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The Whole Dam Family and the Dam Dog (1905)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy, Family | 31 May 1905 (USA)
The Whole Dam Family and The Dam Dog is a popular fad which has been widely advertised by lithographs and souvenir mailing cards, and has recently been made the subject of a sketch in a New... See full summary »

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Edwin S. Porter
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
William Courtenay William Courtenay ... Jimmy Dam (uncredited)
Frank Daniels ... Mr. I. B. Dam (uncredited)
May Irwin ... Mrs. Dam (uncredited)
Charlotte Walker ... Miss U. B. Dam (uncredited)
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The Whole Dam Family and The Dam Dog is a popular fad which has been widely advertised by lithographs and souvenir mailing cards, and has recently been made the subject of a sketch in a New York Vaudeville Theatre. The Edison Manufacturing Co., with their usual up-to-date methods, have illustrated this popular subject in a most novel and original way in Motion Pictures. The picture opens with a close view of the individual members of the family. Each goes through a very amusing performance. Mr. I.B. Dam is seized with a severe fit of sneezing. Herself relieves her mind through woman's sole weapon. Jimmy Dam shows how a cigarette should be smoked. Miss U.B. Dam is very proud of the marcel wave in her hair. Annie Dam, in a large picture hat, tries to look very shy and demure. Lizzie Dam chews gum in a most artistic manner. Baby Dam gives a sample of his ability at crying. A family group is seated at dinner, with the Dam Dog seated at the head of the table. Mr. I.B. Dam enters and kicks ... Written by Edison Catalog

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Available for sale in 1905 for $45. See more »

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Featured in Edison: The Invention of the Movies (2005) See more »

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Yeah, I Get It
29 February 2020 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Here's the Dam family, with names like I.B. Dam and U.B. Dam, each with quirks. One sneezes, one chatters, and so forth.

It's based on a campaign of cards for Keystone Cigars which ran originally in 1900. In those days, cigar and cigarette companies issued cards, like bubble gum manufacturers do today. Considered risqué at the time, it undoubtedly sold a lot of cigars and elicited the same sort of sniggers that the movie MEET THE FOKKERS did in 2004.

Lubin issued I.B. DAM AND THE WHOLE DAM FAMILY almost simultaneously.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 1905 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az egész Dam család és a kutyájuk See more »

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1.33 : 1
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