Best Drama Movies of 1906

1.

The Black Hand

2.5
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
2.

The Story of the Kelly Gang

2.5
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. (unesco.org)

Starring: Elizabeth Tait, John Tait ..
Directed by: Charles Tait
Release date: 1906-12-26
3.

Skyscrapers

2.4
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 : Holdup of the Rocky Mountain Express
4.

Holdup of the Rocky Mountain Express

2.1
5.3/10 IMDB

An early film drama shot on an actual railroad line in Phoenicia, NY in the Catskills.

Directed by: Edwin S. Porter
Release date: 1906-06-29
Best Drama Movies of 1906 : The Automobile Thieves
5.

The Automobile Thieves

1.7
7.9/10 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
6.

Le remords

1.6
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
7.

Boireau déménage

1.4
6.0/10 IMDB

Andre Deed is moving out, so he has hired some guys with a cart to move his stuff...... and they have a drink to seal the deal. They load his cart...... and they have a drink..... in short, but the time this is over, Deed is pretty loaded too in this amusing comedy.

Starring: André Deed ..
Directed by: Georges Hatot
Release date: 1906-05-13
8.

The Secret of Death Valley

1.3
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
9.

Le détective

1.3
5.3/10 IMDB

A child and her nurse are out walking. A band of desperate men and women knock the nurse down and abduct the child. Soon a ransom note is sent to the parents. They hire a detective to pay the kidnappers off and rescue their child, although it turns out to involve a desperate chase.

Release date: 1906-12-15
10.

Les frères rivaux

1.2
5.2/10 IMDB

When his father dies, two brothers inherit his property but because of a woman who loves one of them, the other becomes jealous and enmity arises.

Release date: 1906-07-21

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