WorldCat Identities

Brabin, Charles J. 1883-1957

Overview
Works: 53 works in 102 publications in 3 languages and 1,432 library holdings
Genres: Silent films  Short films  History  Drama  Juvenile works  Children's films  Animated films  Horror films  Vampire films  Film noir 
Roles: Director, Attributed name, Performer, Producer, Author, Scenarist, fmd
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Most widely held works by Charles J Brabin
Edison : the invention of the movies by Thomas A Edison( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 717 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
Mark of the vampire( Visual )

3 editions published between 1932 and 2006 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mask of Fu Manchu: Englishmen race to find the tomb of Ghengis Khan. They have to get there fast, as the evil genius Dr. Fu Manchu is also searching, and if he gets the mysteriously powerful relics, he and his diabolical daughter will enslave the world
The Mask of Fu Manchu( Visual )

19 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evil Chinese doctor patiently awaits to discover Gengis Khan's tomb. When British scientists discover the tomb, Fu captures and tortures them one by one. But an unsuspected traitor has other plans for the doctor
The ambassador's daughter( Visual )

1 edition published in 1913 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unsullied shield( Visual )

1 edition published in 1912 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hollywood legends of horror : 6 masterworks of terror( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plot for Doctor X: A monster lurks as a New York newspaperman investigates one of the "Moon Killer" murders in which victims are strangled, cannibalized, and surgically incised under the light of the full moon; plot for The return of Doctor X: A New York journalist finds himself out of a job when the actress that he reports as dead shows up alive and threatening to sue his newspaper; plot for Mark of the vampire: Local villagers believe a vampire is killing residents; plot for The mask of Fu Manchu: An infamous Asian mastermind and his diabolical daughter raid the tomb of Genghis Khan; plot for Mad love: An insane surgeon's obsession with an actress leads him to replace her pianist husband's wounded hands with those of a murderer; plot for The devil-doll: A Paris banker framed for robbery and murder escapes from prison with a scientist
Treasures III : social issues in American film, 1900-1934( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first 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
The beast of the city( Visual )

4 editions published between 1932 and 2010 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police captain Jim Fitzpatrick is shipped out to the suburbs by crime boss Sam Belmonte. Now rid of the do-gooder, Belmonte's stranglehold on the city tightens and crime is on the rise. Not to be thwarted, Fitzpatrick sets out to clean up the streets as well as the corruption within the department. When his brother Ed takes up with the gangster's moll, Fitzpatrick finds the war against crime hitting too close to home. Convinced that the legal system does not work, Fitzpatrick takes matters into his own hands
The raven( Visual )

11 editions published between 1915 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The raven]: A biography of Edgar Allen Poe's life struggles and death
Edison : the invention of the movies( Visual )

1 edition published in 1918 in English and held by 15 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
New morals for old( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'I don't know what the younger generation is coming to.' Like so many parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas want what's best for their children. Like so many children, twentyish Ralph (Robert Young) and Phyllis (Margaret Perry) insist on finding out what's best for themselves. He wants to decamp for Paris and the bohemian life of an artist. She has eyes for a married man. The siblings are sure they're very different from their parents. Instead, they'll learn they're very much the same"--Container
Burning daylight( Visual )

4 editions published between 1928 and 2009 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack London's story of an Alaskan real estate mogul who loses it all in San Francisco to a group of investment sharks
Sporting blood( Visual )

2 editions published between 1931 and 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horse breeder Jim Rellence is proud of his horses and takes pleasure in extolling their virtues to prospective buyers. One day, during a rainstorm, Jim's favorite mare, Southern Queen, slips on a muddy trail and is injured beyond hope of recovery. Uncle Ben, a ranch hand on Jim's ranch, shoots the ailing horse and agrees to adopt the mare's orphaned foal, Tommy Boy
M-G-M horror classics( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of four classic, black and white horror films produced at M-G-M studios during the early and mid-1930s. This release includes the original theatrical trailers for Mark of the vampire, Mad love, and Devil-doll
La máscara de Fu-Manchú = The mask of Fu Manchu( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in Spanish and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinopsis : la tumba de Gengis-Kan es descubierta en el desierto de Gobi, lo cual suscita el interés de todos los arqueólogos del globo. También acapara la atención de Fu Manchú, quien estima que poseyendo la máscara y la espada del mítico guerrero se granjeará la unión de los pueblos de Oriente y de esa manera conquistará el mundo
Day of reckoning( Visual )

2 editions published between 1933 and 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dorothy Day loves to live beyond the family's income, and doting husband John doesn't have the heart to deny her. But when John is arrested for embezzling funds from his company, both Mr. and Mrs. are plunged into a downward spiral that means imprisonment for him and a tragic love affair for her"--Container
Twinkle toes by Janey Jones( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rare melodramatic part for Colleen Moore as she dances her way to fame and falls for a married boxer
Social issues in american film : 1900-1934 ; 48 movies that helped change America( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Maske des Fu-Manchu The mask of Fu-Manchu( Visual )

2 editions published between 1932 and 2004 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stage mother( Visual )

2 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Immediately after comic Ralph Martin announces to a vaudeville show audience that trapeze artist Fred Lorraine will perform for the first time without his wife Kitty, who is pregnant, Fred falls to his death while executing a difficult stunt. Months later, Kitty takes her newborn, Shirley, to Boston and, in spite of proposals from the sympathetic Ralph, moves in with Fred's conservative family. Although Kitty agrees to give up vaudeville and take a job selling music in a department store, she resents the oppressive attitudes of her disapproving in-laws and, after four stifling years, accepts Ralph's proposal to marry and return to vaudeville. At the urging of her mother-in-law, Kitty leaves Shirley in Boston, assured that there she will receive good care and education. On the road, Ralph's drinking binges eventually drive Kitty to divorce, and alone once more, she takes a job working in a New York talent agency. Once financially secure, Kitty sends for her daughter, who is now fourteen, and immediately enrolls her in a dance class. Two years of intense instruction pay off when Shirley is cast as a featured dancer in a touring musical revue. As Kitty vigorously protects her daughter from her overly amorous admirers, Shirley dances her way across America and returns to New York City a seasoned performer. To assure Shirley's success in New York, the ambitious Kitty packs the theater with acquaintances, then threatens the touring show producer with blackmail so that Shirley can safely break her contract and star in a Broadway-bound revue. During the revue's Boston tryout, Shirley sneaks away from the theater and returns to the Lorraine's old house, which is now occupied by artist Warren Foster. While Shirley acquaints herself with the kind and handsome Warren, Kitty is rushed to the hospital with appendicitis. Taking advantage of Kitty's hospital stay, Shirley sees Warren repeatedly and eventually spends the night with him. Once back in New York, however, Kitty intercepts a love letter from Warren and, without saying a word to Shirley, visits Warren's parents. Just before Shirley is to open in New York, Warren shows up in her dressing room and denounces her for bilking his parents of $10,000, the amount demanded by Kitty for Warren's apparent indiscretions. Although heartbroken by Warren's rejection and furious at Kitty, Shirley goes on with the show and is an enormous success. Then, to the delight of her mother, Shirley takes up with the backer of the show, Al Dexter, an aspiring politician. When, however, Dexter's cronies decide that the affair with Shirley will hurt Dexter's political profile, Kitty is offered $25,000 to sail with her daughter to Europe. On the boat, Shirley attracts the attention of Lord Ronnie Aylesworth, who quickly falls in love with her. Deeply embittered by her mother's meddling, Shirley tells the class-conscious Ronnie that the loud and boisterous Kitty is not her real mother, but an easily dismissed 'stage mother.' After accepting Ronnie's proposal, Shirley then reveals to Kitty her lie and calmly tells her that she will not be welcomed at the Aylesworths' home. Shocked into seeing her maternal selfishness, Kitty retrieves an apologetic love letter from Warren, which she had hidden from Shirley, and gives it to her daughter with her blessing"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
 
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Mark of the vampireHollywood legends of horror : 6 masterworks of terror
Alternative Names
Brabin Charles 1882-1957

Brabin, Charles J.

Charles Brabin Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1883-1957)

Charles Brabin cinéaste américain

Charles Brabin director de cine estadounidense

Charles Brabin regista, sceneggiatore e attore britannico

Charles Brabin US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur

Charres Brabin

Чарльз Брабин

چارلز برابین

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Hollywood legends of horror : 6 masterworks of terror