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Robertson, John S. 1878-1964

Works: 62 works in 212 publications in 4 languages and 1,576 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Horror films  Film adaptations  Silent films  Mad scientist films  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Ethnographic films  Made-for-TV movies  Film trailers 
Roles: Director, Attributed name, Author, Restager , Film editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about John S Robertson
Most widely held works by John S Robertson
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by John S Robertson( Visual )

84 editions published between 1920 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Jekyll, an idealistic London doctor, finds a drug which allows him to separate the evil side of his personality from the good; as Edward Hyde, he embarks upon a career of crime
Tess of the storm country by John S Robertson( Visual )

12 editions published between 1922 and 2008 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a rich man, Elias Graves, buys a waterfront stretch of land, the squatters who have always fished there fight back. Tess persuades the rich man's son, Frederick, that his father is wrong to evict the poor folk. After much conflict and comedy, they wind up engaged
Our little girl( Visual )

9 editions published between 1935 and 2007 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shirley runs away from home in this sentimental tale about a little girl who feels neglected by her parents
The single standard by John S Robertson( Visual )

7 editions published between 1929 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garbo plays a free spirit who revolts against an era that condones men's amorous dalliances and condemns women for doing the same
American silent horror collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the beginnings of horror films from the 1890s through the silent era; an embittered criminal seeks revenge on the doctors who erroneously amputated his legs as a child; possibly insane, an heir to a fortune must spend the night in a creepy mansion to receive the payout; a scientist finds a way to reveal the darkest side of man; with a smile permanently carved into his face, a man becomes a clown and falls for a blind orphan
Double feature : 2 movies that became chilling horror classics: King of the zombies ; Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horror classics( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The brain that wouldn't die]: Dr. Bill Cortner is a brilliant young surgeon who experiments illegally with the bodies and minds of fellow humans. When his fiancee is decapitated in a freak accident, he tries to transplant her still living head and brain to another body
One man's journey by Robert F Perkins( Visual )

2 editions published between 1933 and 2008 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Lionel Barrymore as a dedicated country doctor in the care of his patients. A widower as well as a father he takes on the care of a baby girl abandoned by her father. His fussy housekeepr, May Robson, helps with the care of the children. Remade as A man to remember (1938)
Dr. Jekyll y Mr. Hyde( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El amable Doctor Jekyll sufre de un terrible trastorno de doble personalidad que le hace convertirse de vez en cuando en otra terrible persona que se hace llamar Mr. Hyde
The phantom of Paris( Visual )

2 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the Cirque de Paris, society magician and famous disappearing artist Chéri-Bibi performs his act before a well-heeled Parisian audience. While Cecile, his friend and admirer, waits in his dressing room, unable to watch the daring feat, Chéri, with his hands and legs bound, is lowered into a tank of water. The audience grows silent as the clock ticks away, and firemen wait on the sidelines, prepared to rescue the magician should he fail to emerge from the tank in time. To the audience's astonishment, Chéri makes his escape with little time to spare. Cecile lives with her wealthy but ailing father, Bourrelier, who recently added a codicil to his will specifying that if she were to marry the Marquis du Touchais, he would receive a liberal allowance from his estate. However, when Bourrelier is informed that the marquis is a nobleman, he removes the allowance clause from the will so as not to spoil the young man and allow him to live an idle life. Bourrelier informs the marquis of the change at a party at his residence, and he reacts angrily, accusing Cecile's father of favoring her upstart suitor, Chéri. Bourrelier denies the accusation and later tells Chéri personally that he will not allow him to marry his daughter. Soon after the confrontation between Chéri and Bourrelier, the aged millionaire is murdered. Police Chief Costaud immediately begins an investigation into the murder and questions the guests attending the party. When the marquis is questioned, he lies to Costaud, telling him that Bourrelier privately expressed his fears about Chéri. The magician is promptly arrested and jailed. Though extra security precautions are taken to insure that Chéri does not escape, he manages to free himself from his cell. The magician then attacks a guard, takes his clothes and walks out of the prison unnoticed. Meanwhile, Dr. Gorin, a friend of Chéri's, tells the police that Chéri could not have committed the murder. Another friend of Chéri's, Herman, hides him in the basement of his shop. When Costaud pays Herman a visit, he informs him that the marquis is dying and then searches the shop. Before the police chief can find him, Chéri flees. Having overheard the news of the marquis' impending death, Chéri sneaks into his home and persuades him to admit that he killed Bourrelier. However, the marquis dies before he is able to make the confession. Chéri quickly devises a plan to save himself by bringing the body of the marquis to Dr. Gorin and asking him to perform an operation that would make him resemble the marquis. Chéri then arranges to have his own death announced publicly. The newspapers soon tell stories of the Chéri holding the marquis prisoner before his death. Six months later, Chéri, disguised as the marquis, returns to the marquis' mansion and realizes that Cecile, now married to the marquis, has been unhappy. After Cecile tells Chéri that her love for the magician has never faltered, he reveals himself to her. No sooner does Chéri tell Cecile that he loves her than Costaud and his officers arrive to question the marquis. After fingerprinting the magician, Costaud accuses Chéri of impersonating the marquis and arrests him. Again, Chéri manages to escape, and when he returns to Cecile's house, he forces Vera, the marquis' accomplice in Bourrelier's murder, to confess his guilt. Costaud overhears Vera's confession, and Chéri is vindicated of the crime"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Captain Salvation( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"He's a man of the cloth. She's a scarlet woman. His act of kindness brings them together. Society seeks to tear them apart. Captain Salvation is the turbulent tale of Anson Campbell, a New England minister who is ostracized when he shows compassion to a prostitute. The two outcasts set sail on a convict ship, where the fallen woman vows to reform--a vow that leads to both tragedy and redemption."--Container
Horror movie classics( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 12 hours of cushion-clutching, spine-tingling chills and thrills with ten creepy classic horror films
Silent classics. the ultimate collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nosferatu. "A real estate agent is called to the estate of reclusive Herr Orlok, whose home in the Carpathian Mountains is to be the scene of evil doings for the rest of this landmark film. While enjoying his host's hospitality, the agent slowly catches on that Orlok is no ordinary mortal and in fact is the cause of mass death in a nearby city. It's up to him and his wife to unveil Orlok's hideous secret and end his reign of evil."--Container
Dr. Jekyll e Mr. Hyde( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prima dell'avvento del sonoro, il film di John Stuart Robertson costituì l'adattamento cinematografico più famoso dalla celebre novella di Stevenson. La sua importanza risiede non tanto nell'interpretazione di Barrymore, quanto in alcuni aspetti che verranno poi ripresi da molte delle versioni successive. Il personaggio di Jekyll, ripreso in una ottantina di versioni cinematografiche, resta un capostipite del cinema horror, simbolo immortale dell'uomo che sfida coscientemente l'ignoto per avventurarsi in mondi inesplorati, penetrando nei terribili segreti della natura
El hombre y la bestia Dr. Jekill and Mr Hyde( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El Dr. Henry Jekyll descubre una fórmula que al ingerirla le convierte en Mr. Hyde, un ser capaz de cometer las fechorías más atroces en las brumosas calles de Londres. La poción resulta ser adictiva y la personalidad de Hyde se introduce cada vez con más fuerza en la persona de Jekyll. La serie de crímenes que deja tras de sí Mr. Hyde llevará a la polícia a una intensa investigación mientras la población vive en creciente temor
Nightmare castle ; [and], Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nightmare castle: Barbara Steele plays two roles in this chilling shocker about a faithless wife and the gory revenge exacted by her jealous husband who experiments in regeneration of human blood through electrical impulses. (1965)
Shore leave( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New England seamstress sets her sights on a footloose sailor
The John Barrymore collection( Visual )

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

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde: Dr. Jekyll, an idealistic London doctor, has a weakness for experiments which take him to the boundaries of human consciousness and experience. When Sir George Carew, father of the girl Jekyll loves, accuses him of being afraid of temptation, he finds a drug which allows him to separate the evil side of his personality from the good; as Edward Hyde, he embarks upon a career of crime ; Sherlock Holmes: With his faithful assistant, Dr. Watson, Holmes comes face to face with arch criminal Professor Moriarty. Moriarty is causing trouble for Prince Alexis, and Holmes craftily outwits the villain ; The Beloved Rogue: Francois Villon, in his lifetime the most renowned poet in France, is also a prankster, an occasional criminal, and an ardent patriot, he spoils the evil plots of the Duke of Burgundy and even the King of France ; Tempest: In the final days of Czarist Russia, a peasant is raised from the ranks to Lieutenant. He falls in love with a princess, who spurns him. When he is caught in her room, he is stripped of his rank and thrown into prison. Then the Revolution comes and the tables are turned
Beyond victory( Visual )

4 editions published between 1931 and 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four battle-weary American soldiers under fire reflect on the women they left behind
The silent horror collection clásicos del cine de terror mudo( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un criminal enmascarado, disfrazado de murciélago gigante, aterroriza a los inquilinos de una misteriosa mansión (El murciélago)
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Alternative Names
John S. Robertson 1878–1964; Canadian born actor and film director

John S. Robertson Amerikaans filmregisseur (1878-1964)

John S. Robertson regista e attore canadese

John S. Robertson US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur

Robertson, J. S. 1878-1964

Robertson, Joanne Margaret

Robertson, John 1878-1964

Robertson, John Stuart

Robertson John Stuart 1878-1964

Джон С. Робертсон

جان اس. رابرتسن کارگردان آمریکایی

جون روبرتسون

English (118)

Spanish (11)

French (2)

Italian (1)