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St. John, Al 1893-1963

Overview
Works: 206 works in 293 publications in 1 language and 2,083 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Love stories  Biography  Western films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.43
Publication Timeline
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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 ( visu )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 269 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 )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
A collection of 12 originally silent films with English intertitles and added musical accompaniment
The cook and other treasures ( visu )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 172 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 )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 147 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 130 libraries worldwide
Showcases the early comedy shorts of the film industry
The forgotten films of Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 87 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( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2005 in No Linguistic Content and English and held by 87 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 saphead The high sign ; One week ( visu )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
In The saphead, Bertie Van Alstyne is the spoiled son of a powerful Wall Street financier; In The High Sign, Buster is unwittingly involved in a radical secret society known as the Blinking Buzzards; In One week, Keaton and his bride inherit a do-it-by numbers pre-fab house, only somebody has mixed up the numbers
Keaton, Arbuckle and St. John ( visu )
2 editions published in 1998 in Undetermined and English and held by 63 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 40 libraries worldwide
His private secretary ( visu )
6 editions published between 1933 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Dick Wallace is the dissolute, playboy, son of a tough, hard-as-nails businessman. When Dick falls in love and marries a small-town Minister's grand-daughter, the senior Wallace assumes that his son's bride must be a corrupt gold-digger. He refuses to meet her. Determined to meet her father-in-law, the new wife conceals her identity and goes to work for the crusty old businessman as his private secretary
Riders of destiny by John Wayne( visu )
3 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 31 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
Creepy cowboys ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 31 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!
The art of Buster Keaton by Buster Keaton( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Three silent comedies (one feature length and two shorts) starring Buster Keaton
Border feud Ghost town renegades ( visu )
in English and held by 25 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)
Go West by Buster Keaton( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 23 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
John Wayne by Jack Duffy( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
The man from Utah: his own men are the only ones who ever win the prize money in Barton's rodeo, and whenever a local rider has a chance to win, he meets with an "accident." John Wayne, as the "Man from Utah" is determined to find out why, even if he has to break every bronco in the West. Sagebrush trail: A young cowboy finds himself behind bars, wrongly accused of a robbery. Seeing his chance, he escapes to bring the guilty bandit to justice and clear his name. Riders of destiny: A government agent is securing water rights for ranchers and when local farmers discover that their water is stolen the agent sets out to find the thieves. The star packer: the marshall must straighten out a gang of criminals while still finding time for romance
The painted desert ( visu )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 23 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
Law of the lash ( visu )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
The town of Tenacula is overrun by outlaws and only one man can return it to the people-- U.S. Marshall Cheyenne Davis
Slapstick encyclopedia ( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Hal-Roach's all-star comedians: American slapstick may have germinated at Mack Sennett's, but Hal Roach Studios refined the form with more sophisticated and deliberately paced narratives, a style which allowed many of his stars to make successful transitions to sound. Presents five films including the rare feature "Big moments from little pictures," with Will Rogers
 
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Alternative Names
John, Al St. 1893-1963
Jones, Fuzzy Q., 1893-1963
Saint-John, Al 1893-1963
St. John Al Fuzzy 1893-1963
St. John, Fuzzy, 1893-1963
Languages
English (59)
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