Best Drama Movies of 1900
Attack on a China Mission
The titles tell us this film is based on an incident in the Boxer Rebellion. A man tries to defend a woman and a large house against Chinese attackers. They attack with swords, guns, and paddles. He's over-matched. What will become of the mission, its defenders, and its occupants?
Soldiers of the Cross
The plot outlines the story of the early Christian martyrs with a compendium of horrors such as maulings at the Colosseum, crucifixions, beheadings, savage hackings and burnings at the stake, burnings in the limepit, the spectacle of human torches in Nero's garden.
Shelling the Red Cross
A Boer throws a bomb into the British Red Cross tent and wounds a nurse.
Attack on a Mission Station
A couple is attacked by warriors.
Grandma's Reading Glass
A child borrows his grandmother's magnifying glass to look at a newspaper ad for Bovril, at a watch, and then at a bird. The child shows grandma what he is doing. The child looks next at grandma's eye, then at a kitten.
The Dispatch Bearer
A dispatch rider gets through a Boer ambush.
Massacre of the Christians by the Chinese
Reenactment of a scene from the Boxer Rebellion.