1908 in film

The year 1908 in film involved some significant events.

List of years in film

EventsEdit

Films released in 1908Edit

  • The Adventures of Dollie, directed by D. W. Griffith
  • After Many Years
  • Antony and Cleopatra, directed by J. Stuart Blackton and Charles Kent
  • L'Arlésienne, directed by Albert Capellani
  • The Assassination of the Duke of Guise
  • Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la Bette) (French/ Pathe)[4]
  • Beauty of the Sleeping Woods, directed by Segundo de Chomon (French/ Pathe), based on the story of Sleeping Beauty by Charles Perrault[5]
  • Betrayed by a Handprint, directed by D. W. Griffith
  • The Bloodstone, produced by Siegmund Lubin
  • The Castle Ghosts (Italian film)
  • The Cat's Revenge (French)
  • Cave of the Spooks, directed by Segundo de Chomon (French)
  • A Christmas Carol (Essanay Film Co.)[6]
  • Cupid's Prank, directed by Edwin S. Porter
  • The Devil, directed by D. W. Griffith for Thomas Edison Co., starring Harry Solter, Claire McDowell and Mack Sennett[7]
  • The Devil and the Gambler (Vitagraph)[8]
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, produced by William N. Selig, reissued as A Modern Dr. Jekyll; first film adaptation of the 1886 Robert Louis Stevenson novel[9]
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, directed by Sidney Olcott for Kalem Films, starring Frank Oakes Rose, this was the 2nd ever film adaptation of the eponymous 1886 Robert Louis Stevenson novel
  • The Doctor's Experiment (French)[10]
  • The Dog And His Various Merits, produced by Pathé
  • Don Juan Tenorio, directed by Ricardo de Banos and Alberto Marro (made in Spain)
  • Dream of an Opium Fiend, directed by George Melies
  • Dreams of Toyland, directed by Arthur Melbourne-Cooper
  • A L'Ecu d'Or ou la bonne auberge, a French film regarded as one of the first pornographic films
  • Excursion To The Moon, directed by Segundo de Chomón
  • The Fairylogue and Radio-Plays
  • The Fairy's Sword, directed by Lewin Fitzhamon (British)
  • A Faithless Friend, directed by Lewin Fitzhamon (British)[11]
  • Fantasmagorie, directed by Émile Cohl (first fully animated film)
  • Fantoche's Nightmare (aka The Puppet's Nightmare), directed by Emile Cohl (French/ Gaumont)[12]
  • Fire In A Burlesque Theatre
  • The Flower of Youth (French/ Pathe)
  • From Show Girl To Burlesque Queen
  • Fun with the Bridal Party, directed by George Melies [13]
  • The Gambler and the Devil, directed by J. Stuart Blackton for Vitagraph
  • The Hanging Lamp (French/ Pathe) starring Max Linder
  • The Haunted Castle (French/ Pathe) [14]
  • The Haunted House, directed by Segundo de Chomón (French), aka The House of Ghosts
  • Incident from Don Quixote, directed by George Melies (French)[15]
  • In the Bogie Man's Cave, directed by George Melies (French)[16]
  • In the Sultan's Power
  • Legend of a Ghost, directed by Segundo de Chomon (French)
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, produced by Kalem Co., first ever film adaptation of the 1820 short story by Washington Irving
  • Long Distance Wireless Photography, directed by Georges Melies
  • Lord Feathertop, directed by Edwin S. Porter, adapted from the story by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Macbeth, directed by J. Stuart Blackton
  • Magic Bricks, directed by Segundo de Chomón
  • The Magic Mirror, directed by Ferdinand Zecca (French/ Pathe)[17]
  • The Man and His Bottle, directed by Lewin Fitzhamon (British)
  • The Monkey Man[18]
  • Moscow Clad In Snow, produced by Pathé
  • The New Lord of the Village, directed by George Melies
  • The Nursemaid's Dream, directed by Lewin Fitzhamon, starring Gertie Potter (British)[19]
  • Oriental Black Art, directed by George Melies (French)[20]
  • Over The Hill To The Poorhouse
  • Pharmaceutical Hallucinations, directed by George Melies
  • The Physician Of The Castle
  • A Poor Knight and the Duke's Daughter (French)
  • Prehistoric Man, produced by Urban-Eclipse Prods.[21]
  • La presa di Roma, directed by Filoteo Alberini; possibly the first Italian short film
  • The Princess in the Vase, directed by Wallace McCutcheon, starring D.W. Griffith[22]
  • The Professor's Secret (French/ Gaumont)[23]
  • The Red Barn Crime, or Maria Marten, directed by William Haggar, starring Walter and Violet Haggar (British)
  • The Reprieve: An Episode in the Life of Abraham Lincoln
  • Rescued from an Eagle's Nest, directed by J. Searle Dawley, starring D. W. Griffith
  • La Revolution en Russie, directed by Ferdinand Zecca
  • Romeo and Juliet, directed by J. Stuart Blackton
  • The Saloon Keeper's Nightmare (French/ Gaumont)
  • Satan Finds Mischief (French/ Pathe)
  • She, directed by Edwin S. Porter for Thomas Edison Co., based on the H. Rider Haggard novel; starring Florence Auer and William V. Ranous[24]
  • Sherlock Holmes in the Great Murder Mystery, produced by Crescent Films (made in Denmark); incorporates scenes from Murders in the Rue Morgue by Poe[25]
  • The Snowman, directed by Wallace McCutcheon, starring Edward Dillon and Florence Auer
  • The Spectre (aka The Specter)(French/ Pathe)
  • The Spirit (French/ Gaumont)
  • Spiritualistic Seance (French/ Pathe)
  • Spooks Do The Moving (French/ Pathe)
  • Stenka Razin (Russian) historical drama
  • The Taming of the Shrew, directed by D. W. Griffith
  • The Tempest, directed by Percy Stow
  • The Thieving Hand, directed by J. Stuart Blackton for Vitagraph, starring Paul Panzer
  • Tilly Bébé, die berühmte Löwenbändigerin (Tilly Bébé, the Famous Lion Tamer)
  • Too Much Champagne (U.S./ Vitagraph); features scenes from Dante's Inferno[26]
  • Toula's Dream (French/ Pathe)[27]
  • Trilby (Danish) directed by Viggo Larsen and A.R. Nielsen, starring Oda Alstrup and Viggo Larsen[28]
  • Trouble Of A Grass Widower, starring Max Linder
  • Troubles Of A Manager Of A Burlesque Show
  • The Tyrant Feudal Lord (French/ Gaumont) loosely based on Edgar Allan Poe's Masque of the Red Death
  • Un dame vraiment bien (Feuillade)
  • A Visit To The Seaside, directed by George Albert Smith. First natural color movie in cinema.
  • The Wages of Sin: an Italian Tragedy (Vitagraph) an American film
  • Wave of Spooks (French/ Pathe)[29]
  • Wedding Feast and Ghosts (made in Italy)
  • Whaling Afloat And Ashore, directed by Robert W. Paul
  • The Witch of Seville (made in Italy)
  • The Witch's Donkey (French/ Pathe)
  • The Wonderful Charm, directed by George Melies (French)[30]

BirthsEdit

Month Date Name Country Profession Died
January 10 Paul Henreid Italy Actor, Director, Producer, Writer 1992
10 Bernard Lee UK Actor 1981
11 Lionel Stander US Actor 1994
12 Jean Delannoy France Actor, Editor, Screenwriter, Director 2008
16 Ethel Merman US Actress, Singer 1984
25 Howard Wendell US Actor 1975
26 Dennis Moore US Actor 1994
February 4 Gwili Andre Denmark Model, Actress 1959
5 Peg Entwistle UK Actress 1932
6 Russell Gleason US Actor 1945
7 Buster Crabbe US Actor, Olympic Swimmer 1983
11 Philip Dunne US Screenwriter, Director, Producer 1992
22 John Mills UK Actor 2005
March 5 Rex Harrison UK Actor 1990
7 Anna Magnani Italy Actress 1973
20 Michael Redgrave UK Actor, Director 1985
25 Phillip Reed US Actor 1996
29 Dennis O'Keefe US Actor, Writer 1968
April 2 Buddy Ebsen US Actor, Dancer 2003
5 Bette Davis US Actress 1989
15 Lita Grey US Actress 1995
19 Irena Eichlerówna Poland Actress 1990
24 Marceline Day US Actress 2000
30 Eve Arden US Actress 1990
May 2 William Bakewell US Actor 1993
6 Lucien Ballard US Cinematographer 1988
20 James Stewart US Actor 1997
25 Barbara Luddy US Voice Actress 1979
26 Robert Morley UK Actor 1992
27 Lita Chevret US Actress 2001
30 Mel Blanc US Voice Actor 1989
31 Don Ameche US Actor, Comedian 1993
June 17 Frank Sully US Actor 1975
July 1 Raúl de Anda Mexican Actor, Screenwriter, Producer, Director 1997
12 Milton Berle US Actor, Comedian 2002
17 Enzo Fiermonte Italy Actor, Boxer 1993
18 Lupe Vélez Mexican Actress, Singer, Dancer 1944
August 6 Will Lee US Actor 1982
13 Gene Raymond US Actor 1998
30 Fred MacMurray US Actor 1991
September 13 Mae Questel US Voice Actress 1998
15 Penny Singleton US Actress 2003
October 5 Joshua Logan US Director, Writer, Actor 1988
6 Carole Lombard US Actress 1942
22 John Sutton UK Actor 1963
25 Tauno Palo Finland Actor, Singer 1982
25 Polly Ann Young US Actress 1997
December 3 Robert Kent US Actor 1955
3 Anna Sten Ukraine Actress 1993
11 Manoel de Oliveira Portugal Director, Screenwriter 2015
11 Sally Eilers US Actress 1978
13 Van Heflin US Actor 1971
18 Celia Johnson UK Actress 1982
20 Dennis Morgan US Actor, Singer 1994
28 Lew Ayres US Actor 1996

DeathsEdit

Film debutsEdit

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