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Sturges, Preston

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posthumous Publications by Preston Sturges, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Preston Sturges
Sullivan's travels by Preston Sturges ( Visual )
47 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A successful Hollywood director disguises himself as a bum and sets off to see America from the bottom up. In the midst of the brutality and despair, he makes a valuable discovery--that what the downtrodden need most is laughter
The lady Eve by Preston Sturges ( Visual )
44 editions published between 1940 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,716 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
The Palm Beach story by Preston Sturges ( Visual )
39 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comedy of love and money, divorce and marriage, brothers and sisters
The miracle of Morgan's Creek ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Flirtatious blonde Trudy Kockenlocker is disappointed that her father, gruff town constable Ed Kockenlocker, won't let her go to an army dance. She outwits him by getting nerdy Norval Jones--who's had a crush on Trudy since they were teenagers--to take her to the movies, so she can slip out to the dance. The soldiers spike the lemonade and Trudy dances with a number of GIs. During one boogie-woogie number, Trudy's energetic partner tosses her in the air, and she bangs her head on a chandelier, rendering her unconscious. When she wakes up, she discovers that she's wearing a wedding ring, and, a few weeks later, that she's pregnant. But who and where is the husband and father? Confiding only in her younger-but-wiser, wisecracking sister Emmy, she plans to get Norval to marry her. Norval is 4-F because of his extremely nervous condition, but he desires only two things in life: Trudy and to be in the army. Norval's willing to do anything to help her, but whatever Trudy asks him to do only makes things worse!
Unfaithfully yours ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A jealous world-famous symphony conductor entertains elaborate thoughts of vengeance over his wife's supposed infidelities, set to three separate orchestral works
Five screenplays by Preston Sturges ( Book )
6 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hail the conquering hero by Preston Sturges ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unable to face his home-town folks who think he's gone off to war, Woodrow Layfayette Pershing Truesmith takes a shipyard job and has his friends help him keep up the deception
Christmas in July by Preston Sturges ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A go-getter clerk in a coffee company is fooled into thinking he has won a $25,000 prize for inventing a sales slogan and goes on a shopping spree
The great McGinty by Preston Sturges ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comedy about the rise and fall of a small-time, bribe-happy politician. He becomes the protege of a political boss who guides and schemes McGinty to Alderman, Mayor, and ultimately Governor with a series of payoffs, kickbacks, and bribes
Easy living ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1937 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Mary Smith is a poor working girl who literally has a fortune dropped in her lap when a wealthy financier tosses a sable coat out a window and it lands on her. Everyone automatically assumes she's his mistress, and soon her fairytale-like rags-to-riches lifestyle threatens a very real romance with an inept waiter"--Container
The invisible man the legacy collection by James Whale ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A scientist discovers how to make himself invisible but can't reverse the process. He realizes with terror that he has become a prisoner of his unseen self, and this unbearable state drives him to madness and murder
Imitation of life ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1934 and 2008 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bea, an entrepreneurial single mother, and her housemaid Delilah build a fortune together-- but success doesn't save them from sorrow in the passing years. Delilah's daughter rejects her mother and her race, while Bea must choose between the man she loves and the daughter who loves him too
Four more screenplays by Preston Sturges ( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four More Screenplays by Preston Sturges contains three scripts widely regarded as among the filmmaker's best: The Palm Beach Story, The Miracle of Morgan's Creek, and Unfaithfully Yours. Photocopied from the actual shooting scripts as Sturges wrote them, these screenplays contain scenes that were not filmed or that disappeared on the cutting room floor. In the introduction that precedes each screenplay, Henderson examines every important aspect of the screenplay's composition. He analyzes Sturges's process of constant revision, discusses variant drafts and fragments of drafts, and describes the writer-director's relations with Paramount executives, the Church, the Hayes Office, and Darryl Zanuck
Strictly dishonorable by Preston Sturges ( Book )
12 editions published between 1929 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Remember the night ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Classy shoplifter Lee Leander, on trial for swiping a diamond bracelet, has her case postponed by Assistant District Attorney John Sargent until after Christmas. Taking pity on her, he bails her out of jail. He's driving home to Indiana for the holidays, and when he finds Lee's a Hoosier too, offers to drop her at her mother's on the way. When she's rejected by her mother, he brings her home to his place where his mother, his aunt and their farmhand, Willie, give her a real Christmas and the love she's never had. Inevitably, Lee and John fall in love -- but there's still a trial ahead
The great moment by Preston Sturges ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1944 and 2008 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This stirring biopic follows the fascinating life of W.T.G. Morton (Joel McCrea), a 19th century dentist who successfully develops the first anesthesia."
Three more screenplays by Preston Sturges ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Preston Sturges the filmmaker collection ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection pays tribute to seven of Preston Sturges finest and funniest films
The good fairy by William Wyler ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Young Louisa Ginglebusher is recruited from a local orphanage to become an usherette at a movie theater. Encouraged by her kindly guardian to spread her wings, Louisa decides to lead the life of a fairy tale angel & in her quest to do good she tries to redirect money from a rich playboy to a struggling lawyer
The sin of Harold Diddlebock ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1946 and 2008 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this sequel to The freshman, Harold Diddlebock, former football star, slaves for twenty years in the bookkeeping department of an advertising agency and is fired. After recklessly placing a large bet and winning at the race track, he buys a circus and embarks on a series of adventures with his new pet, Jackie the lion
 
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Alternative Names
Biden, Edmund Preston
Biden, Edmund Preston, 1898-1959
Biden, Edward P. 1898-1959
Sturges, Preston, 1898-1959
Languages
English (362)
German (12)
Spanish (10)
French (3)
Multiple languages (1)
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