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Marion, Frances 1888-1973

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Camille by George Cukor( Visual )

14 editions published between 1937 and 2017 in English and Multiple languages and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This lush production is true to Henry James's description of the mid-19th century melodrama as 'all champagne and tears'. In choosing Camille for Garbo, Cukor saw 'a perfect meeting of the actress and the role'. The tragic heroine, a courtesan, is required to sacrifice her own happiness in order to prove her love. She is only permitted to pursue her own desire when its fulfilment will be denied by death
Dinner at eight( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Park Avenue snob gives a dinner party for a visiting English peer. Little does she realize that her shipping magnate husband is bankrupt and that her daughter is having an affair with an older man
Anna Christie( Visual )

4 editions published between 1930 and 2005 in German and English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old sailor Chris Christofferson eagerly awaits the arrival of his grown daughter Anna, whom he sent at five years old to live with relatives in Minnesota. He has not seen her since, but believes her to be a decent and respectably employed young woman. When Anna arrives, however, it is clear that she has lived a hard life in the dregs of society, and that much of her spirit has been extinguished
The Sheik ; Son of the Sheik( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women fainted in the aisles when The Sheik was released in 1921. The titled Lady Diana Mayo (Agnes Ayres) is carried into the desert by an Arab chieftain, Ahmed Ben Hassan (Valentino), who takes one look at her and wants her, right then and there. Filmed on the heels of women's suffrage, Lady Diana was presented as a strong-willed and intelligent character, but as for Ahmed -- nobody had seen anything like Valentino's natural sex appeal on the screen before. His charismatic presence electrified audiences; his Sheik symbolized the forbidden allure of the exotic and forever secured Valentino's place in screen legend. From the lavish dressing of this production, Arabian wall tapestries, tunics, cassocks and garish jewelry became a fad in decoration and attire. Paramount hustled its new sensation from one uninspired vehicle to another, and Valentino, by all accounts an intelligent and considerate person, finally expressed his displeasure by taking leave of the studio. Legally blocked by Paramount from making films for others, he and his wife, Natacha Rambova, embarked on a national dance tour sponsored by a beauty aid called Mineralava. It culminated in a beauty contest judged by Valentino. A newsreel of this event is included on this DVD; it gave Valentino-hungry audiences another glimpse of their idol. The Son of the Sheik, a sequel to The Sheik, was designed to revive Valentino's career. As both parent and son, Rudy has two virile leading parts, showing how a son of the desert inherited the passions of the father. Although the production is on a modest scale compared to the original Sheik, Valentino's performance is far more accomplished, and there's a tongue-in-cheek quality which gives The Son a certain magic even today. Young Ahmed falls in love with Yasmin, a dancing girl (Vilma Banky), but he is captured and tortured by bandits. Believing Yasmin to be responsible, he escapes and plans his own form of revenge, although true love, of course, finally prevails. In New York for the premiere of The Son of the Sheik, Valentino collapsed and died eight days later at the age of 31. The public hysteria surrounding his funeral is documented in the original Pathé newsreel, which rounds out this extraordinary DVD. - Container
The son of the sheik by George Fitzmaurice( Visual )

24 editions published between 1926 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The son of a sheik is lured into a thieves' trap by a beautiful girl. When he escapes, he kidnaps the girl, they fall in love, and ride off into the sunset together
Dinner at eight by George Cukor( Visual )

20 editions published between 1933 and 2015 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film concerns the efforts of a social-minded New York lady to give a dinner party to a royal British couple, her difficulties in picking just the right kind of guests, the necessity of inviting some oddly matched couples, all of them involved in little personal tragedies, and finally the failure of the guests of honor to show up
The champ by King Vidor( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wallace Beery plays a washed-up prizefighter making a ring comeback to provide for his son
How to write and sell film stories by Frances Marion( Book )

23 editions published between 1937 and 1978 in English and Japanese and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wind by Victor Sjöström( Visual )

25 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letty, a girl from Virginia, is forced to make her home with her cousin Beverly on a desert farm where the wind blows constantly. On her arrival she meets Roddy, an attractive stranger and two cowboys, Lige and Sourdough. Letty later marries Lige. While Lige is away on a roundup, Roddy arrives and takes advantage of Letty's helplessness and she shoots him. She buries his body in the sand, but the strong wind tugs at the grave and uncovers it, driving her mad. Lige returns and Letty tells him what has happened. They look for the body, but the strong wind has covered it once again. They decide to face the wind together
Stella Dallas by King Vidor( Visual )

5 editions published between 1925 and 2013 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even after her marriage to well-bred Stephen Dallas ends, irrepressible Stella is determined to give their daughter the life she never had. When it comes down to her child's happiness versus her own, Stella's sacrifice is the epitome of bravery
Without lying down : Frances Marion and the power of women in Hollywood by Bridget Terry( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This insightful documentary gives voice to Frances Marion's words taken from her letters, diaries and memoirs. Footage from more than twenty of Marion's movies align with commentary by pre-eminent silent film historian Kevin Brownlow, critic Leonard Maltin and Marion's celebrated biographer, Cari Beauchamp
Valley people by Frances Marion( Book )

7 editions published between 1935 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stella Maris( Visual )

12 editions published between 1918 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stella Maris, paralyzed from birth, has been tenderly shielded from all the sordidness and misery of life. Her serene dream world comes to an end, however, when an operation cures her of her paralysis
Camille by George Cukor( Visual )

11 editions published between 1936 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 142 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
Anna Christie by Clarence Brown( Visual )

25 editions published between 1930 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A disillusioned prostitute returns to her father, a barge captain in New York City. She falls in love with a young seaman, and, in choosing to reveal her past to him, gambles that his love for her will remain true
The big house( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All the conventions of Hollywood prison films are set in this first major men-behind-bars picture about a vicious killer and his cellmates planning to break out of an overcrowded prison
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
World War I films of the silent era( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These four short films show essential news and propaganda functions of the movies during the Great War of 1914-1918. In those days before television and radio, fiction films in movie theaters were the most widely shared public experience while news films presented the most detailed and potent images of military life and front line action. Some news films were faked but some was authentic, obtained at great risk by daredevil combat cameramen. The fourth film is a 1975 compilation of early footage
The Love light( Visual )

13 editions published between 1921 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Angela tends a lighthouse in an Italian fishing village while her brothers are fighting at the front. She discovers a foreign sailor washed ashore, nurses him back to health and falls in love with him. After they marry and have a baby, she discovers that he is a German spy and that her innocent actions have helped cause the death of her brother. Considered to be one of Pickford's most fully realized adult characters, the film shows her astonishing range: from pure slapstick, to moments of pathos, to a harrowing descent into madness."--Container
The flapper( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Flapper is an exceedingly charming comedy about small town girl Ginger King, who attends an East Coast boarding school and dreams of romantic adventures. Ginger feels she has outgrown her young boyfriend and flirts with an older man. In her efforts to become sophisticated she unwittingly gets mixed up with a couple of crooks who entrust her with a batch of stolen jewels. Ginger returns home from school wearing the jewels and playing the 'jaded vamp'. When the crooks come after her, she realizes she must overcome her childish dreams and save the day! Norma Shearer and her sister Athole, make their first film appearance in The Flapper
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Alternative Names
Benson Owens Marion 1888-1973

Clifton, Frank M.

Clifton Frank M. 1888-1973

Frances Marion actrice, scénariste de cinéma et romancière américaine

Frances Marion American journalist, author, film director and screenwriter

Frances Marion Amerikaans journaliste

Frances Marion amerikansk manusforfattar

Frances Marion amerikansk manusförfattare

Frances Marion amerikansk manusforfatter

Frances Marion amerikansk manuskriptforfatter

Frances Marion sceneggiatrice, scrittrice e giornalista statunitense

Frances Marion US-amerikanische Drehbuchautorin

Frances Marionová americká spisovatelka, novinářka, filmová režisérka a scenáristka

Marion, Frances

Marion Francis

Marion, Francis 1888-1973

Owens Marion Benson

Owens Marion Benson 1888-1973

Owens, Marion Frances.

Owens, Marion Frances 1888-1973

Φράνσις Μάριον

Франсес Марион

Френсіс Маріон

Фрэнсис Марион

Фрэнсіс Мэрыён

פרנסס מריון

فرانسس ماریون فیلمنامه‌نویس آمریکایی

فرانسيز ماريون

फ्रान्सेस् मारियोन

பிரான்சஸ் மரியன்

ഫ്രാൻസിസ് മരിയൻ

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マリオン, フランシス

マリオン, フランセス