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  • [The centaurs--excerpts] /

    A half human-half horse boy and girl meet and fall in love. They have a baby and go home to their parents for a happy reunion.

    • Contributor: McCay, Winsor - McCay, John - Fitzsimmons, John A. - Rialto Productions - Afi/Cinémathèque Canadienne Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1921
  • Krazy Kat goes a-wooing /

    Krazy Kat's serenade outside the window of Ignatz Mouse meets with a barrage of bricks.

    • Contributor: Searl, Leon A. - Herriman, George - International Film Service - Ernst (Louise) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
  • A romance of the rail /

    From Edison films catalog: A series of railroad scenes of novel and amusing interest. It opens with a view of an imposing station showing a pretty girl, dressed in white, seated on a trunk awaiting the arrival of her train. A young man approaches, also dressed in white, and the two immediately fall in love. The Lackawanna Limited then rolls into the station and ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Maude's naughty little brother /

    From Edison films catalog: In a charming dining room a very attractive young lady is seen seated at the table, evidently waiting for the caller who is to share a quiet little dinner for two. A moment later a dude of the regular chappy type enters and seats himself at the table. As soon as the meal commences the inevitable wicked small boy sneaks ...

    • Contributor: Blackton, James Stuart - Smith, Albert E. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
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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
  • The voice of the violin /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 3:56 (part 1), 3:06 (part 2), 3:54 (part 3), 3:58 (part 4), and 4:51 (part 5) at 18 fps. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. Source used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1912-1939.

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Edison Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
  • Catalog Record

    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
  • The dinosaur and the missing link, a prehistoric tragedy /

    Uses clay animation to tell a story of prehistoric times. Three suitors, named the Duke, Stonejaw Steve, and Theophilus Ivoryhead, compete for the hand of Miss Araminta Rockface. Ivoryhead, an unassuming weakling, wins her hand when the others mistakenly believe that he has killed a large ape which was actually felled by a dinosaur.

    • Contributor: O'Brien, Willis - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - K.E.S.E. (Firm) - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • The messenger boy's mistake /

    From Edison films catalog: "Cholly" wishes to call on his best girl and send her a large bouquet. To find out if the girl really loves him, he sends a note with the messenger boy requesting her to "wear this" if she does. The boy delivers the note and a package which the young lady opens and finds an old pair of trousers and ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • R.F.D., 10,000 B.C. /

    An animated mannequin comedy (also known as an O'Brien plastic stop-work comedy) set in prehistoric times. Henry Saurus, the mailman, and Johnny Bearskin, the favored suitor, vie for the affections of Winnie Warclub on Valentine's Day.

    • Contributor: O'Brien, Willis - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • Interrupted lovers /

    From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: Another instance where "the course of true love never runs smooth." From Edison films catalog: The watchful father disturbs a dream of bliss, and the bucolic lover is taught a lesson. He made a great hit. 140 feet. $21.00.

    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • Catalog Record

    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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    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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    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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    Omnibus. Catalog Record Only

    An episode of the television cultural anthology series consisting of 5 episodes of varying lengths. Both The Little fugitive and Struggle for survival are excerpts from films bearing those titles.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1953
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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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    Living in a big way / Catalog Record Only

    A World War II Army pilot and a young woman who have known each other for only a few days, are married hours before he is shipped overseas. He returns after being discharged to find that his father-in-law has become wealthy and his unkissed bride is now a society belle, who regrets the marriage and wants a quiet divorce. He works with other veterans ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1947
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    The Sentimental lady / Catalog Record Only

    Amy Cary, a practical but sentimental young woman, is pursued by Norman Van Aulsten, the greedy son of the vice president of the gas company, because he wants to gain ownership of her controlling stock in the company through their marriage; Bob Nelson, an enamored young attorney, finally convinces Amy to break her engagement to Norman.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
  • Catalog Record

    Omnibus. Catalog Record Only

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

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1955
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    The glass key / Catalog Record Only

    Paul Madvig, a shady politician, falls in love with Janet, daughter of the candidate for Governor, against the wishes of his friend and adviser, Ed. One night Taylor, Janet's playboy brother, is found murdered and suspicion falls on Paul, who had objected to Taylor's friendship with his sister Opal. Nick Varna, a political enemy, plots to bring about Paul's downfall, but Ed steps in ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1942
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    Blade o' grass / Catalog Record Only

    A man is deserted by his wife and takes refuge from civilization by going with his small daughter to a remote section of the Maine woods. The girl grows up and falls in love with a wealthy hunter; the father drives off the hunter and sends the girl to live with his wealthy sister. The girl soon tires of high society and returns to ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
  • Catalog Record

    R.F.D., 10,000 B.C. Catalog Record Only

    An animated mannikin comedy (also known as an O'Brien plastic stop-work comedy) set in prehistoric times. Henry Saurus, the mailman, and Johnny Bearskin, the favored suitor, vie for the affections of Winnie Warclub on Valentine's Day.

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

    Queen Christina / Catalog Record Only

    Seventeenth-century Queen Christina of Sweden relinquishes her throne for her lover, the ambassador from Spain, in this historical drama.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1934
  • Catalog Record

    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
  • Catalog Record

    The Lonesome girl / Catalog Record Only

    A young mountain girl discovers that her sweetheart is married, and follows James Montgomery Flagg's advice: "If at first you don't find love, move, move again." She turns down the path toward a military camp in search of a single man.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1918