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Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)

Works: 3,022 works in 7,385 publications in 7 languages and 249,348 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Film noir  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Musical films  Historical films  History  Gangster films  Western films 
Roles: Producer, prn, Distributor, isb
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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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)
My fair lady by George Cukor( Visual )

51 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in English and held by 5,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arrogant, irascible, and misogynistic professor of phonetics Henry Higgins believes that the accent and tone of one's voice determines a person's prospects in society. He boasts to a new acquaintance, Colonel Hugh Pickering--also an expert in phonetics--that he could teach any woman to speak so "properly" that he could pass her off as a duchess at an embassy ball. He chooses as an example a sassy, young working-class London flower seller from the slums, Eliza Doolittle, who has a strong Cockney accent. Can Higgins turn Eliza into a duchess? And will Eliza care to remain a lady for long? When the humble flower girl blossoms into the toast of London's elite, her teacher may have a lesson or two to learn himself
The Maltese falcon by John Huston( Visual )

74 editions published between 1941 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 4,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the death of his partner, private eye Sam Spade is dragged into a quest for a priceless statuette
The searchers by John Ford( Visual )

60 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in English and French and held by 4,247 WorldCat member 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. The original theatrical trailer and four segments of behind-the-scenes footage and interviews from Warner Bros. Presents TV series are also featured
A Streetcar Named Desire by Elia Kazan( Visual )

51 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in English and held by 4,218 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 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
Rebel without a cause by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

54 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and held by 3,702 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
Casablanca by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

70 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,631 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 )

38 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, who robbed banks across the country during the Depression era
The treasure of the Sierra Madre by John Huston( Visual )

40 editions published between 1947 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,835 WorldCat member 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
Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Mike Nichols( Visual )

35 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and held by 2,698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drop in for drinks with George and Martha. Nothing fancy, just a freewheeling, headlong slide into an acid-laced marital cocktail mixed with equal parts humor, hatred and humiliation."--Container
Strangers on a Train by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

47 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in English and French and held by 2,623 WorldCat member 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
The big sleep by Howard Hawks( Visual )

49 editions published between 1945 and 2016 in English and held by 2,545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by the wealthy General Sternwood to expose a blackmailer who is holding compromising photos of Sternwood's daughter. The film evokes the chaotic underworld of Chandler's novel through setting and visualisation rather than plot. The complexities of the narrative are still present, but they no longer constitute the main ground against which the noir figure of Marlowe is defined. By stressing characteristics and visual style rather than events, it ultimately reduces a story line that is irretrievably tangled, to minor significance. The definitive Bogart-Becall vehicle, the film plays heavily on the sexual tension between the two actors, expressed primarily through their double entendre-loaded banter and their non-verbal expressions of sympathy that quickly undermine the initial antagonism of the characters
Frank Capra's Arsenic and old lace by Frank Capra( Visual )

26 editions published between 1944 and 2010 in English and held by 2,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mirthful murder Cary-ed off in slapstick, slap-happy style! Cary Grant and a stellar cast romp through this classic farce based on Joseph Kesselring's 1941 Broadway hit and breezily directed by Frank Capra. Frazzled drama critic Mortimer Brewster (Grant) has two aunts (Josephine Hull and Jean Adair) who ply lonely geezers with poisoned libations, on sociopathic brother (Raymond Massey) who looks like Boris Karloff, one bonkers brother (John Alexander) who thinks he's Teddy Roosevelt, one impatient new bride (Priscilla Lane) -- and only one night to make it turn out all right. In this circus' center ring is Grant, twisting his face into a clown's gallery of flabbergasted reactions and transforming his natural athletic grace into a rubber-legged comic ballet. You'll die laughing. - Container
The music man by Marion Hargrove( Visual )

18 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and held by 2,410 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
Giant by George Stevens( Visual )

26 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Edna Ferber's epic novel of a wealthy Texas cattle rancher who marries a strong-willed Virginia woman and the problems they encounter with politics and prejudices of the time. Bonus features include multiple documentaries
The adventures of Robin Hood by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

35 editions published between 1938 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 2,245 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
John Steinbeck's East of Eden by Elia Kazan( Visual )

39 editions published between 1954 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cal, a wayward Salinas Valley youth who vies for the affection of his hardened father with his favored brother Aron."--Back of container
Yankee Doodle Dandy by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

31 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rousing musical depicting the life of George M. Cohan--playwright, entertainer, and composer
Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

25 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in English and held by 2,117 WorldCat member 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
Mildred Pierce by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

28 editions published between 1945 and 2017 in English and held by 2,082 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
To have and have not by Howard Hawks( Visual )

24 editions published between 1944 and 2016 in English and held by 1,981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1940 Martinique, an American expatriate charter boat captain gets involved with a young female drifter and some French resistance fighters who are trying to elude local Vichy authorities
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Audience level: 0.23 (from 0.14 for The music ... to 0.54 for The women ...)

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Frank Capra's Arsenic and old lace
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Warner Bros. Pictures New York, NY

Warner Bros. Productions Corp.

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Warner Brothers Pictures (1923-1967)

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Warner Brothers Pictures, inc.

Warner Communications Inc Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )

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The searchersRebel without a causeCasablancaThe treasure of the Sierra MadreWho's afraid of Virginia Woolf?The big sleepFrank Capra's Arsenic and old laceThe music man