WorldCat Identities

Apfel, Oscar 1879-1938

Works: 37 works in 46 publications in 1 language and 1,039 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Film adaptations  Biography 
Roles: Actor, Attributed name, Director, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1993.5.A1, 791.430973
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Most widely held works by Oscar Apfel
Edison the invention of the movies ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 685 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 by D. W Griffith ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 180 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
Five star final ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 55 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 squaw man ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 38 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 passer-by ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1912 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thirty days at hard labor ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1912 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
D. W. Griffith's Abraham Lincoln ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1930 and 1998 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Directed by D.W. Griffith, this Lincoln effort was one of the great talking films of the post-silent film era. These brief vignettes about Lincoln's early life include his birth, early jobs, his affair with Ann Rutledge, his courtship of Mary Todd and the Lincoln/Douglas debates. His presidency and the Civil War are followed in more detail, and the film concludes with the assassination."--Container
The house of Rothschild ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the rise of the Rothschild financial empire founded by Mayer Rothschild and continued by his five sons
Shopworn ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Class conflict ensues when a waitress falls in love with a wealthy college student
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. in It's tough to be famous ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Family collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 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 2 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
The world and the flesh ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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 Midnight Limited ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1926 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
Way back home ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1900 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Rural drama about farmers in Jonesport, Maine. Farmhand David, son of "Runaway" Rose, is in love with his employer's daughter, Mary Lucy
Peer Gynt ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1915 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Bowery ( Visual )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"In the Gay Nineties, on New York's Bowery, known as the 'livest mile on the face of the globe, ' Chuck Connors, the owner of a saloon which boasts the 'largest schooner of beer, ' finds that his rival, Steve Brody, has thrown a mushmelon at his window. After the happy-go-lucky Steve explains that he threw the melon on a dare, Chuck is about to fight him when they learn of a fire in Chinatown. Both men call upon their volunteer fire brigades, and they wager $100 on which will be the first to throw water on the fire. Although Steve gets there first, he finds Chuck's young pal, Swipes McGurk, sitting on a barrel over the fire hydrant so that Chuck's brigade can use it first. The rival fire fighters get into a tremendous fight and soon lie scattered in the street and gutters as the fire reduces the building to a smoldering ruin. Steve vows to get even, but when two hoodlums, Slick and Googy from Jersey City, offer to kill Chuck for $500, Steve fights them. When Chuck becomes the manager of heavyweight prizefighter Bloody Butch, Steve bets Chuck $500 that his own fighter, whom he calls 'the Masked Marvel, ' can beat him. After the 'Marvel' knocks out Bloody Butch with one punch, he is revealed to be boxing legend John L. Sullivan. When Chuck sees a naìˆve girl, Lucy Calhoun, about to accept a proposition from Slick and Googy, he warns them not to 'hawk' girls in his place. Lucy thanks Chuck and explains that she is homeless and looking for work. Chuck takes her to his apartment, where he lives with Swipes, and lets her sleep there. In the morning, he is pleasantly surprised, while Swipes is annoyed, to find that Lucy has cleaned up the place and cooked breakfast. Later, Chuck finds that Swipes has locked Lucy in a closet and spanks him. Humiliated before Lucy, Swipes packs and leaves. That night, Steve invites Swipes to move in with him. Steve then tries to make love with Lucy, thinking she is Chuck's mistress. She bites his hand, drawing blood, and after he apologizes, he asks if he can call on her. They soon fall in love, and Steve reveals his ambition to run a saloon bigger than Chuck's. When two brewers offer to back him if he can bring his name into prominence, Steve decides to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge as a stunt. After Chuck bets his saloon against a free burial that Steve won't make it alive, Steve gets a life-sized dummy made up to look like him and arranges for Swipes to throw it off the bridge at the time of the jump. As an estimated crowd of 100,000 gathers at the bridge, Swipes finds the dummy missing. Despite Swipes's pleas, Steve vows to make the jump anyway, so that no one can say he didn't take a dare. Meanwhile, Chuck tries to calm down Carrie Nation and her band of women, who have come to tear down his saloon with axes and hatchets. When he sees Steve lifted in a parade after making the jump, however, Chuck encourages the reformers to destroy the saloon, which they do. Steve soon opens the saloon again, and when war is declared against Spain, Chuck enlists to get away from the Bowery, where he is no longer a big shot. When he returns to his apartment to pack, he finds that Swipes has moved back. After Slick and Googy tell Chuck that Steve did not jump from the bridge and show him the dummy, Chuck demands his saloon back. Steve denies using the dummy, and they have a long fight on a barge in the river to settle their differences. After Chuck returns victorious, he is arrested for assault and battery with intent to kill. Steve, however, refuses to implicate him. In Steve's hospital room, he and Chuck begin another fight, but Swipes stops them and urges them to become friends. After they shake hands, Chuck dares Steve to join him in Cuba. At a parade for departing soldiers, Chuck tells Lucy to kiss Steve goodbye, and after she does, she also kisses Chuck. The men lament not being able to say goodbye to Swipes, but they soon see, to their delight, that he is hiding in an artillery box on the supply wagon just ahead of them"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
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