Film, Video An Indian summer

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Title
An Indian summer
Summary
An elderly widower takes lodgings at a seaside boarding house owned by a widow and her daughter. Attracted to the widow, but self-conscious about his thinning hair, the widower writes a letter to inquire about a hair restoring tonic. He hides the response, and the widow thinks he is corresponding with another woman. She decides to make him jealous by framing a magazine photo of another man. One day, at the beach, the widow and widower are both marooned on a rock by the rising tide. The widow steals a look at the letter and realizes her mistake. After they are rescued, they return to the boarding house, where the she lovingly rubs the hair tonic onto his head.
Contributor Names
Griffith, D. W. (David Wark), 1875-1948, direction.
Hennessy, George (Motion picture scenarist) writing.
Bitzer, G. W., 1872-1944, camera.
Miller, W. Christy, 1843-1922, cast.
Bruce, Kate, 1858-1946, cast.
Pickford, Mary, 1892-1979, cast.
Marsh, Mae, 1895-1968, cast.
Hyde, Harry, cast.
Pickford, Jack, 1896-1933, cast.
Toncray, Kate, 1880-1927, cast.
Opperman, Frank, 1861-1922, cast.
Biograph Company.
General Film Company.
Pickford (Mary) Collection (Library of Congress)
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : General Film Company, 1912.
Subject Headings
-  Love in old age--Humor
-  Widows--Humor
-  Widowers--Humor
-  Tonics (Medicinal preparations)--Humor
-  Hair growth stimulants--Humor
Genre
Romantic comedy films
Silent films
Short films
Fiction films
Notes
-  J171149 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Biograph Co.; 12July1912; J171149.
-  W. Chrystie Miller, Kate Bruce, Mary Pickford, Mae Marsh, Harry Hyde, Jack Pickford, Kate Toncray, Frank Opperman, Bert Hendler.
-  Camera, G.W. Bitzer.
-  Photographed in California in about April, 1912.
-  Parts of summary from The Griffith project, v. 6.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 2515) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
-  Not viewed.
-  Sources used: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 158; The Griffith project, v. 6, p. 81-82, program sequence no. 416; Biograph production logs; Biograph bulletins, 1908-1912, p. 419; Christel Schmidt's The Search for a Film Legacy: Mary Pickford (1909-1933) WWW site, viewed April 20, 2015; Internet movie database WWW site, viewed December 7, 2015.
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
Medium
1 video file (digital, MPEG-4) (ca. 11 min.) : si., b&w.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (413 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (413 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 1,000 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 5485 (viewing print)
FRA 6430 (dupe neg pic)
Box 0481A (paper pos)
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/ntscrm.00017909
Library of Congress Control Number
2015600164
Access Advisory
Restricted: video files available on-site only. Access by appointment.
Language
English
Online Format
image
video
OCLC Number
18584216
Description
An elderly widower takes lodgings at a seaside boarding house owned by a widow and her daughter. Attracted to the widow, but self-conscious about his thinning hair, the widower writes a letter to inquire about a hair restoring tonic. He hides the response, and the widow thinks he is corresponding with another woman. She decides to make him jealous by framing a magazine photo of another man. One day, at the beach, the widow and widower are both marooned on a rock by the rising tide. The widow steals a look at the letter and realizes her mistake. After they are rescued, they return to the boarding house, where the she lovingly rubs the hair tonic onto his head.
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Hennessy, George Writing, G. W Bitzer, W. Christy Miller, Kate Bruce, Mary Pickford, Mae Marsh, Harry Hyde, et al. An Indian summer. United States: General Film Company, 1912. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015600164/.

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Hennessy, G. W., Bitzer, G. W., Miller, W. C., Bruce, K., Pickford, M., Marsh, M. [...] Paper Print Collection. (1912) An Indian summer. United States: General Film Company. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015600164/.

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Hennessy, George Writing, et al. An Indian summer. United States: General Film Company, 1912. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2015600164/>.