South San Francisco, Calif. : Unknown Video, c2009.
Video — 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Mr. Jones at the ball (1908) / Biograph ; directed by D.W. Griffith ; starring John R. Cumpson, Florence Lawrence, Mack Sennett, George Gebhardt
Mr. Jones has a card party (1909) / Biograph ; directed by D. W. Griffith ; starring John R. Cumpson, Florence Lawrence, Linda Arvidson, Robert Harron, Mack Sennett, Arthur V. Johnson
Bunny's honeymoon (1913) / directed by Wilfred North ; starring John Bunny, Wally Van, Dorothy Kelly
Miss Stickie-Moufie-Kiss (1915) / Vitagraph ; directed by Sidney Drew ; starring Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Drew, E.M. Favor
Sweedie the landress (1914) / Essanay ; directed by Wallace Beery ; starring Wallace Beery, Robert Bolder, Leo White, Ben Turpin
Versus sledge hammers (1915) / Esssanay ; directed by Roy Clements ; starring Victor Potel, Margaret Joslin, Ben Turpin, Harry Todd
Gentlemen of nerve (1914) / Keystone ; directed by Charles Chaplin ; starring Charlie Chaplin, Mack Swain, Mabel Normand
The phony cannibal (1915) / Kalem ; directed by Charles E. Ward ; starring Lloyd Hamilton, Bud Duncan; Charles Inslee, Marin Sais ; Star boarders (1916) / Kalem ; starring Lloyd Hamilton, Bud Duncan
Bonus: How motion pictures are made (excerpts from several short comedies).
Nine nickelodeon-era silent short comedies. In Mr. Jones at the ball, Mr. Jones loses his pants. In Mr. Jones has a card party, Mr. Jones gets drunk and his friends put a dress on him. In Bunny's Honeymoon, Bunny tries tries to scare a friend into giving up alcohol. In Miss Stickie-Moufie-Kiss, a man returns from war to marry his fiance, only to find that she has developed the habit of talking in excruciating baby talk. In Sweedie the Laundress, Sweedie (played by Wallace Beery) fools her employer into thinking she has committed suicide. In Versus sledge hammers, a blacksmith and a count vie for the hand of the alluring Sophie. Gentlemen of Nerve features the Keystone crew at an automobile race. The Phony Cannibal and Star boarders features the politically-incorrect comedy of Ham and Bud. In the former, Ham thinks he's killed his landlady, so he pretends to be an explorer accompanied by a cannibal. In the latter, they steal their landlady's furniture and sell it.