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Film, Video Chimmie Hicks at the races Title from American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalogue: Above the limit / Title from Biograph production log: Jimmy Hicks at the races

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Title

  • Chimmie Hicks at the races

Other Title

  • Title from American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalogue: Above the limit
  • Title from Biograph production log: Jimmy Hicks at the races

Summary

  • On a bare stage backed by a dark curtain, a man dressed in a three-piece suit and overcoat holds a racing program and excitedly watches a race supposedly taking place offstage. With enthusiastic jumping and other delighted pantomime, he makes it clear his horse has won the race. A second man in a suit and hat enters from stage right and pays Chimmie his winnings, a portion of which the gambler returns to the man for another bet. With the start of the second race, he again watches with rising excitement, but suddenly his face falls and he angrily throws his hat on the ground, having evidently lost this time. The other man returns and collects all of Chimmie's money plus his pocketwatch. The repentant gambler then kneels, shakes his arms to the heavens, rips up his program, and scatters the pieces on the ground, apparently swearing off betting. He rises, pulls on his hat, and dejectedly begins to walk offstage.
  • Charles E. Grapewin as "Chimmie Hicks of New York," at the races, showing the change of emotions from "winning" to "losing"--American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalogue.

Names

  • Grapewin, Charles, 1869-1956, cast
  • Armitage, F. S., camera
  • American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
  • Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
  • Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, [1900?]

Headings

  • -  Gambling--Humor
  • -  Horse racing--Betting--Humor

Genre

  • Comedy films
  • Filmed vaudeville acts
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films

Notes

  • -  H16734 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 18Apr1902; H16734.
  • -  Original main title lacking.
  • -  Duration: 0:47 at 16 fps.
  • -  Approximate release date of November, 1900 from the AFI catalog.
  • -  Biograph production no. 1693.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 0175) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
  • -  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
  • -  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 55; AFI catalog: film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 4; Biograph bulletins 1896-1908, p. 61, p. 101; New York clipper, December 22, 1900, p. 946; American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalogue, 1902, p. 62, viewed online via the New Jersey Digital Highway.
  • -  Camera, F.S. Armitage.
  • -  Charles E. Grapewin (Chimmie Hicks).
  • -  Filmed October 26, 1900, in the Biograph studio, New York City.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.

Medium

  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (22 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (47 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (22 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (47 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 20 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 3189 (viewing print)
  • FEC 1127 (viewing print)
  • FRA 0515 (dupe neg pic)
  • FPE 7607 (dupe neg pic)
  • FRB 1113 (master pos pic)
  • Box 0681B (paper pos)
  • Box 5664C (paper pos, copy 2)

Repository

  • Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 96521718

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Grapewin, Charles, Cast, F. S Armitage, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, Paper Print Collection, and Niver. Chimmie Hicks at the races. [United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, ?, 1900] Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/96521718/.

APA citation style:

Grapewin, C., Armitage, F. S., American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, Paper Print Collection & Niver. (1900) Chimmie Hicks at the races. [United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, ?] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/96521718/.

MLA citation style:

Grapewin, Charles, Cast, et al. Chimmie Hicks at the races. [United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, ?, 1900] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/96521718/>.