SILENT F&SF MOVIES ON YOUTUBE 1907 - 1913

Part two of a comprehensive listing of all silent movies that are considered fantasy or science fiction and available in some form on YouTube. For details, see the Introduction on Silent F&SF Movies on YouTube 1895-1906. Click here for 1895-1906Click here for 1914-1919. Click here for 1920-1929.

   Abbreviations

  

d       director

p       producer

s       screenwriter

c       cinematographer

se     special effects

lp      leading players

co-    in collaboration

  

1907

Deux Cent Mille Lieues sous les Mers (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea ), also Under the Seas

 

9:56

d/p/c Georges Méliès

lp Corps de Ballet du Chatelet

L'éclipse du soleil en pleine lune (The Eclipse: Courtship of the Sun and Moon)

 

10:27

d/p/s Georges Méliès

lp Georges Méliès

Le tunnel sous La Manche ou Le cauchemar franco-anglais (Tunnelling the English Channel)

 

26:27

d/p/s Georges Méliès

lp Georges Méliès, Fernande Albany

 

Note: partially hand-colored

1908

El Hotel Electrico (The Electric Hotel)

 

9:31

d/p/c Segundo de Chomon

lp Segundo de Chomon, Julienne Mathieu

 

Note: Hardy gives this as 1905

La Photographie électrique à distance (Long Distance Wireless Photography)

 

7:00

d/p/s Georges Méliès

lp Georges Méliès, Fernande Albany

1909

The Airship Destroyer, also The Battle in the Clouds, The Aerial Torpedo

 

13:29

d/s Walter R. Booth

p Charles Urban

Hydrothérapie Fantastique (The Doctor's Secret)

 

9:53

d/s/c Georges Méliès

lp Georges Méliès

 

Note: some sources put this in 1910

Le voleur invisible

 

7:43

d Segundo de Chomon

 

Note: hand-colored film also based on Wells' Invisible Man: see also l'homme invisible, 1906

1910

Frankenstein

 

13:38

d/s J Searle Dawley

p Thomas A. Edison

lp Augustus Phillips, Mary Fuller, Charles Ogle

 

Note: First adaptation of Mary Shelley's novel

Matrimonio interplanetario (A Marriage in the Moon)

 

12:57

d/s Enrico Novelli

Note: with English intertitles

A Trip to Mars

 

5:06

 

Note: No credits available, but produced by Edison's company

1911

The Automatic Motorist

 

6:23

d/s Walter R. Booth

p Charles Urban

c Harold Bastick

1912

À la conquête du pôle (The Conquest of the Pole)

 

30:11

d/p/s Georges Méliès

lp Georges Méliès

 

Note: based on Jules Verne's novel The Adventures of Captain Hatteras

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

 

12:10

d Lucius Henderson

p Edwin Thanhouser

lp James Cruze, Florence La Badie, Marie Eline, Harry Benham

 

Note: based on Thomas Russell Sullivan's 1887 play adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's novel; although he wasn't credited Harry Benham played Jekyll in many scenes

The Electric Leg

 

4:34

d Percy Stow

p H. V. Lawley

Man's Genesis

 

0:49

d D. W. Griffith

s D. W. Griffith, Frank Woods

c Billy Blitzer

lp Robert Harron, Mae Marsh, Wilfred Lucas, William Chrystie Miller, Charles Mailes, W. C. Robinson

 

Note: fragment, but its footage was reused as the first half of The Primitive Man (1913); parodied in His Prehistoric Past (1914)

1913

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

 

26:59

d/s Herbert Brenon

p Carl Laemmle

lp King Baggot, Jane Gail, Matt Snyder, Howard Crampton, William Sorele

A Message from Mars

 

1:00:16

d/s J. Wallett Waller

p Nicholas Ormsby-Scott

lp Charles Hawtrey, E. Holman Clark, Chrissie Bell, Frank Hector, Hubert Willis, Kate Tyndale, Evelyn Beaumont, Eileen Temple, R. Crompton, B. Stanmore, Tonie Reith

 

Note: adapted from the 1899 play by Richard Ganthony

The Primitive Man, also Brute Force, Wars of Primal Tribes

 

20:15

d D. W. Griffith

s D. W. Griffith, Frank Woods

c Billy Blitzer

lp Robert Harron, Mae Marsh, William J. Butler, Wilfred Lucas, Edwin Curglot, Alfred Paget, Jennie Lee

 

Note: Sequel to Man's Genesis, incorporating 1000 feet of film but adding dinosaurs; released as The Primitive Man in 1913 and as Brute Force in 1914

Updated on October 7, 2018

EK

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