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Douglas Fairbanks, a modern musketeer

Author: David ShepardJeffery MasinoAnita LoosJohn EmersonTod BrowningAll authors
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Flicker Alley, [2008]
Series: Blackhawk Films collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : No Linguistic Content : Flicker Alley digital ed
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Silent films
Fiction films
Feature films
Short films
Film adaptations
Named Person: Eugene P Lyle; Johnston McCulley; Horace Carpenter
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David Shepard; Jeffery Masino; Anita Loos; John Emerson; Tod Browning; Christy Cabanne; Robert Melville Baker; Paul Powell; Octavus Roy Cohen; J U Giesy; Joseph Henabery; Allan Dwan; Victor Fleming; Tom J Geraghty; Harold MacGrath; Theodore Reed; Kenneth Davenport; William Parker; Lotta Woods; Fred Niblo; Douglas Fairbanks; Clarence Handyside; Bessie Love; W E Lawrence; Jewel Carmen; Constance Talmadge; Eileen Percy; Marjorie Daw; Kathleen Kirkham; Al McQuarrie; Wallace Beery; Ruth Renick; Ralph Lewis; Marguerite De La Motte; William Lowry; Gerald Pring; Eugene P Lyle; Johnston McCulley; Horace Carpenter; Fine Arts Film Company.; Triangle Film Corporation.; Artcraft Pictures Corporation.; Film Preservation Associates.; Lobster Films (Firm); Danske filminstitut.; Flicker Alley (Firm)
OCLC Number: 288458942
Language Note: Silent with English intertitles and musical accompaniment.
Notes: Guide includes essay by Jeffrey Vance & Tony Maietta.
Title from container.
"Flicker Alley; Blackhawk Films collection; Lobster; Roam; Danish Film Institute"--Container.
Originally produced as silent films 1916-1921.
Bonus features: Pressbook materials (all discs); promotional images (all discs); Fairbanks contract (disc 1 only).
Cast: His picture in the papers: Douglas Fairbanks, Clarence Handysides, Charles Butler, Loretta Blake.
The mystery of the leaping fish: Douglas Fairbanks, Bessie Love.
Flirting with fate: Douglas Fairbanks, W.E. Laurence, Jewel Carmen, Dorothy Haydel.
The matrimaniac: Douglas Fairbanks, Constance Talmadge, Wilbur Higby, Clyde Hopkins.
Wild and woolly: Douglas Fairbanks, [Eileen Percy, Walter Bytell].
Reaching for the moon: Douglas Fairbanks, [Eileen Percy, Richard Cummings].
A modern musketeer: Douglas Fairbanks, Marjorie Daw, Kathleen Kirkham, Eugene Ormonde.
When the clouds roll by: Douglas Fairbanks, Albert MacQuarrie, Ralph Lewis, Frank Campeau, Herbert Grimwood.
The mollycoddle: Douglas Fairbanks, [Ruth Renick], Wallace Beery, Morris Hughes, George Stewart.
The nut: Douglas Fairbanks, Marguerite De La Motte, William Lowery, Gerald Pring, Morris Hughes.
The mark of Zorro: Douglas Fairbanks, Marguerite De La Motte, Robert McKim, Noah Beery, Charles Hill Mailes, Claire McDowell.
Description: 5 videodiscs (760 min.) : si., b&w and tinted b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guide (31 p. : ill.)
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 0.
Contents: Disc 1. His picture in the papers (c1916) / Triangle-Fine Arts ; [director, John Emerson ; writers, John Emerson, Anita Loos] ; music, J.S. Zamecnik, compiled and performed by Frederick Hodges ; video editor, Pauline Richard --
The mystery of the leaping fish (c1916; restored version c2003 Lobster Films) / Triangle Film Corp. ; director, John Emerson ; story, Tod Browning ; music, Robert Israel ; video editor, Eric Lange --
Flirting with fate (c1916) / Triangle Film Corp. ; director, W. Christy Cabanne ; story by Robert M. Baker ; musical setting, Philip Carli. Disc 2. The matrimaniac (c1916) / Triangle Film Corp. ; [director, Paul Powell ; writers, Octavus Roy Cohen, J.U. Giesy, Anita Loos] ; musical setting, Philip Carli --
Wild and woolly (c1917) / Artcraft Pictures Corp. ; director/producer, John Emerson ; photoplay by Anita Loos ; based on a story by Horace B. Carpenter ; photography by Victor Fleming. Disc 3. Reaching for the moon (c1917) / Artcraft Pictures Corp. ; [director]/producer, John Emerson ; [story, Joseph Henabery] ; writers, Anita Loos, John Emerson ; photography, Victor Fleming, Sam Landers ; music, Eric Beheim ; video editor, Pauline Richard --
A modern musketeer / Artcraft Pictures Corp. release ; Danish Film Institute, The Museum of Modern Art, Lobster Films present ; writer/director, Allan Dwan ; based upon D'Artagnan of Kansas by E.P. Lyle, Jr. Disc 4. When the clouds roll by (c1919) / Douglas Fairbanks Pictures Corp. ; director, Victor Fleming ; story, Douglas Fairbanks ; scenario by T.J.G. [Tom J. Geraghty] ; photography, William McGann, Harry Thorpe ; music, Franklin Stover --
The mollycoddle (c1920) / Douglas Fairbanks Pictures Corp. ; director, Victor Fleming ; story, Harold MacGrath ; scenario editor, Tom J. Geraghty ; photography, Harry Thorpe, William McGann ; musical setting, Philip Carli. Disc 5. The nut (c1921) / Douglas Fairbanks Pictures Corp. ; director, Ted Reed ; story, Kenneth Davenport ; scenario, William Parker, Lotta Woods ; photography, Harry Thorpe, William McGann, Charles Warrington ; musical setting, Philip Carli --
The mark of Zorro (c1920) / Douglas Fairbanks Pictures Corp. ; director, Fred Niblo ; based on the story "The curse of Capistrano" by Johnston McCulley ; photography, William McGann, Harry Thorpe ; music compiled from authentic photoplay selections by Rodney Sauer ; performed by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.
Series Title: Blackhawk Films collection.
Other Titles: His picture in the papers.
Mystery of the leaping fish.
Flirting with fate.
Matrimaniac.
Wild and woolly.
Reaching for the moon.
Modern musketeer.
When the clouds roll by.
Mollycoddle.
Nut.
Mark of Zorro.
Douglas Fairbanks, a modern musketeer, 1916-1921
Responsibility: Flicker Alley ; Film Preservation Associates, Inc. ; produced by David Shepard [and Jeffery Masino].

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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).

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