WorldCat Identities

Bretherton, Howard 1890-1969

Overview
Works: 132 works in 184 publications in 1 language and 948 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Crime films  Western films 
Roles: Director, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by Howard Bretherton, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Howard Bretherton
Charlie Chan collection ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dark alibi: Chan must act quickly to stop the execution of an innocent Death Row inmate. Dangerous money: Number Two Son and Chattanooga Brown aim to help Chan investigate a murder on a cruise to Samoa. The trap: In Toler's last appearance as Chan, he investigates the killings of showgirls in Malibu. The Chinese ring: In Winters' debut as Chan, a Chinese princess is murdered in Chan's house
Forbidden Hollywood ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mind reader: Con man "Chandra" pretends to be clairvoyant, but his girlfriend wants him to go straight
Hopalong Cassidy, 3 on the trail ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three on the trail: Hopalong uncovers the villains responsible for cattle rustling and a stagecoach robbery in Mesquite. Hop-a-long Cassidy returns: Hoppy saves a woman's life, a hardnosed business woman who is responsible for his old friend's death
Hopalong Cassidy, Hopalong Cassidy Bar 20 rides again ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hopalong Cassidy: This film finds Bill and the cowboys of the Bar 20 up in arms against the cowhands of a neighboring ranch over some missing cattle that could ignite a range war. "Bar 20 Rides Again": Hopalong and the boys find themselves pitted against a nefarious, land-grubbing outlaw who has set his sights on a girl and will stop at nothing to make her his own, even if it means killing one of the Bar 20 boys
Rhapsodies in black & blue ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Musical shorts in the early years of sound film were often surprisingly imaginative productions. And, before the coming of the Production Code in 1934, they could be fairly racy as well. This volume features some of the legends of stage and screen in eight oddball mini-musicals shot at Paramount's New York studio in Astoria, Queens. Cary Grant makes his film debut as a sailor cruising the far east in search of whoopee in "Singapore Sue". In "Rhapsody In Black And Blue", Louis Armstrong dons outlandish leopard-skin attire to stand knee-deep in soap bubbles, where he trumpets and sings "I'll Be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal You", while in "Insurance", a manic Eddie Cantor undergoes a balmy medical exam. Another medical check-up, by Dr. Rudy Vallee and Nurse Mae Questel in "Musical Doctor" finds musical deficiencies to be at the root of all ills. Also on tap: serenades both operatic (tenor Nino Martini in "Moonlight And Romance") and hayseed (Eddie Younger and His Mountaineers in "All For The Band"), and two 1931 shorts ("Be Like Me" and "Old Man Blues"), Ethel Merman showing the sweeter and more vulnerable side of her brassy personality.--Back of container
Ladies they talk about ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1933 and 2012 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A woman is in prison for her role in a bank heist, where a reformer falls in love with her. When her "partners" are killed in a jailbreak attempt that she's involved in, she thinks that he is the one who tipped off the authorities. But she learns to trust his love for her, and eventually returns his love and leaves her past behind. Pre-Hollywood Production Code women's prison picture
Hopalong Cassidy enters ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is the inaugural episode in one of the longest running and most popular western movie serials. It seems a double-crossing ranch foreman has connived with an outlaw rustler and his gang to stir up trouble, and it's up to Hoppy to solve the mystery. A perilous chase through the cliffs and canyons and a classic gun battle round out the action."--Container
Heroes for sale ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A fascinating social story about a wounded ex-doughboy who overcomes one tragic event after another
The prince of thieves ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robin Hood comes to the aid of Lady Marian and her brother to help rescue Christabel, his fianceĢe, from an arranged marriage. When the father recaptures his daughter, he also kidnaps Marian in the process. Robin gathers all of the Merry Men and together they must rescue both women. Friar Tuck then performs a triple wedding uniting Robin and Marian, the brother and Christabel, and Little John and a handmaiden named Maude
Hopalong Cassidy, Call of the prairie Heart of the West ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Call of the prairie, Gabby Hayes, Hoppy's future sidekick, stars as one of the heavies, Shanghai McHenry. Meanwhile, the future looks dim for junior sidekick Johnny Nelson. Johnny is framed by Shanghai's gang for the robbery and murder of the Bar-20 boss. To make matters worse, he falls in love with Shanghai's daughter. In Heart of the West, veteral actor Sidney Blackmer plays cattle thief John Trumbull. When neighboring ranchers try to put up a fence to keep stolen cattle on their land, Trumbull angrily reacts, stampeding his herd to stop them. Hopalong comes to the rescue
Hop-a-long Cassidy Bar 20 rides again ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bar 20 rides again: Cattle rustler Nevada dreams of living like an emperor in the West. Hoppy and the Bar 20 boys aim to put an end to his dream
Up in the air ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1941 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A radio singer is murdered while singing on the air in a radio studio. Radio page boy, Frankie Ryan, and his janitor pal, Jeff, solve the mystery for the none-too-sharp police
Treasures of black cinema ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Up in the air. "A none-too-popular (nor good) radio singer, Rita Wilson, is murdered while singing on the air in a radio studio. Radio page boy, Frankie Ryan, and his janitor pal, Jeff, solve the mystery for the none-too-sharp police."--Imdb.com
Dawn on the great divide ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Rough Riders lead a wagon train west as they battle Indians, bandits, and corrupt officials
The forbidden Hollywood collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A laser disc collection of six movies produced in 1932-1933 just before the National Legion of Decency cleaned up everybody's act with the Hollywood Censorship Code. Female is about a wealthy, feminist president of an automobile company who is married to her job until she meets a man who can't be bought or used. Blessed event is about a gossip columnist whose work lands him at the top of the tabloids. Ladies they talk about portrays a female bank robber in prison whose reformer rehabilitates her by falling in love with her. In Three on a match three childhood friends lose touch and meet again ten years later. In Skyscraper souls a ruthless bank owner plans to build a 100 foot monument to his own ego despite the fluctuating stock market and the financial instability of his employees. Employees' entrance is a drama about a tyrannical owner of a New York department store, a young sales girl, and a rising young employee
Prime time TV from the early days ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This video collection contains six episodes from two popular 1950's television shows
The Showdown ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hoppy manages to break up a gang of horse thieves led by a European baron and outwit a crooked card dealer in an extended poker game
Call of the prairie ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Call of the prairie, Gabby Hayes, Hoppy's future sidekick, stars as one of the heavies, Shanghai McHenry. Meanwhile, the future looks dim for junior sidekick Johnny Nelson. Johnny is framed by Shanghai's gang for the robbery and murder of the Bar-20 boss and, to make maters worse, he falls in love with a beautiful girl who happens to be Shanghai's daughter. In Heart of the west, veteran actor Sidney Blackmer plays cattle thief John Trumbull. When neighboring ranchers try to put up a fence to keep stolen cattle on their land, Trumbull angrily reacts, stampeding his heard to stop them. Hopalong comes to the rescue, exploding dynamite to reverse the stampede
The San Antonio Kid ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1944 and 2002 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
San Antonio Kid: Greedy outlaws in pursuit of "black gold" frighten local ranchers into leaving their homesteads in order that they might buy all the valuable land. Red Ryder comes to their aid. Cheyenne wildcat: Red Ryder is the unwilling object of desire caught between the love of two different ladies, but he still finds time to outwit a gang of ornery outlaws
Ghost town law ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hooded night riders kill two marshalls before the Rough Riders arrive to put an end to the outlaws
 
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Alternative Names
Breatherton, H. P. (Howard P.), 1890-1969
Bretherton, H. P. (Howard P.), 1890-1969
Bretherton, Howard, 1896-1969
Languages
English (53)