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  • 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.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • 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.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
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    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 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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • 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.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • 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.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • Maude's naughty little brother /

    "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 in unobserved, and producing ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Krazy Kat goes a-wooing /

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

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
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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
  • 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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • [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.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1921
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    Omnibus. Catalog Record Only

    An episode of the television cultural anthology series consisting of 6 segments of varying lengths. The first, fourth, and last segments were originally produced on film.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1952
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    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 Devil makes three / Catalog Record Only

    A romance set in post war Germany and Austria, between an American Army Captain and the daughter of a German couple who helped him after his escape from prison camp. He returns to visit them only to find that the couple perished in an air raid and their surviving daughter is working as a night club hostess. She is forced by Nazi sympathizers to ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1952
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    Romeo and Juliet / Catalog Record Only

    Two young lovers are destroyed by the bitter feud between their powerful families, the Montagues and the Capulets. Set in Verona during the Renaissance.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1968
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    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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    Omnibus. Merry widow / Catalog Record Only

    An episode of the television cultural anthology series devoted entirely to a performance of Franz Lehar's The Merry widow.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1954
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    Environment / Catalog Record Only

    A ne'er do well and Jeannie, the banker's daughter, fall in love. Jeannie encourages her suitor to try to better himself while her father rejects him. When the young man's attempts to find a job fail, he is enticed into helping a stranger rob the bank. At the last minute, the suitor repents, chases and fights the stranger. The stranger is killed when he ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1914
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    No soup / Catalog Record Only

    A comic piece in which the American consul in some part of Africa rescues the missionary's daughter's dog from a butcher, thereby winning the daughter's heart.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
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    A Soul for sale / Catalog Record Only

    After Mr. Pendleton's death, Niela Pendleton and her mother are left with very little income. Unfortunately, Mrs. Pendleton is a selfish, greedy spendthrift. She runs up bills and gambling debts and even implicates her daughter in a forgery to satisfy her craving for expensive jewelry. Mrs. Pendleton's solution to her financial problems is to force Niela to marry the lecherous, old millionare, Hale Faxon, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1918
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    La Bohème / Catalog Record Only

    Mimi, a poor seamstress, and Rodolphe, a struggling playwright, fall in love. When Mimi attempts to help Rodolphe get his play produced, he suspects her of infidelity and she leaves him. Later, a severely ill Mimi returns to the now successful Rodolphe and dies.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1926
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    In at the finish / Catalog Record Only

    A poor bumbler competes with a suave gentleman for the attentions of a lovely young lady. The bumbler attempts to impress her by doing calisthenics, playing tennis and golf, and throwing the hammer, but something always goes awry. Finally he wins both the young lady and a long-distance foot race by hitching a ride on the back of an automobile.

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

    A young American woman and a disinherited member of an English family fall in love while the woman is visiting in England. In order to pay off his gambling debts, the young man goes to America; there he encounters a soap millionaire who promises to help him financially if he will aid him with his sweetheart, who turns out to be the Englishman's sweetheart ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
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    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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    The Resurrection of Dan Packard / Catalog Record Only

    Desert prospectors Dan Packard and "Long-Shorty" Ferguson encounter spinster Arabella Beebe whom they believe to be a recent widow; they later have a spitting contest to determine which one should marry her. Loser Dan stages his own funeral in order to wrangle out of the wedding, but comes back to life when he learns that Arabella owns the gold mine. Includes footage of Tom ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916