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Huston, John 1906-1987

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The Maltese falcon by John Huston ( Visual )
187 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 4,964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After the death of his partner, private eye Sam Spade is dragged into a quest for a priceless statuette
The African Queen by John Huston ( Visual )
176 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 3,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the start of World War I, German imperial troops burn down a mission in Africa. The mission's reverend is so overtaken with disappointment that he passes away. Shortly after, his well-educated, snooty sister Rose buries her brother, she must leave on the only available transport, the 'African Queen' steamboat. The boat is manned by the ill-mannered bachelor, Charlie. Together they embark on a long difficult journey, without any comfort. Rose grows determined to assist in the British war effort and presses Charlie until he finally agrees and together they steam up the Ulana encountering an enemy fort, raging rapids, bloodthirsty parasites and an endlessly branching stream which always seems to lead them to what appear to be impenetrable swamps. Despite their opposing personalities, the two grow closer to each other and ultimately carry out their plan to take out a German warship
Annie by Charles Strouse ( Visual )
75 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 3,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the comic strip character Little Orphan Annie, who is adopted by billionaire "Daddy" Warbucks
The treasure of the Sierra Madre by John Huston ( Visual )
80 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 2,997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two down-and-out Americans in Mexico meet a grizzled old prospector who piques their interest with stories of his gold-hunting experiences. The Americans gather a stake and set off with the old prospector in search of fortune
Chinatown by Roman Polanski ( Visual )
67 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Private eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California is hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair. Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together for one, unforgettable night in Chinatown
The black cauldron by Walt Disney ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 2,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a race against the evil Horned Toad, Taran must be the first to find the Black Cauldron, which the Horned Toad could use to destroy the world
Key Largo by John Huston ( Visual )
111 editions published between 1948 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 2,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A disillusioned returning World War II veteran has lost the will to fight ... until he arrives at a rundown hotel in Key Largo. There a mobster holes up against a raging storm, holding the veteran, the hotel owner and the owner's widowed daughter-in-law at gunpoint
The red badge of courage by Stephen Crane ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Movie version of Stephen Crane's novel: the story of Henry Fleming and his initiation into manhood as a Union Army recruit during the Civil War
Moby Dick by John Huston ( Visual )
89 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A stirring sea saga of one man's obsession for revenge upon the enormous white wale that has defeated Captain Ahab once before
The man who would be king by Rudyard Kipling ( Visual )
51 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two 19th century British adventures travel to Kafiristan, a remote part of Afghanistan, in hopes of amassing immense personal wealth
The hobbit ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A long time ago, in Middle Earth, humans shared their days with elves, wizards, goblins, dragons, heroes ... and hobbits. Just minding his own business, Bilbo has a guest, Gandolf, drop in on him. Soon, one by one a whole group of dwarves drop in and Bilbo finds himself joining the quest to reclaim their kingdom from an evil dragon
The misfits by John Huston ( Visual )
75 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Following her divorce, a lonely young woman befriends a couple of down-on-their-luck cowboys. Both men desire her, but she longs for only one, who represents for her the freedom she's never had. Teaming up with a weather- beaten rodeo rider, the foursome goes into the mountains on a quest for rare and elusive wild horses. There they come to realize that, for all their differences, they share fundamentally similar needs and desires
The dead by John Huston ( Visual )
59 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Details a Christmas dinner at the house of three spinster musician sisters in 1904 Dublin, attended by friends and family. Among the visitors are the sisters' nephew Gabriel Conroy and his wife Gretta. The evening's reminiscences bring up melancholy memories for Gretta about her first, long-lost love when she was a girl in rural Galway. Her recounting of this tragic love to Gabriel brings him to an epiphany: he learns the difference between mere existence and living
The night of the iguana by John Huston ( Visual )
36 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A defrocked, alcoholic, and emotionally-troubled minister struggles with his desire for earthly pleasures as a tour guide in Mexico. Shepherding a busload of school teachers and one libidinous 18-year old girl, he becomes entangled with the teen, suffers a nervous breakdown when discovered, and strands the group at the remote and rundown seaside hotel of his old friend Maxine. As his emotional state continues to unravel, and the group's problems increase, the hotel is joined by a travelling artist and her aged poet father, with their own secret troubles
Prizzi's honor by John Huston ( Visual )
92 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A hit man goes against his family ways when he falls in love with another hired killer
Beat the devil by John Huston ( Visual )
115 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An offbeat tale of adventure and suspense involving the passengers on a steamer who attempt to outfox each other for illegal control of a parcel of land believed to be rich with uranium deposits
The asphalt jungle ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1950 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An aging criminal is released from prison and decides to assemble the old gang to go on one last heist. Based on the book by W.R. Burnett
The Bible in the beginning ( Visual )
53 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Depicts the first 22 chapters of Genesis on an epic scale, including the story of man's creation, his fall, his survival, and his indomitable faith in the future
Casino Royale by John Huston ( Visual )
57 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sir James Bond is persuaded to rejoin Her Majesty's secret service and head an operation to smash SMERSH
Moulin Rouge by John Huston ( Visual )
60 editions published between 1939 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"As a dwarf, Toulouse-Lautrec believes he's too ugly to ever fall in love. So he loses himself in painting ... and cognac. A fixture at Paris' infamous turn-of-the-century Moulin Rouge nightclub, Lautrec meets a girl from the street ... who breaks his heart"--Container
 
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Houston, John
Huston.
Huston, Jhon, 1906-1987
Huston, John
Huston, John, 1906-1987
Huston, John Marcellus
Huston, John Marcellus, 1906-1987
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