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Maloney, Leo 1888-1929

Works: 28 works in 33 publications in 1 language and 95 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Short films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Western films  Action and adventure films  History  Experimental films  Social problem films  Fiction 
Roles: Director, Actor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Leo Maloney
Treasures III : social issues in American film, 1900-1934( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second program in a series of 48 movies that helped change America. During the first decades of the 20th century no issue was too controversial for movies ... from prohibition to abortion, unions, atheism, the vote for women, worker safety, juvenile justice, homelessness and immigration, these films became the catalyst for social change
Nickelodia( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peeping Pete: Farce about two hot-headed, pistol-packing Italians
Knight of the trail( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reformed by his love for Molly, the Mystery Bandit recovers her savings and wins her heart
The man from Texas( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man from Texas: "Learning his sister's husband has deserted her, Texas arrives to find her dead. When he finds him abusing Moya Dalton, Texas kills him in a gunfight. Attracted to Moya, Texas stays on. After foiling a stage robbery he becomes Sheriff. But then Moya is kidnapped."--Maurice VanAuken,
Films of Leo Maloney( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four rare Leo Maloney short subjects from the Range Rider Series
The hazard's of Helen( Visual )

2 editions published in 1915 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The mid-1910s saw the rapid rise onscreen of an energetic 'new woman:' the daring and resourceful heroines at the cneter of such multi-episode serials as The perils of Pauline (1914), The exploits of Elaine (1914-15), The ventures of Marguerite (1915-16), and others. In each incident-packed episode, a woman fought fiendish criminals or averted horrendous catastrophes. More than any other serial, however, the remarkable 119-episode Hazards of Helen (1914-17) was an adventure of the workplace, conveying a no-nonsense feminism that subsumed overt politics within action stories about a woman's capacity to do her job, and then some! The hazards of Helen consisted of relatively self-contained episodes (it was thus more a series than a strict serial) and the Kalem Company promoted it as leaving audiences 'with no to-be-continued feeling.' The series was unified primarily by Helen's job as a railroad telegraph operator at a remote western depot, where she was usually the only woman in a man's world. As if caught in some Sisyphean time warp, for more than two years, Helen would begin each weekly episode with the men around her presuming that as a woman, she must be too weak or incompetent to fulfill her job, and then she would end most episodes having proved herself the fearless savior of the company. A week later, she would take up her workaday job again, all her earlier heroism forgotten by everyone onscreen. Our previous DVD set, More treasures from American film archives, includes episode 26, The wild engine, in which the dispatcher who hires Helen gets a warning from his boss in the reel's only dialogue intertitle, 'Women cannot use their heads in case of emergency and if you employ her, I shall hold you entirely responsible.' Episode 13, The escape on the fast freight, originally released on February 6, 1915, and seen here in a 2006 Library of Congress restoration, is an even more action-packed gender-employment parable. After the gunpoint theft of cash from a strongbox in her care, Helen is dismissed by letter: 'Dear Madam: effective today: Male operators only will be assigned to Ferndale Station on account of recent robbery.' After she hands over her keys to a polite male replacement, her brief despondency, giving her time to stop and smell the flowers, seems a reaction not only to losing her job, but to having allowed this excuse for management to limit options for female employment generally. The social case of The hazards of helen was always argued through exceptional stunts, and this time 'Helen hits on a desperate expedient' after she spots the tramp-robbers escaping onto a passing train. Reviews often focused less on the stories than on the stunts, and the New York dramatic mirror led off its review of The escape on the fast freight with a description of Helen's method of catching the thieves: 'This week's thriller in The hazards of Helen series is a drop by Helen Holmes from a bridge to a moving freight train and there are no cushions to ease the fall or assurances that she won't drop in between the cars.' The railroad was long perceived as representing male realms, of technological advance, land conquest, financial empire, and (in the movies especially) phallic power, which Helen's job requires her to master. The telegraph had developed in the nineteenth century alongside the railroad as the corresponding communication technology for bridging long distances. Women had worked as telegraph operators right from the start in the 1840s, if always in a distinct minority. As seen in this episode's first shot, Helen's routine job would include receiving train orders (to change speed, move to a siding, pick up freight) from a central dispatcher by telegraph and conveying them to the crews. In 1915, there were about 12,000 female telegraphers nationwide, about 20 per cent of the profession, but less than 3 per cent of railroad telegraph operators were women. Still, as the magazine Electrical world had noticed, 'Far out on the western plains, whenever there is a [rail]road station, almost invariably the traveler sees a pretty lace or muslin curtain at the window, ' indicating, that is, that the telegrapher-agent was female. In the West, the majority of railway telegrapher positions available to women were at such isolated depots as Helen's in the fictional 'Ferndale.' In the movies, at least, these lonely places could also hardly be more dangerous, a disaster cropped up every week! Helen is played in this episode, and for most of its first 47 others, by 22-year-old Helen Holmes, who had come west from Indiana as a teenager with he rmother and sisters to ranch for several years in harsh, arid lands near Shoshone, California, not far from Death Valley. About the expectation for dangerous stunts each week in The hazards of Helen, she said, 'If we do not go ahead and do them, what would the pictures be like? Sometimes I do feel a little hesitation about doing something daring, but then I only think twice and go ahead.' From a trade-paper report it is known that Helen Holmes was also the codirector of this episode, along with Leo Maloney, who plays the lead tramp-robber, the one Helen tackles as he tries to escape along the boxcar roof. The usual director of the series at this time was Holmes's husband, J.P. McGowan, but he had been injured in early January 1915 (the production was dangerous even for the crew) and was hospitalized with both legs in casts. (After McGowan and Holmes left the series in October 1915, most of the remaining episodes were directed by James Davis, who plays the other tramp-robber here, with an actress who changed her name to 'Helen' Gibson.) According to a January 16, 1915, article in Moving picture world, 'At present, Miss Holmes is managing the company. ... She writes scripts and does most of the work.' In a revealing parallel with the way that her character's abilities were forgotten each week, Helen Holmes's managerial and directorial roles go unacknowledged in this episode's credits"--Treasures III brochure notes by Scott Simmon
Lost treasures of the west( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Squaw's love (1911, silent film, 13 min.): A glimpse of life, love and jealousy amidst the American Indians
Steel shod evidence( Visual )

1 edition published in 1923 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Girl and the game( Visual )

1 edition published in 1916 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Helen and Storm are each given one third interest in the Superstition Mine. Rhinelander receives a letter from Spike stating that "Lefty" has confessed that he killed Helen's father; Spike will be released from jail. Seagrue's mind is set on regaining the Superstition Mine. In order to meet Spike, Helen plans to accompany Rhinelander on his trip to make the quarterly payment on the mine. Learning of Rhinelander's planned arrival, Seagrue plots to steal the money. Two culprits sent by Seagrue, Ward and Adams, board the train carrying Helen and Rhinelander. The culprits purchase a bag like Rhinelander's and then switch bags. After debarking, the thieves are put in jail when they cannot produce a key to permit a policeman to search the bag. Helen leaves Rhinelander at the hotel to go meet Spike. When Rhinelander discovers the switched bags, he has Helen bring securities, but Seagrue demands cash. When Ward and Adams are released from jail, Rhinelander, who is outside the jail, recognizes his bag. The pursuit of the two thieves involves Helen's leaping from one train to another where Ward and Adams have taken refuge. Helen gets the bag and jumps from the train but is overtaken by the culprits. Spike rushes to her assistance, and Helen, Spike and Rhinelander hurry off to pay Seagrue
The unsuspecting stranger( Visual )

1 edition published in 1923 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mistaken orders : in dangers path by Helen Holmes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Helen Barton is ever trying to keep the peace between her strict father, Vice-President of the C & E Railroad, and her Jazzy brother Vincent. But when Vincent causes too much mischief he is given one final chance to prove himself responsible: take a job as operator at the rough and tumble Hynes station. Meanwhile Helen's childhood sweetheart Tom Lawson has been appointed railroad dispatcher. But when Vincent finds himself in trouble with the Hynes bully Tony Sharkey an important switching order that will keep a passenger train out of peril is sure to be missed! Will disaster be averted, can Helen and Tom save her brother and get the real troublemaker?
Lost, strayed or stolen( Visual )

1 edition published in 1923 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Girl and the game( Visual )

1 edition published in 1916 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Seagrue, angry over his failure to secure a right-of-way through Las Vegas, seeks revenge; Spike, the victim, is imprisoned. When Seagrue discovers that the rich ore vein of the Superstition Mine punches out, he plots to trick Rhinelander into purchasing the mine. Bill and Lug, some of Seagrue's gang, plot to steal a car of rich ore which was included in the sale to Rhinelander. One of two guards overpowered by Bill and Lug escapes to inform Rhinelander of the theft. Helen and Storm go in pursuit of the thieves. When they overtake the train carrying Bill and Lug, Helen leaps from a wagon to the moving train. A desperate battle rages between the trainmen and the crooks. Bill and Lug are finally overpowered and taken to the Superstition Mine by Helen and Storm
Alexandre Dumas' The three musketeers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

D'Artagnan is a naive and ambitious farm boy who yearns to join the Musketeers, the elite regiment of guards under King Louis XIII. Riding into 1625 Paris on the back of a weathered plowhorse, the young rapscallion quickly wins the respect and friendship of the Musketeers' most valiant trio in a breathtaking display of a acrobatic swordsmanship. When Queen Anne is maneuvered into a political scandal by the devious Cardinal Richelieu, D'Artagnan and his bons hommes embark on a treacherous race across France, to England and back to regain a precious brooch that will save the queen's honor and the future of their nation
The Girl and the game( Visual )

1 edition published in 1915 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This chapter begins with Helen Holmes, age 3, being saved by an orphan newsboy (Storm) when the little girl runs in front of a miniature train. One day several years later Helen receives a message from her father, the president of a railroad, stating that he will be arriving on engine no. 18 with guests. Meanwhile, Storm, who has become a fireman on the railroad presided over by General Holmes, is on engine no. 245 which loses its air pump. The crew tries to bring the train in by using the hand brakes but cannot control the long drag of cars. When the rest of the crew, realizing they are in the path of no. 18, decides to cut the caboose loose to escape, Storm doggedly insists on remaining with the engine. Helen learns of the danger and makes a heroic effort, which includes a leap on horseback into a river, to prevent a collision. Helen reaches a switch just in time to change the course of the runaway train and save the lives of those on both trains
The Girl and the game( Visual )

1 edition published in 1916 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this chapter Seagrue is told by the Las Vegas council that because Rhinelander has a right-of-way through the city, another cannot be granted. When Rhinelander's original copies of the right-of-way are destroyed in a fire, Helen and Storm go to Las Vegas with a note to secure certified copies. Seagrue accidentally sees Rhinelander's note. Seagrue and his gang then steal the book containing proof of Rhinelander's deed from the Recorder's office. Spike is able though to tear out the pertinent pages by distracting Bill, one of Seagrue's gang. When Seagrue learns the pages are missing, he sends Bill to fetch Spike. An argument ensues when Bill finds Spike. Meanwhile, a bullet goes off from a rifle being cleaned nearby. As Bill dodges the passing bullet he strikes his head on an awning cleat, and a crowd of laborers accuses Spike of shooting Bill. When the crowd tries to storm the jail to lynch Spike, a telegram is sent to Rhinelander to bring help. The sheriff tries to sneak Spike away from the jail but is spotted and takes refuge in a building, handcuffing Spike to a post. A fire breaks out and Spike is stranded in the burning building, but Helen and Storm rush through the flames to his rescue. When it is learned that Bill's injury is not a bullet wound, Spike is released. Helen sees the stolen record book in Seagrue's room and Seagrue is arrested as Spike produces the important pages from his shirt
The Girl and the game( Visual )

1 edition published in 1916 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Helen is to drive the last spike to open the Superstition cut-off. A drink-sodden and defeated Seagrue seeks revenge and tells 2 members of his gang, Ward and Adams, to get rid of Spike and Storm. At the cut-off the 2 culprits, after tying Spike and Storm, plan to throw their victims into empty ore cars to be filled at the mine. Spike manages to escape while Storm is being carried to the railroad tracks. When Spike tells Helen of Storm's plight, she jumps into the cab of a train in an effort to reach the mine in time and save Storm, who has by this time been put in an ore car. Helen reaches Storm and saves him by turning the dumping key of the car to enable Storm to drop through the bottom just as the chute from the mine is opened. Seagrue learns his plans have miscarried and again plots revenge. That evening Helen entertains to announce her engagement to Storm. Seagrue is accidentally shot and killed by Ward and Adams. The killers are pursued by Spike, Storm and Helen. At a railroad crossing Ward and Adams' car is hit by a train, killing them. Later Spike reads an account of Helen and Storm's marriage
New women : program 2( Visual )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Smoked out( Visual )

1 edition published in 1923 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Here's your men( Visual )

1 edition published in 1922 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Alternative Names
Leo D. Maloney acteur américain

Leo D. Maloney Amerikaans acteur (1888-1929)

Leo D. Maloney attore statunitense

Lleo D. Maloney

Maloney Leo 1888-1929

لئو دی ملانی فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، و کارگردان آمریکایی

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