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DeMille, Cecil B. (Cecil Blount) 1881-1959

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The ten commandments by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

98 editions published between 1956 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 3,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the life of Moses
Sunset Blvd.( Visual )

9 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in English and held by 2,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pursued by creditors, Joe swerves into a driveway of a seemingly abandoned Sunset Boulevard mansion. He finds Norma, an ex-screen queen dreaming of a dramatic comeback and her husband/servant living there. She takes a fancy to Joe and, learning that he is a scriptwriter, persuades him to help her with her comeback screenplay. Being broke he accepts. He falls in love with a young script reader, but Norma breaks up their romance, setting tragedy into motion
The greatest show on Earth by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

33 editions published between 1952 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A splashy, colorful look at life under the big top that weaves the personal stories of the performers in with the spectacle and color of the circus. Includes an incredible train wreck
The ten commandments by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

50 editions published between 1923 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To escape the edict that condemed all first-born Hebrew males, Egypt's Pharoah, Rameses I, the infant Moses is set adrift on the Nile in a reed basket. Saved by the pharaoh's daughter Bithiah, he is adopted by her and brought up in the court of her brother, Pharaoh Seti. Moses gains Seti's favor and the love of the throne princess Nefertiri. He also gains the hatred of Seti's son, Rameses. When his Hebrew heritage is revealed, Moses is cast out of Egypt, and makes his way across the desert where he marries, has a son and is commanded by God to return to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery. In Egypt, Moses's fiercest enemy proves to be not Rameses, but someone near to him
The king of kings by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

37 editions published between 1927 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The king of kings is the greatest story ever told as only Cecil B. DeMille could tell it. In 1927, working with one of the biggest budgets in Hollywood history, DeMille spun the life and passion of Christ into a silent-era blockbuster. Featuring text drawn directly from the Bible, a cast of thousands, and the great showman's singular cinematic bag of tricks, The king of kings is at once spectacular and deeply reverent, part Gospel, part technicolor epic
Samson and Delilah by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

59 editions published between 1949 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Bible's legendary strongman and the woman who seduces, then betrays him
The plainsman by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

19 editions published between 1936 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This western interweaves classic real-life old west legends like Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, Buffalo Bill Cody, George Armstrong Custer and Abraham Lincoln into a stunning tale as vast as the wild frontier itself
Joan the Woman by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

30 editions published between 1916 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joan the Woman (Cardinal Film Corporation, 1916) was Cecil B. DeMille's first great spectacle. In keeping with theatrical tradition, DeMille sought a more formal and stylized mode of acting from stars Geraldine Farrar and Wallace Reid - a technique he continued in his late historical films. Wilfred Buckland's art direction is outstanding, and DeMille's social comments are subtle but biting. The film also features a dramatic hand-colored climax utilizing the Handschiegl stencil-color process. The film became a prototype for DeMille's later spectacles. His handling of the large battle scenes (with the aid of seventeen cameras and a small army of assistant directors, including William deMille, George Melford and Donald Crisp) was exceptional - equal to DW Griffith's work in The Birth of a Nation and Intolerance. The real strength of the picture, however, is found in the director's provocatively compelling images: At Joan's trial by torture, officials the Church are clad in white hooded robes with black holes for eyes. DeMille frames his shot so that the top of Cauchon's mitre is out of frame, and he looks like a black-clad grand dragon of the invisible empire surrounded by Klansmen and hiding behind a crucifix rather than a bishop of the Church. The empty town square. An executioner drives a single horse cart piled with kindling to lay around the stake where Joan will meet her death. A lone dog is the only living thing, barking a futile protest. As Joan is led to the stake, the Bishop Cauchon seizes her ornate crucifix, and as the flames surround her, Eric Trent hands Joan a handmade cross of simple twigs that she carries to her death. Ultimately, in an effort to get more performances per day, the picture was drastically cut very early in the run. This DVD release offers DeMille's director's cut and the original hand-colored climax. William Furst's original 1916 score is performed by Christian Elliott at the J. Ross Reed Wurlitzer, Sexson Auditorium, Pasadena, California
Unconquered by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

19 editions published between 1947 and 2018 in English and French and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peace-loving Chris Holden is a militiaman who buys and then frees beautiful indentured servant Abby Hale. When a supplier of illegal firearms covets Abby for himself, he sparks a vicious battle between an Indian tribe and a few brave colonists
The cheat by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

34 editions published between 1915 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cheat depicts an impulsive, social climbing woman (Fanny Ward) who gambles away Red Cross funds entrusted to her. She seeks the help of an Asian merchant (Sessue Hayakawa) to save her reputation and in return becomes his property. In A girl's folly, a country girl (Doris Kenyon) who is bored with farm life sets out to meet the leading man (Robert Warwick) in a movie being filmed near her home. Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Manslaughter by Per Fly( Visual )

12 editions published between 1915 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manslaughter: "Society-girl thrillseeker Lydia causes the death of motorcycle policeman and is prosecuted by her fiance Daniel. While she's in prison she reforms and Daniel becomes a wasted alcoholic."
Carmen by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

37 editions published between 1915 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Carmen] A beautiful gypsy girl uses her irresistible charms to seduce a faithful military guard so that a band of smugglers can penetrate his stronghold
The buccaneer by Anthony Quinn( Visual )

17 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The debonair pirate Jean Lafitte, who historically aided General Andrew Jackson against the British during the War of 1812, has been carrying on a discreet love affair with Annette Claiborne, the daughter of governor William Claiborne, who promises to pardon the pirate and his men
Cecil B. DeMille's Cleopatra( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egypt, 48 B.C. Cleopatra is facing palace revolt in her kingdom. She decides to embrace the arrival of Julius Caesar as a way of solidifying her power under Roman rule. When Caesar is led astray by Cleopatra and is killed, she transfers her affections to Marc Antony. She does all that she can to dazzle Marc on a barge fit for a king. But her trick may not work this time around. A web of royal deception and betrayal
Cleopatra by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

37 editions published between 1934 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Claudette Colbert gives a stunning performance as the alluring Queen of the Nile in this colossal epic of passion and deception. Determined to exert her power over Julius Caesar, Cleopatra uses her beauty and wit to seduce the Roman leader into leaving his wife for her. After Caesar's downfall, Cleopatra turns her attention to the dashing Marc Antony. But as their passionate love affair threatens the peace of the empire, Cleopatra fights a desperate battle to hold onto her happiness and her throne." From container
The sign of the cross by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

21 editions published between 1932 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the year 64 C.E., the corrupt and maniacal Emperor Nero torches Rome, and is advised to blame the ensuing destruction on the unsuspecting Christians. Meanwhile, Roman Prefect Marcus Superbus falls for an innocent and beautiful Christian maiden, Mercia. When the seductive and wicked Empress, Poppaea, learns that she has a rival for Marcus' affections, she conspires to send all Christians to a chilling death
The Affairs of Anatol by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

18 editions published between 1921 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cecil B. DeMille directed this risque all-star revue of decadence which must have been jaw-dropping in 1921 and which remains astonishing today, although for entirely different reasons. Anatol de Witt Spencer (Wallace Reid), as incredibly wealthy as he is naive, and his child-like bride, Vivian (Gloria Swanson), are on their honeymoon. At a posh speakeasy he spies his high school sweetheart, Emilie (Wanda Hawley), from Pompton Lakes, New Jersey (DeMille's own hometown), who is obviously the sex toy of flamboyant old Gordon Bronson (known on Wall Street as the Man of Iron, but here as the Man of Dough). To Vivian's dismay, idealistic Anatol decides to rescue the seductive Emilie, sets her up in an expensive apartment and gets her violin lessons, but she won't change her stripes and goes back to Bronson. The Spencers then try a second honeymoon, but they are no sooner settled into a simple country life than almost the same thing happens again, this time with the thieving wife (Agnes Ayres) of a self-righteous deacon (Monte Blue). Not only does DeMille show women smoking, drinking (during Prohibition), exposing body parts seldom seen on a movie screen, and frankly pursuing men who attract them; he also presents this debauchery with amazing visual flair. DeMille clearly meant The Affairs of Anatol to be as much a decorative feast. With design by Erte, elegant Spencers honeymoon in sets that look like the work of Aubrey Beardsley on stimulants; Satan Synne's cape and tiara look like an octopus made of pearls, and all this exoticism is enriched by many striking and unusual lighting effects. This edition is digitally mastered from an elaborate original print featuring hand coloring, stencil coloring, and dozens of changes in color tint and tone, in itself a striking work of art. The Affairs of Anatol is presented at a visually correct projection speed (21 frames per second) with a digital stereo score compiled by Brian Benison from authentic silent cinema music
Cecil B. DeMille's reap the wild wind( Visual )

2 editions published between 1942 and 1998 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sea captain is locked in battle in 1840s Key West with lawyer Steve Tolliver for the affections of a beautiful ship owner. Tolliver attempts to prosecute the captain for the murder of a girl who was allegedly on board
The Cecil B. DeMille collection( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Experience the breathtaking dangers and delights of ancient Rome in The sign of the cross; trek through a perilous jungle with Four frightened people; thrill to the passion, suspense and intrigue of Cleopatra; journey back in time with the glorious story of The crusades; and see how the West was really won in the explosive Union Pacific."--Container
Each dawn I die( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A muckraking reporter is framed for murder and sent to a particularly brutal prison
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The greatest show on Earth
The greatest show on EarthThe ten commandmentsThe plainsmanUnconqueredThe sign of the crossCecil B. DeMille's reap the wild windEach dawn I die
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Blount DeMille, Cecil 1881-1959

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