An Extraordinary Cab Accident

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An Extraordinary Cab Accident is a 1903 British short silent comedy film, directed by Walter R. Booth, featuring a gentleman making a miraculous recovery after being trampled underfoot by a horse and cab. The film, "seems something of a step back," "compared with the elaborate special effects fantasies that director W.R. Booth and producer R.W. Paul had already concocted," but according to Michael Brooke of BFI Screenonline, "more complex special effects might well have worked against the impression Booth and Paul were clearly seeking to create, which is that of a man being genuinely run over by a horse-drawn cab, his body being knocked down and trampled by the horse's hooves." [1]

An Extraordinary Cab Accident
Screenshot from the film
Directed byWalter R. Booth
Produced byRobert W. Paul
Paul's Animatograph Works
Release date
  • November 1903 (1903-11)
Running time
42 secs
CountryUnited Kingdom


  1. ^ Brooke, Michael. "Extraordinary Cab Accident". BFI Screenonline Database. Retrieved 24 April 2011.

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