Friday, July 8, 2011

A Hanging at Jefferson City

Pendaison à Jefferson City - French title
Hanging at Jefferson City - English title

A 1911 French production [Gaumont (Paris)]
Producer: Jean Durand
Director: Jean Durand
Story: Joë Hamman (Jean Hammon)
Screenplay: Joë Hamman (Jean Hammon)
Cinematography: [black & white]
Running time: 7 minutes

Joë Hamman (Jean Hammon), Raymond Aimos (Raymond Caudrilliers), Gaston Modot, Berthe Dagmar (Albertine-Marie Dagmar), Gustave Hamilton, Joaquin Renez

In the mining town of Jefferson City three friends are seen drinking together before one leaves to deliver the miners payroll. Later another of the three men is accused of killing by lawmen with stars painted on their shirts. The suspected murderer is about to be lynched when the third member arrives in time to shoot the man down and clear his name.

1 comment:

  1. This is the earliest of the 12 silent Westerns from the 1911-1913 period enclosed in the Gaumont, Le cinéma premier, Vol. 2 box.