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A group of people are standing along the platform of a railway station in La Ciotat, waiting for a train. One is seen coming, at some distance, and eventually stops at the platform. Doors of the railway-cars open and attendants help passengers off and on. Popular legend has it that, when this film was shown, the first-night audience fled the café in terror, fearing being run over by the "approaching" train. This legend has since been identified as promotional embellishment, though there is evidence to suggest that people were astounded at the capabilities of the Lumières' cinématographe.

  1. Louis Lumière

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  2. Auguste Lumière

    Director

Facts

Original Title L'arrivée d'un train en gare de La Ciotat

Status Released

Release Information

  • January 25, 1896
    Theatrical

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Original Language Spanish; Castilian

Runtime 0h 1m

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