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The phable of a busted romance

SUMMARY An animated cartoon about a workman who recovers and returns Miss Gotrox's lost purse containing 10,000 dollars, and receives a Canadian dime as a reward. These short satires of contemporary life are based on Tom Powerss newspaper comics. The comic-strip structure is barely altered in the two "Phables," from a seven-film series of 1915-16 animated by the Canadian cartoonist Raoul Barr? before he moved on to direct adaptations of the Mutt and Jeff strip. Providing odd marginal commentary in each film are the stick-figures "Joys and Gloom." CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : [International Film Service, 1916]. NOTES Copyright: International Film Service, Inc.; 7Jan16; MP507. Story, Tom E. Powers. Based on Tom Powers' newspaper comics. Digital file includes a piano score composed and performed by Philip Carli. SUBJECTS Fables--Drama. Good Samaritan (Parable)--Drama. Money--Drama. Reward (Psychology)--Drama. Lost articles--Drama. Man-woman relationships--Drama. Working class--United States--Drama. Animation--Short. DIGITAL ID animp 4073
Length: 02:19


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