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Bancroft, George 1882-1956

Overview
Works: 48 works in 174 publications in 6 languages and 6,579 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Prison films  Western films  Detective and mystery films  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about George Bancroft
 
Most widely held works by George Bancroft
Stagecoach by John Ford ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the all-time classic westerns, "Stagecoach" is set against the impressive backdrop of Monument Valley in Utah and tells the story of a mixed group of travellers who are making their way across the country to Arizona. They are endangered by an Indian war party and this, along with their personal histories, results in difficulties. The film pays particular attention to the character studies of the group and is a taut psychological piece
Mr. Deeds goes to town by Frank Capra ( Visual )
44 editions published between 1936 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,755 WorldCat member 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 by Michael Curtiz ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1938 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 865 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 docks of New York by Josef Von Sternberg ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1928 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roughneck stoker Bill Roberts gets into all sorts of trouble during a brief shore leave when he falls hard for Mae, a wise and weary dance-hall girl
Each dawn I die ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A muckraking reporter is framed for murder and sent to a particularly brutal prison
Underworld by Josef Von Sternberg ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1927 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 219 WorldCat member 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 )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 210 WorldCat member 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
The premiere Frank Capra collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member 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 159 WorldCat member 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
Texas ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member 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 )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member 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 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member 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 by Alfred Hitchcock ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member 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 )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member 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 34 WorldCat member 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
Red Skelton whistling collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Whistling in Dixie: Radio sleuth Wally "The Fox" Benton forgoes his honeymoon to help his wife's old friend solve a murder and hunt for Confederate gold
La chevauchée fantastique by John Ford ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Au coeur du territoire apache, une diligence se dirige vers Lordsburg avec à son bord, un médecin alcoolique, un représentant en whisky, une prostituée, l'épouse enceinte d'un officier de cavalerie, un joueur professionnel, un banquier, un shérif, et Ringo, hors-la-loi accusé de meurtre
Blood money ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1933 and 1996 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pleasure cruise / The bored wife of a novelist has an argument with her spouce and decides to leave for a while on a pleasure cruise, hoping for a romance. She meets a playboy and thinks it is he who visits her in her cabin in the night, but it turns out to be her husband, who got a job as an on-board barber in order to keep an eye on his wife
The Pony Express ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A patriotic San Francisco gambler becomes a Pony Express rider in an effort to thwart plans to use the service to try to keep California out of the Union in the upcoming Civil War
The docks of New York Im Hafen von New York ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1928 and 1985 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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