Film, Video The dinosaur and the missing link, a prehistoric tragedy Prehistoric tragedy

About this Item

Title

  • The dinosaur and the missing link, a prehistoric tragedy

Other Title

  • Prehistoric tragedy

Summary

  • 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 Names

  • O'Brien, Willis, 1886-1962, writing.
  • Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
  • K.E.S.E. (Firm)
  • Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : K.E.S.E., 1917.

Subject Headings

  • -  Prehistoric peoples--Humor
  • -  Courtship--Humor
  • -  Dinosaurs--Humor
  • -  Apes--Humor
  • -  Mate selection--Humor
  • -  Hunting, Prehistoric--Humor

Genre

  • Comedy films
  • Clay animation films
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Fiction films

Notes

  • -  MP893 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 24Mar17; MP893.
  • -  Original release was tinted.
  • -  Duration: 3:23 (part 1) and 2:50 (part 2) at 22 fps.
  • -  Only the digital file for part 2 is viewable at loc.gov; both parts are viewable on LC's YouTube channel.
  • -  A Conquest Picture.
  • -  Additional holdings for this title may be available. See reference librarian.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  Digital file includes a piano score composed and performed by Philip Carli.
  • -  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1912-1939; George Kleine Collection catalog, 1980; Library of Congress video collection, v. 3, Origins of American animation, 1900-1921; McIntire, J. Silent animated films at the Library of Congress, 1995; Moving picture world, v. 32.1, p. 745; Moving picture world, v. 33.2, p. 1122, 1389.
  • -  Collection purchased from Kleine estate March 27, 1947. 35 mm. nitrate film destroyed.
  • -  The George Kleine Collection of early motion pictures in the Library of Congress : a catalog / prepared by Rita Horwitz and Harriet Harrison with the assistance of Wendy White. Library of Congress, 1980.

Medium

  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 6 min., 208 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 6 min., 208 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • non-viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 6 min., 208 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 1472 (viewing print)
  • FRA 3802 (dupe neg pic)
  • FRA 3803 (non-viewing pos)

Repository

  • Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 00694020

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

O'Brien, Willis, Writing, Inc Thomas A. Edison, K.E.S.E, and Kleine. The Dinosaur and the Missing Link, a Prehistoric Tragedy. United States: K.E.S.E, 1917. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694020/.

APA citation style:

O'Brien, W., Thomas A. Edison, I., K.E.S.E & Kleine. (1917) The Dinosaur and the Missing Link, a Prehistoric Tragedy. United States: K.E.S.E. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694020/.

MLA citation style:

O'Brien, Willis, Writing, et al. The Dinosaur and the Missing Link, a Prehistoric Tragedy. United States: K.E.S.E, 1917. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694020/>.