Bancroft, George 1882-1956
Most widely held works about George Bancroft
Most widely held works by George Bancroft
Stagecoach ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 1,600 libraries worldwide
Nine disparate travelers are thrust together in a perilous journey, a ride on a stagecoach destined for Apache territory.
Mr. Deeds goes to town ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and Arabic and held by 1,216 libraries worldwide
Longfellow Deeds (Cooper), a small-town poet, inherits $20 million from his uncle and wants to give it away to needy people. Petty moochers, greedy relatives, conniving lawyers and big executives, who all want a piece of the pie, attempt to have Deeds declared incompetent.
Angels with dirty faces ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 613 libraries worldwide
Two childhood friends grow up and go their separate ways, one eventually becoming a criminal and the other a parish priest. Years later they are reunited, with unexpected results.
The docks of New York ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1928 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 272 libraries worldwide
"George Bancroft plays a two-fisted ship's stoker on shore leave. He saves Betty Compson from committing suicide; though the girl displays little gratitude, the inebriated Bancroft impulsively marries her. After he sobers up, Bancroft is prepared to set sail and leave his new wife waiting for him...perhaps forever." --Hal Erickson.
Each dawn I die ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 227 libraries worldwide
A muckraking reporter is framed for murder and sent to a particularly brutal prison.
Frank Capra's Mr. Deeds goes to town ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 222 libraries worldwide
Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur star in this lighthearted, poignant comedy about small-town, "pixilated" poet Longfellow Deeds who inherits $20 milion from his uncle and is promptly declared insane by petty moochers, relatives, conniving lawyers and big execs who all want a piece of the pie.
The premiere Frank Capra collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
Collectible box set containing 5 films (all with new commentaries) and a bonus disc with new interviews with Frank Capra, Jr., film historians, and others, archival footage, and a documentary.
Young Tom Edison ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1940 and 2009 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
Mickey Rooney stars as the young boy who grew up to become America's greatest inventor, Thomas Alva Edison, in this heartwarming biographical film based on his early life.
Angels with dirty faces ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1938 and 2005 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
Two childhood friends grow up and go their separate ways--one a criminal and the other a parish priest. Rocky Sullivan returns to his old neighborhood to find his lawless life style idolized by the young hoodlums there. Jerry Connelly, the parish priest sees his hard work turn unavailing because of Rocky's corruptive influence.
Underworld ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 134 libraries worldwide
A gangster's jealous nature toward his girlfriend gets him in trouble, first with a rival gang, then with the cops.
3 silent classics by Josef von Sternberg ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
Vienna-born, New York-raised Josef von Sternberg directed some of the most influential, stylish dramas ever to come out of Hollywood. Though best known for his star-making collaborations with Marlene Dietrich, von Sternberg began his career during the final years of the silent era, dazzling audiences and critics with his film's dark visions and innovative cinematography. The titles in this collection, made on the cusp of the sound age, are three of von Sternberg's greatest works, gritty evocations of gangster life (Underworld), the Russian Revolution (The Last Command), and working-class desperation (The Docks of New York) made into shadowy movie spectacle. Criterion is proud to present these long unavailable classics of American cinema, each with two musical scores.-Container
Texas ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
A comedy/action-adventure western about two confederate veterans aimlessly wandering around Texas after the Civil War. They go their separate ways, then eventually both end up falling in love with the rancher's daughter.
When the Daltons rode ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
A western film based on the legend of the Dalton gang. A young lawyer tries to help friends, but ends up trapped between helping his friends and being obligated to the law.
Greatest gangster films collection. James Cagney ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
White heat: Cody Jarrett is the sadistic leader of a ruthless gang of thieves. Afflicted by terrible headaches and fiercely devoted to his 'Ma,' Cody is a volatile, violent, and eccentric leader. Cody's top henchman wants to lead the gang and attempts to have an 'accident' happen to Cody, while he is running the gang from in jail. But Cody is saved by an undercover cop, who thereby befriends him and infiltrates the gang. Finally, the stage is set for Cody's ultimate betrayal and downfall, during a big heist at a chemical plant--www.imdb.com.
The skin game ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Story about a conflict between two wealthy families. One is the established gentry, the other is a progressive newcomer who buys up much of the land in the area for industrial development. Story centers on their attempts to destroy one another.
Little men ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
In this sequel to Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, Jo and her hardworking husband face the threat of foreclosure on their school for children.
Whistling in Dixie ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1942 and 2010 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
A comedy about a detective (Skelton) who moves into a creepy mansion & finds himself in a whacky whodunit involving a missing body, buried gold, & a spooky Confederate fort.
Underworld ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
A gangster is rescued from prison by his moll and his right-hand man. But he soon realizes that the two of them are in love, and he must make a tough decision as the police close in.
La chevauchée fantastique by John Ford ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Mr Deeds goes to town = L'extravagant Monsieur Deeds by Frank Capra ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Extrait du résumé figurant sur la jaquette : Longfellow Deeds, un homme simple et naïf vivant dans une petite bourgade américaine, voit sa vie bouleversée quand il apprend qu'il vient d'hériter de 20 millions de dollars. Il se rend à NewYork pour toucher cet héritage mais devient alors la cible d'avocats véreux et de journalistes peu scrupuleux.
Action and adventure films Brown, Rowland,--1897-1963 Capra, Frank,--1897-1991 Coaching (Transportation) Comedy films Comedy films Criminals Desertion and non-support Documentary films Documentary films Drama Eccentrics and eccentricities False imprisonment Families Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Films--for the hearing impaired Gangster films Gangsters Illinois--Chicago Inheritance and succession Interpersonal relations Man-woman relationships Millionaires Newlyweds New York (State)--New York Political corruption Political films Politicians Priests Prison films Prisons Road films Sailors Saunders, John Monk,--1897-1940 Screwball comedy films Silent films Stagecoaches Suicidal behavior Teenage boys United States United States.--Congress.--Senate Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Waterfronts West (U.S.) Western films Western films
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