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Rex Motion Picture Company

Overview
Works: 5 works in 5 publications in 1 language and 130 library holdings
Genres: History  Silent films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Short films  Drama 
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Rex Motion Picture Company
Pioneers : first women filmmakers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 and held by 118 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
Pioneers : first women filmmakers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 and held by 7 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
Fine feathers( Visual )

1 edition published in 1912 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An artist prepares a picture entitled Fine feathers for an upcoming exhibition and gets involved in a love match with the man who is commissioning the picture over the woman the artist initially hired to work for him
Pure gold and dross( Visual )

1 edition published in 1913 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A young man and an actress fall in love and marry. They go West where they buy a seemingly worthless mine. Time passes and they are left penniless and have a baby. An elderly man assists the family but the former actress becomes jealous of her husband's attention to their benefactor's daughter. After the couple's baby dies, the wife decides to return to the stage and pays her train passage with her engagement ring. Meanwhile, the husband discovers gold but feels it is worthless if he is alone. The wife, unhappy about leaving her husband, returns just in time to prevent his suicide
Draga, the gypsy( Visual )

1 edition published in 1913 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A fashionable group dines at a country house. A band of gypsies comes by and members of the dinner party go out to have their fortunes told. Jack Harlow, son of the hostess, meets Draga, the daughter of the gypsy leader. They fall in love and elope. Trouble begins when the different families learn of the marriage. Draga's father disowns her and leads the gypsies from the area. Jack's mother is horrified but decides to try and introduce her son's wife into genteel society. Draga is educated in the ways of her new life but rebels. Jack's ardor cools and, during her debut party, Draga makes mistakes that draw the scorn of his social group. Draga decides to renounce her new life and return to her family. Meanwhile, the gypsies have returned and she discovers her brother robbing Jack's house. She sends him away but is discovered by Jack who thinks she is a thief. In despair, she goes back to her father who tells her that according to gypsy law she must kill herself. In the meantime, Jack learns the truth and realizes he still loves Draga. He goes after her and, at the last minute, prevents her from stabbing herself and the two are reconciled
 
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