WorldCat Identities

LaRue, Jack

Works: 92 works in 180 publications in 1 language and 3,643 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  War films  Musical films  Action and adventure films  Detective and mystery films  Swashbuckler films  History  Pirate films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jack LaRue
A farewell to arms by Frank Borzage( Visual )

22 editions published between 1932 and 2017 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Disaster as well as victory is written for every nation on the record of the World War, but high on the rolls of glory two names are inscribed -- the Marne and the Piave."--Title screens. In this first cinematic adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's famous 1930 novel about love in the midst of World War I, the star-crossed lovers are a beautiful English nurse named Catherine Barkley and American Frederick Henry, an ambulance driver in the Italian Army. Their relationship gets off to a rocky start, but eventually they become inseparable, pledging their love for one another and marrying secretly. Frederick's jealous friend Major Rinaldi schemes to break them apart, using his influence to have Catherine sent away and intercepting her letters to Frederick. The two share a love strong enough to overcome anything--except for the one thing that no love, no matter how powerful, can overcome
The Sea Hawk by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Geoffrey Thorpe is the terror of the Spanish Main, striking crippling blows against the oppressive Spanish war machine, freeing English slaves from the galley ships and filling England's coffers with Spanish gold--with the tacit approval of England's Queen Elizabeth I. When the dashing Thorpe raids and sinks a diplomatic vessel bringing ambassador Don José Alvarez de Cordoba and his beautiful niece Dona Maria to England, he's gentlemanly enough to deliver them safely onto English shores--along with the galley full of wrongfully imprisoned slaves. Smarting from this insult, Don Alvarez conspires with the duplicitous Lord Wolfingham to stop Thorpe and smash the Sea Hawks: the small fleet of privateers that stands between England and King Philip of Spain's thirst for global domination!
Road to Utopia( Visual )

7 editions published between 1945 and 2002 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bing and Bob get caught up in a race to stake their claim to the veins of a Klondike gold mine after nabbing the deed from a couple of vicious killers. Since the boys themselves are skipping town after a shady deal, they decide to adopt the murderers' identities and take the opportunity to get to know the beautiful and ambitious Dorothy Lamour. The fourth in the Hope-Crosby "Road" series
Mae West : the glamour collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mae West had an inexhaustibly playful interest in language, and a rare, sometimes perplexing, and even lofty wit, spiced by low-down slang. Well before the second wave of feminism, she wrote all her own material, insisted on total control of her work, and was wildly popular for a short time, right before the Production Code lowered the boom on adult attitudes being expressed in films. She made only 12 movies, but three are first-rate, and these were enough to seal her fame and launch a legend. In her first film appearance, "Night after night," a successful ex-boxer buys a high-class speakeasy and falls for a rich society girl. As the bold Tira in "I'm no angel," she works as a dancing beauty and lion tamer at a fair. For "Goin' to town," West goes Western. Cleo Borden is a former dance hall queen who has become newly rich. She falls for--and pursues--an upper crust Englishman. This is followed by "Go west young man," where she plays Mavis Arden, a movie star stranded in the country. To stifle her boredom, she trifles with a young man's affections. "My little chickadee" pairs West with a legend of similar stature, W.C. Fields. As Flower Belle Lee, she is rightly suspected of illicit relations with the Masked Bandit, and run out of Little Bend. Surprisingly, things change very little when she arrives in Greasewood City to start over
My favorite brunette by Elliott Nugent( Visual )

5 editions published between 1947 and 2004 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this spoof of detective stories, baby photographer Hope substitutes for a private eye and gets involved in a murder mystery
The kennel murder case by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Philo Vance mystery with the customary sealed room puzzle. A competitor in a Long Island dog show is found dead, and Vance is hot on the trail of the killer
Christopher Strong by Dorothy Arzner( Visual )

3 editions published between 1933 and 2009 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hepburn portrays a record-breaking flyer who falls hopelessly in love with a married man (Colin Clive). Though madly in love, he can't divorce his good natured and caring wife (Billie Burke)
Robin and the 7 hoods by Gordon Douglas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lighthearted gangster spoof spirited along by guns, gags, tunes, and bootleg gin
Gangs Inc.( Visual )

8 editions published between 1941 and 2008 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An innocent anguished woman is incarcerated on a hit-and-run rap. To seek revenge she turns to a life of crime
Mobster movies( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features 4 films: Baby face Morgan - Boss of big town -- Gangs, Inc. -- Lady Gangster
Double feature : In Old Caliente ; Rough riders' round-up( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Randolph Scott western collection by Randolph Scott( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagon wheels: "A trail guide (Scott) contends with Indian attacks and outlaw treachery on a perilous wagon train journey from Missouri to Oregon."
No orchids for Miss Blandish by St. John Legh Clowes( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An heiress is kidnapped by small time hoods, only to find herself seized from them by a gangster who isn't just interested in her for the ransom money. Despite her terrifying ordeal, Miss Blandish finds herself perversely attracted to the gang leader. They plan to run off together, but a double cross could be just around the corner
Racket squad( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four episodes (ca. 30 min. each) from the television series Racket squad, originally broadcast 1951-1953
The dancing pirate by Lloyd Corrigan( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Boston dance teacher is kidnapped by pirates and eventually escapes in Mexico
Beat the devil : My favorite brunette( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writer/Director John Huston's Beat the Devil stars Humphrey Bogart as Billy Dannreuther, the front man for a group of swindlers stranded in an Italian port town, scheming to take ownership of uranium-rich land in Africa. Also stranded is a naive British couple, Mr. and Mrs. Chelm (Edward Underdown and Jennifer Jones). Flirtations and a web of lies ensue among the group, testing romantic loyalty and allegiances among them. The last of six collaborations between Huston and Bogart, Beat the Devil evokes an effortless wit and charm found only in classic film gems like this
Mobster movies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen classic gangster feature films
Virtue( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This fast-paced comedy-drama features Pat O'Brien as an honest, enterprising cab driver and Carole Lombard as Mae, a prostitute he mistakes for an unemployed stenographer. After a whirlwind courtship and marriage, Mae's past comes back to haunt her when a duplicitous acquaintance implicates her in a sordid affair that she tries to hide from her husband."--Container
The law rides again( Visual )

3 editions published between 1943 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A local Indian tribe has been staging deadly raids on wagon trains traveling along the Arizona frontier trail. Centered around the town of Preston this uncharacteristic violence is becoming a serious problem leaving lawmen Ken Maynard and Hoot Gibson to figure out who's really behind the killing and plundering. As luck would have it notorious bandit Duke Dillon is set to serve out his prison sentence in Arizona. Hoot proposes that a more lenient sentence might convince him to point out those responsible for stirring up trouble with the Indians
Dangerous passage( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Beck is a lone wolf who has spent one too many years toiling for pennies in the jungle. He has unexpectedly inherited $200,000 and is instructed to report to a bank in Galveston to claim the money. He immediately books passage aboard a tenth-rate ship, where the passengers and crew are an odd assortment of shifty, shady characters. Before too long someone makes an attempt on Beck's life, and then tries to frame him on a murder rap
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Mae West : the glamour collection
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Biondolillo, Gaspare

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