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The dinosaur and the missing link, a prehistoric tragedy

Author: Willis O'Brien; Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; K.E.S.E. (Firm); Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: United States : K.E.S.E., 1917.
Series: Conquest program, no. 5.
Edition/Format:   Film : Animation : Film   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Uses clay animation to tell a story of prehistoric times. Three suitors, named the Duke, Stonejaw Steve, and Theophilus Ivoryhead, compete for the hand of Miss Araminta Rockface. Ivoryhead, an unassuming weakling, wins her hand when the others mistakenly believe that he has killed a large ape which was actually felled by a dinosaur.
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Genre/Form: Comedy films
Clay animation films
Silent films
Short films
Fiction films
Prehistoric
Drama
Material Type: Animation, Film, Internet resource
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Willis O'Brien; Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; K.E.S.E. (Firm); Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 63617256
Notes: Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 24Mar17; MP893.
Original release was tinted.
Duration: 3:23 (part 1) and 2:50 (part 2) at 22 fps.
A Conquest Picture.
Additional holdings for this title may be available. See reference librarian.
Digital file includes a piano score composed and performed by Philip Carli.
Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1912-1939; George Kleine Collection catalog, 1980; Library of Congress video collection, v. 3, Origins of American animation, 1900-1921; McIntire, J. Silent animated films at the Library of Congress, 1995; Moving picture world, v. 32.1, p. 745; Moving picture world, v. 33.2, p. 1122, 1389.
Description: viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 6 min., 208 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. dupe neg 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 6 min., 208 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. non-viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 6 min., 208 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Series Title: Conquest program, no. 5.
Other Titles: Dinosaur and the missing link, a prehistoric tragedy (Motion picture)
Prehistoric tragedy
Dinosaur and the missing link
Dinosaur and the baboon
Responsibility: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. ; animator and story, Willis O'Brien.

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Uses clay animation to tell a story of prehistoric times. Three suitors, named the Duke, Stonejaw Steve, and Theophilus Ivoryhead, compete for the hand of Miss Araminta Rockface. Ivoryhead, an unassuming weakling, wins her hand when the others mistakenly believe that he has killed a large ape which was actually felled by a dinosaur.

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