Hurdle Jumping; by Trained Dogs

Director:

Anonymous

Producer:

American Mutoscope and Biograph Co.

Year:

1899

Distributor:

American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.

Country:

USA

Running time:

300 ft

Genre:

Biograph

Format:

Silent, B&W

Availability:

VHS

Keywords:

Professor, Hypnotists, Mesmerism
Summary
Prof. Leonidas demonstrates his remarkable ablilities as a cat and dog-whisperer: A cat is stretched across two chairs, while a variety of dogs jump over her.
Teaching Notes
Portrayal of Professors:
Another early example of the "trick" film featuring the archetypal mesmerist-magician professor, with its vaudvillian origins.
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Professor Leonidas