The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight (1897)


The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight Poster
Original Title: The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight
Type: Movie
Genre: Documentary, News, Sport
Runtime: 20 Minutes
Release Date: Jul 1897 (USA)
Is Adult: No
Language: 
n/A
Rated: n/A
Director: 
Enoch J. Rector
Stars: 
James J. Corbett, Bob Fitzsimmons, Billy Madden  »




Description

The first known feature film! A very unusual filmed record of the Corbett-Fitzsimmons fight originally ran over 90 minutes in length.




Plot

This legendary fight was filmed on March 17, 1897, using 63mm film that produced an aspect ratio of about 1.75:1. Using three adjacent cameras, Enoch Rector recorded the entire fight, simultaneously creating the world's first known feature film, as the resulting footage lasted over 90 minutes in length. About a quarter of the film survives today. Written by Mark Toscano





Details (General)

  • AKA (Also Known As)

    Бой Корбетта и Фитцсиммонса (Russia)

  • Company

    Veriscope Company

  • Country

    United States

  • Location

    Carson City
    Nevada
    USA





  • Details (Technical)

  • Aspect Ratio

    1.65 : 1

  • Color

    Black and White

  • Sound Mix

    Silent