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From Edison films catalog: Marguerite is seated before the fireplace, Faust standing by her side. Mephistopheles enters and offers his sword to Faust, commanding him to behead the fair Marguerite. Faust refuses, whereupon Mephistopheles draws the sword across the throat of the lady and she suddenly disappears and Faust is seated in her place.

From Edison films catalog: Upon a large sheet of white paper a cartoonist is seen at work rapidly sketching the portrait of an elderly gentleman of most comical feature and expression. After completing the likeness the artist rapidly draws on the paper a clever sketch of a bottle of wine and a goblet, and then, to the surprise of all, actually removes them from the paper on which they were drawn and pours actual wine out of the bottle into a real glass.

Shooting the chutes at Coney Island, New York, in 1896. From a paper print in the Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division.

This is third (and also the last) part of collection of short film created by The Edison Manufacturing Co. and Thomas A. Edison, Inc. from the years 1903-1922. Some of this movies are already on Internet Archive, but I thought it would be great have them all in one place.

This "racy" scene is from the New York stage comedy, "The Widow Jones," in which May Irwin and John Rice starred. According to Edison film historian C. Musser, the actors staged their kiss for the camera at the request of the New York World newspaper, and the resulting film was the most popular Edison Vitascope film in 1896.

This is second part of collection of short film created by The Edison Manufacturing Co. and Thomas A. Edison, Inc. from the years 1899-1902. Some of this movies are already on Internet Archive, but I thought it would be great have them all in one place.

It is a first part of collection of short film created by The Edison Manufacturing Co. and Thomas A. Edison, Inc. from the years 1891-1898. Some of this movies are already on Internet Archive, but I thought it would be great have them all in one place.

The first film adaptation of the often filmed Mary Shelley story. This film was originally released on March 18 1910. From the Edison Kinetogram: Frankenstein, a young student, is seen bidding his sweetheart and father goodbye, as he is leaving home to enter a college in order to study the sciences. Shortly after his arrival at college he becomes absorbed in the mysteries of life and death to the extent of forgetting practically everything else. His great ambition is to create a human being, and finally one night his dream is realized.

The Magic Cloak of Oz is a 1914 film directed by J. Farrell MacDonald. It was written by L. Frank Baum and produced by Baum and composer Louis F. Gottschalk. The film is an adaptation of Baum's novel, Queen Zixi of Ix. ***** UPDATE 9 July 2010: The original upload was plagued with problems and has been replaced by a higher quality DivX file encoded directly from a new PAL DVD transfer from the original print.

Filmed in November 1903 at Edison's New York studio, at Essex County Park in New Jersey, and along the Lackawanna railroad and released in December 1903, "The Great Train Robbery" is considered to be one of the first significant early US narrative films. Greatly influenced by the British film "Daring Daylight Robbery" (1903) it introduced many new cinematic techniques (cross cutting, double exposure, camera movement and location shooting) to American audiences. It was directed by Edwin S Porter and stars Justus D. Barnes as the head bandit, G. M.

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