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Blackhawk Films

Overview
Works: 1,414 works in 2,100 publications in 3 languages and 7,747 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Parodies, imitations, etc  Silent films  Science fiction films  Fiction  Biography  Comedy films 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The cabinet of Dr. Caligari by Carl Mayer ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
About 1830, Dr Caligari exhibits a somnambulist, Cesare, in a fairground. Cesare tells a student that he will die "before dawn." The student is murdered and his friend suspects Caligari. Caligari orders Cesare to kill a young woman but he attempts to kidnap her instead, is hunted, and dies from exhaustion. Caligari escapes into a lunatic asylum, of which it is learned he is the director, but is finally unmasked as insane. At the end the whole fable is explained as the invention of an inmate of an asylum who imagines the director of the hospital is "Caligari."
The Sheik Son of the Sheik by Film Preservation Associates ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The son of the Sheik: Valentino plays a dual role of father and son in this story of the young Ahmed, who falls in love with Yasmin, a dancing girl, but is then captured and tortured by renegades
The birth of a nation by D. W Griffith ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1942 and 2008 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Civil War spectacular which became a controversial classic of film history. Portrays life in the South during and after the Civil War as revealed in a story depicting the war itself, the conflict between the defeated Southerners and emancipated renegade Negroes, the despoiling of the South during the carpetbagger period, and the revival of the Southern white man's honor through the efforts of the Ku Klux Klan
The Chaplin mutuals ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chaplin plays a variety of comedic characters, each of whom becomes involved with different people and situations, including an arson plot with a girlfriend's father, and a boss who impersonates a count
Nosferatu by F. W Murnau ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first film version of Bram Stoker's Dracula. Count Orlock (Nosferatu, the vampire), leaves his castle in the Carpathians and travels by ship to Bremen, bringing coffins filled with dirt and plague rats
The Chaplin Mutuals ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Between May 1916 and October 1917, Chaplin produced a series of twelve films for the Mutual Film corporation which are considered his finest short comedies. This volume presents four films in which Chaplin plays a variety of comedic characters. The Immigrant (11th Mutual film): Charlie and Edna are immigrants to the land of Liberty. The Adventurer (12th Mutual film): Charlie, an escaped convict, impersonates a wealthy yachtsman. The Cure (10th Mutual film): Chaplin is a wealthy inebriate drying out at a sanitarium. Easy Street (9th Mutual film): Charlie become a policemen in the city's toughest neighborhood
Way down East a simple story of plain people ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1920 and 1998 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Impoverished Anna Moore lives in a New England village with her elderly mother. Anna sets out to petition her wealthy city-dwelling Aunt Emma for help. At Aunt Emma's Anna meets rich, idle, womanizer Lennox Sanderson, who uses a mock marriage to compel her surrender to his seduction. When Anna announces that she is pregnant, the cad reveals the truth then deserts her. Anna's baby dies, her mother passes away. Abandoned and orphaned she finds refuge working on the Bartlett farm--a shamed woman who only wishes to keep her secret. David Bartlett has fallen in love with the gentle servant girl, however, and refuses to let the Puritanical justifications of a stuffy and unfeeling society alter his feelings
Landmarks of early film ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1994 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A compilation of the very earliest films from the first projections of moving images to the advent of the feature film, an area of film history often underseen, underappreciated and understudied
Landmarks of early film ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The films in this eclectic collection . . . offer an unparalleled view of Méliès' career, introducing the viewer to the rich body of work that lies beyond A Trip to the Moon (1902)" -- container
World War I films of the silent era ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These four short films show essential news and propaganda functions of the movies during the Great War of 1914-1918. In those days before television and radio, fiction films in movie theaters were the most widely shared public experience while news films presented the most detailed and potent images of military life and front line action. Some news films were faked but some was authentic, obtained at great risk by daredevil combat cameramen. The fourth film is a 1975 compilation of early footage
The Chaplin Mutuals ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1916 and 2006 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Between May 1916 and October 1917, Chaplin produced a series of twelve films for the Mutual Film corporation which are considered his finest short comedies. This volume presents four films in which Chaplin plays a variety of dramatic and comedic characters. The count (5th Mutual film): Charlie, a comically inept tailor's assistant, and Eric, his mountainous boss, offer rival impersonations of Count Broko in order to meet Miss Moneybags. At the Moneybags party, Charlie is sensational on the dance floor until he's put to the chase when the actual count appears. The vagabond (3rd Mutual film): Charlie, a street violinist who rescues Edna from gypsies to fall in love with, lose and ultimately regain her after she is discovered to be wealthy. The fireman (2nd Mutual film): Charlie is a clumsy but eager apprentice fireman under the crooked precinct chief. Behind the screen (7th Mutual film): A satire of life at a silent movie studio
The Battleship Potemkin by Sergei Eisenstein ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1925 and 1997 in Russian and English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dramatization of the mutiny aboard the Russian battleship Potemkin in 1905
Aelita by I︠A︡kov Aleksandrovich Protazanov ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An engineer living in Moscow dreams of the Queen of Mars and builds a spaceship to take him to her
The Moving picture boys in the Great War ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1918 and 1986 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentary study of changing American attitudes as isolationism is abandoned and the United States becomes directly involved in World War I. Film segments from commercial films and an account of the propagandistic use of newsreels illustrate the relationship between changing American attitudes towards the conflict in Europe and the content of motion pictures from 1914 to 1918
As you like it by William Shakespeare ( )
6 editions published between 1936 and 2006 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Film adaptation of Shakespeare's well-known comedy. Although shortened from the original, this version is considered an honest interpretation of the play, with no modern-day additions
The Chaplin Mutuals ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1916 and 2006 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charlie visits one of the "springs" of the day where the "cure" was administered. Charlie becomes involved with a store detective on the escalator. In The Vagabond, Charlie the wandering violinist befriends and rescues a young girl who has been kidnapped by gypsies
Under full sail silent cinema on the high seas ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The square rigger: Early sound short filmed as part of Fox's Magic Carpet of Movietone, shows life aboard the schoolship Dar Pomorza, "The White Frigate." Built in 1909 as the Prinzess Eitel Friedrich, it was ceded from Germany to France as a prize of World War I, and was later donated to the Polish State Maritime School in 1930 where it served 50 years and trained more than 13,000 cadets
The Gold rush ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chaplin plays a lone prospector in the 1890 Alaskan Gold Rush. The little tramp braves cold, hunger, a delirious cabinmate and unrequited love in this boisterous, yet tender, comedy gem
Landmarks of early film ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1997 and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A compilation of the very earliest films from the first projections of moving images to the advent of the feature film, an area of film history often underseen, underappreciated and understudied
Siegfried by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and German and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a heroic knight and his lady love, being the first of a two-part version of the Nibelungenlied
 
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controlled identity Eastin-Phelan Corporation

Blackhawk Films, inc., Davenport, Iowa
Languages
English (93)
Russian (8)
German (1)
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