Best Adventure Movies of 1908
The Fairylogue and Radio-Plays
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 swept to Oz in various ways, such as with back-projection tornadoes and storms in a chicken coop. Lack of financial backing forced the show to fold after appearing in only two cities, despite being a critical and commercial success.
Robin Hood and His Merry Men
The outlawed Earl of Huntington took to the woods, as we say in America, and with his merry archers had a good time in Sherwood Forest with winsome Maid Marian and jolly Friar Tuck. The adventures of Robin Hood makes an attractive subject for a pretty film. The first appearance of Robin Hood on the screen.
The Fatal Hour
This one-reeler has been regarded as a classic example of a Griffith thriller. It engages with the Chinese White slave traffic from the perspective of a female detective, played by Marion Leonard, whose assignment is to expose and break the traffic ring. A fragment is widely available.
The Viking's Daughter: The Story of the Ancient Norsemen
A Saxon prisoner rescues his Viking's captor's daughter, resulting in his freedom and their marriage.