The Artist’s Dilemma (1901)

USA,
2m, 125 feet
black and white
silent

An American fantasy film directed by Edwin S. Porter.

Plot Summary

An artist paints a young woman who emerges from a clock. A clown enters also emerges from the clock carrying a bucket, the picture of a young woman comes to life and the two women dance.

Credits

Crew
Director: Edwin S. Porter
Edison Manufacturing Company
Producers: J. Stuart Blackton, G.E. Smith
Photography: Edwin S. Porter

Production Notes

Production
It was filmed at Vitagraph's roof-top studio in New York at some point between November and December 1901.

Post-production
It was registered for copyright by Edison on 14 December 1901.

Release
It was released in the USA around December 1901

References

Books

  • Early Motion Pictures The Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress by Kemp R. Niver p.14 – article
  • Edison Motion Pictures 1890-1900: An Annotated Filmography by Charles Musser pp.647-648 – illustrated note
  • Motion Pictures 1894-1912 Identified from the Records of the Copyright Office by Howard Lamarr Walls p.3
  • Motion Pictures from the Library of Congress Paper Print Collection 1894-1912 by Kemp R. Niver, edited by Bebe Bergsten p.10
  • by Walt Lee p.17 – credits