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Winkler, Ben

Overview
Works: 8 works in 8 publications in 1 language and 206 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film noir  Crime films  Gangster films  War films  Fiction  Film adaptations 
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Ben Winkler
The prowler by Joseph Losey( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nefarious cop stalks a lonely, repressed Los Angeles housewife and decides to win her by killing her husband
Beyond victory( Visual )

1 edition published in 1931 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"As the remnants of an American battalion fights the German army for control of a French village, four soldiers recall how they came to the battlefields of World War I. The first young wounded soldier, Russell, called 'Bud, ' begs his commanding officer, Sergeant Bill Thatcher, to tell his mother that he had been selfish and then recalls the following scene: Although his mother pleads with him to stay on the farm and not jeopardize his life in a faraway war, he ignores her and enlists. After telling his story, Bud dies in Bill's arms. Soon after, in France, another dying soldier, Lew Cavanaugh, recounts to Bill how he came to enlist: A wealthy New York playboy, Lew invites Ina, his latest conquest, to his apartment. When his former mistress telephones, Lew puts her off by telling her that he has enlisted in the army. Ina, overhearing the lie, proudly throws her arms around Lew and, assuming that he will be shipped out the next morning, promises to give him a night to remember. In France, after he is nicked in the ear by a passing bullet, 'K-P' private Jim Mobley remembers his wife, 'Mlle.' Fritzi, a vaudeville knife thrower who doesn't understand why men wage war, and who becomes very upset when her housekeeping husband announces his intention to enlist. Back on the battle grounds, Jim finds Bill at the machine gun and listens as he tells the story of his fiancée in New Orleans: On the day before their wedding, Bill informs German-born Katherine that he would rather fight Germans overseas than marry a German in America. Despite her impassioned call to reason, Katherine cannot convince Bill that war is meaningless. Before blowing up a German-controlled bridge, Bill confesses to Jim that Katherine was wiser than he. After Jim and Bill are shelled, they are taken to a Red Cross hospital, where Katherine finds them and convinces the German doctors to allow her to donate blood for Bill's life-saving transfusion. Armistice is declared, and generously decorated, Bill and Jim toast to peace with Katherine"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Sundown trail( Visual )

1 edition published in 1931 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"While heading for her deceased father's New Mexican ranch to hear the reading of his will, Eastern-bred Dorothy 'Dottie' Beals and her attorney, George Marsden, are held up and stranded by Joe Currier and his gang of outlaws. Despite Dottie's previous snubbing of him, Robert 'Buck' Sawyer, the manager of the ranch, pursues the outlaws and is wounded during a shootout with them. To Dottie's dismay, a clause in her father's will states that to inherit the lucrative ranch she will have to live on it for five years with Buck as manager. Wary of Buck, the greedy Marsden tries to convince Dottie, his reluctant fiancée, that Buck staged the robbery in order to scare her away and claim the ranch for himself. Dottie is attracted to Buck, in spite of her proclaimed loathing of cowboys, and resists Marsden's accusations, until Flash Prescott, a childhood friend of Buck's, arrives at the ranch. Flash has come to buy $10,000 worth of cattle for Currier, and during the transaction, Dottie recognizes his voice from the hold-up and confronts Buck with her finding. Although Buck denies knowledge of Flash's crime, he rushes to warn his friend, who has been reported to the sheriff. At Currier's corral, Buck overwhelms several outlaws and rescues Flash, who was knocked out and tied up by Currier when he refused to participate in his scheme to take Dottie's cattle and steal back the purchase money. After giving Flash instructions to flee to Montana, Buck rides to Dottie's ranch, where Currier and his men are holding her and Marsden at gunpoint. While Buck fights for Dottie's freedom, Flash rides for help on the range. Before Flash and the other cowboys arrive, Buck singlehandedly defeats Currier and his men. For his bravery, Buck receives a kiss from Dottie, who reminds him that, according to her father's will, he is obligated to take care of her for the rest of his life. Buck then sends Flash on his way to Montana"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Apology for murder( Visual )

1 edition published in 1945 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A reporter helps the girl he loves kill her husband for his money, but they are found out by his city editor
Reg'lar fellers( Visual )

1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A wealthy woman hates children because her grown son married against her wishes and then was framed by gangsters and wound up in jail. The reg'lar fellers foil a holdup by the gangsters, prove the frame-up against her son, and reconcile her to children again
Parole Inc.( Visual )

1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"A parole board is controlled by the underworld until a government investigator assists local police in exposing the schemes of a group of criminals"--Copyright catalog, 1940-1949
El merodeador The prowler( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Resum: "A nefarious cop stalks a lonely, repressed Los Angeles housewife and decides to win her by killing her husband.". -- National Library of Canada
Born to love( Visual )

1 edition published in 1931 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"In war-torn London, in 1919, Red Cross nurse Doris Kendall meets Captain Barry Craig, an American Army Air Corps officer, and soon falls in love with him. On the night before he is to ship out, Barry proposes marriage, but Doris refuses him, saying that if they marry, she will be sent back to America. Instead, the couple spends the night together and says a hopeful but sad goodbye the next morning. Soon after, Doris receives a letter from Leslie Darrow, Barry's friend, which states that Barry is missing in action and assumed dead. Devastated, Doris finds comfort in her longtime admirer and former patient, Sir Wilfred Drake, who invites her to recuperate at his aunt Agatha and uncle James's country estate. Later, on Armistice Day, Wilfred declares his love and proposes to Doris, who rejects him because she is pregnant by Barry. In spite of Doris' protests, Wilfred insists that they marry, and Doris finally agrees. Soon after the baby is born, Doris, now Lady Drake, receives a phone call from Barry, who has just arrived from France where he had been recovering from a serious war injury. Numb with surprise, Doris goes to see Barry and soon discovers that her love for him still thrives. For the sake of her child, Doris rejects Barry's plea that they run away together and returns to Wilfred. That night, Wilfred, sensing Doris' revived passion, rails against her and decides to divorce her, taking complete custody of the child. Two years later, Doris, who is now living in a roominghouse, receives permission from Wilfred to visit her son. On her way to the estate, Doris meets Barry, who has heard of her divorce, and once again, she rejects him. When she arrives at Wilfred's, however, she finds her son dead and her husband gutted by guilt. After wandering the streets on the verge of suicide, Doris finally ends up in the loving, faithful arms of Barry"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
 
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