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Cripple Creek Bar-room Scene

Black and white, silent, 1898
Edison Manufacturing Company
Runtime: 46 seconds

SYNOPSIS
Many claim Cripple Creek Bar-room Scene to be first western film that had a plot, albeit a short one. This 46 second film opens in a small saloon. A woman tends the bar, three men play cards at a table, and a man sits asleep by a stove. Another man enters the saloon, orders a drink, and proceeds to cause a ruckus by knocking the sleeping man's hat off. The barmaid bounces the troublemaker with the help of the card players. A round of drinks is then enjoyed by all.

Plot keywords: saloon brawl

Cripple Creek Bar-room Scene can be viewed on YouTube or on the Library of Congress web site.

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