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Artcraft Pictures Corporation

Overview
Works: 49 works in 134 publications in 1 language and 1,765 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Silent films  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Artcraft Pictures Corporation
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by John S Robertson( Visual )
10 editions published between 1920 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 485 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 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This fantasy was adapted from Maeterlinck's symbolist drama in which two children set out to look for the blue bird of happiness. Tourneur's cinema was based more on pictoralism than editing, a sophisticated blend of the theatrical and the cinematic. The creation of a subjective world through theatrical design is comparable to Caligari (1919). However Tourneur's film is impressionistic in design and use of effects (painted sets are combined with location settings) while Caligari is claustraphobic in its committment to expressionistically painted sets
Stella Maris ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1918 and 2000 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pickford in a double role as a wealthy and beautiful handicapped girl who has been sheltered from life, and as an homely orphan abused by the alcoholic woman who employs her
Houdini, the movie star ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 143 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 111 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 )
5 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
Douglas Fairbanks, a modern musketeer ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 95 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 Toll gate His bitter pill ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 94 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
The poor little rich girl ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1917 and 1999 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the unhappy life of the young daughter of wealthy parents who is never allowed to play with other children and is restricted to a suffocating world of servants and tutors
True heart Susie the story of a plain girl ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hoodoo Ann (64 min.): An orphan girl (Mae Marsh) yearns for acceptance and love. Although the plot is a tangle of coincidences, there are many fine touches, including a spectacular orphanage fire, two bedtime kiss sequences, an off-screen first kiss, an extended movie-within-a-movie, and the final wedding scene
Wild and woolly ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1917 and 2011 in English and held by 35 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 31 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
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
The little American ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1917 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young American woman agrees to help the French against Germany in WWI, but when she arrives in France, she finds her aunt has died and her lover is fighting for the Germans
Terror island ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1922 and 2008 in English and held by 20 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 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poor little rich girl: Gwen's family is rich, but her parents ignore her and most of the servants push her around, so she is lonely and unhappy. Her father is concerned only with making money, and her mother cares only about her social position. But one day a servant's irresponsibility creates a crisis that causes everyone to rethink what is important to them
The pride of the Clan ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1917 and 2004 in English and held by 14 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
Hell's Hinges The toll gate ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two of Hollywood's first great Westerns, both starring William S. Hart. In Hell's Hinges, when a young minister arrives in Hell's Hinges, Blaze Tracey, the notorious outlaw, is transformed into goodness, not by religion, but by the sight of the minister's sister, Faith. In The toll gate, outlaw "Black" Deering escapes after being captured during a train robbery, finds and kills the man who betrayed him, and finally wins the respect and admiration of the sheriff by deliberately casting away his freedom in defense of a young woman and her child
 
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