See the book, read the movie

A pictorial history of title credits from literary adaptations A thru M

Read any good movies lately? Long before hardbound comic books like Harry Potter and Twilight began passing for literature, and the subheading "Based on a True Story" became a lazy screenwriters raison d'etre, Hollywood did it's fair share or ransacking library shelves for source material.

Not all movies taken from novels wear their literary adaptations on their sleeves. Here are a few features that proudly boast their pedigree in trailers and opening credit sequences. And remember: in the eyes of Hollywood, it doesn't have to be a classic to be good.

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/03/43146/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/ALICE_IN_WONDERLAND_-_1933_1_t500x404.jpg?ad99acfc615e6b2d8546dd5d37b785d27955bcdf" alt="Norman Z. McLeod directs Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" (1933).">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/ALICE_IN_WONDERLAND_-_1933_1_t500x404.jpg?ad99acfc615e6b2d8546dd5d37b785d27955bcdf">Norman Z. McLeod directs Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" (1933). by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/03/43147/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/AMERICAN_GRAFFITI_1973_TRAILER_t500x247.jpg?ca0a91bfb1cb443603285c8c65aa89434cca1b83" alt="From the trailer for George Lucas' "American Graffiti" (1973). ">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/AMERICAN_GRAFFITI_1973_TRAILER_t500x247.jpg?ca0a91bfb1cb443603285c8c65aa89434cca1b83">From the trailer for George Lucas' "American Graffiti" (1973). by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/03/43148/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/BATTLE_CRY_1954_TRAILER1_t500x214.jpg?7656e0943c3fd3baca2f153302e90801e3fb5c6e" alt="From the trailer for Raoul Walsh's adaptation of Leon Uris' "Battle Cry" (1954).">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/BATTLE_CRY_1954_TRAILER1_t500x214.jpg?7656e0943c3fd3baca2f153302e90801e3fb5c6e">From the trailer for Raoul Walsh's adaptation of Leon Uris' "Battle Cry" (1954). by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/03/43149/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/BLACK_ANGEL_-_1946_t500x375.png?6082a6e19397c060de339a01cf43e8e65a1eebc9" alt="Roy William Neill's adaptation of Cornell Woolrich's "Black Angel" (1946).">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/BLACK_ANGEL_-_1946_t500x375.png?6082a6e19397c060de339a01cf43e8e65a1eebc9">Roy William Neill's adaptation of Cornell Woolrich's "Black Angel" (1946). by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/03/43150/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/BLUE_BIRD_THE_-_1940.jpg_t500x375.png?6082a6e19397c060de339a01cf43e8e65a1eebc9" alt="Walter Lang's adaptation of Maurice Maeterlinck's "The Blue Bird" (1940). ">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/BLUE_BIRD_THE_-_1940.jpg_t500x375.png?6082a6e19397c060de339a01cf43e8e65a1eebc9">Walter Lang's adaptation of Maurice Maeterlinck's "The Blue Bird" (1940). by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/03/43151/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/CAPTAIN_FROM_CASTILLE_1947_TRAILER3_t500x374.jpg?564e90b7210b402c88ef8c1653e368a9675311cc" alt="Henry King's adaptation of Samuel Shellabarger's "Captain From Castile" (1944).">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/CAPTAIN_FROM_CASTILLE_1947_TRAILER3_t500x374.jpg?564e90b7210b402c88ef8c1653e368a9675311cc">Henry King's adaptation of Samuel Shellabarger's "Captain From Castile" (1944). by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/03/43152/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/CAT_BALLOU_-_1965_t500x281.png?3c636eca6cbb776321348ce925db9032fd22130c" alt="Elliot Silverstein's adaptation of Roy Chanslor's "The Ballad of Cat Ballou" (1965).">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/CAT_BALLOU_-_1965_t500x281.png?3c636eca6cbb776321348ce925db9032fd22130c">Elliot Silverstein's adaptation of Roy Chanslor's "The Ballad of Cat Ballou" (1965). by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/03/43154/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/COBWEB_THE_1955_TRAILER1_t500x283.jpg?0c1391aaf8e9f7ae10ae0122805bb4f77ec0e0ae" alt="From the trailer for Vincente Minnelli's version of William Gibson's "The Cobweb" (1955).">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/COBWEB_THE_1955_TRAILER1_t500x283.jpg?0c1391aaf8e9f7ae10ae0122805bb4f77ec0e0ae">From the trailer for Vincente Minnelli's version of William Gibson's "The Cobweb" (1955). by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/03/43155/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/COMPULSION_1959_TRAILER1_t500x276.jpg?565679fad661fe83904e9035cce58eabf9085c50" alt="From the trailer for Richard Fleischer's reworking of Meyer Levin's "Compulsion" (1959).">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/COMPULSION_1959_TRAILER1_t500x276.jpg?565679fad661fe83904e9035cce58eabf9085c50">From the trailer for Richard Fleischer's reworking of Meyer Levin's "Compulsion" (1959). by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/03/43156/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/EAST_OF_EDEN_1954_TRAILER1_t500x193.jpg?da339b238b173d648f768b138d175c0ca0ae197b" alt="From the trailer for Elia Kazan's alteration of John Steinbeck's "East of Eden" (1954).">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/EAST_OF_EDEN_1954_TRAILER1_t500x193.jpg?da339b238b173d648f768b138d175c0ca0ae197b">From the trailer for Elia Kazan's alteration of John Steinbeck's "East of Eden" (1954). by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/03/43157/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/EDUCATION_FOR_DEATH_1942_t265x600.jpg?3ef8a40b7770441635a07b11b3596829b1d1ede8" alt="Walt Disney's animated take on Gregor Ziemer's "Education for Death: The Making of the Nazi" (1942).">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/EDUCATION_FOR_DEATH_1942_t265x600.jpg?3ef8a40b7770441635a07b11b3596829b1d1ede8">Walt Disney's animated take on Gregor Ziemer's "Education for Death: The Making of the Nazi" (1942). by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/03/43158/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/ELEPHANT_WALK_1954_TRAILER1_t500x375.png?6082a6e19397c060de339a01cf43e8e65a1eebc9" alt="From the trailer for William Dieterle's filming of Robert Standish's "Elephant Walk" (1954).">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/ELEPHANT_WALK_1954_TRAILER1_t500x375.png?6082a6e19397c060de339a01cf43e8e65a1eebc9">From the trailer for William Dieterle's filming of Robert Standish's "Elephant Walk" (1954). by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/03/43159/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/FAIL_SAFE_1964_TRAILER2_t500x387.jpg?e2cfd1efdacd698e7eae7507dee9f2dea0399379" alt="From the trailer for Sidney Lumet's variation on Eugene Burdick & Harvey Wheeler's "Fail Safe" (1964). ">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/FAIL_SAFE_1964_TRAILER2_t500x387.jpg?e2cfd1efdacd698e7eae7507dee9f2dea0399379">From the trailer for Sidney Lumet's variation on Eugene Burdick & Harvey Wheeler's "Fail Safe" (1964). by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/03/43160/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/FANTASTIC_MISTER_FOX_-_2009_1_t500x273.jpg?82e4c2f77829c4b6ce56d7e10e140d43e8a199d8" alt="From Wes Anderson's adaptation of Roald Dahl's "Fantastic Mr. Fox" (2009).">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/FANTASTIC_MISTER_FOX_-_2009_1_t500x273.jpg?82e4c2f77829c4b6ce56d7e10e140d43e8a199d8">From Wes Anderson's adaptation of Roald Dahl's "Fantastic Mr. Fox" (2009). by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/03/43161/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/FONEY_FABLES_1942_t500x376.jpg?7bc0aa525a9e36a406e2fda41b672948983461a2" alt="Friz Freleng's adaptation of Michael Maltese's "Foney Fables" (1942).">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/FONEY_FABLES_1942_t500x376.jpg?7bc0aa525a9e36a406e2fda41b672948983461a2">Friz Freleng's adaptation of Michael Maltese's "Foney Fables" (1942). by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/03/43162/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/FOUNTAINHEAD_THE_1949_Trailer1_t500x375.jpg?6082a6e19397c060de339a01cf43e8e65a1eebc9" alt="From King Vidor's improvement on Ayn Rand's "The Fountainhead" (1949).">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/FOUNTAINHEAD_THE_1949_Trailer1_t500x375.jpg?6082a6e19397c060de339a01cf43e8e65a1eebc9">From King Vidor's improvement on Ayn Rand's "The Fountainhead" (1949). by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/03/43163/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/FRANCIS_-_1950_t500x378.jpg?693302168f28034bbc4d8fdc4643fd58d179c4f5" alt="From Arthur Lubin's transformation of David Stern's "Francis" (1950).">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/FRANCIS_-_1950_t500x378.jpg?693302168f28034bbc4d8fdc4643fd58d179c4f5">From Arthur Lubin's transformation of David Stern's "Francis" (1950). by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/03/43164/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/FUN_WITH_DICK_AND_JANE_-_1977_t500x230.jpg?17a0cc533bf64bc03a509f949c7f6083bcf9bebb" alt="Ted Kotcheff's loose adaptation of William S. Gray and Zerna Sharp's "Fun With Dick and Jane" (1977).">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/FUN_WITH_DICK_AND_JANE_-_1977_t500x230.jpg?17a0cc533bf64bc03a509f949c7f6083bcf9bebb">Ted Kotcheff's loose adaptation of William S. Gray and Zerna Sharp's "Fun With Dick and Jane" (1977). by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/03/43165/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/GENTLEMANS_AGREEMENT_1947_TRAILER2_t500x376.jpg?7bc0aa525a9e36a406e2fda41b672948983461a2" alt="From the trailer for Elia Kazan's riff on Laura Z. Hobson's "Gentleman's Agreement" (1947).">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/GENTLEMANS_AGREEMENT_1947_TRAILER2_t500x376.jpg?7bc0aa525a9e36a406e2fda41b672948983461a2">From the trailer for Elia Kazan's riff on Laura Z. Hobson's "Gentleman's Agreement" (1947). by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/03/43166/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/GIANT_1956_TRAILER2_t500x380.jpg?a725e7ca91f2e8806a277b20530bc71c5684c8f0" alt="From the trailer for George Steven's rendition of Edna Ferber's "Giant" (1956).">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/GIANT_1956_TRAILER2_t500x380.jpg?a725e7ca91f2e8806a277b20530bc71c5684c8f0">From the trailer for George Steven's rendition of Edna Ferber's "Giant" (1956). by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/03/43167/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/GRAPES_OF_WRATH_THE_1940_TRAILER1_t500x375.jpg?6082a6e19397c060de339a01cf43e8e65a1eebc9" alt="From the coming attraction for John Ford's elucidation of John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940).">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/GRAPES_OF_WRATH_THE_1940_TRAILER1_t500x375.jpg?6082a6e19397c060de339a01cf43e8e65a1eebc9">From the coming attraction for John Ford's elucidation of John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940). by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/03/43168/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/GUIDE_FOR_THE_MARRIED_MAN_A_1967_TRAILER1_t500x212.jpg?ad9c8551145da38dff1a87117bfbc9516e3b1e45" alt="From the preview for Gene Kelly's simplification of Frank Tarloff's "Guide for the Married Man" (1966).">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/GUIDE_FOR_THE_MARRIED_MAN_A_1967_TRAILER1_t500x212.jpg?ad9c8551145da38dff1a87117bfbc9516e3b1e45">From the preview for Gene Kelly's simplification of Frank Tarloff's "Guide for the Married Man" (1966). by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/03/43169/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/HEIDI_-_1937_t500x375.png?6082a6e19397c060de339a01cf43e8e65a1eebc9" alt="From Allan Dwan's alternative to Johanna Spyri's "Heidi" (1937).">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/HEIDI_-_1937_t500x375.png?6082a6e19397c060de339a01cf43e8e65a1eebc9">From Allan Dwan's alternative to Johanna Spyri's "Heidi" (1937). by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/03/43170/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/HIGH_AND_THE_MIGHTY_THE_1954_Trailer1.jpg_t500x213.png?b072ff86e9a41fb749d82343b547e78dda829b64" alt="From the trailer for William Wellman's explanation of Ernest K. Gann's "The High and the Mighty" (1954).">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/HIGH_AND_THE_MIGHTY_THE_1954_Trailer1.jpg_t500x213.png?b072ff86e9a41fb749d82343b547e78dda829b64">From the trailer for William Wellman's explanation of Ernest K. Gann's "The High and the Mighty" (1954). by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/03/43171/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/HOUSE_OF_USHER_1960_TRAILER1_t500x216.jpg?333ad526ec6274b07e77824299dded04c93d2a25" alt="From the trailer for Roger Corman's laudation of Edgar Allan Poe's "House of Usher" (1960).">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/HOUSE_OF_USHER_1960_TRAILER1_t500x216.jpg?333ad526ec6274b07e77824299dded04c93d2a25">From the trailer for Roger Corman's laudation of Edgar Allan Poe's "House of Usher" (1960). by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/03/43173/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/HUMORESQUE_1946_TRAILER_t500x386.jpg?e4a3e0392b9089d7b40fda812f0fbd001d1e18bf" alt="From the prevue for Jean Negulesco's transcription of Fannie Hurst's "Humoresque" (1946).">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/HUMORESQUE_1946_TRAILER_t500x386.jpg?e4a3e0392b9089d7b40fda812f0fbd001d1e18bf">From the prevue for Jean Negulesco's transcription of Fannie Hurst's "Humoresque" (1946). by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/03/43180/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/IN_THIS_OUR_LIFE_1942_TRAILER1_t500x384.jpg?7b73efed155cd23c597cb4fcbe5188909d1e15a3" alt="From the trailer for John Huston's veneration of Ellen Glasgow's "In This Our Life" (1942). ">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/IN_THIS_OUR_LIFE_1942_TRAILER1_t500x384.jpg?7b73efed155cd23c597cb4fcbe5188909d1e15a3">From the trailer for John Huston's veneration of Ellen Glasgow's "In This Our Life" (1942). by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/03/43181/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/JUNGLE_BOOK_THE_-_1967.jpg_t500x288.png?c69da0783dfd900d769a31c60dd6696fab3f8d84" alt="From Walt Disney's adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book" (1967).">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/JUNGLE_BOOK_THE_-_1967.jpg_t500x288.png?c69da0783dfd900d769a31c60dd6696fab3f8d84">From Walt Disney's adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book" (1967). by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/03/43182/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/KITTY_FOYLE_-_1940_t500x378.jpg?693302168f28034bbc4d8fdc4643fd58d179c4f5" alt="From Sam Wood's mutation of Christopher Morley's "Kitty Foyle" (1940).">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/KITTY_FOYLE_-_1940_t500x378.jpg?693302168f28034bbc4d8fdc4643fd58d179c4f5">From Sam Wood's mutation of Christopher Morley's "Kitty Foyle" (1940). by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/03/43183/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/LADIES_MAN_THE_-_1961__t500x281.jpg?3c636eca6cbb776321348ce925db9032fd22130c" alt="From Jerry Lewis' beatification of Joseph Levitch's "The Ladies Man" (1961).">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/03/LADIES_MAN_THE_-_1961__t500x281.jpg?3c636eca6cbb776321348ce925db9032fd22130c">From Jerry Lewis' beatification of Joseph Levitch's "The Ladies Man" (1961). by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/04/43184/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/04/LAWLESS_BREED_THE_-_t500x375.jpg?6082a6e19397c060de339a01cf43e8e65a1eebc9" alt="From Raoul Walsh's supplication of John Wesley Hardin's "The Lawless Breed" (1953).">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/04/LAWLESS_BREED_THE_-_t500x375.jpg?6082a6e19397c060de339a01cf43e8e65a1eebc9">From Raoul Walsh's supplication of John Wesley Hardin's "The Lawless Breed" (1953). by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/04/43186/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/04/LEAVE_HER_TO_HEAVEN_-_1945_t500x375.jpg?6082a6e19397c060de339a01cf43e8e65a1eebc9" alt="From John Stahl's deification of Ben Ames Williams' "Leave Her to Heaven" (1945).">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/04/LEAVE_HER_TO_HEAVEN_-_1945_t500x375.jpg?6082a6e19397c060de339a01cf43e8e65a1eebc9">From John Stahl's deification of Ben Ames Williams' "Leave Her to Heaven" (1945). by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/04/43187/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/04/LINNOCENTE_-_1976_t500x221.jpg?7bb86cfaff9ffc5c35b429cfbeaee1895c8ef6fe" alt="From Luchino Visconti's reading of Gabriele D'Annunzio's "L'Innocente" (1976).">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/04/LINNOCENTE_-_1976_t500x221.jpg?7bb86cfaff9ffc5c35b429cfbeaee1895c8ef6fe">From Luchino Visconti's reading of Gabriele D'Annunzio's "L'Innocente" (1976). by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/04/43188/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/04/LOVE_MACHINE_THE_1971_TRAILER1_t500x338.jpg?6959495770dce4c43640bc050ae8e2ab7fa92e21" alt="From the trailer for Jack Haley Jr.'s disembowelment of Jackie Susann's "The Love Machine" (1971).">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/04/LOVE_MACHINE_THE_1971_TRAILER1_t500x338.jpg?6959495770dce4c43640bc050ae8e2ab7fa92e21">From the trailer for Jack Haley Jr.'s disembowelment of Jackie Susann's "The Love Machine" (1971). by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/04/43189/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/04/MAGNIFICENT_AMBERSONS_THE_1942_TRAILER1_t500x378.jpg?693302168f28034bbc4d8fdc4643fd58d179c4f5" alt="From the trailer for Orson Welles' immortalization of Booth Tarkington's "The Magnificent Ambersons" (1942).">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/04/MAGNIFICENT_AMBERSONS_THE_1942_TRAILER1_t500x378.jpg?693302168f28034bbc4d8fdc4643fd58d179c4f5">From the trailer for Orson Welles' immortalization of Booth Tarkington's "The Magnificent Ambersons" (1942). by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/04/43190/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/04/MAN_IN_THE_GRAY_FLANNEL_SUIT_THE_1956_TRAILER2_t500x214.jpg?7656e0943c3fd3baca2f153302e90801e3fb5c6e" alt="From the trailer for Nunnally Johnson's glorification of Sloane Wilson's "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit" (1956).">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/04/MAN_IN_THE_GRAY_FLANNEL_SUIT_THE_1956_TRAILER2_t500x214.jpg?7656e0943c3fd3baca2f153302e90801e3fb5c6e">From the trailer for Nunnally Johnson's glorification of Sloane Wilson's "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit" (1956). by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/04/43191/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/04/MAN_IN_THE_IRON_MASK_THE_-_1939_t500x375.png?6082a6e19397c060de339a01cf43e8e65a1eebc9" alt="From James Whale's lionization of Alexandre Dumas' "The Man in the Iron Mask" (1939).">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/04/MAN_IN_THE_IRON_MASK_THE_-_1939_t500x375.png?6082a6e19397c060de339a01cf43e8e65a1eebc9">From James Whale's lionization of Alexandre Dumas' "The Man in the Iron Mask" (1939). by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/04/43193/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/04/MORTAL_STORM_THE_1940_TRAILER_t500x379.jpg?3699a614db54cabfe46fe67114bc77ac9379d4fb" alt="From the trailer for Frank Borzage's elevation of Phyllis Bottome's "The Mortal Storm" (1940).">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/04/MORTAL_STORM_THE_1940_TRAILER_t500x379.jpg?3699a614db54cabfe46fe67114bc77ac9379d4fb">From the trailer for Frank Borzage's elevation of Phyllis Bottome's "The Mortal Storm" (1940). by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/04/43194/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/04/MUTINY_ON_THE_BOUNTY_1962_TRAILER1_t500x215.jpg?e9eaa46b1bcc71af4609d3b61e67e8dcca0973ea" alt="From the trailer for Lewis Milestone, Carol Reed, John Huston, Billy Wilder, David Lean (rumored), George Seaton, and Fred Zinnemann's canonization of Nordhoff and Hall's "Mutiny on the Bounty" (1962).">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/04/MUTINY_ON_THE_BOUNTY_1962_TRAILER1_t500x215.jpg?e9eaa46b1bcc71af4609d3b61e67e8dcca0973ea">From the trailer for Lewis Milestone, Carol Reed, John Huston, Billy Wilder, David Lean (rumored), George Seaton, and Fred Zinnemann's canonization of Nordhoff and Hall's "Mutiny on the Bounty" (1962). by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/04/43195/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/04/MYRA_BRECKINRIDGE_1970_TRAILER2_t500x382.jpg?d357718f6cb4036984b0a90883fba25585a4eba2" alt="From the trailer for Michael Sarne's invocation of Gore Vidal's "Myra Breckinridge" (1970).">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/04/04/MYRA_BRECKINRIDGE_1970_TRAILER2_t500x382.jpg?d357718f6cb4036984b0a90883fba25585a4eba2">From the trailer for Michael Sarne's invocation of Gore Vidal's "Myra Breckinridge" (1970). by Scott Marks

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Funny... I read Captain from Castille years ago. I remember thinking, "Mediocre book, but it would make a good movie." But I never investigated to find out whether a movie had ever been made.

Was it any good, Great and Powerful Marks?

The other thing that struck me is the cheap-looking volumes some of these use. A few have dust jackets on them.

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