WorldCat Identities

Wallis, Hal B. 1899-1986

Works: 340 works in 1,040 publications in 7 languages and 35,374 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  Biography  Football films  Legends  Juvenile works  War films 
Roles: Producer, Interviewee, Production personnel, Director, Author of introduction, Collector, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Hal B Wallis
Casablanca by Michael Curtiz ( Visual )
108 editions published between 1942 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 3,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in World War II Morocco within a city filled with European refugees. A bitter nightclub owner helps his former lover and her Resistance-hero husband escape from the Nazis
The Maltese falcon by John Huston ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1941 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 2,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After the death of his partner, private eye Sam Spade is dragged into a quest for a priceless statuette
True grit by Henry Hathaway ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Wayne stars as the drunken, uncouth, and totally fearless one-eyed U.S. Marshall Rooster Cogburn. Rooster is hired by a headstrong young girl (Kim Darby) to find the man who murdered her father and stole the family savings. When Cogburn's employer insists on accompanying the old gunfigher, sparks fly. And the situation goes from troubled to disastrous when an inexperienced Texas Ranger (Glen Campbell) joins the party
Becket by Peter Glenville ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Despite differences in rank and background, King Henry II and Thomas Becket are lifelong friends. The King is in constant conflict with the Church, which refuses to contribute financing to his wars in France, and jealously guards the tax-free status granted it by previous monarchs. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, Henry has a brilliant idea: rather than another pious cleric loyal to Rome, he will appoint his old friend, Thomas Becket--technically a deacon--to the post. Unfortunately, Becket takes the job seriously, holding devotion to God and the Church above his loyalty to the throne, or the person of its inhabitant. In opposition to Henry, he proves abler than his predecessors do, and the clash of two powerful personalities leads to destruction
Sergeant York by Howard Hawks ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in English and held by 1,715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of a boy drafted into the military who begins his career as a pacifist and then soon sees the justification for fighting
Now, voyager by Irving Rapper ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1942 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An emotionally crippled woman falls in love with another woman's husband
The adventures of Robin Hood by Errol Flynn ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1938 and 2003 in English and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Errol Flynn stars in the title role dynamically portraying that legendary hero who "steals from the rich and gives to the poor". Olivia deHavilland plays the beautiful Maid Marian and Claude Rains is superb as the villainous Prince John. A timeless story for audiences of all ages
Anne of the thousand days Mary, Queen of Scots by Charles Jarrott ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mary Queen of Scots: The battle between Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth, Queen of England, comes alive in this epic film
Rooster Cogburn and the lady by John Wayne ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A rough-edged deputy marshal teams up with a strait-laced missionary to track down a band of murdering bank robbers. During the pursuit of the outlaws, a warm rapport develops between the rough-and-tumble lawman and the flinty reverend's daughter
Barefoot in the park by Gene Saks ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comedy about a young newlywed couple in New York and the difficulties that they encounter in adjusting to marriage and life together in a fifth-floor walk-up apartment
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral by John Sturges ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wyatt Earp and John "Doc" Holliday team up to rid Tombstone, Arizona of the murderous Clanton gang
The letter by William Wyler ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1940 and 2005 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set on a rubber plantation in Malaya, this story centers on a woman's reasons for killing a man who was a close family friend
Dark victory by Edmund Goulding ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life of a fast moving Long Island socialite skids to a stop when she discovers that she has less than a year to live
The Sea Hawk by Michael Curtiz ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Captain Geoffrey Thorpe is the terror of the Spanish Main, striking crippling blows against the oppressive Spanish war machine, freeing English slaves from the galley ships and filling England's coffers with Spanish gold--with the tacit approval of England's Queen Elizabeth I. When the dashing Thorpe raids and sinks a diplomatic vessel bringing ambassador Don José Alvarez de Cordoba and his beautiful niece Dona Maria to England, he's gentlemanly enough to deliver them safely onto English shores--along with the galley full of wrongfully imprisoned slaves. Smarting from this insult, Don Alvarez conspires with the duplicitous Lord Wolfingham to stop Thorpe and smash the Sea Hawks: the small fleet of privateers that stands between England and King Philip of Spain's thirst for global domination!
High Sierra by Raoul Walsh ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A gangster's hard-boiled persona finds itself at war with his compassionate side, a side that will ultimately be his downfall
Knute Rockne, All American ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"I've decided to take up coaching as my life work," Knute Rockne says. Coach he does, revolutionizing football with his strategies, winning close to 90 percent of his games, and helping establish the University of Notre Dame's Fighting Irish as a gridiron powerhouse, but victories alone do not mean success to Rockne. He wants to shape his players into responsible and honorable men
They died with their boots on by Raoul Walsh ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the story of General Custer from the time he enters West Point military academy, through the American Civil War, and finally to his death at Little Big Horn. The battle against Chief Crazy Horse is portrayed as a crooked deal between politicians and a corporation which wants the land Custer gave to the Indians
G.I. blues by Norman Taurog ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elvis plays an Oklahoma singer who gets out of the army and wants to open a club
Sorry, wrong number by Lucille Fletcher ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1948 and 2003 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young, rich, bedridden woman dials a telephone number one night and overhears two men plotting the murder of an unidentified woman. She becomes frantic. Her terror is intensified by mysterious calls from an old college rival and friend of her father. With time running out, she pieces evidence together that leads her to suspect that it is her husand who wants her murdered
Kings Row ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 510 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
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Alternative Names
Wallis, Hal 1898-1986
Wallis, Hal 1899-
Wallis Hal 1899-1986
Wallis, Harold Brent 1899-1986
English (313)
Spanish (18)
German (7)
Italian (5)
French (4)
Catalan (3)
Multiple languages (3)