The Chair Movie Review 1998

Information and Film Reviews for The Chair the Movie

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Documents the efforts of Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse to have each other's methods of electrical current used for the electric chair in an effort to make them look less safe than their own. Also tells the story of William Kemmler, the convicted killer who was the first person to die in the electric chair.


First Run/Icarus Films, 32 Court St., 21st Fl., Brooklyn, NY 11201, Phone: (718)488-8900, Fax: (718)488-8642, Email:, URL:

Available on VHS
Running time 52 minutes.

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Documentary Films, Death, History--Modern, Inventors & Inventions, Electricity

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