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Oliver, Edna May 1883-1942

Works: 82 works in 210 publications in 5 languages and 8,917 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Romance films  Historical films  Musical films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy films  Biographical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Edna May Oliver
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Most widely held works by Edna May Oliver
Charles Dickens' A tale of two cities( Visual )

15 editions published between 1962 and 2006 in English and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An elaborate adaptation of Dickens' classic tale of the French Revolution. Dissipated lawyer Sydney Carton defends emigre Charles Darnay from charges of spying against England. He becomes enamored of Darnay's fiancée, Lucie Manette, and agrees to help her save Darnay from the guillotine when he is captured by Revolutionaries in Paris"--Marg Baskin in the IMDB, viewed Dec. 12, 2006
Little women by Louisa May Alcott( Visual )

9 editions published between 1933 and 2005 in English and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the humorous and sentimental fortunes of the four March sisters as they grew into young ladies during the harse times of the Civil war
Drums along the Mohawk by John Ford( Visual )

21 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historical drama that tells the story of a young frontier leader, his spirited wife, and their struggles in the backwoods of New York state
Little Miss Broadway( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An orphan adopted by a kind hotel manager who rents rooms to down-on-their-luck entertainers lives happily enough until the owner of the hotel complains about the noise her showbiz friends make and threatens to close the hotel and send her back to the orphanage
Cimarron( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A nation rising to greatness through the work of men and women, new country opening, raw land blossoming, crude towns growing into cities, territories becoming rich states. In 1889, President Harrison opened the vast Indian Oklahoma lands for white settlement--2,000,000 acres free for the taking, poor and rich pouring in, swarming the border, waiting for the starting gun, at noon, April 22nd ..."--Prologue from title screens. Cimarron is a sprawling western saga, an earnest tale about empire building, and a film of its time, which viewers should keep in mind. It follows the adventures Yancey Cravat, a lawyer and newspaperman from Wichita, who joins the Oklahoma Territory land rush in 1889. Soon he and his family are citizens of Osage. Beset by wanderlust, Yancey joins the Cherokee Strip land rush in 1893, leaving wife Sabra behind to run the newspaper and raise their son, Cimarron. by 1907, Yancey is back at home as Oklahoma becomes a state. During the oil boom, he refuses to join a scheme to cheat the Indians out of their oil rich land, and then disappears again. In 1929, Sabra is elected Oklahoma's first Congresswoman, Cimarron is married to an Indian princess, and Yancey still hasn"t returned
Pride & prejudice by Jane Austen( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the five Bennet sisters living in early 19th century England. Their mother is scheming to make prestigious marriages for them. Focuses on Elizabeth Bennet, who mistakenly finds the rich Mr. Darcy an oaf, even as he sets all the other fair maidens' hearts aflutter
Pride and prejudice by Robert Z Leonard( Visual )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this tale of pre-Victorian British country society, a mother is faced with the task of marrying-off her five daughters. The oldest daughter, intelligent and witty Elizabeth, becomes involved with the proud sophisticate, Mr. D'Arcy, and eventually all ends well
The personal history, adventures, experience, & observation of David Copperfield the younger by George Cukor( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Copperfield enjoys an idyllic life with his gentle, widowed mother and his loving nurse, Peggotty. Then tragedy strikes when Mr. Murdstone weds David's mother and drives her to an early grave. Despised by his stepfather, the boy is forced to live in misery and poverty until he runs away to throw himself upon the mercy of his eccentric aunt. Charles Dickens's classic tale of growing up
The story of Vernon and Irene Castle by H. C Potter( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fred and Ginger dance up a storm as they dramatize the careers of the renowned ballroom dancers, Vernon and Irene Castle
Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland( Visual )

6 editions published between 1933 and 2010 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice's fantastic adventures lead her straight to some of the most memorable characters ever imagined, including the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, Humpty Dumpty, the Cheshire Cat, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. When Alice falls down a rabbit hole, she is transported to a magical world
Romeo and Juliet by George Cukor( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even though their families are feuding, Romeo and Juliet fall in love and secretly marry. Romeo gets in a fight and kills Juliet's cousin Tybalt, resulting in his banishment from Verona. When her parents insist that she marry Paris, Juliet and the friar devise a plan that she hopes will make things right
Gold raiders( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet the baron: The Stooges are janitors at an all-girl college. They try to uncover a fraudulent baron who is on a speaking tour
Rosalie( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dick Thorpe (Nelson Eddy), a West Point football hero, falls in love with Princess Rosalie (Eleanor Powell), who is studying at Vassar. Thorpe does not know that Rosalie is a princess. After graduation, he flies to Romanza to visit her not knowing she has become engaged to another. The romantic entanglements are eventually straightened out in this zany musical
Greatest classic films collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roberta: Fred and Ginger sing I Won't Dance, but their feet prove otherwise in a tale of Parisian high fashion and hijinks
Charles Dicken's A tale of two cities by Jack Conway( Visual )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1996 in English and Chinese and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the French Revolution, two men who bear a remarkable resemblance to each other are both in love with the same girl
The Shirley Temple collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heidi: A Swiss orphan is heartbroken when she must leave her beloved grandfather and their happy home in the mountains to go to school and to care for an invalid girl in the city. Curly top: Edward Morgan, rich trustee of an orphanage, meets and is entranced with little Elizabeth and her older sister Mary. He adopts them and they come to adore Edward. As she grows older, however, Mary begins to fall in love with Edward, so Elizabeth decides to play matchmaker. Little Miss Broadway: A group of orphans live happily enough supporting themselves by performing in theatrical productions until a crabby old lady complains about the noise they make practicing
Shirley Temple little darling collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighteen of the most popular films starring Shirley Temple in her child star years
War classics Casablanca express ; Cold war killers ; A yank in Libya ; Waterfront ; Commandos ; Eagles attack at dawn ; Hitler's SS: portrait of evil ; Go for broke( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 1. North Star: "Kolya, Kurin, Damian, and Marina are Ukraine farmers whose whole way of life is turned upside down when Germany, in disregard of former treaties, takes over the land in an iron-fisted occupation. Many of the enraged farmers take up arms in opposition of the Nazi, heading to the countryside to fight, while the people left behind destroy their crops rather than relinquish them to the German regime"--Container. Submarine base: "It is World War II and the Nazis have just sunk an American ship. The ship's engineer Jim Taggart survives and is rescued by a local fisherman off the coast of South America. Taggart recognizes the fisherman as Joe Morgan, a former New York gangster. Morgan has been living on the island, lying low and staying at a halfway house that also serves as a bar for the island's farmers and traders. Soon Taggart discovers that Morgan has been selling torpedoes to the Nazis but he doesn't know that Morgan has designed the missiles to explode when the German boats go to sea, thus sinking them. Confusion and mayhem result when the Allies and the Nazis question just whom Morgan is working for"--Container. Gung ho!: "A true-life epic that revolves around an exclusive division of the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, made up of only the strongest, fittest, most talented men nicknamed "Carlson's Raiders". They make their raid on Makin Island, resulting in a volatile confrontation that will go down in history"--Container. The sell out: "An action-drama centered on a former CIA operative who grudgingly rejoins the spy-game due to the machinations of his one-time student, a screw up who goes to work for the Soviets. As his job drags him deeper into a dangerous and under-handed world, the student wants out of the agency and out of the U.S.S.R. But the man's choices have made him a target and now both the United States and Russia want him dead, sending their most able hit men to do it"--Container
Hildegarde Withers mystery collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stuart Palmer's immortal crime-solving school teacher Hildegarde Withers came to the screen courtesy of a series of mysteries from RKO Pictures. Memorably played by character great Edna May Oliver in three features, Hildegarde was ably paired with her flirty foil of Inspector Piper in the person of James Gleason. Gleason would go on to anchor the series, appearing in all six, alongside Helen Broderick for one and Zasu Pitts for the final two.
Astaire and Rogers 10-film collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flying down to Rio: Aviator and band leader Roger Bond is forever getting his group fired for flirting with the lady guests. When he falls for Brazilian beauty Belinha de Rezende it appears to be for real, even though she is already engaged. The gay divorcee: Mimi Glossop wants a divorce, so her Aunt Hortense hires a professional to play the correspondent in apparent infidelity. American dancer Guy Holden meets Mimi while visiting Brightbourne, and she mistakenly thinks that he is the correspondent. Roberta: A former star football player goes to Paris with his bandleader friend and ends up inheriting a chic fashion house, and falling for its lovely chief designer. Top hat: Dale Tremont confuses showman Jerry Travers with another man, and is alternately charmed and disgusted by his advances, because she thinks he's married. Follow the fleet: A sailor tries to rekindle a romance with the woman he loves while on liberty in San Francisco. Swing time: Lucky, a dancer and gambler, is intent on raising $25,000 in New York in order to marry his fiancee back home. There he meets dancing teacher Penny, and romantic complications ensue. Shall we dance: A budding romance between a ballet master and a tapdancer becomes complicated when rumours surface that they're each already married. Carefree: Dr. Tony Flagg's friend Steven has problems in the relationship with his fiancee Amanda, so he persuades her to visit Dr. Flagg. After some minor misunderstandings, she falls in love with Dr. Flagg. When he tries to use hypnosis to strengthen her feelings for Steven, things get complicated. The story of Vernon and Irene Castle: Tells of the romance and career of married ballroom dancing stars Vernon and Irene Castle in the years before World War I. The Barkleys of Broadway: A successful but constantly-feuding husband and wife musical comedy team threatens to break up when the wife entertains an offer to become a serious actress
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Alternative Names
Edna May Oliver actrice américaine

Edna May Oliver actriz estadounidense

Edna May Oliver amerikansk skådespelare

Edna May Oliver amerikansk skodespelar

Edna May Oliver amerikansk skuespiller

Edna May Oliver attrice statunitense

Edna May Oliver US-amerikanische Film- und Theaterschauspielerin

Edna Mej Oliver

May Oliver, Edna 1883-1942

Oliver, Edna Mae

Oliver Edna Mae 1883-1942

Една Меј Оливер

Оливер, Эдна Мэй

ادنا می اولیور بازیگر آمریکایی

English (108)

Chinese (2)

French (1)

Afar (1)

Spanish (1)

Little womenCimarronPride & prejudicePride and prejudiceThe personal history, adventures, experience, & observation of David Copperfield the youngerThe story of Vernon and Irene Castle