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Calleia, Joseph 1897-1975

Overview
Works: 121 works in 360 publications in 6 languages and 10,914 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Film noir  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Fiction  Jungle films  Action and adventure films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Actor, Costume designer, Performer, Author, Composer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joseph Calleia
Touch of evil by Orson Welles( Visual )

30 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and German and held by 2,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On honeymoon with his new bride, Susan, Mexican-born police officer Mike Vargas agrees to investigate a car bombing. In so doing, he incurs the wrath of local police chief Hank Quinlan, a corrupt, bullying behemoth with a perfect arrest record. Vargas suspects that Quinlan has planted evidence to win his past convictions, and he is not about to let the suspect in the current case be railroaded. Determined to get Vargas out of his hair, Quinlan makes a deal with local crime boss Uncle Joe Grandi to frame Susan on a drug rap. Dissecting the nature of good and evil in a hallucinatory, nightmarish ambiance, this baroque south-of-the-border mystery opens with one of the most remarkably extended long takes in movie history
For whom the bell tolls by Sam Wood( Visual )

11 editions published between 1943 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 1,739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Robert Jordan (Cooper), an American demolition expert who lends his abilities to the anti-fascist freedom fighters of Spain. Assisting him is a band of warriors that includes the strong-willed Pilar (Katina Paxinou), the dangerously undependable Pablo (Akim Tamiroff), and the lovely, innocent Maria (Bergman). As danger mounts, Robert and Maria develop a closeness that blossoms into one of the screen's greatest love stories
Gilda by Charles Vidor( Visual )

33 editions published between 1946 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Johnny Farrell goes to work for Ballin Mundson, the proprietor of an illegal gambling casino in a South American city and quickly rises to become Mundson's 'main man.' All is well until Mundson returns from a trip with his new bride, Gilda-- a woman from Johnny's past. Mundson, unaware of their previous love affair, assigns Farrell the job of keeping Gilda a faithful wife. Fraught with hatred, Gilda does her best to antagonize, intimidate, and instill jealousy in Farrell-- until circumstances allow him to get even"--Container
After the thin man( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nick investigates the case of a missing man and later a murder that is connected to Nora's family
Jungle book by Rudyard Kipling( Visual )

72 editions published between 1942 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 741 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
W.C. Fields comedy collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International house: "When a scientist in China invents a television, everyone around the globe clamors to purchase the rights to the mesmerizing new invention"--Container
The Alamo by John Wayne( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the historic battle by 185 men against a 7,00-man Mexican army--a battle that ended in the smaller forces' defeat, but lasted long enough to insure the eventual independence of Texas
Rudyard Kipling's Jungle book( Visual )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The original and grandest version of this well-known tale paints an exotic world of primitive peasant villages, dense, dark jungles, and alluring lagoons--all of which compose the surroundings of Mowgli (Sabu), a boy raised by wolves. Although Mowgli loves his world and is able to communicate with his animal companions, somewhere within himself he harbors a longing to return to his human roots and to the village of his birth. Once there, however, the villagers turn again him in a fit of greed when they discover that he has knowledge of a buried treasure. It is up to him to save his family from these gluttonous villains. The greedy treasure hunters follow Mowgli to where the riches are hidden. There, greed turns to murder as each villager vies to take it all, and as all hell breaks loose, the film delves even deeper into sinistert suspense."--Case
Mae West the glamour collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mae West had an inexhaustibly playful interest in language, and a rare, sometimes perplexing, and even lofty wit, spiced by low-down slang. Well before the second wave of feminism, she wrote all her own material, insisted on total control of her work, and was wildly popular for a short time, right before the Production Code lowered the boom on adult attitudes being expressed in films. She made only 12 movies, but three are first-rate, and these were enough to seal her fame and launch a legend. In her first film appearance, "Night after night," a successful ex-boxer buys a high-class speakeasy and falls for a rich society girl. As the bold Tira in "I'm no angel," she works as a dancing beauty and lion tamer at a fair. For "Goin' to town," West goes Western. Cleo Borden is a former dance hall queen who has become newly rich. She falls for--and pursues--an upper crust Englishman. This is followed by "Go west young man," where she plays Mavis Arden, a movie star stranded in the country. To stifle her boredom, she trifles with a young man's affections. "My little chickadee" pairs West with a legend of similar stature, W.C. Fields. As Flower Belle Lee, she is rightly suspected of illicit relations with the Masked Bandit, and run out of Little Bend. Surprisingly, things change very little when she arrives in Greasewood City to start over
Algiers by John Cromwell( Visual )

20 editions published between 1938 and 2010 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Boyer plays Pepe le Moko, a notorious thief hiding out in the Casbah, who falls in love with a wealthy tourist, played by Hedy Lamarr
Golden boy( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young and gifted violinist earns money for his education by prizefighting
Lured by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A serial killer terrorizes London by luring women into meeting with him through the personal ads in the newspaper and taunting the police with gruesome poems
Juarez by William Dieterle( Visual )

3 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of three men, Benito Juarez, Napoleon III, and Emperor Maximilian, driven by political passions. And of a woman, Empress Carlota, driven to madness
The complete Thin Man collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of six "Thin man" films starring William Powell and Myrna Loy as a married couple who dabble in mysteries
My little chickadee by Edward Cline( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

West portrays voluptuous Flowerbelle Lee, whose reputation is tarnished when she is seen embracing a masked bandit in her bedroom. Forced to leave town until she can prove she is respectable-- and married-- Flowerbelle boards a train where she meets incorrigible Guthbert J. Twillie (Fields). Believing he's quite a catch, Flowerbelle accepts Twillie's marriage proposal
10 movie adventure pack( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spirit of the eagle: "A legendary mapmaker roams the forests accompanied by a majestic golden eagle"--Container
Pirates of the golden age movie collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime with these four swashbuckling films
The light in the forest( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kidnapped by Indians as an infant, a teenager is returned to his parents but finds the white man's ways disturbing
Riffraff by J. Walter Ruben( Visual )

3 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fisherman and a cannery worker fall in love, but their life thereafter is hardly idyllic
The Noose hangs high( Visual )

2 editions published between 1948 and 2005 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Abbott and Costello enmeshed in the schemes of a gambler"--Copyright catalog, 1940-1949. The pair play window cleaners in New York City
 
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After the thin man
Alternative Names
Calleia, Joseph Spurin-.

Calleja, Giuseppe Maria Spurrin- 1897-1976

Calleja, Joseph Spurin-.

Calleja, Joseph Spurin- 1897-1975

Calleja, Joseph Spurin- 1897-1976

Joseph Calleia acteur amricain

Joseph Calleia Actor

Joseph Calleia attore statunitense

Joseph Calleia maltesischer Schauspieler

Spurin Calleia, Joe.

Spurin Calleia, Joe, 1897-1975

Spurin Calleia, Joe 1897-1976

Spurin-Calleia, Joseph.

Spurin-Calleia, Joseph, 1897-1975

Spurin-Calleia, Joseph 1897-1976

Spurin-Calleja, Joseph.

Spurin-Calleja, Joseph 1897-1975

Spurin-Calleja, Joseph 1897-1976

Spurrin-Calleja, Giuseppe Maria.

Spurrin-Calleja, Giuseppe Maria, 1897-1975

Spurrin-Calleja, Giuseppe Maria 1897-1976

Джозеф Каллея

ジョセフ・カレイア

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After the thin manJungle bookMae West the glamour collectionGolden boyThe complete Thin Man collectionMy little chickadee