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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) - Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • 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 Star / Catalog Record Only

    Despite her fame and popularity as a dancer, Pauline Deverau is giving it up for a career as an actress. Clarence Inbad, one of her most ardent fans, attends her last dance performance. He becomes so enamored of Pauline that he attempts to force his way backstage to meet her. He is thrown out. Sometime later, to prepare for a dramatic role, Pauline takes ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1913
  • Alkali Ike in Jayville / Catalog Record Only

    At the doctor's suggestion, Alkali Ike and his brother, Mr. Dicks, play a game of checkers to win the hand of the widow Towle. While they are playing, she marries the doctor.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1913
  • The Hunting of the Hawk / Catalog Record Only

    Robert Desselway , thought to be a gentleman of leisure, falls in love with Diana Curson, Mrs. Van Ralston's social secretary, on their return voyage from Europe. Diana, however, flatly refuses Robert's marriage proposal because she is secretly married to notorious criminal Edwin Wrenshaw, the Hawk. In a past counterfeiting scheme, Edwin had deceived her and her father into believing that he was a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Histoire d'un Pierrot = Pierrot the prodigal / Catalog Record Only

    Pierrot courts and marries Louisette; she deserts him when a former rival for her affections pushes Pierrot into a life of dissipation. After six years and with the aid of his fatherly good friend, Pochinet, Pierrot is reunited with his wife and young son.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1913
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Magic skin / Catalog Record Only

    Ralph Valentine, a penniless pianist, goes to Paris to pursue his career. He is attracted to two women: Pauline, the sweet and innocent daughter of his landlady, and Flora Margot, a woman of loose morals who runs with a wild crowd. Because of his irrational passion for Flora, Ralph makes a bargain with Satan, who gives him a magic skin which gratifies every wish ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
  • Joe Harkin's ward / Catalog Record Only

    Joe Harkin, a young gold miner whose partner is killed, adopts his four-year-old orphan daughter. She lives with him for several years, making his house a home. When he strikes it rich, he sends her away to school in the city, where he also goes to live. She grows up to be a beautiful woman and they fall in love and marry.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
  • Just squaw / Catalog Record Only

    A young, white girl, Fawn, was kidnapped as a child and raised as an Indian. Only Fawn's half-brother, the Half-breed, knows this secret. He watches over her from a secret hiding place, having been accused of many crimes he did not commit. Snake Le Gal's gang is really responsible for the crimes. A young stranger, Hollister (alias Watkins), comes to town to avenge the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1919
  • The Madcap / Catalog Record Only

    The daring Flora Fairbanks and artist John Markham fall in love but the jealous Countess Olga Tcherny plots to drive them apart. Olga's presentation of a play she wrote which distorts Flora and John's time together in France backfires. Olga is ostracized from New York society and John and Flora are reunited.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
  • Mary / Catalog Record Only

    Mary falls in love with an artist and then learns that he had broken his engagement to a neighbor of hers owing to a misunderstanding relating to an intercepted letter. Mary retrieves the letter and shows it to Laura, the ex-fiancée, to impress her that the artist had intended to apologize for their silly quarrel. Mary sacrifices her own love even further by deliberately ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
  • 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
  • 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
  • A Duke for a day / Catalog Record Only

    Young Benny Barlow seeks employment in a wall paper and paint shop in order to court the daughter, Jessie Wallace, of its owner. Benny is mistakenly identified as the Duke of Dalhousie and is feted by society, employing his former rival at the paper shop, Hank, as his secretary. Jessie is uninterested in Benny as a duke, but all goes well when the mistake ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • It's a wild life / Catalog Record Only

    A penniless Harold tries to court his sweetheart at the Gilded Guzzle Cafe where he contends with the young woman's mother, gluttonous diners, thieving musicians, two other suitors and messy food.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1918
  • Barriers of society / Catalog Record Only

    A wealthy girl is stranded on a rock and a poor fisherman's son rescues her. They meet again when he is working as a crew member on a yacht. She is on board with her suitor who arranges a fake ship wreck, so that he may be alone with her on a deserted island. The sailor discovers the plot and follws them to the ...

    • Contributor: Carleton, Lloyd - Myton, Fred - Davenport, Dorothy - Johnson, Emory - Irvine, Clarke - Red Feather Photo Plays (Firm) - Universal Film Manufacturing Company - Public Archives of Canada/Dawson City Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
  • Soap / Catalog Record Only

    Billy McDonald, a struggling young artist, and Patsy Peters, an actress who is the daughter of a wealthy soap manufacturer, want to marry, but the artist's rich, old uncle objects to his nephew marrying an actress. In a scheme to win over the uncle, the young woman poses as a Quaker; the old uncle falls in love with her, and he gives her what ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
  • 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
  • The wedding gown / Catalog Record Only

    Country girl's beau and mother await her return from a visit to her aunt, a sophisticated city dweller who introduces the girl to the son of a friend, despite her betrothal to her country beau.

    • Contributor: Powell, Frank E. - Loos, Anita - Robinson, Gertrude - Neilan, Marshall A. - Sweet, Blanche - Walthall, Henry (Henry Brazeale) - Biograph Company - General Film Company - Public Archives of Canada/Dawson City Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1913
  • The Girls of Grassville / Catalog Record Only

    Tom Carver is returning to Grassville after eight years, taking his four pals for a visit. The boys decide to pull a prank on Tom's old sweetheart, Rose, and her four friends. They write five identical letters proposing marriage, sign Tom's name to all of them, and send one to each girl. Of course the girls see through the plot immediately and turn the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1912