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Film, Video The messenger boy's mistake

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Title

  • The messenger boy's mistake

Summary

  • "'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 other masculine wearing apparel. She becomes enraged. When 'Cholly' comes she proceeds to give him instructions as to what to do in the future, etc., but before she finishes, the boy, having discovered his mistake, returns with the right box. 'Cholly' hastily closes up the wrong one, hands it to the boy and kicks him out of the door. He then opens the right box and presents the bouquet himself. She wears the flowers, and things are now all right. 95 ft."--Edison films catalog, no. 288.

Names

  • Porter, Edwin S., direction, camera
  • Anderson, Gilbert M., 1880-1971, cast
  • Thomas A. Edison, Inc
  • Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1903.

Headings

  • -  Messengers--Humor
  • -  Delivery of goods--Humor
  • -  Errors--Humor
  • -  Courtship--Humor

Genre

  • Comedy films
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Fiction films

Notes

  • -  H36779 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Oct1903; H36779.
  • -  Duration: 1:41 at 16 fps.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 1709) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
  • -  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
  • -  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 205; Edison films catalog, no. 288, July 1906, p. 27 [MI]; AFI catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 668.
  • -  G.M. Anderson.
  • -  Photographed September 29, 1903 in Edison's New York City studio.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  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 (35 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (35 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 4723 (viewing print)
  • FEB 9353 (viewing print)
  • FRA 1738 (dupe neg pic)
  • FPE 5396 (dupe neg pic)
  • Box 0567E (paper pos)
  • Box 5163B (paper pos, copy 2)

Repository

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

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 00694245

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Anderson, Gilbert M., Cast, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. The Messenger Boy's Mistake. directeds by Porter, Edwin S.Ection, Camera United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1903. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694245/.

APA citation style:

Anderson, G. M., Thomas A. Edison, I. & Paper Print Collection. (1903) The Messenger Boy's Mistake. Porter, E. S. E., dir United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694245/.

MLA citation style:

Anderson, Gilbert M., Cast, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. The Messenger Boy's Mistake. dir by Porter, Edwin S.Ection, Camera United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1903. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694245/>.