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The Great Train Robbery

1903

Edwin S. Porter
Director

A gang of bandits board a locomotive and subsequently rob its safe and passengers of their money, then flee on horseback with the cops in hot pursuit.
Some say the future of the Motion Picture industry began here with this film's techniques in editing, location shooting, camera movement and general production quality.

Early Cinema: Primitives and Pioneers contains another landmark of early cinema. D.W. Griffith usually gets the kudos for being the grandfather of cinema, but Edwin S. Porter had all the tricks down right here, including sending his locomotive steaming into audiences' laps (you can almost hear them shriek back in 1903). Great stuff.



1st December 1903
Cinema






29th August 2005
DVD








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A.C. Abadie
Sheriff
Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson
Shot passenger
Justus D. Barnes
Man who fires at camera
Walter Cameron
Sheriff
Frank Hanaway
Bandit
Adam Charles Hayman
Bandit
Mary Snow
Little Girl
George Barnes
Morgan Jones
Marie Murray
Dance-Hall Dancer

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