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The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight 1897

  • January 1, 1897
  • 19 mins
  • Enoch J. Rector
  • English

This legendary fight was filmed on March 17, 1897, using 63mm film that produced an aspect ratio of about 1.75:1. Using three adjacent cameras, Enoch Rector recorded the entire fight, simultaneously creating the world's first known feature film, as the resulting footage lasted over 90 minutes in length. About a quarter of the film survives today. Written by Mark Toscano.


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