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Huston, John 1906-1987

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The Maltese falcon by John Huston( Visual )

266 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 5,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the death of his partner, private eye Sam Spade is dragged into a quest for a priceless statuette
The African Queen by John Huston( Visual )

184 editions published between 1951 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 3,545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the start of World War I, German imperial troops burn down a mission in Africa. The mission's reverend was so overtaken with disappointment that he passes away. Shortly after his well-educated, snooty sister Rose buries her brother, she must leave on the only available transport, the 'African Queen' steamboat. The boat is manned by the ill-mannered bachelor, Charlie. Together they embark on a long difficult journey, without any comfort. Rose grows determined to assist in the British war effort and presses Charlie until he finally agrees and together they steam up the Ulana encountering an enemy fort, raging rapids, bloodthirsty parasites and endlessly branching streams which always seem to lead them to what appear to be impenetrable swamps. Despite their opposing personalities, the two grow closer to each other and ultimately carry out their plan to destroy a German warship
Chinatown by Roman Polanski( Visual )

112 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 3,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California is hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair. Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together for one, unforgettable night in Chinatown
Annie by Charles Strouse( Visual )

121 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the comic strip character Little Orphan Annie, who is adopted by billionaire "Daddy" Warbucks
The treasure of the Sierra Madre by John Huston( Visual )

144 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 3,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two down-and-out Americans in Mexico meet a grizzled old prospector who piques their interest with stories of his gold-hunting experiences. The Americans gather a stake and set off with the old prospector in search of fortune
The black cauldron by Walt Disney( Visual )

27 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 2,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a race against the evil Horned Toad, Taran must be the first to find the Black Cauldron, which the Horned Toad could use to destroy the world
Key Largo by John Huston( Visual )

132 editions published between 1948 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 2,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A disillusioned returning World War II veteran has lost the will to fight ... until he arrives at a rundown hotel in Key Largo. There a mobster holes up against a raging storm, holding the veteran, the hotel owner and the owner's widowed daughter-in-law at gunpoint
Herman Melville's Moby Dick by Herman Melville( Visual )

157 editions published between 1956 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 2,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Consumed by an insane rage, Captain Ahab has but one purpose in life—revenge on Moby Dick, the great white whale who maimed and disfigured him."--Container
The hobbit by J. R. R Tolkien( Visual )

36 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A long time ago, in Middle Earth, humans shared their days with elves, wizards, goblins, dragons, heroes ... and hobbits. Just minding his own business, Bilbo has a guest, Gandolf, drop in on him. Soon, one by one a whole group of dwarves drop in and Bilbo finds himself joining the quest to reclaim their kingdom from an evil dragon
The man who would be king by John Huston( Visual )

103 editions published between 1975 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two 19th century British adventures travel to Kafiristan, a remote part of Afghanistan, in hopes of amassing immense personal wealth
The red badge of courage by Stephen Crane( Visual )

43 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Henry Fleming and his grappling with fear and courage as a Union Army recruit during the Civil War
The misfits by John Huston( Visual )

122 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following her divorce, a lonely young woman befriends a couple of down-on-their-luck cowboys. Both men desire her, but she longs for only one, who represents for her the freedom she's never had. Teaming up with a weather-beaten rodeo rider, the foursome goes into the mountains on a quest for rare and elusive wild horses. There they come to realize that, for all their differences, they share fundamentally similar needs and desires
The asphalt jungle by John Huston( Visual )

80 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aging criminal is released from prison and decides to assemble the old gang to go on one last heist
The night of the iguana by John Huston( Visual )

51 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A defrocked, alcoholic, and emotionally-troubled minister struggles with his desire for earthly pleasures as a tour guide in Mexico. Shepherding a busload of school teachers and one libidinous 18-year old girl, he becomes entangled with the teen, suffers a nervous breakdown when discovered, and strands the group at the remote and rundown seaside hotel of his old friend Maxine. As his emotional state continues to unravel, and the group's problems increase, the hotel is joined by a travelling artist and her aged poet father, with their own secret troubles
The dead by John Huston( Visual )

97 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gabriel and Gretta Conroy are enjoying a holiday party when Gretta begins to have poignant memories of a former lover who is deceased. Gabriel begins to see his life in an entirely new light with the shattering revelation of Gretta's secret past
Prizzi's honor by John Huston( Visual )

71 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Prizzi family's principal hit man, Charley (Nicholson) is about to discover that he and his new bride (Turner) share more than just body heat: they're both cold-blooded assassins, and their next job is to ice each other!"--Container
Beat the devil by John Huston( Visual )

129 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An offbeat tale of adventure and suspense involving the passengers on a steamer who attempt to outfox each other for illegal control of a parcel of land believed to be rich with uranium deposits
The Bible : in the beginning by John Huston( Visual )

73 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the first 22 chapters of Genesis on an epic scale, including the story of man's creation, his fall, his survival, and his indomitable faith in the future
Moulin Rouge by John Huston( Visual )

108 editions published between 1939 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a dwarf, Toulouse-Lautrec believes he's too ugly to ever fall in love. So he loses himself in painting ... and cognac. A fixture at Paris' infamous turn-of-the-century Moulin Rouge nightclub, Lautrec meets a girl from the street ... who breaks his heart"--Container
John Huston's wise blood by John Huston( Visual )

56 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. Army war veteran Hazel Motes may not be a believing Christian, but he somehow makes observations about the state of a run-down country church and understands that there are ridiculous frauds on the streets. When a cab driver insists he looks like a preacher in his new hat, Hazel takes on the part. He starts his own new Church of Truth, without the crucified Jesus. His first disciple is an 18-year old simpleton with a 'prophetic gift.'
 
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Houston , John

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Huston, John Marcellus

Huston, John Marcellus 1906-1987

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Τζον Χιούστον

Джон Г'юстон

Джон Х'юстан

Джон Хюстън

Хьюстон, Джон

Џон Хјустон

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ג'ון יוסטון

ג'ון יוסטון במאי קולנוע אמריקאי

جان هیوستون تهیه‌کننده، فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، و کارگردان آمریکایی

جون هيوستن

جون هيوستون، 1906-1987

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ਜੌਨ ਹਿਊਸਟਨ

จอห์น ฮัสตัน

ჯონ ჰიუსტონი

존 휴스턴

휴스턴, 존 1906-1987

ジョン・ヒューストン

ヒューストン, ジョン

约翰·休斯顿

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