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The Resource Each man in his time : the life story of a director, Raoul Walsh

Each man in his time : the life story of a director, Raoul Walsh

Label
Each man in his time : the life story of a director
Title
Each man in his time
Title remainder
the life story of a director
Statement of responsibility
Raoul Walsh
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One of Hollywood's most prolific and respected action directors, Raoul Walsh was also one of the longest-lived figures in film, with a career that spanned almost a half-century. After running away from home as a boy and working in a variety of capacities, including as a cowboy in the West, Walsh drifted into stage acting in New York and later into motion pictures as an actor. He became an assistant director to D.W. Griffith and, in 1914, made his first movie. By the mid 1920s, Walsh had a reputation for direct, straightforward, no frills narrative, and his style was particularly suited to action films and outdoor dramas, although his biggest film of that decade was the fantasy epic The Thief of Bagdad, produced by and starring Douglas Fairbanks Sr., which continues to be shown seven decades later. His work in the 1930s, mostly for 20th Century-Fox, embraced comedy and drama in equal measure, but it was with Warner Bros., beginning at the end of the 1930s, that Walsh came into his own, directing such classics as The Roaring Twenties (1939), They Drive By Night (1940), High Sierra (1941), Desperate Journey (1942), and Northern Pursuit (1943), starring James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, and Errol Flynn. Despite his reputation as an action director, Walsh's movies were usually much more sophisticated than was typical for the genre -- he revelled in psychological themes, and he loved offbeat characterizations and unusual narrative structures, attributes best reflected in the dark Western drama Pursued (1947), starring Robert Mitchum, and the crime film White Heat (1949), with James Cagney. He also served as unofficial co-director on one of Humphrey Bogart's most interesting later movies, The Enforcer (1951). His later movies showed a slackening of style, and he never did seem as effective working in color as he did in black-and-white. Walsh lost an eye while working on In Old Arizona in 1929, and his deteriorating sight in the other eye led to his retirement in 1964."--Biography by Bruce Eder, from www.allmovie.com
Action
commitment to retain
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1887-1980
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Walsh, Raoul
Dewey number
  • 791.43/0233/0924
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1998.A3
LC item number
W258 1974
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Walsh, Raoul
  • Motion picture producers and directors
Label
Each man in his time : the life story of a director, Raoul Walsh
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the beginning -- Fair wind to Cuba -- Mark Daly's big hole in the ground -- Mister Mañana -- Magnifique! -- The birth of Hollywood -- Viva Villa! -- The censors will hang us -- The Dynamite Kid -- Indian summer -- Once there was a magic carpet ... -- Top sergeants is eternal -- Cyclops -- Columbus only discovered America -- The day Steve Brodie didn't jump -- Hail to the Chief -- How to annoy a Nazi -- Warming it with Warners -- Between me and the stars -- A royal accolade -- A time to laugh, a time to mourn
Control code
ocm00934598
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
385 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780374145538
Lccn
74009721
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)00934598
Label
Each man in his time : the life story of a director, Raoul Walsh
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the beginning -- Fair wind to Cuba -- Mark Daly's big hole in the ground -- Mister Mañana -- Magnifique! -- The birth of Hollywood -- Viva Villa! -- The censors will hang us -- The Dynamite Kid -- Indian summer -- Once there was a magic carpet ... -- Top sergeants is eternal -- Cyclops -- Columbus only discovered America -- The day Steve Brodie didn't jump -- Hail to the Chief -- How to annoy a Nazi -- Warming it with Warners -- Between me and the stars -- A royal accolade -- A time to laugh, a time to mourn
Control code
ocm00934598
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
385 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780374145538
Lccn
74009721
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)00934598

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