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Film, Video R.F.D., 10,000 B.C. RFD, 10,000 B.C. / Original release title: G.F.D., 10,000 B.C. / Variant title: On the R.F.D., 10,000 B.C.

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About this Item

Title

  • R.F.D., 10,000 B.C.

Other Title

  • RFD, 10,000 B.C.
  • Original release title: G.F.D., 10,000 B.C.
  • Variant title: On the R.F.D., 10,000 B.C.

Summary

  • "An animated mannequin comedy (also known as an O'Brien plastic stop-work comedy) set in prehistoric times. Henry Saurus, the mailman, and Johnny Bearskin, the favored suitor, vie for the affections of Winnie Warclub on Valentine's Day"---The George Kleine Collection catalog.

Names

  • O'Brien, Willis, 1886-1962, producer
  • Thomas A. Edison, Inc
  • Forum Films, Inc
  • Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • [United States : Forum Films, 1917]

Headings

  • -  Prehistoric peoples--Humor
  • -  Courtship--Humor
  • -  Valentine's Day--Humor

Genre

  • Comedy films
  • Puppet films
  • Stop-motion animation films
  • Silent films
  • Short films

Notes

  • -  LP10674 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 26Apr17; LP10674.
  • -  A Conquest picture.
  • -  A Mannikin Comedy.
  • -  According to secondary sources, this film was released by Forum Films in May, 1917 as part of the Edison Conquest program no. 3, under the title, G.F.D., 10,000 years B.C.
  • -  Duration: approximately 13 min. at 18 fps.
  • -  Sources used: The George Kleine Collection...catalog, p. 109-110; Moving picture world, v. 32.2, May 26, 1917, p. 1301; Moving picture world, June 17, 1917, p. vii, viewed May 1, 2020 via the Internet Archive; Variety, August 24, 1917, p. 24 and May 18, 1917, p. 23, viewed May 1, 2020 via the Internet Archive.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  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 (339 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (339 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • non-viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (339 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 1782 (viewing print)
  • FRA 4364 (dupe neg pic)
  • FRA 4365 (non-viewing print)

Repository

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

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 00694284

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Thomas A. Edison, Inc, Inc Forum Films, and Kleine. R.F.D., 10,000 B.C. produceds by O'Brien, Willis, Ucer [United States: Forum Films, 1917] Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694284/.

APA citation style:

Thomas A. Edison, I., Forum Films, I. & Kleine. (1917) R.F.D., 10,000 B.C. O'Brien, W., prod [United States: Forum Films] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694284/.

MLA citation style:

Thomas A. Edison, Inc, Inc Forum Films, and Kleine. R.F.D., 10,000 B.C. prod by O'Brien, Willis, Ucer [United States: Forum Films, 1917] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694284/>.