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    Au pays des ténèbres = The land of darkness / Catalog Record Only

    Claire Lenoir is loved by two coal miners, her cousin, Louis and his friend, Charles. When she becomes engaged to Louis, Charles becomes despondent. Louis witnesses Claire's attempt to comfort Charles and becomes very jealous. One day, in the depths of the mine, their enmity erupts into a fight. A lamp is broken and a terrible explosion occurs. Charles is injured and Louis, forgetting ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1911
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    The Lightning Raider. Underworld terrors / Catalog Record Only

    The Lightning Raider and Thomas Norton continue to battle Wu Fang for possession of the ebony block. In this episode, Wu Fang attempts to get the block by kidnapping Tom. Lightning's ruse of substituting another block fails and she frantically tries to retrieve the genuine block in order to save Tom's life. The Wasp, an old, eccentric and powerful criminal, has gained possession of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1919
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    The Purple Mask. Suspected / Catalog Record Only

    In the previous episode, set in Paris, Patsy Montez steals her aunt's jewels to perplex Detective Phil Kelly, aka The Sphinx, who has snubbed her. The jewels are, in turn, stolen by a servant who is an apache, or criminal gang member. Patsy follows the servant to the slums where she recovers the jewels. In this episode, Detective Kelly directs a raid on the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
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    Lucille Love, the girl of mystery. Catalog Record Only

    In this episode of the fifteen-part serial drama, Loubeque gives Lucille a sleeping draught; detectives battle Loubeque's men. Lucille is taken to Loubeque's Mexican hacienda, escapes with a bandit who is killed as a veiled woman directs operations. Lucille gets away. Overall, the serial focuses on Lucille Love's attempts--in China, the Philippines, the South Pacific, and Mexico, among other locales--to recover internationally important secret ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1914
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    Sweeney's Christmas bird / Catalog Record Only

    The Sweeneys live in the flat above the Clancys. Mrs. Sweeney finds her parrot dead and sends her husband to bury it. Mr. Sweeney stops at the cafe for a few drinks and meets Mr. Clancy on his way home with his bird too. The bird and turkey are mixed up. Mr. Sweeney buries the turkey while Mr. Clancy takes the dead parrot home. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1914
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    Mystery of the double cross. The double cross / Catalog Record Only

    In this last episode Bentley Bridgey (Ralph Stuart), dying of a bullet wound, accuses Peter Hale (Leon Bary) of shooting him. The Masked Stranger, however, soon forces a confession from Jack Dunn (Theodore Friebus), who fired the shot in a jealous rage. The Masked Stranger then reveals herself as the twin of Philippa Brewster (Mollie King). When babies they were separated by a partially ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
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    The End of the rainbow / Catalog Record Only

    Elihu Bennett, a lumber magnate, takes unfair advantage of the lumbermen who supply him with logs. His daughter, Ruth, secures a position as a stenographer to Ferdinand Stocker, her father's superintendent, and discovers his plans to defraud her father. She meets Jerry Simpson, a backwood lawyer, and the son of an old lumberman. They manage to trap Stocker who dies trying to escape. Bennett ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
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    The Battle of Cupidovitch / Catalog Record Only

    Dick and Carol are in love and enjoying a sunny afternoon on the porch of Dick's house with his father. Carol's father arrives with news of war. The two fathers launch into a heated argument about the war's causes and then declare war on each other. They extend the conflict to the lovers' territory. The fathers establish the battle line between their properties and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
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    Bobby's dream / Catalog Record Only

    While at the beach with his family, Bobby takes a nap after reading a book about pirates. While asleep, he dreams that the pirates come ashore and kidnap his family, but he escapes. He searches for his family, finds them and rescues them. The pirates chase Bobby on the beach. He shoots them one after another. Finally he awakes.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1912
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    When hubby grew jealous / Catalog Record Only

    Hubby is unreasonably jealous of the doctor who has treated his wife. Wifey sprains her ankle and is taken to the hospital for treatment, and when hubby goes to see her the attendant tells him that she is in the care of Dr. Watt and that no one can see her. Hubby pushes him aside and rushes into the room just as the doctor ...

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

    Highlights the snow-covered State Park around Niagara Falls, the Falls from Hennepin Point, the rapids, the Gorge Railway, and the Horseshoe Falls and American Falls as seen from the Canadian shore. British Board of Censors.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
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    Polly of the circus / Catalog Record Only

    Polly, a young circus equestrienne, is injured in a riding accident. She is left behind by the circus to recuperate in the home of the local minister, Rev. John Douglas. She and the minister fall in love, causing quite a scandal in the small town. Polly is especially resented by Deacon Strong and his jealous daughter, Julia. A year passes and the circus is ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
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    Gloriana / Catalog Record Only

    Gloriana is a little orphan left upon the death of her mother to the care of Dr. Manning, the husband of a cold blooded aristocrat woman who neglects her own son for her charitable activities. Gloriana and Blake Manning fast become friends. They are well taken care of by their governess, Miriam, a girl from the tenements. Gloriana, believing in her stepmother's philosophy about ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
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    Tom Butler / Catalog Record Only

    Tom Butler is an escaped convict from the prison of Isle de Ré. His wife, Miss Hampton, a celebrated actress, was instrumental in sending him to prison. He has vowed vengeance upon her for her betrayal. In different disguises, Tom Butler makes several unsuccessful attempts on Miss Hampton's life. Finally, a thief is arrested for robbery. The thief, though, is Tom Butler, again in ...

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

    Bessie Gale, a prima-donna, is known as "The Unattainable" but Robert Morton, a wealthy clubman, vows to possess her and fails. She meets and marries Robert Goodman. Later, Goodman finds his wife and Morton in an compromising situation. Goodman fights Morton and Morton shoots Goodman in the back. Bessie gives her blood in a transfusion and saves her husband'life.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
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    Lucille Love, the girl of mystery. Catalog Record Only

    In this episode of the fifteen-part serial drama, Lucille is arrested as a thief, found in Loubeque's hotel room, but Loubeque tells the police that she's not the thief. Overall, the serial focuses on Lucille Love's attempts--in China, the Philippines, the South Pacific, and Mexico, among other locales--to recover internationally important secret papers stolen from her father, Gen. Sumter Love, by his former classmate ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1914
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    The Crimson Stain mystery. In the shadow of death / Catalog Record Only

    In this serial, Dr. Burton Montrose, a scientist, has developed a formula which he believes will make ordinary people into geniuses. He experiments on several subjects and, to his horror, finds that it instead creates wicked criminals. The resulting band of murderers and thieves is led by the evil Pierre La Rue, also known as the Crimson Stain for his luminous, red-rimmed eyes. He ...

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

    A railroad melodrama in which officials of one railroad company stop the trains of another company by using a lantern slide projector to project on their tracks a "ghost" against a billowy smoke screen. The superintendent of the reputable company agrees to the marriage of his daughter Helen and his assistant Tom if Tom can land a shipping contract for which the other rail ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1920
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    The Corporal's daughter / Catalog Record Only

    A corporal's daughter is snubbed by her lieutenant fiancé. Her father is transferred to the frontier, and she travels west with him in order to help forget her unfortunate love affair. At the new post she meets a self-sacrificing scout, and their romance blossoms during a series of Indian raids.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
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    Camping trips. Happy days / Catalog Record Only

    Famous industrialists, their families, and their entourages tour with a caravan of cars and trucks through the countryside of Maryland and West Virginia during July, 1921. They meet with President Warren G. Harding and local people, go sightseeing and horseback riding, and eat a lot.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1921
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    Unknown Chaplin. My happiest years / Catalog Record Only

    Part one of a three-part documentary television series which observes film director Charlie Chaplin's creative processes, using outtakes of filmed rehearsals, and close scrutiny by film historians Kevin Brownlow and David Gill.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1983
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    Way down east / Catalog Record Only

    LP15906 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: D.W. Griffith, Inc.; 3Sep20; LP15906. Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Lowell Sherman, Burr McIntosh, Josephine Bernard, Patricia Fruen, Florence Short, Creighton Hale. The original film was re-released in 1931 with minor re-editing and synchronized sound added. Restoration includes still photographs and reconstructed intertitles to replace missing scenes and intertitles. Viewing copy and master (copy 1) transferred at 19.98 frames per ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1985
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    Lo Scomparso = The dread of doom / Catalog Record Only

    Doctor Guido is dying of tuberculosis after being bit by a consumptive monkey. It happens that he is engaged to a girl whose brother is engaged to his sister. He fears, when the disease has clutched him, that his prospective mother-in-law will think it is hereditary in his family and forbid his sister's marriage to her son. For this reason, he disappears until his ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1913
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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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    Crowds returning from the games, Waikiki, Hawaiian Islands / Catalog Record Only

    Seven crowded street cars come slowly down a single set of tracks in a grassy area. Trees line both sides of the tracks. Passengers hanging onto both sides of the street cars wave at the camera as they pass. Some men walk up and down along the left side of the tracks. Filmed from a single camera position.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906