The Universal Silents

A Filmography of the Universal Motion Picture Manufacturing Company, 1912–1929


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About the Book

On June 8, 1912, Carl Laemmle of the Independent Motion Picture Company, Pat Powers of Powers Picture Company, Mark Dintenfass of Champion Films, and Bill Swanson of American Eclair, meeting in New York City, signed a contract to merge their studios. The four formed a storied name in Hollywood history—the Universal Motion Picture Manufacturing Company. This is a comprehensive filmography of 9,397 silent-era feature, split reel, and one, two, and three reel films produced or distributed by this new company.

About the Author(s)

The late Richard E. Braff lived in Concord, California.

Bibliographic Details

Richard E. Braff
Format: softcover (6 x 9 in 2 vols.)
Pages: 683
Bibliographic Info: appendix, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009 [1999]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4320-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0685-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      v

Preface      1

Introduction      5

The Films      7

Appendix: Serials and Episodes      577

Bibliography      591

Index      593

Book Reviews & Awards

“recommended”—Choice; “comprehensive coverage…recommended”—Booklist; “massive”—Library Journal; “comprehensive”—ARBA; “everything produced by Universal in the way of shorts, features and serials is found here: a total of over 9,300 films…a must-have…highly recommended”—The Silent Film Annual; “a hearty recommendation”—Classic Images; “it’ll be a long time until anyone challenges [this book]”—Movie Collector’s World; “astonishing…a very important resource”—The Silents Majority On-Line Journal; “a major undertaking and a job well done…belongs in every completist’s library”—Cult Movies.