1903 Movie Trailers

Watch official trailers for movies released in 1903.

Most Popular 1903 Trailers

Total trailers found: 216


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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.

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.

The Melomaniac Trailer (1903)

15 August 1903

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Apparitions Trailer (1903)

16 October 1903

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

The Messenger Boy's Mistake Trailer (1903)

22 October 1903

"Cholly" wishes to call on his best girl and sends her a large bouquet. To find out if the girl really loves him, he sends a note with the messenger boy requesting her to "wear this" if she does.

Hammerfest Trailer (1903)

01 January 1903

A panorama shot of the Norwegian town and harbour of Hammerfest. Believed to be the earliest surviving film of Norway.

Tarantellen af 'Napoli' Trailer (1903)

01 January 1903

This Danish film shows us a young woman doing a dance, which translates to tarantula. According to the brief bio over at the Europa Film Treasures site, this dance was "influenced" by the delirium caused by the bite of a tarantula.

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.

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.

The Three Musketeers Trailer (1903)

01 January 1903

The adventures of D'Artagnan

Race for the Grand National Trailer (1903)

02 January 1903

Directed by Robert W. Paul.

Marvellous Wreath Trailer (1903)

12 June 1903

A magician performs tricks with a marvelous wreath.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

New York Harbor Police Boat Patrol Capturing Pirates Trailer (1903)

09 May 1903

The "Patrol" is seen chasing a row-boat containing river pirates. The pirates are pulling at the oars with all their strength, but a few shots from the Police Boat weaken their nerves and they give up.

A Romance of the Rail Trailer (1903)

31 October 1903

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.

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.

A Search for Evidence Trailer (1903)

02 August 1903

Looking for evidence that her husband may have been unfaithful, a woman is in a hotel, accompanied by a witness, and they are peeking through the keyholes at the guests.

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.

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.

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.

White Wings on Review Trailer (1903)

22 May 1903

A fine picture of the celebrated "White Wings" or street-cleaning department of one district of Greater New York, showing over 350 men in line, and over 100 carts that are used to carry the refuse away to the dumping-wharf, marching through the streets of New York.

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.

The Launch of HMS Dominion Trailer (1903)

02 January 1903

Part of BFI collection "Tales From the Shipyard".

Pierrot et la flûte enchantée Trailer (1903)

18 January 1903

Pierrot woos Columbine, who abandons Harlequin. An old witch hands Harlequin a magical flute that will make his wishes come true, whenever it is played.

A Scrap in Black and White Trailer (1903)

08 July 1903

Shows a young black boy and a white boy in a lively set-to. They finally collapse in the centre of the ring after they have fought themselves to a stand-still.

Dagmar Hansen Trailer (1903)

12 September 1903

A short film from Peter Elfelt showing Dagmar Hansen.

Panorama of Riker's Island, N.Y. Trailer (1903)

22 May 1903

A view of Riker's Island and its landfill, filmed from a passing boat on 9 May 1903. While heavy steam powered construction equipment construct a sea wall, nearby garbage scows are unloaded by steam shovel.

De kongelige paa cykler i Fredensborg slotsgaard Trailer (1903)

31 October 1903

Fredensborg castle in North Zealand was the base of the so-called 'Fredensborg Days' in the period 1880-1898, where King Christian IX and Queen Louise would gather the family.

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.

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.

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.

Don Quichotte Trailer (1903)

01 October 1903

An early Pathé version of Don Quixote told in 15 chapters.

Cabinet Trick of the Davenport Brothers Trailer (1903)

01 January 1903

A prestidigitator orders his assistant to bring a cabinet, which is displayed piece by piece to the audience.

Prinsesse Marie til hest Trailer (1903)

31 October 1903

Princess Marie (1865-1909), born Princess of Orléans, great granddaughter of the French King Ludvig-Filip (1773-1850), who was king of France 1830-1848.

Street Car Chivalry Trailer (1903)

09 August 1903

Men on the streetcar offer their seats to pretty women, but not to an ugly woman.

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.

Le repas fantastique Trailer (1903)

18 January 1903

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

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.

Bloodhounds Tracking a Convict Trailer (1903)

02 January 1903

A convict escapes from Portland Quarry and is caught in the woods by bloodhounds from Radnage kennels.

A Total Accident Trailer (1903)

31 July 1903

Showing the entire catastrophe resulting from the attempt of Mr. Gorham to ride around the loop the loop on a bicycle.

Puss In Boots Trailer (1903)

17 January 1903

Early silent adaptation of the fairy-tale Puss In Boots.

Happy Hooligan Interferes Trailer (1903)

31 May 1903

An organ-grinder is playing beneath the window of a cranky old woman. She objects strenuously. The organ-grinder, egged on by Hooligan, keeps on playing until a policeman appears.

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.

New York City Dumping Wharf Trailer (1903)

22 May 1903

It seems as if there was no subject so mundane or seedy that it was considered unworthy of filming by Edison and his contemporaries at the turn of the century.