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Howe, James Wong

Works: 214 works in 389 publications in 4 languages and 9,924 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Melodrama  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Author, Illustrator, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James Wong Howe
Hud by Martin Ritt( Visual )

14 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hud Bannon, the selfish, self-centered son of veteran Texas cattleman Homer Bannon, is despised by his father, a man of staunch integrity whose philosophy of life is diametrically opposed to Hud's. Homer's bitterness in part rests on his son's responsibility for an auto accident 15 years earlier that resulted in the death of Hud's older brother; the brother's orphaned son, Lon, now 17 years old, is divided between adolescent adulation of Hud and loving respect for his grandfather. Also living on the ranch is Alma, an earthy housekeeper physically attracted to Hud but unwilling to yield to his boorish advances. One of Homer Bannon's cows is found dead, apparently from hoof-and mouth disease, and Hud suggests they sell the entire herd before a government inspector can order the cattle slaughtered; but Homer refuses and agrees to have his cows killed to protect other farmers. Hud regards the decision as proof of the old man's senility and takes steps to have his father declared mentally incompetent. Hud goes on a drunk and attempts to rape Alma, but Lon interrupts him, and Alma leaves the ranch the following day. Homer is then stricken by a fatal heart attack while riding on horseback around his deserted land. After the funeral, Lon, now fully aware of his uncle's despicable nature, decides to leave and make his own way in the world. Totally alone, Hud watches the boy depart, shrugs his shoulders, and opens a can of beer"--AFI catalog, 1961-1970
The old man and the sea by Ernest Hemingway( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 966 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 )

3 editions published between 1948 and 2004 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cary Grant plays a successful New York advertising executive who wants to escape his current living situation. He decides to design his own dream house in the suburbs and the project turns wrong when the bills never end and the problems never stop
The thin man by W. S Van Dyke( Visual )

3 editions published between 1934 and 2006 in English and held by 886 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 )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sinister thriller from the fractured 1960s that concerns a middle-aged businessman dissatisfied with his suburban existence, who is urged (and blackmailed) to undergo a strange and elaborate procedure that will grant him a new life as a reborn
Kings Row( Visual )

4 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When 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 fiance. He takes up with a woman "from the wrong side of the tracks" and an ensuing accident leaves him a cripple. When Cummings, now a full-fledged doctor returns home, it takes everything he has ever learned and experienced to put things right again
The rose tattoo by Daniel Mann( Visual )

5 editions published between 1955 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Tennessee Williams wrote The Rose Tattoo, he had one actress in mind-Anna Magnani. William's sense of casting proved as sharp as his ear for dialogue. Magnani won the Best Actress Oscar. for her bravura portrayal in this drama that received eight Academy Award. nominations (including Best Picture) and won three. Magnani plays Serafina Delle Rose, who retreats from the world when her beloved husband dies. But Serefina reawakens to life's joys when she meets Alvaro (Burt Lancaster), a happy-go-lucky truck driver who has the same sunny openness her husband had, even the same occupation. And on his chest is the same symbol of love, The Rose Tattoo
Come back, little Sheba by Daniel Mann( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 412 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
The Molly Maguires( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James McParlan is an operative working for the Pinkerton Detective Agency, who is hired by a major coal company to infiltrate and expose an underground terrorist organization, the "Molly Maguires". The Mollies operate within the improverished mining communities of Pennsylvania and are mostly Irish emigrants. McParlan is selected to infiltrate the organization to pose as a new member, but it quickly becomes apparent that the working conditions are truly wretched. The lawman's loyalties become divided between the law and his fellow countrymen
Hangmen also die! by Fritz Lang( Visual )

8 editions published between 1943 and 2008 in English and German and held by 333 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
Sweet smell of success by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

13 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 1955 and 2005 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wanderer causes sexual havoc one summer in a small American town
This property is condemned by Sydney Pollack( Visual )

3 editions published between 1966 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Durante gli anni della Depressione, un ispettore delle ferrovie, Owen Legate, arriva in un paesino del Sud per fare dei licenziamenti e seduce una ragazza, Alva, che lo seguirà a New Orleans contro il volere della madre. Ma il loro amore è destinato a finire tragicamente. (Mereghetti)
Algiers by John Cromwell( Visual )

9 editions published between 1938 and 2006 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A criminal eludes capture in the Casbah section of Algiers until he is lured out of hiding by a beautiful woman
Lon Chaney collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unknown (63 min.): Alonzo is an armless knife thrower and marksman for a circus, but he's hiding a secret that will lead to murder and betrayal
Samuel Fuller's the Baron of Arizona( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 220 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 name himself the Baron of Arizona, and therefore inherit all the land in the state. Samuel Fuller adapts this tall tale to film with fleet, elegant storytelling and a sly sense of humor
The heart is a lonely hunter by Robert Ellis Miller( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Singer is alone, except for one deaf-mute friend, a drooling, teddy bear clutching man-child. When his friend is institutionalized in a small southern town, Singer moves to be near him. Once he is there, Singer's kindness draws him near to others who are broken in body or spirit
My reputation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the recent death of her husband, Jessica is lonely and out of sorts. She meets two men who are very different. As Jessica debates the merits of passion versus security, she becomes the subject of mean-spirited gossipmongers
Torrid zone( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steve Case knows only one man who can shape up his troubled banana-republic plantation--fireball foreman Nick Butler. However, Nick is a little distracted when he meets a woman who can hold her own at a card table, especially if she's dealing
Mark of the vampire( Visual )

2 editions published between 1935 and 2006 in German and English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mask of Fu Manchu: Englishmen race to find the tomb of Genghis Khan. They have to get there fast, as the evil genius Dr. Fu Manchu is also searching, and if he gets the mysteriously powerful relics, he and his diabolical daughter will enslave the world
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
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How, James

How, James Wong

Howe, James

Howe, James W. 1899-1976

Howe, Jimmie

Howe, Jimmy.

Howe, Jimmy 1899-1976

Huang, Tsung-chan.

Huang, Tsung-chan 1899-1976

James Wong Howe

Wong, Howe James 1899-1976

Wong Tun, Jim

English (111)

German (2)

Italian (2)

French (1)

The thin manThe rose tattooSweet smell of successThe heart is a lonely hunterMark of the vampire