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The Cock Fight (1894)

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Two gamecocks fight in the Edison Company film studio. This feature was remade later in the same year, with additional detail added.

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Two gamecocks fight in the Edison Company film studio. This feature was remade later in the same year, with additional detail added.

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Among the first group of motion pictures to be exhibited commercially in the world, when the Holland Bros.' Kinetoscope Parlor opened on Broadway in New York City on 14 April 1894. See more »

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17 March 2003 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

I don't know if either of the two birds were injured in this 40-second fight movie; but feathers do fly. The heads of two men, one screen-left and the other screen-right frame the fighting cocks who occupy screen-center. The man on the right is vociferously (I guess he is - it is after all a silent film) pointing out salient aspects about the fight and at one point he receives money from the man on the left. I don't think I would have wasted a nickel on this Kinetoscope presentation


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