Wednesday, June 13, 2012

How Jones Lost His Roll - 1905

Country: United States
Language: English
Director: Edwin S. Porter
Release Date: May 1905 (USA)
Production Co: Edison Manufacturing Company
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Plot Keywords: Neighbor | Dinner | Miser | Skinflint | Cigar Smoking  | Card Playing | Cardsharp | Card Scam | Wearing Barrel | Cheating | Lighting Someone's Cigar | Handshake | Playing Card | Card Shark | Dinner Invitation | Card Cheat | Mirror | Invitation | Cheating At Cards | Suburbia
Genres: Comedy | Short
Jones is on his way home, carrying a roll of money, when he meets a neighbor who is a notorious miser. The neighbor unexpectedly invites Jones to dinner, and serves him a large meal with plenty of wine. After dinner, the neighbor suggests a way of passing the time - and soon his real intentions become clear. 
This film is notable for its early use of animation, which is limited strictly to the intertitles. A jumble of letters from off-screen appears and forms the words and sentences. One of the intertitles also features two pictures of hands performing a very crude animated handshake.  

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