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The first scene shows the chief as he explains to his followers the plan of the great train robbery. Two masked robbers enter and compel the operator to stop the approaching train. They ... See full summary »

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The first scene shows the chief as he explains to his followers the plan of the great train robbery. Two masked robbers enter and compel the operator to stop the approaching train. They make him write an order to the engineer to take water at this station instead of at the regular watering stop. The train stops, the conductor comes to the office window, where the operator delivers the order while the bandits keep their revolvers trained on him. No sooner has the conductor left when they bind and gag the operator, and hastily depart to catch the moving train. This scene shows the train at the water tank. The bandits are hiding behind the tank, and just before the train pulls out they quickly board the express car wherein the messenger is busily engaged with his duties. Alarmed by the unusual sound, the messenger unlocks the door, peeps through the keyhole, discovers the bandits and quickly locks the iron boxes which contain the valuables. He then throws the key through small window and... Written by Lubin Catalog

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Lubin's remake is close to the original, not necessarily better
6 February 1999 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

This 1904 remake of the 1903 classic is nearly identical, though just not as good. It was made by the Pennsylvania-based Sigmund Lubin company. Maybe it could have used Broncho Billy Anderson as the lead, like the original did!


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