Best Movies of 1903
The Forbidden City, Pekin
Panoramic view of the Forbidden City (Imperial Palace), Peking, China.
Release date: 1903-08-19
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.
Starring: A.C. Abadie, Gilbert M. Anderson, George Barnes, Justus D. Barnes, Walter Cameron
Directed by: Edwin S. Porter
Release date: 1903-12-01
A Daring Daylight Burglary
A thief jumps a fence and removes the shutter from a house. He enters, but a lad who's witnessed the crime runs off to hail the coppers. The first officer on the scene climbs the fence, enters the house, and is soon fighting with the thief on the roof. The cop is injured and requires an ambulance. Meanwhile, the thief flees, pursued by more men in blue.
Directed by: Frank S. Mottershaw
Release date: 1903-04-01
Seeing New York by Yacht
Seeing New York by Yacht.
Directed by: Frederick S. Armitage, A.E. Weed
Release date: 1903-09-22
The Revolving Table
A diner revolves the table and eats his neighbour's lunch.
Directed by: Percy Stow
Release date: 1903-07-08
Fireboat 'New Yorker' Answering an Alarm
This picture gives a good idea of how soon one of the New York fireboats can be gotten under way after they receive an alarm of fire...
Directed by: J.B. Smith
Release date: 1903-05-22
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.
Directed by: George Albert Smith
Release date: 1903-12-31