Best Documentary Movies of 1894

1.

Carmencita

2.9
5.6/10 IMDB

The first woman to appear in front of an Edison motion picture camera and possibly the first woman to appear in a motion picture within the United States. In the film, Carmencita is recorded going through a routine she had been performing at Koster & Bial's in New York since February 1890.

Starring: Carmencita ..
Directed by: William K.L. Dickson
Release date: 1894-03-14
Best Documentary Movies of 1894 : Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze
2.

Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze

2.8
5.4/10 IMDB

A man (Thomas Edison's assistant) takes a pinch of snuff and sneezes. This is one of the earliest Thomas Edison films and was the first motion picture to be copyrighted in the United States.

Starring: Fred Ott ..
Directed by: William K.L. Dickson
Release date: 1894-01-09
3.

Souvenir Strip of the Edison Kinetoscope

2.7
5.3/10 IMDB

Eugen Sandow, who claims to be the strongest man in the world, appears in the Edison Company's film studio.

Starring: Eugen Sandow ..
Directed by: William K.L. Dickson
Release date: 1894-05-18
4.

Caicedo (with Pole)

2.5
6.2/10 IMDB

King of the slack wire. His daring feats of balancing as he performs his thrilling feats in midair show that he is perfectly at home.

Starring: Juan A. Caicedo ..
Directed by: William K.L. Dickson
Release date: 1894-07-25
Best Documentary Movies of 1894 : Annabelle Butterfly Dance
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Annabelle Butterfly Dance

2.4
5.8/10 IMDB

Annabelle (Whitford) Moore performs one of her popular dances. For this performance, her costume has a pair of wings attached to her back, to suggest a butterfly. As she dances, she uses her long, flowing skirts to create visual patterns.

Starring: Annabelle Moore ..
Directed by: William K.L. Dickson
Release date: 1894-01-01
6.

Luis Martinetti, Contortionist

2.4
5.6/10 IMDB

Luis Martinetti, a contortionist suspended from acrobatic flying rings, contorts himself for about thirty seconds. This is one of the first films made for Edison's kinetoscopes.

Starring: Luis Martinetti ..
Directed by: William K.L. Dickson
Release date: 1894-01-01
7.

Fire Rescue Scene

2.3
5.7/10 IMDB

"Firemen in working uniform, rubber coats, helmets, and boots. Thrilling rescue from burning building. Smoke effects are fine." - from the Edison Catalog

Directed by: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise
Release date: 1894-12-01
8.

Corbett and Courtney Before the Kinetograph

2.3
5.5/10 IMDB

James J. Corbett and Peter Courtney meet in a boxing exhibition.

Starring: James J. Corbett, Peter Courtney ..
Directed by: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise
Release date: 1894-11-17
9.

The Barbershop

2.2
5.3/10 IMDB

“Interior of Barber Shop. Man comes in, takes off his coat; sits down, smokes; is handed a paper by attendant, who points out a joke; both laugh. Meantime the man in the chair is shaved and has his hair cut. Very funny.” (Edison's Latest Wonders, 1894)

Directed by: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise
Release date: 1894-01-01
10.

Glenroy Brothers (Comic Boxing)

2.2
5.2/10 IMDB

The Glenroy Brothers perform a portion of their vaudeville act, "The Comic View of Boxing: The Tramp & the Athlete", which depicts a boxer with a classic style trying to contend with an opponent who uses a very unorthodox approach. BELIEVED LOST

Starring: The Glenroy Brothers ..
Directed by: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise
Release date: 1894-10-05

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