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Artcraft Pictures Corporation

Overview
Works: 50 works in 130 publications in 1 language and 1,763 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  History  Silent films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Artcraft Pictures Corporation
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by John S Robertson ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1920 and 2014 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Jekyll, an idealistic London doctor, has a weakness for experiments which take him to the boundaries of human consciousness and experience. When Sir George Carew, father of the girl Jekyll loves, accuses him of being afraid of temptation, he finds a drug which allows him to separate the evil side of his personality from the good; as Edward Hyde, he embarks upon a career of crime
The blue bird Maeterlinck's world famous masterpiece ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1918 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two poor children dream they are searching for the Blue Bird of Happiness with the aid of a magic diamond that reveals the soul of all things
Stella Maris ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1918 and 2000 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A woman, paralyzed from birth and shielded from the world, is cured by an operation
Houdini, the movie star ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Terror Island: A swashbuckling inventor steers his high-tech submarine to a forbidden tropical isle to rescue the father of the woman he loves
Don't change your husband ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The golden chance: Mary, married to an alcoholic and now reduced to poverty, meets a millionaire and may have a chance for a future with him
Amarilly of Clothes-line Alley ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Amarilly is the belle of Clothes-line Alley, a neighborhood near San Francisco's Chinatown. One night after a fight breaks out in the club where she works as a cigarette girl, Amarilly brings an injured socialite home with her. Grateful for her care, he hires Amarilly to clean his apartment and, over time, begins falling in love with her. But when Amarilly is presented at a posh social gathering, the disastrous results fuel the battle of high and low society."--Container
The Toll gate His bitter pill ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In "The toll gate" (1920, 73 min.), William S. Hart stars as Black Deering, a gunfighter and outlaw who, upon escaping from the authorities, flees into the wilderness. Hiding in the cabin of an abandoned woman and her young child, Deering finally finds the possibility of redemption he never dared dream of. His only problem: two posses on his trail and they want blood. Also included is Mack Sennett's famous western parody "His bitter pill" (1916, 20 min.), done in the inimitable Keystone style and viciously lampooning the noble cowboy
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)
The poor little rich girl ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1917 and 1999 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An emotionally neglected child of New York society parents takes refuge in an adventurous dream sequence
True heart Susie ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
True heart Susie (87 min.): Lillian Gish portrays a pure, prim girl who so loves her childhood sweetheart (played by Griffith's most charming hero, Robert Harron) that she sells the family cow to anonymously finance his higher education, only to lose him to a more "modern" woman when he comes home. Griffith is in top form and Gish's performance is one of her best
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
Wild and woolly ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 26 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?
Houdini, the movie star ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Terror Island: A swashbuckling inventor steers his high-tech submarine to a forbidden tropical isle to rescue the father of the woman he loves. The man from beyond: Howard Hillary is a man frozen in the Arctic. He returns to civilization 100 years later to reclaim the love of his live, reincarnated in the body of a young woman
The little American ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1917 and 2007 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young American woman visits her family overseas and witnesses German brutality during World War I
True heart Susie the story of a plain girl ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A minister marries an unfaithful flirt. When his wife dies, he turns to the girl who has always loved him. Griffith is in top form and Lillian Gish's performance is one of her best
Terror island ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1922 and 2008 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A swashbuckling inventor steers his high-tech submarine to a forbidden tropical isle to rescue the father of the woman he loves. The plot, such as it is, involves a ship of sunken pearls, a South Seas trader held hostage for the return of the idol's eye, human sacrifice, television and a most peculiar tribe of Polynesians, in which the men are all African Americans and the women are blondes
The actors ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of Mary Pickford films, as well as clips
The pride of the Clan ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1917 and 2004 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Good of Clan still survives in the primitive life of the Island of Killean off the Scottish coast -- The Spirit of MacTavish, founder of his Clan still reigns supreme and cold religion clothes the hearts where warmth abides." Mary Pickford plays Marget MacTavish, daughter of Donald MacTavish, the last Chieftain of the Clan
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a little girl who is sent to live with her aunts in town because her mother cannot afford to raise all the children alone
 
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