WorldCat Identities

Louis, Willard 1886-1926

Works: 9 works in 16 publications in 1 language and 1,182 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Biography 
Roles: Actor, Director, Attributed name
Classifications: PN1993.5.A1, 791.430973
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Most widely held works by Willard Louis
Edison the invention of the movies ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 685 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 )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 299 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 vintage holiday films, 1901-1925 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Silent vignettes of the Christmas holiday season, digitally remastered
Don Juan by Alan Crosland ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1926 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 40 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
Santa Claus vs. Cupid ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1915 in English and held by 23 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 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Douglas Fairbanks in Robin Hood ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., is an athletic, swashbuckling Robin Hood who leads the outlaws of Sherwood Forest
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
Beau Brummel ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1924 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
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Audience level: 0.30 (from 0.24 for A Christma ... to 1.00 for The Suffer ...)
Alternative Names
Louis, Will, 1886-1926
English (15)