WorldCat Identities

Davies, Marion 1897-1961

Overview
Works: 273 works in 408 publications in 3 languages and 4,222 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Biography  Drama  Silent films  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Romance films  Biographical films  Musical films  Portraits 
Roles: Actor, Dedicatee, Author, Performer, Costume designer
Classifications: PN2287.D315, 791.430280924
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Marion Davies
Show people by King Vidor( Visual )

16 editions published between 1928 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peggy Pepper, a Georgia girl who wants to be a dramatic actress, goes to Hollywood and at first can find work only as a patsy for Billy Boone in slapstick comedies. Billy, however, soon helps Peggy to become both a serious actress and a star. Fame and wealth go to Peggy's head; she becomes vain and snubs Billy in favor of André, her romantic leading man. Peggy eventually comes down to earth, however, and acknowledges her love for the patient Billy
Quality street by George Stevens( Visual )

3 editions published between 1927 and 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film, directed by Sidney Franklin, originally released by MGM and restored by Milestone, features Marion Davies in a film adaptation of J.M. Barrie's play Quality Street
Captured on film : the true story of Marion Davies( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blonde, beautiful and talented, Marion Davies was the first and funniest of the screwball comediennes. She combined zany slapstick with exuberant mimicry. This combines archival film clips with interviews and rare home movies to explore her life and work
Going Hollywood( Visual )

3 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hopelessly lovestruck, Sylvia (Davies) works her way onto the Hollywood set and into the life of Bill (Crosby). She lands the lead role in the film and the man of her dreams
The yearning : romances for alto flute by Michael Hoppé( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The patsy( Visual )

7 editions published between 1928 and 2009 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Patsy Harrington [is] the drudge of her social-climbing family. Secretly in love with Tony Anderson, the boyfriend of her irresponsible but irresistible sister Grace, Patsy yearns to be a 'personality girl.' Rather than cultivate her looks, she decides to become the 'intellectual' of her family, which outrages her mother who believes that beauty and brains don't mix. Meanwhile, the fickle Grace begins cheating on Tony with a millionaire named Bill. For Tony's sake, the 'new' Patsy throws herself at Grace's new beau, hoping to break up the romance."--Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
Cain and Mabel( Visual )

3 editions published between 1936 and 2009 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story follows prizefighter Larry Cain and hoofer Mabel O'Dare who fake a romance to drum up a little free publicity
Operator 13( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but obtaining that knowledge is even more dangerous for a Civil War spy. Marion Davies portrays the Union agent codenamed Operator 13, whose work behind enemy lines grows more precarious when she violates the first rule of espionage: never fall in love with the enemy"--Container
The red mill by Victor Herbert( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Like Cinderella, barmaid Tina (Davies) toils under her villainous boss at a small-town tavern, where she scrubs floors by strapping brushes to her skates and keeps a pet mouse inside a wooden shoe."--Container
When knighthood was in flower by Robert G Vignola( Visual )

8 editions published between 1922 and 2018 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry VIII wants Mary to marry Louis XII, but she wants to marry commoner Charles Brandon. "The first $1,500,000 production! Another grand spectacle with Marion starring as King Henry's sister Mary Tudor, who refuses to marry for any reason but love!"--Container
Not so dumb( Visual )

2 editions published between 1930 and 2016 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dulcy Parker is the most well-meaning, supportive fiance, a business up-and-comer could want, except that she's a birdbrain who spews idiotic malapropisms when otherwise not saying and doing the wrong thing to the wrong person throughout the weekend dinner party she's arranged to better her intended's fortunes
Blondie of the follies( Visual )

2 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practical working girl Blondie McClune has her head turned by the world of her showgirl buddy Lottie, and by Lottie's suave suitor Larry. Despite the misgivings of her "old-time" father, she joins the follies and strives to keep her friendships with Lottie and Larry on the level, but her conflicting emotions and ambitions won't let her
Peg o' my heart( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A plucky Irish lass is taken from the village life in Erin to claim a two-million dollar inheritance if she lives three years with a snooty family of destitute British bluebloods
The bachelor father( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lonely old British aristocrat is lonely, so invites his illegitimate children to live with him
Polly of the circus( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A clergyman is removed from his post and can't find another one after he marries a circus performer
The times we had : life with William Randolph Hearst by Marion Mavies( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TAPED REMINISCENCES OF THE MOVIE STAR'S EXOTIC AND QUIRKY LIFE AS THE MISTRESS OF THE WEALTHY PUBLISHER DURING HOLLYWOOD'S HEYDAY. INCLUDES GLIMPSES OF GLITTERING AND TALENTED CELEBRITIES FROM AROUND THE GLOBE
The dawn of sound( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of early sound films: big-cast all-star music revues The Hollywood revue of 1929 and Show of shows, and the musicals Broadway melody, the surviving reel of Gold diggers of Broadway, the musical short Songwriters' revue, and a lampoon film short, Dogway melody
Little old New York( Visual )

5 editions published between 1923 and 2005 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Irish girl comes to America disguised as a boy to claim a fortune left to her brother who has died
Five and ten( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The nickels and dimes that kept cash registers ringing have added up to huge wealth for driven five-and-ten magnate John Rarick, who moves with his family from Kansas to New York to set up new corporate headquaters and to insinuate the Raricks into high society. His daughter Jennifer, eager to pursue blue-blood status, receives $5000 from her father so she can attend a charity bazaar. There, she's attracted to handsome architect Berry Rhodes and puts him atop her list of pursuits. But Rhodes also is already affianced, and in the maneuvering, romantic complications and tragedy to follow. Jennifer, her family and even Rhodes must reweigh the value of love and kin over business success and society." -- Container
Beauty's worth( Visual )

4 editions published between 1922 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marion Davies plays Prudence Cole, a devout Quaker brought up by her two elderly aunts. She is content with her conservative lifestyle until she is visited by Henry Garrison, a childhood sweetheart who has become a successful businessman. The millionaire playboy invites Prudence to an upscale seaside resort, where her dowdy attire makes her the laughingstock of Henry's friends. Humiliated, she befriends Cheyne Rovein, a starving artist who resents the upper class. Hired to produce a stage play for the vacationing rich, he gives Prudence the starring role. Dressed in revealing costumes, the formerly modest girl drives the audience wild. Soon, she is the darling of the jet set, and Henry is proposing marriage. But the now-glamorous young woman discovers that it is Cheyne who she truly loves ..."--Container
 
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Alternative Names
Davies, Marion

Douras, Marion 1897-1961

Florodora Girl

Marion Davies actrice américaine

Marion Davies actriz estadounidense.

Marion Davies Amerikaans acteur

Marion Davies Amerikaans actrice

Marion Davies attrice statunitense

Marion Davies pemeran perempuan asal Amerika Serikat

Marion Davies US-amerikanische Schauspielerin

Marion Daviesová

Дэвис, Мэрион

Меріон Дейвіс

Մերիոն Դևիս

מריון דייוויס

מריון דייוויס שחקנית אמריקאית

ماريون ديفيز

ماریون دیویس

ماریون دیویس تهیه‌کننده و بازیگر آمریکایی

매리언 데이비스

マリオン・デイヴィス

瑪麗恩·戴維斯

Languages
English (124)

Spanish (1)

German (1)