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Across the Mexican Line (Solax)

April 28, 2011

MOVING PICTURE NEWS (15 April 1911): 30.


We notice with a great deal of pleasure and satisfaction the announcement of the Solax Company regarding their Friday release.

Beginning April 28th they will start to release their regular Friday military pictures, the first subject of which is entitled “Across the Mexican Line.” This wide-awake company seem always to be on the alert for an idea that is novel, new and of topical interest. Now what could be more acceptable to the exchangeman and exhibitor than these military pictures dealing with a controversy of current and national importance.

Topics that are before the general public always prove to be big money-getter for the exhibitor, and this is the sole aim of the Solax Company–to turn out pictures that will redound the profit of their patrons, the exchangeman and exhibitor in greatest measure.

Quite aside from the merely entertaining purposes of these pictures they have the added virtue of being of exceptional educational value as many of the productions will be taken at places of historical interest.

This enterprising company will deserve the support and co-operation of all those who are in favor of raising the standard of the picture and making it a medium of not only wholesome entertainment but practical and useful instruction.

– MOVING PICTURE NEWS (8 April 1911): 20

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Luis Recillas Enecoiz permalink
    October 4, 2011 1:48 am

    Great blog you have. I have been looking for information on any silent film regarding Mexico, specially during the Mexican Revolution. I would greatly thank you if you authorize me to reproduce three or four of your posts in my blog I linking your blog to mine. Congratulations!

    • Naïve Spectator permalink*
      October 4, 2011 12:43 pm

      Absolutely! I created this blog mostly for myself, with the hope that it might be useful for other researchers, so feel free to post away. I’ll keep an eye out for other Mexican Revolution themed films in my 1911 travels.

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