Best Movies of 1903

1.

The Great Train Robbery

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

The clerk at the train station is assaulted and left tied by four men, then they rob the train threatening the operator. (They) take all the money and shoot a passenger when trying to run away. A little girl discovers the clerk tied and gives notice to the sheriff, who at once goes along with his men hunting the bandits.

Starring: A.C. Abadie, Gilbert M. Anderson, George Barnes, Justus D. Barnes, Walter Cameron, Frank Hanaway, Adam Charles Hayman, Mary Snow, Donald Gallaher, John Manus Dougherty Sr. ..
Directed by: Edwin S. Porter
Release date: 1903-12-01
Best Movies of 1903 : Life of an American Fireman
2.

Life of an American Fireman

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

Porter's sequential continuity editing links several shots to form a narrative of firemen responding to a house fire. They leave the station with their horse drawn pumper, arrive on the scene, and effect the safe rescue of a woman from the burning house. But wait, she tells them of her child yet asleep in the burning bedroom...

Starring: Vivian Vaughan, Arthur White, James H. White, Edwin S. Porter ..
Directed by: George S. Fleming, Edwin S. Porter, James H. White
Release date: 1903-01-21
Best Movies of 1903 : Alice in Wonderland
3.

Alice in Wonderland

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

This is the first movie version of the famous story. Alice dozes in a garden, awakened by a dithering white rabbit in waistcoat with pocket watch. She follows him down a hole and finds herself in a hall of many doors.

Starring: May Clark, Cecil M. Hepworth, Mrs. Hepworth, Norman Whitten, Stanley Faithfull, Geoffrey Faithfull, Blair ..
Directed by: Cecil M. Hepworth, Percy Stow
Release date: 1903-10-17
4.

The Divorce

2.9
3.4/10 IMDB

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.

Release date: 1903-01-01
5.

Skyscrapers of New York City, from the North River

2.5
5.9/10 IMDB

A beautiful panoramic view of lower New York from Barclay Street to Battery Park, showing a beautiful stereoscopic effect of the sky-scrapers in the business section of the city.

Directed by: J.B. Smith
Release date: 1903-05-01
Best Movies of 1903 : The Gay Shoe Clerk
6.

The Gay Shoe Clerk

2.4
5.7/10 IMDB

Young lady and chaperone enter. A fresh young clerk is trying a pair of high-heeled slippers on the young lady. She raises her dress seductively, showing a shapely ankle to him. He becomes flustered and goes in for a kiss.

Starring: Edward Boulden ..
Directed by: Edwin S. Porter
Release date: 1903-08-12
Best Movies of 1903 : Move On
7.

Move On

2.2
4.9/10 IMDB

In certain sections of New York City large numbers of Jewish and Italian push-cart vendors congregate so closely along the sidewalks that they interfere with traffic. Policemen keep them moving. The picture shows how the frightened peddlers hurry away when a bluecoat appears. Some of the carts are piled high with fruits of all kinds, and it is interesting and amusing to see the expressions of combined fear and anxiety on the faces of the men as they hurry away; the fear of being arrested if they stand, and of losing some of their wares if the carts strike an obstruction in the street. Very fine photographically. (Edison film company catalog)

Directed by: A.C. Abadie
Release date: 1903-10-11
8.

The Forbidden City, Pekin

1.2
4.9/10 IMDB

Panoramic view of the Forbidden City (Imperial Palace), Peking, China.

Release date: 1903-08-19
Best Movies of 1903 : The Three Musketeers
9.

The Three Musketeers

1.0
3.9/10 IMDB

The adventures of D'Artagnan

Release date: 1903-01-01
10.

Life of an English Fireman

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Firemen are awakened by an alarm, drive through London and rescue fire victims.

Release date: 1903-05-01

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