Thursday, April 19, 2012

Auto Boat Race on the Hudson - 1904

Country: United States
Language: English
Release Date: June 1904 (USA)
Also Known As: Auto Boat Race on the Hudson River
Filming Locations: Hudson River, New York, USA
Production Co: American Mutoscope & Biograph
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Plot Keywords: Boat | Boat Racing
Genres: Documentary | Short
With a few buildings and a canopied grandstand visible on the far shore, we watch motorized boats pass us on the Hudson, then pass a rowboat with a large U.S. flag and three judges. Some of the racing boats have three passengers, some have one or two. A few spectators watch from small boats near the judges. Up river, we see a large sailboat at anchor. If these are races, they appear to be against the clock rather than head to head. This is not a one-take reel, but contains splices.  

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