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Sturges, Preston

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Most widely held works by Preston Sturges
Sullivan's travels by Preston Sturges( Visual )

62 editions published between 1941 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,889 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 )

65 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,699 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 )

54 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young wife leaves her husband and heads for Palm Beach where she meets one of the world's richest men. When the husband shows up to reclaim his wife, the millionaire's man-mad sister falls for him
The miracle of Morgan's Creek( Visual )

22 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in English and held by 713 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 )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 537 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 )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brian Henderson's introduction provides an overview of Sturges criticism and brief biographical material. Each script is preceded by a prefatory essay discussing its evolution. The insights provided by this volume will be useful to film students and aspiring screenwriters, and fascinating to anyone interested in screen comedy..."--Publisher description
Hail the conquering hero by Preston Sturges( Visual )

27 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A quirky soldier (Eddie Bracken) gets an unexpected homecoming when a group of uproarious Marines decides to 'make' a hero out of the comic misfit."
Best American plays( )

in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The invisible man by James Whale( Visual )

4 editions published between 1933 and 2000 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claude Rains delivers a remarkable performance in The Invisible Man as a mysterious doctor who discovers a serum that makes him invisible. Covered by bandages and dark glasses, he arrives at a small English village and attempts to hide his amazing discovery. He soon learns, however, that the same drug which renders him invisible slowly drives him to commit acts of unspeakable terror. Based on H.G. Wells' classic novel and featuring groundbreaking special effects, The Invisible Man remains a masterpiece not only of the genre, but of all time
Christmas in July by Preston Sturges( Visual )

31 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A go-getter clerk in a coffee company, is fooled into thinking he's won a $25,000 prize for inventing a sales slogan. When a trio of practical jokers at Maxford Coffee send him a phony congratulatory telegram announcing that he's the contest winner, he and his girlfriend go off on a mammoth Christmas shopping binge, even though it's the middle of July. Suddenly, the head of Maxford Coffee discovers the mistake, and their spending spree turns into a wild slapstick riot
Easy living( Visual )

9 editions published between 1937 and 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 380 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 great McGinty by Preston Sturges( Visual )

25 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An opportunist (Brian Donlevy) turns corruption into a promising political career but struggles to stay on top when he tries to go honest."
Remember the night by Barbara Stanwyck( Visual )

13 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 319 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
Four more screenplays by Preston Sturges( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 285 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
Three more screenplays by Preston Sturges( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Full of surprises and delights, these Three More Screenplays are essential reading for students of American cinema and admirers of Sturges. They cast new light on his collaborations with directors Mitchell Leisen and William K. Howard, and provide a rousing conclusion to the writings of this Hollywood master. In his substantial introduction to the volume, film historian and screenplay writer Andrew Horton analyzes the contributions of Sturges to the film comedy genre and to Hollywood film history
Strictly dishonorable by Preston Sturges( Book )

11 editions published between 1929 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typescript of a play which was first produced on Broadway in 1929. The romantic comedy was twice adapted for film. Accompanied by a sketch plan of the stage layout and a clipped illustration of a sofa and chair
The great moment by Preston Sturges( Visual )

16 editions published between 1944 and 2017 in English and held by 255 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."
Preston Sturges : the filmmaker collection( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 254 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
The Palm Beach story( Visual )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom and Gerry, a married New York couple who are on the skids, financially and romantically. With Tom hot on her trail, Gerry takes off for Florida on a mission to solve the pair's money troubles, which she accomplishes in a highly unorthodox manner
Ferenc Molnar's The good fairy by William Wyler( Visual )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 231 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
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Sullivan's travels
The lady EveThe Palm Beach storyThe miracle of Morgan's CreekUnfaithfully yoursFive screenplaysHail the conquering heroThe invisible manChristmas in July
Alternative Names
Biden, Edmund Preston

Biden, Edmund Preston 1898-1959

Biden, Edward P. 1898-1959

Preston Sturges Amerikaans filmregisseur

Preston Sturges amerykański reżyser i scenarzysta filmowy

Preston Sturges cinéaste américain

Preston Sturges sceneggiatore e regista cinematografico statunitense

Preston Sturges US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor und Regisseur

Sturges, Preston 1898-1959

Стёрджес, Престон

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بريستون ستورجس

پرستون استرجس فیلمنامه‌نویس، نویسنده، و کارگردان آمریکایی