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Curtiz, Michael 1888-1962

Works: 946 works in 3,096 publications in 8 languages and 41,198 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Musical films  War films  Biographical films  Action and adventure films  Christmas films  Western films  Comedy films 
Roles: Director, Author, Performer, Film editor, Restager , fmd, dir, Other, Scenarist, Composer, Author of dialog, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Casablanca by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

442 editions published between 1924 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 7,242 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
White Christmas by Irving Berlin( Visual )

64 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two song-and-dance men team up in show business after the war. Joining forces with a sister act, they trek to Vermont for a white Christmas. The real adventure starts when Crosby and Kaye discover that the inn is run by their old army general who's now in financial trouble
Yankee Doodle Dandy by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

61 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Cagney sings and dances his way through this musical. The video is a biography of George M. Cohan, famed playwright, entertainer and composer of patriotic songs
The adventures of Robin Hood by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

82 editions published between 1938 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the life and adventures of Robin Hood, who, with his band of followers, lived as an outlaw in Sherwood Forest dedicated to fight against tyranny
Mildred Pierce by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

66 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mildred Pierce is a happily married woman with two kids, living in the suburbs of sunny California. She secretly takes a job as a waitress so that she can pay for piano lessons and expensive clothes for her eldest daughter, Veda. Her growing financial independence permits her to open her own restaurant, and eventually a chain of eateries. She has divorced her intolerant first husband, and married well-connected Monte in order to get Veda into high society. Greedy, self-absorbed Veda is still ungrateful, and demands an even greater sacrifice of her mother. Eventually, Mildred finds herself ensnared in the world of police and suspicion when Monte is mysteriously murdered
Santa Fe Trail by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

114 editions published between 1940 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the lives of J.E.B. Stuart (Flynn), George Custer (Reagan) and other characters as they leave West Point in the years before the Civil War. Some join John Brown's army of fanatics and sincere reformers ; others are sent by the army to quash John Brown. The climax is the Battle of Harper's Ferry that began the War between the States
Captain Blood by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

51 editions published between 1935 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arrested during the Monmouth Rebellion and falsely convicted of treason, Dr. Peter Blood is banished to the West Indies and sold into slavery. In Port Royal, Jamaica the Governor's daughter Arabella Bishop buys him for ten pounds to spite her uncle, Col. Bishop who owns a major plantation. Life is hard for the men and for Blood as well. By chance he treats the Governor's gout and is soon part of the medical service. He dreams of freedom and when the opportunity strikes, he and his friends rebel taking over a Spanish ship that has attacked the city. Soon, they are the most feared pirates on the seas, men without a country attacking all ships. When Arabella is prisoner, Blood decides to return her to Port Royal only to find that it is under the control of England's new enemy, France. All of them must decide if they are to fight for their new King
Angels with dirty faces by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

56 editions published between 1938 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Cagney is Rocky Sullivan, a hoodlum who had always been on the wrong side of the law from an early age and was destined to spend his life in and out of jail. Rocky is effectively contrasted by his boyhood pal Jerry Connolly, who becomes the neighbourhood priest. What gives this 1938 movie its uniqueness is the fact that Cagney's no-good but dashing hoodlum is idolised by the youngsters on the block. Nominated for three Academy Awards, the film comes to a chilling climax with Rocky on death-row facing the electric chair
The Sea Hawk by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

52 editions published between 1940 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 991 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!
The comancheros by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

48 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texas Ranger Jake Cutter (Wayne) arrests gambler Paul Regret (Whitman) but soon finds himself teamed with his prisoner in an undercover effort to defeat a violent band of gunrunners and thieves known as the Comancheros. The last film of director Michael Curtiz (Casablanca)
Life with father by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

54 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Clarence Day Jr.'s reminiscences of his semi-tyrannical but benevolent father
Irving Berlin's White Christmas( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic musical about two guys that become a popular song and dance team and play at a resort for charity
Night and day( Visual )

17 editions published between 1946 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fictionalized biography of composer Cole Porter from his days at Yale in the 1910s through the height of his success to the 1940s
King Creole by Elvis Presley( Visual )

33 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in New Orleans, in King Creole Elvis is a singing bus boy. Songs include "King Creole," "Hard-headed woman, " and more
Dodge City by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

27 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1866, Kansas, the American civil war has just finished and the armies disbanded. The building of the West begins, and in 1872, the new city of Dodge City is ruled by violence and shootings. The Irishman Wade Hatton is a man adapted to these days and presently is conducting a group of pioneers, including Abbie Irving and her reckless brother, to Dodge City. Once in the city, Wade is invited to be the local sheriff, and an incident makes him accept the position. He tries to clean up the cattle town, ruled by the powerful outlaw Jeff Surrett and his gang, with the support of the decent local people
House of wax( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Mystery of the wax museum] A deranged wax sculptor who almost loses his life in a fire set by his partner. Instead of dying in the blaze, he returns for revenge, hiding his horribly disfigured face behind a wax mask
The private lives of Elizabeth and Essex( Visual )

21 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This period drama frames the tumultuous affair between Queen Elizabeth I and the man who would be King of England, Robert Devereux, the Earl of Essex. Ever the victor on the battlefield, Devereux returns to London after defeating Spanish forces at Cadiz. Middle-aged Elizabeth, so attracted to the younger Devereux but fearful of his influence and popularity, sends him on a new mission: a doomed campaign to Ireland. When he and his troops return in defeat, Devereux demands to share the throne with the heir-less queen, and Elizabeth, at first, intends to marry. Ultimately sensing the marriage would prove disastrous for England, Elizabeth sets in motion a merciless plan to protect her people and preserve her throne
We're no angels by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

23 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three convicts, Joseph, Albert and Jules, are plotting their escape from Devil's Island. Fate intervenes when they hide out with kindly but inept Felix and his family. Felix manages a store for his arrogant cousin Andre, who makes the fatal mistake of stealing Albert's pet, a poisonous snake. After resolving Felix's problems, the convicts return to prison, convinced that the world is much too wicked
"This is the Army"( Visual )

72 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Irving Berlin musical tribute intended to boost morale during World War II. It honors the patriotic efforts of American soldiers during World Wars I and II. Berlin appears as himself, as does singer Kate Smith who delivers a rousing rendition of God bless America, for which she received the Congressional Gold Medal. Ronald Reagan stars as Johnny Jones, a son who follows in his father's show business footsteps. During World War I his father Jerry Jones staged an all-soldier show on Broadway called Yip yip Yaphank. Being a dancer and then wounded in the War, Jerry moves on to being a producer. In World War II his son Johnny Jones, who was his father's assistant, gets the order to stage a new show, called This is the army. His personal life is a bit of a struggle though, because he refuses to marry his fiancee until the war is over
Young man with a horn by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

21 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lonely boy is inspired by the beautiful music of a small jazz combo. With a second-hand trumpet and the loving guidance of a brillant bluesman, the boy develops into a superb artist obsessed by music
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Courtice, Michael 1886-1962

Courtice Michael 1888-1962

Curtis Michael 1888-1962

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Kertsz, Mihali 1888-1962

Kertsz, Mihly 1886-1962

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White ChristmasYankee Doodle DandyThe adventures of Robin HoodMildred PierceAngels with dirty facesThe Sea HawkNight and dayKing CreoleDodge City