Film, Video Uncle Josh at the moving picture show

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Title
Uncle Josh at the moving picture show
Summary
"Here we present a side-splitter. Uncle Josh occupies a box at a vaudeville theatre, and a moving picture show is going on. First there appears upon the screen a dancer. Uncle Josh jumps to the stage and endeavors to make love to her, but she flits away, and immediately there appears upon the screen the picture of an express train running at sixty miles an hour. Uncle Josh here becomes panic stricken and fearing to be struck by the train, makes a dash for his box. He is no sooner seated than a country couple appear upon the screen at a well. Before they pump the pail full of water they indulge in a love-making scene. Uncle Josh evidently thinks he recognizes his own daughter, and jumping again upon the stage he removes his coat and prepares to chastise the lover, and grabbing the moving picture screen he hauls it down, and to his great surprise finds a kinetoscope operator in the rear. The operator is made furious by Uncle Josh interrupting his show, and grappling with him they roll over and over upon the stage in an exciting encounter. Class A 125 ft."--Edison films catalog.
Contributor Names
Manley, Charles, 1830-1916, cast.
Porter, Edwin S., production, camera.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1902.
Subject Headings
-  Motion pictures--Humor
-  Motion picture audiences--Humor
-  Motion picture projectionists--Humor
Genre
Trick films
Slapstick comedy films
Silent films
Short films
Fiction films
Notes
-  H13364 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Jan1902; H13364.
-  Charles "Daddy" Manley (Uncle Josh).
-  Camera, Edwin S. Porter.
-  Duration: 1:57 at 16 fps.
-  Photographed in January, 1901 in the Edison studio, New York City.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 1917) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Before the nickelodeon, p. 192-193; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 343; Edison films catalog, no. 135, September 1902, p. 81-82 [MI]; American Film Institute catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 1121.
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
-  35 mm viewing print renumbered: FEB 9338 to FYA 3366.
Medium
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (47 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 125 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (47 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 125 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 125 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 4931 (viewing print)
FYA 3366 (viewing print)
FRA 1930 (dupe neg pic)
FPE 5242 (dupe neg pic)
Box 0098G (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.1917
Library of Congress Control Number
00694324
Language
English
Online Format
image
video
OCLC Number
98799216
Description
"Here we present a side-splitter. Uncle Josh occupies a box at a vaudeville theatre, and a moving picture show is going on. First there appears upon the screen a dancer. Uncle Josh jumps to the stage and endeavors to make love to her, but she flits away, and immediately there appears upon the screen the picture of an express train running at sixty miles an hour. Uncle Josh here becomes panic stricken and fearing to be struck by the train, makes a dash for his box. He is no sooner seated than a country couple appear upon the screen at a well. Before they pump the pail full of water they indulge in a love-making scene. Uncle Josh evidently thinks he recognizes his own daughter, and jumping again upon the stage he removes his coat and prepares to chastise the lover, and grabbing the moving picture screen he hauls it down, and to his great surprise finds a kinetoscope operator in the rear. The operator is made furious by Uncle Josh interrupting his show, and grappling with him they roll over and over upon the stage in an exciting encounter. Class A 125 ft."--Edison films catalog.
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Manley, Charles, Cast, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. Uncle Josh at the moving picture show. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1902. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694324/.

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Manley, C., Thomas A. Edison, I. & Paper Print Collection. (1902) Uncle Josh at the moving picture show. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694324/.

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Manley, Charles, Cast, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. Uncle Josh at the moving picture show. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1902. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694324/>.