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Grapevine Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 861 works in 1,026 publications in 1 language and 2,986 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Film series  History  Controversial literature  Film and video adaptations  Silent films 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Grapevine Video (Firm)
Oscar Micheaux's Within our gates ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The earliest surviving feature directed by an African American, Within our gates tells the story of a young African American woman who seeks a Northern white patron for a Southern school for black children. The scenes of lynching and attempted white on black rape may be a response to D.W. Griffith's The birth of a nation
The perils of Pauline ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Originally a 20-episode serial, "The Perils of Pauline" premiered March 23, 1914 at Loew's Broadway Theatre in New York City. The ward of wealthy Mr. Marvin, Pauline is engaged to his nephew Harry. When Mr. Marvin dies unexpectedly, it is revealed that he has left her inheritance in the care of his secretary, Mr. Koerner, until the time of her marriage. Although she truly loves Harry, Pauline wants to wait a while before marrying. She plans to become an author, and decides that to prepare herself, she must go out and have adventures. Mr. Koerner tries to turn Pauline's various adventures against her and have her "disappear" thus keeping the money for himself. Some of the perils Pauline faces include burning houses, kidnapping, runaway horses, sinking submarines, being left bound and gagged in caves and cellars, speeding cars, wild Indians, and hordes of rats
The Italian by Reginald Barker( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The is the Thomas Ince produced story of Italian immigrants living in the slums of New York. When a man's child dies he seeks vengeance on the person who would not help him
Animation, the beginning. 1906-1927 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An anthology of animated films dating from 1906 to 1927
Films of Fatty Arbuckle (1915) ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of short silent films produced in 1915 starring Fatty Arbuckle
City girl by F. W Murnau( Visual )
4 editions published between 1930 and 2003 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In City girl (90 min.) a wheat farmer's son marries a waitress from the city, amidst depression, hailstorm and family problems. In His angel child (14 min.) a man mistakenly thinks a baby is his, while the real parents try to retrieve it
Films of George Méliès ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of George Méliès trick films. These short films combine live action and special effects and feature travelers in time or space to fantastic or exotic locations
Weisse Hölle vom Piz Palü The white hell of Pitz Palü ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The best of the German "mountain film" genre, notable for its impressive photography, about a man who sets out with two companions to conquer an Alpine peak that has already claimed his wife
Lady Windermere's fan by Oscar Wilde( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Centering around the arrival of a mysterious woman hoping to break into London's society, this was Wilde's first great stage success. Lady Windermere learns from a friend that Lord Windermere is spending a great deal of time with a Mrs. Erlynne, and fearing that he is being unfaithful to her, she decides that their marriage is at an end. Then, in an act of striking generosity, Mrs. Erlynne protects Lady Windermere's reputation and the truth about trust and loyalty is ironically revealed
The blot by Lois Weber( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A downtrodden teacher's daughter is admired by a wealthy student. When the daughter becomes ill, the family's financial predicament causes the teacher's wife to be accused of stealing a chicken
A girl in every port ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sea-faring Romeo finds himself a step behind the competition when he visits his girlfriends in various ports of call
Veiled aristocrats ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twenty years after leaving home, John Walden returns, having achieved his ambition to become a lawyer. He and his mother, Molly, discuss the marital situation of his sister, Rena, and the racial complications it poses. Molly asks John to break up Rena's romance with Frank because she disapproves of him and wants her daughter to marry a man of more refinement. Eventually, after trying to live the life her family desires for her, Rena renounces trying to pass for white, and is reunited with Frank
Dancing mothers ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set during the 1920's flapper era a wealthy family is torn apart when the wife discovers that her husband is cheating on her. The shock opens her eyes for the first time to the selfishness and shallowness of her daughter and husband
Secrets of the soul ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An early attempt to interpret psychoanalysis on film, this work used expressionistic techniques to depict symbols of dreams and the unconscious. A patient's meetings with his analyst are intercut with dream-like sequences. The content reflects the influence of Sigmund Freud, and the filming was supervised by his associates, Jung and Adler
Tartuffe by Molière( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A religious hypocrite insinuates himself into a wealthy Parisian family
Salomé by Charles Bryant( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Salome dances for King Herod and demands that the head of John the Baptist be brought to her on a platter
Hotel Imperial ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in a Russian-occupied town in the Austro-Hungarian Empire in WWI, this film concerns a Hungarian fighter who takes refuge in a hotel and falls in love with the young woman who works there, who is also suffering the attentions of a boorish Russian general
Beggars of life by William A Wellman( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young girl, forced to kill her guardian to protect her virtue, joins a group of hobos
Trapped by the Mormons ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film portrays a Mormon missionary as a "vampire-like" predator preying on young women, whom he hypnotizes and pulls into his harem
Antony and Cleopatra ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After conquering Egypt, Antony sends for Cleopatra, who has been told by an oracle that she will have great power over Antony. Antony travels to Alexandria to see Cleopatra again, and becomes obsessed with her. Octavius, Antony's Roman wife, threatens the vengeance of Rome against Antony after he spurns her in Egypt. Charmian, a slave who has saved Antony's life by warning him about Cleopatra's scheming courtiers, is put to death by a jealous Cleopatra. The Roman Senate declares Antony a traitor, and when he is defeated in battle by Octavius, he commits suicide. Cleopatra tries unsuccessfully to entice Octavius, and kills herself. Octavius returns triumphant to Rome. Photographed in Rome and Egypt
 
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