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Film, Video 2 A. M. in the subway Two A. M. in the subway

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About this Item

Title

  • 2 A. M. in the subway

Other Title

  • Two 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 wearily and sits on a box, as a uniformed conductor awaits a train. A subway car arrives on the left track and a well-dressed man exits with his arms around two well-dressed women. They laugh and stumble, having a hilarious time, getting the attention of the policeman who attempts to stop their bawdy behavior. Another train arrives, and a man in tweed, heading for that car is briefly stopped by the merry trio and joins them in a laugh. As he boards the train, the policeman and conductor discuss the troublemakers left on the platform. One of the women raises her skirt to reveal striped stockings as her male companion bends to tie her bootlace. The other man ogles her out the subway car window. The policeman pulls the gent up and forces him and the women onto the train. The beleagured officer spies a woman's stockinged legs hanging out a window, and reboards the train. Everyone exits the car arguing madly, witu the man in tweed waving a pair of artificial female legs.

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.

Headings

  • -  Subway stations--Humor
  • -  Nightlife--Humor
  • -  Disorderly conduct--Humor
  • -  Transit police--Humor

Genre

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

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.
  • -  Filmed June 5, 1905, in the Biograph New York City studio.
  • -  Biograph production no. 3035.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 0896) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
  • -  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  Sources used: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 340; AFI catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 1113; Biograph production logs; Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912.
  • -  paper pos (copy 2) Received: 1905-06-20; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
  • -  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
  • -  Paper print roll lacking suffix.

Medium

  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (21 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (53 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (21 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (53 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 3910 (viewing print)
  • FEC 2209 (viewing print)
  • FRA 2892 (dupe neg pic)
  • FPE 7756 (dupe neg pic)
  • FRB 0794 (master pos pic)
  • Box 1020A (paper pos)
  • Box 5187 (paper pos, copy 2)

Source Collection

  • Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)

Repository

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

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 96521867

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

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. https://www.loc.gov/item/96521867/.

APA citation style:

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/96521867/.

MLA citation style:

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, <www.loc.gov/item/96521867/>.