The master of the Ironworks 1919

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Also known as Il padrone delle ferriere

The Masterof the Ironworks is a 1919 Italian silent drama film directed by Eugenio Perego and starring Luigi Serventi, Maria Caserini and Amleto Novelli. It is based on Georges Ohnet’s play The Maître de Forges. Wikipedia
Initial release : February 25, 1919
Director : Eugenio Perego
Production company : Itala Film
Written by : Georges Ohnet
Cinematography : Antonio Cufaro
Cast : Amleto Novelli , Luigi Serventi , Maria Caserini

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La prima biciclette di Robinet (Tweedledum on his first bicycle), 1910

The Robinet-films were produced by “Ambrosio”, Turin and featured Marcel Fabre as Robinet (Tweedledum).
Tweedledum’s attempts to master the bicycle lead him into situations both thrilling and comical, and the ride proves most adventurous. He barely escapes with his life, and causes a mad scramble on the part of pedestrians who cross his path. (Moving Picture World, Oct. 15, 1910)


All Dolled up 1921

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Spinster heiress Eva Bundy, who is in love with Rodolpho, a swindler after her money, is saved by cashier Maggie Quick from being robbed in a department store. When a jealous rival presents evidence of Rodolpho’s previous marriage, Eva is heartbroken and sends her elegant wardrobe to Maggie as a reward. In escaping from an unwelcome admirer, Maggie meets James Montgomery Johnson, whom she believes to be an aristocrat; actually, he is Eva’s chauffeur. Together they succeed in averting a blackmail plot against Miss Bundy, and as a result she adopts the couple, who then decide to marry.

—Pamela Short

Director: Rollin S. Sturgeon
Writers: John Colton (story), Andrew Percival Younger (as A.P. Younger)
Stars: Gladys Walton, Edward Hearn, Richard Norton


Robinet aviatore (Tweedledum, aviator), 1911

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The “Robinet” films were produced by the Società Anonima Ambrosio, Turin (Italy) and featured Marcel Fabre in the role of Robinet (Tweedledum).

Tweedledum builds an airship and makes a flight. Chimneys are tumbled down, the fragments striking pedestrians in the street, buildings are wrecked, and finally the machine collapses. His downward flight ends after he has been precipitated through a roof and the floors below, and his career as an aviator ends when the police put him in a cell.

—Moving Picture World synopsis



Drama on the Volga 1913


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This remarkably bleak melodrama was based on a real murder scandal. Natalia, the title character, has fallen in love with Egorov, a young clerk who works in her father’s shop. The patriarchal Bashkirov, however, has already arranged her marriage to one of his colleagues…

Directed by Nikolai Larin

Producer – Grigory Libken

Script-writer – Nikolay Larin

Camera-man – Jan (Janis) Dared

Cast – Actors unknown


Robinet Boxeur (Tweedledum as a boxer) 1913

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The “Robinet” films were produced by the Società Anonima Ambrosio, Turin and featured Marcel Fabre in the role of Robinet (Tweedledum).
As “Robinet” Marcel Fabre (1885 – 1927) appeared in at least 137 films between 1910 and 1915.
Tweedledum is witness of a boxing bout between a white man and a negro, in which the latter is successful, and, full of anger at the indignity to his own race, the comedian challenges the black to a fight to a finish, and straightway goes into training. His work with the ball is so heavy that he shatters the walls of his gymnasium, punches off the head of inoffensive pedestrians, causes others to explode by a terrific body blow, sends a tram hustling back the way it has come by a sturdy thump, and when he gets into the ring causes the negro to shrink with fear, and easily puts him out. (The Cinema – News and Property Gazette, Mar. 12, 1913)

Production Co: Società Anonima Ambrosio

Starring: Marcel Fabre


Canadian Offical War Films (First World War)

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Introducing Canadian and German Military Positions at Vimy Ridge, 1917.

Item number (ISN): 188460

“Canadian Official War Films” series

Part 1: In Action with Our Canadian Troops

This film is the first part of a series that gives an account of Canadians in the Battle of Vimy Ridge, April 9-12, 1917. An impression of the battle is created through the use of 1916 footage from the British-made film, In Action with Our Canadian Troops and 1917 footage from Vimy Ridge. This film includes animated graphics of a map of the battle, which shows the initial dispositions, divisional boundaries and the three phases of the Canadian offence, all interspersed with actual material. Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry is shown parading with the standard presented to that regiment by Princess Patricia. The regiment heads towards “Prowse Point,” the shallow, waterlogged trench that forms the junction of the British and Canadian lines. The Canadian War Records Office supervised the work of cameramen filming the Canadian Forces overseas.

Part 2: Footage on Ypres, 1914-1918.

This film gives an account of Canadians in battle at Ypres. Scenes include footage of deserted trenches, and horse-drawn military wagons loaded with supplies moving towards the front lines. It also depicts an officer directing artillery from behind sandbags while using a periscope. The Canadian War Records Office supervised the work of cameramen filming the Canadian Forces overseas.