Brook, Clive 1887-1974
Most widely held works about Clive Brook
Most widely held works by Clive Brook
Cavalcade ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 407 libraries worldwide
The film traces the lives of two different families over three decades from the Boer War to the close of the 19th century through World War I and the early 1930's.
Shanghai Express ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1932 and 2010 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
After being jilted by Clive Brook, Marlene Dietrich becomes known as Shanghai Lily, a notorious adventuress. During the Chinese civil war, the couple meet on a train which is attacked by Chinese rebels. Dietrich becomes involved with a rebel leader in order to save the man she still loves. Includes original theatrical trailer.
Underworld ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 134 libraries worldwide
A gangster's jealous nature toward his girlfriend gets him in trouble, first with a rival gang, then with the cops.
3 silent classics by Josef von Sternberg ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 134 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
On approval ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1944 and 2006 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
The destitute, selfish Duke of Bristol persuades a lovely, unselfish American heiress to attempt a month-long trial marriage in a Scottish castle. Another mismatched couple-- his impoverished, timid bachelor pal and a shrewish, wealthy widow-- join them, and all discover their shortcomings in this comedy of manners.
The List of Adrian Messenger ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
A murderer is killing off the potential heirs to a family fortune. The sole survivor is the young grandson, and the only clues are the names on the list of murdered heir Adrian Messenger.
The list of Adrian Messenger ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
The potential heirs to a family fortune are being killed off, and George C. Scott must find the killer in time to save the young grandson.
Underworld ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
A gangster is rescued from prison by his moll and his right-hand man. But he soon realizes that the two of them are in love, and he must make a tough decision as the police close in.
On approval ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
A comedy showcasing Bea Lille as a woman who exchanges boyfriends with her companion.
Hula ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1927 and 2009 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
The daughter of a pineapple plantation owner in Hawaii sets her sights on a married English engineer.
Cavalcade ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
It chronicles the life of two British families, from the eve of the 20th century to 1933. One family is upstairs, the other downstairs, but it's less a view of the class struggle than a remembrance of things past. People honeymoon on the Titanic, they fight in the war to end all wars, and they seem to entirely avoid the 1920s"--Container.
Blonde Venus ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
In Blonde Venus, an aspiring young actress gives up the stage to marry a scientist who becomes afflicted with radium poisoning. She returns to cabaret life and meets a wealthy playboy who gives her the money for her husband's treatment; she becomes involved with him, then flees when her infidelity is discovered, only to find herself the biggest star in Paris. In Shanghai Express, two former lovers, a British medical officer and a lady of questionable repute known as "Shanghai Lily," meet again on the Shanghai Express. Chinese rebels attack the train and take the officer hostage. Lily becomes involved with a rebel leader in order to save the officer.
Convoy ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Documentary style British film about the daily danger faced by the officers and crew of the cargo convoys and the warships that protect them.
The actors. Rare films of Clara Bow. Volume 2 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Free to love: After serving time for a crime she did not commit, Clara Bow tries to kill the judge but can't go through with it. She becomes his ward instead and falls in love with a family friend -- a minister whose father has a weakness for jewels. Clara becomes unwittingly involved with the criminals who deal in stolen gems; but in the end she and her suitor are free to love.
Comedy classics [4 feature films ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Sherlock Holmes ( Book )
2 editions published between 1933 and 2005 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Dr. Moriarty is sentenced to death but escapes. He vows revenge for the prosector, head of Scotland Yard and Sherlock Holmes.
The actors. Rare films of Evelyn Brent. Volume 1 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Two silent feature films and a clip from a sound film, all starring Evelyn Brent. In Underworld, a gangster's moll falls in love with one of his more gentlemanly associates ; in the action-packed film The Arizona Express, a woman tries to save her brother, who was framed for murder by a gang of criminals. The clip from Paramount on Parade features a gag musical number with Brent and Chevalier.
The lady is willing Shanghai Express ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Lady is willing: Comedy about a glamorous Broadway star who wants to be able to adopt a child, so she arranges a marriage of convenience with a pediatrician.
24 hours ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1931 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"At a party at eleven o'clock on a snowy night in New York, millionaire James Morton Towner and his wife Fanny discuss their failing marriage, which is due, in part, to his drinking. Jim leaves early, and just before he reaches Jake's speakeasy, he sees a man shot and carried into the bar. Meanwhile, Fanny is escorted home by David Melbourn, with whom she has been having an affair. Fanny breaks off her relationship with David, although she believes that she can no longer stay with her husband. From the speakeasy, Jim goes to a nightclub, where he sits at a private table with Rosie Dugan, a beautiful singer. Rosie appreciates Jim because he always behaves like a gentleman, even when he is drunk, unlike her ex-convict husband, Tony 'Sicily' Bruzzi. That night at the club, Tony asks Rosie to take him back. Aware that he is responsible for the murder that took place in front of Jake's, she takes Tony's gun and has the bouncer throw him out. Jim goes home with Rosie and falls asleep on her chaise lounge, while she prepares for sleep in her bedroom. When she hears footsteps arriving at the apartment, she locks the door to Jim's room and hides the key in her cold cream. Tony enters, enraged, intending to kill Jim, but Rosie refuses to give him the key to the room. In an ensuing struggle, Tony strangles Rosie to death and then runs away. In the morning, Jim wakes up from a deep drunken slumber, and when Rosie does not respond to
Shangai express ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
California--Los Angeles--Hollywood China Comedy films Coward, Noel,--1899-1973 Criminals Detective and mystery films Disguise Drama England England--London Families Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film adaptations Film and video adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Gangster films Gangsters Great Britain Guerrillas Hecht, Ben,--1894-1964 History Hostages Illinois--Chicago Inheritance and succession Lonsdale, Frederick,--1881-1954 Love Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Marriage Mass murder investigation Merchant mariners Motion pictures Naval convoys New York (State)--New York Nobility Organized crime Railroad travel Silent films Social history Soviet Union Triangles (Interpersonal relations) Veterans Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Visitors, Foreign War films Waterfronts World War (1939-1945)
Brook, Clifford, 1887-1974