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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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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 ...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
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    [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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Omnibus. Catalog Record Only An episode of the television cultural anthology series consisting of two segments of varying lengths.
    • Date: 1955
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    The American president / Catalog Record Only Andrew Shepherd is a consummate politician and a man of integrity, who also happens to be a widower, ready to start dating again. He is swept off his feet by Sydney Ellen Wade. His critics rant that it is immoral and his friends proclaim that it's romantic, but one thing is certain, all that stands between true love and re-election is the approval of ...
    • Date: 1996
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    A Mixup in pedigrees / Catalog Record Only Robert Forsythe, of distinguished lineage, wishes his daughter Muriel to marry distinguished Mr. Devere. Muriel prefers young businessman Robert Brown and claims the two men's backgrounds are equally good, so Mr. Forsythe hires a genealogist to check. The genealogist finds Devere to be high-born, and Brown descended from a thief. But Brown's clerk's girlfriend works for the genealogist, so, to promote the happiness of ...
    • Date: 1913
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    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
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    Queen Christina / Catalog Record Only Seventeenth-century Queen Christina of Sweden relinquishes her throne for her lover, the ambassador from Spain, in this historical drama.
    • Date: 1934
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    Omnibus. Catalog Record Only An episode of the television cultural anthology series consisting of four segments of varying lengths.
    • Date: 1954
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    When love is king. Catalog Record Only A romantic adventure drama in which the King of Norland, who is unhappy because he wants to be loved for himself and not his title, forsakes his royal duties and runs away to the United States with a baron. The king's evil cousin, Stepan, uses a spy network to follow the king's activities, and dispatches an Oriental agent to America to assassinate the king. ...
    • Date: 1916
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    The Rose of San Juan / Catalog Record Only Ben Cameron (Sidney Ayres), a young Virginian, arrives in California to homestead on government land. He meets a starving youth along the way and returns him to his mother (Louise Lester). He then meets Inez, the most beautiful girl in San Juan, and they fall in love. Later, at a dance, they meet again and Cameron beats a drunken Spaniard (Jack Richardson) who forces ...
    • Date: 1913
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    Omnibus. Catalog Record Only An episode of the television cultural anthology series consisting of three segments of varying lengths.
    • Date: 1954
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    Omnibus. Professor Tim / Catalog Record Only An episode of the television cultural anthology series consisting solely of a performance of a play performed by the Abbey Theatre Company and written by George Shiels.
    • Date: 1959
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    The Hunting of the Hawk / Catalog Record Only Robert Desselway , thought to be a gentleman of leisure, falls in love with Diana Curson, Mrs. Van Ralston's social secretary, on their return voyage from Europe. Diana, however, flatly refuses Robert's marriage proposal because she is secretly married to notorious criminal Edwin Wrenshaw, the Hawk. In a past counterfeiting scheme, Edwin had deceived her and her father into believing that he was a ...
    • Date: 1917
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    Soap / Catalog Record Only Billy McDonald, a struggling young artist, and Patsy Peters, an actress who is the daughter of a wealthy soap manufacturer, want to marry, but the artist's rich, old uncle objects to his nephew marrying an actress. In a scheme to win over the uncle, the young woman poses as a Quaker; the old uncle falls in love with her, and he gives her what ...
    • Date: 1916
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    Friends, Romans and Leo / Catalog Record Only Beset by debts, Mulius Caesar, Emperor of ancient Rome, offers his daughter Myria in marriage to the royal loan-shark Liarus Bunko. In order to eliminate Plento Morpheus, Myria's affectionate suitor who is a newly arrived slave with glasses and a zigzag part in his hair, Mulius sets up a gladiator match between Plento and Brutal Brutus, with the loser to be sent to Leo ...
    • Contributor: Crosland, Alan - Wadsworth, William - McKee, Raymond - Fletcher, Juanita - Macdonough, Harry - Fables, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - George Kleine (Firm) - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1917
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    M'liss / Catalog Record Only A comedy-melodrama set in the mining town, Red Gulch, Calif., about the untamed daughter (Mary Pickford) of the town drunk (Theodore Roberts) who falls in love with the new schoolteacher (Thomas Meighan) who is accused of murdering her father and the situations that occur during his murder trial.
    • Date: 1918