WorldCat Identities

Gilbert, John 1897-1936

Overview
Works: 127 works in 326 publications in 4 languages and 5,287 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Film adaptations  War films  Musical films  History  Television adaptations  Romance films  Televised operas  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Gilbert
Queen Christina by Rouben Mamoulian( Visual )

31 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in English and French and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrayal of the 17th century Queen of Sweden who relinquishes her throne for her lover, the ambassador from Spain
The big parade by King Vidor( Visual )

32 editions published between 1925 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first realistic war drama that recounts the experiences of a World War I soldier in France
The Garbo silents collection( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flesh and the devil: Best friends love the same woman and resort to a duel
Reel baseball : baseball films from the silent era, 1899-1926( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of films about baseball
Flesh and the devil by Clarence Brown( Visual )

20 editions published between 1926 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two young men, best friends from childhood, are on leave from military school when one of them (Leo) falls for the wife of a high-ranking military officer. When the woman's husband confronts them, Leo kills him. As punishment, Leo is banished. Meanwhile his friend (Ulrich) marries the woman (Felicitas). When Leo returns home after three years and finds his best friend has married his girl, he challenges Ulrich to a duel. On her way to prevent the duel, Felicitas falls through the ice and drowns. But the two friends have decided not to go through with the duel. Their friendship for each other is stronger than their love for the woman
He who gets slapped by Victor Sjöström( Visual )

19 editions published between 1924 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slap him once, slap him 100 times, the Big Top crowd roars. The clown known to delighted throngs as HE has made a comedic art of getting batted around. Life has battered him even more. Behind the mask, HE hides the torment of once being a brilliant scientist whose research and wife were stolen by a colleague. And behind the mask, when the time comes, HE realizes his revenge
Monte Cristo by Emmett Flynn( Visual )

6 editions published between 1922 and 2014 in Undetermined and English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Monte Cristo (1922), adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas, and directed by Emmett J. Flynn, John Gilbert is Edmond Dantes, a sailor unjustly imprisoned for twenty years, time he spends acquiring education and finesse. Later the accidental heir to a vast fortune, Dantes reinvents himself as the Count of Monte Cristo, and wreaks revenge on those symbols of the decadent monarchy that wronged him. Fox Film spared no expense on this prestige film with lavish sets and a distinguished supporting cast. The sole surviving copy of Monte Cristo is a worn and choppy print found in the Czech Republic, but nearly complete. English titles have been restored with the help of the original script. Pianist Neal Kurz arranged and performs a score of obscure yet beautiful French music of the period
Bardelys the magnificent( Visual )

6 editions published between 1926 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bardelys the Magnificent (1926) is based upon the novel by Rafael Subteens and directed by King Vigor, who just one year before had directed John Gilbert in the smash hit The Big Parade. In France 'in an age of light loves and lively scandals, ' the Marquis doe Bardelys (Gilbert), casual womanizer and accomplished swashbuckler, is entranced by doe Laved an (Eleanor Board man); and against a background of knavery and intrigue, he sets out to woo and win her. Lavishly mounted and superbly directed with spectacular action scenes, Bardelys is a hugely entertaining action romance given an A-plus MGM production. The sole surviving print was found in France in 2006; the English titles are restored according to the original script. A gap in the recovered footage is bridged with stills, titles, and footage from the original trailer so the story is complete; the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra provides a lovely score of period photo play music
The heart o' the hills( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wild and independent Kentucky mountain girl saves her mother's land from land sharks, rides with a group of night riders, avenges the murder of her father, and eventually marries her mountaineer sweetheart
The busher( Visual )

3 editions published between 1919 and 1996 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a cornucopia of early and, in many cases, extremely rare baseball films, offering privileged peeks into early twentieth century American lifestyles and values, The Busher is a delightful comedy-drama featuring silent cinema legends Charles Ray, Colleen Moore, and John Gilbert
The merry widow by Franz Lehár( Visual )

12 editions published between 1925 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A showgirl is spurned by her lover, a prince, only to become the widow of a horrible baron. Now that she has money to attract suitors, the prince returns hoping to win her love back
Forbidden Hollywood( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Volume Six turns the spotlight on adultery, alcoholism, prostitution, and racism, issues that the Production Code would soon ban from the screen. The Wet Parade: ... Demon whiskey brings ruin to two families in this all-star adaptation of Upton Sinclair's impassioned novel. Downstairs: ... A philandering chauffer creates havoc in an upper-class household. Mandalay: ... A Russian refugee seeks revenge upon the ex-lover who sold her into slavery. Massacre: ... A college-educated Sioux wreaks vengeance upon the white officials who abused his family and cheated his people."--Container
Star treatment by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

2 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Producers discovered that if they didn't have a star, they didn't have a hit. Creating stars became a business in itself, and soon, the Hollywood Star System was born. From it came such greats as Clara Bow, Lillian Gish and John Gilbert, who inherited the title "Great Lover" from Valentino. The ruining of John Gilbert's career vividly illustrates how producers could make or break a star
Bardelys the magnificent : plus, Monte Cristo : the lost films of John Gilbert( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monte Cristo: "Gilbert is Admond Dantes, a sailor unjustly imprisoned for twenty years, time he spends acquiring education and finesse. Later the accidental heir to a vast fortune, Dantes reinvents himself as the Count of Monte Cristo, and wreaks revenge on those symbols of the decadent monarchy that wronged him."--Container
The Hollywood revue of 1929( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Everybody sing. Everybody dance. Or, failing that, everybody step in place during the famed Singin' in the Rain finale. A torrent of talent takes the screen in the first all-star Talkie Era showcase of heretofore silent-screen players."--Container
La bohème( Visual )

9 editions published between 1926 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mimi, a poor seamstress, and Rodolphe, a struggling playwright, fall in love. When Mimi attempts to help Rodolphe get his play produced, he suspects her of infidelity and she leaves him. Later, a severely ill Mimi returns to the now successful Rodolphe and dies
A woman of affairs by Clarence Brown( Visual )

4 editions published between 1928 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "unlucky-in-love" heroine embarks on a series of amorous adventures
Love( Visual )

5 editions published between 1927 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Russia of Czar Nicholas II, a respectable married woman and mother, Anna Karenina, falls in love with a dashing army officer, Count Vronsky, for whom she gives up everything, only to be cast aside
Desert nights( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Posing as Lord and Lady Stonehill, two diamond thieves hold up the main offices of a South African diamond mine and make off with a fortune in uncut stones, taking with them mine manager Hugh Rand as a hostage. The thieves attempt to make an escape across the desert and become lost in the hot and trackless wastes. They release Hugh from his shackles, and he leads them to safety. The girl reforms, and the man is arrested by the authorities. Hugh and 'Lady' Diana fall in love"--AFI catalog, 1921-1930
Downstairs( Visual )

2 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A philandering chauffeur (Gilbert) creates havoc in an upper-class household
 
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Alternative Names
Gilbert, Jack 1897-1936

John Gilbert acteur américain

John Gilbert actor y director de cine estadounidense

John Gilbert (aktor)

John Gilbert Amerikaans acteur

John Gilbert attore statunitense

John Gilbert Hukllachasqa Amirika Suyukuna mama llaqtayuq aranway pukllaq wan kuyu walltay pusaq

John Gilbert US-amerikanischer Filmschauspieler

Pringle, John 1897-1936

Pringle, John Cecil 1897-1936

Джон Гилберт

Джон Гілберт

Ջոն Գիլբերտ ամերիկացի դերասան

ג'ון גילברט

ג'ון גילברט שחקן אמריקאי

جان گیلبرت (هنرپیشه) فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، و کارگردان آمریکایی

جون جيلبرت

존 길버트

ジョン・ギルバート

約翰·吉爾伯特

Languages
English (147)

German (8)

French (8)

Spanish (3)

Covers
Flesh and the devilMonte CristoBardelys the magnificentStar treatmentBardelys the magnificent : plus, Monte Cristo : the lost films of John Gilbert