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Their First Execution (1913)

A new electric chair has been installed in the prison, and the officials impatiently await the first execution. The victim, with careless disregard for their feelings, makes his escape from... See full summary »

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... Tall Prison Guard
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... First Deputy
... 2nd Deputy
... Warden
... Cop
Bert Hunn ... Convict
... Governor
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A new electric chair has been installed in the prison, and the officials impatiently await the first execution. The victim, with careless disregard for their feelings, makes his escape from the prison. The sleuth goes in pursuit, and finding the discarded convict's garb dons it as a disguise, hoping to meet the hunted man and ingratiate himself. Prison guards capture the sleuth, and disliking to disappoint the waiting crowd, decide to execute him. He is placed in the chair and the current turned on, but he stubbornly resists death. The current is doubled and trebled, to no avail. Meanwhile the real criminal has been captured, and he is brought back in time to save the sleuth from his perilous position. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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15 May 1913 (USA)  »

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Amateur Executioners  »

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A rather dubious subject for humor
1 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

Once more this intrepid company of burlesquers has chosen a rather dubious subject for humor, an electrocution. The subject is treated in such a light, ridiculous fashion that we forget its serious side and, while this is not uproariously funny, there are some really amusing situations in the film. It will please a certain class of picture goers. - The Moving Picture World, May 10, 1913


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