Best Drama Movies of 1899
Kidnapping by Indians
Kidnapping by Indians is a 1899 British silent short Western film, made by the Mitchell and Kenyon film company, shot in Blackburn, England. It is believed to be the first Western film, pre-dating Edwin S. Porter's The Great Train Robbery by four years.
Thrilling Fight on a Scaffold
Builders fight on the scaffold of Paul's new studio until one falls and is injured.
Shooting a Boer Spy
A spy rejects a bandage and is shot by a firing squad.
Based on Shakespeare's play, Act V, Scene vii: King John is in torment, and his supporters fear that his end is near. As he writhes in agony, he is attended by Prince Henry, the Earl of Pembroke, and Robert Bigot. Prince Henry tries repeatedly to comfort his delirious father, but to no avail - John's pain is too great.