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|Genre/Form:||Slapstick comedy films
|Material Type:||Film, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Visual material, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
James H White; William Heise; Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress)
|Notes:||Copyright: no reg.
Duration: 0:58 at 30 fps.
Based on the painting "Fisherman's Luck" by James Maffit.
Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 241; Maguire & Baucus. Edison and international photographic films catalogue, April 1897, p. 11 [MI]; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 71 [MI].
|Credits:||Camera, William Heise.|
|Event notes:||Filmed ca. September 1896, reportedly in Fanwood, N.J.|
|Description:||1 film reel of 1 (ca. 1 min., ca. 109 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. viewing print.|
|Responsibility:||Thomas A. Edison, Inc. ; producer, James White.|
From Edison films catalog: Depicts the patient fisherman, sitting on the end of a plank, waiting for a bite. Practical joker comes along and removes stone from other end of plank. 115 feet. $17.25.