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Swain, Mack 1876-1935

Overview
Works: 197 works in 492 publications in 5 languages and 4,185 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Interviews  History  Silent films  Humor  Motion pictures  Fiction  Film adaptations  Biography  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1995.9.C55, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Mack Swain
Publications by Mack Swain
Publications by Mack Swain, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Mack Swain
 
Most widely held works by Mack Swain
Gold rush by Charlie Chaplin( visu )
118 editions published between 1925 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,538 libraries worldwide
The Little Tramp searches for gold and love in the Klondike. Includes both a restored version of the original 1925 silent film, and the 1942 re-issue, the latter featuring a new score and narration written and spoken by Charles Chaplin
Chaplin at Keystone ( visu )
3 editions published between 1914 and 2010 in English and held by 184 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
Cavalcade of comedy ( visu )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
A laugh-filled time capsule of the brightest lights of vaudeville, showcasing the early works of such legends as Jack Benny, Bing Crosby, Burns and Allen, and more. Also provides a fascinating record of stage legends fading into memory
The Toll gate His bitter pill ( visu )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 99 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
The forgotten films of Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
Presents the films of Fatty Arbuckle, the grown-up fat boy of American silent cinema, who dominated silent film comedy from the days of Keystone until tragic events in 1921 shattered his career, throwing his film triumphs into obscurity. Blacklisted by Hollywood, Arbuckle continued directing dozens of film comedies under the pseudonym "William Goodrich" for almost another decade
The beloved rogue ( visu )
4 editions published between 1927 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 71 libraries worldwide
The swashbuckling poet Francois Villon battles to save his country from the devious Duke of Burgundy
Keystone tonight! Mack Sennett comedies ( visu )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 66 libraries worldwide
Mack Sennett's influence as producer and director at the Keystone Studios refined the comedic art form. This volume presents a sampling of rare treats from Sennett's incubator of comic insanity, and offers a composite image of the "Sennett style."
Tillie's punctured romance by Mack Sennett( visu )
11 editions published between 1914 and 2006 in English and held by 64 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
Cavalcade of comedy U.S. 1929-31 ( visu )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
A collection of classic shorts from the Paramount Studios. An anthology from the late 1920s and early '30s. It showcases the early works of such American legends as Jack Benny, Burns & Allen, George Jessel, Eddie Cantor and Smith & Dale
The Keystone comedies ( visu )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
A collection of early "slapstick" comedies produced by Mack Sennett for the Keystone Film Company
Goldrausch ( visu )
22 editions published between 1925 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Über Goldrausch ist Charles Chaplins berühmte Aussage überliefert: "Mit diesem Film möchte ich in Erinnerung bleiben." 1998 erinnerten sich führende Filmkritiker und Experten und wählten diese einzigartige Komödie in die vom American Institute zusammengestellte Liste der 100 besten amerikanischen Filme aller Zeiten. Chaplins kleiner Tramp lässt sich nicht unterkriegen: diesmal will er bei der Goldsuche im Yukon-Gebiet reich werden. (Quelle: Umschlag)
The immigrant & the gold rush ( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
The immigrant: Chaplin and Purviance are immigrants who meet on the boat to America, broke but in love ; The gold rush: Chaplin is a prospector who goes to Alaska in search of gold and falls in love with a Yukon dance hall girl
Early cinema ( visu )
in French and held by 34 libraries worldwide
The Gold rush with music and sound ( visu )
6 editions published between 1900 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Often accepted as Chaplin's most famous film. Chaplin plays a lone prospector in the 1890 Alaskan Gold Rush. The little tramp braves cold, hunger, a delirious cabinmate and unrequited love in this boisterous, yet tender, comedy gem
City lights a comedy romance in pantomime by Charlie Chaplin( visu )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Modern Times: The little tramp battles it out with technology, unemployment, jail, burglars, demanding customers, bosses, and "The Gamin." He wins some and loses more but, at the end, walks undaunted into the sunrise
Slapstick encyclopedia ( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Keystone tonight: Mack Sennett's influence as producer and director at the Keystone Studios refined the comedic art form. This volume presents a sampling of rare treats from Sennett's incubator of comic insanity and offers a composite image of the "Sennett style."
La quimera del oro ( visu )
20 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Chaplin llega a Alaska durante "la fiebre del oro" en busca de riquezas, pero para conseguir su propósito tendrá que pasar ciertas vicisitudes
The gold rush La ruée vers l'or by Charlie Chaplin( visu )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in French and English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Extrait du résumé figurant sur la jaquette : Klondike, fin du XIXe siècle. Des aventuriers partent en quête de filons d'or dans les montagnes enneigées. Parmi eux, un petit homme coiffé d'un chapeau et muni d'une canne se réfugie un jour de tempête dans une cabane perdue où il rencontre deux autres chercheurs d'or. De retour bredouille à la ville, le petit homme fait la connaissance de Georgia dont il tombe amoureux
The Gold rush (1942) ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
"The Gold rush" is the film by which Chaplin wanted to be remembered, and was voted by international film critics as the best comedy ever. Chaplin plays a Lone Prospector who seeks his fortune in the Klondike where he falls for a dance hall queen. In "Pay day" we share a day on the job and a night on the town with a slow working but nimble witted laborer
Mabel's married life ( visu )
4 editions published between 1914 and 1992 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
This comedy, directed by Max Sennett during the period Charlie Chaplin worked at Sennett's Keystone Studios, stars Mabel Normand, Mack Swain, and Chaplin (as the Little Tramp). Chaplin leaves Normand, his wife, in a park while he has a few drinks in a bar. He returns to find Swain attempting to woo Normand away, which results in a series of escalating arguments and fights between Normand, Chaplin, Swain, and Swain's wife. Chaplin tries to learn boxing techniques by practicing with a weighted dummy, which seems to win most rounds
 
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Alternative Names
Swain, Mack Moroni 1876-1935
Languages
English (174)
German (19)
Spanish (7)
French (3)
Portuguese (2)
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