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Beery, Wallace

Overview
Works: 221 works in 512 publications in 6 languages and 8,146 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Parodies, imitations, etc  History  Fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Speaker
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by Wallace Beery, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Wallace Beery
Grand Hotel by Edmund Goulding ( Visual )
31 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The glitz and glitter of Berlin's Grand Hotel comes alive with this story of love and betrayal
Dinner at eight by George Cukor ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1933 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Park Avenue snob gives a dinner party for a visiting English peer. Little does she realize that her shipping magnate husband is bankrupt and that her daughter is having an affair with an older man
The lost world by Arthur Conan Doyle ( Visual )
56 editions published between 1925 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Professor Challenger, the man of vision who persuades his skeptical colleagues to return with him to a remote South American plateau where he has discovered living dinosaurs. Resisting danger and death, Challenger's party returns to London in triumph with a captive Brontosaurus. But the beast escapes, turning the city into a shambles and standing the 20th century on it's head
Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1934 and 2006 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Young Jim Hawkins works on the ship known as the Hispaniola. Posing as a cook, one-legged Long John Silver joins the crew seeking to steal the treasure and ship
The champ ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wallace Beery plays a washed-up prizefighter making a ring comeback to provide for his son
China seas by Tay Garnett ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1935 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rugged Captain Alan Gaskell sails the perilous waters between Hong Kong and Singapore with a secret cargo: a fortune in British gold. That's not the only risky cargo he carries. Both his fiery mistress and his refined fiancée are aboard
Three ages by Buster Keaton ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Three ages] Romantic misadventures from the dawn of man in the Stone Age, through the gladiatorial arenas of Ancient Rome to the city streets of the American Jazz Era. A clever parody of D.W. Griffith's Intolerance. [The goat] Keaton is mistaken for a nefarious gunslinger named Dead Shot Dan. [My wife's relations] A comedy of domestic turmoil that seems to reflect some of the tensions between Keaton and the Talmadges, his real life in-laws at the time
Robin Hood by Allan Dwan ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1922 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 340 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 last of the Mohicans by Maurice Tourneur ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1920 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cora and her younger sister Alice are on their way to Fort William Henry. Escorted by the treacherous Magua, they are unaware that the Fort, under the command of their father, is besieged by Indians in league with the French. The sisters are saved by Hawkeye and his Indian companions, Uncas and Chingachcook. Cora falls in love with the noble Uncas, the last of his tribe. But Magua still has evil plans
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1934 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wallace Beery stars as the pirate Long John Silver in this stirring adaption of Stevenson's classic tale of a hunt for treasure on a South Sea island
A date with Judy by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This MGM musical comedy, filmed in Technicolor, is typical wholesome family entertainment and is as a result, a corny and cheery story about teenagers. Based on a popular radio show which began in 1941, this merry outing follows the adventures of Judy Foster, a young woman determined to attend the big school dance with an impressive date. Judy and her lifelong friend Carol fall out when they both fall for a suave older man. A high-spirited teen, Judy manages to unintentionally make a hash of her friends and family's love lives. Songs include "It's a most unusual day," "Cuanto le gusta," "Strictly on the corny side," "Judaline," "I've got a date with Judy," "I'm gonna meet my Mary," "Love is where you find it."
Min and Bill ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Min, the feisty owner of a waterfront hotel who has raised an abandoned girl as her own child, is at constant odds with Bill, a rough and ready ship captain. Then the girl's happiness is threatened by her drunken mother's reappearance and Min's world is turned upside down
Ah, wilderness! by Clarence Brown ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1935 and 2009 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a boy breaking through the shackles of adolescence in 1906
The big house ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
All the conventions of Hollywood prison films are set in this first major men-behind-bars picture about a vicious killer and his cellmates planning to break out of an overcrowded prison
Sherlock Jr. and, Three ages ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Widely regarded as one of the most visually inventive silent comedies ever made, Sherlock Jr. offers fast-paced slapstick as well as a brilliant deconstruction of the filmmaking process. Keaton stars as a movie theater projectionist who dreams of becoming a super-sleuth and , in one breathtaking sequence, literally steps into the screen to bring his fantasies to life
Viva Villa! ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1934 and 2012 in English and German and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sometimes heroic, sometimes infamous deeds of Mexican bandit & patriot Pancho Villa. Villa fought the Diaz regime, whose soldiers killed his father. He became one of the most ruthless Mexican bandits, but also helped put the honorable Francisco Madero in power. After Madero's assassination, Villa himself led his country. Being a better fighter than a bureaucrat, he gave up the presidency when he could restore Mexico to its people
The first kings of comedy collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A hilarious tribute to the era of silent slapstick comedy and all the uproarious comedians who built the comedy genre
Douglas Fairbanks, a modern musketeer ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 and held by 85 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)
Turner Classic Movies greatest classic legends films collection ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collection include: Dinner at Eight (1933); Libeled Lady (1936); China Seas (1935); and Wife Vs. Secretary (1936)
Three ages The goat ; My wife's relations ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Three ages (a parody of D.W. Griffith's Intolerance), Buster Keaton's hard-luck character blunders through time from the dawn of man in the Stone Age, through the gladiatorial arenas of Ancient Rome to the city streets of the American Jazz Era. In The goat, Keaton is mistaken for a nefarious gunslinger named Dead Eye Dan. In My wife's relations, a comedy of domestic turmoil revolves around a man's in-laws
 
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