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Catching an Early Train (1901)

Shows a suburbanite asleep in bed. He discovers he has overslept himself, and jumps out of bed. His shirt, trousers, shoes, collar, tie, coat, vest, hat, cane, cigar and satchel rise from ... See full summary »
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Shows a suburbanite asleep in bed. He discovers he has overslept himself, and jumps out of bed. His shirt, trousers, shoes, collar, tie, coat, vest, hat, cane, cigar and satchel rise from the floor and adjust themselves up to him and he makes a hasty exit. The scene dissolves to a railroad station, showing the suburbanite running to catch the rear platform of a moving train. Written by Edison Catalog

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Short | Comedy | Fantasy

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proof that life in 1901 sucked--at least if you went to the theater!!
8 March 2008 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Unless you were lucky enough to find a theater playing a film by early film genius Georges Méliès, most of the movies back in 1901 were amazingly lame by today's standards. Yet, despite often having not much plot and very simple camera-work, they were adored by audiences. One of the "amazing" camera tricks employed very successfully in 1901 that today seems incredibly lame is the notion of playing a film backwards for laughs. In this film, a man apparently needs to catch a train so he pops out of bed backward and his clothes magically appear to jump onto him--since the film is actually of a man taking off his clothes and going to bed but it's played backward. It's pretty mundane and tough to watch today, but film historians might find it of interest--I sure didn't.


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November 1901 (USA) See more »

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