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  • 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
    [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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    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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    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
    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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    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
    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
    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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    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
    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
    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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    Words and music / Catalog Record Only A musical version of the lives and work of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart featuring twenty-two of their songs.
    • Date: 1948
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    Indecent proposal / Catalog Record Only PA-610-723 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Paramount Pictures Corporation. DCR 1992; REG 7May93; PUB 24Mar93; PA-610-723. Co-producer, Michael Tadross ; executive producer, Tom Schulman and Alex Gartner ; music composed by John Barry. by Basil Poledouris. Robert Redford, Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson. Based upon the novel by Jack Engelhard. Source used: Variety, 4-12-93. Received: 5-17-93; ref print; copyright deposit--MPA; Copyright Collection.
    • Date: 1993
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    Solitaire for 2
    Solitaire for two | Tender trap Catalog Record Only
    Daniel, a smug, self-centered behavioral psychologist, who is accustomed to women falling for him, falls hard for Katie, a straight-laced paleontology lecturer who is in love with her work.
    • Contributor: Sinyor, Gary - Frankel, Mark - Pays, Amanda - Isaacs, Jason - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1995
  • Film, Video
    L'arnacoeur
    Heartbreaker Catalog Record Only
    "A man who ruins relationships for a living may have finally found a woman he can't easily manipulate in this French comedy from writer and director Pascal Chaumeil. Alex (Romain Duris) is a handsome man who knows how to make women fall for him, and he's found an unusual way of making money from this talent -- guys who want to break up with...
    • Contributor: Chaumeil, Pascal - Duval Adassovsky, Nicolas - Zenou, Yann - Zeitoun, Laurent - Doner, Jérémy - Gromb, Yoann - Duris, Romain - Paradis, Vanessa - Quad Productions - Script Associés (Firm) ... Chaumeil, Pascal - Duval Adassovsky, Nicolas - Zenou, Yann - Zeitoun, Laurent - Doner, Jérémy - Gromb, Yoann - Duris, Romain - Paradis, Vanessa - Quad Productions - Script Associés (Firm) - Chaocorp (Firm) - Cinémage 4 (Firm) - A Plus Image (Firm) - Banque Populaire Images 10 (Firm) - Orange Cinéma Séries (Firm) - Universal Pictures International - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2010
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    Thousands cheer / Catalog Record Only A World War Two musical about an aerialist who is reluctantly drafted into the army, has difficulty with military discipline and falls in love with the colonel's daughter. Arrested while trying to elope, he is released in order to perform for the troops, where a few near misses remind him of the importance of teamwork. A changed man, he appears at his court martial...
    • Date: 1943
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    Romeo and Juliet / Catalog Record Only Two young lovers are destroyed by the bitter feud between their powerful families, the Montagues and the Capulets. Set in Verona during the Renaissance.
    • Date: 1968
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    Swing time Catalog Record Only Lucky Garnett, a featured troupe dancer and professional gambler, falls in love with Penny Carrol, a dance school instructor. Their attempts to audition as a dance team are hampered by the jealousy of band leader Ricky Romero who is in love with Penny. Their romance is hampered by Lucky's engagement to a girl back home. In the end all the problems are sorted out...
    • Date: 1986
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    For me and my gal / Catalog Record Only The story of the ups and downs of the careers and love lives of three vaudevillians who team up shortly before the beginning of World War I. They dissolve the act during the war, but are reconciled and reunited for a triumphant performance at the Palace after the war is over.
    • Date: 1942
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    Swing time / Catalog Record Only Lucky Garnett, a featured troupe dancer and professional gambler, falls in love with Penny Carrol, a dance school instructor. Their attempts to audition as a dance team are hampered by the jealousy of band leader Ricky Romero who is in love with Penny. Their romance is hampered by Lucky's engagement to a girl back home. In the end all the problems are sorted out...
    • Date: 1992
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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
  • Film, Video
    Laḥn al-wafāʼ
    Melody of loyalty | Mélodie de la loyauté Catalog Record Only
    This romantic musical film tells the story of an aspiring young singer who falls in love with the same girl his tutor wants to marry.
    • Date: 200?
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    al-Baḥth ʻan faḍīḥah /
    Looking for a scandal | Recherche d'un scandale Catalog Record Only
    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.
    • Date: 2004
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    Türev / Catalog Record Only Nazım is a successful young Istnabul writer who is about to marry Süreyya. Süreyya is not sure about Nazım's love and so she asks her best friend Burcu to seduce him in order to test his fidelity.
    • Contributor: Inaç, Ulaş Inan - Bereket, Beste - Şantırcıoğlu, Gülçin - Yalçıner, Güçl - Camerart Film (Firm) - D Yapım Reklamcılık Ve Dağıtım A.Ş. (Firm) - LC Purchase Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2006
  • Film, Video
    Tini zabutykh predkiv = Shadows of forgotten ancestors
    Shadows of forgotten ancestors | Shadows of our forgotten ancestors | Shadows of our ancestors | Wild horse of fire | Teni zabytykh predkov | In the shadow of the past Catalog Record Only
    A deeply heartfelt story set during the early part of the 20th century in the Ukrainian Carpathians, centering on Ivan whose life is marked with sadness. First his brother is killed while saving him from a falling tree. Then his father is murdered, forcing Ivan and his mother to live in poverty. He falls in love with Marichka, the daughter of the man responsible...
    • Contributor: Paradzhanov, Serge - Chendeĭ, Ivan - Mykolaĭchuk, Ivan - Kadochnykova, Larysa - Bestai︠e︡va, T. - Bahashvili, S. - Illi︠e︡nko, I︠u︡ri - Kot︠s︡i︠u︡bynsʹkyĭ, Mykhaĭlo - Kinostudii︠a︡ Imeni Oleksandra Dovz︠h︡enka - Sovėksportfilʹm (Firm) - Connoisseur Video Collection (Firm) - Janus Films Collection (Library of Congress) - LC Purchase Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1965