WorldCat Identities

Perlberg, William 1899-1969

Overview
Works: 103 works in 267 publications in 2 languages and 9,007 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Juvenile works  Comedy films  Christmas films  Film and video adaptations  Farces  Biography 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William Perlberg
Miracle on 34th Street by Edmund Gwenn( Visual )

37 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in English and held by 2,746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this Oscar-winning classic, a Macy's Department Store Santa who insists his name is Kris Kringle teaches everyone a lesson in love, faith and the value of imagination
The country girl by George Seaton( Visual )

9 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Elgin is an alcoholic actor and singer who gets a second change at stardom. His long suffering wife, Georgie, and their marriage is put to the test. Frank is desperate to make a come back and Bernie Dodd is the hotshot Broadway director in need of a "name" star for his new stage production. Georgie is both weary of her husband's weaknesses and Dodd's motives. When Georgie appears to be dragging Frank down, Bernie tries to force her to leave
Rodgers and Hammerstein's State fair by Richard Rodgers( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each member of the Frake family seeks a different prize when they attend the Iowa State Fair
The bridges at Toko-ri( Visual )

13 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The masterful story of a war-weary World War II veteran who must leave his family to fight again
The Song of Bernadette by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation( Visual )

18 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernadette Soubirous (Jones) is a sickly 14-year-old who sees a vision of a "beautiful lady," and never suffers from her illness again. Moreover, a fountain suddenly materializes near her vision that seems to heal visitors who bathe in it. Unspoiled by her apparent gift, Bernadette nonetheless suffers the prejudices of those around her
State fair by Jeanne Crain( Visual )

15 editions published between 1945 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small-town family travels to the State Fair. The father is looking for a blue ribbon for his prize hog, Blue Boy, mom is looking for glory in her cooking, and the kids are looking for love
Franz Werfel's The song of Bernadette( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Until a miracle changes their minds, church and state officials persecute a simple, ingenuous peasant girl who claims to have seen a vision of "a beautiful lady."
Teacher's pet by George Seaton( Visual )

4 editions published between 1958 and 2005 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EXTRA! EXTRA! Newspaperman Clark Gable falls for journalism instructor Doris Day! Movie legends Clark Gable and Doris Day headline a comedy with class! Gable (in one of his finest late-career performances) plays Jim Gannon, a school-of-hard-knocks newspaperman who despises journalism schools... until he sees who's doing the teaching. Attracted to lovely professor Erica Stone (Day), he masquerades as a novice in her class. Soon he's her prize pupil, all the while trying to make her his own prize. Also answering the roll call in this engaging romp are Gig Young (in an Oscar.-nominated portrayal), Mamie Van Doren, Nick Adams and Jack Albertson. Ready, class? Today we conjugate "to laugh."
Golden boy( Visual )

7 editions published between 1938 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young and gifted violinist earns money for his education by prizefighting
The tin star by Anthony Mann( Visual )

8 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taciturn marshal-turned-bounty hunter Morg Hickman rides into a small town where new sheriff Ben Owens is the sole representative of the law. Sensing that the boy could use some seasoning, Hickman makes it his mission to teach the sheriff how to protect himself against the criminal element. The older Hickman and the younger Owens find they are kindred spirits in their dedication. Using the lessons learned, Owens proves his worth by taking on the town hothead
36 hours( Visual )

3 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The clock is ticking for the Nazis trying to dupe Jefferson Pike (James Garner) into giving up war secrets. They pose as U.S. physicians to convince the supposedly amnesiac Pike to unlock his memory by recalling his last assignment: planning for D-Day
The counterfeit traitor by George Seaton( Visual )

4 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American businessman turned Swedish oil-trader finds his life and fortunes held hostage when he's blackmailed by British agents and forced into the perilous arena of WWII espionage
Forever Amber by Otto Preminger( Visual )

8 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amber (Darnell), a village maid, is left alone to bear the child of Bruce Carlton (Wilde), a gallant adventurer whom she loves. Determined to win him by gaining stature and title, the calculating Amber has an affair with a captain (Langan), marries a wealthy earl (Haydn) and even becomes mistress to the King (Sanders)
It happens every spring( Visual )

6 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a mild-mannered chemistry professor in love with the daughter of a college president but earning a meagre salary that won't support the two. He invents a solution that repels any kind of wood and joins a major league baseball team to be able to afford to marry. Includes original trailer
Icons of screwball comedy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theodora goes wild: A small-time author whose racy bestsellers, written under a pseudonym, bring her notoriety when a New Yorker discovers her secret
The big lift by George Seaton( Visual )

10 editions published between 1950 and 2007 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On-the-spot filming of the Berlin Airlift adds authenticity to the story of two GI pilots who have romances with German women
Charley's aunt( Visual )

2 editions published between 1941 and 2007 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charley and Jack pressure fellow student Fancourt to pose as Charley's Brazilian Aunt. Their purpose is to have a chaperone for their amorous visits with Amy and Kitty, niece and ward of crusty Stephen Spettigue. Complications begin when Fancourt, in drag, becomes the love object of old Spettigue and Sir Francis Chesney
Rhubarb( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A millionaire dies and leaves his entire fortune, including a baseball team, to his cat Rhubarb. It's up to the team's publicist to keep thieves from taking the cat, convince the team Rhubarb is good luck, and help his fiancee, who's allergic to cats
Apartment for Peggy( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Henry Barnes, a widower who has been retired for several years from a Midwestern university, decides he's lived long enough and contemplates suicide. While feeding pigeions in the park he meets a young mother-to-be who charms him into renting his attic apartment to her and her husband, a student on the G.I. Bill
Icons of screwball comedy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The doctor takes a wife: A feminist writer forced to pretend she's married to a man whom she loathes. A night to remember: A woman and her mystery writer husband take an apartment in Greenwich Village and almost immediately find themselves in the middle of a genuine murder case
 
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Italian (2)

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The bridges at Toko-riThe Song of BernadetteTeacher's petGolden boyThe tin starIt happens every springIcons of screwball comedyIcons of screwball comedy