Veiller, Anthony 1903-1965
Most widely held works by Anthony Veiller
The night of the iguana ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1963 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 823 libraries worldwide
A defrocked, alcoholic, and emotionally-troubled minister struggles with his desire for earthly pleasures as a tour guide in Mexico. Shepherding a busload of school teachers and one libidinous 18-year old girl, he becomes entangled with the teen, suffers a nervous breakdown when discovered, and strands the group at the remote and rundown seaside hotel of his old friend Maxine. As his emotional state continues to unravel, and the group's problems increase, the hotel is joined by a travelling artist and her aged poet father, with their own secret troubles.
Ernest Hemingway's The killers ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 627 libraries worldwide
Melodramatic thrillers based on the Hemingway story about two hit men and their target, who accepts his fate as though he were already dead.
Stage door ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 586 libraries worldwide
The film depicts the fears, setbacks and daily struggles of aspiring young performers, and, for the very few, stardom and success.
The stranger ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1946 and 2008 in English and Miscellaneous languages and held by 542 libraries worldwide
A dark story about a Nazi who has escaped to a small town in America and established a new identity. He begins to crack as he is stalked by a famous Nazi hunter.
State of the union ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 440 libraries worldwide
An industrialist runs for the Presidency and is caught between his principled estranged wife and a power-hungry newspaper owner, who is also the industrialist's mistress.
Moulin Rouge ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 440 libraries worldwide
"As a dwarf, Toulouse-Lautrec believes he's too ugly to ever fall in love. So he loses himself in painting ... and cognac. A fixture at Paris' infamous turn-of-the-century Moulin Rouge nightclub, Lautrec meets a girl from the street ... who breaks his heart"--Container.
Ernest Hemingway's the killers ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
Two professional killers invade a small town and kill a gas station attendant, who was expecting them. An insurance investigator pursues the case against the orders of his boss, who considers it trivial. Weaving together threads of the slain gas station attendant's life, the investigator uncovers a complex tale of treachery and crime, all linked with a gorgeous and mysterious woman.
Prelude to war ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1942 and 2003 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
Reviews events from 1933 to 1939, including the Japanese conquest of Manchuria, the Italian conquest of Ethiopia, and the rise of Hitler. Also discusses the Axis plan of World conquest.
Why we fight. Disc 1, Prelude to war & the Nazis strike ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
Parts one and two of a propaganda series of seven information films shown to the American G.I. in the 1940's. Originally produced by the United States government for the Morale Services Division which documents the causes and events leading up to World War II and exhorts Americans to support the war effort. Prelude to war: Recounts the Japanese incursion into Manchuria, the Italian conquest of Ethiopia, and the beginnings of the Nazi takeover in Eastern Europe. The Nazis strike: Documents the relentless advance of Germany's military machine, as Hitler's armies terrorize their victims with blitzkrieg tactics and spread through the Rhineland, Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Poland.
Why we fight. Disc 2, Divide and conquer & the Battle of Britain ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
Parts three and four of a propaganda series of seven information films shown to the American G.I. in the 1940's. Originally produced by the United States government for the Morale Services Division which documents the causes and events leading up to World War II and exhorts Americans to support the war effort. Divide and conquer: Recounts the successive defeats of Denmark, Norway, Holland, Belgium, and France by the seemingly invincible German army, as seen in dramatic footage from both sides of the battle. The Battle of Britain: Exclusive Army footage and captured Nazi film portray the indomitable spirit of the heroic Londoners during the blitz by the Luftwaffe and outline Hitler's six-point plan to annihilate England.
Why we fight. Disc 4, The battle of China & War comes to America ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
Parts six and seven of a propaganda series of seven information films shown to the American G.I. in the 1940's. Originally produced by the United States government for the Morale Services Division which documents the causes and events leading up to World War II and exhorts Americans to support the war effort. The Battle of China (1944): Depicts Japanese aggression against China during World War II and describes Japan's plans for world conquest. Recalls Chinese development of the compass, printing, astronomy, gunpowder, and porcelain. War comes to America (1945): Briefly reviews the history of the United States and describes the characteristics, habits, and beliefs of the American people. Explains the events from 1931 to 1941 that caused the United States to enter World War II.
Dallas ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Blayde Hollister, ex-Confederate from Georgia, has waged his own war to settle past injustices. Now he's a wanted man. And he can feel the law closing in on him.
Why we fight. Disc 3, The Battle of Russia ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
Part five of a propaganda series of seven information films shown to the American G.I. in the 1940's. Originally produced by the United States government for the Morale Services Division which documents the causes and events leading up to World War II and exhorts Americans to support the war effort. The battle of Russia: Celebrates the spirit of the long-suffering Soviet people as they heroically repulse the Nazi invasion threatening their homeland. Tracing their history of war with Germany to the 13th century, it depicts the bitter struggles for Moscow, Kiev, Leningrad, and Stalingrad, and the effects of their winters on would-be conquerors from Napoleon to Hitler.
Frank Capra's State of the union ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
An idealistic industrialist runs for the presidency and is in for some surprises.
Solomon and Sheba ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
Shortly before his death in ancient Israel, King David has a vision from God telling him that his younger son Solomon should succeed him as king. His other son, Adonijah, is unhappy and vows to attain the throne. Meanwhile, the Egyptian Pharoah agrees to cede a Red Sea port to the Queen of Sheba if she can find a way to destroy Solomon, whose wisdom and benevolent rule is seen as a threat to more tyrannical monarchs in the region.
Along the great divide ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
A U.S. Marshal rescues an accused murderer from mob justice, sets out to escort the wily old coot to trial, and confronts pursuing vigilantes, a desert windstorm, a rebellious deputy and a beautiful woman along the way.
The battle of Russia ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1944 and 2005 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
"The fifth film in the series celebrates the spirit of the Russian people as they heroically repulse the Nazi invasion of their homeland."--Container.
Solomon and Sheba ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
When King David names his younger son as heir, his older son plots revenge.
Tennessee Williams film collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Features several of Tennessee Williams' classic films and a documentary on his life.
Scarlet Street The stranger ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Scarlet Street. Homely, henpecked would-be artist Chris Cross leads an honorable, if tedious, middle-class life until he falls madly in love with the dangerously seductive young Kitty.
Actresses Audio adaptations Biographical films Britain, Battle of (Great Britain : 1940) China Comedy films Documentary films Documentary films Drama Ex-clergy Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film noir Film noir Germany Great Britain History History, Modern Husband and wife Japan Killers (Hemingway, Ernest) Man-woman relationships Mexico Military campaigns Motion picture producers and directors Motion pictures in propaganda Moulin-Rouge (Night club : Paris, France) Murder for hire Nazi hunters New York (State)--New York New York (State)--New York--Broadway Personal narratives Political films Politics, Practical Presidents--Election Propaganda Propaganda, American Romance films Sexual attraction Soviet Union Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de,--1864-1901 Tourists Triangles (Interpersonal relations) United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired War--Causes War criminals World War (1939-1945)
Veiller, Tony, 1903-1965
Multiple languages (21)
Miscellaneous languages (1)