WorldCat Identities

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

Works: 20 works in 31 publications in 3 languages and 1,685 library holdings
Genres: Short films  Silent films  Nonfiction films  History  Documentary films  Drama  Western films  Comedy films  Actualities (Motion pictures)  Gangster films 
Roles: Director, Actor, Attributed name, Producer
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alfred C Abadie
Edison : the invention of the movies by Thomas A Edison( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 664 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 )

5 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 224 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
Emigrants [i.e. immigrants] landing at Ellis Island( Visual )

4 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 216 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
The great train robbery( Visual )

2 editions published in 1903 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genesis of the motion picture medium is vividly recreated in this unprecedented collection of the cinema's formative works. More than crucial historical artifacts, these films reveal the foundation from which the styles and stories of the contemporary cinema would later arise. An animated rendering of Eadweard Muybridge's primitive motion studies (1877-85) begins the program, immediately defining the compound appeal of cinema as both a scientific marvel and sensational popular entertainment. This is followed by the works of Louis and Auguste Lumière, who offer cinematic glimpses of such commonplace sights as children quarreling, a lion in a zoo or the feeding of poultry. As for more obvious fictions there is the myth-making of Edwin S. Porter's seminal The great train robbery (1903) and the pictorial splendor of Ferdinand Zecca's The Golden Beetle (1907), both presented in mint condition prints with the original hand-tinting, as well as Georges Méliès' extravagant A trip to the moon (1902, complete with narration penned by the director, intended to accompany its performance). The low art origins of the cinema are represented in some of Thomas Edison's Kinetoscopes (1894-97, serpentine dances, a cockfight, a bedroom full of seminary girls engaged in a pillow fight and the notorious first screen kiss) and a collection of mechanized peep shows from American Mutoscope and Biograph, whose burlesque origins are free from social or aesthetic pretense, being designed solely for titillation and amusement. When social crusaders spoke of the evils of film, this is what they had in mind
What happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City( Visual )

1 edition published in 1901 and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: WHAT HAPPENED ON 23d STREET, NEW YORK CITY. Unbarbour [code for telegraphic orders]. This is a winner and sure to please. The scene as suggested by the title is made on 23d street, New York City. In front of one of the large newspaper offices on that thoroughfare is a hot air shaft through which immense volumes of air is forced by means of a blower. Ladies crossing these shafts often have their clothes slightly disarranged, (it may be said much to their discomfiture). As our picture was being made a young man escorting a young lady, to whom he was talking very earnestly, comes into view and walks slowly along until they stand directly over the air shaft. The young lady's skirts are suddenly raised to, you might say an almost unreasonable height, greatly to her horror and much to the amusement of the newsboys, bootblacks and passersby. This subject is a winner. Class B. 50 ft. $6.00
Turning the tables( Visual )

1 edition published in 1903 and held by 105 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
A scrap in black and white( Visual )

1 edition published in 1903 and held by 105 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
Egyptian fakir with dancing monkey( Visual )

1 edition published in 1903 and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edison : the invention of the movies( Visual )

1 edition published in 1918 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two hours of interviews with archivists and early cinema scholars. Over two hundred scans of artifacts from MoMA's Edison Collection never available to the public before: stills, script fragments, interoffice memos, and promotions. 140 complete films
The ruse : four classic silent Westerns( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 12 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
Der große Eisenbahnraub die Geschichte des Wilden Westerns( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries 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
Der große Eisenbahnraub die Geschichte des Wilden Westerns( Book )

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

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."
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
A storm at sea by April Gornik( Visual )

1 edition published in 1900 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"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, 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"--Edison films catalog
Program 2( Visual )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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
Princeton and Yale football game( Visual )

1 edition published in 1903 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"First is shown a fine panoramic view of the grandstand at the Yale field, showing the enormous gathering of football enthusiasts who have come from far and near to witness the giants struggle for the collegiate championship. The Tigers are next seen entering the field on a run, closely followed by the Yale men. The principal plays of the game are next seen. Some of the good work of Captain DeWitt, of Princeton, and Hogan, of Yale, is also shown. The finest football picture ever secured in animated photography"--Edison films catalog
Der große Eisenbahnüberfall( Visual )

1 edition published in 1903 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Notes sur trois stigmatisés (Véronique Guiliani, Lucie de Narni et le Père Pie de Pietrelcina) étudieés objectivement par des contemporains by Laignel-Lavastine( )

1 edition published in 1933 in French and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Abadie A. C. 1878-1950

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

Alfred Abadie

Alfred Abadie attore, sceneggiatore e produttore cinematografico statunitense

Alfred C. Abadie Amerikaans acteur (1878-1950)

Alfred Camille Abadie photographe américain

English (19)

German (5)

French (1)