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Wallis, Hal B. 1899-1986

Overview
Works: 414 works in 1,502 publications in 8 languages and 41,432 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Western films  Historical films  War films  Action and adventure films  Detective and mystery films  Biographical films  Film noir 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Author, fmp, Interviewee, Director, pmn, Collector, Author of introduction, Creator, ine
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Hal B Wallis
The Maltese falcon by John Huston( Visual )

40 editions published between 1941 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Maltese falcon, Sam Spade is a partner in a private-eye firm who finds himself hounded by police when his partner is killed while tailing a man. The woman who asked his partner to follow the man turns out to be someone who is not what she says she is, and is really involved in something to do with the 'Maltese Falcon', a gold-encrusted life-sized statue of a falcon, the only one of its kind. In Satan met a lady, Sam Spade is now PI Ted Shane, pulled into the hunt for the jewel-filled Horn of Roland
Casablanca by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

179 editions published between 1942 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In World War II Morocco, seething with European refugees desperate for passage to neutral Lisbon, only a world-weary and bitter nightclub owner can help his former lover and her Resistance-hero husband escape from the Nazis
True Grit by Joel Coen( Visual )

41 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn helps a headstrong young girl find the man who murdered her father in Native American territory and fled with the family savings. When Rooster's employer insists on accompanying the old gunfighter, sparks fly. The situation goes from troubled to disastrous when an inexperienced Texas Ranger joins the party
Becket by Peter Glenville( Visual )

24 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,802 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 )

35 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in English and held by 1,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War I, a man from Tennessee is torn between his pacifist principles and his patriotic duty. He goes on to become the most famous hero of that war, Alvin C. York
Now, voyager by Irving Rapper( Visual )

35 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in English and held by 1,492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman escapes the smothering influence of her wealthy mother with the help of a psychiatrist and an ocean cruise, where she finds love and personal identity
The adventures of Robin Hood by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

8 editions published between 1938 and 2003 in English and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of the Robin Hood legend
Rooster Cogburn by MCA Universal Home Video (Firm)( Visual )

23 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rough-edged deputy marshall teams up with a strait-laced missionary to track down a band of murdering bank robbers
Barefoot in the park( Visual )

16 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and held by 985 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 )

20 editions published between 1956 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 872 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 )

7 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Leslie Crosbie, the wife of a British rubber planter in Malay, shoots and kills Jeff Hammond, and claims that she was defending her honor. To defend Leslie, her husband Robert sends for family friend and attorney Howard Joyce, who questions Leslie's story. Howard's suspicions seem justified when Ong Chi Seng, his clerk, offers to sell the attorney a letter that Leslie wrote Hammond on the day of his death, asking him to visit her. Howard confronts Leslie with the damning evidence, forcing her to confess to Hammond's cold-blooded killing, but Leslie cleverly manipulates the attorney into agreeing to buy back the letter. The document is in the possession of Hammond's widow, who demands that Leslie personally deliver $10,000 for the letter. The transaction is completed and, without the evidence of the letter, Leslie is acquitted of her crime. It is only after she is freed and Robert plans to draw $10,000 out of his savings account in order to buy a rubber plantation in Sumatra, that he learns of the high cost of the letter and of his wife's duplicity. Confronted with the truth, Leslie confesses her guilt and her love for Hammond, and although her husband forgives her, Mrs. Hammond cannot and stabs Leslie, making her pay for Hammond's life with her own"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Dark victory by Edmund Goulding( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 717 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
Blue Hawaii by Paramount Home Video( Visual )

24 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and French and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elvis Presley plays an ex-GI returning home to Hawaii. His mother wants him to climb the corporate ladder, but his work plans focus on being a tour guide
The Sea Hawk by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 657 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!
Sorry, wrong number by Lucille Fletcher( Visual )

16 editions published between 1948 and 2017 in English and French and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young, rich, bedridden Barbara Stanwyck 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 a friend of her father. With time running out, Stanwyck pieces evidence together that leads her to suspect that it is her husband who wants her murdered
Anne of the thousand days ; Mary, Queen of Scots( Visual )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 626 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
High Sierra by Raoul Walsh( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 600 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
They died with their boots on by Raoul Walsh( Visual )

3 editions published between 1941 and 2005 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A highly fictionalized account of the life of George Armstrong Custer from his arrival at West Point in 1857 to his death at the battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876. Custer has little discipline at the academy but is prepared to stand up to the senior cadet, Ned Sharp, who makes his life miserable. While there he catches the eye of the commandant, Col. Phil Sheridan and also meets his future bride, Elizabeth Bacon. His wife arranges with Gen. Scott for him to be appointed a Lt. Colonel and given command of the 7th Cavalry. Custer is depicted as a friend of the Indians and fights his old nemesis Ned Sharp, who is taking advantage of them and trying to provoke a war with his own financial gain in mind. Custer dies in the now famous battle on June 25, 1876 at the age of 36
G.I. blues by Elvis Presley( Visual )

26 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In G.I. Blues, Elvis adopts an on-screen persona he knows well in real life: a singin' G.I. in West Germany"--Container
Anne of the thousand days by Charles Jarrott( Visual )

27 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and Multiple languages and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the pageantry and political intrigue of 16th century England, the ill-fated marriage of King Henry VIII of England and Anne Boleyn is traced, from its spirited beginning to its tragic finale
 
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Sergeant York
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CasablancaTrue GritSergeant YorkNow, voyagerRooster CogburnBarefoot in the parkThe letterBlue HawaiiSorry, wrong number
Alternative Names
Hal B. Wallis americký filmový producent

Hal B. Wallis Amerikaans filmproducent (1898-1986)

Hal B. Wallis amerykański producent filmowy

Hal B. Wallis producător de film american

Hal B. Wallis producteur de films américaine

Hal B. Wallis productor de cine estadounidense

Hal B. Wallis produtor de cinema estadounidense

Hal B. Wallis produttore cinematografico statunitense

Hal B. Wallis US-amerikanischer Filmproduzent

Hal Wallis

Wallis, Hal 1898-1986

Wallis, Hal 1899-

Wallis Hal 1899-1986

Wallis, Harold Brent

Wallis, Harold Brent 1899-1986

Χαλ Ουόλις

Гал Б. Волліс

Хэл Уоллис американский кинопродюсер

האל ואליס מפיק קולנוע אמריקאי

هال بي واليس منتج أفلام أمريكي

هال بی. والیس تهیه‌کننده آمریکایی

핼 B. 월리스 미국의 영화 제작자

ハル・B・ウォリス

哈爾·沃里斯

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