Maniac Chase (1904)

One of the very first screen depictions of the now familiar Napoleon delusion trope — in which a mentally ill person believes themselves to be Napoleon Bonaparte….more

The Frog (1908)

A sprightly frog circles various come-to-life fountain tableaux, as well as a giant version of itself, an enormous head being drenched by water, and some multicolou…more

The Infernal Cauldron (1903)

Short film by Georges Méliès, released through his Star Film Company, featuring demons, flames, spectres, and a brilliant array of the film-maker’s usual arsenal …more

The Over-Incubated Baby (1901)

A mother brings her baby to Professor Bakem’s newly invented baby incubator, which claims to give one year’s of growth in just one hour, but an accident leads to a …more

The Man With The Rubber Head (1902)

Georges Méliès film in which a scientist (played by Méliès himself) places a living copy of his own head on a table, attaches a pair of bellows to it, and begin…more

The Christmas Angel (1904)

Originally titled Détresse et Charité (Distress and Charity), this short from French film-maker Georges Méliès tells the tale of a little beggar girl who collap…more

Artistic Creation (1901)

A wonderful short film directed by illusionist-turned-filmmaker Walter R. Booth and produced by Robert Paul – one of the earliest examples of trickery in the editin…more

Jack and the Beanstalk (1902)

A short adaptation in nine scenes from the Edison Manufacturing Company of the popular fairytale “Jack and the Beanstalk”, directed by George S. Fleming and Edwin S…more

The Monster (1903)

A 1903 film directed by French filmmaker Georges Méliès and, as is common with his films, starring the man himself. The story centres on the chaotic, and ultimate…more