Film, Video The society raffles

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Title
The society raffles
Summary
Opens on a set of a nicely-decorated living room, with a door stage left and a settee in front of an open window in the foreground. A middle-aged man with greying hair and a mustache, wearing formal evening clothes, enters the room, looks around, and seems relieved to find it empty. He crosses to the window and signals, and a roughly-dressed "tough" appears. The two men talk, apparently making plans, and then the bandit ducks out of sight as a couple enter the room. A younger man, also in a tuxedo, introduces a woman in a white gown and jeweled tiara, then leaves. The older man invites the woman to sit. As he takes her hand and appears to court her, he cleverly slips the tiara off her head and hands it out the window to his waiting accomplice. The thief kisses her on the cheek, then checks his pocketwatch, rises, and excuses himself. The woman follows him to the door, but as she walks back to the settee she sees the tough at the window examining the tiara. She clutches her head and screams, then swoons in a faint on the sofa as the bandit runs away.
Contributor Names
Dobson, F. A., camera.
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1905.
Subject Headings
-  Jewel thieves--United States--Drama
-  Jewelry theft--United States--Drama
-  Stealing--Drama
-  Women--Crimes against--United States--Drama
-  Deception--Drama
-  Hoodlums--United States--Drama
-  Silent films
Genre
Drama
Crime films and programs
Vaudeville
Shorts
Notes
-  H69578 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 7Dec1905; H69578.
-  Original main title lacking.
-  Camera, F.A. Dobson.
-  Duration: 0:48 at 17.94 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. 3117.
-  Available on the Internet; Library of Congress World Wide Web site (http://lcweb.loc.gov)
-  NCN046345; The society raffles.
-  Filmed Nov. 24, 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: 12/15/94 from LC film lab; ref print; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 11/23/94 from LC film lab; dupe neg; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 12/7/05; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
1 reel of 1 (54 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
1 reel of 1 (54 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg.
1 roll (54 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number/Physical Location
FEC 2177 (ref print)
FPE 7663 (dupe neg)
LC 953a (paper pos)
Library of Congress Control Number
96521901
Online Format
image
video
Description
Opens on a set of a nicely-decorated living room, with a door stage left and a settee in front of an open window in the foreground. A middle-aged man with greying hair and a mustache, wearing formal evening clothes, enters the room, looks around, and seems relieved to find it empty. He crosses to the window and signals, and a roughly-dressed "tough" appears. The two men talk, apparently making plans, and then the bandit ducks out of sight as a couple enter the room. A younger man, also in a tuxedo, introduces a woman in a white gown and jeweled tiara, then leaves. The older man invites the woman to sit. As he takes her hand and appears to court her, he cleverly slips the tiara off her head and hands it out the window to his waiting accomplice. The thief kisses her on the cheek, then checks his pocketwatch, rises, and excuses himself. The woman follows him to the door, but as she walks back to the settee she sees the tough at the window examining the tiara. She clutches her head and screams, then swoons in a faint on the sofa as the bandit runs away.
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Dobson, F. A., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. The Society Raffles. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1905. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/96521901/. (Accessed October 17, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Dobson, F. A., American Mutoscope And Biograph Company & Paper Print Collection. (1905) The Society Raffles. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/96521901/.

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Dobson, F. A., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. The Society Raffles. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1905. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/96521901/>.