Sennett, Mack 1880-1960
Most widely held works about Mack Sennett
Most widely held works by Mack Sennett
King of comedy by Mack Sennett ( Book )
22 editions published between 1954 and 2000 in English and French and held by 551 libraries worldwide
W.C. Fields 6 short films ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 388 libraries worldwide
This compilation of films pays tribute to America's cantankerous comedy genius, W.C. Fields. Legendary one-liners and slapstick routines are preserved in these early shorts that chronicle the development of Fields' irascible screen persona.
Saved from the flames 54 rare and restored films 1896-1944 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 204 libraries worldwide
"A unique and wonderful collection of 54 rare and restored short films from the inflammable years of cinema. Movies were once made on nitrate film stock, which has a chemical composition similar to gunpowder and is highly vulnerable to fire and decay. This remarkable seven-hour anthology, organized in eight thematic groups over three DVDs, presents amazing treasures from the vaults of Lobster Films in Paris and from the Blackhawk Films Collection, rescued during half a century of gathering movies from the nitrate era."--Container.
Tillie's punctured romance ( Visual )
42 editions published between 1914 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 170 libraries worldwide
A country maid falls for a con man who steals her money. Charlie plays a city slicker and the Keystone Cops capture him after a boat chase.
Slapstick encyclopedia ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
Showcases the early comedy shorts of the film industry.
Chaplin at Keystone ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
Charlie Chaplin came to Mack Sennett's Keystone Studios late in 1913 as a little-known British vaudevillian. After a year, he had not only established his Tramp character, he also learned to write and direct his own films and achieved public recognition as a star comedian. The Chaplin at Keystone collection contains over thirty of Charlie Chaplin's greatest works.
Lost Keaton sixteen comedy shorts, 1934-37 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
In 1934, Keaton signed a contract with Earle W. Hammons' Educational Pictures, which specialized in comedy short subjects. This move was a return to his roots, crafting a stream of two-reel comedies in rapid succession, as he had done in the early 1920s, when he first refined his cinematic craft. Contains all sixteen films made at Educational Pictures.
In the beginning film comedy pioneers ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
A survey of once important, now forgotten but still funny vaudevillians, stage actors and novelty acts that gravitated to the film world during the first fifteen years of the century. Their work in front of the camera inspired the first wave of film comedy.
Keystone by Dave Douglas ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2005 and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Fatty and Mabel adrift tells the story of Mabel and Fatty. When Mabel refuses Al's offer of marriage to accept Fatty's, Al vows revenge, hiring Brutus Bombastic's gang to execute it. Soon Mabel and Fatty and their house are floating out to sea, and it's up to Teddy the dog to get through to the Keystone Kops.
W.C. Fields, world's funniest man ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
W.C. Fields stars in three comedy films. In the first he poses as a golf instructor at a fashionable hotel. The second is about a day in the life of a dentist. The third is based on an earlier stage sketch satirizing an old melodrama, Stolen bonds.
Keystone tonight! Mack Sennett comedies ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Mack Sennett's influence as producer and director at the Keystone Studios refined the comedic art form. This volume presents a sampling of rare treats from Sennett's incubator of comic insanity, and offers a composite image of the "Sennett style."
Tillie's punctured romance Mabel's married life ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
In "Tillie's punctured romance," Chaplin as a big city golddigger plots to fleece Tillie of her abundant riches, but fails to anticipate the thunder of her wrath once his ignoble intentions are exposed. In "Mabel's married life," Charlie must confront a beefy prizefighter to win back his wife Mabel.
The extra girl ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1923 and 2008 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
"Sue Graham lives in the tiny hamlet of River Bend. When her parents refuse to let her marry her sweetheart, Dave Giddings, she enters a movie contest and wins. But Sue finds stardom in Hollywood very elusive and winds up working in the wardrobe department at a studio. She convinces her parents to sell everything they have to join her in Hollywood, but they are taken in by a swindler and lose all their money. Giddings comes out to help Sue get a better job, but she is determined to track down the swindler and get the money back. Eventually she is successful and everyone returns to River Bend."--Janiss Garza, All Movie Guide.
Hollywood cavalcade ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1939 and 2008 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Molly Adair is a toiling stage actress in New York City. She aspires to make it big in the fledgling motion picture business. As the years pass, Molly's star continues to rise. Hollywood director Michael Linnet Connors discovers Molly and takes her from a Broadway understudy to a 1913 Hollywood star. She marries her co-star thinking Connors is not in love with her. Connors fires both of them, damaging his career.
W.C. Fields' comedy bag ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
W.C. Fields stars in three comedy films. In the first he poses as a golf instructor at a fashionable hotel. The second is a comedy about a day in the life of a dentist. The third is based on an earlier stage sketeh satirizing an old melodrama, Stolen bonds.
Blue melodies ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Eight mini musicals featuring landmark performances by the legends of jazz and blues.
The fatal glass of beer ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1933 and 2007 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
W.C. Fields' famous vaudeville skit satirizes an old melodrama, Stolen bonds. One of Sennett's most famous sound films.
Landmarks of early film ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1994 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
A compilation of the very earliest films from the first projections of moving images to the advent of the feature film, an area of film history often underseen, underappreciated and understudied. Includes films from Pathe frénes, Vitagraph Co., Biograph Co., and Keystone Film Co. Includes films by Thomas Edison, Louis Lumière, Edwin S. Porter, George Méliès, Charles Pathé, Ferdinand Zecca, Max Linder, D.W. Griffith, and Henry Lehrman.
The Keystone comedies ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
A collection of early "slapstick" comedies produced by Mack Sennett for the Keystone Film Company.
The best of Chaplin ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
One of the most recognizable faces in the history of cinema, his renowned acting, directing, composing, and writing career spanned more than fifty years. He was an Academy Award winning silent screen star. He left a legacy that modern artists and filmmakers still study today. A comprehensive collection that pays tribute to Hollywood's greatest star.
Animated films Biography Canada Circus Comedy films Comedy films Criticism, interpretation, etc. Dentists Documentary films Drama Feature films Feature films Fiction films Films France Ghosts Golf History Impostors and imposture Industrial films Jazz Juvenile works Keystone Film Company Man-woman relationships Margaret Herrick Library Motion picture actors and actresses Motion picture producers and directors Motion pictures Mountain people Music Musical films Musicals Nonfiction films Normand, Mabel,--1894-1930 Police Political films Pool (Game) Promotional films Sennett, Mack,--1880-1960 Short films Short films Silent films Silent films Slapstick comedy films Swindlers and swindling Tramps Trick films United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired World War (1914-1918)
Sinnott, Michael, 1880-1960
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