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Whitmore, James 1921-2009

Works: 254 works in 584 publications in 2 languages and 24,517 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  Musical films  Prison films  Action and adventure films  Dystopian films  Romance films  Western films  War films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Photographer, Singer, Author, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by James Whitmore
The Shawshank Redemption by Frank Darabont( Visual )

30 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 4,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Red" Redding is a lifer who knows the ropes at Maine's Shawshank State Prison. New inmate Andy Dufresne is a quiet banker, unjustly convicted of murder. Andy's indomitable will earns Red's friendship and his resourcefulness brings hope and change to the entire prison. Andy is full of surprises--and he saves his best surprise for last
Oklahoma! by Richard Rodgers( Visual )

13 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A couple of young cowboys win the hearts of their sweethearts in the Oklahoma territory at the turn of the century. Despite the interference of an evil ranch hand and a roaming peddler
Tora! Tora! Tora! by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 1,999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization chronicling the bombing of Pearl Harbor from both the Japanese and American points of view
Where the red fern grows by Wilson Rawls( Visual )

17 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and held by 1,793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS is the heartwarming tale of a young boy whose hard work and determination help him to realize a dream and endure a heartbreak. More than anything else, Billy Coleman wanted a pair of hunting dogs. Following his grandfather's (James Whitmore) advice, Billy scrimped and saved until he had enough money to purchase the two redbone hounds he longed for. Named for lovers carved in a tree, "Dan and Ann" immediately win the hearts of the entire family. Billy patiently trains them in the local sport of "coon" hunting, and they soon become the best in the state. But being "best" is not always enough - it is love given and returned that forms the basis of true caring and courage. --container
Planet of the apes by Tim Burton( Visual )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Astronaut Taylor (Heston) crash lands on a distant planet ruled by apes who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist (McDowall)."--Back of container
The Majestic by Frank Darabont( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Appleton, a 1950s Hollywood screenwriter who is about to see his first screenplay made into a film, is mistakenly called before the House Un-American Activities Committee. As a result, the studio pulls the plans for the film. Peter then finds himself in a small California town after a car accident takes his memory. There, the townspeople believe he is local hero Luke Trimble. Peter settles into his life at the Majestic theater, as Luke Trimble, until his memory begins to resurface and govenrment men track him down
Kiss me Kate by Cole Porter( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The married leading players of a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew lead an equally tempestuous life backstage
I will fight no more forever( Visual )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2018 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows events that led to the conflict in 1877 between the Nez Percés and the U.S. Army. Chief Joseph led the 300 Nez Percé braves, their women and children in the historic running battle against ten separate commands of the Army
Them! by Gordon Douglas( Visual )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Man has split the atom and created the ultimate weapon. But how could he have known he would also create Them? ... Them! begins in New Mexico with a child wandering in shock, a ransacked general store -- and a battered corpse full of enough formic acid to kill 20 men. It ends with an epic struggle in the 700 miles of storm drains under Los Angeles, where the insect hordes are beaten. But they're not conquered, because they spawned a generation of films about radioactive creatures. Some approximate the terror but few have equalled the artistry of Them!"--Back of container
Black like me by ( Visual )

12 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the landmark memoir by John Howard Griffin, Black Like Me stars James Whitmore as Griffin, who medically altered his pigment and, with the help of a sunlamp, reinvented himself as an itinerant black writer navigating his way through Mississippi and Alabama. Along the way he experienced firsthand both crushing racism and the incredible life force of the Afro-American communities
The adventures of Mark Twain( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn and Becky Thatcher stow away with Mark Twain on his magical airship and take an incredible journey through time in search of Halley's Comet. Along the way they encounter a variety of Twain's storybook characters
The serpent's egg by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Out-of-work American trapeze artist, Abel Rosenberg finds the only way to navigate the surreal circus that is 1923 Berlin is to stay drunk. But even through his stupor, he can see the thread of a frightening mystery, everyone he knows, even his most distant acquaintances, is dying violently. Can he survive ... or will his mind and soul completely unravel? --Container
The asphalt jungle( Visual )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a smog-choked city somewhere in the American Midwest, an aging criminal mastermind, newly released from prison, hatches a plan for a million-dollar jewel heist and draws a wealthy lawyer and a cherry-picked trio of outlaws into his carefully devised but inevitably doomed scheme
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! by Richard Rodgers( Recording )

3 editions published between 1955 and 1993 in English and German and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The action takes place in the Oklahoma territory, in the days just after the turn of the 20th century
Madigan by Don Siegel( Visual )

3 editions published between 1967 and 1999 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A veteran New York City detective is given only a few hours to track down a vicious killer
The twilight zone by Rod Serling( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourth season of this classic groundbreaking series saw the beginning of one-hour episodes. This allowed for more elaborate and detailed stories which plunged viewers even further into the twilight zone
The gypsy warriors( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this action-packed World War II drama, two daredevil U.S. Army captains are assigned the impossible task of infiltrating Nazi-occupied France to retrieve and destroy a killer toxin capable of destroying mankind
Hail Columbia!( Visual )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind the scenes with astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen as they prepare for the voyage of the world's first space shuttle
All my sons by Arthur Miller( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set at the end of World War II, a troubled father and son know that a second son will never return from the war, even though the mother believes her missing boy will soon come home. But such turmoil only conceals greater anguish as suspicion falls on the father for hiding a devastating secret
The Eddy Duchin story by George Sidney( Visual )

8 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duchin is a talented pianist and bandleader who sets New York society on its ear in the 1930s and 1940s. Duchin arrives in Manhattan dreaming only of a 'red Stutz Bearcat and a bankroll as big as the Ritz.' He goes on to steal the heart of society girl Marjorie Oelrichs, who teaches him that love, not money, brings happiness. But then tragedy happens, it leaves Duchin alone with a newborn son and no will to live
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Shawshank Redemption
Alternative Names
James Whitmore acteur américain

James Whitmore Amerikaans filmacteur

James Whitmore attore cinematografico e attore televisivo statunitense

James Whitmore US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Whitmore, James Allen, Jr.

Τζέιμς Γουίτμορ

Джеймс Уитмор

Джэймс Уітмар

Уитмор, Джеймс

ג'יימס ויטמור

جيمس ويتمور

جیمز ویتمور

جیمز ویتمور افسر و بازیگر آمریکایی

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English (193)

German (2)

Oklahoma!Where the red fern growsThem!The adventures of Mark TwainHail Columbia!