WorldCat Identities

Bissell, Whit 1909-1996

Works: 78 works in 123 publications in 2 languages and 6,084 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Fiction  Historical films  Western films  Television programs  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Costume designer, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Publications about  Whit Bissell Publications about Whit Bissell
Publications by  Whit Bissell Publications by Whit Bissell
posthumous Publications by Whit Bissell, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Whit Bissell
Hud by Martin Ritt ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in English and held by 996 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 2008 in English and held by 668 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 )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wyatt Earp and John "Doc" Holliday team up to rid Tombstone, Arizona of the murderous Clanton gang
Seven days in May ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 553 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 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and Russian and held by 511 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 460 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 )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the upper reaches of the Amazon River, a scientific team discovers an amphibious creature, a living missing link. The creature is captured and falls in love with the female assistant of the leader of the research team. The lonely creature kidnaps her, and the scientist mounts an effort to reclaim his sweetheart and return the creature to his watery home
Star trek, the original series ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 323 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."
He walked by night by Alfred L Werker ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1948 and 2009 in English and held by 313 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 )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 181 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 174 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 165 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 161 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 105 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"--Box
I was a teenage werewolf ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 83 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!
Lost continent ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 67 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
Monster on the campus ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 49 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 39 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 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The daughter of a famous sculptress is accused of murdering her mother's gigolo lover, creating conflict not only for her mother, but for her domineering grandmother and father, as well
The secret of El Zorro ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Don Diego finds himself trapped in an ironic turn of events when a visiting friend Ricardo del Amo challenges the famed swordsman Zorro to a duel for the hand of a lovely visitor, Anna Maria. Don Diego manages to outwit the lovestruck braggart-but only temporarily. A new challenge from the determind Ricardo dramatically sets the stage for a public unmasking of the legendary hero ... and under circumstances that Zorro cannot afford to ignore
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.20 (from 0.07 for Justin Mor ... to 0.27 for I was a te ...)
Alternative Names
Bissel, Whit, 1909-1996
Bissell, Whit 1909-1996
Bissell Whitner 1909-1996
Bissell, Whitner Nutting, 1909-1996
Bissell, Whitt 1909-1996
English (58)
Russian (1)