WorldCat Identities

Seitz, John F. (John Francis) 1892-1979

Works: 125 works in 269 publications in 6 languages and 7,387 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Film noir  Romance films  Historical films  Comedy films  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Action and adventure films  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator, Author, Contributor, Videographer , Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about John F Seitz
Most widely held works by John F Seitz
Sunset Blvd. by Billy Wilder( Visual )

32 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pursued by creditors, Joe swerves into a driveway of a seemingly abandoned Sunset Boulevard mansion. He finds Norma, an ex-screen queen dreaming of a dramatic comeback and her husband/servant living there. She takes a fancy to Joe and, learning that he is a scriptwriter, persuades him to help her with her comeback screenplay. Being broke he accepts. He falls in love with a young script reader, but Norma breaks up their romance. Thinking she is mad, he tries to leave, but Norma kills him in a scene which she believes is the highlight of her comeback movie
Double Indemnity by Billy Wilder( Visual )

33 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A calculating wife encourages her wealthy husband to sign a double indemnity policy proposed by smitten insurance agent Walter Neff. As the would-be lovers plot the unsuspecting husband's murder, they are pursued by a suspicious claims manager. It's a race against time to get away with the perfect crime in this heart-pounding Academy Award-nominated masterpiece"--Container
The lost weekend by Billy Wilder( Visual )

13 editions published between 1945 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of a male alcoholic loved by a devoted woman but none the less needing to drink as compensation for lacking creativity as a writer. A key reference point for films on alcoholism and for the forties social problem film. Terse dialogue and location shooting in a realistic mode are combined with dramatic camera angles, low key lighting and images seeking to capture subjective experience
The big clock by John Farrow( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hotshot crime magazine editor George Stroud inadvertently becomes the subject of a murder investigation after spending an evening with his boss' mistress"--Container
The littlest rebel( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only a plea to President Lincoln can help when the father of a plantation girl is arrested and charged with espionage against the Yankees
Preston Sturges : the filmmaker collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lady Eve: It's the ultimate battle of the sexes when a wealty heir (Henry Fonda) falls (literally!) for a con woman (Barbara Stanwyck) with a shady past
Many rivers to cross by Roy Rowland( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bushrod Gentry is a right restless man, a bullwhip-crackin', tough-brawlin' trapper passing through Barren River, Kentucky, and heading for the pelts and promise of the Northwest Territory. He'll never get there if Mary Stuart Cherne has her way. It's marryin' season, the preacher is making his annual visit to Barren River and Mary has her heart and rifle barrel set on buckskinned bachelor Bushrod
Sullivan's travels by Preston Sturges( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las d'Hollywood, un réalisateur de comédies décide tourner un film plus dramatique et ancré dans la réalité. Vêtu tel un vagabond, avec 10 cents en poche, il entreprend un voyage initiatique pour mieux comprendre les milieux défavorisés, accompagné d'une actrice désenchantée
Invaders from Mars by William Cameron Menzies( Visual )

2 editions published between 1953 and 2002 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy is awakened during a storm to witness a flying saucer land in the field behind his home. No one will believe his story as, one by one, the townspeople are captured and put under the control of sinister forces from the planet Mars! Brilliantly created by visionary set designer and director William Cameron Menzies with a haunting musical score by Raoul Kraushaar, this golden age sci-fi classic has lost none of its chilling power. Surreal imagery brought to terrifying life in a Cinecolor world just beyond our nightmares!
When worlds collide( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earth is destroyed by a runaway star, but not before a few privately financed individuals can escape to start anew on another planet
The great Gatsby by Baz Luhrmann( Visual )

4 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in English and German and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1949 movie lavishly takes us on the journey of Jay Gatsby (Alan Ladd) who worked his way from poor fisherman to extravagant millionaire. Travel back in time to the roaring 20s, a time of flappers, bootlegging, art deco architecture, and jazz music, through this classic tale of love and betrayal, deception and mystery. This is the second film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's famous novel and was made before the book became considered an American classic
The four Horsemen of the Apocalypse by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in No Linguistic content and French and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Madariaga est un puissant propriétaire de bétail argentin et il considère l'un de ses gendres comme son héritier favori, le français Julio. A la mort de Madariaga, Julio et son épouse empochent une partie de l'héritage et emménagent à Paris. Il devient peintre et tombe amoureux de Marguerite, une femme mariée. Lorsque la Première Guerre Mondiale éclate et que le mari de Marguerite est rendu aveugle, Julio décide de s'engager dans l'armée. Ce qu'il ne sait pas encore c'est qu'il va devoir affronter son propre cousin sur le champ de bataille." (Source : jaquette)
Captain Carey U.S.A. by Alan Ladd( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A former OSS operative who returns to Italy after the war to avenge the death of resistance worker Giulia, but only to find out that his 'deceased' lover is not only still alive, but also the wife of a powerful Italian baron. Carey decides to stick around, hoping to flush out the traitor who'd caused the wartime deaths of several of his OSS colleagues and resistance fighters
The divine lady( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the romance between Lady Emma Hamilton, and British war hero Admiral Horatio Nelson set against the background the naval battles
The big land( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In post Civil War Texas cattle ranchers and wheat farmers unite to have a railroad spur laid closer to their land. Stars Alan Ladd and Virginia Mayo
The great lover : Rudolph Valentino( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of film: Brothers fight on opposite sides during World War II
El crepúsculo de los dioses by Billy Wilder( Visual )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in Spanish and English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un joven escritor de segunda fila, viéndose acosado por sus acreedores, se refugia casualmente en la mansión de una antigua estrella del cine mudo. A partir de ese momento, la actriz pretende que el escritor corrija un guión que ella ha escrito y que va a significar su regreso al cine
This gun for hire by Frank Tuttle( Visual )

3 editions published between 1942 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hired-gun seeks revenge from a client who betrayed him
Five graves to Cairo by Billy Wilder( Visual )

5 editions published between 1943 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War II drama set in the Sahara about a British spy who takes refuge in a hotel and assumes the identity of a dead manservant. Soon, General Rommel makes the inn his general staff headquarters. Now, with the threat of discovery hanging over his head, the spy learns that the identity he has claimed owes a debt to the Nazis -- and they expect him to pay up
Boulevard du Crepuscule( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Norma Desmond, an aging film queen, who prepares for her grand comeback to stardom, and of Joe Gillis, a screenwriter who comes to her aid when she takes him in
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The lost weekend
Alternative Names
John F. Seitz Amerikaans director of photography (1892-1979)

John F. Seitz caméraman américain

John F. Seitz direttore della fotografia e inventore statunitense

John F. Seitz US-amerikanischer Kameramann

John Francis Seitz

Seitz, Jack 1892-1979

Seitz, John.

Seitz, John 1892-1979

Seitz, John F.

Seitz, John F. d. 1979

Sietz, John B. 1892-1979

Τζον Φ. Σάιτς

Джон Ф. Зейц

Джон Ф. Сайц

ג'ון פ. סיץ

جان اف. سایتز




English (91)

Spanish (12)

German (11)

French (4)

Italian (2)

Czech (1)

The big clockMany rivers to crossSullivan's travels