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Gilbert, John 1897-1936

Overview
Works: 138 works in 311 publications in 4 languages and 5,219 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Film adaptations  War films  History  Romance films  Action and adventure films  Sports films  Short films  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about John Gilbert
Publications by John Gilbert
Publications by John Gilbert, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by John Gilbert
Queen Christina by Rouben Mamoulian( visu )
27 editions published between 1933 and 2011 in English and French and held by 828 libraries worldwide
Screen portrayal of the 17th century Queen of Sweden who shocked all of Europe when she relinquished her throne for love
The big parade by King Vidor( visu )
31 editions published between 1925 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 702 libraries worldwide
The first realistic war drama that recounts the experiences of a World War I soldier in France
The Garbo silents collection ( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in No Linguistic Content and held by 452 libraries worldwide
Flesh and the devil: Best friends love the same woman and ultimately resort to a duel. The mysterious lady: Garbo plays an alluring Russian spy who falls in love with her "target." The temptress: An unhappy wife (Elena) falls in love with a Spanish engineer (Robledo). When it is revealed that Elena is not only married, but has also been the mistress of a banker (Fontenoy), Robledo returns to South America. Subsequently, Elena and her husband (the Marquis) also go to South America. Years later Robledo returns to Paris and runs into Elena who does not seem to recognize him. Elena has become a pathetic drunkard who is apparently beyond Robledo's help
Reel baseball : baseball films from the silent era, 1899-1926 ( visu )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
A collection of films about baseball
He who gets slapped by Victor Sjöström( visu )
19 editions published between 1924 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 125 libraries worldwide
Slap him once, slap him 100 times, the Big Top crowd roars. The clown known to delighted throngs as HE has made a comedic art of getting batted around. Life has battered him even more. Behind the mask, HE hides the torment of once being a brilliant scientist whose research and wife were stolen by a colleague. And behind the mask, when the time comes, HE realizes his revenge
Flesh and the devil by Clarence Brown( visu )
16 editions published between 1926 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 125 libraries worldwide
Best friends love the same woman and resort to a duel
Monte Cristo by Emmett Flynn( visu )
6 editions published between 1922 and 2014 in Undetermined and English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
In Monte Cristo (1922), adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas, and directed by Emmett J. Flynn, John Gilbert is Edmond Dantes, a sailor unjustly imprisoned for twenty years, time he spends acquiring education and finesse. Later the accidental heir to a vast fortune, Dantes reinvents himself as the Count of Monte Cristo, and wreaks revenge on those symbols of the decadent monarchy that wronged him. Fox Film spared no expense on this prestige film with lavish sets and a distinguished supporting cast. The sole surviving copy of Monte Cristo is a worn and choppy print found in the Czech Republic, but nearly complete. English titles have been restored with the help of the original script. Pianist Neal Kurz arranged and performs a score of obscure yet beautiful French music of the period
Bardelys the magnificent ( visu )
6 editions published between 1926 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Bardelys the Magnificent (1926) is based upon the novel by Rafael Subteens and directed by King Vigor, who just one year before had directed John Gilbert in the smash hit The Big Parade. In France 'in an age of light loves and lively scandals, ' the Marquis doe Bardelys (Gilbert), casual womanizer and accomplished swashbuckler, is entranced by doe Laved an (Eleanor Board man); and against a background of knavery and intrigue, he sets out to woo and win her. Lavishly mounted and superbly directed with spectacular action scenes, Bardelys is a hugely entertaining action romance given an A-plus MGM production. The sole surviving print was found in France in 2006; the English titles are restored according to the original script. A gap in the recovered footage is bridged with stills, titles, and footage from the original trailer so the story is complete; the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra provides a lovely score of period photo play music
The heart o' the hills ( visu )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 92 libraries worldwide
A wild and independent Kentucky mountain girl saves her mother's land from land sharks, rides with a group of night riders, avenges the murder of her father, and eventually marries her mountaineer sweetheart
The merry widow by Erich Von Stroheim( visu )
12 editions published between 1925 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 76 libraries worldwide
A showgirl is spurned by her lover, a prince, only to become the widow of a horrible baron. Now that she has money to attract suitors, the prince returns hoping to win her love back
The busher ( visu )
3 editions published between 1919 and 1996 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
From a cornucopia of early and, in many cases, extremely rare baseball films, offering privileged peeks into early twentieth century American lifestyles and values, The Busher is a delightful comedy-drama featuring silent cinema legends Charles Ray, Colleen Moore, and John Gilbert
Forbidden Hollywood ( visu )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
"Volume Six turns the spotlight on adultery, alcoholism, prostitution, and racism, issues that the Production Code would soon ban from the screen. The Wet Parade: ... Demon whiskey brings ruin to two families in this all-star adaptation of Upton Sinclair's impassioned novel. Downstairs: ... A philandering chauffer creates havoc in an upper-class household. Mandalay: ... A Russian refugee seeks revenge upon the ex-lover who sold her into slavery. Massacre: ... A college-educated Sioux wreaks vengeance upon the white officials who abused his family and cheated his people."--Container
Star treatment ( visu )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Producers discovered that if they didn't have a star, they didn't have a hit. Creating stars became a business in itself, and soon, the Hollywood Star System was born. From it came such greats as Clara Bow, Lillian Gish and John Gilbert, who inherited the title "Great Lover" from Valentino. The ruining of John Gilbert's career vividly illustrates how producers could make or break a star
Bardelys the magnificent : plus, Monte Cristo : the lost films of John Gilbert ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Monte Cristo: "Gilbert is Admond Dantes, a sailor unjustly imprisoned for twenty years, time he spends acquiring education and finesse. Later the accidental heir to a vast fortune, Dantes reinvents himself as the Count of Monte Cristo, and wreaks revenge on those symbols of the decadent monarchy that wronged him."--Container
A woman of affairs by Clarence Brown( visu )
3 editions published between 1928 and 1991 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
The "unlucky-in-love" heroine embarks on a series of amorous adventures
The Hollywood revue of 1929 ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
"Everybody sing. Everybody dance. Or, failing that, everybody step in place during the famed Singin' in the Rain finale. A torrent of talent takes the screen in the first all-star Talkie Era showcase of heretofore silent-screen players."--Container
La bohème ( visu )
9 editions published between 1926 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 60 libraries worldwide
"Mimi, a poor seamstress in the Latin Quarter, is unable to pay her rent and is about to be evicted, when Rodolphe, a struggling young playwright who admires her fragile beauty, takes her into his circle of bohemian friends. Her gratitude to Rodolphe develops into an idyllic love. As time passes, Rodolphe ekes out a meager existence writing for a newspaper while working on a play, inspired by Mimi. He is discharged, but Mimi keeps him in ignorance of the fact, pretending to deliver his articles and secretly sewing at night to support them both. Paul, a cynical boulevardier attracted to Mimi, is induced by her to take the play to a theater manager, and she accompanies him, in clothes borrowed from her friend, Musette. Rodolphe suspects her of infidelity, and she leaves him. Later, his play is successful, and, at the peak of his fame, Mimi returns to him desperately ill and dies in his arms"--AFI catalog, 1921-1930
Love ( visu )
5 editions published between 1927 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 37 libraries worldwide
In the Russia of Czar Nicholas II, a respectable married woman and mother, Anna Karenina, falls in love with a dashing army officer, Count Vronsky, for whom she gives up everything, only to be cast aside. The ending of the American cut of this film differs from the ending of the European cut, and the disc contains only the American version
Desert nights ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
"Posing as Lord and Lady Stonehill, two diamond thieves hold up the main offices of a South African diamond mine and make off with a fortune in uncut stones, taking with them mine manager Hugh Rand as a hostage. The thieves attempt to make an escape across the desert and become lost in the hot and trackless wastes. They release Hugh from his shackles, and he leads them to safety. The girl reforms, and the man is arrested by the authorities. Hugh and 'Lady' Diana fall in love"--AFI catalog, 1921-1930
The Watchkeepers ( visu )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Throughout history people have kept watch over their own corner of the Earth-but now, satellites scan the planet. Computer models vary in their rain forecasts, but how global warming would affect the monsoons raises a life-or-death issue. Our views of the environment must be balanced by attention to the needs of humans everywhere
 
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Alternative Names
Gilbert, Jack 1897-1936
John Gilbert acteur américain
John Gilbert (aktor)
John Gilbert Amerikaans acteur
John Gilbert attore statunitense
John Gilbert US-amerikanischer Filmschauspieler
Pringle, John 1897-1936
Pringle, John 1899-1936
Pringle, John Cecil 1897-1936
Джон Гилберт
Джон Гілберт
ג'ון גילברט
ג'ון גילברט שחקן אמריקאי
جان گیلبرت (هنرپیشه) فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، و کارگردان آمریکایی
존 길버트
ジョン・ギルバート
約翰·吉爾伯特
Languages
English (136)
French (8)
German (6)
Spanish (3)
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