WorldCat Identities

Gillespie, Arnold 1899-1978

Works: 29 works in 46 publications in 2 languages and 6,141 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  Fantasy films  Children's films  Historical films  Religious films  Epic films  Comedy films  Romantic comedy films 
Roles: Production personnel, adi, Photographer, ard, spe, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Arnold Gillespie
Adam's rib by George Cukor( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assistant District Attorney Adam Bonner loves his wife Amanda, but doesn't care much for his opposing counsel in a sensational attempted-murder trial, an opponent who happens to be Amanda
The Wizard of Oz by Victor Fleming( Visual )

8 editions published between 1939 and 1999 in English and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a nasty neighbor tries to have her dog put to sleep, Dorothy takes her dog Toto and runs away. A tornado appears and carries her to the magical land of Oz. Wishing to return, she begins to travel to the city of Oz where a great wizard lives
Mrs. Miniver by William Wyler( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,167 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
Ben-Hur a tale of the Christ by William Wyler( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A peace-loving prince of Judea leads his nation against the wrath of the conquering Romans. His self-imposed destiny brings tragedy to himself, and his people, as he learns to fight, love, hate and, finally, forgive
Boom town by Jack Conway( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of black-gold fortunes, two men will dream, scheme and team up to become rich. Things between the friends get rough, as one man steals the love of a woman from the other
Executive suite by Robert Wise( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The president of a furniture company suddenly dies, leaving seven board members locked in a power struggle
The wreck of the Mary Deare( Visual )

2 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The freighter Mary Deare is adrift in stormy seas. All have abandoned ship except for one man-- exhausted first officer Gideon Patch who has taken command. Appearances indicate he's a madman, but Patch isn't a man who relies on appearances
East side, west side by Mervyn LeRoy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gracious society matron decides to give her husband one last chance, but soon his ex-mistress shows up, brewing trouble and murder
To please a lady( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To please a lady: A former war hero and midget car racer meets his match with a beautiful independent reporter who blames his reckless tactics for an accidental racing death
4 film favorites( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jailhouse rock: After serving time for manslaughter, young Vince Everett becomes a teenage rock star. It happened at the World's Fair: Mike and Danny fly a cropduster, but because of Danny's gambling debts, a local sheriff takes custody of it. Trying to earn money, they hitch-hike to the World's Fair in Seattle. While Danny tries to earn money playing poker, Mike takes care of a small girl, Sue-Lin, whose father has disappeared. Stay away, Joe: Native American rodeo rider, Joe Lightcloud, a Navajo whose family still lives on the reservation, returns to the reservation in a white Cadillac convertible with which he proceeds to drive cattle. Charro! Jess Wade is innocently accused of having stolen a cannon from the Mexican revolutionary forces. He tries to find the real culprits, a gang of criminals
The Tarzan collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tarzan and his mate: The idyllic life of Tarzan and Jane is challenged by men on safari who come seeking ivory, and come seeking Jane as well
La bohème( Visual )

3 editions published between 1926 and 2010 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mimi, a poor seamstress in the Latin Quarter, is unable to pay her rent and is about to be evicted, when Rodolphe, a struggling young playwright who admires her fragile beauty, takes her into his circle of bohemian friends. Her gratitude to Rodolphe develops into an idyllic love. As time passes, Rodolphe ekes out a meager existence writing for a newspaper while working on a play, inspired by Mimi. He is discharged, but Mimi keeps him in ignorance of the fact, pretending to deliver his articles and secretly sewing at night to support them both. Paul, a cynical boulevardier attracted to Mimi, is induced by her to take the play to a theater manager, and she accompanies him, in clothes borrowed from her friend, Musette. Rodolphe suspects her of infidelity, and she leaves him. Later, his play is successful, and, at the peak of his fame, Mimi returns to him desperately ill and dies in his arms"--AFI catalog, 1921-1930
The Tarzan collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tarzan's New York adventure: When an airplane lands on the escarpment, Tarzan tells Boy to stay away from it and the men who've arrived on it. Boy is fascinated by the airplane however and can't keep himself away. Buck Rand and the men are there to capture animals for circus acts and they see the perfect circus act in Boy and his pet baby elephants. When a fire breaks out forcing them to quickly flee the jungle, Rand takes Boy with him. Jane and Tarzan must fly to New York City but even when they find him, they are forced to go to court to maintain custody
Nancy goes to Rio( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mother and daughter (Sothern and Powell) compete over same singing role and, unbeknownst to each other, the same man
Seven brides for seven brothers by Gene De Paul( Visual )

3 editions published between 1954 and 1986 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coarse and unmannered brothers working on a ranch in a remote part of Oregon in the mid-1800s are lonesome for female companionship, so they kidnap some women from the town, who are then snow-bound with them all winter
Forbidden planet by Fred M Wilcox( Visual )

4 editions published between 1956 and 1994 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's The Tempest is freudianized and transposed to the Planet Altair V in 2200 where Morbius/Pospero lives with his daughter Altaira/Miranda. The sprite Ariel is now Robbie the Robot and Caliban a mysterious invisible force. An expedition, eighteen months out from Earth, is searching for the expedition of 25 years earlier. It seems that Morbius and his daughter are the sole survivors. The long extinct superior race, the Krel, had materialised their thought processes only to be destroyed by the dark force of their Id. In reactivating the Krel's technology the neo-mad scientist Morbius has unknowingly released the destructive force of his own Id
Cartoon factory( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A. Arnold Gillespie manuscript by Arnold Gillespie( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The A. Arnold Gillespie manuscript is from the mid-1960s. It consists of a photocopy of a carbon copy of the manuscript titled, "Big Ones Out of Little Ones." The unpublished autobiographical manuscript details Gillespie's forty-year career at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, largely as head of the special effects department. According to the donor, Gillespie completed most of the writing in a two or three-year period immediately following his retirement. He wrote the book to impart an understanding of the technical basis for the history of special effects and to relate some of the personal stories behind the creation of films he contributed to
No questions asked( Visual )

1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Title springs from plot gimmick built around insurance companies paying fees for the return of stolen valuables so they won't have to stand a total loss. Barry Sullivan is an insurance attorney, struggling along until he turns in-betweener after his girl friend, Arlene Dahl, walks out on him to marry Dick Simmons. Coin is rolling in until Miss Dahl again appears and makes a new pitch for Sullivan, temporarily stalling Jean Hagen's play for the attorney. New pitch gets Sullivan off base long enough for Miss Dahl and Simmons to pull a doublecross that has both the cops and crooks out to bump off the go-between. He wises up in time, however, to realize he has been taken and do something about it. ... There's a neat twist or two in the story, such as the holdup of a ladies' lounge in a theatre by two crooks dressed as femmes, and having the leader of the insurance theft ring as an underwater swimmer who likes to bump off his victims by holding them on the bottom of his pool"--Variety review by Brog., June 13, 1951
My pop, my pop( Visual )

1 edition published in 1940 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Ben-Hur a tale of the Christ
Alternative Names
A. Arnold Gillespie Amerikaans kunstenaar (1899-1978)

A. Arnold Gillespie amerikansk konstnär

A. Arnold Gillespie amerikansk kunstnar

A. Arnold Gillespie amerikansk kunstner

A. Arnold Gillespie artista degli effetti speciali statunitense

A. Arnold Gillespie US-amerikanischer Spezialeffekt-Experte

Albert Arnold Gillespie especialista en efectos especiales estadounidense

Albert Arnold Gillespie réalisateur d'effets spéciaux

Gillespie, A. Arnold, 1899-1978

Gillespie, Albert Arnold 1899-1978

Gillespie, Buddy, 1899-1978

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German (1)

The wreck of the Mary Deare