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Universal Film Manufacturing Company

Overview
Works: 124 works in 179 publications in 2 languages and 3,801 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Western films  Silent films  Film adaptations  Short films  Action and adventure films  History  Documentary films  Social problem films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Photographer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Universal Film Manufacturing Company
Treasures III : Social Issues in American Film, 1900-1934( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 386 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
TR's funeral at Oyster Bay, 1919( Visual )

4 editions published in 1919 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Views of Christ Episcopal Church, the funeral procession, and Youngs Memorial Cemetery during the funeral of Theodore Roosevelt on January 8, 1919, in Oyster Bay, N.Y. Medium close shot of specially delegated New York City mounted police guards, followed by hearse, passing on road in front of church; long shot at church entrance of flag-draped casket being placed in hearse, with line of funeral procession autos parked behind, and crowds on church lawn; closer shot from different angle of casket as it is borne through church entrance to hearse, with flag-bearer following behind, and Rev. George E. Talmadge, pastor of Christ Episcopal Church and reader at the simple service, visible in street beside hearse; long shot in cemetery of casket being shouldered and carried up steep pathway to grave site, preceded by Rev. Talmadge and followed by TR's son, Archie Roosevelt, in uniform, and other family members; close shot at what appears to be train station of the following men in attendance at the funeral: General Peyton C. March, Army Chief of Staff; Vice-President Thomas R. Marshall (1913-1921), official representative of the U.S. Government at the funeral; and Rear Admiral Cameron M. Winslow; close shots in crowd at cemetery of TR's friend, Major-General Leonard Wood; and Oscar S. Straus, Secretary of Commerce and Labor in TR's Cabinet (1906-1909)
Perils of the new land : films of the immigrant experience (1910-1915)( Visual )

2 editions published between 1910 and 2008 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

« According to legend, Traffic in Souls was produced surreptitiously at Universal Pictures Corp. with the producer (Jack Cohn) and director (George Loane Tucker) prepared to buy the picture in case the company wouldn’t release it. Exploiting a recent exposé of prostitution rings, this “white slavery” story proved a huge financial success. Traffic In Souls is a very accomplished work for its time, and makes excellent use of its New York City locations. This edition is copied from the only known original nitrate print of the domestic release; there is an excellent piano score by Philip Carli and an illuminating optional scene-specific audio essay by Professor Shelley Stamp, author of Movie-Struck Girls: Women and Motion Picture Culture After the Nickelodeon (Princeton Univ. Press). »--
Stagecoach by John Ford( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of passengers with nothing in common is stuck inside a coach that is being attacked by bandits and Indians
Blind husbands by Erich Von Stroheim( Visual )

3 editions published between 1919 and 2003 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blind husbands: Tells the story of a love triangle between a self-absorbed husband, his neglected wife, and her opportunistic lover
Outside the law by Tod Browning( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Outside the law", Lon Chaney in a dual-role, stars as a kind-hearted Confucian and also as a murderous underworld figure. The two characters represent light and darkness, weighing upon the conscience of the film's protagonist, Molly, who must choose between them. In "Shadows", Chaney stars as a Chinese laundryman who becomes involved in extortion
Pioneers : first women filmmakers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early decades of cinema, some of the most innovative and celebrated filmmakers in America were women. Alice Guy-Blaché helped establish the basics of cinematic language, while others boldly continued its development: slapstick queen Mabel Normand (who taught Charlie Chaplin the craft of directing), action star Grace Cunard, and LGBTQ icon Alla Nazimova. Unafraid of controversy, filmmakers such as Lois Weber and Dorothy Davenport Reid tackled explosive issues such as birth control, abortion, and prostitution. This crucial chapter of film history comes alive through the presentation of a wide assortment of films, carefully curated, meticulously restored in 2K and 4K from archival sources, and presented with new musical scores
Twenty thousand leagues under the sea by Jules Verne( Visual )

13 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story concerns a team of scientists investigating a series of naval disturbances who find the culprit is the Nautilus, a submarine piloted by Captain Nemo, a hate-driven renegade seaman
The origins of film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 and held by 78 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
The trey o' hearts : a motion-picture melodrama by Louis Joseph Vance( )

4 editions published in 1914 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under the crescent by Nell Shipman( )

4 editions published in 1915 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traffic in souls by George Loane Tucker( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An early social commentary on the New York sex trade, this film attempts to sensationalize prostitution, especially forced prostitution. Featuring a number of characters and sub-plots, the film is presented as if it were a documentary
Shoes( Visual )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eva Meyer's meager wages from her job at a five-and-dime store are the sole financial support for three younger sisters, a struggling mother, and a father who prefers beer and penny dreadfuls to work. When there is barely enough to cover the grocer's bill, Eva is forced to patch the holes in the soles of her shoes with cardboard. But with each rainy day and splinter, her plight becomes more painful, and finally intolerable. With no solution in sight, Eva is forced to consider other options
The dumb girl of Portici( Visual )

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

The story concerns a 17th century Neapolitan, Masaniello, who leads an uprising against the Spaniards, and his sister, Fenella, a mute, who loves a Spanish nobleman and dies to protect him
Traffic in souls : or, while New York sleeps( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An early social commentary on the New York sex trade, this film attempts to sensationalize prostitution, especially forced prostitution. Featuring a number of characters and sub-plots, the film is presented as if it were a documentary
White tiger( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Count Donelli, assisted by his beautiful daughter, Sylvia, and his accomplice, Roy Donovan, steals a fortune in gems from a wealthy clergyman. Wanted by the police, the trio retreats to a remote mountain cabin. A deep fog of mistrust descends on the cabin and the three become unhinged, as each crook suspects his partners of scheming to make off with the treasure
The Heart of humanity by Allen Holubar( Visual )

3 editions published between 1919 and 2002 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of Canadian family, whose peaceful life is shattered by World War I. Follows the five brothers as they battle the Germans in Europe
Straight shooting( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A farmer in the prairies fights to save his farm. He loses his son but a stranger comes to his rescue and helps him fight for his land
Mosquita muerta = Playing dumb( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marcelo, a famous film director, and his wife Sofia, a beautiful high school teacher, are a young couple who love each other madly -- although each still harbors some doubts about the other's faithfulness in their marriage. When Marcelo accidentally discovers some condoms in Sofia's handbag, the result is a complicated, hilarious mess
TR reviews and addresses troops [Fort Sheridan, Ill.] ; TR riding in auto, Chicago, 1917( Visual )

1 edition published in 1917 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two segments of TR during a midwestern speaking tour in support of military preparedness. On September 27, 1917, TR visited the officers' training camp at Fort Sheridan, Illinois. Views of troops marching past a reviewing stand for inspection by TR and several civilian and military personnel; identified on the platform with TR are Captain Georges Etienne Bertrand (wearing beret), a visiting Frenchman who instructed the trainees in trench warfare, and Colonel James A. Ryan, commanding officer of Fort Sheridan; TR addresses the troops after the review. The second segment shows scenes from a parade staged in TR's honor in Chicago on April 28, 1917. Views of men on horseback who appear to be mounted police, sailors and cavalry; view of TR standing and waving his hat in an open touring car; identified in the car with TR are Arthur Meeker and Samuel Insull, Chicago businessmen who are members of the welcoming committee, and other unidentified men
 
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