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Blackhawk Films

Overview
Works: 1,383 works in 2,155 publications in 4 languages and 7,390 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  History  Film adaptations  Historical films  Horror films  Vampire films  Short films  Comedy films  War films 
Roles: prn, Publisher, Producer, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Blackhawk Films
 
Most widely held works by Blackhawk Films
The cabinet of Dr. Caligari by Robert Wiene( Visual )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About 1830, Dr Caligari exhibits a somnambulist, Cesare, in a fairground. Cesare tells a student that he will die "before dawn." The student is murdered and his friend suspects Caligari. Caligari orders Cesare to kill a young woman but he attempts to kidnap her instead, is hunted, and dies from exhaustion. Caligari escapes into a lunatic asylum, of which it is learned he is the director, but is finally unmasked as insane. At the end the whole fable is explained as the invention of an inmate of an asylum who imagines the director of the hospital is "Caligari."
The Sheik ; Son of the Sheik by George Melford( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The son of the Sheik: Valentino plays a dual role of father and son in this story of the young Ahmed, who falls in love with Yasmin, a dancing girl, but is then captured and tortured by renegades
The birth of a nation by D. W Griffith( Visual )

13 editions published between 1942 and 2008 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Civil War spectacular which became a controversial classic of film history. Portrays life in the South during and after the Civil War as revealed in a story depicting the war itself, the conflict between the defeated Southerners and emancipated renegade Negroes, the despoiling of the South during the carpetbagger period, and the revival of the Southern white man's honor through the efforts of the Ku Klux Klan
Nosferatu : a symphony of horror by F. W Murnau( Visual )

6 editions published between 1922 and 2000 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first film version of Bram Stoker's Dracula. Count Orlock (Nosferatu, the vampire), leaves his castle in the Carpathians and travels by ship to Bremen, bringing coffins filled with dirt and plague rats
Landmarks of early film by David Shepard( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To study where we've been is to better understand where we are, but early film is not of interest only because it illuminates present practices. Beyond considerable historical interest, the material collected here provides immense pleasure on its own terms. These are old films, and they are influential films. But beond that, the bottom line is that they are sonderful films, rewarding our close attention with great enjoyments."--Container
The Chaplin Mutuals( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between May 1916 and October 1917, Chaplin produced a series of twelve films for the Mutual Film corporation which are considered his finest short comedies. This volume presents four films in which Chaplin plays a variety of comedic characters. The Immigrant (11th Mutual film): Charlie and Edna are immigrants to the land of Liberty. The Adventurer (12th Mutual film): Charlie, an escaped convict, impersonates a wealthy yachtsman. The Cure (10th Mutual film): Chaplin is a wealthy inebriate drying out at a sanitarium. Easy Street (9th Mutual film): Charlie become a policemen in the city's toughest neighborhood
Way down East by D. W Griffith( Visual )

9 editions published between 1920 and 1998 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Impoverished Anna Moore lives in a New England village with her elderly mother. Anna sets out to petition her wealthy city-dwelling Aunt Emma for help. At Aunt Emma's Anna meets rich, idle, womanizer Lennox Sanderson, who uses a mock marriage to compel her surrender to his seduction. When Anna announces that she is pregnant, the cad reveals the truth then deserts her. Anna's baby dies, her mother passes away. Abandoned and orphaned she finds refuge working on the Bartlett farm--a shamed woman who only wishes to keep her secret. David Bartlett has fallen in love with the gentle servant girl, however, and refuses to let the Puritanical justifications of a stuffy and unfeeling society alter his feelings
The magic of Méliès by Georges Méliès( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Decades before the term 'special effects' was coined, audiences of the newborn cinema were witnessing spectacular screen illusions, courtesy of the medium's first master magician: Georges Méliès. Such films as THE ECLIPSE (1907) and LONG DISTANCE WIRELESS PHOTOGRAPHY (1908) not only demonstrate Méliès's astounding employment of double exposure, makeup, editing and theatrical trickery but provide mesmerizing insight into the social context of his work, which blended Victorian approaches to astronomy, superstition and feminine beauty with the unnatural wonders of 20th-century technology and heavy doses of slapstick. The centerpiece of the collection is THE IMPOSSIBLE VOYAGE (1904), presented with the authentic frame-by-frame hand-coloring and narration penned by Méliès himself. GEORGES MÉLIÈS: CINEMA MAGICIAN is a documentary on the filmmaker's life, integrating rare photographs, early drawings and numerous clips. It charts Méliès' rise from shoe factory worker to proprietor of Paris's mystical Théatre Robert-Houdin, where he learned the skills to become a cinematic illusionist and developed an interest in the supernatural, exquisitely represented in THE MYSTERIOUS RETORT (1906) and THE BLACK IMP (1905)."--Publisher
The Chaplin Mutuals( Visual )

5 editions published between 1916 and 2006 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between May 1916 and October 1917, Chaplin produced a series of twelve films for the Mutual Film corporation which are considered his finest short comedies. This volume presents four films in which Chaplin plays a variety of dramatic and comedic characters. The count (5th Mutual film): Charlie, a comically inept tailor's assistant, and Eric, his mountainous boss, offer rival impersonations of Count Broko in order to meet Miss Moneybags. At the Moneybags party, Charlie is sensational on the dance floor until he's put to the chase when the actual count appears. The vagabond (3rd Mutual film): Charlie, a street violinist who rescues Edna from gypsies to fall in love with, lose and ultimately regain her after she is discovered to be wealthy. The fireman (2nd Mutual film): Charlie is a clumsy but eager apprentice fireman under the crooked precinct chief. Behind the screen (7th Mutual film): A satire of life at a silent movie studio
World War I films of the silent era( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These four short films show essential news and propaganda functions of the movies during the Great War of 1914-1918. In those days before television and radio, fiction films in movie theaters were the most widely shared public experience while news films presented the most detailed and potent images of military life and front line action. Some news films were faked but some was authentic, obtained at great risk by daredevil combat cameramen. The fourth film is a 1975 compilation of early footage
The Chaplin mutuals( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaplin plays a variety of comedic characters, each of whom becomes involved with different people and situations, including an arson plot with a girlfriend's father, and a boss who impersonates a count
Sally of the sawdust( Visual )

7 editions published between 1925 and 1998 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his first and most famous silent vehicle, Fields plays the role of Eustace McGargle, a carnival con man who has adopted young Sally. His schemes of juggling, bootlegging and shell games put Sally in danger and lead to a climax complete with an automobile race-to-the-rescue chase sequence
Landmarks of early film( Visual )

3 editions published in 1999 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary view of filmmaker, George Méliès' life, integrating rare photographs, early drawings and numerous motion picture clips, charting his life
Aelita by I︠A︡kov Aleksandrovich Protazanov( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An engineer living in Moscow dreams of the Queen of Mars and builds a spaceship to take him to her
Battleship Potemkin : From the series "The year 1905" by Sergei Eisenstein( Visual )

19 editions published between 1925 and 2000 in Russian and English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of the mutiny aboard the Russian battleship Potemkin in 1905
Siegfried by Fritz Lang( Visual )

10 editions published between 1924 and 1991 in English and German and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first of a poetic two-part film chronicling the legend of the Nibelungen. Siegfried wins the hand of Kriemhilde by slaying the dragon and defeating Brunhilde. When Brunhilde learns that magic has been used to conquer her, she has Siegfried murdered
The gold rush by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

8 editions published between 1925 and 1985 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaplin plays a lone prospector in the 1890 Alaskan Gold Rush. The little tramp braves cold, hunger, a delirious cabinmate and unrequited love in this boisterous, yet tender, comedy gem
The Chaplin Mutuals( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four early films in which Chaplin plays a variety of comedic characters. One a.m.: Charlie arrives home inebriated and tries to get into his house, upstairs and to bed. The Pawnshop: As a pawnbroker's helper, the objects in the shop provide a cornucopia of great prop-related gags for Charlie's antics. The Floorwalker: This first Chaplin Mutual involves Charlie as a lowly clerk with an embezzling manager and a fantastic escalator sequence. The Rink: Charlie, as a waiter somehow adjourns to a roller skating rink where he is revealed as a virtuoso on wheels
Under full sail : silent cinema on the high seas( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The square rigger: Early sound short filmed as part of Fox's Magic Carpet of Movietone, shows life aboard the school ship Dar Pomorza, "The White Frigate." Built in 1909 as the Prinzess Eitel Friedrich, it was ceded from Germany to France as a prize of World War I, and was later donated to the Polish State Maritime School in 1930 where it served 50 years and trained more than 13,000 cadets
As you like it by William Shakespeare( Visual )

6 editions published between 1936 and 2006 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosalind is the daughter of banished Duke Senior and is being raised at the court of Duke Frederick, with her cousin Celia. She falls in love with a young man named Orlando, but she is banished by Duke Frederick, who threatens death if she comes near the court again. Celia goes with Rosalind. Disguised as the boy Ganymede, Rosalind enters the forest of Arden. Upon their arrival in the forest, they happen upon Orlando and his manservant, who are fleeing the wrath of Orlando's eldest brother. What follows is an elaborate scheme devised by the cross-dressing Rosalind to find out the verity of Orlando's supposed passion for her, and to further capture his heart, through the witty and mischievous façade of Ganymede
 
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Under full sail : silent cinema on the high seas
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controlled identityEastin-Phelan Corporation

Blackhawk Films, inc., Davenport, Iowa

Languages
English (100)

Russian (10)

German (4)

Turkish (1)

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Under full sail : silent cinema on the high seas