WorldCat Identities

Howe, James Wong

Works: 277 works in 502 publications in 5 languages and 13,709 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Musical films  Biographical films  Romantic comedy films  Screwball comedy films  Film noir  Western films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Cinematographer , Author, Photographer, Illustrator, Interviewee, Other, Videographer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James Wong Howe
Yankee Doodle Dandy by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

10 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rousing musical depicting the life of George M. Cohan, famous entertainer, composer, playwright, and Broadway producer
Sweet Smell of Success by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

16 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A powerful film about a ruthless journalist and an unscrupulous press agent who'll do anything to achieve success"--Container
Hud by Martin Ritt( Visual )

19 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having been burned by compromises to censors on his earlier films Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Sweet Bird of Youth, Paul Newman decided to star in as uncompromising a property as he could find. That property was Hud, inspired by a portion of Larry McMurtry's novel, Horseman Pass By. Hud Bannon (Newman) is a young Texas rancher who lives with his cattleman father Homer (Melvyn Douglas) and his hero-worshipping nephew Lon (Brandon DeWilde). Hud is an amoral, cold-hearted creature; his father, who holds Hud responsible for the death of his other son, tries to imbue Lon with a sense of decency and responsibility to others, but Lon is devoted to Hud and isn't inclined to listen. When hoof-and-mouth disease shows up in one of the elder Bannon's cows, Hud is all for selling the herd before the government inspectors find out. But Homer orders the cattle destroyed (the film's most harrowing sequence), driving an even deeper wedge between himself and Hud. Finally, Hud steps over the line by attempting to rape Alma (Patricia Neal), the earthy but warm-hearted housekeeper. Paul Newman was so repellantly brilliant as an unregenerate heel that his Oscar nomination for Hud was a foregone conclusion. Although Newman lost the Oscar to Sidney Poitier in Lilies of the Field, Oscars did go to Neal for Best Actress, Douglas for Best Supporting Actor, and cinematographer James Wong Howe
The old man and the sea by Ernest Hemingway( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aging Cuban fisherman, alone in a small skiff, catches a magnificent marlin and must defy the sea, marauding sharks, and his own flagging strength to bring his great catch home
Mr. Blandings builds his dream house by H. C Potter( Visual )

4 editions published between 1948 and 2004 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A couple encounter difficulties while trying to build their dream house in the country
The thin man by W. S Van Dyke( Visual )

4 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in English and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nick and Nora Charles, a former detective and his rich, playful wife, investigate a murder case mostly for the fun of it
Seconds by John Frankenheimer( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desperate to escape his dreary, dead-end life, an aging banker succumbs to a mysterious organization's offer of a new identity and a fresh start. Surgically transformed into a handsome, young man, he begins a jet-set existence among a shadowy community of similar "reborns." But his heady exhilaration spirals into a heart-stopping terror as he discovers that his newly purchased life carries a terrifying price
The rose tattoo by Daniel Mann( Visual )

10 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Serafina is a Sicillian woman who now lives in the American South. She is mourning the death of her beloved husband, constantly telling herself stories of their time together. Her fragile, emotional existence is shattered when she discovers that her husband had been having an affair. Luckily, Serafina meets truck driver Mangiacavello and their tentative romance may help her through this troubling time
Come back, little Sheba( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lola Delaney is a vulgar, dumpy, less-than-bright "shotgun bride" who is married to recovering alcoholic Doc Delaney. Their unhappy marriage is made even more unhappy when a sexy stranger, Marie, rents a room from Lola. Lola is a tiresome creature who never stops talking, especially about the "imminent" return of her runaway dog Sheba. Doc is having enough trouble staying from the bottle and resigning himself to his marriage without the curvaceous Marie arousing his baser instincts
Kings Row( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Parris Mitchell, an aspiring doctor, loses the one woman in his life to a tragic and untimely death, he goes off to Europe to forget. While he's gone, his friend Drake loses his inherited fortune and his fiancee. He takes up with a woman "from the wrong side of the tracks" and an ensuing accident leaves him a cripple. When Parris, now a full-fledged doctor returns home, it takes everything he has ever learned and experienced to put things right again
The Molly Maguires by Martin Ritt( Visual )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Molly Maguires were a secret society of militant coal miners who battled their exploitation by mine owners with violence, intimidation, and sometimes murder. Based on actual events of the 1870's in Pennsylvania, the story is a sympathetic and accurate account of the Irish-American miner's struggle. Richard Harris plays a detective on undercover assignment for the owners, fighting to win the workers' trust, and finally, fighting his own conscience. Sean Connery is the tough and suspicious leader of the Mollies, who repeatedly tests the newcomer's loyalty
Hangmen also die! by Fritz Lang( Visual )

8 editions published between 1943 and 2006 in English and German and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pursued by the Nazis after his assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, a member of the Czech underground enlists the aid of a young woman who soon finds herself entangled in the revolution's secret operations
This property is condemned by Sydney Pollack( Visual )

7 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Repressed desires, sultry women, sweltering weather and a handsome new stranger in town this is playwright Tennessee Williams at his very best. Depression-era Dodson, Mississippi, is particularly devastated with the arrival of Owen Legate (Robert Redford), a railroad official with a pocketful of pink slips for the rail yard employees. Natalie Wood is captivating as Alva Starr, the coquettish town flirt with plenty of big plans but nowhere to go until Legate appears on her doorstep. Their ensuing affair enrages Alva s distant, uncaring mother (Kate Reid) and ignites a town s revenge. Masterfully directed by Sydney Pollack (The Way We Were, Out of Africa, The Firm) and co-written for the screen by Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather trilogy), This Property Is Condemned sizzles with unbridled passion and fiery emotion
Picnic by Joshua Logan( Visual )

4 editions published between 1955 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wanderer causes sexual havoc one summer in a small American town
Algiers by John Cromwell( Visual )

11 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Boyer plays Pepe le Moko, a notorious thief hiding out in the Casbah, who falls in love with a wealthy tourist, played by Heddy Lamarr
The heart is a lonely hunter by Robert Ellis Miller( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When hearing-impaired John Singer moves to a Southern town to continue his friendship with a recently institutionalized fellow deaf mute, his compassion changes the lives of a small circle of struggling people
Lon Chaney collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laugh, clown, laugh (73 min.): A professional clown and a self-indulgent count learn to help each other with their problems, but then become romantic rivals
An alternative road to the post-petroleum era : North-South cooperation by James Wong Howe( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Fuller's the Baron of Arizona( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In one of his own favorite roles, Vincent Price portrays legendary swindler James Addison Reavis, who, in 1880, concocted an elaborate and dangerous hoax to ascend to the title of "Baron of Arizona" and inherit all the land in the state
Objective, Burma! by Raoul Walsh( Visual )

6 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 218 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
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Alternative Names
How, James

How, James, 1899-1976

How, James Wong

Howe, James

Howe, James W. 1899-1976

Howe, Jimmie

Howe, Jimmie, 1899-1976

Howe, Jimmy.

Howe, Jimmy 1899-1976

Huang, Tsung-chan.

Huang, Tsung-chan 1899-1976

James Wong Howe

James Wong Howe Amerikaans filmregisseur (1899-1976)

James Wong Howe amerikanischer Kameramann

James Wong Howe direttore della fotografia cinese

Wong Howe, James

Wong, Howe James 1899-1976

Wong Tun, Jim

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English (154)

Italian (5)

German (4)

Spanish (3)

French (1)

HudThe thin manThe rose tattooThe heart is a lonely hunter