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Fairbanks, Douglas 1883-1939

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Most widely held works by Douglas Fairbanks
The thief of Bagdad : an Arabian fantasy by Michael Powell( Visual )

104 editions published between 1924 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,113 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 )

66 editions published between 1920 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 726 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 )

53 editions published between 1926 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 634 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
Robin Hood by Scott Ridley( Visual )

53 editions published between 1922 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1922 silent movie features Douglas Fairbanks in one of his most famous roles, Robin Hood, the dashing champion of the oppressed in medieval England. Some critics consider this the best Robin Hood film ever made. Also starring Wallace Beery, Enid Bennett, and Alan Hale
The Iron Mask by Allan Dwan( Visual )

47 editions published between 1929 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 547 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
Don Q son of Zorro by Donald Crisp( Visual )

23 editions published between 1925 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 354 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)
Mr. Robinson Crusoe by A. Edward Sutherland( Visual )

21 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in English and held by 240 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
The three musketeers( Visual )

9 editions published between 1921 and 2016 in English and Multiple languages and held by 217 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
Laugh and live by Douglas Fairbanks( Book )

21 editions published between 1917 and 2011 in English and Swedish and held by 206 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
The Mark of Zorro and Don Q, son of Zorro( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Q, son of Zorro: Zorro's son continues his father's fight against injustice in Spain
Laugh and live by Douglas Fairbanks( )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A self-help book enshrining the author's formula for happiness which include humility, good humor, and strenuous physical exercise
Wild and Woolly( Visual )

15 editions published between 1917 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rich young Easterner who has always wanted to live in "the Wild West" plans to move to a Western town
Catherine the Great by Paul Burgess( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A quick-witted and compelling dramatization of the troubled marriage of Catherine II (played by German actress Elisabeth Bergner, in her English-language debut) to Peter III (a randy Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) and her subsequent ascension to the throne as Empress of Russia. With its luxurious renderings of the eighteenth-century St. Petersburg royal court and its nearly screwball evocation of Catherine and Peter's teasing relationship, The rise of Catherine the Great was a wise and worthy follow-up to Henry VIII
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 Mollycoddle( Visual )

3 editions published between 1920 and 2014 in English and held by 118 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 4 films for United Artists, including The Mollycoddle (1920), directed by Victor Fleming and starring Fairbanks, Ruth Renick, and Wallace Beery. After living in Europe for many years, Fairbanks returns to his home in Arizona in this adventure story. He battles and captures Wallace Beery, a desperado, while also pursuing and winning Ruth Renick
When the Clouds Roll By by Victor Fleming( Visual )

8 editions published between 1919 and 2014 in English and French and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diabolical Dr. Metz shocks his colleagues by announcing that he plans to sacrifice the life of a healthy human in his latest experiment. He has selected Daniel Boone Brown, an average American as his guinea pig and by using "modern methods" of mind control, plots to drive the young man to suicide. Dr. Metz secretly meddles with Brown's life causing him to lose his job, his girl, his health and finally his sanity. Teetering on the brink of self-destruction, Brown reaches deep into the resources of the human spirit, in a desperate attempt to survive
Making life worth while by Douglas Fairbanks( Book )

7 editions published between 1918 and 2010 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Douglas Fairbanks, a modern musketeer( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in No Linguistic content and English 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 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story begins when Achmed, the most skillful thief in the city-state of Bagdad, steals into the Palace of the Caliph in search of loot; but one look at the city's Princess, and he discovers a greater treasure, for it is the Princess who becomes the thief, stealing his heart instead
His majesty the American : the cinema of Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. by John C Tibbetts( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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controlled identityThomas, Elton, 1883-1939

Banks, Elton 1883-1939

Douglas Fairbanks acteur américain

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Douglas Fairbanks aktor amerykański

Douglas Fairbanks Amerikaans acteur

Douglas Fairbanks amerikai színész, forgatókönyvíró, filmrendező és filmproducer

Douglas Fairbanks amerikanesche Schauspiller

Douglas Fairbanks attore statunitense

Douglas Fairbanks senior US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.

Douglas Fairbanks yhdysvaltalainen näyttelijä

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Ullman, D. Elton Thomas 1883-1939

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