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Freed, Arthur 1894-1973

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Most widely held works by Arthur Freed
Singin' in the rain by Nacio Herb Brown( Visual )

122 editions published between 1051 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 4,943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silent movies are giving way to Talking Pictures - and a hoofer-turned-matinee idol (Gene Kelly) is caught in the transition, along with friend, Donald O'Connor, prospective ladylove (Debbie Reynolds) and shrewish co-star (Jean Hagen). This musical masterwork marks its 50th anniversary in this special edition that includes not just this all-time favourite but also the musical legacy of its producer, songwriter Arthur Freed. DVD
An American in Paris by George Gershwin( Visual )

53 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-GI loves Paris and loves even more an alluring, but engaged, perfume-shop clerk
Gigi by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

52 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy Gaston finds out he prefers a young Parisian girl to be his wife rather than his mistress
Meet me in St. Louis by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

45 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Saint Louis before the 1904 World's Fair, Alonzo Smith threatens to uproot his family and move to New York, which greatly upsets his wife and four daughters
On the town by Leonard Bernstein( Visual )

33 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three sailors have a 24-hour shore leave to enjoy New York. They are especially concerned with the female inhabitants of the city, and each finds his own to cuddle up with. Chip tries but can't resist the advances of a cab driver, Ozzie gladly fills the role of a lovely anthropologist's "prehistoric man," and Gabey finds the model who poses for the Miss Turnstiles advertisements, who isn't quite the glamorous celebrity he envisioned
Show boat by George Sidney( Visual )

22 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in English and held by 1,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical extravaganza which celebrates the loves and heartbreaks of a Mississippi riverboat troupe, starting with a young girl whose heart is stolen by a dashing gambler
Brigadoon by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

27 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two vacationing Americans on a hunting trip become lost, and stumble upon Brigadoon, a small Scottish village not found on any current map, in which people harbour a mysterious secret and behave as if they were still living two hundred years in the past. One of the men falls in love with a townswoman, and has to decide where his heart lies
Irving Berlin's Easter parade by Fred Astaire( Visual )

24 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in English and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astaire is trying to forget ex-dance partner Miller while rising to stardom with Garland. Too good to watch just at Easter time
The band wagon by Howard Dietz( Visual )

31 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hollywood song and dance man, Tony Hunter, is persuaded to star in a Broadway musical. Initially the show is a flop, but Tony takes over production and turns it into a Broadway smash hit
Till the clouds roll by by Richard Whorf( Visual )

58 editions published between 1946 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical biography portrayal concerning the life and music of composer, Jerome Kern. Incorporates excerpts from several of his popular musicals including Showboat
Royal Wedding The Belle of New York by Stanley Donen( Visual )

63 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Royal Wedding: Tom and Ellen are siblings whose London stage engagement overlaps Princess Elizabeth's royal wedding
The Broadway melody( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Broadway Melody offers snarky, wiseacre humor, and effervescent charm. The Mahoney Sisters are successful singers in the boondocks, and now they've come to New York for the big time. Hank (Henrietta) is the smart one, while Queenie is the beautiful one--as Hank's fiancé Eddie Kearns says, they're "a coupla swell kids." Songwriter Eddie gets the girls a part in a revue featuring his song, "The Broadway Melody." Eddie, long engaged to Hank, falls for Queenie, whom he hasn't seen since she was a little girl. But Eddie and Queenie are both devoted to Hank, so Queenie gives in to the wooing of one of the show's rich backers, so as not to come between Hank and Eddie. This only causes more trouble, because both Hank and Eddie know exactly what kind of danger Queenie is courting by putting herself in a playboy's hands
Cabin in the sky by Vernon Duke( Visual )

13 editions published between 1943 and 2006 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fable of rascally Little Joe, torn between the love of his good wife Petunia and the wiles of good-time bad girl Georgia Brown...and caught in a tug-of-war between emissaries from the Lord and Satan. Features a soundtrack of dazzling standards
The Barkleys of Broadway by Charles Walters( Visual )

12 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in English and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In their first film together in a decade, Fred and Ginger moved to MGM to play a bickering show biz couple. Songs include "You'd be hard to replace" and George & Ira Gershwin's "They can't take that away from me."
Annie get your gun( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Butler, handsome star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, bags clay pigeons and ladies' hearts. He's the best marksman in the world--until a backwoods hoyden challenges him. Her name? Annie Oakley
Ziegfeld follies by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

14 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film tribute to the great theatre producer Florenz Ziegfeld, with a big cast of MGM stars of the 1940's
The Harvey girls by George Sidney( Visual )

8 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a train trip West to become a mail order bride Susan Bradley meets a cheery crew of young women traveling out to open a " Harvey House " restaurant at a remote whistle stop to provide good cooking and wholesome company for railway travellers. When Susan and her bashful suitor find romance daunting, Susan joins the Harvey Girls instead. The saloon across the street with its alluring worldly-wise women offers them tough competition, fair and foul, and Susan catches the eye of the Ned Trent, the distant but intense proprietor of the bar
Singin' in the rain original motion picture soundtrack by Nacio Herb Brown( Recording )

33 editions published between 1900 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

San Francisco by W. S Van Dyke( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Barbary Coast saloonkeeper and a Nob Hill impresario are rivals for the affections of a beautiful singer, both personally and professionally in 1906 San Francisco
It's always fair weather by Gene Kelly( Visual )

5 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three World War II buddies vow to reunite for old time's sake in 10 years. When they do they find their friendship has fizzled, until a day of tangling with romance, the fight game, the ad biz and a new medium called TV restores their bond. Highlights include a romp that uses trash-can lids as dancing shoes, Cyd Charisse routine with broken nosed boxers, and Kelly's tap dance on roller skates
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Singin' in the rain
Alternative Names
Arthur Freed attore, cantante e produttore cinematografico statunitense

Arthur Freed producteur et parolier amricain

Arthur Freed US-amerikanischer Musicalproduzent und Liedertexter


Fried Arthur 1894-1973

Grossman, Arthur 1894-1973

Артур Фрид

ארתור פריד

آرتور فرید تهیه‌کننده و آهنگساز آمریکایی


An American in ParisGigiMeet me in St. LouisOn the townShow boatIrving Berlin's Easter paradeThe band wagonTill the clouds roll by