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Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)

Overview
Works: 1,326 works in 2,662 publications in 5 languages and 169,095 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  Film noir  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  History  Biographical films  Gangster films  War films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997,
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Most widely held works about Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
 
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Most widely held works by Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
The Maltese falcon by John Huston( Visual )

36 editions published between 1941 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,842 WorldCat member 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
The searchers by John Ford( Visual )

24 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in English and French and held by 3,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A western about a Civil War veteran who tracks a Comanche raiding party for five years to rescue the girl they hold captive
Casablanca by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

31 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in English and held by 2,951 WorldCat member 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
Bonnie and Clyde by Arthur Penn( Visual )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 2,933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, who robbed banks across the country during the Depression era
Rebel without a cause by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

26 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and held by 2,862 WorldCat member 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
A Streetcar Named Desire by Elia Kazan( Visual )

27 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in English and held by 2,259 WorldCat member 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 whereby he sets about discovering everything else he can about her past. Tension between Blanche and Stanley builds as time passes and is intensified when Blanche begins dating one of Stanley's poker buddies
Strangers on a Train by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

14 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in English and held by 2,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder...a theory that he plans to implement
The treasure of the Sierra Madre by John Huston( Visual )

15 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in English and held by 2,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two friends head into the mountains to find gold and find themselves turning into men willing to do anything, including kill, for the treasure
The music man by Marion Hargrove( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 2,138 WorldCat member 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
My fair lady by George Cukor( Visual )

19 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 2,010 WorldCat member 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
The big sleep by Howard Hawks( Visual )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 1,980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love
John Steinbeck's East of Eden by Elia Kazan( Visual )

17 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 1,961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The saga of three generations of the Trask and Hamilton families in the early 1900's in Northern California
42nd Street by Lloyd Bacon( Visual )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 1,855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Broadway musical producer desperate for success sends in an understudy when his star twists her ankle
Yankee Doodle Dandy by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

14 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in English and held by 1,838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Cagney sings and dances his way through this musical. The video is a biography of George M. Cohan, famed playwright, entertainer and composer of patriotic songs
Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

10 editions published between 1955 and 2007 in English and held by 1,719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman overhears a murder being planned when her telephone lines get crossed, but she doesn't realize how close to home the plan is -- her husband wants her murdered
Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee( Visual )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 1,702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George, a disillusioned academic, and Martha, his caustic wife, have just come home from a faculty party. When a handsome young professor and his mousy wife stop by for a nightcap, an innocent night of fun and games quickly turns dark and dangerous. Long-buried resentment and rage are unleashed as George and Martha turn their rapier-sharp wits against each other, using their guests as pawns in their verbal sparring. By night's end, the secrets of both couples are uncovered and the lies they cling to are exposed
The adventures of Robin Hood by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 1,676 WorldCat member 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
Mildred Pierce by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 1,671 WorldCat member 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
Giant by George Stevens( Visual )

16 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 1,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director George Steven's sweeping saga of family conflict and social consciousness based on Edna Ferber's best seller. Nominated for 10 Academy Awards. Starring Rock Hudson as rancher Bick Benedict, Elizabeth Taylor as his wife Leslie and James Dean (in his final film role) as nouveau oil baron Jett Rink, this tale of three generations of Texan remains both grand and intimate
The jazz singer by Alan Crosland( Visual )

21 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in English and held by 1,613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The melodramatic story of a Jewish cantor's son who aspires to be a jazz singer, despite his father's strenuous objections
 
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The treasure of the Sierra Madre
Alternative Names

controlled identityWarner Bros.-Seven Arts

controlled identityWarner's Features

Warner Bros.-First National Picture

Warner Bros. Productions Corp.

Warner Brothers Pictures (1923-1967)

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The searchersCasablancaRebel without a causeThe treasure of the Sierra MadreThe music manJohn Steinbeck's East of Eden42nd StreetAlfred Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder