WorldCat Identities

Laven, Arnold

Overview
Works: 61 works in 102 publications in 4 languages and 1,290 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Western films  Fiction  Musicals 
Roles: Director, Producer, Performer, Scenarist, Conceptor
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by Arnold Laven, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Arnold Laven
Clambake ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 402 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 302 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 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When wild child Anna Lucasta is thrown out of the house by her self-righteous father, she falls into a life of prostitution ... and into the arms of street-wise sailor Danny Johnson. But after Anna shocks them all by finally finding true love with a well-heeled young suitor, her unforgiving father sets a vengeful plan in motion to remind his daughter of her sordid past ... and destroy her future forever!"--Container
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 )
5 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 46 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 43 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 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1883, Geronimo and his small group of Apache warriors, under constant attack from both U.S. and Mexican military forces, reluctantly surrender in exchange for food and land. But promises made to the Apaches are broken, and they find themselves destined for lives of poverty. Geronimo plots escape after their land is taken from them, leading his people to Mexico where they declare all-out war on the U.S. With only a handful of Apaches still alive, the brave Geronimo steadfastly holds his ground
Without warning ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 32 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 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lawman gone-bad Alex Flood (Martin) once helped clean up the town of Jericho, but now he owns 51% of every business in town except the stage line run by Molly Lang (Simmons), an attractive widow on whom Flood has now set his sights
The glory guys ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 25 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
Down 3 dark streets ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 14 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 2006 in English and held by 14 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
Vice squad ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 10 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 big valley ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 7 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 Barkley's on their toes. Continues the adventures of the wealthy and powerful family in the untamed Old West
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
The rifleman ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In The Indian Lucas' sense of fair play and justice takes over when the townspeople refuse to cooperate with a U.S. Marshall who is an Indian. In Lariat one of Lucas' friends opens a gambling casino in North Fork, but temples flare and gunplay ensues over accusations of card cheating. In Mail order groom a North Fork spinster decides to marry a man whom she has never met, sparking two ill-tempered brothers to try to get rid of him. In The martinet Lucas helps a young minister teach his father--a demanding military captain--a lesson in humility and forgiveness. In Miss Bertie a feisty little old lady arrives in town with the announcement that she plans to single-handedly capture a notorious bandit
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
The rifleman ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In The boarding house, a vicious outlaw tries to force a new resident of North Fork to turn her boarding house into a saloon and gambling house. In The brother-in-law, Lucas is torn between not wanting to disillusion his son and exposing his dead wife's brother as a phony. In The bullet, Lucas finds himself in the middle of a criminal investigation while attending a Cattlemen's Association meeting. In Dead cold cash, the people of North Fork are put to the test when a bandit's widow offers them a fortune to kill Lucas within a week. In The hero, Lucas alienates himself from the townspeople and even his own son when he defends a local boy with a bad reputation
 
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Languages
English (46)
Spanish (2)
German (2)
French (2)
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