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Bucking Broncho
(1894) American
B&W : 40 feet
Directed by W.K.L. Dickson

Cast: Lee Martin [himself], Frank Hammitt [himself], Sunfish the horse

Edison Manufacturing Company production; distributed by Raff & Gammon. / Cinematography by William Heise. / No copyright registration. / Kinetoscope 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The production was shot on 16 October 1894 on the Edison Laboratory grounds in West Orange, New Jersey. Website-AFI erroneously lists the release year as 1898.

Performance.

Synopsis: [Raff & Gammon catalog, October 1894, page ?] Bucking Broncho, An out-of-door scene. The men and horse of this subject are from “Buffalo Bill’s Wild West.” $15.00. // [Edison Films catalog, page ?] A fine exhibition of horsemanship by Lee Martin, a genuine cowboy. This particular broncho is an unusually wicked one. 40 feet. $6.00.

Survival status: Print exists in the Library of Congress film archive.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Animals: Horses - Corrals - Cowboys - Weapons: Guns

Listing updated: 21 March 2012.

References: Film viewing : Musser-Emerge pp. 78, 599 : Website-AFI; Website-LoC.

Home video: DVD.

 
 
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