Saturday, December 29, 2012

The Watermelon Patch - 1905


Country: United States
Directors: Wallace McCutcheon, Edwin S. Porter
Release Date: 24 October 1905 (USA)
Production Co: Edison Manufacturing Company
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Plot Keywords: Watermelon | Racial Stereotype | One Reeler | Dancing | Theft  |  Chase | Search | Smoke | Skeleton | Scarecrow | African American
Genres: Comedy | Short
Several men slip into a watermelon patch, intending to carry some of them off. They are surprised and pursued by two other men who had been hiding, but they still manage to get several melons. Soon the men and their families are enjoying themselves, but meanwhile others are trying to trace the missing watermelons.
Connections
Edison: The Invention of the Movies (2005) (Video)- The entire film is included on the DVD

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