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Fairbanks, Douglas 1883-1939

Works: 371 works in 1,078 publications in 8 languages and 12,842 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  History  Silent films  Swashbuckler films  Comedy films  Western films  Fantasy films  Historical films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Producer, Author of screenplay, Attributed name, Director, Performer, Costume designer, Contributor, Scenarist, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Douglas Fairbanks
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The thief of Bagdad an Arabian Nights fantasy by Raoul Walsh( Visual )

92 editions published between 1924 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A carefree pickpocket turns his appealing brand of mischievous thievery toward the attainment of happiness-- and an exotic Princess. The only way he can win either is by retrieving the rarest treasures hidden within the mysterious Orient, a quest that grows more fantastic with every passing thrill
The mark of Zorro by Fred Niblo( Visual )

76 editions published between 1920 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 19th-century California, Don Diego has recently returned from Spain. He confronts the tyrannical military rule of General Alvarado and Captain Juan Ramon by assuming a foppish public persona, while simultaneously springing into action as Zorro, the masked crusader for the rights of the common people
The black pirate by Albert Parker( Visual )

41 editions published between 1926 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sole survivor of a ship pillaged by buccaneers poses as a pirate to recover the ship and its treasure and to rescue a captive princess
The man in the iron mask by Allan Dwan( Visual )

47 editions published between 1929 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true dauphin is kidnapped and imprisoned, but the villains fail to take into account D'Artagnan and the three musketeers
Robin Hood by Allan Dwan( Visual )

41 editions published between 1922 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A big-screen spectacle that ranks as one of the monumental accomplishments of the era, 'Robin Hood' is a timeless story of romance and intrigue, staged on a herculean scale. Its sets were erected by an army of 500 carpenters and towered 90 feet in the air, covering ten acres of land, historically accurate to the smallest detail. Robin Hood recreates 'the chivalry of England in all its glory' as it unveils the conflicts and betrayals that threaten to destroy the kingdom of Richard the Lion-Hearted (Wallace Beery). As the Earl of Huntington, Fairbanks epitomizes the valiant, loyal knight immortalized in Arthurian legend, gently wooing the virtuous lady Marian (Enid Bennett). When King Richard, Huntington and a band of warriors embark on a crusade to Palestine, Richard's conniving brother John (Sam De Grasse) assumes the throne and turns the once-idyllic empire into a Dante-esque sty of corruption. In the darkest hour, Huntington shirks off his noble demeanor and is transformed into Robin Hood, a hyper-animated avenger who, just a few leaps ahead of his merry men, breathlessly storms the battlements in pursuit of Prince John, the High Sheriff of Nottingham (William Lowery) and all who stand in the way of justice
The private life of Don Juan by Alexander Korda( Visual )

36 editions published between 1934 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Don Juan fakes his own death - only to find that he has promptly been forgotten - can a raven-haired beauty coax him back into the business?
The three musketeers by Fred Niblo( Visual )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

D'Artagnan is a naive and ambitious farm boy who yearns to join the Musketeers, the elite regiment of guards under King Louis XIII. Riding into 1625 Paris on the back of a weathered plowhorse, the young rapscallion quickly wins the respect and friendship of the Musketeers' most valiant trio in a breathtaking display of a acrobatic swordsmanship. When Queen Anne is maneuvered into a political scandal by the devious Cardinal Richelieu, D'Artagnan and his bons hommes embark on a treacherous race across France, to England and back to regain a precious brooch that will save the queen's honor and the future of their nation
Mr. Robinson Crusoe by A. Edward Sutherland( Visual )

20 editions published between 1932 and 2011 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recalling the story of shipwreck survivor Robinson Crusoe while on an ocean voyage, wealthy yacht owner Steve Drexel bets his friends that he can survive for a year on a remote South Seas island without modern conveniences. Drexel and his dog soon set up an impressive home through the use of various hand-made devices and the training of local animals. When a local woman fleeing an arranged marriage lands on his island, danger is introduced to the otherwise idyllic setting
Laugh and live by Douglas Fairbanks( Book )

19 editions published between 1917 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his bestselling book, silent film actor Douglas Fairbanks recounts his years as a superstar in early twentieth century Hollywood, and uses the lessons he drew from these experiences to encourage readers to live better lives through laughter, optimism, and opportunism
Don Q son of Zorro by Donald Crisp( Visual )

19 editions published between 1925 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Douglas Fairbanks stars. Don Q, Son Of Zorro. Don Cesar De Vega (Fairbanks) crosses swords with a vicious member of the Queen's Guard (Donald Crisp, who also directed), and steals the affection of a young heiress (Mary Astor)
Laugh and live by Douglas Fairbanks( )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A self-help book enshrining the author's formula for happiness which include humility, good humor, and strenuous physical exercise
The Mark of Zorro and Don Q, son of Zorro( Visual )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark of Zorro: Don Diego Vega is a comically effete young nobleman with a taste for tasseled sombreros and juvenile silk-hanky magic tricks. But when danger calls, Diego swathes himself in black, straps on a well-honed sword and storms the countryside as the mysterious Zorro, slicing his initial into the faces of the sentinals of oppression, pausing only to boldly romance the woman to whom his shy alter-ego can hardly summon the courage to speak
Three documentaries( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Robeson, tribute to an artist is a deeply compassionate work of remembrance for a man who had been all but erased from the history books. This film looks at the career of the twenties and thirties movie star and wondrous baritone, Paul Robeson, cinema's first African-American leading man. The love goddesses details cinema's female sex symbols, featuring clips from famous film stars such as Marlene Dietrich, Lillian Gish, Clara Bow, Greta Garbo, Jean Harlow, Bette Davis, Carol Lombard, Ginger Rogers, Myrna Loy, Mae West, Barbara Stanwyck, Shirley Temple, Lana Turner, Betty Grable, Dorothy Lamour, Rita Hayworth, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Claudette Colbert and others. The film examines the shifting cultural mores that are constantly redefining what we consider alluring as well as what we are allowed to see. The great chase is a rollicking compedium of the greatest hits of silent-cinema chase sequences
The Gaucho by Richard Jones( Visual )

8 editions published between 1928 and 2001 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gaucho and his men take over the City of the Miracle, carousing and planning to steal from the shrine there. A Mexican mountain girl falls for him and fights every woman who looks his way. The Gaucho tries to seduce the Girl of the Shrine, but her innocence and piety, combined with a miracle cure when he is infected with leprosy, reform him. When an evil gang threatens to execute the priest and the Girl of the Shrine, the Gaucho saves them at the last moment with a diversionary cattle stampede and rides off with his mountain girl
Making life worth while by Douglas Fairbanks( Book )

2 editions published in 1918 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild and Woolly( Visual )

15 editions published between 1917 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Douglas Fairbanks came from Broadway to the movies in 1915 when high salaries were luring well-known stage actors to the new feature-length pictures. Although most of these performers failed to 'register' on camera and returned to New York, Fairbanks quickly became a supernova. His energetic, optimistic character, his ingratiating smile, his graceful, acrobatic stunts (he did his own), clever writing, and accomplished staging rapidly made Fairbanks one of the most admired stars in the world. He produced 3 films for Artcraft/Famous Players-Lasky Corp., including Wild and Woolly (1917), starring Fairbanks, Eileen Percy, and Calvert Carter. Fairbanks is an Easterner who moves to a Western town to fulfill his fantasy of becoming a Wild West tough guy
Reaching for the moon( Visual )

22 editions published between 1930 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Financial tycoon Larry Day is a Wall Street wiz, but when it comes to love, he is a dud. Falling head over heels for glamorous Vivian, he follows her onto an ocean liner. Struggling to woo her, Larry is coached by his valet. Unfortunately, Larry is wiped out by the market crash and devastated by Vivian's rejection of him. Will he regain his fortune and win the woman he loves?
William Shakespeare's The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

11 editions published between 1929 and 1998 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of the play by William Shakespeare in which Petruchio violently subdues his ill-tempered wife
Douglas Fairbanks, a modern musketeer by Douglas Fairbanks( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1916's "His Pictures In The Papers" features Douglas as the meat-loving son of a vegetarian food magnate who finds love with an equally carnivorous young woman. It is also a wry and prescient commentary on fame and the lengths some will go to in order to achieve it. Also from 1916, "The Mystery Of The Leaping Fish" is probably the most unconventional film Fairbanks ever appeared in, as it features him as the cocaine-addicted detective "Coke Ennyday." It was co-scripted by Tod Browning and features a flair for the bizarre he would put on ample display when directing "Dracula" and "Freaks" in the early 1930s. "Flirting With Fate" also features some darker-hued humor in its story of a depressed artist who arranges to be killed just before finding good fortune. The final film from 1916, "The Matrimaniac, " co-stars Constance Talmadge in a comic tale of the lengths a young couple will go to in order to tie the knot. The delightful "Wild And Woolly" has the Wild West-obsessed Douglas finding that the Old West does not require as much taming as he once surmised. Similarly, "Reaching For The Moon" chronicles Doug's realization that the life of a European monarch is not the fairy tale he once believed it to be. It is also an interesting comment on America's perceptions of World War I-era Europe with its depiction of a continent dominated by an unending number of assassination plots and murky counterplots. "The Modern Musketeer" demonstrates the limits and the advantages of living life according to a naive sense of chivalry exemplified by D'Artagnan. Its 17th century prologue provides a window into the sort of costume roles Doug would be playing in the years ahead. "When The Clouds Roll By" from 1919 is notable for its more surreal elements including an incredibly original and complicated dream sequence. 1920's "The Mollycoddle" and 1921's "The Nut" offer two final opportunities for Doug to display his athleticism in a modern setting. "The Mollycoddle" is almost a prototype of "North By Northwest" with Doug as a foppish American "corrupted" by the soft life in Europe who is mistaken for an American agent by a gang of ruthless smugglers. "The Nut" is an amusing film featuring Doug as an eccentric inventor whose efforts to help a young woman in her reform campaign go awry. The final film in the set, "The Mark Of Zorro, " was shot prior to "The Nut." Its overall success with critics and moviegoers convinced Doug that he should focus his efforts on producing similar period adventures--M. Boxwood (Amazon)
The Thief of Bagdad by Achmed Abdullah( Book )

8 editions published between 1924 and 1998 in French and English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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controlled identityThomas, Elton, 1883-1939

Banks, Elton 1883-1939

Douglas Fairbanks acteur américain

Douglas Fairbanks aktor amerykański

Douglas Fairbanks Amerikaans acteur

Douglas Fairbanks attore statunitense

Douglas Fairbanks senior US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.

Douglas Fairbanks yhdysvaltalainen näyttelijä

Duglass Fērbenkss amerikāņu aktieris

Fairbanks, Douglas

Fairbanks, Douglas 1883-1939

Fairbanks, Douglas 1883-1939 der Ältere

Fairbanks, Douglas 1883-1939 sen

Fairbanks, Douglas 1883-1939 senior

Fairbanks, Douglas der Ältere 1883-1939

Fairbanks, Douglas sen. 1883-1939

Fairbanks, Douglas senior 1883-1939

Thomas, Elton

Thomas Elton 1883-1939

Ullman, D. Elton Thomas 1883-1939

Ullman, D. Elton Thomas (Douglas Elton Thomas), 1883-1939

Ullman, Douglas Elton

Ullman Douglas Elton Thomas 1883-1939

Ulman, Douglas

Ulman Douglas Elton 1883-1939

Ulman, Douglas Elton Thomas 1883-1939

Ulman, Julius 1883-1939

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