Early Color Feature Filmsby robertfarrell452 | created - 11 Jun 2018 | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public
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6. Annabelle Serpentine Dance (1895)
Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short
Annabelle (Whitford) Moore performs one of her popular dance routines. She uses her dance steps and her long, flowing skirts to create a variety of visual patterns.
1 min | Short, Horror
As an elegant maestro of mirage and delusion drapes his beautiful female assistant with a gauzy textile, much to our amazement, the lady vanishes into thin air.
13. The United States Flag (1896)
"A special colored film of the Stars and Stripes fluttering in the breeze."
15. Danse serpentine (II) (1897)
1 min | Short
Angelic and demonic serpentine dances from dawn of cinema by the Lumière Brothers film, called the Serpentine Dance. The dancer is Loie Fuller; the pioneer modern dancer. Recorded in 1896 in Paris, and hand-colored frame by frame.
16. The Devil's Castle (1897)
3 min | Short, Horror
Released under different titles in France--and not surprisingly, often confused with its analogous 1896 movie, "Le Manoir du Diable (1896)"--Georges Méliès' Haunted Castle is considered, by all means, a remake.
17. The Hallucinated Alchemist (1897)
2 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror
Misidentified as The Mysterious Retort (1906), sadly, this film is currently presumed lost; however, according to Wikipedia, an anthropomorphous star with five female heads and a giant face has people coming out of its mouth.
25. Cinderella (1899)
Not Rated | 6 min | Short, Drama, Family
A fairy godmother magically turns Cinderella's rags to a beautiful dress, and a pumpkin into a coach. Cinderella goes to the ball, where she meets the Prince - but will she remember to leave before the magic runs out?
28. Watermelon Contest (1900)
2 min | Short, Comedy
Four men each hold a large slice of watermelon, and have a race to see who can finish eating first. All four move quickly, but one man seems to be pulling ahead of the others. Soon the contestants begin to hinder one another's efforts.
Director: James H. White
30. Cyrano de Bergerac (1900)
Not Rated | 2 min | Drama, Short
The only film record ever made of the original star of Rostand's famous play performing a scene from his most famous role. It is accompanied by a sound-on-cylinder recording of Coquelin's voice reciting one of Cyrano's speeches.
32. Le départ d'Arlequin et de Pierrette (1900)
Not Rated | 2 min | Short