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Litel, John 1892-1972

Works: 136 works in 207 publications in 1 language and 6,069 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Historical films  History  Western films  War films  Action and adventure films  Detective and mystery films  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about John Litel
Most widely held works by John Litel
The Life of Emile Zola by William Dieterle( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1862 Paris, Emile Zola is barely scratching out a living writing muckraking articles about the poverty of the French people and the corruption of their leaders. Until "Nana," about the life of a prostitute, becomes a smash hit and turns Zola into a celebrity, champion of the people. As he churns out a string of similar books that make him quite rich, his old friend Paul Cezanne tells him "An artist should remain poor." His determined intervention in the Dreyfus Affair, at the request of Dreyfus's wife Lucie, results in "J'accuse!" his famous denunciation of the Army, and leads to a conviction for libel. He flees to England, where he remains until granted amnesty. Unfortunately, he dies before the news that Dreyfus was exonerated and reinstated to full rank can reach him. Indicative of the mores of its time, during the course of this clear story about institutionalized anti-Semitism, the word "Jew" is never mentioned. And while most Hollywood biographies must be taken with a grain--if not a handful--of salt, the film makes a reasonable effort at accuracy and completeness
Jezebel by William Wyler( Visual )

3 editions published between 1938 and 2006 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julie Marsden is a Southern belle in pre-Civil War New Orleans with a knack for manipulating the men in her life. Scorned by the man she loves, she lashes out in revenge and destroys lives in the process
They died with their boots on by Raoul Walsh( Visual )

9 editions published between 1941 and 2010 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A highly fictionalized account of the life of George Armstrong Custer from his arrival at West Point in 1857 to his death at the battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876. Custer has little discipline at the academy but is prepared to stand up to the senior cadet, Ned Sharp, who makes his life miserable. While there he catches the eye of the commandant, Col. Phil Sheridan and also meets his future bride, Elizabeth Bacon. His wife arranges with Gen. Scott for him to be appointed a Lt. Colonel and given command of the 7th Cavalry. Custer is depicted as a friend of the Indians and fights his old nemesis Ned Sharp, who is taking advantage of them and trying to provoke a war with his own financial gain in mind. Custer dies in the now famous battle on June 25, 1876 at the age of 36
Dodge City by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1866, Kansas, the American civil war has just finished and the armies disbanded. The building of the West begins, and in 1872, the new city of Dodge City is ruled by violence and shootings. The Irishman Wade Hatton is a man adapted to these days and presently is conducting a group of pioneers, including Abbie Irving and her reckless brother, to Dodge City. Once in the city, Wade is invited to be the local sheriff, and an incident makes him accept the position. He tries to clean up the cattle town, ruled by the powerful outlaw Jeff Surrett and his gang, with the support of the decent local people
The original Nancy Drew movie mystery collection by Carolyn Keene( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nancy Drew, detective: Nancy and Ted Nickerson solve a kidnapping case of a wealthy elderly lady; Nancy Drew, reporter: When a young woman is accused in a poisoning death, Nancy searches for a vital piece of evidence to clear her; Nancy Drew, trouble shooter: Nancy clears her Uncle Matt of murder charges when she exposes the real murderers; Nancy Drew and the hidden staircase: Nancy and Ted must try to solve a murder to save two elderly ladies from losing their family home
Knute Rockne, All American( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I've decided to take up coaching as my life work," Knute Rockne says. Coach he does, revolutionizing football with his strategies, winning close to 90 percent of his games, and helping establish the University of Notre Dame's Fighting Irish as a gridiron powerhouse, but victories alone do not mean success to Rockne. He wants to shape his players into responsible and honorable men
They drive by night by Raoul Walsh( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A truck driver loses his brother in an accident, and in an attempt to improve his lot becomes involved with a scheming murderess
The fighting 69th( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fighting 69th" is a World War I regiment consisting mostly of New York-Irish soldiers. Jerry Plunkett is the cockiest member of a cocky crew. Jerry is a scrappy fellow who looks out only for himself. The officers and enlisted of the regiment do their best to instill discipline in Plunkett, and the chaplain, Father Duffy, tries to make Plunkett see the greater good. None of them seem to succeed. In the trenches, Plunkett acts selfishly and cowardly, eventually costing the lives of many of his fellow soldiers. A final act of cowardice leads to terrible consequences, but Plunkett sees in them a chance to redeem himself
San Antonio by Franz Stoedtner( Visual )

4 editions published between 1945 and 2016 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rustlers have taken Clay Hardin's (Errol Flynn) cattle and have holed up in San Antonio. So Clay does what any cowboy in his position would do: strap on his sidearm, ride into town and settle the score" --Container
Nancy Drew-- reporter by William Clemens( Visual )

10 editions published between 1939 and 2017 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a nose for news and an eye for trouble, high school reporter Nancy Drew finds herself helping a young woman who has been accused of murder
Virginia City( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1864 and the Confederacy's last hope is an infusion of gold to buy war materials. The gold is available, if someone can smuggle it from a town far west of all the fighting - Virginia City, Nevada. An undercover Union officer is determined to stop a gold-laden train from rolling into Dixie
Sitting Bull by Sidney Salkow( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chief Sitting Bull and his tribe prepare to battle the U.S. government while one military official tries to prevent the impending bloodshed. Depicts the battle at Little Big Horn
Doctor X by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doctor X: "An eminent scientist aims to solve a murder spree by recreating the crimes in a lab."--Container
Houseboat by Melville Shavelson( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A government attorney, separated from his wife when she dies, is left widowed with three unruly kids. When the youngest runs away, he is found by Cinzia, an Italian woman who is rebeling against her father. The children convince their father to hire her as their maid and through a series of misadventures move onto a dilapidated houseboat together
The great American western by Demofilo Fidani( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Savage guns: A tavern owners double-crosses the wrong man and he and his posse get revenge by shooting up the bar and then burning it down. One man survives and manages to pull himself from the burning wreckage. He is taken in by strangers and nursed back to health. He takes a vow to stalk down the killer and his cohorts
20 WWII movies( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great World War II era movies projecting the spirit and solidarity of Allied forces in the European and Pacific theaters
Route 66( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tod Stiles and Buz Murdock continue their trek across North America, hopping from town to town and giving aid to anyone in need. Buz eventually stops traveling the road and Tod is joined by a new traveling companion, Lincoln Case
War classics : Casablanca express ; Cold war killers ; A yank in Libya ; Waterfront ; Commandos ; Eagles attack at dawn ; Hitler's SS: portrait of evil ; Go for broke( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 1. North Star: "Kolya, Kurin, Damian, and Marina are Ukraine farmers whose whole way of life is turned upside down when Germany, in disregard of former treaties, takes over the land in an iron-fisted occupation. Many of the enraged farmers take up arms in opposition of the Nazi, heading to the countryside to fight, while the people left behind destroy their crops rather than relinquish them to the German regime"--Container. Submarine base: "It is World War II and the Nazis have just sunk an American ship. The ship's engineer Jim Taggart survives and is rescued by a local fisherman off the coast of South America. Taggart recognizes the fisherman as Joe Morgan, a former New York gangster. Morgan has been living on the island, lying low and staying at a halfway house that also serves as a bar for the island's farmers and traders. Soon Taggart discovers that Morgan has been selling torpedoes to the Nazis but he doesn't know that Morgan has designed the missiles to explode when the German boats go to sea, thus sinking them. Confusion and mayhem result when the Allies and the Nazis question just whom Morgan is working for"--Container. Gung ho!: "A true-life epic that revolves around an exclusive division of the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, made up of only the strongest, fittest, most talented men nicknamed "Carlson's Raiders". They make their raid on Makin Island, resulting in a volatile confrontation that will go down in history"--Container. The sell out: "An action-drama centered on a former CIA operative who grudgingly rejoins the spy-game due to the machinations of his one-time student, a screw up who goes to work for the Soviets. As his job drags him deeper into a dangerous and under-handed world, the student wants out of the agency and out of the U.S.S.R. But the man's choices have made him a target and now both the United States and Russia want him dead, sending their most able hit men to do it"--Container
The sundowners( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert Preston and Robert Sterling star in the tale of two brothers pitted against one another while on opposite sides of the law. In the middle of it all is the innocent son of Preston's character who is being harassed by Sterling"--Yahoo Movies
Castle on the Hudson( Visual )

3 editions published between 1940 and 2009 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The big prison break is scheduled for Saturday. But superstitious Sing Sing inmate Tommy Gordon won't be busting out: Saturday has always been his hard-luck day. Tommy doesn't know it, but despite the muscle of his mobster connections and the love of his devoted moll, he'll never see a good-luck day again"--Container
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The Life of Emile Zola
The original Nancy Drew movie mystery collectionKnute Rockne, All AmericanDoctor X
Alternative Names
John Litel acteur américain

John Litel Amerikaans acteur (1892-1972)

John Litel amerikansk skådespelare

John Litel amerikansk skodespelar

John Litel amerikansk skuespiller

John Litel attore statunitense

John Litel US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Litel, John B. 1892-1972

Litel, John Beach 1892-1972

Джон Лител

جان لیتل بازیگر آمریکایی


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