Best Drama Movies of 1903
A husband walks out on his wife, leaving an incriminating letter behind. She hires a detective, who discovers the husband in a compromising position with another woman.
A Desperate Poaching Affray
Three hunters surprise two poachers in the act. The hunters take umbrage and give chase over fences and through fields. The hunters fire away, but the poachers have guns as well, and a fight ensues with casualties for the hunters. Two cops appear and so do dogs as the chase continues. Will the poachers escape, or will they, like the game they were after, be trapped?
The Runaway Match, or Marriage by Motor
A couple elopes; Her father pursues via motorcar.
The Damnation of Faust
A lost film. Georges Méliès also directed a film entitled Faust aux enfers in 1903 that is frequently confused with this one, but it has little to do with the story of Faust.
Hiawatha, the Messiah of the Ojibway
20 scenes: The birth, life, marriage and death of Hiawatha.
The Outcast and the Bride
Siegmund Lubin's 1903 film illustrating The Outcast and the Bride survives and is the only vestige of Lubin's myriad attempts at coordinating sound and film extant today. With words by Howard Wall and music by Allen May, the song was published in Philadelphia by Joseph Morris. The morality tale of two friends, Kate and Alice, was a perfect vehicle for an illustrated song...Shot in Lubin's glass-enclosed studio atop 912 Arch Street, the film was originally 250 feet. The surviving footage at the Library of Congress contains six shots utilising four different sets but seems to be missing footage.
Life of an English Fireman
Firemen are awakened by an alarm, drive through London and rescue fire victims.
An short film adaptation of the novel by Ellen Wood.
The Sick Kitten
A simple scene of two rather flamboyantly-dressed Edwardian children attempting to feed a spoonful of medicine to a sick kitten. The film is important for being one of the earliest films to cut to a close-up, then back again to the same medium shot as before.