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Roberts, Joe 1870-1923

Overview
Works: 63 works in 219 publications in 4 languages and 3,188 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Comedy films  Short films  History  Film adaptations  Slapstick comedy films  Action and adventure films  Chase films  Parodies, imitations, etc 
Roles: Actor, Composer, Performer, Singer, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.43
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joe Roberts
Our hospitality by Buster Keaton( Visual )

45 editions published between 1923 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our hospitality: A New York man returns to his southern antebellum home to find himself embroiled in a longstanding feud between his family and that of the woman he loves. Sherlock Jr.: Dramatizes the uproarious exploits of a meek theater projectionist turned amateur sleuth
Three ages by Buster Keaton( Visual )

16 editions published between 1923 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Three ages] Romantic misadventures from the dawn of man in the Stone Age, through the gladiatorial arenas of Ancient Rome to the city streets of the American Jazz Era. A clever parody of D.W. Griffith's Intolerance. [The goat] Keaton is mistaken for a nefarious gunslinger named Dead Shot Dan. [My wife's relations] A comedy of domestic turmoil that seems to reflect some of the tensions between Keaton and the Talmadges, his real life in-laws at the time
Go West by Buster Keaton( Visual )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Go West] A hapless young man, heeding the expansionist call of Horace Greeley, idealistically hops a freight train to meet his destiny. [The scarecrow] Follows the unhealthy competition between roommates vying for the attentions of a young lady. [The paleface] Buster helps a Native American tribe defend their land from greedy developers
College by James W Horne( Visual )

11 editions published between 1927 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(College) Ronald is an idealistic freshman who attends Clayton College in pursuit of higher learning, but finds himself instead embroiled in a war of athletics as he fights for the heart of his beloved coed, Mary. (The electric house) Buster turns an ordinary dwelling into an automated funhouse. (Hard luck) A suicidal Buster makes a final effort at fitting in with society at a swank country club. (The blacksmith) Mechanical mayhem is wrought in a blacksmith's shop
The saphead by Buster Keaton( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The Saphead] Bertie, the spoiled son of a powerful Wall Street financier, pursues his individuality in a series of comic misadventures. [The high sign] Buster becomes unwittingly involved in a radical secret society known as the Blinking Buzzards. [One week] Keaton and his bride inherit a do-it-by numbers pre-fab house, only somebody has mixed up the numbers
Buster Keaton( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Buster Keaton's classic silent short films, digitally remastered in high definition
Laurie Lee's Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autobiographical dramatization of Laurie Lee's classic tale of growing up in a rural English village
The General by Buster Keaton( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The playhouse. Keaton portrays every member of a stage company. He is the band leader, all of its members, the dancers on stage and the entire audience
The art of Buster Keaton( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two silent comedies starring Buster Keaton
Steamboat Bill, Jr by Charles Riesner( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steamboat Bill, Jr.: An effete college student is forced by his crusty father to learn the ropes of riverboating during a feud between his father and the owner of a new steam packet. Convict 13: A young golfer is mugged by an escaped convict and finds himself in a prison where he foils a jailbreak. Daydreams: A sincere young man leaves his home to win his fortune so he can marry his home town sweetheart. Daydreams is reconstructed from footage segments, extra intertitles and still photographs
The love nest( Visual )

5 editions published in 1923 in English and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Love Nest: Buster Keaton trades a sailboat for U-boat to plumb new depths of hilarity
The navigator by Buster Keaton( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Multiple languages and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The boat: Buster and family set sail aboard the homemade Damfino
Battling Butler by Buster Keaton( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keaton plays Alfred Butler, a fragile young man sent into the country by his wealthy father to become a man, but who ends up being mistaken for the renowned prizefighter, "Battling" Butler, as a result of a charade to impress a young lady. The haunted house: Buster takes refuge in a mansion rigged with a series of frightening booby traps. The frozen north: This satirical parody of William S. Hart's melodramatic films finds Buster in the frozen north and mistaken identies cause all sorts of trouble. This film only survives in fragmentary condition and was reproduced from the best available copy
Seven chances by Buster Keaton( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven chances: A romantically jinxed young man must marry by 7 PM to inherit seven million dollars. While fate seems to thwart his efforts to woo the object of his true affection, public announcement of his strange predicament provides him with a throng of would-be brides. Neighbors: Buster tries to woo his tenement sweetheart in spite of the barriers that stand between them. The balloonatic: Buster and Phyllis endure a number of outdoor adventures trying to prove to each other their survival skills
Cops by Buster Keaton( Visual )

7 editions published between 1922 and 2007 in Undetermined and English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the course of 1920 to 1923, Buster Keaton evolved from a successful slapstick comedian into one of cinema's most inventive visual stylists, and became an enduring icon of American popular culture. Cops features a massive police chase
The art of Buster Keaton( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three silent comedies (one feature length and two shorts) starring Buster Keaton
Keaton plus by Buster Keaton( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection includes highlights of home movie footage of Keaton in Paris and on a movie set, scenes from a never-completed Cinemascope musical, excerpts from the rare TV series "Life with Buster Keaton," his first dramatic role, two 1930s shorts, television commercials, excerpts from his television appearance on "This is your life," and a newly-restored 1921 short. Film historian John Bengtson prepared an interactive tour of locations where Keaton's films were shot. An extensive photo gallery reveals family snapshots, images from Keaton's vaudeville years, fascinating behind-the-scenes stills, and more
Comedy legend Buster Keaton( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Paleface: cheated of their land, a tribe of Indians vow to burn at the stake the first white man they see. The Blacksmith: Buster is an assistant blacksmith with a knack for destroying whatever he's trying to fix. The Love Nest: in a parody of Jack London's novel, The Sea Wolf, Buster is trapped on a ship commanded by a tyrannical captain
One week by Edward Cline( Visual )

14 editions published between 1920 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features three Keaton films. In the first film, The Paleface (1921), Keaton is an absent-minded entomologist who wanders into the midst of tribal warfare while chasing a butterfly. The second film, One Week (1920), features Keaton trying to build a pre-fab house for his new bride, but a rival has sabotaged the blueprints. The third film, The Love Nest (1923), has love-smitten Keaton joining a whaling ship crew
My tutor( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bobby can't graduate from high school because he's flunked French, and after his parents hire a tutor he has more than getting to college on his mind
 
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Laurie Lee's Cider with Rosie
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Joe Roberts acteur américain

Joe Roberts Amerikaans acteur (1871-1923)

Joe Roberts amerikansk skådespelare

Joe Roberts amerikansk skodespelar

Joe Roberts amerikansk skuespiller

Joe Roberts attore statunitense

Roberts, Joseph 1870-1923

Roberts, Joseph 1871-1923

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