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Brenon, Herbert 1880-1958

Overview
Works: 66 works in 126 publications in 3 languages and 1,242 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Children's films  Juvenile works  Animated films  Film adaptations  Drama  Fantasy films  Action and adventure films  Historical fiction  Musical films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author, Performer, Other
Classifications: PS3545.I345, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Herbert Brenon
The bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder( Book )

1 edition published in 1928 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several interrelated people die in the collapse of an Inca rope bridge in Peru. A friar who has witnessed the tragic accident inquires into the lives of the victims, seeking some sort of answer to why each of them had to die
Lon Chaney collection( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unknown (63 min.): Alonzo is an armless knife thrower and marksman for a circus, but he's hiding a secret that will lead to murder and betrayal
Peter Pan by Walt Disney( Visual )

10 editions published between 1924 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Betty Bronson stars as Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up, who charms Wendy and her brothers to fly with him to Never Never Land. On this island of dreams and magic, they struggle to rescue the Lost Boys from Captain Hook and his band of pirates, encountering along the way the delightful fairy Tinkerbell, a man-eating crocodile, and a band of valiant Indians"--Container
Dancing mothers( Visual )

14 editions published between 1926 and 2010 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during the 1920's flapper era, a wealthy family is torn apart when the wife discovers that her husband is cheating on her. The shock opens her eyes for the first time to the selfishness and shallowness of her daughter and husband
Peter Pan( Visual )

10 editions published between 1924 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Betty Bronson stars as Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up, who charms Wendy and her brothers to fly with him to Never Never Land. On this island of dreams and magic, they struggle to rescue the Lost Boys from Captain Hook and his band of pirates, encountering along the way the delightful fairy Tinkerbell, a man-eating crocodile, and a band of valiant Indians"--Container
The actors. Rare films of Clara Bow( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mantrap: A young woman's flirtatious nature leads her to romantic adventures at a back woods outpost along the Canadian border in the 1920's
Beau geste( Visual )

5 editions published between 1926 and 2014 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beau Geste (Colman) and his two brothers join the French Foreign Legion to avoid causing embarassment the family after taking the blame for a jewel theft
War brides by John Clayton Calhoun( )

1 edition published in 1916 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beau ideal( Visual )

4 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story concerns the efforts by Foreign Legionnaire Otis Madison (Lester Vail) to locate his childhood chum John Geste (Forbes). The two men are reunited in the Arabian desert, where Geste is doing penance in a stockade reserved for discredited Legionnaires. --
The actors( Visual )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Spanish dancer (silent): A dancing gypsy girl wants to become a countess
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens( Visual )

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

One of the first talking versions of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, the story of the orphan who falls among thieves and villains but comes at last to his rightful heritage
Girl of the Rio( Visual )

3 editions published between 1932 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Mexicana, Mexico, just over the American border, Dolores, a beautiful cafe singer called The Dove, attracts the attention of the very rich Don Jose Maria Lopez y Tostado, who brags to her that he is the best cabarello [i.e. cabellero?] in all Mexico. Used to getting what he wants, Don Jose is at first surprised by Dolores' rejection of his advances and her talk of a jealous, gun-slinging sweetheart. Determined to conquer the virgin, Don Jose, who lives on an enormous southern hacienda, plans a party in her honor at the cafe. Although Dolores' sweetheart is an invention of convenience, Johnny Powell, a craps table dealer at a neighboring gambling house, quickly wins the singer's heart in earnest. To protect Dolores, Johnny proposes that they cross the border before the party and marry. Dolores agrees, but that night, Johnny is trapped in a murder frame-up devised by Don Jose. After Johnny is jailed, Dolores uses her savings to bribe the jailer and arrange for Johnny's escape. Shortly before the appointed hour, however, Don Jose offers the jailer an even bigger bribe to shoot Johnny as he makes his escape. When Dolores hears of Don Jose's plan, she offers herself to him in exchange for Johnny's life. Don Jose accepts the exchange, and after coldly rejecting the now free Johnny, Dolores leaves with Don Jose for his hacienda. On the way there, Dolores tries unsuccessfully to take a suicide pill, which further baffles the egotistical millionaire. Then Johnny shows up with a gun, and after a fight with Don Jose, is rearrested and sentenced to immediate execution by his powerful rival. As the police prepare to shoot Johnny, Dolores accuses Don Jose of ungentlemanly cowardice. Struck by Dolores' impassioned plea, Don Jose gives in with a laugh and grants Johnny and Dolores their freedom, having proved that he is, in fact, the best cabellero in all Mexico
Ace of hearts ; Laugh, clown, laugh( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes two of Chaney's major works. The ace of hearts: A romantic rivalry among members of a secret society becomes even tenser when one of the men is assigned to carry out an assassination. Laugh, clown, laugh: A circus clown deights crowds while coping with unrequited love
Beau Geste( Book )

3 editions published between 1926 and 1927 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky present "Beau Geste," a Herbert Brenon production with Ronald Collman [i.e. Ronald Colman] (by arrangement with Samuel Goldwyn). Musical presentation by the Company's traveling symphony orchestra, musical director Raymond Matthews
Laugh, clown, laugh = Ris donc paillase by Herbert Brenon( Visual )

3 editions published between 1928 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tito, un clown au grand coeur, adopte une petite orpheline, Simonetta. L'enfant grandit et se change en une ravissante jeune fille, courtisé opiniâtrement par un jeune noble, le comte Luigi Ravelli. Tito ne voit pas d'un bon oeil l'amour grandissant qui unit les deux tourtereaux, d'autant que ses sentiments paternels ont évolué avec le temps en une ardente passion. Il finit par déclarer sa flamme à Simonetta, qui n'ose le décevoir et prétend, à son tour, être éprise de lui. Tout à son bonheur inattendu, Tito finit par ouvrir les yeux. Peut-il vraiment croire que la délicieuse Simonetta nourrisse pour lui l'amour exclusif qu'il sent battre en son sein ? "
Beau Geste by Hugo Riesenfeld( )

1 edition published in 1927 and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dancing mothers ; Parisian love( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dancing mothers: Set during the 1920's flapper era, a wealthy family is torn apart when the wife discovers that her husband is cheating on her. The shock opens her eyes for the first time to the selfishness and shallowness of her daughter and husband. Parisian love: Street people Armand and Marie are madly in love but when she persuades Armand and other gang members to rob the home of Pierre Marcel, a wealthy scientist, jealousy and revenge are the result
A kiss for Cinderella( Visual )

2 editions published between 1926 and 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story begins with a very young woman and a ray of light that violates the blackout during a WWI air raid in London. A policeman investigates the light, and is beguiled by the young woman and her vivid imagination
Transgression by Janet Rifkin( Visual )

2 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When a job assignment forces him to relocate in India, English businessman Robert Maury ignores the admonitions of his spinster sister Honora and sends his young country wife Elsie to live in Paris for a year. After a short time in Paris, Elsie loses her social naivete and becomes a sophisticated woman-about-town, attracting the attention of Don Arturo de Borgus, a handsome Spanish bachelor. Out of fear that her attachment to Arturo will lead her to adultery, Elsie informs the Spaniard that their year-long platonic affair must end. On the same day, Elsie receives word that Robert will be arriving from India that night, thus strengthening her resolve to terminate her relationship with Arturo. The ever persistent Arturo, however, begs Paula Vrain, a friend of Elsie, to invite Elsie to a party at a viscountess' home that afternoon. At the party, Arturo romances Elsie and, after a slow tango, convinces her to join him for a few days at his estate in Spain. To Elsie's surprise, Robert, having arrived early in Paris, shows up at the party and is stunned by the changes he perceives in his wife. Elsie, too, finds Robert transformed--colder and more distant--and her discomfort encourages her to postpone her departure for London and slip away to Arturo's remote estate. There, Arturo and his servant Serafin plot to seduce Elsie, who soon succumbs to the don's kisses. Before she will make love to him, however, Elsie insists on writing a letter to Robert in which she declares her love for the nobleman. As Elsie is about to give in to Arturo, Carlos, a local peasant, enters and reveals that the don had seduced his teenaged daughter, who then died in childbirth. Elsie watches horrified as Juan kills Arturo, then remembers the damning letter that has already been mailed to Robert. Unable to intercept the letter in Spain, Elsie rushes home to England and waits day after day for the letter to arrive. Her interest in the mail arouses the suspicions of Honora, who finds a newspaper clipping in which Arturo's murder is discussed in connection with a mysterious 'dark lady.' Sure that Elsie is the 'dark lady, ' Honora accuses her of adultery in front of a disbelieving Robert, then announces her intention to move. Later, Serafin shows up at the house, posing as a businessman, and threatens to show Robert the letter, which he had never mailed, if Elsie refuses to help him defraud her husband in a business deal. Robert, having overheard Serafin's threats, grabs the envelope and reveals that it contains only blank paper. Thus unarmed, Serafin is forced to depart, while Elsie, who realizes that Arturo had substituted her letter for blank paper, tries to confess to Robert. The devoted Robert, however, refuses to listen and embraces his repentant wife"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
 
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Alternative Names
Brenon, Alexander Herbert Reginald St. John 1880-1958

Brenon, Herbert 1880-1979

Herbert Brenon Amerikaans acteur

Herbert Brenon amerikansk filminstruktør

Herbert Brenon director de cine irlandés

Herbert Brenon director de cinema irlandès

Herbert Brenon pemeran laki-laki asal Amerika Serikat

Herbert Brenon réalisateur irlandais

Herbert Brenon regista, sceneggiatore e attore irlandese

Herbert Brenon US-amerikanischer Regisseur, Drehbuchautor und Schauspieler irischer Herkunft

Herberts Brenons

Herbertus Brenon

Бренон, Герберт

Герберт Бренон

هربرت برنون بازیگر، نویسنده، و کارگردان آمریکایی

হার্বার্ট ব্রেনন আইরিশ চলচ্চিত্র পরিচালক

ハーバート・ブレノン

赫伯·佈雷農

赫伯特·布列侬

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