WorldCat Identities

Compson, Betty 1897-1974

Overview
Works: 76 works in 143 publications in 1 language and 1,023 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The docks of New York by Josef Von Sternberg( Visual )
10 editions published between 1928 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roughneck stoker Bill Roberts gets into all sorts of trouble during a brief shore leave when he falls hard for Mae, a wise and weary dance-hall girl
3 silent classics by Josef von Sternberg ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Vienna-born, New York-raised Josef von Sternberg directed some of the most influential, stylish dramas ever to come out of Hollywood. Though best known for his star-making collaborations with Marlene Dietrich, von Sternberg began his career during the final years of the silent era, dazzling audiences and critics with his film's dark visions and innovative cinematography. The titles in this collection, made on the cusp of the sound age, are three of von Sternberg's greatest works, gritty evocations of gangster life (Underworld), the Russian Revolution (The Last Command), and working-class desperation (The Docks of New York) made into shadowy movie spectacle. Criterion is proud to present these long unavailable classics of American cinema, each with two musical scores."--Container
Blind husbands The Great Gabbo ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a love triangle between a self-absorbed husband, the neglected wife, and her opportunistic lover. The Great Gabbo is the story of Gabbo, a ventriloquist and a supreme egotist, Mary, his assistant, and Little Otto, Gabbo's dummy. Gabbo drives away Mary, then realizes too late how much he loves her
The Great Gabbo by James Cruze( Visual )
19 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A temperamental ventriloquist is tortured by the conflicting nature of his personality, which eventually drives him insane
Bird of paradise by King Vidor( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[The lady refuses] "A 'lady for hire' [is] involved with a wealthy socialite and his son."--Container
Blind husbands by Erich Von Stroheim( Visual )
5 editions published between 1919 and 2006 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blind husbands: Tells the story of a love triangle between a self-absorbed husband, his neglected wife, and her opportunistic lover
Invisible ghost ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A husband is hypnotized by his insane wife and commits bloodthirsty murders
The Devil bat by Jean Yarbrough( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Devil Bat: A bitter scientist electrically enlarges vampire bats and sends them out to kill anyone wearing a perfume that he has discovered
The miracle man surviving footage ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1919 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Only a fragment (ca. 3 min.) exists of The Miracle man, which depicts a faith healing scene. This is the surviving footage
Mad youth ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1939 and 2007 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A divorced mother and her teenaged daughter lead equally wild lifestyles. The mother hires gigolos to escort her around town and the daughter hosts drinking and stripping parties while mother is away. Complications come up for mother and daughter when they both find themselves seeing the same man and the daughter ends up falling into a prostitution ring while trying to visit her friend
Hard boiled Mahoney ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Bowery Boys try to make a killing in the detective business. Boiled so hard he's cracked, Slip gumshoes with the gang through a comic case of murder and a missing dame. They're without a clue, which doesn't stop them, not even when they become unlikely pundits on a stump-the-experts radio quiz show. So whodunit? The answer is elementary, but maybe the Boys were absent from school that day
Weary river ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An ex-convict has a difficult time staying out of his old gang. A hybrid film of intertitle cards, music, sound effects and limited dialogue as the movies moved from silent to talkies
Bela Lugosi horror collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eight features starring horror master Bela Lugosi
Escort girl ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1941 and 2006 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A couple of sleazy nightclub owners have partnered up to run an escort service, exploiting the women in their employ for the benefit of their clients. One woman trapped in this racket finds her life becoming more complicated when her daughter returns home from a boarding school located out of state. The mother must try to hide her activities from her daughter, whose boyfriend works in the District Attorney's office and is investigating the escort service
On with the show ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Tonight will be a hit ... or tomorrow will be a bust! ... backstage musicals became one of the staples of the era and amid all the voh-de-oh-doing and tap-tapping came this movie that Time called 'the most interesting of its type to date.' Adding to the interest: a narrative structure that cuts between the onstage production of a make-or-braek show and the in-the-wings scrambling to mount it -- and to find out who heisted the night's gate receipts; ..."--Container
The lady refuses ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1931 and 2005 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A British aristocrat hires a poor young woman to woo his son away from a gold-digger
The Pony Express ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1925 and 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A patriotic San Francisco gambler becomes a Pony Express rider in an effort to thwart plans to use the service to try to keep California out of the Union in the upcoming Civil War
Confessions of a vice baron ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hours before his execution for numerous crimes, Lucky Lombardo dictates his memoirs. He attempts to warn others about the corrupting path of easy money that put him in line for the gas chamber
Paths to paradise by Clarence G Badger( Visual )
5 editions published in 1925 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two thieves go in disguise to a wedding and each try to outsmart the other (and the detectives) to steal a precious necklace
The drag-net ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1936 and 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A playboy takes a job as an assistant district attorney and finds himself up against a tough crime boss and his gang
 
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