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Mutual Film Corporation

Overview
Works: 141 works in 225 publications in 1 language and 1,707 library holdings
Genres: Silent films  Short films  Comedy films  Drama  Documentary films  History  Social problem films  Sports films  Parodies, imitations, etc  Slapstick comedy films 
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Most widely held works by Mutual Film Corporation
Treasures III : Social Issues in American Film, 1900-1934( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 387 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
The Chaplin Mutuals( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally produced by Charlie Chaplin in 1916 and 1917 as individual short silent comedy films
The Chaplin Mutuals( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between May 1916 and October 1917, Chaplin produced a series of twelve films for the Mutual Film corporation which are considered his finest short comedies. This volume presents four films in which Chaplin plays a variety of dramatic and comedic characters. The count (5th Mutual film): Charlie, a comically inept tailor's assistant, and Eric, his mountainous boss, offer rival impersonations of Count Broko in order to meet Miss Moneybags. At the Moneybags party, Charlie is sensational on the dance floor until he's put to the chase when the actual count appears. The vagabond (3rd Mutual film): Charlie, a street violinist who rescues Edna from gypsies to fall in love with, lose and ultimately regain her after she is discovered to be wealthy. The fireman (2nd Mutual film): Charlie is a clumsy but eager apprentice fireman under the crooked precinct chief. Behind the screen (7th Mutual film): A satire of life at a silent movie studio
The Chaplin Mutual comedies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of silent comedies produced within an 18 month period, many featuring Chaplin's signature Little Tramp character
The Chaplin Mutuals( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between May 1916 and October 1917, Chaplin produced a series of twelve films for the Mutual Film corporation which are considered his finest short comedies. This volume presents four films in which Chaplin plays a variety of comedic characters. One A.M. (4th Mutual film): Charlie arrives home inebriated and tries to get into his house, upstairs, and to bed. The pawn shop (6th Mutual film): Charlie finds an entry level job as a pawnbroker's helper. The floorwalker (1st Mutual film): Charlie, a lowly clerk in a New York department store, must work for his embezzling manager. The rink (8th Mutual film): Charlie, a waiter, adjourns to the roller skating rink
Civil War films of the silent era( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the American Civil War was a deluge of literature, drama and movies. The years 1911-1915 also marked the passage of movies from nickelodeon theaters to movie palaces showing carefully-prepared feature films. These silent films originally produced between 1913 and 1915 feature plots centered on the Civil War and include one feature film and two nickelodeon films by pioneering producer Thomas H. Ince
Chaplin's Mutual comedies : 1916-1917( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of silent comedies produced within an 18 month period, many featuring his signature Little Tramp character
Treasures III : social issues in American film, 1900-1934( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second program in a series of 48 movies that helped change America. During the first decades of the 20th century no issue was too controversial for movies ... from prohibition to abortion, unions, atheism, the vote for women, worker safety, juvenile justice, homelessness and immigration, these films became the catalyst for social change
Judith of Bethulia by D. W Griffith( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 34 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
Chaplin, the artist in his prime( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine classic Chapliin films from the period 1918-1923
The Chaplin mutuals( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally produced by Charlie Chaplin in 1916 and 1917 as 12 individual short silent comedy films
Easy street( Visual )

7 editions published between 1917 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy in which Charlie Chaplin goes to a rescue mission in a tough neighborhood
The rink by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

7 editions published between 1916 and 2006 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie, an inventive though hazardous waiter, spends his lunch hour at a roller-skating rink. There he saves Edna from the unwanted attentions of Mr. Stout. Charlie and Edna next meet at a skating party--along with Mr. Stout, Mrs. Stout, and Mrs. Stout's current flame, Edna's father. Havoc ensues, and Charlie escapes by hooking his cane onto a passing car
Charlie Chaplin : the Mutual films( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charlie Chaplin entered movies in 1914. In 1916 he became the highest paid entertainer in the world, when he signed a contract with the Mutual Film Corporation for a salary of $670,000. Mutual built Chaplin his very own studio and allowed him total freedom to make twelve two-reel films during this fruitful twelve-month period. Not surprisingly, he had the time of his life, and recognised this period of filmmaking as the most inventive and liberating of his career. This disc ... contains six of the Mutual films."--Container
The river = Die erste Frau im Leben by Frank Borzage( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new reconstruction of Frank Borzage's masterpiece 'The river' from the last year of American silent cinema. For the first time Cinémathèque Suisse was able to include a recently discovered erotic sequence which was cut by the censors. Janet Bergstrom discusses in a visual essay the relationship between F.W. Murnau and Frank Borzage at the end of the 20's at Fox. Also includes the first three 1915/16 Western movies by and with Frank Borzage, a collection of production stills and texts by Borzage biographer Hervé Dumont
Chaplin's Mutual comedies : 1916-1917( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of silent comedies produced within an 18 month period, many featuring Chaplin's signature Little Tramp character. The films were digitally assembled and restored in a collaborative effort with Lobster Films in Paris and L'Immagine Ritrovata in Bologna, Italy
Keeping up with the Joneses( Visual )

2 editions published in 1915 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A domestic comedy about the McGinis family--husband Aloysius, wife Clarice, daughter Julie, and housemaid Belladonna. The simple story lines often parody society's concern with material goods as an indicator of social standing, but the series was not as narrowly focused as the title implies. The Joneses were the McGinis's neighbors, but were not depicted. They were referred to as objects of envy, with whom the McGinis family was "trying to keep up". In this film, Pa McGinis decides to buy a new hat
Chaplin's Mutual comedies : 1916-1917( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of silent comedies produced within an 18 month period, many featuring Chaplin's signature Little Tramp character. The films were digitally assembled and restored in a collaborative effort with Lobster Films in Paris and L'Immagine Ritrovata in Bologna, Italy
Chaplin, early masterpieces : 1915 to 1917( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine classic Chaplin films from the period 1915-1917
The Chaplin Mutual comedies( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from 12 films directed and written by Charles Chaplin. Restored from the finest surviving 35 mm film elements, with additions and improvements from new film materials which have surfaced since Image's previous edition
 
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