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Levien, Sonya 1888?-1960

Works: 172 works in 450 publications in 8 languages and 9,965 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Musical films  Juvenile works  Interviews  Biographical films  Western films  Romantic comedy films  Fiction 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Adapter, Publishing director, Scenarist, Author, Writer of accompanying material, Author of dialog
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Sonya Levien
Most widely held works by Sonya Levien
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! by Richard Rodgers( Visual )

41 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young prairie woman is courted by a good-natured cowboy and a menacing hired hand
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by William Dieterle( Visual )

27 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academy award winner Charles Laughton stars as Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer of Notre Dame and Maureen O'Hara is Esmeralda, the beautiful gypsy he adores
Quo vadis by Mervyn LeRoy( Visual )

47 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returning to Rome after 3 years in the field, General Marcus Vinicius meets and falls in love with the devout Christian, Lygia. She doesn't want to have anything to do with the warrior. Though Lygia grew up Roman, and as the adopted daughter of a retired general, Lygia is technically a hostage of Rome. Marcus gets Emperor Nero to give her to him for services rendered. Lygia is not happy about this situation, but she falls in love with Marcus anyway. Meanwhile, Nero's atrocities get more outrageous. When he burns Rome and blames the Christians, Marcus goes off to save Lygia and her family. Nero captures them and all other Christians. He decides to make a sport of it by throwing them to the lions
Drums along the Mohawk by John Ford( Visual )

21 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during the widening struggle for American independence. A newly married couple, homesteading in New York's Mohawk Valley, is driven into a nearby fort by repeated attacks from Indian tribes allied with the British
Rodgers and Hammerstein's State fair by Richard Rodgers( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each member of the Frake family seeks a different prize when they attend the Iowa State Fair
Ziegfeld girl( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovery by Flo Ziegfeld changes a girl's life but not necessarily for the better, as three beautiful women find out when they join the spectacle on Broadway: Susan, the singer who must leave behind her ageing vaudevillian father; vulnerable Sheila, the working girl pursued both by a millionaire and by her loyal boyfriend from Flatbush; and the mysterious European beauty Sandra, whose concert violinist husband cannot endure the thought of their escaping from poverty by promenading her glamor in skimpy costumes
Cavalcade( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film traces the lives of two different families over three decades from the Boer War to the close of the 19th century through World War I and the early 1930's
State fair by Walter Lang( Visual )

14 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small-town family travels to the State Fair. The father is looking for a blue ribbon for his prize hog, Blue Boy, mom is looking for glory in her cooking, and the kids are looking for love
Hit the deck( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sailor Danny Xavier Smith and two other guys try to save his sister Susan's virtue. She wants to get a role in the show "Hit the Deck". After wrecking the producers hotel suite, they land in the brig. But Danny's father is a Rear Admiral
Rhapsody in blue the story of George Gershwin( Visual )

9 editions published between 1945 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical film about George Gershwin; his rise from music hall pianist to revered composer
The valley of decision( Visual )

3 editions published between 1945 and 2010 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steel separates 1873 Pittsburgh into rich and poor, master and worker, powerful and powerless. On one side is Paul Scott, the progressive son of a steel mill owner. On the other is Mary Rafferty, daugher of an imbittered laborer who was crippled in a mill accident. When Mary takes a post as a housemaid at the Scott mansion, she and Paul fall desperately in love. But a bloody strike may tear the city - and the lovers - apart
The Student prince by Sigmund Romberg( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The voice of Mario Lanza and the choreography of Hermes Pan are featured in this adaptation of the Sigmund Romberg musical, in which the future king of Karlsburg falls for a Heidelberg barmaid instead of the princess he's supposed to marry
Interrupted melody( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soon after arriving in France on a music scholarship, young Australian Marjorie takes the opera world by storm. Exhilarated by her achievement, she garners worldwide fame and is heralded as one of the greatest singers of her time. But tragedy strikes in the form of a crippling paralysis
In old Chicago( Visual )

10 editions published between 1938 and 2007 in English and French and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Chicago fire of 1871 is the centrepiece of this tale of Mrs O'Leary and her two sons. According to legend the fire started in her barn. One of Mrs O'Leary's sons aspires to become a wealthy impresario, the other becomes a dedicated lawyer and mayor of Chicago. This is one of the major productions at Fox in the thirties with well mounted period settings and the fire magnificently staged on the backlot
Bhowani Junction by George Cukor( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the British prepare to leaave India, half-English, half Indian army officer Victoria Jones is forced to choose between races, allegiences and the three men she loves
Mr. Skitch( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will Rogers portrays a jack-of-all-trades (Mr. Skitch), from Missouri, who has fallen on hard times. When the bank forecloses on his house, Mr. Skitch packs up his family and heads for California
The cowboy and the lady( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When bored Palm Beach rich girl Mary Smith convinces her housemaids to take her along on a triple blind date, she never expects to meet the cowpoke of her dreams. When she convinces him she's a struggling house servant, the unlikely couple fall head-over-spurs and hastily marry aboard a ship to Galveston. But rodeo life doesn't suit a lady and when Mary returns home, her new husband finds a shock waiting for him--and a host of in-the-dark in-laws ready for a lesson in homespun love"--Container
Song o' my heart( Visual )

4 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film made as a showcase for the voice of Irish tenor, John McCormack. A fictional Irish singer leaves behind success in New York to return to Ireland to care for the children of his recently deceased childhood sweetheart
They had to see Paris( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Oklahoma mechanic Pike Peters finds himself part owner of an oil field. His wife, Idy, hitherto content, decides the family must go to Paris to get 'culture' and meet 'the right kind of people.' "
The Kim Novak collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Middle of the Night: A young woman is in a relationship with her boss, nearly twice her age, and their families' disapproval threatens their happiness
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Quo vadis
Alternative Names
Hovey, Sonya 1888-1960

Levien, Sonja 1888-1960

Levien, Sonya, 1898-1960

The Hunchback of Notre DameQuo vadisThe Student prince