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Vitaphone Corp

Works: 1,165 works in 1,627 publications in 1 language and 18,874 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  Film noir  Crime films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Gangster films  Comedy films  Detective and mystery films  Romance films 
Roles: Producer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Vitaphone Corp
42nd Street by Lloyd Bacon( Visual )

24 editions published between 1933 and 2015 in English and held by 1,879 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
The jazz singer by Alan Crosland( Visual )

51 editions published between 1927 and 2016 in English and held by 1,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cantor's son chooses a career on Broadway
Public enemy by William A Wellman( Visual )

20 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in English and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Relates the story of a young man's rise in the criminal underworld in Prohibition-era urban America"--Wikipedia
The Maltese Falcon by John Huston( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1,038 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
I am a fugitive from a chain gang by Mervyn LeRoy( Visual )

6 editions published between 1932 and 2015 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member 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 by Mervyn LeRoy( Visual )

9 editions published between 1933 and 2010 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler play two young hopefuls struggling to make it on Broadway. Even falling in love has its hardships, as Powell's high-brow Eastern family is determined to break them (and the show) up. More complications set in when his brother falls for Keeler's wise-cracking roommate
Gold diggers of 1935 by Busby Berkeley( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical comedy film about various hotel employees & quirky rich folks, set in a fictional New Hampshire resort
Dames by Busby Berkeley( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical comedy film about an eccentric multimillionaire who hates musicals, his granddaughter who stars in them, and their friends and family members caught in the middle
Footlight parade( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member 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
Forbidden Hollywood collection( Visual )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member 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
Dance, girl, dance by Dorothy Arzner( Visual )

2 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three on a match: Although Vivian Revere is seemingly the most successful of a trio of reunited schoolmates, she throws it away by descending into a life of debauchery and drugs
House of wax by André De Toth( Visual )

3 editions published between 1953 and 2003 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Mystery of the wax museum] A deranged wax sculptor who almost loses his life in a fire set by his partner. Instead of dying in the blaze, he returns for revenge, hiding his horribly disfigured face behind a wax mask
"G" men by William Keighley( Visual )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 1: Other men's women: 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. The purchase price: 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 by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Nancy Drew] Girl detective Nancy Drew stumbles onto the identity of a killer while participating in a journalism contest and must find a way to clear the girl wrongly accused of the crime
House of wax( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystery of the wax museum: The disappearance of people and corpses leads a reporter to a wax museum and a sinister sculptor
Picture snatcher( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ex-convict Danny Kean decides to find honest work as a photographer for a tabloid newspaper. He falls in love with Patricia, the daughter of the policeman who arrested him. Her father does not like that relation at first, but J.R. McLean, Kean's boss, convinces him that Kean has a good nature. But Kean uses his relation to Patricia to make a photo of an execution. Due to this, Patricia's father loses his stripes and Kean isn't allowed to see Patricia any longer. But when one of Kean's former friends kills two policemen, Kean sees a chance to redeem himself
The mayor of Hell by Archie L Mayo( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politicos award gangster Patsy Gargan a cushy job as a honcho at a woefully run boys reform school-- no experience necessary, no expectations, no problems. But firebrand Patsy runs up against plenty of problems. He sees something in the kids-- himself. He, too, was raised in the slums. And he decides to defy everyone to give the kids opportunities he never had. Yet all the good Patsy does could collapse when he missteps into his life of crime
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
42nd Street Gold diggers of 1933 Gold diggers of 1935 Dames Footlight parade
Public enemyGold diggers of 1933Gold diggers of 1935DamesFootlight parade"G" menLooney Tunes spotlight collectionForbidden Hollywood collection
Alternative Names
The Vitaphone Corporation

Vitaphone Corporation

Vitaphone (Firm)

Vitaphone Pictures‏

Vitaphone sound film system

Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967). Vitaphone







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