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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The year 1908 in film involved some significant events.

Events

Films released in 1908

  • The Adventures of Dollie, directed by D. W. Griffith
  • After Many Years
  • Antony and Cleopatra, directed by J. Stuart Blackton and Charles Kent
  • L'Arlésienne, directed by Albert Capellani
  • The Assassination of the Duke of Guise
  • Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la Bette) (French/ Pathe)[4]
  • Beauty of the Sleeping Woods, directed by Segundo de Chomon (French/ Pathe), based on the story of Sleeping Beauty by Charles Perrault[5]
  • Betrayed by a Handprint, directed by D. W. Griffith
  • The Bloodstone, produced by Siegmund Lubin
  • The Castle Ghosts (Italian film)
  • The Cat's Revenge (French)
  • Cave of the Spooks, directed by Segundo de Chomon (French)
  • A Christmas Carol (Essanay Film Co.)[6]
  • Cupid's Prank, directed by Edwin S. Porter
  • The Devil, directed by D. W. Griffith for Thomas Edison Co., starring Harry Solter, Claire McDowell and Mack Sennett[7]
  • The Devil and the Gambler (Vitagraph)[8]
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, produced by William N. Selig, reissued as A Modern Dr. Jekyll; first film adaptation of the 1886 Robert Louis Stevenson novel[9]
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, directed by Sidney Olcott for Kalem Films, starring Frank Oakes Rose, this was the 2nd ever film adaptation of the eponymous 1886 Robert Louis Stevenson novel
  • The Doctor's Experiment (French)[10]
  • The Dog And His Various Merits, produced by Pathé
  • Don Juan Tenorio, directed by Ricardo de Banos and Alberto Marro (made in Spain)
  • Dream of an Opium Fiend, directed by George Melies
  • Dreams of Toyland, directed by Arthur Melbourne-Cooper
  • A L'Ecu d'Or ou la bonne auberge, a French film regarded as one of the first pornographic films
  • Excursion To The Moon, directed by Segundo de Chomón
  • The Fairylogue and Radio-Plays
  • The Fairy's Sword, directed by Lewin Fitzhamon (British)
  • A Faithless Friend, directed by Lewin Fitzhamon (British)[11]
  • Fantasmagorie, directed by Émile Cohl (first fully animated film)
  • Fantoche's Nightmare (aka The Puppet's Nightmare), directed by Emile Cohl (French/ Gaumont)[12]
  • Fire In A Burlesque Theatre
  • The Flower of Youth (French/ Pathe)
  • From Show Girl To Burlesque Queen
  • Fun with the Bridal Party, directed by George Melies [13]
  • The Gambler and the Devil, directed by J. Stuart Blackton for Vitagraph
  • The Hanging Lamp (French/ Pathe) starring Max Linder
  • The Haunted Castle (French/ Pathe) [14]
  • The Haunted House, directed by Segundo de Chomón (French), aka The House of Ghosts
  • Incident from Don Quixote, directed by George Melies (French)[15]
  • In the Bogie Man's Cave, directed by George Melies (French)[16]
  • In the Sultan's Power
  • Legend of a Ghost, directed by Segundo de Chomon (French)
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, produced by Kalem Co., first ever film adaptation of the 1820 short story by Washington Irving
  • Long Distance Wireless Photography, directed by Georges Melies
  • Lord Feathertop, directed by Edwin S. Porter, adapted from the story by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Macbeth, directed by J. Stuart Blackton
  • Magic Bricks, directed by Segundo de Chomón
  • The Magic Mirror, directed by Ferdinand Zecca (French/ Pathe)[17]
  • The Man and His Bottle, directed by Lewin Fitzhamon (British)
  • The Monkey Man[18]
  • Moscow Clad In Snow, produced by Pathé
  • The New Lord of the Village, directed by George Melies
  • The Nursemaid's Dream, directed by Lewin Fitzhamon, starring Gertie Potter (British)[19]
  • Oriental Black Art, directed by George Melies (French)[20]
  • Over The Hill To The Poorhouse
  • Pharmaceutical Hallucinations, directed by George Melies
  • The Physician Of The Castle
  • A Poor Knight and the Duke's Daughter (French)
  • Prehistoric Man, produced by Urban-Eclipse Prods.[21]
  • La presa di Roma, directed by Filoteo Alberini; possibly the first Italian short film
  • The Princess in the Vase, directed by Wallace McCutcheon, starring D.W. Griffith[22]
  • The Professor's Secret (French/ Gaumont)[23]
  • The Red Barn Crime, or Maria Marten, directed by William Haggar, starring Walter and Violet Haggar (British)
  • The Reprieve: An Episode in the Life of Abraham Lincoln
  • Rescued from an Eagle's Nest, directed by J. Searle Dawley, starring D. W. Griffith
  • La Revolution en Russie, directed by Ferdinand Zecca
  • Romeo and Juliet, directed by J. Stuart Blackton
  • The Saloon Keeper's Nightmare (French/ Gaumont)
  • Satan Finds Mischief (French/ Pathe)
  • She, directed by Edwin S. Porter for Thomas Edison Co., based on the H. Rider Haggard novel; starring Florence Auer and William V. Ranous[24]
  • Sherlock Holmes in the Great Murder Mystery, produced by Crescent Films (made in Denmark); incorporates scenes from Murders in the Rue Morgue by Poe[25]
  • The Snowman, directed by Wallace McCutcheon, starring Edward Dillon and Florence Auer
  • The Spectre (aka The Specter)(French/ Pathe)
  • The Spirit (French/ Gaumont)
  • Spiritualistic Seance (French/ Pathe)
  • Spooks Do The Moving (French/ Pathe)
  • Stenka Razin (Russian) historical drama
  • The Taming of the Shrew, directed by D. W. Griffith
  • The Tempest, directed by Percy Stow
  • The Thieving Hand, directed by J. Stuart Blackton for Vitagraph, starring Paul Panzer
  • Tilly Bébé, die berühmte Löwenbändigerin (Tilly Bébé, the Famous Lion Tamer)
  • Too Much Champagne (U.S./ Vitagraph); features scenes from Dante's Inferno[26]
  • Toula's Dream (French/ Pathe)[27]
  • Trilby (Danish) directed by Viggo Larsen and A.R. Nielsen, starring Oda Alstrup and Viggo Larsen[28]
  • Trouble Of A Grass Widower, starring Max Linder
  • Troubles Of A Manager Of A Burlesque Show
  • The Tyrant Feudal Lord (French/ Gaumont) loosely based on Edgar Allan Poe's Masque of the Red Death
  • Un dame vraiment bien (Feuillade)
  • A Visit To The Seaside, directed by George Albert Smith. First natural color movie in cinema.
  • The Wages of Sin: an Italian Tragedy (Vitagraph) an American film
  • Wave of Spooks (French/ Pathe)[29]
  • Wedding Feast and Ghosts (made in Italy)
  • Whaling Afloat And Ashore, directed by Robert W. Paul
  • The Witch of Seville (made in Italy)
  • The Witch's Donkey (French/ Pathe)
  • The Wonderful Charm, directed by George Melies (French)[30]

Births

Deaths

Film debuts

References

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