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Execution of Czolgosz with Panorama of Auburn Prison (1901)

This early docudrama shows Auburn Prison and recreates the electrocution of Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of President McKinley of the United States. Some versions offer additional footage at... See full summary »

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Edwin S. Porter (uncredited)
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This early docudrama shows Auburn Prison and recreates the electrocution of Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of President McKinley of the United States. Some versions offer additional footage at the beginning which shows McKinley on the day of his assassination followed by scenes from his funeral. Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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USA

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16 November 1901 (USA) See more »

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Electrocution of Czolgosz See more »

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Auburn, New York, USA See more »

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Early "History" Film
20 June 2009 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Execution of Czolgosz with Panorama of Auburn Prison (1901)

*** (out of 4)

President McKinley was assassinated in September, his killer Czolgosz was put in the electric chair in October and this movie was released in December. The movie shows the prison where the killer stayed for a month and then we get a recreation of events as he is led to the electric chair and killed. This is a pretty interesting short as it has to be one of the earliest examples of a historic movie. The events were just over a month old when this was released so the turn of events were very quick and one can't help but call this an exploitation movie as I'm sure Edison was wanting to make money off of people wanting to see this guy killed. Porter handles everything quite well and that includes the camera-work.


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