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Rip's Toast to Hudson (1896)

Not Rated | | Short, Fantasy | 30 September 1896 (USA)
A series of short black and white films from director William K.L. Dickson which chronicle the adventures of Rip Van Winkle.
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Joseph Jefferson Joseph Jefferson ... Rip Van Winkle (uncredited)
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A series of short black and white films from director William K.L. Dickson which chronicle the adventures of Rip Van Winkle.

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Short | Fantasy

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Not Rated
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USA

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30 September 1896 (USA) See more »

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Rip's Toast to Hudson and Crew See more »

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| (2004 National Film Preservation Foundation print)

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Silent

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1.36 : 1
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This film was incorporated wholly into the compilation film Rip Van Winkle (1903), which is in the 3-disk boxed DVD set called "More Treasures from American Film Archives, 1894-1931" (2004), compiled by the National Film Preservation Foundation from 5 American film archives. It was restored by the Library of Congress from its paper print collection, has a running time of about 25 seconds, and an added piano music score. See more »

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Rip van Winkle #5
16 August 2018 | by He_who_lurksSee all my reviews

W. K. L. Dickson's 1896 film serial (the first serial ever, actually) which tells the story of Rip van Winkle may be the very first film ever to tell a story in the history of cinema. (And it still technically counts as one movie because of all eight installments being edited together in 1903 to make a complete film). The reason they did this is very understandable, considering looking at each clip you won't really find much to see and it's only until you put them together as one movie that you get what they were trying to accomplish. "Rip's Toast to Hudson and Crew" is the fifth in the series, following "Rip Leaving Sleepy Hollow" and preceding "Rip's Twenty Year Sleep". It's basically a twenty or so second clip featuring actor Joseph Jefferson as Rip toasting, as the title suggests, the ghosts of Hudson (who I think was a pirate captain) and his crew. What did you expect for twenty seconds? Again, not easy to see what they were attempting just by looking at it by itself and I feel they could have combined this with the last three installments of the series since it's the same setting and leaves off so quickly. I guess I'll never know why they didn't, or couldn't. Too bad.


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