Historical film or melodrama ?
February 12, 2007 § Leave a comment
Not sure we’d see the difference today. But Epes Winthrop Sargent certainly did back in 1914:
His best work [Charles Kiener of the Kalem company] has been some historicals on the early California days, but he has also done some excellent melodramas
(Moving Picture World, July 11, 1914)