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Still image from The Carabi Incident via the Briscoe Center for American History.

Identifier:

  • dv_00119 (Source: Digital Collections - Briscoe Center for American History)

Date produced: 1951

Filmmaker(s):

Harry W. Atwood

Languages:

English

Length:

300 ft

Format:

8mm

Colour:

Kodachrome

Sound Notes:

Silent

Sound:

With sound on tape.

Awards/Recognition:

ACL Ten Best 1952 - Honorable Mention

Description:

"Once again Harry W. Atwood has used the desert locales of the Southwest and his mastery of outdoor color filming to mount a dramatic and exciting action picture. Although The Carabi Incident is truly an incident rather than a full-fledged photoplay, it does manage to include an abandoned mine, a lost prospector, a worried young girl and her companion — and both a happy and a tragic ending! The production is enriched with Mr. Atwood's usually fine selection of camera angles and suspenseful editing. For these reviewers, however, an excess of dialog subtitles was a drag on the film's development." Movie Makers, Dec. 1952, 341.

Resources:

The film was "Movie of the Month" in Home Movies for September of 1951. The film receives a feature with a write-up and still images in Home Movies (Sept. 1951, 314-315).

Arizona Republic (Sept. 29, 1951, 3) reported on the film's accolade from Home Movies.

This film is a part of the Harry Atwood Film Collection held by the University of Texas at Austin. It exists in digital form at the Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Locations:

  • Southwestern States, USA (Filming)

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Repository:

Harry Atwood Film Collection, 1949-1995, The University of Texas at Austin

Screenings:

  • Screened by the New York City 8mm. Motion Picture Club in 1952: New York City, N.Y.
  • Screened by the Los Angeles 8mm. Club in 1952: Los Angeles, CA
  • Screened by the Brooklyn Amateur Cine Club in 1953: Brooklyn, N.Y.