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.
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.
Mark Twain, who wrote what I think might be the single greatest book ever written by an American – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – appears in a Thomas Edison film from 1909. He appears to be a natural-born performer who enjoys playing for the camera during his off-time.