Film, Video 2 a.m. in the subway

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Title
2 a.m. in the subway
Summary
Opens on a set of a subway platform, with two tracks on either side and stairs leading up to the exit. A policeman stretches and wearily sits on a box or crate, as a uniformed conductor awaits a train. A subway car arrives on the left side of the platform and the conductor opens the door. A well-dressed man with a cigar in his teeth exits with his arms around two women dressed in long skirts and jackets, gloves, and fancy hats. The trio laugh and stumble on the platform as if having a hilarious time, getting the attention of the policeman who attempts to stop their bawdy behavior. Another train arrives on the right track. A man heading for that car in a tweed suit and bowler is briefly stopped by the merry trio and joins them in a laugh. As this passenger boards the train, the policeman and conductor discuss the troublemakers left on the platform. One of the women causes a sensation by raising her skirt and revealing striped stockings as her male companion bends to tie her bootlace, with the other male traveler ogling her out the subway car window.
Cont.: Seeing this inappropriate display of leg, the policeman pulls up the gent and forces him and the women on board the car. The beleagured officer then spies a woman's stockinged legs hanging out a window, and reboards the train. The policeman, both women, and both men exit the subway car and argue madly on the platform, with the man in the tweed suit waving a pair of artificial female legs that were apparently displayed in the window instead of the real thing.
Contributor Names
Bitzer, G. W., 1872-1944, camera.
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1905.
Subject Headings
-  Subway stations--New York (State)--New York--Drama
-  Subways--New York (State)--New York--Drama
-  Transit police--New York (State)--New York--Drama
-  Women--New York (State)--New York--Conduct of life--Drama
-  Men--New York (State)--New York--Conduct of life--Drama
-  Practical jokes--Drama
-  Artificial legs--Drama
-  Silent films
Genre
Comedies
Vaudeville
Shorts
Notes
-  H62448 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 20June1905; H62448.
-  Original main title lacking.
-  Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer.
-  Duration: 0:53 at 16 fps.
-  Materials listed originate from the paper print chosen best copy of two for digitization; for other holdings on this title, see the M/B/RS Paper Print database.
-  Catalog no. 3035.
-  Available on the Internet; Library of Congress World Wide Web site (http://lcweb.loc.gov)
-  NCN046356; Two a.m. in the subway.
-  Filmed June 5, 1905, in the Biograph New York City studio.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; AFI cat.: film beginnings, 1893-1910, 1995.
-  Received: 11/28/94 from LC film lab; arch pos; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 8/27/94 from LC film lab; arch neg; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 9/9/95 from LC film lab; masterpos; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 6/20/05; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
1 reel of 1 (53 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. arch pos.
1 reel of 1 (53 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. arch neg.
1 reel of 1 (53 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. masterpos.
1 roll (53 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number/Physical Location
FPE 7758 (arch pos)
FPE 7757 (arch neg)
FPE 7759 (masterpos)
LC 896b (paper pos)
Library of Congress Control Number
96515575
Online Format
image
video
Description
Opens on a set of a subway platform, with two tracks on either side and stairs leading up to the exit. A policeman stretches and wearily sits on a box or crate, as a uniformed conductor awaits a train. A subway car arrives on the left side of the platform and the conductor opens the door. A well-dressed man with a cigar in his teeth exits with his arms around two women dressed in long skirts and jackets, gloves, and fancy hats. The trio laugh and stumble on the platform as if having a hilarious time, getting the attention of the policeman who attempts to stop their bawdy behavior. Another train arrives on the right track. A man heading for that car in a tweed suit and bowler is briefly stopped by the merry trio and joins them in a laugh. As this passenger boards the train, the policeman and conductor discuss the troublemakers left on the platform. One of the women causes a sensation by raising her skirt and revealing striped stockings as her male companion bends to tie her bootlace, with the other male traveler ogling her out the subway car window. Cont.: Seeing this inappropriate display of leg, the policeman pulls up the gent and forces him and the women on board the car. The beleagured officer then spies a woman's stockinged legs hanging out a window, and reboards the train. The policeman, both women, and both men exit the subway car and argue madly on the platform, with the man in the tweed suit waving a pair of artificial female legs that were apparently displayed in the window instead of the real thing.
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Bitzer, G. W., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. 2 A.M. In the Subway. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1905. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/96515575/. (Accessed May 26, 2017.)

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Bitzer, G. W., American Mutoscope And Biograph Company & Paper Print Collection. (1905) 2 A.M. In the Subway. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/96515575/.

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Bitzer, G. W., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. 2 A.M. In the Subway. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1905. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/96515575/>.