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Boteler, Wade 1888-1943

Works: 34 works in 58 publications in 1 language and 407 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Interviews  Zombie films  Horror 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 )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 211 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 Green Hornet strikes again! ( visu )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
In this 15 episode sequel to the 1940 serial The Green Hornet, Britt Reid learns that a crime organization has extended its activities into every industry in the city. Disguised as the Green Hornet, each attack brings him closer to the identity of the syndicate mastermind
The painted desert ( visu )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 23 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 20 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 19 libraries worldwide
This early mystery is based upon the Ellery Queen novel entitled The Chinese Orange Mystery and features Eddie Quillian as the famed sleuth. The theft of a $5 0,000 stamp and the subsequent murders of two people found in locked rooms bring Ellery Queen in on the case. Queen must use all of his detective skills in order to find the killer and prove the young stamp owner, whom he is interested in, is innocent
Don Winslow of the Navy ( visu )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 18 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 lover₂s civilization
Billy the Kid returns ( visu )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
"Roy, as a Billy the Kid look-alike, brings peace to Lincoln County."--Container
That's my baby; a story of comedy, thrills and suspense by George J CRONE( Book )
4 editions published in 1926 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Family collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Behave yourself: On his way home from work one day, a man is followed by a sweet Welsh terrier. "Archie" turns out to be an extraordinary dog, since he is trained to be a link between two rival gangs plotting a crime. The gang members then try all kinds of methods to get the dog back
24 hours ( visu )
1 edition published in 1931 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
his knocks, breaks down the door to her bedroom, where he finds her dead. Jim regrets his drunkenness, realizing that he otherwise may have heard her screams, and leaves the apartment. Later, Tony is murdered by gangster Dave the Slapper for killing one of Dave's gang members. Jim is arrested for Rosie's murder after police find his cufflinks in her apartment. Fanny reads of his arrest in the paper and goes to him at the police station, where she promises to stay by him, even though she suspects he may have committed the crime while he was drunk. Although Jim is released when police find Tony's fingerprints on a liquor bottle from Rosie's apartment, he decides to go away and allow Fanny to find happiness with someone else. He is surprised when Fanny joins him on the cruise ship and asks him to return to her. She says that if Rosie Dugan loved him drunk, she will also, although she knows their relationship will be uphill all the way. At eleven that night, they toast to his last drink"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
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
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
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
The painted woman ( visu )
1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"At Singapore harbor, Kiddo, a singer in a dive, is warned by her lover, the brutish Captain Boynton, not to have relations with any other man while he is gone. After Boynton leaves, a drunken sailor tries to rape Kiddo, and after she smashes a water pitcher over his head, crushing his skull, she escapes to Boynton's boat. At sea, Kiddo resents Boynton's forced intimacies. When a sailor is found to have cholera, Boynton puts Kiddo ashore at the South Sea island village of Hitu-iva and orders her to keep away from the pearl divers while he is gone. Robert Dunn, a seedy American attorney, immediately tries to seduce Kiddo, but she refuses his advances. The next day, as Kiddo bathes in the nude in a lagoon, ex-marine Tom Brian, an upbeat, but conceited owner of a small pearl diving operation, taunts her. Kiddo acts indignant when Tom steals her clothes, but later acknowledges that he is a 'good sort.' After a servant girl at the village saloon dies from tuberculosis, Kiddo gets her job. When she receives a letter from Boynton telling her that he will return soon, she plans to leave the island, but ignores Dunn's offer to take her to Papeete. Tom, whose motto had been, 'The world's my parking space; here today, gone tomorrow, ' now asks Kiddo to marry him. She reacts with a mixture of tears and laughter and tells Tom her past: she was kicked out of her father's house at age sixteen for staying out late and has since succumbed to men's promises up and down the coast. She spurns Tom's offer, but invites him to stay the night, which he refuses. Four days before Boynton is to return, Kiddo reads that his ship, The Southern Cross, is missing and that the crew is believed to be lost. Kiddo then marries Tom, but three months later, Dunn reports that The Southern Cross, which only ran aground, will soon return to the island. Afraid of Boynton, Kiddo asks Tom to take her back to the States, but he says he cannot leave until the fall. Kiddo joins Tom on his boat, where his diver, Jim Kekela, retrieves an oyster containing a large pearl worth $700. When Jim is attacked by an octopus, Tom rescues him. After The Southern Cross returns, Jim sees Kiddo take the pearl. Kiddo greets Boynton warmly and after telling him that he must not come ashore because there is a warrant out for his arrest for helping her escape Singapore, she gives him the pearl hoping he will leave. Dunn then tells Boynton about Kiddo's marriage. While Tom is away, Boynton enters Kiddo's window and struggles with her, until Jim comes to her rescue and stabs Boynton to death. The next day, at a hearing, Dunn tries to prove that Kiddo invited Boynton to her room and then killed him when Boynton threatened to expose her. Tom returns, but leaves the hearing in disgust when Kiddo admits she gave Boynton the pearl. Jim then confesses and Kiddo is released, but Tom refuses to listen to her pleadings. After Jim's demand to see Tom before being taken away is refused, he breaks away from his guards, and he is shot. Jim makes his way to Tom, who is about to leave, and tells what really happened. When Tom is still skeptical, Jim falsely admits stealing the pearl to sell to Boynton and says that Kiddo went to the ship to retrieve it. Jim then dies, and Tom and Kiddo are reconciled"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
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
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
Melody in spring ( visu )
1 edition published in 1934 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
The great hospital mystery ( visu )
1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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