‘His First Ride’ was one of the many films produced early in the career of ‘Broncho Billy’ Anderson at his studio in Colorado. Most of those films were cowboy shoot-’em-ups: this one (judging from the available footage) is clearly a stunt comedy. The films produced by Anderson’s Colorado unit were distributed by Colonel Selig.
This an amusing mini-feature that, while based on one very simple story idea, uses some good detail and creativity to make it worth watching. It also required some real dedication on the part of the performer who played the character taking “His First Ride” on the bicycle, since he had to pay the price for the creative ideas of the film-makers. And, as short as it is, it builds up rather well, as each scene gets a little wilder than the previous one. Its liveliness and energy make it a pretty entertaining little piece of film.
Director: Gilbert M. ‘Broncho Billy’ Anderson (Anderson as GM)
Ressources: Wikipedia.org, imdb.com
Soundtrack, dubbing, Untertitles: Great Silent Movies
The soundtrack is a derivative of Work by Kevin MacLeod Music: Work is Work, The. Gobling path of a King, brightly Fancy, Meanwhile in Bavaria ( http://www.incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/ ), Licensed under CC BY 3.0 license.