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Blackhawk Films

Works: 1,363 works in 2,155 publications in 4 languages and 7,444 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  History  Film adaptations  Horror films  Comedy films  Vampire films  Historical films  War films  Short films 
Roles: prn, Publisher, Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Blackhawk Films
Publications by Blackhawk Films
Most widely held works about Blackhawk Films
Most widely held works by Blackhawk Films
The cabinet of Dr. Caligari : a film in six acts by Robert Wiene( visu )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 492 libraries worldwide
About 1830, Dr Caligari exhibits a somnambulist, Cesare, in a fairground. Cesare tells a student that he will die "before dawn." The student is murdered and his friend suspects Caligari. Caligari orders Cesare to kill a young woman but he attempts to kidnap her instead, is hunted, and dies from exhaustion. Caligari escapes into a lunatic asylum, of which it is learned he is the director, but is finally unmasked as insane. At the end the whole fable is explained as the invention of an inmate of an asylum who imagines the director of the hospital is "Caligari."
The birth of a nation by D. W Griffith( visu )
11 editions published between 1942 and 2008 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
A Civil War spectacular which became a controversial classic of film history. Portrays life in the South during and after the Civil War as revealed in a story depicting the war itself, the conflict between the defeated Southerners and emancipated renegade Negroes, the despoiling of the South during the carpetbagger period, and the revival of the Southern white man's honor through the efforts of the Ku Klux Klan
Nosferatu : a symphony of horror by F. W Murnau( visu )
6 editions published between 1922 and 2000 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 211 libraries worldwide
The first attempt to translate Bram Stoker's "Dracula" to the screen, is filled with unusual and symbolic camera work, and differs considerabley in approach and content from Universal's versions of 1931 which brought Bela Lugoski to fame. Close your eyes and wind back through the murky past to 1838, when an unspeakable horror was let loose upon the earth
Way down East by David Wark Griffith( visu )
8 editions published between 1920 and 1998 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
Impoverished Anna Moore lives in a New England village with her elderly mother. Anna sets out to petition her wealthy city-dwelling Aunt Emma for help. At Aunt Emma's Anna meets rich, idle, womanizer Lennox Sanderson, who uses a mock marriage to compel her surrender to his seduction. When Anna announces that she is pregnant, the cad reveals the truth then deserts her. Anna's baby dies, her mother passes away. Abandoned and orphaned she finds refuge working on the Bartlett farm--a shamed woman who only wishes to keep her secret. David Bartlett has fallen in love with the gentle servant girl, however, and refuses to let the Puritanical justifications of a stuffy and unfeeling society alter his feelings
The Chaplin mutuals ( visu )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
Chaplin plays a variety of comedic characters, each of whom becomes involved with different people and situations, including an arson plot with a girlfriend's father, and a boss who impersonates a count
World War I films of the silent era ( visu )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
These four short films show essential news and propaganda functions of the movies during the Great War of 1914-1918. In those days before television and radio, fiction films in movie theaters were the most widely shared public experience while news films presented the most detailed and potent images of military life and front line action. Some news films were faked but some was authentic, obtained at great risk by daredevil combat cameramen. The fourth film is a 1975 compilation of early footage
Aelita by I︠A︡kov Aleksandrovich Protazanov( visu )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in No Linguistic Content and English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
An engineer living in Moscow dreams of the Queen of Mars and builds a spaceship to take him to her
Sally of the sawdust ( visu )
7 editions published between 1925 and 1998 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
In his first and most famous silent vehicle, Fields plays the role of Eustace McGargle, a carnival con man who has adopted young Sally. His schemes of juggling, bootlegging and shell games put Sally in danger and lead to a climax complete with an automobile race-to-the-rescue chase sequence
Siegfried by Fritz Lang( visu )
10 editions published between 1924 and 1991 in English and German and held by 91 libraries worldwide
The first of a poetic two-part film chronicling the legend of the Nibelungen. Siegfried wins the hand of Kriemhilde by slaying the dragon and defeating Brunhilde. When Brunhilde learns that magic has been used to conquer her, she has Siegfried murdered
Gold rush by Charlie Chaplin( visu )
8 editions published between 1925 and 1985 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
Chaplin plays a lone prospector in the 1890 Alaskan Gold Rush. The little tramp braves cold, hunger, a delirious cabinmate and unrequited love in this boisterous, yet tender, comedy gem
Under full sail : silent cinema on the high seas ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
The square rigger: Early sound short filmed as part of Fox's Magic Carpet of Movietone, shows life aboard the school ship Dar Pomorza, "The White Frigate." Built in 1909 as the Prinzess Eitel Friedrich, it was ceded from Germany to France as a prize of World War I, and was later donated to the Polish State Maritime School in 1930 where it served 50 years and trained more than 13,000 cadets
The Battleship Potemkin by Sergei Eisenstein( visu )
17 editions published between 1925 and 2000 in Russian and English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
A dramatic reenactment of the mutiny aboard the Russian battleship Potemkin in 1905
Olivier's As You Like It by William Shakespeare( visu )
6 editions published between 1936 and 2006 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Based on Shakespeare's play about the star-crossed lovers Orlando and Rosalind, from a treatment suggested by James M. Barrie
The Chaplin Mutuals ( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The immigrant: Charles sails for the land of liberty and finds the opportunity for romance. But without food or money, the slaphappy little immigrant must use his wits to win the girl of his dreams. The count: Chaplin plays a tailor's assistant who masquerades as a wealthy count to gain entrance to an exclusive diner. But the stodgy party becomes an occasion for outrageous antics and comic chases when the socially inept impostor romantically pursues the lovely hostess. Easy street: This classic short has the loveable "Little Tramp" landing a job as a policeman in a roughneck town. Disorderly conduct and arresting laughter become the law of the land as the comic cop tries to clean up the streets
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controlled identity Eastin-Phelan Corporation

Blackhawk Films, inc., Davenport, Iowa
English (72)
Russian (9)
German (4)
Turkish (1)
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