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El Automovil Gris [videorecording]

dirigida y fotografiada por Enrique Rosas, Q.E.P.D.
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
"At the height of the Mexican Revolution, a gang of thieves captured popular imagination by targeting the homes of wealthy citizens. This film, which takes its title from the gang's infamous getaway car, tells the story of the bandits. For the last scene of the film, director Rosas used footage from the actual execution of the gang, which he himself had filmed in 1915. The film holds an important place in film history by its own merit, and as one of the few films that remain from the silent era of Mexican cinema. A re-edited version released in 1933 contained newly recorded music and dialogue"--Mexican Cinema Project, 1994.
Director
Enrique Rosas; Q.E.P.D
Performers
Juan Canal de Homs, Joaquín Coss, Juan Manuel Cabrera, Angel Esquivel, Manuel de los Ríos, Miguel Angel Ferríz, Valentín Asperó, Enrique Cantalauva.
Release Date
1919
Run Time
105 min.
Language
Spanish with optional English subtitles
Notes
  • Title from container.
  • Originally produced as a silent motion picture serial in Mexico in 1919 and re-edited into a feature-length film with added music and dubbed dialog in 1933.
  • Includes two reconstructed silent sequences, photo gallery, time line, technical credits, filmography with clips.
Variant Title
Title appears on credits as: Azteca Films de Mexico presenta El automovil gris
Edition
Edición conmemorativa
Published
[Mexico City] : Cine Unam, ©2010.
Description
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (16 p. : ill. ; 19 cm)
DVD; NTSC; all regions; full screen 1.33:1.
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