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Whitney, Peter 1916-1972

Overview
Works: 27 works in 40 publications in 2 languages and 3,531 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Film noir  Gangster films  Crime films  War films  Western films  Comedy films  Romance films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Whitney
In the heat of the night by Norman Jewison( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virgil Tibbs is a renowned homicide detective from Philadelphia returning to Mississippi in the sweltering summer to visit his mother, when a rich factory owner is found dead. The industrialist was white, Tibbs is black and in the Deep South at the time, that is enough reason for the local cops to arrest him on suspicion murder. After his identity and credentials are established, the Chief of Police lets Tibbs go and attempts to enlist his help in solving the case. An uneasy and complicated relationship develops between the southern Sheriff and the city slicker. Sidney Poitier stars as the superior sleuth who rediscovers the small town racism he escaped through his education. Rod Steiger is the local sheriff who is forced to examine his own prejudices and repent them
The big heat by Fritz Lang( Visual )

4 editions published between 1953 and 2001 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In story of gangland murder and police corruption, an honest cop's investigation into a colleague's suicide leads to more deaths and the drive for revenge
Destination Tokyo by Delmer Daves( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-four hours out of San Francisco, submarine captain Cassidy unseals his top-secret orders and reads two fateful words: Destination Tokyo. Set during the second World War, depicts the story of a submarine and its crew as they sail to Tokyo, Japan to sink Japanese warships
Mr. Skeffington by Vincent Sherman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular and beautiful Fanny Trellis is forced into a loveless marriage with an older man, Jewish banker Job Skeffington, in order to save her beloved brother Trippy from an embezzlement charge. But Fanny has always used beauty to manipulate her way through life by encouraging dozens of suitors, even after her marriage. However, when she falls ill her beauty is gone and she is lost. This film deals openly with anti-Semitism, the story spans World War I, Prohibition and the preliminary volley of World War II
The ballad of Cable Hogue by Sam Peckinpah( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prospector discovers a waterhole after being left for dead in the desert by his double-crossing partners. When his ex-partners visit the well, a surprise awaits them
Three strangers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

According to a ancient Chinese legend, if three strangers come together before the Chinese idol, Kwan Yin at midnight of the Chinese New Year, she will grant their wish. Crystal Shackleford brings Johnny West and Jerome Arbutny to her apartment to fulfill the legend of the three strangers. They buy shares in a winning lottery ticket which changes their lives, but not in the ways they expected
Red Skelton whistling collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whistling in the dark: a radio sleuth is kidnapped by crooks who want him to help devise the perfect murder
The living Christ series( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journey through the life of Jesus from His birth to His crucifixion and resurrection
Man from Del Rio( Visual )

3 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An uneducated Mexican gunfighter becomes sheriff and forces the local bad men to leave town."--Container
Murder, he says ; Feudin' fussin' and a-fightin'( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder, he says: "Trotter Polling Company employee Pete Marshall is sent down the back roads and into the backwoods in search of a missing fellow employee. The city slicker soon finds himself mixed up with a family of homicidal hillbillies who are looking for stolen loot hidden on their property."--Container
Gorilla at large( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a brutal murder is uncovered at the Garden of Evil carnival, all fingers point to the main attraction-- a savagely powerful ape with a hair-trigger temper and capable of unspeakable violence. But when more murder victims are discovered on the premises, it soon becomes clear that everyone in the carnival is a suspect, and no one, man or beast, is safe
The adventures of Jim Bowie : the complete collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series was based on the life of a real-life American folk hero and Western frontiersman wo invented the damous Bowie knife after an attack by a fierce Grizzly bear in which his rifle jammed at a critical moment in the fight. Against the backdrop of 1830s French-American New Orleans and backwoods Louisiana Territory, the famous and wealthy young planter, Jim Bowie forges the frontier, diligently pursues lawbreakers and battles social injustice
The rifleman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Indian Lucas' sense of fair play and justice takes over when the townspeople refuse to cooperate with a U.S. Marshall who is an Indian. In Lariat one of Lucas' friends opens a gambling casino in North Fork, but temples flare and gunplay ensues over accusations of card cheating. In Mail order groom a North Fork spinster decides to marry a man whom she has never met, sparking two ill-tempered brothers to try to get rid of him. In The martinet Lucas helps a young minister teach his father--a demanding military captain--a lesson in humility and forgiveness. In Miss Bertie a feisty little old lady arrives in town with the announcement that she plans to single-handedly capture a notorious bandit
Gorilla at large ; Mystery on Monster Island( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystery on monster island: This tale of adventure follows a young man on a quest for one last voyage before he settles down for good. But he gets more than he bargained for when he and a motley crew of friends are shipwrecked. Suddenly, they find themselves on a mysterious, uncharted island populated by terrifying creatures and gold-digging bandits, and in the middle of a hair-raising adventure, with an ending that is sure to astonish
Hollywood goes to war!( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 4 films from the U.S. National Archives on WWII. First motion picture unit: About the Army Air Corps' unit that made countless training and inspirational films using top Hollywood directors and actors. Baptism of fire: a US Army training film. Camouflage: Hollywood animators made this comic training film on the usefulness of camouflage. The negro soldier: a WWII recruiting film
Un revolver solitario Man from Del Rio( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un antiguo pistolero quiere olvidar su tormentoso pasado ahogándolo en alcohol. Un día tiene un altercado con unos matones en un saloon, y ante su destreza en manejar la situación, los habitantes del lugar deciden nombrarlo sheriff
The adventures of Jim Bowie( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series was based on the life of a real-life American folk hero and Western frontiersman wo invented the damous Bowie knife after an attack by a fierce Grizzly bear in which his rifle jammed at a critical moment in the fight. Against the backdrop of 1830s French-American New Orleans and backwoods Louisiana Territory, the famous and wealthy young planter, Jim Bowie forges the frontier, diligently pursues lawbreakers and battles social injustice
Adventures in paradise( Visual )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Adam Troy, Captain of the free-lance schooner, Tiki, sails the waters of the South Pacific in search of passengers, cargo, and adventure
First Motion Picture Unit, Army Air Forces( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

(Camouflage : a cartoon in Technicolor) A very elementary overview of the uses of camouflage in wartime
 
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Alternative Names
Engle, Peter King 1916-1972

Peter Whitney acteur américain

Peter Whitney actor estadounidense

Peter Whitney Amerikaans acteur (1916-1972)

Peter Whitney amerikansk skådespelare

Peter Whitney amerikansk skodespelar

Peter Whitney amerikansk skuespiller

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