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Bissell, Whit 1909-1996

Works: 106 works in 185 publications in 3 languages and 7,043 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Western films  Science fiction films  Film adaptations  History  Horror films  Science fiction television programs  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Television series 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Editor, Performer, Other, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Whit Bissell
Hud by Martin Ritt( Visual )

12 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having been burned by compromises to censors on his earlier films Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Sweet Bird of Youth, Paul Newman decided to star in as uncompromising a property as he could find. That property was Hud, inspired by a portion of Larry McMurtry's novel, Horseman Pass By. Hud Bannon (Newman) is a young Texas rancher who lives with his cattleman father Homer (Melvyn Douglas) and his hero-worshipping nephew Lon (Brandon DeWilde). Hud is an amoral, cold-hearted creature; his father, who holds Hud responsible for the death of his other son, tries to imbue Lon with a sense of decency and responsibility to others, but Lon is devoted to Hud and isn't inclined to listen. When hoof-and-mouth disease shows up in one of the elder Bannon's cows, Hud is all for selling the herd before the government inspectors find out. But Homer orders the cattle destroyed (the film's most harrowing sequence), driving an even deeper wedge between himself and Hud. Finally, Hud steps over the line by attempting to rape Alma (Patricia Neal), the earthy but warm-hearted housekeeper. Paul Newman was so repellantly brilliant as an unregenerate heel that his Oscar nomination for Hud was a foregone conclusion. Although Newman lost the Oscar to Sidney Poitier in Lilies of the Field, Oscars did go to Neal for Best Actress, Douglas for Best Supporting Actor, and cinematographer James Wong Howe
The defiant ones by Stanley Kramer( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 717 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 700 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 by Burt Lancaster( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 580 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 )

4 editions published between 1947 and 2007 in English and Russian and held by 497 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
Creature from the Black Lagoon by Jack Arnold( Visual )

5 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creature from the Black Lagoon: Members of a scientific expedition to the Amazon discover a gruesome half man/half fish creature. Revenge of the Creature: A monster, half man and half fish, kills two men and abducts a woman ichthyologist after escaping from the tank where it is chained. The creature walks among us: Despite the clear intention of enjoying his watery home deep in the Everglades, the Creature from the Black Lagoon is disturbed again, this time by a gaggle of inquisitive doctors who decide that he would be better off if he were able to walk among men
The golden age of television( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 479 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
Star trek, the original series( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spaceship U.S.S. Enterprise, with its 430 crew members captained by James T. Kirk, travels the universe "to boldly go where no man has gone before." Contains all 26 episodes from season two
He walked by night by Alfred L Werker( Visual )

14 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in English and held by 325 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 Edward Dmytryk( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 1972 and 2005 in English and held by 187 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
The time machine by George Pal( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inventor who has developed a "time machine" travels to the distant future, and finds a joyless society after centuries of endless wars
It should happen to you by George Cukor( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 166 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 )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 149 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 )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 119 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
Riot in cell block 11 by Don Siegel( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 97 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 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An atomic-powered rocket fired from White Sands Missile Base is lost in the South Pacific and a military expedition is dispatched to find it. Searching by air, the plane loses control and crashes on an uncharted island, a lost world of prehistoric dinosaurs and radioactive uranium fields so powerful they cause rockets and planes to go off course
I was a teenage werewolf( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 71 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!
Monster on the campus by Jack Arnold( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 55 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 Shanghai story( Visual )

3 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This follows the intersecting lives of Western expatriates who are held in confinement by the communist Chinese government. Dr. Dan Maynard is a physician determined to uphold the hippocratic oath, without bending to the will of his heartless captors
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Bissel, Whit 1909-1996

Bissel, Whitner 1909-1996

Bissell Whitner 1909-1996

Bissell, Whitner Nutting 1909-1996

Bissell, Whitt 1909-1996

Whit Bissell acteur américain

Whit Bissell actor estadounidense

Whit Bissell Amerikaans acteur (1909-1996)

Whit Bissell amerikansk skådespelare

Whit Bissell amerikansk skodespelar

Whit Bissell amerikansk skuespiller

Whit Bissell attore cinematografico, attore teatrale e attore televisivo statunitense

Whit Bissell US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

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Creature from the Black Lagoon