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    Afraid of microbes
    Peur des microbes | Fear of microbes | Fear of the microbes | Unidentified John Jones.
    A man who fears the influenza microbe buys an antiseptic spray from a pharmacist. On his way home, he insists on spraying everyone he encounters, including the police. A growing group of outraged people chases and captures him. He is tied up and doused with water.
    • Contributor: Pathé Frères (France) - Pathé Frères (U.S.) - Afi/Jones (John) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1908
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    Lost a pretty little dog
    Cent francs à qui rapportera | Lost, a pretty dog | Unidentified John Jones.
    A woman and her mother bring a little dog home from a dog shelter in Gennevilliers. The woman's husband comes home, is displeased, and pays a man to steal the dog. The woman is distraught and offers a reward for the return of the dog. The man who stole the dog returns it and receives the reward, just as the husband comes home. The ...
    • Contributor: Pathé Frères (France) - Pathé Frères (U.S.) - Afi/Jones (John) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1908
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    Poursuite sur les toits
    Rooftop chase | Poursuite de cambrioleurs sur les toits | Collection of Lumière films from the Cinémathèque française
    A comedy in which two burglars flee from policemen across the rooftops.
    • Contributor: Hatot, Georges - Société Anonyme Des Plaques Et Papiers Photographiques - Cinémathèque Française Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1898
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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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    Dogs used as smugglers
    Chiens contrebandiers | Canine smugglers | Dog smugglers
    With contraband strapped to the backs of their dogs, smugglers set off to cross the Spanish-French border. Having been spied upon and betrayed to customs officers, a fierce skirmish results and only the dogs and a single smuggler reach their destination.
    • Contributor: Hatot, Georges - Heuzé, André - Pathé Frères (France) - Pathé Frères (U.S.) - Afi/Nfsa-Australia Collection (Library of Congress) - Afi/Baker (Glenn L.) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1906
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    Wanderers of the desert Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Aspect ratio: 16 x 9. Original film: 1986, France. Also known as Les baliseurs du désert. Cert. Not available [BBFC]. DVD Region 1. Colour. PAL. Arabic with English subtitles (optional).
    • Contributor: Khemir, Nacer
    • Date: 2008
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    Buying a cow
    Achat embarrassant | Embarrassing purchase
    An urban husband and wife, walking in the countryside outside Paris, are so impressed with the delicious taste of a cow's milk that they buy the cow and try to bring it back to their Parisian apartment. After many misadventures, the cow is stolen right after they reach their front door.
    • Contributor: Société Des Établissements Gaumont - George Kleine (Firm) - Afi/Marshall (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1908
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    36 quai des Orfèvres /
    Trente-six quai des Orfèvres Catalog Record Only
    In the underbelly of the Parisian criminal world, the police are frustrated by a gang committing a series of violent robberies.
    • Date: 2004
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    The persecution and assassination of Jean-Paul Marat, as performed by the inmates of the asylum at Charenton, under direction of the Marquis de Sade / Catalog Record Only The story centers on a single action--the murder of the revolutionary leader Jean-Paul Marat by Charlotte Corday while he issued dictums to the people of Paris from his bathtub. The action, however, is hysterically performed by the inmates until their excitation reaches an intolerable pitch, and each segment of the action, is periodically aborted just short of pandemonium by lengthy arguments between the paranoiac ...
    • Date: 1967
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    Omnibus. Catalog Record Only An episode of the television cultural anthology series consisting of three segments of varying lengths.
    • Contributor: Saudek, Robert - Rickey, Fred - Cooke, Alistair - Cousteau, Jacques - Barnes, Henry A. - Miller, Robert Ellis - Frankau, Pamela - Strasberg, Susan - Darvas, Lilli - Ford Foundation. Tv-Radio Workshop - Cbs Television Network - Wesleyan University Collection (Library of Congress) - Saudek (Robert) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1954
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    Napoleon / Catalog Record Only "The chef d'ouevre of legendary French filmmaker Abel Gance, Napoleon was supposed to have been the first installment in a multipart film study of the French military hero. Each of the film's set pieces is treated like a movie in itself: the opening pillow fights and snowball battles, staged while Napoleon is still a schoolboy (played by Russian youth Vladimir Roudenko), are choreographed on ...
    • Date: 1928
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    The big parade / Catalog Record Only A World War I drama about lazy James Apperson (John Gilbert), son of an industrious aristocrat (Hobart Bosworth) and his wife (Claire McDowell), and how he is coaxed into joining the Army by his father and girlfriend (Claire Adams) when the U.S. enters the War. Upon entering the Army, James is sent to France to serve his tour of duty. While in France, he ...
    • Date: 1925
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    Renaissance / Catalog Record Only In the labyrinthine streets of 21st century Paris, where every move is monitored and ever action recorded, a mysterious kidnapping sets into motion a catastrophic series of events that could ultimately prove the downfall of civilization.
    • Date: 2006
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    Papa / Catalog Record Only A father and his seemingly well-adjusted young son take a road trip through France to try to heal from a family tragedy.
    • Date: 2005
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    [Naughty Marietta--excerpts] /
    [Victor Herbert's Naughty Marietta--excerpts] Catalog Record Only
    A musical comedy in which a French princess secretly trades places with her maid, and flees to Louisiana to avoid forced marriage to a Spanish nobleman. She and the group of women with her are captured by pirates but soon rescued by a band of hearty frontiersmen under the leadership of Capt. Warrington. Marietta and Warrington fall in love and, after other tribulations caused ...
    • Date: 1937
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    Ma saison preferee = My favorite season /
    My favorite season Catalog Record Only
    Story of intertwining relationships, and more interestingly, familial bonds and duties. Emile (married, with successful small business but stress at home) and eccentric brother Antoine (a bachelor and neurosurgeon) make realistic, offbeat leads as adults trying to understand and enjoy life.
    • Date: 1993
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    The Danny Kaye show. Catalog Record Only Features the singing of Charles Aznavour, the singing and piano of Stan Worth, and Tony Charmoli's choreographic interpretation of "Unchained melody." Kaye and Aznavour also highlight the romance of the French language with a medley of songs in both English and French. Sketches include Kaye's Mexican version of the fairy tale "Jose and the Beanstalk," and a caricature of both French films and the ...
    • Date: 1965
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    House of D / Catalog Record Only By working through problems stemming from his past, an American artist living in Paris begins to discover who he really is, and returns to his home to reconcile with his family and friends.
    • Date: 2004
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    Le retour de Martin Guerre = The return of Martin Guerre /
    Return of Martin Guerre Catalog Record Only
    Set in 16th-century France, the film centers around the identity of Martin, a moody youth who mysteriously disappears, deserting his beautiful wife and son. Eight years later a handsome, vibrant man returns; the whole village accepts him as Martin. After he demands from his uncle the profit earned from the farm for those eight years, questions are raised as to his true identity. A ...
    • Date: 1982
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    Aujourd'hui peut-être-- /
    Day to remember. Catalog Record Only
    In French. Giulietta Masina, Eva Darlan, Veronique Silver, Jean Benguigui. Associate producer, Jean-Bernard Fetoux ; music, Paul Misraki ; director of photography, Bernard Lutic ; editing, Nicolas Barachin. LC also holds a 35 mm. viewing print of this title; copies have not been compared. Source used: copyright data sheet and description.
    • Contributor: Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1991
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    Amour Catalog Record Only "An octogenarian couple find their love put to the ultimate test when one of them suffers a stroke, and the other must assume the role of the caretaker in this compassionate yet unsentimental drama from director Michael Haneke. Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) are retired classical-music teachers savoring their golden years in a comfortable apartment when Anne experiences a stroke that leaves ...
    • Contributor: Haneke, Michael - Menegoz, Margaret - Arndt, Stefan - Heiduschka, Veit - Trintignant, Jean-Louis - Riva, Emmanuèle - Huppert, Isabelle - Films Du Losange (Firm) - X Filme Creative Pool - Wega Film (Firm) ... Haneke, Michael - Menegoz, Margaret - Arndt, Stefan - Heiduschka, Veit - Trintignant, Jean-Louis - Riva, Emmanuèle - Huppert, Isabelle - Films Du Losange (Firm) - X Filme Creative Pool - Wega Film (Firm) - France 3 Cinéma (Firm) - Bayerischer Rundfunk - Westdeutscher Rundfunk - France Télévision - Studio Canal - Ciné+ (France) - Sony Pictures Classics (Firm) - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2012
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    Frou Frou / Catalog Record Only Frou Frou is the spoiled daughter of a wealthy French landowner. Her sister, Louise, who adores her, persuades her to marry Henri, the more responsible of her two suitors, though Louise herself loves Henri. Several years later, Louise moves in with Frou Frou to take care of Henri and their child, so Frou Frou can continue to amuse herself. Frou Frou becomes unhappy as ...
    • Date: 1914
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    Omnibus. Bohème / Catalog Record Only An episode of the television cultural anthology series devoted entirely to an English language production of Puccini's dramatic opera, La Bohème.
    • Date: 1953
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    Paris blues / Catalog Record Only Two American jazz musicians in Paris meet two young American teachers on vacation and a romance ensues.
    • Date: 1961
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    The Hunchback of Notre Dame / Catalog Record Only PA523-539 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Kino International Corporation. Silent motion picture prev. reg. 1923, LP 19381. NM: "edited version; text of captions." DCR 1990 REG 15Nov91; PUB 15Nov90; PA523-539. Photography, Robert S. Newhard ; art direction, E.E. Sheeley, S. Uliman ; editors, Sydney Singerman, Maurice Pivar, Edward Curtis. Lon Chaney, Patsy Ruth Miller, Norman Kerry, Ernest Torrance, Tully Marshall. Film originally silent; designation of ...
    • Date: 1990