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The Juggernaut Collection

Back in college, John Ballard saved Philip Hardin's life. Twenty years later, John is the district attorney and Philip is president of a railroad notorious for its accident record. When John brings a suit against the railroad, Philip threatens to reveal a ruinous secret about John unless he drops the case. Meanwhile, a railroad inspector discovers that the trestle over which an express train carrying Philip's daughter is about to pass is in eminent danger of collapse.

This collection includes a new reconstruction of The Juggernaut as it appeared at its 1915 premiere in New York, an alternate cut of the film, all three alternate endings, and several, related bonus shorts.



 

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The president of a notorious railroad fights dirty against a lawsuit while, aboard one of his trains, his daughter unwittingly speeds toward her doom.

Starring Earle Williams and Anita Stewart · Directed by Ralph Ince

An alternate cut of Vitagraph's thrilling railroad drama The Juggernaut.

Starring Earle Williams and Anita Stewart · Directed by Ralph Ince


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All three alternate endings shot for The Juggernaut.

Starring Earle Williams and Anita Stewart · Directed by Ralph Ince

When the trestle her son's train is about to cross is struck by lightning, a mother must find some way to warn him of the danger ahead.

Starring Mary Maurice

Two Pennsylvania Railroad locomotives meet in a head-on collision in this 1904 short.

Directed by Edwin S. Porter

A short 1896 actuality depicting the Black Diamond Express as it approaches and speeds passed the camera.

Directed by James H. White

A short 1897 actuality depicting a Southern Pacific Railroad train with a mail car exiting a tunnel.

Directed by James H. White

A short actuality from 1901 showing the passage of the Empire State Express train.

Directed by Frederick S. Armitage

  • Photo-reconstruction
    This edition features a new reconstruction of The Juggernaut attempts to recreate the the 1915 New York premiere version by combining all known surviving footage with production and publicity stills to bridge the missing material.

  • Alternate endings
    Reconstructions of all three endings that were shot for the The Juggernaut.

  • A Railroad Smashup (1904)
    The Juggernaut is in the tradition of the carnival sideshow act known as the smashup, where antiquate trains were wrecked for the amusement of the audience. In this Edison short, two Pennsylvania Railroad locomotives meet in a head-on collision.

  • The Firing of the Patchwork Quilt (1911)
    A mother must find a way to warn her engineer son that the trestle his train is about to cross has been struck by lightning. With its strong thematic similarities, this Vitagraph short railroad drama seems to be the likely inspiration of The Juggernaut.

  • Locomotive Actualities
    In the late nineteenth century, actualities dealing with trains were among the most popular films with moving picture goers. Perhaps the earliest germs of The Juggernaut may be traced to these. This small assortment includes The Black Diamond Express (1896), the first film Vitagraph ever publicly exhibited.

 

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Definition:

1080p HD, 720p HD

Total length:

142 minutes

 

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