With Selig Polyscope Company (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. 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: 1,304

2. 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: 3,139

3. The Fairylogue and Radio-Plays (1908)

120 min | Fantasy, Adventure

4.8
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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: 33

4. The Spoilers (1914)

110 min | Drama, Western

6.4
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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: 46

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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)

Stars: Gertie Brown, Saint Suttle

Votes: 234

8. 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: 837

9. 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: 2,743

10. 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: 1,919

11. 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

12. The Padre (1911)

Western

3.6
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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: 8

13. 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: 33

14. The Land of Oz (1910)

Short, Fantasy

6.7
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The Emerald City in all its splendor with all the familiar characters so dear to the hearts of children - Little Dorothy, the scarecrow, the woodman, the cowardly lion, and the wizard ... See full summary »

Director: Otis Turner | Star: Marcia Moore

Votes: 15

15. John Dough and the Cherub (1910)

Short, Fantasy

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The prophecy is fulfilled and John Dough becomes the King of Lo-Hi. As King of the Lowlanders and Highlanders, he assumes the dignified duties of a ruling monarch, but with no degree of ... See full summary »

Director: Otis Turner

16. Two Men and a Woman (1913)

Short, Drama

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Raphael Salvator, one of artistic New York's youngest and most highly famed portrait painters, is commissioned by Banker Hargrave to paint the portrait of his daughter from a photograph. ... See full summary »

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

17. 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

18. Dorothy and the Scarecrow in Oz (1910)

5.2
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Dorothy and the Scarecrow are now in the Emerald City. They have become friendly with the Wizard, and together with the woodman, the cowardly lion, and several new creations equally ... See full summary »

Director: Otis Turner | Star: Marcia Moore

Votes: 48

19. The Jungle Princess (1920)

Approved | 52 min | Adventure

4.3
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Feature version of The Lost City (1920), a fifteen episode serial.

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

Votes: 29

20. The Roman (1910)

Drama, Short

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Director: Francis Boggs | Stars: Hobart Bosworth, Betty Harte, Robert Z. Leonard, Tom Santschi

21. 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

22. The Uncut Diamond (1916)

Short, Drama

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Director: William Robert Daly | Stars: Fritzi Brunette, Edward Peil Sr., Frank Clark, Lillian Clark

23. Thou Shalt Not Covet (I) (1916)

Drama

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A scientist who is married to an amoral woman lives next door to a happily married couple. At first envying their happiness, the scientist eventually falls in love with his neighbor's wife.... See full summary »

Director: Colin Campbell | Stars: Tyrone Power Sr., Kathlyn Williams, Guy Oliver, Eugenie Besserer

24. A Black Sheep (1915)

Comedy

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Director: Thomas N. Heffron | Stars: Otis Harlan, Rita Gould, Grace Darmond, John Charles

25. 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

26. 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

27. The 'Diamond S' Ranch (1912)

Short, Thriller

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The "Diamond S" ranch abounds in thrilling scenes of dare-devil cowboy life. One feature of the great subject is a number of scenes showing the Champion Woman Bulldogger and Steer Thrower ... See full summary »

Director: Otis Thayer | Stars: Tom Mix, Frank Maish, Olive Mix

28. 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: 769

29. Alone in the Jungle (1913)

Drama, Short, Thriller

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The Brown family, which consists of Hon. John Brown, his wife, two sons, Harold and Billy, and a young sister named Helen, has settled on an isolated plantation in the Jungles. Jack Arden, ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Campbell | Stars: Tom Santschi, Bessie Eyton, Frank Clark, Lillian Hayward

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

Comedy, Short

6.9
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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: 19

31. The Rosary (1915)

Passed | Drama, Mystery, Romance

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Bruce Wilton has amassed a fortune which he lavishes on his wife Vera. But a note of menace creeps into their happy home. No one hears it at first, except Father Kelly, a priest and Bruce's... See full summary »

Director: Colin Campbell | Stars: Kathlyn Williams, Charles Clary, Wheeler Oakman, Gertrude Ryan

32. Wolcott Coombs: The Phenomenal Deaf and Blind Boy (1912)

Documentary, Short

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Young Coombs is deaf and blind and only seventeen years of age, yet in three years he has accumulated more education and practical knowledge than most sighted boys master in twice that time... See full summary »

Star: Wolcott Coombs

33. The Opium Smugglers (1912)

Short, Drama

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This film is a story dealing with the line riders of the northwest. The line riders are a body of men whose duties are similar to those of the famous Texas Rangers along the Mexican line. ... See full summary »

Director: William Duncan | Stars: William Duncan, Myrtle Stedman, Lester Cuneo, Rex De Rosselli

34. 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: 693

35. Across the Plains (1910)

Short, Western

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

36. The Fisherman's Bride (1909)

Short, Drama

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In close proximity to the quickly improving little city of Astoria, Ore., noted for its fisheries, there lives old Skipper Stout and his daughter, Jennie. An old acquaintance, Jed Prouty, ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Boggs

37. On the Border (1915)

Short, Western

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Joe, the line rider, is in love with Ruth. Joe leaves to ride the boundary line. Mason, a smuggler, and his accomplice Nash, meet Ruth, who is flattered by Nash's attentions. Mason, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Robyn Adair, Virginia Kirtley

38. Summoning the Spirits (1899)

1 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

5.7
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A magician presents a wreath which in turn transforms into other things.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 328

39. The Ne'er to Return Road (1913)

Short, Drama

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Becoming dissatisfied with his quiet old country home, Henry Clark, who has achieved the degree of mining engineer, goes to a mining town, where he soon becomes infatuated with Mrs. Chris ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Campbell | Stars: Frank Clark, Lillian Hayward, Barney Furey, Wheeler Oakman

40. The Law and the Outlaw (1913)

Short, Western

5.6
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Dakota Wilson escapes from the Deer Lodge Penitentiary, and, after a period of quietness, secures a position on the Diamond S ranch, owned by Buffalo Watson. Ruth, the daughter of the ranch... See full summary »

Director: William Duncan | Stars: Tom Mix, Lester Cuneo, Myrtle Stedman, Florence Dye

Votes: 10

41. Davy Crockett (1910)

Adventure, Short

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The story starts with his meeting with Mary, the daughter of a humble trapper in the mountains, who has another suitor more favored by the parents. The barn dance; Davy and Mary on the way ... See full summary »

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

42. The Cowboy Millionaire (1909)

Short, Western

5.0
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Bud Noble, a handsome specimen of manhood, is foreman on the Circle "D" ranch outside of Circle City, Idaho, and our opening scene pictures Bud as the cowboy roping and tying a steer. With ... See full summary »

Directors: Francis Boggs, Otis Turner | Stars: Mac Barnes, William Garwood, Adrienne Kroell, William Stowell

Votes: 24

43. The Garden of Allah (1916)

100 min | Drama

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Director: Colin Campbell | Stars: Helen Ware, Tom Santschi, Will Machin, Matt Snyder

44. The Courtship of Miles Standish (1910)

Drama, Romance, Short

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Miles Standish, as we all know, was a man among men, a warrior who knew no fear in battle, but who was very timid and abashed when it came to the wooing of the maid Priscilla. Therefore we ... See full summary »

Director: Otis Turner | Stars: Hobart Bosworth, Betty Harte, Robert Z. Leonard, Tom Santschi

45. The Story of the Blood Red Rose (1914)

Short, Drama, Fantasy

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The story is laid in the middle of the Seventeenth Century, and the incidents take place in the fanciful kingdom of Urania in the days when soldiers use cross-bows instead of guns and when ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Campbell | Stars: Kathlyn Williams, Wheeler Oakman, Charles Clary, Camille Astor

46. The Young Mrs. Eames (1913)

Drama, Romance, Short

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A young man falls in love with the daughter of an older woman who loves him also.

Director: Francis J. Grandon | Stars: Harold Lockwood, Kathlyn Williams, Hobart Bosworth, Ethel Davis

47. The Adventures of Kathlyn (1916)

Adventure

6.8
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Feature version of the thirteen episode serial, _Adventures of Kathlyn, The (1913)_, released three years earlier.

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

Votes: 9

48. Saved by the Pony Express (1911)

Short, Western

4.8
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Our first scene shows cowboys and their sweethearts, enjoying a quadrille on horseback. "Happy Jack" rides off with Belle Archer, the sweetheart of Jim. Jim, furiously angry, attacks Happy ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Boggs | Stars: Tom Mix, Thomas Carrigan, Old Blue

Votes: 8

49. Officer Murray (1912)

Short, Drama

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Officer Murray of the Berry Street Station, is a big-hearted, well-thought-of patrolman in love with his work and his simple home. He incurs the enmity of Joe Slattery, a perverted, ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Garrick | Stars: Charles Clary, Winifred Greenwood, Capitola Holmes, Timmy Sheehan

50. In the Frozen North (1910)

Short, Drama, Thriller

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A brutal husband leaves his wife and causes a letter to be sent reporting his death at sea. The wife, fainting at the news, overturns the lamp and sets fire to the house. Saved by an old ... See full summary »

Star: Hobart Bosworth


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