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Fitzmaurice, Geo (George) 1885-1940

Overview
Works: 81 works in 205 publications in 6 languages and 1,899 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Film adaptations  Romance films  Action and adventure films  Comedy films  Crime films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author, fmd, Restager
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4375
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Geo Fitzmaurice
Publications by Geo Fitzmaurice
Publications by Geo Fitzmaurice, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Geo Fitzmaurice
The son of the sheik by George Fitzmaurice( visu )
33 editions published between 1926 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 464 libraries worldwide
The son of a sheik is lured into a thieves' trap by a beautiful girl. When he escapes, he kidnaps the girl, they fall in love, and ride off into the sunset together
The Sheik ; Son of the Sheik by George Melford( visu )
16 editions published between 1921 and 2006 in English and held by 455 libraries worldwide
Women fainted in the aisles when The Sheik was released in 1921. The titled Lady Diana Mayo (Agnes Ayres) is carried into the desert by an Arab chieftain, Ahmed Ben Hassan (Valentino), who takes one look at her and wants her, right then and there. Filmed on the heels of women's suffrage, Lady Diana was presented as a strong-willed and intelligent character, but as for Ahmed -- nobody had seen anything like Valentino's natural sex appeal on the screen before. His charismatic presence electrified audiences; his Sheik symbolized the forbidden allure of the exotic and forever secured Valentino's place in screen legend. From the lavish dressing of this production, Arabian wall tapestries, tunics, cassocks and garish jewelry became a fad in decoration and attire. Paramount hustled its new sensation from one uninspired vehicle to another, and Valentino, by all accounts an intelligent and considerate person, finally expressed his displeasure by taking leave of the studio. Legally blocked by Paramount from making films for others, he and his wife, Natacha Rambova, embarked on a national dance tour sponsored by a beauty aid called Mineralava. It culminated in a beauty contest judged by Valentino. A newsreel of this event is included on this DVD; it gave Valentino-hungry audiences another glimpse of their idol. The Son of the Sheik, a sequel to The Sheik, was designed to revive Valentino's career. As both parent and son, Rudy has two virile leading parts, showing how a son of the desert inherited the passions of the father. Although the production is on a modest scale compared to the original Sheik, Valentino's performance is far more accomplished, and there's a tongue-in-cheek quality which gives The Son a certain magic even today. Young Ahmed falls in love with Yasmin, a dancing girl (Vilma Banky), but he is captured and tortured by bandits. Believing Yasmin to be responsible, he escapes and plans his own form of revenge, although true love, of course, finally prevails. In New York for the premiere of The Son of the Sheik, Valentino collapsed and died eight days later at the age of 31. The public hysteria surrounding his funeral is documented in the original Pathé newsreel, which rounds out this extraordinary DVD. - Container
Rudolph Valentino in The Sheik with the Son of the Sheik ( visu )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
Women are not in love with me but with the picture of me on the screen. I am merely the canvas upon which the women paint their dreams. - Rudolph Valentino, 1923 Women fainted in the aisles when The Sheik was released in 1921. The titled Lady Diana Mayo (Agnes Ayres) is carried into the desert by an Arab chieftan, Ahmed Ben Hassan (Valentino), who takes one look at her and wants her, right then and there. Filmed on the heels of women's suffrage, Lady Diana was presented as a strong-willed and intelligent character, but as for Ahmed - nobody had seen anything like Valentino's natural sex appeal on the screen before. His charismatic presence electrified audiences; his Sheik symbolized the forbidden allure of the exotic and forever secured Valentino's place in screen legend. From the lavish dressing of this production, Arabian wall tapestries, tunics, cassocks and garish jewelry became a fad in decoration and attire. Paramount hustled its new sensation from one uninspired vehicle to another, and Valentino, by all accounts an intelligent and considerate person, finally expressed his displeasure by taking leave of the studio. Legally blocked by Paramount from making films for others, he and his wife, Natacha Rambova, embarked on a national dance tour sponsored by a beauty aid called Mineralava. It culminated in a beauty contest judged by Valentino. The Son of The Sheik, a sequel to The Sheik, was designed to revive Valentino's career. As both parent and son, Rudy has two virile leading parts, showing how a son of the desert inherited the passions of the father. Although the production is on a modest scale compared to the original Sheik, Valentino's performance is far more accomplished, and there's a tongue-in-cheek quality which gives The Son a certain magic even today. Young Ahmed falls in love with Yasmin, a dancing girl (Vilma Banky), but he is captured and tortured by bandits. Believing Yasmin to be responsible, he escapes and plans his own form of revenge, although true love, of course, finally prevails. In New York for the premiere of The Son of The Sheik, Valentino collapsed and died eight days later at the age of 31
Suzy by Edwin Holgate( visu )
7 editions published between 1936 and 2013 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Romantic spy drama set in World War I
Forbidden Hollywood. 4 pre-code classics ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Hi, Nellie: A newspaperman gets demoted to being a lovelorn-column writer, and finds comfort in a glass
Arsène Lupin ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Crime pays handsomely in this smart and stylish double feature based on the adventures of Arsène Lupin, fiction's most famous gentleman thief
Strangers may kiss ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
A desperate lady is on a love trek across the continent
Mata Hari [videorecording] by Geo Fitzmaurice( visu )
10 editions published between 1932 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Feature film from the USA. Drama. Paris, 1917. Final days of exotic dancer and WWI spy Mata Hari. Having already seduced Russian general Shubin, she gets to work on lieutenant Alexis Rosanoff, courier of secret documents
Lilac time ( visu )
3 editions published between 1928 and 2009 in No Linguistic Content and English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
The romance of a British Air Force pilot and a French farm girl set in World War I
The man and the moment ( visu )
2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Relentlessly pursued by gold digger Viola Hatfield, millionaire Michel Towne decides to put her off through a marriage of convenience. Convincing Joan Winslow to marry him so she can be free of her evil guardian, the wealthy rake promises a quick separation but then tries to test her honor. Beating a hasty retreat, Joan is chased by a repentant Michel as he tries to keep Viola at bay and his matrimonial bonds intact
Signature collection: Luise Rainer ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
[The toy wife] A beautiful sixteen-year-old girl who charms, attracts and seduces all the men she meets is sure to ruin her life and lots of others by stealing an engaged man from his future wife and then cheating on him with the man she really loves
El hijo del Caíd The son of the Sheik ( visu )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Amhed, el hijo de un jeque, se enamora de una bailarina a la que raptará y violará, para luego salvarla de una banda de renegados
The emperor's candlesticks ( visu )
2 editions published between 1937 and 2010 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Male Polish secret agent and female Russian secret police spy smuggle messages to Petersburg in candlesticks and while chasing after stolen candlesticks discover each other's identity and fall in love
Greta Garbo collection ( visu )
3 editions published in 2005 in 3 languages and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Acht speelfilms met de legendarische filmster Greta Garbo (1905-1990)
The plays of George Fitzmaurice : dramatic fantasies by George Fitzmaurice( Book )
1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
As you desire me by Geo Fitzmaurice( visu )
5 editions published between 1931 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Zangeres komt in contact met een graaf die beweert dat zij zijn verdwenen vrouw is. Zij wordt verliefd op hem, maar haar huidige gade zorgt voor problemen
Greta Garbo : the signature collection ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Anna Christie: A young woman reunites with her estranged father and falls in love with a sailor, but struggles to tell them about her dark past
Il figlio dello sceicco ( visu )
3 editions published between 1926 and 2010 in Italian and No Linguistic Content and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Per raggiungere la bella danzatrice Yasmin, Ahmed, il figlio dello sceicco Ahmed Ben Assan, cade nelle mani di Ghabah il Moro, il quale gli fa credere di essere in combutta con la ballerina. Liberato, Ahmed rapisce la donna e la violenta, ricevendo la disapprovazione del padre e accettando di lasciarla libera. Ma quando Yasmin viene rapita da Ghabah, Ahmed ne scopre l'innocenza e l'amore e corre in suo aiuto. (Mereghetti)
Forbidden Hollywood ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Strangers may kiss: A desperate lady is on a love trek across the continent
Como tú me deseas As you desire me ( visu )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in Spanish and held by 3 libraries worldwide
 
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Fitmaurice, Geo.
Fitzmaurice, Geo.
Fitzmaurice, Geo 1885-1940
Fitzmaurice, Geo 1895-1940
Fitzmaurice, Geo (George), 1895-1940
Fitzmaurice, George
Fitzmaurice, George 1885-1940
George Fitzmaurice American film director
George Fitzmaurice director de cine estadounidense
George Fitzmaurice director de cinema estatunidenc
George Fitzmaurice Frans filmregisseur (1885-1940)
George Fitzmaurice réalisateur américain
George Fitzmaurice regista e produttore cinematografico statunitense
George Fitzmaurice US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur
Джордж Фіцморіс
Фицморис, Джордж
ジョージ・フィッツモーリス
乔治·菲茨莫里斯
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