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Weisbart, David

Works: 66 works in 275 publications in 6 languages and 13,555 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Film noir  Documentary films  Musical films  Detective and mystery films  Television mini-series  Television adaptations  Science fiction films 
Roles: Film editor, Producer, Author, fmp, Production personnel, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Weisbart
Rebel without a cause by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

99 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,816 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 )

16 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 2,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being exiled from her hometown of Auriol, Mississippi for seducing a seventeen-year-old boy at the school where she taught English, Blanche DuBois arrives unexpectedly at the New Orleans home of her pregnant sister Stella Kowalski and Stella's husband Stanley. Stanley, both repulsed by and attracted to Blanche, discovers that she has mortgaged property left to both sisters and spent all the money. He sets about discovering everything else he can about her past, and tension between Blanche and Stanley is further intensified when Blanche begins dating one of Stanley's poker buddies
Mildred Pierce by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,385 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 )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 947 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 675 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
Love me tender by Robert Webb( Visual )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After hearing his older brother (Richard Egan) has been killed in combat, a young Texas farmer (Presley) marries the man's sweetheart (Debra Paget). But his brother returns, sparking a bitter sibling rivalry and tragic confrontation with Union soldiers
Valley of the dolls( Visual )

12 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 553 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
Dark passage by Delmer Daves( Visual )

4 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in English and held by 537 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
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 )

15 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 433 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." -- Back cover
Follow that dream by Gordon Douglas( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 331 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
Greatest classic films collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cat on a hot tin roof (1958): A drama of the problems of a wealthy but decadent family in the South
My reputation by Curtis Bernhardt( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 199 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
Between heaven & hell by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

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

A young self-centered Southern boy learns a great deal about life while serving in World War II
Our Miss Brooks( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 105 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 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satellite in the sky: "A stalwart crew (and a female reporter stowaway) guides a stratospheric jet rocket ship on the first space flight. The mission also involves another first: the outer-space detonation of the feared tritonium bomb. But mechanical failures threaten to trigger disaster." -- container
These thousand hills by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 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
The beast from 20,000 fathoms Them( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Them: "Nuclear tests in the desert result in the growth of gigantic mutant ants who menace cities in the American south-west as a team of investigators and the army search for a way to control their spread in this Cold War-era monster film."--IMDb
Goodbye Charlie( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie, a debonair ladies' man, is murdered by a jealous husband, and comes back to life in the form of a beautiful blonde. Though Charlie is now physically a "she", he has the same mind and the same inclinations as "he" always did
The man behind the gun Thunder over the plains ; Riding shotgun( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tall Randolph Scott is every inch a hero in three bullet-laced westerns. The secessionist fervor of the 1850s comes to California, and undercover Army officer Scott aims to thwart the separatist passions in The man behind the gun. There's Thunder over the plains and lightning in Scott's holsters in the second film. He portrays an Army captain assigned to a lawless area of Texas after the Civil War. Next, Scott is Riding shotgun and heading into a whirlwind of trouble: a mob bent on vigilante justice wrongly suspects him of robbing a stagecoach. An action bull's-eye all the way!"--Container
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Rebel without a cause
Alternative Names
David Weisbart American film producer

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

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Mildred PierceThe fountainheadThem!Love me tenderValley of the dollsFollow that dreamGreatest classic films collectionOur Miss BrooksTCM greatest classic films collection