Pillow Fight (1897) William Heise

Pillow Fight

Four girls in their night dresses, engaged in an animated pillow fight. During the action, the pillows become torn, and the feathers fly over their heads.

The Man Who Laughs (1928) Paul Leni

The Man Who Laughs poster

Lord Clancharlie was sentenced to death after refusing to kiss King James II’s hand. A permanent smile is left on Lord Clancharlie’s son’s face with surgery to embarrass his father. The boy named Gwynplaine attends carnivals and becomes famous as The Smiling Man.

Oliver Twist (1909) J. Stuart Blackton

Oliver Twist

An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Buffalo Dance (1894) William K.L. Dickson

Buffalo Dance

Three Sioux Indians perform a ‘buffalo dance’ while two others use drums to supply a rhythm. The three dancers move around in a circle as they perform the various actions that are part of the dance.