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The Great Train Robbery Overview:

The Great Train Robbery (1903) was a Short Films Film directed by Edwin S. Porter .

The Great Train Robbery was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1990.

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Sean Connery Stages the Great Train Robbery

By Rick29 on Nov 12, 2018 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Sean Connery as Edward Pierce. In addition to writing bestselling novels like Jurassic Park and The Andromeda Strain, Michael Crichton also found time to moonlight as a film director. One of his most successful efforts was The Great Train Robbery (1978), based on his own popular novel--which was in... Read full article


Pic of the Day: “The Great Train Robbery” revisited

By Marisa on Jun 20, 2014 From The Timothy Carey Experience

Today we take another regretfully poor-quality look at the Sheriff of Cochise episode “The Great Train Robbery” (nice title originality there, guys). It was first broadcast on October 5, 1956. Mean, mean train robber Stark is not taking any guff from the hapless conductor (Jess Kirkpatri... Read full article


The Great Train Robbery (1903) A Silent Film Review

By Fritzi Kramer on Nov 3, 2013 From Movies Silently

One of the earliest blockbusters, this film is a legend in the history of cinema. But how does it hold up (no pun intended) for the modern viewer? The story involves the execution of a daring train robbery and the subsequent posse pursuit. Exciting stuff or a creaky relic? Robbing the train. Another... Read full article


Pic of the Day: “The Great Train Robbery” revisited (2)

By Marisa on Oct 10, 2013 From The Timothy Carey Experience

Today’s pic takes another look at “The Great Train Robbery,” not the ground-breaking film short of 1903 but the episode of Sheriff of Cochise that first aired just over 57 years ago today – October 5, 1956. Bad guy Stark is robbing this train and he wants you to know it. Coc... Read full article


Pic of the Day: “The Great Train Robbery” revisited (1)

By Marisa on Mar 7, 2013 From The Timothy Carey Experience

The pic for today is another look at Stark, the crazed but rather dapper-looking train robber of “The Great Train Robbery,” the episode of Sheriff of Cochise that was first broadcast on October 5, 1956. I am not sure who the actors portraying his two cohorts in crime are. This episode w... Read full article


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The earliest American film listed in '1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die', edited by Steven Jay Schneider.
This is the first of over 20 screen appearances of veteran Western actor Tom London. He was cast in the role of the locomotive driver, his real life job.
The final shot of a gun being fired toward the camera had a profound effect on audiences. As cinema was in its infancy, many people who saw the film thought that they were actually about to be shot.
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National Film Registry

The Great Train Robbery

Released 1903
Inducted 1990
(Short, Silent)




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Also directed by Edwin S. Porter




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Also released in 1903


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