Found at "Mostly Lost". [Vol. 1] / preserved by the Library of Congress, National Audio-Visual Conservation Center.
- Other Title:
- A brass button also known under title: Stolen necklace
- [United States] : Undercrank Productions, ©2016.
1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
- Trolley cars -- California -- Drama.
Dogs -- Drama.
Paperhangers -- Drama.
Jewel thieves -- Drama.
Airships -- England -- London.
- Comedy films.
Slapstick comedy films.
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
- Chiefly silent films with intertitles in English and with added piano accompaniment; two of the films are sound films (Ventriloquist, and The joyride); the film Fidelity has no intertitles.
- System Details:
- DVD-R, NTSC, Region 1; full screen (1.33:1 aspect ratio) presentation; stereo.
digital optical stereo
full frame (1.33:1)
video file DVD-R video region 1
- (The nickel snatcher) The tribulations of a Los Angeles streetcar conductor. (Fidelity) A faithful dog mourns its lost master. (The paperhanger's revenge) Two would-be paperhangers and their carreer. (A brass button) A scheming maid steals a necklace from her mistress. (Jerry's perfect day) Jerry relives some of the bad choices from his past, and makes some new ones. (One million B.C. test footage) Special effects technicians try out 'dinosaur' scenes using a miniature set and disguised lizards and a turtle. (Early balloon footage) On the grounds of the Crystal Palace, a lighter-than-air craft is launched. Among the viewers is Lloyd George. (Ventriloquist) A shady pitchman meets a credulous young woman. (Fifteen minutes) Snub Pollard's wife leaves him on a bench and tells him to stay out of trouble for fifteen minutes. How much trouble can he get into? (In and out) A greedy wife, French postcards, a travelling salesman and the iceman all test the resources of a newlywed husband. (Grief) A kitchen sink of silent film gags, including an early 'Our gang' clone. (The joyride) Two corner loungers try to pick up a pair of flappers, and find that they, and their rattletrap flivver, do not have nearly enough class to impress the young women.
- The Nickel snatcher / Hank Mann Comedies ; Arrow Pictures ; directed by Charles Parrott (1920) (10 min.)
Fidelity / Pathé frères/General Film Company (1911) (10 min.)
The paperhanger's revenge / National Film Corporation ; a Clover Comedy (1918) (12 min.)
A brass button / Reliance (1911) (13 min.)
Jerry's perfect day / Cub Comedy (1916) (12 min.)
One million, B.C. test footage (no credits); Early balloon footage (no credits) (12 min.)
Ventriloquist / produced and reproduced De Forest Phonofilms ; licence granted by General Talking Pictures Corporation (1927) (9 min.)
Fifteen minutes / Hal Roach ; Pathé ; director, William Watson (1921) (8 min.)
In and out / Federated (1920 or 1921) (12 min.)
Grief / Educational ; Mermaid ; director, Jack White (1921) (8 min.)
The joyride / FBO ; director, Bert Glennon ; written by George Le Maire (1928) (11 min.)
- (The nickel snatcher) Vernon Dent, Hank Mann, James T. Kelly, Madge Kirby; (Fidelity) Gertrude Norman; (The paperhanger's revenge) Bud Duncan, Kewpie Morgan, Dot Farley; (A brass button) James Kirkwood, Mary Alden, Marian Leonard; (Jerry's perfect day) George Ovey, George George, Joseph von Meter, Claire Alexander; (Ventriloquist) William Frawley, Edna Frawley; (Fifteen minutes) Snub Pollard, Noah Young, George Rowe, William Gillespie; (In and out) Monty Banks, Bill Blaisdell, Cliff Bowes, Florence Gilbert; (Grief) Jimmie Adams, Albert Austin, Chuck Reisner, Ford West; (The joyride) George LeMaire, Joe Phillips, Esther Muir.
- Music, Ben Model (The Nickel Snatcher, Jerry's perfect day, In and out); Andrew E. Simpson (Fidelity, One Million B.C., Early balloon footage, Fifteen minutes); Philip Carli (The paperhanger's revenge, A brass button, Grief).
- Videodisc release of 12 rare films or parts of films produced between 1911 and 1940 preserved by The Library of Congress and identified at its annual "Mostly Lost" workshop by historians and fans.
Two of the films (Ventriloquist, and The joyride) are filmed vaudeville comedy routines. One film (Early balloon footage) may be newsreel footage or skilled amateur footage of the British airship Nulli Secundus on its 1907 maiden voyage.
- Chase, Charley, 1893-1940, film director.
Dent, Vernon, 1895-1963, actor.
Mann, Hank, 1887-1971, film producer, actor.
Kelley, James T., 1854-1933, actor.
Kirby, Madge, actor.
Norman, Gertrude, actor.
Duncan, Bud, 1883-1960, actor.
Morgan, Kewpie, actor.
Farley, Dot, 1881-1971, actor.
Kirkwood, James, actor.
Alden, Mary, actor.
Leonard, Marian, actor.
Ovey, George, 1870-1951, actor.
George, George, actor.
Von Meter, Joseph, actor.
Alexander, Claire, actor.
Frawley, William, actor.
Frawley, Edna, actor.
Watson, William, 1896-1967, film director.
Roach, Hal, film producer.
Pollard, Snub, 1889-1962, actor.
Young, Noah, 1887-1958, actor.
Rowe, George, actor.
Gillespie, William, actor.
Banks, Monte, 1897-1950, actor.
Blaisdell, Bill, actor.
Bowes, Cliff, actor.
Gilbert, Florence, actor.
White, Jack, film director.
Adams, Jimmie, 1888-1933, actor.
Austin, Albert, actor.
Riesner, Charles, 1887-1962, actor.
West, Ford, actor.
Glennon, Bert, film director.
LeMaire, George, actor, screenwriter.
Phillips, Joe, actor.
Muir, Esther, 1903-1995, actor.
Carli, Philip, composer (expression), performer.
Model, Ben, composer (expression), performer.
Simpson, Andrew, 1967- composer (expression), performer.
Arrow Film Corporation, film production company.
Pathé frères (France), film production company.
National Film Corporation of America, film production company.
De Forest Phonofilm Corporation, film production company.
Educational Pictures (Firm), film production company.
Film Booking Offices, film production company.
Library of Congress, associated name.
Undercrank Productions, publisher.
- Nickel snatcher.
Jerry's perfect day.
One million, B.C.
In and out.
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