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Film, Video The newlyweds

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  • The newlyweds


  • After being jilted by their respective sweethearts, Dick Harcourt and Dora Dean have both become disenchanted with the opposite sex. Unknown to each other, they happen to share a seat on a passenger train. Due to a misunderstanding, the other passengers mistake them for newlyweds. As it happens, Dick is a member of an anti-marriage society, the members of which prepare a protest to his defection. Meanwhile, Dick and Dora are the recipients of so many wedding presents that they decide to get married after all.


  • Griffith, D. W. (David Wark), 1875-1948, direction
  • Johnson, Arthur V., 1876-1916, cast
  • Pickford, Mary, 1892-1979, cast
  • Barker, Florence, 1891-1913, cast
  • West, Charles H., 1885-1943, cast
  • Powell, Frank E., 1877- cast
  • Walthall, Henry B. (Henry Brazeale), 1878-1936, cast
  • Henderson, Dell, 1877-1956, cast
  • Bruce, Kate, 1858-1946, cast
  • Nichols, George, 1864-1927, cast
  • Paget, Alfred, 1880-1925, cast
  • Miller, W. Christy, 1843-1922, cast
  • Sennett, Mack, 1880-1960, cast
  • West, Dorothy, 1891-1980, cast
  • O'Sullivan, Tony, -1920, cast
  • Hedlund, Guy, 1884-1964, cast
  • Robinson, Gertrude, 1891-1962, cast
  • Craig, Charles B., cast
  • Hart, Ruth, 1886-1952, cast
  • Quirk, Billy, 1873-1926, cast
  • Grandon, Francis J., 1879-1929, cast
  • Pickford, Jack, 1896-1933, cast
  • Opperman, Frank, 1861-1922, cast
  • Harron, Robert, 1894-1920, cast
  • Egan, Gladys, cast
  • Evans, Frank (Actor) cast
  • Biograph Company
  • Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : Biograph Co., 1910.


  • -  Marriage--Humor


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


  • -  J138954 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Biograph Co.; 7Mar1910; J138954.
  • -  Arthur Johnson, Mary Pickford, Florence Barker, Charles H. West, Frank Powell, Henry B. Walthall, Dell Henderson, Kate Bruce, George O. Nicholls, Alfred Paget, W. Chrystie Miller, Mack Sennett, Dorothy West, Anthony O'Sullivan, Guy Hedlund, Gertrude Robinson, Charles Craig, Ruth Hart, William A. Quirk, Francis J. Grandon, Jack Pickford, Frank Opperman, Rober Harron, Gladys Egan, Frank Evans.
  • -  Reissued by the Unicorn Film Service in 1916 as Little grains of rice.
  • -  Photographed on January 14 and January 26, 1910 in the Biograph studio in New York City, and in Los Angeles, California.
  • -  Parts of summary from The Griffith project, v. 4 and the Biograph bulletins, 1908-1912.
  • -  Biograph production no. 3673.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 2641) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
  • -  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
  • -  Sources used: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 222; The Griffith project, v. 4, p. 15-18, program sequence no. 238; Biograph production logs; Biograph bulletins, 1908-1912, p. 173; Christel Schmidt's The Search for a Film Legacy: Mary Pickford (1909-1933) WWW site, viewed September 21, 2015.
  • -  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.


  • 1 video file (digital, MPEG-4) (ca. 11 min.) : si., b&w.
  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (388 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (388 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 5602 (viewing print)
  • FRA 2449 (dupe neg pic)
  • Box 0935A (paper pos)

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2015600214

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  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Johnson, Arthur V., Cast, Mary Pickford, Florence Barker, Charles H West, Frank E Powell, Henry B Walthall, Dell Henderson, et al. The Newlyweds. directeds by Griffith, D. W. , Ection United States: Biograph Co, 1910. Video.

APA citation style:

Johnson, A. V., Pickford, M., Barker, F., West, C. H., Powell, F. E., Walthall, H. B. [...] Paper Print Collection. (1910) The Newlyweds. Griffith, D. W., dir United States: Biograph Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Johnson, Arthur V., Cast, et al. The Newlyweds. dir by Griffith, D. W. , Ection United States: Biograph Co, 1910. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.