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Emerson, John 1874-1956

Overview
Works: 80 works in 163 publications in 5 languages and 1,836 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Film adaptations  Motion picture plays  Silent films  History  Biography 
Roles: Producer, Author of screenplay, Director, Scenarist, Translator, Librettist, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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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 734 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 182 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 )
14 editions published between 1924 and 1952 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The girl from Missouri ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 98 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
Douglas Fairbanks, a modern musketeer ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 89 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)
Breaking into the movies by John Emerson ( Book )
4 editions published in 1921 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Red hot romance (1922) shooting script by John Emerson ( )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The love expert (1920) shooting script by John Emerson ( )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wild and woolly ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1917 and 2011 in English and held by 36 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?
Douglas Fairbanks, a modern musketeer ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 29 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
Douglas Fairbanks, a modern musketeer ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 28 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
Douglas Fairbanks, a modern musketeer ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 28 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
Griffith masterworks 2 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of films that were directed by D.W. Griffith
The conspiracy by Robert Melville Baker ( Book )
4 editions published in 1913 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Whole town's talking, the by Anita Loos ( )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Gaucho ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 20 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 19 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
His picture in the papers ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1916 and 1998 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comedy about the unconventional son of a vegetarian-food magnate, and his attempts to get his picture in the papers in order to earn his place in his father's million dollar corporation
The mystery of the leaping fish Chess fever ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two short comedies; a satire on Sherlock Holmes which "concerns a professional incident in the life of the world's greatest scientific detective, Coke Ennyday" and unconventional domestic comedy made during the International Chess Tournament in Moscow
Ishāʻat ḥubb ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Arabic and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A romantic farce about an uncle who is trying to marry his shy, serious nephew to his young, outgoing daughter, while his wife is trying to marry their daughter to her own swinging young nephew
 
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Alternative Names
Emerson, Jon
John Emerson
Paden, Clifton, 1874-1956
Languages
English (69)
Spanish (5)
French (4)
Arabic (2)
Italian (1)
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