Saturday, January 7, 2012

Execution of Czolgosz with Panorama of Auburn Prison - 1901

Country: USA
Release Date: 16 November 1901 (USA)
Also known as: Electrocution of Czolgosz (undefined)
Filming locations: Auburn, New York, USA (exteriors: Auburn Prison); New York City, New York, USA (studio)
Runtime: 4 min (16 fps)
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
 Plot Keywords: Prison | Electrocution | Docudrama | Death | Anarchism  |  Execution
Genres: Short | Drama | History
Trivia: The panorama that opens this film was shot on the day that Czolgosz was actually executed.
This early docudrama shows Auburn Prison and recreates the electrocution of Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of President McKinley of the United States. Some versions offer additional footage at the beginning which shows McKinley on the day of his assassination followed by scenes from his funeral.

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