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Pat Hartigan ...
Moses (as Patrick C. Hartigan)
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Julia Arthur
William Humphrey
Charles Kent
Edith Storey
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According to the National Film Preservation Foundation, this Vitagraph film was originally released in five parts but later was shown in a single screening, thus making it the first surviving American feature. See more »

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Follows The Judgment of Solomon (1909) See more »

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First American Feature?
9 November 2006 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Or first American serial? It was released as five short subjects in successive weeks because it was believed that the American film-goer would not sit still for a fifty-minute movie. In that sense it is an interesting curiosity.

How is it as a movie or series of movies? For 1909, very good indeed. The acting is a bit overwrought, and I have some issues with the costuming, since all the Egyptians wear beards like Hittites However the the story of the life of Moses is a good story and the script and actor do a good job at showing the character of Moses: his flash temper as a young man that he never completely mastered. Patrick Hartigan is also good in the scene where he first sees Zipporah and is caught between great suspicion and love at first sight.

It is also worth discussing some of the special effects: the Angel of Death that appears and disappears, the triptych composition when the Israelites are crossing the Red Sea and the nice double exposure when the Egyptians drown. Yes, they may seem a bit obvious almost a century later..... but they are still startling and for their era, highly innovative.


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