Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Colonel Funston Swimming the Baglag River - 1899

Country: United States
Release Date: September 1899 (USA)
Also known as: Colonel Funstan Swimming the Baglag River (USA - copyright title)
Production Co: Edison Manufacturing Company
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Plot Keywords: Philippines | Character Name In Title
Genres: War | Short
He throws off his coat, takes the rope in his mouth, dives from the raft into the river, and under a hot fire swims to the opposite shore, which is lined with Filipinos, hauling the raft after him and safely landing his men, who put the Filipinos to flight. Highly exciting and true to history. 

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