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Roberts, Joe 1870-1923

Overview
Works: 76 works in 158 publications in 2 languages and 3,104 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Parodies, imitations, etc  Biography  Comedy films  Silent films  Short films  Fiction  Television adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Composer, Singer, Performer, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joe Roberts
Our hospitality by Buster Keaton( Visual )
24 editions published between 1923 and 2011 in English and German and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Our hospitality: A New York man returns to his southern antebellum home to find himself embroiled in a longstanding feud between his family and that of the woman he loves. Sherlock Jr.: Dramatizes the uproarious exploits of a meek theater projectionist turned amateur sleuth
Three ages by Buster Keaton( Visual )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Three ages] Romantic misadventures from the dawn of man in the Stone Age, through the gladiatorial arenas of Ancient Rome to the city streets of the American Jazz Era. A clever parody of D.W. Griffith's Intolerance. [The goat] Keaton is mistaken for a nefarious gunslinger named Dead Shot Dan. [My wife's relations] A comedy of domestic turmoil that seems to reflect some of the tensions between Keaton and the Talmadges, his real life in-laws at the time
College by Buster Keaton( Visual )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
(College) Ronald is an idealistic freshman who attends Clayton College in pursuit of higher learning, but finds himself instead embroiled in a war of athletics as he fights for the heart of his beloved coed, Mary. (The electric house) Buster turns an ordinary dwelling into an automated funhouse. (Hard luck) A suicidal Buster makes a final effort at fitting in with society at a swank country club. (The blacksmith) Mechanical mayhem is wrought in a blacksmith's shop
The saphead ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[The Saphead] Bertie, the spoiled son of a powerful Wall Street financier, pursues his individuality in a series of comic misadventures. [The high sign] Buster becomes unwittingly involved in a radical secret society known as the Blinking Buzzards. [One week] Keaton and his bride inherit a do-it-by numbers pre-fab house, only somebody has mixed up the numbers
Go West by Buster Keaton( Visual )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Go West] A hapless young man, heeding the expansionist call of Horace Greeley, idealistically hops a freight train to meet his destiny. [The scarecrow] Follows the unhealthy competition between roommates vying for the attentions of a young lady. [The paleface] Buster helps a Native American tribe defend their land from greedy developers
Our hospitality Sherlock Jr. ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sherlock Jr. / directed by Buster Keaton. Starring Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joseph Keaton, Ward Crane. Dramatizes the uproarious exploits of a meek theater projectionist turned amateur sleuth. 1924 (44 min.)
Buster Keaton ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of Buster Keaton's 19 classic silent short comedy films
Laurie Lee's Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An autobiographical dramatization of Laurie Lee's classic tale of growing up in a rural English village
Go west The scarecrow ; The paleface ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Go west (1925): Heeding the expansionist call of Horace Greeley, a hapless young man idealistically hops a freight train to meet his destiny, with hilarious results; The scarecrow (1920): Follow the unhealthy competition between roommates vying for the attentions of a young lady; The paleface (1921): Buster helps a Native American tribe defend their land from greedy developers
Three ages The goat ; My wife's relations ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Three ages (a parody of D.W. Griffith's Intolerance), Buster Keaton's hard-luck character blunders through time from the dawn of man in the Stone Age, through the gladiatorial arenas of Ancient Rome to the city streets of the American Jazz Era. In The goat, Keaton is mistaken for a nefarious gunslinger named Dead Eye Dan. In My wife's relations, a comedy of domestic turmoil revolves around a man's in-laws
The art of Buster Keaton ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two silent comedies starring Buster Keaton
The art of Buster Keaton ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three silent comedies (one feature length and two shorts) starring Buster Keaton
The General by Buster Keaton( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The playhouse (Frigo-fregoli): Homme à tout faire d'un théâtre, Buster le sauve de la faillite et épouse une jeune artiste qui a une jumelle ; Keaton, chef d'orchestre, dirige six musiciens qui lui ressemblent et le rideau se lève sur neuf chanteurs, autant de Keaton. Dans la salle, il n'y a que des Buster Keaton. Onirisme cher à ce grand comique qui signe là l'un de ses meilleurs courts métrages
Keaton plus ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this exclusive collection of cinematic treasures, Kino on video, pays homage to the lesser-known works of the screen's most inventive comedian. Film historian John Bengtson has prepared an interactive tour of locations where Keaton's films were shot. An extensive photo gallery reveals family snapshots, images from Keaton's vaudeville years, fascinating behind-the-scenes stills and more. Also features Ten girls ago, a musical never completed or released providing the opportunity for Buster Keaton, Bert Lahr and Eddie Foy, Jr. to make a comeback with the help of pop star Dion. The short rough cut was assembled to court potential investors
Steamboat Bill, Jr by Charles Riesner( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Steamboat Bill, Jr.: An effete college student is forced by his crusty father to learn the ropes of riverboating during a feud between his father and the owner of a new steam packet. Convict 13: A young golfer is mugged by an escaped convict and finds himself in a prison where he foils a jailbreak. Daydreams: A sincere young man leaves his home to win his fortune so he can marry his home town sweetheart. Daydreams is reconstructed from footage segments, extra intertitles and still photographs
Cops by Buster Keaton( Visual )
5 editions published in 1922 in Undetermined and English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Over the course of 1920 to 1923, Buster Keaton evolved from a successful slapstick comedian into one of cinema's most inventive visual stylists, and became an enduring icon of American popular culture. Cops features a massive police chase
The love nest ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1923 in Undetermined and English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Love Nest: Buster Keaton trades a sailboat for U-boat to plumb new depths of hilarity
The navigator by Buster Keaton( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rollo decides to marry his sweetheart Betsy and sail to Honolulu. When she rejects him he decides to go alone but boards the wrong ship, the Navigator owned by Betsy's father. Unaware of this, Betsy boards the ship to look for her father. whom spies capture before cutting the ship loose. It drifts out to sea with the two socialites each unaware of there being anyone else on board. The Boat: Buster and his faimly set sail aboard the homemade "Damfino." The Love Nest: In an attempt to forget his lost sweetheart, Buster takes a long trip at the sea where he is caught by pirates
Battling Butler by Buster Keaton( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Keaton plays Alfred Butler, a fragile young man sent into the country by his wealthy father to become a man, but who ends up being mistaken for the renowned prizefighter, "Battling" Butler, as a result of a charade to impress a young lady. The haunted house: Buster takes refuge in a mansion rigged with a series of frightening booby traps. The frozen north: This satirical parody of William S. Hart's melodramatic films finds Buster in the frozen north and mistaken identies cause all sorts of trouble. This film only survives in fragmentary condition and was reproduced from the best available copy
Steamboat Bill, Jr. Convict 13 ; Daydreams ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Steamboat Bill, Jr.: Set on the Mississippi River in the old sidewheeler days, this film follows the adventures of a spoiled young man who is forced by his crusty father to learn the ropes of riverboating
 
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Alternative Names
Roberts, Joseph 1870-1923
Roberts, Joseph 1871-1923
Languages
English (85)
German (2)
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