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Metty, Russell

Works: 177 works in 376 publications in 7 languages and 8,240 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Television adaptations  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Biography  Biographical films  Historical films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Russell Metty
Bringing up Baby by Howard Hawks ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1938 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A scatterbrained heiress uses her pet leopard, Baby, to attract the attention of a stuffy paleontologist
Touch of evil by Orson Welles ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in English and held by 1,935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On honeymoon with his new bride, Susan, Mexican-born police officer Mike Vargas agrees to investigate a car bombing. In so doing, he incurs the wrath of local police chief Hank Quinlan, a corrupt, bullying behemoth with a perfect arrest record. Vargas suspects that Quinlan has planted evidence to win his past convictions, and he is not about to let the suspect in the current case be railroaded. Determined to get Vargas out of his hair, Quinlan makes a deal with local crime boss Uncle Joe Grandi to frame Susan on a drug rap. Dissecting the nature of good and evil in a hallucinatory, nightmarish ambiance, this baroque south-of-the-border mystery opens with one of the most remarkably extended long takes in movie history
The misfits by John Huston ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1961 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Reno, nel Nevada, Langland, un cowboy non più giovane che cattura cavalli selvaggi per una fabbrica di mangimi, si innamora di una donna in attesa di divorzio: per amor suo lascerà libero il branco che ha catturato. (Mereghetti)
Flower drum song by Henry Koster ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in San Francisco's Chinatown in the late 1950's. Pretty Mei Li has stowed away on a Chinese steamer with her professor father to become a mail-order bride for nightclub owner Sammy Fong. Sammy, however, is completely infatuated with saucy showgirl Linda Low, who is intent on making him jealous enough to propose to her. As Sammy sets out to assign his marriage contract (and Mei Li) to Wang Ta, a handsome college student living in Chinatown, complications, merriment, and many musical numbers ensue
Imitation of life by Douglas Sirk ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in English and German and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film "chronicles two widows and their troubled daughters as they struggle to find true happiness amidst racial prejudice. Lora [is] a single white mother whose Hollywood starlet ambitions come at the expense of any meaningful relationship with her daughter, Susie. Lora's black housekeeper, Annie, has troubles of her own as she faces the rejection of her own fair-skinned daughter, Sarah Jane, who abandons her heritage for a chance to be accepted as white. As years of selfishness and denial pass, tragedy strikes and forces the women to come to terms with their own identities."--Container
The stranger by Edward G Robinson ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1946 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dark story about a Nazi who has escaped to a small town in America and established a new identity. He begins to crack as he is stalked by a famous Nazi hunter
Greatest classic films collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Woman of the Year: Rival reporters Sam and Tess fall in love and get married, only to find their relationship strained when Sam comes to resent Tess' hectic lifestyle
We were strangers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"It's been seven long years since his people last tasted freedom. So when Cuban-born expatriate Tony Fenner finally returns to Havana, he joins the Organization, a small band of revolutionaries dedicated to ending the tyrannical rule of President Gerardo Machado. Aided by fellow rebel China Valdes, Fenner proceeds with his audacious master plan: to execute the head of the senate and then assassinate all of Cuba's leaders at his well-attended state funeral. And so, as the secret police race to stop them, Fenner and Valdes tunnel beneath the cemetery, where they intend to detonate a bomb so powerful, it will wipe out Machado's entire government with one blow."--Container
The Barbara Stanwyck collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Internes can't take money: Bullets fly and tensions rise when a desperate woman must turn to Dr. Kildare for help getting her child back from gangsters. The great man's lady: A reflective 100-year old woman looks back on her extraordinary sacrifice helped her husband become one of the nation's greatest men. The bride wore boots: It's a comedy of errors when a bookish husband tries to win back the affections of his horse-breeding wife. The lady gambles : When novice gambler Joan Booth bets it all, and loses, she is thrust into a downward spiral from which only her devoted husband can save her. All I desire: New scandals erupt and old ones resurface when an aging stage actress returns to her small hometown and the family she abandoned ten years earlier. There's always tomorrow : An unlucky-in-love fashion designer must decide if she should succumb to her feelings for a married man
Dance, girl, dance by Dorothy Arzner ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1940 and 1989 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Judy O'Brien is an aspiring ballerina in a dance troupe. Also in the company is Bubbles, a brash mantrap who leaves the struggling troupe for a career in burlesque. When the company disbands, Bubbles gives Judy a thankless job as her stooge. The two eventually clash when both fall for the same man"--Internet Movie Database
Spartacus by Stanley Kubrick ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Résumé d'après la jaquette : "Stanley Kubrick raconte l'histoire épique de Spartacus (Kirk Douglas), gladiateur ayant mené la révolte des esclaves à Rome, et de Varinia (Jean Simmons), la femme qui a cru en lui et en sa cause. Symbolisant la lutte éternelle de l'homme pour sa liberté, Spartacus mêle réalité historique, grand spectacle et passion. Un grand classique!"
Written on the wind by Douglas Sirk ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The son of a rich Texas oil family seems bent on self- destruction despite the apparent steadying influences of two outsiders who have been drawn into the family. It is, however, in the character of his sister, Marylee, that the conflict between society's repression and individual needs is focused. Sirk's mise en scene intensifies the genre's conventions in such a way as to make the inherent contradictions unusually explicit. The final scenes - the inquest and after - virtually form an epilogue which brings out ambiguities on how Marylee is to be seen in relation to the bourgeois couple (Hudson and Bacall). This displaces the conventions of the happy ending which often open a gap between the credible resolution of conflict and the apparently irreconcilable
Bringing up Baby = L'impossible M. Bébé by Howard Hawks ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"David Huxley, paléontologue distrait, est fiancé à sa secrétaire Alice. A la veille de leur mariage, le scientifique est à la recherche d'une subvention qui sauverait son musée. Au cours d'une partie de golf, il fait la connaissance de Susan, une jeune héritière écervellée."--Container
Whistle stop ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A woman chooses a villainous playboy over a shiftless poolroom bum. When the poolroom fellow decides to turn honest, events conspire against him, but he finally wins
Taza, son of Cochise by Douglas Sirk ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The two sons of Apache leader Cochise (Jeff Chandler) have conflicting views of the white men who trepass on their land; Taza (Rock Hudson) argues for peaceful co-existence but his younger brother Naiche (Bart Roberts) joins Geronimo on the warpath"--Container
Captain Newman, M.D ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in 1944 stateside at a hospital, this film is a realistic look at life and love inside a stateside military hospital's psychiatric ward during World War II
Magnificent obsession by Douglas Sirk ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1953 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Through exaggerated coincidence and accompanying catastrophe, the mark of melodrama, a playboy becomes a surgeon and secret devotee of a form of Christianity as he seeks to atone for the death of a philanthropic doctor and the subsequent blindness of the doctor's wife, indirect results of events for which he is responsible. Sirk does not parody this implausible material but mines it for irony by bringing out the irrational aspect - the obsession with vision on different levels. Irony here results from a playing on oppositions, even contradictions, just beneath the surface (e.g. one dies so another can live). This heightening (a kind of 'madness') is achieved through mise en scene: a sense of cultural decadence (the glossy surfaces of middle America) is played off against emotionalism, innocent energy deflected by the emergence of conscience
A time to love and a time to die = Le temps d'aimer et le temps de mourir by Douglas Sirk ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1958 and 2007 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Amid the devastating ruin of burnt out Germany during the dying days of World War Two, Private Ernst Graeber finds his town destroyed by Allied bombing. Frantically searching for his parents, Ernst encounters his childhood friend Elizabeth Kruse, the daughter of a doctor who has been removed to a concentration camp. In spite of the horror of their surroundings and their close proximity to death, Ernst and Elizabeth find hope in their love for one another
Im Zeichen des Bösen ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1957 and 2005 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
All that heaven allows by Douglas Sirk ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1955 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A respected middle-aged widow with two grown children rejects socially acceptable alternatives for the love of a younger man outside her social circle. Sirk uncovers something of the paradox of middle America in the fifties - gleaming surfaces masking a crisis in values - by using the elements of the woman's melodrama from within to expose the confining complacency and emotional aridity of small town middle-class life
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Metty, Russell L.
Metty, Russell L. 1906-1978
English (98)
German (23)
Spanish (12)
Italian (5)
French (1)
Swedish (1)
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