The Better Man
With a fondness for gambling, Jim Saunders is given to neglecting his wife and child. One night during his absence at the saloon, Miguel Gomez, a ...
The New York Hat
To fulfill a dying mother’s bequest for her daughter, the town pastor purchases the daughter a stylish hat, and gossip spreads through the town.
The Mystery of the Rocks of Kador
Count Fernand De Keramic plots against his niece in order to acquire her wealth to pay his debts.
A Romany Spy
Gypsy girl Zidra falls in love with the lieutenant she is supposed to spy on.
Cinderella or The Glass Slipper
Georges Méliès’s first attempt at Cinderella was in 1899. That film was extraordinary then for having multiple scenes and a semblance of a ...
The Land Beyond the Sunset
A poor young boy goes on a field trip and dreams of escaping to a land beyond the sunset.
The Water Nymph
Mabel and her sweetheart go to the beach and play a trick on the boyfriend’s father.
An Unseen Enemy
The physician’s death orphans his two adolescent daughters. Their older brother is able to convert some of the doctor’s small estate ...
The Heart and the Money
The innkeeper’s daughter is in love, but her mother has already decided that she is going to be married to another man.
Lusha is suffering from her drunken husband. One day her father-in-law rapes her. Of course, she doesn’t dare admit it to her husband. So, unable ...
The Speed Demon
An ambitious race driver who is not allowed to compete decides to outwit his competitors.
The Picture Idol
A short comedy about a girl (played by Clara Kimball Young) who is in love with a movie star (Maurice Costello) and who follows him everywhere. ...
The Girl and Her Trust
A train-station telegraphist warns the next station of approaching bandits.
It’s early autumn and Dr. Headley eagerly demonstrates what seems to be a miraculous cure for tuberculosis. Not far from where he is ...
Children Who Labor
The father of a working class family is having trouble finding a job, because the local textile mill is hiring only inexpensive child labor. ...
Le chrysanthème rouge
Two suitors bring flowers to their girl in hopes of winning her love.
While their mother is away from home, Billy and his sister are set upon by marauding Indians, who trap them in their cabin. Billy rigs a keg of ...
Max Takes Back His Freedom
An elegant dandy – he of suit, vest, tie, and top hat – ignores his wife at dinner in favor of his newspaper, so she tearfully leaves ...
The Conquest of the Pole
A science fantasy film that deals with an extraordinary race to the north pole by rival parties of balloonists. Based on the novel “The ...
A man is supposed to become a priest. However, he has other plans.
The Brigand Brothers
Based on the poem by Pushkin. A thief and his gang are at their camp next to the Volga River. He tells them of how his father died in a river, ...