WorldCat Identities

Coburn, Charles

Works: 228 works in 773 publications in 8 languages and 13,247 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Romantic comedy films  Musical films  Detective and mystery films  Romance films  Epic films  Screwball comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Author, Narrator, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Charles Coburn
Gentlemen prefer blondes by Jule Styne( Visual )

113 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bachelorette showgirl singers Dorothy Shaw and Lorelei Lee are sailing to Paris, courtesy of Lorelei's millionaire boyfriend Gus Esmond, Jr. They're also being shadowed--thanks to Gus Sr.--by private detective Ernie Malone. Lorelei gets embroiled in a contretemps involving Sir Francis "Piggy" Beekman, outspoken Lady Beekman, and a tiara. Dorothy, meanwhile, becomes involved in a running flirtation with the detective. All's well that ends well, but everything plays second fiddle to the snazzy costumes and in-your-face attitudes sported by the showgirls. One of Howard Hawks' biggest commercial hits, this lush, garish, cynical, yet fun-filled fortune-hunter satire is based on a 1949 Broadway musical and has a wisp of a plot, serving merely to tie together the lavish musical numbers
The lady Eve by Preston Sturges( Visual )

49 editions published between 1940 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A conniving father and daughter meet up with the heir to a brewery fortune-- a wealthy but naïve snake enthusiast-- and attempt to bamboozle him at a cruise ship card table. Their plan is quickly abandoned when the daughter falls in love with their prey. But when the heir gets wise to her gold-digging ways, she must plot to re-conquer his heart
Around the world in 80 days by Buzz Kulik( Visual )

4 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phlegmatic, punctual Englishman Phileas Fogg believes in progress, science, and intellectual deduction. When a member of the Reform Club challenges him on the impossibility of completing a round-the-world tour in eighty days, he wagers his entire fortune to prove that he can do it. He is accompanied by his valet Passepartout, and followed by Mr. Fix, a detective who believes he is a notorious bank robber. Shot in 70mm, using the Todd-AO process (an extremely high definition widescreen film format), the film is notable for its picturesque, exotic scenery, international cast, and the plethora of stars in cameo appearances, all highly innovative at the time
Heaven can wait by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

40 editions published between 1943 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an aged former playboy dies he winds up in hell, where the ruler of the realm isn't convinced that he's come to the right place. The playboy is required to tell his life story, and with the relating of a lifetime of love it becomes the task of His Excellency to pass final judgment
Made for each other by John Cromwell( Visual )

80 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautiful Carole Lombard and likeable James Stewart are Jane and John Mason, a couple who meet, fall madly in love, marry, and quickly have a baby. But while they--and the audience--are confident that they are meant for each other, life intercedes and the couple must meet with disapproving in-laws, job stress, financial challenges and, finally, a devastating illness
Howard Hawks' Monkey business by Howard Hawks( Visual )

34 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A secretary (Monroe) marvels at her boss' (Cary Grant) antics after he accidentally ingests a youth pill
George Stevens' The more the merrier by Anne Fine( Visual )

11 editions published between 1943 and 2004 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To help the war effort, a patriotic young woman rents half of her apartment to a well-to-do, retired millionaire, who decides to play Cupid by renting half of his half to a high-type, clean-cut nice young man
The Paradine case by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

23 editions published between 1947 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautiful Anna Paradine is accused of poisoning her older wealthy husband. Her barrister, the happily married Anthony Keane takes the case but also lets his heart rule his head when he falls hard for his client
Kings Row by David Zepeda( Visual )

6 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an aspiring doctor loses the one woman in his life to a tragic and untimely death, he goes off to Europe to forget. While he's gone, his friend Drake loses his inherited fortune and his fiance. He takes up with a woman "from the wrong side of the tracks" and an ensuing accident leaves him a cripple. When Cummings, now a full-fledged doctor returns home, it takes everything he has ever learned and experienced to put things right again
Road to Singapore by Victor Schertzinger( Visual )

5 editions published between 1940 and 2002 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When junior shipping mogul Josh Mallon comes too close to getting hitched, he and his best buddy Ace Lannigan run to the furthest point they can find on a map--Singapore. The first of the famous "Road" pictures starring Bob Hope and Bing Crosby as a team of irrepressible bachelors, the scenery includes Dorothy Lamour as the beautiful live-in housekeeper they bring home
Lured by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

15 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A serial killer terrorizes London by luring women into meeting with him through the personal ads in the newspaper and taunting the police with gruesome poems
In this our life by John Huston( Visual )

8 editions published between 1942 and 2008 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stanley Timberlake is a young woman who decides to dump her fiancé and runs off with her sister Roy's husband. They marry, settle in Baltimore, and Stanley ultimately drives Peter to drink and suicide. Stanley returns home to Richmond only to learn that her sister Roy and old flame Craig have fallen in love and plan to marry. The jealous and selfish Stanley attempts to win back Craig's affections, but her true character is revealed when, rather than take the rap herself, she attempts to pin a hit and run accident on a young black clerk who works in Craig's law office
The devil and Miss Jones by Sam Wood( Visual )

13 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John P. Merrick, the world's richest man, gets word that someone is trying to unionize a department store he owns. To thwart this blatant act of democracy, Merrick changes his name and takes a menial job at the store to catch the union activists without detection. Once he himself is subjected to the humiliating treatment by the department supervisor, Hooper, Merrick starts to wise up-and soften up
Preston Sturges : the filmmaker collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lady Eve: It's the ultimate battle of the sexes when a wealty heir (Henry Fonda) falls (literally!) for a con woman (Barbara Stanwyck) with a shady past
Bachelor mother by Garson Kanin( Visual )

17 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unemployed Polly Parrish impulsively picks up a baby left at orphanage doors at Christmas. Everyone assumes the foundling is hers, including Polly's playboy ex-boss, who offers her a job if she'll live up to her maternal duties. A paycheck would be handy, so Polly complies. Then the boss's tycoon dad assumes the infant is his secret grandson, and things really spin out of control
Rhapsody in blue the story of George Gershwin by George Gershwin( Visual )

10 editions published between 1945 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical film about George Gershwin; his rise from music hall pianist to revered composer
Green grass of Wyoming( Visual )

6 editions published between 1948 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ken McLaughlin has a new horse, Crown Jewel, with whom he hopes to win enough money to help his father raise money for Goose Bar Ranch's financial crisis. Crown Jewel's heart is not in the race, since she is more captivated by the stallion Thunderhead
Trouble along the way by Warner Bros( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Struggling to retain custody of his daughter following his divorce, football coach Steve Williams finds himself embroiled in a recruiting scandal at the tiny Catholic college he is trying to bring back to football respectability
Icons of screwball comedy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theodora goes wild: A small-time author whose racy bestsellers, written under a pseudonym, bring her notoriety when a New Yorker discovers her secret
Blow out by Brian De Palma( Visual )

24 editions published between 1948 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Millionaire industrialist Walter Williams is marked for murder by his wife and her lover. When the plot ends in a fiery disaster, Williams is thought dead. In reality, he finds himself without a clue of who he is or what happened. As his memory returns, his life becomes a roller coaster ride of suspense and excitement
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Around the world in 80 days
Alternative Names
Charles Coburn acteur américain

Charles Coburn aktor amerykański

Charles Coburn Amerikaans acteur (1877-1961)

Charles Coburn amerikansk skådespelare

Charles Coburn amerikansk skodespelar

Charles Coburn amerikansk skuespiller

Charles Coburn attore statunitense

Charles Coburn US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Кобёрн, Чарльз

Чарлз Коберн

Чарлс Коберн

چارلز کوبرن بازیگر آمریکایی



Around the world in 80 daysHeaven can waitThe Paradine caseIn this our lifeTrouble along the wayIcons of screwball comedy