WorldCat Identities

Percy, Eileen

Overview
Works: 15 works in 24 publications in 2 languages and 259 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4375
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Eileen Percy
 
Most widely held works by Eileen Percy
Douglas Fairbanks, a modern musketeer ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1916's "His Pictures In The Papers" features Douglas as the meat-loving son of a vegetarian food magnate who finds love with an equally carnivorous young woman. It is also a wry and prescient commentary on fame and the lengths some will go to in order to achieve it. Also from 1916, "The Mystery Of The Leaping Fish" is probably the most unconventional film Fairbanks ever appeared in, as it features him as the cocaine-addicted detective "Coke Ennyday." It was co-scripted by Tod Browning and features a flair for the bizarre he would put on ample display when directing "Dracula" and "Freaks" in the early 1930s. "Flirting With Fate" also features some darker-hued humor in its story of a depressed artist who arranges to be killed just before finding good fortune. The final film from 1916, "The Matrimaniac, " co-stars Constance Talmadge in a comic tale of the lengths a young couple will go to in order to tie the knot. The delightful "Wild And Woolly" has the Wild West-obsessed Douglas finding that the Old West does not require as much taming as he once surmised. Similarly, "Reaching For The Moon" chronicles Doug's realization that the life of a European monarch is not the fairy tale he once believed it to be. It is also an interesting comment on America's perceptions of World War I-era Europe with its depiction of a continent dominated by an unending number of assassination plots and murky counterplots. "The Modern Musketeer" demonstrates the limits and the advantages of living life according to a naive sense of chivalry exemplified by D'Artagnan. Its 17th century prologue provides a window into the sort of costume roles Doug would be playing in the years ahead. "When The Clouds Roll By" from 1919 is notable for its more surreal elements including an incredibly original and complicated dream sequence. 1920's "The Mollycoddle" and 1921's "The Nut" offer two final opportunities for Doug to display his athleticism in a modern setting. "The Mollycoddle" is almost a prototype of "North By Northwest" with Doug as a foppish American "corrupted" by the soft life in Europe who is mistaken for an American agent by a gang of ruthless smugglers. "The Nut" is an amusing film featuring Doug as an eccentric inventor whose efforts to help a young woman in her reform campaign go awry. The final film in the set, "The Mark Of Zorro, " was shot prior to "The Nut." Its overall success with critics and moviegoers convinced Doug that he should focus his efforts on producing similar period adventures--M. Boxwood (Amazon)
Kiki ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Within the law: Follows a shopgirl who is unjustly accused of stealing and then sent to jail. She plots revenge against her former employer, using 'Rich Men's' legal tricks, yet staying 'within the law.'
Douglas Fairbanks, a modern musketeer ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The matrimaniac: Jimmy Conroy wants to marry Marna Lewis. However, Mr. Lewis has chosen another man for his daughter to marry. So Jimmy and Marna board a train in an attempt to elope, with her father in hot pursuit; Wild and woolly: Jeff Hillington is the extremely naive son of a wealthy Eastern family -- he loves the old west so much that he virtually lives it in his room. When his father sends him to Arizona on business, Jeff expects it to be the place he read about in dime-store novels, and to appease him, the townsfolk put on a wild west show that turns real
Douglas Fairbanks, a modern musketeer ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reaching for the moon: A daydreaming clerk discovers that he's of royal blood; A modern musketeer: Ned Thacker is born during a Kansas cyclone and is thus imbued with the spirit of adventure
Wild and woolly ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1917 and 2011 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jeff Hillington, a New Yorker and heir to a railroad, loves the wild west. However he imagines it as it was in the 1880s. When he decides to take a trip to Bitter Creek, Arizona, his father arranges that everything will look like it did in 1880, but to protect everyone from accident, everybody packing a pistol will only carry blanks. The local Indians hear of the charade and attack the town with real bullets. It falls to Jeff to get from the saloon to his cache of arms through a hail of bullets, get arms back to the townfolk, and subdue the uprising. Does true love await his heroism?
Reaching for the moon ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1917 and 1985 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Douglas Fairbanks came from Broadway to the movies in 1915 when high salaries were luring well-known stage actors to the new feature-length pictures. Although most of these performers failed to 'register' on camera and returned to New York, Fairbanks quickly became a supernova. His energetic, optimistic character, his ingratiating smile, his graceful, acrobatic stunts (he did his own), clever writing, and accomplished staging rapidly made Fairbanks one of the most admired stars in the world. He produced 3 films for Artcraft/Famous Players-Lasky Corp., including Reaching for the Moon (1917), starring Fairbanks, Eileen Percy, and Richard Cummings. Fairbanks is a factory worker who discovers he is the heir to the throne of a small European kingdom and his struggle to secure the inheritance
The Phantom bullet ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1926 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hoot portrays a dude cowboy in an effort to find the killer of his father
The actors ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Down to earth]: "Mr Action" takes over an Asylum after he learns that his ex-girlfriend, who suffered a nervous breakdown, is there. He discovers that the various maladies the patients suffer from are imagined, he cures the hospital population and wins back his girl
Down to earth ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Mr Action" takes over an Asylum after he learns that his ex-girlfriend, who suffered a nervous breakdown, is there. He discovers that the various maladies the patients suffer from are imagined, he cures the hospital population and wins back his girl
Let's go ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The adventures of an athletic hero in the tradition of Doug Fairbanks
Cobra ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story shows there are times when friendship means more to a man than love
Missing daughters ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1924 in Spanish and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Summary: White slave traffic
Shadow on the wall ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1925 and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Flirt [Trailer] ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1922 and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Persey, Eileen
Persey Eileen 1900-1973
Persey Elaine 1900-1973
Languages
English (19)
Spanish (1)