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Most widely held works about First National Pictures, Inc
Most widely held works by First National Pictures, Inc
The Maltese falcon ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1,429 libraries worldwide
After the death of his partner, San Francisco private eye Sam Spade is dragged into a quest for a priceless statuette.
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.
The big sleep ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,243 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.
Frank Capra's "Arsenic and old lace ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1,243 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.
Rebel without a cause ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,213 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 adventures of Robin Hood ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,134 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 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1,091 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.
The Maltese falcon ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,088 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.
Now, voyager ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,000 libraries worldwide
A young woman escapes the smothering influence of her wealthy and very conservative mother through the help of a psychiatrist and an ocean cruise, where she finds love, which helps her to become her own person.
White heat ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 952 libraries worldwide
A gangster escapes from prison to take revenge on the people that murdered his mother.
Sergeant York ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 902 libraries worldwide
Story of a boy drafted into the military who begins his career as a pacifist and then soon sees the justification for fighting.
I confess ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 793 libraries worldwide
A priest hears a murderer's confession and then becomes the murder suspect himself.
The fountainhead ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 738 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.
Dark passage ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 658 libraries worldwide
Vincent Parry, a man unjustly accused of murdering his wife, escapes from San Quentin and sets out to clear his name; but, he needs the help of someone he can trust. He finds both help and love in Irene, a San Francisco artist who is convinced he's innocent.
Angels with dirty faces ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1938 and 2005 in English and held by 614 libraries worldwide
Two childhood friends grow up and go their separate ways, one eventually becoming a criminal and the other a parish priest. Years later they are reunited, with unexpected results.
Dark victory ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 611 libraries worldwide
The life of a fast moving Long Island socialite skids to a stop when she discovers that she has less than a year to live.
The Sea Hawk ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 584 libraries worldwide
Captain Geoffrey Thorpe is the terror of the Spanish Main, striking crippling blows against the oppressive Spanish war machine, freeing English slaves from the galley ships and filling England's coffers with Spanish gold--with the tacit approval of England's Queen Elizabeth I. When the dashing Thorpe raids and sinks a diplomatic vessel bringing ambassador Don José Alvarez de Cordoba and his beautiful niece Dona Maria to England, he's gentlemanly enough to deliver them safely onto English shores--along with the galley full of wrongfully imprisoned slaves. Smarting from this insult, Don Alvarez conspires with the duplicitous Lord Wolfingham to stop Thorpe and smash the Sea Hawks: the small fleet of privateers that stands between England and King Philip of Spain's thirst for global domination!
The pajama game ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 552 libraries worldwide
A labor/management dispute at the Sleeptite Pajama Factory is the subject of this musical comedy.
Calamity Jane ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 516 libraries worldwide
Calamity Jane is a calamity at love--she's too busy cracking a bullwhip to pay much mind to such girlie what-alls as dresses and perfume.
The kid ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 502 libraries worldwide
The Tramp rescues an abandoned baby and raises him to become his inseparable sidekick.
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