Best Drama Movies of 1906


The Black Hand

5.8/10 IMDB

Two gang members send a threatening letter to a butcher, demanding money if he did not want his shop to be destroyed and his daughter Maria kidnapped. When he is unable to meet their request, they take Maria away. The Black Hand is the earliest surviving gangster film.

Starring: Robert G. Vignola, Anthony O'Sullivan ..
Directed by: Wallace McCutcheon
Release date: 1906-03-29
Best Drama Movies of 1906 : The Story of the Kelly Gang

The Story of the Kelly Gang

6.1/10 IMDB

Just as Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927) is testimony to German silent film art, The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906) symbolises both the birth of the Australian film industry and the emergence of an Australian identity. Even more significantly it heralds the emergence of the feature film format. The Story of the Kelly Gang, directed by Charles Tait in 1906, is the first full-length narrative feature film produced anywhere in the world. Only fragments of the original production of more than one hour are known to exist and are preserved at the National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra. (

Starring: Elizabeth Tait, John Tait ..
Directed by: Charles Tait
Release date: 1906-12-26


5.7/10 IMDB

A new skyscraper is being built in New York City, and numerous workmen are busy at hazardous jobs high above the ground. When one of the workers, Dago Pete, deliberately starts a fight, he is immediately fired. But the discharged worker soon comes up with a plan to commit a robbery and get even. His scheme could affect the lives of several others.

Starring: Gene Gauntier, Jim Slevin ..
Release date: 1906-12-08
Best Drama Movies of 1906 : The Automobile Thieves

The Automobile Thieves

7.7/10 IMDB

A young couple conducts a series of robberies, followed by a chase, in which they are shot and killed.

Directed by: J. Stuart Blackton
Release date: 1906-11-10

Le remords

6.2/10 IMDB

A man kills a wealthy miser - frugal fellow, I like to think - and buries his corpse under a haystack. The murderer is haunted by the ghost of his victim....or is it his own conscience?

Directed by: Ferdinand Zecca
Release date: 1906-04-26

The Secret of Death Valley

5.4/10 IMDB

A wife has a vision of her husband being killed. She finds the murderer and kills him.

Release date: 1906-04-26

Douaniers et fraudeurs

5.1/10 IMDB

Smugglers land their goods. Customs inspectors spot them and take off in pursuit.

Release date: 1906-04-26
Best Drama Movies of 1906 : The Good Judge

The Good Judge

5.1/10 IMDB

A family living in poverty, in a tiny house with no furniture. When mama goes to sleep, the youngsters head out to rustle up some firewood. Apparently that's illegal, so some forest rangers seize them and the wood to bring to a well-dressed man.

Directed by: Segundo de Chomón
Release date: 1906-04-26

Un petit frère sous les choux

4.9/10 IMDB

A family scene: father, mother, daughter and a baby in the crub. A doctor is visiting. The family is upset. In the next scene, everyone wears black, the crib is empty. Outside, a distraught woman wanders about and leaves her infant under a cabbage.

Release date: 1906-05-01

Les deux gosses

0.0/10 IMDB

Lost short film

Directed by: Louis Feuillade
Release date: 1906-01-05

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