How the Office Boy Saw the Ball Game


directed by Edwin S. Porter, 5 minutes

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Only five minutes of this Edwin S. Porter film has survived but we see, in the remaining fragment, the extent to which an office boy will go to watch a baseball game. A dangerous situation? We'll never know.

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Created over 3 years ago.

Some familiar action footage, but many bits that was news to me. Terrific!

Created over 3 years ago.

An interesting part is they are playing a real major league baseball game in the ealy 1900s.

Created almost 2 years ago.

N.B. Christy Mathewson shows up two and a half minutes in.

Created over 1 year ago.

As a relic, it's nice. Compared to modern standards of narrative: ha.

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