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The Poachers (1903)

A Desperate Poaching Affray (original title)
Three hunters surprise two poachers in the act. The hunters take umbrage and give chase over fences and through fields. The hunters fire away, but the poachers have guns as well, and a ... See full summary »

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Three hunters surprise two poachers in the act. The hunters take umbrage and give chase over fences and through fields. The hunters fire away, but the poachers have guns as well, and a fight ensues with casualties for the hunters. Two cops appear and so do dogs as the chase continues. Will the poachers escape, or will they, like the game they were after, be trapped? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Ho, hum,...for 1903 they could certainly do better than this!
15 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

While it is true that in the 1890s and 1900s that the films were often very, very short and very mundane, this did not mean that films HAD to be that way--Georges Méliès and the Pathé Brothers were making some very imaginative films with scripts, sets and lots of imagination. So, by comparison, this film comes up very, very short. The film is all too brief--with some guys catching and roughing up some poachers--and that's all!! In fact, the film is so short and uninspired that I can only see it of being much value to film historians and lovers of dull films. It just SHOULD have been better in 1903 and showed that a gap between quality films and the rest was increasing at the time.


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