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A Big Swallow
Also known as I Won’t, I Won’t, I’ll Eat the Camera First in the United Kingdom : [Englishman Swallows Photographer: Eaten Alive] : {The Big Swallow}
(1901) British
B&W : 60 feet
Directed by James Williamson

Cast: Sam Dalton

Williamson Films production. / Cinematography by [?] James Williamson? / [?] 35mm spherical format? / The film consists of three shots; the second being edited in between the other two continuous shots. [?] The year of release is in question, but is generally accepted.

Trick film.

Survival Status: Prints exist in the National Film and Television Archive of the British Film Institute film archive, the International Museum of Photography and Film at George Eastman House film archive, the Archivo Nacional de la Imagen film archive, and in the Filmmuseum of the Münchner Stadtmuseum film archive.

Listing updated: 26 January 2009.

References: Card-Seductive pp. 20-21; Fell-History p. 35; Gifford-British n. 00454; Magliozzi-Treasures n. 2152.

Home video: DVD.

 
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