WorldCat Identities

Emerson, John 1874-1956

Overview
Works: 90 works in 214 publications in 4 languages and 2,520 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Children's films  Educational films  Biographical films  History  Nonfiction films  Juvenile works  Silent films  Animated films 
Roles: Producer, Director, Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Restager , Film editor, Librettist, Translator
Classifications: PN1997, 973.7092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about John Emerson
 
Most widely held works by John Emerson
San Francisco by W. S Van Dyke( Visual )

16 editions published between 1936 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Barbary Coast saloon keeper and a Nob Hill impresario are rivals for the affections of a beautiful singer, both personally and professionally in 1906 San Francisco
Abraham Lincoln by D. W Griffith( Visual )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The struggle: An intimate drama of an American man who falls victim to the debilitating affliction of alcoholism
The whole town's talking; a farce in three acts by John Emerson( Book )

17 editions published between 1924 and 1952 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild and Woolly( Visual )

15 editions published between 1917 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rich young Easterner who has always wanted to live in "the Wild West" plans to move to a Western town
The girl from Missouri by Jack Conway( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eadie's not easy, but she'll get her man! ... Just point her in the direction of New York's millionaires! Fresh from Missouri, plucky and ambitious Eadie Chapman ... intends to bag a rich hubby without abandoning her virtue. Just act like a lady, she tells gal pal and fellow huntress Kitty ... at a swanky soirée. 'If they wanted ladies, ' Kitty says, 'they'd be home with their wives.'"--Container
The Mystery of the Leaping Fish( Visual )

13 editions published between 1916 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Douglas Fairbanks came from Broadway to the movies in 1915 when high salaries were luring well-known stage actors to the new feature-length pictures. Although most of these performers failed to 'register' on camera and returned to New York, Fairbanks quickly became a supernova. His energetic, optimistic character, his ingratiating smile, his graceful, acrobatic stunts (he did his own), clever writing, and accomplished staging rapidly made Fairbanks one of the most admired stars in the world. The Mystery of the Leaping Fish (1916), a modern-dress comedy, was directed by Christy Cabanne and John Emerson; it stars Fairbanks, Bessie Love, and Allan Sears. Fairbanks plays Coke Ennyday, a cocaine-using scientific detective investigating an opium-smuggling scheme, in this satire of the Sherlock Holmes stories
His Picture in the Papers( Visual )

10 editions published between 1916 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Douglas Fairbanks came from Broadway to the movies in 1915 when high salaries were luring well-known stage actors to the new feature-length pictures. Although most of these performers failed to 'register' on camera and returned to New York, Fairbanks quickly became a supernova. His energetic, optimistic character, his ingratiating smile, his graceful, acrobatic stunts (he did his own), clever writing, and accomplished staging rapidly made Fairbanks one of the most admired stars in the world. His Picture in the Papers (1916), a modern-dress comedy, was directed by John Emerson and written by Emerson and Anita Loos; it stars Fairbanks, Clarence Handyside, and Rene Boucicault. Fairbanks pursues his romantic love while getting involved with a gang of criminals and a train chase
Douglas Fairbanks, a modern musketeer( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1916's "His Pictures In The Papers" features Douglas as the meat-loving son of a vegetarian food magnate who finds love with an equally carnivorous young woman. It is also a wry and prescient commentary on fame and the lengths some will go to in order to achieve it. Also from 1916, "The Mystery Of The Leaping Fish" is probably the most unconventional film Fairbanks ever appeared in, as it features him as the cocaine-addicted detective "Coke Ennyday." It was co-scripted by Tod Browning and features a flair for the bizarre he would put on ample display when directing "Dracula" and "Freaks" in the early 1930s. "Flirting With Fate" also features some darker-hued humor in its story of a depressed artist who arranges to be killed just before finding good fortune. The final film from 1916, "The Matrimaniac, " co-stars Constance Talmadge in a comic tale of the lengths a young couple will go to in order to tie the knot. The delightful "Wild And Woolly" has the Wild West-obsessed Douglas finding that the Old West does not require as much taming as he once surmised. Similarly, "Reaching For The Moon" chronicles Doug's realization that the life of a European monarch is not the fairy tale he once believed it to be. It is also an interesting comment on America's perceptions of World War I-era Europe with its depiction of a continent dominated by an unending number of assassination plots and murky counterplots. "The Modern Musketeer" demonstrates the limits and the advantages of living life according to a naive sense of chivalry exemplified by D'Artagnan. Its 17th century prologue provides a window into the sort of costume roles Doug would be playing in the years ahead. "When The Clouds Roll By" from 1919 is notable for its more surreal elements including an incredibly original and complicated dream sequence. 1920's "The Mollycoddle" and 1921's "The Nut" offer two final opportunities for Doug to display his athleticism in a modern setting. "The Mollycoddle" is almost a prototype of "North By Northwest" with Doug as a foppish American "corrupted" by the soft life in Europe who is mistaken for an American agent by a gang of ruthless smugglers. "The Nut" is an amusing film featuring Doug as an eccentric inventor whose efforts to help a young woman in her reform campaign go awry. The final film in the set, "The Mark Of Zorro, " was shot prior to "The Nut." Its overall success with critics and moviegoers convinced Doug that he should focus his efforts on producing similar period adventures--M. Boxwood (Amazon)
Reaching for the Moon( Visual )

2 editions published between 1917 and 2014 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Douglas Fairbanks came from Broadway to the movies in 1915 when high salaries were luring well-known stage actors to the new feature-length pictures. Although most of these performers failed to 'register' on camera and returned to New York, Fairbanks quickly became a supernova. His energetic, optimistic character, his ingratiating smile, his graceful, acrobatic stunts (he did his own), clever writing, and accomplished staging rapidly made Fairbanks one of the most admired stars in the world. He produced 3 films for Artcraft/Famous Players-Lasky Corp., including Reaching for the Moon (1917), starring Fairbanks, Eileen Percy, and Richard Cummings. Fairbanks is a factory worker who discovers he is the heir to the throne of a small European kingdom and his struggle to secure the inheritance
Douglas Fairbanks, a modern musketeer( Visual )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reaching for the moon: A daydreaming clerk discovers that he's of royal blood; A modern musketeer: Ned Thacker is born during a Kansas cyclone and is thus imbued with the spirit of adventure
How to write photoplays by John Emerson( Book )

5 editions published between 1920 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breaking into the movies by John Emerson( Book )

6 editions published between 1921 and 2013 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Griffith masterworks 2( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gaucho( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second title is a strange little comedy featuring Coke Ennyday, a cheerfully addicted cocaine-using "scientific detective" (in a parody of Sherlock Holmes), and his pursuit of a gang of opium smugglers
Retour de flamme by D. W Griffith( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents seminal films in the early development of motion pictures in France and the United States with each film preceded by extensive optional historical commentary
The conspiracy by Robert Melville Baker( Book )

8 editions published between 1912 and 1913 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The love expert (1920) : shooting script by John Emerson( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red hot romance (1922) : shooting script by John Emerson( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whole town's talking, the by Anita Loos( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
San Francisco
Alternative Names
Emerson, Jon

John Emerson

John Emerson Amerikaans toneelschrijver (1874-1956)

John Emerson amerykański aktor, scenarzysta, reżyser i producent filmowy

John Emerson Filmmaker

John Emerson sceneggiatore e regista statunitense

Paden, Clifton 1874-1956

Джон Емерсон

Джон Эмерсон

Эмерсон, Джон

ג'ון אמרסון

جان امرسون

ジョン・エマーソン

Languages
English (101)

Spanish (5)

French (4)

Italian (1)

Covers
The girl from Missouri