Most widely held works about Vitaphone Corp
Most widely held works by Vitaphone Corp
42nd Street ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1933 and 2006 in English and held by 1,339 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.
The Maltese falcon ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,003 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.
Public enemy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 966 libraries worldwide
"Relates the story of a young man's rise in the criminal underworld in Prohibition-era urban America" -- Wikipedia.
The jazz singer ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1927 and 2007 in English and held by 897 libraries worldwide
The melodramatic story of a Jewish cantor's son who aspires to be a jazz singer, despite his father's strenuous objections.
The jazz singer ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1927 and 2005 in English and held by 628 libraries worldwide
A melodramatic story of a Jewish cantor's son (Al Jolson) who aspires to be a jazz singer despite his father's objection and religious tradition. In motion picture history, this was the first feature film to utilize synchronous sound. Jolson's songs include "Toot, toot, tootsie", "Blue skies", and "Mammy."
Footlight parade ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 621 libraries worldwide
Cagney stars as Chester Kent, a diligent musical comedy director who is continually warding off snoopers hired by his competitors to steal his ideas. When his latest show is cancelled in favor of a talking picture, he turns to staging musical prologues to play before the features in moviehouses.
I am a fugitive from a chain gang ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1932 and 2005 in English and held by 584 libraries worldwide
"World War I is over. Johnny has come marching home. But there's little fanfare and no meaningful work for one war vet. There's only the desperate life of an unjustly convicted fugitive. Twice he is sentenced to a chain gang. Twice he escapes. They can put his hands and feet in irons, but not his will to be free." -- Container.
Gold diggers of 1933 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 573 libraries worldwide
A musical comedy film about an aspiring songwriter, four single actresses, and the staging of a new musical play on Broadway. Includes dances choreographed by Busby Berkeley.
Dames ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 526 libraries worldwide
A musical comedy film about an eccentric multimillionaire who hates musicals, his granddaughter who stars in them, and their friends & family members caught in the middle. Includes dances choreographed by Busby Berkeley.
Forbidden Hollywood collection. Vol. 1 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 466 libraries worldwide
In the early 1930's, before Hollywood began enforcing a self-imposed Production Code, many films allowed for extraordinary frankness including nudity, adultery and prostitution. In this restored and remastered three-movie collection, three daring young actresses are featured in racy, riveting star vehicles. Jean Harlow is a red-headed secretary who hooks the company's married boss, while carrying on with chauffeur Charles Boyer. A young soldier is forced to give up Mae Clarke when his well-to-do family learns she's a prostitute, in Waterloo Bridge. Finally baby-faced Barbara Stanwyck sleeps her way up the corporate ladder in a New York bank, not caring who gets hurt.
Gold diggers of 1935 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 416 libraries worldwide
A musical comedy film about various hotel employees & quirky rich folks, set in a fictional New Hampshire resort.
House of wax ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 387 libraries worldwide
[House of wax] Classic horror movie about an insane sculptor that builds a wax museum out of things that used to be alive.
Dance, girl, dance ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 384 libraries worldwide
"Bubbles loves to dance. But she also likes to eat. Her friend Judy may choose to suffer for her art, but not Bubbles. She swaps her ballet shoes for a G-string...and turns patrons' fantasies into dollars as burlesque sensation Tiger Lily White. Directed by Dorothy Arzner, classic Hollywood's sole major female director." -- Container.
Forbidden Hollywood collection. Vol. 2 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 354 libraries worldwide
Five classic films that offer a rare glimpse at a lost era of provocative filmmaking.
G" men ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 310 libraries worldwide
James Cagney plays a FBI agent in this punchy hot-off-the-presses account of the pursuit and capture of John Dillinger.
Looney Tunes spotlight collection. 2 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 269 libraries worldwide
A collection of 30 classic cartoons from the Looney Tunes golden collection, volume 2, all restored and remastered. Features Tweety and Sylverster, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd and many other Looney Tune favorites.
Forbidden Hollywood collection. Volume three ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
Disc 1: First, Bill and Jack are railroad men. When Bill comes to stay with Jack and his wife, Bill and Lily fall in love. Jack confronts Bill about his suspicions and the two fight, leaving Jack seriously injured. Last, Joan Gordon is a singer tiring of her relationship with Eddie. She flees to North Dakota to become a mail-order bride. Happiness is threatened by her stubborn husband, a lecherous neighbor and the appearance of Eddie.
The kennel murder case ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
A Philo Vance mystery with the customary sealed room puzzle. A competitor in a Long Island dog show is found dead, and Vance is hot on the trail of the killer.
Baby face ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
It's the age-old story of the girl so mistreated by men that she's determined to get revenge. It's also a rags-to-riches story. Originally made before the Production Code, this version was subsequently cut by 4 minutes to pass inspection of the California Board of Censors.
Gold diggers of 1935 ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1933 and 2006 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
"It's summer season at New England's Wentworth Plaza Hotel. And that means it's time for the rich to come out to play--and for gold diggers of every persuasion to try to reel in a sucker or two. Dick Powell heads the cast of this musical romp, playing a desk clerk who agrees to be a gentlemanly escort for the sheltered daughter (Gloria Stuart) of a wealthy widow"--Container.
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