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Mexican Knife Duel

Mexican Knife Duel
Directed byWilliam Kennedy Dickson
Produced byWilliam Kennedy Dickson
StarringPedro Esquivel and Dionecio Gonzales
CinematographyWilliam Heise
Distributed byEdison Manufacturing Company
Release date
  • 1894 (1894)
Running time
60 seconds
CountryUnited States
English intertitles

Mexican Knife Duel is an 1894 American black-and-white short silent film from Edison Studios, produced by William K. L. Dickson with William Heise as cinematographer. It features an exhibition of fighting skills by Mexican vaqueros Pedro Esquivel and Dionecio Gonzales. Filmed in Edison's Black Maria studio, it has a runtime of 60 seconds.[note 1] Although stills exist, the film is understood to be lost.[1][2]

The film is one of several shot by Dickson and Heise after Thomas Edison invited William F. Cody and his Buffalo Bill's Wild West show performers to the kinetoscope studio.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Dickson and Heise filmed their Wild West demonstrations on single reels, using standard 35 mm gauge.


  1. ^ Musser, Charles (1997). Edison Motion Pictures, 1890–1900: An Annotated Filmography. Smithsonian Institution Press. pp. 140–141. ISBN 978-88-86155-07-6.
  2. ^ "Pedro Esquivel and Dionecio Gonzales". Le GrimH (in Spanish). Retrieved April 8, 2022.
  3. ^ "Mexican Knife Duel on the Silver Screen". University of Oklahoma Press. August 2013. Retrieved April 8, 2022.
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