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Metro Pictures Corporation

Overview
Works: 76 works in 178 publications in 1 language and 4,533 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Parodies, imitations, etc  Biography  Comedy films  Silent films  Short films  Fiction  Television adaptations 
Roles: Producer, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Metro Pictures Corporation
Publications by Metro Pictures Corporation
Most widely held works about Metro Pictures Corporation
 
Most widely held works by Metro Pictures Corporation
Camille by George Cukor( visu )
4 editions published between 1921 and 2005 in English and held by 698 libraries worldwide
A Parisian courtesan, Marguerite Gautier, a.k.a. Camille, and a young law student, Armand Duval, fall in love and forsake their former lives. Armand's father persuades Marguerite to give up Armand who denounces her because he believes himself abandoned for a wealthy count. Ill and destitute, Marguerite dies clutching Armand's gift, the book Manon Lescaut
Our hospitality by Buster Keaton( visu )
19 editions published between 1923 and 2005 in English and held by 676 libraries worldwide
Our hospitality: A New York man returns to his southern antebellum home to find himself embroiled in a longstanding feud between his family and that of the woman he loves. Sherlock Jr.: Dramatizes the uproarious exploits of a meek theater projectionist turned amateur sleuth
Seven chances by Buster Keaton( visu )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 297 libraries worldwide
The balloonatic: Buster is carried by a hot air balloon from a cityside amusement park to the rustic country where he ineptly struggles for survival and somehow manages to stumble into romance
The saphead ( visu )
9 editions published between 1920 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 289 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
Steamboat Bill, Jr by Charles Riesner( visu )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 289 libraries worldwide
[Steamboat Bill, Jr.] Follows the adventures of a spoiled young man forced by his father to learn the ropes of riverboating. [Convict 13] Keaton struggles for survival inside prison walls. [Daydreams] Keaton tries to find his niche by trying out various professions
College by Buster Keaton( visu )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 280 libraries worldwide
[College] Ronald is an idealistic freshman who attends Clayton College in pursuit of higher learning, but finds himself instead embroiled in a war of athletics as he fights for the heart of his beloved coed, Mary. [The electric house] Buster turns an ordinary dwelling into an automated funhouse. [Hard luck] A suicidal Buster makes a final effort at fitting in with society at a swank country club. [The blacksmith] Mechanical mayhem is wrought in a blacksmith's shop
Three ages by Buster Keaton( visu )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 280 libraries worldwide
[Three ages] Romantic misadventures from the dawn of man in the Stone Age, through the gladiatorial arenas of Ancient Rome to the city streets of the American Jazz Era. A clever parody of D.W. Griffith's Intolerance. [The goat] Keaton is mistaken for a nefarious gunslinger named Dead Shot Dan. [My wife's relations] A comedy of domestic turmoil that seems to reflect some of the tensions between Keaton and the Talmadges, his real life in-laws at the time
Battling Butler by Buster Keaton( visu )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
[Battling Butler] Alfred Butler, un homme délicat, est faussement pris pour "Battling" Butler, une boxeur renommé. [The haunted house] Buster se réfugie dans un manoir qui s'avère être hanté. [The frozen North] Buster vit de nombreuses péripéties dans le Grand Nord canadien
Our hospitality Sherlock Jr. ( visu )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 232 libraries worldwide
Sherlock Jr. / directed by Buster Keaton. Starring Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joseph Keaton, Ward Crane. Dramatizes the uproarious exploits of a meek theater projectionist turned amateur sleuth. 1924 (44 min.)
Buster Keaton ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
A collection of Buster Keaton's 19 classic silent short comedy films
The four horsemen of the Apocalypse by Rex Ingram( visu )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 169 libraries worldwide
Partly set in Argentina, partly in France this anti-German story describes the horrors of WW I as the background for a tragic story of illicit love. It was Rex Ingram's first truly successful movie and established Valentino as a star
Sherlock Jr. and, Three ages ( visu )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Widely regarded as one of the most visually inventive silent comedies ever made, Sherlock Jr. offers fast-paced slapstick as well as a brilliant deconstruction of the filmmaking process. Keaton stars as a movie theater projectionist who dreams of becoming a super-sleuth and , in one breathtaking sequence, literally steps into the screen to bring his fantasies to life
Steamboat Bill, Jr. Convict 13 ; Daydreams ( visu )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
Steamboat Bill, Jr.: Set on the Mississippi River in the old sidewheeler days, this film follows the adventures of a spoiled young man who is forced by his crusty father to learn the ropes of riverboating
The General by Buster Keaton( visu )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
Rejected by the Confederate army and taken for a coward by his beloved, young Johnny Gray is given a chance to redeem himself when he wages a one-man war against Yankee spies who have stolen his locomotive
The saphead The high sign ; One week ( visu )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 87 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
Three ages The goat ; My wife's relations ( visu )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
In Three ages (a parody of D.W. Griffith's Intolerance), Buster Keaton's hard-luck character blunders through time from the dawn of man in the Stone Age, through the gladiatorial arenas of Ancient Rome to the city streets of the American Jazz Era. In The goat, Keaton is mistaken for a nefarious gunslinger named Dead Eye Dan. In My wife's relations, a comedy of domestic turmoil revolves around a man's in-laws
College the electric house ; hard luck ; the blacksmith ( visu )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
College (1927): Keaton is a college freshman who tries to impress a coed by attacking various endeavors, with disastrous results. The Electric house (1922): Keaton turns an ordinary house into an automated funhouse. Hard luck (1921): Keaton attempts suicide when he finds he can't fit in with society. The Blacksmith (1922): Keaton as a blacksmith whose shop is a source of mechanical mayhem
Go West by Buster Keaton( visu )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 37 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
Scaramouche ( visu )
3 editions published between 1923 and 2009 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
André Louis Moreau, a law student, vows to fight against the aristocracy when his friend, Philippe, is killed in a duel with the Marquis de la Tour. André joins the Revolution and becomes a leader. Subsequently, he discovers that his real father is the hated Marquis de la Tour and his mother is a countess, both of whom, with his sweetheart, Aline, are at risk from the angry revolutionary mobs. André conducts his mother and Aline to safety, but the Marquis dies bravely at the hands of the mob
Keaton plus ( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
In this exclusive collection of cinematic treasures, Kino on video, pays homage to the lesser-known works of the screen's most inventive comedian. Film historian John Bengtson has prepared an interactive tour of locations where Keaton's films were shot. An extensive photo gallery reveals family snapshots, images from Keaton's vaudeville years, fascinating behind-the-scenes stills and more. Also features Ten girls ago, a musical never completed or released providing the opportunity for Buster Keaton, Bert Lahr and Eddie Foy, Jr. to make a comeback with the help of pop star Dion. The short rough cut was assembled to court potential investors
 
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