The Battle of Gettysgoat (1914)

Comedy | 1914

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HISTORY

The 2 May 1914 Motography reported that principal photography was currently underway, starring the “Ostrich Brothers,” whose combined body weight totaled 684 pounds. The plot was based on the recent U.S. intervention in the Mexican civil war. According to the article, there was a laugh in every foot of the picture’s five reels. ... More Less

The 2 May 1914 Motography reported that principal photography was currently underway, starring the “Ostrich Brothers,” whose combined body weight totaled 684 pounds. The plot was based on the recent U.S. intervention in the Mexican civil war. According to the article, there was a laugh in every foot of the picture’s five reels. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motography
2 May 1914
p. 302
NYDM
22 Apr 14
p. 28
CAST
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CREDITED AS
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PARENT COMPANY
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DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
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DIRECTOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
1914
Production Date:
Spring 1914
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

During the Mexican War, two American boys, the Ostrich brothers, who weigh more than 300 pounds each, decide, out of frustration at not being able to fight, to invade Mexico themselves. Once there, they engage Colonel Furioso, "The Interchangeable Spy," in a battle of ... +


During the Mexican War, two American boys, the Ostrich brothers, who weigh more than 300 pounds each, decide, out of frustration at not being able to fight, to invade Mexico themselves. Once there, they engage Colonel Furioso, "The Interchangeable Spy," in a battle of wits. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
War


Subject

Subject (Minor):
Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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