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The Suburbanite                            

Clip #: SF-2A
Length: 7:15
Year: 1904
Sound: Silent
Decade: 1900s
Description:
A family moves out to the 'peaceful' suburbs where everything goes wrong, including the mother-in-law moving in. The Suburbanite is a 1904 American short comedy silent film directed by Wallace McCutcheion and starring John Troiano. The film was produced and distributed by the American Mutoscope...

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The Lonely Villa

Clip #: SF-11A
Length: 12:31
Year: 1909
Sound: Silent
Decade: 1900s
Description:
The Lonely Villa is a 1909 American short silent crime drama film directed by D. W. Griffith. The film stars David Miles, Marion Leonard and Mary Pickford in one of her first film roles. It is based on the 1901 French play Au Telephone (At the Telephone) by André de Lorde. A group of criminals...

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A Truthful Liar

Clip #: SF-9A
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Year: 1924
Sound: Silent
Decade: 1920s
Description:
Will Rogers stars in "A Truthful Liar," a comedy short and finale of the Alfalfa Doolittle trilogy, produced by Hal Roach and directed by Hampton Del Ruth. Directed by Hampton Del Ruth. With Will Rogers, Jack Ackroyd, R.O. Pennell, Jack Cooper.

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The Untamable Whiskers

Clip #: SF-2B
Length: 2:43
Year: 1904
Sound: Silent
Decade: 1900s
Description:
Directed by and starring Georges Méliès. Through a rapid succession of drawings, ingenious disguises and soft dissolves, the director portrays a quick-sketch artist who transforms to various characters according to the static outlines on his chalkboard. The background of this picture...

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Silent Comedy - Reel 1

Clip #: SF-13
Length: 13:38
Sound: Silent
Decade: 1920s
Description:
A compilation of clips from silent comedies, including by Mack Sennett.

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Silent Comedy - Reel 3

Clip #: SF-15
Length: 7:32
Sound: Silent
Decade: 1920s
Description:
A compilation of clips from silent comedies, including “The Dare-Devil” with Ben Turpin.

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A Trip Down Mount Tamalpais

Clip #: TFA-304B-2
Length: 8:48
Year: 1906
Sound: Sound
Decade: 1900s
Description:
Passengers travel in open air train cars on the Mount Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway, known as the “Crookedest Railroad in the World.”

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Silent Comedy - Reel 4

Clip #: SF-16
Length: 13:01
Sound: Silent
Decade: 1920s
Description:
A compilation of clips from silent comedies, including “His Unlucky Night” and “Nip and Tuck.”

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Panoramic View of the White Pass Railroad

Clip #: TFA-211G-7
Length: 1:04
Year: 1901
Sound: Silent
Decade: 1900s
Description:
Edison Manufacturing Company film from 1901 of the White Pass Railroad traveling on the recently completed track in a rugged, mountainous part of Alaska.

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Clear Iron

Clip #: TFA-206B
Length: 10:15
Sound: Sound
Decade: 1950s
Description:
An industrial film about a self propelled train car

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