Movies 1908

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1. The Adventures of Dollie (1908)

Not Rated | 12 min | Action, Short

On a warm and sunny summer's day, a mother and father take their young daughter Dollie on a riverside outing. A gypsy basket peddler happens along, and is angered when the mother refuses to... See full summary »

Directors: D.W. Griffith, G.W. Bitzer | Stars: Arthur V. Johnson, Linda Arvidson, Gladys Egan, Charles Inslee

Votes: 640

2. After Many Years (1908)

17 min | Drama, Short

John Davis, first mate of the brig "Gifford," is seen bidding his wife and infant child a tearful adieu on the eve of the sailing of his ship. Caught in a terrible storm in the Pacific ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Charles Inslee, Florence Lawrence, Harry Solter, Gladys Egan

Votes: 30

3. Antony and Cleopatra (1908)

Short, Drama, History

The story of the ill-fated love affair between Marc Antony and Cleopatra.

Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, Charles Kent | Stars: Maurice Costello, Florence Lawrence, William V. Ranous, Charles Chapman

Votes: 8

4. The Assassination of the Duke de Guise (1908)

15 min | Short, History, Drama

France, at the end of the sixteenth century. Henry III decided to eliminate his rival, the Duke of Guise, and, therefore, calls him in the castle of Blois. The mistress of the duke, warned ... See full summary »

Directors: André Calmettes, Charles Le Bargy | Stars: Charles Le Bargy, Albert Lambert, Gabrielle Robinne, Berthe Bovy

Votes: 517

5. Cupid's Pranks (1908)

Not Rated | 10 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

Cupid visits a ballroom dance and tries to bring a couple together.

Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Violette Hill, Mr. Barry, Marie Murray, Phineas Nairs

Votes: 98

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

16 min | Short, Horror

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

7. The Dog and His Various Merits (1908)

Not Rated | 2 min | Short, Documentary

We see a working dog, a beggar's dog, a shepherd's dog, and a milkman's dog. The working dog is locked inside a large wire wheel; the dog runs inside the wheel, turning it to run a machine.... See full summary »

Votes: 386

8. Dreams of Toyland (1908)

7 min | Animation, Short

A boy dreams toys come to life.

Director: Arthur Melbourne Cooper

Votes: 130

9. Excursion to the Moon (1908)

Not Rated | 7 min | Sci-Fi, Short

Georges Melies' best-known film, A Trip to the Moon, is inspired by Jules Verne's "From the Earth to the Moon" and H.G. Wells' "First Men on the Moon". In 1908, Segundo de Chomon made An ... See full summary »

Director: Segundo de Chomón

Votes: 276

10. The Fairylogue and Radio-Plays (1908)

120 min | Fantasy, Adventure

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

11. A Fantasy (1908)

2 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

The first all-animated film in history, a series of scenes without much narrative structure, but morphing into each other.

Director: Émile Cohl

Votes: 2,029

12. Long Distance Wireless Photography (1908)

Not Rated | 6 min | Short, Sci-Fi

An eccentric photographer demonstrates the wonders of technology to a couple who want to be photographed by his innovative wireless procedure that accents one's inner personality. Are they prepared for the harsh truth of the camera's eye?

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Fernande Albany, Georges Méliès

Votes: 437

13. Macbeth (1908)

9 min | Short, Drama

Macbeth usurps the Scottish throne by murdering his predecessor.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: William V. Ranous, Louise Carver, Paul Panzer, Charles Kent

Votes: 7

14. Magic Bricks (1908)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Fantasy

Experimental color film that shows a magician and his assistant making objects and people appear and disappear. Then they stack up some blocks and a moving picture of a little girl appears on them.

Director: Segundo de Chomón

Votes: 285

15. Over the Hill to the Poorhouse (1908)

13 min | Short, Drama

The mother of a large family is abandoned by her children and faces consignment to the poorhouse. But one of her offspring, the one no one had faith in, returns to rescue her.

Director: Stanner E.V. Taylor | Stars: Florence Auer, Edward Dillon, Mack Sennett, Anthony O'Sullivan

Votes: 16

16. A Narrow Escape (1908)

Not Rated | 6 min | Short, Drama

Two criminals lure a doctor away from his home with a phony note about a child's illness. After the doctor rushes off, the criminals break into his house and menace his wife and child. By ... See full summary »

Votes: 273

17. The Reprieve: An Episode in the Life of Abraham Lincoln (1908)

Short, Drama

This thrilling story of the days of '61 and '65 shows a scene in the woods and our hero doing sentry duty. His work has been tiresome, his strength is about given out and he sits down to ... See full summary »

Director: Van Dyke Brooke

18. The Tempest (1908)

12 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

Prospero and his daughter Miranda must take refuge on an enchanted island. There Prospero, who himself has magical powers, releases the spirit Ariel from a spell, and also meets the savage ... See full summary »

Director: Percy Stow

Votes: 222

19. Rescued from an Eagle's Nest (1908)

Not Rated | 8 min | Action, Short

A family is terrified when an eagle carries off its young child.

Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Miss Earle, Jinnie Frazer, D.W. Griffith, Henry B. Walthall

Votes: 617

20. Romeo and Juliet (I) (1908)

Short, Drama, Romance

Two feuding houses are united with the marriage and eventual death of their children.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Paul Panzer, Florence Lawrence, John G. Adolfi, Josephine Atkinson

Votes: 39

21. Stenka Razin (1908)

10 min | Short, History

The first Russian narrative film.

Director: Vladimir Romashkov | Star: Yevgeny Petrov-Krayevsky

Votes: 265

22. Troubles of a Grass Widower (1908)

Not Rated | 10 min | Short, Comedy

A housewife tires of her husband's annoying behavior and returns to her mother. At first, the husband is quite pleased to have the house all to himself. But he quickly discovers that even ... See full summary »

Director: Max Linder | Star: Max Linder

Votes: 332

23. Une dame vraiment bien (1908)

Not Rated | 4 min | Short, Comedy

A beautiful young woman walking home from visiting the shops. Causes more than enough problems for every man she passes, who stop to admire her beauty.

Directors: Romeo Bosetti, Louis Feuillade | Star: Renée Carl

Votes: 227

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