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Sturges, Preston

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

57 editions published between 1940 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,832 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 )

62 editions published between 1940 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,715 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 )

9 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Money makes the world go 'round, or so Gerry (Claudette Colbert) believes when she decides to divorce her struggling husband (Joel McCrea) to support him by marrying a millionaire."
The miracle of Morgan's Creek( Visual )

20 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 737 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 )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 541 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 )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christmas in July by Preston Sturges( Visual )

26 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A go-getter clerk in a coffee company is fooled into thinking he has won a $25,000 prize for inventing a sales slogan and goes on a shopping spree
The invisible man the legacy collection by James Whale( Visual )

2 editions published between 1933 and 2000 in English and held by 408 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
The great McGinty by Preston Sturges( Visual )

27 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 401 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."
Easy living( Visual )

9 editions published between 1937 and 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 374 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
Hail the conquering hero by Preston Sturges( Visual )

9 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 307 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."
Remember the night( Visual )

12 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 293 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 )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 282 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
Imitation of life by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

4 editions published between 1934 and 2008 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member 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
Three more screenplays by Preston Sturges( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great moment by Preston Sturges( Visual )

14 editions published between 1944 and 2008 in English and held by 261 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."
Strictly dishonorable by Preston Sturges( Book )

10 editions published between 1929 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preston Sturges the filmmaker collection( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection pays tribute to seven of Preston Sturges finest and funniest films
The good fairy by William Wyler( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 188 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 and in her quest to do good she tries to redirect money from a rich playboy to a struggling lawyer
The sin of Harold Diddlebock by Preston Sturges( Visual )

52 editions published between 1946 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member 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
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Sullivan's travels
Alternative Names
Biden, Edmund Preston

Biden, Edmund Preston 1898-1959

Biden, Edward P. 1898-1959

Preston Sturges Amerikaans filmregisseur

Preston Sturges cinéaste américain

Preston Sturges sceneggiatore e regista cinematografico statunitense

Preston Sturges US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor und Regisseur

Sturges, Preston 1898-1959

Стёрджес, Престон

پرستون استرجس فیلمنامه‌نویس، نویسنده، و کارگردان آمریکایی


The lady EveThe Palm Beach storyThe miracle of Morgan's CreekUnfaithfully yoursFive screenplaysChristmas in JulyThe invisible man the legacy collectionThe great McGinty