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Essanay Film Manufacturing Co

Overview
Works: 115 works in 155 publications in 1 language and 1,808 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Biography  Film adaptations 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1995.9.S62, 791.4375
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Most widely held works by Essanay Film Manufacturing Co
Treasures III social issues in American film, 1900-1934 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the years before World War I, virtually no issue was too controversial to bring to the screen. The first American movies were deeply engaged with society, coming from an era when movies and entertainment were intimately interwoven with public debate. As such, they were shown in commercial movie theaters but also in clubs, churches, schools, and everywhere screens could be hung outdoors--from the sides of city tenements to country barns. This archive sends these treasures back into the world, where they found their inspiration. "The City Reformed" deals with the urban problems: poverty, criminality, health, safety, child welfare, and corruption. Gender, family, and the crusade for equal voting rights dominate in program 2, "New Women." Labor struggles and oppression are central to program 3, "Toil and Tyranny." The final program, "Americans in the Making," brings together films confronting immigration, race relations, and wartime home-front sacrifice
Chaplin's Essanay comedies ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of Chaplin's films at Essanay Studios. The tramp: Charlie saves a farmer's daughter from some thieving toughs, but soon learns that her heart belongs to another. By the sea: Charlie's stroll by the sea finds him making enemies with a drunk, a husband and the police. Work: Charlie plays a paper hanger's assistant who is hired to paper a home where peace is replaced with anarchy, culminating with a massive explosion. A Woman: Charlie disguises himself as a woman in order to be near Edna after her father has forbidden her to see him. The Bank: Charlie, the janitor loves Edna, the pretty bank secretary, but her sweetheart is another Charles, the cashier. His regeneration: Chaplin makes a guest appearance in this "Broncho Billy" Anderson drama, as the tramp in a dance hall sequence
Chaplin's Essanay comedies ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Chaplin's Essanay Comedies cinema's greatest comedian was first able to build his screen work around his performance style rather than forcing himself, as before, into Mack Sennett's frenzied Keystone comedy matrix. With this freedom Chaplin evolved in a year from the gag comedian of "His New Job" to the brilliant pantomimist of "A Night Out," "The Champion," "The Tramp" and "Shanghaied" to the profound satirist of "Police." Volume 1 includes: "His New Job," "A Night Out," "The Champion," "In the Park," "A Jitney Elopement" (all 1915)
Chaplin's Essanay comedies ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of Chaplin's films at Essanay Studios. Shanghaied: Hired to shanghai a crew, Chaplin is himself shanghaied and becomes assistant cook aboard a rolling boat. A Night in the show: Chaplin appears in a dual role as a playboy seated in the orchestra and as an obnoxious workman on a night out seated in the balcony. The latter closes the theater down by turning a fire hose on the fire-eating act. Police: The Tramp released from prison meets a former cell-mate and sets out to rob the home of a young woman. Charlie Chaplin's Burlesque on Carmen: Parody of the popular Cecil B. DeMille film Carmen. Triple trouble: Charlie works in the home of an eccentric inventor from whom some German spies are attempting to obtain a formula
Chaplin's Essanay comedies ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of Chaplin's short films at Essanay Studios
The origins of film ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of early feature and short films held by the Library of Congress's Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division that illustrate the history of film from 1900-1926
Charlie Chaplin short comedy classics the complete restored Essanay & Mutual collection ( Visual )
in No Linguistic content and English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of Chaplin's humorous, silent short films produced at Essanay Studios and the Mutual Film Company. v. 7 presents the life of silent film star Eric Campbell, who appeared in many of Chaplin's films as a villain, and follows the life of the actor from Dunoon, Scotland, through his years in the music halls to his short but intense film career and the bizarre final six months of his life before he was killed in an automobile accident in December 1917
Chaplin's Essanay comedies ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of Chaplin's films at Essanay Studios. A night in the show: Charlie plays a duel role of Mr. Pest and Mr. Rowdy both of whom are attending a vaudville performance. Burlesque on 'Carmen': Parody of the popular Cecil B. DeMille film Carmen. Upon release Essany had inserted discarded scenes to lengthen the film. This version restores the film to its intended length. Police: The tramp is released from prison into "the cruel cruel world" where he meets a former cell-mate and sets about to rob the home of a young woman. Triple trouble: This film was released three years after Charlie's departure from Essanay. It was assembled from discarded portions of the films Police, Work, and an abandoned project called Life
The Tramp by Charlie Chaplin ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1915 and 1984 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charlie rescues a girl from robbers and falls in love with her
The Tramp ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1915 and 1976 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comedy in which Charlie Chaplin portrays a fastidious hobo who falls in love with a girl whom he has rescued from robbers, but returns to the road when he discovers that she loves another
Charlie Chaplin festival by Charlie Chaplin ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a windy beach visit, the tramp spars with two men over hats, ice cream, and wives; a sloppy bank janitor with a secret crush on a pretty clerk dreams of being a hero; the tramp is drawn into a scheme to shanghai some sailors on the ship owned by his love's father, and gets put to work himself; Chaplin plays two characters at the theater, who each disrupt the audience and performance in their own--different--ways
Nickelodia ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six rare silent films from the early film-making period of 1911-1915. The main production companies, Biograph, Edison and Vitagraph, are represented here in 15-minute short films. The DVD also includes two more, lengthier films by pioneering film-makers, Thomas H. Ince and G.M. Anderson. All of the films feature well-known stars of the silent era such as Blanche Sweet, Constance Talmadge, Charles Ray, Donald Crisp and G.M Anderson
Chaplin, early masterpieces 1915 to 1917 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nine classic Chaplin films from the period 1915-1917
Charlie Chaplin at Essanay, Part II, 1915-1916 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of Chaplin's films released in 1915 by Essanay Film Company of Chicago
A woman by Charlie Chaplin ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1915 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ruse works too well when Charlie impersonates a woman in order to escape the clutches of the angry father of the girl he is courting
His new job by Charlie Chaplin ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Charlie Chaplin is mistaken for the property man, disaster befalls a Hollywood production. Musical sound track added
Broncho Billy shorts ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three silent short films starring Broncho Billy Anderson, and a trailer for Sinister Cinema
Max Linder comedies ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
(The three 'must-get-theres') "Max Linder's laugh out loud parody of ... "The three musketeers" is full of sight gags, tongue-in-che[e]k humor and bizarre anachronisms."--Container
The making of Broncho Billy ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1913 and 1999 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In The making of Broncho Billy (10 min.), a man gets harassed by the local cowboys. He learns to defend himself and wounds his former taunter, in a gunfight. In Broncho Billy and the greaser (15 min.), Billy faces Mexicans and Native Americans who wish to kill white settlers. In Hoodoo Ann (64 min.), an orphan girl struggles to overcome the curse that she believes has been placed on her
Charlie Chaplin at Essanay ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of Chaplin's films at Essanay Studios. His New Job: Charlie applies for a job as an actor at a film studio. The Champion: Pint-sized Charlie defeates the bone-crushing champion prizefighter with the able assistance of his bulldog. The Tramp: Chaplin portrays a fastidious hobo who falls in love with a girl whom he has rescued from robbers. A Woman: Chaplin dresses in women's clothes, shaves his moustache and woos and wins Edna's father
 
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Alternative Names
Essanay Film Mfg. Co.
Essanay Studio
Essanay Studios
S & A
S and A
Languages
English (48)
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