WorldCat Identities

First National Pictures, Inc

Overview
Works: 543 works in 984 publications in 2 languages and 58,790 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Film noir  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Gangster films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Crime films  Action and adventure films  War films 
Roles: Producer, prn, Production personnel
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Inc First National Pictures
The Maltese falcon by John Huston( Visual )

24 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in English and held by 1,990 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. In Satan met a lady, Sam Spade is now PI Ted Shane, pulled into the hunt for the jewel-filled Horn of Roland
The big sleep by Howard Hawks( Visual )

10 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in English and held by 1,764 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
Rebel without a cause by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

15 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and held by 1,686 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
To have and have not by Howard Hawks( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 1,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1940, an American charter boat captain in Martinique gets involved with a young female drifter and some French freedom fighters who are trying to elude local Nazi collaborators
Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

6 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and held by 1,597 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 )

6 editions published between 1945 and 2015 in English and held by 1,393 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
The adventures of Robin Hood by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

17 editions published between 1938 and 2017 in English and held by 1,391 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 dedicating his life to fighting against tyranny by stealing from the rich and giving to the poor
Sergeant York by Howard Hawks( Visual )

12 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in English and held by 1,267 WorldCat member 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
Now, voyager by Irving Rapper( Visual )

10 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in English and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlotte Vale es una mujer que, aunque soporta su soltería bajo el férreo autoritarismo de su madre, consigue ver realizado su sueño: emprender sola un viaje a Europa. Durante la travesía, es cortejada por un apuesto joven, gracias al cual decide cambiar de vida, vistiéndose y comportándose como una mujer de su edad
White heat by Raoul Walsh( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gangster escapes from prison to take revenge on the people that murdered his mother
Dark passage by Delmer Daves( Visual )

8 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in English and held by 1,055 WorldCat member 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
Christmas in Connecticut by Lionel Houser( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A famous food writer lies about living on a farm, raising her children and being a good cook. In reality she is an unmarried New Yorker who can't boil an egg. When her publisher announces that she will host Christmas for an heroic sailor (and for him), her job is on the line
The wrong man by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

4 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in English and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nightclub musician Manny Balestrero is falsely accused of a robbery, an accusation that ruins his life
The fountainhead by King Vidor( Visual )

5 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in English and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Do you want to stand alone against the whole world?' Architect Howard Roark had head the voices of safety, convention, compromise. But Roark is a man as unyeilding as the structures he builds. And he will sacrifice everything - the woman he loves or the project he dynamites when others interfere with his design - to maintain his individuality in a world of lockstep conformity."--Back of container
Alfred Hitchcock's I confess by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and French and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A priest hears a murderer's confession and then becomes the murder suspect himself
Little Caesar by Mervyn LeRoy( Visual )

5 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small-town criminals Caesar "Rico" Bandello (Edward G. Robinson) and Joe Massara (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) move to Chicago to hit the big time. While Rico makes a name for himself in the underworld, Joe decides to leave the life of crime and ventures into show business, where he meets the lovely dancer Olga (Glenda Farrell). Though Rico and Joe try to honor their friendship, eventually their choices take them down different paths
The pajama game by George Abbott( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Employees of the Sleeptite Pajama Factory are looking for a whopping seven-and-a-half cent an hour increase and they won't take no for an answer. Babe Williams is their feisty employee representative but she may have found her match in shop superintendent Sid Sorokin. When the two get together they wind up discussing a whole lot more than job actions!
Dark victory by Edmund Goulding( Visual )

7 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member 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 letter by William Wyler( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set on a rubber plantation in Malaya, this story centers on a woman's reasons for killing a man who was a close family friend
The man who came to dinner by William Keighley( Visual )

5 editions published between 1942 and 2016 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pompous lecturer is forced to spend the winter inside a prominent Ohio family's home due to injury, and proceeds to meddle with the lives of everyone in the household
 
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Rebel without a causeTo have and have notAlfred Hitchcock's Dial M for MurderMildred PierceThe adventures of Robin HoodSergeant YorkNow, voyagerWhite heat
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Warner Bros.-First National Picture

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English (167)

French (1)