Gleason, James 1886-1959
Most widely held works about James Gleason
Most widely held works by James Gleason
The bishop's wife ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 863 libraries worldwide
Cary Grant stars as an angel who materializes in answer to the prayers of a harried young bishop, David Niven. Niven's efforts to raise money for a new cathedral have endangered his marriage to beautiful Loretta Young. Grant enters the bishop's household hoping to end the problems plaguing the family, but instead the bishop's negelected wife becomes infatuated with him.
The Broadway melody ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 811 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 fiancé 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 ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 569 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.
Suddenly ( Visual )
36 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 381 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.
Here comes Mr. Jordan ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 365 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.
The night of the hunter ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 364 libraries worldwide
A self-styled preacher marries and murders the widow of an executed convict with whom he once shared a cell. He then terrorizes her two young children to force them to tell him the whereabouts of the $10,000 he knows their father hid before his imprisonment.
Forbidden Hollywood collection. Vol. 2 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 354 libraries worldwide
Five classic films that offer a rare glimpse at a lost era of provocative filmmaking.
Pre-code Hollywood collection ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
Six films made before the Production Code. In 1934, Hollywood was turned upside down by the enforcement of a strict "Production Code" that would change the way movies were made for the next 34 years. But during the "pre-Code" period (1929-1934), censorship barely existed and filmmakers had free rein to make the movies they wanted and the public demanded. No subject was taboo including adultery, murder or sex.
The clock ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 205 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.
A tree grows in Brooklyn ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1945 and 2005 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
The story of a young girl in turn-of-the-century Brooklyn who adores her charming but irreponsible father and resents her mother who tries to hold the family together.
The clock ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1945 and 1991 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
Two young lovers try to cram months of time into the two days' furlough the man has in wartime New York, in their effort to get married.
I'll see you in my dreams ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 147 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.
The last hurrah ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 144 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.
Frank Capra's Meet John Doe ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 138 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.
The free soul ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 120 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.
A guy named Joe ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
A flier is killed but comes back as a ghost to supervise his ex-girl's new romance.
Down to earth ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1947 and 2004 in English and held by 81 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.
The bishop's wife ( Visual )
in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
An angel named Dudley materializes in answer to the prayers of a harried young bishop, Henry Brougham. Brougham's efforts to raise money for a new cathedral have endangered his marriage. Dudley enters the bishop's household hoping to end the problems plaguing the family, but instead the bishop's neglected wife becomes infatuated with him.
Is zat so; a comedy in three acts by James Gleason ( Book )
3 editions published in 1928 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Tycoon ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 70 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.
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