With Selig Polyscope Company (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. A Trip to the Moon (1898)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

7.5
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An astronomer falls asleep and has a strange dream involving a fairy queen and the Moon.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Jehanne d'Alcy, Georges Méliès

Votes: 3,256

2. The Sergeant (1910)

Short, Western

6.3
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A story laid in the Great Yosemite Valley during the eighties. Col. Westley has an only daughter who is the one softening influence in his rugged nature. She is fond of taking morning rides... See full summary »

Director: Francis Boggs | Stars: Hobart Bosworth, Iva Shepard, Tom Santschi, Frank Clark

Votes: 35

3. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910)

Not Rated | 13 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Short

5.7
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An early version of the classic, based more on the 1902 stage musical than on the original novel.

Director: Otis Turner | Stars: Bebe Daniels, Hobart Bosworth, Eugenie Besserer, Robert Z. Leonard

Votes: 1,326

4. Four Heads Are Better Than One (1898)

1 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

7.5
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Much to our amazement, an elegant and masterful illusionist detaches his own head effortlessly from his shoulders for a once-in-a-lifetime performance.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 2,813

5. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1908)

16 min | Short, Horror

6.2
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Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

Director: Otis Turner | Stars: Hobart Bosworth, Betty Harte

Votes: 34

6. The Sign of the Cross (1899)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

6.3
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Satan appears in a convent and takes the guise of a priest. Before long he is causing all manner of perturbation and despair.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 868

7. The Magician (1898)

1 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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In a traditional "magician" attire, the wizard of illusion and jump cuts, Georges Méliès, says the magic words and conjures up wonders from a plain wooden box.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 715

8. Where Love Is, There God Is Also (1912)

Short, Drama

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This story is adapted from Tolstoi's story of Russian peasant life, the principal scenes of which are laid in the basement home of an old Russian shoemaker. Having recently lost his wife ... See full summary »

Director: Oscar Eagle | Stars: Frank Weed, Joseph Ransome, Thomas Commerford, Winifred Greenwood

9. Le chevalier mystère (1899)

Not Rated | 2 min | Short, Fantasy

6.2
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The conjurer appears at a blackboard and shows the head of a knight on it. He seizes the picture of the head, removes it from the blackboard, and it turns into life and bows and smiles ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 420

10. Where There's a Will, There's a Way (1911)

Comedy, Short

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Two staid judges, Hay and Holt, are close friends. They have but one child each, an attractive daughter. These old fellows are very dignified and old-fashioned in their ideas, and they ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Boggs | Stars: Nick Cogley, George Hernandez, Herbert Rawlinson, Roy Watson

11. A Mysterious Portrait (1899)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short

6.0
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A magician has a picture frame set up. He then proceeds to make a second version of himself appear inside it.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 415

12. Something Good - Negro Kiss (1898)

1 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

6.5
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A burlesque on the John Rice - May Irwin kiss in The Kiss (1896)

Director: William Nicholas Selig | Stars: Gertie Brown, Saint Suttle

Votes: 269

13. The Fairylogue and Radio-Plays (1908)

120 min | Fantasy, Adventure

5.0
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L. Frank Baum would appear in a white suit and present his live actors, slide shows and films as a live travelogue presentation of his popular fantasies. Highlights include Dorothy being ... See full summary »

Directors: Francis Boggs, Otis Turner | Stars: L. Frank Baum, Frank Burns, George E. Wilson, Wallace Illington

Votes: 36

14. The Count of Monte Cristo (1908)

Not Rated | 14 min | Action, Short, Drama

7.0
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A complete performance of THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO filmed as a stage play with curtains between the five acts: Act I. "The Sailor's Return," Act II. "Twenty Years Later," Act III. "Dantes ... See full summary »

Directors: Francis Boggs, Thomas Persons | Stars: Hobart Bosworth, Francis Boggs

Votes: 20

15. Little Orphant Annie (1918)

57 min | Drama

7.1
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Surrounded by a group of children, poet James Whitcomb Riley narrates the story of Little Orphant Annie, who loses her mother at an early age and is sent to an orphanage. Annie charms the ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Campbell | Stars: Colleen Moore, Tom Santschi, Harry Lonsdale, Eugenie Besserer

Votes: 44

16. In the Days of the Thundering Herd (1914)

48 min | Western

5.9
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Tom and Sally are the only survivors when their wagon train is attacked by Swift Wing's braves. Starlight aids in their escape and they join a group of hunters. But there is more trouble when the tribe attacks again.

Directors: Colin Campbell, Francis J. Grandon | Stars: Tom Mix, Bessie Eyton, Wheeler Oakman, Red Wing

Votes: 16

17. The Spoilers (1914)

110 min | Drama, Western

6.3
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The first of many filmed adaptations of Rex Beach's adventure novel of the Alaskan gold-rush.

Director: Colin Campbell | Stars: William Farnum, Kathlyn Williams, Tom Santschi, Bessie Eyton

Votes: 50

18. Cinderella (I) (1912)

Fantasy, Romance, Short

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(First Reel) Cinderella's mother dies and her father marries a cruel widow with two ugly daughters of her own disposition. The father leaves on a long journey and poor Cinderella is soon ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Campbell | Stars: Mabel Taliaferro, Winifred Greenwood, Frank Weed, Josephine Miller

19. The Heart of Texas Ryan (1917)

56 min | Western

5.5
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Colonel William Ryan, a ranch owner, in the Lone Star State, has named his only daughter Texas. Jack Parker, a devil-may-care cowpuncher, loves only two things, one is his horse and the ... See full summary »

Director: E.A. Martin | Stars: Tom Mix, Bessie Eyton, Frank Campeau, George Fawcett

Votes: 71

20. Ben's Kid (1909)

Short, Western

6.0
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Buck Minor was the most detested man in Wolf Hollow, partly because he was quarrelsome and treacherous, partly because he abused and neglected his little wife, Molly, whom all the camp ... See full synopsis »

Director: Francis Boggs | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Tom Santschi, Harry Todd

Votes: 9

21. Why the Sheriff Is a Bachelor (1914)

Adventure, Drama, Romance

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The sheriff is in love with a beautiful widow. The widow has a brother who is in secret a rascal and a member of a gang of bandits. The sheriff and the widow have arrived at an ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Mix | Stars: Tom Mix, Goldie Colwell, Leo D. Maloney, Roy Watson

22. The Adventures of Kathlyn (1913)

Adventure

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The daughter of an adventurer in India is kidnapped by a native king, whom she is forced to marry. She has several adventures battling natives and wild animals.

Director: Francis J. Grandon | Stars: Kathlyn Williams, Charles Clary, Horace B. Carpenter, Lafe McKee

Votes: 24

23. The Coming of Columbus (1912)

Drama, Short

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As is known, Columbus visited nearly every Court in Europe for assistance to carry out his great project. The Selig films introduce him to us in Portugal, where he sought the favor of John ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Campbell | Stars: Marshall Stedman, Kathlyn Williams, Charles Clary, George McDermott

24. The Rose of May (1913)

Short, Drama

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A romantic young author, wearied with the rush of a prosaic age, who loves the open, accompanied only by his flute, starts on a spring tour through the rural regions. In his wanderings, ... See full summary »

Director: Hardee Kirkland | Stars: Jack Nelson, Edna Bunyea, Harry Lonsdale, Walter Roberts

25. The Delights of Automobiling (1900)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy

6.3
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As two couples enjoy their evening promenade in a nice but rickety open motor car, without notice, an explosion blows the vehicle to smithereens.

Director: Cecil M. Hepworth | Stars: Cecil M. Hepworth, Henry Lawley

Votes: 790

26. A Texas Steer (1915)

Passed | Action, Adventure, Comedy

2.5
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Urged on by his wife and daughter and against his better judgment, Texas cattle-baron Maverick Brander, finds himself in Washington D. C. as an elected congressman. However, when the ... See full summary »

Director: Giles Warren | Stars: Tyrone Power Sr., Grace Darmond, Frances Bayless, John Charles

Votes: 13

27. The Great Drought (1912)

Drama, Short

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Jim Harker is a landlord of the crudest type. Harker evicts the Widow Cline and her son Andy from the house which he owns because they cannot pay the rent. The community is so aroused by ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Campbell | Stars: Tom Santschi, Anna Dodge, Bessie Eyton, Wheeler Oakman

28. In the Sultan's Power (1909)

Adventure, Short

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Jack Thornton, an American traveler, while touring Europe meets the daughter of an old French nobleman and falls in love with her. He is persistent in his suit for her hand, but outside of ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Boggs | Stars: Hobart Bosworth, Betty Harte, Tom Santschi, Stella Adams

29. The Lost City (1920)

Action, Adventure

4.4
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Director: E.A. Martin | Stars: Juanita Hansen, George Chesebro, Frank Clark, Hector Dion

Votes: 13

30. Tossing a Nigger in a Blanket (1898)

1 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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"Company F, 1st Ohio Volunteers, initiating a new man. Nineteen times he bounces in the blanket, and each toss is funnier than the last one."

Director: William 'Daddy' Paley

Votes: 1,930

31. Lost in the Arctic (1911)

Action, Adventure, Drama

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We see a tribe of Eskimos starting on a hunt, they come upon the hut of a young orphan girl, she is ill and without food. The natives immediately go into council and the orphan is given a ... See full summary »

Director: William V. Mong | Stars: William V. Mong, J.C. Smith, Chief Opetek, Columbia Eneutseak

32. The Way of the Eskimo (1911)

Short, Drama, Thriller

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A tribe of Labrador Eskimos are seen in their peculiar ceremony of bidding the sun good-bye. It is called "The feast of the Adieu to the Sun." Zak, a young Eskimo belonging to a tribe far ... See full summary »

Director: William V. Mong | Stars: William V. Mong, J.C. Smith, Columbia Eneutseak, Chief Opetek

33. John Colter's Escape (1912)

Short, Drama

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John Colter, a backwoodsman of the northwestern coast, earned a reputation for his speed as a runner and his resourcefulness in face of danger. Once when trapping he was captured by a ... See full summary »

Director: Hobart Bosworth | Stars: Herbert Rawlinson, Bessie Eyton, Harry Ennis, Lillian Hayward

34. The Circular Staircase (1915)

Passed | Mystery

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Director: Edward LeSaint | Stars: Eugenie Besserer, Guy Oliver, Stella Razeto, Edith Johnson

35. Old Billy (1911)

Short, Drama

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Baby Lillian, a dear little three-year-old, is the unconscious medium through which Tom Downey. Captain of Engine Co. 24, falls in love with little Widow Marming, the baby's mother. The ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Boggs | Stars: Tom Santschi, Herbert Rawlinson, Fred Huntley, Al Ernest Garcia

36. The Wooing and Wedding of a Coon (1907)

Comedy, Short

7.2
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The opening shows a colored nursemaid in the park with baby carriage, and seated on a bench receives the attention of several smart colored men who admire her greatly and endeavor to make ... See full summary »

Votes: 18

37. The Sanitarium (1910)

6.2
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Charley Wise with a Waldorf appetite on a beany salary finds himself growing unpopular with his landlord as well as other creditors. In fact the sighing breezes seem to whisper "Charley ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Santschi | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Nick Cogley, George Hernandez, Hobart Bosworth

Votes: 22

38. Arabia: The Equine Detective (1913)

Short, Drama

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Millionaire Ford selects a superb diamond necklace for his daughter Violet's birthday. Bob Collins, a suitor, is an artist and loves to sketch her face. He has a rival in Hector Loraine, ... See full summary »

Director: Oscar Eagle | Stars: Arabia, Thomas Carrigan, Lillian Logan

39. The Still Alarm (1911)

Drama, Short

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John Bird and Franklyn Fordham were business partners in years gone by. The firm being on the verge of bankruptcy, sought in every way to retrieve its lost prestige. Fordham, a man of honor... See full summary »

Director: Francis Boggs | Stars: Robert Z. Leonard, Herbert Rawlinson, Al Ernest Garcia, Fred Huntley

40. Your Girl and Mine: A Woman Suffrage Play (1914)

70 min | Drama

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A wealthy heiress marries "a spendthrift and a man of loose morals." After the honeymoon a creditor begins demanding payment, the husband insists that his wife pays the bills because the ... See full summary »

Director: Giles Warren | Stars: Olive Wyndham, Clara Smith, John Charles, Katherine Henry

41. The Mystery of Dead Man's Isle (1915)

16 min | Short, Thriller

5.4
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A fisherman discovers a young woman on what should be an uninhabited island who gives him the ominous warning that those who land on Dead Man's Isle do not have long to live. This silent ... See full summary »

Director: Giles Warren | Stars: Clyde Benson, Edith Johnson

Votes: 8

42. Harbor Island (1912)

Short, Drama, Romance

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General Arleno, the last grandee of the old Spanish regime, refuses to sell a certain sea-girt tract in California a big corporation for harbor purposes because it will dispossess his poor ... See full summary »

Director: Lem B. Parker | Stars: Harold Lockwood, Kathlyn Williams, Henry Otto, Frank Richardson

43. The Prince Chap (1916)

Drama

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Director: Marshall Neilan | Stars: Marshall Neilan, Mary Charleson, Bessie Eyton, Camille D'Arcy

44. The Escape of Jim Dolan (1913)

Action, Short

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The love of Jim Dolan for Grace Wellington incurs the hatred of Ed Jones, who is trying to win the affection of Grace Jones, a foreman on the Brown ranch, and Brown, himself, call upon ... See full summary »

Director: William Duncan | Stars: Tom Mix, Lester Cuneo, Nip Van, Victor Frith

45. The Vampire (1910)

Short, Drama

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A picture dramatization from Sir Ed Burne-Jones' famous painting, with suggestions from that world famous poem by Rudyard Kipling, each conceded a peer in the literary and world of art. ... See full summary »

Stars: Charles Clary, Margarita Fischer

46. The Fake Beggar (1898)

Short, Comedy

3.4
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A 'legless' man is begging on the street. When a coin misses his cup, he stands up to get it, only to be discovered and chased by a policeman.

Votes: 11

47. Mrs. Jones' Birthday (1909)

Comedy, Short

3.4
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It was the anniversary of his wife's birth, and she, womanlike, did not fail to impress the fact upon her husband's mind as he departed at his usually early hour for his customary day's ... See full summary »

Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Nick Cogley

Votes: 5

48. The Lad and the Lion (1917)

50 min | Drama

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Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Vivian Reed, Will Machin, Charles Le Moyne, Al W. Filson

49. The Crisis (1916)

100 min | Drama, History, War

6.2
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Stephen Brice, a young lawyer in Civil War-era St. Louis, falls in love with Virginia Carvel, the daughter of his benefactor. But she is loyal to the South and Brice is committed to ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Campbell | Stars: George Fawcett, Matt Snyder, Bessie Eyton, Tom Santschi

Votes: 5

50. The Padre (1911)

Western

3.8
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It is the early days of California. Father Sebastian, trudging his way on foot from the Mission, his attention is attracted to the wall of an infant coming from the crest of a ridge. He ... See full summary »

Stars: Hobart Bosworth, Robert Z. Leonard

Votes: 10


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