WorldCat Identities

Metty, Russell

Works: 164 works in 537 publications in 8 languages and 11,780 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  History  Romance films  Film noir  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Screwball comedy films  Musical films  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator, Other, Director, Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Russell Metty
Bringing up Baby by Howard Hawks( Visual )

44 editions published between 1938 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,393 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 )

35 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,064 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 )

28 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una joven llega a Reno para divorciarse. Allí conoce a un vaquero y decide quedarse con él unos días en su cabaña. Poco después descubren una manada de caballos salvajes en la montaña y, en compañía de otros amigos y un hombre especialista en rodeos, emprenden la aventura
All that heaven allows by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

15 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 951 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
Flower drum song by C. Y Lee( Visual )

3 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in English and held by 892 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
Thoroughly modern Millie by Jeanine Tesori( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the carefree and fun era of the 1920s, an innocent country girl comes to the big city in search of a husband
Imitation of life by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

22 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 874 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
Dance, girl, dance by Dorothy Arzner( Visual )

5 editions published between 1940 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bubbles loves to dance. But she also likes to eat. Her friend Judy may choose to suffer for her art, but not Bubbles. She swaps her ballet shoes for a G-string...and turns patrons' fantasies into dollars as burlesque sensation Tiger Lily White. Directed by Dorothy Arzner, classic Hollywood's sole major female director."--Container
The stranger by Orson Welles( Visual )

36 editions published between 1946 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-Nazi is allowed to escape from a German war crimes prison after World War II to lead the Allies to a notorious spy planning to revive the Third Reich. The trail leads to a small Connecticut town where intrigue and murder combine for a tense situation
Ride the pink horse( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tough-talking former GI comes to a small New Mexico town to shake down a gangster who killed his best friend; events turn out neither as planned nor at all well
Greatest classic films collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing up Baby: While trying to secure a one million dollar donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard "Baby."
We were strangers( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 124 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 110 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
Spartacus by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

31 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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!" (Source : jaquette)
Mr. Peabody and the mermaid( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Things seem to be going swimmingly for Mr. Peabody, then one day his life takes a whimsical turn. While fishing, he snags a beautiful mermaid. In a flight of youthful fancy, the stodgy Bostonian falls for the mermaid and takes her to a pond at his villa. The seemingly harmless crush creates all sorts of comical mix-ups! When Mr. Peabody₂s jealous wife's car is found aban+doned, the discovery leads the police to believe he bumped off his own wife!
Classic film noir( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

D.O.A.: "When Frank Bigelow realizes that he's been poisoned by deadly iridium, he desperately retraces the last 24 hours of his life, trying to discover who wants to murder him."--Container
Written on the wind by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

14 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 58 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
A time to love and a time to die = Le temps d'aimer et le temps de mourir by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

9 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 53 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
Magnificent obsession by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

19 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An irresponsible playboy causes the widowhood and blindness of a beautiful woman. After a later encounter with her, he decides to dedicate his life to becoming a surgeon to try to cure her blindness
Taza, son of Cochise by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 34 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
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Bringing up Baby
Alternative Names
Metty, Russell L.

Metty, Russell L. 1906-1978

Russell Metty Amerikaans director of photography (1906-1978)

Russell Metty caméraman américain

Russell Metty direttore della fotografia statunitense

Russell Metty US-amerikanischer Kameramann

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All that heaven allowsImitation of lifeGreatest classic films collectionWritten on the wind