5.9/10
105
3 user

In the Grip of the Blizzard (1899)

"This is a very remarkable picture, showing Union Square, New York City, during the great March blizzard of 1899. The camera was stationed at the corner of Broadway and Fourteenth Street, ... See full summary »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Short | Fantasy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

A businessman, overhearing the song on the maid's radio, takes to dancing in the hotel lobby.

Director: Spike Jonze
Stars: Christopher Walken
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

This film is part of the Mitchell and Kenyon collection - an amazing visual record of everyday life in Britain at the beginning of the twentieth century. Wave to Morecambe's seasiders in ... See full summary »

Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Edit

Storyline

"This is a very remarkable picture, showing Union Square, New York City, during the great March blizzard of 1899. The camera was stationed at the corner of Broadway and Fourteenth Street, and was swept in almost a complete circle, showing the tremendous drifts of snow and the blockade at 'Dead Man's Curve' in Fourteenth Street. This picture was taken during the busiest time of the day, and shows to what extent New York City was tied up by this tremendous fall of snow." Written by AMB Picture Catalogue (1902)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Also Known As:

The Blizzard See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.36 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Biograph production number 875. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Nostalgia in Union Square
11 April 2011 | by lor_See all my reviews

The snow falls and the camera pans counter-clockwise in Manhattan's Union Square in this interesting short film, preserved on the Image Entertainment DVD: "Unseen Cinema Vol. 5", a tribute to NYC.

The value of these primitive and brief films from the first decade of the art form is capturing historical scenes still of interest over a century later. The movie company's offices were located on Union Square, and here's a chance to see an entirely different look than most people now alive can remember: horse-drawn carriages and trolleys traveling along the snowscape above 14th St.

A worthwhile example from a previous era.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed