Friday, January 6, 2012

Duel Scene, 'By Right of Sword' - 1904

Country: USA
Language: English
Stars: Ralph Stuart
Release Date: January 1904 (USA)
Filming Locations: Biograph Studio, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Production Co: American Mutoscope & Biograph
Runtime: 2 min
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Trivia: Ralph Stuart opened in the melodrama "By Right of Sword" at the American Theatre on Broadway on January 18, 1904.
Genres: Short
This film is actually an excerpt from the novel by a chap named Marchmont in which the hero, a fellow with the heroic name of Hamylton Tregethner attempts to dissuade a fellow soldier from insisting on a sword duel for some unexplained offence. The other chap - whose trousers are so tight when he turns his back to the camera it looks as if he isn't wearing any - insists on duelling however, only to storm off in a huff after Tregethner nicks him on the arm. Ralph Stuart cuts quite a dashing figure as the hero. 

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