Metro Pictures Corporation
Most widely held works about Metro Pictures Corporation
Most widely held works by Metro Pictures Corporation
Camille ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 639 libraries worldwide
Life in 1847 Paris is as spirited as champagne and as unforgiving as the gray morning after. In gambling dens and lavish soirees, men of means exert their wills and women turned courtesans exult in pleasure.
Our hospitality ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1923 and 2005 in English and held by 619 libraries worldwide
Our hospitality: A New York man returns to his southern antebellum home to find himself embroiled in a longstanding feud between his family and that of the woman he loves. Sherlock Jr.: Dramatizes the uproarious exploits of a meek theater projectionist turned amateur sleuth.
The saphead ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1920 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 269 libraries worldwide
[The Saphead] Bertie, the spoiled son of a powerful Wall Street financier, pursues his individuality in a series of comic misadventures. [The high sign] Buster becomes unwittingly involved in a radical secret society known as the Blinking Buzzards. [One week] Keaton and his bride inherit a do-it-by numbers pre-fab house, only somebody has mixed up the numbers.
Our hospitality Sherlock Jr ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 269 libraries worldwide
Our hospitality / directed by Buster Keaton and Jack Blystone. Starring Buster Keaton, Natalie Talmadge, Joe Roberts, Joe Keaton, Ralph Bushman, Craig Ward. A New York man (Keaton) returns to his southern antebellum home to find himself embroiled in a longstanding feud between his family and that of the woman he loves. 1923 (75 min.).
Seven chances ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 262 libraries worldwide
Seven chances: A romantically jinxed young man must marry by 7 PM to inherit seven million dollars. While fate seems to thwart his efforts to woo the object of his true affection, public announcement of his strange predicament provides him with a throng of would-be brides.
Steamboat Bill, Jr ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 257 libraries worldwide
[Steamboat Bill, Jr.] Follows the adventures of a spoiled young man forced by his father to learn the ropes of riverboating. [Convict 13] Keaton struggles for survival inside prison walls. [Daydreams] Keaton tries to find his niche by trying out various professions.
College ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 249 libraries worldwide
[College] Ronald is an idealistic freshman who attends Clayton College in pursuit of higher learning, but finds himself instead embroiled in a war of athletics as he fights for the heart of his beloved coed, Mary. [The electric house] Buster turns an ordinary dwelling into an automated funhouse. [Hard luck] A suicidal Buster makes a final effort at fitting in with society at a swank country club. [The blacksmith] Mechanical mayhem is wrought in a blacksmith's shop.
Three ages ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 244 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.
Battling Butler ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
[Battling Butler] Alfred Butler, a fragile young man whose father sends him into the country where he hopes masculinity will blossom, is there mistaken for "Battling" Butler, a renowned prizefighter. Alfred carries on the ruse to impress a young lady, but his charade is soon complicated by the arrival of a true contender. [The haunted house] Buster takes refuge in a mansion rigged with a series of frightening booby traps. [The frozen North] Keaton experiences a variety of adventures in the Canadian Northwest including an attempt to rob a saloon and impersonating a Canadian Mountie.
The four horsemen of the Apocalypse ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
Partly set in Argentina, partly in France this anti-German story describes the horrors of WW I as the background for a tragic story of illicit love. It was Rex Ingram's first truly successful movie and established Valentino as a star.
Steamboat Bill, Jr. convict 13 ; daydreams ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928): Follows the adventures of a spoiled young man forced by his father to learn the ropes of riverboating. Convict 13 (1920): Keaton struggles for survival inside prison walls. Daydreams (1922): Keaton tries to find his niche by trying out various professions.
The saphead The high sign ; One week ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
In The saphead, Bertie Van Alstyne is the spoiled son of a powerful Wall Street financier; In The High Sign, Buster is unwittingly involved in a radical secret society known as the Blinking Buzzards; In One week, Keaton and his bride inherit a do-it-by numbers pre-fab house, only somebody has mixed up the numbers.
The General ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
[The general] Rejected by the Confederate Army as unfit and taken fro a coward by his beloved, Annabelle Lee (marion Mack), young Johnnie Gray (Keaton) sets out to single-handedly win the war with the help of his cherished locomotive. [The playhouse] ... Keaton portrys every member of a stage company, the entire audience and an undisciplined chimp to boot. [Cops] is the quintessential chase film.
Three ages The goat ; My wife's relations ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 75 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.
College the electric house ; hard luck ; the blacksmith ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
College (1927): Keaton is a college freshman who tries to impress a coed by attacking various endeavors, with disastrous results. The Electric house (1922): Keaton turns an ordinary house into an automated funhouse. Hard luck (1921): Keaton attempts suicide when he finds he can't fit in with society. The Blacksmith (1922): Keaton as a blacksmith whose shop is a source of mechanical mayhem.
Sherlock Jr. and, Three ages ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 61 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.
Scaramouche ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
André Louis Moreau, a law student, vows to fight against the aristocracy when his friend, Philippe, is killed in a duel with the Marquis de la Tour. André joins the Revolution and becomes a leader. Subsequently, he discovers that his real father is the hated Marquis de la Tour and his mother is a countess, both of whom, with his sweetheart, Aline, are at risk from the angry revolutionary mobs. André conducts his mother and Aline to safety, but the Marquis dies bravely at the hands of the mob.
Camille ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
A Parisian courtesan, Marguerite Gautier, a.k.a. Camille, and a young law student, Armand Duval, fall in love and forsake their former lives. This tragic love story brings out the sacrifices one makes in order to prove true love.
One week ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
The Bride and Groom exit a chapel as newlyweds. The Groom's rich uncle has given the couple a sumptuous gift: a lot and a house! The house is a pre-fab kit, that can easily be put together in one week. Unless crates containing the house parts have been mis-numbered by one of the Grooms unhappy rivals for the Brides hand.
The navigator ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Follows the comic and romantic mishaps that ensue when a pair of pampered youths are set adrift on a derelict boat.
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