WorldCat Identities

Koster, Henry 1905-1988

Works: 306 works in 841 publications in 10 languages and 12,593 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Interviews  Comedy films  Musical films  Military history  Biography  History  Religious films 
Roles: Director, Author, Producer, Performer, Film editor, Other, Interviewee, Correspondent, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Henry Koster
The robe by Henry Koster( Visual )
43 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the inspiring story of the robe that Jesus wore on the cross and the Roman centurion, Marcellus Gallio, who wins the robe in a gambling match at the foot of the cross
Harvey by Henry Koster( Visual )
56 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comedy about a good-natured fellow whose constant companion is a 6'8" tall invisible rabbit. His sister is determined to marry her daughter off and decides to commit her brother to a mental hospital to get him out of the way. Due to a mix-up the sister is committed instead, and it is up to the kindly brother and his imaginary friend to straighten things out!
The bishop's wife by Henry Koster( Visual )
27 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cary Grant stars as an angel who materializes in answer to the prayers of a harried young bishop, David Niven. Niven's efforts to raise money for a new cathedral have endangered his marriage to beautiful Loretta Young. Grant enters the bishop's household hoping to end the problems plaguing the family, but instead the bishop's negelected wife becomes infatuated with him
The Inspector general by Henry Koster( Visual )
102 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A corrupt village wrongly suspects the idiot assistant of a medicine-show operator of being the emperor's omnipotent inspector general in disguise
Flower drum song by Henry Koster( Visual )
10 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in San Francisco's Chinatown in the late 1950's. Pretty Mei Li has stowed away on a Chinese steamer with her professor father to become a mail-order bride for nightclub owner Sammy Fong. Sammy, however, is completely infatuated with saucy showgirl Linda Low, who is intent on making him jealous enough to propose to her. As Sammy sets out to assign his marriage contract (and Mei Li) to Wang Ta, a handsome college student living in Chinatown, complications, merriment, and many musical numbers ensue
Mr. Hobbs takes a vacation ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a businessman decides to take his family on a vacation in a rented cottage on the West Coast seashore, everyone starts to complain and create problems, until he steps in and saves the day
A man called Peter ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1955 and 2007 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Scottish-born minister who became Chaplain of the U.S. Senate
D-day the sixth of June by Henry Koster( Visual )
15 editions published between 1956 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En route to Normandy, an American and a British officer reminisce in flashback about their romances with the same woman
The story of Ruth by Henry Koster( Visual )
13 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Moabite priestess renounces her Gods for the God of Israel. Since she is a foreigner, her dedication is not readily accepted by the villagers. All the spectacle of heathen idolatry and human sacrifice. One of the Bible's timeless love stories
The virgin queen by Henry Koster( Visual )
21 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In an effort to advance his ambition to sail to the New World on behalf of his beloved England, the future Sir Walter Raleigh enamors himself to the Queen. She initially rebuffs him, but he slowly wins her over--not just in business, but also in her heart. However, when he falls in love and marries one of her ladies-in-waiting, Raleigh enrages Elizabeth and risks everything he's fought for"--Container
The singing nun ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With lilting melodies and an earnest sense of higher calling, Ann takes her faith where it might not otherwise go - onto the world's airwaves. Her "Dominique" becomes a smash single
Stars and stripes forever ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Entertaining biography of the renowned band leader
Come to the stable ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Determined to fulfill a promise made to God for saving a hospital from destruction during World War II, Sister Margaret and Sister Scolastica arrive in Connecticut with the dream of building a children's hospital. All they need is land and money. They already have the most essential ingredient-- faith
O. Henry's full house ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1952 and 2006 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Steinbeck introduces dramatizations of five of O. Henry's short stories
My blue heaven ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A popular husband-and-wife entertainer team, making their move from radio to television, believe their lives will be complete when they can start a family. When they decide to adopt, they face problems and disappointments and are ultimately rewarded with an overabundance of babies
Deanna Durbin sweetheart collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The girl they call "Winnipeg's Sweetheart," Deanna Durbin, captured the hearts of movie fans everywhere with her irresistible charm and golden voice. From her debut film in 1936 to the release of her last film in 1947, Deanna was an international superstar and box-office sensation. Then at the height of her fame, she walked away from Hollywood forever. Now her movie magic lives on in this special 6-film set, The Deanna Durbin Sweetheart Pack. This rare treasure includes some of her best-loved films, including The Academy Award nominated Three Smart Girls; First Love, a modern riff on the classic Cinderella story; It Started with Eve, a tender-hearted musical farce; Lady on a Train, a crazy who-done-it; and Can't Help Singing, the film that takes Deanna out to the Old West in search of romance and adventure
Travels in Brazil by Henry Koster( )
22 editions published between 1816 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three smart girls ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1936 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The adventure begins when three lovely, high-spirited girls attempt to reunite their mother and father who divorced a decade ago. The girls decide to pay their millionaire father a surprise visit in New York when they learn of his intentions to remarry. The object of his current affections is headed for disaster when the girls arrive to break up the romance and bring their father home."--Container
Désirée ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tale of an unknown officer named Napoleon, Désirée, a commoner who became a queen, and the rich and powerful Josephine. One of the screen's most accomplished historical romances
One hundred men and a girl ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The daughter of an unemployed musician, Durbin decides she will persuade the famous conductor Leopold Stokowski to help her launch an orchestra that will employ her widowed father and 99 out-of-work musicians."--Container
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Alternative Names
Henry Koster
Koestrlitz, Hermann.
Kosterlitz Herman 1905-1988
Kosterlitz, Hermann, 1905-
Kösterlitz, Hermann 1905-1988