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Gleason, James 1886-1959

Overview
Works: 122 works in 300 publications in 3 languages and 8,276 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Fiction  Comedy films  Film and video adaptations  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  War films  History 
Roles: Actor, Author of screenplay, Performer, Librettist, pmn, Director, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about  James Gleason Publications about James Gleason
Publications by  James Gleason Publications by James Gleason
posthumous Publications by James Gleason, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about James Gleason
 
Most widely held works by James Gleason
The bishop's wife by Henry Koster ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Heavenly bells are ringing, jubilant choirs are singing, and Christmas joy is blanketing the world like freshly fallen snow. But the Yuletide spirit has yet to warm Bishop Henry Brougham's Victorian home. Struggling to raise funds for a new cathedral, the preoccupied young clergyman has neglected his loving wife, Julia, and now only divine intervention can save their marriage! But the powerful and handsome angel sent from above has a mind of his own...and teaching nortal Henry an immortal lesson in romance isn't all he has planned!"--Container
The Broadway melody ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Broadway Melody offers snarky, wiseacre humor, and effervescent charm. The Mahoney Sisters are successful singers in the boondocks, and now they've come to New York for the big time. Hank (Henrietta) is the smart one, while Queenie is the beautiful one--as Hank's fianceĢ Eddie Kearns says, they're "a coupla swell kids." Songwriter Eddie gets the girls a part in a revue featuring his song, "The Broadway Melody." Eddie, long engaged to Hank, falls for Queenie, whom he hasn't seen since she was a little girl. But Eddie and Queenie are both devoted to Hank, so Queenie gives in to the wooing of one of the show's rich backers, so as not to come between Hank and Eddie. This only causes more trouble, because both Hank and Eddie know exactly what kind of danger Queenie is courting by putting herself in a playboy's hands
Meet John Doe by Frank Capra ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"John Doe," a genial and aimless tramp, is hoaxed into protesting against existing social evils as a newspaper circulation stunt. He pleas to the "little man" for brotherly love and democratic good will. Because of his simple sincerity, he becomes a national hero; John Doe clubs are formed and a spontaneous movement begins. John Doe is shocked when he discovers that it's all a plot by the owner of the paper, who plans to use the voting strength of the clubs to bludgeon his way to power. John Doe's resulting fight for democracy has a timeless, inspiring message for all Americans
The night of the hunter by Charles Laughton ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in English and French and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A psychotic self-styled preacher marries and murders a young widow for her money. He then pursues her children to get his hands on it, only to meet his match in the form of a saintly farm woman
Suddenly! by Lewis Allen ( Visual )
50 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The small town of Suddenly is invaded by professional assassin John Baron and his henchmen. Taking a local family hostage, Baron sets up vigil at the second-story window of the family's home. Baron is hoping to become "someone" by killing the President
Forbidden Hollywood collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three on a match: Although Vivian Revere is seemingly the most successful of a trio of reunited schoolmates, she throws it away by descending into a life of debauchery and drugs
Here comes Mr. Jordan by Alexander Hall ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joe is a boxer who is headed for a championship fight when he is killed in a plane crash. Unfortunately for Joe, he was not supposed to die in the crash, but was instead brought up to heaven too soon by an overeager angel. It is now up to Mr. Jordan, the angel's boss, to find Joe a new body and give him another chance to fight for the title. Joe meets an idealistic young woman to whom he is immediately smitten, and she gives him a reason to live beyond prize fighting
Frank Capra's Arsenic and old lace by Frank Capra ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1942 and 2010 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young man is shocked when he learns his aunts like to serve men elderberry wine with arsenic, and then bury their bodies in the cellar
The last hurrah ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frank Skeffington, the political boss of a New England town, fights his last campaign. This flavorful melodrama is based on Edwin O'Connor's novel of politics, loosely patterned after the life of Boston's Mayor Curley
The clock by Vincente Minnelli ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1945 and 2007 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A soldier on a two-day pass meets an office worker who agrees to show him New York City. They spend the day together and find themselves falling in love
Pre-code Hollywood collection ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Torch singer: Claudette Colbert plays a sexy radio chanteuse who passes her time with an entourage of drunken debauched friends while raising her child born out of wedlock. The Code prohibited stories of illicit love and drunkenness
I'll see you in my dreams by Michael Curtiz ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1951 and 2007 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of lyricist Gus Kahn and his wife, from the day Gus walks into a Chicago music publishing house to his public triumphs, private failures, career decline and comeback
Betty Smith's A tree grows in Brooklyn ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of life in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Brooklyn slums, as seen from the eyes of a bright young girl who is charmed by her alcoholic father
Frank Capra's Meet John Doe ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A genial homeless unemployed baseball pitcher is hoaxed into protesting against existing social evils as a newspaper circulation stunt. He pleas to the "little man" for brotherly love and democratic good will, and John Doe clubs are formed. Because of his simple sincerity, he becomes a national hero, but he is shocked when he discovers that it's all a plot by the owner of the paper, who plans to use the voting strength of the clubs to bludgeon his way to power
Betty Smith's A tree grows in Brooklyn by Elia Kazan ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1945 and 2008 in English and German and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Relates the trials and tribulations of the Nolans, a turn-of-the-century Brooklyn tenement family. The father is a likeable but irresponsible alcoholic whose dreams of improving his family's lot are doomed to disappointment. The mother is the true head of the household, holding the family together no matter what crisis arises. Told from the point of view of the Nolan's daughter, Francie
The free soul ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first of Gable's romantic bad guy roles, with Norma Shearer as the lovestruck socialite on the receiving end of his roughhouse charms and Lionel Barrymore as her father, a boozing lawyer
Tycoon ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This adventure is set in South America's rugged Andes Mountains. The Duke has been assigned by a powerful U.S. mining magnate to build a railroad to his newest mines. His romance with the boss's daughter only complicates matters
A guy named Joe ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A flier is killed but comes back as a ghost to guide fledging airmen and to supervise his ex-girl's new romance
Down to earth by Alexander Hall ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1947 and 2004 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Musical sequel to Here comes Mr. Jordan. Terpsichore, the Muse of Dance, comes down from Mount Olympus to help a struggling Broadway producer "correct" the "inaccuracies" in a new show based on Greek mythology
Miss Grant takes Richmond ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lucille Ball plays a dizzy secretary who unwittingly reforms a gang of criminals
 
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Alternative Names
Gleason, James Austin, 1886-1959
Gleason, Jimmy, 1886-1959
Languages
English (148)
French (4)
German (1)
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