Beheading the Chinese Prisoner
Beheading the Chinese Prisoner, also known as Beheading a Chinese Prisoner, was a 1900 silent film produced by Siegmund Lubin. The 42-second-long film, which was inspired by news reports of the Boxer Rebellion, was produced on the roof of the Lubin Studios building in Philadelphia.
Description of the film
|“||A Chinese prisoner is tried before one of the chiefs, and being found guilty, is sentenced to be beheaded, which sentence is immediately executed. The executioner displays the head to the spectators to serve as a warning for evil doers. Very exciting.||”|
|— Lubin Catalog, 1903.|
A print of Beheading is kept in the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.
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- "Film Stills Title List". George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film (via archive.org. Archived from the original on March 15, 2009. Retrieved 2011-08-18.
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