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Vitaphone Corp

Works: 1,066 works in 1,376 publications in 1 language and 16,488 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  History  Show business films  Comedy films  Dance films  Fiction  Horror films 
Roles: Producer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Vitaphone Corp
Publications by Vitaphone Corp
Most widely held works by Vitaphone Corp
42nd Street by Lloyd Bacon( visu )
9 editions published between 1933 and 2006 in English and held by 1,806 libraries worldwide
The seminal 'putting on a show' musical which revived the backstage saga teaming newcomers Powell and Keeler, whose love develops simultaneously on and off stage, with Berkeley's numbers ('Shuffle off to Buffalo'; 'I'm young and healthy') graphically equating the show with sex. Keeler's star appeal ('You're going out a youngster but you're coming back a star') based as it was on her amateurish singing and dancing which offered the promise of stardom to all, is thrown into relief by the presence of Bebe Daniels, Ginger Rogers, Warner Baxter and an array of Warner's regulars
The jazz singer by Alan Crosland( visu )
19 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in English and held by 1,687 libraries worldwide
The melodramatic story of a Jewish cantor's son who aspires to be a jazz singer, despite his father's strenuous objections
The Maltese falcon by John Huston( visu )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 1,233 libraries worldwide
The first adaptation of The Maltese facon, in which detective Sam Spade searches for a rare statuette while trying to solve the murder of his partner
Public enemy by William A Wellman( visu )
9 editions published between 1931 and 2005 in English and held by 1,141 libraries worldwide
"Relates the story of a young man's rise in the criminal underworld in Prohibition-era urban America"--Wikipedia
Footlight parade by Lloyd Bacon( visu )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 700 libraries worldwide
Cagney stars as Chester Kent, a diligent musical comedy director who is continually warding off snoopers hired by his competitors to steal his ideas. He succeeds and features the finest in Busby Berkeley. Includes the 1934 Warner Bros. cartoon "Honeymoon hotel" and the original theatrical trailer for the Warner Bros. film "Dames."
I am a fugitive from a chain gang by Mervyn LeRoy( visu )
4 editions published between 1932 and 2005 in English and held by 650 libraries worldwide
"World War I is over. Johnny has come marching home. But there's little fanfare and no meaningful work for one war vet. There's only the desperate life of an unjustly convicted fugitive. Twice he is sentenced to a chain gang. Twice he escapes. They can put his hands and feet in irons, but not his will to be free."--Container
Gold diggers of 1933 by Mervyn LeRoy( visu )
6 editions published between 1933 and 2006 in English and held by 649 libraries worldwide
A musical comedy film about an aspiring songwriter, four single actresses, and the staging of a new musical play on Broadway. Includes dances choreographed by Busby Berkeley
Gold diggers of 1935 by Busby Berkeley( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 597 libraries worldwide
A musical comedy film about various hotel employees & quirky rich folks, set in a fictional New Hampshire resort
Dames by Busby Berkeley( visu )
2 editions published between 1934 and 2006 in English and held by 568 libraries worldwide
Extracts from a 'show musical' feature two lavishly staged Busby Berkeley numbers. The title number Dames by Al Dubin and Harry Warren, under Berkeley's imaginative direction becomes 'a paean to feminine pulchritude' in the words of one writer. Dubin and Warren's song I Only Have Eyes For You features a whole bevy of Ruby Keelers in Berkeley's staging of a dream Dick Powell is having in a New York subway
Forbidden Hollywood collection ( visu )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 518 libraries worldwide
In the early 1930's, before Hollywood began enforcing a self-imposed Production Code, many films allowed for extraordinary frankness including nudity, adultery and prostitution. In this restored and remastered three-movie collection, three daring young actresses are featured in racy, riveting star vehicles. Jean Harlow is a red-headed secretary who hooks the company's married boss, while carrying on with chauffeur Charles Boyer. A young soldier is forced to give up Mae Clarke when his well-to-do family learns she's a prostitute, in Waterloo Bridge. Finally baby-faced Barbara Stanwyck sleeps her way up the corporate ladder in a New York bank, not caring who gets hurt
Dance, girl, dance by Dorothy Arzner( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 421 libraries worldwide
"Bubbles loves to dance. But she also likes to eat. Her friend Judy may choose to suffer for her art, but not Bubbles. She swaps her ballet shoes for a G-string...and turns patrons' fantasies into dollars as burlesque sensation Tiger Lily White. Directed by Dorothy Arzner, classic Hollywood's sole major female director." -- Container
Forbidden Hollywood collection ( visu )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 413 libraries worldwide
Three on a match: Although Vivian Revere is seemingly the most successful of a trio of reunited schoolmates, she throws it away by descending into a life of debauchery and drugs
House of wax by Jaume Collet-Serra( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 405 libraries worldwide
[Mystery of the wax museum] A deranged wax sculptor who almost loses his life in a fire set by his partner. Instead of dying in the blaze, he returns for revenge, hiding his horribly disfigured face behind a wax mask
"G" men by William Keighly( visu )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 343 libraries worldwide
James Cagney plays a FBI agent in this punchy hot-off-the-presses account of the pursuit and capture of John Dillinger
Looney Tunes spotlight collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 298 libraries worldwide
A collection of 30 classic cartoons from the Looney Tunes golden collection, volume 2, all restored and remastered. Features Tweety and Sylverster, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd and many other Looney Tune favorites
Forbidden Hollywood collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 281 libraries worldwide
Disc 4: Wild Bill: Explores the life and directorial times of William A. Wellman. The men who made the movies: Wellman shares many stories and speaks bluntly of the producers with who he has worked and describes his remarkable star-making and star-spotting abilities. He was responsible for helping actors win Oscars and discovered such notable actors as James Cagney and Gary Cooper
The kennel murder case by Michael Curtiz( visu )
4 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
[Nancy Drew] Girl detective Nancy Drew stumbles onto the identity of a killer while participating in a journalism contest and must find a way to clear the girl wrongly accused of the crime
House of wax by André De Toth( visu )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
A sculptor of wax figures for a museum is horrified when his partner proposes setting fire to the unpopular museum in order to collect the insurance money. As the wax figures melt amid the blaze, the two men begin to fight. The sculptor is knocked out and left to 'perish' amongst the flames. He resurfaces many years later for the launch of his own wax museum. However, the opening coincides with the sudden disappearance of some dead bodies from the city morgue. His assistant begins to suspect his boss of foul play, especially after the deranged wizard of wax begins eyeing the friend of his assistant's lovely girlfriend as a model for a waxed figure of Marie Antoinette
Baby face by Alfred E Green( visu )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
It's the age-old story of the girl so mistreated by men that she's determined to get revenge. It's also a rags-to-riches story. Originally made before the Production Code, this version was subsequently cut by 4 minutes to pass inspection of the California Board of Censors
Picture snatcher ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
Ex-convict Danny Kean decides to find honest work as a photographer for a tabloid newspaper. He falls in love with Patricia, the daughter of the policeman who arrested him. Her father does not like that relation at first, but J.R. McLean, Kean's boss, convinces him that Kean has a good nature. But Kean uses his relation to Patricia to make a photo of an execution. Due to this, Patricia's father loses his stripes and Kean isn't allowed to see Patricia any longer. But when one of Kean's former friends kills two policemen, Kean sees a chance to redeem himself
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Vitaphone Corporation
Vitaphone (Firm)
Vitaphone Pictures
Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967). Vitaphone
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