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Connolly, Walter 1887-1940

Works: 95 works in 290 publications in 7 languages and 6,567 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Road films  History  Fiction  Action and adventure films  Historical films  Children's films  Screwball comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Photographer, Performer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Walter Connolly
Most widely held works by Walter Connolly
It happened one night by Frank Capra( Visual )

58 editions published between 1934 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opposites attract with magnetic force in this romantic road-trip delight, about a spoiled runaway socialite and a roguish man-of-the-people reporter who is determined to get the scoop on her scandalous disappearance. The first film to accomplish the very rare feat of sweeping all five major Oscar categories (best picture, best actor, best actress, best director, and best screenplay), is among the most gracefully constructed and edited films of the early sound era
The good earth by Pearl S Buck( Visual )

19 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young farmer named Wang Lung marries a selfless, loyal slave girl, O-Lan. Wang is initially devoted to the land and rises to prosperity. Later, however, Wang deserts the land and takes a second wife and tragedy threatens to overwhelm him. Eventually Wang realizes that the land and O-Lan mean more to him than his wealth
Nothing sacred by William A Wellman( Visual )

43 editions published between 1937 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hazel Flagg is the small-town girl who mistakenly believes she's dying of radium poisoning. Sensing a great human interest story, exploitative journalist Wally Cook brings Hazel to New York City and turns her into a media darling, but Wally's strategy takes a sudden turn when he starts having feelings for the vulnerable Hazel
Libeled lady( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A newspaper man, his jilted fiancée, and his lawyer hatch an elaborate scheme to turn a false news-story into the truth, before a high-society woman can sue for libel
The adventures of Huck Finn by Mark Twain( Visual )

15 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic story of the flight of Huck Finn and the slave Jim down the Mississippi, and their encounters with the world at large
Twentieth century by Roy Andersson( Visual )

11 editions published between 1934 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A temperamental Broadway producer trains an untutored actress, but when a star, she proves a match for him
The premiere Frank Capra collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You can't take it with you: A family of zany free spirits helps a stuffy financier realize there's more to life than money
Too hot to handle by Jack Conway( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about two rival news cameramen, and their pursuit of a woman flier. She'll do anything to find her missing brother, and they'll do anything to get a story and win her love
Greatest classic legends films collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection include: Dinner at Eight (1933); Libeled Lady (1936); China Seas (1935); and Wife vs. Secretary (1936)
5th Ave girl by Gregory La Cava( Visual )

12 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Depression-era woman meets a miserable millionaire in Central Park and accompanies him on a giddy, glamorous birthday whirl through Manhattan. Enchanted, the millionaire installs her in his mansion where the rags-to-riches story becomes a laugh riot as she grabs his selfish, suspicious family by the scruff of the neck and shakes sense into them. Also included is a short documentary concerning the method the New York City police used in the search for runaways during the 1950's
The Bitter tea of General Yen by David Diao( Visual )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the height of the Chinese Civil War, American missionary Megan Davis arrives in Shanghai to marry another missionary, Robert Strike. As soon as she arrives, however, the couple must save a group of orphans from a fire. Injured and separated from her fiance, Megan is rescued and taken to the home of General Yen. While Megan and the general grow closer, one of the general₂s concubines seems to be secretly working for Yen₂s enemies
Broadway Bill by Frank Capra( Visual )

18 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dan Brooks leaves his dull job to enter his horse, Broadway Bill, in the Imperial Derby. They win the race but the horse dies. Dan buys two new horses and finds new life and a new romance
The buccaneer and, It happened one night( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It happened one night (1934) by Frank Capra( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rich young woman marries an idle playboy against her father's will. Her father holds her captive on his yacht but she escapes and, while on her way to New York, becomes entangled with an unemployed news reporter
Carole Lombard in the thirties( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No more orchids: Lombard plays a spoiled heiress who falls in love with a struggling lawyer, despite her arranged marriage to a European prince
Die gute Erde( Visual )

3 editions published between 1936 and 1937 in German and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

So red the rose( Visual )

3 editions published between 1935 and 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historical romance, studying the effects of the Civil War upon those who stayed at home on a Mississippi plantation
Mark Twain's Die Abenteuer des Huckleberry Finn( Visual )

1 edition published in 1939 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lady for a day by Frank Capra( Visual )

4 editions published between 1933 and 1991 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Apple Annie, a cantankerous fruit peddler in New York, is patronized by Dave the Dude, a gambling gangster who believes that her apples bring him good luck. Unknown to anyone, Annie has a daughter, Louise, who is in a Spanish convent. With the aid of Oscar, the doorman at the Hotel Marberry, Annie has been sending letters to Louise on the hotel's stationery, thereby leading the girl to believe her mother is a high society matron named Mrs. E. Worthington Manville. Annie's crisis begins when she discovers that Louise is coming to New York so that her fiancé Carlos, and his father, Count Romero, can meet her. Meanwhile, Happy McGuire, Dave's right-hand man, and Dave are searching for the missing Annie when Annie's beggar friends arrive at Dave's apartment, relating Annie's tale of woe. After checking on Annie in her apartment, where he sees a photograph of Louise, Dave is asked by Annie's friends to help rent an apartment at the Marberry for Annie with the money they raised. Dave declines, but Happy soon finds him at the Marberry, where he is installing Annie in a borrowed apartment. Dave's paramour, nightclub owner Missouri Martin, helps transform Annie into the image of a proper society matron. Satisfied with the results, the men try to leave, but Missouri reminds them that Annie needs a husband. Dave suggests Judge Henry D. Blake, a smooth-talking pool hustler, who readily agrees to pose as Judge Manville after seeing the newly beautified Annie. Soon, Annie and the others greet Louise's ship, and Annie has a tearful reunion with her daughter. As Blake steers the company to waiting cars, Happy temporarily kidnaps a snoopy reporter, while the rest of the gang start a fight to distract the police from Dave's presence. After three happy days, the visitors are delighted when Blake announces, in front of Dave, that he and Annie will host a reception for them on the night they leave for Spain. Dave is disgruntled but promises to help, and after kidnapping three more insistent reporters, he begins planning the reception. Blake suggests that Dave's 'mugs' and Missouri's 'girls' pretend they are society swells and he writes speeches for them while Dave rehearses their manners. The next morning, police inspector MacCreary chastises his captain for not finding the missing reporters, and is reprimanded himself by the inspector, who in turn gets it from the commissioner, who is threatened by the mayor, and they all vow to fire their subordinates if the problem is not resolved. To further complicate matters, the first reporter Happy kidnapped comes in and implicates Dave. Later, on the night of the reception, the police surround Missouri's club, where the gang has assembled for a final rehearsal. Meanwhile, at Annie's apartment, Blake bets the count double or nothing on a game of billiards for Louise's dowry. Blake wins, but his jubilation sours when Dave calls to inform him that they are trapped at the club. Annie overhears the conversation, despairs and goes to confess to the count. MacCreary, meanwhile, arrests Dave, but Dave threatens that the reporters will never be seen again if he cannot carry out the night's plans. MacCreary then takes Dave to the mayor, who is hosting a party for the governor. Dave explains the situation and just as Annie is about to tell the count, Carlos and Louise the truth, the governor, the mayor and their guests arrive, pretending to be Annie's guests. The reception is a success, ending with the governor giving the visitors a police escort to their ship. On the way, each superior tells his subordinate that all is well, and the returned reporters are instructed to say that they were out on a drunk, thereby absolving Dave and preserving Annie's charade"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
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It happened one night
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Connolly, Walter 1887-1940

Walter Connolly acteur américain

Walter Connolly aktor amerykański

Walter Connolly Amerikaans acteur (1887-1940)

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Walter Connolly amerikansk skodespelar

Walter Connolly amerikansk skuespiller

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Walter Connolly US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

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The premiere Frank Capra collectionThe buccaneer and, It happened one night