Macready, George 1909-1973
Most widely held works about George Macready
Most widely held works by George Macready
Paths of glory ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in English and held by 1,469 libraries worldwide
The desolation, cynicism, and futility of war are embodied in this film based on a novel that took as its subject a real incident from World War I. Three innocent French soldiers are tried and convicted of cowardice, after their battalion fails to take a heavily fortified German position. Colonel Dax, a lawyer in civilian life, attempts to defend the men, who were chosen by a random drawing of lots. The General Staff, comfortable and safe behind the lines, demands they be executed to inspire the troops remaining in the trenches. Critical of the military hierarchy, and the class divisions that inspire the antipathy of common soldiers for the officer class, the film is renowned for its depiction of the callous treatment of the condemned men, taking their lives in so arbitrary a fashion.
Gilda ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 738 libraries worldwide
"Johnny Farrell goes to work for Ballin Mundson, the proprietor of an illegal gambling casino in a South American city and quickly rises to become Mundson's 'main man.' All is well until Mundson returns from a trip with his new bride, Gilda-- a woman from Johnny's past. Mundson, unaware of their previous love affair, assigns Farrell the job of keeping Gilda a faithful wife. Fraught with hatred, Gilda does her best to antagonize, intimidate, and instill jealousy in Farrell-- until circumstances allow him to get even."--Container.
The big clock ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 367 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 desert fox the story of Rommel ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 358 libraries worldwide
Rommel was a brilliant military tactician. Unfortunately, Adolph Hitler thought that he too was a military genius and demands more of Rommel than he's able to provide. Rommel incurs Hitler's wrath by retreating in North Africa, but since Rommel is a war hero he is virtually "untouchable". Rommel joins in a plot to assassinate the Fuhrer. The attempt fails, and Rommel's complicity is discovered. He is given a choice: either face a horrible death by torture or commit suicide. Rommel opts for the latter. The official story given to the press is that Rommel died heroically of his war wounds.
Gilda ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 184 libraries worldwide
A South American casino owner hires a young American as his right-hand man, who once was the lover of the owner's new bride.
Taras Bulba ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
Set in the Ukraine of the 16th century, a powerful Cossack chieftain is determined to regain his land from treacherous Polish invaders. Despite bitter dissension in the ranks, he is soon leading his soldiers into savage warfare. But further conflict erupts when his headstrong son, Andrei, falls deeply in love with a Polish girl. Spectacular battle scenes highlight the nonstop action, arriving at a shattering climax in which father and son must ultimately confront the rift between them.
A kiss before dying ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
Troubled by the death of her twin sister, a young woman unwittingly falls in love with an ambitious man. As she investigates her sister's death, she discovers that what she doesn't know about her boyfriend may kill her.
Down to earth ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Musical sequel to Here comes Mr. Jordan. Terpsichore, the Muse of Dance, comes down from Mount Olympus to help a struggling Broadway producer "correct" the "inaccuracies" in a new show based on Greek mythology.
Blake Edwards' The great race ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
The villainous Prof. Fate has sworn to beat the noble and dashing Great Leslie in a turn-of-the-century, no-holds-barred automobile race from New York to Paris. Then, to add an extra touch of mischief to the mayhem, there is an unthinkable late-minute entry -- a woman! From the Statue of Liberty, through the great plains of the Wild West, over the Bering Sea, and across the frozen face of Siberia, its high-level high jinks as the dastardly Prof. Fate and his bungling sidekick Max try to foil the incorruptible Leslie.
The alligator people ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
After he disappears on their wedding day, a young wife tracks her new husband to his ancestral home in the bayous of Louisiana. There she finds he was saved from death by an experimental medical procedure involving serum derived from alligators, but now he is developing horrible side effects.
Vera Cruz ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
In Mexico in the 1860's, two American adventurers sign up to escort a carriage from the palace of Maximilian in Mexico City to the seaport of Vera Cruz. Aboard the carriage is a beautiful French countess and a treasure of three million dollars in gold coins. The trail is fraught with danger, betrayal and murder and they find themselves caught up in a revolution and at odds with one another.
The Nevadan ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1949 and 1989 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
A U.S. marshall hunts a vicious outlaw and stolen gold.
I beheld His glory ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Cornelius, a Roman centurion, tells friends of his duty in Jerusalem during the Passover Feast. An old comrade had told him of Jesus, his fame, and the fear of an uprising among his followers. Cornelius pieces together the story of Jesus, and is witness to the crucifixion and its consequences.
Rogues of Sherwood Forest ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Robin Hood must once again gather his Merry Men to rise against King John, who is imposing overwhelming taxes and unspeakable treatment upon the people in medieval England.
The green glove ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Ford is Michael Blake, a former paratrooper who returns to France to find himself-and a medieval gauntlet that a Nazi art dealer had stolen from a village church. Suddenly, Blake finds a dead body in his Paris hotel room and both the art dealer and the police are after him. He flees with his girlfriend to the south of France and into a web of intrigue.
The Doolins of Oklahoma ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Wild Bill Doolin, cowboy turned deperado, disperses his outlaw band when U.S. marshals start to close in on him. He buys a farm, marries and tries to take up a new life. His men force him to resume leadership of the Doolins in Oklahoma. The gang is the object of one of the most relentless manhunts in history. Most of them are killed or captured and Wild Bill walks into lawmen guns rather than further hurt his wife.
Julius Caesar ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1953 and 2001 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Emperor Caesar, returning to Rome after a triumphant battle, is unaware that Cassius, Brutus and Casca are disturbed by his growing power and are secretly plotting his assassination.
The outer limits the invisibles ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
A loner in enemy territory, secret government agent Spain infiltrates the ranks of the Invisibles, a subversive underground society of the nation's power brokers who are possessed by alien parasites."--Container.
Tarzan's peril ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
The arrival of gunrunners in the jungle can mean only one thing for Tarzan: trouble, and plenty of it! Armed with rifles acquired in exchange for gems, the warlike Yorongan people overwhelm the proud, peaceful Ashuba tribe and its beloved queen.
The stranger wore a gun ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
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