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Ruggles, Wesley 1889-1972

Works: 149 works in 256 publications in 1 language and 3,518 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Western films  Romantic comedy films  Comedy films  History  Musical films  Gangster films  Short films  Historical films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author, Actor, Performer, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Wesley Ruggles
Cimarron( Visual )

8 editions published between 1931 and 2006 in English and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A nation rising to greatness through the work of men and women, new country opening, raw land blossoming, crude towns growing into cities, territories becoming rich states. In 1889, President Harrison opened the vast Indian Oklahoma lands for white settlement--2,000,000 acres free for the taking, poor and rich pouring in, swarming the border, waiting for the starting gun, at noon, April 22nd ..."--Prologue from title screens. A western saga about empire building, it follows the adventures of Yancey Cravat, a lawyer and newspaperman from Wichita, who joins the Oklahoma Territory land rush in 1889. Soon he and his family are citizens of Osage. Beset by wanderlust, Yancey joins the Cherokee Strip land rush in 1893, leaving wife Sabra behind to run the newspaper and raise their son, Cimarron. By 1907, Yancey is back at home as Oklahoma becomes a state. During the oil boom, he refuses to join a scheme to cheat the Indians out of their oil rich land, and then disappears again. In 1929, Sabra is elected Oklahoma's first Congresswoman, Cimarron is married to an Indian princess, and Yancey still hasn"t returned
Mae West : the glamour collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mae West had an inexhaustibly playful interest in language, and a rare, sometimes perplexing, and even lofty wit, spiced by low-down slang. Well before the second wave of feminism, she wrote all her own material, insisted on total control of her work, and was wildly popular for a short time, right before the Production Code lowered the boom on adult attitudes being expressed in films. She made only 12 movies, but three are first-rate, and these were enough to seal her fame and launch a legend. In her first film appearance, "Night after night," a successful ex-boxer buys a high-class speakeasy and falls for a rich society girl. As the bold Tira in "I'm no angel," she works as a dancing beauty and lion tamer at a fair. For "Goin' to town," West goes Western. Cleo Borden is a former dance hall queen who has become newly rich. She falls for--and pursues--an upper crust Englishman. This is followed by "Go west young man," where she plays Mavis Arden, a movie star stranded in the country. To stifle her boredom, she trifles with a young man's affections. "My little chickadee" pairs West with a legend of similar stature, W.C. Fields. As Flower Belle Lee, she is rightly suspected of illicit relations with the Masked Bandit, and run out of Little Bend. Surprisingly, things change very little when she arrives in Greasewood City to start over
No man of her own( Visual )

10 editions published between 1932 and 2007 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gambler on the run meets and marries a librarian after she wins a coin toss
Carole Lombard : the glamour collection( Visual )

2 editions published between 1931 and 2006 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Man of the world) A young American girl visits Paris accompanied by her fiancee and her wealthy uncle. (We're not dressing) Beautiful high society type Doris Worthington is entertaining guests on her yacht in the Pacific when it hits a reef and sinks. (Hands across the table) A loafer and a manicurist, both planning to marry money, meet and form an uneasy alliance. (Love before breakfast) Kay bounces between boyfriend Bill and a Wall Street tycoon who thinks he knows what's best for her and bosses her around. (The princess comes across) A woman pretends to be royalty in order to get aboard a crusie ship. (True confession) Helen and Ken are a pretty strange couple, she is a pathological liar, and he is a scrupulously honest lawyer
I'm no angel by Wesley Ruggles( Visual )

29 editions published between 1933 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story begins with the bewitching Tira (West), who, in addition to circus acts, performs some shady business maneuvers and takes a job as a lion tamer to escape jail. After her first show at Madison Square Garden catapults Tira to stardom, she attracts the attention of wealthy but engaged Kirk Lawrence (Kent Taylor). But Kirk's handsome business partner Jack Clayton (Cary Grant) blows his friend's cover and begins a romance with Tira. This time Tira is in love for real and is devastated when a misunderstanding causes Jack to break off the affair. Serving as her own counsel, Tira sues Jack for breach of contract and takes him through a cross-examination he'll never forget!
Arizona( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tough pioneer woman stands up to attacks by business rivals and Indians but falls for a drifter
Icons of screwball comedy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 2: My sister Eileen: A writer, who has a pretty, younger sister, brings a host of eccentrics through their Greenwich Village apartment. She wouldn't say yes: A button-down psychiatrist battles her patient's impulses while suppressing her own
The Claudette Colbert collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Three-cornered moon, 1933) Laughter is the best medicine in tough times, and that is certainly the case for Elizabeth and her three brothers who are forced to find work after their eccentric family's fortune is lost. (Maid of Salem, 1937) Inspired by the true-life Salem witch trials, an independent young woman is accused of casting evil spells by the Puritan townsfolk during one of the most notorious periods in American history. (I met him in Paris, 1937) All is fair in love and fashion as a successful designer must choose between three suitors: a creative playwright, a dashing playboy, and a hometown boy. (Bluebeard's eight wife, 1938) The daughter of a destitute aristocrat is determined to teach her millionaire groom a lesson when she learns that their wedding day is not his first trip down the aisle. (No time for love, 1943) A working class man falls for a sophisticated fashion photographer, but the picture is not pretty when he loses his job and she hires him to be her assistant. (The egg and I, 1947) A new bride reluctantly says "I do" to her husband's plan to leave their life in the city and raise chickens on a dilapidated farm located miles from civilization
Chaplin's Essanay comedies( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Chaplin's films at Essanay Studios. Shanghaied: Hired to shanghai a crew, Chaplin is himself shanghaied and becomes assistant cook aboard a rolling boat. A Night in the show: Chaplin appears in a dual role as a playboy seated in the orchestra and as an obnoxious workman on a night out seated in the balcony. The latter closes the theater down by turning a fire hose on the fire-eating act. Police: The Tramp released from prison meets a former cell-mate and sets out to rob the home of a young woman. Charlie Chaplin's Burlesque on Carmen: Parody of the popular Cecil B. DeMille film Carmen. Triple trouble: Charlie works in the home of an eccentric inventor from whom some German spies are attempting to obtain a formula
Somewhere I'll find you by Wesley Ruggles( Visual )

4 editions published between 1942 and 2009 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An impassioned reporter and his brother head to Indochina at the onset of World War II to search for the woman they love
Chaplin's Essanay comedies( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Chaplin's Essanay Comedies cinema's greatest comedian was first able to build his screen work around his performance style rather than forcing himself, as before, into Mack Sennett's frenzied Keystone comedy matrix. With this freedom Chaplin evolved in a year from the gag comedian of "His New Job" to the brilliant pantomimist of "A Night Out," "The Champion," "The Tramp" and "Shanghaied" to the profound satirist of "Police." Includes "Shanghaied," "A Night in the Show," "Burlesque on 'Carmen'" (all 1915), "Police," "Triple Trouble" (both 1916)
Percy Marks' the plastic age( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the plastic age, Clara Bow plays Cynthia Day, a tough girl at Prescott College who runs with a fast crowd. Donald Keith is athletic freshman Hugh Carver, who falls for her, though Cynthia knows her lifestyle is bad for him. When Cynthia begins to return Hugh's deeper feelings, she must decide whether to sacrifice their love in order to save his collegiate future, or sabotoge his athletic career for four years of fun-filled excitement
The Bing Crosby collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bing Crosby stars in six rare films featuring some of his most memorable songs, such as "June in January," "Swanee River" and "I've got a pocketful of dreams."
The show off ; The plastic age( Visual )

4 editions published between 1925 and 2006 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Show off is about a gullible woman who marries a pompous, incessantly boasting man against his family's wishes. The Plastic age is about a fast living college girl during Prohibition
Wesley Ruggles' You belong to me( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a ski trip, rich, idle Peter pursues and falls (literally) for Helen Hunt, M.D. After a courtship of hypochondria, she agrees to marry him on the condition that she will continue to practice medicine. Will the very jealous Peter be able to reconcile himself to his wife seeing male patients? Newly remastered
Slightly dangerous( Visual )

3 editions published between 1943 and 2010 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A working girl gets a complete makeover, when she fakes her own suicide and goes to New York
The Claudette Colbert collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I met him in Paris: A successful designer must choose between three suitors: a creative playwright, a dashing playboy and a hometown boy
Icons of screwball comedy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If you could only cook: A down-on-her-luck cook charms a millionaire into playing along as her husband so they can get work. Too many husbands: A girl finds herself legally wed to two men
Cary Grant : the vault collection, comedies( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wedding Present (1936): Two star reporters (Cary Grant and Joan Bennett) find their playful newsroom relationship running out of ink when he is promoted to editor and she becomes engaged to a writer
See here, Private Hargrove( Visual )

2 editions published between 1944 and 2010 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pvt. Marion Hargrove - reporting for comedy duty!
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Alternative Names
Ruggles, Wes 1889-1972

Ruggles, Wesley H. 1889-1972

Wesley Ruggles Amerikaans acteur (1889-1972)

Wesley Ruggles réalisateur américain

Wesley Ruggles regista statunitense

Wesley Ruggles US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur, Produzent und Schauspieler

Веслі Рагглз

Уэсли Рагглз американский кинорежиссёр

وسلی راگلز تهیه‌کننده، فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، و کارگردان آمریکایی



English (83)

Mae West : the glamour collectionNo man of her ownCarole Lombard : the glamour collectionI'm no angelArizonaIcons of screwball comedyIcons of screwball comedy