A Nigger in the Woodpile (1904)

Comedy | April 1904

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HISTORY

A Nigger in the Woodpile was a blackface comedy.
       This movie was filmed in Biograph's New York City ... More Less

A Nigger in the Woodpile was a blackface comedy.
       This movie was filmed in Biograph's New York City studio. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
BIOB1
p. 207.
BPL
pp. 38-39.
EMP
p. 222.
LCMP
p. 41, column 2.
LCPP
p. 71.
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
PHOTOGRAPHY
DETAILS
Release Date:
April 1904
Copyright Claimant:
American Mutoscope and Biograph Co.
Copyright Date:
8 April 1904
Copyright Number:
H44250
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
262
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Biograph summary: This is a clever comedy production in several scenes. In the opening scene the hired man is complaining to Farmer Jones that the woodpile is being depleted by thieves. Farmer Jones decides to adopt drastic measures and loads one of the sticks with dynamite. In the next scene a colored deacon, one of the shining lights in the African Church, is seen making away with the wood. The next scene shows the home of the deacon, where he is taking his comfort at the kitchen fire, while his wife is busy with the washing. The loaded stick is, of course, put into the fire, and there is a terrific explosion and the building is ruined. Farmer Jones and his man appear at the critical moment and the colored thieves are given a punishment they will not soon ... +


Biograph summary: This is a clever comedy production in several scenes. In the opening scene the hired man is complaining to Farmer Jones that the woodpile is being depleted by thieves. Farmer Jones decides to adopt drastic measures and loads one of the sticks with dynamite. In the next scene a colored deacon, one of the shining lights in the African Church, is seen making away with the wood. The next scene shows the home of the deacon, where he is taking his comfort at the kitchen fire, while his wife is busy with the washing. The loaded stick is, of course, put into the fire, and there is a terrific explosion and the building is ruined. Farmer Jones and his man appear at the critical moment and the colored thieves are given a punishment they will not soon forget.
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Legend
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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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