Vidor, King 1894-1982
Most widely held works about King Vidor
Most widely held works by King Vidor
The fountainhead ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1948 and 2009 in English and held by 1,102 libraries worldwide
An uncompromising architect refuses to change his designs and when he discovers the plans for one of his buildings has been changed, he blows up the structure and attempts to defend his actions.
Duel in the sun ( Visual )
31 editions published between 1946 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 778 libraries worldwide
A woman taken into the home of a wealthy rancher becomes the subject of a tug-of-war between his two sons.
War and peace ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 711 libraries worldwide
"The personal stories of many characters, love affairs and philosophies are woven throughout this massive and intricate tapestry of Russia during Napoleon's invasion at the turn of the 19th century."--Container.
War and peace ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in English and held by 704 libraries worldwide
Set during Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812, the film centers around disenchanted aristocrat and unhappily married Pierre and Prince Andrei, who both are in love with an innocent young woman, Natasha.
Hallelujah ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1929 and 2006 in English and held by 584 libraries worldwide
Infused with spirituals, folk songs, blues, and jazz, Hallelujah follows the fortunes of Zeke, a poor cotton farmer. Love, loss, passion, redemption, make this cinematic milestone the first all-black feature from a major studio.
King Vidor on film making by King Vidor ( Book )
7 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and held by 502 libraries worldwide
A tree is a tree by King Vidor ( Book )
23 editions published between 1953 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 436 libraries worldwide
Autobiography of a famous movie director. Contains anecdotes of many actors and actresses from the old silent days to the present.
The crowd ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1928 and 2005 in English and held by 425 libraries worldwide
Shows the plight of workaday men and women in urban America.
Stella Dallas ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 421 libraries worldwide
Stella, an uncouth, lower-class woman, marries wealthy, well-bred Stephen Dallas to escape her poor surroundings. When their class differences lead to divorce, she undergoes a self-sacrificing struggle to give their daughter a better life, away from her damaging influence.
Stella Dallas ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1937 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 415 libraries worldwide
A mother sacrifices everything for her daughter's happiness and eventually gives up the girl for her own good.
The champ ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 386 libraries worldwide
Wallace Beery plays a washed-up prizefighter making a ring comeback to provide for his son.
The big parade ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1925 and 2010 in English and held by 383 libraries worldwide
Story of an American soldier and the French girl he loves, set against World War I.
Our daily bread ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1934 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 305 libraries worldwide
Depression-era drama in which a young couple lead a group of unemployed people in making a communal farm succeed. Includes an introduction to the movie by King Vidor. Also includes two recently discovered phony newsreels concocted by MGM to help sway the 1934 California gubernatorial election away from socialist Upton Sinclair.
Northwest Passage ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1939 and 2001 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
An American historical drama about a group of settlers known as Rogers' Rangers--led by Major Rogers (Spencer Tracy)--and the hardships of survival and battles with hostile Indians, they encounter in trying to settle the upper New York state area for their families in the late 1750s and early 1760s.
King Vidor by King Vidor ( Book )
8 editions published between 1975 and 1988 in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
Vidor recounts some of his experiences as an early movie director and gives his views of current movies.
Our daily bread and other films of the Great Depression ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 223 libraries worldwide
Our daily bread: A depression-era drama in which a young couple leads a group of unemployed people in making a communal farm succeed. Includes a prologue to the movie by David Shepard. California election: Two fake newsreels used as conservative propaganda to paint the End Poverty in California's supporters as sluggardly, indecisive radicals as opposed to the respectable intelligent idealists of Republican incumbent Frank Merriam's camp. Secretly produced by MGM and Irving Thalberg. The plow that broke the plains. A visualization of the settlement and landscape changes to the Great Plains. The river: A record of the Mississippi River. Power and the land: Designed to convince American farmers of the necessity for rural electrification through farm cooperatives. Shows a dramatization of a family on an Ohio farm revealing the hardships of life on a non-electrical farm contrasted with the benefits brought by electricity. The new frontier: Shows how pioneers create a new community.
Classic Western round-up. Volume 1 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
Journey back to the Old West and relive all the gunfights, barroom brawls and romance in these four classic Westerns.
Ruby Gentry ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1952 and 2008 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
Ruby is a tempestuous girl who lives with her family in the southern swampland. When her heart is broken by a local 'refined' man, she is picked up on the rebound by a local businessman. Now she is using his money to ruin the whole town.
Street scene ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1931 and 2004 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
Lives of New York City residents are explored when a young girl's life is torn apart as her father returns home unexpectedly to find her mother with another man in this version of Elmer Rice's prize winning play.
Solomon and Sheba ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
Shortly before his death in ancient Israel, King David has a vision from God telling him that his younger son Solomon should succeed him as king. His other son, Adonijah, is unhappy and vows to attain the throne. Meanwhile, the Egyptian Pharoah agrees to cede a Red Sea port to the Queen of Sheba if she can find a way to destroy Solomon, whose wisdom and benevolent rule is seen as a threat to more tyrannical monarchs in the region.
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