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Getting Atmosphere (1912)

"The laughable story depicts the trials of a motion picture producer who is attempting to stage a photoplay."





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Cast overview:
The Director of the Mutoscope M.P.C.
Phyllis Gordon ...
The Leading Lady
The Ingénue
Edward H. Philbrook ...
The Camera Man (as E.H. Philbrook)
The Gate Keeper (as C.E. Green)
The Actor / Tramp (as Al Garcia)
Harry Ennis ...
1st Real Tramp
C.C. Fralick ...
2nd Real Tramp
Elmer Clifton ...
3rd Real Tramp
William Hutchinson ...
A Farmer
Mrs. L. Shaw ...
A Mother (as Mrs. Shaw)
Bennie Bear ...
1st Son
Ben Weiss ...
2nd Son (as Bennie Weiss)
Sammy Weiss ...
3rd Son


"The laughable story depicts the trials of a motion picture producer who is attempting to stage a photoplay."

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Comedy | Short





Release Date:

25 October 1912 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Released as a split reel along with the documentary The Biwa Canal and Shooting the Rapids at Katsuragawa, Japan (1912). See more »

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With delightful humor and insight into human nature
4 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

Film stories of film making have always been popular. They are the easiest kind of pictures to make truthful; for the producers are steeped in the atmosphere and it only needs for them to copy faithfully what is nearest and choose what they copy well. Producer Hobart Bosworth has told us in "Getting Atmosphere," a little story of studio experience, and told it with delightful humor and insight into human nature. He needed a tramp and his character man couldn't supply the right article, so he rode out on horseback for the real article and found him with two pals. How the chosen hobo looked on the new job and its result make a very amusing picture. A number of the Selig Company in the West appear as the studio force as people of the neighborhood. Phyllis Garden, Betty Harte, E.H. Philbrook, C.E. Green, etc. - The Moving Picture World, November 9, 1912

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