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Macready, George 1909-1973

Works: 119 works in 331 publications in 7 languages and 6,836 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  War films  Film noir  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Comedy films  History  Political films  Western films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about George Macready
Most widely held works by George Macready
Paths of glory by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

41 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,191 WorldCat member 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 by Charles Vidor( Visual )

97 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A deceitful woman plays with the lives of her husband, his crimelord boss, and his right-hand man
Seven days in May( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It happens with startling swiftness and violence. An armed cadre seizes state control. Fortunately, a coup d'etat can't happen here. Or can it? ... At odds are a popular general and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman and an unpopular President with a pacifist agenda. At stake is the survival of the Republic. A vigilant colonel uncovers the scheme. But are the seven fateful days ahead enough time to derail a disaster?"--Container
The big clock by John Farrow( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 488 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 Desert Fox : the story of Rommel by Henry Hathaway( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member 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
Taras Bulba by J. Lee Thompson( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member 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 by Ira Levin( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member 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
The stranger wore a gun by André De Toth( Visual )

3 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and French and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-Confederate spy for the Quantrill's Raiders, Jeff Travis torched and looted mercilessly for the "Confederate cause" during the Civil War. With the Union victory, he fears he is a wanted man and heads out West, closely followed by his long-time love Josie. He decides to settle in Prescott, Arizona, where he takes a job driving for the Conroy Stage Company. Soon enough, he learns that the town is now in the hands of outlaw gangs. Now he is expected to help in stealing gold shipments from the stage line
Down to earth by Alexander Hall( Visual )

4 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member 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
Knock on any door by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

16 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young hoodlum from the slums is tried for murdering a cop. He is defended by a prominent attorney who has known him from childhood
The Nevadan( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barclay, a mysterious lone rider, gets entangled with an escaped convict named Tanner, who happens to be hiding a stash of gold. Along the way, he also has to deal with a corrupt landowner
The alligator people( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member 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 by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

9 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member 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
Harold Hecht's Taras bulba( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the sixteenth century, the film chronicles the bloody Polish revolution against the Cossacks, who were led by the brazen, barbaric Taras Bulba. Bulba must contend with his wayward son Andrel
The great race by Blake Edwards( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about a turn-of-the-century automobile race from New York to Paris
Rogues of Sherwood Forest( Visual )

3 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 37 WorldCat member 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 34 WorldCat member 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
Columbia Pictures film noir classics( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(The mob) "A police detective ... goes undercover as a dock worker in New Orleans in order to investigate the criminal activities of a waterfront racket"--Container
Tarzan's peril by Byron Haskin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member 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
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Alternative Names
Macready, George Peabody 1899-1973

The big clockThe stranger wore a gunVera Cruz