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Vitaphone Corp

Overview
Works: 1,099 works in 1,434 publications in 1 language and 17,482 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  Detective and mystery films  Film noir  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Gangster films  Romance films  History 
Roles: Producer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Vitaphone Corp
42nd Street by Lloyd Bacon( Visual )

17 editions published between 1933 and 2015 in English and held by 1,862 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 )

24 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in English and held by 1,650 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
The Maltese falcon by John Huston( Visual )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first adaptation of The Maltese facon, in which detective Sam Spade searches for a rare statuette while trying to solve the murder of his partner
Public enemy by William A Wellman( Visual )

13 editions published between 1931 and 2011 in English and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Relates the story of a young man's rise in the criminal underworld in Prohibition-era urban America"--Wikipedia
Footlight parade by Lloyd Bacon( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 706 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. He succeeds and features the finest in Busby Berkeley. Includes the 1934 Warner Bros. cartoon "Honeymoon hotel" and the original theatrical trailer for the Warner Bros. film "Dames."
Gold diggers of 1933 by Mervyn LeRoy( Visual )

7 editions published between 1933 and 2010 in English and held by 678 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
I am a fugitive from a chain gang by Mervyn LeRoy( Visual )

8 editions published between 1932 and 2005 in English and held by 668 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 )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 637 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( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member 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
Dames by Busby Berkeley( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 588 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
Forbidden Hollywood collection( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 533 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 437 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 )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 433 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( Visual )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 357 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 )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 351 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 )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 341 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 221 WorldCat member 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
Picture snatcher( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 139 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
Smart money( Visual )

2 editions published between 1931 and 2008 in English and held by 138 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
Baby face by Alfred E Green( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member 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
 
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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 (133)

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