1894 in film

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The following is an overview of the events of 1894 in film, including a list of films released and notable births.

List of years in film (table)

Events[edit]

Films released in 1894[edit]

Films by William K. L. Dickson[edit]

Annie Oakley.
Fred Ott Sneeze.
Sioux ghost dance.
  • A Bar Room Scene
  • Alleni's Boxing Monkeys
  • Amateur Gymnast, No. 2
  • Annabelle Butterfly Dance, starring Annabelle Moore.
  • Annabelle Sun Dance, starring Annabelle Moore.
  • Annie Oakley, starring Annie Oakley.
  • Armand D'Ary, starring by Armand D'Ary.
  • Athlete with Wand.
  • Babies in High Chairs.
  • Band Drill, directed by William Heise and William K. L. Dickson, wrote by Charles Hale Hoyt and starring by Frank Baldwin.
  • Bertoldi (Mouth Support), starring by Ena Bertoldi.
  • Bertoldi (Table Contortion), starring by Ena Bertoldi.
  • Boxing, starring by Jack McAuliffe.
  • Boxing Cats (Prof. Welton's), may be the first comedy film ever made.[citation needed]
  • Bucking Broncho, directed by William Heise and William K. L. Dickson and starring by Frank Hammitt and Lee Martin.
  • Buffalo Bill, starring William F. Cody.
  • Buffalo Dance, starring by Hair Coat, Parts His Hair and Last Horse.
  • Caicedo (with Pole), starring by Juan A. Caicedo.
  • Caicedo (with Spurs), starring by Juan A. Caicedo.
  • Carmencita, starring by Carmencita.
  • Chinese Laundry Scene, directed by William Heise and William K. L. Dickson and starring by Phil Doreto and Robetta.
  • Chinese Opium Den.
  • Cock Fight, No. 2, directed by William Heise and William K. L. Dickson and starring by Henry Welton.
  • Corbett and Courtney Before the Kinetograph, directed by William Heise and William K. L. Dickson and starring by James J. Corbett and Peter Courtney.
  • Cupid's Dance, starring by Florence Ewer, Lenora Ewer and Mildred Ewer.
  • Dance, starring by Rosa France, Frank Lawton and Etta Williamson.
  • Dance du Ventre.
  • The Dickson Experimental Sound Film also starring by William K.L. Dickson.
  • Dogs Fighting.
  • Edison Employee Picnic.
  • Fancy Club Swinger, starring John R. Abell.
  • Finale of 1st Act, Hoyt's 'Milk White Flag'.
  • Fire Rescue Scene, directed by William Heise and William K. L. Dickson
  • Fred Ott's Sneeze (also known as Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze) starring by Fred Ott.
  • Fred Ott Holding a Bird starring by Fred Ott.
  • French Dancers.
  • Glenroy Bros, directed by William Heise and William K. L. Dickson. One of the earliest comedy films ever made.[citation needed]
  • Glenroy Brothers (Comic Boxing)
  • Hadj Cheriff, starring by Hadji Cheriff.
  • Highland Dance.
  • Human Pyramid, starring by Saleem Nassar.
  • The Hornbacker-Murphy Fight, starring by Eugene Hornbacker and Murphy.
  • Imperial Japanese Dance, directed by William Heise and William K. L. Dickson and starring by The Sarashe Sisters.
  • Lady Fencers (With Broadswords), starring by Louise Blanchard and Helen Englehart.
  • Lady Fencers (With Foils).
  • Lasso Exhibition, starring by Frank Hammitt and Lee Martin.
  • Lasso Thrower, starring by Vicente Oropeza.
  • Leonard-Cushing Fight, starring by Jack Cushing and Mike Leonard..
  • Luis Martinetti, Contortionist, starring Luis Martinetti.
  • Man of a Thousand Faces, starring George Layman.
  • May Lucas, starring May Lucas.
  • Men on Parallel Bars.
  • Mexican Knife Duel, starring Pedro Esquivel and Dionecio Gonzales.
  • Miss Lucy Murray, starring by Lucy Murray.
  • Mlle. Capitaine, starring by Alciede Capitaine.
  • Organ Grinder, No. 1 and Organ Grinder, No. 2.
  • Oriental Dance, starring by Rosa.
  • Rat Killing.
  • Rats and Terrier No. 2 and Rats and Terrier No. 3.
  • Rats and Weasel.
  • Ruth Dennis, starring by Ruth St. Denis.
  • Sandow (film), (Sandow No. 1) Souvenir Strip of the Edison Kinetoscope, Sandow No. 2 and Sandow No. 3, starring bu Eugen Sandow.
  • Sheik Hadji Tahar, starring by Sheik Hadji Tahar.
  • Sioux Ghost Dance, directed by William Heise and William K. L. Dickson.
  • Summersault Dog, starring by Lucy the Dog and Ivan Tschernoff.
  • Sword Combat, starring by Najid and Saleem Nassar.
  • The Barbershop, directed by William Heise and William K. L. Dickson.
  • The Carnival Dance, starring by Madge Crossland, May Lucas and Lucy Murray.
  • The Cock Fight.
  • The Pickaninny Dance, from the 'Passing Show', starring by Joe Rastus, Denny Tolliver and Walter Wilkins.
  • The Widder, starring by Isabelle Coe.
  • The Wrestling Dog, starring by Henry Welton.
  • Topack and Steele, starring by George W. Steele and George Topack.
  • Toyou Kichi, starring by Toyou Kichi.
  • Trained Bears
  • Trapeze
  • Unsuccessful Somersault
  • Walton and Slavin No. 1, Walton and Slavin No. 2, Walton and Slavin No. 3 and Walton and Slavin No. 4 starring by John Slavin and Charles F. Walton.
  • Whirlwind Gun Spinning, starring by Hadj Lessik.
  • Wonderful Performing Dog, starring by Lucy the Dog and Ivan Tschernoff.
  • Wrestling Match.

Films directed by other filmmakers[edit]

Births[edit]

Debut[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to 1894 in film at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Sneeze Caught on Film". American Treasures of the Library of Congress. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Musser, Charles (1994). The Emergence of Cinema: The American Screen to 1907, Volume 1. London, England: University of California Press. p. 81. ISBN 0521897335. 
  3. ^ "The Case Files: C. Franklin Jenkins". The Franklin Institute. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Venkatasawmy, Rama (2012). The Digitization of Cinematic Visual Effects: Hollywood's Coming of Age. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. p. 166. ISBN 0739176218. 
  5. ^ "Acres, Birt (1854-1918)". BFI Screen Online. Retrieved 24 February 2013.