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The Execution of Mary Stuart

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Director  Alfred Clark
Producer  Thomas Edison
Country  United States
6.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Short, History
Cinematography  William Heise
Duration  
Language  Silent film
The Execution of Mary Stuart movie poster
Cast  Robert Thomae
Release date  August 28, 1895
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The execution of mary stuart 1895 film


The Execution of Mary Stuart is a short film produced in 1895. The film depicts the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots. It is the first known film to use special effects.

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The 18-second-long film was produced by Thomas Edison and directed by Alfred Clark and may have been the first film in history to use trained actors, as well as one of the first to use editing for the purposes of special effects. The film shows a blindfolded Mary (played by Mrs. Robert L. Thomas) being led to the execution block. The executioner raises his axe and an edit occurs during which the actress is replaced by a mannequin. The mannequin's head is chopped off and the executioner holds it in the air as the film ends.

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This film is in the public domain.

References

The Execution of Mary Stuart Wikipedia
The Execution of Mary Stuart IMDb The Execution of Mary Stuart themoviedb.org


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