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Vitaphone Corp

Overview
Works: 1,100 works in 1,491 publications in 2 languages and 18,262 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  Detective and mystery films  Film noir  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Crime films  Gangster films  Romance films 
Roles: Producer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Vitaphone Corp
42nd Street by Lloyd Bacon( Visual )

19 editions published between 1933 and 2015 in English and held by 1,871 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 )

37 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in English and held by 1,638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The melodramatic story of a Jewish cantor's son who aspires to be a jazz singer, despite his father's strenuous objections
Public enemy by William A Wellman( Visual )

16 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Key gangster movie that traces the rise, career and violent death of liquor racket gangster (James Cagney). Famous for the scene in which a disgruntled Cagney shoves a grapefruit into the face of startled floozie Mae Clark
The Maltese falcon by John Huston( Visual )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 1,197 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
Footlight parade by Lloyd Bacon( Visual )

8 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chester Kent is 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
Gold diggers of 1933 by Mervyn LeRoy( Visual )

8 editions published between 1933 and 2010 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member 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
I am a fugitive from a chain gang by Mervyn LeRoy( Visual )

6 editions published between 1932 and 2015 in English and held by 659 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 1935 by Busby Berkeley( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical comedy film about various hotel employees & quirky rich folks, set in a fictional New Hampshire resort
House of wax by André De Toth( Visual )

5 editions published between 1953 and 2009 in English and held by 618 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
Dames by Busby Berkeley( Visual )

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

Multimillionaire Ezra Ounce wants to start a campaign against "filthy" forms of entertainment, like Broadway shows. He comes to his relatives' families and makes them members of his morale-boosting campaign. Jimmy, another relative, is producing a show, starring Ezra's niece Barbara, but he has had bad luck with his backer, who has given him an invalid check. Another of his victims, the showgirl Mabel, has the idea of blackmailing Horace, Barbara's father, whom she has met before in a slightly compromising situation to get the money
Forbidden Hollywood collection( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 540 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 )

1 edition published in 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 412 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
"G" men by William Keighley( Visual )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 365 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 )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 362 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 )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 4: Wild Bill: Explores the life and directorial times of William A. Wellman. The men who made the movies: Wellman shares many stories and speaks bluntly of the producers with who he has worked and describes his remarkable star-making and star-spotting abilities. He was responsible for helping actors win Oscars and discovered such notable actors as James Cagney and Gary Cooper
The kennel murder case by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 224 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
Smart money( Visual )

2 editions published between 1931 and 2008 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nick Venizelos is an immigrant Greek barber who has an uncommon affinity for poker and other sorts of wagering. A group of his friends bankroll him in a big game. But, Nick's weakness is for pretty blondes. Sleazy game operator Sleepy Sam takes advantage of Nick's weakness and cleans him out in a rigged game. Nick finds help from his buddy Jack and the two turn the tables on the grifters
Picture snatcher( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 143 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 )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 137 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 StreetFootlight paradeGold diggers of 1933Gold diggers of 1935Dames
Alternative Names
Vitaphone Corporation

Vitaphone (Firm)

Vitaphone Pictures

Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967). Vitaphone

Languages
English (150)

French (1)

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Public enemyFootlight paradeGold diggers of 1933Gold diggers of 1935Dames"G" menForbidden Hollywood collection