Film, Video Uncle Josh in a spooky hotel

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Uncle Josh in a spooky hotel
From Edison films catalog: The landlord enters with his rural guest. After examining the bed and other things in the room, Josh takes a seat beside the landlord, who tells him that there is a rumor that a ghost appears in that room every night at 12 o'clock. The ghost then appears mysteriously and hits Josh a slap on the cheek. Thinking it was the landlord who hit him Josh gets up and knocks the landlord off the chair. After a little row, Josh and the landlord again sit down and the ghost again appears and hits the landlord on the cheek. The landlord, thinking it was Josh, gets up and knocks him off the chair. Each one accuses the other of striking him. Josh discovers that his companion is really the ghost, and in great fright he grabs his things and rushes out of the room, followed by the ghost. 80 feet. $12.00.
Contributor Names
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1900.
Subject Headings
-  Haunted hotels--United States--Drama
-  Ghosts--United States--Drama
-  Hallucinations and illusions--Drama
-  Rural population--United States--Drama
-  Hotelkeepers--United States--Drama
-  Battles--Drama
Trick films
Slapstick comedy films
Fiction films
-  D6367 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Mar1900; D6367.
-  Duration: 1:16 at 16 fps.
-  Filmed ca. March 1900.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 585; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 87 [MI].
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
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
FEC 2314 (ref print)
LC 1918 (paper pos)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
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