Like its same-named predecessors, Number Six, Edison's Conquest Picture Program series consisted of several unrelated short subjects, bundled together as an ersatz feature film. This particular edition included the following one-reelers: Soldiers of the Sea, Birds of a Far-Off Sea, A Vanishing Race, Gold Mines of South Africa, and The Dinosaur and Baboon. The first four subjects were traditional documentaries, and as such are no better or worse than others of their genre. Dinosaur and Baboon was something else again: an intriguing early example of stop-motion animation by Willis H. O'Brien, who later achieved worldwide fame with such "trick" films as The Lost World, King Kong, and Mighty Joe Young. The O'Brien contribution was previously released as a separate entity titled The Dinosaur and the Missing Link, and happily is still in existence.
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