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The Great Train Robbery (1903)

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A.C. Abadie A.C. Abadie
Sheriff
Gilbert M. Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson
Bandit / Shot Passenger / Tenderfoot Dancer
George Barnes George Barnes
(uncredited)
Justus D. Barnes Justus D. Barnes
Bandit Who Fires at Camera
Walter Cameron Walter Cameron
Sheriff
John Manus Dougherty Sr. John Manus Dougherty Sr.
Fourth Bandit
Donald Gallaher Donald Gallaher
Little Boy
Shadrack E. Graham Shadrack E. Graham
Child


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


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Not what I was hoping for

4 years, 7 months ago at Apr 18 16:21
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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: 1 December 1903
UPC: 089859829727
Tags: Short (11), 1900s (10), Silent (9), 1903 (9), Western (8), Usa (5), Train (4), Action (4), Crime (3), Black And White (3), Robbery (2), Railway (2), Cult Favorite (1), Shootout (1), (1), Telegraph (1), Train Robbery (1), Black & White (1), Daughter (1), Short Film (1)
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