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Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)

Works: 3,578 works in 8,225 publications in 6 languages and 250,866 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  Detective and mystery films  Film noir  Gangster films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Western films  Biographical films 
Roles: Producer, prn, Other, Distributor, isb, pre
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 )

61 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 5,286 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 searchers by John Ford( Visual )

70 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wayne plays ex-Confederate soldier Ethan Edwards, an Indian-hater who believes more in bullets than words. He's out to find his young niece, who's been taken captive by the renegade Comanches who massacred her family
A streetcar named Desire by Elia Kazan( Visual )

53 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 4,148 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 )

51 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 3,606 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
Bonnie and Clyde by Arthur Penn( Visual )

41 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,571 WorldCat member 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 Maltese falcon by John Huston( Visual )

72 editions published between 1941 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gallery of high-living lowlifes will stop at nothing to get their sweaty hands on a jewel-encrusted falcon. Detective Sam Spade wants to find out why, and who'll take the fall for his partner's murder
The music man by Robert Preston( Visual )

22 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and held by 2,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A con man in the guise of a traveling salesman gets off the train in River City, Iowa. He convinces the town to finance a children's marching band instead of a pool hall
Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Mike Nichols( Visual )

36 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in English and held by 2,669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drop in for drinks with George and Martha. Nothing fancy, just a freewheeling, headlong slide into the corrosive hell of a marriage twisted by years of hatred and humiliation"--Container
The big sleep by Howard Hawks( Visual )

52 editions published between 1945 and 2016 in English and held by 2,541 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
The treasure of the Sierra Madre by John Huston( Visual )

30 editions published between 1947 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film reveals the effects of greed on three penniless prospectors
Casablanca by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

50 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entering Casablanca is easy, getting out is much harder, especially if your name is on the Nazis' most-wanted list. At the top of the list is Czech Resistance leader Victor Laszlo, whose only hope is Rick Blaine, a cynical American who sticks his neck out for no one - especially Victor's wife Ilsa, the ex-lover who broke his heart. So when Ilsa offers herself in exchange for Laszlo's safe transport out of the country, the bitter Rick must decide what's more important
Strangers on a Train by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

38 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in English and held by 2,410 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. Haines doesn't take the plan seriously, however, until his wife is suddenly murdered, and Anthony appears to demand that Haines keep his part of the bargain
Giant by George Stevens( Visual )

30 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,250 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 )

39 editions published between 1938 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 2,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dashing Errol Flynn duels his way across medieval England in this lavish, witty, fast-paced retelling of the Robin Hood legend. A winner of three Academy Awardsʾ** in ravishing Technicolor, The Adventures of Robin Hood abounds with vivid scenes of derring-do: Robin battling a horde of Norman knights, narrowly escaping the hangmans noose, splitting his rivals arrow to win a suspenseful archery contest, or the Merry Men leaping from trees swords ready to liberate a tax shipment. The best action scene is saved for last: the dazzling climactic duel to the death between Robin and Sir Guy of Gisbourne (Basil Rathbone).Flynn (who does many of his own stunts) is at his athletic, romantic best in a role originally intended for James Cagney. Olivia de Havilland (as Maid Marian), consummate screen villains Rathbone and Claude Rains and a boisterous whos who of character actors as the Merry Men co-star. Welcome to Sherwood!
Frank Capra's Arsenic and old lace by Joseph Kesselring( Visual )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 2,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An easy-going drama critic is shocked to discover that his elderly aunts, the seemingly gentle-natured Abby and Martha, have a habit of poisoning gentlemen callers and burying them in the cellar of their old Brooklyn mansion
Key Largo by John Huston( Visual )

36 editions published between 1948 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,920 WorldCat member 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
42nd Street by Lloyd Bacon( Visual )

28 editions published between 1933 and 2015 in English and held by 1,905 WorldCat member 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
Yankee Doodle Dandy by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

20 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in English and held by 1,819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rousing musical depicting the life of George M. Cohan--playwright, entertainer, and composer
Mildred Pierce by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

22 editions published between 1945 and 2015 in English and held by 1,755 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
Cool hand Luke by Robert Drivas( Visual )

22 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in English and held by 1,682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucas Jackson is a man who refuses to be nailed down, conform to rules and regulations, or fit into society, and now, he's on a chain gang. He's a likable enough guy, always smiling, always ready for a little fun. He eats 50 hard-boiled eggs on a bet and collects all the money in the camp. He's more or less like the people he hangs around with, except he won't be pushed. He knows his own mind. This makes him the only prisoner with guts enough to talk back to the bosses and the only one with nerve enough to escape
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Frank Capra's Arsenic and old lace
Rebel without a causeThe Maltese falconThe music manWho's afraid of Virginia Woolf?The big sleepThe treasure of the Sierra MadreCasablancaGiant
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