WorldCat Identities

Novarro, Ramon 1899-1968

Works: 127 works in 244 publications in 10 languages and 4,086 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  History  Juvenile works  Christian fiction  Historical fiction  Comic books, strips, etc  Portraits  Pictorial works 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Singer, Costume designer, Composer, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Ramon Novarro
Ben-Hur a tale of the Christ by William Wyler ( Visual )
47 editions published between 1924 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Judah Ben-Hur is a young Jewish nobleman from a prominent family who is reunited with his childhood friend Messala. Messala returns to Judea as a Roman tribune. There is a genuine friendship between the two men, yet the clash of their cultures drives a wedge between them. That wedge finally drives Messala to banish Judah to the slave galleys and sends his mother and his sister to prison. From that point forward, Judah's life becomes a quest: a quest to survive and a quest for vengeance. Judah survives the galleys to become the adopted son of a Roman general, and his triumphant return to Judea permits him to challenge and subsequently confront Messala in a chariot race
Mata Hari by Geo Fitzmaurice ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1931 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mata Hari, the dancer-turned-German secret agent in a wartime Paris seething with secrets and betrayal. With the world at war, love was her weapon. The only men she couldn' t seduce were the 12 in the firing squad that ended her life
Illegal ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Illegal: Ambitious D.A. Victor Scott zealously prosecutes Ed Clary for a woman's murder. But as Clary walks to the electric chair, Scott receives evidence that exonerates the condemned man. Realizing that he's made a terrible mistake he tries to stop the execution, but is too late. Scott resigns as a prosecutor and enters private practice. He draws the attention of mob kingpin Frank Garland. Scott represents one of Garland's stooges on a murder rap and Scott, in a grand display of courtroom theatrics, wins the case. Embroiled in dirty mob politics, the situation becomes intolerable when his former protege is charged with a murder that seems to implicate her as an informant to the Garland mob
We were strangers by John Huston ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"It's been seven long years since his people last tasted freedom. So when Cuban-born expatriate Tony Fenner finally returns to Havana, he joins the Organization, a small band of revolutionaries dedicated to ending the tyrannical rule of President Gerardo Machado. Aided by fellow rebel China Valdes, Fenner proceeds with his audacious master plan: to execute the head of the senate and then assassinate all of Cuba's leaders at his well-attended state funeral. And so, as the secret police race to stop them, Fenner and Valdes tunnel beneath the cemetery, where they intend to detonate a bomb so powerful, it will wipe out Machado's entire government with one blow."--Container
The cat and the fiddle ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
MacDonald and Ramon Novarro portray struggling composers and live-in companions. Her "The night was made for love": becomes a huge hit but his career flounders. To escape the bubbub surrounding her, he packs up his suitcase and departs. But when the debut of his operetta is threatened, MacDonald shows up to save the show and rekindle their love
Old Heidelberg ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Duty calls and a prince must give up the one thing he prizes: the girl with whom he's in love
Scaramouche ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1923 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
André Louis Moreau, a law student, vows to fight against the aristocracy when his friend, Philippe, is killed in a duel with the Marquis de la Tour. André joins the Revolution and becomes a leader. Subsequently, he discovers that his real father is the hated Marquis de la Tour and his mother is a countess, both of whom, with his sweetheart, Aline, are at risk from the angry revolutionary mobs. André conducts his mother and Aline to safety, but the Marquis dies bravely at the hands of the mob
The prisoner of Zenda ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A king is kidnapped and a look-alike Englishman is recruited to fill in for him. Of all tales of gallantry and romance, few are as durable as Andrew Hope's beloved swashbuckler. There are at least seven screen versions, including this 1922 adaptation featuring some of the era's most luminous players
Across to Singapore ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Mutinies, men in irons, star-crossed lovers and daring action at sea combine in an adventure based on Ben Ames Williams thrice filmed book "All the brothers were valiant""--Container
The barbarian ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How perfectly charming: a Cairo guide named Jamil has returned Diana Standing's lost Pekinese. She doesn't know that Jamil stole the dog so he could get close to the beautiful tourist
The Oxcart ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Television adaptation of selected scenes from the first act of La carreta, a play by René Marqués, which portrays the migration of a Puerto Rican family from the countryside to the San Juan ghetto and eventually to Spanish Harlem in New York City
The pagan ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Henry Shoesmith, Jr., a handsome islander, devotes his days to singing and his nights to romance. He falls in love with Tito, a native girl who has been adopted by Slater, a trader, and when Slater and Tito leave the island, Henry gives up his idle ways and turns to storekeeping. Tito and Slater later return to the island, and the rough trader attempts to force her to marry him. Henry learns of this and abducts the willing girl, taking her to his mountain home. Slater later takes her back; Henry again rescues her. All ends well"--AFI catalog, 1921-1930
The red lily ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Seeking a better life in Paris, Jean (Ramon Novarro) and Marise (Enid Bennett) plan to meet at a specific time and place. When circumstances intervene, the two lovers miss their rendezvous, never reunite and are destined to lead separate lives that become more and more degrading. Marise turns to prositution and Jean succumbs to the delightful debauchery of a thief named Bo-Bo (Wallace Beery ...). Heatthrob Novarro and delicate Bennett make a magical combination in this deeply moving tale of fate, tragedy and redemption
La Virgen que forjó una patria ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of how the Virgin of Guadalupe became the rallying symbol for an independent Mexico
The little American ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young American woman agrees to help the French against Germany in WWI, but when she arrives in France, she finds her aunt has died and her lover is fighting for the Germans
Love songs of the Nile : featured in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's production The Barbarian by Nacio Herb Brown ( )
2 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Flying Fleet ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"They've gone through four years at the U.S. Naval Academy, but the sea is not the calling for all Annapolis grads. Pals who call themselves the Flying Six yearn for the skies, to be aloft as navy pilots. That means some 50 weeks of additional training to see if they can realize therir dreams. Not all of them will."--Container
The big steal by Don Siegel ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jane and Duke (alias Capt. Blake) accidently meet in Vera Cruz while chasing flim-flam man Fiske. Soon the local Inspector General (El Gato) is involved. Fiske races across Mexico, pursued by Jane and Duke, trailed by the real Capt. Blake. The crafty Inspector General is waiting for them in Tihuacan but they all give him the slip
A nostalgia trip to the stars, 1920-1950 ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nostalgia's greatest hits ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Audience level: 0.28 (from 0.10 for Novarro, R ... to 1.00 for Ramon Nova ...)
Alternative Names
Gil Samaniego, Ramón 1899-1968
Gil Samaniego, Ramón José 1899-1968
Navarro, Ramon 1899-1968
Novarro, Raymond 1899-1968
Novarro, Roman 1899-1968
Samaniego, José Ramón Gil 1899-1968
Samaniego, Ramón 1899-1968
Samaniego, Ramón Gil 1899-1968
Samaniegos, José Ramon Gil 1899-1968
Samaniegos, Ramon 1899-1968
Samaniegos Ramon Gil 1899-1968