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Ames, Leon 1902-1993

Overview
Works: 113 works in 189 publications in 1 language and 8,986 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Comedy films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Film and video adaptations  Musical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Leon Ames
 
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Meet me in St. Louis by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )
16 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 1,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Saint Louis before the 1904 World's Fair, Alonzo Smith threatens to uproot his family and move to New York, which greatly upsets his wife and four daughters
The postman always rings twice by Tay Garnett( Visual )
10 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in English and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frank Chambers (John Garfield) is a drifter who lands at a roadside gas station owned by jolly old Nick Smith (Cecil Kellaway) and his young, blonde wife Cora (Lana Turner). In a matter of minutes, Frank and Cora fall in love, and plot to murder Nick. Eventually wedding bells ring, the body count rises, and the gavel slams-of course, nothing ever goes as planned. Part of what makes the film noir is watching the characters react, as their plans are derailed one by one
Song of the thin man ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At a charity gambling benefit aboard the S.S. Fortune, the tables are hot, the jazz is hotter and before you know it, a bandleader's body is growing cold. They're playing your song Nick and Nora Charles!
The thin man goes home ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Outlaws come and go in Nick & Nora's lives, now it's time to meet the in-laws. The debonair sleuths leave little Nicky Jr. at boarding school, grab Asta and head to Nick's boyhood home of Sycamore Springs
Peyton Place by Grace Metalious( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Allison MacKenzie looks back on life in the New England town where she grew up around the time of Pearl Harbor. Beneath the town's placid god-fearing exterior lay any number of dark secrets
The absent minded professor by Walt Disney( Visual )
3 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Classic about a professor that invents an anti-gravity substance he names flubber, that makes inanimate objects and people fly
By the light of the silvery moon ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Returning World War I soldier MacRae and fiancee Day readjusting to life in the heartland; he wants to postpone their marriage until he is financially secure, and the waiting causes some misunderstandings
On Moonlight Bay by Roy Del Ruth( Visual )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Musical about a family that moves to a small town in Indiana, where their tomboy daughter@ begins a romance with the neighbor across the street
Lady in the lake by Robert Montgomery( Visual )
4 editions published between 1946 and 2008 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Detective Marlow sets out to find the missing wife of a publishing magnate. Several smack-arounds, one dead gigolo, a few angry cops, a booze-soaked frame-up and one dame in the lake later, Marlowe finds the killer and finds that he's also looking at the business end of a gun
Angel face by Otto Preminger( Visual )
7 editions published between 1952 and 2007 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An ambulance driver has the misfortune to meet, and become involved with a scheming young woman
The complete Thin Man collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of six "Thin man" films starring William Powell and Myrna Loy as a married couple who dabble in mysteries
Mysterious Mr. Moto ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"After orchestrating a daring escape from the infamous Devil's Island prison, an undercover Mr. Moto flees with his cellmate -- a ruthless murderer -- to London. Determined to infiltrate the killer's gang of assassins and discover the identity of its leader, Mr. Moto must use all of his wits -- and disguises -- to trap a criminal mastermind and destroy his evil organization -- before he strikes again!"--Container
Greatest classic films collection ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Disc 1: The Maltese falcon: Some high-living lowlifes want to get their hands on a bejeweled falcon. Detective Sam Spade wants to find out why and find out who will take the fall for his partner's murder. The big sleep: L.A. private eye Philip Marlowe takes on a blackmail case and ends up wearing out his gumshoes trailing murderers, nightclub rogues, the spoiled rich and more
The Misadventures of Merlin Jones ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Merlin Jones and Jennifer, his girlfriend, set out on a series of comic misadventures
Son of flubber ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this sequel to 'The Absent-Minded Professor, ' the scientist has now invented Flubbergas, and anyone who inhales it floats away
They were expendable by John Ford( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, two naval officers prove the effectiveness of PT boats in defending the Philippines against the Japanese
The best of Mister Ed ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The hilarious antics of everyone's favorite talking horse and his hapless owner Wilbur
Mr. Moto in Danger Island ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Danger has a special sparkle when Mr. Moto heads to Puerto Rico to put a stop to the glut of contraband diamonds that are flooding the world's jewel market
The best of Mister Ed ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The hilarious antics of everyone's favorite talking horse and his hapless owner Wilbur
Film Noir classic collection. 5 timeless suspense thrillers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Border incident]: The Mexico-California border is the power-keg setting for a tale of government agents versus greed and murder. [His kind of woman]: Hard-luck gambler Dan Milner is in sudden luck. He'll get $50,000 to hang out at a posh Mexican resort. $5,000 now and the big payoff when the reason he's been sent there is revealed. Of course, the gangsters making the offer don't expect him to live long enough to collect. [Lady in the lake]: Philip Marlow searches for a missing wife--and discovers a different woman's corpse in a mountain lake. From there the waters get deeper. [On dangerous ground]: City cop goes to the countryside to help solve a brutal murder and falls in love with a blind woman who's brother is a suspect. [The racket]: A straight-arrow cop and an old-school gangster find a common foe: big shots who run crime like a corporation. [Film noir : bringing darkness to light]: Clips from noir classics and little-known gems, plus interviews with modern noir aficionados like directors Christopher Nolan and Frank Miller, writers James Ellroy and Brian Helgeland and others shape this multifaceted exploration of the movie style that grew out of the hard realities of post-World War II life
 
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Alternative Names
Waycoff Leon 1902-1993
Waykoff, Leon, 1902-1993
Wycoff, Leon, 1902-1993
Languages
English (85)
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