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The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat (1896)

Genre : Documentary

Runtime : 1M

Director : Louis Lumière, Auguste Lumière

Synopsis

Likely in June 1897, a group of people are standing along the platform of a railway station in La Ciotat, waiting for a train. One is seen coming, at some distance, and eventually stops at the platform. Doors of the railway-cars open and attendants help passengers off and on. Popular legend has it that, when this film was shown, the first-night audience fled the café in terror, fearing being run over by the "approaching" train. This legend has since been identified as promotional embellishment, though there is evidence to suggest that people were astounded at the capabilities of the Lumières' cinématographe.

Actors

Madeleine Koehler
Madeleine Koehler
Self
Marcel Koehler
Marcel Koehler
Self
Mrs. Auguste Lumière
Mrs. Auguste Lumière
Self
Jeanne-Joséphine Lumière
Jeanne-Joséphine Lumière
Self
Rose Lumière
Rose Lumière
Self
Suzanne Lumière
Suzanne Lumière
Self

Crews

Louis Lumière
Louis Lumière
Director
Auguste Lumière
Auguste Lumière
Director
Louis Lumière
Louis Lumière
Producer
Auguste Lumière
Auguste Lumière
Producer
Louis Lumière
Louis Lumière
Director of Photography

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[Actual 4K Scan] The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat Station - Lumière Brothers - 1896.

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