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Tribby, John E.

Overview
Works: 19 works in 24 publications in 1 language and 638 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Spy films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  War films  Romance films  History  Radio adaptations  Romantic comedy films 
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Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by John E Tribby
My favorite wife by Garson Kanin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A funny thing happens to Nick on his way to his honeymoon suite. He meets his wife. No, not his bride. He meets the wife that was lost at sea seven years ago and presumed dead
Gunga Din by George Stevens( Visual )

6 editions published between 1900 and 1995 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At a British army post in India, native water carrier Gunga Din dreams of becoming a soldier. When the regiment learns that the telegraph wires to one of their outposts have been cut, Sergeants Cutter, MacChesney and Ballantine are sent to investigate. The three sergeants find the compound in the hands of a fiendish band of killers known as the Thugges, members of a fanatic religious order that worships the goddess Kali and has sworn to annihilate the British in India. The sergeants fend off the fanatics' attack, and upon their triumphant return to the post, Ballantine announces that he is foresaking the army to marry Emmy Stebbins and take a job in a tea company. His announcement is met with consternation by his pals, who immediately begin to scheme to keep their buddy in the service. Meanwhile, Gunga Din leads Cutter, who is obsessed with discovering hidden treasure, to a temple of gold, which, they discover, is the holy shrine of the Thugges. As he decoys the Thugges, Cutter sends Gunga Din to the post for reinforcements. MacChesney uses Cutter's dangerous position to trick Ballantine into reenlisting in the rescue mission, and the two ride out, leaving Ballantine's sweetheart behind. The sergeants have misunderstood Gunga Din however, and believing that Cutter is being held captive by priests, arrive with no reinforcements. Captured by the Thugges, the three sergeants watch helplessly as the Scottish troops march in to the fanatics' ambush. Then Gunga Din, imbued with the soldier's spirit, realizes his dream by sounding the bugle to warn the troops, heroically sacrificing his life for his sense of duty. Saved by Gunga Din's warning, the British defeat the Thugges. Later, Ballantine decides that his place is in the army, and Gunga Din is appointed a corporal in the British army and is buried with military honors"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Break of hearts by Philip Moeller( Visual )

1 edition published in 1935 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a philandering orchestra conductor and the aspiring composer he marries
The Great jasper( Visual )

1 edition published in 1933 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"In the 1890's, the fun-loving and irresponsible Jasper Horn distinguishes himself by being the only man in his small town willing to operate a new electric trolley for his boss, Daniel McGowd. Impressed by Jasper's bravery in the face of threatened mob violence, McGowd invites Jasper and his puritanical wife Jenny to spend a weekend at the McGowd country estate. There Jasper, a notorious ladies man, works his charm on McGowd's young European wife Norma, who eagerly reciprocates his affections, and nine months later, Roger McGowd is born. Ten years later, McGowd orders Jasper and his sickly son Andrew to his house and accuses Jasper of being Roger's father. Fired from his motorman job, Jasper returns to Jenny with plans for a new life elsewhere, but Jenny, always suspicious of her husband, announces that Andrew and she are not going with him. That night, however, Jasper sneaks out with Andrew and travels to Atlantic City, where he is befriended by Madame Talma, an alcoholic astrologer. Jobless and nearly broke, Jasper prepares to return home when a dying Madame Talma wills him her astrology business and transforms him into 'the Great Jasper.' Soon after, Jenny arrives and, while pleasantly surprised by Andrew's improved health, is shocked to discover Jasper's heathen, 'for ladies only' occupation. Once again rejecting Jasper, Jenny opens a boardwalk hot dog stand and takes Andrew with her. Many years later, The Great Jasper is visited by Roger, now a playboy band leader, and his still beautiful widowed mother. When Jenny, who has been softening toward Jasper, sees a drunken Roger and Jasper together, she surmises their relationship and vows to leave Atlantic City. At the same time, Roger seduces Sylvia Bradfield, Andrew's fiancée, and wires Jasper that he is eloping with her. A now sickly and repentant Jasper tries unsuccessfully to stop Roger from crippling Andrew's future, then collapses with grief. After accepting Jenny's forgiveness and blessing, Jasper dies"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
[Laugh and get rich]( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The Austin family faces the depression head on with Sarah running a boarding house and Joe trying to hit it big with increasingly crazy inventions. When daughter Alice dates a wealthy bachelor, their brushes with high society lead to colorful situations." -- IMDb
Special investigator( Visual )

1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"When his brother George, an agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, is killed during a raid on suspected gold thieves, California criminal lawyer Bill Fenwick, whose success as a gangster 'mouthpiece' has brought him dubious notoriety, quits his lucrative practice and joins the Justice Department. Determined to find George's killer, Bill takes a tip from former client Bennie Gray that the gangsters are 're-mining' the stolen gold as ore and investigates a story that the Gold Bar Mine of Quartzburg, Nevada has reopened after a sudden gold strike. In Quartzburg, Bill, who has opened a law office under the name Richard Galt, meets attractive Virginia Selton and, aware that she is connected to the Gold Bar, follows her to Reno one night. There Virginia, who is the sister of George's killer, wounded gangster Edward J. Selton, picks up Dr. Vic Reynolds at the Reno airport. On the highway back to the ranch, Virginia's automobile, which has been sabotaged by Bill, breaks down, and Bill conveniently offers the duo a ride. Attracted to Bill, Virginia allows him to drive to the ranch and introduces him to Jim Plummer and the other gangsters. While Reynolds doctors Selton, Plummer and Bill, who describes himself as a small-town lawyer, play a tense hand of poker. Eager for information, Bill returns to the ranch the next day and soon develops a close relationship with Virginia. Plummer, however, suspects Bill and, overriding Selton's orders to leave him alone, has another gangster shoot at him. When Virginia is wounded instead, Selton, weak with fever, rails against Plummer. Then Bill learns that Virginia is Selton's sister and that the F.B.I. is planning a midnight raid on the ranch. Anxious to protect Virginia, Bill takes her dancing in Reno, where Bennie and a former girl friend unwittingly expose him to the gangsters. Alerted, Plummer decides to flee the ranch and, after tying up Selton, steals the gold. Plummer then takes Virginia hostage, but before he and his men escape, Selton breaks free and confronts them at gunpoint. Sure that Virginia has betrayed him, Selton calls her a 'rat, ' and begins shooting at Plummer. As the surviving gangsters attempt to flee, the police apprehend them, while Bill faces Selton, who finally succumbs to his wounds. His revenge satisfied, Bill comforts Virginia as they drive away from the ranch
The lady refuses( Visual )

1 edition published in 1931 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"On a foggy London night, Sir Gerald Courtney saves June, a prostitute, from being arrested on his doorstep by telling the police that she is his niece. In need of money, June agrees to use her charms to help Gerald rescue his son Russell from the clutches of Berthine Waller, a gold digger. After buying a lavish wardrobe on Gerald's expense account, June shows up at Russell's apartment building and, as a drunken Russell watches, pretends to be locked out of the apartment that she has just rented below his. While maintaining a ladylike facade, June lures him into her apartment and cajoles him into passing out on her bed. The next morning Russell wakes up in June's bed, having stood up Berthine the night before, and is mortified. After June assures him that he is still a gentleman, Russell begins to date her, then stops drinking and going out with Berthine and starts a promising career as an architect. Satisfied that Russell has reformed, Gerald and June declare their love for each other, and June, sure that he will understand, vows to tell Russell the truth. When June confesses that she is in love with his father, a heartbroken Russell denounces both her and Gerald and telephones Berthine. To prevent Russell from seeing Berthine upstairs, June pulls him into her apartment and pretends to be the callous 'lady for hire' he believes her to be. Drunk, Russell passes out on June's bed again, unaware that Berthine has been murdered in his apartment by her jealous fortune-hunting partner, Nikolai Rabinoff. When Russell wakes up, he finds a farewell note from June, which admonishes him to forgive his father. Now the police's main murder suspect, Russell hides in his father's house but refuses to name June in his alibi. Eventually, June reveals that Russell spent the night in her place and is rejected by Gerald. Devastated by Gerald's lack of trust, June exits into the fog before Russell can explain that he was alone in June's apartment. A shamed Gerald then vows to follow June 'wherever' she goes"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Man of two worlds( Visual )

1 edition published in 1934 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"After returning to his Greenland village with a slain polar bear, the great Eskimo hunter Aigo chooses Guninana as his wife, and the newlyweds live together happily until two British explorers, Sir Basil Pemberton and his assistant, Michael, arrive in the village. As soon as the white men impress Aigo with a few modern innovations, they ask him to join their expedition to capture live polar bears for the London Zoo. Tempted by a photograph of Sir Basil's smiling daughter Joan, the naive Aigo agrees to participate in the gruelling expedition and says goodbye to a pregnant Guninana. While on board Sir Basil's ship, Aigo learns English and is instructed in the ways of 'civilized' conduct. Soon after their arrival in the far north, Aigo builds a clever trap and, using himself as bait, captures an enormous polar bear, who mauls Aigo's leg in the process. Before he will allow the ship's doctor to operate on his leg, Aigo insists on gazing at Joan's photograph. Later, while listening to Joan send her father greetings during a Christmas radio broadcast from London, Aigo faints in a trance. When asked about his fainting spell, Aigo explains that, while making a spiritual voyage, he had seen Joan in London, and that earlier, her spirit had helped him to catch the polar bear. Aigo then asks Sir Basil to take him to London to meet Joan in person as payment for his work. In London, Joan, repulsed by his rough manners, remains cool toward Aigo until Sir Basil explains Aigo's belief that she is his old 'spiritual' friend. As a favor to her father, Joan agrees to humor Aigo and begins a patronizing flirtation with him. Eventually, Aigo succumbs to an infection and, while recuperating, catches Joan and her boyfriend embracing. Devastated by his discovery, Aigo collapses and is saved only by Joan's reassurances that his vision was a bad dream. Later, however, Joan gives Aigo a glass of whiskey, and suddenly intoxicated, he makes a forceful sexual advance. In her fury, Joan reveals her deception to Aigo, who is then returned to Greenland. There, Aigo, disillusioned and rejected, wanders into a blizzard and is found nearly frozen by his fellow villagers. Finally, Aigo is reborn by the sight of his young son and by the excitement of a village hunt"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Zane Grey's west of the Pecos( Visual )

1 edition published in 1945 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Heading west for the sake of his health, Colonel Lambeth takes his daughter Rill along and suddenly the two find themselves lost in the desert, until they are rescued by Pecos and Chito
The dove( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"In Mexicana, Mexico, just over the American border, Dolores, a beautiful cafe singer called 'the Dove, ' attracts the attention of the very rich Don Jose Maria Lopez y Tostado, who brags to her that he is 'the best cabarello [i.e. cabellero?] in all Mexico.' Used to getting what he wants, Don Jose is at first surprised by Dolores' rejection of his advances and her talk of a jealous, gun-slinging sweetheart. Determined to conquer the virgin, Don Jose, who lives on an enormous southern hacienda, plans a party in her honor at the cafe. Although Dolores' sweetheart is an invention of convenience, Johnny Powell, a craps table dealer at a neighboring gambling house, quickly wins the singer's heart in earnest. To protect Dolores, Johnny proposes that they cross the border before the party and marry. Dolores agrees, but that night, Johnny is trapped in a murder frame-up devised by Don Jose. After Johnny is jailed, Dolores uses her savings to bribe the jailer and arrange for Johnny's escape. Shortly before the appointed hour, however, Don Jose offers the jailer an even bigger bribe to shoot Johnny as he makes his escape. When Dolores hears of Don Jose's plan, she offers herself to him in exchange for Johnny's life. Don Jose accepts the exchange, and after coldly rejecting the now free Johnny, Dolores leaves with Don Jose for his hacienda. On the way there, Dolores tries unsuccessfully to take a suicide pill, which further baffles the egotistical millionaire. Then Johnny shows up with a gun, and after a fight with Don Jose, is rearrested and sentenced to immediate execution by his powerful rival. As the police prepare to shoot Johnny, Dolores accuses Don Jose of ungentlemanly cowardice. Struck by Dolores' impassioned plea, Don Jose gives in with a laugh and grants Johnny and Dolores their freedom, having proved that he is, in fact, the 'best cabellero in all Mexico'"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Diplomaniacs( Visual )

1 edition published in 1933 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

These comedians are barbers on an Indian reservation and are sent to the Geneva Peace Conference to represent the tribe
Crime ring( Visual )

1 edition published in 1938 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Newspaper reporter Joe Ryan and District Attorney Thomas Redwine make a deal whereby Joe will have access to jailed actress Judy Allen in exchange for help on a tough racketeering case. By promising that she and her chorus girl friends, who were picked up during a nightclub raid, will be freed from jail, Joe persuades Judy to use her acting skills to impersonate a fortune-teller in an undercover operation. With assistance from ventriloquist Kitty, Judy, becomes 'Haidee, ' a fortune-teller working out of a shop that is lined with hidden cameras and microphones. Shortly after opening for business, Buzzell, a phony private detective, shows up demanding 'protection' money. In the meantime, Joe's close friend, Phoebe Sawyer, a very wealthy widow, is talked into visiting 'Marvin, the Sightless Seer' by her maid. Unaware of the tricks that he is using to obtain information, the usually skeptical Phoebe is impressed by Marvin's apparent ability to 'see' her life. While Marvin and his cohorts, lawyer Ray Taylor and financier Lionel Whitmore, plot to send Phoebe to a remote island and steal her fortune, Joe sets himself up as a fortune-telling dupe. Under an assumed name, Joe buys phony mining stock from a crooked securities company, saying that Haidee had sent him. Later, with Buzzell as his witness, Joe accuses Haidee of fleecing him. Although Buzzell falls for the ruse, Jenner, his immediate boss, becomes suspicious and has his henchmen, Dummy and Slim, take Joe 'for a ride.' Joe is saved by the police, but Redwine, realizing that the [thugs'] lawyer, Ray Taylor, will demand a writ of habeas corpus, decides to incarcerate them temporarily in a mental asylum. In the meantime, Whitmore hires a forger to sign Phoebe's name to papers that give Taylor power of attorney over her assets. When Joe finally hears of Phoebe's sudden voyage, however, he tells her the truth about Marvin and asks her to join the investigation. Whitmore, believing that Phoebe has sailed, has Marvin murdered and orders Taylor to liquidate her bank accounts. While Dummy and Slim are released to trap Whitmore, Phoebe confronts Taylor, who is arrested by Redwine. Judy and Kitty are kidnapped by Whitmore and taken to Phoebe's, where they eventually are found and rescued by Joe and the police"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
The flying Irishman( Visual )

1 edition published in 1939 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Talks about the life and flights of Douiglas "Wrong-way" Corrigan
Notorious by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

1 edition published in 1946 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

When troubled beauty Alicia Huberman is recruited by American agent T.R. Devlin to infiltrate a German spy ring in postwar Rio, she accepts. When she receives orders to seduce a Nazi kingpin, Alicia must sacrifice the only happiness she's ever known for a perilous mission that could ultimately cost her and Devlin their lives
I'm from the city( Visual )

1 edition published in 1938 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"When he is hypnotized by his manipulative manager Ollie, circus performer Pete Pepper transforms himself from a timid bumbler who fears horses into 'the world's greatest bareback rider.' Impressed by Pete's riding act, ranch owner Hattie Martindale begs Ollie to enter Pete in an obstacle horse race that she and rival rancher, Colonel Bixby, sponsor annually. Although he has promised Pete a vacation, Ollie accepts Hattie's proposition, which includes a $1,000 prize, and whisks his unsuspecting charge to the Martindale ranch. Soon after his arrival, Pete meets Bixby's entrant in the race, Chief Dog in the Manger, a fierce Indian, who is also a longtime admirer of Rosie, Hattie's dim-witted granddaughter. When the chief, also known as Willie, senses that Pete and Rosie are becoming romantically attached, he threatens Pete repeatedly with a knife. At the same time, Ollie learns that, years before, Colonel Bixby's wife had run off with a circus acrobat and hints that Pete may be his long-lost son. Later, Ollie makes a deal with Bixby that if he proves that Pete has the same strawberry birthmark as his son, he will collect $1,000. That night, Ollie, who is working with Marlene, Hattie's hardboiled daughter, sneaks into the bunkhouse to paint a birthmark on Pete's back but unwittingly paints the wrong body. Before Ollie can show Pete's back to Bixby, Hattie runs Ollie off her ranch, convinced that he is plotting to throw the race. When Pete confesses that he needs Ollie to win the race, however, Ollie is retrieved, but just before the race, Ollie loses the petrified acorn that he uses to hypnotize Pete. Though terrified, Pete enters and wins the race without hypnosis, assuring himself a permanent place in the Martindale family. On the other hand, Ollie and Marlene, who bet on Willie, display Pete's bare back and are denounced by a humiliated Bixby"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Fixer Dugan( Visual )

1 edition published in 1939 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Charlie Dugan is the 'fixer' for the Barvin Circus, a fast-talking diplomat who spends most of his time smoothing out arguments with local sheriffs and patrons, as well as patching up internal difficulties among the show's personnel. One such difficulty involves the future of little Terry, whose mother, a high-wire artist, has fallen to her death. Dugan suggests the orphan be put in a foster home, but Terry objects, and when the sheriff takes her away for lack of supervision, Adgie Moreno, a circus lion tamer who feels guilty because she had feuded with Terry's mother before her death, lies to the judge and says she is the girl's mother. Soon after she is adopted into the circus family, Terry overhears Darlow, a representative from their rival circus, and his strongman talk about repossessing Adgie's lions, which they claim Adgie had sold to them according to a contractual agreement. Rushing to warn Adgie, Terry risks her life by entering the lions' cage in the middle of a performance, and is scolded by Adgie for her foolishness. However, because Barvin loved Terry in the act, he instructs Adgie to use her in the future. When Darlow shows up again, Dugan invalidates the ill-gotten contract by crossing the state line, but Darlow retaliates by filing a complaint about Barvin's underaged performer. To everyone's astonishment, Terry is taken to the Marysville Kansas Home for Children, where she is put under the care of superintendent Fletcher. Later, Adgie misses Terry so much that she gets Barvin to re-route the circus so that they can pass through Marysville. The circus troop puts on a performance at the orphanage and after they leave, Terry emerges from a basket in the back of their truck. Adgie admits her complicity in the abduction, but the circus continues nevertheless. Meanwhile, Dugan manages to trick Darlow into selling back the lions. When some of the lions are let loose, Adgie risks her life to save Terry, who had become trapped by the lions. When Mrs. Fletcher learns about Adgie's act of courage, she suggests that she file for adoption again, hinting at the fact that her case may be reconsidered"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Young bride( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"While in mourning for her mother, Allie Smith, a shy New York children's librarian, resists joining her rowdy friend Daisy and Daisy's boyfriend Pete on a double date but finally agrees to have dinner with them. At a 'chop suey joint, ' Daisy introduces Allie to Charlie Riggs, a handsome but irresponsible braggart. When Allie refuses to go out alone with him, Charlie becomes morose and, in a drunken state, spends the night with Maizie, a taxi dancer. As she is taken with the smooth-talking Charlie, who is always on the verge of making a 'big deal, ' Allie soon overcomes her shyness and joins him on a Hudson River cruise. After a romantic evening on the river, Allie and Charlie return to Allie's apartment, where they are caught kissing by Miss Gordon, Allie's friend and supervisor. Confronted by Miss Gordon, Charlie announces that he and Allie are engaged, and a short time later, the couple marry and take their honeymoon in Atlantic City. There, Charlie runs into his former employer, C.B. Chadwick, a wealthy Wall Street broker, who offers him a thirty-dollar-a-week job as a runner. Ever the braggart, however, Charlie tells Allie that he is about to make a lucrative stock deal with Chadwick. When Charlie confesses later that he lacks the cash to pay the hotel bill, Allie telephones Chadwick for a loan and learns the truth about her husband. Back in New York, Charlie's half-baked business ideas continue to fail, and Allie grows despondent with worry. Then, after he has begun seeing Maizie again, Charlie learns that Allie is pregnant and, filled with shame, sells several dance trophies that he had won with Maizie. With that money, Charlie wins sixty dollars in a crap game, but gives Maizie fifty dollars to enter them in a dance contest that night. Maizie runs off with the money, however, and when Charlie tries to convince Allie that he is solvent, she screams at him for his infidelities and tells him never to return home. While a disillusioned Allie contemplates suicide, Charlie confronts the deceitful Maizie in a speakeasy and instigates a brawl. Beaten, Charlie staggers home and, after swearing that he has changed for the good, begs Allie to forgive him. Convinced of his transformation, a wiser, stronger Allie embraces Charlie"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Don't tell the wife( Visual )

1 edition published in 1900 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Immediately upon his release from prison, confidence artist Major Manning recruits his cohorts for a stock market scam involving a gold mine he had won gambling with a rich cellmate. Sure that the new scheme is arrest-proof, Manning then talks former gang member Steven Dorsey, who has 'retired' to the country with his wife Nancy, into joining the operation. To secure the necessary capital, Dorsey tries to convince Nancy that the deal is legal and worthy of a $50,000 loan from their joint bank account by claiming that 'Wall Street Winthrop' has endorsed the stock. Ever suspicious, Nancy insists upon meeting 'Winthrop, ' thus forcing Steven to comb the city for a willing dupe named Winthrop. Eventually the gang produces Malcolm J. Winthrop, the wide-eyed financial editor of a Yonkers newspaper, whom they 'hire' as the president of their new company, 'the House of Winthrop Investments.' Convinced by Malcolm, Nancy gives Steven the money, and veteran solicitors begin selling the 'Golden Dream' stock over the telephone. To keep Malcolm busy, Steven encourages him to sell the stock to his Yonkers' friends, but forgets to tell him not to put any promises in writing. When one of the friends to whom Malcolm has written then contacts Inspector Mallory about a possible fraud, Mallory demands to see Malcolm. Although Steven tries to keep Malcolm away from Mallory, Malcolm discovers the gang's plot and, with a furious Nancy, threatens to confess all to the police. On the way to police headquarters, however, Malcolm, sensing Nancy's love for her incorrigible mate, decides to fly to New Mexico to inspect the mine. When Malcolm learns that the mine actually is brimming with gold, he returns to New York and uses Nancy's money to buy shares through reputable stockbrokers. In the meantime, Cupid, a dim-witted gang member, sells Inspector Mallory 200 shares of the stock and promises him in writing that they will 'go to ten' in a week. To save themselves, the gang desperately starts buying back all of the previously sold shares, hoping to drive the price up, but discover too late that Nancy's money is gone. As Nancy prepares to leave Steven for Europe, Malcolm shows up and reveals the truth about Golden Dream. Reformed, Steven then rushes to stop now rich Nancy at the dock"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Ace of aces( Visual )

1 edition published in 1933 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"After the United States enters World War I, Nancy Adams becomes a Red Cross nurse, while her fiancé, Rex 'Rocky' Thorne, pursues his sculpting career. Disappointed by Rocky's refusal to enlist, Nancy mocks his pacifist attitudes and accuses him of cowardice. Rocky, abandoned by Nancy, joins the Army and trains as an aviator, determined to prove his bravery. Although he is at first hesitant about firing his machine gun during combat, Rocky 'learns' how to kill as soon as he is shot at by his German foe. Filled with the thrill of victory, he vows to become the most successful aviator in the war, completely forgetting his pacifist scruples. In his specially equipped plane, he risks his life to gun down German after German, finally breaking the record for the most kills. While on furlough in Paris, Rocky runs into Nancy, whose own war experiences have soured her naive patriotism. Torn by guilt, Nancy agrees to spend the night with the highly decorated Rocky, while mourning the loss of the 'gentle' Rocky she deserted. Soon after, Rocky shoots down an innocent German cadet and suffers a head wound, which lands him in the [hospital]. Lying in the bed next to him is the German cadet, whose cries of suffering rack Rocky's conscience. Upon his release, Rocky is asked to give up combat to teach at a training school. Before leaving his squadron, however, Rocky, egged on by his peers, takes off on an unauthorized 'last' mission. Surrounded by German planes, he prepares to kill, but as his hand reaches for his machine gun, he has a vision of the German cadet and is unable to fire. In the fight, Rocky is wounded and crashes, but lives to return home and marry Nancy"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
 
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John E. Tribby US-amerikanischer Film- und Tontechniker

John Tribby Amerikaans geluidstechnicus (1903-)

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