Film, Video The Italian Dago

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Title
The Italian
Other Title
Dago
Summary
Beppo, an Italian gondolier, is in love with Annette, who has another suitor, wealthy but much older. Her father gives Beppo a year to prove himself, so he emigrates to New York City, opens a shoeshine stand, and makes many friends among his neighbors. He meets his ward boss, Corrigan, who, to a friendly, unsophisticated immigrant like Beppo, seems to be a good fellow. Eventually he makes enough money to send for Annette. They marry and have a son. When the baby becomes ill from lack of pasteurized milk, Beppo rushes out to to buy some, but is robbed of his last few cents, and is arrested when he brawls with the thugs who robbed him. He appeals to Corrigan for help, but is rebuffed. Beppo is jailed and his baby dies. Later, crazed with grief, he learns that Corrigan's child has fallen ill. He sneaks into the house of the ward boss, intent on revenge, but has a change of heart when the sick child makes a gesture in her sleep, reminding Beppo of his own son.
Contributor Names
Barker, Reginald, 1886-1945, direction.
Ince, Thomas H., production, writing.
Sullivan, C. Gardner, 1884-1965, writing.
Beban, George, cast.
Williams, Clara, 1891-1928, cast.
Burke, J. Frank (John Franklin), 1867-1918, cast.
New York Motion Picture Corp.
Paramount Pictures Corporation (1914-1927)
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Paramount Pictures Corp., 1915.
Subject Headings
-  Immigrants--New York (State)--New York--Drama
-  Italians--New York (State)--New York--Drama
-  United States--Emigration and immigration--Drama
-  Italy--Emigration and immigration--Drama
-  Revenge--Drama
Genre
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Social problem films
Silent films
Feature films
Fiction films
Notes
-  LP5156 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: New York Motion Picture Corp.; 7Jan15; LP5156.
-  The film was originally entitled The Dago, according to American Film Institute catalog, feature films, 1911-1920.
-  George Beban, Clara Williams, J. Frank Burke.
-  Sources disagree on the film's original length, but it appears to be complete in 6 reels.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
-  This film was selected for the National Film Registry.
-  Sources used: American Film Institute catalog, feature films, 1911-1920, p. 466; Niver, Early motion pictures, p. 164; M/B/RS copyright description; M/B/RS preliminary catalog card.
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
-  Several incomplete components were removed from this record. All are represented in MAVIS, the M/B/RS Division's internal database. 2013-12-30
Medium
viewing print 6 film reels of 6 on 2 (2,157 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print (copy 2) 6 film reels of 6 on 2 (ca. 2,160 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 6 film reels of 6 on 3 (5,285 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 6 film reels of 6 on 2 (2,157 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 6 film reels of 6 on 3 (5,220 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
non-viewing print 6 film reels of 6 on 3 (5,625 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 5871-5872 (viewing print)
FCB 5484-5485 (viewing print, copy 2)
FGE 9114-9116 (viewing print)
FRA 2746-2747 (dupe neg pic)
FQA 8732-8734 (dupe neg pic)
FQA 8717-8719 (non-viewing print)
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/ntscrm.00014575
Library of Congress Control Number
91706396
Online Format
image
video
Description
Beppo, an Italian gondolier, is in love with Annette, who has another suitor, wealthy but much older. Her father gives Beppo a year to prove himself, so he emigrates to New York City, opens a shoeshine stand, and makes many friends among his neighbors. He meets his ward boss, Corrigan, who, to a friendly, unsophisticated immigrant like Beppo, seems to be a good fellow. Eventually he makes enough money to send for Annette. They marry and have a son. When the baby becomes ill from lack of pasteurized milk, Beppo rushes out to to buy some, but is robbed of his last few cents, and is arrested when he brawls with the thugs who robbed him. He appeals to Corrigan for help, but is rebuffed. Beppo is jailed and his baby dies. Later, crazed with grief, he learns that Corrigan's child has fallen ill. He sneaks into the house of the ward boss, intent on revenge, but has a change of heart when the sick child makes a gesture in her sleep, reminding Beppo of his own son.
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Sullivan, C. Gardner, Writing, George Beban, Clara Williams, J. Frank Burke, New York Motion Picture Corp, Paramount Pictures Corporation, and Paper Print Collection. The Italian. United States: Paramount Pictures Corp, 1915. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/91706396/.

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Sullivan, C. G., Beban, G., Williams, C., Burke, J. F., New York Motion Picture Corp, Paramount Pictures Corporation & Paper Print Collection. (1915) The Italian. United States: Paramount Pictures Corp. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/91706396/.

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