Episode Detail: More Treasures from American Film Archives - More Treasures from American Film Archives
A program of 13 shorts and features from 1894 to 1931 includes the earliest surviving sound film, 1894's “W.K.L. Dickson Experimental Sound Film,” and the 1894 kinetoscope “Buffalo Bill's Wild West,” starring Annie Oakley. Also: “The Suburbanite,” an 1904 satire about New Yorkers moving out of the city; “The Country Doctor,” a 1909 tragedy directed by D.W. Griffith; and 1910's “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” starring a 9-year-old Bebe Daniels as Dorothy. There is also a collection of advertising films, dated 1897 to 1927.