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Browning, Tod 1880-1962

Overview
Works: 260 works in 581 publications in 8 languages and 7,114 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Horror films  Vampire films  Film adaptations  Silent films  Circus films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Social problem films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Author, Restager, Scenarist, Actor, Film editor, Performer, Bibliographic antecedent, fmd, Conceptor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Dracula by Tod Browning( visu )
101 editions published between 1931 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,634 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 )
57 editions published between 1932 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,291 libraries worldwide
The side-show freaks have created their own unified community within the carnival. When the beautiful trapeze artist married one of the freaks for his money, and then plots to kill him, the enraged freaks defend their friend and take gruesome revenge on their betrayers
Lon Chaney collection ( visu )
2 editions published in 2003 in No Linguistic Content and English and held by 261 libraries worldwide
Ace of Hearts (75 min.): A romantic rivalry among members of a secret society become even more tense when one of the men is assigned to carry out an assassination
Intolerance : a drama of comparisons by D. W Griffith( visu )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 170 libraries worldwide
El film explora el tema de la intolerancia por medio de cuatro historias localizadas en momentos diversos de la historia. La película relata alternativamente cuatro historias de injusticia: la matanza de los hugonotes en Francia la noche de San Bartolomé de 1572, la pasión y muerte de Jesucristo, una huelga de trabajadores contemporánea y la caída de la Babilonia del rey Baltasar en el año 539 ante el ataque de Ciro II el Grande, rey del Imperio Persa. Estas cuatro tramas son enlazadas por la imagen de una mujer que mece una cuna. A medida que las historias van llegando a su clímax, Griffith hace más rápido el montaje alternado, con secuencias cada vez más cortas, y creando una tensión hacia el desenlace de las cuatro historias. Sin embargo Intolerancia tuvo grandes pérdidas, pues su éxito no fue el esperado
House of wax ; The Haunting ; Freaks ; Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 154 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
Mad love ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
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
Mark of the vampire ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 144 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
Douglas Fairbanks, a modern musketeer ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in No Linguistic Content and held by 86 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)
The unholy three by Jack Conway( visu )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 77 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
Dracula : complete legacy collection ( visu )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
House of Dracula: Dracula arrives at Dr. Edelman's office asking for a cure to his vampirism
Hollywood legends of horror : 6 masterworks of terror ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 73 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 61 libraries worldwide
Frankenstein: Dr Frankenstein dares to tamper with life and death by creating a human monster out of lifeless body parts
Outside the law ; Shadows ( visu )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 46 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
Outside the law by Tod Browning( visu )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 43 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
Outside the law by Tod Browning( visu )
7 editions published between 1921 and 2008 in English and French and held by 42 libraries worldwide
"Silent" Madden, a crook, and his daughter, Molly, are persuaded to reform by Chang Lo, a Confucian, but a frameup by gang leader, "Black Mike", sends Madden to prison. Molly returns to a life of crime and after stealing some jewels is captured by the police. Chang Lo gains her release by returning the stolen jewels
West of Zanzibar ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 34 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 by Maurice Tourneur( visu )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
The wicked darling: A slum girl is forced to steal for a living. After she steals a rich society's matron's necklace, she hides out at the home of a man who turns out to be the socialite's former fiance
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 )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 29 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
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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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
טוד בראונינג שחקן אמריקאי
تاد براونینگ فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، و کارگردان آمریکایی
브로우닝, 토드 1880-1962
トッド・ブラウニング
ブラウニング, トッド
托德·布朗寧
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