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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    The wedding gown / Catalog Record Only 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.
    • Contributor: 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)
    • Date: 1913
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    Histoire d'un Pierrot = Pierrot the prodigal / Catalog Record Only Pierrot courts and marries Louisette; she deserts him when a former rival for her affections pushes Pierrot into a life of dissipation. After six years and with the aid of his fatherly good friend, Pochinet, Pierrot is reunited with his wife and young son.
    • Date: 1913
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    The Madcap / Catalog Record Only The daring Flora Fairbanks and artist John Markham fall in love but the jealous Countess Olga Tcherny plots to drive them apart. Olga's presentation of a play she wrote which distorts Flora and John's time together in France backfires. Olga is ostracized from New York society and John and Flora are reunited.
    • Date: 1916
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    The Salamander / Catalog Record Only 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 ...
    • Date: 1916
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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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    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
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    Joe Harkin's ward / Catalog Record Only Joe Harkin, a young gold miner whose partner is killed, adopts his four-year-old orphan daughter. She lives with him for several years, making his house a home. When he strikes it rich, he sends her away to school in the city, where he also goes to live. She grows up to be a beautiful woman and they fall in love and marry.
    • Date: 1915
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    Environment / Catalog Record Only A ne'er do well and Jeannie, the banker's daughter, fall in love. Jeannie encourages her suitor to try to better himself while her father rejects him. When the young man's attempts to find a job fail, he is enticed into helping a stranger rob the bank. At the last minute, the suitor repents, chases and fights the stranger. The stranger is killed when he ...
    • Date: 1914
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    The Magic skin / Catalog Record Only Ralph Valentine, a penniless pianist, goes to Paris to pursue his career. He is attracted to two women: Pauline, the sweet and innocent daughter of his landlady, and Flora Margot, a woman of loose morals who runs with a wild crowd. Because of his irrational passion for Flora, Ralph makes a bargain with Satan, who gives him a magic skin which gratifies every wish ...
    • Date: 1915
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    It's a wild life / Catalog Record Only A penniless Harold tries to court his sweetheart at the Gilded Guzzle Cafe where he contends with the young woman's mother, gluttonous diners, thieving musicians, two other suitors and messy food.
    • Date: 1918
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    A Soul for sale / Catalog Record Only After Mr. Pendleton's death, Niela Pendleton and her mother are left with very little income. Unfortunately, Mrs. Pendleton is a selfish, greedy spendthrift. She runs up bills and gambling debts and even implicates her daughter in a forgery to satisfy her craving for expensive jewelry. Mrs. Pendleton's solution to her financial problems is to force Niela to marry the lecherous, old millionare, Hale Faxon, ...
    • Date: 1918
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    The Girls of Grassville / Catalog Record Only Tom Carver is returning to Grassville after eight years, taking his four pals for a visit. The boys decide to pull a prank on Tom's old sweetheart, Rose, and her four friends. They write five identical letters proposing marriage, sign Tom's name to all of them, and send one to each girl. Of course the girls see through the plot immediately and turn the ...
    • Date: 1912
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    Just squaw / Catalog Record Only A young, white girl, Fawn, was kidnapped as a child and raised as an Indian. Only Fawn's half-brother, the Half-breed, knows this secret. He watches over her from a secret hiding place, having been accused of many crimes he did not commit. Snake Le Gal's gang is really responsible for the crimes. A young stranger, Hollister (alias Watkins), comes to town to avenge the ...
    • Date: 1919
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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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    The Lonesome girl / Catalog Record Only A young mountain girl discovers that her sweetheart is married, and follows James Montgomery Flagg's advice: "If at first you don't find love, move, move again." She turns down the path toward a military camp in search of a single man.
    • Date: 1918
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    The Man-eater / Catalog Record Only A coquette kisses her soldier fiancé goodbye and then consoles herself at a picnic by flirting with all of her friends' husbands and fiancés.
    • Date: 1918
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    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
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    In at the finish / Catalog Record Only A poor bumbler competes with a suave gentleman for the attentions of a lovely young lady. The bumbler attempts to impress her by doing calisthenics, playing tennis and golf, and throwing the hammer, but something always goes awry. Finally he wins both the young lady and a long-distance foot race by hitching a ride on the back of an automobile.
    • 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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    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