Best Documentary Movies of 1903


Skyscrapers of New York City, from the North River

5.9/10 IMDB

A beautiful panoramic view of lower New York from Barclay Street to Battery Park, showing a beautiful stereoscopic effect of the sky-scrapers in the business section of the city.

Directed by: J.B. Smith
Release date: 1903-05-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1903 : Move On

Move On

4.9/10 IMDB

In certain sections of New York City large numbers of Jewish and Italian push-cart vendors congregate so closely along the sidewalks that they interfere with traffic. Policemen keep them moving. The picture shows how the frightened peddlers hurry away when a bluecoat appears. Some of the carts are piled high with fruits of all kinds, and it is interesting and amusing to see the expressions of combined fear and anxiety on the faces of the men as they hurry away; the fear of being arrested if they stand, and of losing some of their wares if the carts strike an obstruction in the street. Very fine photographically. (Edison film company catalog)

Directed by: A.C. Abadie
Release date: 1903-10-11

The Forbidden City, Pekin

4.2/10 IMDB

Panoramic view of the Forbidden City (Imperial Palace), Peking, China.

Release date: 1903-08-19

Rock Drill at Work in Subway

5.0/10 IMDB

A very interesting and unusual view showing the progress of the deep excavation at 42nd St. and Broadway. The camera is tilted up and down instead of across the field as in most panoramas.

Release date: 1903-06-09
Best Documentary Movies of 1903 : Seeing New York by Yacht

Seeing New York by Yacht

4.7/10 IMDB

Seeing New York by Yacht.

Directed by: Frederick S. Armitage, A.E. Weed
Release date: 1903-09-22

Fireboat 'New Yorker' Answering an Alarm

3.7/10 IMDB

This picture gives a good idea of how soon one of the New York fireboats can be gotten under way after they receive an alarm of fire...

Directed by: J.B. Smith
Release date: 1903-05-22

A Total Accident

0.0/10 IMDB

Showing the entire catastrophe resulting from the attempt of Mr. Gorham to ride around the loop the loop on a bicycle. While the enormous crowd watches him he comes down the slide with the speed of the wind, circles the loop, but as he nears the bottom his wheel swerves from the path and the rider crashes into the framework of the structure. Attendants rush up and carry away the injured man. (Biograph Catalog)

Starring: William Gorham ..
Directed by: Wallace McCutcheon
Release date: 1903-07-31

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