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Garson, Greer 1904-1996

Overview
Works: 265 works in 560 publications in 6 languages and 15,745 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Biography  Television programs  Christmas television programs  Christmas music  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Interviewee, Performer, Narrator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Greer Garson
Mrs. Miniver by William Wyler ( Visual )
46 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This story of an average English middle-class family begins with the summer of 1939; when the sun shone down on a happy, careless people, who worked and played, reared their children and tended their gardens in that happy, easy-going England that was so soon to be fighting desperately for her way of life and for life itself." -- Title screens. [The film] dramatizes the effect of the Second World War on the English at home. Mrs. Kay Miniver's tranquil domestic existence is torn to shreds by the winds of war: her husband, Clem, disappears on a secret volunteer mission; eldest son, Vin, joins the RAF; and the village faces regular German bombings with a typically British stiff-upper-lip. Embodying understated British courage in the face of danger, Mrs. Miniver's mission is to stay alive, and keep her family together with hope, strength, and dignity
William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1935 and 2006 in English and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play, chronicling the events around the assassination of Julius Caesar
Goodbye, Mr. Chips by Sam Wood ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A shy British school master named Mr. Chipping devotes his life to teaching "his boys" after the death of his lovely, energetic American wife Katherine. Told via flashbacks, the film features an aged Mr. Chipping looking back nostalgically at his long career, taking note of the people who've touched his life over the years
The little drummer boy by Family Home Entertainment ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Animated story of an orphaned drummer boy who witnesses the the newborn baby Jesus. Having no gift to bring, the drummer boy gives the only thing he has - a song
Pride and prejudice by Robert Z Leonard ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tale of pre-Victorian British country society in which Mrs. Bennett is faced with the task of marrying her five daughters, of whom the oldest, intelligent and witty Elizabeth, becomes involved with the proud sophisticate Mr. D'Arcy, before all ends well
Random harvest ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1942 and 2005 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of an amnesiac war casualty who is nursed back to health by a lovely showgirl. They marry, and share 3 years of happiness when his memory returns due to an accident
Pride & prejudice by Jane Austen ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the five Bennet sisters living in early 19th century England. Their mother is scheming to make prestigious marriages for them. Focuses on Elizabeth Bennet, who mistakenly finds the rich Mr. Darcy an oaf, even as he sets all the other fair maidens' hearts aflutter
The original Christmas classics ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents seven animated Christmas tales, as they originally aired on network television. Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer: A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them. Cricket on the hearth: tells the story of a poor toymaker and his daughter whom a helpful Cricket named Crocket befriends on Christmas morning. When tragedy strikes the family, it's Crocket who comes to the rescue and restores peace and happiness. Frosty the snowman: A living snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman's magic hat. Frosty returns: The continuing exploits of the famous snowman as he goes up against a more powerful force which threatens all of Christmas. Santa Claus is comin' to town: A mailman reveals the origin of Santa Claus. The little drummer boy: An orphan drummer boy who hated humanity finds his life changed forever when he meets three wise men on route to Bethlehem. Mr. Magoo's Christmas carol: The nearsighted Mr. Magoo doesn't have a ghost of a chance as Ebenezer Scrooge, unless he learns the true meaning of Christmas from the three spirits who haunt him one Christmas Eve
The happiest millionaire ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1967 and 2004 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A happy and unbelievably lucky young Irish immigrant, John Lawless, lands a job as the butler of an unconventional millionaire, Biddle. His daughter, Cordelia Drexel Biddle, tires of the unusual antics of her father--especially since the nice young men around town all fear him. Wouldn't you fear a father-in-law that keeps alligators for pets and teaches boxing at his daily Bible classes? Cordelia decides to run off to boarding school and promptly finds the man of her dreams. Unfortunately, his family doesn't approve of Biddle's outrageous antics, either. A Disney musical punctuated by snappy songs and an energetic debut by Tommy Steele. This is reportedly one of the last live- action films Walt Disney personally oversaw
Madame Curie ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1942 and 2012 in English and German and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Young Marie Sklodowska of Poland dreamed of being something more than being just a wife and mother. She defied convention to study physics and mathematics at the Sorbonne and with Pierre Curie, the professor who became her husband, goes on to make one of the greatest breakthroughs in 20th-century science
Santa Claus is coming to town ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Santa Clause is comin' to town] Relates the story of how Santa Claus gained fame as the ultimate gift-giver, and Little drummer boy portrays the spirit of Christmas. [The little drummer boy] A little orphan boy laments that he has no gift to bring the infant Jesus. He finally realizes that he can share his most precious gift of music with the new-born babe
The adventures of Errol Flynn ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Outlines Flynn's life from his beginnings in Australia to his fame in Hollywood and his life behind the silver screen
Blossoms in the dust by Mervyn LeRoy ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1940 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To Edna Gladney, founder of the Texas Children's home and Aid Society, every abandoned child deserves the miracle of a loving home. Edna's devotion echoes today as she declares, "There are no illegitimate babies-- only illegitimate parents."
Little women by Louisa May Alcott ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in New England during the Civil War, it chronicles the lives and loves of Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth, four sisters who must rely on each other for strength in the face of tragedies both large and small, after their father leaves for battle
The original television Christmas classics Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer ; Frosty the snowman ; Santa Claus is comin' to town ; with the little drummer boy ; and, Frosty returns ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents five animated Christmas tales as they originally aired on network television
The valley of decision by Tay Garnett ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1945 and 2010 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Steel separates 1873 Pittsburgh into rich and poor, master and worker, powerful and powerless. On one side is Paul Scott, the progressive son of a steel mill owner. On the other is Mary Rafferty, daugher of an imbittered laborer who was crippled in a mill accident. When Mary takes a post as a housemaid at the Scott mansion, she and Paul fall desperately in love. But a bloody strike may tear the city - and the lovers - apart
Greatest classic films collection ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mrs. Miniver (1942, b&w, 133 min.): One of Hollywood's most memorable spirit-lifters about an idealized England confronting the terror of World War II
Sunrise at Campobello ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's struggle with polio, and the devotion of his wife, Eleanor
This is New Mexico by George Fitzpatrick ( Book )
2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mrs. Parkington ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Susie Graham was working in her mother's boarding house when she met millionaire Augustus Parkington and became his wife. Now the 84-year-old family matriarch, Mrs. Parkington looks back on the decades of her family's ups and downs
 
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