Qualen, John 1899-1987
Most widely held works about John Qualen
Most widely held works by John Qualen
The grapes of wrath ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1,915 libraries worldwide
The migration of the Joad family to California from their dust-bowl farm in Oklahoma during the Great Depression.
The Devil and Daniel Webster ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 572 libraries worldwide
Having promised his soul to the Devil in exchange for good fortune, Jabez Stone asks the talented lawyer Daniel Webster to get him out of the bargain.
A patch of blue ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 386 libraries worldwide
A blind white woman falls in love with a black man, much to the consternation of her racist mother.
Knute Rockne, All American ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 377 libraries worldwide
"I've decided to take up coaching as my life work," Knute Rockne says. Coach he does, revolutionizing football with his strategies, winning close to 90 percent of his games, and helping establish the University of Notre Dame's Fighting Irish as a gridiron powerhouse. But victories alone do not mean success to Rockne. He wants to shape his players into responsible and honorable men.
Rudyard Kipling's Jungle book ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 325 libraries worldwide
Mowgli, a teenage boy raised by wolves in the wild, must fight evil in the jungle as well as greed in the hearts of men.
Charlie Chan in Paris ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 312 libraries worldwide
"Chan battles an entire conspiracy - filled with multiple murders - wherein the prime suspect appears to have committed crimes in three places at once!"--Container.
Illegal ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
Illegal: Ambitious D.A. Victor Scott zealously prosecutes Ed Clary for a woman's murder. But as Clary walks to the electric chair, Scott receives evidence that exonerates the condemned man. Realizing that he's made a terrible mistake he tries to stop the execution, but is too late. Scott resigns as a prosecutor and enters private practice. He draws the attention of mob kingpin Frank Garland. Scott represents one of Garland's stooges on a murder rap and Scott, in a grand display of courtroom theatrics, wins the case. Embroiled in dirty mob politics, the situation becomes intolerable when his former protege is charged with a murder that seems to implicate her as an informant to the Garland mob.
Jungle book ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1942 and 2004 in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
Mowgli, a savage jungle boy raised by a pack of wild wolves, thwarts a group of thieves stealing a treasure from a lost jungle city.
Our daily bread and other films of the Great Depression ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
Our daily bread: A depression-era drama in which a young couple leads a group of unemployed people in making a communal farm succeed. Includes a prologue to the movie by David Shepard. California election: Two fake newsreels used as conservative propaganda to paint the End Poverty in California's supporters as sluggardly, indecisive radicals as opposed to the respectable intelligent idealists of Republican incumbent Frank Merriam's camp. Secretly produced by MGM and Irving Thalberg. The plow that broke the plains. A visualization of the settlement and landscape changes to the Great Plains. The river: A record of the Mississippi River. Power and the land: Designed to convince American farmers of the necessity for rural electrification through farm cooperatives. Shows a dramatization of a family on an Ohio farm revealing the hardships of life on a non-electrical farm contrasted with the benefits brought by electricity. The new frontier: Shows how pioneers create a new community.
Captain Kidd ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 194 libraries worldwide
Pirate Captain Kidd tricks King William III into giving him royal orders, but enemies (whom he believes to be dead) return to see him hanged.
The long voyage home ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
In 1940, the merchant ship Glencairn rolls and shivers in the black North Atlantic. On board, her anxious crewmen search the sky for German planes and hope they'll survive "The long voyage home."
The grapes of wrath ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
John Ford's "The Grapes of Wrath" is a left-wing parable, directed by a right-wing American director, about how a sharecropper's son, a barroom brawler, is converted into a union organizer. Tom Joad, paroled convict, returns to his family farm in Oklahoma, only to learn the Joads have been "tractored off the land" and are joining the desperate migration to California. The grand Westward movement of American settlement finds small shareholders forced off their land by bankers and big landholders. "The Grapes of Wrath" expresses the nation's rage about the Depression in poetic, Biblical terms, and shows half a nation with the economic rug pulled out from under it. The story--about the resiliency and courage of "the people"--is built on a foundation of fear: Fear of losing jobs, land, and self-respect. To those who have felt that fear, have gone hungry or been homeless, it will never become dated, while today its sense of injustice is perhaps even more relevant.
Jungle book ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Mowgli, raised by wolves in the wild, must fight evil in the jungle as well as greed in the hearts of men.
Our daily bread and other films of the New Deal ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Our daily bread (King Vidor 1934) is a depression-era drama in which a young couple leads a group of unemployed people in making a communal farm succeed. Includes a prologue to the movie by King Vidor. -- The fake newsreels "California Election News #1 and #2 (1934), were secretly produced by MGM as "dirty tricks" in the film industry's political war against Upton Sinclair. -- The River (Pare Lorentz 1937) dramatizes the stripping of the Mississipi River basin and the effort to restore this region. -- The Plow that broke the plains (Pare Lorentz 1936) focuses on the ecological and human tragedy of the Dust Bowl. -- Power and the Land (Rural Electrification Administration), elevates the photogenic Parkinson family to iconic figures of Americana. -- The New Frontier is a government documentary.
Our daily bread ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
"Lost souls, haunted by vice, seek a better future on an [sic] gritty 'back to the land' commune in King Vidor's Great Depression epic drama. Idle masons, plumbers and carpenters are put to work creating, while former white-collar professionals are retrained in the art of manual labor. But all utopias have a dark side. Despite the overriding pioneering spirit; lust, proffering and deceit tarnish the ideals of the freethinking farmers while frustration and hopelessness corrode their dreams ... A mid-period film by legendary director King Vidor ... Our Daily Bread is evocative depression-era propaganda made outside the mainstream studio sysem..."--Container.
Classic film noir double feature ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
The limping man: An ex G.I. returns to England to look up a wartime girlfriend and rekindle their romance. He soon realizes his ex-girlfriend has become involved with racketeers but before he can untangle her mess, he helps the local police track down a deadly sniper. The scar: When a crooked gambler seeks to hide from a rival mobster, he hatches a plot to take the place of a psychiatrist that he's a dead-ringer for. But it's not long before the good doctor's secretary is on to his scheme.
The Sidney Poitier collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Edge of the city: If you need a job Charlie Malik can find a spot for you in the dockside railyards. All he needs in return is that you show up on time, work hard, and kick back part of your pay. Two New York City longshoremen, Axel Nordmann, an Army deserter, and Tommy Tyler, an easy-going freight car loader, join forces against a corrupt New York waterfront union official. The two share a bond that cuts across society's black/white divide. A patch of blue: Selena D'Arcy is accidentally blinded by her prostitute mother, Rose-Ann, at the age of five. For the next 13 years she is confined in the tiny Los Angeles apartment that they share with her grandfather. One afternoon at the local park, Selena meets Gordon Ralfe, an office worker whose kind treatment of her results in her falling in love with him, unaware that he is black. They continue to meet in the park every afternoon and he teaches her how to get along in the city. But when Rose-Ann learns of their relationship, she forbids Selena from having anything more to do with him. Selena continues to meet Gordon despite Rose-Ann's fury. Something of value: In the British East Africa country of Kenya, former childhood playmates Peter McKenzie and Kimani have maintained their deep friendship, even though they have a difference in race, class and tradition. Then the bloody Mau Mau spread violence and terror in an effort to sweep the British from the land, the uprising destroys their magnificent homeland. The men discover that even the strongest bond may be stronger than the beat of the drums or the crack of rifles and the cry for freedom. A warm December: Dr. Matt Younger and his daughter have arrived in London for a month long visit. They are there for dirt-bike racing competition and unexpectedly, the widowed Dr. Younger begins a new romance. His new love interest is the beautiful and playful Catherine who seems to enjoy eluding Dr. Younger as much as she enjoys eluding the mysterious men who are following her. Their romance develops gradually and Dr. Younger begins to understand what is going on with this charming woman and the complications she brings with her.
His girl Friday ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
A comedy feature about a big city newspaper editor and his star reporter.
The painted hills ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Painted hills: When Jonathan's mining claim partner turns crooked, Lassie comes to the rescue, exposing the partner's hidden crime and protecting young Tommy.
Midnight mysteries collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
In Scarlet Street a lonely bank clerk is ensnarled in an embezzlement scheme by an alluring streetwalker. In The Red House a reclusive farmer living with his spinster sister and adopted daughter goes to extreme lengths to protect the dark secret of a decaying house on his property. In The Scar a wanted criminal murders a look-alike psychiatrist and assumes his identity, even fooling his lover. In The Stranger a federal agent poses as an antique dealer to snare a Nazi war criminal living incognity with his unsuspecting American fiancée. In Woman on the Run the sole witness to a gangland murder goes into hiding but is trailed by the police and by his wife who suspects he is actually running away from their unsuccessful marriage. In Inner Sanctum a man accidentally kills his fiancée as he exits a train after an eccentric traveler warns him not to get off at the next stop.
African American men Benét, Stephen Vincent,--1898-1943 Biographical films Blind women California Chan, Charlie (Fictitious character) Charlie Chan films Chinese Americans Counterfeits and counterfeiting Deals Depressions Detective and mystery films Devil Documentary films Drama Farmers Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film noir Football coaches Football films France--Paris Gangsters History Interracial dating Kidd, William,--d. 1701 Lawyers Legal films Malicious accusation Mexico Migrant agricultural laborers Mowgli (Fictitious character) Murder--Investigation New England Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Football team) Pirates Police Private investigators Rockne, Knute,--1888-1931 Sports films Steinbeck, John,--1902-1968 Swindlers and swindling Thrillers (Motion pictures) United States Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Webster, Daniel,--1782-1852 Wormser, Richard,--1908-1977
Kvalen, John, 1899-1987
Oleson, John, 1899-1987
Qualen, John M. 1899-1987
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