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Keystone Film Company

Overview
Works: 214 works in 321 publications in 2 languages and 5,450 library holdings
Genres: Silent films  Short films  Comedy films  Drama  History  Compilation films  Animated films  Slapstick comedy films  Romantic comedy films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1993.5.A1, 791.4375
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Keystone Film Company
Publications by Keystone Film Company
Most widely held works by Keystone Film Company
Chaplin at Keystone ( visu )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 226 libraries worldwide
Charlie Chaplin came to Mack Sennett's Keystone Studios late in 1913 as a little-known British vaudevillian. After a year, he had not only established his Tramp character, he also learned to write and direct his own films and achieved public recognition as a star comedian. The Chaplin at Keystone collection contains over thirty of Charlie Chaplin's greatest works
Comedy, spectacle and new horizons ( visu )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
"By 1907 the cinema's initial growing pains had subsided and fairly distinct generic categories of production were established. This volume of The Movies Begin examines some of these integral works that begin to reflect the modern day cinema -- punctuated with authentic hand-tinted lantern slides used during early theatrical exhibition. Visual comedy, with notable elements of slapstick, is represented in Pathé Frères' The Policeman's Little Run (1907), Bangville Police (1913, marking the first appearance of the legendary Keystone Kops) and Max Linder's Troubles Of A Grass Widower (1908). Best remembered today as a major influence on Charlie Chaplin, Linder was one of the first and most popular stars of the cinema. The comic potential of such a basic device as an undercranked camera is exhibited in Pathés Onésime, Horloger (Onésime, Clock-maker, 1912). Alice Guy-Blaché's Making An American Citizen (1912) is an excellent example of the films of social conscience, always an undercurrent beneath the apparently smooth surfaces of commercial productions. Released the very same week was D. W. Griffith's A Girl And Her Trust, a superb film of wide emotional range and great technical virtuosity made near the end of his tenure at the Biograph Company. Nero, Or The Fall Of Rome (1909) strains at conventional film limitations in dimension and duration, looking forward to the revolutionary Italian epics (Cabiria, The Last Days Of Pompeii) that followed a few years later. Equally prophetic are the dazzling animations showcased in the Vitograph Company's Windsor McCay And His Animated Pictures (1911)."--Publisher
Tillie's punctured romance by Mack Sennett( visu )
21 editions published between 1914 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 192 libraries worldwide
In "Tillie's punctured romance," Chaplin as a big city golddigger plots to fleece Tillie of her abundant riches, but fails to anticipate the thunder of her wrath once his ignoble intentions are exposed. In "Mabel's married life," Charlie must confront a beefy prizefighter to win back his wife Mabel
Bangville police ( visu )
4 editions published between 1913 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 100 libraries worldwide
Mabel mistakes the voices of two farm hands (who are conversing about a newborn calf) for intruders, necessitating a visit from the rural Bangville police
The water nymph ( visu )
3 editions published between 1912 and 2014 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
As a joke, Mack encourages girlfriend Mabel to flirt with his father Ford (whom she's never met) at a water resort. Filmed in the New Jersey/New York area
The speed kings : Earl Cooper and Teddy Tetzlaft ( visu )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
A rivalry between real life racers, Cooper and Teztlaff, for Ford's daughter Mabel leads to a showdown to win her hand. Includes footage filmed at the Santa Monica Road Race, held August 9, 1913
The great toe mystery ( visu )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
Shoe clerk Parrott falls for a pretty girl, who has holes in her stockings, and whose husband objects to Parrott's attentions toward her
A bird's a bird ( visu )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
Walrus' wife sends him out to get a turkey, but he instead steals one from the Spegles - unaware they have been invited to dinner
Shot in the excitement ( visu )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Al and Alice's romance is interrupted by the pranks of rival Miller
On his wedding day ( visu )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Oswell's friends sprinkle red pepper on his wedding bouquet as a joke, but the ensuing sneeze-fest breaks up the ceremony
A fishy affair ( visu )
3 editions published between 1913 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 97 libraries worldwide
A tramp steals Mrs. Perkins' bankroll and tosses it into the river, where her fishing husband reels it in. Likely filmed at the California Alligator Farm on Mission Road at Lincoln Park Ave. Lincoln Park, Los Angeles
Comedy, spectacle and new horizons ( visu )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
A collection of early motion picture films, focusing especially on the first films that began to reflect modern cinematic conventions. Includes works by Pathé Frères, Max Linder, the Vitagraph Company, Alice Guy Blaché, and D.W. Griffith
Chaplin at Keystone ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Charles Chaplin came to Mack Sennett's Keystone Studios late in 1913 as a little-known British vaudevillian, and after a year, had not only established his Tramp character, learned to write and direct his own films, and also achieved public recognition as a star comedian. Although Keystone did not publicize its performers by name, standees of Chaplin's likeness outside theatres sufficed to attract audiences. Some of the films, especially Tillie's punctured romance, remained in theatrical distribution for decades. The fact that all but one of the Chaplin Keystones exist is due, of course, to the star's enormous subsequent popularity. Most of the original Keystone negatives, however, were simply printed away and the survival of all but a few of these films depends upon a very few original prints, a larger number of reissue prints, and some duped prints from later years. With the support of Association Chaplin (Paris), 35mm full aperture, early-generation materials were gathered over an eight year search on almost all the films from archives and collectors around the world, and were painstakingly pieced together and restored by the British Film Institute National Archive, the Cineteca Bologna and its laboratory L'Immagine Ritrovata in Italy, and Lobster Films in Paris. Most are now clear, sharp and rock-steady, although some reveal that their source prints are well-used and a handful survives only in 16mm. One can now understand Chaplin's meteoric rise, for it is possible for the first time in generations to see clearly what clever and imaginative films he made at Keystone. These editions feature all-new musical settings by outstanding practitioners of silent film accompaniment Eric Beheim, Neil Brand, Antonio Coppola, Frederick Hodges, Stephen Horne, Robert Israel, Rodney Sauer and The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra, Ethan Uslan, and Ken Winokur's band Tillie's Nightmare with the UCLA Film and Television Archive restoration of Tillie's punctured romance
Chaplin at Keystone ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Charles Chaplin came to Mack Sennett's Keystone Studios late in 1913 as a little-known British vaudevillian, and after a year, had not only established his Tramp character, learned to write and direct his own films, and also achieved public recognition as a star comedian. Although Keystone did not publicize its performers by name, standees of Chaplin's likeness outside theatres sufficed to attract audiences. Some of the films, especially Tillie's punctured romance, remained in theatrical distribution for decades. The fact that all but one of the Chaplin Keystones exist is due, of course, to the star's enormous subsequent popularity. Most of the original Keystone negatives, however, were simply printed away and the survival of all but a few of these films depends upon a very few original prints, a larger number of reissue prints, and some duped prints from later years. With the support of Association Chaplin (Paris), 35mm full aperture, early-generation materials were gathered over an eight year search on almost all the films from archives and collectors around the world, and were painstakingly pieced together and restored by the British Film Institute National Archive, the Cineteca Bologna and its laboratory L'Immagine Ritrovata in Italy, and Lobster Films in Paris. Most are now clear, sharp and rock-steady, although some reveal that their source prints are well-used and a handful survives only in 16mm. One can now understand Chaplin's meteoric rise, for it is possible for the first time in generations to see clearly what clever and imaginative films he made at Keystone. These editions feature all-new musical settings by outstanding practitioners of silent film accompaniment Eric Beheim, Neil Brand, Antonio Coppola, Frederick Hodges, Stephen Horne, Robert Israel, Rodney Sauer and The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra, Ethan Uslan, and Ken Winokur's band Tillie's Nightmare with the UCLA Film and Television Archive restoration of Tillie's punctured romance
Chaplin at Keystone ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Charles Chaplin came to Mack Sennett's Keystone Studios late in 1913 as a little-known British vaudevillian, and after a year, had not only established his Tramp character, learned to write and direct his own films, and also achieved public recognition as a star comedian. Although Keystone did not publicize its performers by name, standees of Chaplin's likeness outside theatres sufficed to attract audiences. Some of the films, especially Tillie's punctured romance, remained in theatrical distribution for decades. The fact that all but one of the Chaplin Keystones exist is due, of course, to the star's enormous subsequent popularity. Most of the original Keystone negatives, however, were simply printed away and the survival of all but a few of these films depends upon a very few original prints, a larger number of reissue prints, and some duped prints from later years. With the support of Association Chaplin (Paris), 35mm full aperture, early-generation materials were gathered over an eight year search on almost all the films from archives and collectors around the world, and were painstakingly pieced together and restored by the British Film Institute National Archive, the Cineteca Bologna and its laboratory L'Immagine Ritrovata in Italy, and Lobster Films in Paris. Most are now clear, sharp and rock-steady, although some reveal that their source prints are well-used and a handful survives only in 16mm. One can now understand Chaplin's meteoric rise, for it is possible for the first time in generations to see clearly what clever and imaginative films he made at Keystone. These editions feature all-new musical settings by outstanding practitioners of silent film accompaniment Eric Beheim, Neil Brand, Antonio Coppola, Frederick Hodges, Stephen Horne, Robert Israel, Rodney Sauer and The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra, Ethan Uslan, and Ken Winokur's band Tillie's Nightmare with the UCLA Film and Television Archive restoration of Tillie's punctured romance
Chaplin at Keystone ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Charles Chaplin came to Mack Sennett's Keystone Studios late in 1913 as a little-known British vaudevillian, and after a year, had not only established his Tramp character, learned to write and direct his own films, and also achieved public recognition as a star comedian. Although Keystone did not publicize its performers by name, standees of Chaplin's likeness outside theatres sufficed to attract audiences. Some of the films, especially Tillie's punctured romance, remained in theatrical distribution for decades. The fact that all but one of the Chaplin Keystones exist is due, of course, to the star's enormous subsequent popularity. Most of the original Keystone negatives, however, were simply printed away and the survival of all but a few of these films depends upon a very few original prints, a larger number of reissue prints, and some duped prints from later years. With the support of Association Chaplin (Paris), 35mm full aperture, early-generation materials were gathered over an eight year search on almost all the films from archives and collectors around the world, and were painstakingly pieced together and restored by the British Film Institute National Archive, the Cineteca Bologna and its laboratory L'Immagine Ritrovata in Italy, and Lobster Films in Paris. Most are now clear, sharp and rock-steady, although some reveal that their source prints are well-used and a handful survives only in 16mm. One can now understand Chaplin's meteoric rise, for it is possible for the first time in generations to see clearly what clever and imaginative films he made at Keystone. These editions feature all-new musical settings by outstanding practitioners of silent film accompaniment Eric Beheim, Neil Brand, Antonio Coppola, Frederick Hodges, Stephen Horne, Robert Israel, Rodney Sauer and The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra, Ethan Uslan, and Ken Winokur's band Tillie's Nightmare with the UCLA Film and Television Archive restoration of Tillie's punctured romance
Teddy at the throttle ( visu )
7 editions published between 1916 and 2014 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Villain Beery, in a plot to get his hands on a fortune, ties Gloria to the railroad tracks and Bobby must rescue her with a major assist from canine pal Teddy. Locations include the Beverly Hills Hotel at Sunset Blvd. and Beverly Drive; Chatsworth Park train pass; and Pacific Electric railroad trestle near Fletcher Drive and Riverside Drive on the Glendale line
A submarine pirate ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Waiter Syd steals Cavender's plans for a submarine, and then commandeers the craft to rob a bullion ship. Locations include the harbors of San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles
Fatty and Mabel adrift by Roscoe Arbuckle( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Newly wed Fatty and Mabel's first night in their seaside cottage turns into a nightmare when jilted St. John casts the house out into the ocean. Locations include Castle Rock Beach near Topanga Canyon and Coast Highway; Docks just below San Pedro Hospital (formerly Hotel Clarence) near what today is the intersection of Harbor Blvd. and 3rd St., San Pedro; and Los Angeles Harbor (near Angel's Gate lighthouse and breakwater)
Recreation [2014] ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
In a park, Charlie gets into an altercation with a sailor and cops over a girl. Locations include Echo Park
 
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