Best Documentary Movies of 1894
Caicedo (with Pole)
King of the slack wire. His daring feats of balancing as he performs his thrilling feats in midair show that he is perfectly at home.
In the background, five fans lean on the ropes looking into the ring. The referee is to the left; like the fans, he hardly moves as two fighters swing roundhouse blows at each other. Mike Leonard, in white trunks, is the aggressor; in black, Jack Cushing stands near the edge of the ring, warily pawing the air as Leonard comes at him. A couple of punches land, but the fighters maintain their upright postures.
The Pickaninny Dance from the “Passing Show”
“A scene representing Southern plantation life before the war. A jig and a breakdown by three colored boys.”
Chat En Chute Libre
A falling cat lands on his feet.
The famous army scout in an exhibition of rifle shooting. A fine picture of the principal, and beautiful smoke effects.