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  • 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
  • Kiss me /

    Opens on a stage set of a street with a sidewalk and a high fence completely covered with female burlesque troupe posters. The four posters visible advertise actual contemporary burlesquers Fred Irwin's Majestics, Rose Sydell (of her London Belles), Phil Sheridan's New City Sports (with the tag line "Ain't we three birds"), and the Rentz-Santley Co. One of the center posters--that for Rose Sydell--features ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
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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
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    The captain's paradise / Catalog Record Only

    Henry St. James, philosophic captain of a steamer plying between Gibraltar and Kalik in North Africa, has discovered the perfect way of life; placid, domestic Maud supplies him with slippers and rissoles in Gibraltar, whilst in Kalik, exciting Nita is on hand with love, champagne, and feet forever itching to rumba. His idyll crumbles, however, before the ladies' rebellion against their too-rigidly appointed roles, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1953
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    The romantic Englishwoman / Catalog Record Only

    PA800-009 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: PUB 12Sep75; PA800-009. Copyright notice on film: National Film Trustee Company, Ltd., London, England ; 1975. Production designer, Richard MacDonald ; editor, Reginald Beck ; music composed, arranged & conducted by Richard Hartley ; director of photography, Gerry Fisher. Glenda Jackson, Michael Caine, Helmut Berger, Michel Lonsdale, Beatrice Romand, Kate Nelligan. From the novel The romantic Englishwoman by Thomas ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1975
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    Reality rules / Catalog Record Only

    Reality rules follows the lives of six teens as they face real life choices concerning friendship, relationships, sexuality and love.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 199?
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    The love letter / Catalog Record Only

    In the sleepy New England town of Loblolly By The Sea, a letter has arrived that is going to wake things up. It is a love letter-ardent, sensual and unsigned. Everybody who reads it wonders who it's for and who it's from. As the letter falls into different hands, some residents of the small town start to eye one another with renewed interest.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1999
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    How men propose / Catalog Record Only

    Grace Darling is conducting dispassionate research for her article about male coutship rituals: three men in succession propose marriage to her; she accepts all three proposals. Since the men are roommates, they discover their problem in short order and return to her for an explanation.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1913
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    Last night / Catalog Record Only

    As the new millennium approaches, the world is known to be coming to an end. This modest comedy-drama examines how people face their impending doom. Mobs take to the street to party or riot, but some people spend their last hours seeking final fulfillment. Patrick is an architect who plans to meet the end having dinner alone, listening to Mahler. Sandra and Duncan, a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1999
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    Road house / Catalog Record Only

    Jefty, owner of a roadhouse in a backwoods town, hires sultry, tough-talking torch singer Lily Stevens against the advice of his manager Pete Morgan. Jefty is smitten with Lily, who in turn exerts her charms on the more resistant Pete. When Pete finally falls for her and she turns down Jefty's marriage proposal, they must face Jefty's murderous jealousy and his twisted plots to ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1948
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    Under the Biltmore clock / Catalog Record Only

    Myra Harper is a flapper who at age 21 has already dated and discarded a score of men. But Myra doesn't tire of shy Knowleton Whitney for two good reasons: she's ready to settle down and Knowleton is filthy rich. Following their engagement, there remains only the matter of meeting his very eccentric parents.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1985
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    Cet obscur objet du désir = That obscure object of desire / Catalog Record Only

    A middle-aged man falls in love with a much younger woman in this satire of sexual obsession.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1977
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    The man who loved women / Catalog Record Only

    A Los Angeles playboy and sculptor, David Fowler, has social, artistic and sexual problems in which he seeks the help of an attractive psychiatrist.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1984
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    The brothers McMullen / Catalog Record Only

    Three Irish Catholic brothers from Long Island struggle to deal with love, marriage, and infidelity.

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

    Presents the story of a young couple, Jenny and Oliver, who cross social barriers, marry and cope with her unexpected, impending death.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1982
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    Strange interlude. Catalog Record Only

    Nina Leeds suffers a nervous breakdown over the death of her fiance, a WWI pilot. She seems to recover but hates her father for deliberately preventing her marriage, and moves out of the house. She recklessly plays the field, but then decides she wants a child. Encouraged by Dr. Darrell, she marries Sam Evans, although she does not love him. Seven months later Nina ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1988
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    Since you went away / Catalog Record Only

    While husband Tim is away during World War II, Anne Hilton copes with problems on the homefront. Taking in a lodger, Colonel Smollett, to help make ends meet and dealing with shortages and rationing are minor inconveniences compared to the love affair daughter Jane and the Colonel's grandson conduct.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1944
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    A low down dirty Shame / Catalog Record Only

    Expelled from the police force after a botched drug bust, Andre Shame is now working as a private investigator. Retained by DEA agent Rothmiller to track down $20 million in missing drug money, Shame discovers that the drug lord, thought dead, is still alive. Shame hooks up with his long-lost girlfriend Angela. With the help of his trash-talking, soap opera-obsessed, loyal devoted assistant, Peaches, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1994
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    This gun for hire / Catalog Record Only

    Hit man Philip Raven, who's kind to children and cats, kills a blackmailer and is paid off by traitor Willard Gates in "hot" money. Meanwhile, pert entertainer Ellen Graham, girlfriend of police Lieut. Crane (who's after Raven) is enlisted by a Senate committee to help investigate Gates. Raven, seeking Gates for revenge, meets Ellen on the train; their relationship gradually evolves from that of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1942
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    Strange interlude. Catalog Record Only

    Nina Leeds suffers a nervous breakdown over the death of her fiance, a WWI pilot. She seems to recover but hates her father for deliberately preventing her marriage, and moves out of the house. She recklessly plays the field, but then decides she wants a child. Encouraged by Dr. Darrell, she marries Sam Evans, although she does not love him. Seven months later Nina ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1988
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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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1965
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    When good luck comes our way / Catalog Record Only

    Bud and Nuet climb out of a boxcar of the Delaware and Hudson railroad and wander into a small rural or suburban town. They sit down on a bench and observe women passing by. They start to chat with two women. When Bud and Nuet become too forward, the women leave abruptly. While continuing to explore the town, they notice a pie cooling on ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1920
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    Nurse's secret / Catalog Record Only

    A police inspector out to unravel an apparent suicide runs into an insurance swindle ring. Through all the baffling complications to uncover the real culprits, the inspector falls in love with a nurse who's detailed to assist the police in uncovering the strange goings-on in the murder mansion.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1941
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    The loves of Joanna Godden / Catalog Record Only

    In Edwardian Britain, a young woman has three suitors who seek her hand in marriage.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1947
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    The African Queen / Catalog Record Only

    Thrown together at the outset of World War I, the spinster sister of a British missionary and the derelict captain of the launch, The African Queen, determine to pilot the boat down an unchartered river in an effort to destroy a German gunboat which prevents invasion by British forces. Setting: German East Africa in 1914.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1951