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Photoplay Productions

Overview
Works: 30 works in 64 publications in 2 languages and 2,303 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Comedy films  History  Parodies, imitations, etc  Horror films  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Biography  Biographical 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
The phantom of the opera by Gaston Leroux( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A melodrama about a strange man who lives in the catacombs below the Paris Opera House and his love affair with an opera starlet whom he tutors
Buster Keaton collection by Buster Keaton( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cameraman: "Keaton plays a tintype street photographer who tries his hand as a freelance newsreel cameraman in order to win the affection of a girl who works at a newsreel company." -- Container. Spite marriage: "A jilted actress pops the question to hapless admirer Keaton. The result is a marriage made in comedy heaven, filled with pursuits, rescues and slapstick. The landmark routine of putting the inebriated bride to bed became a staple of Keaton's 1950s live shows." -- Container. Free and easy: "Keaton departs Kansas with the newly crowned Miss Gopher City and heads for Hollywood determined to turn her into a star... [Keaton's] first talkie." -- Container
Garbo( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An original documentary from Turner Classic Movies, Garbo takes a look at the life and career of the movies' most luminous, reclusive and mystifying star. A portrait of Garbo the woman is drawn through interviews with biographers and admirers. Those offering analysis and reminiscences are biographers Barry Paris, Mark Vieira and Karen Swanson; actor/playwright/fan Charles Busch; Garbo's niece and greatnephews, Gray, Derek and Scott Reisfeld, and acquaintances Gore Vidal, Gavin Lambert, Jack Larson and Sam Green, who was Garbo's confidante and walking companion for 20 years
Cinema Europe the other Hollywood by David Gill( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A six part historical documentary focusing on the early days of the movie industry and the enormous contribution made to this industry by Europe. Includes rarely seen footage from early movies and interviews with some of the film industry's pioneers
D.W. Griffith : father of film by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this acclaimed three-part documentary, celebrated film historians Kevin Brownlow and David Gill tell the proud, sad story of D.W. Griffith. The man who first brought artistry and ambition to the movies, and then, having dragged a reluctant American film industry to international prominence, found it had no more use for him. Includes interviews with people who worked with him, his family and extracts of his work
The cat and the canary by Paul Leni( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 121 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 by Clarence G Badger( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vivacious shop-girl sets out to win the affections of her boss' son
The chess player( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A costume drama set in the court of Catherine the Great, the film combines romance, politics, and war with the story of the invention of the chess-playing automaton
The earth = La terre( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation "The earth" of Emile Zola's novel of family greed, brutality and deceit in rural France
Safety last! by Fred Newmeyer( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 66 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
Cinema Europe the other Hollywood( Visual )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 32 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
Griffith masterworks 2( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of films that were directed by D.W. Griffith
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. Volume I, Where it all began & Art's promised land( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where it all began focuses on the first film-making efforts in France, Denmark, Italy, England, and Germany. Art's promised land covers Sweden's "golden age" of cinema in the 1910s and 1920s
Cinema Europe the other Hollywood. Volume II, the unchained camera & the music of light( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unchained camera covers the expansion of German cinema after World War I. The music of light follows the direction of French movie-making in the 1920s
Cinema Europe the other Hollywood. Volume III, Opportunity lost & the end of an era( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Opportunity lost, we learn of the difficulties that beset the British film industry in its early years, and of the emergence of Alfred Hitchcock. The end of an era discusses the changes brought on by the advent of sound films and the rise to power of the Nazi regime in Germany
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)
Cecil B. De Mille, American epic( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the life and career of Cecil B. De Mille, whose career spanned half a century and 70 films. As one of the founders of Hollywood, he created the studio that became Paramount Pictures. He gained a reputation for creating unforgettable, epic films, including The Ten Commandments, Samson and Delilah and The Greatest Show on Earth. Includes interviews with a number of De Mille's colleagues, including Charlton Heston, Angela Lansbury and Elmer Bernstein; contemporary filmmakers Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg, and family members such as son Richard De Mille, granddaughter Cecilia Presley and the late Agnes De Mille, the celebrated dancer/choreographer and niece of De Mille
Cinema Europa( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

ART'S PROMISED LAND- Swedish cinema's "Golden age" spanned nearly a decade. Victor Sjöström, produced INGEBORG HOLM. Greta Garbo rose to fame in GÖSTA BERLING'S SAGA. Swedish films were distinct in their ability to relate their heroes' struggle to the harshness and beauty of the landscape. The "Golden Age" ended in the mid 1920's with the exodus of film makers and stars to Hollywood
 
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English (53)

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