Bison Film Company
Company typeFilm studio
IndustryEntertainment
Founded1909; 115 years ago (1909)
Defunct1917; 107 years ago (1917)
FateTransferred to Universal Film Manufacturing Company
Headquarters
Key people
Fred Balshofer

Bison Film Company, also known as 101 Bison Film Company, is an American film studio established in 1909 and disestablished in 1917.

It partnered with Miller Brothers 101 Ranch to lease 20,000 acres to build a Western town set and an Indian village and make silent films with stars including Tom Mix, Buck Jones, Hoot Gibson and Will Rogers.[1] It produced The Indian Massacre (1912), by Thomas H. Ince.[2]

In 1912 it also produced The Indian Raiders,[3] Early Days in the West,[4] Hunted Down,[4] A Daughter of the Redskins,[4] The Cowboy Guardians,[4] The Tribal Law,[4] An Indian Outcast; in 1913 it produced In Love and War,[5] Woman and War;[5] and in 1915 Lone Larry, starring Kingsley Benedict.[6]

Filmography

1909

1910

1911

1912

1913

1914

1915

1916

1917

References

  1. ^ Manns, William (January 2004). "Remembering the 101 Ranch. Starting with a cattle ranch and some big ideas, the Miller Brothers of Oklahoma created an entertainment empire". American Cowboy. Active Interest Media, Inc. 10 (5): 54. ISSN 1079-3690.
  2. ^ Gallen, Ira H. (15 December 2015). D.W. Griffith: Master of Cinema. FriesenPress. p. 317. ISBN 9781460260999.
  3. ^ Fleming 2013, p. 242.
  4. ^ a b c d e Fleming 2013, p. 243.
  5. ^ a b Fleming 2013, p. 244.
  6. ^ Zmuda, Michael (11 May 2015). The Five Sedgwicks: Pioneer Entertainers of Vaudeville, Film and Television. McFarland Publishing. p. 45, 50. ISBN 9781476617817.

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