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Browning, Tod 1880-1962

Overview
Works: 203 works in 555 publications in 8 languages and 7,002 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Horror films  Vampire films  Film adaptations  Silent films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Social problem films  Short films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Restager, Actor, Bibliographic antecedent, Film editor, Performer, Conceptor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Dracula by Bram Stoker( visu )
119 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,614 libraries worldwide
After a naive real estate agent succumbs to the will of the Count, the two head to London where the vampire hopes to stroll among respectable society by day and search for potential victims by night
Freaks by Tod Browning( visu )
62 editions published between 1932 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,310 libraries worldwide
A group of freaks take revenge on a trapeze artist and her boyfriend after years of abuse. Filmed using real circus performers
Lon Chaney collection ( visu )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 272 libraries worldwide
"He who gets slapped" was the first film ever produced by the M-G-M studios. In this very experimentally artful film, director Seastrom presented esoteric subject matter in highly symbolic scenes. The story involves a circus performer known simply as "He," who is soundly disgraced by his wife and her lover, The Baron. He is the paradox of the circus clown who is always performing in the show to make others laugh, while away from the crowd he is unhappy, still suffering from the slaps of life's reality. In "The unholy three, " two sideshow performers commit robberies by masquerading as an elderly lady and a small child. The film was so popular with audiences that Chaney appeared in a talking version of the movie in 1930. "The unknown" features Chaney playing an armless knife thrower in a circus, using his bogus deformity as a ruse to hide from the police. He is deeply in love with the circus owner's daughter, who coincidentally has a phobia of having men's arms around her. Chaney's performance with his feet (even lighting his own cigarettes with them) and his attempt to become "authentic" in order to permanently seal his relationship with the girl both contribute to making this the strangest love story ever recorded on film
Intolerance a drama of comparisons by D. W Griffith( visu )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 175 libraries worldwide
Una visión de la conducta intolerante de la humanidad a través de la Historia y sus siempre terribles secuelas. Se pueden seguir cuatro historias al mismo tiempo, unidas por la figura de una madre meciendo la cuna de su hijo: la de Babilonia, ambientada en el 539 a.C.; la de Judea, que narra el martirio y muerte de Jesús; la de Francia, ambientada en el 1572, y la del siglo XX, ambientada en 1914. Al avanzar la narración se aumenta el paralelismo entre todas ellas
Mark of the vampire ( visu )
22 editions published between 1932 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 170 libraries worldwide
The mask of Fu Manchu: Englishmen race to find the tomb of Genghis Khan. They have to get there fast, as the evil genius Dr. Fu Manchu is also searching, and if he gets the mysteriously powerful relics, he and his diabolical daughter will enslave the world
Mad love by Karl Freund( visu )
2 editions published between 1935 and 2006 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
The devil-doll: A Devil's Island escapee poses as a toy shop worker, using secrets of miniaturizing human beings to do his bidding and exact his revenge on those who sent him to prison
House of wax by André De Toth( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
Collects four classic horror films, including "House of Wax," in which a wax sculptor devises a murderous plan to restock his museum; "The Haunting," in which four individuals travel to a haunted house to study its supernatural phenomena; "Freaks," featuring a group of carnival performers who inflict revenge on a trapeze artist who mocks them; and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," the classic tale of one man's disastrous attempts to harness the evil that resides in everyone
Douglas Fairbanks, a modern musketeer ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in No Linguistic Content and held by 125 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)
Outside the law by Tod Browning( visu )
13 editions published between 1921 and 2008 in English and French and held by 87 libraries worldwide
In "Outside the law", Lon Chaney in a dual-role, stars as a kind-hearted Confucian and also as a murderous underworld figure. The two characters represent light and darkness, weighing upon the conscience of the film's protagonist, Molly, who must choose between them. In "Shadows", Chaney stars as a Chinese laundryman who becomes involved in extortion
The unholy three by Jack Conway( visu )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 75 libraries worldwide
In an hypnotic mix of creepiness and crime, a ventriloquist dons a granny disguise to team with a strongman and a little person in a bizarre robbery scheme that ends in murder
Hollywood legends of horror 6 masterworks of terror ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Plot for Doctor X: A monster lurks as a New York newspaperman investigates one of the "Moon Killer" murders in which victims are strangled, cannibalized, and surgically incised under the light of the full moon; plot for The return of Doctor X: A New York journalist finds himself out of a job when the actress that he reports as dead shows up alive and threatening to sue his newspaper; plot for Mark of the vampire: Local villagers believe a vampire is killing residents; plot for The mask of Fu Manchu: An infamous Asian mastermind and his diabolical daughter raid the tomb of Genghis Khan; plot for Mad love: An insane surgeon's obsession with an actress leads him to replace her pianist husband's wounded hands with those of a murderer; plot for The devil-doll: A Paris banker framed for robbery and murder escapes from prison with a scientist
Dracula Frankenstein, The bride of Frankenstein, and Creature from the Black Lagoon ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Frankenstein: Dr Frankenstein dares to tamper with life and death by creating a human monster out of lifeless body parts.
Dracula : complete legacy collection ( visu )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
House of Dracula: Dracula arrives at Dr. Edelman's office asking for a cure to his vampirism
Outside the law Shadows ( visu )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
In "Outside the law", Lon Chaney in a dual-role, stars as a kind-hearted Confucian and also as a murderous underworld figure. The two characters represent light and darkness, weighing upon the conscience of the film's protagonist, Molly, who must choose between them. In "Shadows", Chaney stars as a Chinese laundryman who becomes involved in extortion
West of Zanzibar ( visu )
6 editions published between 1928 and 2012 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
When his dying wife returns with a baby girl a year after leaving him for Crane, a Limehouse magician named Phroso vows to get even. Placing the baby in a Zanzibar brothel, Phroso spends the next 18 years living with cannibals while he waits for the child to come of age. Summoning the debauched young woman to his jungle lair, Phroso plans to reunite the girl with her long-lost father, after which he'll order the natives to kill the trader and burn Crane's daughter alive!
Victory ( visu )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Victory: An uncommitted wanderer settles on an island in the South Seas and gives a a troubled young woman refuge. The villainous Ricardo invades the island to steal their treasure
Dracula : director Tod Browning. and Bram Stoker's Dracula : director Francis Ford Coppola by Brian Dunbar( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
The wicked darling ( visu )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in Italian and English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Victory: An uncommitted wanderer settles on an island in the South Seas and gives a a troubled young woman refuge. The villainous Ricardo invades the island to steal their treasure
Universal classic monsters the essential collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Bride of Frankenstein: Baron Frankenstein is blackmailed by Dr. Praetorious into reviving his monster and building a mate for it
Intolerance (1916) continuity script by D. W Griffith( file )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Briwning, Charles Albert.
Browning, Charles Albert.
Browning, Charles Albert 1880-1962
Browning, Tod
Tod Browning americký režisér a herec
Tod Browning Amerikaans acteur
Tod Browning amerykański reżyser i aktor
Tod Browning director y actor de Estados Unidos
Tod Browning réalisateur américain
Tod Browning regista statunitense
Tod Browning US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur
Броунинг Тод
Тод Браунинг
Тод Броунинг
טוד בראונינג
تاد براونینگ فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، و کارگردان آمریکایی
브로우닝, 토드 1880-1962
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