Phantom Ride and Shooting

From Leadville to Aspen: A Hold-Up in the Rockies
R: Francis J. Marion, Wallace McCutcheon. P: American Mutoscope & Biograph. USA 1906.
Print: Library of Congress

“This short was both entertaining and unique. It starts out with a camera mounted on a train which starts to move. A good part of the movie is a sort of documentary showing the country side and small towns as the train travels through them. This was actually a genre of film at the time, dubbed ‘Phantom Tourism’ where locations were filmed from a moving vehicle. What sets this short apart though, is that it turns into a drama when the tracks are blocked off and some villains rob the train.”
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