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La Manoir du Diable (The Devilâs Castle) was released on Christmas Eve, 1896, at the Theatre Robert Houdin, 8 boulevard des Italiens, Paris. It is only about 3 minutes long and although its creator intended it to be amusing most people consider it to be a horror film. You can find out more about Le Manoir du Diable at A Passion For Horror.

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Manhatta is a A portrait of New York by painter Charles Sheeler and photographer Paul Strand. The title cards show quotes from Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass". Listed as Public Domain by Wikipedia. "The film spans an imaginary day in the life of New York City, beginning with footage of Staten Island ferry commuters and culminating with the sun setting over the Hudson River. It has been described as the first avant-garde film made in America... It may be found elsewhewre on the Archive but I have added a jazz track from the period.

The original French title is Excursion dans la lune. IMDb Page

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.

How do you deal with an invisible thief? ORIGINAL TITLE Le voleur invisible YEAR 1909 DIRECTOR Segundo de Chomón SCREENWRITER Segundo de Chomón CINEMATOGRAPHER Segundo de Chomón Country: France Language: French Release Date: 1909 (France) Production Co: Pathé Frères Sound Mix: Silent Color: Black and White

"Cops" is a Joseph M. Schenck short comedy, starring Buster Keaton and featuring Joe Roberts, a star of Silent Hall of Fame. 

The film is full of hilarious moments and demonstrates Buster Keaton's extraordinary athletic abilities. It enjoys a very strong 7.8 rating on IMDB.  "Cops" was added to the National Film Registry in 1997 as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

A sculptor and his assistant quickly make a creation. Director: Segundo de Chomón Stars: Julienne Mathieu Country: France Language: French Release Date: 3 August 1907 (USA) 1907 (France) Production Companies: Pathé Frères Distributors: Pathé Frères (1907) (France and USA) (theatrical) Sound Mix: Silent Color: Black and White Also Known As (AKA) Le sculpteur express France (original title) The Express Sculptor USA

"The Goat"" is a Joseph M. Schenck short comedy, starring Buster Keaton and featuring Joe Roberts, a star of Silent Hall of Fame. 

The film enjoys a very strong 7.8 user rating in IMDB.

A delightful little 1908 silent comedy from Louis Feuillade of France who directed over 630 films.

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