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The Great Train Robbery (1903)

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Mary Snow Mary Snow
Little Girl
Marie Murray Marie Murray
Dance-Hall Dancer
Robert Milasch Robert Milasch
Trainman / Bandit
Tom London Tom London
Locomotive Engineer
Morgan Jones Morgan Jones
(uncredited)
Frank Hanaway Frank Hanaway
Bandit
Donald Gallaher Donald Gallaher
Little Boy


Written by
Edwin S. Porter Edwin S. Porter
uncredited
Scott Marble Scott Marble
story (uncredited)


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I found 'The Great Train Robbery' for watch on Wikipedia (presumably because it's not very long, but it's longer than 'A Trip To The Moon'), I watched the whole movie, I think it is worth a look but it's not what I was hoping for and I think it is rather overrated
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The Great Train Robbery is a 1903 American Western film written, produced, and directed by Edwin S. Porter. 12 minutes long, it is considered a milestone in film making, expanding on Porter's previous work Life of an American Fireman. The film used a number of innovative techniques.
Release date: 7 December 1903
UPC: 089859829727
Tags: Short (11), Silent (9), 1900s (9), 1903 (7), Western (7), Usa (4), Train (4), Action (4), Black And White (3), Crime (3), Railway (2), Robbery (2), Train Robbery (1), English (1), Breaking The Fourth Wall (1), Dynamite (1), Handgun (1), Fight (1), Thief (1), Theft (1)
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