Broncho Billy and the Bandit's Secret (2015)

One hundred years ago Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, the first cowboy movie star, was making westerns for the Essanay Film Company in Niles Canyon. He and his company made over 350 ... See full summary »

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David Kiehn

Writers:

Sprague Anderson (co-writer), David Kiehn (co-writer)

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Credited cast:
Baby Peggy ... The Movie Star
Bruce Cates Bruce Cates ... Broncho Billy
Joel Crowley Joel Crowley ... Telegraph Operator
Bob Cuneo Bob Cuneo ... Zander
Christopher Goodwin Christopher Goodwin ... The Sheriff (as Christopher Green Goodwin)
Felicity Hart Felicity Hart ... Sarah Paymer
Eric Leintz Eric Leintz ... Riley
Ross S. Mortensen Ross S. Mortensen ... Clarence
Vernon Putman Vernon Putman ... Train Passenger
William Rogue William Rogue ... Eli Paymer
Shawn Rowe Shawn Rowe ... The Deputy
Marco Zambrana Marco Zambrana ... Jess Robbins
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One hundred years ago Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, the first cowboy movie star, was making westerns for the Essanay Film Company in Niles Canyon. He and his company made over 350 films from 1912 to 1916, films that were seen around the world. Niles, now part of the city of Fremont, still has the feel of that little town of 1,400 residents who were invaded by a small army of filmmakers. That era is celebrated by the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum at the Edison Theater, built in 1913, the same year Essanay built their studio on the adjoining block. To commemorate this pioneering period in film history, we have produced a two-reel silent western film using the techniques of those early days. The movie was shot on 35mm black & white film using a hand cranked Bell & Howell 2709 camera, with 'interior' scenes of the sheriff's office shot on an open-air set. The Niles Canyon Railway was recruited for a train robbery scene in the Canyon. Some of the vintage props used included a ...

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Short | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 2015 (USA) See more »

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Fremont preview, 11/9/13. Cinecon, 8/29/14. DVD, 1/20/2018. See more »

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