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  • 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
  • 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
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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • [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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
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    Wilful Peggy. Catalog Record Only

    A stubborn young woman finally accepts a college student of whom her family highly approves as her fiancé--after he exposes her older, sophisticated admirer as a pickpocket.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
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    Tini zabutykh predkiv = Shadows of forgotten ancestors / Catalog Record Only

    A deeply heartfelt story set during the early part of the 20th century in the Ukrainian Carpathians, centering on Ivan whose life is marked with sadness. First his brother is killed while saving him from a falling tree. Then his father is murdered, forcing Ivan and his mother to live in poverty. He falls in love with Marichka, the daughter of the man responsible ...

    • Contributor: Paradzhanov, Serge - Chendeĭ, Ivan - Mykolaĭchuk, Ivan - Kadochnykova, Larysa - Bestai︠E︡Va, T. - Bahashvili, S. - Illi︠E︡Nko, I︠U︡Ri - Kot︠S︡I︠U︡BynsʹKyĭ, Mykhaĭlo - Kinostudii︠A︡ Imeni Oleksandra Dovz︠H︡Enka - SovėksportfilʹM (Firm) - Connoisseur Video Collection (Firm) - Janus Films Collection (Library of Congress) - Lc Purchase Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1965
  • Catalog Record

    Swing time / Catalog Record Only

    Lucky Garnett, a featured troupe dancer and professional gambler, falls in love with Penny Carrol, a dance school instructor. Their attempts to audition as a dance team are hampered by the jealousy of band leader Ricky Romero who is in love with Penny. Their romance is hampered by Lucky's engagement to a girl back home. In the end all the problems are sorted out ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1992
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    The awakening of Ruth / Catalog Record Only

    A young girl, brought up in isolation on a remote Florida Key, falls in love with a vacationing New York playboy who promises to return for her one day. This promise is soon forgotten, and when the girl's father is killed in a hunting accident, she goes to New York City to study voice. The girl is given the leading role in a musical ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
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    Ašik-Kʻeribi / Catalog Record Only

    A handsome young minstrel Ashik Kerib is betrothed to Magul, daughter of the rich Turkish merchant Mekhar. But Mekhar rudely rejects the impoverished suitor, preferring to marry his only daughter to the wealthy Kurshid-Bek. Ashik and Magul pledge eternal loyalty to each other before the minstrel leaves to seek his fortune. He encounters numerous adventures as he journeys west. St. George on a white ...

    • Contributor: Abašiże, Dodo - Paradzhanov, Serge - Badriże, Gia - Mgoniani, Iuri - Matonidze, Veronika - Natroshvili, Levan - Chiaureli, SofʹI︠A - Lermontov, Mikhail I︠U︡RʹEvich - Kinostudia KʻArtʻUli PʻIlmi - Lc Purchase Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1988
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    High society / Catalog Record Only

    A sophisticated comedy with music. Preparations for the wedding of a headstrong society divorcee to a priggish self-made man are interrupted on the eve of the ceremony by the bride's easy going ex-husband and a debonair reporter from a gossip magazine. Setting: Newport, R.I.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1956
  • Catalog Record

    The Pajama parade / Catalog Record Only

    College student, Tommy Thompson, convinces his fellow male students to dress in their pajamas and parade over to the women students' house. This leads to other antics including Betty and other women students drenching the men with water. Tommy and Betty are suspended. While waiting for his train, Tommy catches sight of Rev. Granger who is detained until Tommy secures a marriage license so ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1913
  • Catalog Record

    Cy Whittaker's ward / Catalog Record Only

    A retired sea captain returns home to a New England sea coast village where he adopts a homeless little girl and fights to retain custody of her, struggles against the corrupt local political machine, and decides to marry the young school teacher.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
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    Tom, Dick, and Harry / Catalog Record Only

    LP10594 PAu1-791-600 (Colorized version) U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.; 17Jul41; LP10594. Minor change version: [Colorized version]. Copyright: Turner Entertainment Co.; PAu1-791-600. Copyright notice for minor change version on video: RKO Pictures ; 1992. Musical score by Roy Webb ; director of photography, Merritt Gerstad ; edited by John Sturges. Ginger Rogers, George Murphy, Alan Marshal, Burgess Meredith. Colorized version made by ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1941
  • Catalog Record

    Omnibus. She stoops to conquer / Catalog Record Only

    An episode of the television cultural anthology series consisting solely of a performance of an adaptation of the play, She stoops to conquer.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1955
  • Catalog Record

    Laḥn al-wafāʼ Catalog Record Only

    This romantic musical film tells the story of an aspiring young singer who falls in love with the same girl his tutor wants to marry.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 200?
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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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    You were never lovelier / Catalog Record Only

    Maria is the eldest daughter of hotel magnate Edwardo Acuña, "the most opinionated man in South America." Having inherited her father's misanthropy, Maria has created havoc for her sisters who can't wed until she marries a man of Acuña's choice. Along comes Robert Davis, a carefree American dancer, down on his luck in Argentina. Unfortunately for Robert, Acuña can't stand him , especially when ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1985
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    All jazzed up / Catalog Record Only

    The Drop Inn, owned by Dainty Dotty's father, had no customers even with Dotty's cabaret show. Her dad increased business by breaking bottles on the road nearby. The passengers of the many cars with flat tires then came to his restaurant. A gambling room also became crowded. Dotty's dad devised a way of separating winners from their spoils. Wilbur, the restaurant's waiter, wanted Dotty ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1919