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Mirisch, Walter

Overview
Works: 99 works in 270 publications in 5 languages and 8,117 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Detective and mystery stories  History  Detective and mystery films  Fiction  Science fiction films  Police films  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Walter Mirisch
In the heat of the night by Norman Jewison ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A black homicide expert is asked to help solve the murder of a wealthy businessman in a small town
Midway ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is the way it was--the story of the battle that was the turning point of the war in the Pacific, told wherever possible with actual film shot during combat. It exemplifies the combination of planning, courage, error and pure chance by which great events are often decided."--Title screens. In June of 1942, quite possibly the most important naval encounter of WWII took place in the middle of the Pacific, at Midway Island. While fictional, the film uses a great deal of documentary footage of the actual battle, featuring hundreds of ships of all sizes, from patrol boats to battleships and multiple carriers with hundreds of aircraft. US forces get wind of an imminent Japanese action and tries to sort fact from fiction, while the Japanese plan and execute their own attack plans. An epic on a grand scale that incorporates a huge cast, the film emphasizes the sheer scale of battles fought in the Pacific theater, which even when victorious, cost hundreds of lives
Same time next year by Robert Mulligan ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Doris is a young housewife fron Oakland. George is an accountant from New Jersey. Both of them are happily married-- but not to each other. Once a year, every year, they have a romantic reunion, then return to their unsuspecting spouses."--Container
Hawaii by James A Michener ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on James A. Michener's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a New England farm boy who has decided that the Lord has commanded him to go to Hawaii in order to Christianize its inhabitants
They call me Mister Tibbs! by Gordon Douglas ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Detective Virgil Tibbs has been assigned to solve the murder of a prostitute. His pal, a political-minded minister who is spearheading a referendum on community control, is suspected of the homicide and Tibbs is faced with the decision of whether or not to invesigate
Dracula by John Badham ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Summary: Langella is the blood-thirsty vampire and Olivier is the vampire hunter Von Helsing in the 1979 remake of the classic horror film
Man of the west by Anthony Mann ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1958 and 2008 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When the train he is on gets robbed, Link Jones finds himself unwillingly reunited with his old gang. Dock Tobin, the gang's sadistic, half-crazed patriarch, was like a father to Link some twenty years past and welcomes him back. To survive, Link must take up his old ways--his killing ways."--Container
The Organization by Don Medford ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sidney Poitier's third and final appearance as police officer - now lieutenant - Virgil Tibbs. Tibbs becomes a rebel as he tries to help a group of civilian citizens bust a major drug-smuggling ring in San Francisco
Toys in the attic ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spinster sisters Carrie and Anne Berniers are used to bailing out their neer-do-well brother, Julian. But when he returns to New Orleans with a pile of cash and a fragile young bride in tow, suspicions are aroused about where the money came from
The magnificent seven by Yul Brynner ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Tired of being ravaged by an army of marauding bandits, the residents of a small Mexican village seek help from seven American gunfighters. The only problem? It's seven against 50"--Container
Gray lady down by David Greene ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A classic of the '70s disaster film genre. After a homeward bound nuclear submarine is struck by a tanker, all hands on board appear doomed as the sub teeters on the edge of a canyon. If a resuce mission doesn't arrive soon one of three disasters will happen: water pressure will crush the boat's hull, oxygen will run out, or the submarine will slip off the edge and all 42 sailors could die. With enough oxygen to last for just 48 hours, their only hope lies with an experimental two-man sub. But as time ticks away, can man and machine triumph over the elements?"--Container
Fitzwilly ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Miss Vicki's rich father dies, her loyal butler, Claude Fitzwilliam, leads the household staff to rob from various businesses by charging goods to various wealthy people and misdirecting the shipments, all to keep Miss Vicki's standard of living
Wake Island To hell and back ; Battle Hymn ; Gray lady down ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wake Island: A handful of U. S. Marines holdout against an overwhelming Japanese air, land and sea assault
Flight to Mars ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An expedition team lands on the planet Mars and discovers an advanced underground society
Mr. Majestyk by Richard Fleischer ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ex-con and Vietnam vet, Mr. Majestyk, whose efforts to run a straight business seem thwarted at every turn-- a town tough harasses him for employment of Hispanic migrant workers on his farm, the local police jail him on a false charge, and a Mafia hitman destroys his crop for crossing him during a jailbreak-- finally reaches the end of his fuse. With rifle in hand and his girlfriend at the wheel of his pickup, Majestyk goes after the syndicate assassin
The Hawaiians ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sequel to the film "Hawaii" in which Whip Hoxworth returns to Hawaii and establishes a plantation with indentured Chinese laborers
The gunfight at Dodge City ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After killing a man in self-defense, Bat Masterson flees to Dodge City where he finds his brother Ed running for sheriff. When Ed is killed, Bat takes his brother's place on the ballot and finds himself torn between his friends and his duties as sherriff
Flat top ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Barney Smith ignored the signals of the landing officer the first day he arrived on the aircraft carrier and for two years he has begged to be allowed to fly a mission against the Japanese over the Pacific. Collier will not revoke his grounding order, in spite of the allout air strike launched by the enemy
Wichita by Jacques Tourneur ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the final cycle of classical westerns of the mid to late Fifties which culminated in 'The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance'. McCrea plays the legendary Wyatt Earp whose reluctant acceptance of the role of town marshal brings him into conflict with cattle interests and the town's businessmen
Two for the seesaw ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A spicy and poignant love story about a free-spirited Greenwich Village girl who hooks up with a brooding Nebraska lawyer
 
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Alternative Names
Mirisch, Walter M. 1921-
Languages
English (136)
Spanish (4)
Dutch (2)
Italian (1)
German (1)
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