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First National Pictures

Overview
Works: 329 works in 501 publications in 1 language and 4,930 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 334 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 270 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 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Steamboat Bill, Jr.] Un jeune homme gâté est obligé par son père à s'engager comme matelot sur le Mississippi. [Convict 13] Keaton doit composer avec la vie de prisonnier. [Daydreams] Keaton pratique plusieurs métiers afin de trouver celui qui lui convient
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 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this hard boiled detective story, private eye Philip Marlowe gets caught up in a twisted tale of blackmail and murder
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 123 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

When Nancy Drew wins a journalism contest it starts her down a trail of trouble as she tries to crack the case she's covering for the paper and prove another girl innocent of murder charges
Seven chances by Buster Keaton( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 107 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 Harry O Hoyt( Visual )

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

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
White heat by Hua xu( 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 James W Horne( 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 )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member 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
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 85 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
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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