1903 Movie Trailers

Watch official trailers for movies released in 1903.

Most Popular 1903 Trailers

Total trailers found: 242

The Great Train Robbery Trailer (1903)

01 December 1903

The clerk at the train station is assaulted and left tied by four men, then they rob the train threatening the operator.

Life of an American Fireman Trailer (1903)

21 January 1903

Porter's sequential continuity editing links several shots to form a narrative of firemen responding to a house fire.

Electrocuting an Elephant Trailer (1903)

12 January 1903

This is a film taken of the execution of Topsy, an elephant employed to help build Luna Park on Coney Island.

Alice in Wonderland Trailer (1903)

17 October 1903

This is the first movie version of the famous story. Alice dozes in a garden, awakened by a dithering white rabbit in waistcoat with pocket watch.

The Mystical Flame Trailer (1903)

24 July 1903

A juggler enters upon the scene, picks up a skull, throws it into the air, catches it in his hands, where it is transformed into a handkerchief.

The Melomaniac Trailer (1903)

15 August 1903

The leader of a marching band demonstrates an unusual way of writing music.

The Monster Trailer (1903)

14 August 1903

An Egyptian prince has lost his beloved wife and he has sought a dervish who dwells at the base of the sphinx.

The Gay Shoe Clerk Trailer (1903)

12 August 1903

Scene shows interior of shoe-store. Young lady and chaperone enter. While a fresh young clerk is trying a pair of high-heeled slippers on the young lady, the chaperone seats herself and gets interested in a paper.

The Life and Passion of Jesus Christ Trailer (1903)

15 May 1903

Gospel scenes. Early partial coloring.

A Romance of the Rail Trailer (1903)

31 October 1903

The Sick Kitten Trailer (1903)

31 December 1903

A simple scene of two rather flamboyantly-dressed Edwardian children attempting to feed a spoonful of medicine to a sick kitten.

Extraordinary Illusions Trailer (1903)

01 January 1903

Pioneer filmmaker Georges Méliès performs his cine-magic act.

The Infernal Caldron Trailer (1903)

17 October 1903

The Infernal Boiling Pot is a 1903 silent French fantasy film directed by Georges Méliès. The film shows a green-skinned demon who places a woman and then two courtiers into a burning cauldron.

Uncle Tom's Cabin Trailer (1903)

30 July 1903

Based on the novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe: Eliza, a slave who has a young child, pleads with Tom, another slave, to escape with her.

The Enchanted Well Trailer (1903)

01 January 1903

A witch curses a town's well.

The Kingdom of Fairies Trailer (1903)

31 August 1903

At the royal court, a prince is presenting the princess whom he is pledged to marry, when a witch suddenly appears.

Apparitions Trailer (1903)

16 October 1903

Alone in his room at an inn, a lustful old man is haunted by spirits.

Ten Ladies in an Umbrella Trailer (1903)

07 November 1903

The scene is similar to that seen at Coney Island, where a number of shows are constantly going on.

The Magic Lantern Trailer (1903)

01 January 1903

Two impish clowns construct a magic lantern. They prop it up at an angle, and use it to project pictures onto a wall.

A Chess Dispute Trailer (1903)

01 January 1903

A stationary camera looks on as two dapper gents play a game of chess. One drinks and smokes, and when he looks away, his opponent moves two pieces.

Faust in Hell Trailer (1903)

12 December 1903

The German legend of a scholar's unholy pact with the Devil would have been very familiar to most moviegoers (at least European ones), so Georges Méliès' early cinematic treatment likely got away with simply offering a fancifully illustrated late episode without the earlier narrative context (however, spoken narration provides some of the latter in this restored print).

Mary Jane's Mishap Trailer (1903)

28 February 1903

Mary Jane tries to light the oven. When she's unsuccessful, she plays around, getting black boot polish on her face.

Bob Kick, the Mischievous Kid Trailer (1903)

21 November 1903

A boy is led into the frame by two nursemaids who give him a big ball to play with. For the remainder of the film heads appear and disappear, stage props blow up and turn into other objects or people, and finally Bob Kick disappears.

Living Sculptures: Film Study for Screen Artist Trailer (1903)

22 May 1903

A nude couple pose in an art studio on a square rug, while the camera does a circular traveling around them; the woman has her right knee on the floor and her right arm raised in front of her face, holding the man's thighs with her right, while the man is bent forward, as if looking in the distance.

The Georgetown Loop (Colorado) Trailer (1903)

01 January 1903

Georgetown is a silver-mining town at 8,500 feet near the crest of the Rockies. Hooked somehow to the rear of a four-car passenger train is a camera that pans the scenery and, when the train goes around curves, looks ahead to see the engine and passenger cars: the passengers wave hundreds of white handkerchiefs out of the train's left-side windows for the benefit of the camera.

The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Trailer (1903)

07 March 1903

Georges Méliès adaptation of Robinson Crusoe, the first film adaptation of the story. Filmed in black & white, Méliès would then paint the film by hand to colour it.

The Prolific Magical Egg Trailer (1903)

31 January 1903

A human skeleton is placed upon a table by an attendant. When the attendant leaves the room the skeleton begins kicking his legs and throwing his arms about and suddenly turns into a magician.

The Infernal Cakewalk Trailer (1903)

12 June 1903

Pluto, having seen the earth, comes back home amazed at the success of that well-known dance, the "cake-walk.

A Spiritualist Photographer Trailer (1903)

14 August 1903

A magician transforms a woman into a portrait of herself, then restores her to life.

Jupiter's Thunderballs Trailer (1903)

07 November 1903

With godly entrapments, Zeus appears on the horizon, engages Hermes as an audience, and tries to throw some thunderbolts.

Faust et Méphistophélès Trailer (1903)

01 January 1903

Alice Guy's short film version of the classic story of a man who sold his soul.

The Oracle of Delphi Trailer (1903)

14 August 1903

A box of valued jewels is placed inside the tomb of Delphi. A thief breaks into the tomb and steals it, but soon the ghost of Delphi appears and puts a curse on him.

Rip Van Winkle Trailer (1903)

01 May 1903

An abridged version of the tale of Rip Van Winkle, a lazy American man, who wanders off one day with his dog Wolf into the Kaatskill mountains where he runs into an odd group of men drinking and playing bowls.

From Show Girl to Burlesque Queen Trailer (1903)

01 September 1903

The film opens on a dressing room set with a mirror, dressing table, and chair center stage and a folded dressing screen on the left.

Jack Jags and Dum Dum Trailer (1903)

06 November 1903

Two comic characters, Jack Jags and Dum Dum, perform slapstick comedy on stage.

The Ballet Master's Dream Trailer (1903)

09 December 1903

It's late in the evening, and the ballet master's bed has been prepared for him. But he cannot take his mind off of his work, and instead of going to sleep he paces the floor and tries out dance steps.

Misfortune Never Comes Alone Trailer (1903)

12 June 1903

The scene takes place in front of a barrack, where a young soldier is on duty --most laughable and cl

The Drawing Lesson Trailer (1903)

01 January 1903

In a corner of the garden we see an ornamental fountain. An old professor comes along, looking for a nice spot where he can teach his pupils.

An Extraordinary Cab Accident Trailer (1903)

01 November 1903

A man and a woman talk beside a street near a corner where a cop stands. Just as a horse-drawn cart rounds the corner, the man backs off the sidewalk saying good-by to his companion.

The Mysterious Box Trailer (1903)

01 January 1903

As scene as pleasing as incomprehensible. A juggler summons two chairs, which come to the stage jumping and twirling around.

Alcofribas, The Master Magician Trailer (1903)

22 November 1903

Two men in a cave perform magic.

The Witch's Revenge Trailer (1903)

01 January 1903

Two guards bring a sorcerer into the hall of a palace of the time of the Middle Ages. The king who follows them orders the sorcerer to be chained and to be condemned to death for his practice of witchcraft.

Turning the Tables Trailer (1903)

01 September 1903

A policeman confronts a group of boys who have ignored a 'No Bathing Allowed' sign.

Orphans in the Surf Trailer (1903)

22 September 1903

Taken at St. John's Home, Coney Island. A large number of boys are bathing in the surf. At a signal the boys leave the water and walk toward the camera.

How Monsieur Takes His Bath Trailer (1903)

01 January 1903

A hapless man tries to get undressed only to find himself magically layered in even more clothes.

A Desperate Poaching Affray Trailer (1903)

01 July 1903

Three hunters surprise two poachers in the act. The hunters take umbrage and give chase over fences and through fields.

Comical Conjuring Trailer (1903)

11 December 1903

In a room filled with jugglers' properties of enormous size a prestidigitateur dressed in eccentric costume enters with his assistant.

The Cheese Mites Trailer (1903)

13 August 1903

A gentleman is here shown partaking of a little lunch of bread and cheese, and occasionally is seen to glance at his morning paper through a reading glass.

The Inn Where No Man Rests Trailer (1903)

01 January 1903

A traveller is shown to a room in an inn. After a brief dispute with the hostess and a porter, he is left to himself.

Marvellous Wreath Trailer (1903)

12 June 1903

A magician performs tricks with a marvelous wreath.

Down the Hudson Trailer (1903)

22 March 1903

Film taken from a boat heading down the Hudson is shown at varying speeds, often giving a sense of rapid transit.

Capital Execution Trailer (1903)

22 May 1903

Denmark's first fiction film.

New York City 'Ghetto' Fish Market Trailer (1903)

09 May 1903

A fine panoramic view of this busy market on a Friday morning. Immense throngs of people are passing along the stands and making their purchases of fish.

Move On Trailer (1903)

11 October 1903

In certain sections of New York City large numbers of Jewish and Italian push-cart vendors congregate so closely along the sidewalks that they interfere with traffic.

Skyscrapers of New York City, from the North River Trailer (1903)

01 May 1903

No Overview

The Extra Turn Trailer (1903)

22 October 1903

This scene opens with a view of a stage setting and private box. After Miss Dolly Lightfoot has finished a clever dance, a card is placed upon the stage announcing an extra turn.

Accident d'automobile Trailer (1903)

22 May 1903

A film from the Lumière Brothers.

Le faux cul-de-jatte Trailer (1903)

22 May 1903

A legless beggar sits in front of a church. Some people pass him by, others give him some money. Finally a flic demands his permit.

Betsy Ross Dance Trailer (1903)

22 June 1903

Presumably the woman is Betsy Ross, and she's quite a pretty woman with tumbling dark hair and coltish legs.

Le repas fantastique Trailer (1903)

18 January 1903

A gentleman having lunch at a hostelry experiences all kinds of mishaps.