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Return of the Lifeboat1897

  • 3.5
One of a series of films taken in San Francisco featuring the Pacific Coast Life Saving Service. This picture may be the earliest surviving example of filmmakers reframing a shot during actual filming as they seek to keep the lifeboat in frame as it comes through the breakers to the shore.

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Interesting from a film history perspective.

Amazing historical document.

Short! Returns me to the Coast Guard Museum on Cape Cod, MA.

Silent action film that reminds the viewer of the power of nature, the ocean, and fragile nature of people.