WorldCat Identities

Holmes, Helen 1892-1950

Overview
Works: 44 works in 64 publications in 1 language and 140 library holdings
Genres: Silent films  Drama  Short films  Animated films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Action and adventure films  History  Radio plays  Experimental films  Radio commercials 
Roles: Actor, Host, Director
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Helen Holmes
 
Most widely held works by Helen Holmes
Treasures III : social issues in American film, 1900-1934( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 57 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
The Serial Squadron lost serial collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This special DVD set features clips, short sequences and chapters from over 30 extremely rare serials that may be lost forever, except for what you can see here. ... These scenes and chapters are presented as they might have been originally shown, each with a new opening title and music, and no intrusive narration or explanations. Stills and posters from some of the serials are also included."--Website
Early cinema( Visual )

in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nickelodia( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a boy dreams: Jack, the cabin boy steals a treasure map
The lost express( Visual )

6 editions published between 1926 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Railroad tycoon Morgan has disappeared, along with his special train. Quick thinking and nifty acrobatics to the rescue! Silent film with original score by Rosa Rio
The hazards of Helen : (1915-1916-USA)( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four episodes of the longest running serial (199 episodes total.)
The hazards of Helen : 7 great railroad photo plays!( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helen Holmes stars as a quick-witted heroine, prone to getting in and out of trouble, in this collection of the rare silent adventure series! The daughter of a railroad engineer, Holmes [...] used [her] railroad background in creating The Hazards of Helen. She plays a plucky heroine who usually ended up leaping on and off trains. The young woman's willingness to do her own stunts thrilled audiences, making these short subjects just as popular as the features they accompanied. Holmes and [her husband and director, J. P.] McGowan quit the series in late 1915. [Holmes] was replaced with stuntwoman Rose Wegner Gibson (Gibson [stars in] The Open Track and The Governor's Special [...] in this collection). Unlike the cliffhanger serials of the era, The Hazards of Helen can be watched in any order, with each episode featuring a definite beginning, middle, and end. In a bonus episode, The Grit of the Girl Telegrapher, Anna Q. Nilsson plays a shy telegrapher who foils a gang of train robbers In this vintage short subject also directed by J. P. McGowan
Webs of steel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The daughter (Helen Holmes) of a railroad executive falls for the former engineer (Bruce Gordon) who saves her from robbers and convinces her father to give her rescuer a job, but a jealous rival threatens to expose a dark secret in the man's past. Thrilling rail action highlights this silent drama."--Movies Unlimited, viewed July 9, 2015
Crossed signals( Visual )

2 editions published between 1926 and 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack McDermott, a Federal agent, arrives in Middletown to investigate a counterfeiting operation apparently centered at the rail station. Station manager, Helen Wainwright is framed for the crime by the actual culprit, a co-worker
Episodes from the hazards of Helen( Visual )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four episodes of the longest running serial (199 episodes total.)
The Hazards of Helen( Visual )

3 editions published in 1915 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One episode of an adventure serial short in which Helen [Holmes] tries to foil a group of train robbers
Great moments from the serials( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short scenes from various serial films, primarily those featuring actresses, presented with new historical information and commentary provided in the manner of silent subtitles along with the original titles
Perils of the rail( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Railroad stunts perfomrmed in this thriller set on a dn around trains
The Demon of the rails( Visual )

1 edition published in 1914 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Helen's sweetheart, Billy, a freight engineer, is suspended for neglect of duty. Helen, the agent at Barnett, learns that an engineer has gone insane during his run. At the risk of his life, Billy boards the speeding train, overcomes the engineer and saves the day. He is reinstated, and he and Helen are married
Program 1( Visual )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Holmes radio magazine ; The outlet radio magazine : featuring McCall's on the air (for audition only)( Recording )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Holmes radio magazine: An older woman agrees to sit for some children on Christmas Eve who turn out to be very spoiled. Despite this, she manages to have a nice evening and puts the children to sleep with the story of The night before Christmas
In danger's path( Visual )

2 editions published in 1915 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Train robbers lock Helen inside a refrigerated car
The Girl and the game( Visual )

1 edition published in 1916 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this chapter Seagrue is told by the Las Vegas council that because Rhinelander has a right-of-way through the city, another cannot be granted. When Rhinelander's original copies of the right-of-way are destroyed in a fire, Helen and Storm go to Las Vegas with a note to secure certified copies. Seagrue accidentally sees Rhinelander's note. Seagrue and his gang then steal the book containing proof of Rhinelander's deed from the Recorder's office. Spike is able though to tear out the pertinent pages by distracting Bill, one of Seagrue's gang. When Seagrue learns the pages are missing, he sends Bill to fetch Spike. An argument ensues when Bill finds Spike. Meanwhile, a bullet goes off from a rifle being cleaned nearby. As Bill dodges the passing bullet he strikes his head on an awning cleat, and a crowd of laborers accuses Spike of shooting Bill. When the crowd tries to storm the jail to lynch Spike, a telegram is sent to Rhinelander to bring help. The sheriff tries to sneak Spike away from the jail but is spotted and takes refuge in a building, handcuffing Spike to a post. A fire breaks out and Spike is stranded in the burning building, but Helen and Storm rush through the flames to his rescue. When it is learned that Bill's injury is not a bullet wound, Spike is released. Helen sees the stolen record book in Seagrue's room and Seagrue is arrested as Spike produces the important pages from his shirt
The Girl and the game( Visual )

1 edition published in 1916 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Helen is to drive the last spike to open the Superstition cut-off. A drink-sodden and defeated Seagrue seeks revenge and tells 2 members of his gang, Ward and Adams, to get rid of Spike and Storm. At the cut-off the 2 culprits, after tying Spike and Storm, plan to throw their victims into empty ore cars to be filled at the mine. Spike manages to escape while Storm is being carried to the railroad tracks. When Spike tells Helen of Storm's plight, she jumps into the cab of a train in an effort to reach the mine in time and save Storm, who has by this time been put in an ore car. Helen reaches Storm and saves him by turning the dumping key of the car to enable Storm to drop through the bottom just as the chute from the mine is opened. Seagrue learns his plans have miscarried and again plots revenge. That evening Helen entertains to announce her engagement to Storm. Seagrue is accidentally shot and killed by Ward and Adams. The killers are pursued by Spike, Storm and Helen. At a railroad crossing Ward and Adams' car is hit by a train, killing them. Later Spike reads an account of Helen and Storm's marriage
Whispering Smith( Visual )

1 edition published in 1916 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Roundup filmed at the Pellissier Ranch
 
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Alternative Names
Helen Holmes actrice américaine

Helen Holmes actriz estadounidense

Helen Holmes Amerikaans actrice (1893-1950)

Helen Holmes attrice e sceneggiatrice statunitense

Helen Holmes US-amerikanische Schauspielerin

Хелен Холмс

هلن هولمز بازیگر و کارگردان آمریکایی

هيلين هولمز ممثلة أمريكية

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English (34)