WorldCat Identities

Murray, James 1901-1936

Overview
Works: 10 works in 31 publications in 1 language and 542 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.45
Publication Timeline
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Publications about  James Murray Publications about James Murray
Publications by  James Murray Publications by James Murray
posthumous Publications by James Murray, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by James Murray
The crowd by King Vidor ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1927 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Episodes in the life of a city clerk and his wife
Bright lights Reckless hour ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reckless hour: A shop model's actions dim her hopes for a future with a wealthy young man
The crowd ; The wind ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Crowd: Episodes in the life of a New York city clerk showing the plight of workaday men and women in urban America. The Wind: Drama of a woman in Texas, battling the relentless and ever-present wind, and her confusion stemming from the affections of two men
Rin Tin Tin ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Test: Rin Tin Tin is put on guard to protect a load of valuable furs. Skull and crown: A Mexican border agent disguises himself as a smuggler and teams up with Rin Tin Tin to bring down a gang of contraband smugglers
The Wind ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Crowd: Episodes in the life of a New York city clerk showing the plight of workaday men and women in urban America. The Wind: Drama of a woman in Texas, battling the relentless and ever-present wind, and her confusion stemming from the affections of two men
The crowd [videorecording] /c Metro Goldwyn Mayer ( Visual )
in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows the plight of workaday men and women in urban America
The crowd Qun zhong ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows the plight of workaday men and women in urban America
Y el mundo marcha The crowd ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Un joven solitario impulsado por la ambición y el idealismo se enfrenta a la vida en el Nueva York de principios del siglo XX. Las duras condiciones que impone esta realidad desmitifican el mítico sueño americano
The drunkard ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1935 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"A team of down-and-out theatrical producers decides to stage a production of the Victorian melodrama The drunkard in a music hall and force their idle relatives to perform the play. The play's program encourages the beer-drinking audience to 'hiss the villain' and 'applaud the hero, ' and throughout the performance, the audience yells epithets at the players. The play's story concerns the widow Wilson and her daughter Mary, who are told by the villain, Squire Cribbs, that their cottage will have to be sold because the landowner, Edward Middleton, is a dissolute man who is 'reckless, wild and giddy' and will have no pity on them. The widow tells Mary to visit Edward with their last thirty dollars, which was earmarked for fuel, and pay the rent. Meanwhile, Cribbs, a lawyer whom Edward believes was a friend of his father, tells Edward to acquire the Wilson cottage and its adjacent lands, thereby securing free access to the attractive Mary. The kindhearted Edward is aghast at Cribbs' insinuation that he would take advantage of Mary and, instead, falls in love with her and tells her to keep her money as a portion of her dowry and marry him. Cribbs then tries to pay Edward's foster brother William for an invitation to the wedding, but William refuses his bribe. Cribbs then addresses the audience and announces that William's half-witted sister Agnes knows too much. Agnes went crazy after Cribbs ruined her fiancé, who died in a drunken fit. When Cribbs tries to whip Agnes, William enters and saves her. Edward and Mary are wed, and years later, Edward has become a drunkard. When he is knocked out in a barroom brawl, he wakes and has a somber realization of what he has become. He then returns home, again drunk, to find the widow Wilson dying. After she dies, Edward abandons Mary and their little girl Julia in their sorrow, shouting, 'curse me as your destroyer.' Later, Mary gets work as a seamstress in New York, where she has gone seeking Edward, and she and Julia are cold and starving. Cribbs enters and lunges at Mary, but William saves her and Cribbs shouts that he will be revenged. Edward, meanwhile, wakes up in a barn and, in a fit of delirium tremens, sees snakes. He is about to take an overdose of powder when a reformer named Artie Renslow enters to rescue him from the 'abyss into which he has fallen.' Gates, a Middleton villager, then tells farmer Stevens, with whom Edward had the brawl, that he was told that Cribbs committed heavy forgery on the firm of Winslow and Company. In the meantime, Agnes is cured and she tries to find William to tell him Cribbs's secret, while William is determined to catch Cribbs and reunite Edward and Mary. Agnes then tells William that she found a mound of dirt beneath a tree and, digging, found the will of Edward's grandfather, which left all to Edward's father. The will under which Cribbs acted was a forgery. To catch Cribbs, Artie has him incriminate himself by digging for the will beneath the tree. When he shouts that the deed he buried is gone, the sheriff arrests him. The Middleton estate is restored to Edward and Mary, and Edward returns to his wife and child, sober. Edward then thanks Artie for his help and recites the poem: 'There came a change/The cloud rolled off/A light fell on my brain/And like the passing of a dream that cometh not again/The blackness of my spirit fled/I saw the gulf before/And shuddered at the waste behind/And am a man once more.' At the urging of the audience, Mary and Edward kiss"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Kick in ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1931 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Chick Hewes is released from prison and finds work as an accountant. Two years later, Chick's crooked friend, Benny LaMarr, to whom he is indebted for past kindnesses, steals a diamond necklace from the home safe of the district attorney. When the district attorney threatens to accuse the police of inefficiency in crime fighting, Garvey, who is campaigning for the office of police commissioner, promises to catch the thief in twenty-four hours. Because Garvey suspects Benny, Detective Whip Fogarty, who put Chick in prison, goes after Chick to locate Benny. While Chick and his wife Molly celebrate her birthday, her brother Charlie, a drug addict, hides Benny, who has been shot, in Chick's apartment. When Fogarty arrives, Benny's girl friend Myrtle cuts her finger to cover for the blood stains on Chick's couch, but Fogarty arrests her, then picks up Molly and Chick. At the station, Garvey tells Myrtle all he wants is the necklace, but she refuses to talk and is released along with Chick and Molly. At home, Charlie tells Chick that Benny is in the attic, bleeding to death. As he dies, Benny offers to give the diamonds to Chick, but cannot find them. While Myrtle pleads with Molly to let her see Benny, Chick dumps his body in the river and returns with Benny's gun. Molly then accuses Charlie of taking the necklace, saying, 'Come on, kick in.' After Charlie runs into the hands of waiting police, Myrtle kills herself in the attic just as Fogarty arrives and promises amnesty if the necklace is returned. Chick gives him the necklace, but Fogarty double-crosses them and Molly is forced to knock him out with the gun. Chick then resigns himself to a life of crime until Molly tells him she is pregnant. Molly and Chick go to the police station with Fogarty's partner, Jack Diggs, after an unsuccessful attempt at meeting with the district attorney. Garvey then forces Molly to confess she is covering for Charlie, who is being interrogated. Charlie admits he stole the necklace from Benny, and Chick pulls the necklace from Diggs's pocket, where Chick had hidden it. When Garvey learns that the Heweses are having a baby, he releases them along with Charlie"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
 
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English (27)