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Mundin, Herbert 1898-1939

Works: 29 works in 56 publications in 1 language and 2,319 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Legends  Naval history  Tarzan films  Sea stories  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  Caricatures and cartoons 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Herbert Mundin
Mutiny on the Bounty by Frank Lloyd ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1935 and 2010 in English and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1789, the English ship H.M.S. Bounty begins a two-year mission. The ship travels to Tahiti to obtain breadfruit plants that will provide cheap food for slaves in the West Indies, the Bounty's final destination. The captain is William Bligh, a vicious taskmaster who doesn't flinch at giving two dozen lashes to any malcontent on board, for the most minor of infractions. The first mate is Lt. Fletcher Christian, who despises Bligh but has somehow earned the captain's respect. Bligh makes life miserable for the crew, and after the Bounty leaves Tahiti for the West Indies, Bligh orders the ship's doctor, a dying man, to stand on deck despite his illness. The doctor dies, which begins a chain reaction of anger leading to Christian leading a mutiny against Bligh
Cavalcade ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The film traces the lives of two different families over three decades from the Boer War to the close of the 19th century through World War I and the early 1930's
Charlie Chan's secret ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When fearless flatfoot Charlie Chan sets out to locate the missing beneficiary to an immense fortune, he finds himself in the middle of a deadly family feud. But when the long-lost heir turns up alive--just in time to be murdered--Chan hatches an unearthly scheme to catch the killer and lay the whole mystery to rest
The Tarzan collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tarzan escapes: An expedition seeking to bring Jane back to civilization, and Tarzan into captivity, gets more than it bargained for
Charlie Chan ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The black camel: When beautiful starlet Shelah Fane is murdered in Hawaii, suspicion points to a psychic advisor with a spirited nature. But when Chan uncovers a link to the unsolved murder of screen heartthrob Denny Mayo, the Chinese supersleuth soon discovers that, in Hollywood, fame can be murder
The adventures of Robin Hood by Errol Flynn ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1938 and 1990 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filmed on location in Bidwell Park, Chico, California
Motion picture masterpieces collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A message to Garcia ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the Spanish/American War, an American officer tries to deliver a message of cooperation from President McKinley to revolutionary Cuban General Garcia
You can't beat love ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hotshot attorney Jimmy Hughes (Preston S. Foster) prides himself on never backing down from a dare. Thus, when he is goaded into running for mayor on the Reform ticket, Jimmy mounts an aggressive campaign. Only one problem: the incumbent mayor (Frank M. Thomas) is the father of Jimmy's sweetheart Trudy (Joan Fontaine). Before unentangling this problem, our hero manages to rescue Hizzoner from a contingent of graft-grabbing cronies
Love time ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1934 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
All men are enemies ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1934 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Tarzan, the ape man by Richard Thorpe ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
While Jane is in England, a safari leader snares Tarzan in a steel cage, planning to exhibit him in a freak show. Tarzan's loyal animal friends must come to his aid
Black sheep ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1935 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"On the second-class level of the S.S. Olympus Southampton, society debutante Janette Foster, who attracts men's attention by trying to use an unfilled cigarette lighter, gets a light from cynical professional gambler John Francis Dugan. When Dugan learns who she is, he tries to avoid her because of her unsavory reputation; however, they become friends and sneak into the first-class section together. There they see young Fred Curtis lose twelve thousand dollars playing poker with wealthy oilmen Colonel Upton Calhoun Belcher and Orville Schmelling. Fred's mistress, Mrs. Millicent Caldwell Bath, then blackmails him into agreeing to take a stolen pearl necklace through customs by threatening to present his phony notes for twenty thousand dollars to the police. After Janette stops the distraught Fred from jumping overboard, Dugan has her move into first class to arrange a poker game with the oilmen. Dugan then wins Fred's overdrawn check from Belcher, and when he returns it to Fred, he notices a picture of Fred's deceased mother. Recognizing her as his former wife, Dugan realizes that Fred is his son. In a drunken state, he explains to Janette that Mrs. Curtis, his wife's snobbish Bostonian mother, convinced her to leave him. After his wife died, he enlisted during World War I, and later, unable to get a job, he took up cards. Dugan lures Mrs. Bath into offering him money to take the necklace through customs because Fred has refused. Dugan finds Fred's notes in Mrs. Bath's room and, after discovering the pearls hidden in a walking stick, replaces them with aspirin tablets. Fred then offers to take the necklace, and because Dugan is now under guard to keep him from gambling, Mrs. Bath agrees. At the dock, Dugan puts the pearls in Belcher's jacket, and when they fall out and Mrs. Bath claims them, she is arrested. After returning Fred's notes, Dugan tells him to quit gambling and informs Mrs. Curtis that Fred does not know his identity. He takes a taxi with Janette, who now has her lighter filled. After they kiss, she remarks that she won't need to use it anymore"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Shanghai madness ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1933 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Arizona to Broadway ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1933 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"In the small town of Larrup, Arizona, Smiley, a con-artist traveling with cohorts Kingfish, Morris and Ambrose, persuades Lynn Martin, a traveling demonstrator of pancake making, to accompany him to a carnival, where Kingfish sells a large number of bottles of Bambo, an elixir. When a woman denounces Kingfish as a faker, Smiley, identifying himself as a medical inspector, conducts Kingfish safely through the angry crowd and grabs Lynn's purse on the way out. Later, on a train, Smiley meets Lynn again, and after he returns the purse, she explains that she is traveling to find the trail of three swindlers who talked her brother, a bank officer, into investing $20,000 belonging to an estate he was handling, and then left with the money. Two of the crooks, a couple named Sandburg, are in New Orleans, while the other, Hubert Wayne, is promoting a new show in New York. Smiley offers to help after privately convincing his cohorts that once they 'cheat the cheaters, ' they will keep the money themselves. In a New Orleans hotel, Kingfish, masquerading as a philandering Texas oilman, attracts the interest of the Sandburgs, who plan to trap him in a compromising position and then blackmail him. After a fight, however, Kingfish, Smiley and the others get away with the Sandburgs' half of the swindle, $10,000, and proceed to New York where Lynn, posing as a chorus girl, has provoked Wayne's advances. When she introduces Wayne to Kingfish, who this time masquerades as a British jam manufacturer, Wayne, planning to swindle Kingfish, persuades him to invest $10,000 in the show to match his own $10,000, which gangster Tommy Monk fronts for the swindle. Wayne then plans to appropriate Kingfish's money through a switch of envelopes. Suspecting the ruse, Smiley trains Kingfish to do his own envelope switch. Kingfish's switch works, but after Smiley leaves with the $20,000, Wayne and Tommy discover the trick and capture Lynn and Kingfish, who reveals, to Lynn's dismay, Smiley's plan to keep the money. Tommy takes over the show to make back his money and coerces stage stars Ned Flynn, Jimmy Dante and female impersonator Ray Best to perform. On opening night, Smiley is captured at the theater, but he is able to call Tommy's rival, Rags Rigby. By imitating Tommy's voice, Smiley dares Rigby to come to the show. Rigby and his men respond to the challenge and start a massive fight in the theater. Smiley rescues Lynn and later, on another train, after he learns that Lynn did not trust him, upbraids her and reveals that he sent the money to her brother. The other three cohorts then decide to go straight. Lynn, after planting her purse in Smiley's pocket, playfully accuses him of robbing her, and they embrace. ... In the film, the character played by Walter Catlett, Ned Flynn, has the look and mannerisms of Ed Wynn; the character played by Jerry Lester, Jimmy Dante, looks, speaks and acts like Jimmy Durante; and Jean Malin, a female impersonator called Ray Best, performs a Mae West imitation"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
The Devil's in love ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1933 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
King of Burlesque ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1935 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"After a successful year of producing burlesque shows on Fourteenth Street in New York, Kerry Bolton wants to move uptown and do big musical revues, as does his singer and choreographer Pat Doran, who loves him. Kerry's partner, Joe Cooney, however, is cynical about the idea and refuses to join them. Four years later, Kerry's nickname has changed from 'King of Burlesque' to 'Broadway Czar, ' as he has produced hit after hit. Kerry, Pat, Joe, now Kerry's general manager, and Joe's girl friend Connie, who wants to marry him, go to an auction at the Park Avenue home of the Cleves, who have recently lost all their money. When Rosalind Cleve sees Kerry poking fun at the plight of her family, she refuses to sell a model ship in which he is interested. In response, Kerry, to insult her, buys much of the remaining merchandise at prices far below their worth. However, when he finally meets her and realizes that she is the type of woman he has dreamed of, he tries to make up by offering to pay a good price for the model, but she refuses. Kerry has Joe investigate Rosalind, and he learns that she is a widow of twenty-six and is engaged to an opera student named Stanley Drake. In need of money, Rosalind visits Kerry during a rehearsal and offers to sell the model ship for $1,500. He agrees, but when he reveals that he has learned that its value is only $400, she pridefully tears up his check. When Kerry suggests that he could help Drake get a start at the Metropolitan, she accepts his dinner invitation. At dinner, Kerry tells her that she has everything he wants in a woman, beauty, brains and class, and predicts that she will be his wife one day. After Kerry and Joe surreptitiously arrange for an institute of music to sponsor Drake to study in Italy, Rosalind, because of her desperate financial situation, agrees to marry Kerry on a business basis with a written contract stipulating that Kerry send her sister to a good school and provide Rosalind with $100,000 in securities in case the marriage fails. Hurt by the news, Pat accepts an offer to work in London. After the honeymoon, Kerry cancels the show under preparation and announces that his next show will have class and style. Rosalind convinces him to put Drake, who has returned, in the lead, and the new 'modernistic revue, ' entitled Rhythm in color, becomes Kerry's first flop. When Joe calls Kerry a 'chump, ' for putting Rosalind's 'boyfriend' in the show, Kerry slaps him. Although Kerry tries to apologize, Joe leaves him. In London, Pat becomes a big hit as a performer. When she learns that Kerry has had three flops in succession and that Rosalind has left him, she returns and formulates a plan with Joe to get Kerry, who is now down-and-out, to start up a new show. Joe pays an out-of-work Russian immigrant named Kolpolpeck to pose as a millionaire backer, but Kerry is unable to come up with an idea until he sees Rosalind and Drake, who is wearing his coat, come out of a car together. Kerry socks Drake, recovers his coat and tells Joe that he now has his idea. With Kolpolpeck secretly fronting for Pat, Kerry purchases an old theater on Fourteenth Street and has most of the seats in the center removed. He then hires Pat to choreograph all the people who wanted a chance to show their talents when he was too busy for them, including his old telephone operator, elevator operator, doorman, office boy and a seemingly washed-up actor. Cynical about the show's prospects, Joe agrees to marry Connie if the show is a hit. The show, which combines burlesque and Broadway, includes a revolving stage and girls swinging on trapezes above an upper-class audience seated in tables below. After Joe deems it a hit, he and Connie embrace, as do Kerry and Pat"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Hoopla ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A hula dancer at a carnival tries to win the love of the show manager's son
Almost married ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Ladies love danger ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1935 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Before the final performance of a musical comedy at a New York theater, the cast and crew gossip about the evening news headline story that the star, ex-chorus girl Adele Michel, is about to marry the backer, Argentine millionaire Jose 'Gardenia' Lopez. After stage manager Tom Lennox confronts Adele and threatens to tell Lopez about their romance, Adele gets a threatening letter from Lopez's daughter Helen accusing her of only wanting her father's money. Because his butler James has forgotten his daily gardenia, Lopez angrily sends him to purchase one and tells him that he is fired as of the next day. Lopez then resumes a meeting with a jeweler named Melvin and accuses him of selling an imitation pearl necklace. Lopez telephones police lieutenant Roberts, but in the midst of the call, Roberts hears two gunshots and the line goes dead. As James returns with the gardenia, he sees a woman at the doorway of Lopez's apartment. Seeing James, the woman walks to a room down the hall and feigning that she is dizzy from a hangover, tells the man in the room, playwright Ricardo 'Ricky' Alonzo, that she is looking for the triplets whom she met on an ocean liner the day before. After Lopez is found dead, Roberts, an old friend of Ricky's, suggests that they attempt to solve the case together. When Roberts leaves, Ricky questions the mysterious woman. She explains that she came to the wrong building and that after James saw her looking at the dead man, she went to Ricky's door because she did not wish to be involved. Although Ricky does not believe the woman, to whom he is attracted, he decides to keep her with him as he investigates. After attending a party at the theater where Helen slaps Adele, Ricky and the woman, whom he introduces to others as Rita Witherspoon, find James at a small sandwich shop, and he reveals that he heard Helen threatened her father during a quarrel. Back at the apartment, Ricky and Rita go out to the terrace and, while looking through the glass door into Lopez's apartment, see leading man Phil Morton inside. After Ricky learns that Phil and Helen married in secret six months ago, he lets Phil leave with letters Phil came to retrieve. The next day, Ricky finds that Rita has left the room in his apartment in which she slept. After Adele is found stabbed to death, Ricky discovers Rita in a freight elevator at Adele's apartment building. Rita reveals that she is really a London newspaperwoman specializing in mystery stories and that she came to New York for material. When Lennox, in hiding, calls and requests Ricky to meet him right away, Ricky handcuffs Rita to his valet Giffens. Lennox, who says he is afraid of a police third degree, states that he went to tell Lopez about his affair with Adele and that he heard shots as he approached the study. He also states that Melvin was in the apartment. Thinking that Lennox is lying, Ricky phones the police, but Lennox pulls a gun and escapes through a window. At the theater, Ricky finds Phil looking for Helen. After they discover Giffens and Rita snooping, they find Helen bound and gagged in a closet. Phil takes her home, while Ricky finds Lennox asphyxiated in a car parked nearby. Ricky climbs to the roof of the theater and discovers that he can get to the terrace of his apartment building from there. He then finds Rita perusing papers in Lopez's desk, and she shows him a hidden drawer containing a will drawn to disinherit Helen. Phil approaches with a gun and confesses that he killed Lopez when he learned Helen was disinherited, but that Lennox saw him and told Adele. They planned to blackmail him and kidnapped Helen to force him to pay. After he also admits killing both Adele and Lennox and threatens now kill Ricky and Rita, she screams, allowing Ricky to struggle and get the gun. Rita then disappears. Sometime later, Ricky opens his door to find Rita in his room having drinks with the three triplets from the boat"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
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