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Smallwood, Ray C. 1887-1964

Works: 19 works in 49 publications in 2 languages and 806 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Romance films  Film adaptations  Silent films  Fiction  History  Western films  Biography  Historical films  Short films 
Roles: Restager , Author, Director, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997.85, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Ray C Smallwood
Camille by George Cukor( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member 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
Camille = Le roman de Marguerite Gautier by George Cukor( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in Multiple languages and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans le Paris mondain de la Restauration, les rencontres galantes ont lieu au théâtre, au bal et dans les cercles de jeux où la discrétion est de mise... et la mise est l'Amour. Marguerite Gautier est l'une de ces jolies courtisanes qui vivent sur le terrain dangereux de la renommée, l'esprit aiguisé par le champagne, mais les yeux souvent brouillés par les larmes. Inspiré du roman d'Alexandre Dumas (fils) voici l'histoire que Verdi immortalisera dans sa Traviata (d'après la jaquette)
Camille by Ray C Smallwood( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The actors( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Camille: "Camille is a courtesan in Paris. She falls deeply in love with a young man of promise, Armand Duval. When Armand's father begs her not to ruin his hope of a career and position by marrying Armand, she acquiesces and leaves her lover. However, when poverty and terminal illness overwhelm her, Camille discovers that Armand has not lost his love for her"--IMDb
The drag-net( Visual )

1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A playboy takes a job as an assistant district attorney and finds himself up against a tough crime boss and his gang
Margarita Gautier( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Multiple languages and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margherita Gauthier( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Indian massacre( Visual )

1 edition published in 1916 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The progress of Western migration into Indian lands leads to conflict and tragedy. In retaliation for encroachment into their hunting grounds, an Indian war party attacks a white settlement. One of the braves kidnaps a baby to give to his wife who is mourning the death of her own child. The white mother goes to the Indian camp to look for her baby and is captured by the Indians. Despite the pleas of his rightful mother, the Indian mother refuses to return the baby. Later she has a change of heart and helps both mother and child to escape. They intercept the angry settlers, who can see that they are both unharmed, but the settlers attack the Indian camp anyway, destroying it completely and killing many of the inhabitants. In the final shot, the Indian mother mourns her baby on its tiny burial scaffold
Camille( )

1 edition published in 1921 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

General Custer's last fight( Visual )

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

Directed by and starring Francis Ford as Custer, this is a very well conceived film for its time (1912). The drama builds from the powerful closeup of the Sioux Indian at the opening as he kills 2 "innocent white men" to the climatic scene of Custer, his brother and others in the calvery engulfed in heavy fire and falling in battle one by one. The last stand is the centerpiece of the film, but the events on both sides leading up to the battle are fascinating. The first part shows the slow but steady movement of settlers into Indian territory, in violation of the signed treaties. At first there is peace, but soon blood is shed and the intensity of the confrontations build as the settlers spread westward. After the Battle of Little Big Horn, the scenes show the fate of the Sioux and Sittlng Bull in particular. This film is a fascinating look at these famous events a mere 36 years after the Battle of the Little Big Horn.--Compiled from reviews in the Internet Movie Database
The invaders( Visual )

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

"One of the first great westerns, a broken-treaty tale whose power owes much to its Native American actors. At three reels, its portrayal of reluctant U.S. Cavalry troops forced to battle Sioux and Cheyenne was also an epic in 1912, when most films still squeezed their stories into a single reel. ... Although the Native American actors in The invaders remain mainly unidentified (the Sioux chief has sometimes been misidentified as William Eagleshirt, the lead in other Ince westerns), they perform with a subtle and complex pantomime that impressed critics even then. Ince's only complaint was that their gestural style was so restrained that their characters' anger against the whites could fail to register onscreen. It's easy to see why the Inceville westerns were regarded as so stirring in 1912. If they retain power now, it's partly because of their documentary-inflected visuals and partly because they are so unlike later Hollywood westerns, which would abandon Native American actors. The invaders allots something close to equal time for personal dramas among the natives, and is structured thorugh parallel plots within the Cavalry post and the Sioux village: in each a father must approve a suitor for his daughter. The simple story derives some of its force by combining the two key American fables of self-sacrifice on the frontier: a Custer story (a contingent of the Seventh Cavalry is again slaughtered) is joined to a Pocahontas story (a chief's daughter again saves a white community). ... For all the conventionality in The invaders' portrait of Indians--who are ultimately both savage and sentimentalized--the film retains surprises. Audiences might presume its title will refer to some rampaging redskins, but it is the eastern surveyors for the transcontinental railroad, laughing off Cavalry protection and treaty terms, who will prove to be 'the invaders'"--Film notes by Scott Simmon for More treasures from American film archives, 1894-1931
Madame Peacock film by Ray C Smallwood( )

1 edition published in 1920 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Camille film by Ray C Smallwood( )

1 edition published in 1921 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Smallwood, C. Ray 1887-1964

Smallwood, Ray 1887-1964

Smallwood, Ray C. 1888-