Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
Most widely held works about Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
Most widely held works by Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
A streetcar named Desire ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 2,147 libraries worldwide
After being exiled from her hometown of Auriol, Mississippi for seducing a seventeen-year-old boy at the school where she taught English, Blanche DuBois arrives unexpectedly at the New Orleans home of her pregnant sister Stella Kowalski and her Stella's husband Stanley. Stanley, both repulsed by and attracted to Blanche, discovers that she has mortgaged property left to both sisters and spent all the money. He sets about discovering everything else he can about her past, and tension between Blanche and Stanley is further intensified when Blanche begins dating one of Stanley's poker buddies.
The searchers ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 2,047 libraries worldwide
A Civil War veteran spends five years on the trail of a Comanche raiding party that kidnapped his dead brother's daughters. Breathtaking scenery gives a picture of frontier families separated by miles of emptiness.
Meredith Willson's The music man ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 1,738 libraries worldwide
Silver-tongued con artist Harold Hill hoodwinks the stubborn townsfolk of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boy's band, but his game ultimately and romantically backfires.
Bonnie and Clyde ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 1,703 libraries worldwide
A mixture of comedy and brutal violence, this film is based on the exploits of the notorious American outlaws of the 1930's, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow.
The treasure of the Sierra Madre ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,514 libraries worldwide
Two down-and-out Americans in Mexico meet a grizzled old prospector who piques their interest with stories of his gold-hunting experiences. The Americans gather a stake and set off with the old prospector in search of fortune.
The Maltese falcon ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,441 libraries worldwide
After the death of his partner, San Francisco private eye Sam Spade is dragged into a quest for a priceless statuette.
Yankee Doodle Dandy ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and held by 1,434 libraries worldwide
A rousing musical depicting the life of George M. Cohan--playwright, entertainer, and composer.
Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a train ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 1,372 libraries worldwide
Guy Haines, a tennis star who hates his wife, is approached on a train by a stranger, Bruno Anthony, who hates his father. Anthony offers a plan: each could kill the other's victim. No motive, no clue would link the two murders save the casual meeting of strangers on a train.
John Steinbeck's East of Eden ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 1,340 libraries worldwide
The saga of three generations of the Trask and Hamilton families in the early 1900's in Northern California.
42nd Street ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 1,335 libraries worldwide
The movie musical that introduced the choreography of Busby Berkeley, 42nd Street also contains the classic plot involving a tyrannical director, egotistical leading lady and wide-eyed ingenue, all set to a standout musical score.
Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for murder ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1,327 libraries worldwide
A man devises a plan to murder his wife, not only because he wants her money, but because she is in love with another man.
Rebel without a cause ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 1,317 libraries worldwide
Jim Stark, the teenage son of a well-to-do family, is overcome by loneliness, frustration and anger, which leads to violence when he seeks approval of a gang of high-school hoodlums.
The big sleep ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 1,302 libraries worldwide
L.A. private eye Philip Marlowe takes on a blackmail case and follows a trail peopled with murderers, pornographers, nightclub rogues and the spoiled rich.
Key Largo ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 1,217 libraries worldwide
A disillusioned returning World War II veteran has lost the will to fight ... until he arrives at a rundown hotel in Key Largo. There a mobster holes up against a raging storm, holding the veteran, the hotel owner and the owner's widowed daughter-in-law at gunpoint.
The adventures of Robin Hood ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 1,178 libraries worldwide
Recounts the life and adventures of Robin Hood, who, with his band of followers, lived as an outlaw in Sherwood Forest dedicated to fight against tyranny.
My fair lady ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 1,141 libraries worldwide
Outside Covent Garden on a rainy evening in 1912, cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, meets linguistic expert Henry Higgins. Higgins, in turn, bets his companion, Colonel Pickering, that, within six months, he could transform Eliza into a proper lady, simply by teaching her proper English. The next morning, face and hands freshly scrubbed, Eliza presents herself on Higgins' doorstep, ready and willing to be turned into a lady.
Casablanca ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1943 and 2010 in English and held by 1,135 libraries worldwide
Set in World War II Morocco within a city filled with European refugees. A bitter nightclub owner helps his former lover and her Resistance-hero husband escape from the Nazis.
The Maltese falcon ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1941 and 2010 in English and held by 1,118 libraries worldwide
In The Maltese falcon, Sam Spade is a partner in a private-eye firm who finds himself hounded by police when his partner is killed while tailing a man. The woman who asked his partner to follow the man turns out to be someone who is not what she says she is, and is really involved in something to do with the 'Maltese Falcon', a gold-encrusted life-sized statue of a falcon, the only one of its kind. In Satan met a lady, Sam Spade is now PI Ted Shane, pulled into the hunt for the jewel-filled Horn of Roland.
Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 1,115 libraries worldwide
A couple is invited to the home of a professor and his sharp-tongued wife, and are treated to verbal battles by their hosts.
Mildred Pierce ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 1,112 libraries worldwide
Mildred Pierce is a happily married woman with two kids, living in the suburbs of sunny California. She secretly takes a job as a waitress so that she can pay for piano lessons and expensive clothes for her eldest daughter, Veda. Her growing financial independence permits her to open her own restaurant, and eventually a chain of eateries. She has divorced her intolerant first husband, and married well-connected Monte in order to get Veda into high society. Greedy, self-absorbed Veda is still ungrateful, and demands an even greater sacrifice of her mother. Eventually, Mildred finds herself ensnared in the world of police and suspicion when Monte is mysteriously murdered.
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