WorldCat Identities

Avery, Charles 1873-1926

Overview
Works: 24 works in 34 publications in 2 languages and 506 library holdings
Genres: Silent films  Drama  Short films  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Romantic comedy films  War films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  History  Humor 
Roles: Actor, Restager , Director
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Most widely held works about Charles Avery
 
Most widely held works by Charles Avery
On his wedding day( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oswell's friends sprinkle red pepper on his wedding bouquet as a joke, but the ensuing sneeze-fest breaks up the ceremony
A submarine pirate( Visual )

5 editions published between 1915 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waiter Syd steals Cavender's plans for a submarine, and then commandeers the craft to rob a bullion ship. Locations include the harbors of San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles
A lover's lost control( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Gussle and his Phyllis go to a department store, Gussle gets involved with the wife of a jealous husband. Locations include Hollywood Blvd.; Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood; Santa Monica Canyon area, including Ocean Ave., San Vicente Blvd., and Entrada Drive
D.W. Griffith director( Visual )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of ten short silent films directed by D.W. Griffith and released in 1909
D.W. Griffith director( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven short silent films directed by D.W. Griffith
Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of 57 classic silent films, including Chaplin's screen debut in 1914
A daughter of Dixie ; The taming of the shrew ; The oath and the man( Visual )

2 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The taming of the shrew: two suitors have come to the home of the popular Bianca to court her. But her bad-tempered sister Katharina interrupts, deals with the men roughly and chases them out; filmed in Coytesville (Fort Lee) New Jersey, and the Biograph studio in New York City on Oct. 1 and Oct. 7, 1908. The oath and the man: filmed in Paterson, New Jersey
The necklace( Visual )

1 edition published in 1909 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Kendricks are a young couple, excited to have been invited to an important social event. Mrs. Kendrick buys a new gown and borrows a jeweled necklace from a friend. At the ball, the necklace it is stolen, and the Kendricks spend their whole lives and go deeply into debt to replace it, even though, unbeknownst to them, the necklace is only costume jewelry. In the end, the owner, touched at their sacrifice, presents them with the necklace
Taming of the shrew( Visual )

1 edition published in 1908 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Two suitors have come to the home of the popular Bianca to court her. But her bad-tempered sister Katharina interrupts, deals with the men roughly and chases them out. Later she also assaults her music teacher. Only Petruchio, just arrived in town, wants to court Katharina. Her father eagerly agrees to arrange a wedding, and soon Petruchio and Katharina are locked in a battle of wills"--Internet movie database
Two memories( Visual )

1 edition published in 1909 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Henry and Marion have a lover's quarrel and part in anger. They do not reconcile, and ten years pass without contact. Marion becomes a society girl and spends her time at parties with her friends. Henry has become very ill and wishes to see Marion one more time. He writes asking her to visit. When she recieves the note, she laughs and tosses it on the floor, but, later, on a whim, decides to take all her drunken friends with her to visit him. When they arrive, Marion finds Henry dead, clutching her portrait in his hand. She sends her friends away and falls to her knees in remorse
A son's return( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bidding goodbye to his elderly parents, his family's village inn, and his sweetheart, Mary Clark, Will Sanderson leaves his country home to seek his fortune in the city. He is clever and hard-working and makes a success of himself. After several years, he is planning a visit home when he recieves a letter from Mary telling him that his parents are in dire financial straights, but too proud to tell him. He heads home with his savings to help them out. He has grown a beard, and his appearance is much changed since he was last at home. He decides to engage a room incognito, and his parents do not recognize him. They do take note of the money in his wallet. In extreme desperation, his father waits until Will is napping and steals the wallet, but Will wakes up, and his father is forced to knock him unconscious. Believing he has killed his "guest", he takes Will and dumps him in a nearby field. When Will recovers conciousness, he calls out, and Mary hears him. She takes him to her house to recover. Meanwhile, Will's parents have opened the wallet, and have found a picture of Will's mother that he has kept with him all these years. Distraught, and believing they have killed their own son, they go to Mary's home to confess their vile deed, where they find, to their joy, that Will is still alive
Homefolks( Visual )

1 edition published in 1912 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A stern, religious father forbids his son and daughter to go to a dance. The son disobeys, sneaking out to attend the dance. When the boy returns, he and his father have a terrible fight. The son is thrown out by his father, who forbids the mother and sister to speak the son's name ever again. The distraught sister sneaks out and gives her brother what little money she has before he goes. Years later, the daughter marries the family's boarder, a blacksmith and moves to town. Unbeknownst to her husband, who does not know the history, she persuades her brother to visit her, hoping for a reconciliation. Her husband sees her hugging a stranger and believes the worst. He decides to leave her, but first follows her home, where he witnesses the father's anger turn to forgiveness. Once everything is explained, he and his wife are also reconciled
Her first biscuits by D. W Griffith( Visual )

1 edition published in 1909 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mrs. Jones bakes a batch of biscuits for her husband. They prove to be so inedible that he tosses most of them out the window. Seeing how many he has apparently eaten, Mrs. Jones is flattered and brings another batch to his theatrical booking office. The hungry actors waiting in the office, eat the biscuits, and become violently ill, as do her iceman, a burglar, and a policeman back at home
The peachbasket hat( Visual )

1 edition published in 1909 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mr. Jones and Mrs. Jones are reading the morning paper. He reads an article about a kidnapping by gypsies. She spots an ad for hats. Upon leaving the house, Mr. Jones sees a family of gypsies reading the neighbor's palm, and returns to warn the maid. Later, Mrs. Jones goes hat shopping, leaving the baby with the maid, who invites the gypsies into the house to read her palm. They just happen to have a baby about the same age as baby Jones. When Mrs. Jones returns with her new, very large "peach basket" hat, the maid hides the gypsy family behind a curtain. As soon as possible, she hustles them out of the house. In the hubub, the very large hatbox falls off the table and over the baby who is sitting on the floor. Assuming the child has been stolen by the gypsies, Mr. and Mrs. Jones and the maid give chase. They are joined by two delivery men who saw the gypsy family and assumed the worst. A policeman is also enlisted in the chase, which is joined by more and more townspeople. When they catch up with the gypsy family, they realized their mistake and the Joneses return home, where their own baby is finally discovered under the box, and the household is restored to normal
Won in a cupboard( Visual )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Cardinal's conspiracy( Visual )

1 edition published in 1909 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"A princess will have nothing to do with a neighboring prince her father, the king, has chosen for her. The Cardinal suggests that the prince disguise himself as a guard, and arranges for him to save the princess from three thugs. She falls in love with him, and the Cardinal underscores his advantage by having the prince imprisoned. The princess, of course, does all she can to aid him escape and then defiantly presents him to her father as the man she will wed. The 'guard' is then revealed as the prince. The king is happy at having gained his way. All of the actors wear early eighteenth-century French costumes"--Early motion pictures
Lonely villa( Visual )

1 edition published in 1909 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mr. and Mrs. Cullison and their three daughters live in a beautiful, large home out in the country. When Mr. Cullison is called away, leaving his wife and daughters alone in the house, a gang of thieves break in and threaten the family. When his car breaks down, not far from the house, Mr. Cullison calls home and discovers that his family is in terrible danger. He alerts the local police and with them, he races to the rescue, arriving just in time to thwart the burglars, and save his family
Charlot: i capolavori perduti di Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The seventh day( Visual )

1 edition published in 1909 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mrs. Herne neglects her home and children for social obligations, but when she decides to divorce her husband, she wants the children as a part of the settlement. A judge rules that he will give her the children only if she can demonstrate their love for her within a week's time. As usual, Mrs. Herne spends the week socializing, leaving the poor children alone with the maid, grieving for their father. On the seventh day, however, the maid has an accident and cannot work, forcing Mrs. Herne to care for her children alone. At first she finds the task odious, but the children win her over with their cute antics and warm affection. She is so enjoying being with them that she forgets to go to court. The clerk is sent to see why she is delayed, followed by the judge and Mr. Herne. The now-happy family is reunited, and the divorce is forgotten
Othello( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Taming of the shrew: In this five-minute silent slapstick version, Griffith manages to encapsulate the entire play in which Petruchio courts the bad-tempered Katharina, and tries to change her aggressive behavior
 
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Alternative Names
Bradford, Charles Avery 1873-1926

Charles Avery acteur et cinéaste américain

Charles Avery Amerikaans acteur (1873-1926)

Charles Avery attore e regista statunitense

Charles Avery director de cine estadounidense

Charles Avery US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Charres Avery

Чарльз Эйвери

تشارلز أفيري

چارلز آوری فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، و کارگردان آمریکایی

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