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.
White, James H. (james Henry) - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Hendricks (gordon) Collection (library of Congress)
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 ...
Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
"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 in unobserved, and producing ...
Blackton, James Stuart - Smith, Albert E. (albert Edward) - Vitagraph Company of America - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress) - Smith, Albert E.
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.
O'brien, Willis - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - K.E.S.E. (firm) - Kleine (george) Collection (library of Congress)
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.
O'brien, Willis - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Kleine (george) Collection (library of Congress)
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 ...
Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
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.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Edison Collection (library of Congress)
Tintype photographer Buster falls in love with Sally, a secretary for M-G-M newsreels; he sells his camera and buys an old movie camera. To satisfy Sally, he films news events hoping to interest M-G-M, but fails. He finally endears himself to Sally when he rescues her from drowning after she falls overboard during a regatta.
Desert prospectors Dan Packard and "Long-Shorty" Ferguson encounter spinster Arabella Beebe whom they believe to be a recent widow; they later have a spitting contest to determine which one should marry her. Loser Dan stages his own funeral in order to wrangle out of the wedding, but comes back to life when he learns that Arabella owns the gold mine. Includes footage of Tom ...
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.
A clean-living young man rejects his pure sweetheart and becomes obsessed with a brazen cabaret dancer when he inherits a fortune. He wastes his money on Broadway night life and the dancer, who refuses to see him when his money is gone. Eventually, he resolves to be a success by himself and becomes the head of his own company. The dancer then dupes him ...
"Norma Besant, a heartless belle of a Southern town, falls in love with Michael Jeffrey, a crude and prideful mountaineer. Her father, a physician, is so displeased that he refuses to allow them to marry, orders Jeffrey out of his house, and, half-crazed, shoots and kills Jeffrey to preserve his family's good name. While he is awaiting his trial Besant commits suicide in a ...
Taylor, Sam - Grey, John - McNeil, Allen - Pickford, Mary - Brown, Johnny Mack - Moore, Matt - Sainpolis, J. F. (john F.) - Janney, William - Kolker, Henry - Irving, George ...
Taylor, Sam - Grey, John - McNeil, Allen - Pickford, Mary - Brown, Johnny Mack - Moore, Matt - Sainpolis, J. F. (john F.) - Janney, William - Kolker, Henry - Irving, George - Beavers, Louise - Struss, Karl - Menzies, William Cameron - Browne, Earle - Abbott, George - Pickford Corp - United Artists Corporation - Pickford (mary) Collection (library of Congress)
A sophisticated comedy with music. Preparations for the wedding of a headstrong society divorcee to a priggish self-made man are interrupted on the eve of the ceremony by the bride's easy going ex-husband and a debonair reporter from a gossip magazine. Setting: Newport, R.I.
Mrs. Hunter Fortune wants to marry Millionbucks, and her son, Algernon Hasno Fortune, wants to marry Millionbucks' daughter, Helen, after meeting them at a hotel. Helen prefers Freddy Bounce, the hotel owner's son. Millionbucks is entranced by Mrs. Hunter Fortune and prefers Algernon for Helen. Freddy gets Algernon away from Helen by dangling him out a window and later making him captive. Millionbucks peers ...
Country girl's beau and mother await her return from a visit to her aunt, a sophisticated city dweller who introduces the girl to the son of a friend, despite her betrothal to her country beau.
Powell, Frank E. - Loos, Anita - Robinson, Gertrude - Neilan, Marshall A. - Sweet, Blanche - Walthall, Henry (henry Brazeale) - Biograph Company - General Film Company - Public Archives of Canada/Dawson City Collection (library of Congress)
In this romantic comedy two lovers want to get married, but the girl's mother is totally against it. They decide to force her into agreeing to their match by staging a scandal. However, they soon learn that creating a scandal isn't as easy as it seems.
Doré Baxter is a country girl who longs for the big city life. She and her grandmother are swindled out of their farm by the evil Albert Sassoon. Her grandmother dies of the shock; Doré goes to the big city to seek revenge. There she is wooed by several men, including Sassoon (who does not know she is one of his victims). With the ...
A World War II Army pilot and a young woman who have known each other for only a few days, are married hours before he is shipped overseas. He returns after being discharged to find that his father-in-law has become wealthy and his unkissed bride is now a society belle, who regrets the marriage and wants a quiet divorce. He works with other veterans ...
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.
Paul Brandt (Reginald Denny), a young composer, falls in love with Jenny Lind (Grace Moore), a famous Swedish singer. He follows her from city to city to watch her perform. While in Sweden he goes blind following an accident in the gallery of the opera house. Paul disappears as he cannot accept the love of the operatic star. Later in America when she sings, ...
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.