WorldCat Identities

Dana, Viola 1897-1987

Overview
Works: 37 works in 49 publications in 1 language and 296 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Drama  Silent films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Short films  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Commentator, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1995.75, 791.4309
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Viola Dana
The man with the megaphone by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silent film directors were a flamboyant breed--pioneers who invented the art of film direction as they went along. Working conditions were chaotic. Open sets were built side by side and back to back, and live "mood" music was provided according to each star's taste. Despite deafening noise and constant distraction, directors talked their cast through every move and emotion, and from this confusion came great films
The devil's needle & other tales of vice and redemption( Visual )

5 editions published in 2012 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In its continuing effort to showcase the great works of early cinema, Kino Classics, in association with the Library of Congress, launches a new series of releases dedicated to archival rarities-- influential classics that have gone virtually unseen for decades
The adventure of the hasty elopement( Visual )

1 edition published in 1914 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

That certain thing( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A poor girl falls in love with wealthy Graves, the son of a millionaire restaurateur. When Graves declares that he has no intention of going into the family business, his father cuts him off without a dime. With nary a dime between them, Graves and Dana hit upon a moneymaking plan: they'll manufacture box lunches in Dana's kitchen, then sell them to construction workers from the back of her Model T. The box-lunch enterprise blossoms into a big business, driving dad's chain of restaurants into bankruptcy. All is forgiven when Father becomes Graves' junior partner."--Www.allmovie.com
Open all night( Visual )

3 editions published between 1924 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bored Parisian wife decides she wants a caveman-type lover. Her husband and a friend, hoping to cure her, introduce her to a hulking bicycle racer with a jealous girlfriend
Buster Keaton : a hard act to follow by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion of Keaton's career which spanned more than 60 years. Includes scenes from his movies and from television
Vi, portrait of a silent star( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silent film star Viola Dana talks about her career which included being with the Edison Company and being in the first film directed by Frank Capra at Columbia
End of an era by Nightwish (Musical group)( Visual )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout the early to mid-twenties, more and more films were made with synchronized sound and music, but it wasn't until 1927 that Warner Brothers gambled on talking pictures with "The Jazz singer". From that moment on, all that had shaped and created Hollywood was utterly transformed
[Telephone interview with women who starred in silent films]( Recording )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viola Dana talks about Frank Capra as a young man; Billy Dove talks about her films; Blanche Sweet asks how students accept the old films and talks about her early romance with Howard Hughes; Patsy Ruth Miller talks about starting in films at 16
The Innocence of Ruth( Visual )

1 edition published in 1916 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ruth Travers is orphaned and left the ward of an honorable young millionaire, Jimmy Carter, who places her in the motherly care of his housekeeper, Mrs. Jenkins. Ruth's winsome qualities gradually win Jimmy's heart. At the Charity Ball, Ruth meets Edna Morris, the mistress of villainous forger, Mortimer Reynolds, who is contriving to ruin Ruth's virtue. Next day, Ruth has a misunderstanding with Carter, and hastens to Edna's house, where Reynolds plies her with wine and attempts to seduce her. Carter rescues her just in time, and asks her to marry him
Children who labor( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"[The film's] political argument is hung on a credibility-straining family melodrama featuring an industrialist who shuns photographic evidence put before him by an NCLC investigator (who is unobstrusively gathering information at the far left in the opening shot). The industrialist's wife, by contrast is shocked and sympathetic. When their young daughter gets lost during a train trip through a factory town (the location was Paterson, New Jersey), she's taken in by an immigrant family--probably meant to be Italian--that has found mill work only for their elder daughter. The lost child, too, joins the workforce, and 'fate' leads the industrialist, after he buys the mill, to unknowingly become his daughter's employer"--Film notes by Scott Simmon
[A visit to Woodland Hills, the home for retired actors and backstage personnel from Hollywood]( Recording )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reporter Morley Safer visits Woodland Hills, the home for retired actors and backstage personnel from Hollywood and speaks with Regis Toomey, Mae Clark, Rose Robard, Virginia Sale, Mary Astor, Mary Crosby, Viola Dana, and Nat Levine. Retirees discuss their respective careers and reminisce about roles in which they enjoyed. On "Sixty Minutes."
The Butler and the maid( Visual )

1 edition published in 1912 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Frank, the butler, catches his sweetheart, Jennie, the maid, flirting with a delivery boy. He becomes jealous. Back at his work station in the foyer, he tells his troubles to a marble statue. Later he falls asleep and dreams that the statue comes to life. To make Jennie jealous, he breaks his date with her and takes the statue-woman to the ball instead. While they are walking along the street, a policeman stops them to question Frank. He becomes frightened and they begin to run. The statue-woman falls and breaks into a thousand pieces. Just then Frank awakens and is so delighted to see the valuable statue whole, that he forgets his jealousy and makes up with Jennie
Children of Eve( Visual )

1 edition published in 1915 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A melodrama illustrating the Biblical warning: "The sins of the fathers shall be visited upon their children." A money-hungry industrialist who employs child labor in his factory realizes the need for child labor laws and improved working conditions when his daughter dies in a factory fire
The Blind fiddler by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn( Visual )

1 edition published in 1917 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An allegorical tale in which the good fairy returns the sight of a blind fiddler and allows him to find true happiness at last
Vi portrait of a silent movie star( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Viola Dana, star of more than a hundred silent films including many features, reminisces about her career in films which began with the Edison Company in 1913, and finished at Columbia in 1929. She became a leading Metro star and played a variety of roles, many as a comedienne. She talks about her association with Keaton, Arbuckle and her starring role in Frank Capra's first feature That Captain Thing (1928)
The Cossack whip( Visual )

1 edition published in 1916 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A young Russian girl whose father is sent to Siberia and whose sister is killed by the chief of police, escapes to England where she becomes a member of the Russian Imperial Ballet. When she returns home with the ballet troupe, she lashes the chief of police with a cossack whip and escapes with the ballet master to the United States
A hard Act to follow( Visual )

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

The 1988 Education Reform Act made schools in Britain self-governing bodies, whose government funding is based on pupil numbers. This programme asks whether the Reform Act has resulted in greater cooperation among schools, or a detrimental competitiveness and emphasis on aggressive marketing
Portrait of a silent star : movie star( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A documentary portrait of American silent screen star Viola Dana who began her career with the Edison Company in 1910 and starred in more than 100 productions before her retirement in 1929
Threads of fate( Visual )

1 edition published in 1917 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

When his wife, Marcella (Nellie Grant), left Jim Gregory (Robert Whittier) for Giovanni (Fred Jones), a fellow coal miner, Jim's child fell into the kind care of Tom and Sarah Wentworth (Augustus Phillips and Helen Strickland). Her foster parents called the baby Dorothea (Viola Dana). Years later, Marcella and Giovanni after years of prosperity in Italy, have come to grief and move back to America, Jim has become leader of the miners and Dorothea has fallen in love with a young doctor, Grant Hunter (Richard Tucker). Her foster-mother opposes the match, hoping for a more ambitious one, so the arrival of Giovanni in the Pennsylvania mining town pleases Sarah immensely. With an eye on the Wentworth money, Giovanni tries to kidnap Dorothea, but Marcella prevents the deed. Giovanni wanted for his Camorrista activities in Italy, is arrested and Grant wins Dorothea
 
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Children who labor
Alternative Names
Flugrath, Viola 1897-1987

Flugrath, Violet 1897-1987

Flugrath, Virginia 1897-1987

Viola Dana actrice américaine

Viola Dana americká herečka

Viola Dana Amerikaans acteur

Viola Dana Amerikaans actrice

Viola Dana attrice statunitense

Viola Dana US-amerikanische Stummfilm-Schauspielerin

Виола Дана

Віола Дена

ویولا دانا بازیگر آمریکایی

비올라 다나

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