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Biograph Company

Overview
Works: 326 works in 504 publications in 1 language and 9,204 library holdings
Genres: Silent films  Drama  History  Short films  Historical films  Film adaptations  Animated films  War films  Epic films  Documentary films 
Roles: prn, Other, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Biograph Company
The birth of a nation by D. W Griffith( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers, Phil and Ted Stoneman, visit their friends in Piedmont, South Carolina: the family Cameron. This friendship is affected by the Civil War, as the Stonemans and the Camerons must join up opposite armies. The consequences of the War in their lives are shown in connection to major historical events, like the development of the Civil War itself, Lincoln's assassination, and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan
Treasures III : Social Issues in American Film, 1900-1934( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the years before World War I, virtually no issue was too controversial to bring to the screen. The first American movies were deeply engaged with society, coming from an era when movies and entertainment were intimately interwoven with public debate. As such, they were shown in commercial movie theaters but also in clubs, churches, schools, and everywhere screens could be hung outdoors--from the sides of city tenements to country barns. This archive sends these treasures back into the world, where they found their inspiration. "The City Reformed" deals with the urban problems: poverty, criminality, health, safety, child welfare, and corruption. Gender, family, and the crusade for equal voting rights dominate in program 2, "New Women." Labor struggles and oppression are central to program 3, "Toil and Tyranny." The final program, "Americans in the Making," brings together films confronting immigration, race relations, and wartime home-front sacrifice
Landmarks of early film by David Shepard( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 40 films from the era 1886-1913, including Edison Kinetoscope films, Eadweard Muybridge's series photography, films by the Lumière Brothers, Melies' A trip to the moon, Edison's The Great Train Robbery, and animated cartoons by Winsor McCay
D.W. Griffith's Biograph shorts( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The selection of motion pictures featured in this disc set traces D.W. Griffith's rapid development as a filmmaker during his five years stint at the Biograph Company"--Container
Comedy, spectacle and new horizons( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By 1907 the cinema's initial growing pains had subsided and fairly distinct generic categories of production were established. This volume of The Movies Begin examines some of these integral works that begin to reflect the modern day cinema -- punctuated with authentic hand-tinted lantern slides used during early theatrical exhibition. Visual comedy, with notable elements of slapstick, is represented in Pathé Frères' The Policeman's Little Run (1907), Bangville Police (1913, marking the first appearance of the legendary Keystone Kops) and Max Linder's Troubles Of A Grass Widower (1908). Best remembered today as a major influence on Charlie Chaplin, Linder was one of the first and most popular stars of the cinema. The comic potential of such a basic device as an undercranked camera is exhibited in Pathés Onésime, Horloger (Onésime, Clock-maker, 1912). Alice Guy-Blaché's Making An American Citizen (1912) is an excellent example of the films of social conscience, always an undercurrent beneath the apparently smooth surfaces of commercial productions. Released the very same week was D.W. Griffith's A Girl And Her Trust, a superb film of wide emotional range and great technical virtuosity made near the end of his tenure at the Biograph Company. Nero, Or The Fall Of Rome (1909) strains at conventional film limitations in dimension and duration, looking forward to the revolutionary Italian epics (Cabiria, The Last Days Of Pompeii) that followed a few years later. Equally prophetic are the dazzling animations showcased in the Vitograph Company's Windsor McCay And His Animated Pictures (1911)."--Publisher
A Christmas past( Visual )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silent vignettes of the Christmas holiday season, digitally remastered
In the border states( Visual )

1 edition published in 1910 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the Border States" deals with the human aspect of the war. Representatives from both conflicting sides are forced to choose between the loyalty to their banner and the higher moral obligation to humanity
The fugitive( Visual )

1 edition published in 1910 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is one of a selection of short motion pictures that traces D.W. Griffith's rapid, unparalleled development as a filmmaker during his five year stint at the Biograph Company, a development that contributed substantially to the emergence of film as a powerful form of cultural expression
Corner in wheat( Visual )

11 editions published between 1909 and 2018 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silent classic concerning the rise and fall of a callous manipulator and the social consequences of his actions. Soundtrack added.-
Mary Pickford, comedienne by Kemp R Niver( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The painted lady( Visual )

3 editions published in 1912 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lonely young woman lives with her strict father who forbids her to wear make-up. One day at an ice cream social, she meets a young man who seems interested in her. However, unknown to her, he is a burglar who is only interested in breaking into her father's house. One night she is awakened by a noise. Grabbing a pistol, she enters her father's downstairs office where she confronts a masked intruder
The sealed room( Visual )

1 edition published in 1909 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The king constructs a cozy, windowless love-nest for himself and his concubine. However, she is not faithful to her sovereign, but consorts with the court troubadour. In fact, they use the king's new play chamber for their own love craft. When the king discovers this, he sends for his masons. With the faithless duo still inside, the masons use stone and mortar to quietly seal the only door to the vault
His trust( Visual )

1 edition published in 1911 and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Confederate officer is called off to war. He leaves his wife and daughter in the care of George, his faithful Negro servant. After the officer is killed in an exciting battle sequence, George continues in his caring duties, faithful to his trust. Events continue to turn for the worse when invading Yankee soldiers arrive to loot and torch the widow's home. George saves the officer's daughter and battle sword by braving the flames
The adventures of Dollie( Visual )

3 editions published in 1908 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While strolling along the seashore, Dollie is kidnapped by a gypsy, rescued by a young fisherman, and finally reunited with her mother. This was the first picture directed by Griffith
The lesser evil by David Mackay( Visual )

2 editions published in 1912 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman's peaceful existence is shattered when she is abducted by the crew of a boat of smugglers, who then also turn against their captain
The last drop of water( Visual )

1 edition published in 1911 and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wagon train heading west across the great desert runs out of water, and is attacked by Indians. One man -- their last hope -- is sent out to find water
The unchanging sea( Visual )

2 editions published in 1910 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tales of fishermen and their families, as a young couple's happy life is turned about by an accident. They learn that although people age and change, the sea and the ways of the fisherfolk remain eternal
Sparrows by William Beaudine( Visual )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Sparrows Mary Pickford plays the oldest orphan being looked after by the very mean Mr. Grimes. She devises a way to make life better for herself and the others in his care. Wilful Peggy and The mender of nets are romantic shorts
The origins of film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origins of the Fantasy Feature: 1. The patchwork girl of Oz -- 2. Magic brains -- 3. The woozy -- 4. The Emerald City -- 5. The house of magic -- 6. Hoppertown -- 7. The throne room of Ozma of Oz -- 8. A happy ending
Comedy, spectacle and new horizons( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of early motion picture films, focusing especially on the first films that began to reflect modern cinematic conventions. Includes works by Pathé Frères, Max Linder, the Vitagraph Company, Alice Guy Blaché, and D.W. Griffith
 
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D.W. Griffith and the origins of American narrative film : the early years at BiographThe Biograph girl : a musical
Alternative Names

controlled identityAmerican Mutoscope and Biograph Company

controlled identityKlaw & Erlanger

controlled identityProtective Amusement Company

AB

AB (Biograph Company)

American Biograph

American Mutoscope

American Mutoscope and Biograph Company

American Mutoscope Company

Biograph

Languages
English (89)