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Wallis, Hal B. 1899-1986

Works: 351 works in 1,061 publications in 7 languages and 35,849 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Football films  Fiction  Legends  Film and video adaptations  Juvenile works 
Roles: Producer, Interviewee, Production personnel, Author, Director, Author of introduction, fmp, Creator, Collector
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Hal B Wallis
Publications by Hal B Wallis
Publications by Hal B Wallis, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Hal B Wallis
Casablanca by Michael Curtiz( visu )
116 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,054 libraries worldwide
Set in World War II Morocco within a city filled with European refugees. A bitter nightclub owner helps his former lover and her Resistance-hero husband escape from the Nazis
The Maltese falcon by John Huston( visu )
23 editions published between 1941 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 2,356 libraries worldwide
In The Maltese falcon, Sam Spade is a partner in a private-eye firm who finds himself hounded by police when his partner is killed while tailing a man. The woman who asked his partner to follow the man turns out to be someone who is not what she says she is, and is really involved in something to do with the 'Maltese Falcon', a gold-encrusted life-sized statue of a falcon, the only one of its kind. In Satan met a lady, Sam Spade is now PI Ted Shane, pulled into the hunt for the jewel-filled Horn of Roland
True grit by Henry Hathaway( visu )
19 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,341 libraries worldwide
U.S. Marshall Rooster Cogburn is hired by a 14-year-old girl to kill the man who murdered her father and stole the family nest egg. She accepts the help of a Texas Ranger, who is intent on the reward, and accompanies them on the quest
Becket by Peter Glenville( visu )
17 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,839 libraries worldwide
Despite differences in rank and background, King Henry II and Thomas Becket are lifelong friends. The King is in constant conflict with the Church, which refuses to contribute financing to his wars in France, and jealously guards the tax-free status granted it by previous monarchs. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, Henry has a brilliant idea: rather than another pious cleric loyal to Rome, he will appoint his old friend, Thomas Becket--technically a deacon--to the post. Unfortunately, Becket takes the job seriously, holding devotion to God and the Church above his loyalty to the throne, or the person of its inhabitant. In opposition to Henry, he proves abler than his predecessors do, and the clash of two powerful personalities leads to destruction
Sergeant York by Howard Hawks( visu )
24 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in English and held by 1,728 libraries worldwide
Story of a boy drafted into the military who begins his career as a pacifist and then soon sees the justification for fighting
Now, voyager by Irving Rapper( visu )
28 editions published between 1942 and 2010 in English and held by 1,525 libraries worldwide
A young woman escapes the smothering influence of her wealthy mother with the help of a psychiatrist and an ocean cruise, where she finds love and personal identity
The adventures of Robin Hood by Errol Flynn( visu )
4 editions published between 1938 and 2003 in English and held by 1,237 libraries worldwide
Errol Flynn stars in the title role dynamically portraying that legendary hero who "steals from the rich and gives to the poor". Olivia deHavilland plays the beautiful Maid Marian and Claude Rains is superb as the villainous Prince John. A timeless story for audiences of all ages
Anne of the thousand days Mary, Queen of Scots by Charles Jarrott( visu )
26 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and held by 1,196 libraries worldwide
Mary Queen of Scots: The battle between Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth, Queen of England comes alive in this epic film
Rooster Cogburn and the lady by John Wayne( visu )
11 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in English and held by 992 libraries worldwide
A rough-edged deputy marshal teams up with a strait-laced missionary to track down a band of murdering bank robbers. During the pursuit of the outlaws, a warm rapport develops between the rough-and-tumble lawman and the flinty reverend's daughter
Barefoot in the park by Gene Saks( visu )
8 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in English and held by 859 libraries worldwide
A comedy about a young newlywed couple in New York and the difficulties that they encounter in adjusting to marriage and life together in a fifth-floor walk-up apartment
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral by John Sturges( visu )
14 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 808 libraries worldwide
Wyatt Earp and John "Doc" Holliday team up to rid Tombstone, Arizona of the murderous Clanton gang
The letter by William Wyler( visu )
6 editions published between 1940 and 2005 in English and held by 724 libraries worldwide
"Leslie Crosbie, the wife of a British rubber planter in Malay, shoots and kills Jeff Hammond, and claims that she was defending her honor. To defend Leslie, her husband Robert sends for family friend and attorney Howard Joyce, who questions Leslie's story. Howard's suspicions seem justified when Ong Chi Seng, his clerk, offers to sell the attorney a letter that Leslie wrote Hammond on the day of his death, asking him to visit her. Howard confronts Leslie with the damning evidence, forcing her to confess to Hammond's cold-blooded killing, but Leslie cleverly manipulates the attorney into agreeing to buy back the letter. The document is in the possession of Hammond's widow, who demands that Leslie personally deliver $10,000 for the letter. The transaction is completed and, without the evidence of the letter, Leslie is acquitted of her crime. It is only after she is freed and Robert plans to draw $10,000 out of his savings account in order to buy a rubber plantation in Sumatra, that he learns of the high cost of the letter and of his wife's duplicity. Confronted with the truth, Leslie confesses her guilt and her love for Hammond, and although her husband forgives her, Mrs. Hammond cannot and stabs Leslie, making her pay for Hammond's life with her own"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Dark victory by Edmund Goulding( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 721 libraries worldwide
The life of a fast moving Long Island socialite skids to a stop when she discovers that she has less than a year to live
The Sea Hawk by Michael Curtiz( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 641 libraries worldwide
Captain Geoffrey Thorpe is the terror of the Spanish Main, striking crippling blows against the oppressive Spanish war machine, freeing English slaves from the galley ships and filling England's coffers with Spanish gold--with the tacit approval of England's Queen Elizabeth I. When the dashing Thorpe raids and sinks a diplomatic vessel bringing ambassador Don José Alvarez de Cordoba and his beautiful niece Dona Maria to England, he's gentlemanly enough to deliver them safely onto English shores--along with the galley full of wrongfully imprisoned slaves. Smarting from this insult, Don Alvarez conspires with the duplicitous Lord Wolfingham to stop Thorpe and smash the Sea Hawks: the small fleet of privateers that stands between England and King Philip of Spain's thirst for global domination!
High Sierra by Raoul Walsh( visu )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 601 libraries worldwide
A gangster's hard-boiled persona finds itself at war with his compassionate side, a side that will ultimately be his downfall
Knute Rockne, All American ( visu )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 577 libraries worldwide
"I've decided to take up coaching as my life work," Knute Rockne says. Coach he does, revolutionizing football with his strategies, winning close to 90 percent of his games, and helping establish the University of Notre Dame's Fighting Irish as a gridiron powerhouse, but victories alone do not mean success to Rockne. He wants to shape his players into responsible and honorable men
They died with their boots on by Raoul Walsh( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 562 libraries worldwide
A highly fictionalized account of the life of George Armstrong Custer from his arrival at West Point in 1857 to his death at the battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876. Custer has little discipline at the academy but is prepared to stand up to the senior cadet, Ned Sharp, who makes his life miserable. While there he catches the eye of the commandant, Col. Phil Sheridan and also meets his future bride, Elizabeth Bacon. His wife arranges with Gen. Scott for him to be appointed a Lt. Colonel and given command of the 7th Cavalry. Custer is depicted as a friend of the Indians and fights his old nemesis Ned Sharp, who is taking advantage of them and trying to provoke a war with his own financial gain in mind. Custer dies in the now famous battle on June 25, 1876 at the age of 36
Sorry, wrong number by Lucille Fletcher( visu )
7 editions published between 1948 and 2003 in English and held by 544 libraries worldwide
Young, rich, bedridden Barbara Stanwyck dials a telephone number one night and overhears two men plotting the murder of an unidentified woman. She becomes frantic. Her terror is intensified by mysterious calls from an old college rival and a friend of her father. With time running out, Stanwyck pieces evidence together that leads her to suspect that it is her husband who wants her murdered
G.I. blues by Norman Taurog( visu )
14 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 536 libraries worldwide
"In G.I. Blues, Elvis adopts an on-screen persona he knows well in real life: a singin' G.I. in West Germany"--Container
The Rainmaker by Joseph Anthony( visu )
6 editions published between 1956 and 2005 in English and held by 513 libraries worldwide
Under the spell of a wandering charlatan named Starbuck, a lonely ranch girl blosssoms into full womanhood
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Alternative Names
Wallis, Hal 1898-1986
Wallis, Hal 1899-
Wallis Hal 1899-1986
Wallis, Harold Brent 1899-1986
English (323)
Spanish (12)
German (7)
Italian (5)
French (4)
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