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Table of Contents

Page

Motion Pictures, 1912-39 2

Index 985

Series List 1229



Preface



Motion Pictures, 1912-1939, is a cumulative catalog
listing works registered in the Copyright Office in
Classes L and M between August 24, 1912, and
December 31, 1939. Prior to that period motion
pictures were registered in the category of photo-
graphs. These earlier works have not been
included in this catalog because of the difficulty
of identifying the motion pictures so registered.
The information given in each entry for the
motion pictures in this catalog has been obtained
from the record books of the Copyright Office, the
original application for the registration of the
copyright claim, and descriptive material de-
posited with the application and film in the
Copyright Office at the time of registration. In
addition, when these sources indicated that a
particular motion picture was based on a pub-
lished book or story or on a previously existing
dramatic work, the name of the author and the
title of such work have been verified, when pos-
sible, by reference to the records of the Copyright
Office and the Official Catalog of the Library of
Congress. Information from other reference tools
was supplied in the entry only in the case of miss-
ing numbers and titles of parts of a serial, and in
the few cases when that occurred the number or
title is given in brackets. The descriptive mate-
rial mentioned above is not available for all
films. The film itself could not be examined



because, in the case of published motion pic-
tures, it was the policy to return the film to the
claimant as soon as registration was completed,
and in the case of unpublished motion pictures
only representative prints taken from the film
were deposited.

Each entry contains information which 1) is
descriptive of the film, and 2) indentifies the copy-
right claimant and the author of the motion pic-
ture as given in the application, the date on which
the term of copyright began, and the copyright
registration number. The descriptive portion of
the entries varies considerably in fullness, depend-
ing on the completeness of the information con-
tained in the sources used.

In the case of each entry the name of the copy-
right claimant is that given at the time of registra-
tion. Any information relating to renewal copy-
rights or to subsequent changes of ownership
recorded in the Copyright Office can be ascer-
tained upon request and upon payment of the
statutory search fee to the Register of Copyrights.
In addition, information relating to renewal copy-
rights can be secured by referring to the Catalog
of Copyright Entries covering the period in which
the renewal registration was made.

In the case of unpublished works the entry
contains the date of the deposit of the title, de-
scription, and prints. For published works the






entry contains the date of publication, rather than
the date of the deposit of the copies (or copy, as
the case may be) . Deposit of the published copies
has, however, been made as shown by the records
in the Copyright Office.

This catalog is a part of the Catalog of Copyright
Entries: Cumulative Series. The publication of these
catalogs is authorized by sections 210 and 211
of Title 17 of the United States Code. Section
210 provides in part: "The current catalog of
copyright entries and the index volumes herein
provided for shall be admitted in any court as
prima facie evidence of the facts stated therein as
regards any copyright registration."

The purpose of these catalogs is three-fold:
1) to meet the administrative needs of the Copy-
right Office; 2) to provide the legal profession,
publishers, authors, and others interested in
copyright easily consulted, compact index vol-
umes listing the registrations in the several classes
of works; and 3) to produce reference tools
useful to libraries, to industry, and to research
personnel by making available in printed form
bibliographical information on record in the
Copyright Office, much of which is not available
elsewhere.



Of the same nature as the present Catalog of
Copyright Entries: Cumulative Series, but issued be-
fore the series was established, is the two-volume
work, Dramatic Compositions Copyrighted in the United
States, 1870-1916. Supplemental volumes to this
earlier work and to the present work are under
consideration, as well as cumulative volumes for
other classes of material.

Catalog entries for motion pictures registered
subsequent to 1939 and for copyright renewals
which have been or are presently being registered
are available in the issues of the Catalog of Copy-
right Entries, covering the particular period of
registration. A description (including price and
instructions for ordering) of each part of the
present Third Series, published semiannually, and
of other publications of the Copyright Office, will
be found in a list at the back of this volume.

The Copyright Office welcomes inquiries, sug-
gestions, and comments on the content and organ-
ization of any of its catalogs. Please address com-
munications of this nature to the Chief of the
Cataloging Division, Copyright Office, Library
of Congress, Washington 25, D. C.



Copyright Registrations of Motion Pictures

August 24, 1912-December 31, 1939

Class L, Motion-picture photoplays 35, 301

Class M, Motion pictures other than photoplays 15,811



Total .51,112

Class M contains many animated cartoons and newsreels as well as nontheatrical films. The
letter P or U has been added to the class symbol preceding the registration number for each entry to
indicate whether the respective film was registered as a published or as an unpublished work.



VI



How To Use This Catalog



This catalog consists of three parts: Motion Pic-
tures, J912-J939, which is a list of main entries under
title; an Index of names; and a Series List. Each
part is arranged alphabetically.

Motion Pictures, 1912-1939

The elements which constitute each entry in
this section are given below in the order in which
they, appear. The name of the claimant, copy-
right date, and registration number are always
given; other information varies in completeness
depending upon its applicability to the film being
described and the amount of the data available.

1. Title. Main title, followed, as applicable,
by subtitle, translated title, alternate title,
and series title. Cross-references are made
for alternate and translated titles. Series
titles are given in the Series List. In those in-
stances when the name of a performer pre-
cedes the title of the film, the name has been
dropped unless it is an essential part of the
title. For example: Sarah Bernhardt in Queen
Elizabeth. The entry in this catalog is given
under the title Queen Elizabeth, with a cross-
reference from the title above. An entry
under the performer's name in inverted form
appears in the Index. Similar index entries
are made when the performer's name is an
essential part of the title of the film; for
example: Giovanni Martinelli Singing Celeste
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi.

2. Production statement. The name of the pro-
ducing company is given if it differs from
that of the claimant (see 8 below) . The name
of a foreign producing company is followed
by the city or country in which the company
is located . Trade names such as Imp, Rex, First
National, etc., are given in brief form. The
names of companies or persons responsible
for release or distribution follow next.



3. Date. The year date appearing in the copy-
right date (see 9 below) is given here. It
is preceded by the copyright symbol when
it applies to an unpublished motion picture.
For serials, inclusive dates are given.

4. Sponsor. Following the date is the name of
the organization (other than the producing
company) which is responsible for the pro-
duction of the motion picture or which co-
operates with the producing company in the
making of the picture.

5. Physical description. A full physical descrip-
tion contains information relating to 1) the
length of the film, given in running time,
footage, or number of reels; 2) color or black
and white versions; 3) sound or silent ver-
sions; 4) width of the film. Few of the
entries in this catalog contain full physical
descriptions, because the records of the Copy-
right Office were incomplete on these points.
Filmstrips are distinguished by the use of
the term frames, preceded by a numeral
indicating the number of frames.

6. Notes. Certain information which helps de-
scribe the motion picture more completely is
given in the form of notes:

a. Information is supplied relating to the
novel, drama, or other work upon which
a picture is based. Included are the
title and author of such work when
known. The name of the author is
given as it appears in the Copyright
Office records, followed by the estab-
lished form of the author's real name,
enclosed in brackets, when a pseudo-
nym has been used.

b. When a single motion picture is made
up of a number of separately titled
parts, these titles are listed.

c. The title under which a picture was pre-
viously released either in the United
States or abroad is given.



VII



d. When two separate pictures are in-
cluded on a single reel, and only one is
registered, the title of the other is given,
if known, after the phrase, "On same
reel with."

7. Credits. The name of each person associated
with the production of the picture is given,
preceded in each case by a term indicating
the nature of his contribution; i. e., pro-
ducer, supervisor, director, writer, music
composer, etc. For some of the earlier pic-
tures the nature of the contribution is not
available for all persons. In such cases the
names of these persons appear first in the
list of credits.

8. Claimant and author of motion picture. Follow-
ing the copyright symbol the name of the
copyright claimant is given as it appears in
the application for registration. Address
(city or country) follows the name if the claim-
ant is also a foreign producing company.
The name of the author of the photoplay as
given in the application follows next when
it differs from that of the claimant. The
presence of two asterisks before the copy-
right symbol indicates that the name of the
author was not stated in the application.

9. Copyright date. For published motion pic-
tures the date of publication is given. For
unpublished motion pictures the date, or
dates, of receipt in the Copyright Office of
the title, description, and prints taken from
the motion picture are given.

10. The Copyright registration number is preceded
by 1) the class letter L (motion-picture
photoplays) or M (motion pictures other
than photoplays), and 2) the letter P or U
designating, respectively, published and un-
published works.

In the case of serial entries information re-
lating to the entire serial precedes that relating
to individual numbers or episodes of the serial.
When the name, or the form of the name, of the
copyright claimant of a serial changes, each name
precedes its respective entries. The copyright
symbol always appears immediately before
both the name of the copyright claimant and the
copyright date. When duplicate numbers appear
in a sequence of issues, arrangement of the dupli-



cates is by copyright date. Omission of an item
in a sequence does not necessarily mean that the
item has not been registered for copyright; it
may be included in the catalog under its specific
title if the source information did not give the
serial title.

Index

The second section of this catalog is a list of
the names of the persons and organizations associ-
ated with the production of the motion pictures
listed in the first section, and of the authors of the
novels, dramas, or other works upon which these
motion pictures have been based. The names of
the persons listed in the statements of credits in
the main entries are not included. The name of
each person or organization is used as a heading,
the form of which is either that appearing in the
Official Catalog of the Library of Congress, or
that most frequently found in the records of the
Copyright Office. Similar names have been
listed separately unless it is clear that they
identify the same person or organization. Cross-
references from different forms of the same name
and from pseudonyms are included in the list.

Brief forms of names, particularly in the case of
trade names, appear in the list when it has not
been possible to identify exactly the full form of the
name.

Under each heading are listed alphabetically the
titles of the motion pictures associated with it, to-
gether with their respective year dates, or, for
serials, the word serial, enclosed in parentheses,
in lieu of a date. An asterisk preceding the title
indicates that the name appearing in the heading
is that of the copyright claimant.

Series List

The third section of this catalog lists the series
titles which are contained in the main entries.
The titles of the series are frequently given in
varying forms. For each series, therefore, an
established form, based on that most frequently
used, is given as the heading. Following the
heading are references to other series titles which
appear to be related because the names are simi-
lar and the claimants are the same.



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Listed below the headings are, first, the names
of the claimants, and, second, the titles of the
motion pictures. Dates of the respective motion
pictures follow the titles. In the case of serials the
word serial, enclosed in parentheses, is used in
lieu of date.

The lists of titles under each series may be in-
complete for the period covered by this catalog,



because only those titles have been included which
are so identified in the sources used in compiling
this catalog. For some motion pictures two series
titles, are given, both of which are entered separ-
ately, since it has not been possible to differentiate
between main series and subseries from the infor-
mation available.



Abbreviations and Symbols

The following list includes abbreviations and symbols used in this catalog with specific copyright
or bibliographic meanings. Definitions are not given for abbreviations in common use.



a.k.a. also known as

b&w black and white

copyright symbol

d.b.a. doing business as

descr. description

ft. -feet

LP published motion-picture photoplays

LU unpublished motion-picture photoplays

min. minutes



mm millimeters

MP published motion pictures other than

photoplays
MU unpublished motion pictures other than

photoplays
pseud. pseudonym
sd. sound
si. silent

t.a. trading as



IX



Motion Pictures



An alphabetical list, under title, of the complete entries for
the motion pictures which were registered for copyright dur-
ing the period covered by this catalog. For full information
relating to the contents of the entries see How To Use This
Catalog, pp. vii.



THE ABC MOVIE. 1934.

Florence Cecilia Roberts; title, descr.
fc 2 prints, 10Dec34; MU5138.

THE ABC OF FIRE. 1939.

Inspection Dept., Associated Factory
Mutual Fire Insurance Cos.; title, descr. &.
16 prints, 20Dec39; MU9815.

THE A. B. C. OF LOVE. Acme Pictures
Corp. 1920.

Credits: Director, Leonce Ferret.

Pathe Exchange, Inc. (Leonce Perret,
author); title, descr. & 120 prints, 2Jan20;
LU14583.

THE ABC OF POTTERY MAKING THE
COIL METHOD. 1938. 1 reel.
Albert Reid Bailey; Uul38; MP8602.

THE A. B. C. OF SAFETY. (Ford Education-
al Library) Ford Motion Picture Labora-
tories. 1922. 2 reels.
Ford Motor Co.; 21Nov22; MP2212.

A 1 SOCIETY. 1926. 2 reels.

Credits: Supervision, George E. Marshall;
director, Ben Stoloff; story, Zion Myers.

William Fox (Fox Film Corp., author)-
13Jun26; LP22870.

A. PIEDIGROTTA. 1921.

Dionigi Positano (Elvira Notari, author);
title, descr. & 14 prints, 4Nov21; LU17161.

THE ABANDONED ROOM. SEE Love With-
out Question.

THE ABANDONED WELL. 1914.

Biograph Co. (Paul L. Feltus, author);
title, descr. & 95 prints, 3Janl4; LU1897.

L'ABBfi CONSTANTIN. SEE Bettina Loved a
Soldier.

THE ABDUCTION; or, DR. GAR EL KAMA'S
ESCAPE FROM PRISON. 1914.

Nordisk Films Kompagni, A/S; title,
descr. & 90 prints, 6Novl4; LU3655.

ABE LYMAN & BAND. 1933. 1 reel, sd.
Credits: Director, Joseph Henabery.
The Vitaphone Corp.; 24Feb33; MP3839.

ABE LYMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA. 1928.
1 reel each, sd.

Vitaphone Corp.; 18Feb28; MP4735,
MP4740.



ABIE KABIBLE OUTWITTING HIS RIVAL.
1917.

International Film Service, Inc.; title,
descr. & 11 prints, 16Octl7; LU11566.

ABIE'S IMPORTED BRIDE. 1925. 7 reels.

Credits: Written and directed by Roy Cal-
nek.

Temple Theatre Amusement Co.;
15Jun25; LP21570.

ABIE'S IRISH ROSE. 1929. 12 reels. From
the novel by Anne Nichols.

Credits: Producer and director, Victor
Fleming; scenario, Jules Furthman.

Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.; 8Jan29;
LP25986.

ABOUT THE MURDER OF THE CIRCUS
QUEEN. SEE The Circus Queen Murder.

ABOVE ALL LAW. 1922. 8 reels.
Credits: Director, J. May.
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.; 23Aug22;
LP18225.

ABOVE THE ABYSS. 1915. 2 reels.

Essanay Film Mfg. Co.; 15Mayl5;
LP5307.

ABOVE THE CLOUDS. 1933. 7 reels.

Credits: Director, Roy William Neill;
story, George B. Seitz; screenplay, Albert
DeMond.

Columbia Pictures Corp.; 25Oct33;
LP4199.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. 1924. 12 reels.

Credits; Frances Marion; director, Philip
Rosen.

Rockett- Lincoln Film Co.; 2May24;
LP20136.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. Presented by Joseph
M. Schenck. 1930. 10 reels, sd.

Credits: Director, D. W. Griffith; story
and production, John W. Considine, Jr.;
adaptation, Stephen Vincent Benet; continu-
ity and dialogue, Stephen Vincent Benet,
Garrit Lloyd.

Feature Productions, Inc. (Stephen Vin-
cent Benet, author); ISepSO; LP1585.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. 1933. 2 reels. Con-
tents. pt. 1. The Pioneer. pt. 2. The
Statesman.

Eastman Teaching Films, Inc. (K. R. Ed-
wards, author); 2Feb33; MP3877.



ABROAD IN OLD KENTUCKY. SEE The
Moonshiner's Daughter.

ABSCHIEDSWALZER (FAREWELL WALTZ).
1939. 9 reels, sd. Suggested in part by the
novel by Jacques Thery as translated into
English by Peter Olman; music by Freder-
ick Chopin.

Credits: Ernst Marischka; director, Geza
von Bolvary; music director, Alois Meli-
char.

Columbia Pictures Corp. of California,
Ltd. (Boston Films Co., k. f., author);
15Jan39; LP8656.

ABSENT MINDED. (Bull's Eye Comedy)
Bluebird. 1925. 1 reel.

Credits: Director, George S. Summerville.

Universal Pictures Corp.; 5Oct25;
LP21878.

ABSENT-MINDED. SEE Wallace Ford in
Absent-Minded.

AN ABSENT-MINDED BURGLAR. 1912.
Biograph Co. (I. M. Reynolds, author);
title, descr. & 100 prints, 27Novl2; LU136.

AN ABSENT-MINDED CUPID. 1914. 1 reel.
Credits: Ashley Miller.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 22Augl4;
LP3259.

ABSENT-MINDED MR. BOOB; or, PHOTO-
GRAPHING THE BABY. 1913.
Credits; Producer, Charles H. France.
Selig Polyscope Co. (Malcolm Douglas,
author); title, descr. & 29 prints, 26Aprl3;
LU644.

ABSENT-MINDED MOTHER. 1914. 1 reel.
Credits: Charles H. France.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 14Febl4;
LP2163.

ABSOLUTE QUIET. 1936. 7 reels, sd., b&w.

Credits: Producer, John W. Considine, Jr.;
director, George B. Seitz; story, George F.
Worts; screenplay, Harry Clork; film editor,
Conrad A. Nervig; music score, Franz Wax-
man.

Metro Goldwyn Mayer Corp.; 14Apr36-
LP6291.

ABSORBING JUNIOR. 1936. 2 reels, sd.

Credits: Director, Lloyd French; story,
Jack Henley, Burnet Hershey.
The Vitaphone Corp.; 30Apr36; LP6323.



Cumulative Copyright Catalog



THE ABYSMAL BRUTE. Jewel. 1923.
8 reels. Suggested by the story by Jack
London.

Credits; Director, Hobart Henley.
Universal Pictures Corp.; 30Mar23;
LP18834.

THE ABYSMAL BRUTE. SEE Conflict.

THE ABYSS. Released through General Film
Co. 1914. 1 reel.

Credits: Director, Thomas Santschi.

Selig Polyscope Co. (Wallace C. Clifton,
author); 19Novl4; LP3811.

THE ACADEMY AWARD REVIEW OF WALT
DISNEY CARTOONS. 1937. 6 reels, sd.,
color.

Walt Disney Productions, Ltd.; 20May37;
MP7424.

ACCELERATING FILL SETTLEMENT BY
THE USE OF EXPLOSIVES. 1932.

Ray-Bell Films, Inc. (Minnesota High-
way Department, author); title & 13 prints,
4Apr32; descr., 14Apr32; MU3254.

ACCENT ON BEAUTY. Presented by Adolph
Zukor. 1937. 1 reel, sd.

Credits: Commentary Justin Herman; edi-
tor, Leslie Roush; narrator, Alois Havrilla.

Paramount Pictures, Inc.; 31Dec37;
MP8049.

ACCENT ON GIRLS. Presented by Adolph
Zukor. 1936. 1 reel, sd.

Credits: Director, Fred Waller; continuity,
Milton Hocky, Fred Rath.

Paramount Productions, Inc.; 9Jan36;
MP6107.

ACCENT ON YOUTH. Presented by Adolph
Zukor. 1935. 8 reels, sd. From the play
by Samson Raphaelson.

Credits; Producer, Douglas MacLean; di-
rector, Wesley Ruggles; screenplay, Claude
Binyon; film editor, Otho Lovering.

Paramount Productions, Inc.; 22Aug35;
LP5730.

ACCIDENT IS THE BEST POLICY. 1916.

1 reel.

Vitagraph Co. of America; 29Novl6;
LP9632.

AN ACCIDENT POLICY. 1915. 1,000 ft.

Credits: Written and produced by Edwin
McKim.

Lubin Mfg. Co. (Edwin McKim, author);
8Novl5; LP6871.

ACCIDENTAL ACCIDENTS. 1924.

Pathe Exchange, Inc. (Hal E. Roach, au-
thor); title, descr. & 20 prints, HDec24;
LU20889.

AN ACCIDENTAL ALIBI. 1913. 1 reel.
Credits: John Adair.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 17Aprl3; LP654.

THE ACCIDENTAL HONEYMOON. 1918.
5 reels.

Credits: Directed and written by Leonce
Ferret.

High Art Productions, Inc.; lAprlS;
LP12267.

AN ACCIDENTAL SERVANT. 1912.

Societe Francaise des Films et Cinemat-
ographes Eclair; title, descr. & 54 prints,
30Decl2; LU221.

ACCIDENTAL WEALTH. (Star Comedy)
1922. 1 reel.

Universal Film Mfg. Co., Inc.; 21Oct22;
LP18334.

ACCIDENTS CAN HAPPEN. Century. 1925.

2 reels.

Credits: Written and directed by Charles
Lament.

Universal Pictures Corp.; HJun25;
LP21563.

ACCIDENTS WILL HAPPEN. (Star Comedy)
1922. 1 reel.

Universal Film Mfg. Co., Inc.; 2Aug22;
LP18113.

ACCIDENTS WILL HAPPEN. 1930. 2 reels,
sd.

Credits; Director, Morton Blumenstock;
story, William K. Wells, David Freedman;



dialogue director. Max E. Hayes.

Paramount Publix Corp.; lAugSO;
LP1457.

ACCIDENTS WILL HAPPEN. 1937. 7 reels.
.Credits: Director, William Clemens;
story, George Bricker; screenplay, George
Bricker, Anthony Coldeway.

Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.; 23Dec37 ;
LP7892.

THE ACCOMPLISHED MRS. THOMPSON.
1914. 1 reel.

Credits: Director, Wilfrid North.
The Vitagraph Co. of America (Norval
Richardson, author); 21Mayl4; LP2746.

ACCORDING TO SENIORITY. 1913. 1 reel.
Credits; Director, Harry Lambart.
The Vitagraph Co. of America (Ared
White, author); 21Augl3; LP1581.

ACCORDING TO THE CODE. 1916. 5 reels.

Credits: Charles Michelson; director,
E. H. Calvert.

Essanay Film Mfg. Co.; 19Junl6;
LP8552.

ACCORDING TO THEIR LIGHTS. 1915.
2,000 ft.

Credits; Scenario and direction, Eugene
Now land.

Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 18Mayl5;
LP5334.

ACCORDING TO VALUE. Laemmle. 1915.
1 reel.

Credits; Producer, Frank Lloyd; scenario,
Harvey Gates.

Universal Film Mfg. Co., Inc.; 16Jull5;
LP5845.

ACCORDION JOE. 1930. 1 reel, sd.

Credits; Director, Dave Fleischer; anima-
tion, Ted Sears, Grim Natwick.

Paramount Publix Corp,; 12Dec30;
MP2122.

THE ACCOUNTING. 1915. 3 reels.

Essanay Film Mfg. Co.; 8Febl5; LP4432.

THE ACCURSED DRUG. 1913.

Societe Franjaise des Films et Cinemat-
ographes iSclair; title, descr. & 94 prints,
25Novl3; LU1664.

AN ACCURSED INHERITANCE. SEE The
Sins of the Fathers.

THE ACCURSED WOMAN. SEE In the Web of
Intrigue.

ACCUSED. Released through United Artists.
1937. 8 reels, sd.

Credits: Producer, Marcel Hellman; direc-
tor, Thornton Freeland; screenplay, Zoe
Akins, George Barraud; dialogue, Zoe Akins;
additional dialogue, George Barraud; music
director, Percival Mackey.

Criterion Film Productions, Ltd.;
29Jul37; LP7313.

ACCUSING EVIDENCE. Special Big U. 1916.
1 reel.

Credits: Director, Allen Dwan.

Universal Film Mfg. Co., Inc.; 10Novl6;
LP9489.



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