Capsize of Lifeboat (1897)

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"Daily practice of life boat crew, showing boat being upset purposely by the men. As these boats are self-righting and self-bailing, the scene is particularly interesting."


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12 September 2009 | Michael_Elliott
Early Look at History
Capsize of Lifeboat (1897)

*** (out of 4)

Edison short was part of their "Pacific Coast Life Saving Services" series, which were produced to teach people how to survive something going wrong in the water. This film, running a whopping 25-seconds, shows a group of men in the way with an upside down lifeboat. The men must work together to get it flipped back over. There's certainly nothing groundbreaking or record setting in this short but it's mildly entertaining but then again, it's only 25-seconds. Fans of these early films will enjoy watching this as we have some rather nice camera work even though I'm not sure how many people watching would be able to actually turn the boat back over.

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