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Rip Leaving Sleepy Hollow (1896)

Not Rated | | Drama, Short | 1 September 1896 (USA)
A series of short black and white films from director William K.L. Dickson which chronicle the adventures of Rip Van Winkle.

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William K.L. Dickson (uncredited)
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A series of short black and white films from director William K.L. Dickson which chronicle the adventures of Rip Van Winkle.

Director: William K.L. Dickson
Stars: Joseph Jefferson
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Joseph Jefferson Joseph Jefferson ... Rip Van Winkle (uncredited)
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A series of short black and white films from director William K.L. Dickson which chronicle the adventures of Rip Van Winkle.

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Drama | Short

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Release Date:

1 September 1896 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Рип покидает Сонную лощину See more »

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| (2004 National Film Preservation Foundation print)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.36 : 1
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This film was incorporated wholly into the compilation film Rip Van Winkle (1903), which is in the 3-disk boxed DVD set called "More Treasures from American Film Archives, 1894-1931" (2004), compiled by the National Film Preservation Foundation from 5 American film archives. It was restored by the Library of Congress from its paper print collection, has a running time of about 25 seconds, and an added piano music score. See more »

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Version of Mr. Toad's Wild Ride (1996) See more »

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Rip van Winkle #4
15 August 2018 | by Tornado_SamSee all my reviews

1903's "Rip van Winkle", directed by W. K. L. Dickson, may be one of the first films, if not the first, that has an actual plot. Originally, it was actually a film serial comprised of eight short films from 1896 that, when put together, more or less tell the well-known story by Irving. Of course, looking at each of them separately you can't at all get the full feel of what Dickson was going for, due to every clip being only about twenty seconds long and telling only a very small fraction of the plot. Likewise here.

"Rip Leaving Sleepy Hollow" is the fourth film in the series and pretty much nothing happens in it, except that Rip (Joseph Jefferson) enters a ring of dwarfs (really grown men hunching over) and just stands around. The dwarfs do wear costumes in it, which is something rare for the era, but that's really all you can say for this segment when taken out of context. With that said, even when you do put it in context with its other seven installments, it still won't really interest anyone except film buffs like me, or historians interested in the early years of film.


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