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General Film Company

Works: 83 works in 98 publications in 1 language and 1,109 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Short films  History  Action and adventure films  Social problem films  Documentary films  Historical films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about General Film Company
Most widely held works by General Film Company
Treasures III : Social Issues in American Film, 1900-1934( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 381 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
6 days by Jamie Bell( Visual )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unfolding over six terrifying days, this tells all sides of the incredible true story of six heavily armed gunmen who invaded the Iranian Embassy in London, taking 26 people hostage. Negotiators, police, politicians, and the highest level military officials wrestle over the correct response, all observed by some of the world's first live television news coverage
Born racer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful and inspirational story of dedication, danger, fear and the rare "will" some individuals have to defy all personal limitations
The married virgin( Visual )

3 editions published between 1918 and 2000 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The featured attraction stars Rudolph Valentino as a villainous count who seduces a wealthy businessman's wife, tries to extort blackmail from her husband and agrees to stay silent in return for the hand in marriage of the couple's daughter. Features an excerpt from "Eyes of youth," in which Valentino plays a gigolo. The role led to his being cast in "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse." Includes the Pathe newsreel describing Valentino's death
The passage by Daniel M Cahill( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II, a Basque peasant smuggles a French scientist and his family into Spain. They are pursued by a brutal German SS officer
Overland to Fremont( Visual )

1 edition published in 1910 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black Bear and his wife, Red Bird, argue over his drinking. Red Bird is injured. She is rescued by Trapper Joe, who takes her to a nearby fort to recover. Col. Beverly's daughter, Helen protects her from Black Bear, and is rewarded with Red Bird's devoted friendship. Upon hearing that her brother, a soldier posted at the fort in Fremont, is ill, Helen sets off to see him, accompanied by Red Bird and Trapper Joe. Joe and Helen are captured by a band of Indians, led by the vengeful Black Bear, but are rescued by Red Bird. Crossing the desert, they almost die of thirst. Joe finds water in the roots of a cactus, but it is too late for Red Bird. Joe and Helen arrive at their destination, where Helen's brother dies in her arms
Iola's promise( Visual )

1 edition published in 1912 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iola, an Indian girl, is held captive by a gang of cutthroats. She is rescued by Jack Harper, a prospector. In gratitude, she promises to help him to find gold, and, when his fiancee is about to be burned at the stake by her own tribe, she repays him by sacrificing her own life
A beast at bay( Visual )

1 edition published in 1912 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edith and Jack are on their way to the train station when they are accosted by a drunken tramp, who insults them. Edith is peeved when Jack will not confront the tramp. Still angry with him, she drops him at the station and leaves. Meanwhile, a dangerous convict has escaped from prison, and is at large near the train station. The prisoner has overpowered one of his pursuers and forced the man to exchange clothes with him. The disguised convict stops Edith in her car and forces her to drive away with him, in full view of the passengers on the train platform. Jack is alarmed and confused as to why a prison guard would kidnap his fiance. The other two guards arrive and explain. The guards and Jack board the train, and follow in pursuit on the track, which parallels the road. Jack arrives just in time to defend Edith from assault by the violent criminal, who is hauled away by the guards. A grateful Edith is now convinced of Jack's bravery
Dreamy Dud--he resolves not to smoke( Visual )

1 edition published in 1915 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreamy Dud steals a man's pipe because he is fascinated with smoking and blowing smoke rings. He smokes the pipe and the smoke turns into a ghost and carries him up to the moon and leaves him. Dud falls off the moon and down to earth. He wakes up on the floor of his room and resolves never to smoke
The rejuvenation of Aunt Mary( Visual )

1 edition published in 1914 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Denham, raised in the country by his wealthy aunt Mary, goes away to college in the city, where he gets into one scrape after another. He becomes engaged to a girl who frequents a cabaret where he spends his time. When Aunt Mary hears of his misadventures, she disinherits him. Jack turns to one of his friends for help, and falls in love with Betty, his friend's sister. Betty tries to effect a reconciliation between Mary and Jack by sending the aunt a telegram informing her that Jack is ill. When Mary arrives, Betty pretends to be the maid and they all pretend that the telegram was a ruse to get Mary to a party in her honor. They dress Mary up and take her out to the cabaret where Jack had gotten into trouble. There the old woman, now rejuvenated, discovers that the "fiancée" now has no designs on Jack and that he is free to marry Betty
Woman in black( Visual )

1 edition published in 1914 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mary, a young gypsy girl, is seduced by the immoral Robert Crane and abandoned. She is exiled from the gypsies and, along with her mother Zenda, known as "The Woman in Black," she vows revenge. Meanwhile, Crane blackmails Stella Everett's father into forcing her to marry him, even though she loves Frank Mansfield, Crane's rival for a congressional seat. Frank wins, but Stella still faces the prospect of marriage to Crane until Zenda comes to her with a plan. On their wedding day, after the vows are recited, Crane lifts the veil from his wife's face and discovers that his bride is actually Mary. Now Stella and Frank are free to marry, and Zenda has gained her revenge"--AFI catalog
Judith of Bethulia by David Wark Griffith( Visual )

1 edition published in 1913 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1st title is a film adaptation of the Old Testament story of Judith and "Captain Holofernes." The 2nd title is a combination of "four mini-narratives end-to-end, to pay homage to the life and music of John Howard Payne"--Slipcase
Lena and the geese( Visual )

1 edition published in 1912 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aristocratic woman is forced to give up her newborn daughter to be raised by Gretchen, a peasant woman. The girl grows up with Lena, the peasant's real daughter, who tends a flock of geese. On her deathbed, the aristocratic mother decides her daughter should be reinstated into the royal household, and sends for her, but Gretchen substitutes Lena instead. Without success, the young goose girl is instructed in protocol and proper behavior. Soon Lena has had enough, and runs home to her mother, her geese, and her country suitor. Gretchen confesses, the rightful heir assumes her position, and Lena, the goose girl, happily returns to her old life
An Indian summer( Visual )

1 edition published in 1912 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elderly widower takes lodgings at a seaside boarding house owned by a widow and her daughter. Attracted to the widow, but self-conscious about his thinning hair, the widower writes a letter to inquire about a hair restoring tonic. He hides the response, and the widow thinks he is corresponding with another woman. She decides to make him jealous by framing a magazine photo of another man. One day, at the beach, the widow and widower are both marooned on a rock by the rising tide. The widow steals a look at the letter and realizes her mistake. After they are rescued, they return to the boarding house, where the she lovingly rubs the hair tonic onto his head
Won by a fish( Visual )

1 edition published in 1912 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry teases his girl's father about his bad luck with fishing and is consequently forbidden to see his girl. The next day, Dad goes fishing again. After he leaves, the young couple goes for a walk. They pass a fish market and get an idea for solving their problem with her father. They buy a huge fish, and go down to the dock where Dad has fallen asleep. The girl snaps a picture of Dad sleeping, with Harry next to him, holding the fish. Then Harry ties the fish to Dad's line. They hide, and throw a stone at Dad to wake him. Dad is ecstatic about his good luck. Later the proud fisherman prepares to serve a fish dinner to his friends, with a professional photograph of him with his fish, prominantly on display. Harry arrives and the girl persuades her reluctant father to leave the feast for a minute and speak to him. They show him the receipt for the fish, and the photograph with Dad asleep and Harry beside him, holding the fish. Then they threaten to expose his "fish story" to all of his admiring friends. Dad is forced to agree to let his daughter see Harry again
The Inner Circle( Visual )

1 edition published in 1912 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lonely widower is told to bomb Senor Cataldo's house by the Inner Circle, a secret society of which he is a reluctant member. Sr. Cataldo's offence is that he has gone to the police with an extortion note he received from the Inner Circle. While the widower is being given his instructions, his little girl wanders away from her caretaker and is struck by a car. Senora Cataldo, out shopping, sees the accident and takes the child home to care for her. The widower refuses to carry out the bomb plot until he and his daughter are threatened. He reluctantly plants the bomb in the basement of Cataldo's house. As he is leaving the premises, he spots his daughter through a window. Just then, he is struck down and captured by the police. He is taken into the house. When he comes to, he rushes out of the house and into the basement. He retrieves the bomb just before it explodes. Only the widower is injured in the explosion. The Cataldo family and his little girl are saved
The female of the species : a psychological tragedy by John Buck( Visual )

2 editions published in 1912 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A miner, his wife, her sister, and another young woman are the last four inhabitants of a mining camp. As they struggle to find their way out of the desert, internal divisions threaten to destroy them all. The miner dies after trying to take advantage of the young woman, the wife becomes jealous and angry, and her sister goads her to vengeance. However, anger and conflict are forgotten when the three women come upon a crying infant in the arms of a dead Indian woman. To save the child and themselves, they put aside their differences and move on
Fate's turning( Visual )

1 edition published in 1911 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Lawson, Jr. has taken over the family business due to the illness of his father, and he has suffered a nervous breakdown. His father, regaining health, suggests the son take a rest at a summer hotel. John bids adieu to his fiancee, only to become smitten by Mary, a pretty hotel waitress. He promises to marry her. John is called home urgently when his father's health declines; his father dies. John forgets the waitress until a letter arrives from her. John, having become a respectable businessman, replies to her that he will not marry her. Mary visits his home during a "doll party," encountering John's first fiancee and John, both of whom treat her badly. Learning that John is to be married, Mary takes her baby to the site of the wedding; the fiancee and her mother leave. John's false pride evaporates, and he dutifully and joyfully marries Mary
The Selig-tribune( Visual )

2 editions published in 1916 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Sacramento, Governor Johnson drives the first stake for California's new $10,000,000 canal. The Southern Commercial Congress opens with a parade of the National Guard, sailors and cadets in Norfolk, Virginia. Congressman Adamson of Georgia, Sen. Fernald of Maine and Sen. Jim Watson of Indiana pose in front of congressional office buildings in Washington, D.C. In New York City, "Open Window" and "Walk to Work" week ends successfully when more than 700 people hike from 137th Street to Getty Square in Yonkers. In Oakland, California, the Falketind, the largest wooden ship ever built on the Pacific coast, nears completion
The dancer's ruse( Visual )

1 edition published in 1915 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lydia, a famous dancer, is pursued by the military governor of a Russian province. She rejects his attentions, so he has her brother, a Nihilist, arrested and sentenced to death. Dimitroff, Lydia's sweetheart, conspires with Lydia to rescue her brother. Dimitroff gains employment as the governor's butler. Lydia arranges for a private dinner with the governor during which Dimitroff serves them. After obtaining the governor's autograph, they drug him, and Dimitroff disguises himself as the governor. They forge a pardon and rush to the prison just in time to resue Lydia's brother from the firing squad. All three then escape on a boat bound for America
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Alternative Names
General Film Co.

General Film Company casa di distribuzione cinematografica statunitense

General Film Company empresa de distribució de pel·lícules dels Estats Units

GFC (General Film Company)

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