• Film, Video
    Interrupted lovers
    Interrupted lover | Comedy scene
    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.
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1896
  • Film, Video
    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.
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Edison Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1915
  • Film, Video
    A frontier flirtation
    Frontier flirtation, or how the tenderfoot won out | How the tenderfoot won out
    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 ...
    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
  • Film, Video
    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 ...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
  • Film, Video
    Love in a hammock
    Love in a hammok
    From Edison films catalog: A happy young couple are seated in a hammock under an old oak tree, ardently making love and evidently totally oblivious to all that is taking place about them. Two bad boys suddenly appear upon the scene, and one of them climbs into the tree while the other keeps watch. The urchin in the tree scrambles out on an overhanging ...
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1901
  • Film, Video
    Krazy Kat goes a-wooing Krazy Kat's serenade outside the window of Ignatz Mouse meets with a barrage of bricks.
    • Contributor: Searl, Leon A. - Herriman, George - International Film Service - Ernst (Louise) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1916
  • Film, Video
    Maude's naughty little brother
    Maud's naughty little brother, or Wouldn't it jar you? | Wouldn't it jar you?
    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) - Vitagraph Company of America
    • Date: 1900
  • Film, Video
    [The centaurs--excerpts]
    Fragments from The centaurs
    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.
    • Contributor: McCay, Winsor - McCay, John - Fitzsimmons, John A. - Rialto Productions - Afi/Cinémathèque Canadienne Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1921
  • Film, Video
    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 ...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
  • Film, Video
    R.F.D., 10,000 B.C.
    On the 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.
    • Contributor: O'brien, Willis - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1917
  • Film, Video
    The dinosaur and the missing link, a prehistoric tragedy
    Prehistoric tragedy | Dinosaur and the missing link | Dinosaur and the baboon
    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)
    • Date: 1917
  • Film, Video
    The serenaders 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, ...
    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1899
  • Film, Video
    Love chronicles. Runaway brides ... and grooms /
    Runaway brides ... and grooms Catalog Record Only
    Host John Corbett shows us some of the emotions and expectations that can derail couples on their road to the altar. Marriage is one of the most important decisions in a person's life, requiring faith and conviction. Faced with the moment itself, some people find that they are simply not ready, but the reasons for this realization vary widely. We hear from people who ...
    • Date: 2000
  • Film, Video
    Tom, Dick, and Harry / Catalog Record Only LP10594 PAu1-791-600 (Colorized version) U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.; 17Jul41; LP10594. Minor change version: [Colorized version]. Copyright: Turner Entertainment Co.; PAu1-791-600. Copyright notice for minor change version on video: RKO Pictures ; 1992. Musical score by Roy Webb ; director of photography, Merritt Gerstad ; edited by John Sturges. Ginger Rogers, George Murphy, Alan Marshal, Burgess Meredith. Colorized version made by ...
    • Date: 1941
  • Film, Video
    Wilful Peggy. Catalog Record Only A stubborn young woman finally accepts a college student of whom her family highly approves as her fiancé--after he exposes her older, sophisticated admirer as a pickpocket.
    • Date: 1915
  • Film, Video
    Midare-gami = Midare gami
    みだれ髪 = Midare gami / | Midaregami | Midare gami Catalog Record Only
    Based on the novel: Sanmaitsuzuki / by Izumi Kyōka. Originally produced as a motion picture in 1961. DVD (region 2); widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby digital; mono. In Japanese.
    • Contributor: Kinugasa, Teinosuke - Yamamoto, Fujiko - Katsu, Shintar
    • Date: 2015
  • Film, Video
    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
  • Film, Video
    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.
    • Date: 1917
  • Film, Video
    A Modern Garrick / Catalog Record Only Gwendoline becomes infatuated with Richard Hamspiel, an actor playing Romeo, and she develops a mania for playing Juliet. Her fiancé, Carhart, cures her with the aid of a hypnotist and Hamspiel himself.
    • Date: 1913
  • Film, Video
    Polly of the circus / Catalog Record Only Polly, a young circus equestrienne, is injured in a riding accident. She is left behind by the circus to recuperate in the home of the local minister, Rev. John Douglas. She and the minister fall in love, causing quite a scandal in the small town. Polly is especially resented by Deacon Strong and his jealous daughter, Julia. A year passes and the circus is ...
    • Date: 1917
  • Film, Video
    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 ...
    • Date: 1917
  • Film, Video
    Omnibus. Catalog Record Only An episode of the television cultural anthology series consisting of five segments of varying lengths.
    • Date: 1953
  • Film, Video
    The pride of the clan / Catalog Record Only "After her father, the chieftain of a clan off the western coast of Scotland, dies at sea during a storm, Marget MacTavish consoles the other clan members even though she is heartbroken. On the Sabbath, Marget takes command as chieftain and drives everyone into the nearly empty church, except for David Pitcairn, who thinks that praying is fruitless. When Marget and Jamie Campbell, a ...
    • Date: 1917
  • Film, Video
    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)
    • Date: 1916
  • Film, Video
    Up in arms / Catalog Record Only Wartime musical comedy about a hypochondriac elevator operator who, after being drafted into the Army, becomes a surprise hero. Infatuated with nurse Mary, Danny Weems tries to set up his friend Joe with her friend and fellow nurse Virginia, but Virginia is crazy about Danny and Joe and Mary fall for each other. After all four enter the Army, Danny, Joe, and Virginia discover ...
    • Date: 1944