WorldCat Identities

Louis, Willard 1886-1926

Works: 16 works in 31 publications in 1 language and 1,594 library holdings
Genres: Silent films  History  Short films  Drama  Internet videos  Educational films  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Christmas films  Romance films 
Roles: Actor, Attributed name, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.430973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Willard Louis
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
Robin Hood by Allan Dwan( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A big-screen spectacle that ranks as one of the monumental accomplishments of the era, 'Robin Hood' is a timeless story of romance and intrigue, staged on a herculean scale. Its sets were erected by an army of 500 carpenters and towered 90 feet in the air, covering ten acres of land, historically accurate to the smallest detail. Robin Hood recreates 'the chivalry of England in all its glory' as it unveils the conflicts and betrayals that threaten to destroy the kingdom of Richard the Lion-Hearted (Wallace Beery). As the Earl of Huntington, Fairbanks epitomizes the valiant, loyal knight immortalized in Arthurian legend, gently wooing the virtuous lady Marian (Enid Bennett). When King Richard, Huntington and a band of warriors embark on a crusade to Palestine, Richard's conniving brother John (Sam De Grasse) assumes the throne and turns the once-idyllic empire into a Dante-esque sty of corruption. In the darkest hour, Huntington shirks off his noble demeanor and is transformed into Robin Hood, a hyper-animated avenger who, just a few leaps ahead of his merry men, breathlessly storms the battlements in pursuit of Prince John, the High Sheriff of Nottingham (William Lowery) and all who stand in the way of justice
A Christmas past( Visual )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silent vignettes of the Christmas holiday season, digitally remastered
What 80 Million Women Want( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Undetermined and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The women's suffrage movement inspired this 1913 silent film classic, which features appearances by equal rights crusaders Emmeline Pankhurst and Harriot Stanton Blatch. As politicos work to deny women the right to vote, a young lawyer tells his activist girlfriend of government corruption that actively seeks to ensure that her voice is never heard
Santa Claus vs. Cupid( Visual )

1 edition published in 1915 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a nostalgic peek into the Yuletide pleasures of the early 1900s. Evoking the Victorian charm of Currier and Ives prints, this picturesque and tender drama was produced as cinematic Christmas card offered to moviegoers of the silent era
Black eyes( Visual )

1 edition published in 1915 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this comedy-drama, a hard-working waiter in pre-1914 Moscow conceals his true profession from his daughter. He leads her to believe that he is a rich and successful businessman by eavesdropping upon the conversations of wealthy patrons who often discuss the stock market. When his daughter learns the truth she is devastated, but eventually he manages to win back her respect and affection
Don Juan by Alan Crosland( Visual )

6 editions published between 1926 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Juan was pursued by many women, but it is the one that he could not have that haunts him. It will be for her that he suffers the wrath of Borgia and then killing Count Donati in a duel
Edison : the invention of the movies( Visual )

1 edition published in 1918 in English and held by 17 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
80 million women want-?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A suffragist exposes a corrupt political boss who has compromised her lawyer fiance
Beau Brummel by Harry Beaumont( Visual )

2 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Brummel, when forced to watch his sweetheart Maid Margery give her hand in marriage to Lord Alvanley, decides to become the "Beau" of royal society in order to seek revenge. Beau Brummel becomes the trend-setter in terms of fashion and style, continually at the elbow of the Prince of Wales. His philandering and indiscretions eventually cause his fall from favor with royal society, and Brummel is forced to leave England for Paris. He slowly slides into poverty and insanity, and dies in solitude except for the company of his loyal servant, Mortimer
Ko╠łnigliche Schlacht Mit Liebe und Schmerz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Daddies by William A Seiter( Visual )

1 edition published in 1924 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Robert Audrey is host to the Bachelors' Club whose shrinking membership still believe that nothing is better than remaining single! However when one of the member announces he will soon be taking in the war orphan of his late friend to rest of the club is talked into giving back to society by each taking in an orphan, or three, of their own. Soon these confirmed bachelors are being ran ragged by their young wards but Mr. Audrey's problems are entirely different when his orphan turns out to be lovely eighteen year old Ruth Atkins
The Sufferin baby( Visual )

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

The husband of a suffragette minds their baby while she goes to speak for the cause at the fair, but he forgets his household duties when his neighbor tempts him to go to the fair also. The two men pack the baby into a valise which the father later puts between the wheels of an airplane that takes off
A tale of two cities : (1911 & 1917)( Visual )

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

Charles Dickens gripping tale is brought to life in these two earliest film adaptations of his famous classic novel. The tale of two men in love [with] the same woman is set against the backdrop of the harsh subjugation of the French peasantry which transforms into the barbarism of [the] French Revolution
Pal o'mine( Visual )

1 edition published in 1924 and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summary: Wife returns to opera career when husband loses job
One too many( Visual )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pre-dating the Laurel and Hardy films, this Oliver Hardy short was the first "Plump and Runt" comedy one-reeler made in 1916. When his uncle arrives for a visit, Plump (Hardy) has to find a wife and baby in a hurry. With the help of his friend, Runt (Ruge), soon there are wives and babies everywhere
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Louis, Will

Louis, Will, 1886-1926

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