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Gasnier, Louis J. 1875-1963

Overview
Works: 71 works in 183 publications in 3 languages and 1,622 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Exploitation films  Film adaptations  Silent films  Action and adventure films  Juvenile delinquency films  Short films  Documentary-style films  Subculture films  Social problem films 
Roles: Director, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Louis J Gasnier
Reefer madness( Visual )

64 editions published between 1936 and 2012 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lurid depiction of the horrors of marijuana use
Parisian love( Visual )

5 editions published between 1925 and 2002 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Parisian love, Marie, a dancer in a seedy district of Paris, attempts to seduce the wealthy man who stole her lover in an elaborate scheme of revenge. In Down to the sea in ships, Thomas Allan Dexter becomes a whaler to gain the approval of a devout Quaker for his older daughter Patience's hand in marriage. When Dexter and the Quaker's younger daughter Dot, a stowaway, are on board the whaling ship, they are caught in the middle of a plot by two villains to steal the ship
Reefer madness formerly Tell your children( Visual )

5 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[A] campy cult favorite first released in [1936] as a propaganda film meant to scare America's youth away from drugs. In this quintessential classic, innocent teens partake of the 'demon weed, ' only to find that one puff plunges them into a hilarious web of murder, sex, lunacy, and jazz music."--Container
The perils of Pauline( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally a 20-episode serial, "The Perils of Pauline" premiered March 23, 1914 at Loew's Broadway Theatre in New York City. The ward of wealthy Mr. Marvin, Pauline is engaged to his nephew Harry. When Mr. Marvin dies unexpectedly, it is revealed that he has left her inheritance in the care of his secretary, Mr. Koerner, until the time of her marriage. Although she truly loves Harry, Pauline wants to wait a while before marrying. She plans to become an author, and decides that to prepare herself, she must go out and have adventures. Mr. Koerner tries to turn Pauline's various adventures against her and have her "disappear" thus keeping the money for himself. Some of the perils Pauline faces include burning houses, kidnapping, runaway horses, sinking submarines, being left bound and gagged in caves and cellars, speeding cars, wild Indians, and hordes of rats
El Tango en Broadway( Visual )

9 editions published between 1934 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the money of a millionaire uncle, Alberto Bazan (Carlos Gardel) creates an artists' agency to help his fellow Latin American artists. When the uncle, a penny pinching businessman, comes to New York to see how his money is being spent, Alberto has only two alternatives: change the business, or change the uncle
Cuesta abajo( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A student runs away to Europe with a woman. It doesn't take him long to discover that she frequently deceives him and spends his money carelessly. Even then, he can't seem to leave her, something stronger than love seems to keep them together
War collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In enemy country : Wartime secret agents are on a mission to destroy a deadly new type of torpedo, hidden in a Nazi stronghold in France
Le cheval emballé( Visual )

1 edition published in 1907 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This short film, directed by Louis J. Gasnier, is an example of early French cinema and one of the early "chase films." A laundry man parks his horse-drawn cart to make a delivery. While he is inside, his horse sees a bag of oats and starts to eat them. By the time the man comes back outside, the horse has eaten a whole bag of oats, and has so much energy that he begins to race out of control
Topaze by Marcel Pagnol( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a teacher in a private institution, who, fired because of his strict honesty, becomes the business agent of a corrupt politician and discovers that honesty does not make a man rich
Marihuana Assassin of youth ; Reefer madness (doped youth)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains three films made during the 1930s about the evils of marihuana use among American youth
Melodía de arrabal( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Roberto (Carlos Gardel) lives his days in a suburban bar, singing and playing cards. With his partner, they con every poor soul that sits at that table. One night he meets a piano teacher (Imperio Argentina) who likes his voice and offers him a professional career as a singer. Fame and love give Roberto one opportunity to redeem himself and go legit"--http://www.tangotienda.com/
The last outpost( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War I drama about a British prisoner of war who is rescued from a firing squad by his mysterious cellmate John Stevenson
Kismet an Arabian night fantasy( Visual )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a single day, Bagdad beggar Hajj cheats and robs, tries to kill the Caliph, is imprisoned and escapes, saves his daughter from the harem of a wazir whom he then drowns, is banished, decides to make a pilgrimage to Mecca and falls asleep on the steps of the same mosque where he awoke that morning
RiffTrax live! San Diego 2010( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett of RiffTrax.com and Mystery Science Theater 3000 deliver their trademark form of rapid-fire comedy in front of a live audionce! ... The performance not only includes the classic anti-marijuana propaganda film Reefer Madness, but also three shorts which quickly became instant classics: More Dangerous Than Dynamite, Frozen Frolics, and At Your Fingertips: Grasses."--Container
Reefer classics( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lurid depictions of the horrors of marijuana and cocaine use
"Doped youth" (victims of marihuana)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this first film to inform the public of the dangers of habitual marijuana use, Mae and Jack, accomplices in the distribution of marijuana, manage to entice local high school kids to stop by Mae's apartment to smoke reefer, where stoned ne'er-do-wells laugh fiendishly, dance, and play the piano. Jack invites the clean-cut couple Bill and Mary up to his den of sin. After one joint, Bill is hooked, and his life begins to plummet down the tubes. When Mary smokes, she begins giggling uncontrollably while being aggressively fondled by the bizarre addict Ralph. Bill tangles with Ralph, prompting a string of calamitous occurrences, including several deaths, courtroom sentences, and mental institutions, all because of the devil weed
Girls gone bad the delinquent dames collection( Visual )

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

"Bad babes! Doped-up dolls! Promiscuous pretties! Tarty temptresses! All this and much more in 24 feature-length films focusing on nice girls (and some not-so-nice girls) who are led down the dark road to sex, drugs and even murder. Spanning 35 years of crime, exploitation, and lurid cautionary tales, many of these mostly low-budget programmers have sunken (or risen) to the status of camp classics."--Container
Cary Grant the early years( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last outpost: World War I drama about a British prisoner of war who is rescued from a firing squad by his mysterious cellmate John Stevenson
6 películas de Carlos Gardel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The madness trilogy Reefer madness ; Cocaine fiends ; Sex madness( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sex madness: Tom, the son of a crusading newspaper reporter, goes partying with his friends and winds up at a burlesque house. The strippers invite the boys back to their house, where Tom proceeds to get drunk and have sex with one of the strippers. Soon afterwards, he finds out he has gonorrhea
 
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Alternative Names
Gasnier, L. J. 1865-1963

Gasnier, L. J. 1875-1963

Gasnier, Louis 1875-1963

Gasnier, Louis J. 1865-1963

Gasnier, Louis J. 1875-1963

Gasnier, Louis Joseph 1865-1963

Gasnier, Louis Joseph 1875-1963

Louis J. Gasnier Film director

Louis J. Gasnier regista francese

Луи Ганье

Languages
English (99)

Spanish (21)

French (1)

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