The Great Train Robbery (1903) Movie Review Summary

Actors: A.C. Abadie, Gilbert M. “Broncho Billy” Anderson, George Barnes, Walter Cameron (None of the actors were originally credited.)

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Great Train Robbery (1903)

A train station clerk is tied up and bandits board the train. The bandits rob the train and shoot a passenger trying to escape them. A little girl discovers the clerk and runs for the sheriff. A posse goes after the train robbers.

This is a classic film by Edwin S. Porter that shocked audiences with its realism.
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Script Analysis of The Great Train Robbery (1903)

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 50%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Western    -   Yes Kind of western:    -   hunting down outlaws

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   blue collar worker Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   moving train

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Kind of violence:    -   guns Any profanity?    -   None

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