Most widely held works about Preston Sturges
Most widely held works by Preston Sturges
Sullivan's travels ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1941 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,336 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 ( Visual )
31 editions published between 1941 and 2008 in English and German and held by 1,282 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 ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1942 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 763 libraries worldwide
A comedy of love and money, divorce and marriage, brothers and sisters.
Preston Sturges by Preston Sturges ( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 704 libraries worldwide
The miracle of Morgan's Creek ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1943 and 2006 in English and held by 676 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 )
21 editions published between 1948 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 618 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 )
3 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 569 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.
Hail the conquering hero ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1944 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 380 libraries worldwide
Unable to face his home-town folks who think he's gone off to war, Woodrow Layfayette Pershing Truesmith takes a ship-yard job and has his friends help him keep up the deception.
The Great McGinty ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1940 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 368 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."
Imitation of life ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 327 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.
Christmas in July ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 320 libraries worldwide
"Hope springs eternal when an office clerk (Dick Powell) mistakenly believes he's won a coffee slogan challenge and spends the 'prize money'."
Easy living ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 244 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 moment ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1944 and 2008 in English and held by 223 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 201 libraries worldwide
This collection pays tribute to seven of Preston Sturges finest and funniest films.
Strictly dishonorable by Preston Sturges ( Book )
8 editions published between 1929 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 199 libraries worldwide
Remember the night ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 191 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 good fairy ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 175 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 )
26 editions published between 1946 and 2007 in English and held by 127 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.
Cary Grant ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
Collection of five romantic comedies starring Cary Grant.
Easy living ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1937 and 2008 in English and Multiple languages and held by 97 libraries worldwide
A poor secretary is continually mistaken for a wealthy financier's mistress, with humorous results.
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Biden, Edmund Preston
Biden, Edward P. 1898-1959 wirkl. Name
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