Film, Video Why Jones discharged his clerks

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Title
Why Jones discharged his clerks
Summary
"Great hit. Two delinquent clerks are seated in a broker's office engaged in a game of cards. The boss suddenly appears walking through the corridor. The cards are thrown down in great haste and when the employer enters the office the clerks are apparently busily engaged in their work. The boss looks over the mail and then sits down behind an adjacent screen to enjoy the morning paper. A lady suddenly enters the office and, upon inquiring for the broker, is shown behind the screen by one of the clerks. The broker and lady suddenly display considerable affection for each other, and are ardently making love when they are discovered by one of the clerks. He immediately calls the attention of the stenographer and they post themselves upon chairs and engage in looking over the top of the screen. One of the chairs is suddenly tipped over by the office boy and the clerks and screen fall upon the unsuspecting broker. He immediately becomes wrathful, throws off his coat and proceeds to clear out the office. One of the clerks becomes frightened and jumps through the window into the corridor; the other is unceremoniously fired through the door. This is an extremely humorous picture"--Edison films catalog no. 105.
Contributor Names
White, James H. (James Henry), production.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1900.
Subject Headings
-  Problem employees--Humor
-  Supervisors--Humor
-  Work environment--Humor
-  Employees--Dismissal of--Humor
-  Voyeurism--Humor
Genre
Comedy films
Silent films
Short films
Fiction films
Notes
-  D780 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Jan1900; D780.
-  Duration: 1:25 at 18 fps.
-  Filmed December 1899 to January 1900, in Edison's Black Maria studio, West Orange, New Jersey.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 1936) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
-  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, p. 571; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 365; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 62-63 [MI]; AFI catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 1187.
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
-  paper pos (copies 1 and 2) Received: 1900-01-09; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
-  Paper print roll lacking suffix.
Medium
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (38 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (38 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 40 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 4950 (viewing print)
FEB 9682 (viewing print)
FRA 1498 (dupe neg pic)
FPE 5271 (dupe neg pic)
FRB 2447 (master pos pic)
Box 0148 (paper pos)
Box 5180 (paper pos, copy 2)
Source Collection
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Library of Congress Control Number
00694333
Language
English
Online Format
image
video
OCLC Number
98799225
Description
"Great hit. Two delinquent clerks are seated in a broker's office engaged in a game of cards. The boss suddenly appears walking through the corridor. The cards are thrown down in great haste and when the employer enters the office the clerks are apparently busily engaged in their work. The boss looks over the mail and then sits down behind an adjacent screen to enjoy the morning paper. A lady suddenly enters the office and, upon inquiring for the broker, is shown behind the screen by one of the clerks. The broker and lady suddenly display considerable affection for each other, and are ardently making love when they are discovered by one of the clerks. He immediately calls the attention of the stenographer and they post themselves upon chairs and engage in looking over the top of the screen. One of the chairs is suddenly tipped over by the office boy and the clerks and screen fall upon the unsuspecting broker. He immediately becomes wrathful, throws off his coat and proceeds to clear out the office. One of the clerks becomes frightened and jumps through the window into the corridor; the other is unceremoniously fired through the door. This is an extremely humorous picture"--Edison films catalog no. 105.
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