WorldCat Identities

Haines, William 1900-1973

Works: 66 works in 108 publications in 5 languages and 1,109 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Silent films  Comedy films  Romance films  Sports films  History  Film adaptations  Musical films  Revues 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author
Classifications: PS3515.A247, 812.5
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by William Haines
Show people by King Vidor( Visual )

14 editions published between 1928 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peggy Pepper (Marion Davies), a Georgia girl who wants to be a dramatic actress, goes to Hollywood and at first can find work only as a patsy for Billy Boone (William Haines) in slapstick comedies. Billy, however, soon helps Peggy to become both a serious actress and a star. Fame and wealth go to Peggy's head; she becomes vain and snubs Billy in favor of André (Paul Ralli), her romantic leading man. Peggy eventually comes down to earth, however, and acknowledges her love for the patient Billy
Little Annie Rooney by William Beaudine( Visual )

10 editions published between 1925 and 2003 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Annie Rooney leads her gang of boys in a series of comic battles with a rival gang in the slums of New York's lower East Side. Unexpected tragedy strikes when her policeman father is shot and killed at a dance and Annie attempts to save an innocent suspect, whom she loves, from the wrath of her older brother who has sworn revenge
Tell it to the Marines by George W Hill( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El soldado Robert 'Skeet' Burns, ordinario y rudo jovenzuelo, se alista temporalmente en los marines. En la vieja época aristocrática, a los jóvenes melenudos de origen humilde, no les estaba permitido acceder al ministerio bélico germánico, solo tenían dicho privilegio los ociosos y perezosos jóvenes de buena familia
West Point( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'West Point, the pride of America, the home of glorious tradition-- unless you're a hotshot plebe named Brice Wayne. Then it's just a backdrop to personal glory. William Haines stars as Brice and joan Crawford the girl he loves in a comedy-drama about a brash young gridiron hero who puts himself above the corps, learns a bitter lesson in team spirit and charges into the Army-Navy game for a chance to redeem himself"--Container
The smart set( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young polo player is expelled from the U.S. team because of his insistence on hogging the game, but when a fellow teammate and rival for his sweetheart is injured, he must prove he has what it takes to be a great player, and a great man
Spring fever( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Golf nut Jack Kelly gets a chance to play golf at an exclusive club. There he pursues Allie Monte telling her he is a wealthy golf pro. When she learns the truth she'll have nothing to do with him. In the end love prevails as Kelly becomes a golf champion and wins the girl as well
The girl said no( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story follows Tom Ward, a brash young college graduate (William Haines), who has always succeeded in life with his outlandish charms. He falls in love at first sight with Mary Howe (Leila Hyams), a woman who is dating Mr. McAndrews, a stable and boring finance wizard. Tom unsuccessfully tries to woo her, and then finds himself working for McAndrews (Francis X. Bushman Jr.), who gives him the impossible task of selling municipal bonds to the wealthy Hettie Brown (Marie Dressler)
The marines are coming( Visual )

4 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Marine Lt. leaves the Marines in disgrace, but comes back as a Private, and is forced to confront his old rival
Speedway by Harry Beaumont( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Veteran race driver Jim MacDonald loves young Bill Whipple like a son, even if Bill has more time for girls and gambling than hard work on the track. But ready or not, Bill gets his shot at racing immortality
The dawn of sound( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of early sound films: big-cast all-star music revues The Hollywood revue of 1929 and Show of shows, and the musicals Broadway melody, the surviving reel of Gold diggers of Broadway, the musical short Songwriters' revue, and a lampoon film short, Dogway melody
Brown of Harvard( Visual )

2 editions published between 1926 and 1996 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two college students, one academic and one sporty, love the same girl
Are you listening?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"WBLA is on the air, presenting the live music, the sudsy dramas and the sell-sell-sell of commercial interludes that keep consumers buying and sponsors smiling. But one sponsor, a producer of plumbing supplies isn't happy. So WBLA scriptwriter Bill Grimes is bounced from his job, setting in motion this movie's turn from comedic to darkly tragic"--Container
Fast life( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's only one thing faster than wiseacre Sandy Norton's motor mouth-- his swell new speedboat! Brash, high-spirited William Haines takes the helm in a snappy action-comedy about an ex-sailor with a nifty boat-engine design who talks his way into a job with a millionaire shipbuilder, constructs his dream speedboat on the millionaire's dime and in his spare time, wins the love of his boss's daughter
Remote control( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A radio clairvoyant gives his rapt audience advice from the spirit world. But the clairvoyant is really the leader of a gang of thieves, the advice is a code to where the gang should strike next and a suspicious station employee is about to be taken for a ride
Navy blues( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sailor beware! That sweet trick with the big eyes is looking for more than a good time. She wants a ring! This nifty little comedy-drama touting the value of a good woman's love. There is the girl who, after some heartache, ties a sailor's knot around Jack's heart. 'I ain't the marrying kind, ' Jack declares. Wanna bet, sailor?
Silent classics. the ultimate collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebecca of Sunnybrooke Farm. "A timeless classic starting Mary Pickford as Rebecca, sent to live with her two miserly aunts when her family can't afford to keep her. Fitting in proves challenging for Rebecca, whose eternally sunny outlook clashes with her conservative new surroundings." -- Container
Buster Keaton collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Free and easy": Elmer departs Kansas with the newly crowned Miss Gopher City and heads for Hollywood determined to turn her into a star
Command decision by William Wister Haines( Book )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chief character is Brigadier General Dennis, Commander of a Division of heavy bombers in England, through whose office pass the men who help to win the war
Nobody but you by Gus Edwards( )

1 edition published in 1929 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
William Haines

William Haines acteur américain

William Haines aktor amerykański

William Haines Amerikaans acteur

William Haines amerikansk skådespelare

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William Haines amerikansk skuespiller

William Haines attore cinematografico e antiquario statunitense

William Haines US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Willie Haines

Willie Haines Brits voetballer (1900-1974)

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Willie Haines English footballer

Willie Haines joueur de football britannique

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