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Catching an Early Train
(1901) American
B&W : 50 feet
Directed by [?] Edwin S. Porter?

Cast: (unknown)

Edison Manufacturing Company production; distributed by Edison Manufacturing Company. / Cinematography by Edwin S. Porter. / © 9 November 1901 by Thomas A. Edison [H10604]. Released November 1901. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format.

Comedy.

Synopsis: [From Edison promotional materials] 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 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.

Survival status: Print exists in the Library of Congress film archive (paper print collection) [35mm paper positive].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Listing updated: 11 February 2011.

References: Website-AFI.

 
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