WorldCat Identities

Kolker, Henry 1870-1947

Works: 28 works in 31 publications in 2 languages and 29 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Drama  Gangster films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Historical films  Biographical films  Detective and mystery films  Romance films  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Actor, Performer, Director
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Henry Kolker
Die Schwester der Braut( Visual )

1 edition published in 1938 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der charmante Johnny Case ist mit der Prominenten Julie Seton liiert, deren schwerreicher Vater ihr beider Leben schon völlig verplant hat. Johnny möchte aber lieber andere Wege gehen und verbündet sich mit Julias Schwester Linda, die im Gegensatz zum Rest der konservativen Familie nicht gerade ein Kind von Traurigkeit ist. Johnny muss sich entscheiden
The power and the glory( Visual )

3 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the funeral service for Tom Garner, the much-hated president of the Chicago & Southwestern Railway Company, called the greatest railroad in the country, Henry, his elderly secretary and friend from childhood, leaves the church in an emotional state and returns to the railroad office where he places into his pocket a picture of Tom as a young man holding his son. At his modest home after supper, Henry talks to his wife about Tom, whom she despises. When she says that it is a good thing Tom killed himself and blames him for the death of 400 men during a strike and for 'kicking out' his wife of many years to make way for someone young and pretty, Henry asserts that Tom cannot be judged by ordinary standards. Henry then relates various scenes from Tom's life: Their lifelong friendship begins at an old swimming hole when Tom, a boy a few years older than Henry, pulls him into the water against his will to show him how to swim. Tom purposely loses their subsequent fight, but bests another boy, who starts to battle Henry. On a dare, Tom dives into the water from a tall tree and gets his hand stuck between two rocks underwater. Henry is terrified that Tom has drowned, and after he surfaces, Henry spits on a leaf and secures it to Tom's hand with a piece of his own shirt to heal his wound. The two boys walk home sadly because they know they will be separated soon, as Henry will be starting school away from home, while Tom, whose father is poor, will remain behind. The resultant scar on Tom's hand is apparent years later at a board meeting of his railroad, when he bangs his fist demanding that the members agree to his purchase of the seemingly insignificant Reno and Santa Clara Railroad. Because Tom convinced Henry, who had become his secretary, to buy shares in the smaller railroad before word got out about the takeover, Henry was able to make enough money to build the house in which he and his wife now live. Henry goes on to tell his wife of Tom's courtship of his first wife Sally: Because Tom, now a trackwalker, cannot read, he brings a letter Henry has written him from business school to Sally, the teacher of the mountain school. Sally teaches Tom reading, writing and arithmetic and accompanies him on a hot Sunday afternoon for a walk. At various stopping points up the small mountain, Tom almost proposes, but loses his nerve until they reach the top, where Sally accepts his proposal, despite the fact that her best dress and new tight shoes are now ruined. Henry then relates to his wife Tom's first meeting with his future second wife, Eve Borden, which occurred after Tom purchased the Santa Clara Railroad, of which Eve's father was president: Although Tom held a grudge against Borden because he once kept him from joining a club, after spending an afternoon with Eve, a young divorcée, Tom allows Borden to remain president and becomes smitten with Eve. That night, Tom argues with Sally about their son Tommy, who has been kicked out of college, and leaves to stay at his club for a few days. Sally had defended Tommy, saying that he should have fun while he is young, unlike Tom, whom she now realizes she had pushed to become a success when he was young and wanted nothing more than to remain a trackwalker. Henry relates that after they married, Sally, not satisfied with Tom's lack of ambition, and wanting good clothes, a nicer home and a carriage, convinced him to go to engineering school in Chicago while she took over his job as a trackwalker. Henry now tells his wife that shortly after meeting Eve, Tom tells her that he loves her but that he cannot divorce Sally, and Eve demands that he make up his mind. Sally, who has noticed a change in Tom, visits him in his office and suggests that they take a trip to Europe together. She blames herself for becoming a 'disagreeable old woman' until Tom confesses that he has fallen in love. Tom then insists that they take the trip, but Sally, blaming herself for pushing him his whole life, says that he should do what he wants once before he dies. She walks out of the office in a daze and, after giving her purse to a flower vendor, walks under the wheels of an oncoming streetcar. Henry tries to explain to his sceptical wife that Tom could not help falling in love. He relates a scene from twenty-eight years earlier: Tom comes home to Sally with news that he has been promoted to supervise the building of the Missouri bridge. Sally then tells him the equally momentous news that she is pregnant. Overjoyed, Tom says that his boy will be someone to be proud of when he is old. At Tommy's birth, Tom thanks God. Soon after Sally's death, Tom marries Eve and invites Tommy to live with them. During the honeymoon, a strike breaks out, and Tom invades a meeting of his workers. After telling them that people are depending on his railroad to deliver food, he warns that he has sent for men and guards to keep the trains running. Violence during the ensuing strike takes the lives of 406 men. When Henry's wife remains convinced that Tom killed himself because his conscience bothered him over Sally, his treatment of his son and his responsibility for the deaths of the workers, Henry finally reveals what led to Tom's suicide: Upset at Tom's absence during the six weeks of the labor disturbances, Eve begins an affair with Tommy. On Tom and Eve's wedding anniversary, he returns home unexpectedly and overhears her on the telephone call someone 'darling' and say that her young baby looks like him. Tom returns to his office in a daze and during a board meeting, keeps remembering Eve's words. He yells out uncontrollably, and Henry takes him home, where Tom confronts Eve and demands to know whom it is their son looks like. Tom menacingly approaches the baby, and Eve screams, then agrees to tell, but breaks down and pleads for him not to make her. Shattered, Tom softly repeats Sally's last words to him, 'Why shouldn't you be in love and do as you want just once before you die, ' then goes into his room after putting his arm around Henry's waist and shoots himself. He dies in Henry's arms after saying Sally's name. After Henry finishes telling Tom's story, his wife, without a word, puts her hand on his shoulder and walks upstairs, leaving Henry alone with his thoughts"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Bullets or ballots( Visual )

2 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When anti-crime crusader Ward Bryant is murdered, suspicion immediately falls on racketeer Al Kruger. The murder instigates a grand jury investigation of crime syndicates like Kruger's. The investigation is to be headed by Capt. Dan McLaren, the superior officer and friend of former police detective Johnny Blake, now walking a beat in the Bronx. At one time, Kruger had asked Johnny to join his organization, but Johnny chose to remain honest. Johnny expects to join McLaren's investigation, but McLaren fires him for no apparent reason. His old friend Lee Morgan offers him a position in her numbers running game, but he gratefully turns her down. Instead, he takes Kruger up on his earlier offer. Under orders from his secret partners, Kruger wants Johnny to eliminate the weak spots in the organization. Gunman Bugs Fenner doesn't trust Johnny and, in fact, he is really working secretly for the police. His job is to discover the men behind Kruger. When the criminals accuse Johnny of being a stool pigeon, he suggests they start a new racket, based on Lee's numbers game, which is very successful. Encouraged by Fenner, Lee believes that Johnny has double crossed her. After Fenner kills Kruger during an argument, Johnny takes over. He finally meets the bosses, but now Fenner learns that Johnny is working for the police. He tricks Lee into revealing Johnny's hiding place and even though she has a change of heart and tries to warn him, Fenner and Johnny shoot it out. Fenner dies and Johnny is badly wounded, but he manages to finger the bosses before he dies himself. ... According to the New York times review, the character of Johnny Blake was based on the real life policeman Johnny Broderick, sometimes known as 'the Duke' or 'the toughest cop on Broadway.' Writer Martin Mooney, a New York City reporter, uncovered the Welfare Island Prison scandal and spent time in jail as a result of his muckraking. His front page stories exposing racketeering provided the basis for the script. The Al Kruger character was based on notorious gangster Dutch Schultz"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
My marriage( Visual )

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

"A hilarious love story that brought two people in search of love together--Sir P. who suddenly developed cold feet towards his upcoming wedding due to a premonition he had, and Mgbechi, who rejected so many suitors when she was young and is frustrated because she is unable to get married now she is old"--Container
The first year by Davis Guggenheim( Visual )

1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Every year the United States hires 250,000 new teachers. On September 7, five teachers will begin their new journey. These five young teachers fight the real fight: educating our children, one child at a time. Shows the human side of the story, revealing all the determination and commitment it takes to survive in America's toughest school systems
The parson of Panamint( Visual )

1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ladies love danger( Visual )

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

"Before the final performance of a musical comedy at a New York theater, the cast and crew gossip about the evening news headline story that the star, ex-chorus girl Adele Michel, is about to marry the backer, Argentine millionaire Jose 'Gardenia' Lopez. After stage manager Tom Lennox confronts Adele and threatens to tell Lopez about their romance, Adele gets a threatening letter from Lopez's daughter Helen accusing her of only wanting her father's money. Because his butler James has forgotten his daily gardenia, Lopez angrily sends him to purchase one and tells him that he is fired as of the next day. Lopez then resumes a meeting with a jeweler named Melvin and accuses him of selling an imitation pearl necklace. Lopez telephones police lieutenant Roberts, but in the midst of the call, Roberts hears two gunshots and the line goes dead. As James returns with the gardenia, he sees a woman at the doorway of Lopez's apartment. Seeing James, the woman walks to a room down the hall and feigning that she is dizzy from a hangover, tells the man in the room, playwright Ricardo 'Ricky' Alonzo, that she is looking for the triplets whom she met on an ocean liner the day before. After Lopez is found dead, Roberts, an old friend of Ricky's, suggests that they attempt to solve the case together. When Roberts leaves, Ricky questions the mysterious woman. She explains that she came to the wrong building and that after James saw her looking at the dead man, she went to Ricky's door because she did not wish to be involved. Although Ricky does not believe the woman, to whom he is attracted, he decides to keep her with him as he investigates. After attending a party at the theater where Helen slaps Adele, Ricky and the woman, whom he introduces to others as Rita Witherspoon, find James at a small sandwich shop, and he reveals that he heard Helen threatened her father during a quarrel. Back at the apartment, Ricky and Rita go out to the terrace and, while looking through the glass door into Lopez's apartment, see leading man Phil Morton inside. After Ricky learns that Phil and Helen married in secret six months ago, he lets Phil leave with letters Phil came to retrieve. The next day, Ricky finds that Rita has left the room in his apartment in which she slept. After Adele is found stabbed to death, Ricky discovers Rita in a freight elevator at Adele's apartment building. Rita reveals that she is really a London newspaperwoman specializing in mystery stories and that she came to New York for material. When Lennox, in hiding, calls and requests Ricky to meet him right away, Ricky handcuffs Rita to his valet Giffens. Lennox, who says he is afraid of a police third degree, states that he went to tell Lopez about his affair with Adele and that he heard shots as he approached the study. He also states that Melvin was in the apartment. Thinking that Lennox is lying, Ricky phones the police, but Lennox pulls a gun and escapes through a window. At the theater, Ricky finds Phil looking for Helen. After they discover Giffens and Rita snooping, they find Helen bound and gagged in a closet. Phil takes her home, while Ricky finds Lennox asphyxiated in a car parked nearby. Ricky climbs to the roof of the theater and discovers that he can get to the terrace of his apartment building from there. He then finds Rita perusing papers in Lopez's desk, and she shows him a hidden drawer containing a will drawn to disinherit Helen. Phil approaches with a gun and confesses that he killed Lopez when he learned Helen was disinherited, but that Lennox saw him and told Adele. They planned to blackmail him and kidnapped Helen to force him to pay. After he also admits killing both Adele and Lennox and threatens now kill Ricky and Rita, she screams, allowing Ricky to struggle and get the gun. Rita then disappears. Sometime later, Ricky opens his door to find Rita in his room having drinks with the three triplets from the boat"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Blood money( Visual )

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

"Bill Bailey, a former police officer who became a bail bondsman after he was thrown off the force, is an influential force in Los Angeles with politicians, judges, police and the underworld. Bill becomes attracted to Elaine Talbert, the wealthy daughter of an important capitalist connected to various Hawaiian concerns, when she comes to him after she has been charged with shoplifting. Through his influence with the Merchants' Protective Association, Bill has the manager of the department store drop the charges. Elaine invites Bill to a luau at her father's Brentwood estate, where she tells Bill that if she met a man who would be her master and give her a good thrashing, she would follow him around like a dog on a leash. Elaine's father explains that she has an 'underworld mania, ' and that she is extremely fond of detective stories and movies. Ruby Darling, Bill's lover since the days when he was poor, learns about his growing infatuation with Elaine, but he tells her that no one could ever take her place with him. When Ruby's brother Drury pulls a bank robbery netting him $500,000 in bonds and currency, Bill convinces him to give himself up and post a $50,000 bail with the option of jumping the bail if things turn bad for him. Elaine, fascinated when she hears that Drury is a bank robber, flirts with him, and they surreptitiously begin a romance. When the district attorney locates the girl Drury had in his car the day of the robbery, Bill convinces him to jump bail and leave the country because one more conviction would mean a life sentence. Drury makes plans to meet Elaine in New York and arranges for her to destroy $300,000 worth of bonds, which are of no use to him because they are registered, and to pay Bill in gold securities to cover the $50,000 bail that he will have to forfeit. Elaine, however, keeps the securities and gives Bill a briefcase filled with the bonds. Furious that he has been made into a 'chump, ' Bill hunts Drury down and has him arrested. Ruby, believing that Bill sent her brother up for life because of Elaine, meets with a number of underworld figures and instructs them to frame him. One of the racketeers, Charlie, arranges for a number of criminals to jump bail on Bill so that he will have to make good on their bonds. He then has his men blow Bill's safe, and after the police find the $300,000 in registered bonds, Bill is indicted for possession of stolen property. In revenge, he joins a newspaper campaign against a politician in cahoots with the racketeers, who is running against the incumbent mayor. When the mayor's vice squad, tipped off by Bill, goes on a rampage against gambling halls and resorts, Charlie vows to assassinate Bill. Because Bill is heavily guarded, Charlie's cohort Nagel suggests that they puts explosives in an 'eight ball' and plant it on the table at the pool hall Bill frequents. When Elaine visits Drury in prison to try to help him break out, he learns that she kept the securities because she knew her father would cut her off. Drury slaps her and tries to tell his sister the truth, but because he struggles with the guards, he is placed in solitary confinement. He manages to write a message on the bottom of a plate, and the message gets to Ruby. She speeds in a cab to the pool hall and crashes outside it just as Bill is about to hit the eight ball. Ruby tells Bill about the ball, and he throws it outside, where it explodes. Elaine, who has decided that Bill is the only man who understands her, comes to the pool hall, but sees Bill embracing Ruby and leaves. She then meets a woman who was brutalized by a man named Johnson when she answered an ad for an artist's model. Bursting with desire to meet Johnson, Elaine dashes off. Bill tells Ruby that he'll never be behind another eight ball, and she says that though he probably will, she will always pull him out"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Disraeli( Visual )

1 edition published in 1929 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli is stymied by Liberal opponent Gladstone in an attempt to appropriate an unusually large slice of power and financial credit, and, feeling 'bound to furnish [his] antagonists with arguments, but not with comprehension, ' he retires to his country estate, Hughenden, amidst public agitation. A mysterious Mrs. Travers, whom Disraeli knows to be a Russian spy, learns of Disraeli's intention to buy the Suez Canal from Egypt and ensure England's Indian Empire, when the prime minister receives a coded telegram indicating Egyptian khedive Ismail Pasha's immediate financial throes and his susceptibility to an offer. Unable to obtain credit from the Bank of England, he arranges through international Jewish banker Hugh Meyers for funding and dispatches Charles (Lord Deeford) with Meyer's check to Cairo. Charles arrives ahead of Foljambe, Mrs. Travers' accomplice, and obtains the controlling shares in the Canal, but Disraeli's elation is shortlived as Meyers informs him of his firm's bankruptcy. Disraeli bluffs the reluctant Bank of England manager, Lord Probert, into honoring the check, and Queen Victoria later graces a reception at Downing Street honoring Disraeli, who has made her 'Empress of India'"--AFI catalog, 1921-1930
Bureau of Missing Persons( Visual )

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

The day to day activities of the Bureau of Missing Persons. Detective Butch Sanders, who prefers using brawn to brains, is given one last chance when he is assigned to the Bureau. He falls for the mysterious Norma Roberts, who claims to be looking for her missing husband
Here I am a stranger( Visual )

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

Love time( Visual )

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

Camille( Book )

1 edition published in 1908 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

J.C. Williamson presents Margaret Anglin, the distinguished American actress in her own version of "Camille", commencing Saturday 10th October, 1908, at Her Majesty's Theatre
She loves me not( Visual )

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

Brady is a reclusive novelist whose constant drinking undermines his plans to save his fading literary career and his over priced mansion. His story unfolds in three parts as beautiful, strong women (each with her own agenda) turn his lonely life into something far stranger than fiction
Die Schwester der Braut( )

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

They wanted to marry( Visual )

1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"With help from Roger Coleman, an advertising executive, newspaper photographer Jim Tyler crashes the wedding of socialite Helen Hunter, whose wealthy father is notoriously camera-shy, and snaps candid shots of the Hunter family. Before he is able to send Emily, his carrier pigeon, to the newspaper with his exposed film, however, Jim is found out by Stiles, the Hunter butler, and a detective. Chased around the house, Jim hides in the bedroom of Helen's impetuous sister Sheila, who is amused by his predicament and escapes with him through her window. She then joins him for dinner at Roger's lavish New York apartment. There, Jim and Sheila are confronted by the apartment manager, who demands that they pay for the champagne and caviar Sheila had ordered from room service. A fight ensues, and Jim and Sheila are put in jail. After Sheila promises her angry, disapproving father, whose wedding picture has appeared in Jim's newspaper, that she will not see Jim for six months, she dons dark sunglasses and becomes Jim's devoted assistant. When Jim accidentally takes a photograph of Hunter gambling in an illegal casino and lands himself and Sheila in jail again, he forces Hunter's hand. To assure their marriage, Sheila insists that Jim give up his photography and take a position at Roger's advertising firm. Jim complies but, on the day of his engagement party, Sheila and Hunter discover that Jim is taking photographs for an advertising campaign. Furious at Jim's apparent betrayal, Sheila breaks the engagement without allowing him to explain that he was forced by Roger to take the photographs in order to keep him from using snapshots of her in an advertisement. Confused and heartbroken, Jim tricks his former editor into re-hiring him and then sneaks into Sheila's bedroom to retrieve his camera. After explaining the situation, Jim is forgiven by Sheila, who also accepts Jim's determination to return to photography. Just before they are to be married, however, Hunter sees another embarrassing photograph of himself in Jim's column and storms the ceremony. Supported by his editor, Jim convinces Hunter that the photograph actually was taken by his young granddaughter Patsy. Blessed by her father, Sheila finally marries Jim"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Las manos de Orlac = Mad love( Visual )

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

Sinopsis : el Doctor Gogol se enamora de Yvonne Orlac, la esposa del pianista Stephen Orlac. Cuando éste sufre un accidente de tren, y sus manos son amputadas, Yvonne pide ayuda a Gorgol, que le transplanta las manos de un asesino. La operacion parece funcionar, y el organismo de Orlac no rechaza las nuevas manos. Sin embargo, Orlac descubrirá unas nuevas tendencias que nunca había tenido: la necesidad de matar. Su mujer Yvonne tambien descubre el cambio de su marido. Mientras tanto, Gogol sigue enamorado de Yvonne, con un amor cada vez más obsesivo
The crash( Visual )

1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"During the late 1920s, attractive Linda Gault flirts with important men to get stock market tips for her financier husband Geoffrey. In spite of the fact that Linda has just broken off her affair with banker John Fair, Geoffrey asks her to question him once more that evening at dinner. Reluctantly, she does, but Fair is suspicious and refuses to answer. To cover her failure, Linda lies to Geoffrey and pretends that Fair told her the market was going up. When the market crashes, Geoffrey loses his money. Because she is afraid to live in poverty as she did when she was a child, Linda runs away to Bermuda with a letter of credit. While waiting for Geoffrey to recover his wealth, she meets Ronnie Sanderson, an Australian sheep rancher. He falls in love with her and begs her to return to New York, get a divorce and marry him. At first she hesitates, thinking Australia will be dull, but when she learns that Geoffrey has lost everything, she agrees. Linda discovers that her maid, Celeste, has stolen her pearl necklace and sold it to cover her boyfriend's losses on the market. Now Linda has no money either, so she takes a job selling gowns in order to earn money for her divorce. Ronnie follows her from Bermuda and offers to pay all her expenses himself if she will leave with him that evening. She agrees, but on the way to the boat, stops to say goodbye to Geoffrey. When she realizes that he really loves her and that he needs her, she decides to stay with him"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
The spy( Visual )

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

Golden harvest( Visual )

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

Presents the story of cling peaches. Includes the picking, sorting, canning, and uses of cling peaches
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Alternative Names
Henry Kolker acteur et cinéaste américain

Henry Kolker Amerikaans filmregisseur (1870-1947)

Henry Kolker attore e regista statunitense

Henry Kolker US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Генри Колкер

هری کولکر بازیگر و کارگردان آمریکایی



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