WorldCat Identities

Abadie, Alfred C. (Alfred Camille) 1878-1950

Overview
Works: 18 works in 24 publications in 2 languages and 1,030 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Actualities (Motion pictures)  Nonfiction films  Short films 
Roles: Director, Attributed name, Actor, Producer
Classifications: PN1995.75, 791.430973
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posthumous Publications by Alfred C Abadie, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Alfred C Abadie
Edison the invention of the movies by Thomas A Edison ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1918 and 2005 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Commercial motion pictures were invented at the Edison Laboratory between 1888 and 1893. Perhaps none of the component parts were strictly new, but the ability of Edison and his staff to reorganize them for a specific purpose was an extraordinary cultural achievement. In 1894, Edison was the sole producer of motion pictures in the world. Many Edison films continue to be impressive as the company employed such accomplished early directors as John Collins and Alan Crosland
Move on ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: MOVE ON. In certain sections of New York City large numbers of Jewish and Italian push-cart vendors congregate so closely along the sidewalks that they interfere with traffic. Policemen keep them moving. The picture shows how the frightened peddlers hurry away when a bluecoat appears. Some of the carts are piled high with fruits of all kinds, and it is interesting and amusing to see the expressions of combined fear and anxiety on the faces of the men as they hurry away; the fear of being arrested if they stand, and of losing some of their wares if the carts strike an obstruction in the street
Emigrants [i.e. immigrants] landing at Ellis Island ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The film opens with a view of the steam ferryboat "William Myers," laden with passengers, approaching a dock at the Ellis Island Immigration Station. The vessel is docked, the gangway is placed, and the immigrant passengers are seen coming up the gangway and onto the dock, where they cross in front of the camera
Turning the tables ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1903 and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A policeman tries to chase a group of boys out of a forbidden swimming hole, but finds himself pushed into the water instead. The naughty boys break the law, but the law has to pay rather than the boys
Egyptian fakir with dancing monkey ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1903 and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The great train robbery ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1903 and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This special edition contains two versions of this historically significant western the original silent archival version and a digitally enhanced version with new music, effects track and color sequences
What happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1901 and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A single-camera position shows the district indicated by the title. A man in summer attire and a woman in a light organdy, ankle-length dress walk toward the camera. As they approach a grated manhole in the sidewalk, the escaping air blows the woman's dress to her knees"--Early motion pictures / Kemp R. Niver
A scrap in black and white ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1903 and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows a young black boy and a white boy in a lively set-to. They finally collapse in the centre of the ring after they have fought themselves to a stand-still. The referee proceeds to count them both out, and the seconds empty buckets of water on the fighters. Written by Edison Catalog. A history of the Edison Company and the invention of the motion picture
The ruse four classic silent Westerns ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An Arizona wooing: Cowboy Tom Warner raises sheep on a cattle ranch owned by Mr. Dixon, the father of his girlfriend Jean. Jean, meanwhile, is being menaced by a Mexican outlaw who wants her for his own. When Jean's father decides he no longer wants Tom to raise sheep on his ranch they quarrel, and Dixon sends a gang of ranch hands to persuade Tom to leave
Move on ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1903 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filmed in New York's Lower East Side, the scene is a street where several pushcart vendors have gathered to sell their goods. In the foreground are fruit and vegetable carts. An elevated railroad track crosses over the street in the background. As the film progresses, two policemen can be seen heading up the street toward the camera and ordering all of the vendors to move. One of the policemen approaches the camera waving his nightstick, and the cart in the foreground begins moving. The film ends with a closeup of the policeman scolding the vendor
Herding horses across a river ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1904 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Approximately forty horses can be seen in the distance across a river. They are being driven into the water by men on horseback. The horses approach the camera position as they ford the river. The film ends as the horses are seen passing the camera and being herded by five men on horseback
Princeton and Yale football game ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1903 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The camera was moved to many positions throughout the stadium, which contained an estimated 50,000 spectators. The opening scene was a complete pan around the locale, showing the crowd assembled to watch the game. The remaining scenes were photographed from various positions throughout the football field, showing the game in progress. There is line play shown as well as broken-field running
Der große Eisenbahnraub die Geschichte des Wilden Westerns ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
De eerste western van de filmgeschiedenis: een groep cowboy bandieten houden een trein aan en beroven de passagiers. Ze worden daarna achtervolgd door een groep mannen onder leiding van een sheriff
Annual baby parade, 1904, Asbury Park, N.J. ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1904 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Shows the Baby Parade at Asbury Park, N.J., in 1904. Includes scenes of boys (dressed as soldiers and sailors) and girls (dressed in oriental costume) marching in groups, mothers pushing decorated perambulators, and horse-drawn floats
Driving cattle to pasture ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1904 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The camera was placed to get the best view of the many cattle being driven toward grazing land. Edision Foundation records (envelope 135): "photographed by A. C. Abadie, May 9, 1904, Bliss, Oklahoma Territory. Showing a large number of cattle being rounded up in a pasture."
A storm at sea ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1900 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
From Edison films catalog: While our photographers were crossing the Atlantic Ocean a most wonderful and sensational picture was secured, showing a storm at sea. The picture was secured by lashing the camera to the after bridge of the Kaiserine Maria Theresa [sic], of the North German Lloyd Line, during one of its roughest voyages. The most wonderful storm picture ever photographed. Taken at great risk. 100 feet. 15.00
Program 2 ( Visual )
in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Emigrants [i.e. immigrants] landing at Ellis Island ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1903 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The film opens with a view of the steam ferryboat "William Myers," laden with passengers, approaching a dock at the Ellis Island Immigration Station. The vessel is docked, the gangway is placed, and the immigrant passengers are seen coming up the gangway and onto the dock, where they cross in front of the camera
 
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Alternative Names
Abadie A. C. 1878-1950
Abadie, A. C. (Alfred Camille), 1878-1950
Languages
English (17)
German (1)