WorldCat Identities

Colmes, Walter 1917-

Overview
Works: 12 works in 20 publications in 1 language and 70 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Coming-of-age films,  Musical films  Children's films  Comedy films  Horror films  Film adaptations  Animated films  Zombie films  Science fiction films 
Roles: fmd, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Walter Colmes
Woman who came back( Visual )

4 editions published between 1945 and 2015 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman believes she has been cursed by a witch
The kid from Cleveland( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Johnny Barrows (Tamblyn), a young man heading toward a life of juvenile delinquency as his home life spirals out of control, sneaks into the 1948 World Series and seeks friendship by playing a sympathetic orphan. He finds stability and mentorship in sportscaster Mike Jackson and the Cleveland Indians (playing themselves), who try to set Johnny on the right path in this touching story for the whole family."--Container
Trocadero( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two young people a nightclub that's on the brink of bankruptcy in this musical from the 1940's. Resolved to bring the nightclub back as a success, the duo instill some of their youthful energy into the place. They start signing a variety of entertaining acts and some exciting jazz performers. Through their efforts, the young couple makes a success of the club and save it from closing
Identity unknown( Visual )

2 editions published between 1945 and 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stricken with amnesia, an American soldier goes AWOL in order to find clues about his past
Classic musicals( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People are funny (1946, 87 min.): Battling radio producers vie to land the big sponsor with an original radio idea, but when one of them steals a great idea from a local station, comic stituations develop
The French key( Visual )

2 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

That's my baby( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Yarn finds Arlen and his fiancee, Miss Drew, faced with the problem of pulling her dad, Minor Watson, out of a psychiatric depression"--Variety review, Oct. 25, 1944
[Woman who came back--excerpts]( Visual )

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

Accomplice( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Private Eye Simon Lash is hired by an old flame to find her missing husband"--Internet movie database
The walking dead = Le mort qui marche( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Manipulado por un abogado corrupto, John Ellman, un pianista que acaba de pasar diez años en prisión por un homicidio involuntario, se ve acusado del asesinato de un juez y condenado a la silla eléctrica. Después de su muerte, el Dr. Beaumont, un genio de la medicina intentará resucitarle (The walking dead)
The Burning cross( Visual )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"When wandering ex-serviceman Johnny Larrimer finally returns to his parents' home in Bridgeton, he is depressed to learn that not only has he lost his gas station job, but his best friend, Tony Areni, has become engaged to Johnny's childhood sweetheart, neighbor Doris Greene, as well. Feeling sorry for himself, Johnny begins drinking with locals Lud Harris and Tobey Mason. Lud tells the angry Johnny about an organization that is dedicated to 'helping unemployed veterans, ' and the next day, after he has discussed Johnny with Mort Dauson and Howard Gibbons, leaders of the organization, Lud sends Johnny for a job interview at a machine shop. Although the unionized shop workers are on strike, Johnny accepts the job from the boss, Jim Todd, an organization member. As he is leaving the shop, however, Johnny is confronted and beaten by a striking worker. Later, at home, Johnny tells Doris that Tony, who did not serve in the war, is a double-crossing 'slacker.' Infuriated, Doris slaps Johnny, who then provokes a bar fight with Tony. Seeing their opportunity, Lud and Tobey invite Johnny to attend an organization meeting. During the meeting, Gibbons denounces the influx of foreigners to the town and urges his listeners to join one of the many 'America Only' associations. Impressed, Johnny applies for membership and is soon initiated into the Ku Klux Klan. Soon after, a rash of violence against blacks, Jews and foreign-born businessmen begins. Tony then reveals to Johnny that he saw him participating in an attack on a Swedish-born florist and warns him that 'next time' he will inform the police. Later, Tony is kidnapped by Klan members and dragged to an outdoor meeting. There, Tony witnesses the tar and feathering of one of the strikers and tries to run away. Unaware that Charlie West, a black farmer, is watching the scene from a tree, Lud shoots and kills Tony. Later, Walter Strickland, a special investigator, questions Johnny about Tony's death, but Johnny reveals nothing. After Strickland tells Hill, the local police chief, his suspicions that 'nightriders' killed Tony, Hill, a Klan member, apprises Dauson of the investigation. Strickland then convinces Doris to help him uncover Tony's killer by reingratiating herself with Johnny, whom Strickland suspects is somehow involved. The guilt-ridden Johnny, meanwhile, quits his job and informs Lud that he is leaving the Klan. In response, Lud threatens to harm Johnny's parents, compelling Johnny to participate in the Klan's next undertaking--preventing blacks from registering to vote. Johnny is ordered to stop Charlie, an old family friend, from registering, but is unable to dissuade the proud farmer. That night, Charlie is attacked by cloaked Klansmen, and Charlie goes to Hill for help. After a trusting Charlie reveals to Hill that he witnessed Tony's murder, Hill notifies Dauson about the development. Later, Johnny confesses all to Doris and divulges that the Klan is planning an attack on Charlie. Doris, who has forgiven Johnny, tells Strickland about Charlie, and Strickland, in turn, asks Hill to stop the attack. That night, Lud shoots and kills the defiant Charlie, then orders that his house be set on fire with his wife and father trapped inside. Deducing that Johnny is the 'squealer, ' Dauson instructs Lud to 'make an example of him.' At Doris' urging, Johnny, meanwhile, has confessed to his family and is going to see Strickland when his wheelchair-bound father is beaten, and he is kidnapped by two Klansmen. Just as Lud and the Klan are about to hang Johnny, the police, having tracked the Klansmen's car, arrive on the scene. Johnny pursues the fleeing Lud and beats him into unconsciousness. Later, Dauson and Hill are arrested, and Johnny signs a confession. After Strickland praises Johnny for his courage, Doris pledges to wait for him"--AFI catalog, 1941-1950
They ride by night( Visual )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"When wandering ex-serviceman Johnny Larrimer finally returns to his parents' home in Bridgeton, he is depressed to learn that not only has he lost his gas station job, but his best friend, Tony Areni, has become engaged to Johnny's childhood sweetheart, neighbor Doris Greene, as well. Feeling sorry for himself, Johnny begins drinking with locals Lud Harris and Tobey Mason. Lud tells the angry Johnny about an organization that is dedicated to 'helping unemployed veterans, ' and the next day, after he has discussed Johnny with Mort Dauson and Howard Gibbons, leaders of the organization, Lud sends Johnny for a job interview at a machine shop. Although the unionized shop workers are on strike, Johnny accepts the job from the boss, Jim Todd, an organization member. As he is leaving the shop, however, Johnny is confronted and beaten by a striking worker. Later, at home, Johnny tells Doris that Tony, who did not serve in the war, is a double-crossing 'slacker.' Infuriated, Doris slaps Johnny, who then provokes a bar fight with Tony. Seeing their opportunity, Lud and Tobey invite Johnny to attend an organization meeting. During the meeting, Gibbons denounces the influx of foreigners to the town and urges his listeners to join one of the many 'America Only' associations. Impressed, Johnny applies for membership and is soon initiated into the Ku Klux Klan. Soon after, a rash of violence against blacks, Jews and foreign-born businessmen begins. Tony then reveals to Johnny that he saw him participating in an attack on a Swedish-born florist and warns him that 'next time' he will inform the police. Later, Tony is kidnapped by Klan members and dragged to an outdoor meeting. There, Tony witnesses the tar and feathering of one of the strikers and tries to run away. Unaware that Charlie West, a black farmer, is watching the scene from a tree, Lud shoots and kills Tony. Later, Walter Strickland, a special investigator, questions Johnny about Tony's death, but Johnny reveals nothing. After Strickland tells Hill, the local police chief, his suspicions that 'nightriders' killed Tony, Hill, a Klan member, apprises Dauson of the investigation. Strickland then convinces Doris to help him uncover Tony's killer by reingratiating herself with Johnny, whom Strickland suspects is somehow involved. The guilt-ridden Johnny, meanwhile, quits his job and informs Lud that he is leaving the Klan. In response, Lud threatens to harm Johnny's parents, compelling Johnny to participate in the Klan's next undertaking--preventing blacks from registering to vote. Johnny is ordered to stop Charlie, an old family friend, from registering, but is unable to dissuade the proud farmer. That night, Charlie is attacked by cloaked Klansmen, and Charlie goes to Hill for help. After a trusting Charlie reveals to Hill that he witnessed Tony's murder, Hill notifies Dauson about the development. Later, Johnny confesses all to Doris and divulges that the Klan is planning an attack on Charlie. Doris, who has forgiven Johnny, tells Strickland about Charlie, and Strickland, in turn, asks Hill to stop the attack. That night, Lud shoots and kills the defiant Charlie, then orders that his house be set on fire with his wife and father trapped inside. Deducing that Johnny is the 'squealer, ' Dauson instructs Lud to 'make an example of him.' At Doris' urging, Johnny, meanwhile, has confessed to his family and is going to see Strickland when his wheelchair-bound father is beaten, and he is kidnapped by two Klansmen. Just as Lud and the Klan are about to hang Johnny, the police, having tracked the Klansmen's car, arrive on the scene. Johnny pursues the fleeing Lud and beats him into unconsciousness. Later, Dauson and Hill are arrested, and Johnny signs a confession. After Strickland praises Johnny for his courage, Doris pledges to wait for him"--AFI catalog, 1941-1950
 
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Alternative Names
Walter Colmes American film director

Walter Colmes Amerikaans filmregisseur (1917-1988)

Walter Colmes director de cine estadounidense

Walter Colmes director de cinema estatunidenc

Walter Colmes direutor de cine estauxunidense (1917–1988)

Languages
English (20)