Responsible for such early classics as the thrilling serial "Judex," as well as the Alfred Hitchcock thrillers "The 39 Steps" and "The Lady Vanishes," the French film production studio Gaumont was instrumental in the development of the cinematic art form. This three-disc set features over 60 short films made by Gaumont luminaries Alice Guy, Louis Feuillade, and Léonce Perret, including "The Fisherman at the Stream" (1897), "The Birth, The Life, And the Death of Christ" (1906), "The Roman Orgy" (1911), "The Heart and the Money" (1912), the feature "The Child of Paris" (1913), and many more. 3 3/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: music score; featurettes. Silent with music score.