Maude's Naughty Little Brother
Maude's Naughty Little Brother is a 85-second silent film created in 1900 by Edison Manufacturing Company (1894–1911), owned by the famous American inventor Thomas A. Edison. The film was recorded at 16 frames per second in a single take, probably in Edison's Black Maria studio in West Orange, New Jersey.
Maude's Naughty Little Brother is one of hundreds of short films produced by Edison's studio in that pioneer era of motion picture. It is one of the earliest films in history to feature a spanking scene. The actors are not known.
An attractive young lady welcomes a young man for a private dinner. While the man sits at the table, the girl's naughty little brother sneaks in unobserved and ties a length of rope to the man's coat tails and the other end to the table and the tablecloth.
Suddenly the girl's father flings the door open. On seeing his daughter's visitor, he throws his bag at him. The man makes a dash for the door, but due to the rope in doing so he overturns the table with a tremendous crash. The enraged father then discovers the boy who had been hiding under the table, grabs him by his scruff and spanks him.