Bacon, Lloyd 1890-1955
Most widely held works about Lloyd Bacon
Most widely held works by Lloyd Bacon
42nd Street ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1932 and 2010 in English and held by 1,474 libraries worldwide
The movie musical that introduced the choreography of Busby Berkeley, 42nd Street also contains the classic plot involving a tyrannical director, egotistical leading lady and wide-eyed ingenue, all set to a standout musical score.
Footlight parade ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1933 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 713 libraries worldwide
Cagney stars as Chester Kent, a diligent musical comedy director who is continually warding off snoopers hired by his competitors to steal his ideas. When his latest show is cancelled in favor of a talking picture, he turns to staging musical prologues to play before the features in moviehouses.
Knute Rockne, All American ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1940 and 2006 in English and held by 498 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.
The fighting Sullivans ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 402 libraries worldwide
The five Sullivan brothers were close since their childhood in Iowa. They went to war together and all five died together when their ship, the U.S.S. Juneau, was sunk in the Pacific.
Marked woman ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1937 and 2006 in English and held by 397 libraries worldwide
A young assistant District Attorney uses a prostitute to indict a gang of racketeers, its czar, and his underlings.
A slight case of murder ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in Undetermined and English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
Prohibition's ban on booze is over and bootlegger Remy Marco must make some changes and go legit. He finds that his ties to his former colleagues are holding him back. Furthermore, his daughter has fallen in love with a cop, and he can't get over his distrust of the police.
San Quentin ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1937 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 206 libraries worldwide
What happens during the long years spent behind the walls of San Quentin? The new yard captain wants to make those years a time of rehabilitation rather than punishment, but not everyone is buying it.
Action in the North Atlantic ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1943 and 2007 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
World War II drama about the Merchant Marine and Navy gun crews who did battle with enemy submarines and risked their lives to deliver supplies and munitions to allied troops.
Brother Orchid ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1940 and 2008 in English and held by 159 libraries worldwide
Racketeer Little John Sarto poses as Brother Orchid and lays low at a monastery when a turf war gets hot.
It happens every spring ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1949 and 2007 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
Story of a mild-mannered chemistry professor in love with the daughter of a college president but earning a meagre salary that won't support the two. He invents a solution that repels any kind of wood and joins a major league baseball team to be able to afford to marry. Includes original trailer.
The Chaplin mutuals. Volume 3 ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
Four early films in which Chaplin plays a variety of comedic characters. One a.m.: Charlie arrives home inebriated and tries to get into his house, upstairs and to bed. The Pawnshop: As a pawnbroker's helper, the objects in the shop provide a cornucopia of great prop-related gags for Charlie's antics. The Floorwalker: This first Chaplin Mutual involves Charlie as a lowly clerk with an embezzling manager and a fantastic escalator sequence. The Rink: Charlie, as a waiter somehow adjourns to a roller skating rink where he is revealed as a virtuoso on wheels.
The frogmen ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1951 and 2005 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
In this WWII adventure, a new commanding officer is sent to tighten the discipline of a group of Navy underwater demolition experts, a.k.a. frogmen.
Chaplin's Essanay comedies. Vol. 2 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
A collection of Chaplin's films at Essanay Studios. The tramp: Charlie saves a farmer's daughter from some thieving toughs, but soon learns that her heart belongs to another. By the sea: Charlie's stroll by the sea finds him making enemies with a drunk, a husband and the police. Work: Charlie plays a paper hanger's assistant who is hired to paper a home where peace is replaced with anarchy, culminating with a massive explosion. A Woman: Charlie disguises himself as a woman in order to be near Edna after her father has forbidden her to see him. The Bank: Charlie, the janitor loves Edna, the pretty bank secretary, but her sweetheart is another Charles, the cashier. His regeneration: Chaplin makes a guest appearance in this "Broncho Billy" Anderson drama, as the tramp in a dance hall sequence.
The Chaplin Mutual comedies ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
A group of silent comedies produced within an 18 month period, many featuring Chaplin's signature Little Tramp character.
Picture snatcher ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1933 and 2008 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
Ex-convict Danny Kean decides to find honest work as a photographer for a tabloid newspaper. He falls in love with Patricia, the daughter of the policeman who arrested him. Her father does not like that relation at first, but J.R. McLean, Kean's boss, convinces him that Kean has a good nature. But Kean uses his relation to Patricia to make a photo of an execution. Due to this, Patricia's father loses his stripes and Kean isn't allowed to see Patricia any longer. But when one of Kean's former friends kills two policemen, Kean sees a chance to redeem himself.
Gold diggers of 1937 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Rosmer Peck is an insurance agent with musical ambitions who becomes romantically involved with Norma Perry, a showgirl who has given up spangles for a stenographer's pad. Her friends Genevieve Larkin and Sally LaVerne give up their tap shoes for gold digging and take up with executives in a theatrical production company that, unbeknowst to them or the director J.J. Hobart, is going bankrupt due to poor management. Since J.J. seems to be in poor health, the executives take out a million dollar life insurance policy in an attempt to save the company. Now Rosmer has to keep J.J. alive so he can get his commission and the executives are trying to thwart his efforts.
Chaplin's Essanay comedies. Vol. 1 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 and held by 103 libraries worldwide
A collection of Chaplin's films at Essanay Studios. His new job: Charlie applies for a job as an actor at a film studio. A night out: Charlie and Turpin are drunks about town, starting at a cafe and ending in a risque hotel room mix-up with a pretty girl. The Champion: Pint-sized Charlie defeats the bone-crushing champion prizefighter with the able assistance of his bulldog. In the park: Charlie interferes in the lives of two star-crossed lovers. A Jitney elopement: Charlie rescues his sweetheart from an arranged marriage by posing as Count Chloride de Lime. featuring the Ford automobile.
Invisible stripes ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1940 and 2008 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
Chuck Martin is going straight when he gets out of the big house - straight back into a life of crime. In lockup or out in the civilian world, he knows that he will forever wear a con's invisible stripes. Martin's ex-Sing Sing yardmate Cliff Taylor, vows to walk away from crime and be a role model for his kid brother. What awaits Taylor are suspicion, public disdain and joblessness. He turns to a fellow con for help. Crime doesn't pay, but it does have a price.
Larceny, Inc ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1942 and 2008 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
Pressure Maxwell emerges from Sing Sing planning to run a dog track with his cronies Jug and Weepy. But a plan needs dough, so the boys open a luggage shop as a front while attempting to tunnel into the bank next door. The store gains unexpected success. Hanging around the store is a gabby traveling valise salesman. A sour con arrives wanting in on their action.
The Chaplin mutuals. Volume 2 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Four early films in which Chaplin plays a variety of comedic characters. The Count: Charlie, an inept tailor's assistant, and his boss are rivals for the affections of Miss Moneybags. The Vagabond: Charlie as a street violinist falls in love only to win, lose, and regain the lady who is discovered to be wealthy. The Fireman: Charlie is a clumsy but eager apprentice fireman. Behind the screen: A satire of life at a silent movie studio, a thinly veiled satire of Mack Sennett's Keystone Company.
Alcoholic beverage industry Biographical films Brothers Businessmen Chaplin, Charlie,--1889-1977 Comedy films Drama Ex-convicts Families Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Football coaches Football films Gangster films Gangsters Guadalcanal, Battle of (Solomon Islands : 1942-1943) Historical films Iowa--Waterloo Juneau (Antiaircraft cruiser) Man-woman relationships Military campaigns Murder Musical films Musical films New York (State)--New York New York (State)--New York--Broadway Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Football team) Pacific Ocean Parody films Prisons Prostitutes Racketeering Revues--Production and direction Rockne, Knute,--1888-1931 Screwball comedy films Short films Silent films Solomon Islands Sports films Theater--Production and direction Theater rehearsals Theatrical producers and directors United States Victims of crimes Video recordings--for the hearing impaired War films World War (1939-1945)
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