First National Pictures
Most widely held works about First National Pictures
Most widely held works by First National Pictures
Little Caesar ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in English and held by 426 libraries worldwide
Cesare, alias Rico, Bandello (Robinson) and his cohort Joe Massara (Fairbanks) head for the big city looking for power and quick riches. A determined man, he ruthlessly pushes his way to the top of the mob.
Objective, Burma ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 283 libraries worldwide
After a group of paratroopers are dropped into the Burmese jungle to destroy a Japanese radar station, they must make their way back through 200 miles of jungles and swamps while avoiding enemy soldiers.
Casablanca ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 281 libraries worldwide
In World War II Morocco, seething with European refugees desperate for passage to neutral Lisbon, only a world-weary and bitter nightclub owner can help his former lover and her Resistance-hero husband escape from the Nazis.
Casablanca ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
"You must remember this ... ". For the sentimentalists among us, "Casablanca" is *the* great movie of all times: exotic locale, Nazi villains, a bitter-sweet love triangle, and the 1940's Warner Brothers stock company fighting World War II as it should have been fought-- "Play it, Sam."
The big sleep ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
Philip Marlowe is hired by millionaire Gen. Sternwood to learn who is blackmailing his young, loose daughter, Carmen, with pornographic pictures. He gets involvled in a web of sex, blackmail and murder.
Steamboat Bill, Jr ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 222 libraries worldwide
[Steamboat Bill, Jr.] Follows the adventures of a spoiled young man forced by his father to learn the ropes of riverboating. [Convict 13] Keaton struggles for survival inside prison walls. [Daydreams] Keaton tries to find his niche by trying out various professions.
Gold diggers of 1935 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
Gold Diggers of 1935 is set in a ritzy New England summer resort, and involves a wealthy society matron, her beautiful daughter, and a young medical student.
Angels with dirty faces ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
Two childhood friends grow up and go their separate ways--one a criminal and the other a parish priest. Rocky Sullivan returns to his old neighborhood to find his lawless life style idolized by the young hoodlums there. Jerry Connelly, the parish priest sees his hard work turn unavailing because of Rocky's corruptive influence.
The lost world ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1925 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 151 libraries worldwide
A group of British scientists journey to South America to explore a remote plateau inhabited by dinosaurs and apemen and return to London with a brontosaurus.
Band of angels ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
The story of privileged society of the Old South, the shame of slave auctions and the clashes between North and South, black and white, man and woman.
The General ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
[The general] Rejected by the Confederate Army as unfit and taken fro a coward by his beloved, Annabelle Lee (marion Mack), young Johnnie Gray (Keaton) sets out to single-handedly win the war with the help of his cherished locomotive. [The playhouse] ... Keaton portrys every member of a stage company, the entire audience and an undisciplined chimp to boot. [Cops] is the quintessential chase film.
Go West ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
[Go West] A hapless young man, heeding the expansionist call of Horace Greeley, idealistically hops a freight train to meet his destiny. [The scarecrow] Follows the unhealthy competition between roommates vying for the attentions of a young lady. [The paleface] Buster helps a Native American tribe defend their land from greedy developers.
Battling Butler ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
[Battling Butler] Alfred Butler, a fragile young man whose father sends him into the country where he hopes masculinity will blossom, is there mistaken for "Battling" Butler, a renowned prizefighter. Alfred carries on the ruse to impress a young lady, but his charade is soon complicated by the arrival of a true contender. [The haunted house] Buster takes refuge in a mansion rigged with a series of frightening booby traps. [The frozen North] Keaton experiences a variety of adventures in the Canadian Northwest including an attempt to rob a saloon and impersonating a Canadian Mountie.
White heat ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett is the unstable, murderous leader of a gang that specializes in robberies. Verna is his selfish, unfaithful wife. Big Ed harbors schemes to kill Cody, steal his wife, and take over the gang. Cody is devoted to his Mother, a no-nonsense elderly woman, who is part of the gang and provides his emotional support. Vic Pardo is his trusted cell mate and friend. But Pardo is really Hank Fallon-a government agent-put in the same prison to catch Cody doing something that can send him to "the chair."
The Great lie ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
Davis plays a good girl Maggie, a genteel Southerner with money, taste, and breeding. Astor plays a bad girl Sandra, an arrogant concert pianist who marries Maggie's one true love (George Brent). When Brent is lost in an airplane accident, the two make a pact that suits each woman's nature.
In this our life ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
Davis plays a scheming, headstrong, rotten to the core villainess audiences love to hate.
Destination Tokyo ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1943 and 1990 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Twenty-four hours out of San Francisco, submarine captain Cassidy unseals his top-secret orders and reads two fateful words: Destination Tokyo.
Oliver Twist ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1922 and 2000 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 112 libraries worldwide
Story of an orphan born in a workhouse who is starved, mistreated, sold as an apprentice and finally runs away to London.
The mask of Dimitrios ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
A mystery writer becomes intrigued by stories of Dimitrios Makropoulos, a notorious criminal who has committed blackmail, thievery, murder and high treason, and whose dead body has been found washed up ashore. Interested in chronicling the criminal's exploits, the writer decides to follow Dimitrios' career around Europe, and is aided by a mysterious man with his own motives.
Seven chances ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
[Seven chances] A romantically jinxed young man must marry by 7 PM to inherit seven million dollars. While fate seems to thwart his efforts to woo the object of his true affection, public announcement of his strange predicament provides him with a throng of would-be brides. [Neighbors] Buster tries to woo his tenement sweetheart in spite of the barriers that stand between them. [The balloonatic] Buster is carried by hot air from a cityside amusement park to the rustic country where he ineptly struggles for survival and again somehow manages to stumble into romance."--Container.
American Civil War (1861-1865) Armed Forces--Parachute troops Booby traps Boxing Burma California--Los Angeles Canada, Northern Comedy films Criminals Detective and mystery films Drama Drew, Nancy (Fictitious character) Feature films Feature films Film adaptations Film adaptations Film and video adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Gangster films Gangster films History Indians of North America Kentucky Louisiana--New Orleans Man-woman relationships Marlowe, Philip (Fictitious character) Military campaigns Morocco Musical films Occupations Plantation life Prisons Private investigators Racially mixed people Refugees Science fiction films Short films Silent films Steamboats Steamboat workers Underground movements, War United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired War films War films Warren, Robert Penn,--1905-1989 West (U.S.) Western films Women slaves World War (1939-1945)