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St. John, Al 1893-1963

Works: 231 works in 354 publications in 1 language and 2,384 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Silent films  Short films  Western films  Film adaptations  Slapstick comedy films  Musical films  History  Romance fiction 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Al St. John
Publications by Al St. John
Publications by Al St. John, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Al St. John
The saphead by Buster Keaton( visu )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 329 libraries worldwide
[The Saphead] Bertie, the spoiled son of a powerful Wall Street financier, pursues his individuality in a series of comic misadventures. [The high sign] Buster becomes unwittingly involved in a radical secret society known as the Blinking Buzzards. [One week] Keaton and his bride inherit a do-it-by numbers pre-fab house, only somebody has mixed up the numbers
The best Arbuckle/Keaton collection ( visu )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
A collection of 12 originally silent films with English intertitles and added musical accompaniment
The cook : and other treasures ( visu )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 165 libraries worldwide
The Cook : When a tough guy annoys the pretty cashier, the waiter and a feisty dog come to her defense. A reckless romeo : A philandering husband is caught when his attempts at indiscretion are filmed by a newsreel camerman. Number please: a man chases his girlfriend's dog around a seaside resort, on the roller-coaster and merry-go-round
Arbuckle & Keaton ( visu )
8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
[Rough house] Contains Arbuckle's famous "roll dance," where at the breakfast table, he sticks two forks each into a separate roll and then uses them to do a parody of Charlie Chaplin's walk. Chaplin, appreciating the gag, later expanded on it for use in his film "The Gold Rush."
Slapstick encyclopedia ( visu )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 141 libraries worldwide
Showcases the early comedy shorts of the film industry
The forgotten films of Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle ( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 92 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
Keystone by Dave Douglas( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in No Linguistic Content and English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
The comedy stage is set when Mabel refuses Al's offer of marriage to accept Fatty's. Al vows revenge, hiring Brutus Bombastic's Gang to execute it. Soon Mabel and Fatty and their house are floating out to sea ... and it's up to Teddy the dog to get through to the Keystone Kops
The new janitor by Charlie Chaplin( visu )
3 editions published in 1914 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
This comedy, written and directed by Charlie Chaplin during the period he worked at Mack Sennett's Keystone Studios, stars John T. Dillon, Al St. John, and Chaplin. Chaplin is a janitor in a company in which one of the employees is caught stealing. Although fired for dumping a bucket of water on the company's president, Chaplin helps a female employee catch the thief and receives a reward
Buster Keaton, the shorts collection, 1917-1923 ( visu )
4 editions published in 2016 in No Linguistic Content and English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
A five-disc collection of Keaton's 32 extant silent short films, presented in 2K restorations, newly scanned using archival film elements from around the world. This set includes the short comedies that Keaton made with pioneering silent comedy genius Roscoe Arbuckle, as well as all 19 of his independently-produced silent shorts that have cemented his reputation as one of silent cinema's most unique and respected artists. BUSTER KEATON: THE SHORTS COLLECTION includes 13 of the Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle comedies produced between 1917-1920, in which Keaton co-starred alongside Arbuckle and Al St. John. In these formative works, Keaton honed his craft performing for the camera, and learned the art of filmmaking from Arbuckle, an extremely gifted comedy performer and director who, at the time, was second only to Chaplin among the screen's most popular clowns. The set also showcases all 19 of Keaton's independently-produced silent shorts, made between 1920 and 1923, including such classics as One Week, which follows the disastrous efforts of Keaton and his new bride to put together a prefabricated house; Cops, in which Keaton finds himself pursued by the entire city police force; and The Playhouse, a technical tour-de-force with Keaton playing all of the members of the cast (and audience) of a theatrical show. This edition also features the restored version of Hard Luck, Keaton's own favorite of all his short comedies, which includes the "missing" ending with the final sight gag intact. These films, all of which were co-directed by Keaton, show him emerging as a fully-formed film artist, demonstrating both his remarkable slapstick abilities as a performer, and sophisticated visual style as a filmmaker. The films in this collection are presented with orchestral scores by Frank Bockius, Neil Brand, Timothy Brock, Antonio Coppola, Stephen Horne, Robert Israel, The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra, Dennis Scott, and Donald Sosin
Old West outlaws : 20 tales of retribution ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Eye for an eye adventure starts here with 20 tales of payback and punishment! This 4 DVD collection of classic Westerns is sure to show how wild the west could be. From un-tamed youth to spiteful sheriffs and every ill-willed outlaw in-between, this collection will wrangle you in with over 28 hours of shoot-outs and showdowns. Saddle up for a wild ride with 20 movies filled with non-stop action-packed payback!
Keaton, Arbuckle and St. John ( visu )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Six films which illuminate the careers of three influential early film artists by presenting some of Buster Keaton's rarely seen early shorts, showcasing the often neglected Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and spot-lighting little-know character comedian Al St. John
Musicals : 20 movie pack ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Creepy cowboys ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Tombstone Canyon: Trying to find the answer to his mystery-shrouded past, Ken Mason narrowly escapes an ambush at Tombstone Canyon ... which is haunted by the mysterious and disfigured Phantom, whose strange cry is a warning of death! Rawhide Terror: Disguised as Indians, a group of renegades attacks and murders the parents of two boys for gold and a map to their mine. The boys, bearing similar birthmarks, survive but become separated after the older brother, Jim, cracks up and disappears. Ten years later, the killers are being hunted down and killed by the Rawhide Terror, a.k.a. the still-not-quite-all-there Jim. And that's just the normal part of this wild film, originally slated as a 10-chapter serial but ultimately released as a single feature!
His private secretary ( visu )
6 editions published between 1933 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 31 libraries worldwide
A rich man's son is more interested in girls than his father's business until a minister's granddaughter convinces him that there is more to life than wolfish pursuit
The painted desert ( visu )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Western prospectors Jeff and Cash find a baby boy in an otherwise deserted emigrants' camp, and clash over which is to be "father." They are still bitterly feuding years later when they own adjacent ranches. Bill, the foundling whom Cash has raised to young manhood, wants to end the feud and extends an olive branch toward Jeff, who now has a lovely daughter. But during a mining venture, the bitterness escalates
Riders of destiny by Robert N Bradbury( visu )
3 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
A no-good gang leader is killing lawmen and extorting land by threatening the supply of water which he controls. "Singin' Sandy" is an undercover agent out to save the valley for the good ranchers
Riders of destiny ; [and], the star packer ( visu )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
The star packer: John Powers organizes the people of Little Rock, a town harassed by a gang of outlaws, and sets the trap for the gang when he learns of a planned bank holdup
Go West by Buster Keaton( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
A hapless young man, heeding the expansionist call of Horace Greeley, idealistically hops a freight train to meet his destiny. The scarecrow. Follows the unhealthy competition between roommates vying for the attentions of a young lady. The paleface. Buster helps a Native American tribe defend their land from greedy developers
Border feud ; Ghost town renegades ( visu )
in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Lash is hot on the trail of gold thieves (1st film). Lash goes to Mesa City to help Sheriff Fuzzy Jones settle a feud between two families and their gold mine (2nd film)
The art of Buster Keaton ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
"In three box sets of which this is the first, the Art of Buster Keaton includes the total surviving work of Buster Keaton in his prime years as an independent filmmaker"--Container
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Al St. John acteur américain
Al St. John Amerikaans acteur
Al St. John amerikansk skådespelare
Al St. John amerikansk skodespelar
Al St. John amerikansk skuespiller
Al St. John attore statunitense
Al St. John US-amerikanischer Schauspieler
Alfred St. John
John, Al St 1893-1963
Jones Fuzzy Q. 1893-1963
Saint-John Al 1893-1963
St. John Al Fuzzy 1893-1963
St. John, Alfred 1893-1963
St. John Fuzzy 1893-1963
Ел Сент-Джон
Сент-Джон, Эл
אל סנט ג'ון שחקן אמריקאי
آل سانت جون
ال سنت جان بازیگر آمریکایی
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