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Weisbart, David

Overview
Works: 101 works in 361 publications in 6 languages and 14,514 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Film noir  Historical films  Legal films  Musical films  Juvenile delinquency films  Documentary films  Teen films 
Roles: Film editor, Producer, Author, pmn, fmp, edm, fme, Production personnel, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Weisbart
Rebel without a cause by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

115 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 3,825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jim Stark, the teenage son of a well-to-do family, is overcome by loneliness, frustration and anger, which leads to violence when he seeks approval of a gang of high-school hoodlums
A Streetcar Named Desire by Elia Kazan( Visual )

22 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the French Quarter of New Orleans during the restless years following WWII, this is a story of Blanche DuBois, a fragile and neurotic woman on a desperate prowl for someplace in the world to call her own. An uncensored version of the story of a repressed widow who visits her sister in New Orleans and is raped and driven mad by her brother-in-law
Mildred Pierce by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

12 editions published between 1945 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mildred Pierce is a happily married woman with two kids, living in the suburbs of sunny California. She secretly takes a job as a waitress so that she can pay for piano lessons and expensive clothes for her eldest daughter, Veda. Her growing financial independence permits her to open her own restaurant, and eventually a chain of eateries. She has divorced her intolerant first husband, and married well-connected Monte in order to get Veda into high society. Greedy, self-absorbed Veda is still ungrateful, and demands an even greater sacrifice of her mother. Eventually, Mildred finds herself ensnared in the world of police and suspicion when Monte is mysteriously murdered
The fountainhead by King Vidor( Visual )

3 editions published between 1948 and 2006 in English and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An uncompromising architect refuses to change his designs and when he discovers the plans for one of his buildings has been changed, he blows up the structure and attempts to defend his actions
Them! by Gordon Douglas( Visual )

13 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Man has split the atom and created the ultimate weapon. But how could he have known he would also create Them? ... Them! begins in New Mexico with a child wandering in shock, a ransacked general store -- and a battered corpse full of enough formic acid to kill 20 men. It ends with an epic struggle in the 700 miles of storm drains under Los Angeles, where the insect hordes are beaten. But they're not conquered, because they spawned a generation of films about radioactive creatures. Some approximate the terror but few have equalled the artistry of Them!"--Back of container
Dark passage by Delmer Daves( Visual )

6 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Convicted wife-murderer Vincent Parry escapes from San Quentin in the back of a garbage truck. He hitches a ride with a man named Baker, but when the announcement of his escape is broadcast over the car radio, Vincent knocks out Baker and steals his clothes. While he is hiding the unconscious man, painter Irene Jansen stops her car nearby. Although Vincent does not know Irene, she knows his name and offers to help him. At her apartment in San Francisco, Irene explains that she followed his trial carefully because her father, who died in prison, was wrongly convicted of his wife's murder, and she believes Vincent is also innocent. While Irene shops for new clothes for Vincent, a woman knocks on the door, and Vincent recognizes her voice as belonging to Madge Rapf, the shrewish friend of his dead wife whose testimony was responsible for his conviction. Irene later reveals that she is dating Madge's former fiancé, Bob. That night, Vincent leaves Irene's apartment, planning to look for evidence on the real murderer. He is picked up by Sam, a taxi driver, who recognizes him and offers to introduce him to plastic surgeon Walter Coley. Vincent waits for his appointment at the apartment of his only friend, musician George Fellsinger. When the operation is over, Vincent returns to George's, planning to stay there until his face is healed, but he discovers that George has been murdered in the meantime. Not knowing where else to go, Vincent walks to Irene's. Outside her apartment, he sees Baker's car, but decides that its presence is only a coincidence. Irene and Vincent soon learn that he has been accused of George's murder. Once his face is healed, Vincent, using the name Alan Lynell, again sets off to prove his innocence. He checks into a hotel where Baker accosts him and demands $60,000 in blackmail. When Vincent protests that he has no money, Baker informs him that Irene is wealthy and insists that Vincent drive him to Irene's apartment. During the drive, Baker tells Vincent that he can get a fake passport at a town in Arizona. Before they get to Irene's, Vincent overcomes Baker and questions him. He learns that he was followed to George's apartment by someone in an orange convertible. Then the two men struggle, and Baker falls to his death over a cliff. Vincent next visits Madge, who owns an orange convertible, and accuses her of murdering his wife and George. Madge admits that she killed Vincent's wife because she was in love with him, and when he rejected her, she framed him for the murder. Vincent asks Madge to sign a confession, but she refuses and jumps to her death. With Madge's death, there is no way for Vincent to prove his innocence. He telephones Irene and asks her to meet him at a certain town in Peru, and one day, much later, she does"--AFI catalog, 1941-1950
Valley of the dolls( Visual )

16 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three girls come to New York City and later, Hollywood, to chase their dreams of stardom: there's Anne, the innocent secretary type who becomes an assistant to a large theatrical agent; Neely, an aspiring chorus girl with pluck who dreams of being a singer; and the beautiful blonde Jennifer, who longs to be a real actress, but is destined to be regarded as a sex object. Life has a lot to give them, but there are prices for fame and fortune-- addictions to pills, booze, drowned careers, crumbling fortunes, dizzying highs and incredible lows. The three girls go for broke, eaten alive by show business, sex, and drugs, in this trashy, campy exposé of the dark side of stardom
Love me tender by Robert Webb( Visual )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Serving as Confederate soldiers, the Reno brothers steal a Union army payroll at the end of the Civil War, not knowing that the war has ended. Returning home, the eldest, Vance (Egan), finds his sweetheart Cathy (Paget) has married his younger brother Clint (Presley) after hearing reports that Vance was dead. To complicate matters, Cathy still loves Vance--and the Union army is hunting him down. Moviegoers were introduced to Elvis Presley in this film. Elvis sings four songs, including the title song
Night and day by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fictionalized biography of composer Cole Porter from his days at Yale in the 1910s through the height of his success to the 1940s
Flaming star by Elvis Presley( Visual )

18 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the years after the Civil War, western Texas is an uneasy meeting ground of two cultures: one white, the other Native-American. When fighting breaks out between the settlers and natives, Pacer Burton (Elvis Presley), the son of a white rancher (John McIntire), is pulled into the deadly violence despite his peacemaking efforts."--Container
Follow that dream by Gordon Douglas( Visual )

10 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elvis plays a sexy but naive country boy in this light-hearted musical comedy about a backwoods family homesteading along the Florida coast
My reputation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the recent death of her husband, Jessica is lonely and out of sorts. She meets two men who are very different. As Jessica debates the merits of passion versus security, she becomes the subject of mean-spirited gossipmongers
Greatest classic films collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebel without a cause (1955): The adolescent son of a well-to-do family gets into trouble with other kids and the police
Kid Galahad( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young soldier just out of the army arrives at a fighter's camp in search of a job. When the only opening is for a sparring partner for the camp's best boxer, Elvis takes the job and knocks the champ out cold with just one punch!
Mildred Pierce( Visual )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Melodrama casts noirish shadows in this portrait of maternal sacrifice from Hollywood master Michael Curtiz. Its iconic performance by Joan Crawford as Mildred, a single mother hell-bent on freeing her children from the stigma of economic hardship, solidified Crawford's career comeback and gave the actor her only Oscar. But as Mildred pulls herself up by the bootstraps, first as an unflappable waitress and eventually as the well-heeled owner of a successful restaurant chain, the ingratitude of her materialistic firstborn (a diabolical Ann Blyth) becomes a venomous serpent's tooth, setting in motion an endless cycle of desperate overtures and heartless recriminations"--Container
Valley of the dolls( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three girls come to New York City and later, Hollywood, to chase their dreams of stardom: there's Anne, the innocent secretary type who becomes an assistant to a large theatrical agent; Neely, an aspiring chorus girl with pluck who dreams of being a singer; and the beautiful blonde Jennifer, who longs to be a real actress, but is destined to be regarded as a sex object. Life has a lot to give them, but there are prices for fame and fortune-- addictions to pills, booze, drowned careers, crumbling fortunes, dizzying highs and incredible lows. The three girls go for broke, eaten alive by show business, sex, and drugs, in this trashy, campy exposé of the dark side of stardom
Between heaven & hell by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

6 editions published between 1956 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An explosive tale of friendship and combat. Sam Gifford (Wagner) is a young, successful cotton planter who lacks compassion for others, especially his own sharecroppers. But once in combat during World War II, he answers to a sadistic officer (Crawford), and must rely on the friendship of a "cropper" (Ebsen)
Our Miss Brooks( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A teacher in a high school tries to date the shy biology teacher while constantly butting heads with the principal and renting a room in someone else's house
TCM greatest classic films collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World without end: "Mars-mission astronauts skid on a time warp into a post-apocalyptic future earth marked by fear, mutant monstrosities and a diminishing group of survivors. Can these three wayfarers from the past save our world's future?"--Container
These thousand hills by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A humble cowboy borrows money from his dance-girl girlfriend to buy a ranch, and then breaks up with her for another woman. The cowboy then runs for political office, but he first has to join a posse to catch his best friend who turned rustler
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Rebel without a cause
Alternative Names
David Weisbart Amerikaans filmproducent (1915-1967)

David Weisbart producteur de cinéma américain

David Weisbart produttore cinematografico statunitense

David Weisbart US-amerikanischer Cutter und Filmproduzent

David Weisbart US-amerikanischer Filmproduzent und Filmeditor

Weisbart, David M. 1915-1967

Дэвид Вейсбарт

דוד וייסברט

دیوید ویسبارت تدوینگر و تهیه‌کننده آمریکایی

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Mildred PierceThe fountainheadThem!Valley of the dollsLove me tenderFollow that dreamGreatest classic films collectionKid Galahad