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Boteler, Wade 1888-1943

Works: 34 works in 62 publications in 1 language and 406 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Interviews  Film serials  Short films  Crime films  Action and adventure films  Western films  Zombie films  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Wade Boteler
Publications by Wade Boteler
Publications by Wade Boteler, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Wade Boteler
The Green Hornet ( visu )
17 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 273 libraries worldwide
The city is faced with rising crime and increased racketeering activity. Intrepid newspaper editor, Britt Reid becomes the crime fighter the Green Hornet to take on the bad guys. As far as the police are concerned, the Hornet himself is the criminal. This misunderstanding enables Reid to operate 'outside the law' to battle evil and injustice. Working along side the Hornet is the brilliant inventor/sidekick Kato, the only person who knows the true identity of the Hornet
The painted desert ; Hittin' the trail ( visu )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Western prospectors Jeff and Cash find a baby boy in an otherwise deserted emigrants' camp, and clash over which is to be "father." They are still bitterly feuding years later when they own adjacent ranches. Bill, the foundling whom Cash has raised to young manhood, wants to end the feud and extends an olive branch toward Jeff, who now has a lovely daughter. But during a mining venture, the bitterness escalates
White zombie by Victor Halperin( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
White Zombie: A man has a witch cast a spell on the woman he loves intending to lure her away from her fiance, instead she becomes a zombie
The Mandarin mystery ( visu )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
When the most valuable stamp in the world is stolen and two people are murdered, Inspector Queen and his young son Ellery Queen must unravel the mystery. With detective father and son trying to out-smart each other at every turn, and the bodies piling up around them, two Queens may not be a strong enough hand to catch the murderer!
Don Winslow of the Navy ( visu )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Don Winslow is a top naval commander assigned to the islands around Pearl Harbor. There, naval intelligence has detected a ruthless gang of saboteurs who seek to destroy supply ships carrying rations and equipment for the troops and undermine the entire United States' war effort in the Pacific
Bird of paradise by Joel McCrea( visu )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
A Handsome South Seas soldier of fortune falls in love with the daughter of a Polynesian native chieftain. Alas, their idyllic romance is destined to come to a sudden and violent end: tribal custom decrees that she is to be sacrificed to the local volcano. After initial resistance, the heroine nobly resigns herself to her fate, realizing that there is no place for her in her white lover's civilization
That's my baby : a story of comedy, thrills and suspense based on the motion picture story by George J CRONE( Book )
4 editions published in 1926 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Billy the Kid returns ( visu )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
"Roy, as a Billy the Kid look-alike, brings peace to Lincoln County."--Container
Family collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Here comes trouble: A newspaper publisher is being blackmailed by a burlesque queen, and he sends one of his reporters to talk to her. The girl is murdered and the reporter, the publisher and the publisher's daughter all come under suspicion
24 hours ( visu )
1 edition published in 1931 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"At a party at eleven o'clock on a snowy night in New York, millionaire James Morton Towner and his wife Fanny discuss their failing marriage, which is due, in part, to his drinking. Jim leaves early, and just before he reaches Jake's speakeasy, he sees a man shot and carried into the bar. Meanwhile, Fanny is escorted home by David Melbourn, with whom she has been having an affair. Fanny breaks off her relationship with David, although she believes that she can no longer stay with her husband. From the speakeasy, Jim goes to a nightclub, where he sits at a private table with Rosie Dugan, a beautiful singer. Rosie appreciates Jim because he always behaves like a gentleman, even when he is drunk, unlike her ex-convict husband, Tony 'Sicily' Bruzzi. That night at the club, Tony asks Rosie to take him back. Aware that he is responsible for the murder that took place in front of Jake's, she takes Tony's gun and has the bouncer throw him out. Jim goes home with Rosie and falls asleep on her chaise lounge, while she prepares for sleep in her bedroom. When she hears footsteps arriving at the apartment, she locks the door to Jim's room and hides the key in her cold cream. Tony enters, enraged, intending to kill Jim, but Rosie refuses to give him the key to the room. In an ensuing struggle, Tony strangles Rosie to death and then runs away. In the morning, Jim wakes up from a deep drunken slumber, and when Rosie does not respond to
Castle on the Hudson ( visu )
1 edition published in 1940 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"Tommy Gordon, a tough young crook, is sent to Sing Sing Prison for armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. When Tommy's lawyer, Ed Crowley, a corrupt ward boss, tries to make a deal with Warden Long to give Tommy special attention, Long burns the bribe and informs Crowley that prison is a democracy; no inmate is better than any other. Tommy resents the prison routine, but the understanding Long finally makes an impression on him. Steve Rockford, a well-educated convict, plans a prison break which the newly reformed Tommy refuses to join. A guard and a convict are killed in the unsuccessful prison break after which Steve commits suicide. Meanwhile in New York, Tommy's girl friend, Kay Manners, who has kept after Crowley to work for Tommy's release, is injured when she jumps from a car to escape his advances. Long allows Tommy to visit Kay on the promise that he will return to prison. At Kay's apartment, Tommy and Crowley exchange blows and Tommy is knocked unconscious. Crowley is about to kill Tommy when Kay shoots and kills Crowley instead. Tommy escapes and is about to leave the country on a boat when he learns that Long is about to be fired for allowing him to leave prison. To save his friend's reputation, Tommy returns and surrenders. Tommy is sentenced to the electric chair for Crowley's murder. Kay tries to convince Long that she is the actual murderer, but Tommy will not back up her story. When Kay visits him in prison, Tommy tells her that even if her confession was believed, they still would never be together. When Kay asks him to marry her before he dies, Tommy advises her to marry a swell guy, not someone like him, and goes to his death happy in the knowledge that he has done something decent in saving Kay from a prison sentence"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Dangerous to know ( visu )
1 edition published in 1938 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
As he plots to marry the socialite woman of his dreams, a gangster discards his mistress, who then seeks revenge
Humanity ( visu )
1 edition published in 1933 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"Dr. William J. 'Doc' MacDonald is appointed to the New York State Medical Board after forty years of dedicated service to the poor. When his son Bill arrives home from medical school in Vienna, Doc is pleased that he will finally be able to practice with the younger Dr. MacDonald. Bill, however, returns from Europe with his fiancée, a wealthy debutante named Olive Pelton, who looks down on Doc's ghetto clientele. Soon after, Doc leaves town for a medical conference and gives Bill full responsibility for the practice. Olive, annoyed that Bill's profession interferes with their social life, insists that he attend her upcoming birthday party despite his additional work load. Later, Bill's boyhood friend Sam Bernstein asks the young doctor to help his bootlegging gang by treating their injuries without notifying the police. When Bill refuses, Sam tempts him with a $25,000 salary. Then at Olive's wild birthday party, Bill carouses with her high society friends. Meanwhile, Nancy Moore, Doc's devoted assistant and Bill's former girl friend, receives a call from pharmacist Schmiddy that his daughter Rosie, whom Doc had been treating for [croup], has taken a turn for the worse. Although he is hopping from one speakeasy to the next with the others, Bill tries to be responsible by leaving his intended whereabouts with each proprietor. Nancy chases the party down by telephone, but Olive, who receives the message for Bill, decides not to inform him of the emergency. Doc returns home from his conference just in time to save Rosie's life and then scolds Bill for allowing Olive to influence him. Bill retorts that he does not want his father's poverty, after which father and son decide that Bill should practice solo. Six months later, in his fancy Park Avenue office, Bill attempts to break his agreement with Sam as he is worried about financing his practice with gangster money. Meanwhile, the police become aware that a doctor is treating gunshot cases illegally, and they call in the Medical Board, of which Doc is a member, to help locate the renegade doctor. Sam is shot during a liquor delivery, and the gangsters bring Bill to Sam's quarters to treat the injury. The police discover the hideout, however, and Sam begs Bill to bring him to Doc's office, where he will be safe. Bill complies, and as he is treating Sam's wounds, Doc enters and helps with the care. Lieutenant Mike Farley, an old friend of the MacDonalds, finds Bill's cigarette case in Sam's hideout, then goes to Doc's house, where he finds Mrs. Bernstein crying over her dead son. Bill confesses all to Doc and realizes that he has damaged his father's sterling reputation. Doc promises to deal with the Medical Board's investigation, and after he makes Bill leave town, he leads the investigators to believe that he is the renegade doctor. Later, Doc receives a letter from the Board of Medical Advisors, informing him that his license has been revoked for criminal practice but he refuses to fight the action. Bill, unable to leave his father and Nancy, comes home and finds Doc unconscious. Doc then dies in his arms, and Bill insists to Nancy that he will tell the truth. She replies that he must not turn himself in because he is needed by the people. As proof of her sage words, a call arrives from the Holy Cross Mission, and Nancy tells Bill that he must answer the summons as he is now 'the Doc'"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Beyond victory ( visu )
1 edition published in 1931 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"As the remnants of an American battalion fights the German army for control of a French village, four soldiers recall how they came to the battlefields of World War I. The first young wounded soldier, Russell, called 'Bud, ' begs his commanding officer, Sergeant Bill Thatcher, to tell his mother that he had been selfish and then recalls the following scene: Although his mother pleads with him to stay on the farm and not jeopardize his life in a faraway war, he ignores her and enlists. After telling his story, Bud dies in Bill's arms. Soon after, in France, another dying soldier, Lew Cavanaugh, recounts to Bill how he came to enlist: A wealthy New York playboy, Lew invites Ina, his latest conquest, to his apartment. When his former mistress telephones, Lew puts her off by telling her that he has enlisted in the army. Ina, overhearing the lie, proudly throws her arms around Lew and, assuming that he will be shipped out the next morning, promises to give him a night to remember. In France, after he is nicked in the ear by a passing bullet, 'K-P' private Jim Mobley remembers his wife, 'Mlle.' Fritzi, a vaudeville knife thrower who doesn't understand why men wage war, and who becomes very upset when her housekeeping husband announces his intention to enlist. Back on the battle grounds, Jim finds Bill at the machine gun and listens as he tells the story of his fiancée in New Orleans: On the day before their wedding, Bill informs German-born Katherine that he would rather fight Germans overseas than marry a German in America. Despite her impassioned call to reason, Katherine cannot convince Bill that war is meaningless. Before blowing up a German-controlled bridge, Bill confesses to Jim that Katherine was wiser than he. After Jim and Bill are shelled, they are taken to a Red Cross hospital, where Katherine finds them and convinces the German doctors to allow her to donate blood for Bill's life-saving transfusion. Armistice is declared, and generously decorated, Bill and Jim toast to peace with Katherine"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
The great hospital mystery ( visu )
1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Here comes trouble ( visu )
1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Spring parade ( visu )
1 edition published in 1940 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
A fortuneteller at a Viennese fair predicts that a Hungarian woman (Durbin) will meet someone important and will have a happy marriage. While working as a baker's assistant she meets an army drummer (Cummings), who wants to be famous composer and conductor
Central Park ( visu )
1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"Dot and Rick, both unemployed, meet over two hot dogs that Dot has stolen from a Central Park stand. After sharing the meal, they separate to look for work, agreeing to meet for lunch. On her way out of the park, Dot is picked up by a police car. Inside, Nick Sarno offers her a strange undercover job. In the park men's room, Rick meets Charlie, a park policeman, who sends him to the police station to see about a job washing motorcycles. Charlie's eyesight has gotten very bad, but he keeps it a secret, hoping nothing will happen before he retires in a week. Charlie learns from Eby, a zoo employee, that former zoo keeper Smiley has escaped from the mental institution. At lunch, when Dot and Rick meet, Dot admits that she isn't sure the deal she was offered by Nick is legitimate. Rick advises her to take it, but when he leaves the lunchroom, he is picked up by two of Nick's men and taken to a room where they hold him captive. Rick now knows that Dot is being used by Nick's men, who intend to rob a beauty contest fund raiser that is supposed to benefit the unemployed. Meanwhile, at the zoo, Charlie greets a man standing some distance away, failing to recognize insane Smiley. Smiley steals Charlie's keys, locks him in a room, and attacks Luke, another zoo keeper, pushing him into the lion's cage. The park crew hears Luke's screams and releases him, but the lion escapes in the confusion and Charlie is suspended for failing his duty. Rick escapes and finally convinces the police that a robbery is going on inside the fund raiser. A shootout ensues and Rick chases after the escaping thieves. The escape car crashes near the bench where Charlie is resting. When Charlie investigates the crash, Nick shoots him. Rick arrives in time to capture Nick, but the police are convinced that Rick is really the thief. Just before he dies, Charlie clears Rick. After the lion is captured, Smiley is picked up and Rick and Dot leave Central Park together"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Silence ( visu )
1 edition published in 1931 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"On the night before his execution, inmate Jim Warren is visited by newsman Joel Alva Clarke, who offers to obtain Jim a governor's pardon if he will implicate those who were responsible for his crime, so that Clarke can run the story in his scandal sheet. Jim refuses to talk, however, until a priest gives him his last rites. Finally, he tells the story of how he came to be convicted of murder: Twenty years before, Jim, a petty criminal, is in love with a woman named Norma Davis, whom he impregnates. When journalist Phil Powers, who is also in love with Norma, learns she is pregnant, he offers to marry her, but she is holding out for Jim, unaware that he is in prison. On the day Norma and Jim are reunited, twice-widowed saloon proprietress Mollie Burke, who helped Jim get out of jail and rerouted Norma's letters, refuses to lend him money to elope because she wants him herself. Jim steals over $600 and hides it in Norma's knitting basket and ducks out when the police arrive. After the police find the money and apprehend Norma, Mollie makes a deal with Jim to clear Norma if he promises to marry her. As Alderman Connors is about to marry Jim and Mollie, however, Norma walks in and faints. Jim refuses to go through with the wedding, but then discovers that Norma has already married Phil. Twenty years later, Jim works a shell game at the Jepson County Fair, where he meets Norma and Jim's daughter, also called Norma, who is about to marry into the wealthy and prominent Lawrence family. Phil has become a prominent newspaper man. During the fair, Norma's fiancé Arthur catches Jim's pickpocket friend Harry Silvers stealing Norma's purse, but when Phil sees who the culprit is, he arranges for his release. Phil's newspaper rivals, Clarke and Walter Pritchard, exploit the incident in order to scandalize Phil as a consorter with thieves. Clarke offers to pay Harry for Jim and Norma's old love letters, in which she asked him to marry her because she was pregnant. Jim goes to see Phil to warn him that Harry is going to blackmail him with the letters, which Harry stole from Jim that morning. Phil thinks Jim is trying to trick him, however, and pulls a gun on him. Norma enters the room and takes the gun from Phil, and, realizing the foolishness of suspecting Jim, Phil tells Norma that Jim is her father. Harry then arrives and tries to frame Jim for blackmail, but Phil sees through the ruse and he and Jim accost Harry and frisk him for the letters. When Harry claims that there are other copies of the letters, then insults Norma's mother, she shoots him. Jim takes the blame for the murder and burns the letters. As Jim finishes his story, he learns that his confessor is not a priest, but an ex-con who is now a fake evangelist in league with Clarke. Moments before Jim's execution, Norma enters the cell and admits she is the murderer, thus ensuring Jim's pardon. After Norma stands trial and is acquitted and her marriage to Arthur is assured, Jim says goodbye to her"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Unknown valley ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Joe Gordon (Buck Jones) heads into the desert to meet his father for some prospecting, but discovers that his father left months earlier and hasn't returned. Joe passes out in the desert heat, and is found by a group of villagers led by elders Crossett (Wade Boteler) and Snead (Ward Bond). After finding his father being held prisoner by the villagers, Joe must not only save his father, but a young woman (Cecilia Parker) as well. -- Back cover
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