United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1901.
From Edison films catalog: A burlesque on Theodore Roosevelt hunting mountain lions in Colorado and taken from the New York Journal and...展开Advertiser. The scene opens in a very picturesque wood. Teddy with his large teeth is seen running down the hill with his gun in hand, followed by his photographer and press agent. He reconnoitres around a large tree and finally discovers the mountain lion. He kneels on one knee and makes a careful shot. Immediately upon the discharge of his gun a huge black cat falls from the tree and Teddy whips out his bowie knife, leaps on the cat and stabs it several times, then poses while his photographer makes a picture and the press agent writes up the thrilling adventure. A side splitting burlesque. Length 75 feet. $11.25.
Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 23Feb1901; H1402.
Duration: 1:11 at 16 fps.
Based on a political cartoon series in the New York journal and advertiser, February 1901.
Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Before the nickelodeon, 1991, p. 163-71; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 72 [MI].