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A Christmas Carol: 1910 Film Produced by Thomas Edison

This is a 1910 film adaptation of ‘A Christmas Carol.’ It was directed by J. Searle Dawley for Thomas Edison’s production company. The novella had been one of the inspirations for the resurgence of interest in the older Christmas traditions of England.

A Trip to Mars: 1910 Science Fiction Film Produced by Thomas Edison

This is 1910 kinetoscope by Thomas Edison that is thought be perhaps the first American science fiction movie. A professor makes a ‘reverse gravity’ powder and takes a trip to Mars where he encounters a giant creature. Silly, but charming and with pretty decent visual effects.