WorldCat Identities

Brendel, El 1891-1964

Works: 54 works in 86 publications in 4 languages and 1,432 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Western films  Silent films  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Short films  War films  Musical films  Science fiction films  History 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by El Brendel
Wings by William A Wellman( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two young men, one rich, one middle class, are in love with the same woman, but must leave her behind when they become fighter pilots in World War I
The big trail by Raoul Walsh( Visual )

19 editions published between 1930 and 2012 in English and French and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wagon train on the Oregon Trail encounters tough difficulties
Raoul Walsh's The big trail( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A band of hardy pioneers makes its perilous way along the Oregon Trail, braving bison, treacherous river crossings, blizzards and Indian attacks. Filmed in two versions simultaneously, each scene had to be shot twice, once for the widescreen process Grandeur in 70mm, and again for the standard 35mm version
Just imagine by David Butler( Visual )

4 editions published between 1930 and 2008 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York, 1980: airplanes have replaced cars, numbers have replaced names, pills have replaced food, government-arranged marriages have replaced love, and test tube babies have replaced sex. Scientists revive a man struck by lightning in 1930; he is rechristened "Single O". He is befriended by J-21, who can't marry the girl of his dreams because he isn't "distinguished" enough -- until he is chosen for a 4-month expedition to Mars by a renegade scientist
Laurel & Hardy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two feature films and several silent short films are presented in this collection featuring the comedy team of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. The last short The stolen jools features most of the movie stars of 1931
West of Broadway( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beautiful blonde from Bashful Bend( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The farmer takes a wife: A ship's cook and a farmer fall in love, but find themselves separated by a variety of obstacles
La gran jornada = The big trail( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meanest gal in town( Visual )

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

Actress Lulu White gets stranded in a small American town when the owner of her acting troupe absconds with the funds. She uses her sexual wiles to get a meal out of Duke Slater, who leaves in a huff when her hotel room is also occupied by another stranded actress. The next day, she tries to get a job as a manicurist at Chris Peterson's barbershop, but since he has so little business, he refuses. While he is away, however, she sets up shop to ply her trade, and in no time the shop is swarming with men getting manicures and haircuts. Word gets to Tillie Prescott, the woman who Chris has been courting for the last ten years, and who he promised to marry when he gets enough money to get a second chair in his barbershop. Out of jealousy and desperation, she buys the chair for $300, but at a chamber of commerce outing Chris introduces Lulu as the one woman behind his success. This so humiliates and enrages Tillie she now refuses to marry Chris. Meanwhile, salesman Jack Hayden has gotten Tillie, who owns a dry goods store, to sign a contract with his firm, Sterling Stores, Inc., which guarantees an increase in business of at least 100%. She was unaware the contract also permitted the firm to take over the management of the store at their discretion, and they do, leaving Tillie without a store. When Chris sells the barbershop to Duke, he uses the proceeds to see a lawyer about breaking Tillie's contract. Duke bought the shop because he fell in love with Lulu, who sees Jack quite a lot. One one such date, Duke disguises himself as a robber to send Jack running for his life, and then forces Lulu into a cabin nearby. When she discovers his trick she's so angry she threatens to have him arrested for kidnapping, which angers Duke enough to spank her. The next day, the still angry Lulu goes out of town with Jack, leaving Chris and Duke to commiserate about their lost loves. But not for long!
I'm from Arkansas( Visual )

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

When Esmeralda, a prize sow in Pitchfork, Arkansas, delivers a record-breaking litter of eighteen piglets, a Broadway promoter descends on the town to exploit the publicity, which causes many musical numbers to break out
The stolen jools( Visual )

2 editions published between 1931 and 1975 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This short film was made to raise funds for the National Variety Artists tuberculosis sanitarium and featured many of Hollywood's biggest stars contributing their time to this project. The "story" to tie this promotional short together involves the missing pearls of Norma Shearer and some detectives working on the case. Moving from a star-studded party to a movie studio across town, the detectives eventually learn the truth behind the missing pearls
The holy terror( Visual )

1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The daughter of an officer of the Naval Air Service who, while putting on musical shows for the troops, uncovers a group of spies."--Container
Family collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The groom wore spurs is a romantic comedy of the beautiful naive lawyer Abigail Furnival (Ginger Rogers) falling in love with her unruly, gambling, womanizer of a client, Ben Castle (Jack Carson)
The big trail La piste des géants( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

4 western film favorites( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The undefeated: At the end of the Civil War, Union Cavalry officer John Henry Thomas and former Confederate Colonel James Langdon lead their men into Mexico to begin a new life. Caught between Mexican rebels and the Emperor's forces, they find themselves fighting side by side and must forge an uneasy friendship in order to survive. Broken arrow: Amidst the bitter struggle between white men and Indians, Tom Jeffords believes the Indians are treated unfairly. He befriends Cochise, the leader of the Apaches, and arranges a truce. He is called upon by a U.S. Army general to negotiate a peace treaty. After fulfilling his mission, he, his Indian wife, and Cochise are targets of a renegade ambush. The big trail: A courageous young scout leads hundreds of settlers across treacherous cliffs, through brutal snowstorms, Indian attacks and buffalo stampedes to their destiny out west. Along the way, he loses his heart to a beautiful pioneer woman whose love he never stops trying to win. In old Arizona: A charismatic bandit must outsmart the sheriff trying to catch him and a double-dealing Mexican beauty
Private Snuffy Smith I'm from Arkansas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Snuffy Smith (Bud Duncan), moonshining hillbilly, grows tired of dodging revenue agents, headed by Cooper (Edgar Kennedy), and decides to take the army up on their offer of free clothes, food and $21.00 a month. Once enlisted, he finds that revenue agent Cooper is his sergeant. Don (Jimmie Dodd), a hillbilly soldier friend of Snuffy, has invented a range finder, but it is stolen by some fifth columnists and hidden in Snuffy's bag. Snuffy decides he has all the army discipline he cares for and heads back to Smokey Mountain, followed closely by the enemy agents
West of Broadway by Harry Beaumont( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hot Pepper : a comedy drama( Visual )

1 edition published in 1933 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"At the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Harry Quirt tells his buddies that he is quitting the Marines to become a comedian. After he loses a ten dollar bet to his rival, Jim Flagg, who accuses him of trying to steal every girl he has chased, Quirt bets him double-or-nothing on a roll of dice and wins when Flagg insists that they use dice belonging to Olsen, a not-too-intelligent Swede. Unknown to Flagg, Olsen has just received the dice as a gift from Quirt. Three years later, Olsen, while driving Flagg's limousine, knocks down Quirt as he tries to cross the street. As Flagg talks with their buddy, ex-Marine Joe Eagan, who is now a policeman, Quirt gets into the limo and flirts with Flagg's two women friends, Hortense Rhinelander and Lily Reed. They go to one of the twenty-eight clubs Flagg now owns, and Quirt shows Flagg a badge that identifies himself as an investigator for the Federal Prohibition Service. After Quirt accepts a $10,000 payoff, he exits with the girls and leaves Flagg his badge, which was made by a novelty company. The girls take Quirt to a poker game, where he is fleeced of all his money by Trigger Thorne, who is in cahoots with Hortense. Quirt, however, impersonates a special investigator from the district attorney and 'allows' Thorne to pay him twice the amount he lost to avoid arrest. Meanwhile, Flagg finds the crew on his rum-running boat terrorized by a knife-wielding female stowaway from South America. Afraid of the jail sentence he could receive for smuggling her in, Flagg locks her in a closet. The woman, who calls herself 'Pepper,' entices Olsen to hide her in a gunnysack and carry her to shore. At Flagg's home, Pepper locks Olsen in a closet and then confronts Flagg. When he tries to put her out, she takes off her skirt, then throws her underwear in his face and removes her brassiere. She dares him to put her out like that and then crawls into his bed. As she wriggles, he warms to her, but she escapes his grasp just as his henchmen bring in Quirt. After Pepper tells Quirt that Flagg smuggled her in, Quirt threatens to turn him in unless he pays him $5,000. Thorne then visits, and while he talks to Flagg, Pepper romances Quirt and begs him to protect her. They escape in Flagg's car, and when Flagg pursues them in Thorne's car, Quirt convinces a motorcycle cop that Flagg stole his wallet, and Flagg is arrested. A month later, Flagg attends the gala opening of Quirt's new club where Pepper, billed as 'Hot Pepper,' is the singing attraction. Eagan, now a detective, warns Quirt that the club is on a list to be raided. Flagg begins a flirtation with Pepper, but Quirt then proposes to Pepper that they go to South America and open a nightclub there. The idea is agreeable to Pepper, but she wants to bring Flagg. After Flagg and Quirt toss a coin to see who gets to marry her, Quirt wins, using a two-headed coin, but Pepper becomes very indignant that they don't fight for her. Thorne then arrives with his gang, and when they start to rough Quirt up, Flagg begins a brawl. They wreck the club, and after the police break up the fight, Quirt thanks Flagg and offers to sell him the club, but Flagg knows about the planned raid. Flagg then asks Pepper to choose between them, but she leaves for South America where, she says, men don't toss a coin for a woman's heart. Because they know that bootlegging will soon be over, Quirt and Flagg decide to go someplace else to find excitement. In China, during a battle, Flagg, the new commanding officer, tries in vain to communicate with his Chinese troops. The general who arrives for inspection turns out to be Quirt, who explains that he learned the language in night school with two Chinese girls, one of whom wears a Distinguished Service medal manufactured by a novelty company. Quirt and Flagg then harangue each other as their troops march off"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
The big trail by Raoul Walsh( Visual )

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

La Piste des Géants by Raoul Walsh( Visual )

in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Breck Coleman, un jeune guide, accepte de diriger un convoi vers l'ouest, du Missouri à l'Oregon. Il soupçonne cependant les deux chefs du convoi, Flake et Lopez, d'être les assassins de son ami. Les deux hommes essaient donc de se débarasser de lui au cours d'un voyage qui les confrontera à de multiples dangers, entre jalousie et violence et une nature hostile : une chasse au bison, rivière déchaînée, une attaque d'indiens
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Alternative Names
El Brendel acteur amricain

El Brendel Actor

El Brendel attore statunitense

El Brendel US-amerikanischer Bhnenschauspieler

Эль Брендел