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First National Pictures

Overview
Works: 330 works in 506 publications in 1 language and 4,935 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Gangster films  War films  Silent films  Film noir  Comedy films  Detective and mystery films  Short films 
Roles: Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by First National Pictures
Casablanca by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member 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."
Little Caesar by Mervyn LeRoy( Visual )

12 editions published between 1930 and 2000 in English and held by 269 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 Charles Riesner( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 254 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
Go West by Buster Keaton( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 233 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 big sleep by Howard Hawks( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private-eye Philip Marlowe is hired to keep an eye on General Sternwood's youngest daughter, Carmen, who has fallen into bad company and is likely to do some damage to herself and her family before long. He soon finds himself falling in love with her older sister, Vivien, who initially takes a deep dislike to Mr Marlowe. Marlowe is asked to deal with several problems that are troubling the family, including a blackmail attempt. He finds that each problem centers about the disappearance of Sternwood's favoured employee who has left with a mobster's wife. As he probes, he follows a trail peopled with murderers, pornographers, nightclub rogues and the spoiled rich
The General by Buster Keaton( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 169 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 133 WorldCat member 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
Gold diggers of 1935 by Busby Berkeley( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 120 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
Angels with dirty faces by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 118 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
Nancy Drew-- reporter by Kenneth Gamet( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 110 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
Seven chances( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 108 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
The lost world by Arthur Conan Doyle( Visual )

16 editions published between 1925 and 2003 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventurers travel to the Amazon in South America to validate the existence of prehistoric creatures, one of which they bring back to London
Band of angels( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 98 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
The great lie by Edmund Goulding( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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."
College by Buster Keaton( Visual )

7 editions published between 1927 and 2005 in English and held by 89 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
Objective, Burma! by Raoul Walsh( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 89 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
Oliver Twist( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 88 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
Possessed( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She loves him when he goes away for months. She loves him when he refuses to marry her. But when callow David Sutton chooses to marry someone else, Louise Howell's love for him takes a darker turn. Give her a gun and she'll love him to death.--Container
Destination Tokyo( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 73 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
 
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First National Filmproduktionsgesellschaft

First National Pictures

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