The Hero of Liao Yang 1904 

   A scene from the film


Directed by                       unknown
Cinematography by         Billy Bitzer
Starring                             unknown
Distributed by                   Biograph Company
Release date                       September 22, 1904
Country                             United States
Running time                    15 m.


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"The Hero of Liao Yang" is a short war drama.  The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of our star Billy Bitzer.


A Japanese soldier is ambushed while carrying an important message. The film apparently was made during the initial stages of the Russo-Japanese War (8 February 1904 – 5 September 1905).


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