Before the Nickelodeon: The Early Cinema of Edwin S. Porter

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Original Release

01/01/1982

US Release

01/01/1982

Cast

Blanche Sweet Narrator (voice)
Jay Leyda Reader - Thomas A. Edison (voice)
Rob Issen Reader - Corbett-Courtney Fight (voice)
Robert Sklar Reader - Porter's Naval Record (voice)
Robert Rosen Reader - Vitascope's First Night (voice)
Mitchell Kriegman Reader - 'Kiss' Review (voice)
Peter Davis Reader - Eden Musee
D.A. Pennebaker Reader - Film as a Visual Newspaper (voice)
Milos Forman Reader - The Biddle Brothers (voice)
Warren Leight Reader - Terrible Teddy (voice)
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Charles Musser

Writers

Warren Leight, Charles Musser

Cast

Blanche Sweet Narrator (voice)
Jay Leyda Reader - Thomas A. Edison (voice)
Rob Issen Reader - Corbett-Courtney Fight (voice)
Robert Sklar Reader - Porter's Naval Record (voice)
Robert Rosen Reader - Vitascope's First Night (voice)
Mitchell Kriegman Reader - 'Kiss' Review (voice)
Peter Davis Reader - Eden Musee
D.A. Pennebaker Reader - Film as a Visual Newspaper (voice)
Milos Forman Reader - The Biddle Brothers (voice)
Warren Leight Reader - Terrible Teddy (voice)
Rick King Reader - Sampson-Schley Controversy (voice)
Anthony Potter Reader - Fighting the Flames (voice)
Louis Malle Reader - Melies Catalogue (voice)
Robert Altman Reader - 'Jack And The Beanstalk' Promo (voice)
Jim Walton Reader - 'Jack And The Beanstalk' (voice)
Michael Peyser Reader - Edison Studio (voice)
Grahame Weinbren Reader - 'Eagle's Nest' Review (voice)
Steve Brier Reader - Adolph Zukor (voice)
Thomas A. Edison Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Edwin S. Porter Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Producers

Steve Brier Executive Producer
Charles Musser Producer
Elizabeth Lennard Producer

Editors

Charles Musser

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