WorldCat Identities

Lighton, Louis D. (Louis Duryea) 1895-1963

Overview
Works: 81 works in 191 publications in 3 languages and 4,502 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Silent films  Action and adventure films  War films  Romance films  Comedy films  Biographical films  History  Historical films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Producer, Adapter, Scenarist, Conceptor, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Louis D Lighton
Wings by William A Wellman( Visual )

28 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two young men, one rich, one middle class, are in love with the same woman, but must leave her behind when they become fighter pilots in World War I
Rudyard Kipling's Captains courageous( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a rich brat falls overboard at sea, he's rescued by a Portuguese fishing boat, and eventually forms a bond with one of the crewmen
A tree grows in Brooklyn( Visual )

24 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in English and German and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In pre-WWI Brooklyn, young Francie struggles to keep her idealism alive in the face of grinding poverty, her father's alcoholism, and the comedies and tragedies of ordinary life
It( Visual )

9 editions published between 1927 and 2001 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shopgirl Betty Lou has designs on Cyrus Waltham, the handsome owner of the department store where she works. Waltham, though, doesn't even know Betty Lou is around. In hopes of attracting Waltham's attention, she accepts a date with his best friend, Monty, under the condition that they dine at the Ritz, where Waltham also has a dinner date that evening. Her plan works and in no time at all she and Waltham are contemplating marriage. The romance cools when a newspaper reporter mistakenly writes a story depicting Betty Lou as an unwed mother"--Internet movie database
Shirley Temple( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now and Forever: Shirley Temple stars as a little rich girl whose father, a jewel thief, comes to claim her from his late wife's relatives
The Gary Cooper collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The General died at dawn: A mysterious American soldier-of-fortune is determined to foil the ambitions of a ruthless enemy general planning to take over the provinces of Northern China
Captains courageous by Victor Fleming( Visual )

10 editions published between 1937 and 1998 in English and Italian and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sea drama about a wealthy, spoiled, motherless boy, who is washed overboard from an ocean liner bound for Europe and is rescued by a Portuguese sailor and his cod fishing fleet. Upon being rescued, the boy is forced to work for his keep and the story pursues his reactions and attitudes towards forced servitude and the very close relationship that develops between him and Manuel, the Portuguese fisherman. During the boy's tenure aboard the ship, he becomes a more loveable character and becomes emotionally distressed upon the accidental death of his friend, Manuel. The story ends with the boy being returned, reluctantly, to his wealthy father (Melvyn Douglas), as a changed individual
The black rose by Henry Hathaway( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Saxon youth is run out of England during the Crusades, and goes with his loyal retainer to adventures in China where they become intrigued in the court of Kubla Kahn
Anna and the King of Siam( Visual )

9 editions published between 1946 and 2006 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the King of Siam and the strong-willed English widow who teaches him how to live in a modern world, while educating the king's harem and children
Test pilot( Visual )

2 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jim Lane is a test pilot who is forced to land in Kansas where he meets Ann "Thursday" Barton and they fall in love. After some miscommunication, Jim leaves, but then comes back to marry her. Jim ends up taking a dangerous job which worries Ann, but she promises to stick by her man. Jim continues to take dangerous flights, until one that has disastrous consequences
20th Century Fox studio classics : 75 years( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Star!: Gertrude Lawrence was a musical comedy star who started out as an ambitious bit actress and moved her way up to being the toast of London and Broadway. Her success is offset by a stormy private life, which is given some additional ballast when she falls in love with an American financier. Gertrude was temperamental, sarcastic, profane and at times, self-destructive
The lives of a Bengal Lancer by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

8 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of the heroic men who guard the British Empire's Khyber Pass in India
Down to the sea in ships( Visual )

2 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A youngster joins the crew of his grandfather's whaling ship."--Container
One Sunday afternoon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After meeting beauty Fay Wray one Sunday afternoon in the park, aspiring dentist Gary Cooper has her stolen away by his best friend. Even though he can't forget her, he marries another woman and attempts to move on with his life. But when fate reunites the pair, can they figure out a way to make it work?"--Movies Unlimited website
Now and forever by MCA Universal( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shirley Temple stars as a little rich girl whose father, a jewel thief, comes to claim her from his late wife's relatives
No highway in the sky( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eccentric scientist is convinced that England's new Reindeer planes will fall apart after 1,440 hours of flying time. When he finds himself on a Reindeer that has reached the stress point, a movie star passenger and a stewardess support his drastic action to permanently ground the aircraft
Man-proof( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mimi and her mother constantly struggle to find a man. And when Alan, the man she really wants, marries another woman, Mimi thinks her chances of finding love are over. But when Alan returns from his honeymoon he has had a change of heart
Lucky night( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heiress Cora Jordan vows to make her own way in the world and, after a day of job-hunting, couldn't be more surprised. Why? One: no one hires her. Two: she meets Bill Overton, a flat-broke Knight-errant of a gambler, and teams with him to parlay a nickel into hundreds of dollars, win a car in a raffle, spend a whirlwind neon night on the town and woozily awaken together next morning in the Regent Plaza with only eleven dollars
Children of divorce( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The film begins in an American 'divorce colony' in Paris after the First World War, where parents would leave their children for months at a time. Jean, Kitty, and Ted meet there as children and become fast friends. Years later, in America, when wealthy Ted (Gary Cooper) reconnects with Jean (Esther Ralston), the two fall deeply in love, vowing to fulfill a childhood promise to one day marry each other. But true love and the most innocent of plans are no match for the scheming Kitty - played by the original Hollywood 'It' girl, Clara Bow - who targets Ted for his fortune. After a night of drunken revelry, Ted wakes up to find he has unwittingly married Kitty. This unfortunate turn of events, however, carries with it the traumatized pasts of the three players, whose views of marriage have been shaped as children of divorce."--Container
Shirley Temple : darling double feature( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Miss Marker: The adorable child actor single-handedly melts the hearts of a gang of hardened gangsters when she's left as an IOU or marker for a debt. Now and Forever: The irresistible child actor stars with screen legends Gary Cooper and Carole Lombard in this endearing tale of love, honor and sacrifice that will steal your heart away; now and forever
 
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The Gary Cooper collectionThe lives of a Bengal Lancer
Alternative Names
Lighton, Louis D.

Lighton Louis Duryea 1895-1963

Louis D. Lighton Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1895-1963)

Louis D. Lighton producteur de cinéma américain

Louis D. Lighton produttore cinematografico statunitense

Louis D. Lighton US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor und Filmproduzent

Луис Д. Лайтон

Լուիս Դ. Լայգտոն

Languages
English (106)

Italian (4)

German (2)

Covers
The Gary Cooper collectionThe lives of a Bengal LancerNo highway in the sky