WorldCat Identities

Metty, Russell

Works: 231 works in 574 publications in 8 languages and 12,075 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  History  Film noir  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Screwball comedy films  Musical films  Detective and mystery films  Romance films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator, Videographer , Other, Actor, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Russell Metty
Bringing up Baby by Howard Hawks( Visual )

20 editions published between 1938 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,353 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 )

34 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[F]ilm noir portrait of corruption and morally compromised obsessions tell the story of a crooked police chief who frames a Mexican youth as part of an intricate criminal plot."--Container
The misfits by John Huston( Visual )

17 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of cowboys and a young divorcee meet in the Nevada desert to try to find new lives
All that heaven allows by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

16 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,010 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
Thoroughly modern Millie by George Roy Hill( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Thoroughly modern Millie' is the story of an innocent country girl who comes to the big city in search of a husband. Along the way she becomes the secretary of the rich and famous Trevor Graydon, befriends the sweet Miss Dorothy, fights off white slaver Mrs. Meers and hooks up with a lively paper clip salesman, Jimmy. In the end it takes a rich and nutty jazz baby like Muzzy to unravel all these complications, give a great party, and match up lovers
Flower drum song by C. Y Lee( Visual )

4 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in English and held by 901 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 )

18 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 869 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 532 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 )

26 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A captured Nazi is allowed to escape from a German war crimes prison after WWII, in the hopes of leading the Allies to a notorious spy who is working to revive the Third Reich. The trail leads to a small, seemingly innocent Connecticut town where intrigue and murder combine for a tense situation
Ride the pink horse( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 339 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 )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 258 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 121 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 )

45 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 110 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 80 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 abandoned, 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 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Too late for tears: "A man just found $60,000 and his wife insists that he keep it rather than turn it in to the cops. Wanting the money for herself, she kills her husband then reports him missing. The plot thickens when her first husband's brother appears on the scene."--Container
Written on the wind by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

13 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 57 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
Magnificent obsession by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

15 editions published between 1953 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un jeune milliardaire arrogant, Bob Merrick (Rock Hudson), est victime d'un accident de bateau. Une équipe de secouristes s'affaire à le sauver avec un équipement qui aurait pu éviter la mort à Wayne Phillips, un grand chirurgien humaniste. Pétri de remords, Merrick va se rapprocher d'Helen (Jane Wyman), la veuve éplorée du médecin, dans une quête de rédemption et d'amour
Taza, son of Cochise by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 32 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
4 film favorites( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mother lode: It's Silas McGee's gold. He just hasn't found it yet, although he's searched for his mother lode for more than 30 years in the remote high country of British Columbia. Strangers with a similar bent for gold had best stay away: folks like that may never come out of McGee's mine alive
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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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Метти, Расселл

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