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First National Pictures

Overview
Works: 312 works in 506 publications in 1 language and 4,858 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Gangster films  Film noir  Silent films  War films  Detective and mystery films  Comedy films  Short films 
Roles: Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Casablanca by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Casablanca: easy to enter, but much harder to leave, especially if your name is on the Nazis' most-wanted list. Atop that list is Czech Resistance leader Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), whose only hope is Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), a cynical American who sticks his neck out for no one ... especially Victor's wife Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), the ex-lover who broker his heart. So when Ilsa offers herself in exchange for Laszlo's safe transport out of the country, the bitter Rick must decide what's more important - his own happiness or the countless lives that hang in the balance
Little Caesar by Mervyn LeRoy( Visual )

14 editions published between 1930 and 2000 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member 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
Steamboat Bill, Jr. by Buster Keaton( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member 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
The big sleep by Howard Hawks( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le détective privé Phil Marlowe est chargé par le général Sternwood de retrouver son gendre disparu. Il est aidé dans cete tâche par Vivian, fille aînée du général, qui a des dettes de jeu, et se trouve ainsi "tenue" par Eddie Mars. Marlowe s'entête, soulève le couvercle d'un brouet écoeurant, découvre la vérité (la mort du gendre), sauve la mise de la jeune soeur Carmen, et aime enfin tranquillement Vivian
Go West by Buster Keaton( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member 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
The General by Buster Keaton( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The general] A locomotive is beloved by its engineer, who sets out to win the Civil War single handedly. [The playhouse] A comedy in which Keaton plays a stage manager, an actor, a monkey and other parts. [Cops] A comedy of errors in which Buster Keaton attempts to win his sweetheart's hand in marriage by becoming a successful businessman. His exploits climax in a chase with an entire police precinct
Battling Butler by Buster Keaton( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El padre de Alfred quiere hacer un hombre de provecho de él, así que le envía a una cacería, donde lo único que caza es un pollo. Se enamora de una chica de la montaña. Cuando el padre y los hermanos de la chica se ríen de él, se les informa de que él es Alfred "Batling" Butler, el campeón de los boxeadores
Angels with dirty faces by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member 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
Oliver Twist by Frank Lloyd( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of an orphan born in a workhouse who is starved, mistreated, sold as an apprentice and finally runs away to London
Seven chances by Buster Keaton( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member 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
Mildred Pierce by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A solitary, emotionally unstable private nurse obsessively attempts to regain the love of a callous bachelor, which ultimately drives her into madness--and murder
Gold diggers of 1935 by Busby Berkeley( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member 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
Nancy Drew-- reporter by Kenneth Gamet( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While working as a reporter for the local newspaper, Nancy investigates a poisoning death and becomes convinced that the woman charged with the crime is actually innocent
College by James W Horne( Visual )

8 editions published between 1927 and 2005 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[College] Ronald is an idealistic freshman who attends Clayton College in pursuit of higher learning, but finds himself instead embroiled in a war of athletics as he fights for the heart of his beloved coed, Mary. [The electric house] Buster turns an ordinary dwelling into an automated funhouse. [Hard luck] A suicidal Buster makes a final effort at fitting in with society at a swank country club. [The blacksmith] Mechanical mayhem is wrought in a blacksmith's shop
Band of angels( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member 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
White heat by Raoul Walsh( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member 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 by Edmund Goulding( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member 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
The lost world by Harry O Hoyt( Visual )

15 editions published between 1925 and 2003 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Challenger and a team of explorers go deep into South America to verify his theory that prehistoric life still exists there
Objective, Burma! by Raoul Walsh( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of paratroopers are dropped deep into the Burmese jungle to wipe out a Japanese radar station. Their trek back through 200 miles of enemy-infested jungle and swamp becomes a deadly game of hide-and-seek
A First National collection( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of six early Charlie Chaplin films. This version includes unused footage from the original films, as well as an 11 minute 'home movie' "Nice and friendly", and the four minute short film "A visit from General Leonard Wood on the set of Sunnyside."
 
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First National Filmproduktionsgesellschaft

First National Pictures

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Angels with dirty facesWhite heat