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Holden, William 1918-1981

Works: 548 works in 2,261 publications in 8 languages and 39,012 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  War films  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Spy films  Film noir  Western films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Costume designer, Creator, Editor, Printer, Speaker, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by William Holden
The Bridge on the River Kwai by David Lean( Visual )

140 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 4,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British soldiers captured by the Japanese during World War II are forced to construct a strategic railroad bridge which a commando team is instructed by the British High Command to destroy
Sunset Boulevard by Billy Wilder( Visual )

154 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 3,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pursued by creditors, Joe swerves into a driveway of a seemingly abandoned Sunset Boulevard mansion. He finds Norma, an ex-screen queen dreaming of a dramatic comeback and her husband/servant living there. She takes a fancy to Joe and, learning that he is a scriptwriter, persuades him to help her with her comeback screenplay. Being broke he accepts. He falls in love with young script reader, but Norma breaks up their romance. Thinking she is mad, he tries to leave, but Norma kills him
The wild bunch by Sam Peckinpah( Visual )

131 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 3,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The brutal story of violent men who lived during the Mexican revolution in the year 1913. It portrays a band of magnificent losers in a dying lawless West
Network by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

105 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satirical look at the politics and power struggles of television executives as a network news anchorman turns the tables on the "ratings."
Sabrina by Billy Wilder( Visual )

123 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The daughter of the chauffeur returns from Paris and dazzles the family's two sons
Stalag 17 by Billy Wilder( Visual )

73 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of American G.I.s in a POW camp suspect a spy is among them
The towering inferno by John Guillermin( Visual )

70 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the night of the dedication ceremony of the world's tallest skyscraper, a raging blaze breaks out, threatening the party-goers
Our town by Thornton Wilder( Visual )

102 editions published between 1940 and 2010 in English and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deals with life in a small New Hampshire community during the early years of the 20th century. A boy and girl, children of neighboring parents, fall in love, get married and have a child. Presented are their toils and pleasures, their secret dreams and sorrows
Born yesterday by George Cukor( Visual )

43 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A corrupt millionaire junk dealer, embarrassed by his girlfriend's lack of social sophistication, arranges to have her trained in a crash course in "culture." He is surprised and outraged when after becoming aware of her role as pawn in his crooked business deals, she refuses to cooperate
The horse soldiers by John Ford( Visual )

71 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonel Marlowe is in command of a motley assortment of 1200 Union volunteers whose task-- and apparent suicide mission-- is to infiltrate 300 miles of Southern territory and destroy the most strategic rail route in the Confederacy. Marlowe's life is complicated by his ferocious running feud with the company's surgeon, Major Kendall
Picnic by Joshua Logan( Visual )

35 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story covers one Labor Day week-end in a small Kansas town, and tells about the impact a virile drifter has on the lives of several women in town
Love is a many-splendored thing by Henry King( Visual )

33 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A widowed Eurasian doctor and an American war correspondent stationed in Hong Kong begin an intensely passionate affair, but when the journalist is transferred to Korea where war has broken out, tragedy strikes
The bridges at Toko-ri by Mark Robson( Visual )

41 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The masterful story of a war-weary World War II veteran Navy pilot who must leave his family to fight again in the Korean War
Paris when it sizzles by Richard Quine( Visual )

54 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A screenwriter with a three-day deadline for a script asks a secretary to help concoct ideas
The country girl by George Seaton( Visual )

37 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Elgin is an alcoholic actor and singer who gets a second change at stardom. His long suffering wife, Georgie, and their marriage is put to the test. Frank is desperate to make a come back and Bernie Dodd is the hotshot Broadway director in need of a "name" star for his new stage production. Georgie is both weary of her husband's weaknesses and Dodd's motives. When Georgie appears to be dragging Frank down, Bernie tries to force her to leave
Casino Royale by John Huston( Visual )

7 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parodying the 007 Bond films, Sellers stars as a baccarat player recruited by the agency to impersonate the aging spy in an effort to destroy SMERSH
Damien, Omen II by Don Taylor( Visual )

26 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven years have passed since Damien engineered the deaths of Ambassador Thorn and his wife. Damien leaves London to live with his uncle (William Holden) and his wife (Lee Grant), who have no inkling who, or what Damien really is. A shipment of artifacts dug up in Israel contains a clue to Damient's identity. But before the artifacts can be examined, Damien himself comes into a bit of knowledge
Executive suite by Robert Wise( Visual )

12 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The president of a furniture company suddenly dies, leaving seven board members locked in a power struggle
Golden boy by Rouben Mamoulian( Visual )

14 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young and gifted violinist earns money for his education by prizefighting
The world of Suzie Wong by Xun Mei( Visual )

20 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Lomax, who aspires to follow his passion to paint and having quit his architectural profession, lands in Hong Kong. On the ferry he meets a young girl Suzie Wong who lies that she is from a wealthy family but actually is working as a "Wan Chai girl" in the Wan Chai district on Hong Kong island. Lomax may have an opportunity to be the husband of a Hong Kong banker's daughter, but he chooses to be with Suzie Wong. Some street and harbour scenes of Hong Kong in the late 1950s are captured on film in colour
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Alternative Names
Beeddle Jr., William Franklin, 1918-1981

Beedle, William, 1918-1981

Beedle, William Francis junior 1918-1981

Beedle, William Franklin.

Beedle, William Franklin 1918-1981

Beedle, William Franklin, Jr.

Beedle, William Franklin, Jr., 1918-1981

Gulielmus Holden

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Uilyam Holden

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Γουίλιαμ Χόλντεν

Вилијам Холден

Вільям Холден

Уилям Холдън

Ўільям Голдэн

Уільям Холдэн

Холден, Уильям

Ուիլյամ Հոլդեն

ויליאם הולדן

وليام هولدين

ويليام هولدن

ویلیام هولدن بازیگر آمریکایی

ویلیام ھۆڵدن

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The wild bunchStalag 17Our townThe horse soldiersThe bridges at Toko-riParis when it sizzlesGolden boyThe world of Suzie Wong