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Execution of Czolgosz with Panorama of Auburn Prison (1901)

This early docudrama shows Auburn Prison and recreates the electrocution of Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of President McKinley of the United States. Some versions offer additional footage at... See full summary »

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Edwin S. Porter (uncredited)
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This early docudrama shows Auburn Prison and recreates the electrocution of Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of President McKinley of the United States. Some versions offer additional footage at the beginning which shows McKinley on the day of his assassination followed by scenes from his funeral. Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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Accurate Portrayal of an Historic Event
14 June 1999 | by Lugosi31See all my reviews

Leon Czolgosz assassinated President William McKinley, who died in September in 1901. In turn, Czolgosz was electrocuted that October, and the film was made in December. It begins with the view of a train, continues to the exterior of the prison, and finally to outside the prisoner's cell. He is led away, we see his electrocution, and he is examined with a stethoscope by two witnesses. I recommend this film to all those interested in American history as it shows an interesting episode in it.


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16 November 1901 (USA) See more »

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Electrocution of Czolgosz See more »

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Auburn, New York, USA See more »

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