Film, Video Why Mrs. Jones got a divorce /
- Why Mrs. Jones got a divorce /
- Created / Published
- United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1900.
- Subject Headings
- - Adultery
- - Spouses
- - Women cooks
- - Household employees--Dismissal of
- - Divorce
- - Kitchens
- - Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 17Jan1900; D1727.
- - Duration: 1:09 at 16 fps.
- - From Edison films catalog: The scene opens by showing a pretty cook mixing bread in the kitchen. Jones comes in unexpectedly from a trip and carries a dress suit case. He inquires for his wife and is told by the cook that she is absent. Jones is hungry and asks for something to eat. The cook is very obliging and Jones becomes unruly, chuckles the cook under the chin. The cook puts her arms around Jones' neck and leaves finger imprints of flour on his back. This is where the trouble commences. Jones' wife suddenly appears and accuses Jones of making love to the cook. Jones denies it. She scornfully points to the finger marks on Jones' back. Jones still denies it. The wife becomes angry and seizes the pan of flour and turns it upside down on Jones' head, spoiling his best Sunday clothes. Jones escapes and the cook is discharged. A very funny picture. 75 feet. $11.25.
- - Filmed ca. December 1899 to early January 1900, in Edison's Black Maria studio.
- - Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 572; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 63 [MI].
- - Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
- ref print. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 75 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- paper pos. 1 roll of 1 (ca. 75 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- Call Number
- FEB 9314 (ref print)
- LC 1015 (paper pos)
- Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
- Digital Id
- edmp 1015 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.1015
- Library of Congress Catalog Number
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