WorldCat Identities

Koster, Henry 1905-1988

Works: 255 works in 982 publications in 11 languages and 13,339 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Musical films  Fantasy comedies (Motion pictures)  Christmas films  History  Religious films  Bible films  Romantic comedy films 
Roles: Director, Author, Producer, fmd, Performer, Actor, Other, Restager , Film editor, Scenarist, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Henry Koster
The robe by Henry Koster( Visual )

80 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the inspiring story of the robe of 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 )

75 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,771 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 )

46 editions published between 1947 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,755 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 neglected wife becomes infatuated with him
Flower drum song by C. Y Lee( Visual )

17 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in English and held by 951 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
The Inspector General by Henry Koster( Visual )

111 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 910 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
Mr. Hobbs takes a vacation( Visual )

12 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and held by 575 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 by Henry Cöster( Visual )

7 editions published between 1955 and 2007 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scottish-born minister Peter Marshall becomes Chaplain of the U.S. Senate
The story of Ruth by David Kossoff( Visual )

20 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in English and Polish and held by 404 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
D-day the sixth of June( Visual )

24 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 401 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 virgin queen by Henry Koster( Visual )

30 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 332 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 )

10 editions published between 1965 and 2018 in English and held by 316 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 by Fox Video( Visual )

17 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictionalized musical comedy based on the life of John Philip Sousa
O. Henry's full house( Visual )

6 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Steinbeck introduces dramatizations of five of O. Henry's short stories
Come to the stable( Visual )

10 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two nuns from a French convent arrive in a small New England town with a plan to build a children's hospital
My blue heaven( Visual )

10 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in English and held by 211 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 by Deanna Durbin( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 204 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 )

12 editions published between 1936 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 138 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 )

43 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 110 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
No highway in the sky( Visual )

9 editions published between 1951 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aeronautical engineer predicts a new type of airplane will fail after a certain amount of time in the air, and then finds himself onboard one of the doomed planes while headed to a crash site
Two sisters from Boston( Visual )

5 editions published between 1946 and 2010 in English and held by 99 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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The robe
HarveyThe bishop's wifeThe Inspector GeneralA man called PeterThe story of RuthThe singing nunThree smart girlsNo highway in the sky
Alternative Names
Henry Koster

Henry Koster American film director

Henry Koster amerykański reżyser, scenarzysta i producent filmowy pochodzenia niemieckiego

Henry Koster cinéaste allemand

Henry Koster director de cine estadounidense

Henry Koster director de cinema estadounidense

Henry Koster director de cinema estatunidenc

Henry Koster Duits filmregisseur

Henry Koster regista tedesco

Henry Koster regizor de film american

Koestrlitz, Hermann

Koster, Henry, 1905-

Kosterlitz, Henry 1905-1988

Kosterlitz, Herman

Kosterlitz Herman 1905-1988

Kösterlitz, Hermann

Kosterlitz, Hermann, 1905-

Kösterlitz, Hermann 1905-1988

Костер, Генри

הנרי קוסטר במאי קולנוע אמריקאי

هنری کوستر

코스터, 헨리 1905-1988

헨리 코스터 1905년에 태어나 1988년에 사망한 영화 감독

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