WorldCat Identities

Bissell, Whit 1909-1996

Works: 85 works in 137 publications in 2 languages and 6,371 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  History  Fiction  Television programs  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Costume designer, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Whit Bissell
Hud by Martin Ritt( Visual )

7 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in English and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hud Bannon, the selfish, self-centered son of veteran Texas cattleman Homer Bannon, is despised by his father, a man of staunch integrity whose philosophy of life is diametrically opposed to Hud's. Homer's bitterness in part rests on his son's responsibility for an auto accident 15 years earlier that resulted in the death of Hud's older brother; the brother's orphaned son, Lon, now 17 years old, is divided between adolescent adulation of Hud and loving respect for his grandfather. Also living on the ranch is Alma, an earthy housekeeper physically attracted to Hud but unwilling to yield to his boorish advances. One of Homer Bannon's cows is found dead, apparently from hoof-and mouth disease, and Hud suggests they sell the entire herd before a government inspector can order the cattle slaughtered; but Homer refuses and agrees to have his cows killed to protect other farmers. Hud regards the decision as proof of the old man's senility and takes steps to have his father declared mentally incompetent. Hud goes on a drunk and attempts to rape Alma, but Lon interrupts him, and Alma leaves the ranch the following day. Homer is then stricken by a fatal heart attack while riding on horseback around his deserted land. After the funeral, Lon, now fully aware of his uncle's despicable nature, decides to leave and make his own way in the world. Totally alone, Hud watches the boy depart, shrugs his shoulders, and opens a can of beer"--AFI catalog, 1961-1970
The defiant ones by Stanley Kramer( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two convicts escaping from a Southern work gang discover that they are bound together by an unbreakable iron chain and separated by a hatred for each other. But in order to elude capture they must overcome their hostility
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral by John Sturges( Visual )

3 editions published between 1957 and 2007 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas star as larger-than-life heroes in this classic Western epic directed by John Sturges. Frontier lawman Wyatt Earp (Lancaster) joins his three brothers in their feud against the villainous Clanton gang, a local clan of cattle thieves in Tombstone, Arizona. When Earp defends the sickly gambler John "Doc" Holliday (Douglas) and puts a stop to the Clanton's lawlessness, the ruthless outlaws seek revenge and murder one of Earp's brothers. This leads the men into the most devastating showdown in Wild West History! Gunfight at the O.K. Corral is a timeless, cinematic tale of good versus evil
Seven days in May( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It happens with startling swiftness and violence. An armed cadre seizes state control. Fortunately, a coup d'etat can't happen here. Or can it? ...At odds are a popular general and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman and an unpopular President with a pacifist agenda. At stake is the survival of the Republic. A vigilant colonel uncovers the scheme. But are the seven fateful days ahead enough time to derail a disaster?" -- Container
Brute force by Jules Dassin( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and Russian and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joe Collins, along with his fellow inmates, live under the heavy thumb of the sadistic, power-tripping guard Captain Munsey. Only Collins's dreams of escape keep him going, but how can he possibly bust out of Munsey's chains"--Container
The golden age of television( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hugely popular live American television plays of the 1950s have become the stuff of legend. Combining elements of theater, radio, and filmmaking, they were produced at a moment when TV technology was growing more mobile and art was being made accessible to a newly suburban postwar demographic. These astonishingly choreographed, brilliantly acted, and socially progressive "teleplays" constituted an artistic high for the medium, bringing Broadway-quality drama to all of America
Creature from the Black Lagoon the legacy collection by Jack Arnold( Visual )

3 editions published between 1954 and 2000 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most iconic science fiction movies of all-time, Creature From the Black Lagoon is a groundbreaking classic showcasing Hollywood magic at its best. When scientists exploring the Amazon River stumble upon a "missing link" connecting humans and fish, they plan to capture it for later study. The creature has plans of his own, however, inspired by the lead scientist's (Richard Carlson) beautiful fiancee (Julie Adams). Well-acted and directed, and with Bud Westmore's brilliantly designed monster, Creature From the Black Lagoon remains a masterpiece not only of the genre, but of all time
Star trek, the original series( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spaceship U.S.S. Enterprise, with its 430 crew members captained by James T. Kirk, travels the universe
He walked by night by Alfred L Werker( Visual )

12 editions published between 1948 and 2009 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film noir semi-documentary style treatment based on an actual Los Angeles Police Department case. A cop killer manages to elude detection by intercepting police radio calls and by altering his appearance. Evidence points to an alienated electronics expert
Warlock by Oakley M Hall( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sheriff is brought in to clean up the crime-ridden town of Warlock
Justin Morgan had a horse( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in New England in the late 1700s, Justin Morgan raises and trains a special colt, and creates the first American horse breed, the Morgan
It should happen to you( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman and man meet in the park when he's filming for a documentary he's making and she's A model who wants to be famous rents a billboard overlooking New York City and puts her picture and name on it. An executive offers her more billboard space, but he is interested in more that her career. When she becomes a celebrity, she must chose berween her boyfriend & this new life
You are there( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Boston Tea Party: December 16th, 1773. Under the new tax act imposed by the British, three ship boats loaded with tea are docked at Griffin's Wharf in Boston, including one that is owned by merchant Francis Rotch. As Rotch debates with John Hancock and Sam Adams, he must conside whether he will risk ruining his ship by departing the port with the tea onboard or risk betraying his country and his countrymen by unloading the tea
The time tunnel( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Determined to prove that Project Tic Toc was capable of sending humans through time, Dr. Tony Newman and Dr. Doug Phillips entered the project's time tunnel before final tests were completed. Now, caught in time and unable to return home, the two scientists battle to stay alive as the Vortex of Time thrusts them into the middle of some of the most significant events in world history. But even more important, as the time travelers encounter famous and influential people of the past, they must make sure their actions don't inadvertently change history and alter the future"--Container
I was a teenage werewolf( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rebellious teenager is treated by a psychiatrist for his aggression, but the treatment is worse than the "disease." The teen becomes a werewolf and begins a murder spree that makes his past behavior seem like a stroll in the park!
Riot in cell block 11 by Don Siegel( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A ripped-from-the-headlines social-problem picture about inmates' rights that was inspired by a recent spate of uprisings in American prisons ... shot on location at Folsom State Prison, with real inmates and guards as extras"--Container
Lost continent( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An atomic-powered rocket fired from White Sands Missile Base is lost in an unexplored region of the South Pacific. A military expedition is dispatched to find it. Searching by air, their plane loses control and crash-lands on a strange uncharted island, a lost world of prehistoric dinosaurs and vast radioactive uranium fields, so powerful that they cause rockets and planes to go off course
Monster on the campus( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A paleontology professor acquires a newly discovered specimen of a prehistoric fish. While examining the find he is accidentally exposed to it's blood, turning him into a murderous Neanderthal
The atomic kid( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Barnaby 'Blix' Waterberry and fellow prospector Robert Strauss go searching for uranium in a remote part of Nevada, they wander into the exact spot where the Army is about to detonate an atom bomb. Waterberry manages to emerge in perfect condition along with his peanut butter and sardine sandwich. An instant celebrity, he quickly senses the huge commercial potential in being the first human being to survive an atomic blast, but first he has to help the FBI break up an enemy spy ring
Where love has gone( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danny, a young woman, has murdered a man who was the latest lover of her mother. Danny's father, Luke Miller, describes the events that led to the tragedy, causing many family secrets to be revealed
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Alternative Names
Bissel, Whit 1909-1996

Bissell, Whit 1909-1996

Bissell Whitner 1909-1996

Bissell, Whitner Nutting 1909-1996

Bissell, Whitt 1909-1996

Creature from the Black Lagoon the legacy collectionWhere love has gone