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Forbstein, Leo F.

Overview
Works: 202 works in 299 publications in 4 languages and 19,196 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Film noir  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Musical films  Action and adventure films  Crime films  War films  Gangster films 
Roles: msd, Conductor, Composer, Performer, Author, Arranger
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Leo F Forbstein
 
Most widely held works by Leo F Forbstein
To have and have not by Howard Hawks( Visual )

4 editions published between 1944 and 2005 in English and German and held by 1,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1940, an American charter boat captain in Martinique gets involved with a young female drifter and some French freedom fighters who are trying to elude local Nazi collaborators
The Maltese falcon by John Huston( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 1,073 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
42nd Street by Lloyd Bacon( Visual )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archetypal Hollywood putting-on-a-show musical in which the leading lady is indisposed and a chorus girl is told to get out there and come back a star
The big sleep by Howard Hawks( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love
Captain Blood by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

5 editions published between 1935 and 2005 in German and English and held by 755 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
The letter by William Wyler( Visual )

5 editions published between 1940 and 2005 in English and held by 737 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 736 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 652 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!
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published between 1935 and 2007 in English and German and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love is blind, fickle and true. Theseus, Duke of Athens, is going to marry Hyppolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Demetrius is engaged to Hermia, but Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius. Oberon and Titania, of the kingdom of fairies, have a slight quarrel about whether or not the boy Titania is raising will join Titania's band or Oberon's, so Oberon tries to get the boy from her by using some magic. Lysander and Hermina meet in the forest. Helena and Demetrius are there as well. There are actors practicing a play for the upcoming wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta. Due to some misunderstandings by Puck, the whole thing becomes a little bit more confused
Footlight parade by Lloyd Bacon( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chester Kent is a diligent musical comedy director who is continually warding off snoopers hired by his competitors to steal his ideas. When his latest show is cancelled in favor of a talking picture, he turns to staging musical prologues to play before the features in moviehouses
Rope by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

19 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Una pareja de brillantes estudiantes universitarios, aparentemente homosexuales asesinan a un compañero de clase llamado David, sólo para demostrar que el crimen perfecto puede llevarse a cabo si el mismo es realizado por gente de alta valía intelectual. Esa misma noche ofrecen una fiesta en su apartamento, al que están invitados varios amigos, los padres de David y un ex profesor llamado Rupert Cadell. Un prodigioso, subestimado (incluso por el propio autor) y muy entretenido ejercicio técnico de Alfred Hitchcock, que pretendía rodar esta adaptación de la obra teatral "Rope's end" de Patrick Hamilton mediante un solo plano, aunque al final tuvo que conexionar las extensas tomas (cuando finalizaba un rollo) mediante acercamientos a las chaquetas de los personajes (sólo en una ocasión no cambia el plano de esa manera), siendo una delicia comprobar la pericia narrativa del maestro en un escenario tan limitado."--El Criticón web site
Dames by Busby Berkeley( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical comedy film about an eccentric multimillionaire who hates musicals, his granddaughter who stars in them, and their friends and family members caught in the middle
They died with their boots on by Raoul Walsh( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 571 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
Dark passage by Delmer Daves( Visual )

4 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Convicted wife-murderer Vincent Parry escapes from San Quentin in the back of a garbage truck. He hitches a ride with a man named Baker, but when the announcement of his escape is broadcast over the car radio, Vincent knocks out Baker and steals his clothes. While he is hiding the unconscious man, painter Irene Jansen stops her car nearby. Although Vincent does not know Irene, she knows his name and offers to help him. At her apartment in San Francisco, Irene explains that she followed his trial carefully because her father, who died in prison, was wrongly convicted of his wife's murder, and she believes Vincent is also innocent. While Irene shops for new clothes for Vincent, a woman knocks on the door, and Vincent recognizes her voice as belonging to Madge Rapf, the shrewish friend of his dead wife whose testimony was responsible for his conviction. Irene later reveals that she is dating Madge's former fiancé, Bob. That night, Vincent leaves Irene's apartment, planning to look for evidence on the real murderer. He is picked up by Sam, a taxi driver, who recognizes him and offers to introduce him to plastic surgeon Walter Coley. Vincent waits for his appointment at the apartment of his only friend, musician George Fellsinger. When the operation is over, Vincent returns to George's, planning to stay there until his face is healed, but he discovers that George has been murdered in the meantime. Not knowing where else to go, Vincent walks to Irene's. Outside her apartment, he sees Baker's car, but decides that its presence is only a coincidence. Irene and Vincent soon learn that he has been accused of George's murder. Once his face is healed, Vincent, using the name Alan Lynell, again sets off to prove his innocence. He checks into a hotel where Baker accosts him and demands $60,000 in blackmail. When Vincent protests that he has no money, Baker informs him that Irene is wealthy and insists that Vincent drive him to Irene's apartment. During the drive, Baker tells Vincent that he can get a fake passport at a town in Arizona. Before they get to Irene's, Vincent overcomes Baker and questions him. He learns that he was followed to George's apartment by someone in an orange convertible. Then the two men struggle, and Baker falls to his death over a cliff. Vincent next visits Madge, who owns an orange convertible, and accuses her of murdering his wife and George. Madge admits that she killed Vincent's wife because she was in love with him, and when he rejected her, she framed him for the murder. Vincent asks Madge to sign a confession, but she refuses and jumps to her death. With Madge's death, there is no way for Vincent to prove his innocence. He telephones Irene and asks her to meet him at a certain town in Peru, and one day, much later, she does"--AFI catalog, 1941-1950
Destination Tokyo by Delmer Daves( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-four hours out of San Francisco, submarine captain Cassidy unseals his top-secret orders and reads two fateful words: Destination Tokyo
Night and day by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 515 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
Mr. Skeffington by Vincent Sherman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular and beautiful Fanny Trellis is forced into a loveless marriage with an older man, Jewish banker Job Skeffington, in order to save her beloved brother Trippy from an embezzlement charge. But Fanny has always used beauty to manipulate her way through life by encouraging dozens of suitors, even after her marriage. However, when she falls ill her beauty is gone and she is lost. This film deals openly with anti-Semitism, the story spans World War I, Prohibition and the preliminary volley of World War II
Gold diggers of 1935 by Busby Berkeley( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical comedy film about various hotel employees & quirky rich folks, set in a fictional New Hampshire resort
The private lives of Elizabeth and Essex by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 492 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
Dodge City by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 484 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
 
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Alternative Names
Leo F. Forbstein American conductor

Leo F. Forbstein Amerikaans componist (1892-1948)

Leo F. Forbstein compositeur et chef d'orchestre

Leo F. Forbstein direttore d'orchestra e compositore statunitense

Leo F. Forbstein US-amerikanischer Filmkomponist

Лео Ф. Форбштейн

لئو فوربستاین

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