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Ed’s Coed (1929)

October 24th, 2008 by Anne Richardson · 1 Comment · 1920's, Oregon film, Oregon film new definition, Oregon film old definition, Oregon location (primary)

Two University of Oregon students who worked as extras/production asssistants on Murnau’s City Girl in Athena, Oregon in 1928 came back to school inspired to become filmmakers themselves.

Ed’s Coed may be the first full length student film in history. It was shot on the U of O campus, and can be seen online, although the U of O website incorrectly dates the film as being made in 1919.

Here’s the director & crew:

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  • 1 Parallax View » The View Beyond Parallax… more reads for week of November 19 // Nov 18, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    [...] But there’s an even earlier artifact of student filmmaking, a 1919 silent film called Ed’s Co-ed, directed by two students from the University of Oregon with a college cast and crew and the technical oversight of Hollywood cameraman James F. McBride (who was sent by Cecil B. DeMille to help with the project). It played at the 2008 Pordenone Silent Film Festival and you can stream it for free from the U of O website. [...]

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