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

Rip Van Winkle (1896)

The first film adaptation of Washington Irving’s “Rip Van Winkle”, a short story about a man who awakes after a 20 year long sleep to a huge white beard on hi…more

The Night Before Christmas (1905)

1905 version directed by Edwin S. Porter of the poem first published anonymously in 1823 and generally attributed to Clement Clarke Moore. Porter’s version is the…more

Frankenstein (1910)

The first film adaptation of the often filmed Mary Shelley story, directed and produced by J Searle Dawley for the Edison Manufacturing Co. Housed at: Internet Arch…more

Princess Nicotine (1909)

Comedic short from J. Stuart Blackton and Albert S. Smith that pits a smoker against a tiny fairy, brought to life through early special effects….more

Gertie The Dinosaur (1914)

Gertie the Dinosaur is a 1914 American animated short film by Winsor McCay. Although not the first animated film, as is sometimes thought, it was the first cartoon …more

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