October 6th, 2012: The Great Train Robbery (1903)

What It’s About:  A gang of bandits rob a train, but can they escape with their loot?

Why Watch it Today?:  The first train robbery occurred on this date in 1866The Great Train Robbery was made just 37 years later, and used innovative techniques including location shooting, double exposure, and cross cutting.

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Other Choices:  Treasure of the Sierra Madre also features a train robbery attempt.

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