Ford, Wallace 1898-1966
Most widely held works by Wallace Ford
Freaks ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 754 libraries worldwide
A group of freaks take revenge on a trapeze artist and her boyfriend after years of abuse. Filmed using real circus performers.
The set-up ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1949 and 2004 in English and held by 617 libraries worldwide
An over-the-hill boxer thinks he can still win a bout, despite doubts from his wife and his manager. He goes into his next fight determined to beat his opponent, not realizing his manager has taken money for a 'dive' from a tough gambler. Heightening the tension, the film takes place over the course of 72 minutes, its approximate running time.
Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of a doubt ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 517 libraries worldwide
Joseph Cotten stars as Uncle Charlie, a calculating and charming killer who hides out in his relatives' small hometown. There, he befriends his favorite niece and namesake, Young Charlie. But she begins to suspect he may be the famed Merry Widow murderer. A deadly game of cat and mouse ensues as the psychopathic killer plots the death of his young niece to protect his secret.
The furies ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 434 libraries worldwide
In 1870s New Mexico Territory, megalomaniacal widowed ranch owner T.C. Jeffords butts heads with his daughter, Vance, a firebrand with serious daddy issues, over her dowry, choice of husband, and finally, ownership of the land itself.
Spellbound ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 421 libraries worldwide
A psychologist falls for a suspect in a murder, which she tries to solve by unlocking the clues hidden in his mind.
Freaks ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1932 and 2004 in English and held by 409 libraries worldwide
This film features a cast of actual side-show freaks, yet the film soon reveals that the normal members of the traveling carnival are the true monsters, pitiless, conniving and murderous!
The mummy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 405 libraries worldwide
For the first time ever, the original The Mummy film comes to DVD in the extraordinary Legacy Collection. Included in the collection is the original classic, starring Boris Karloff and four sequels featuring Lon Chaney, Jr. and others.
A patch of blue ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 386 libraries worldwide
A blind white woman falls in love with a black man, much to the consternation of her racist mother.
The lost patrol ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1934 and 2006 in English and held by 308 libraries worldwide
A terse drama about British cavalrymen lost in the Mesopotamian desert during World War I. They are pursued constantly by Arab sharpshooters. When the leader of the patrol is killed, McLaglen takes charge of the eleven ragged survivors.
The Informer ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and held by 298 libraries worldwide
The scene is Dublin, 1922. Gypo Nolan stumbles through a foggy Irish night, his brain pickled in whiskey and his soul tormented by shame and fear. Gypo is an informer, a turncoat who betrayed his friend to the British police for 20 pounds. Now he can't spend the money fast enough, nor can he run from his treachery fast enough as he brawls, brags, swaggers and lies his way toward his fate.
Blood on the sun ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1945 and 2007 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
An American newspaper editor working in pre-World War II Japan tries to expose the menace of a Japanese militarist plan for world conquest.
T-Men ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1948 and 2005 in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
Two treasury agents infiltrate the ranks of a notorious counterfeiting ring known as the Vantucci Gang in this stylish film noir.
The informer ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
An Irish rebel succumbs to temptation and betrays his friend, a revolutionary leader, for twenty pounds. When later wracked by guilt, he tries to come to terms with his inexplicable action.
Dead reckoning ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 169 libraries worldwide
An ex-G.I. tries to find out who framed his pal for murder -- and then rubbed him out! While tracking his war buddy's shadowy past, the G.I. becomes involved with the mysterious night club singer who had once been his pal's sweetheart.
Warlock ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
A sheriff is brought in to clean up the crime-ridden town of Warlock.
Alfred Hitchcock's shadow of a doubt ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
Uncle Charlie is a seemingly charming man visiting his relatives in their small and peaceful hometown. But when his namesake niece, "Young Charlie" suspects that he may in fact be the psychopathic Merry Widow killer, Uncle Charlie must plot the death of his favorite relation in order to remain one step ahead of the law in this murderous game of cat-and-mouse.
Jericho ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
A soldier flees from an unjust criminal conviction and is chased across Africa.
Paul Robeson pioneer ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
Sanders of the river: Commissioner Sanders, representative of the British Crown, puts down a bloody rebellion and re-establishes harmony for the pro-British river people in this tale of adventure in Nigeria. Jericho: An African American soldier flees to the African desert during WWI after he accidentally causes the death of his sergeant and is sentenced to death for murder. True pioneer: In 1928, Paul Robeson moved to Londan and during the next twelve years, made six feature films. Paul Robeson Jr. and British film historians Ian Christie and Stephen Bourne review Robeson's pioneering work in British cinema.
The Claudette Colbert collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
Three-cornered moon : Various members of a Brooklyn family begin looking for employment after Mom loses a fortune on the stock market.
Greatest classic films collection. Horror ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
Collects four classic horror films, including "House of Wax," in which a wax sculptor devises a murderous plan to restock his museum; "The Haunting," in which four individuals travel to a haunted house to study its supernatural phenomena; "Freaks," featuring a group of carnival performers who inflict revenge on a trapeze artist who mocks them; and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," the classic tale of one man's disastrous attempts to harness the evil that resides in everyone.
African American men Amnesia Archaeologists Asylums Blind women Boxing Boxing films Circus performers Counterfeiters Detective and mystery films Drama Easter Rising (Ireland : 1916) Egypt Fathers and daughters Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film noir Film noir Freak shows History Horror films Horror films Inheritance and succession Interpersonal conflict Interracial dating Iraq Ireland Land tenure Man-woman relationships Military campaigns Mummies Mummy films Murderers New Mexico People with disabilities--Abuse of Psychiatrists Psychopaths Ranches Revenge Revolutionaries Sideshows Sports--Corrupt practices Sports films Thrillers (Motion pictures) United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Western films World War (1914-1918)
Ford, Wally, 1898-1966
Grundy, Sam, 1898-1966
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