Dix, Richard 1894-1949
Most widely held works about Richard Dix
Most widely held works by Richard Dix
Cimarron ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 929 libraries worldwide
"A nation rising to greatness through the work of men and women, new country opening, raw land blossoming, crude towns growing into cities, territories becoming rich states. In 1889, President Harrison opened the vast Indian Oklahoma lands for white settlement--2,000,000 acres free for the taking, poor and rich pouring in, swarming the border, waiting for the starting gun, at noon, April 22nd..." --prologue from title screens. Cimarron is a sprawling western saga, an earnest tale about empire building, and a film of its time, which viewers should keep in mind. It follows the adventures Yancey Cravat, a lawyer and newspaperman from Wichita, who joins the Oklahoma Territory land rush in 1889. Soon he and his family are citizens of Osage. Beset by wanderlust, Yancey joins the Cherokee Strip land rush in 1893, leaving wife Sabra behind to run the newspaper and raise their son, Cimarron. by 1907, Yancey is back at home as Oklahoma becomes a state. During the oil boom, he refuses to join a scheme to cheat the Indians out of their oil rich land, and then disappears again. In 1929, Sabra is elected Oklahoma's first Congresswoman, Cimarron is married to an Indian princess, and Yancey still hasn"t returned.
The Leopard Man The ghost ship ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 250 libraries worldwide
The Leopard Man (66 min.): A leopard escapes from a nightclub and proceeds to wreak havoc on the populace.
The ten commandments ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
1956 version: To escape the edict that condemed all first-born Hebrew males, Egypt's Pharoah, Rameses I, the infant Moses is set adrift on the Nile in a reed basket. Saved by the pharaoh's daughter Bithiah, he is adopted by her and brought up in the court of her brother, Pharaoh Seti. Moses gains Seti's favor and the love of the throne princess Nefertiri. He also gains the hatred of Seti's son, Rameses. When his Hebrew heritage is revealed, Moses is cast out of Egypt, and makes his way across the desert where he marries, has a son and is commanded by God to return to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery.
The Vanishing American ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
Indian warrior Nophate strives to maintain ancient and honorable customs among his people in the face of abuse and exploitation by whites in the early 20th century.
The Val Lewton horror collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Val Lewton redefined the horror genre with low-budget, high box office films. Here are nine of his horror classics.
Treasures III social issues in American film, 1900-1934. Program 4, Americans in the making ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
The fourth and final program in a series of 48 movies that helped change America. During the first decades of the 20th century no issue was too controversial for movies ... from prohibition to abortion, unions, atheism, the vote for women, worker safety, juvenile justice, homelessness and immigration, these films became the catalyst for social change.
The leopard man ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
The leopard man: Is a man or beast behind a string of savage maulings and murders?
The Samuel Fuller collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
It happened in Hollywood: A silent screen cowboy can quite adjust to talkies, the death of westerns or to playing a moder-day gangster. Adventure in Sahara: thriller set in a French Foreign Legion outpost whose sadistic captain is eventually cast out by his men, led by an American. Power of the Press: Drama about a corrupt newspaper publisher who uses wartime security as an excuse to promote his personal agenda, which include murder. Shockproof: Film noir about a parole officer whose latest charge just served five years for murder to protect her sleazy lover. Scandal Sheet: An egotistical newspaper editor torn between his fear of discovery and his pride in his protege and star reporter, whose investigation into a "lonelhearts" murder may uncover his boss' secret past. The Crimson Kimono: Thriller about two L.A. cops, one Caucasian and one Japanese-American, who fall into an interracial love triangle with the woman they are protecting from a killer. Underworld U.S.A.: Drama about a young boy who witnesses his father's murder by gangsters and then joins the gang as an adult to exact revenge on the killers.
It happened in Hollywood, or, once a hero ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
This is a "comedy/drama about a silent-screen cowboy (Richard Dix) who can't quite adjust to talkies, the death of westerns or to playing a modern-day gangster"--Container.
American empire ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
A tale of two Civil War heroes and their quest to build a cattle empire in Texas. Fighting cattle rustlers and the elements, they ruthlessly pursue and reach their goal. But one of the partners loses his heroic and genial nature through greed.
The ten commandments original silent classic ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
The story of how the Israelites left Egypt and the ten commandments, told in the context of a mother trying to bring up her children to believe in God.
Western classics 50 movie pack ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
50 classic westerns from 1930 to 1978 featuring the most well known western actors and actresses.
Souls for sale ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
The souls in question are silver-screen hopefuls in this witty, insightful glimpse at the early movie business. Feared lost for decades, it includes unique working cameos of director Erich von Stroheim and a non-Tramp Charlie Chaplin, and features starlet Eleanor Boardman, the "Cinderella of Hollywood" whose rags-to-riches story echoed her character's. Escaping from a train journey with her sinister new husband, Mem Steddon (Boardman) crawls across the California desert and spies her salvation: an Arab sheik riding a camel! The location movie crew brings Mem to Tinseltown, where bit parts and acting lessons lead her to starring roles, and a fiery finale with her murderous spouse (Lew Cody). If you like classic Hollywood, you'll love this picture, full of carefully observed detail, warmth and plenty of soul.
The Kansan ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1943 and 2007 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
"Wounded in a gunfight with the notorious James Gang, John Bonniwell (Richard Dix) awakens in a hospital to find that he's been elected marshal of Broken Lance, Kansas. He accepts the position, but quickly learns that the town is under the control of wealthy banker Steve Barat (Albert Dekker), whose crooked business practices are bleeding the citizens of Broken Lance dry. Unable to control the straight-shooting Bonniwell, Barat hatches a plot to discredit the defiant marshal and have him removed from office. He arranges for Bonniwell's arch enemies to be released from jail, with deadly results"--Container.
Stingaree ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Opera singer Hilda Bouveri falls in love with an outlaw disguised as a composer.
The Tunnel ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1935 and 2006 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Futuristic drama on an Anglo-American attempt to build a transatlantic tunnel and insure world peace. An engineer pursues his vision despite great personal sacrifices and the interference of greedy capitalists.
Ace of Aces ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1933 and 1990 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
A sculptor discovers after becoming a fighter pilot during World War I that he has an uncanny ability for blowing his enemy out of the sky. As a result, he changes from a sensitive artist to a bloodthirsty fighter. His future wife, who talked him into becoming a fighter pilot, no longer recognizes him. Highlights include great, early aerial dogfights.
The great American Western. Volume 15 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Seven alone: When the Sager family joins a wagon train traveling from Missouri to Oregon, they're unaware of the tragedy about to befall them.
The great American western. Vol. 37 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Git along, little dogies: Rancher Gene Autry fights against a drilling prospector and her banker father who claim to find oil in a spot that will threaten Autry's cattle grazing land. But when the drilling superintendent frames the pair for embezzlement in order to secure the site for himself, Autry must step in to protect them. Hi-yo Silver: A group of men, one of whom is the Lone Ranger, fights against an outlaw gang led by a fiendish society man. The Kansan: When a local hero becomes the town marshal of Broken Lance, he discovers that a prominent citizen is thoroughly corrupt and finds a way to unmask the evildoer without losing his own reputation. Sing, cowboy, sing: Tex Archer and Duke Evans help a recently widowed freight line owner protect herself and her business from the gang that murdered her husband.
Treasures 5. The west, 1898-1938 40 films ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Celebrated is the dynamic, gender-bending, ethnically diverse West that flourished in early movies. Presented is the American West as it was recorded and imagined in the first decades of motion pictures. "Brings together 40 silent and early sound films--narrative shorts and features, documentaries, promotional films, newsreel stories, and travelogues--showcasing the American West as it was recorded and imagined from 1898 to 1938"--Booklet, p. viii.
Academy Awards (Motion pictures) Animal films Bible stories Comedy films Cowboys Criminal behavior Documentary films Drama Exodus, The Families Feature films Feature films Ferber, Edna,--1887-1968 Fiction films Film adaptations Films--for the hearing impaired Frontier and pioneer life Historical films History Horror films Immigrants Indians Indians, Treatment of Indians of North America Israelites crossing the Red Sea (Biblical event) Jews Leopard Lewton, Val Man-woman relationships Marriage Moses--(Biblical leader) Motion picture actors and actresses Motion pictures Murder Oklahoma Oklahoma Land Rush (1889) Religious films Seafaring life Short films Silent films Silent films Southwest, New Ten commandments Thrillers (Motion pictures) United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired West (U.S.) Western films Western films World War (1914-1918)
Brimmer, Ernest, 1894-1949