Film, Video The mysterious cafe Mysterious cafe, or Mr. and Mrs. Spoopendyke have troubles with a waiter / Mr. and Mrs. Spoopendyke have troubles with a waiter

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Title
The mysterious cafe
Other Title
Mysterious cafe, or Mr. and Mrs. Spoopendyke have troubles with a waiter
Mr. and Mrs. Spoopendyke have troubles with a waiter
Summary
From Edison films catalog: As the above title indicates, the scene does not take place in an ordinary restaurant, but one in which all natural rules of order and gravitation are reversed. The couple above mentioned have a most trying experience while endeavoring to partake of a square meal. They find themselves flying about the room from chairs to table, and vice versa, until they are both completely bewildered, ending in a general mix-up, which is sure to provoke much merriment. Class B 100 ft. $12.00.
Contributor Names
Blackton, James Stuart, 1875-1941, production, camera.
Smith, Albert E., production, camera.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1901.
Subject Headings
-  Dinners and dining--Drama
-  Restaurants--Drama
-  Magic tricks--Drama
-  Gravity--Drama
-  Married people--Drama
-  Hallucinations and illusions--Drama
Genre
Trick films
Comedy
Notes
-  H11495 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Dec1901; H11495.
-  Camera, J. Stuart Blackton and/or Albert E. Smith.
-  Duration: 1:35 at 16 fps.
-  Filmed ca. June 1899 to September 1900, on Vitagraph's roof-top studio in New York, New York.
-  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, 1997, p. 624; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 135, Sept. 1902, p. 95 [MI].
Medium
ref print. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos. 1 roll of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FEB 9339 (ref print)
LC 1725 (paper pos)
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.1725
Library of Congress Control Number
00694254
Online Format
image
video
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/00694254
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