WorldCat Identities

Koster, Henry 1905-1988

Works: 209 works in 646 publications in 9 languages and 11,846 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Interviews  Comedy films  Musical films  Biography  Military history  Religious films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Performer, Film editor, Other, Scenarist, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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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 1,751 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 )
52 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elwood P. Dowd, constant companion is Harvey, a six-foot tall rabbit that only he can see. To his sister, Veta Louise, Elwood's obsession with Harvey has been a thorn in the side of her plans to marry off her daughter. But when Veta Louise decides to put Elwood in a mental hospital, a hilarious mix-up occurs and she finds herself committed instead. It's up to Elwood to straighten out the mess with his kindly philosophy, and his 'imaginary' friend
The bishop's wife by Henry Koster ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,536 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 )
103 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 994 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 863 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 )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and French and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A couple assemble children and grandchildren and venture to a Pacific Coast beach house where bad plumbing, local eccentrics and family strife make for a vacation they will never forget
A man called Peter ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1955 and 2007 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Scottish-born minister who became Chaplain of the U.S. Senate
D-day the sixth of June ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and Multiple languages and held by 380 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 ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 3 languages 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 )
20 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 270 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 250 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 240 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 212 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 197 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 182 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
Three smart girls ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1936 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 156 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 by Henry Koster ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 5 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 93 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
Two sisters from Boston ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"With those gams and that voice, High "C" Susie packs 'em in at a Bowery honkytonk located several blocks and a world away from where her Beantown family thinks she's singing: the grand opera house. Then her prim and disapproving sister comes to town ... and promptly falls in love with singing, dancing and a handsome young man-about-town"--Container
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Alternative Names
Koestrlitz, Hermann.
Kosterlitz, Herman 1905-1988
Kosterlitz, Hermann, 1905-
Kösterlitz, Hermann 1905-1988
Kosterlitz, Hermann 1905-1988 Frueherer Name