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Forbstein, Leo F.

Works: 203 works in 269 publications in 1 language and 18,614 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film noir  Detective and mystery films  Action and adventure films  Musical films  Show business films 
Roles: msd, Conductor, Composer, Performer, Author, Arranger
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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 )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,424 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 in 2006 in English and held by 1,068 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 )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The movie musical that introduced the choreography of Busby Berkeley, 42nd Street also contains the classic plot involving a tyrannical director, egotistical leading lady and wide-eyed ingenue, all set to a standout musical score
The big sleep by Howard Hawks( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L.A. private eye Philip Marlowe takes on a blackmail case and follows a trail peopled with murderers, pornographers, nightclub rogues and the spoiled rich
Captain Blood by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 736 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
Dark victory by Edmund Goulding( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 729 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 letter by William Wyler( Visual )

5 editions published between 1940 and 2005 in English and held by 726 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
The Sea Hawk by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 645 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!
Footlight parade by Lloyd Bacon( Visual )

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

Cagney stars as Chester Kent, 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
A midsummer night's dream by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 589 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
Dames by Busby Berkeley( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 584 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 565 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
Rope by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

6 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two friends strangle a college classmate and then proceed to invite his family and friends to dinner after they stuff the body inside a trunk to be used for the dining table. One of the guests, their teacher, suspects foul play. Based on the real-life Leopold-Loeb murder, Hitchcock's study of total mise-en-scene construction was shot entirely on a single sound stage
Dark passage by Delmer Daves( Visual )

4 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vincent Parry, a man unjustly accused of murdering his wife, escapes from San Quentin and sets out to clear his name; but, he needs the help of someone he can trust. He finds both help and love in Irene, a San Francisco artist who is convinced he's innocent
Destination Tokyo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 509 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 505 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
The private lives of Elizabeth and Essex( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 491 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
Mr. Skeffington( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 491 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 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical comedy film about various hotel employees & quirky rich folks, set in a fictional New Hampshire resort
Dodge City by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 476 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 US-amerikanischer Filmkomponist

English (44)

42nd StreetThe letterFootlight paradeDamesRopeGold diggers of 1935