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Men Boxing (1891)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Short, Action | June 1891 (USA)
Two men wearing boxing gloves prepare to spar in the Edison Company studio.
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Two men wearing boxing gloves stand in a simulated boxing ring in the Thomas Edison Company studio. The man on the left takes up a boxing stance and moves his fists as if looking for an opportunity to land a blow. But the man on the right leans back, away from his opponent, keeping his arms back or to his side, and smiling at the other boxer's efforts. Written by Snow Leopard

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USA

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English

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June 1891 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Férfiak bokszolnak See more »

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31 December 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Newark Athlete (1891)

Men Boxing (1891)

Newark Athlete is just a brief fragment from the Edison studio, which was apparently just a set up test to check the conditions on the camera. The thing only lasts a few seconds so needless to say the studio wasn't trying to make anything special out of it but thankfully the thing survives so film buffs such as myself can view the early history of film. Men Boxing on the other hand seems to be the studio actually trying to put something fun on film. Two men, both wearing boxing gloves, throw a few punches at one another while smiling for the camera. Some think this once again was just testing the camera but since it contains a tad bit more I'm going to guess the men making it thought this could be something real.


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