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Roberts, Florence 1861-1940

Overview
Works: 21 works in 25 publications in 1 language and 1,116 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Comedy films  Historical films  War films  Romance films  Fantasy films  Biography 
Roles: Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Florence Roberts
Publications by Florence Roberts
Publications by Florence Roberts, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Florence Roberts
 
Most widely held works by Florence Roberts
The Life of Emile Zola by William Dieterle( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 849 libraries worldwide
In 1862 Paris, Emile Zola is barely scratching out a living writing muckraking articles about the poverty of the French people and the corruption of their leaders. Until "Nana," about the life of a prostitute, becomes a smash hit and turns Zola into a celebrity, champion of the people. As he churns out a string of similar books that make him quite rich, his old friend Paul Cezanne tells him "An artist should remain poor." His determined intervention in the Dreyfus Affair, at the request of Dreyfus's wife Lucie, results in "J'accuse!" his famous denunciation of the Army, and leads to a conviction for libel. He flees to England, where he remains until granted amnesty. Unfortunately, he dies before the news that Dreyfus was exonerated and reinstated to full rank can reach him. Indicative of the mores of its time, during the course of this clear story about institutionalized anti-Semitism, the word "Jew" is never mentioned. And while most Hollywood biographies must be taken with a grain--if not a handful--of salt, the film makes a reasonable effort at accuracy and completeness
March of the wooden soldiers ( visu )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 231 libraries worldwide
Presents Laurel and Hardy in a hilarious spoof that takes them to toyland where they try to pay off the mortgage on widow Peep's shoe
Victor Herbert's March of the wooden soldiers ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Musical children's comedy with Laurel and Hardy as clumsy toy makers in a story that takes them to Toyland where they try to help Little Bo Peep escape the evil clutches of Barnaby and his band of Boogeymen
Legends of the west ( visu )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Vol. one of America's greatest westerns covers feel-good musicals to traditional bad-boy shootouts all in the dusty streets and rowdy saloons we've come to love. Features cowboy legends Randolph Scott, Gene Autry, Lee Van Cleef, Roy Rogers, Marlon Brando and of course, John Wayne
Officer 13 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
"Police motorcycle patrolman Tom Malone dies after he is deliberately run off the road by a wealthy playboy on a high-speed joyride. Officer Malone's best pal and fellow policeman, Tom Burke (Monte Blue), looks for justice to avenge his fallen comrade's murder but is stymied by a corrupt court system, a town populated by crooked politicos and smart money 'sophisticates' who are running an illegal gambling operation"--Container
Family collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The rage of Paris: A romantic comedy about a beautiful French model, jobless and stranded in New York, and her plot to marry a wealthy businessman
Big business ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Swindlers attempt to make money by selling Mr. Jones and other townspeople unprofitable oil stock and shares in a bogus oil company, but they are driven out of town when their ploy is discovered
Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland ( visu )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Ollie Dee and Stanley Dum try to borrow money from their employer, the toymaker, to pay off the mortgage on Mother Peep's shoe and keep it and Little Bo Peep from the clutches of the evil Barnaby. When that fails, they trick Barnaby into marrying Stanley Dum instead of Bo Peep. Enraged, Barnaby unleashes the bogeymen from their caverns to destroy Toyland
Nut farm ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
A former drug store owner wants to buy a nut farm, but his wife is more interested in financing a motion picture
Cecil B. DeMille's Cleopatra by Cecil B DeMille( visu )
1 edition published in 1934 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Cleopatra's affairs with Julius Ceasar and Marc Anthony affect Roman politics in the first century, B.C
[Babes in toyland] ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Original motion picture soundtrack to Victor Herbert's operetta, with Laurel and Hardy
Miss Fane's baby is stolen ( visu )
1 edition published in 1934 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"Miss Madeline Fane is a famous California screen star who has been devoted to her baby son Michael since her husband's death the previous year. One morning she awakens to find Michael has been kidnapped. After a day, she calls in the police, who instantly begin an all-out search. A ransom note convinces her to call off the police, but the kidnappers are scared off at the assigned meeting place by a motorcyclist. The kidnappers, Bert, Sam and Dotty, take Michael to a remote area in the hills, where they become the neighbors of Mrs. Molly Prentiss and her family. Despite her poverty, Molly, who is a devoted fan of Miss Fane's, offers the hostile new neighbors vegetables and milk. The kidnappers have darkened Michael's hair and skin and tell Molly he is a girl. Meanwhile, the search for Michael incites women's clubs to speak out all over the country, and Miss Fane broadcasts her plight from an airplane. After Molly hears Miss Fane's broadcast, she becomes suspicious of her neighbors and their evasive ways. She goes to their cabin and discovers the baby is a boy. When Sam catches Molly leaving the cabin with the baby, she makes an excuse, abandoning the child, after which Sam sends her to get more milk. Molly sabotages the kidnappers' car and takes Michael, running for home under fire from their machine guns. Molly is unharmed and races in her car for help. The police arrest the kidnappers, and Molly brings Michael to Miss Fane at her mansion. The kidnappers are sentenced to life imprisonment, while Molly and her family are given a new life by the grateful, generous Miss Fane"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Four parts ( visu )
1 edition published in 1934 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Charlie is one of four identical brothers. His girlfriend can't tell them apart
On their own ( visu )
1 edition published in 1940 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Comedy set in a bungalow court in California
Abe Lincoln in Illinois by John Cromwell( visu )
1 edition published in 1940 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Views Lincoln's life, from his early days as a young woodsman to his election to Presidency in 1860. Includes his first love, his marriage, his early law practice, and his debates with Douglas
What price Hollywood? (1932) by George Cukor( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Satirical comedy drama. The making of a film star that makes a scandal becoming involved with a drunken director
Back to nature ( visu )
1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"When druggist John Jones plans to give the opening address at the Neighborhood Druggists' Association convention held on the 4th of July at Crystal Lake, his family of three sons, two daughters, wife and mother, insists that they be allowed to come along and convinces him to buy a trailer for the outing. After various mishaps occur on the first day of travel, the Jones family stops for the night to set up camp. John instructs his skeptical sons, Jack and Roger, on the proper way to build a fire, but succeeds only in filling the trailer with smoke. His teen-aged daughter Bonnie climbs a tree to escape a playful bearcub, of whom she is terrified, and she is greatly relieved when a stranger, Tom Williams, pulls the cub away. Williams, who tells the family that he was left behind by his train, fixes the stove in the trailer and successfully intercedes when a deputy sheriff threatens to fine John for building a fire in a restricted area. At Crystal Lake, Williams courts Bonnie, and Jack falls for a vacationing girl named Mabel, who has a penchant for fast boats and peppy music, while John prepares his speech and his bookish adolescent daughter Lucy attempts to write a novel. After Jack and Mabel stave a rented motorboat, the owner, Mr. Sweeney, allows Jack to spade a large plot of land to pay for the repairs. Jack tricks Roger, an extremely entrepreneurly-minded adolescent, into digging the plot to find Indian arrowheads to sell. Roger, displeased, sneaks up on Jack kissing Mabel and takes their picture. When he threatens to show the photo to the fellows back home, Jack is forced to agree to Roger's price for the negative. Meanwhile, a Department of Justice official comes looking for Williams, really a fugitive from the Illinois State Penitentiary named Silky Walker. After Williams tricks the unsuspecting Bonnie into leaving with him in the family car, Roger finds a typed farewell note. John, with Jack and Roger, borrows Mr. Sweeney's car, which he learns too late has no brakes, and chases Williams and Bonnie. After Bonnie threatens to jump and John, unwittingly, does not let Williams get around him, Williams stops the car and concedes defeat. The family learns that the farewell note was from Lucy's romantic manuscript, and on the trip home, after John points out that they should have nothing more to do with strangers, he nevertheless stops to pick up a lone boy hitchhiking, whose large family, hiding behind bushes, then pile into the trailer"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Torch singer ( visu )
1 edition published in 1933 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"Impoverished chorus girl Sally Trent checks into St. Anne's hospital as a charity case, and gives birth to a baby girl. Eventually, she is forced to give her daughter up for adoption because she unable to support her. After some hard luck, Sally becomes a notorious torch singer known as Mimi Benton, but while she is at her boyfriend's radio station, she fills in for the narrator of a children's hour and becomes the favorite of children all over the country. One day, the father of her child, Michael Gardner, returns from China and sincerely attempts a reconciliation, but Sally has seen too much of life to take him seriously. Doing the radio show touches Sally's heart, however, and she hires a detective to find her long-lost daughter. The detective comes up with nothing, and forlorn, Sally retreats from the world in a drunken stupor. With the help of her radio broadcast, Sally finds her daughter with Michael, who has just adopted her, and they reconcile"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Your Uncle Dudley ( visu )
1 edition published in 1935 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
[Dangerously yours] ( visu )
1 edition published in 1933 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"At the palatial Long Island home of the elderly Mrs. Lathem, one of her guests, playboy Theodore Brill, asks his friend, Andrew Burke, for the use of his yacht to entertain Claire Roberts, with whom he has begun a mild flirtation. Burke, who has come to steal Mrs. Lathem's diamond necklace, agrees, but his interest in Claire is now aroused. He enters Claire's room with the excuse that he was looking for Brill's room and gets a peek at her in the mirror in a revealing stage of undress. Claire, who earlier ordered her maid Esther to carry on a flirtation with Burke's lascivious butler Grove to learn more about Burke, tells Esther that she hopes Burke's entrance was not really a mistake. After Burke and Claire indulge in a silent flirtation during dinner, he invites her to sail with him the next day. Burke is upset when he learns from a jealous mutual acquaintance, Jo Horton, that after Claire's father, a banker, committed suicide and left her with virtually nothing, she took up with George Carr, a wealthy, boring friend of her father who offered to 'look after' her. Mrs. Lathem is carried to her room after having become intoxicated. Burke then takes the necklace from where she left it, but when he notices that Claire is watching, he puts it into Mrs. Lathem's safe. The next night, during a séance, as the lights are out, Mrs. Lathem cries that her necklace has been stolen. The police and insurance detectives investigate, but find no clues, so the guests are allowed to retire. Burke then finds Claire packing. She says that she knows he took the necklace and tells him she now plans to 'sell out' to Carr. Burke invites her to join him on a trip around the world with the money he will get from the robbery and confesses that he loves her. She convinces him to go with her to New York instead, and after he reveals that he hid the necklace in a slit in the lining of Mrs. Lathem's wrap, she retrieves it for him. Burke then overhears Claire on the telephone arrange to meet the police at Grand Central station and realizes that she is an insurance company agent. He and Grove abduct her and take her to the yacht. To keep her from swimming to shore, Burke, after a brawl with her, attaches a chain connected to an anchor to her leg. A week later, when Claire tries to wave and yell to a passing motor boat, Burke kisses her to force her to stop. Inside her cabin, he kisses her again and confesses that he still loves her. She kisses him passionately, but objects when he tells her of his plan to steal Mrs. Lathem's pearls. He explains that he enjoys stealing and living dangerously, and berates her for putting more importance in what he calls her 'middle class morality' than in him. After vowing to fight him, Claire saws off the chain and escapes from the boat. She swims to shore and goes to a police station, but hesitates reporting the man she loves. The police, however, hold her for being Burke's accomplice, and Burke, who has followed her, sees and listens sympathetically at the door to the station. After Claire is released because of Carr's influence, another séance is held. Claire thinks that Burke is there to steal the pearls; however, after the lights are turned off, he replaces the necklace in Mrs. Lathem's wrap. Despite his sardonic nature, Grove expresses no disapproval in Burke's decision to give back the necklace for Claire"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
 
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Alternative Names
Florence Roberts actrice américaine, 1861–1940
Florence Roberts Amerikaans actrice (1861-1940)
Florence Roberts amerikanische Schauspielerin (1861–1940)
Florence Roberts amerikansk skådespelare
Florence Roberts amerikansk skodespelar
Florence Roberts amerikansk skuespiller
Florence Roberts attrice statunitense
Флоренс Робертс
فلورنس رابرتز بازیگر آمریکایی
フローレンス・ロバーツ 女優
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