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Film, Video Buying a cow Original French title: Achat embarrassant / English language translation title: Embarrassing purchase / Achat embarrassant / Embarrassing purchase

About this Item

Title

  • Buying a cow

Other Title

  • Original French title: Achat embarrassant
  • English language translation title: Embarrassing purchase
  • Achat embarrassant
  • Embarrassing purchase

Summary

  • An urban husband and wife, walking in the countryside outside Paris, are so impressed with the delicious taste of a cow's milk that they buy the cow and try to bring it back to their Parisian apartment. After many misadventures, the cow is stolen right after they reach their front door.

Names

  • Société des établissements Gaumont
  • George Kleine (Firm)
  • AFI/Marshall (George) Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : Kleine, 1908.

Headings

  • -  Cows--France--Paris--Drama
  • -  City dwellers--France--Paris--Drama
  • -  Paris (France)--Drama

Genre

  • Comedy films
  • Short films
  • Silent films
  • Fiction films

Notes

  • -  French titles from AFI STAR database record no. 7676.
  • -  MAVIS 10518; Buying a cow.
  • -  Digital files viewed.
  • -  Sources used: Moving picture world, Jan. 18, 1908, p. 50; American Film Institute catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 141; AFI STAR database record no. 7676.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  Received: 8/1970 from LC film lab; 16 mm. viewing print; preservation; AFI/Marshall (George) Collection.
  • -  Received: 2/6/1987 from LC film lab; 35 mm. viewing print; preservation; AFI/Marshall (George) Collection.
  • -  Received: 1/24/2007 from VidiPax; master; preservation; AFI/Marshall (George) Collection.
  • -  Received: 8/1970 from LC film lab; 16 mm. dupe neg pic; preservation; AFI/Marshall (George) Collection.
  • -  Received: 1/29/1987 from LC film lab; 35 mm. dupe neg pic; preservation; AFI/Marshall (George) Collection.

Medium

  • 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 7 min., 204 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. viewing print.
  • 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 7 min., 507 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. viewing print.
  • 1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) (ca. 7 min.) : si., b&w ; 1/2 in. master.
  • 2 film rolls (A & B rolls) (ca. 7 min., 204 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. dupe neg pic.
  • 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 7 min., 507 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg pic.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FAA 7570 (viewing print)
  • FEB 7591 (viewing print)
  • VRA 1856 (master)
  • FAA 7568-7569 (dupe neg pic)
  • FPE 2406 (dupe neg pic)

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2006640759

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Société Des Établissements Gaumont, George Kleine, and Afi/Marshall. Buying a Cow. United States: Kleine, 1908. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2006640759/.

APA citation style:

Société Des Établissements Gaumont, George Kleine & Afi/Marshall. (1908) Buying a Cow. United States: Kleine. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2006640759/.

MLA citation style:

Société Des Établissements Gaumont, George Kleine, and Afi/Marshall. Buying a Cow. United States: Kleine, 1908. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2006640759/>.