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Leonard, Harry M.

Overview
Works: 124 works in 132 publications in 1 language and 554 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Film noir  Fiction  Humor  History  Music 
Roles: sds
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Harry M Leonard
Halls of Montezuma ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A squad of Marines pick their way through enemy-infested jungles to find their objective in the island's interior
The hunters ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An Air Force pilot in charge of a group of young flyboys in 1952 Korea knows where and when to separate his private life from his responsibilities
Under my skin ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1950 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member 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
Green grass of Wyoming ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1948 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member 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
The siege at Red River ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the Civil War, Southern raiders (Van Johnson and Milburn Stone) steal a Gatling gun from Union troops and transport it across country in a medicine show wagon; along the way, they encounter a Yankee nurse (Joanne Dru). Brett Manning (Richard Boone) steals the gun, sells it to warring Indians in the Midwest, and then helps them attack a Union fort. A Pinkerton man (Jeff Morrow) and Union troops come to the rescue of the fort. Filmed on location in Moab, Utah: Professor Valley, Castle Valley and along the Colorado River
Tonight we raid Calais ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1943 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At a time when most of Europe is in the throes of war, British intelligence commando Geoffrey Carter lands in Nazi-occupied France to spot and mark a Nazi munitions factory for a Royal Air Force bombing raid. He enlists the help of an old French farmer and his stubborn, yet enchanting daughter, Odette. But Odette has doubts about Carter due to her bitter feelings toward the British, whom she believes were responsible for the fall of France. And fate has more twists in store
The perfect snob [videorecording] ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young woman must choose between marrying for love or marrying for wealth with the lush island of Honolulu for background to this comedy of errors --Container
Elopement ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An industrial designer's daughter falls in love with her college professor. Wanting her to follow in his foot-steps the father tries to stop his daughter's elopement but ends up liking his son-in-law
Thundering jets ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"At the United States Air Force Flight Test School at Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California, instructor Capt. Steve Morley glumly awaits the arrival of the new crop of students. Steve, a seasoned pilot, resents 'playing nursemaid to a bunch of glory jockeys, ' and has consequently requested a transfer into flight operations. The new class is comprised of Kurt Weber, a pilot who flew for Germany during World War II but is now an American citizen; the womanizing Maj. Mike Geron; class clown and show-off Capt. Murphy and Lt. Jimmy Erskine and his roommate, Lt. Bob Kiley. Erskine, who flew fighter planes in the Korean War, snubs Kurt because he is German. Later that night, Steve meets his sweetheart, Susan Blair, who works as a secretary for Lt. Col. Spalding. Still brooding about being relegated to the role of instructor, Steve treats Susan with indifference. The next day, Steve lectures his students about 'staying ahead of the game, ' but his words fall on deaf ears as his restless pupils want to take to the sky, not sit in class. When Steve learns that his request for a transfer has been denied, Susan warns that his negative attitude will destroy him and suggests breaking off their relationship. Disregarding Susan's advice, Steve remains hypercritical of his students, thus earning their antagonism. As their schooling continues, Kurt befriends Kiley, who is having difficulty memorizing the myriad facts necessary to pass the course. Their friendship offends Erskine, who tells Kiley that his brother met his death in World War II at the hands of a German pilot. After Kiley flunks out of school, he tells Erskine that Kurt's parents were killed in an air raid by American pilots and asks him to show compassion to the German. At the officers' club that night, Erskine approaches Kurt and expresses his sorrow for the loss of his parents. Mike, noticing that Susan is alone, offers to drive her home. As they approach Susan's apartment door, Mike makes romantic overtures and she asks him to leave. After Mike departs, Steve pounds at Susan's door, angered that she allowed Mike to drive her home. When Steve accuses Susan of improper behavior, she slaps his face and orders him to leave. After Steve is unexpectedly called out of class the next day, Murphy steps up to the blackboard and begins to draw funny, lewd pictures. When Steve reenters the room and finds Murphy at the blackboard, he berates the students. Later, Capts. Andy Anderson and Cory Dexter, Steve's fellow flight instructors, caution Steve that he is treating his students too harshly. Frustrated, Steve again asks Spalding for a transfer, and when the colonel denies his request on the grounds that they need exceptional pilots to train the students, Steve declares that he is resigning. At the officers' club that night, Mrs. Blocher, the camp gossip, tells Susan that Steve is 'cracking up.' Concerned, Susan asks Mike why Steve is so disliked. Realizing that Susan is still in love with Steve, Mike seeks him out and warns him that he is throwing Susan's love away. On a training mission the next day, Murphy shows off by buzzing an observation tower, earning a reprimand from Steve. After Murphy is expelled for his irresponsible behavior, the students, certain that Steve is responsible, ostracize him. Later, they discover that Murphy was reported by the controller in the tower and not Steve. On the day of the dangerous spin-test maneuver, Erskine and Kurt perform flawlessly. Steve then takes Mike up, but after the aircraft's engine flames out, Mike passes out, sending the plane spinning dangerously out of control. On the ground, the students and flight crew gear up for a crash, but in the plane, Steve seizes the controls and lands the aircraft safely. Afterward, Mike, aware that Steve could have bailed out of the plane and left him to die, thanks him for saving his life. When Steve returns to the base, Susan tells him that she is proud of him. Five days before graduation, Steve's students disrupt class to drag him to a surprise party in his honor. After the group toasts Steve, he and Susan reconcile. At the graduation ceremony, as Steve's students man their planes, he takes his hat off to them"--AFI catalog, 1951-1960
The Jack Benny program ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In his monologue, Jack reveals that his producer has been using raffle tickets to get the audience to stay in their seats until the end of the program. He introduces Connie Francis, and they argue about whether it is harder to sing or to get laughs. She sings 'I was born too late, ' and an Al Jolson medley ('Swanee, ' 'Mammy, ' and 'April showers.' Don does the Alka-Seltzer commercial as an endorsement by a safe-cracker. In the sketch, Benny, Stevens, Dale White and Don Wilson play members of the Skinner family of the Ozarks. They all sing a parody of 'Sit right down and write yourself a letter.'
The Jack Benny program ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jack is berating his publicity agent for not getting him dignified publicity, when the agent gets a phone call informing him that Ronald Reagan won't be able to make his scheduled appearance on the Impromptu panel discussion show. Jack insists that his agent get him on the show. Dennis arrives looking for a ruby lost from his ring; he thinks he has found it, but he has found a One-a-Day Brand Vitamin, allowing Don to do the commercial. On the show, Jack can't think of anything to say on various intellectual topics, until a question is asked about the effect on the American dollar of the fall of the British pound; Jack is still talking about money after the final credits have gone on, and the camera has been turned off
Ladies of Washington ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1944 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The holy terror ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The daughter of an officer of the Naval Air Service who, while putting on musical shows for the troops, uncovers a group of spies."--Container
Dreamy Rocky Mountain moon : waltz ballad by Kamie Belfils ( )
2 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Romance of the Rio Grande ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Caribbean mystery ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1945 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When two geologists vanish while exploring a huge swamp alleged to contain the gold of pirate Henry Morgan, officials of the United Oil Company, for which the missing men worked, send for Smith, a private detective from Brooklyn. Smith arrives on the tiny Caribbean island and meets Governor Gerald McCracken, Sr.; his secretary, Felix Ikert; police commissioner Col. Lane; coroner and town physician Rene Marcel and police lieutenant Bowman Hall. Lane and Hall are infuriated by the oil company's hiring of the wise-cracking, seemingly incompetent Smith, but Smith proposes that the scientists, as well as the other six people who have disappeared, could not have been merely lost in the swamp or killed by alligators, as Lane maintains. Smith substantiates his theory by showing the men the bullet hole in his hat, made when someone shot at him while he was wandering through the outskirts of the swamp. He also tells the officials that his associate, Carroll Gates, has been on the island conducting an undercover investigation. When Smith goes to Gates's hotel room, however, he discovers that his partner has been murdered. Mrs. Jean Gilbert, the hotel hostess, shows Smith into the adjoining room, and the ex-policeman begins his investigation in earnest. Later that night, Smith is almost hit by a knife thrown by an unseen assailant, but quickly jokes away his nervousness. He is then visited by Jean, who reveals that she and Gates had become friends during his stay. Gates believed that the disappearances were deliberate murders and gave Jean a map of the swamp to pass on to Smith if something happened to him. After their talk, Jean is murdered with the same dagger that was thrown at Smith, and because the weapon had been hanging on McCracken's wall, Smith becomes suspicious of one of the men who was present at his initial interview with the governor. The men laugh at Smith's assumption that pirate treasure is the motive behind the killings, and Lane vows to reveal the murderer at his house at ten o'clock that night. When the group arrives at the Lane home, however, they find that the police commissioner and his daughter Linda have been abducted. McCracken's son, Gerald, Jr., who is in love with Linda, accompanies Smith into the swamp, where he believes the Lanes were taken. The pair wander for two days until Smith fires his pistol in the belief that whoever committed the murders will take them to the island in the middle of the morass. They are found and taken to former rum runner Captain Van den Bark, who, along with the secret leader of the gang, is extracting pirate gold from the swamp and smuggling it to the United States. Van den Bark orders his righthand man, Hartshorn, to kill Smith and Gerald, but they succeed in wounding him and escaping. While Van den Bark and his other men load up the gold and prepare to leave the island, Smith and Gerald find Lane and Linda, who have not been harmed. Smith then captures Van den Bark, but as they board a boat to leave, Lane shoots him and states that he was trying to escape. Frustrated that Lane has killed his only witness, Smith claims that Van den Bark is only wounded, and then concocts an elaborate scheme back in town, where Dr. Praskins of the local hospital pretends to operate on the 'injured' man. Knowing that the ringleader will try to kill Van den Bark, Smith lies in wait and soon captures Dr. Marcel. Marcel confesses that he was smuggling the gold out in coffins and committed the murders to protect his operation. Later, with the case wrapped up, Smith enjoys a game of darts with Linda and Gerald"--AFI catalog, 1941-1950
The house on Telegraph Hill ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Victoria Kowelska is tortured in a concentration camp during the final days of World War II, and her family in Poland is slaughtered. Her best friend, Karin, who is ill, hopes to recover and make it to San Francisco, where a wealthy aunt is taking care of her son. But when Karin dies and the camp is liberated, Victoria exchanges identity papers with the dead woman, thereby gaining a new identity and family. After five years in relocation camps, Victoria finally gets to America, only to learn that Karin's aunt has recently died, and her nephew is in charge of the estate and Karin's son."--Booklet
The Jack Benny program ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the opening monologue, Jack shows the audience why his Stradivarius is worth $30,000. He introduces Milton Berle and they spar a bit. Don introduces Miss Carmelita Montoya, a dancer from Madrid who uses One-a-Day Brand Vitamins for castanets. The sketch is about Jonathan Goodheart (Jack), wealthy philanthropist who believes there is no such thing as a bad boy, but his newly adopted son (Berle) gives him cause to wonder
House of the damned ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A perfect romantic getaway truns into a hellish nightmare when an architect and his wife join another couple for a getaway that turns evil, as the castle they are staying in turns hostile towards them
36 hours to kill ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Leonard, H. M. (Harry M.)
Leonard, Harry M., 1900-1985
Languages
English (27)