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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Poursuite sur les toits /

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

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
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    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
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    Du Barry was a lady / Catalog Record Only

    A musical comedy based loosely on the Broadway musical. Louis, a coat room attendant in a nightclub, is in love with the star, May Daly. So is Alec Howe, a struggling songwriter. Ginny, the cigarette girl, loves Louis. May loves Alec, but loves money more. When Louis wins the Derby pot, May responds to his attentions. To get Alec out of the way, Louis ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1943
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    The Scarlet Pimpernel. Catalog Record Only

    "Sir Percy Blakeney leads a dangerous double life. A dandy English diplomat by day, at night he emerges as the Scarlet Pimpernel, the daring and elusive hero fighting the forces of Robespierre to save innocent necks from the deadly blade of the guillotine"--Container.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
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    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
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    Taken / Catalog Record Only

    A former government operative embarks on a frantic quest to rescue his daughter after she is abducted by slave traders.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
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    Omnibus. Catalog Record Only

    An episode of the television cultural anthology series consisting of 2 segments of varying lengths. The second segment is a 1952 French film originally titled Crin-Blanc.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1957
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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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    The Scarlet Pimpernel / Catalog Record Only

    London fop Percy Blakeney is also secretly the Scarlet Pimpernel who, in a variety of disguises, makes repeated daring trips to France to save aristocrats from Madame Guillotine. His unknowing wife is also French, and she finds that her brother, has been arrested by the Republic to try and get her to find out who "that damned elusive Pimpernel" really is.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1935
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    Mr. Bean's holiday / Catalog Record Only

    Mr. Bean enters a church raffle and wins a vacation to France as well as a camcorder. Boarding a Eurostar train and arriving in Paris, the French language proves to be a barrier for Bean. He struggles to catch his train to the south of France. He orders a seafood meal and finds the consumption of the platter to be a challenge. Just before ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
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    L'appât / Catalog Record Only

    Examines the lives of three amoral young people living in Paris: 18-year-old Nathalie, who works in a clothing store and dreams of opening her own boutique in the United States, her boyfriend Eric, and his slow-witted pal Bruno. All three are looking for a fast and easy way to make some money, so together they devise a plan: Nathalie will hang out in nightclubs, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1995
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    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
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    Abschiedswalzer / Catalog Record Only

    Professor Józef Elsner, Chopin's music instructor, tries to convince him to quit the Polish revolutionary party. Chopin refuses and presents his beloved, Constantia Gladowska, with a new song. Her mother informs him she will marry Grabowksi the merchant. Elsner persuades Constantia to rebuff Chopin so that he will play in a concert in Paris to raise support for Poland against Russia. The concert is ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1934
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    Indochine / Catalog Record Only

    Set in French Indochina in the 1930s as the Vietnamese begin to rebel against French colonialism. Dramatizes the last years of French rule through the relationship between plantation owner Éliane, French by birth but born and raised in Indochina, and her adopted daughter Camille, an orphaned Annamese princess who becomes a Vietnamese revolutionary and representative at the Geneva Conference after having a child by ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1992
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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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    House of D / Catalog Record Only

    By working through problems stemming from his past, an American artist living in Paris begins to discover who he really is, and returns to his home to reconcile with his family and friends.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004
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    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
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    Olivier, Olivier / Catalog Record Only

    Elizabeth and Serge, live in rural France with their children, Olivier and Nadine. Elisabeth dotes on Olivier, causing resentment in both Serge and Nadine. Olivier is sent on an errand and fails to return. Six years later in Paris, Detective Druot, the investigating officer, encounters a 15-year-old male prostitute who fits the description of Olivier. Nadine is unconvinced that he is really her brother. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1991
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    Les Valseuses = Going places / Catalog Record Only

    PA71-969(English language subtitled version) PA542-063 (Video reissue of English language subtitled version) U.S. Copyright Office Minor change version: [English language subtitled version] / subtitles, Nina Levin and Brooke Leveque. -- United States : Cinema 5, 1974 ; United States : Interama, 1990. Copyright for minor change version, i.e. ref print: Cinema 5, Ltd. Prev.: novel entitled Les valseuses prev. reg. 30Sep72, AFO-71009; French photoplay ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1974