Most widely held works about Robert Duvall
Most widely held works by Robert Duvall
To kill a mockingbird ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1962 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,028 libraries worldwide
Gregory Peck plays a southern lawyer who defends a black man accused of rape in this film version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The way in which it captures a time, a place, and above all, a mood, makes this film a masterpiece.
Apocalypse now ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 2,137 libraries worldwide
A United States Army officer/trained assassin is sent into the depths of a southeast Asian jungle to seek out a renegade colonel and terminate his command during the Vietnam War.
Network ( Visual )
36 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,977 libraries worldwide
A satirical look at the politics and power struggles of television executives as a network news anchorman turns the tables on the "ratings."
Lonesome Dove ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,860 libraries worldwide
The tale of two former Texas Rangers who leave the South Texas town of Lonesome Dove on an epic 2500-mile cattle drive to the lush ranch country of Montana. From the re-created towns to the vast plains to the expansive cattle drive and heart-stopping stampede, it is an inspiring and enlighting experience, certain to change your views of our American heritage.
MASH ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in English and held by 1,837 libraries worldwide
The personnel of a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in Korea develop a lunatic lifestyle to cope with the military bureaucracy and the horrors of war.
Secondhand lions ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,769 libraries worldwide
To the rest of the world, Garth and Hub are mysterious old men hiding millions. But to Walter, they are family - and now they're about to lead him on an adventure he'll never forget.
Open range by Kevin Costner ( Visual )
22 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,563 libraries worldwide
Boss Spearman, a rugged old-timer, free grazes cattle. He and Charley have been partners for ten years. The pair and their employees, Mose and Buttons, are driving their cattle across the West. Mose is attacked and thrown in jail during a visit to a town. The local cattle rancher, Baxter, wants the free grazers off his land and when Boss and Charley retrieve Mose, they are warned that they have until the next day to be out of the area. Charley confesses his past as a killer during the Civil War and strikes up a tentative romance with Sue, the sister of the town doctor.
True grit ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 1,545 libraries worldwide
U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn helps a headstrong young girl find the man who murdered her father in Native American territory and fled with the family savings. When Rooster's employer insists on accompanying the old gunfighter, sparks fly. The situation goes from troubled to disastrous when an inexperienced Texas Ranger joins the party.
Gods and generals ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,476 libraries worldwide
Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain left behind a quiet life and a career as a college professor to fight for the Union. Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was a man of great religious faith who served in the defense of the Confederacy. And Gen. Robert E. Lee, who led the Confederate army, was a man who was forced to choose between his loyalty to the United States and his love of the Southern states where he was born and raised. Chamberlain, Jackson, and Lee are followed through the declaration of war and the battles at Manassas, Antietam, Frederickburg, and Chancellorsville.
The natural ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 1,461 libraries worldwide
Nothing was going to stop Roy Hobbs from fulfilling his boyhood dream of baseball stardom. As a 14-year old he fashions a baseball bat from an oak tree. He soon impresses major league scouts with his ability. His talent also catches the eye of a sportswriter who eventually becomes instrumental in Hobbs' career. The appearance of a mysterious woman, however, shatters his dream. Years later Hobbs reappears as a rookie for the New York Knights and has an opportunity to share in their race for the pennant.
The Godfather ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,426 libraries worldwide
The Corleone Family nearly falls from power in America but rises to observe the passage of rites from father to son. There is a balance between family life and the ugly business of crime in which they are engaged.
John Q ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,350 libraries worldwide
John Q. is a factory worker facing financial hardship as a result of reduced hours in his workplace. He and his wife soon discover that their child is in need of an emergency heart transplant. Although they have an HMO, they are informed that their policy doesn't cover such an expensive procedure. Unable to raise the money for the surgury himself and with no recourse but to take his son home to die, John snaps and holds the staff and patients of the hospital's emergency room hostage at gunpoint.
The road ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,343 libraries worldwide
A holocaust has destroyed the world. Civilization lies in ruins. Nothing grows. The Man and his young son, the Boy, struggle across the devastated, post-apocalyptic landscape, pushing their belongings in a shopping cart, hoping to reach the coast. It is almost impossible to find any food. Life on the road is a deadly game of hide, seek, and devour with bloodthirsty bands of roving, starving, survivalist types, many of whom have fallen into cannibalism. The Man carries the curse of remembering the world as it once was, while for the Boy, the world has always been destroyed, any intimation that life was once different is foreign to his existence. Love--of the Man and Boy for each other--is the one testament to a humanity that remains, even in the face of total chaos.
Thank you for smoking ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1,321 libraries worldwide
A charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco struggles with the twin demands of being successful at his job and acting as a good role model for his son.
Sling blade ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 1,308 libraries worldwide
After 25 years, mildly retarded killer Karl Childers is released from the mental hospital where he was placed for killing his mother and her lover. He gets a job and is befriended by a fatherless boy and his mother, but his newfound peace is shattered by the mother's abusive boyfriend.
Four Christmases ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,308 libraries worldwide
When happily unmarried San Francisco couple Kate and Brad find themselves socked in by fog on Christmas morning, their exotic vacation plans morph into the family-centric holiday they had, until now, gleefully avoided. Out of obligation, and unable to escape, they trudge to not one, not two, but four relative-choked festivities.
Mario Puzo's The Godfather. Part II ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 1,255 libraries worldwide
In the early 1900s, the young Vito flees Sicily for America after the local Mafia kills his family. Vito struggles to make a living, legally or illegally, for his wife and growing brood in Little Italy. There he kills the local Black Hand Fanucci after he demands his customary cut of the tyro's business. With Fanucci gone, Vito's stature grows. The family legacy is upended by Michael's business expansion in the 1950s. Now based in Lake Tahoe, Michael conspires to make inroads in the Las Vegas and Havana pleasure industries by any means necessary. As he realizes that even his allies are trying to kill him, the increasingly paranoid Michael also discovers that his ambition has crippled his marriage to Kay and turned his brother Fredo against him. Barely escaping a federal indictment, Michael decides to turn his attention to dealing with his enemies, completing his own corruption.
Get low ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,203 libraries worldwide
For the past 40 years, Felix Bush has been a hermit, living alone on the outskirts of town. He's the stuff of legend--a frightening eccentric whose secluded home is where little boys test their courage by throwing rocks through the dangerous man's windows. When he hears an old friend has died, he makes a rare visit to town to meet with undertaker Frank Quinn to explain how he wants to "get low." He plans his burial plot, his stone, his farewell sendoff, and even the designated speaker. He intends this all to happen now, while he's still alive and can enjoy getting the value for his money. Quinn's young assistant Buddy isn't so sure about all this. Felix's past is a bit mysterious, but his desire for the party may have something to do with a long-ago romance with Mattie Darrow, who is now a widow, and has returned home. Is Mattie the reason Felix has been punishing himself all these years?
Tender mercies ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,126 libraries worldwide
Mac Sledge is a down-and-out country singer battling alcohol and depression. His ex-wife, Dixie, will not allow him to see their eighteen year old daughter Sue Ann, and Dixie is now making popular the songs that Mac had written and sung. Mac's new family will not let his heartbreaks bring him down again. Together they are determined to find success and happiness.
Deep impact ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,103 libraries worldwide
In a handful of days an enormous comet will collide with Earth and all of humanity could be annihilated.
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