Best Movies of 1903
The Great Train Robbery
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.
Life of an American Fireman
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...
Alice in Wonderland
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.
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.
Skyscrapers of New York City, from the North River
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.
The Gay Shoe Clerk
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.
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)
The Forbidden City, Pekin
Panoramic view of the Forbidden City (Imperial Palace), Peking, China.
The Three Musketeers
The adventures of D'Artagnan
Life of an English Fireman
Firemen are awakened by an alarm, drive through London and rescue fire victims.