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Armstrong, Robert 1890-1973

Overview
Works: 111 works in 353 publications in 7 languages and 7,139 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Horror films  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  War films  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Robert Armstrong
Publications by Robert Armstrong
Publications by Robert Armstrong, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Robert Armstrong
 
Most widely held works by Robert Armstrong
King Kong by Merian C Cooper( visu )
132 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 3,254 libraries worldwide
A moviemaking expedition to a fantastic island is filled with dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. A giant simian becomes lovestruck with the film's blonde starlet. King Kong is captured and is brought to Manhattan, where he goes on a rampage, culminating in the fateful finale atop the Empire State Building where he cradles his beloved and swats at machine-gunning airplanes
The most dangerous game by Ernest B Schoedsack( visu )
22 editions published between 1932 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 763 libraries worldwide
Evil Russian game hunter, Count Zoroff traps unsuspecting shipwreck survivors on his remote island. Bored with hunting animals, the count decides his new sport is hunting humans. Upon meeting shipwreck survivors Robert Rainsford and Eve Trowbridge, he decides they shall be his next prey. The survivors are sent off on the mysterious island and must now find a way to outsmart Zoroff to survive through the night
Mighty Joe Young by Ernest B Schoedsack( visu )
18 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 393 libraries worldwide
Mighty Joe Young is a 15-foot African gorilla. His best friend and protector is Jill Young. Against her better judgment, Jill allows Joe to be brought to the States as a nightclub attraction. He later breaks loose and goes on a rampage
"G" men by William Keighly( visu )
7 editions published between 1949 and 2006 in English and held by 341 libraries worldwide
James Cagney plays a FBI agent in this punchy hot-off-the-presses account of the pursuit and capture of John Dillinger
The paleface ( visu )
3 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 302 libraries worldwide
A timid frontier dentist finds himself gunslinging alongside the fearless Calamity Jane as she fights off outlaws and Indians
Pre-code Hollywood collection ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 283 libraries worldwide
Torch singer: Claudette Colbert plays a sexy radio chanteuse who passes her time with an entourage of drunken debauched friends while raising her child born out of wedlock. The Code prohibited stories of illicit love and drunkenness
Son of Kong ( visu )
9 editions published between 1933 and 2009 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
King Kong's descendant is discovered on an island amid the prehistoric creatures in this sequel to the immensely popular King Kong
Dive bomber by Frank W Wead( visu )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
A new flight surgeon and a Navy pilot overcome personal differences to work on solving the problem of altitude sickness which causes blackouts at high altitude. The real stars of the film are the pre-World War II Navy aircraft featured in full color
Film noir classic collection double feature ( visu )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 179 libraries worldwide
Decoy: A drop-dead femme fatale revives her hunk from the dead because he knows where the $400.000 in loot is buried
As I lay dying ( Computer File )
1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
Dramatization of part of William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying, about the death of the mother of a rural Mississippi family
Bob Hope thanks for the memories collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
(The paleface) "Timid correspondence school dentist 'Painless' Peter Potter unwittingly marries sharpshooter Calamity Jane who is hot on the trial of a dangerous renegade gang in the Wild West."--Container
Sorrowful Jones by Damon Runyon( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
Sorrowful Jones: A rotten gambler learns a lesson about parenthood. The Paleface: "Painless Peter Potter" (Hope) runs into Calamity Jane (Russell)
Greatest gangster films collection ( visu )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
"G" men: It's the early days of the F.B.I. - federal agents working for the Department of Justice. Though they've got limited powers - they don't carry weapons and have to get local police approval for arrests - that doesn't stop fresh Law School grad Eddie Buchanan from joining up, and he encourages his former roommate James "Brick" Davis (James Cagney) to do so as well. But Davis wants to be an honest lawyer, not a shyster, despite his ties to mobster boss McKay, and he's intent on doing so, until Buchanan is gunned down trying to arrest career criminal Danny Leggett. Davis soon joins the "G-Men" as they hunt down Leggett (soon-to-be Public Enemy Number One) and his cronies Collins and Durfee, who are engaged in a crime and murder spree from New York to the midwest--www.imdb.com
Be yourself ( visu )
3 editions published between 1930 and 2007 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
A nightclub singer falls in love with a boxer and becomes his trainer. When he becomes successful, will it be the beginning of the end for this lovestruck pair?
Crime wave by André De Toth( visu )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Crime wave: Three San Quentin escapees kill a cop in a gas-station holdup. Wounded, one of the escapees flees through black-shadowed streets to the handiest refuge: with former cellmate Steve Lacey. Steve is paroled, with a new life and lovely wife, and can't afford to be caught associating with old cronies. But homicide detective Sims wants to use Steve to help him catch the other 2 escapees, who in turn extort his help in a bank job
Palooka ( visu )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Mayme walks out on her husband, Pete Palooka, after he wins the middleweight championship and shows his proclivity for life in the fast lane. She raises son Joe on a farm, by herself. When slippery fight manager Knobby Walsh happens to discover Joe's surprising punching power, he signs him. Now it's Joe's turn to live in the fast lane, winning fights and drinking hard with vamp Nina. However, when McSwatt and his manager trick Joe into a rematch, it's time to test his real boxing talent
Blood on the sun by Frank Lloyd( visu )
10 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
In pre-WWII Toyko, American newspaper editor Nick Condon runs an explosive story revealing Japan's warlike intentions toward China and the U.S
A girl in every port ( visu )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
A sea-faring Romeo finds himself a step behind the competition when he visits his girlfriends in various ports of call
Gang busters ( visu )
6 editions published between 1942 and 2004 in English and Portuguese and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Kent Taylor fights a supposed dead group of criminals, who form "The League of Murdered Men" headed by Ralph Morgan. Our hero finally breaks up the gang and Morgan is killed by a speeding subway train as he tries to escape through a secret exit
Paid ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
"Among the harridans and hard-timers in a women's prison, one inmate stands out like a diamond in a box of tarnished costume jewelry. She's Mary Turner, convicted of a crime she didn't commit. Once an innocent shop girl, now embittered by three years in the pen. Mary has big plans after her release. First she'll make a fortune running scams that stay just within the law. Then she'll seek revenge on the man who put her behind bars by marrying his guileless son."--Container
 
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Armstrong, Robert, 1896-1973
Armstrong, Robert (Robert William), 1890-1973
Smith, Donald Robert, 1890-1973
Languages
English (186)
German (25)
Spanish (14)
French (4)
Catalan (4)
Portuguese (1)
Italian (1)
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