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Metty, Russell

Works: 211 works in 434 publications in 7 languages and 10,005 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Comedy films  Love stories  Motion pictures 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator, Actor, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Russell Metty
Bringing up Baby by Howard Hawks( Visual )
14 editions published between 1938 and 2011 in English and French and held by 2,246 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 1,945 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 972 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)
All that heaven allows by Douglas Sirk( Visual )
5 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in English and held by 935 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 Henry Koster( Visual )
3 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in English and held by 860 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 )
7 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in English and held by 796 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 )
4 editions published between 1940 and 2007 in English and held by 515 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 Edward G Robinson( Visual )
16 editions published between 1946 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 435 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
Greatest classic films collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 234 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 by John Huston( 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 102 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 )
21 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 75 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!"
A time to love and a time to die = Le temps d'aimer et le temps de mourir by Douglas Sirk( Visual )
3 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in English and held by 36 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
Touch of evil La soif du mal by Orson Welles( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un enquêteur du gouvernement mexicain et sa jeune femme américaine doivent laisser de côté leur lune de miel quand ils se retrouvent mêlés à une sombre histoire de drogue
Bringing up Baby = L'impossible M. Bébé by Howard Hawks( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 30 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
Taza, son of Cochise ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 30 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
Whistle stop ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A gangster story of love and intrigue in a small railroad town. Kenny is an unemployed loser and always has bee, but his old flame Mary can't stop loving him, that is until a local club owner turns her head. Kenny manages to clean up his act and win Mary back, only to be framed for murder by her jealous suitor. Will Kenny beat the rap and move to St. Louis with Mary as they've planned?
In den Wind geschrieben ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1956 and 2006 in German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Hadleys sind eine der reichsten und mächtigsten Familien in Texas. Doch hinter den Kulissen der Öldynastie herrschen Neid, Alkohol und Intrigen. Der neurotische Playboy Kyle trinkt exzessiv und sein Frau Lucy leidet darunter. Kyles bester Freund Mitch versucht wie immer, alles zu regeln. Doch als sich Kyles Schwester einmischt, nimmt eine Katastrophe ihren Lauf
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
Im Zeichen des Bösen ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1957 and 2005 in German and Undetermined and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Orson Welles' zeitloses Meisterwerk - erstmals komplett und in ganzer Länge mit restauriertem Material zu sehen - ist ein aussergewöhnlicher Film Noir über Korruption und Besessenheit. Welles selbst spielt den korrupten Polizeichef um seinen diabolischen Plan ungehindert durchführen zu können. Charlton Heston brilliert als ehrenhafter mexikanischer Drogenermittler, der mit Quinlan aneinander gerät, nachdem er dessen dunkle Vergangenheit ans Licht gebracht hat
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Metty, Russell L.
Metty, Russell L. 1906-1978
English (94)
German (13)
Italian (3)
French (1)
Swedish (1)
Catalan (1)
Spanish (1)