The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots

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The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots

tudor decapitation mary queen of scots execution silent film 16th century

The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots

Release Date: August 28, 1895

Year    :   1895
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   History
Production Companies    :   Edison Manufacturing Company
Director    :   Alfred Clark
Producers    :   Thomas A. Edison
Writers    :   
RunTime    :   1 mins.

A short film depicting the execution of Mary, Queen of the Scots. Mary is brought to the execution block and made to kneel down with her neck over it. The executioner lifts his axe ready to bring it down. After that frame Mary has been replaced by a dummy. The axe comes down and severs the head of the dummy from the body. The executioner picks up the head and shows it around for everyone else to see. One of the first camera tricks to be used in a movie.

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