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R.F.D., 10,000 B.C.
Other Title
RFD, 10,000 B.C.
G.F.D., 10,000 B.C.
On the R.F.D., 10,000 B.C.
"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.
Contributor 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]
Subject Headings
-  Prehistoric peoples--Humor
-  Courtship--Humor
-  Valentine's Day--Humor
Comedy films
Puppet films
Stop-motion animation films
Silent films
Short films
-  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.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  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.
-  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.
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)
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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.

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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,

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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, <>.

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