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Douglas, Melvyn

Works: 381 works in 875 publications in 8 languages and 15,553 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Naval history  Biography  Fiction  Western films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Haunted house films  Horror films  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Costume designer, nar, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Melvyn Douglas
Being there by Jerzy Kosinski ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chance is a secluded gardener who has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television. After a run in with a limousine, he ends up a guest of Eve and her husband Ben. Ben is an influential, but sickly businessman. Now called Chauncey Gardner, Chance becomes friend and confidante to Ben, as well as an unlikely political insider
Ninotchka by Ernst Lubitsch ( Visual )
60 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Garbo plays a dour, severe Soviet official who comes to Paris on business involving the sale of some czarist jewels. But soon business turns to pleasure as she discovers the special magic of Paris and finds herself succumbing to the charms of a suave Frenchman named Leon D'Algout (Melvyn Douglas). The plot bubbles merrily as Ninotchka chooses between romance and duty--and must even confront a rival for Leon's affection in the exiled Grand Duchess Swana (Ina Claire)
Hud by Martin Ritt ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hud Bannon has always preferred drinking, fighting and womanizing to the very traditional ways of his father. Hud is a man who cares more for himself than he does his young nephew, his dad, or even their understanding housekeeper. When disease threatens the cattle on the Bannon Ranch, the conflict between Hud and his old-line father reaches an all time high
Mr. Blandings builds his dream house by H. C Potter ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1948 and 2004 in English and French and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cary Grant plays a successful New York advertising executive who wants to escape his current living situation. He decides to design his own dream house in the suburbs and the project turns wrong when the bills never end and the problems never stop
Billy Budd by Peter Ustinov ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1962 and 2007 in English and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An innocent, naive British Naval seaman is accused and tried of murdering the sadistic master-at-arms
The candidate by Michael Ritchie ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While Richard Nixon is on his way to re-election by a landslide, a young, honest, idealistic lawyer begins to learn the truth about running for office, as a California Democrat who campaigns for the United States Senate
The Americanization of Emily ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lt. Commander Charles E. Madison (Garner) loves his job: as 'dog robber' his duties consist of rounding up scarce delicacies and services, while safely avoiding combat. Admiral William Jessup (Douglas), however, is intent on having a sailor as the first casualty on D-Day - preferably with a film crew filming him. Having fallen for his English motor pool driver Emily (Andrews), freewheeling Madison struggles to escape being sent off to land on Omaha Beach as the cameraman
The tenant by Roman Polanski ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A quiet, timid file clerk whose unremarkable life begins to be increasingly overshadowed with dread and fear after he moves into his new home - an apartment building with an unhappy past. Adding to his paranoia are the building's other occupants, who do nothing to alleviate his growing obsession with the untimely, tragic fate of the apartment's previous tenant
The changeling ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A man becomes the unwilling instrument of a ghost's revenge
The old dark house by James Whale ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of travelers on a mountain road, overtaken by a thunderstorm and torrential rains, seek shelter in a mysterious old mansion. It is full of eerie characters and uncanny happenings
Annie Oakley by George Stevens ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Energetic biographical drama based on the life and legend of sharpshooter Annie Oakley and her on-off relationship with Wild Bill Hickock
Ghost story by John Irvin ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four elderly men who gather once a week to thrill each other with tales of terror find one of their scariest stories coming to life. A woman they mistakenly left for dead fifty years earlier returns to life to get revenge. Based on Peter Straub's book
Captains courageous by Victor Fleming ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1937 and 1994 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sea drama about a wealthy, spoiled, motherless boy, who is washed overboard from an ocean liner bound for Europe and is rescued by a Portuguese sailor and his cod fishing fleet. Upon being rescued, the boy is forced to work for his keep and the story pursues his reactions and attitudes towards forced servitude and the very close relationship that develops between him and Manuel, the Portuguese fisherman. During the boy's tenure aboard the ship, he becomes a more loveable character and becomes emotionally distressed upon the accidental death of his friend, Manuel. The story ends with the boy being returned, reluctantly, to his wealthy father (Melvyn Douglas), as a changed individual
I never sang for my father ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film brings to life the poignant story of a kindhearted son who devotes his life to winning the affection of his stubborn and opinionated father. His efforts to care for him are met with hostility and rebuff. Eventually, the father breaks down and shares his true feelings with his son
Counsellor at law ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
High-powered attorney George Simon frantically juggles the scandals, crimes, and crises that pass through the chrome-and-glass doors of his art deco office high in the Empire State Building. Balanced on an ethical tightrope, Simon engages in insider trading and bleeds funds from wealthy clients, while tending to the needs of the less fortunate New Yorkers who come from his own working-class background. A political enemy uncovers a past legal indiscretion and begins disbarment proceedings, causing Simon's socialite wife to seek comfort in the arms of another man. With the unflagging support of his faithful secretary, Simon attempts to exercise his legalistic wizardry to defend his reputation and protect those who rely upon him for justice
Icons of screwball comedy ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Disc 2: My sister Eileen: A writer, who has a pretty, younger sister, brings a host of eccentrics through their Greenwich Village apartment. She wouldn't say yes: A button-down psychiatrist battles her patient's impulses while suppressing her own
The sea of grass ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brewton's cattle empire includes a million acres of grazing land. Lutie marries him and they have a daughter Sara. Lutie goes alone to Denver where she and lawyer Chamberlain conceive a son Brock whom Jim later accepts with resignation. Long afterward Brock is killed by a posse and Susie brings Lutie and Jim together once more
Tell me a riddle ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
David and Eva have grown elderly, their 47 years of togetherness have left them tense, fraught, caught in habit, isolation, and personal indifference. Then Eva is diagnosed with inoperable cancer, with less than a year to live. Hoping to reconnect with their children, David takes his spouse on a trip across country, ending at the San Francisco apartment of their granddaughter, Jeannie. In attempting to show their love, husband and children fail to listen to the Eva's expressed wishes. It is this inability to be heard that has tormented her entire life--and will torment her into her deathbed
A woman's face by George Cukor ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anna Holm, a professional blackmailer, despises herself and the world because of a disfiguring facial scar
Icons of screwball comedy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 162 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
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Hesselberg, Melvyn Edouard
Hesselberg, Melvyn Edouard 1901-1981
English (263)
Spanish (15)
French (8)
Italian (5)
German (1)
Chinese (1)
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