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Emerson, John 1874-1956

Overview
Works: 84 works in 189 publications in 4 languages and 2,049 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Film adaptations  Short films  Fiction  Comedy films  Biographical films  Historical films  History  Horror films 
Roles: Producer, Author, Author of screenplay, Director, Scenarist, Film editor, Librettist, Translator, Restager
Classifications: PN1995.9.M27, 791.4372
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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 )

14 editions published between 1936 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Barbary Coast saloonkeeper 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 )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln: An episodic biography of the 16th President of the United States focusing on Lincoln's personal tragedies as well as his great accomplishments
The whole town's talking; a farce in three acts by John Emerson( Book )

19 editions published between 1924 and 1952 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Douglas Fairbanks, a modern musketeer( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 120 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)
The girl from Missouri( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 106 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
Wild and woolly( Visual )

13 editions published between 1917 and 2011 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeff Hillington, a New Yorker and heir to a railroad, loves the wild west. However he imagines it as it was in the 1880s. When he decides to take a trip to Bitter Creek, Arizona, his father arranges that everything will look like it did in 1880, but to protect everyone from accident, everybody packing a pistol will only carry blanks. The local Indians hear of the charade and attack the town with real bullets. It falls to Jeff to get from the saloon to his cache of arms through a hail of bullets, get arms back to the townfolk, and subdue the uprising. Does true love await his heroism?
Breaking into the movies by John Emerson( Book )

5 editions published between 1921 and 2010 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His picture in the papers( Visual )

8 editions published between 1916 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 32 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 English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His picture in the papers: A young man can marry his sweetheart only if he becomes famous enough to have his picture printed in the paper; Mystery of the leaping fish: A satire on Sherlock Holmes which concerns a professional incident in the life of the world's greatest scientific detective; Flirting with fate: A struggling artist whose heart is broken when his sweetheart is promised in marriage to someone else
The mystery of the leaping fish( Visual )

8 editions published between 1916 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 28 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
Griffith masterworks 2( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of films that were directed by D.W. Griffith
Douglas Fairbanks, a modern musketeer( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The matrimaniac: Jimmy Conroy wants to marry Marna Lewis. However, Mr. Lewis has chosen another man for his daughter to marry. So Jimmy and Marna board a train in an attempt to elope, with her father in hot pursuit; Wild and woolly: Jeff Hillington is the extremely naive son of a wealthy Eastern family -- he loves the old west so much that he virtually lives it in his room. When his father sends him to Arizona on business, Jeff expects it to be the place he read about in dime-store novels, and to appease him, the townsfolk put on a wild west show that turns real
Douglas Fairbanks, a modern musketeer( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 27 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
Reaching for the moon( Visual )

3 editions published between 1917 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 26 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
The Gaucho by Richard Jones( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 25 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 20 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 )

5 editions published in 1913 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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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Alternative Names
Emerson, Jon

John Emerson

John Emerson amerykański aktor, scenarzysta, reżyser i producent filmowy

John Emerson Filmmaker

John Emerson sceneggiatore e regista statunitense

Paden, Clifton 1874-1956

Джон Эмерсон

ג'ון אמרסון

جان امرسون

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The girl from MissouriBreaking into the movies