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DeMille, Cecil B. (Cecil Blount) 1881-1959

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The ten commandments by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

164 editions published between 1956 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 4,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the life of Moses from the Pharaoh's household through his life of leading his people to freedom
Sunset Blvd. by Billy Wilder( Visual )

40 editions published between 1950 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pursued by creditors, Joe swerves into a driveway of a seemingly abandoned Sunset Boulevard mansion. He finds Norma, an ex-screen queen dreaming of a dramatic comeback and her husband/servant living there. She takes a fancy to Joe and, learning that he is a scriptwriter, persuades him to help her with her comeback screenplay. Being broke he accepts. He falls in love with a young script reader, but Norma breaks up their romance. Thinking she is mad, he tries to leave, but Norma kills him in a scene which she believes is the highlight of her comeback movie
The greatest show on Earth by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

42 editions published between 1952 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A splashy, colorful look at life under the big top that weaves the personal stories of the performers in with the spectacle and color of the circus. Includes an incredible train wreck
The king of kings by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

41 editions published between 1927 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cecil B DeMille made movies for and of the masses, highlighting myths, mystery, and oversized stories. He excelled in the telling of the ultimate legends carved out of the Bible. The simple, straightforward saga of the last days of Christ's life is told in "The King of Kings." Told with DeMille's trademark opulent sets, incredible effects, and a cast of thousands, it is carefully crafted, flawless film making filled with as much meaning and message as possible
Samson and Delilah by Harold J Laski( Visual )

71 editions published between 1949 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Bible's legendary strongman and the woman who seduces, then betrays him
Sunset Blvd.( Visual )

2 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an aging film queen who prepares for her grand comeback to stardom
Cecil B. DeMille's Cleopatra by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

38 editions published between 1934 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egypt, 48 B.C. Cleopatra is facing palace revolt in her kingdom. She decides to embrace the arrival of Julius Caesar as a way of solidifying her power under Roman rule. When Caesar is led astray by Cleopatra and is killed, she transfers her affections to Marc Antony. She does all that she can to dazzle Marc on a barge fit for a king. But her trick may not work this time around. A web of royal deception and betrayal
The plainsman by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

19 editions published between 1936 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This western interweaves classic real-life old west legends like Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, Buffalo Bill Cody, George Armstrong Custer and Abraham Lincoln into a stunning tale as vast as the wild frontier itself
Joan the Woman by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

31 editions published between 1916 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joan the Woman (Cardinal Film Corporation, 1916) was Cecil B. DeMille's first great spectacle. In keeping with theatrical tradition, DeMille sought a more formal and stylized mode of acting from stars Geraldine Farrar and Wallace Reid - a technique he continued in his late historical films. Wilfred Buckland's art direction is outstanding, and DeMille's social comments are subtle but biting. The film also features a dramatic hand-colored climax utilizing the Handschiegl stencil-color process. The film became a prototype for DeMille's later spectacles. His handling of the large battle scenes (with the aid of seventeen cameras and a small army of assistant directors, including William deMille, George Melford and Donald Crisp) was exceptional - equal to DW Griffith's work in The Birth of a Nation and Intolerance. The real strength of the picture, however, is found in the director's provocatively compelling images: At Joan's trial by torture, officials the Church are clad in white hooded robes with black holes for eyes. DeMille frames his shot so that the top of Cauchon's mitre is out of frame, and he looks like a black-clad grand dragon of the invisible empire surrounded by Klansmen and hiding behind a crucifix rather than a bishop of the Church. The empty town square. An executioner drives a single horse cart piled with kindling to lay around the stake where Joan will meet her death. A lone dog is the only living thing, barking a futile protest. As Joan is led to the stake, the Bishop Cauchon seizes her ornate crucifix, and as the flames surround her, Eric Trent hands Joan a handmade cross of simple twigs that she carries to her death. Ultimately, in an effort to get more performances per day, the picture was drastically cut very early in the run. This DVD release offers DeMille's director's cut and the original hand-colored climax. William Furst's original 1916 score is performed by Christian Elliott at the J. Ross Reed Wurlitzer, Sexson Auditorium, Pasadena, California
Cecil B. DeMille's reap the wild wind by Thelma Strabel( Visual )

19 editions published between 1942 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sea captain is locked in battle in 1840s Key West with lawyer Steve Tolliver for the affections of a beautiful ship owner. Tolliver attempts to prosecute the captain for the murder of a girl who was allegedly on board
Unconquered by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

19 editions published between 1947 and 2007 in English and French and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In pre-Revolutionary America, a colonial militiaman buys (and frees) a young English convict exiled to the colonies; an evil gun-runner re-acquires her (with vile intentions!) when he's not busy trying to inflame the Seneca Nation against the settlers
The cheat by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

35 editions published between 1915 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cheat depicts an impulsive, social climbing woman (Fanny Ward) who gambles away Red Cross funds entrusted to her. She seeks the help of an Asian merchant (Sessue Hayakawa) to save her reputation and in return becomes his property. In A girl's folly, a country girl (Doris Kenyon) who is bored with farm life sets out to meet the leading man (Robert Warwick) in a movie being filmed near her home
Manslaughter by Per Fly( Visual )

12 editions published between 1915 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cheat: "Edith Hardy uses charity funds for Wall Street investments in hopes of buying some new gowns. She loses all the money and borrows from wealthy oriental Tori. When her husband gives her the amount she borrowed, Tori won't take it back, branding her shoulder with a Japanese sign of his ownership. She shoots him. Her husband takes the blame. In court Edith reveals all to an angry mob."
Carmen by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

36 editions published between 1915 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Carmen] A beautiful gypsy girl uses her irresistible charms to seduce a faithful military guard so that a band of smugglers can penetrate his stronghold
The buccaneer by Anthony Quinn( Visual )

16 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The debonair pirate Jean Lafitte, who historically aided General Andrew Jackson against the British during the War of 1812, has been carrying on a discreet love affair with Annette Claiborne, the daughter of governor William Claiborne, who promises to pardon the pirate and his men
The sign of the cross by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

20 editions published between 1932 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the year 64 C.E., the corrupt and maniacal Emperor Nero torches Rome, and is advised to blame the ensuing destruction on the unsuspecting Christians. Meanwhile, Roman Prefect Marcus Superbus falls for an innocent and beautiful Christian maiden, Mercia. When the seductive and wicked Empress, Poppaea, learns that she has a rival for Marcus' affections, she conspires to send all Christians to a chilling death
Cecil B. DeMille's Union Pacific by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

29 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Overseer Jeff Butler is hired by the Union Pacific to root out the saboteurs who have been launching savage attacks on the construction of the first transcontinental railroad."--Container
The Affairs of Anatol( Visual )

17 editions published between 1921 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cecil B. DeMille directed this risque all-star revue of decadence which must have been jaw-dropping in 1921 and which remains astonishing today, although for entirely different reasons. Anatol de Witt Spencer (Wallace Reid), as incredibly wealthy as he is naive, and his child-like bride, Vivian (Gloria Swanson), are on their honeymoon. At a posh speakeasy he spies his high school sweetheart, Emilie (Wanda Hawley), from Pompton Lakes, New Jersey (DeMille's own hometown), who is obviously the sex toy of flamboyant old Gordon Bronson (known on Wall Street as the Man of Iron, but here as the Man of Dough). To Vivian's dismay, idealistic Anatol decides to rescue the seductive Emilie, sets her up in an expensive apartment and gets her violin lessons, but she won't change her stripes and goes back to Bronson. The Spencers then try a second honeymoon, but they are no sooner settled into a simple country life than almost the same thing happens again, this time with the thieving wife (Agnes Ayres) of a self-righteous deacon (Monte Blue). Not only does DeMille show women smoking, drinking (during Prohibition), exposing body parts seldom seen on a movie screen, and frankly pursuing men who attract them; he also presents this debauchery with amazing visual flair. DeMille clearly meant The Affairs of Anatol to be as much a decorative feast. With design by Erte, elegant Spencers honeymoon in sets that look like the work of Aubrey Beardsley on stimulants; Satan Synne's cape and tiara look like an octopus made of pearls, and all this exoticism is enriched by many striking and unusual lighting effects. This edition is digitally mastered from an elaborate original print featuring hand coloring, stencil coloring, and dozens of changes in color tint and tone, in itself a striking work of art. The Affairs of Anatol is presented at a visually correct projection speed (21 frames per second) with a digital stereo score compiled by Brian Benison from authentic silent cinema music
The Cecil B. DeMille collection( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Experience the breathtaking dangers and delights of ancient Rome in The sign of the cross; trek through a perilous jungle with Four frightened people; thrill to the passion, suspense and intrigue of Cleopatra; journey back in time with the glorious story of The crusades; and see how the West was really won in the explosive Union Pacific."--Container
Each dawn I die( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A muckraking reporter is framed for murder and sent to a particularly brutal prison
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The ten commandments
The greatest show on EarthThe plainsmanCecil B. DeMille's reap the wild windUnconqueredThe sign of the crossCecil B. DeMille's Union PacificEach dawn I die
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Blount DeMille, Cecil 1881-1959

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