Little, Thomas 1886-1985
Most widely held works about Thomas Little
Most widely held works by Thomas Little
Top hat ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 1,029 libraries worldwide
Showman Jerry Travers is working for producer Horace Hardwick in London. Jerry demonstrates his new dance steps late one night in Horace's hotel, much to the annoyance of sleeping Dale Tremont below. She goes upstairs to complain and the two are immediately attracted to each other. Complications arise when Dale mistakes Jerry for Horace.
Guadalcanal diary ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 241 libraries worldwide
Follows a devoted platoon of Marines through the terrors of war in the South Pacific.
Halls of Montezuma ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
A squad of Marines pick their way through enemy-infested jungles to find their objective in the island's interior.
The frogmen ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
In this WWII adventure, a new commanding officer is sent to tighten the discipline of a group of Navy underwater demolition experts, a.k.a. frogmen.
Under my skin ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Dan Butler is running out of places to run. After throwing too many U.S. and Italian horse races, he's now on the lam from a gangster whom he purposely double-crossed by winning a big race. Escaping to France, Dan finds more complications and conflict, including a Left Bank café singer who blames him for her boyfriend's death, his ten-year-old son whose idolotry of Butler is being slowly stripped away, and the newly arrived gangster, who wants Dan to throw a high-stakes steeplechase race, or else!
Brigham Young ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1940 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Brigham Young leads the Mormon pioneers from Nauvoo, Illinois to the Great Salt Lake Valley following the martyrdom of church founder Joseph Smith.
John Ford's my darling Clementine ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The man I married ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Green grass of Wyoming ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1948 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
"A drama of Wyoming ranch life continuing the story of the wild white stallion, Thunderhead. Includes a series of trotting-race scenes filmed at Lancaster, Ohio, and several Burl Ives folksongs"--Copyright catalog, 1940-1949.
That night in Rio ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Under my skin ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1950 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
"Dan Butler, an American jockey who is working in Merano, Italy, because he threw too many races in the U.S., is paid to lose a race by gangster Louis Bork. Dan unavoidably wins the race and prepares to leave Merano for Paris before Bork and his thugs, Rico and Max, catch up with him. He sends his young son Joe on to the station to wait for him before fighting with and escaping from Bork. Dan and Joe arrive in Paris and go to visit an old friend, only to be told by the friend's former girl friend, Paule Manet, that he was killed because of crooked gambling debts in which Dan got him involved. Paule, who blames Dan for her lover's death, is the owner of a café where she also performs as a singer. While Dan looks for trunks he had shipped to the café's address, Joe falls asleep at a café table. Paule takes Joe to her apartment where he tells her that his mother is dead but his aunt and uncle are living in Michigan. The next day, at a race track, Dan meets an old friend, English jockey George Gardner, and looks for work with a trainer, Drake. Later, as Paule gives Joe French lessons at the café, Dan spots Bork and his henchmen. Bork threatens to kill Dan unless he comes up with the the advance money he paid him for the Italian job within a week. After Paule refuses to become involved in Dan's problems, Dan learns that a race in which George is riding the favorite has been fixed and bets on the other horse. Joe is saddened by his father's wager, even though he wins a lot of money, and tells him that he is a crook. Dan slaps Joe and later decides to send him to his aunt in Michigan, putting him on a boat train. Sometime later, Dan buys a rambunctious horse from Drake and prepares to train him for racing. Soon after, Paule shows up at the stables with Joe, who did not leave, and Dan is happy to see him. When Joe notices that the horse, Gilford, is a natural jumper, he tells his father to try him as a steeplechaser. Dan and Gilford win a number of races, and Bork, whom Dan has been repaying in installments, announces that with the new horse, everyone can make a lot of money. Although he knows that Gilford could easily win an upcoming major race, Bork tells Dan that he must lose. Dan refuses to throw the race, however, and is beaten by Bork and his thugs. Bork then tells Dan that if he throws the race, he will be a free man but if he refuses, he will be a dead man. Paule, who has fallen in love with Dan, suspects that he is going to cooperate with Bork and tells him it will alienate Joe. Later, however, Paule changes her mind and tells Dan to lose so he can be free but Dan, who returns Paule's love, wants to win for Joe. After George warns Dan that Bork will probably have a jockey in the same race to make sure that he cooperates, Dan gives him a letter so that he can collect the purse money in the event that something happens to him. In the race, Dan is jostled by Bork's rider, Maurice, but recovers. George, riding interference for Dan, is eliminated from the race by Maurice. Dan is on his own but goes on to take Maurice out of the race. With Paule and Joe cheering him on, Dan wins the race but is thrown off when a riderless horse collides with Gilford. After Dan dies from injuries sustained in the fall, George tells Joe that his father rode the greatest race he ever saw and won it honestly. Their faith restored, Paule and Joe walk off together"--AFI catalog, 1941-1950.
Pigskin parade ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"In a conference room, the board of regents for Yale University tries to decide on what team to play in a charity football game the week before the big Harvard game. Although the University of Texas is chosen, the much smaller Texas State University is mistakenly invited. After two years without a win, Texas State hires a new football coach, Slug Winters, from the East. Slug arrives, but it becomes quickly obvious that his wife Bessie wears the pants and has the brains in the Winters' household. After accepting Yale's invitation, which they assume was offered on account of their new coach, the students rally around the team. Yale, unable to rescind the invitation, sets its publicity man, Sparks, loose, selling the game as the Eastern Goliath versus the Western David. Bessie, learning that the football team is made up of star basketball players, has her husband abandon the standard football running attack for an aerial one, led by star tailback Biff Bentley. The team quickly becomes a huge success, racking up three consecutive wins. At a football rally, Bessie, drunk on a bottle of confiscated gin, accidentally breaks Biff's leg. Desperate for a new tailback, Bessie goes to Fort Smith, Arkansas, to recruit a player, only to learn that he is already at Yale. Bessie drives back with students Chip Carson and Laura Watson, and they stop at a melon patch to discover country boy Amos Dodd tossing melons to his younger sister Sairy. They convince Amos and Sairy to come to Texas State where Amos immediately impresses all with his football prowess. Unfortunately, Amos doesn't impress the academic faction of the school. Chip and his fraternity brothers conspire to have Amos impersonate new student Herbert van Dyke, a Communist who is serving sixty days in jail for an anarchistic act. With Amos back in place, the team remains undefeated. Campus vamp Sally Saxon gets her claws into Amos, but drops him when she receives a jewelled bracelet from well-to-do Mortimer Higgens. Heartbroken, Amos decides to leave the school, but Bessie comes to the rescue again by having Slug romance Sally, then threaten to name Sally in a divorce suit if she doesn't stay engaged to Amos. The team heads by train for Yale and the big game. After taking a 6-0 lead on Amos' touchdown pass, the Texas offense freezes under blizzard conditions. Late in the fourth quarter, Yale marches down the field and takes the lead 7-6. With time running out, Texas State blocks a Yale punt to set up one final scoring chance. Slug accidentally knocks himself out on the sidelines, putting Bessie in charge. She sends Amos back into the game for the final play. Removing his shoes so he can 'feel the earth between his toes,' Amos runs through the Yale defense for the winning touchdown. After the game, the Texans parade around the field, as David triumphs once again over Goliath"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940.
John Steinbeck's the moon is down ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1943 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Gateway ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1938 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
When an Irish immigrant girl rejects the advances of a fellow passenger, she finds herself detained at Ellis Island. A newspaper reporter comes to her aid.
Swamp water ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Four sons ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1940 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"In 1936, in the village of Czechoslovakian Kolna near the German border, Frau Freida Bern lovingly cares for her sons, Chris, Karl, Fritz and Joseph. The boys' father was killed in World War I when he was forced to fight for Germany, and Frau Bern is delighted that Joseph is carrying on his father's dream of going to America. Frau Bern gives the money she has saved to Joseph for the journey, and the other boys unselfishly wish him well and tell him to send for them. Meanwhile, Chris, who is very patriotic, argues with Karl, who has joined a German 'social club' and supports Germany. The rift between the brothers grows deeper when Karl and Anna, Chris's longtime girl friend, discover that they are passionately in love. Frau Bern makes peace between the brothers, and Chris puts aside his feelings to celebrate at Anna and Karl's wedding. At the reception, however, Karl is called to duty by his German friends, who are seeking to kill one of their captured spies before he talks. Anna is crushed to discover that her bridegroom has disappeared on their wedding night, but vows to stand by him and tends to his injuries when he returns home after accomplishing his mission. As time passes, Anna presents Karl with a son, and Joseph gets a good job in New York. One day, Karl is visited by Nazi officers, who wish for him to formally enlist in the Army. Chris and Karl almost come to blows after Chris pulls a gun on the men, but once again their mother urges them to forego their violence. Frau Bern tries to convince Karl that the Nazis are wrong, but he refuses to listen, and later, when the Czechs mobilize against the Nazis, Karl enlists as a Nazi officer, while Chris marches with the Czech Army. The Czechs are forced to cede Sudetenland to the Nazis in order to avoid war, and Chris bitterly decries traitors like Karl, who deserted the Czech Army. Chris and Karl return home, and after Chris discovers from Karl that the Nazis have a list of local citizens who are to be murdered so that they do not cause trouble, he rushes out to warn them. He is too late to save the burgomaster, whom he finds dead in his home, and he is then chased and wounded by Nazi soldiers. While Chris is hiding in the swamp, he sees and shoots a Nazi soldier who is searching for him. Chris makes it back home, where Frau Bern hides him before the Nazis find him. The soldiers, led by former family friend Max Sturm, arrive and instead of looking for Chris, who they do not know is the one who shot the soldier, they bring Karl, who has been badly wounded. Frau Bern realizes that Chris accidentally shot his own brother, but nonetheless tries to force Anna to keep quiet after Karl dies. Anna spitefully denounces Chris, and he is killed when the Nazis find him. Soon after, Joseph sends money for his mother and Fritz to come to America, but it is too late, for Fritz is drafted into the German Army. The grieving mother says goodbye to her youngest son, and soon he is killed in Warsaw. Frau Bern is presented with the Iron Cross for Fritz's bravery, and she bitterly comments that the first time she was presented with the medal was when her husband was killed. After Frau Bern sees a troop of young boys learning to march, she pleads with Anna to take Karl, Jr. to America. Anna finally admits that the war is senseless, and the two women go with the child to the train station. There they are bid farewell by Joseph's former schoolteacher, Herr Kapek, who has just been released from a concentration camp, and he assures them that 'barbed wire cannot hold the spirit of man.' Frau Bern, Anna and Karl, Jr. board the train, and begin the journey to a new life of freedom"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940.
Charley's aunt ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The jackpot ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1950 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"Bill and Amy Lawrence live with their children, Phyllis and Tommy, in Glenville, Indiana, where Bill works at the Woodruff Department Store. Bill is bored by the routine aspects of their life and feels that their future is already programmed. One day at the store, Bill and co-worker Fred Burns are summoned to Woodruff's office. Woodruff is concerned because business is slow and wants them to come up with ideas to improve the situation. He also informs them that he will be going to Europe the following month and that one of them will be selected to run the store in his absence and will receive a promotion. Later, at home, Bill receives a phone call from New York asking him if he will be home that evening to listen to the Federal Broadcasting System's quiz show, Name the mystery husband as his number has been selected to be called as part of the $24,000 jackpot contest. Bill assumes the call is a joke being played by one of his friends, who will be present for the regular canasta game that evening, but nevertheless phones his friend, newspaperman Harry Summers, for tips on the mystery husband's identity and learns that it might be either band leader Harry James or writer Charles MacArthur. As the program begins, the card game crowd gathers around the radio, anxious to hear if anyone can guess the identity of the mystery husband, whose disguised voice has been stumping contestants for ten weeks. The program is almost over when Bill's phone finally rings. Bill has to answer a riddle before qualifying to guess the mystery husband and Tommy supplies the answer. Bill then guesses that Harry James is the mystery husband and wins. Prizes are soon delivered to the Lawrence home, and a Mr. Leslie of Harrington Interiors arrives to make over their house. Crowds gather at the house to watch several trucks unloading various items, including a washing machine and a piano. After Harry arrives with a photographer to do a story for the local paper, a taxi delivers another prize, the glamorous Hilda Jones, who has come to paint Bill's portrait. Suddenly, Bill discovers that he will have to pay income tax on all his prizes and consults a tax expert, who tells him that his liability will be $7,000. As his annual salary is $7,500. Bill and Amy decide to sell off most of the prizes. In the meantime, rumors circulate about Bill posing for Hilda, but she is actually painting a portrait of Amy from a photograph Bill has given to her. When Bill sells one of the watches he has won to a store customer, Woodruff tells him to desist. To counteract Bill's 'involvement' with Hilda, Amy goes to dinner with Leslie. Bill then takes Amy to see the portrait at Hilda's hotel room, but when Hilda answers his knock at her door very affectionately, Amy leaves in a huff. Several strange people come to the house to view the numerous items for sale. When Bill finds he has to go to Chicago on business, Harry tells him that a sharp character by the name of Flick Morgan might buy some of the rings and watches from him. Bill goes to see Flick, who runs an illegal bookie operation behind a candy store. As Morgan examines a ring, the place is raided by the police, and he takes off with the ring. The police find other jewelry and watches in Bill's possession and arrest him. Meanwhile, the man who bought the watch from Bill has brought it back to Woodruff complaining that it doesn't work and consequently, when Woodruff receives a call from the Chicago police asking to verify Bill's employment, he denies knowing him. After Bill spends a night in jail, Harry comes to clear him and they drive back to Glenville. Along the way, they stop for a drink and Bill has one too many. Harry then phones one of Bill's friends to arrange a surprise wedding anniversary party for that evening. However, Bill and Amy have a fight, and when the party guests arrive, they find Bill leaving, suitcase in hand. The next day, Hilda delivers the portrait and Amy is surprised that it is of her. Hilda tells her that there was nothing between Bill and her and that Amy should hold onto him. When a lawyer, Pritchett, later arrives at the house saying that Bill is on his way, both Bill and Amy assume that Pritchett is there to negotiate divorce terms. Pritchett, in fact, represents Flick Morgan, who has lost the ring he was examining when the raid started. Pritchett tells Bill that Morgan is very grateful to him for not implicating him in the raid and wishes to pay Bill the full amount he asked for the ring, $5,000. After Bill realizes he can use this money to pay his tax liability, he and Amy reunite. Woodruff then drops by to say that his statement to the police was intended only as a joke. Although Bill socks him, Woodruff later promotes him to vice-president"--AFI catalog, 1941-1950.
The house on Telegraph Hill ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Tonight we raid Calais ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1943 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
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Little, Thomas, b. 1894