Klaus Kreimeier

Based on my book “Traum und Exzess. Die Kulturgeschichte des frühen Kinos”. Vienna: Zsolnay 2011

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INDEX


FILMS

RAILWAYS, PHANTOM RIDES
104th Street Curve, New York, Elevated Railway / A Kiss in the Tunnel / A Romance of the Rail / A Trip Down Market Street Before the Fire / A Trip on the Metropolitan Railway / Barcelona en travia / Elevated Railroad, New York / Empire State Express / From Leadville to Aspen: A Hold-Up in the Rockies / Giant Coal Dumper / Interior NY Subway from 14th to 42nd Street / L’anglais tel que Max le parle / New Brooklyn to New York via Brooklyn Bridge / New York, Pont de Brooklyn / Railroading in the East / Vancouver 1907 / What Happened in the Tunnel

CIRCUS, VARIETÉ, MUSIC HALL
Airy Fairy Lillian Tries on Her New Corsets (Still) / Cockfight / From Show Girl to Burlesque Queen / Glenroy Brothers / Kiss me / Sandow / Seminary Girls / Serpentine Dances (koloriert) / The Barber Shop / The Countryman’s First Sight of the Animated Pictures / The John C. Rice-May Irwin Kiss / The Kiss

SOUND EXPERIMENTS
Cyrano de Bergerac / Five O’Clock Tea / La Marseillaise / Le vrai jiu jitsu / Rauschlied aus “Künstlerblut” (Tonbild)

LANDSCAPES, URBAN VIEWS
Antwerpen in de jaren 10 / A Pretty Dutch Town / A Trip Down Market Street Before the Fire / Bradford Town Hall Square / De Amsterdamse Beurs omstreeks 1900 / De Dam te Amsterdam omstreeks / De Maasbrug te Rotterdam omstreeks / Le bellezze d’Italia / Lower Broadway / Madrid hacia 1910 / Manchester Street Scene / Manchester to Blackpool Road Race / Moscou sous la neige / New Brooklyn to New York via Brooklyn Bridge / New York City “ghetto” fish market / New York of Today / New York, pont de Brooklyn / Old London Street Scenes / Panorama from Times Building, New York / Panorama of Beach and Cliff House / Panorama of the Paris Exposition / Prinsengracht / Rough Sea / Rough Sea at Dover / Round Brussels in Ten Minutes / Sarajevo-Baščaršija / Scene from Elevator Ascending Eiffel Tower / Skyscrapers of New York / Toto et sa soeur en bombe à Bruxelles / Vertical panorama City Hall and surroundings / What happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City

AUGUSTE AND LOUIS LUMIERE
Arrivée d’un bateau à vapeur / Barque sortant du port / Bataille de boules de neige / Courses des taureaux / Démolition d’un mur / Depart de Jerusalem en chemin de fer / Entrée du Cinématographe / L’arrivée des congressistes à Neuville sur Saon / L’arrivée d’un train à La Ciotat / L’arroseur arrosé / Niagara / Partie d’écarte / Place du Dôme / Pompiers à Lyon / Pont suspendu / Repas de bébé / Sortie d’usine

GEORGES MÉLIÈS
À la conquête du pôle / Jeanne d’Arc / L’affaire Dreyfus / La sirène / L’auberge du Bon Repos / Le diable au convent / Le diable noir / Le Royaume des Fées / Les incendiaires / Les trésors de Satan / Le voyage à travers l’impossible / Le voyage dans la lune / Le voyage de Gulliver à Lilliput et chez les géants / Robert Macaire et Bertrand, les rois des cambrioleurs / Salon de coiffure

ALICE GUY
Algie the Miner / Au Bal de flore / Avenue de l’Opéra / Espagne / Falling Leaves / La Fée aux Choux / La glu / La Marâtre / La vérité sur l’homme-singe / L’Aveugle fin de siècle / Le bonnet à poil / Le frotteur / Le lit a roulettes / Le matelas épileptique / L’émeute sur la barricade / Le piano irrésistible / Les résultats du féminisme / Madame a des envies / Making an American Citizen / Pierrette’s Escapades / Une histoire roulante

LOUIS FEUILLADE
Bout-de-zan et l’embusqué / Bout-de-zan vole un éléphant / Erreur tragique / Fantômas – A l’ombre de la guillotine / La fée des grèves / L ‘agonie de Byzance / La hantise / La maison des lions / La possession de l’enfant / La tare / La Terroriste / Le coeur et l’argent / Le nain / Le récit du colonel / Les vampires – Episode 1-10 / Le trust, ou les batailles de l’argent / Une dame vraiment bien

MAX LINDER
Idylle a la ferme / La malle au mariage / L’anglais tel que Max le parle / Le chapeau de Max / Le premier cigare d’un collegien / Le roman de Max / Les débuts de Max au cinéma / Max fait de la photo / Max lance la mode / Max ne se mariera pas / Max prend un bain / Max reprend sa liberté / Max veut divorcer / Une nuit agitée

ALBERT CAPELLANI
Amour d’esclave / Drame passionnel / Germinal  (extr.) / L’absent / La femme du lutteur / La fille du sonneur / Le chemineau / L’homme aux gants blancs / Mortelle Idylle / Pauvre mère

EDWIN S. PORTER
Buster Brown (series) / College Chums / Getting Evidence / How a French Nobleman Got a Wife through the New York Herald Personal Columns / Life of an American Fireman / Pan-American Exposition by night / Rescued from an Eagle’s Nest / Rube and Mandy at Coney Island / Tess of the Storm Country / The Ex-Convict / The Gay Shoe Clerk / The Great Train Robbery / The Kleptomaniac / The Miller’s Daughter / The Mob outside the Temple of Music at the Pan-American Exposition / The ‘Teddy’ Bears / The Watermelon Patch / Three American Beauties / Uncle Josh At The Moving Picture Show / Uncle Tom’s Cabin

DAVID W. GRIFFITH
A Beast at Bay / A Child of the Ghetto / A Corner in Wheat / An Unseen Enemy / As It Is in Life / Brute Force / Death’s Marathon / Edgar Allan Poe / Enoch Arden / Friends / His Trust / His Trust Fulfilled / Home, Sweet Home / Judith of Bethulia / Man’s Genesis (Fragment) / Money Mad / One is Business, the Other Crime / Pippa Passes / Ramona / Romance of a Jewess / Swords and Hearts / The Adventures of Billy / The Adventures of Dollie / The Avenging Conscience / The Battle at Elderbush Gulch / The Birth of a Nation / The Burglar’s Dilemma / The Curtain Pole / The Girl and Her Trust / The House with Closed Shutters / The Indian Brothers / The Last Drop of Water / The Lonedale Operator / The Lonely Villa / The Massacre / The Mended Lute (Fragment) / The Mender of Nets / The Miser’s Heart / The Mothering Heart / The Musketeers of Pig Alley / The Painted Lady / The Redman’s View / The Sealed Room / The Song of the Shirt / The Sunbeam / The Telephone Girl and the Lady / The Unchanging Sea / The Usurer / The Violin Maker of Cremona / Those Awful Hats / What Shall We Do With Our Old?

CHAPLIN 1914/15
A Burlesque on Carmen (1915) / A Burlesque on Carmen (1916) / A Busy Day / A Film Johnnie / Auto Races at Venice / A Woman / Between Showers / Cruel Cruel Love / His Favorite Pastime / In the Park / Mabel at the Wheel / Mabel’s Strange Predicament / Making a Living / Tango Tangle(s) / Tillie’s Punctured Romance / The New Janitor / The Masquerader / The Tramp

GERMAN FILMS
Akt-Skulpturen. Studienfilm für bildende Künstler / Der Andere / Der geheimnisvolle Klub / Der Student von Prag / Deutsche Helden / Die Lokomobil-Fabrik R. Wolf Magdeburg-Buckau / Die schwarze Natter / Frühjahrs-Parade in Potsdam / Fürstliches Familienglück / Hänschens Soldaten / Hänsel und Gretel / Kreis-Tierschaufest (Ochsenfest) in Wetzlar / Luftnummer / Moren tanzt / Ruderregatta / So rächt die Sonne / Sturmzeichen / Titanic – In Nacht und Eis / Victoria Luise 1913 / Vor dem Damenbad / Wetzlarer Wintersport an der Brühlsbachwarte / “Wintergartenprogramm” / Wo ist Coletti? / Zapatas Bande

RE-ENACTMENTS
Attack on a China Mission / Capture of Boer Battery by British / Chaves, incursões monárquicas / Duel au pistolet / Filipinos Retreat from Trenches / Fire! / La catastrophe de la Martinique / L’affaire Dreyfus / La presa di Roma / La révolution en Russie / Los héroes del sitio de Zaragoza / Stenka Razin

NON-FICTION, EARLY DOCUMENTARY FILMS
Newsreels / actualities
Aankomst Circus Carré / Aankomst der vredesconferentie te Haarlem / Aankomst van Paul Kruger te Amsterdam / Colonel Roosevelt is invited to fly in Arch Hoxsey’s plane at St. Louis, Mo., 1910 / Death Jump – Eiffel Tower / Emigrants [i.e. immigrants] landing at Ellis Island / Emily Davison Throws Herself Under The Kings Horse / Execution of Czolgosz / Funeral Of Queen Victoria / Galveston Hurricane and Tidal Wave of 1900 / Intocht van hertog Hendrik van Mecklenburg en H.M. de koningin / Kaiser Wilhelm II / Kejser Wilhelms ankomst til Toldboden / Kinderfeest op eiland Marken / Lord Mayor’s Show / Naming the Federal Capital of Australia, March 12th 1913 / On to Washington / Opening the Williamsburg Bridge / Pathe’s Animated Gazette / Ruins of Chinatown / San Francisco: Aftermath of Earthquake / Te water laten van de ‘Koningin Regentes’ / The Burning of Durland’s Riding Academy / Theodore Roosevelt in Africa / Titanic-Genuine Footage / Trafalgar Square Riot
Labour
A Day in the Life of a Wigan Coal Miner / Assembling and Testing Turbines / Coil Winding Section E / Girls Winding Armatures / Panorama View Street Car Motor Room / Pennsylvania Tunnel Exvacation / Testing Large Turbines / The Diver
Colonial sujets / Foreign countries
À travers le Portugal / A Trip Through North Borneo / Banks of the Nile / Chasse à la panthère / In de Tropische Zee / La chasse à la girafe en Ouganda / Le village de Namo – Panorama pris d’une chaise à porteurs / Mongolie / Montego Bay to Williamsfield, Jamaica / Nankin Road, Shanghai / Panorama of Calcutta / Promenade du dragon à Cholon / Repas d’Indiens / Seven Ages of an Alligator
Urban life
A Street Arab / Delivering Newspapers / Feeding the Doves / Fire Rescue Scene / Hollandse tulpen en klompen / La crue de la Seine / London-Sidney Street Siege / Move On / Palace Pandemonium / Paris Fashions / Star Theatre
Sports
A New Sport / Escrime au sabre japonais / The Derby
Nature
Birth of a Flower

DANGEROUS CARS AND AIRPLANES
A Dash through the Clouds / Aeroplane Flight and Wreck / An Extraordinary Cab Incident / Balloon Accident at St Cloud (Paris) / Clement van Maasdijk / Explosion of a Motor Car / How It Feels to Be Run Over / The Speed Kings / Wright Brothers’ First Flight

CHASE FILMS
A Desparate Poaching Affray / Daring Daylight Burglary / La corsa alla scimmia / La course aux potirons / La course des sergents de ville / Le cheval emballé / Les dévaliseurs nocturnes / Love, Speed and Thrills / Stop Thief! / The Adventure of the Hasty Elopement / The Bangville Police / The Bashful Mr Brown / The Curtain Pole

EXCESS AND DREAM
20.000 Leagues under the Sea / An Interesting Story / Duel to the Death / El Hotel Electrico / Figures de Cire / Hypocrites / La folie du Docteur Tube / La maison ensorcelée / Mary Jane’s Mishap / Onésime Horloger / Rêve à la lune / Subject for the Rogue’s Gallery / The Big Swallow / The Dream of a Rarebit Fiend / Un drame dans les airs

DRAMA / MELODRAMA
Afgrunden / A Fool There Was / A Miner’s Luck / Amor que mata / An Unsullied Shield / Assunta Spina / Atlantis / A Woman’s Treachery / Carmen / Chamber of Forgetfulness / De medeminaars / Den Fremmede / Den sorte Drøm / Det hemmelighedsfulde X / De wraak van het visschersmeisje / Doch kuptsa Bashkirova  / Dr. X / Elskovsleg / Enhver / Falling Leaves / Fra Fyrste til Knejpevaert / Gryozy / Gypsy Maids / Het Wrak in de Noordzee / His Mother / Il romanzo di un fantino / Kreitserova sonata / La maschera pietosa / La Signora delle camelie / L’automne du coeur  / Le moulin maudit / Le mystere des roches de Kador / Léonce cinématographiste / Les dents de fer / Nicholas Nickleby / One Touch of Nature / Padre / Papà / Per amore di Jenny / Pikovaya dama / Posle smerti / Rapsodia satanica / She / Shep’s Race with Death / Sumerki zhenskoi dushi / Sur la voie / The Cheat / The Death of Poor Joe / The Dream / The Inside of the White Slave Traffic / The Land Beyond the Sunset / The little Widow / The Pickwick Papers / The Portrait of Lady Anne / The Price of Jealousy / The Romantic Story of Margaret Catchpole / The Switchtower / The Totville Eye / The Unwritten Law: A Thrilling Drama Based on the Thaw-White Tragedy / The Voice of Conscience / The World and the Woman / Thirty Days at Hard Labor / Trädgårdsmästaren / Young Lord Stanley / You Remember Ellen

ADVENTURE
Don Juan Tenorio / Een telegram uit Mexico / Filibus / L’amazzone mascherata / Le avventure straordinarissime di Saturnino Farandola / Mexican Filibusterers / The Coffin Ship / The Confederate Ironclad

HISTORY
Bold Emmet, Ireland’s Martyr / Brennan of the Moor / For Ireland’s Sake / Granddad / Ireland a Nation / Lady Godiva / L’assassinat du Duc de Guise / Rory O’More / The Colleen Bawn / The Drummer of the 8th / The Lad from Old Ireland

BURLESQUE
2 A.M. in the Subway / A Chess Dispute / Amor pedestre / Arthème avale sa clarinette / As Seen Through a Telescope / Barney Oldfield’s Race for a Life / Buy Your Own Cherries / Come along, Do! / Daisy Doodad’s Dial / De mésaventure van een Fransch heertje zonder pantalon aan het strand te Zandvoort / Diving Lucy / Fat Man on a Bicycle / Grandma’s Reading Glass / His First Ride / Je vais me faire raser / Ladies Skirts Nailed to a Fence / Let Me Dream Again / L’homme au sac / M. Beulemeester – garde civique / Neighbors / Oh, Those Eyes! / Robinet aviatore / Robinet vuol fare il jockey / Roméo se fait bandit / Saïda a enlevé Manneken Pis / The Thieving Hand / Troppo bello!

COMEDY
A Cure for Pokeritis / A Joke on Jane / A Lily in Bohemia / A Lively Affair / An Attempt to Smash a Bank / A Natural Born Gambler / A Serenade by Proxy / A Submarine Pirate / Black Eyes / Clarence Cheats at Croquet / Come fu che l’ingordigia rovinò il Natale a Cretinetti / Coney Island / Crossed Love and Swords / Daddy’s Double / Domik v Kolomne / Fridolin s’en va-t-en-guerre / Her Crowning Glory / His Favorite Pastime / His Uncle’s Wives / How Men Propose /  Le champagne de Rigadin / Le chrysanthème rouge / Le costume blanc / Le courant électrique / Le delizie della caccia / Le diable noir / Léonce aime les morilles / Les dévaliseurs nocturnes / Les timidités de Rigadin / Lieutenant Pimple and the Stolen Submarine / Mabel’s Dramatic Career /  Milling the Militants: A Comical Absurdity / Oscar au bain / Oscar rencontre Mademoiselle Manageot / Our New Errand Boy / Petticoat Camp / Pool Sharks / Rigadin et la doctoresse / She wrote a play and played it / Shot in the Excitement / Sick Kitten / The Biter Bit / The Danger Girl / The European Rest Cure / The Flappers and the Nuts / The Gusher / The Marvelous Marathoner / The Miller And The Sweep / The Millionaire Cowboy / The New York Hat / The Ragtime Band / The Rough House / The Sculptor’s Nightmare / The Suburbanite / The Water Nymph / Trial Marriages / Twee zeeuwsche meisjes in Zandvoort / Tysiacha v toraia khitrost’ / Una tragedia al cinematografo / Watersnood in buurt

THRILLERS: GANGSTERS AND DETECTIVES
A Freight Train Drama / Alias Jimmy Valentine / An Elusive Diamond / Bandits en automobile / Crossed Wires / Genie tegen geweld / Histoire d’un crime / La police en l’an 2000 / Le diamant noir / Le Médecin du Château / Le trésor des Musgraves / Motor Pirates / Rescued by Rover / Suspense /  The Ambassador’s Daughter / The Black Hand / The Center of the Web / The Conflict’s End / The Copper Beeches / The Decoy / The Dog Outwits the Kidnapper / The Evidence of the Film / The Girl Detective / The Story of the Kelly Gang / Thunderbolt / When the Night Call Came

SERIALS
Bout-de-zan / Fantômas / Les Vampires (1-10) / Rigadin / The Hazards of Helen (No 13, No 26) / The Perils of Pauline (1-3) / Tilly the Tomboy Visits the Poor (Tilly series)

FAIRY-TALE, MYSTERY, FANTASY
Alas and Alack / Alice in Wonderland (1903) / Alice in Wonderland (1915) / Boerenidylle / Cendrillon / Cinderella (1911) / Cinderella (1914) / La peine du Talion / La sirène / Le Royaume des Fées / Le sorcier Arabe / Les trésors de Satan / Parsifal / Rusalka / Soñar despierto / The Patchwork Girl of Oz

TRICK FILMS AND CARTOONS
Affaires de coeur / Cadres fleuris / Cartoons of the Moment / Clair de lune Espagnol / Dreams of Toyland / En route / Fantasmagorie / Gertie the Dinosaur / How a Mosquito Operates / Keeping up with the Joneses (Women’s styles / Men’s style) / Le cauchemar de fantoche / Le mobilier fidèle / Le musée des grotesques / Le retapeur de cervelles / Le roi des Dollars / Les aventures du baron du Crac / Le songe d’un garçon de café / Le squelette joyeux / Little Nemo / Mest kinematograficheskogo operatora / Pickpock ne craint pas les entraves / Princess Nicotine / Tale of the Ark / The Aerial Submarine / The Automatic Motorist / The Dinosaur and the Missing Link: A Prehistoric Tragedy / The Enchanted Drawing / The Hand of the Artist / Theodore Roosevelts Arrival in Africa / Un drame chez les fantoches / Zozor ruine la réputation de sa famille (He Ruins His Family’s Reputation)

MONUMENTAL AND BIBLE FILMS
Ben Hur / Cabiria / Cajus Julius Caesar / Cleopatra (1912) / Cleopatra (1917, Frgm.) / Gli ultimi giorni di Pompei / Joseph in the Land of Egypt / La caduta di Troia / La vie et la passion de Jésus Christ / L’Inferno / L’odissea / Nerone o la caduta di Roma / Quo vadis?

WESTERN
Alkali Ike’s Auto / Bank Robbery / Broncho Billy and the Greaser / Broncho Billy and the School Mistress / By the Sun’s Rays / From Leadville to Aspen: A Hold-Up in the Rockies / Hell’s Hinges / Martyrs of the Alamo / The Battle at Elderbush Gulch/ The Great Train Robbery / The Indian Brothers / The Invaders / The Last Drop of Water / The Life of Buffalo Bill / The Squaw Man / The Struggle / The Virginian

SOCIAL DRAMA
An American in the Making / Brat’ya-Razboiniki / Children Who Labor / Ditya bolshogo goroda / From the Submerged / Get Rich Quick / Ingeborg Holm /  L’emigrante / L’inventeur / Only in the Way / The Italian / The Vagabonds / Toil and Tyranny

EROTICA AND PORNOS
Après le Bal / Interrupted Lovers / Sklavenraub / Le coucher de la mariée

SHAKESPEARE ON SCREEN
A Midsummer Night’s Dream / Cymbeline / Hamlet / Il mercante di Venezia / King John / King Lear / Re Lear / Richard III / Romeo e Giulietta / The Taming of the Shrew

MONSTERS
Der Golem / Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1912) / Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1913) / Frankenstein

CATASTROPHE AND DISASTER
Verdens undergang / When the Earth Trembled

COMMERCIALS
Admiral Cigarette / De zieke gemeente-ambtenaar / Dewar’s It’s Scotch / Laveuses / The Home Electrical / The Smallest Car in the Largest City in the World / The Stenographer’s Friend

WAR
Dolorosi episodi della guerra Italo-Turca / In the Hands of the Enemy / La nostra artiglieria in guerra / Love and War / Maciste alpino (Frgm.) / Sea Dreams / Sommergibili nel Mediterraneo / Sur la route de Cernay / The Airship Destroyer / The Last Volunteer / The World’s First Caterpillar Track


Archive: 743 films
September 2016


About me:

Klaus Kreimeier, Berlin
Film historian and writer. Author of “The Ufa Story”
Biography