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The Great Train Robbery (1903)

A group of bandits stage a brazen train hold-up, only to find a determined posse hot on their heels.

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
A.C. Abadie ...
Sheriff (uncredited)
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Bandit / Shot Passenger / Tenderfoot Dancer (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
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Bandit Who Fires at Camera (uncredited)
Walter Cameron ...
Sheriff (uncredited)
John Manus Dougherty Sr. ...
Fourth Bandit (uncredited)
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Little Boy (uncredited)
Shadrack E. Graham ...
Child (uncredited)
Frank Hanaway ...
Bandit (uncredited)
Adam Charles Hayman ...
Bandit (uncredited)
Morgan Jones ...
(uncredited)
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Locomotive Engineer (uncredited)
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Trainman / Bandit (uncredited)
Marie Murray ...
Dance-Hall Dancer (uncredited)
Mary Snow ...
Little Girl (uncredited)
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Storyline

Among the earliest existing films in American cinema - notable as the first film that presented a narrative story to tell - it depicts a group of cowboy outlaws who hold up a train and rob the passengers. They are then pursued by a Sheriff's posse. Several scenes have color included - all hand tinted. Written by garykmcd

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Short | Action | Western

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TV-G

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Release Date:

1 December 1903 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le vol du grand rapide  »

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Budget:

$150 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TCM print)

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Color:

(hand-colored)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was Tom London's film debut. He was cast in the role of the locomotive engineer, his real-life job. See more »

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When the telegraph operator revives with his hands tied behind his back, he uses one of his hands to help him stand up and then quickly puts the hand behind his back again. See more »

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Action, Adventure in this Early Drama
14 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

This film was made in 1903 and was the longest one to date: twelve minutes. It has a clearly identifiable plot and this is that a band of four outlaws wreak havoc on two trains and the people on them. They are rather skilled criminals but, in the end, ... This movie is a must-see if you are interested in the dawn of the cinematographic age.


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