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Playing Cards (film)

Playing Cards, or Card Party, is an 1896 French short black-and-white silent film by Georges Melies. It was the first film in Melies prolific career, and thus is number one in his Star Film catalogue. It is a remake of Louis Lumieres film The Messers. Lumiere at Cards, which was released earlier the same year. Along with Georges Melies himself, his brother Gaston Melies and daughter Georgette Melies both appear in the film.

                                               

List of actuality films by Georges Melies

Georges Melies, a French filmmaker and magician, made a variety of short actuality films between 1896 and 1900. Melies was established as a magician with his own theater-of-illusions, the Theatre Robert-Houdin in Paris, when he attended the celebrated first public demonstration of the Lumiere Brothers Kinetoscope in December 1895. Unable to purchase a camera from the Lumieres, who insisted that the venture had no future, he bought a film projector and some films from the British film experimenter Robert W. Paul and began projecting them at the Theatre Robert-Houdin. Meanwhile, Melies studi ...

                                               

Footpads

Footpads is an 1895 British short silent drama film, directed by Robert W. Paul, featuring a top-hatted pedestrian against a rainy London backdrop, who is assaulted by three footpads and rescued by a passing policeman. The "atmospheric" film, "is chiefly of interest for its imaginative approach to background decor," where according to Michael Brooke of BFI Screenonline, "some effort has been made towards establishing a sense of realism." Roland-François Lack of University College London points out that this painted backdrop looks like "a hybrid of Trafalgar Square, with its electric advert ...

                                               

Post No Bills (1896 film)

Post No Bills is a 1896 French short black-and-white silent comedy film, directed by Georges Melies, featuring two bill posters squabbling over a poorly guarded wall. The film, long thought lost, was recovered in 2004. It is number 15 on the Star Films catalog. It is approximately 70 seconds long.

                                               

A Nightmare

A Nightmare is a short silent trick film created and released in 1896 and directed by Georges Melies. It was released by Meliess Star Film Company and is numbered 82 in its catalogues, where it was advertised as a scene fantastique. The film was shot outside in the garden of Meliess property in Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, with painted scenery. Melies plays the sleeping man.

                                               

The Kiss (1896 film)

The Kiss is an 1896 film, and was one of the first films ever shown commercially to the public. Around 18 seconds long, it depicts a re-enactment of the kiss between May Irwin and John Rice from the final scene of the stage musical The Widow Jones. The film was directed by William Heise for Thomas Edison. The film was produced in April 1896 at the Edison Studios of Edison, the first movie studio in the United States. At the time, Edison was working at the Black Maria studios in West Orange, New Jersey. In 1999, the short was deemed "culturally significant" by the United States Library of C ...

                                               

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1896 in film
                                     

ⓘ 1896 in film

  • The Lumiere Brothers first project their films in Britain, at the Empire Theatre of Varieties, Leicester Square.
  • February 20 – In London
  • January 14 – Birt Acres demonstrates his film projector, the Kineopticon, the first in Britain, to the Royal Photographic Society at the Queens Hall in London. This is the first film show to an audience in the U.K.
  • Robert W. Paul demonstrates his film projector, the Theatrograph later known as the Animatograph, at the Alhambra Theatre.
  • January – In the United States, the Vitascope film projector is designed by Charles Francis Jenkins and Thomas Armat. Armat begins working with Thomas Edison to manufacture it.
  • May 14 – Tsar Nicholas II of Russia is crowned in Moscow, the first coronation ever recorded in film.
  • Demeny-Gaumont work on a 60 mm format, first known as Biographe unperforated, then Chronophotographe perforated.
  • July 11 – First films screened in Venezuela by Luis Manuel Mendez and Manuel Trujillo Duran at the Baralt Theatre in Maracaibo.
  • William Selig founds the Selig Polyscope Company in Chicago.
  • Casimir Sivan and E. Dalphin create a 38 mm format.
  • July 26 – "Vitascope Hall" opens on Canal Street, New Orleans, the first business devoted exclusively to showing motion pictures at a fixed location
  • April – Edison and Armats Vitascope is used to project motion pictures in public screenings in New York City.
  • In France, magician and filmmaker Georges Melies begins experimenting with the new motion picture technology, developing early special effect techniques, including stop motion.
                                     

1. Notable films released in 1896

Alexandre Promio

  • Pelicans, London Zoological Gardens
  • Lion, London Zoological Gardens

Alice Guy-Blache

  • Chez le barbier
  • Les demolisseurs
  • The Cabbage Fairy
  • Le clubmen
  • Les concierges
  • Le chapeau de Tabarin

Birt Acres

  • Boxing Match; or, Glove Contest
  • Landing at Low Tide
  • Rough Sea at Dover directed with Robert W. Paul
  • Dancing Girls
  • The Boxing Kangaroo
  • Yarmouth Fishing Boats Leaving Harbour

Gabriel Veyre

  • Un duelo a pistola en el bosque de Chapultepec Duel au pistolet.
  • Carga de rurales, a Mexican short black-and-white silent documentary film.

M.H. Ladde

  • Spelende kinderen lost
  • Zwemplaats voor Jongelingen te Amsterdam lost
  • Gestoorde hengelaar

Robert W. Paul

  • Blackfriars Bridge
  • Two A.M.; or, the Husbands Return produced by Robert W. Paul
  • The Twins Tea Party
  • Barnet Horse Fair
  • Comic Costume Race
  • Rough Sea at Dover directed with Birt Acres

William Heise

  • The Kiss, starring May Irwin and John Rice. First kiss on film. May be considered the first romantic film.
  • Feeding The Doves

William K.L. Dickson

  • Dancing Darkies, an American, short, black-and-white, silent documentary film.
                                     

1.1. Notable films released in 1896 Alice Guy-Blache

  • Chez le barbier
  • Les demolisseurs
  • The Cabbage Fairy
  • Le clubmen
  • Les concierges
  • Le chapeau de Tabarin
                                     

1.2. Notable films released in 1896 Birt Acres

  • Boxing Match; or, Glove Contest
  • Landing at Low Tide
  • Rough Sea at Dover directed with Robert W. Paul
  • Dancing Girls
  • The Boxing Kangaroo
  • Yarmouth Fishing Boats Leaving Harbour
                                     

1.3. Notable films released in 1896 Gabriel Veyre

  • Un duelo a pistola en el bosque de Chapultepec Duel au pistolet.
  • Carga de rurales, a Mexican short black-and-white silent documentary film.
                                     

1.4. Notable films released in 1896 Georges Melies

  • The Rescue on the River
  • Watering the Flowers, most likely a lost film
  • The Vanishing Lady
  • A Nightmare, it was advertised as a scene fantastique.
  • Arrival of a Train at Vincennes Station, currently presumed to be a lost film
  • A Lightning Sketch, a series of four French short silent films lost
  • The Haunted Castle
  • Conjuring, the film was rediscovered in 2014
  • Conjurer Making Ten Hats in Sixty Seconds lost
  • Miss de Vere English Jig
  • A Serpentine Dance, it was released by Meliess company Star Film and is numbered 44 in its catalogues lost
  • Post No Bills
  • Playing Cards
  • The Rag-Picker
  • A Terrible Night, it is listed with the descriptive subtitle scene comique.
                                     

1.5. Notable films released in 1896 Louis Lumiere

  • Dragoons Crossing The Saone
  • Promenade Of Ostriches, Paris Botanical Gardens
  • Serpentine Dance
  • Poultry-Yard
  • Childish Quarrel
  • Demolition dun mur
  • Children Digging For Clams
  • Loading A Boiler
  • Arrival Of A Train At La Ciotat
  • Arab Cortege, Geneva
  • Carmaux, Drawing Out The Coke
  • Pompiers a Lyon
  • Bataille de boules de neige
  • New York: Brooklyn Bridge
  • New York: Broadway At Union Square
                                     

1.6. Notable films released in 1896 M.H. Ladde

  • Spelende kinderen lost
  • Zwemplaats voor Jongelingen te Amsterdam lost
  • Gestoorde hengelaar
                                     

1.7. Notable films released in 1896 Robert W. Paul

  • Blackfriars Bridge
  • Two A.M.; or, the Husbands Return produced by Robert W. Paul
  • The Twins Tea Party
  • Barnet Horse Fair
  • Comic Costume Race
  • Rough Sea at Dover directed with Birt Acres
                                     

1.8. Notable films released in 1896 William Heise

  • The Kiss, starring May Irwin and John Rice. First kiss on film. May be considered the first romantic film.
  • Feeding The Doves
                                     

1.9. Notable films released in 1896 William K.L. Dickson

  • Dancing Darkies, an American, short, black-and-white, silent documentary film.
                                     

1.10. Notable films released in 1896 Others

  • Salida de la misa de doce de la Iglesia del Pilar de Zaragoza a short silent film by Eduardo Jimeno, a pioneer of the Spanish cinema. Probably the first film made in Spain by a Spaniard.
  • A Sea Cave Near Lisbon, a British short silent actuality film, directed by Henry Short.
  • Le Coucher de la Mariee, a French erotic short film considered to be one of the first erotic films or "stag party films" made. The film was produced by Eugene Pirou and directed by Albert Kirchner under the pseudonym "Lear".
  • McKinley at Home, Canton, Ohio, is a silent film reenactment of William McKinley receiving the Republican nomination for President of the United States in September 1896 produced by the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
  • Up the River, directed by Unknown.
  • Macintyres X-Ray Film, a documentary radiography film directed by Scottish medical doctor John Macintyre.
  • A Morning Alarm, produced by Edison Studios.


                                     

2. Births

  • George Burns, American actor and comedian died 1996
  • Rolfe Sedan, American actor died 1982
  • Isabel Withers, American actress died 1968
  • January 20
  • April 8 – Einar Juhl, Danish actor died 1982
  • April 26 – Ruut Tarmo, Estonian actor died 1967
  • May 16 – Gilda Langer, German actress died 1920
  • August 14 – Theodor Luts, Estonian film director, cinematographer died 1980
  • June 28 – Constance Binney, American actress, singer, dancer died 1989
  • October 6 – David Howard, American film director died 1941
  • October 23 – Lilyan Tashman, American actress died 1934
  • October 1 – Abraham Sofaer, American actor died 1988
  • August 30 – Raymond Massey, Canadian-born American actor died 1983
  • August 18 – Jack Pickford, Canadian-born American actor died 1933
  • July 25 – Jack Perrin, American actor died 1967
  • October 30 – Rex Cherryman, American actor died 1928
  • July 16 – Evelyn Preer, American actress, singer died 1932
  • December 10 – Torsten Bergstrom, Swedish actor and director died 1948


                                     

3. Debut

  • May Irwin as an actress in The Kiss 1 April
  • John C. Rice as an actor in The Kiss 1 April
  • Cissy Fitzgerald as an actress in 50 feet of actuality film of Fitzgerald by Edison; presumably elements from the 1894 play The Gaiety Girl
  • Alice Guy as a director in Les demolisseurs
  • Robert B. Mantell as an actor in Select Scenes from Monbars
                                     
  • Kiss, The Rice - Irwin Kiss and The Widow Jones is an 1896 film and was one of the first films ever shown commercially to the public. Around 18 seconds
  • Devil, released in the United States as The Haunted Castle and in Britain as The Devil s Castle, is an 1896 French short silent film directed by Georges
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  • Post No Bills French: Defense d afficher is a 1896 French short black - and - white silent comedy film directed by Georges Melies, featuring two bill posters
  • Events from the year 1896 in the United States. President: Grover Cleveland D - New York Vice President: Adlai E. Stevenson I D - Illinois Chief Justice:
  • Monroe Doctrine, also known as The Venezuela Case, : 52 is an 1896 American propaganda film It features an allegorical fight over national determinism
  • when waking up that 20 years have passed. The film is compiled from a series of films produced in 1896 which consisted of Rip s Toast AM B Cat. 45
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  • Dancing Girls is an 1896 British short black - and - white silent film directed and produced by Birt Acres. Dancing Girls on IMDb
  • Events from the year 1896 in Denmark. Monarch Christian IX Prime minister Tage Reedtz - Thott 25 January Borsen, then as a four pages weekly newspaper