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    How a French nobleman got a wife through the New York Herald personal columns From Edison films catalog: The picture opens with a "Personal" advertisement which actually appeared in the New York Herald of August 25th, 1904: "Young French Nobleman, recently arrived, desires to meet wealthy American girl; object matrimony; will be at Grant's Tomb at 10 this morning, wearing boutonniere of violets." The first scene shows the young "Nobleman" in his dressing room. He picks up the ...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Porter, Edwin S. - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1904
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    Lo Scomparso = The dread of doom / Catalog Record Only Doctor Guido is dying of tuberculosis after being bit by a consumptive monkey. It happens that he is engaged to a girl whose brother is engaged to his sister. He fears, when the disease has clutched him, that his prospective mother-in-law will think it is hereditary in his family and forbid his sister's marriage to her son. For this reason, he disappears until his ...
    • Date: 1913
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    The $2500 bride / Catalog Record Only Jack and Lucile want to get married but Lucile's father, Boss Barnet, says no. He won't allow the marriage until Jack has $2500 in the bank. Jack is disappointed and discouraged, but Lucile has a plan. They "rustle" a few of Boss Barnet's cattle and sell them to a buyer for $2500. After the wedding, they return the money to Boss and inform him ...
    • Date: 1912
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    The Seattle Sunday times animated supplement.
    Animated supplement. | Seattle Sunday times screen magazine Catalog Record Only
    Segment 1. In a cartoon, a male fly in spats flies into a spider's web. A female spider in a dress, shoes, gloves and hat hypnotizes the fly, wraps him up in her thread, and then hangs him up on the web. Segment 2. An actress is tied up to a wall and knives are thrown at her. The knives are removed from the ...
    • Date: 1917
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    The Marriage lie / Catalog Record Only Being an unmarried man, Douglas Seward (Kenneth Harlan), a young engineer is unable to secure a position with Terence Craver (Harry Carter), a contractor. In search for a wife, Seward meets Eileens Orton (Carmel Myers), who has been left destitute by the death of her father. He makes an agreement to support her if she present herself as his wife at Craver's office. She ...
    • Date: 1918
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    Stolen hours / Catalog Record Only Diana Lester, the daughter of a gambler, is a worldly-wise but unspoiled girl. She helps Hugh Carton, a rising politician, to escape a gambling raid. They fall in love, but he is married. Diana leaves Hugh, but can't stay away. She returns to him and costs him a cabinet position. She leaves him again just before his wife agrees to a divorce. He forsakes ...
    • Date: 1918
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    The Recoil / Catalog Record Only Miriam Somerset secretly marries Richard Cameron, a U.S. government agent. Believing him killed in an accident, she allows her mother to force her into a marriage with Van Horn, a wealthy brute. Much later, Cameron returns to New York to find his wife remarried. As she is explaining, Van Horn returns home in a drunken rage. There is a struggle and Van Horn is ...
    • Date: 1917
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    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.
    • Date: 1913
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    White Dove's sacrifice / Catalog Record Only Billy and his teacher, upon meeting Emma and her parents, inform them that the Indians are on the warpath again. One of the cowboys is injured while helping them. Emma's parents and the teacher are killed during the fight. Billy is taken by the Indians and Emma, who hid from the Indians, escapes with the cowboy after he recovers. Years later, Billy meets Emma ...
    • Date: 1914
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    Beyond / Catalog Record Only On her deathbed, Avis Langley's mother begs her to watch over her wayward twin brother, Alec. Just before Avis marries Geoffrey Southerne, Samuel Ackroyd, the father of Bessie who is engaged to Alec, calls to report his disappearance. Avis follows him to New Zealand and convinces him to reform and marry Bessie. On the return trip, Avis' ship sinks and she is the only ...
    • Date: 1921
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    The Hidden scar / Catalog Record Only Janet Hall (Ethel Clayton) is a pretty, attractive young girl who is tempted and wronged by Henry Dalton (Montagu Love), and gives birth to an illegitimate child. Greatly displeased with her mode of life and with her whole being wrapped up in her child, she begs Dalton to marry her, which he refuses to do. He is suddenly killed and on his death-bed leaves ...
    • Date: 1916
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    Sweeney's Christmas bird / Catalog Record Only The Sweeneys live in the flat above the Clancys. Mrs. Sweeney finds her parrot dead and sends her husband to bury it. Mr. Sweeney stops at the cafe for a few drinks and meets Mr. Clancy on his way home with his bird too. The bird and turkey are mixed up. Mr. Sweeney buries the turkey while Mr. Clancy takes the dead parrot home. ...
    • Date: 1914
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    [Unidentified Eberhart. The Gumps cartoon] / Catalog Record Only Andy Gump invites fellow office worker Silas Kafoosh home for dinner but fails to inform his wife Min. They board the commuter train and Andy speculates on what Min may be concocting for supper. At home, the refrigerator is empty and Min is in a very testy mood. When Andy shows up with his surprise guest, Min is not pleased. Andy has to run ...
    • Date: 1920
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    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.
    • Date: 1915
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    Kiss me, Kate / Catalog Record Only The father does not approve of his daughter's love for an actor. He arranges for her to marry a slimy businessman whose eyebrows elevated at the father's wedding gift of a pearl necklace indicates his love for her is true. She telegrams to the actor, Harold Starr, about this forced marriage and to ask him to rescue her in disguise. He wrestles a dress ...
    • Date: 1926
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    Perils of the Coast Guard / Catalog Record Only Natalie Aldrich is the ward of her uncle, Carlton Aldrich, a millionaire financier. She is in a boating accident and is rescued by the local Coast Guard unit, commanded by Capt. Tom Norris. She invites them to a party at her uncle's house. Her uncle and aunt return unexpectedly and he angrily breaks up the dance. They want her to marry rich, feckless Freddie ...
    • Date: 1926
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    The Silver Girl / Catalog Record Only Jefferson Hunter marries Ann Kepple, a girl half his age. They live happily, working their Nevada mine, The Silver Girl. One day, a visit from an eastern lawyer, Nathan Hargrave, persuades Anne that she needs a social life. The Hunters move to New York City, leaving their partner, Chuck Wilson, to work the mine alone. When the mine is threatened, Hunter goes to Nevada, ...
    • Date: 1919
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    The Forgotten woman / Catalog Record Only Dixie, a water waif, is adopted by wretched Mrs. Maloney and her son Joe, both of whom make her life miserable, finally fooling her into a marriage with Joe. He is arrested on his wedding night and sent to prison. Sometime later Dixie is found by Keith Demming, who falls in love with her and takes her to the first party. That night Joe ...
    • Date: 1922
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    Meet me at the fountain / Catalog Record Only Count Hardup, recently arrived in the United States, desires to marry an American heiress to better his finances. He places a personal advertisement in the New York journal, reading as follows: "Young French nobleman, recently arrived, desires to meet handsome American girl. Object matrimony. Will be 'at the fountain' at 10 o'clock this morning wearing chrysanthemum boutonniere." The Count drops his personal in the ...
    • Date: 1904
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    Scandal = Scandal mongers / Catalog Record Only A happily married broker gives his injured stenographer a ride to work. The car passes his club and his companions, recognizing the girl, immediately assumes the inevitable opinion and the God of Scandal proceeds to revel. The broker's wife witnesses the rides home and eventually files for divorce. The stenographer weds a neighborhood suitor and leaves town to live down the uncalled-for disgrace. Throughout ...
    • Date: 1918
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    The bargain /
    Two-gun man in the bargain Catalog Record Only
    Outlaw Jim Stokes robs a stagecoach using stuffed dummies as "accomplices". Pursued and wounded, he collapses by a water hole. He is found by a kindly miner and nursed back to health by the miner's daughter, Nell. Stokes falls in love with Nell and decides to return the money and reform. Nell and Stokes are married, but the very next day, as he is ...
    • Contributor: Barker, Reginald - Ince, Thomas H. - Clifford, William H. - August, Joseph H. - Newhard, Robert - Hart, William S. (William Surrey) - Burke, J. Frank (John Franklin) - Williams, Clara - Sherry, Barney - Dowling, J. J. (Joseph J.) - New York Motion Picture Corp - Paramount Pictures Corporation - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1914
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    The taming of the shrew
    Taming of a shrew | Unidentified Phoenix Public Library no. 45755: costume drama Catalog Record Only
    "Two suitors have come to the home of the popular Bianca to court her. But her bad-tempered sister Katharina interrupts, deals with the men roughly and chases them out. Later she also assaults her music teacher. Only Petruchio, just arrived in town, wants to court Katharina. Her father eagerly agrees to arrange a wedding, and soon Petruchio and Katharina are locked in a battle ...
    • Contributor: Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Bitzer, G. W. - Marvin, Arthur W. - Lawrence, Florence - Johnson, Arthur V. - Arvidson, Linda - Solter, Harry L. - Avery, Charles - Butler, William J. - Gauntier, Gene ... Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Bitzer, G. W. - Marvin, Arthur W. - Lawrence, Florence - Johnson, Arthur V. - Arvidson, Linda - Solter, Harry L. - Avery, Charles - Butler, William J. - Gauntier, Gene - Gebhardt, George - Hedlund, Guy - Inslee, Charles - Lucas, Wilfred - Macpherson, Jeanie - Sennett, Mack - Shakespeare, William - Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Phoenix Public Library Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1908
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    The Shulamite = The folly of desire / Catalog Record Only Deborah is forced to marry an old land holder, who has already had several wives. He is harsh and cruel to her. Robert Waring, discovering his wife unfaithful, comes to South Africa to work for the land holder. He pities Deborah, and later grows to love her. The husband discovers that Deborah loves the stranger and makes preparations to kill her. First he digs ...
    • Date: 1916
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    The Quest / Catalog Record Only John Douglas, a millionaire tired of the false life he is leading, is the only surviver of a shipwreck. He reaches an island inhabited by a lost tribe. Here he meets Nai, the daughter of the tribe's chief. They fall in love and elope. The father's favored suitor pursues the lovers, but is killed by lightning. They marry and go to the hills to ...
    • Date: 1915
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    Mabel and Fatty's wash day
    Washing day Catalog Record Only
    It's wash day. Mabel works hard while her husband sleeps in. Next door, Fatty also works hard, while his wife bosses him about as she dresses to go out. Finishing the washing in their adjacent yards, Fatty offers to let Mabel use his wringer. Her skirt accidently becomes caught just as her husband comes out of the house. He becomes jealous. Fatty's wife she ...
    • Contributor: Arbuckle, Roscoe - Sennett, Mack - Normand, Mabel - McCoy, Harry - Davenport, Alice - Bordeaux, Joe - Keystone Film Company - Mutual Film Corporation - Paper Print/Keystone Collection (Library of Congress) - Afi/Tayler (Dorothy M.) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1915