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K.E.S.E. (Firm)

Overview
Works: 39 works in 42 publications in 1 language and 55 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History 
Classifications: PR2802.A2,
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Most widely held works by K.E.S.E. (Firm)
Cartoon classics ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six silent era animated films, three with music scores
Kidnapped ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1917 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Miser Ebenezer Balfour attempts to cheat his nephew David from the boy's rightful inheritance by having unscrupulous ship captain Elias Hoseason kidnap the lad for the purpose of selling him as a slave in the Carolinas. David manages to escape from the ship where he had been incarcerated, along with Alan Breck, a gentleman outlaw who had boarded the ship when it hit the small boat in which he had been journeying. David was fleeing from slavery, Breck from being the victim of robbery and murder. After a series of adventures in the Scottish Highlands, the two, having fought and made up, return to England where they restore David's estate to him, and Breck leaves to take up the cause of his exiled Stuart king
Antony and Cleopatra ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1917 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After conquering Egypt, Antony sends for Cleopatra, who has been told by an oracle that she will have great power over Antony. Antony travels to Alexandria to see Cleopatra again, and becomes obsessed with her. Octavius, Antony's Roman wife, threatens the vengeance of Rome against Antony after he spurns her in Egypt. Charmian, a slave who has saved Antony's life by warning him about Cleopatra's scheming courtiers, is put to death by a jealous Cleopatra. The Roman Senate declares Antony a traitor, and when he is defeated in battle by Octavius, he commits suicide. Cleopatra tries unsuccessfully to entice Octavius, and kills herself. Octavius returns triumphant to Rome. Photographed in Rome and Egypt
Gold and diamond mines of South Africa ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1917 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows how gold and diamonds are extracted from the earth and processed in the province of Transvaal in South Africa. Pictures gold mining operations at the Joch Mine near Johannesburg and diamond mining operations at the Premier Mine in the town of Cullinan. Includes street scenes of Johannesburg and of Kimberley, the center of the world's largest diamond mining operations
The Customary two weeks ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1917 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The young advertising manager for the Eclipse Tool Company tries to have the company owner reinstate an old man whom the ad manager has seen his supervisor fire. The supervisor then fires the ad man who goes west to make his way in a rival company and achieves such success that he is rehired at Eclipse as general manager and also wins the heart of the supervisor's secretary
The Half-back ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1917 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A college drama about an honest and intelligent farm boy from Maine during his first year at Hillton Academy near New York, where he overcomes the obstacles set in his way by a mean-spirited rival for football honors and enables his team to win the important game of the season and also manages to win an academic scholarship. Football game filmed during an actual high school game at the Orange Playground, Orange, N.J
The Luck of Roaring Camp ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1917 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The men of a rough Western mining camp adopt a baby whose mother, a half-breed Indian, dies after having wandered through the winter snows. Three years later the luck of the camp runs out. A half-breed Indian, seeking revenge for having been chased away from the camp, kidnaps the child, but is stopped by the camp gambler. In the ensuing fight, the child is thrust aside and picks up a gold nugget, thus discovering a new vein of gold ore. The half-breed is killed, and all ends happily for the miners
In love's laboratory ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1917 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Jimmy Burton, an inventor, becomes heavily indebted while seeking to produce a perfect safety match, and unsuccessfully tries to borrow money from his cousin Charles. Charles' fiancée Ellen is interested in the match experiments. When she discovers that Charles is unfaithful, she forges a thousand dollar check from Charles to Jimmy, enclosing it in a letter which tells Jimmy to hold the letter over burning sulphur when he succeeds. The burning of the letter reveals a hidden message to Jimmy from Ellen indicating her affection for him
The Legend of the willow plate ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1917 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A dramatization of a Chinese legend in which two lovers, who were forbidden marriage by the woman's father, elope to a beautiful island; the angry father follows them and burns down their home, but the gods take pity on the lovers and turn them into white doves so that they may escape the flames. A willow plate frames the scenes, and the interior titles are rhymed
Knights of the square table, or, The grail ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1917 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A drama about a gang of delinquent boys, the Wharf-rats Motherless Knights Erring of the Square Table, and the events that cause their transformation into a good Boy Scout troop. The story revolves around the dreams of criminal Robert Haddon's son Richard ("Pug") about the search for the Holy Grail, Pug's formation of the gang when his father is killed by Detective Michael Boyle, and the activities of the Pine Tree Patrol Boy Scout troop. The Boy Scouts befriend the gang, and their leader David Scudder heals the gang leader's wound which was inflicted when he was forced to be the accomplice of two criminals. The gang then forms their own Scout troop with Detective Boyle as their leader
Light in darkness ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1917 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Two ex-convicts marry in violation of California parole laws. An understanding sheriff presents their story to the governor, who, after some hesitation, grants them full pardons
Gathering bananas and cocoanuts ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1917 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Shows island inhabitants in Jamaica as they cut, gather, and wrap bananas and load them on wagons which oxen carry across the Rio Grande to trains bound for the northern market. Shows men climbing coconut trees and pushing the fruit to the ground where men chop the hard covering off the coconuts
The Heart of the hills ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1916 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Hester Madgwick, daughter of an English nobleman, was kidnapped as a baby, and consecrated to the service of a heathen god in India. Years later, Hester is sent by the Indian seditionists to recover a sacred ruby which had come into the possession of her father at the time of her kidnapping. Hester forgets her mission after falling in love with Dennis, her father's estate manager, and wishes to be released from the service of the god. Sir Madgwick dies, apparently of heart failure, and Hester is named chief beneficiary of his will. When Hester's drunken half-brother Eric has a friend break into his father's coffin to obtain the sacred ruby which was buried with him, the friend remarks that Sir Madgwick was poisoned. Suspicion points to Hester who is being held captive by the Indian Karaji. Hester makes a daring escape from a window, and returns to prove her innocence. Scotland Yard rounds up the seditionists, and the servant Ali reveals that Madgwick feared being buried alive, so he had Ali promise to put a vial of poison in his coffin. As the film ends, Dennis and Hester embrace. Set in India and England
The Ghost of old Morro ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1917 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Nefarious Mother Morro is a disreputable innkeeper who charges smugglers protection money. After she procures a fruit dealer's innocent young daughter for Coast Guard Captain José's debauchery, Morro's beloved and purely innocent convent-reared daughter Mercedes meets and falls in love with the lecherous José. To avenge her daughter's stolen innocence, Morro hires an assassin to kill José, but Mercedes overhears the murder plans and offers her life to the assassin in order to save José. When Morro sees her daughter's body thrown over the cliffs, she becomes demented, and throws herself to her death also, taking José with her. On moonlit nights, Mother Morro's ghost haunts the Morro castle. Story set in Cuba. Violent scenes include a man having his tongue cut out, a strangling, and fist fights between Morro and a man
The Master passion ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1917 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A melodrama about a woman who leaves her wealthy husband and child for an operatic career in Paris, becomes a famous prima donna, and later sacrifices her artistic talents and her pride to save her daughter from an unhappy marriage to a duke who has been having an affair with the mother; eventually the husband and the wife are reunited
The midnight ride of Paul Revere ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1917 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A historical drama of Paul Revere's ride, with scenes illustrating the text from the poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Nature's perfect thread spinner ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1917 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Depicts the life cycle of a silk worm, emphasizing the spinning of the cocoon. Includes a mating sequence
Musty's vacation ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1917 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Musty Suffer endures various tortures at the office of a beauty doctor, whose equipment includes an iron foundry, in order to get his features changed to resemble those of a man whose photograph is on a meal ticket in Musty's possession; when Musty emerges several feet taller and with a much higher forehead, he returns to the restaurant which honors the ticket only to find that it has gone out of business
Farmer Al Falfa's wayward pup ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1917 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Farmer Al Falfa's dog smokes the farmer's pipe and buries it when he gets sick; chases the farmer's ducks; and fights with the farmer's valuable game cock
Crystals and their beauties ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1917 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Shows the formation of various types of crystals made from table salt, tin, silver, acetamide, and other materials. The resulting crystals resemble fireworks, skyrockets, maps of city streets, tree branches, bayonets, and stars
 
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Alternative Names
KESE
Kleine-Edison-Selig-Essanay Service
Languages
English (22)