WorldCat Identities

Hornbeck, William 1901-1983

Works: 53 works in 114 publications in 4 languages and 5,883 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Western films  Fantasy films  Christmas films  Documentary films  War films  History  Military history  Angel films 
Roles: Film editor, edm, Editor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by William Hornbeck
Shane by A. B Guthrie( Visual )

14 editions published between 1952 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arrivato nel Wyoming, l'ex pistolero Shane si erge a paladino della famiglia di coloni che lo ospita, affascinando tanto la moglie che il figlioletto: insegnerà al probo e pacifico padre a farsi rispettare, e ripartirà dopo aver sconfitto gli allevatori che vogliono impadronirsi di tutte le terre per far pascolare le loro mandrie. (Mereghetti)
Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life by Frank Capra( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Bailey is not having a good day. His life in the sleepy little town of Bedford Falls has been thrown off track, perhaps never to recover. His business has failed, he's wanted by the police, and he's had a fight with his beloved wife Mary. On this disastrous day, his responsibilities and frustrations overwhelm him, leading him to a bridge and serious contemplation of suicide. It's up to an angel named Clarence to convince George that his life has been one of worth and that it's still worth living. After taking a long look at George's life, the angel offers a portrait of what life in Bedford Falls would be like if George had never been born. This classic, sentimental favorite has become a Christmas tradition
William Wyler's The heiress by William Wyler( Visual )

2 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olivia De Havilland plays wealthy spinster Catherine Sloper, the only heir to her stern father's (Sir Ralph Richardson) vast estate. When a dashing fortune hunter named Morris Townsend (Montgomery Clift) wants her to elope, her father threatens her with disinheritance. On the eve of their marriage Townsend deserts her. Seven years later Morris returns, and a bitter, wiser Catherine plots her revenge
Frank Capra's State of the union by Frank Capra( Visual )

4 editions published between 1948 and 2016 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An industrialist runs for the Presidency and is caught between his principled estranged wife and a power-hungry newspaper owner, who is also the industrialist's mistress
That Hamilton woman( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars of the late eighteenth century. Emma Hart is a beautiful dance hall girl who is sent by her latest lover to stay with his uncle Sir William Hamilton, the British ambassador to Naples. Sir William considers Emma a rare piece of art he must possess. Sir William introduces Emma to Naples' elite society and she soon marries him. Later, Horatio Nelson, a famous English Naval office arrives. Soon, a scandalous, adulterous affair between the British Royal Navy officer and the renowned beauty, Emma begins
Giant by George Stevens( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bick Benedict, his society-gilded wife and three generations of land-rich Texas sons and daughters love, swagger, connive and clash in a monumental drama of family strife, racial bigotry and conflict between cattle barons and newly-rich oil tycoons
Frank Capra's A hole in the head by Frank Capra( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about Tony Manetta, a small-time Miami Beach hotel operator barely able to make the payments on his own modest inn, who dreams of one day opening a million dollar resort. In addition to bill collectors, Tony must contend with his beatnik girlfriend and his well-meaning but conservative brother and sister-in-law. Through thick and thin, however, one thing remains constant: the love between Tony and his young son who admires him even if he isn't a big shot
Why we fight : a series of seven information films( Visual )

1 edition published in 1942 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This motion picture film explores the background of World War II. Reel 1 shows the bombing of Pearl Harbor, London air raids, cavalry and tank battles in Russia, and Panzer and Luftwaffe operations in western Europe. Footage also shows Fascists in Italy and Nazis in Germany as they riot and parade. In Reel 2, Emperor Hirohito inspects Japanese troops. Footage also shows military demonstrations in the Axis countries, their legislatures in session, German slave labor, Alfred Rosenberg's denunciation of the church in Germany and reenactments of political assassinations. In Reel 3, Axis school children receive political indoctrination, Secretary of State Frank Billings Kellogg hands the 1929 Peace Pact to President Hoover, and U.S. citizens state isolationist views. Footage also shows Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and Works Projects Administration (WPA) workers constructing a road. Reel 4 contrasts play of U.S. children with military games of Nazi children and diagrams territorial ambitions of the Axis. The reel contains footage of Adolf Hitler, Hermann Goring, Rudolph Hess, and Joseph Goebbels. In Reel 5, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto speaks of Japanese desires, troops parade in Berlin, Japanese troops advance in Manchuria, Secretary of State Henry Stimson denounces the Manchurian action and Japanese delegates leave a League of Nations meeting. In Reel 6, Japanese troops land at Shanghai, Chiang Kai-shek leads a parade in China, the Italians invade Ethiopia, Haile Selassie asks the League of Nations to intervene in Ethiopia, and President Franklin Roosevelt denounces the Italian action
I want to live! by Robert Wise( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arrested for fatally beating an elderly widow, Barbara Graham, a vagrant prostitute and fast-living party girl, at first goads the police, refusing to answer their questions. But when an alleged accomplice turns state's evidence, Graham insists that she's innocent. Condemned by the press and the public, she is found guilty of murder and sentenced to die in the gas chamber. As her execution draws nearer, Graham desperately attempts to expose the truth and save her life against all odds. The background music is made up in its entirety of progressive jazz
A place in the sun by George Stevens( Visual )

3 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptation of 'An American Tragedy,' a story of a man's aspirations to the high life which are threatened by his lover's pregnancy
Frank Capra's why we fight( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete set of seven documentaries, produced by director Frank Capra during World War II at the request of the United States War Department, presented here in uncut versions. These films were required viewing for the armed forces and were also widely shown in civilian theaters. Prelude to war: Reviews events from 1933 to 1939, including the Japanese conquest of Manchuria, the Italian conquest of Ethiopia, and the rise of Hitler. Also discusses the Axis plan of world conquest. The Nazis strike: Documentary film record of Germany's preparations for war, the conquest of Austria and Czechoslovakia, and the attack upon Poland. Divide & conquer: The German attack upon and conquest of Belgium, Holland, and France in 1940. Battle of Britain: Tells the story of the Nazi assault on Britain, and Britain's successful defense of its island, during 1940-41. Battle of Russia: Shows the Russian defense against the Nazi invasion during World War II, focusing on the Battle of Stalingrad. Battle of China: Depicts Japanese aggression against China during World War II and describes Japan's plans for world conquest. War comes to America: explains the events, from 1931 to 1941, that lead to the United States entry into World War II
The complete James Dean collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Giant] : Bick Benedict, his society-gilded wife and three generations of land-rich Texas sons and daughters love, swagger, connive and clash in a monumental drama of family strife, racial bigotry and conflict between cattle barons and newly-rich oil tycoons
Prelude to war by Frank Capra( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prelude to War, a famous propaganda film, was the U.S. Department of War's first installment in their Why we fight series, a group of seven documentaries used to boost morale and encourage civilian support. This film contrasts the dictatorships of Germany, Italy, and Japan between WWI and WWII with American ideals in an effort to turn the tide of anti-militarianism in the U.S. This fifty minute documentary was first shown as a training film for the United States Army and was later released as a theatrical production for civilian audiences."--Container
War comes to America by Frank Capra( Visual )

3 editions published between 1945 and 2005 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To explain the United States' involvement in World War II, Frank Capra's film analyses the country's history and the ideology of its people. American ideals, as described in the Declaration of Independence, are highlighted through a depiction of the history of the nation, the current American quality of life and the social, recreational and work ethics of the people
James Dean : 3-film collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebel without a cause (1955): The adolescent son of a well-to-do family gets into trouble with other kids and the police
L'Homme des vallees perdues by George Stevens( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drifter and retired gunfighter assists a homestead family terrorized by an aging cattleman and his hired gun
Frank Capra's Riding high( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A horse trainer who has fallen on hard times looks to his horse, Broadway Bill, to finally win the big race
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Alternative Names
William Hornbeck Amerikaans filmeditor (1901-1983)

William Hornbeck montatore statunitense

William Hornbeck US-amerikanischer Cutter

William Hornbeck US-amerikanischer Filmeditor

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ויליאם הורנבאק

ویلیام هورنبک تدوینگر آمریکایی



Frank Capra's It's a wonderful lifeFrank Capra's A hole in the head