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Herzbrun, Bernard

Works: 65 works in 81 publications in 1 language and 3,760 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Western films  Fantasy comedies (Motion pictures)  Horror films  Action and adventure films  Science fiction films  Monster films  Musical films 
Roles: ard, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bernard Herzbrun
Harvey by Henry Koster( Visual )

2 editions published between 1950 and 2000 in English and held by 1,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Stewart gives one of his finest performances in this lighthearted film, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Stewart stars as the good-natured Elwood P. Dowd, whose constant companion is Harvey, a six-foot tall rabbit that only he can see. To his sister, Veta Louise (Josephine Hull), Elwood's obsession with Harvey has been a thorn in the side of her plans to marry off her daughter. But when Veta Louise decides to put Elwood in a mental hospital, a hilarious mix-up occurs and she finds herself committed instead. It's up to Elwood to straighten out the mess with his kindly philosophy, and his "imaginary" friend, in this popular classic that features a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award-winning performance by Josephine Hull
Bend of the river by Anthony Mann( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man with a past guides a band of pioneers from Missouri over the Oregon Trail to a new life in the Columbia River Basin. When the settlers are cheated out of their supplies and cattle, he crosses rivers, climbs mountains and out-guns greedy hijackers to ensure their survival through the first winter
Alexander's ragtime band by Irving Berlin( Visual )

4 editions published between 1938 and 2004 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In San Francisco, classical violinist Roger Grant performs at a society Nob Hill string quartet recital. Roger's Aunt Sophie and his teacher, Professor Heinrich, predict he will be a great musician. Following the recital, Roger goes with three other musicians, pianist Charlie Dwyer, drummer Davey Lane and Louis, a clarinetist, to audition at Dirty Eddie's, a Barbary Coast saloon, which is looking for a band. Upon discovering that their music is missing, the bartender, Bill Mulligan, gives them sheet music that was left on the bar by prospective singer Stella Kirby, which she received from a friend in New York. Stella has raved that nothing like the piece, which has an unusual time and rhythm, has been heard on the Barbary Coast before. When she hears the song, Stella, thinking that the band stole it, joins them and sings. The song, Alexander's Ragtime Band, written by Irving Berlin, greatly pleases the patrons and owner, who hires the band and Stella, and dubs Roger 'Alexander.' Although Stella is still miffed, Charlie convinces her to remain with the band. Roger, adopting his new name, fulfills his desire to have his own band, which grows in size, but Aunt Sophie and Professor Heinrich are disappointed in him. As the band plays in increasingly classy places, Roger, who says he wants to set the world on fire, constantly quarrels with Stella, who only wants a job, and Charlie acts as conciliator. Before the opening of the exclusive Cliff House, Charlie plays a romantic song for Stella, which he wrote for her, and as she sings it during the performance, she and Roger, in a glance, realize that they love one another, which Charlie painfully sees. When Charles Dillingham, a top New York producer, asks Stella to come to New York, where, he says, he can make her a star, Roger, rather than joining Stella's and Charlie's delight, argues against the move. After Roger orders Stella to leave, Charlie, who philosophically accepted his friends' romance, quits also. During World War I, Roger and Davey convince a colonel to allow them to put together a show to run on Broadway to rival a Navy revue. Stella tries to visit Roger backstage, but he refuses to see her, and when a transport order interrupts the show and he marches with the others to the docks, she cries. After the war, Roger visits Stella, now a star, during a rehearsal and, after asking her forgiveness and confessing that he has never stopped loving her, learns that she and Charlie have been married for more than a year. Depressed, Roger joins Davey and singer Jerry Allen in a new band. One year later, Charlie and Stella run into Bill Mulligan, now a bootlegger, and learn that Roger is playing in Greenwich Village. Realizing that Stella still loves Roger, Charlie proposes an amicable divorce. Stella goes to the club, and although she and Roger exchange loving glances, when she learns that Jerry was responsible for getting him out of his depression and that the band is sailing for Europe the next day, she refrains from approaching him. While in Chicago on tour, Stella quits and disappears. In London, Roger proposes to Jerry, but knowing that he does not love her, she turns him down. When Roger returns to New York and auditions songwriters for his new radio program, Charlie comes and reveals the divorce and tells Roger that Stella still loves him. Stella, who has been performing in cabarets under an assumed name, arrives in New York just as Roger's Carnegie Hall swing concert, which Aunt Sophie and Professor Heinrich proudly attend, is about to begin. Stella finds Bill, now in his own restaurant, but refuses to accompany him to the hall. While Bill secretly arranges for Roger to meet Stella after the show, she leaves the restaurant and takes a taxi through the park listening to the concert on the radio. When the driver pulls up outside Carnegie Hall, Stella attempts to purchase a ticket, but learns that the show is sold-out. The taxi driver invites her back to hear the rest of the concert, but as Roger is about to introduce Alexander's Ragtime Band as his encore, she cries and requests the driver to turn the radio off. He refuses and after she hears Roger say that he is playing the song for the one person with whom he associates it, the driver reveals that he knew her identity all along. Emotionally overcome, Stella goes backstage. Bill finds her and brings her to the wings, where Charlie notices her and attracts Roger's attention. He embraces her and brings her on stage, where she joins the band in the song"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Creature from the Black Lagoon by Jack Arnold( Visual )

4 editions published between 1954 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic fifties scream-fest. In the upper reaches of the Amazon River, a scientific team discovers an amphibious creature, a living missing link. An ambitious group of scientists venture underwater to capture the so-called "Gill-Man" and bring him back to civilization for further examination, but the elusive marine beast has other ideas. The lonely creature falls in love with the female assistant of the leader of the research team and kidnaps her, and the scientist mounts an effort to reclaim his sweetheart and return the creature to his watery home
The egg and I by Fiona Cameros( Visual )

3 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screen legends Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray star as newlyweds whose love is put to the test on their wedding day in the classic comedy The Egg and I. Just after she has said "I do," Betty (Claudette Colbert) learns that her new husband, Bob (Fred MacMurray), has left his white-collar job with plans to raise chickens on a rustic farm located miles away from civilization. Betty tries to make the best of her situation in their ramshackle house but never-ending repairs, a malevolent wood-burning stove, rain, ornery livestock and a seductive neighbor (Louise Allbritton) do not make it easy! There is never a dull moment in this heart-warming comedy that also introduced the beloved characters of Ma and Pa Kettle (Marjorie Main and Percy Killbride)
Duel at Silver Creek by Don Siegel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lightning is the quick-drawing marshal of Silver City who intents to capture a gang of ruthless claim jumpers that have been terrorizing and murdering local silver miners. He deputizes Silver Kid to help bring the outlaws to justice. Their plans are complicated when a beautiful new lady in town uses the marshal for her own dangerous agenda
The Claudette Colbert collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Three-cornered moon, 1933) Laughter is the best medicine in tough times, and that is certainly the case for Elizabeth and her three brothers who are forced to find work after their eccentric family's fortune is lost. (Maid of Salem, 1937) Inspired by the true-life Salem witch trials, an independent young woman is accused of casting evil spells by the Puritan townsfolk during one of the most notorious periods in American history. (I met him in Paris, 1937) All is fair in love and fashion as a successful designer must choose between three suitors: a creative playwright, a dashing playboy, and a hometown boy. (Bluebeard's eight wife, 1938) The daughter of a destitute aristocrat is determined to teach her millionaire groom a lesson when she learns that their wedding day is not his first trip down the aisle. (No time for love, 1943) A working class man falls for a sophisticated fashion photographer, but the picture is not pretty when he loses his job and she hires him to be her assistant. (The egg and I, 1947) A new bride reluctantly says "I do" to her husband's plan to leave their life in the city and raise chickens on a dilapidated farm located miles from civilization
The Barbara Stanwyck collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Internes can't take money: Bullets fly and tensions rise when a desperate woman must turn to Dr. Kildare for help getting her child back from gangsters. The great man's lady: A reflective 100-year old woman looks back on her extraordinary sacrifice helped her husband become one of the nation's greatest men. The bride wore boots: It's a comedy of errors when a bookish husband tries to win back the affections of his horse-breeding wife. The lady gambles : When novice gambler Joan Booth bets it all, and loses, she is thrust into a downward spiral from which only her devoted husband can save her. All I desire: New scandals erupt and old ones resurface when an aging stage actress returns to her small hometown and the family she abandoned ten years earlier. There's always tomorrow : An unlucky-in-love fashion designer must decide if she should succumb to her feelings for a married man
Winchester '73 by Anthony Mann( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frontiersman Lin McAdam is attempting to track down both his father's murderer and his one-of-a-kind rifle, the Winchester '73, as it passes among a diverse group of desperate characters, including a crazed highwayman, an immoral gunrunner, a savage young Indian chief, and McAdam's own murderous brother
The redhead from Wyoming( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate Maxwell is a saloon proprietress caught between her feelings for suave cattle promoter Jim and the town's sheriff. There's plenty more about Jim that Kate doesn't know, and by the time she finds out the truth, both she and the town are in grave danger. Now Kate and the sheriff have to battle overwhelming odds to set things right
The far country by Anthony Mann( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A solid western saga set against the colorful, scenic backdrop of Alaskan mining camps
A double life by George Cukor( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The portrayal of an actor who finds his on stage role of Othello is affecting his off stage life as murderous revenge begins to seem reasonable
The Claudette Colbert collection( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Betty MacDonald married a marine and moved to a small chicken farm on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, she was largely unprepared for the rigors of life in the wild. With no running water, no electricity, a house in need of constant repair, and days that ran from four in the morning to nine at night, the MacDonalds had barely a moment to put their feet up and relax. And then came the children. Yet through every trial and pitfall-through chaos and catastrophe-this indomitable family somehow, mercifully, never lost its sense of humor
Bright victory( Visual )

2 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hold that co-ed( Visual )

1 edition published in 1938 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sly southern governor creates a winning state-college football team to hopefully endear the voters to him
The Arizona wildcat( Visual )

1 edition published in 1938 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an 1870 Arizona frontier town, an orphan girl is unofficially adopted by a former bandit, now a stagecoach driver
Always goodbye( Visual )

1 edition published in 1938 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After her fiancé is killed in a car crash, Margot Weston goes to jump into the river, but she is stopped by Jim Howard, a drifter who used to be a good surgeon. Jim takes Margot to a maternity hospital, where she bears a son. Because she has no home, money or name to give the child, she gives the baby up for adoption to Jim's friends, Phillip and Jane Marshall, and agrees with Jim that the Marshalls and the boy must never know her identity. After Jim arranges for Margot to work at his friend Harriet Martin's modiste shop, he leaves on what he says will be a short boat trip. Five years later, Margot, now indispensible to Harriet, is about to leave for Paris on a fall buying trip when Jim, who has lived in the interim contentedly as a doctor on a cattle boat, returns. During a romantic dinner, Jim vows to remain. In Paris, the extremely flirtatious and persistent Count Giovanni Corini pursues and proposes to Margot, who good-naturedly tolerates his company. By chance she meets her son, five-year-old Roddy, who is traveling with Phil's sister, as Phil's wife has died. After learning that they are sailing back, she impulsively books a cabin on the same boat. Giovanni follows suit, and during the trip, Margot and Roddy develop a great affection for each other. At the docks, Margot meets Phil and his bride-to-be, Jessica Reid, who promises to visit Margot's shop to select bridal gowns. When Margot excitedly tells Jim, now a lab assistant, about Roddy, Jim persuades her not to see him again because of the agreement she made. However, Jessica brings Roddy to the shop, where Margot witnessses her yell at the boy and learns that she plans to put him in a military school so that she and Phil can travel. Although Jim argues against it, Margot schemes to make Phil see Jessica for what Margot thinks she is: superficial and selfish. After Margot and Phil have a pleasant outting together selecting a tricycle for Roddy, she brings Giovanni to Phil's house in Westchester, where Jessica now lives. While Giovanni flirts and dances with Jessica, Margot goes bicycle riding with Roddy. Phil, upon arriving, is overjoyed to see Margot. Jessica ignores Giovanni's professions of love and when she gets Margot alone, accuses her of trying to take Phil away. As Phil enters the room, Margot traps Jessica into revealing that she regards her conquest of him as a 'business investment.' That night, Jim, who credits Margot for inspiring him to become a full-fledged bacteriologist, is about to propose to her when Giovanni interrupts and joins their table. The next day, Phil, who has broken with Jessica, proposes to Margot, whom, he says, he has loved since he first saw her. Margot discusses the proposal with Jim and even though she loves Jim, decides to marry Phil to make sure that Roddy is loved and protected. She and Jim kiss passionately, and after they vow that no one else will ever know that Margot is Roddy's real mother, Margot comes to Phil's house to live"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Rascals( Visual )

1 edition published in 1938 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Damon Runyon's Straight, place and show( Visual )

1 edition published in 1938 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Barbara Drake, a society horsewoman, ' arrives two hours late to a country club party held in honor of her engagement to the 'noted gentleman rider, ' Denny Paine, because she rode in a van with her beloved horse Playboy. Denny complains that her whole life revolves around the horse, and they have an argument. When the Ritz Brothers, who own a Wild West pony ride, overhear Braddock, an influential horseman, place a $1,000 bet on a horse named Yankee, they hurry to the track, but mistakenly place a ten dollar bet on Playboy, rather than on Yankee. Playboy wins, and the brothers make over $3,000. After they purchase a convertible, the brothers learn that Playboy will be running again, so they call their bookie to place a $500 bet on him. Meanwhile, Denny demands that Babs either give up Playboy or him, and then challenges her to a bet: if Playboy does not win a stake race in the next three months, she must give him the horse and consent to marry him. Babs laughingly agrees, but Playboy does not win another race, to the dismay of the Ritz Brothers, and Babs gives the horse to Denny. As he is transporting the horse, his van gets a flat tire. Playboy escapes and stops to investigate the Ritz Brothers' ponies. Seeing that Playboy likes it there, Denny gives the brothers the horse with the stipulation that they do not sell or give Playboy to anyone else. The brothers soon find that Playboy is a natural jumper. When Babs learns that Denny gave her horse to a pony ride, she worries that Playboy will be beaten and kicked. Infuriated, she breaks her engagement to Denny and then locates the Ritz Brothers. When she learns about Playboy's jumping ability, she offers to pay the $1,000 entry fee, and they agree to give her twenty-five percent of the horse. Babs then cables her friend, Linda Tyler, and asks for a loan in return for allowing her to pursue Denny, in whom Linda has been interested. Linda, however, calls Babs's father, and Drake cuts off Babs's allowance. After Babs fails to get money from friends because of Denny's interference, Harry Ritz talks a wrestling promoter into paying him $1,000 to wrestle Terrible Turk. Turk has Harry nearly pinned, but one of Harry's brothers switches off the lights, while the other knocks out Turk with a hammer. As the lights go on, Harry is on top of Turk, and he wins. On the day of the race, Denny, who now wants Babs to win, learns that the famous Russian Borukoff Brothers will ride. Fearing that one of them will win, Denny warns the Ritz Brothers and offers to ride Playboy himself. When the Ritzes overhear the Borukoffs' plan to use dirty tricks against Denny, they lock the Russians up, steal their uniforms and take their places in the race. Babs fears that Denny will make Playboy lose, but Linda convinces her that he is racing to prove his love for her. During the race, after two of the Ritz Brothers fall off their horses, Harry goes into the lead despite all his efforts to lose, including blindfolding the horse. When Harry sees that the horse loses ground every time he jumps, he makes the horse repeatedly jump during the stretch, and Denny wins. Denny kisses Babs for the photographers, while the Ritz Brothers convalesce in an ambulance"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
International settlement( Visual )

2 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In shanghai amidst sino-Japanese warfare an adventurer collecting money from gun suppliers falls in loves with a french singer
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Creature from the Black Lagoon
Alternative Names
Bernard Herzbrun Amerikaans scenograaf (1891-1964)

Bernard Herzbrun Art director

Bernard Herzbrun scenografo statunitense

Bernard Herzbrun US-amerikanischer Szenenbildner und Artdirector

Бернард Герзбрун


English (34)

Duel at Silver Creek