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The First Auto
B&W : Feature film
Directed by Roy Del Ruth
Cast: Charles Emmett Mack, Patsy Ruth Miller, Gibson Gowland
Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated, production; distributed by Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Mack’s final film; he was killed in an auto accident (off the set) during production, and his remaining scenes were shot with a stand-in double. / Silent film.
Survival status: Print exists in the UCLA Film and Television Archive film archive.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Automobile races - Transportation: Automobiles - USA: California: Riverside
Listing updated: 27 June 2009.
References: Drew-Speaking pp. 151-152, 281.
Home video: DVD.