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Qualen, John 1899-1987

Works: 65 works in 207 publications in 3 languages and 7,715 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Football films  Fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  Western films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Costume designer, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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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 2,296 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 654 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
The Devil and Daniel Webster by William Dieterle ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 637 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
Jungle book by Rudyard Kipling ( Visual )
56 editions published between 1942 and 2012 in English and French and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kipling's classic menagerie comes to dazzling life in this lush adaptation, featuring Sabu as Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves. He gradually reacclimates himself to civilization with the help of his long-lost mother and a beautiful village girl, whose father is convinced that Mowgli is dangerous
The long voyage home by John Ford ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1940 and 2007 in English and held by 472 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 452 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 2011 in English and held by 397 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 379 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 338 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
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
Captain Kidd ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1945 and 2004 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member 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
Illegal ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 245 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 203 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 133 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 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spirit of the eagle: "A legendary mapmaker roams the forests accompanied by a majestic golden eagle"--Container
Classic film noir ( 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 26 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
Song of Scheherazade ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 26 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
An American romance ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 25 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
The Sidney Poitier collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member 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
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Alternative Names
Kvalen, John
Kvalen, John 1899-1987
Oleson, John 1899-1987
Qualen, John M. 1899-1987
Qualen, John T. 1899-1987
English (145)
German (2)
French (1)