustling and scalping are also depicted. The end of the film includes contemporary scenes of Indian children attending modern schools and Indian farmers bringing in their crops.

tt0256939 Moscow Clad in Snow <Moscou sous la neige> (1909)
This is another one of our famous scenic films which is a revelation of the beauties of the historic Russian city, showing it clad in a blanket of snow and giving us a good view of the many points of interest in and about the place. We get a good view of the famous old Kremlin from different angles, then a view of the city taken from one of the high towers. Next we see Petrovsky Park and some of the main thoroughfares during a heavy blizzard in which the inhabitants go about well muffled up and seemingly undaunted by the severe cold atmosphere.

tt0257186 Skyscrapers of New York City, from the North River (1903)
This short film shows a panoramic view of Manhattan Island, as it appeared in 1903. The island is viewed from the North River (Hudson River), and the view moves down the west side of the island towards The Battery. Both the waterfront and the skyline behind it are shown

tt0224286 The Imperceptible Transmutations <Les transmutations imperceptibles> (1904)
This shows a prince entering upon the stage of the King's private theatre. He is about to do a few mystifying tricks for the amusement of the court. Taking a large sheet of cardboard, he rolls it into the shape of a tube. Showing that it is entirely empty, he holds it over the table, and a figure is seen gradually coming into view; and before the eye can perceive the change we behold a beautiful Tyrol dancing girl standing on the table with the tube around her.

tt0001062 Those Awful Hats (1909)
Those Awful Hats is a 1909 American short comedy film directed by D.W. Griffith. It takes place in a small, crowded movie theatre, where the patrons are perpetually distracted by people - primarily women - wearing large, ostentatious hats that obstruct everyone else's views of the screen. The film ends with a title card reading, "Ladies Will Please Remove Their Hats." A print of the film survives in the film archive of the Library of Congress.

tt0003934 The Fatal Mallet (1914)
Three men play dirty tricks to charm a beautiful young woman

tt0002795 Death's Marathon (1913)
Two business partners pursue the same woman. She accepts the marriage proposal of the irresponsible partner, much to her later regret. He squanders money on gambling, as his interest in her gradually wanes. One day after losing the company money in a card game, he decides to commit suicide. He telephones his wife from the office, as he puts a revolver near his head. The wife tries to keep him talking while the reliable business partner races to the office in an attempt to save his old friend. Will he make it in time?

tt0135180 The Infernal Boiling Pot <Le chaudron infernal> (1903)
Two demons throw helpless captives into a boiling cauldron, and then try to summon forth their spirits.

tt0004546 The Rounders (1914)
Two drunken men fight with their wives.

tt0204973 Cock Fight (1896)
Two guys watching the cock fight

tt0003177 A Muddy Romance (1913)
Two rivals for Mabel's hand play a series of dirty tricks on each other. Finally, one of them gets Mabel alone and is about to marry her, but his rival comes up with a strange scheme to stop them. Soon the Keystone Kops arrive on the scene, and chaos quickly ensues.

tt0004108 His Trysting Place (1914)
Two women get the wrong idea when both of their husbands return home with the wrong coats.

tt0229299 Chicago défilé de policemen (1897)
Walking four abreast, in groups of six rows, 144 of Chicago's finest parade past a stationary camera. Each of the six groups that pass is escorted by an officer. All are men, all are white, all look tall, all wear identical high-buttoned uniforms and badges and carry a nightstick. Almost all sport mustaches. Behind the police comes a horse-drawn carriage.

tt0215492 Alexia's Strategy (1913)
Walter Young and John Osgood were both in love with Alexia Trexell, daughter of the president of the trust company in which both young men worked.

tt0256727 Dog and Its Various Merits <Les chiens et ses services> (1908)
We see a working dog, a beggar's dog, a shepherd's dog, and a milkman's dog. The working dog is locked inside a large wire wheel; the dog runs inside the wheel, turning it to run a machine. The beggar's dog pulls its legless master, who's sitting on a low cart, down the street. The shepherd's dog keeps a flock of at least 20 sheep in a tight circle. The milkman's dog pulls a cart on which is mounted a large cylinder of milk. A lad leads the dog to a house with a Dutch door; the top half of the door opens, and the lady of the house hands out a pitcher that the boy fills as the dog waits.

tt0214588 A Christmas Accident (1912)
Well-to-do Mr. and Mrs. Gilton live next door to a large family that struggles to make ends meet. Despite their desire to be friendly, Mr. Gilton is frequently irritated by his neighbors, insisting that they stay out of his yard, and blaming them for anything that goes wrong. During the holiday season, the differences between the two families become even clearer. Mrs. Gilton wants to do something to help their neighbors, but Mr. Gilton will take a lot of convincing.

tt0227995 Adventure of the Wrong Santa (1914)
When a burglar dressed as Santa Claus steals a family's Christmas presents, amateur detective Octavius sets out to recover the loot.

tt0002816 Drummer of the Eighth (1913)
When the Civil War begins, young Billy runs away from home to enlist in the Northern Army as a drummer; he's wounded in battle and taken prisoner. He manages to escape and deliver an important message to his commanding officer, but loses his life in the process.

tt0002124 A Cure for Pokeritis (1912)
Wife plots to cure her husband of his inveterate poker playing.

tt1204090 London Assurance (1913)
Young Grace Harkaway, by her uncle's order, is commanded to marry Sir Harcourt Courtly, an elderly fop. She meets and falls in love with this gentleman's son, Charles, who has been posing as a student, but is in reality a roysterer and one of the gayest young bloods in town.

tt0005809 The Nigger (1915)
It explores the relationship between blacks and whites in the melodrama of a politician faced with a sudden, personal dilemma.

tt0005793 Mysteries of London (1915)
A framed clerk is freed in time to save his daughter from being murdered for her inheritance.

tt0005703 The Man from Texas (1915)
A hardworking cowboy (Tom Mix) kills in self-defense, romances a woman and saves her from kidnappers.

tt0006032 Shanghaied (1915)
A shipowner intends to scuttle his ship on its last voyage to get the insurance money. Charlie, a tramp in love with the owner's daughter, is grabbed by the captain and promises to help him shanghai some seamen. The daughter stows away to follow Charlie. Charlie assists in the galley and attempts to serve food during a gale.

tt0005679 Fatty's Spooning Days (1915)
A young married couple (Mabel Normand and Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle) decide to take a walk through the park after having an argument caused by the husband's flirtation with the maid.

tt0005810 A Night Out (1915)
After a visit to a pub, Charlie and Ben cause a ruckus at a posh restaurant. Charlie later finds himself in a compromising position at a hotel with the head waiter's wife.

tt0005916 After Death <Posle smerti> (1915)
Andrei lives a secluded life with his aunt, studying and thinking about his now-deceased mother. His friend Tsenin is concerned, and tries to get Andrei to accompany him to social events. After watching the actress Zoya Kadmina perform, Andrei is fascinated with her, and is then astounded to receive a note from her. He has only one brief meeting with her, and then three months later he is shocked to learn of her death. He now becomes obsessed with her memory, and he decides that he must find out all that he can about her.

tt0005044 By the Sea (1915)
By the Sea is a 1915 film Charlie Chaplin made while waiting for a studio to work in Los Angeles. He just left Niles Essanay Studio after doing five films at that location. By the Sea was filmed all on location at Crystal Pier in April 1915

tt0005074 The Champion (1915)
Charlie (Charles Chaplin) wins boxing matches by placing a horseshoe in his glove.

tt0004936 The Bank (1915)
Charlie dreams of being a hero during a bank robbery.

tt0005542 In the Park (1915)
Charlie helps to find a lost purse.


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