WorldCat Identities

Shearer, Norma 1902-1983

Overview
Works: 134 works in 257 publications in 4 languages and 5,789 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Biography  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Norma Shearer
The women by Joan Crawford ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1939 and 2008 in English and held by 1,545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mary Haines (Norma Shearer) loses her husband to ruthless Crystal Allen (Joan Crawford) who is aided and abetted by Sylvia Fowler (Rosalind Russell) whose own spouse has taken up with another woman. In Reno, in the throes of divorce, all wage war on one another
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Even though their families are feuding, Romeo and Juliet fall in love and secretly marry
Marie Antoinette by W. S Van Dyke ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1938 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows the life of Marie Antoinette and the chaos of the French Revolution
Forbidden Hollywood collection ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A free soul: An alcoholic lawyer who successfully defended a notorious gambler on a murder charge objects when his free-spirited daughter becomes romantically involved with his client
Private lives ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comedy about a bickering couple
Idiot's delight ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1938 and 2010 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this comedy set in Europe between the wars, Clark Gable portrays a song-and-dance man performing with his troupe at an Alpine inn, where he encounters Norma Shearer, a mysterious blonde who may or may not be a Russian countess
The divorcée ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1930 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After a husband cheats on his wife, she decides to pay him back by sleeping with his best friend
The Barretts of Wimpole Street ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dramatic portrayal of the romance of poets, Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning. The invalid poetess who regains her health after falling in love with the famous poet elopes with the poet against the wishes of her tyrannical father, who exhibits an incestuous attachment for Elizabeth, as well as an over domineering control of all the Barrett siblings in their personal adult relationships. The story is set in London, England, starting in the year, 1845
The free soul ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1931 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first of Gable's romantic bad guy roles, with Norma Shearer as the lovestruck socialite on the receiving end of his roughhouse charms and Lionel Barrymore as her father, a boozing lawyer
Strange interlude by Robert Z Leonard ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1932 and 2009 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mad with grief after the wartime death of her fiancé, Nina marries listless Sam Evans, unaware that his bloodline holds a terrible secret. After her mother-in-law reveals it, Nina consents to protect Sam, who knows nothing, by bearing another man's child as his. Her choice is his doctor and best friend who falls in love with her
He who gets slapped by Victor Sjöström ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1924 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Slap him once, slap him 100 times, the Big Top crowd roars. The clown known to delighted throngs as HE has made a comedic art of getting batted around. Life has battered him even more. Behind the mask, HE hides the torment of once being a brilliant scientist whose research and wife were stolen by a colleague. And behind the mask, when the time comes, HE realizes his revenge
Hollywood's comedy classics great comedy teams and legends ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The comedy legends of yesteryear in classic film performances
The Hollywood revue of 1929 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Everybody sing. Everybody dance. Or, failing that, everybody step in place during the famed Singin' in the Rain finale. A torrent of talent takes the screen in the first all-star Talkie Era showcase of heretofore silent-screen players."--Container
Riptide ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A socialite meets and impulsively marries an English nobleman. He goes on an extended business trip and she can't accompany jhim so she decides to take a trip of her own. She runs into an old friend and their shenaigans make for scandalous headlines. The results are hilarious as she tries to convince her husband of her innocence
Smilin' through by Prod Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kathleen is a high-spirited young woman whose passionate nature entangles her in a blood feud--and makes her a kind of hostage to history's most savage war. Kathleen was raised by her embittered uncle, John Carteret, whose bride was murdered at the alter by a jilted, jealous suitor. John's whole life has been spent mourning her, and Kathleen is his only joy. But she falls in love with Kenneth Wayne, the murderer's son. She knows nothing of his ancestry until John forbids their love, which is made even more urgent by Kenneth's imminent departure for battle as a soldier in the first World War
Escape ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in WWII Germany. On the outskirts of a town in the Bavarian Alps in 1936, Mark Preysing becomes acquainted with Countess Ruby Von Treck. Mark is an American looking for his German mother, Emily Ritter, a dissident former actress who has mysteriously disappeared
The Joan Crawford collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The women: A catty tale of battling and bonding with this all-female cast -- Mildred Pierce: Mildred ends her middle-class marriage and marries a man she doesn't love in this stylish film noir -- Humoresque: A socialite gets everything she wants except the man she loves -- Possessed: Louise Howell's love for David Sutton turns dark when he marries someone else -- The damned don't cry: A gangster's moll witnesses a murder and has to move back to the poverty she thought she had escaped
Let us be gay ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this vintage comedy, Norma Shearer stars as dowdy housewife Katherine Brown, who dotes on her husband, Bob--until his mistress shows up and she decides to divorce him. After moving to Paris and reinventing herself as a sophisticated lady, Katharine is asked by a female friend to break up the relationship between the woman's granddaughter and her new love--who happens to be ex-hubby Bob! "--Movies Unlimited website
Greatest classic films collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A midsummer night's dream: Cagney, de Havilland, Rooney and others play foolish mortals and immortals in this winner of 2 Academy Awards. Othello: A proud general brought low. Romeo and Juliet: A lavish retelling of the world's foremost romantic tale. Anthony and Cleopatra: A thoughtful and colorful adaptation of the fatal attraction that ensnares the worldly ROman soldier and the alluring Egyptian ruler
We were dancing ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a penniless princess and baron arrive in America, they show their hosts a royal time. But when they fall in love one of them will need to get a job
 
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Alternative Names
Shearer, Edith Norma, 1902-1983
Languages
English (130)
French (6)
Spanish (6)
German (1)
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