Film, Video Faust and Marguerite

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Title
Faust and Marguerite
Summary
"Marguerite is seated before the fireplace, Faust standing by her side. Mephistopheles enters and offers his sword to Faust, commanding him to behead the fair Marguerite. Faust refuses, whereupon Mephistopheles draws the sword across the throat of the lady and she suddenly disappears and Faust is seated in her place. 60 feet"--Edison films catalog.
Contributor Names
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1900.
Subject Headings
-  Faust (Legendary character)--Drama
-  Marguerite--(Legendary character)--Drama
-  Mephistopheles (Legendary character)--Drama
-  Magic--Drama
-  Beheading--Drama
Genre
Trick films
Silent films
Short films
Fiction films
Notes
-  D4734 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Based on the folk tale Faust and Marguerite.
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Feb1900; D4734.
-  Duration: 0:57 at 16 fps.
-  According to Musser's Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, although this film was copyrighted by Edison, it does not appear to have been made at the Edison studio, or by Edison producers or affiliated filmmakers. May be a foreign production.
-  According to some sources, including Early motion pictures, this film was produced by Edwin S. Porter. However, according to Musser's Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 675, Porter was not hired by the Edison Manufacturing Company until November 29, 1900, nine months after this film was made and copyrighted.
-  May have been filmed in February, 1900.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 1204) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 578, p. 675; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 101; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 84 [MI].
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
Medium
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (23 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (23 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 25 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 4218 (viewing print)
FEC 2806 (viewing print)
FRA 1377 (dupe neg pic)
FPE 9645 (dupe neg pic)
FRB 2250 (master pos pic)
Box 0028C (paper pos)
Box 5041C (paper pos, copy 2)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.1204
Library of Congress Control Number
00694201
Language
English
Online Format
image
video
Description
"Marguerite is seated before the fireplace, Faust standing by her side. Mephistopheles enters and offers his sword to Faust, commanding him to behead the fair Marguerite. Faust refuses, whereupon Mephistopheles draws the sword across the throat of the lady and she suddenly disappears and Faust is seated in her place. 60 feet"--Edison films catalog.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/00694201
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