WorldCat Identities

Qualen, John 1899-1987

Works: 69 works in 215 publications in 3 languages and 7,943 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  History  Football films  Fiction  Biography  Western films  Film and video adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Actor, Costume designer, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about John Qualen
Most widely held works by John Qualen
The grapes of wrath by John Ford( Visual )
7 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 2,323 WorldCat member 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
The searchers by John Ford( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Civil War veteran spends five years on the trail of a Comanche raiding party that kidnapped his dead brother's daughters. Breathtaking scenery gives a picture of frontier families separated by miles of emptiness
Jungle book by Rudyard Kipling( Visual )
57 editions published between 1942 and 2012 in English and French and held by 644 WorldCat member 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
The Devil and Daniel Webster by William Dieterle( Visual )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member 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
The long voyage home by John Ford( Visual )
4 editions published between 1940 and 2007 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"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."--Container
Knute Rockne, All American ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member 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
A patch of blue ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A blind white woman falls in love with a black man, much to the consternation of her racist mother
Rudyard Kipling's Jungle book ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member 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 340 WorldCat member 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
Captain Kidd ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1945 and 2004 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It's every man for himself when Charles Laughton bites into the role of infamous 17th century pirate captain William Kidd. Hoping to further increase his ill-gotten gains, Captain Kidd inveigles King William III (Henry Daniel) into appointing him the "patriotic" protector of a valuable treasure ship. Ostensibly hired to fend off enemy vessels, Kidd intends to steal the ship's cargo for himself with the aid of his swarthy lieutenants William Moore (Gilbert Roland) and Orange Povy (John Carradine). The romantic subplot is carried by "honest" brigand Adam Merry (Randolph Scott) and kidnapped noblewoman Lady Ann Falconer (Barbara Britton). Charles Laughton reprised his part in the 1952 farce Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd
Our daily bread and other films of the Great Depression ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member 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
Illegal ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The big steal: Jane and Duke (alias Capt. Blake) accidently meet in Vera Cruz while chasing flim-flam man Fiske. Soon the local Inspector General (El Gato) is involved. Fiske races across Mexico, pursued by Jane and Duke, trailed by the real Capt. Blake. The crafty Inspector General is waiting for them in Tihuacan but they all give him the slip
Our daily bread by King Vidor( Visual )
14 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in English and German and held by 206 WorldCat member 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
His girl Friday by Howard Hawks( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A remake of "The Front Page," this is the story of a conniving newspaper editor who does not want to let his ex-wife retire from reporting just to marry someone else. He tricks her into covering the hottest story in town, the execution of a murderer
10 movie adventure pack ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spirit of the eagle: "A legendary mapmaker roams the forests accompanied by a majestic golden eagle"--Container
Hans Christian Andersen by Frank Loesser( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hans Christian Andersen, a young Danish cobbler with a special gift of storytelling, weaves his tales of magic for the children of Copenhagen
Classic film noir double feature ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member 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
Woman on the run ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Convincing story of a wife trying to find her husband, who is a witness to a gangland murder, before the underworld does
An American romance ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After arriving penniless in the United States, Czech immigrant Steve Dangos realizes America truly is the land of opportunity. He heads to the steel mills of Chicago, a decision that earns him wealth and power but one that puts him at odds with his workers when they try to unionize
Song of Scheherazade ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unusually calm seas strand a Russian naval sailing ship off the port of Morocco. On shore leave, young midshipman and aspiring composer Nicolas Rimsky-Korakov meets the luminous Cara, a mysterious dancer whose poignant life reminds him of the fables "Scheherazade," the tragic heroine of 1001 Arabian Nights. Nicholas feelings for Cara inspire his most passionate work, but their romance seems doomed when the navy forces Cara to remain in Morocco and bans Rimsky-Korakov from composing any more music. Nicholas is painfully torn between devotion to his homeland, his music and his cherished Cara
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Alternative Names
Kvalen, Johan Mandt 1899-1987
Kvalen, John
Kvalen, John 1899-1987
Oleson, John 1899-1987
Qualen, John M. 1899-1987
Qualen, John T. 1899-1987
English (146)
German (2)
French (1)