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  • Poursuite sur les toits /

    A comedy in which two burglars flee from policemen across the rooftops.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • How a French nobleman got a wife through the New York Herald personal columns /

    From Edison films catalog: The picture opens with a "Personal" advertisement which actually appeared in the New York Herald of August 25th, 1904: "Young French Nobleman, recently arrived, desires to meet wealthy American girl; object matrimony; will be at Grant's Tomb at 10 this morning, wearing boutonniere of violets." The first scene shows the young "Nobleman" in his dressing room. He picks up the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Catalog Record

    Wanderers of the desert Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Aspect ratio: 16 x 9. Original film: 1986, France. Also known as Les baliseurs du désert. Cert. Not available [BBFC]. DVD Region 1. Colour. PAL. Arabic with English subtitles (optional).

    • Contributor: Khemir, Nacer
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
  • Buying a cow /

    An urban husband and wife, walking in the countryside outside Paris, are so impressed with the delicious taste of a cow's milk that they buy the cow and try to bring it back to their Parisian apartment. After many misadventures, the cow is stolen right after they reach their front door.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1908
  • Dogs used as smugglers /

    With contraband strapped to the backs of their dogs, smugglers set off to cross the Spanish-French border. Having been spied upon and betrayed to customs officers, a fierce skirmish results and only the dogs and a single smuggler reach their destination.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • Lost a pretty little dog /

    A woman and her mother bring a little dog home from a dog shelter in Gennevilliers. The woman's husband comes home, is displeased, and pays a man to steal the dog. The woman is distraught and offers a reward for the return of the dog. The man who stole the dog returns it and receives the reward, just as the husband comes home. The ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1908
  • Afraid of microbes /

    A man who fears the influenza microbe buys an antiseptic spray from a pharmacist. On his way home, he insists on spraying everyone he encounters, including the police. A growing group of outraged people chases and captures him. He is tied up and doused with water.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1908
  • Catalog Record

    Un Monde sans pitié = Love without pity / Catalog Record Only

    PA530-309 U.S. Copyright Office Minor change version: [English language subtitled version]. -- United States : Orion Classics, 1991. Copyright for minor change version: Orion Pictures Corporation. NM: English language subtitles. DCR 1989; PUB 31May91; REG 26Jul91; PA530-309. Baseline, 1/25/93 lists working titles as: World without pity and Tough life. Cinematography, Pierre Novion ; editing, Michèle Darmon ; music, Gérard Torikian. Hippolyte Girardot, Mireille Perrier, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1989
  • Catalog Record

    L'accompagnatrice = The accompanist / Catalog Record Only

    In Paris during the brutal winter of 1943, Sophie, a 20-year-old pianist, leaves constant hunger and deprivation behind when she is hired as accompanist to the beautiful, gifted and privileged classical singer, Irene Brice. In time, Sophie becomes a self-effacing martyr who develops a love-hate relationship with Irene, and in always deferring, misses her own chance for happiness.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1992
  • Catalog Record

    Frantic / Catalog Record Only

    A mystery about the kidnapping of Dr. Richard Walker's wife, Sondra, by terrorists from their hotel suite, during a medical convention being held in Paris, France, and how they are finally reunited.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1988
  • Catalog Record

    The big parade / Catalog Record Only

    A World War I drama about lazy James Apperson (John Gilbert), son of an industrious aristocrat (Hobart Bosworth) and his wife (Claire McDowell), and how he is coaxed into joining the Army by his father and girlfriend (Claire Adams) when the U.S. enters the War. Upon entering the Army, James is sent to France to serve his tour of duty. While in France, he ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1925
  • Catalog Record

    Paris blues / Catalog Record Only

    Two American jazz musicians in Paris meet two young American teachers on vacation and a romance ensues.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1961
  • Catalog Record

    La faute à Fidel / Catalog Record Only

    A 9-year-old girl weathers big changes in her household as her parents become radical political activists in 1970-71 Paris.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
  • Catalog Record

    Omnibus. Catalog Record Only

    An episode of the television cultural anthology series consisting of six segments of varying lengths.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1953
  • Catalog Record

    Saints and soldiers: Airborne creed / Catalog Record Only

    The dramatic story of three WWII paratroopers lost behind enemy lines. Desperately trying to regroup with the Allied Forces, their commitment to the Airborne Creed urges them forward, and proves that a few good men can change a war.

    • Contributor: Abel, Adam - Little, Ryan - Gray, Lamont - Hoppe, Lincoln - Allred, Corbin - Nibley, David - Wade, Jasen - Go Films - Excel Entertainment Group - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
  • Catalog Record

    An American in Paris / Catalog Record Only

    Jerry, a struggling, but happy-go-lucky American artist, falls in love with Lise, a French shop girl. Unbeknownst to Jerry, Lise is engaged to Henri, one of Jerry's pals. Jerry proposes to Lise, who refuses sadly, explaining about Henri. Henri eventually bows out and the lovers are reunited.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1979
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    Joan of Arc / Catalog Record Only

    In 1428, France has been at war with the English for nearly a century. In a village in Lorraine, a sixteen-year old young woman peasant is inspired to drive the enemy from France and crown the Dauphin in Rheims' cathedral. Joan of Arc gains support, leads an army to many victories and sees the Dauphin crowned at Rheims. A sordid truce is signed with ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1985
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    The day of the jackal / Catalog Record Only

    In France, an organization known as OAS, attempts an assassination on the life of Charles DeGaulle, due to their belief that DeGaulle has betrayed France by granting Algeria independence.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1973
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    [Du Barry--excerpts] / Catalog Record Only

    Miscellaneous excerpts from Du Barry, a fictionalized account of the life of Comtesse Marie Jeanne Bécu Du Barry, mistress of King Louis XV.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
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    On the Riviera / Catalog Record Only

    American nightclub entertainer Jack Martin discovers he bears a remarkable resemblance to French aviation hero and renowned lover Henri Duran, and incorporates an impersonation song-and-dance number, "Rhythm of a new romance," into his Riviera nightclub act. When Duran must travel for a business deal, his partners Philippe and Louis hire Martin to double as the pilot in order to hold off a difficult buyer, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1951
  • Catalog Record

    Ford startime. Dear Arthur / Catalog Record Only

    A comedy about sophisticated international rogue Fred Cortin, who has devoted a lifetime to the study and practice of imaginative confidence games. When he encounters his divorced, wealthy daughter, Edith Brooks, on the French Riviera, he devises a plan to protect her from a rash of unwanted suitors by creating a husband for her who doesn't exist. As the moneyed international set in Monaco ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1960
  • Catalog Record

    Renaissance / Catalog Record Only

    In the labyrinthine streets of 21st century Paris, where every move is monitored and ever action recorded, a mysterious kidnapping sets into motion a catastrophic series of events that could ultimately prove the downfall of civilization.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
  • Catalog Record

    A walk with love and death / Catalog Record Only

    "Heron of Foix (Assaf Dayan) hears the call of the ocean and leaves his school in Paris to walk to the sea. He meets the fair Claudia (Anjelica Huston) and the two fall in love and journey together to escape the ongoing Hundred Years War. They witness the brutal and bloody murder of a peasant who is drawn and quartered by the sadistic Sir ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1970
  • Catalog Record

    The little American / Catalog Record Only

    "Karl Von Austreim, a German-American living in the United States, bids farewell to his sweetheart, Angela Moore, and returns to Germany at the outbreak of World War I to fight for his native country. Count Jules de Destin of the French embassy, a rival for Angela's hand, also leaves, and shortly afterwards, Angela is called to France to care for her dying aunt. Her ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • Catalog Record

    Jour de fête / Catalog Record Only

    When the fair comes to town, François, the village postman, sees a documentary film on the efficiency of the American postal service, and decides he can single-handedly emulate the modern postal service for his sleepy town.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1995