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    A frontier flirtation / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Opens on a stage with a painted backdrop of a forest or garden. On a park bench center stage sits a well-dressed woman with a dark veil obscuring her face, holding an open parasol overhead and a closed fan in her lap. A mustached cowboy enters, dressed in fringed chaps, boots, Western hat, neck kerchief, and pistol belt. When he spies the woman, he ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
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    The serenaders / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Opens on a stage set of a two-story brick building. Two street serenaders in rather shabby clothes stand outside the building, one playing a trombone and the other what appears to be a clarinet. A young woman appears in the upstairs window and looks down smiling on the two suitors. She soon favors and encourages the trombonist by throwing kisses and clutching her chest, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
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    What is the use of repining? / Catalog Record Only

    Widow grieves for quite a while after her husband dies, insisting her daughter do likewise. Feeling this may hamper his future plans, the daughter's beau decides upon a plan to help the widow.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1913
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    The Salamander / Catalog Record Only

    Doré Baxter is a country girl who longs for the big city life. She and her grandmother are swindled out of their farm by the evil Albert Sassoon. Her grandmother dies of the shock; Doré goes to the big city to seek revenge. There she is wooed by several men, including Sassoon (who does not know she is one of his victims). With the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
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    The Girls of Grassville / Catalog Record Only

    Tom Carver is returning to Grassville after eight years, taking his four pals for a visit. The boys decide to pull a prank on Tom's old sweetheart, Rose, and her four friends. They write five identical letters proposing marriage, sign Tom's name to all of them, and send one to each girl. Of course the girls see through the plot immediately and turn the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1912
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    The Star / Catalog Record Only

    Despite her fame and popularity as a dancer, Pauline Deverau is giving it up for a career as an actress. Clarence Inbad, one of her most ardent fans, attends her last dance performance. He becomes so enamored of Pauline that he attempts to force his way backstage to meet her. He is thrown out. Sometime later, to prepare for a dramatic role, Pauline takes ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1913
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    The Resurrection of Dan Packard / Catalog Record Only

    Desert prospectors Dan Packard and "Long-Shorty" Ferguson encounter spinster Arabella Beebe whom they believe to be a recent widow; they later have a spitting contest to determine which one should marry her. Loser Dan stages his own funeral in order to wrangle out of the wedding, but comes back to life when he learns that Arabella owns the gold mine. Includes footage of Tom ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
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    A Duke for a day / Catalog Record Only

    Young Benny Barlow seeks employment in a wall paper and paint shop in order to court the daughter, Jessie Wallace, of its owner. Benny is mistakenly identified as the Duke of Dalhousie and is feted by society, employing his former rival at the paper shop, Hank, as his secretary. Jessie is uninterested in Benny as a duke, but all goes well when the mistake ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
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    The Magic skin / Catalog Record Only

    Ralph Valentine, a penniless pianist, goes to Paris to pursue his career. He is attracted to two women: Pauline, the sweet and innocent daughter of his landlady, and Flora Margot, a woman of loose morals who runs with a wild crowd. Because of his irrational passion for Flora, Ralph makes a bargain with Satan, who gives him a magic skin which gratifies every wish ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
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    Barriers of society / Catalog Record Only

    A wealthy girl is stranded on a rock and a poor fisherman's son rescues her. They meet again when he is working as a crew member on a yacht. She is on board with her suitor who arranges a fake ship wreck, so that he may be alone with her on a deserted island. The sailor discovers the plot and follws them to the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
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    The Hunting of the Hawk / Catalog Record Only

    Robert Desselway , thought to be a gentleman of leisure, falls in love with Diana Curson, Mrs. Van Ralston's social secretary, on their return voyage from Europe. Diana, however, flatly refuses Robert's marriage proposal because she is secretly married to notorious criminal Edwin Wrenshaw, the Hawk. In a past counterfeiting scheme, Edwin had deceived her and her father into believing that he was a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
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    It's a wild life / Catalog Record Only

    A penniless Harold tries to court his sweetheart at the Gilded Guzzle Cafe where he contends with the young woman's mother, gluttonous diners, thieving musicians, two other suitors and messy food.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1918
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    Sunday / Catalog Record Only

    Sunday, an orphan girl who was raised by lumberjacks, has blossomed into young womanhood and is told she will be sent to a convent school. Unhappy with this news, she tells her story to Arthur Brinthorpe who offers to take her to England with him. When she discovers that he does not intend to marry her, a struggle ensues and Arthur is killed by ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
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    Environment / Catalog Record Only

    A ne'er do well and Jeannie, the banker's daughter, fall in love. Jeannie encourages her suitor to try to better himself while her father rejects him. When the young man's attempts to find a job fail, he is enticed into helping a stranger rob the bank. At the last minute, the suitor repents, chases and fights the stranger. The stranger is killed when he ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1914
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    Just squaw / Catalog Record Only

    A young, white girl, Fawn, was kidnapped as a child and raised as an Indian. Only Fawn's half-brother, the Half-breed, knows this secret. He watches over her from a secret hiding place, having been accused of many crimes he did not commit. Snake Le Gal's gang is really responsible for the crimes. A young stranger, Hollister (alias Watkins), comes to town to avenge the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1919
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    The Villain foiled / Catalog Record Only

    Hector Durant, an unsuccessful suitor of Miss Page, gets Harry, his rival for her affection, drunk so as to win her away from him. The intended victim's friends thwart the villain's plans by making it appear that Harryhas attempted suicide because of her rejection. This so impresses her that she consents to an immediate marriage to him by the minister they have called in.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1911
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    The Madcap / Catalog Record Only

    The daring Flora Fairbanks and artist John Markham fall in love but the jealous Countess Olga Tcherny plots to drive them apart. Olga's presentation of a play she wrote which distorts Flora and John's time together in France backfires. Olga is ostracized from New York society and John and Flora are reunited.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
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    The Sea waif / Catalog Record Only

    Nancy Potter was lost at sea when she was a young child. She was rescued and reared by Cail Potter, a fisherman (and, unbeknownst to Nancy, a thief). Nancy is being courted by Silas Jones, her "father's" cohort, but she despises Silas. Harry Caton, an actor, has been sent to their small, seacoast village to recuperate from a throat ailment. While robbing the home ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1918
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    A Soul for sale / Catalog Record Only

    After Mr. Pendleton's death, Niela Pendleton and her mother are left with very little income. Unfortunately, Mrs. Pendleton is a selfish, greedy spendthrift. She runs up bills and gambling debts and even implicates her daughter in a forgery to satisfy her craving for expensive jewelry. Mrs. Pendleton's solution to her financial problems is to force Niela to marry the lecherous, old millionare, Hale Faxon, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1918
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    Mary / Catalog Record Only

    Mary falls in love with an artist and then learns that he had broken his engagement to a neighbor of hers owing to a misunderstanding relating to an intercepted letter. Mary retrieves the letter and shows it to Laura, the ex-fiancée, to impress her that the artist had intended to apologize for their silly quarrel. Mary sacrifices her own love even further by deliberately ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
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    The Man-eater / Catalog Record Only

    A coquette kisses her soldier fiancé goodbye and then consoles herself at a picnic by flirting with all of her friends' husbands and fiancés.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1918
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    Friends, Romans and Leo / Catalog Record Only

    Beset by debts, Mulius Caesar, Emperor of ancient Rome, offers his daughter Myria in marriage to the royal loan-shark Liarus Bunko. In order to eliminate Plento Morpheus, Myria's affectionate suitor who is a newly arrived slave with glasses and a zigzag part in his hair, Mulius sets up a gladiator match between Plento and Brutal Brutus, with the loser to be sent to Leo ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
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    The Matinee girl / Catalog Record Only

    Vera, a stage-struck young woman, coquettishly asks dancing star Stuart Harcourt to help her obtain a stage career; Stuart offers his assistance and his passionate advances to Vera in his dressing room, but is cut short when his wife, whose existence was unknown to Vera, appears at the theater. Later, at home, Vera gets her revenge by giving Harcourt's autographed photograph to her black ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1918
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    Joe Harkin's ward / Catalog Record Only

    Joe Harkin, a young gold miner whose partner is killed, adopts his four-year-old orphan daughter. She lives with him for several years, making his house a home. When he strikes it rich, he sends her away to school in the city, where he also goes to live. She grows up to be a beautiful woman and they fall in love and marry.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
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    Soap / Catalog Record Only

    Billy McDonald, a struggling young artist, and Patsy Peters, an actress who is the daughter of a wealthy soap manufacturer, want to marry, but the artist's rich, old uncle objects to his nephew marrying an actress. In a scheme to win over the uncle, the young woman poses as a Quaker; the old uncle falls in love with her, and he gives her what ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916