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The Great Train Robbery (1904)

The first scene shows the chief as he explains to his followers the plan of the great train robbery. Two masked robbers enter and compel the operator to stop the approaching train. They ... See full summary »

Director:

Siegmund Lubin

Star:

Emily Lowry
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Emily Lowry Emily Lowry ... Little Girl (Telegrapher's daughter) (as Emily Lubin)
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The first scene shows the chief as he explains to his followers the plan of the great train robbery. Two masked robbers enter and compel the operator to stop the approaching train. They make him write an order to the engineer to take water at this station instead of at the regular watering stop. The train stops, the conductor comes to the office window, where the operator delivers the order while the bandits keep their revolvers trained on him. No sooner has the conductor left when they bind and gag the operator, and hastily depart to catch the moving train. This scene shows the train at the water tank. The bandits are hiding behind the tank, and just before the train pulls out they quickly board the express car wherein the messenger is busily engaged with his duties. Alarmed by the unusual sound, the messenger unlocks the door, peeps through the keyhole, discovers the bandits and quickly locks the iron boxes which contain the valuables. He then throws the key through small window and... Written by Lubin Catalog

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

August 1904 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New Jersey, USA See more »

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S. Lubin See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Not to be confused with the better-known Edwin S. Porter film The Great Train Robbery (1903), made for Edison. Lubin shot this film the next year so they wouldn't have to pay royalties on the Porter film. See more »

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Spoofed in The Great Bank Robbery (1969) See more »

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More Violent!
7 March 2003 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

This rip-off of Porter's THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY -- you could not actually copyright a movie at this time, so there was no real protection for producers against plagiarism -- is generally supposed to be a scene-for-scene remake, but there are differences: the robbery itself is more violent, as the thieves knock out the guard on the train, then beat his body and throw him off the moving train. Don't worry.... to the modern eye, it is clearly a dummy. Also, the backgrounds are much more clearly stylized backdrops.

It is interesting to note that even at this stage, Lubin's cameraman was playing with framing technique: the brief dance scene uses some false arches to constrict the scene.


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