Film, Video Tom Tinker's pony patter

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Title
Tom Tinker's pony patter
Summary
Camera iris opens to six ponies with decorated harnesses and plumed halters, standing in the center of a stage with a painted backdrop of mountains. Cuts to two ponies on a seesaw, with a moustached man in a white uniform with dark piping and a white cap holding their leads. A second trainer in a dark suit can also be seen occasionally with the ponies. Individual ponies perform a variety of tricks, including rolling a slatted barrel across the stage with front legs and then with a nose, knocking over the barrel, "limping" across the stage with one front leg held off the ground, and pushing the trainer over with a nose-butt. Cuts to the six ponies lined up at the back of the stage, with each pony's head lying over the neck of the pony in front of him. Cuts to the ponies circling the trainer in a straight radial line and then in various combinations, including three by three, pairs, and singly. The ponies finish their circling by walking in a straight line to the front of the stage and then bowing on their knees. Cuts to a closeup of the six ponies in a line, facing the camera, which closes in an iris effect to black.
Contributor Names
Spanuth, Hans A., production.
Commonwealth Pictures Corporation.
AFI/Zouary (Maurice) Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : [Commonwealth Pictures Corp., 1919 or 1920?]
Subject Headings
-  Ponies--United States
-  Circus animals--United States
-  Silent films
Genre
Vaudeville
Animal films and programs
Shorts
Notes
-  Copyright: reg. unknown.
-  No copyright registration or production and distribution information could be found for an act under this name, but the film appears to be an uncopyrighted Spanuth's original vod-a-vil movie given the similarities in title graphics and camera technique to identified Spanuths.
-  Duration: 2:01 at 16 fps.
-  Available on the Internet; Library of Congress World Wide Web site (http://lcweb.loc.gov)
-  NCN015170; Zouary can no149.
-  Last film on reel with: The flying De Armands, Spanish Goldinies [Spanuth's original vod-a-vil movies, no. 5], and [Animal act with baboon, dog and donkey].
-  Probably filmed ca. 1918-19 in Chicago.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1912-1939; M/B/RS copyright descriptions; M/B/RS Acquisition files (AFI/Zouary file); Motion picture news, v. 21, p. 2598.
-  Received: 4/1/80 from LC film lab; ref print; preservation AFI/Zouary (Maurice) Collection.
-  Received: 1/14/77 from LC film lab; dupe neg; preservation AFI/Zouary (Maurice) Collection.
Medium
1 reel of 1 (122 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
1 reel of 1 (122 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg.
Call Number/Physical Location
FEB 3202 (ref print)
FPD 1669 (dupe neg)
Library of Congress Control Number
96521544
Online Format
image
video
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/96521544
Library of Congress Online Catalog
https://catalog.loc.gov/vwebv/search?searchCode=STNO&searchArg=96521544&searchType=1&recCount=10
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Commonwealth Pictures Corporation, and Afi/Zouary. Tom Tinker's pony patter. [United States: Commonwealth Pictures Corp., or 1920?, 1919] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/96521544/. (Accessed December 09, 2016.)

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Commonwealth Pictures Corporation & Afi/Zouary. (1919) Tom Tinker's pony patter. [United States: Commonwealth Pictures Corp., or 1920?] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/96521544/.

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Commonwealth Pictures Corporation, and Afi/Zouary. Tom Tinker's pony patter. [United States: Commonwealth Pictures Corp., or 1920?, 1919] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/96521544/>.