WorldCat Identities

Apfel, Oscar 1879-1938

Works: 39 works in 52 publications in 1 language and 1,251 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Silent films  Short films  Historical films  Biography  Biographical films  Juvenile works  Children's films  Animated films 
Roles: Actor, Attributed name, Director, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1993.5.A1, 791.430973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Oscar Apfel
Edison : the invention of the movies by Thomas Alva Edison( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commercial motion pictures were invented at the Edison Laboratory between 1888 and 1893. Perhaps none of the component parts were strictly new, but the ability of Edison and his staff to reorganize them for a specific purpose was an extraordinary cultural achievement. In 1894, Edison was the sole producer of motion pictures in the world. Many Edison films continue to be impressive as the company employed such accomplished early directors as John Collins and Alan Crosland
Abraham Lincoln( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The struggle: An intimate drama of an American man who falls victim to the debilitating affliction of alcoholism
Five star final( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Early in this brisk dramedy, a jaded newsman laments that some reporters furnish the manure while some grow the flowers. Editor Joe Randall's newspaper is suddenly in the manure biz. To increase readership and revenues, he's pressured against his principles to come up with a sensationalist tale or two. So Randall revisits a love-nest murder of years past. Circulation soars. But living people - real people - involved in the story are victimized. Randall could never imagine the tragedy to follow."--Container
The passer-by( Visual )

1 edition published in 1912 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty days at hard labor( Visual )

1 edition published in 1912 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The squaw man( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 42 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
Abraham Lincoln by D. W Griffith( Visual )

5 editions published between 1930 and 2012 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of the life of Abraham Lincoln
Shopworn( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Class conflict ensues when a waitress and a wealthy college student fall in love and his mother doesn't approve
Hell's highway( Visual )

2 editions published between 1932 and 2015 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers subjected to the brutality of a Southern chain gang risk their lives plotting an escape
The man who played God( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After losing his hearing, wealthy concert pianist Montgomery Royale finds meaning in life by using his lip-reading skills to help others
Edison : the invention of the movies( Visual )

1 edition published in 1918 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two hours of interviews with archivists and early cinema scholars. Over two hundred scans of artifacts from MoMA's Edison Collection never available to the public before: stills, script fragments, interoffice memos, and promotions. 140 complete films
The house of Rothschild( Visual )

2 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the rise of the Rothschild financial empire founded by Mayer Rothschild and continued by his five sons. From humble beginnings the business grows and helps to finance the war against Napoleon, but it's not always easy, especially because of the prejudices against Jews
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. in It's tough to be famous( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After heroically saving his crew from disaster aboard a navy submarine, Scotty McClenahan becomes an overnight celebrity. Lucrative job offers roll in. Banquets, newspapers and ticker-tape parades hail him. Advertisers want his endorsements. Passersby want his handshake. Meanwhile, a buzz saw of a press agent keeps events snapping and spiraling. And Scotty, too private a man to enjoy the adoring glare of the public eye, feels he is 'walking a tightrope on roller skates.'
Family collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rage of Paris: A romantic comedy about a beautiful French model, jobless and stranded in New York, and her plot to marry a wealthy businessman
Shadows of the Orient( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Judge Avery's daughter Viola (Ester Ralston) is arrested in a police raid on Chinatown's most notorious gambling casino. Facing public disgrace and her father's anger, Viola romances immigration officer Bob Baxter (Regis Toomey) who provides an alibi for her. Baxter is drawn to Viola but also sees her as a source of information about the casino boss's white slavery ring. As Baxter's attention becomes clouded with infatuation, Viola must keep the inquisitive detective at bay. Owning a debt of silence to the casino's owner, King Moss (Sidney Blackmer), Viola finds herself ensnared in a dark web of Western intrigue and Oriental crime. Growing feelings for Baxter drive Viola into danger and she is kidnapped as a pawn in Moss's elaborate underworld scheme"--Container
Nut farm( Visual )

2 editions published between 1935 and 2005 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A former drug store owner wants to buy a nut farm, but his wife is more interested in financing a motion picture
The call of the Klondike( Visual )

1 edition published in 1926 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

When thieves attack Norton Mitchell, a mining engineer, and steal his car in the Mojave Desert, Burt Kenney and his daughter Violet come to his aid. While recovering from his wound, he and Violet fall in love. Burt notices this romance and drives Mitchell back into town. Since he has lost his job, Mitchell decides to try his luck in the Alaska gold mines. Kenney also heads for Alaska, where he falls ill. Mortimer Pearson, a lecherous mining boss, offers to Violet to transport her father to Dawson for the necessary operation in return for greater intimacy. Lightning persuades Mitchell to follow her and he rescues her master, Mort Downing. They become successful mining partners. Pearson's thugs kill Downing for their claim and leaves evidence to implicate Mitchell. He escapes from jail, saves Violet from Pearson, but Pearson's goons trap them in a cabin. Lightning brings help from town and rescues them
The world and the flesh( Visual )

1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hollywood Boulevard( Visual )

1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"As actress Eleanore Whitney makes footprints in the wet concrete outside [Grauman's] Chinese Theatre, washed-up star John Blakeford strolls nonchalantly down Hollywood Boulevard and enters the Cafe Trocadero. There he telephones his agent, desperate for work, then holds a loud, fake conversation to convince onlookers that he is in demand. After telling Gary Cooper and other friends that he is doing 'magnificently, ' Blakeford's account at the Trocadero is closed because of overdue bills. Publisher Jordan Winslow approaches Blakeford and offers him $25,000 for a ghostwritten, serialized autobiography to appear in his gossip magazine, Modern truth. At home, Blakeford begins to dictate his thoughts and tells Martha, his maid, that only two women have truly been important in his life: his ex-wife Carlotta, and his lover, Alice, who broke his heart. Despite the author's complaints, Winslow orders the memoirs 'spiced up' and turned into The life and loves of John Blakeford. While in New York and then Malibu, California, Winslow's wife Alice worries that her husband will learn of her affair with Blakeford twelve years earlier when he reads Blakeford's memoirs. In Santa Barbara, Blakeford's daughter Patricia, who owns a flower shop with her mother, meets a vacationing scenarist from Occidental Studios, Jay Wallace. Jay falls in love with Pat, who explains that she hates Hollywood, having lived there with her estranged father until she was twelve. Although he claims to live a monk's life, Jay fails to convince Pat that their romance could work despite Hollywood. Winslow's venture with Blakeford, meanwhile, has been so successful that he is financing a new film vehicle for him at Occidental. During a visit to the Mission in Santa Barbara, Pat finally decides to accept Jay's proposal. To distract temperamental Occidental actress Flora Moore, Jay, the most junior author at the studio, is sent to rewrite her latest part. Later, at a loud nightclub, Hollywood couples, including the slightly intoxicated Jay and Flora, are photographed by reporters. Intending to punch the nightclub's bouncer, Jay unintentionally slugs Blakeford, and the incident appears in the newspaper. Pat and Jay end their engagement, and she asks her father to cancel the publication of his memoirs before exposing his family. Blakeford begins to realize the hurt he has caused, but Winslow refuses to terminate their contract. Alice asks Blakeford to spare her and shoots him when he insists he has no choice but to write of their relationship. After Winslow takes his wife away, Pat tells him that she and Jay still plan to marry. No one is aware of how badly Blakeford has been hurt. Later, when the police find Blakeford, Pat is arrested. Jay discovers that a dictaphone recorded the confrontation between Alice and Blakeford and blackmails Winslow into ending the memoirs. The recovering Blakeford then claims the gunshot wound was a self-inflicted accident, thereby exonerating both Pat and Alice"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Hot Saturday( Visual )

1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Alternative Names
Oscar Apfel Amerikaans acteur (1878-1938)

Oscar Apfel attore, regista e sceneggiatore statunitense

Oscar Apfel cinéaste américain

Oscar Apfel director de cine estadounidense

Oscar Apfel US-amerikanischer Schauspieler, Regisseur, Drehbuchautor und Produzent

Оскар Апфель

اسکار آپفل فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، و کارگردان آمریکایی

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