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Hart, William S. (William Surrey) 1864-1946

Works: 212 works in 394 publications in 2 languages and 3,621 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  History  Fiction  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Western stories  Juvenile works  Music  Short films 
Roles: Author, Actor, Director, Performer
Classifications: PN2287.H3, B
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Publications about William S Hart
Publications by William S Hart
Publications by William S Hart, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by William S Hart
The great train robbery ( visu )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 261 libraries worldwide
This special edition contains two versions of this historically significant western the original silent archival version and a digitally enhanced version with new music, effects track and color sequences
My life East and West by William S Hart( Book )
9 editions published between 1929 and 2010 in English and held by 242 libraries worldwide
The autobiography of the renowned star of silent westerns tells of his childhood in the Dakotas, his success as a Shakespearean actor on Broadway, and his eventual fame as an actor and filmmaker, making 65 movies in 11 years
Tumbleweeds by King Baggot( visu )
37 editions published between 1925 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 200 libraries worldwide
During the great land rush of 1889, the Cherokee Land Strip between Oklahoma and Kansas was opened to homesteaders. Don Carver decides to get in on the rush, but finds himself in danger of missing it when he gets arrested and parted from his new love
A lighter of flames by William S Hart( Book )
7 editions published between 1923 and 1924 in English and held by 159 libraries worldwide
--And all points west! by William S Hart( Book )
4 editions published between 1940 and 1971 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
Three documentaries ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
Paul Robeson, tribute to an artist is a deeply compassionate work of remembrance for a man who had been all but erased from the history books. This film looks at the career of the twenties and thirties movie star and wondrous baritone, Paul Robeson, cinema's first African-American leading man. The love goddesses details cinema's female sex symbols, featuring clips from famous film stars such as Marlene Dietrich, Lillian Gish, Clara Bow, Greta Garbo, Jean Harlow, Bette Davis, Carol Lombard, Ginger Rogers, Myrna Loy, Mae West, Barbara Stanwyck, Shirley Temple, Lana Turner, Betty Grable, Dorothy Lamour, Rita Hayworth, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Claudette Colbert and others. The film examines the shifting cultural mores that are constantly redefining what we consider alluring as well as what we are allowed to see. The great chase is a rollicking compedium of the greatest hits of silent-cinema chase sequences
The Land where the blues began ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
A documentary about the music of the Mississippi Delta, considered to be the land where the blues began
"Hell's Hinges" ( visu )
10 editions published between 1916 and 2010 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
When a young minister arrives in Hell's Hinges, Blaze Tracey, the notorious outlaw, is transformed into goodness-- not by religion, but by the sight of the minister's sister, Faith
The bargain ( visu )
5 editions published between 1914 and 2010 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
"Notorious Jim Stokes, "The two-gun man," is badly wounded following a botched hold-up. His unconscious body is discovered by Phil Brent, a prospector. While recovering from his wounds, Jim falls in love with his nurse, Phil's lovely daughter Nell, and the two are wed. When the sheriff catches wind of his whereabouts, Jim is forced to flee from his young wife, and head for the border. Although the sheriff manages to take Jim prisoner, fate will intervene and cause the two enemies to strike a terrible bargain, one that will test the mettle of both of their souls"--Container
The golden West boys, Injun and Whitey strike out for themselves by William S Hart( Book )
11 editions published between 1919 and 1922 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
Pinto Ben : and other stories by William S Hart( Book )
5 editions published between 1910 and 1919 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
The Toll gate His bitter pill ( visu )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 94 libraries worldwide
In "The toll gate" (1920, 73 min.), William S. Hart stars as Black Deering, a gunfighter and outlaw who, upon escaping from the authorities, flees into the wilderness. Hiding in the cabin of an abandoned woman and her young child, Deering finally finds the possibility of redemption he never dared dream of. His only problem: two posses on his trail and they want blood. Also included is Mack Sennett's famous western parody "His bitter pill" (1916, 20 min.), done in the inimitable Keystone style and viciously lampooning the noble cowboy
Treasures from American film archives 50 preserved films ( visu )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Audiences associate American film with Hollywood studio productions. This anthology however celebrates other types of early films including documentaries, newsreels, avant-garde and independent works, amateur and home movies, animated and industrial films, and silent movies from the earliest years of motion pictures. Program 1 of this 4 part series contains 14 films
Injun and Whitey to the rescue by William S Hart( Book )
8 editions published between 1922 and 2013 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
Hoofbeats by William S Hart( Book )
2 editions published between 1933 and 1944 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
The law on horseback, and other stories by William S Hart( Book )
1 edition published in 1935 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
The great chase ( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
From the earliest days of motion pictures, the chase has been an integral ingredient for thrills and comic delight. Here is a cavalcade of the most hair-raising pursuits in film. This film traces the development of the chase from its earliest days with such silent greats as Buster Keaton, Lillian Gish, Douglas Fairbanks, Sr, and Mack Sennett
Injun and Whitey strike out for themselves by William S Hart( file )
3 editions published in 1921 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Traditions of acting ( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Early sound recordings of renowned actors, originally collected by George R. Creegan, and taken from early cylinders, discs, off-the-air radio broadcasts and other sources. Most pieces are excerpts from English language plays (scenes, soliloquies, etc.), primarily Shakespeare's; several selections are from French and German plays
The toll gate ( visu )
8 editions published between 1920 and 2010 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Outlaw Black Deering leads a band of desperadoes, but decides to give up the bandit life. Agreeing to go on one last job with his gang, he is captured when his henchman Jordan betrays the gang for the reward. Deering escapes and determines to avenge himself on Jordan
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Alternative Names
Two-Gun Bill
Two-Gun Bill 1864-1946
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