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Photoplay Productions

Overview
Works: 33 works in 65 publications in 2 languages and 2,298 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  History  Silent films  Parodies, imitations, etc  War films  Dark comedy films  Documentary films  Horror films  Haunted house films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Photoplay Productions
 
Most widely held works by Photoplay Productions
Garbo( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An informative yet intimate look at one of the most mysterious leading ladies in history, considered to this day the greatest film icon of all time. She forged her screen identity in Sweden under the guidance of Mauritz Stiller, then made the transition to Hollywood. Sher rose to fame, but in later life, all but disappeared from the public eye. Made with the collaboration of the Garbo family to mark of the centenary of her birth. Included are interviews with Garbo biographers Karen Swenson, Mark Vieira and Barry Paris, author and friend Gore Vidal, actor/playwright Charles Busch and Gavin Lambert. Archival footage includes comments from directors Clarence Brown and George Cukor. Also included are an interview with Mimi Pollak, Garbo's closest friend from drama school, and test footage from the never-completed film, Ducheses de Langeais
The cat and the canary by Paul Leni( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The potential heirs to a large fortune gather at their benefactor's mansion twenty years after his death but the reading of his will is interrupted by a series of disturbing events
It( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vivacious shop-girl sets out to win the affections of her boss' son
Safety last! by Fred Newmeyer( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man travels to the big city in search of success. Boasting of his achievements, he resorts to desperate deeds when his fiancee decides to visit him
Griffith masterworks 2( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cinema Europe : the other Hollywood( Visual )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third of a six part series presenting the early days of the movie industry in Europe and the contributions of European filmmakers from the 1890's to the introduction of sound in the 1930's. Pt. 3 Examines the German filmmaking technique which flourished after World War I, providing an escape from the harsh conditions suffered by the German people directly after the war
Cinema Europe : the other Hollywood( Visual )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first of a six part series presenting the early days of the movie industry in Europe and the contributions of European filmmakers from the 1890's to the introduction of sound in the 1930's. Pt. 1, focuses on the earliest beginnings of film in France, Denmark, Italy, Great Britain and Germany and how the advent of World War I changed the direction of the burgeoning film industry
The great dictator by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaplin plays the double role of the persecuted Jewish barber as well as Adenoid Hynkel, dictator of Tomania. The barber is imprisoned, escapes, and is finally mistaken for the dictator. At that point, the barber makes an impassioned, humanistic speech which amazes the dictator's followers
Cinema Europe : the other Hollywood( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fifth of a six part series presenting the early days of the movie industry in Europe and the contributions of European filmmakers from the 1890's to the introduction of sound in the 1930's. Pt. 5 examines the British film industry which lagged behind Germany and France for lack of funds. American directors came over to train apprentices and technicians, but soon gave up and withdrew even as Alfred Hitchcock was embarking on his stellar career
Lon Chaney : a thousand faces( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lon Chaney, the silent movie star and makeup artist, renowned for his various characterizations and celebrated for his horror films, becomes the subject of this documentary. Includes screens from his motion pictures including The miracle man (1919), The penalty (1920), Nomads of the North (1920), The trap (1922), Shadows (1922), The shock (1923), The hunchback of Notre Dame (1923), He who gets slapped (1924), The unholy three (1925 and 1930), The phantom of the Opera (1925), Tell it to the Marines (1926), The unknown (1927), Thunder (1929)
The Chess player( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lavish costume drama set in the court of Catherine the Great, the film combines romance, politics, and war with the strange story of the invention of the chess-playing automaton
Where it all began (introductory episode) ; Art's promised land (Sweden)( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN- In Paris, the first public performance of films was produced by the Lumière brothers. By 1910, the Danes set standards both in lighting and action sequences. The Italians staged massive spectacles set in ancient Rome. The French surpassed all, with Zola's GERMINAL and the comedies of Max Linder. The winds of World War I changed the direction of the burgeoning film industry. Great Britain created documentaries. France's Abel Gance produced his anti-war epic J'ACCUSE. The Germans focussed on patriotism
 
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Alternative Names
Photoplay (Firm)

Languages
English (21)

French (1)