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Mirisch, Walter

Works: 114 works in 361 publications in 4 languages and 9,469 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Western films  Detective and mystery films  Film remakes  Historical films  Action and adventure films  War films  Crime films 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Interviewee, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Walter Mirisch
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Most widely held works by Walter Mirisch
In the heat of the night by Norman Jewison( Visual )

66 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virgil Tibbs is a renowned homicide detective from Philadelphia returning to Mississippi in the sweltering summer to visit his mother, when a rich factory owner is found dead. The industrialist was white, Tibbs is black and in the Deep South at the time, that is enough reason for the local cops to arrest him on suspicion murder. After his identity and credentials are established, the Chief of Police lets Tibbs go and attempts to enlist his help in solving the case. An uneasy and complicated relationship develops between the southern Sheriff and the city slicker. Sidney Poitier stars as the superior sleuth who rediscovers the small town racism he escaped through his education. Rod Steiger is the local sheriff who is forced to examine his own prejudices and repent them
Midway( Visual )

19 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 943 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 )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chance meeting between an accountant and a housewife results in a 26-year affair where they meet only once a year
They call me Mister Tibbs!( Visual )

8 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 473 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
The miracle worker by Arthur Penn( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of the story about the struggle of a Boston teacher, Annie Sullivan, to communicate with and teach the deaf, blind, and mute child, Helen Keller
Man of the west by Anthony Mann( Visual )

13 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and held by 323 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
Dracula by John Badham( Visual )

11 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout history Dracula has filled the hearts of men with terror and the hearts of women with desire. This stylish new production of the classic gothic horror tale stars Frank Langella, repeating his electrifying, award-winning stage performance as the blood-thirsty Count, and Sir Laurence Olivier as the devout vampire hunter Von Helsing who is Dracula's nemesis. A great cast, fine direction, and a superbly atmospheric musical score make this the ultimate Dracula
Gray lady down( Visual )

5 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlton Heston stars as a hard-bitten captian making his last voyage in command of the U.S.S. Neptune, a nuclear submarine that is sunk in a collision with a Norwegian freighter. The only hope for the forth-one men trapped 1450 feet down is a pair of maverick inventors racing to clear the blocked escape hatch with an experimental submersible
The Organization by Don Medford( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 186 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
The Magnificent Seven by John Sturges( Visual )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 176 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
Toys in the attic( Visual )

9 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 155 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
Classic war collection : 4 movie marathon.( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wake Island: A handful of U.S. Marines holdout against an overwhelming Japanese air, land and sea assault
Hawaii by James A Michener( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of colonial Hawaii, from the arrival of the first missionaries in 1820. The white man came with the intention of bringing God to the natives, but instead brought disease and destruction
Fitzwilly( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 93 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
Mr. Majestyk by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

8 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 87 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 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charlton Heston stars as a sailor, Wip Hoxworth, who returns to his Hawaiian homestead, only to learn that his grandfather's fortune has been bestowed upon his hate cousin Micah Hale. As a reprisal, Wip sets up his own pineapple plantation in competition with his cousin"--Container
Cast a long shadow( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A troubled saddle tramp with a penchant for drinking away his pain inherits a ranch from the man who may have been his father. Coming back to the lands of his youth leads him back into the arms of an old flame as well as into the fists some old rivals. As it turns out the ranch is deeply in debt and if they can₂t drive the cattle to Santa Fe within a week
The gunfight at Dodge City by Joel McCrea( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 75 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
Wichita by Jacques Tourneur( Visual )

5 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 75 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
Flight to Mars( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An expedition team lands on the planet Mars and discovers an advanced underground society
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Alternative Names
Mirisch, Walter M. 1921-

Walter Mirisch Amerikaans filmproducent

Walter Mirisch amerikai filmproducer

Walter Mirisch producteur de films américaine

Walter Mirisch productor de cine estadounidense

Walter Mirisch produttore cinematografico statunitense

Walter Mirisch US-amerikanischer Filmproduzent

Уолтер Мириш

וולטר מיריש מפיק קולנוע אמריקאי

والتر میریش تهیه‌کننده آمریکایی



English (182)

Spanish (19)

German (5)

Italian (2)