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The dinosaur and the missing link, a prehistoric tragedy, Part 2

SUMMARY Uses puppet 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. Fifteen years before creating his King Kong, former cartoonist Willis OBrien animated these clay-modeled dinosaurs and giant ape. He produced eight such one-reelers for the Edison Company in 1917. CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : K.E.S.E., 1917. NOTES Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 24Mar17; MP893. Original release was tinted. Digital file includes a piano score composed and performed by Philip Carli. SUBJECTS Prehistoric peoples--Drama. Courtship--Drama. Dinosaurs--Drama. Apes--Drama. Mate selection--Drama. Hunting, Prehistoric--Drama. Prehistoric--Clay animation--Short. DIGITAL ID animp 4078s1 4078s2 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/animp.4078
Length: 03:10

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