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Niblo, Fred 1874-1948

Overview
Works: 171 works in 412 publications in 6 languages and 3,472 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Fiction  Western films  Swashbuckler films  Silent films  Film and video adaptations  Christian fiction 
Roles: Director, Performer, Attributed name, Film editor, Photographer, Composer, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Fred Niblo
Publications by Fred Niblo
Publications by Fred Niblo, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Fred Niblo
Ben-Hur a tale of the Christ by William Wyler( visu )
25 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,024 libraries worldwide
Judah Ben-Hur is a young Jewish nobleman from a prominent family who is reunited with his childhood friend Messala. Messala returns to Judea as a Roman tribune. There is a genuine friendship between the two men, yet the clash of their cultures drives a wedge between them. That wedge finally drives Messala to banish Judah to the slave galleys and sends his mother and his sister to prison. From that point forward, Judah's life becomes a quest: a quest to survive and a quest for vengeance. Judah survives the galleys to become the adopted son of a Roman general, and his triumphant return to Judea permits him to challenge and subsequently confront Messala in a chariot race
Blood & sand by Fred Niblo( visu )
54 editions published between 1922 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 506 libraries worldwide
A romantic tragedy about the rise and fall of a matador. Juan Gallardo, Spain's most idolized matador, returns to his home town and meets his childhood sweetheart, Carmen
The Garbo silents collection ( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in No Linguistic Content and Undetermined and held by 442 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
The mark of Zorro by Rouben Mamoulian( visu )
48 editions published between 1920 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 351 libraries worldwide
In 19th-century California, Don Diego has recently returned from Spain. He confronts the tyrannical military rule of General Alvarado and Captain Juan Ramon by assuming a foppish public persona, while simultaneously springing into action as Zorro, the masked crusader for the rights of the common people
The three musketeers by Fred Niblo( visu )
16 editions published between 1921 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 277 libraries worldwide
D'Artagnan is a naive and ambitious farm boy who yearns to join the Musketeers, the elite regiment of guards under King Louis XIII. Riding into 1625 Paris on the back of a weathered plowhorse, the young rapscallion quickly wins the respect and friendship of the Musketeers' most valiant trio in a breathtaking display of a acrobatic swordsmanship. When Queen Anne is maneuvered into a political scandal by the devious Cardinal Richelieu, D'Artagnan and his bons hommes embark on a treacherous race across France, to England and back to regain a precious brooch that will save the queen's honor and the future of their nation
The Mark of Zorro and Don Q, son of Zorro ( visu )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
Mark of Zorro: Don Diego Vega is a comically effete young nobleman with a taste for tasseled sombreros and juvenile silk-hanky magic tricks. But when danger calls, Diego swathes himself in black, straps on a well-honed sword and storms the countryside as the mysterious Zorro, slicing his initial into the faces of the sentinals of oppression, pausing only to boldly romance the woman to whom his shy alter-ego can hardly summon the courage to speak
Four Jills in a Jeep ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
Based on the true-life adventures of the first female performers to join the U.S.O., Kay Francis, Carole Landis, Martha Raye and Mitzi Mayfair play themselves in the film adaptation of Carole Landis's novel by the same name
Douglas Fairbanks, a modern musketeer ( visu )
2 editions published in 2008 in No Linguistic Content and English and held by 89 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)
Ben-hur a tale of the Christ by Fred Niblo( visu )
39 editions published between 1924 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Silent version of the sweeping saga that tells the story of a young Jewish nobleman who leads his nation against the wrath of the conquering Romans. His self-imposed destiny brings tragedy to himself and his people, as he learns to fight, love, hate and, finally, forgive
The mysterious lady by Fred Niblo( visu )
11 editions published between 1928 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 56 libraries worldwide
A beautiful German spy falls in love with the Austrian officer she is commissioned to steal documents from
Alexander Dumas' The three musketeers ( visu )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
D'Artagnan, an aspiring musketeer, joins the three musketeers as they embark on a race across France to save the queen's honor
Douglas Fairbanks, a modern musketeer ( visu )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
The nut: An eccentric inventor tries to win the heart of a young lady by attracting wealthy donors to support her somewhat misguided program to help poor children, while also keeping her from falling for a less sincere suitor
Sex ( visu )
8 editions published between 1920 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 22 libraries worldwide
A cabaret star who uses her sex appeal to lure men, ruin marriages and then move on to better prospects, finds the tables turned
The temptress ( visu )
5 editions published between 1926 and 2009 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
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
The red lily ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
"Seeking a better life in Paris, Jean (Ramon Novarro) and Marise (Enid Bennett) plan to meet at a specific time and place. When circumstances intervene, the two lovers miss their rendezvous, never reunite and are destined to lead separate lives that become more and more degrading. Marise turns to prositution and Jean succumbs to the delightful debauchery of a thief named Bo-Bo (Wallace Beery ...). Heatthrob Novarro and delicate Bennett make a magical combination in this deeply moving tale of fate, tragedy and redemption
Vicente Blasco Ibanez' Blood and sand ( visu )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
A romantic tragedy about the rise and fall of a matador. Juan Gallardo, Spain's most idolized matador, returns to his home town and meets his childhood sweetheart Carmen
Greta Garbo the signature collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Acht speelfilms met de legendarische filmster Greta Garbo (1905-1990)
Dangerous hours ( visu )
4 editions published between 1920 and 1988 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
A drama concerning a young man who falls under the spell of a communist agitator and becomes involved in leading a strike against the shipyard run by his childhood sweetheart. Set in Paterson, New Jersey
La marca del Zorro by fred, dir Niblo( visu )
8 editions published between 1920 and 2008 in Spanish and No Linguistic Content and held by 11 libraries worldwide
El joven Don Diego, hijo de familia acaudalada, se convierte en un héroe enmascarado, Zorro, para luchar contra la tiranía española que oprime a los mexicanos de California. Al mismo tiempo que se enfrenta a las huestes del sargento Pedro, el héroe conquista el corazón de su amada Lolita
Douglas Fairbanks the screen's greatest adventurer ( visu )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Undetermined and English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Mark of Zorro: As the famous Mexican Robin Hood, Don Diego springs into action as Zorro, the crusader for the rights of the Mexican people. Through the Zorro character, Fairbanks ushered in the legendary cycle of adventure films and established the genre of the American action film
 
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Alternative Names
Liedtke, Frederick
Liedtke, Frederick, 1874-1948
Nobile, Federico
Nobile, Federico, 1874-1948
Languages
English (193)
German (15)
Spanish (10)
French (2)
Japanese (1)
Italian (1)
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