WorldCat Identities

Laven, Arnold

Overview
Works: 66 works in 113 publications in 5 languages and 1,353 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Western films  Fiction  Musicals 
Roles: Director, Producer, Performer, Author, Conceptor, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Arnold Laven
Clambake ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After trading identities with a penniless water ski instructor, a millionaire matches his speedboat racing skills against his arch-rival to capture the heart of a no-nonsense girl determined to marry rich
The big valley ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Barkleys are the wealthiest and most powerful family in California's San Joaquin Valley in the 1870s, owning and controlling cattle herds, gold mines, citrus groves, and logging camps. Follow their joys and heartache in this Western soap opera
Anna Lucasta ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eartha Kitt stars as waterfront prostitute Anna Lucasta, called back home by her greedy brother-in-law (Frederick O'Neal) to be married off to a moderately wealthy young man (Henry Scott). Anna spoils the brother-in-law's plans by falling in love with the young fellow and seeing to it that no one gets their mitts on his money. A visitor from Anna's past (Sammy Davis Jr.) nearly wrecks the marriage, but Anna is forgiven by her husband and allowed a chance for a new life. -- Hal Erickson (allmovie.com)
The monster that challenged the world by Arnold Laven( Visual )
4 editions published between 1957 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A routine Navy experiment in California's Salton Sea produces colossal crustaceans that menace mankind
Sam Whiskey ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a con artist helps a sexy widow return stolen gold, he finds that honesty has ample rewards in this tongue-in-cheek western
Planet of the apes ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two astronauts crash land on a futuristic Earth where intelligent apes rule. Befriended by a sympathetic chimpanzee, they escape a death sentence and are on the run from the gorilla army
Geronimo! ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A legendary Apache leader in this sweeping 1883 story has the brave Geronimo steadfastly holding his ground against both U.S. and Mexican military forces
Without warning ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adam Williams has a lust for murder in the big city. Mild-mannered gardener by day, Williams makes good use of his killer garden shears by night to take the lives of his busty blond victims. A highly sought-after lost noir gem!
The rack ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wounded and weakened in Korean prison camps, GIs descend from the plane that returned them to U.S. soil. It is a time of tearful family reunions. A time of uncertainty about how to help traumatized men. And a time of reckoning: Capt. Edward W. Hall Jr., a silver-star hero and ex-POW, faces trial for collaboration with the enemy
Rough night in Jerico ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"One-time lawman Alex Flood ... is now the ruthless boss of Jericho--a town he once helped to clean up. Now this officer-gone-bad has bullied his way into owning 51% of all Jericho's businesses with the exception of the stagecoach line run by the strong-willed widow Molly Lang. Molly and the townspeople turn to former Deputy U.S. Marshal Dolan ... for help but he refuses to take on the tyrant figuring any confrontation with Flood or his men is a losing battle"--Container
The glory guys ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Third Calvary's General McCabe, a vicious Indian hater, decides to annihilate the Sioux. To achieve his aim, the mad General intends to sacrifice an entire company of his men
The big valley ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Barkleys are the wealthiest and most powerful family in California's San Joaquin Valley in the 1870s, owning and controlling cattle herds, gold mines, citrus groves, and logging camps. Follow their joys and heartache in this Western soap opera
The scalphunters by Sydney Pollack( Visual )
3 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When trapper Joe Bass is bush-wacked by Indians who steal his furs he's determined to get his property back. They left a runaway slave with him in exchange. When the Indians are attacked by outlaws, Joe and the slave must join forces to retrieve the furs
Down 3 dark streets ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After an FBI agent is shot, his friend must handle the caseload and avenge his death
The big valley ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Victoria Barkley heads the family of her adult children on the Barkley Ranch in California's San Joaquin Valley, near Stockton, in the 1870s. Bank robbers, horse thieves, revolutionaries and land grabbers keep the Barkleys on their toes
Vice squad ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of a captain of detectives during the course of an ordinary day in the 1950s
The rifleman ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In The schoolmaster, Mark and a schoolmate play hooky, but their holiday turns into a nightmare when Mark becomes trapped in an old mine tunnel. In Three-legged terror, a teenager ransacks the schoolhouse and then shows up drunk, waving a gun in the North Fork saloon. In The Wyoming story, Lucas agrees to take a job as an undercover Federal Agent. During a mission in Wyoming to investigate reports that government arms are being sold to renegade Indians, an old town drunk accidentally uncovers Lucas' real identity. In The young Englishman, Lucas finds himself in the middle of a vicious gun battle when some of his cattle turn up at a nearby ranch owned by a young nobleman
The FBI ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rifleman ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In The most amazing man, when a charming little man arrives in town weaving hair-raising tales of gun battles with notorious bad men, Lucas helps him find an ingenious way to avoid a real gun battle. In New Orleans menace, an arch-criminal from New Orleans decides to hide out at the McCain ranch. In One went to Denver, Lucas welcomes an old friend to town, but soon finds out that his friend is up to no good. In The prodigal, Lucas and Mark are held prisoner in their own home when a bank robber tells his mother that he owns the ranch and that Mark is her grandson. In The safe guard, dangerous complications arise when a brawny, slow-witted gunman is hired to guard the bank
Riptide ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three friends from Vietnam open up a detective agency together and solve some of Los Angeles' hardest cases
 
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Languages
English (48)
German (3)
French (2)
Spanish (2)
Italian (1)
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