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Universal Film Manufacturing Company

Overview
Works: 119 works in 164 publications in 2 languages and 3,446 library holdings
Genres: Silent films  Drama  Short films  Documentary films  History  Social problem films  Comedy films  Nonfiction films  Musical films  Animated films 
Roles: Photographer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Universal Film Manufacturing Company
Treasures III : Social Issues in American Film, 1900-1934( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 376 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
TR's funeral at Oyster Bay, 1919( Visual )

4 editions published in 1919 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Views of Christ Episcopal Church, the funeral procession, and Youngs Memorial Cemetery during the funeral of Theodore Roosevelt on January 8, 1919, in Oyster Bay, N.Y. Medium close shot of specially delegated New York City mounted police guards, followed by hearse, passing on road in front of church; long shot at church entrance of flag-draped casket being placed in hearse, with line of funeral procession autos parked behind, and crowds on church lawn; closer shot from different angle of casket as it is borne through church entrance to hearse, with flag-bearer following behind, and Rev. George E. Talmadge, pastor of Christ Episcopal Church and reader at the simple service, visible in street beside hearse; long shot in cemetery of casket being shouldered and carried up steep pathway to grave site, preceded by Rev. Talmadge and followed by TR's son, Archie Roosevelt, in uniform, and other family members; close shot at what appears to be train station of the following men in attendance at the funeral: General Peyton C. March, Army Chief of Staff; Vice-President Thomas R. Marshall (1913-1921), official representative of the U.S. Government at the funeral; and Rear Admiral Cameron M. Winslow; close shots in crowd at cemetery of TR's friend, Major-General Leonard Wood; and Oscar S. Straus, Secretary of Commerce and Labor in TR's Cabinet (1906-1909)
Perils of the new land : films of the immigrant experience (1910-1915)( Visual )

2 editions published between 1910 and 2008 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

« This two-disc DVD set features The Italian (1915) and Traffic in Souls (1913), two riveting and important social dramas of the American silent screen from the earliest years of feature-length cinema, when movies were more dedicated to advocacy and reform than to escapist entertainment. First released near the end of a long period of unrestricted emigration from Europe to the United States, these two films depict new immigrants to America and the hazards that await them. Both are honored with inclusion in The National Film Registry (which selects up to twenty-five “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant films” each year). In addition to the features, this set presents three theme-related bonus films from the pioneer Edison company: Police Force, New York City (1910), The Call of the City (1912), and McQuade of the Traffic Squad (1915). The enclosed booklet contains reproductions of original promotional materials and photos for each film. »--
Blind husbands ; The Great Gabbo by Erich Von Stroheim( Visual )

3 editions published between 1919 and 2003 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blind husbands: Tells the story of a love triangle between a self-absorbed husband, his neglected wife, and her opportunistic lover
The origins of film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 3: America's First Women Filmmakers: 1. How men propose -- 2. Matrimony's speed limit -- 3. A house divided -- 4. Too wise wives -- 5. The Dalys -- 6. The phone call -- 7. The other woman -- 8. Letter to David -- 9. Overnight delivery -- 10. Trouble brewing -- 11. Don't blame David -- 12. Sara's lesson. Origins of the Gangster Film: 1. The narrow road -- 2. Alias Jimmy Valentine -- 3. Detective Doyle on the case -- 4. Ten years in Sing Sing -- 5. Pardoned -- 6. A new man -- 7. The new vault -- 8. Under suspicion -- 9. Tipping his hand
Outside the law by Tod Browning( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Outside the law", Lon Chaney in a dual-role, stars as a kind-hearted Confucian and also as a murderous underworld figure. The two characters represent light and darkness, weighing upon the conscience of the film's protagonist, Molly, who must choose between them. In "Shadows", Chaney stars as a Chinese laundryman who becomes involved in extortion
Twenty thousand leagues under the sea by Jules Verne( Visual )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jules Verne's science fiction classic about sea monsters
20,000 leagues under the sea( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story concerns a team of scientists investigating a series of naval disturbances who find the culprit is the Nautilus, a submarine piloted by Captain Nemo, a hate-driven renegade seaman
Traffic In Souls by George Loane Tucker( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An early social commentary on the New York sex trade, this film attempts to sensationalize prostitution, especially forced prostitution. Featuring a number of characters and sub-plots, the film is presented as if it were a documentary
Outside the law ; Shadows( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Outside the law", Lon Chaney in a dual-role, stars as a kind-hearted Confucian and also as a murderous underworld figure. The two characters represent light and darkness, weighing upon the conscience of the film's protagonist, Molly, who must choose between them. In "Shadows", Chaney stars as a Chinese laundryman who becomes involved in extortion
The trey o' hearts : a motion-picture melodrama by Louis Joseph Vance( Book )

4 editions published in 1914 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under the crescent by Nell Shipman( Book )

4 editions published in 1915 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traffic in souls : or, while New York sleeps by George Loane Tucker( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An early social commentary on the New York sex trade, this film attempts to sensationalize prostitution, especially forced prostitution. Featuring a number of characters and sub-plots, the film is presented as if it were a documentary
The Heart of humanity by Allen C Holubar( Visual )

3 editions published between 1919 and 2002 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of Canadian family, whose peaceful life is shattered by World War I. Follows the five brothers as they battle the Germans in Europe
White tiger( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Count Donelli, assisted by his beautiful daughter, Sylvia, and his accomplice, Roy Donovan, steals a fortune in gems from a wealthy clergyman. Wanted by the police, the trio retreats to a remote mountain cabin. A deep fog of mistrust descends on the cabin and the three become unhinged, as each crook suspects his partners of scheming to make off with the treasure
Mosquita muerta( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marcelo y Sofia son un joven matrimonio que se aman, pero ambos sospechan de la fidelidad del otro. Accidentalmente Marcelo descubre algunos preservativos en la bolsa de Sofia. En realidad son para la hermana menor de él, pero éste cree que el hallazgo confirma sus sospechas y guarda uno como evidencia. Sofia descubre el preservativo en la cartera de su marido y da por hecho de que está siendo engañada. Pepe, primo de Marcelo, se hace pasar por él para conquistar a una alocada chica, lo que complicará aún más este divertidisimo enredo
Sweet liberty( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

College history professor Michael Burgess has his life and town turned upside down when a film company arrives to make a movie out of his best-selling book on the American Revolution
How Mosha came back( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This short provides an interesting early example of a Jewish screen character: the nebbish who dreams of physical prowess. The character, Moshe, is sad about not winning the heavyweight championship and decides on a rematch. Introduced at the fight as weighing 98 pounds, Moshe is afraid when the "champ" is introduced at 240 pounds. When his "second" administers dope via a syringe, Moshe, who has been losing up to that point, defeats the champ and is the hero. Then he wakes up and realizes it was all a dream"--Container
Foolish wives by Erich Von Stroheim( Visual )

2 editions published in 1922 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Russian emigre leases a villa near Monte Carlo after WWI, and poses as a count in order to take advantage of women, with the aid of two of his mistresses pretending to be his cousins, attempts to swindle unsuspecting women and citizens in Monte Carlo. They hatch a scheme to ingratiate themselves with the American ambassador and his gullible wife. Mrs. Hughes wants some excitement, and he seduces her. While the Count relates his sob story about needing 90,000 francs to Mrs. Hughes, the maid in jealousy sets the house on fire. Both escape the flames, but the Count does not escape his just desserts"--IMDb
The squaw man( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Captain Wynnegate leaves England and heads out West after accepting the blame for embezzling charity funds though knowing that his cousin Sir Henry is guilty. After many lonely months he marries an Indian girl, Nat-U-Rich, and together they have a son. The first feature film made in Hollywood, California, then a rural area."--Container
 
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