Gibbons, Cedric 1895-1960
Most widely held works about Cedric Gibbons
Most widely held works by Cedric Gibbons
The Wizard of Oz ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1939 and 2009 in English and held by 2,121 libraries worldwide
When a nasty neighbor tries to have her dog put to sleep, Dorothy takes her dog, Toto, and starts to run away. A tornado appears and carries her to the magical land of Oz. Wishing to return home, she begins to travel to the city of Oz where a great wizard lives. On her way she meets a Scarecrow who needs a brain, a Tin Man who wants a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who desperately needs courage. They all hope the all-mighty Wizard of Oz will help them, but they have to get to the Emerald City before the Wicked Witch of the West catches up with them.
Singin' in the rain ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1,453 libraries worldwide
Silent movies are giving way to talking pictures, and a hoofer-turned-matinee idol is caught in that bumpy transition, as well as his buddy, prospective ladylove, and shrewish co-star.
An American in Paris ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 1,434 libraries worldwide
An ex-GI loves Paris and loves even more an alluring, but engaged, perfume-shop clerk.
National Velvet ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,293 libraries worldwide
A jaded former jockey helps a young girl prepare a wild but gifted horse for England's Grand National Sweepstakes.
Adam's rib ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1,272 libraries worldwide
Assistant District Attorney Adam Bonner loves his wife Amanda, but doesn't care much for his opposing counsel in a sensational attempted-murder trial, an opponent who happens to be Amanda.
Blackboard jungle ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 849 libraries worldwide
Urban drama about an idealistic teacher in a slum area who fights doggedly to connect with his unruly students. Based on Evan Hunter's novel.
Woman of the year ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 845 libraries worldwide
In this hilarious excursion into the battle of the sexes, Tracy plays Sam Craig, the down-to-earth sportswriter of the New York Chronicle. As Tess Harding, the paper's bright international columnist, Hepburn makes his life miserable. As soon as they start taking swipes at each other in their columns, there is little peace between them. In the office and in the bedroom the squabbling continues, until their problems are overcome by their deep love for each other.
The great Ziegfeld ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 711 libraries worldwide
Ziegfeld is a theatrical impresario, whose show business empire begins when he stage-manages a tour for a strongman. With almost no money in the bank, he charms European stage star Anna Held to headline his "Follies". From 1907, Ziegfeld stages annual editions of Broadway's most fabulous revue. Eventually, Ziegfeld abandons Anna in favor of other beauties. Ziegfeld comes to realize that his new romance with Follies-girl Audrey Dane, is all wrong, settling instead for good-natured actress Billie Burke. Bankrupted by the Depression, Ziegfeld dies as he plans a spectacular comeback.
On the town ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 690 libraries worldwide
Three sailors have a 24-hour shore leave to enjoy New York. They are especially concerned with the female inhabitants of the city, and each finds his own to cuddle up with. Chip tries but can't resist the advances of a cab driver, Ozzie gladly fills the role of a lovely anthropologist's "prehistoric man," and Gabey finds the model who poses for the Miss Turnstiles advertisements, who isn't quite the glamorous celebrity he envisioned.
Ben-Hur a tale of the Christ ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 673 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.
The Barkleys of Broadway ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 624 libraries worldwide
Josh and Dinah Barkley are a successful (though argumentative) musical-comedy team, yet Dinah chafes as Galatea to her husband's Pygmalion. When serious playwright Jacques Barredout envisions her as a great dramatic actress, Dinah is not hard to persuade.
Grand Hotel ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 613 libraries worldwide
Berlin's plushest, most expensive hotel is the setting where in the words of Dr. Otternschlag "People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.". The doctor is usually drunk so he misses the fact that Baron von Geigern is broke and trying to steal eccentric dancer Grusinskaya's pearls, but ends up stealing her heart instead. Powerful German businessman Preysing brow beats his lowly bookkeeper, Kringelein, but in the end it is Kringelein who holds all the cards. Meanwhile, the Baron also steals the heart of Preysing's mistress, Flaemmchen, but in the end, she doesn't end up with either one of them.
Pat and Mike ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 595 libraries worldwide
A woman athlete of enormous promise in the worlds of both tennis and golf is pursued by a shady promoter, who hopes to make her famous and make some money in the process.
Father of the bride ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 562 libraries worldwide
Chaos reigns when the beautiful daughter of a family casually announces her plans to marry. What follows is a warmly humorous story, with wedding preparations, ruffled egos and the unavoidable meeting with the prospective in-laws.
The Harvey girls ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 452 libraries worldwide
On a train trip West to become a mail order bride Susan Bradley meets a cheery crew of young women traveling out to open a "Harvey House" restaurant at a remote whistle stop to provide good cooking and wholesome company for railway travellers. When Susan and her bashful suitor find romance daunting, Susan joins the Harvey Girls instead. The saloon across the street with its alluring worldly-wise women offers them tough competition, fair and foul, and Susan catches the eye of Ned Trent, the distant but intense proprietor of the bar.
Mata Hari ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 410 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.
San Francisco ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1936 and 2006 in English and held by 397 libraries worldwide
A Barbary Coast saloonkeeper and a Nob Hill impresario are rivals for the affections of a beautiful singer, both personally and professionally in 1906 San Francisco.
In the good old summertime ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 339 libraries worldwide
Musical remake of 'Shop around the corner' involving two feuding store employees who are unknowingly engaged in a romantic relationship as anonymous pen pals.
Boom town ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 311 libraries worldwide
In search of black-gold fortunes, two men will dream, scheme and team up to become rich. Things between the friends get rough, as one man steals the love of a woman from the other.
The Broadway melody ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 290 libraries worldwide
The Broadway Melody offers snarky, wiseacre humor, and effervescent charm. The Mahoney Sisters are successful singers in the boondocks, and now they've come to New York for the big time. Hank (Henrietta) is the smart one, while Queenie is the beautiful one--as Hank's fiancé Eddie Kearns says, they're "a coupla swell kids." Songwriter Eddie gets the girls a part in a revue featuring his song, "The Broadway Melody." Eddie, long engaged to Hank, falls for Queenie, whom he hasn't seen since she was a little girl. But Eddie and Queenie are both devoted to Hank, so Queenie gives in to the wooing of one of the show's rich backers, so as not to come between Hank and Eddie. This only causes more trouble, because both Hank and Eddie know exactly what kind of danger Queenie is courting by putting herself in a playboy's hands.
Action and adventure films Americans Bagnold, Enid Baum, L. Frank--1856-1919 Comedy films Cowardly Lion (Fictitious character) Dancers Drama Dual-career families Fantasy films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Films France--Paris Friendship Gale, Dorothy (Fictitious character) Good and evil Grand National (Horse race) Hunter, Evan,--1926-2005 Juvenile delinquents Juvenile works Kansas Legal films Love Man-woman relationships Monkeys Motion picture actors and actresses Musical films New York (State)--New York Oz (Imaginary place) Race horses Romance films Romantic comedy films Sailors Scarecrow (Fictitious character : Baum) Schools Sound motion pictures Sports films Steeplechasing Teachers Tin Woodman (Fictitious character) Tornadoes Triangles (Interpersonal relations) United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Witches Wizard of Oz (Fictitious character) Wizard of Oz films Women lawyers
Cedric Gibbons 1895-1960
Gibbons, Austin Cedric 1895-1960