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Dratler, Jay

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Most widely held works about Jay Dratler
Most widely held works by Jay Dratler
Laura by Otto Preminger( Visual )

82 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful young woman named Laura is found murdered shortly before her wedding to a dashing young playboy. Stirred by her portrait and adoring descriptions by her admirers, the detective assigned to her case finds that he is strangely under Laura's spell
Call Northside 777 by Henry Hathaway( Visual )

14 editions published between 1948 and 2012 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Chicago reporter finds himself stuck in a decade-old murder investigation when he follows a newspaper ad offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of the killer
The dark corner by Henry Hathaway( Visual )

13 editions published between 1946 and 2010 in English and German and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A private detective, already framed for murder once, is framed for the murder of his ex-partner (the man who framed him the first time)
Goya; a portrait of the artist as a man by Manfred Schneider( Book )

5 editions published between 1936 and 1938 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We're not married by Marilyn Monroe( Visual )

8 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A justice-of-the-peace learns, to his horror, that his license is invalid. He and his wife track down the five couples whom he has "married" to inform them and invites them to "renew" their vows. Couple 1 are an on-air radio team who would really love to do each other in. Couple 2 consist of a husband and contestant-happy wife. Couple 3 are a talkative couple who ran out of things to say to one another. Couple 4 consists of a millionaire and his money bilting bride. Couple 5 consists of a young GI and his pregnant bride
Zeppelin, the story of lighter-than-air craft by Ernst A Lehmann( Book )

6 editions published between 1937 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Impact by Arthur Lubin( Visual )

19 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Williams is a wealthy industrialist whose vicious, two-timing wife, Irene, and her lover, Jim Torrance, plot Walter's death in an "accidental" car crash. Plans go awry and Torrance is killed instead. The police believe that it is Williams' charred body that is found in the wreck, and declare him dead. Assuming a new identity, Williams ends up in a small town in Idaho and begins life over again, falling in love with beautiful Marsha Peters. Walter returns to San Francisco to confront Irene, but an unpleasant surprise awaits him : an indictment for murder.--Container
Higher and higher by Tim Whelan( Visual )

5 editions published between 1943 and 2008 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Formerly rich Mr. Drake is broke ... with his household staff's wages in arrears. Conniving valet Mike O'Brien hatches a scheme to pass off the scullery maid as Drake's debutante daughter and net a rich husband for the benefit of all
It's in the bag!( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old tycoon decides to leave his fortune to his only living heir, Fred Floogle, a flea circus impresario, but the tycoon's crooked attorney and his old business partners kill the man and frame Fred for the murder. Fred discovers that part of the money and evidence clearing him is stuffed in one of the chairs he ended up selling in an auction to different buyers. The rest of the film goes off on any number of hilarious tangents, each tied-in ever so tenuously to the plot
The Judas kiss, a novel by Jay Dratler( Book )

4 editions published between 1955 and 1979 in French and English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love is news( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love is News: a young heiress, tired of being hounded by a reporter, announces the two are engaged. That Wonderful Urge: a reporter causes scandal of his own after the heiress he scooped announces that they are married. Also includes special features
Tyrone Power matinee idol collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love is News: a young heiress, tired of being hounded by a reporter, announces the two are engaged. That Wonderful Urge: a reporter causes scandal of his own after the heiress he scooped announces that they are married. Also includes special features
Black widow ; Call Northside 777 ; Dangerous crossing ; Laura( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black widow: Nancy Ordway is an aspiring writer hoping to make it big in New York at the expense of everyone around her, including Broadway producer Peter Denver, who reluctantly lets her use his apartment to work during the day. And when Peter's wife, Iris, comes home from a trip to find Nancy dead in the bathroom, the assigned detective, Lt. Bruce, soon realizes this assumed suicide is more likely a murder. Everyone Ordway knew is suddenly suspect while a series of flashbacks reveal the plan she was weaving to climb the social ladder
The pitfall by Jay Dratler( Book )

8 editions published between 1947 and 1956 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laura by Vera Caspary( Book )

14 editions published between 1943 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Laura Hunt was the ideal modern woman: beautiful, elegant, highly ambitious, and utterly mysterious. No man could resist her charms--not even the hard-boiled NYPD detective sent to find out who turned her into a faceless corpse. As this tough cop probes the mystery of Laura's death, he becomes obsessed with her strange power. Soon he realizes he's been seduced by a dead woman--or has he?"--Publisher's Website
Manhattan side street by Jay Dratler( Book )

6 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Las Vegas story( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the train to Los Angeles, sophisticated Easterner Lloyd Rollins suggests to his wife Linda that they spend a few days in Las Vegas, her home town. Although reluctant to revisit her past, Linda agrees, and the couple disembarks in the desert city. Lloyd immediately starts gambling in the hotel casino, requesting a $100,000 credit limit, and insists that Linda show off an expensive diamond necklace he gave her. Linda, who has read a telegram addressed to Lloyd in which Monty, his Boston business associate, reveals that their company's trustees are demanding money, cautions Lloyd about gambling, but he dismisses her concerns. Unknown to Linda and Lloyd, they have been followed from the train by a man named Thomas Hubler, who watches Linda with interest. Outside the hotel, meanwhile, Linda's embittered ex-lover, Dave Andrews, a sheriff's lieutenant, learns that Linda is in town with her high-rolling husband. Later that night, Lloyd encourages the distracted Linda to confront her past, and she goes to the Last Chance, the bar at which she used to sing. There, she recalls her wartime romance with Dave and reunites with pianist Happy and Mike Fogarty, the bar's former owner. As she and Happy perform a favorite old song together, Dave enters, then angrily reminds Linda that she did not say goodbye to him the night he shipped out. Although Linda insists that her failure was due to a simple misunderstanding, Dave refuses to forgive her, despite his continuing attraction to her. The next day, Hubler approaches Linda in the hotel swimming pool and expresses interest in her necklace. Linda then tells Lloyd that she knows his credit request was limited to $10,000 and begs for a chance to help him with his financial troubles. Lloyd again shrugs off her concern and tries to act nonplussed when she relays a phone message that Monty has committed suicide. Drucker, who oversees the casino, then informs Lloyd that he cannot extend him additional credit based on the value of Linda's necklace and requests that he check out. Later, following an unpleasant encounter with Dave, Lloyd decides to visit the Last Chance with Linda before leaving Las Vegas. As he is exiting the hotel, he is accosted by Hubler, who identifies himself as an insurance investigator and demands to know where Linda's necklace is. Lloyd states that the necklace is in the hotel safe, but at the Last Chance, Hubler finds Linda and reveals that the necklace is missing. Furious, Linda questions Clayton, the Last Chance's owner, and he admits that he gave Lloyd $10,000 credit in exchange for the necklace. Disgusted with Lloyd, Linda leaves with Dave, and the two spend a romantic evening together at Dave's house. Meanwhile, at the Last Chance, a desperate Lloyd asks Clayton for more credit, but is refused. At Dave's, Linda announces that she has to return to Lloyd, and Dave angrily calls her a taxi. Later, Dave learns that Clayton was murdered at the bar and Linda's necklace stolen. Because Hubler states that he saw Lloyd leaving the Last Chance at the same time that Clayton was killed, Lloyd is arrested. At Clayton's inquest, Linda declines to give Lloyd an alibi, but does offer to bail him out after he is arraigned. Hubler then informs Linda that he observed her leaving the Last Chance soon after he saw Lloyd depart and escorts her to the bar. There, in front of Happy, Hubler tests a confused Linda to determine whether she saw Clayton's body near the piano, then shows her a blood spot overlooked by the police. After Dave finds out that Linda was also at the Last Chance the night before, he talks with Happy, who repeats Hubler's claims that Clayton died near the piano. Aware that Clayton was found behind the bar, Dave suddenly realizes that Hubler killed Clayton for the necklace. Dave telephones Linda to warn her about Hubler, but an armed Hubler has already appeared at her door. Hubler takes off with Linda in a rental car and, after the police set up a series of roadblocks, murders a tourist fishing at Lake Mead and steals his car. In a helicopter, Dave spots the stolen vehicle speeding along a desert road and forces Hubler into an abandoned airport. There, Dave and Hubler fight, and Dave finally corners Hubler on a tower and shoots him. Later, Dave gets word that the just-released Lloyd is being extradited to Boston on embezzlement charges and that Linda is filing for divorce and remaining in Las Vegas"--AFI catalog, 1951-1960
Marilyn Monroe premiere collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 17 movies with Marilyn Monroe, including All About Eve; As Young As You Feel; Lets Make Love; Love Nest; Don't Bother To Knock; Monkey Business; O. Henry's Full House; We're Not Married; Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; How To Marry a Millionaire; Niagara; There's No Business Like Show Business; The Seven Year Itch; Bus Stop; Some Like it Hot; Let's Make Love and The Misfits
Pitfall by Dick Powell( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An happily married insurance salesman's brief affair with a convict's girlfriend leads to blackmail and murder
Higher and higher (1943) : shooting script by Jay Dratler( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Dratler, Jay 1911-1968

Dratler, Jay J. 1911-1968

Jay Dratler American writer

Jay Dratler Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1911-1968)

Jay Dratler écrivain américain

Jay Dratler escritor estadounidense

Jay Dratler US-amerikanischer Drehbuch- und Romanautor

Jay Dratler yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Джей Дрэтлер

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