WorldCat Identities

Schenck, Joseph M. 1877-1961

Overview
Works: 215 works in 600 publications in 1 language and 10,210 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Parodies, imitations, etc  Silent films  Comedy films  Fiction  Biographical films  Historical films  Anthology films 
Roles: Producer, Attributed name, Production personnel, Author, pmn, Printmaker, Director, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The General by Buster Keaton( Visual )

70 editions published between 1926 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnnie loves his train ("The General") and Annabelle Lee. When the Civil War begins he is turned down for service because he's more valuable as an engineer. Annabelle thinks it's because he's a coward. Union spies capture The General with Annabelle on board. Johnny must rescue both his loves
Our hospitality by Buster Keaton( Visual )

20 editions published between 1923 and 2011 in English and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our hospitality: A New York man returns to his southern antebellum home to find himself embroiled in a longstanding feud between his family and that of the woman he loves. Sherlock Jr.: Dramatizes the uproarious exploits of a meek theater projectionist turned amateur sleuth
Steamboat Bill, Jr by Charles Riesner( Visual )

28 editions published between 1923 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Steamboat Bill, Jr.] Follows the adventures of a spoiled young man forced by his father to learn the ropes of riverboating. [Convict 13] Keaton struggles for survival inside prison walls. [Daydreams] Keaton tries to find his niche by trying out various professions
The navigator by Buster Keaton( Visual )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The navigator] Keaton stars as Rollo Treadway, an inexperienced lad of extraordinary wealth, and surprisingly little common sense, who finds himself adrift on an immense 500 ft. yacht. [The boat] A slapstick comedy about the adventures of a land-lubber and his family in their homemade sailboat. [The love nest] Buster sets out to sea, forlorn about a lost love
The general Cops ; Playhouse( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The general] A locomotive is beloved by its engineer, who sets out to win the Civil War single handedly. [The playhouse] A comedy in which Keaton plays a stage manager, an actor, a monkey and other parts. [Cops] A comedy of errors in which Buster Keaton attempts to win his sweetheart's hand in marriage by becoming a successful businessman. His exploits climax in a chase with an entire police precinct
College by Buster Keaton( Visual )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(College) Ronald is an idealistic freshman who attends Clayton College in pursuit of higher learning, but finds himself instead embroiled in a war of athletics as he fights for the heart of his beloved coed, Mary. (The electric house) Buster turns an ordinary dwelling into an automated funhouse. (Hard luck) A suicidal Buster makes a final effort at fitting in with society at a swank country club. (The blacksmith) Mechanical mayhem is wrought in a blacksmith's shop
Seven chances by Buster Keaton( Visual )

12 editions published between 1925 and 2011 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The balloonatic: Buster is carried by hot air from a cityside amusement park to the rustic country where he ineptly struggles for survival and again somehow manages to stumble into romance
Battling Butler by Buster Keaton( Visual )

14 editions published between 1921 and 2011 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Battling Butler] Alfred Butler, un homme délicat, est faussement pris pour "Battling" Butler, une boxeur renommé. [The haunted house] Buster se réfugie dans un manoir qui s'avère être hanté. [The frozen North] Buster vit de nombreuses péripéties dans le Grand Nord canadien
Abraham Lincoln by D. W Griffith( Visual )

21 editions published between 1930 and 2012 in English and held by 325 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
Three ages by Buster Keaton( Visual )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Three ages] Romantic misadventures from the dawn of man in the Stone Age, through the gladiatorial arenas of Ancient Rome to the city streets of the American Jazz Era. A clever parody of D.W. Griffith's Intolerance. [The goat] Keaton is mistaken for a nefarious gunslinger named Dead Shot Dan. [My wife's relations] A comedy of domestic turmoil that seems to reflect some of the tensions between Keaton and the Talmadges, his real life in-laws at the time
Go West by Buster Keaton( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Go West] A hapless young man, heeding the expansionist call of Horace Greeley, idealistically hops a freight train to meet his destiny. [The scarecrow] Follows the unhealthy competition between roommates vying for the attentions of a young lady. [The paleface] Buster helps a Native American tribe defend their land from greedy developers
The saphead by Buster Keaton( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The Saphead] Bertie, the spoiled son of a powerful Wall Street financier, pursues his individuality in a series of comic misadventures. [The high sign] Buster becomes unwittingly involved in a radical secret society known as the Blinking Buzzards. [One week] Keaton and his bride inherit a do-it-by numbers pre-fab house, only somebody has mixed up the numbers
The call of the wild by Jack London( Visual )

5 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hollywood legend Clark Gable stars in this soaring adaptation of the celebrated Jack London novel. Jack Thornton is a prospector who travels the Yukon in search of gold. When Jack buys Buck, a strong and loyal sled dog with part-wolf ancestry, their thrilling adventure through the Alaskan wilderness begins
The general The playhouse ; Cops( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remastered version of the Keaton classic in which he plays an engineer unable to register for service during the Civil War because he is needed to run his train. Instead, he inadvertently becomes a hero without enlisting
Buster Keaton( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Buster Keaton's 19 classic silent short comedy films
The best Arbuckle/Keaton collection( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 12 originally silent films with English intertitles and added musical accompaniment
Sherlock Jr. and, Three ages( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widely regarded as one of the most visually inventive silent comedies ever made, Sherlock Jr. offers fast-paced slapstick as well as a brilliant deconstruction of the filmmaking process. Keaton stars as a movie theater projectionist who dreams of becoming a super-sleuth and , in one breathtaking sequence, literally steps into the screen to bring his fantasies to life
Arbuckle & Keaton( Visual )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Out West] Arbuckle's first attempt at movie parody, poking fun at the already cliched cowboy western. The film also contains some heavy racism
Arbuckle & Keaton( Visual )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Back stage] This film contains many of the routines Buster used in the "Three Keatons" stage act, and can rightly be called the first Keaton directed film
Born to be bad by Lowell Sherman( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A childless couple agree to take a boy into their home after his mother is declared unfit. The mother is determined to take advantage of the man and tries to blackmail him. In the end, selfless love and charity are celebrated in this heartwarming movie
 
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Alternative Names
Joseph Schenck

Joseph Schenck produttore cinematografico russo

Joseph Schenck US-amerikanischer Filmindustrieller

Schenck, Joe 1878-1961

Schenck, Joseph 1878-1961

Schenck, Joseph M.

Джозеф М. Шенк

Шенк, Джозеф

ジョセフ・M・シェンク

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