THE BIG SHOW

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A behind-the-scenes melodrama set within the Miller Brothers’ touring 101 Ranch Wild West show.

“The backstage tale weaves in more characters, intrigues, and rescues, but the true pleasures come from watching the Wild West performers in action. Animal tamers, cowboys, Indians, the snake girl, clowns—all are there ... The scenes of setting up camp and packing for the next town play like documentary footage—as it probably is. Indeed, when a fire ravaged the company’s rail cars, the Miller Brothers started the cameras rolling and built the fire into the story.” - National Film Preservation Foundation, USA; www.filmpreservation.org/preserved-films/screening-room/the-big-show-1926; retrieved 4/03/2016.

Preserved, by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, as part of the National Film Preservation Foundation/ New Zealand Film Archive repatriation programme of 2009- 2013.

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Year 1926

Reference number F23385

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Genre Feature

Duration 01:15:44

Production company Miller Brothers Productions

Credits Director: George Terwilliger
Cast: John Lowell
Cast: Evangeline Russell
Cast: F. Serrano Keating
Cast: Jane Thomas
Cast: Joseph C. Miller
Cast: Dan Dix
Cast: Alice Lecacheur
Cast: Madi Blatherwick
Writer: Lillian Case Russell
Camera: David W. Gobbett.

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