WorldCat Identities

Douglas, Melvyn

Works: 352 works in 832 publications in 8 languages and 15,520 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, Scenarist, nar
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Melvyn Douglas
Being there by Jerzy Kosinski ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,890 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 )
55 editions published between 1939 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,541 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 develops 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 )
29 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A drama which portrays the conflicts of a Texas ranch family in which a cynical uncle and a venerable grandfather vie for the respect and admiration of a naive seventeen-year-old boy
Mr. Blandings builds his dream house by H. C Potter ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,292 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 1961 and 2007 in English and German and held by 1,042 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 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film is a biting satire of a young, honest, idealistic lawyer who is persuaded to run in the California Senate race. He learns the truth about big-time campaigning
The Americanization of Emily ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 828 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 changeling ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A man becomes the unwilling instrument of a ghost's revenge
The tenant by Roman Polanski ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A displaced person becomes convinced that his fellow lodgers are out to murder him."--Halliwell's Film and video guide, 5th ed
The old dark house by James Whale ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1932 and 2004 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 )
17 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 311 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 )
16 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 292 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 )
13 editions published between 1937 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sea drama about a wealthy, spoiled, motherless brat (Freddie Bartholomew), who is washed overboard from an ocean liner bound for Europe and is rescued by a Portuguese sailor (Spencer Tracy) 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 lad'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 242 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 237 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 188 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
Tell me a riddle ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and German and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After 47 years of marriage, David & Eva have become enemies. When David learns Eva has cancer he takes her on a final, bittersweet trip to visit their daughter. As their romance rekindles, each rediscovers the person with whom they had fallen in love so many years before
The sea of grass ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1947 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 180 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
A woman's face ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1941 and 2008 in English and German and held by 165 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 159 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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Alternative Names
Hesselberg, Melvyn Edouard
Hesselberg, Melvyn Edouard, 1901-1981
English (253)
Spanish (20)
German (12)
French (10)
Japanese (1)
Chinese (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Czech (1)