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Wald, Jerry 1911-1962

Works: 362 works in 728 publications in 5 languages and 18,491 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Musical films  Biographical films  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Suspense fiction  Melodrama  Juvenile works 
Roles: Producer, Author of screenplay, Author, Performer, Editor, Scenarist, Production personnel, Conductor, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Jerry Wald
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Most widely held works by Jerry Wald
Key Largo by John Huston( Visual )
27 editions published between 1948 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A disillusioned returning World War II veteran has lost the will to fight ... until he arrives at a rundown hotel in Key Largo. There a mobster holes up against a raging storm, holding the veteran, the hotel owner and the owner's widowed daughter-in-law at gunpoint
Mildred Pierce by Michael Curtiz( Visual )
23 editions published between 1945 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mildred Pierce is a happily married woman with two kids, living in the suburbs of sunny California. She secretly takes a job as a waitress so that she can pay for piano lessons and expensive clothes for her eldest daughter, Veda. Her growing financial independence permits her to open her own restaurant, and eventually a chain of eateries. She has divorced her intolerant first husband, and married well-connected Monte in order to get Veda into high society. Greedy, self-absorbed Veda is still ungrateful, and demands an even greater sacrifice of her mother. Eventually, Mildred finds herself ensnared in the world of police and suspicion when Monte is mysteriously murdered
An affair to remember by Leo McCarey( Visual )
36 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in English and held by 1,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nickie Ferrante and Terry McKay meet on an ocean liner and fall deeply in love. Though each is engaged to someone else, they agree to meet six months later at the Empire State Building if they still feel the same way about each other. But a tragic accident prevents their rendezvous, and the lovers' future takes an emotional and uncertain turn
Dark passage by Delmer Daves( Visual )
17 editions published between 1947 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vincent Parry, a man unjustly accused of murdering his wife, escapes from San Quentin and sets out to clear his name; but, he needs the help of someone he can trust. He finds both help and love in Irene, a San Francisco artist who is convinced he's innocent
William Faulkner's the long, hot summer ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ben Quick, an industrious con artist who's known throughout the country as a barn burner, gets run out of a Mississippi town. He meets up with Clara Varner, whose father is pressuring her to get married and provide him with grandchildren. It isn't long before he decides Ben and Clara should marry, and when she resists, it sets up a dramatically escalating clash of wills
The roaring twenties by Raoul Walsh( Visual )
19 editions published between 1939 and 2005 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A World War I veteran becomes involved in bootlegging. Set in New York City during the 1920s
Peyton Place by Grace Metalious( Visual )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Allison MacKenzie looks back on life in the New England town where she grew up around the time of Pearl Harbor. Beneath the town's placid god-fearing exterior lay any number of dark secrets
The Inspector general by Henry Koster( Visual )
39 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A corrupt mid-nineteenth century Russian village wrongly suspects the assistant of a medicine-show operator of being Napoleon's omnipotent Inspector General in disguise
Destination Tokyo ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1943 and 2004 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twenty-four hours out of San Francisco, submarine captain Cassidy unseals his top-secret orders and reads two fateful words: Destination Tokyo. Set during the second World War, depicts the story of a submarine and its crew as they sail to Tokyo, Japan to sink Japanese warships
Humoresque by Jean Negulesco( Visual )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and French and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Glamorous socialite Helen Wright takes what she wants - clothes, alcohol, men - and uses them up and tosses them aside. Then she meets a brilliant young violinist, Paul Boray. But this is one toy she can't break
Leo McCarey's An affair to remember ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Although each is engaged to someone else, when Nickie and Terry meet aboard an ocean liner, they fall in love. After they agree to rendezvous six months later atop the Empire State Building, tragedy strikes, and the lovers' future takes an uncertain turn"--Container
Young man with a horn by Michael Curtiz( Visual )
8 editions published between 1950 and 2005 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lonely little boy peeks into the window of a Skid Row dive. Mesmerized by the soaring magic played by a small jazz combo, he longs to create the same sounds. So with the guidance of a brilliant bluesman, the boy develops into a superb artist
They drive by night by Raoul Walsh( Visual )
16 editions published between 1940 and 2006 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A tale of brothers trying to make it as independent truck drivers."--Container
Possessed by Curtis Bernhardt( Visual )
3 editions published between 1947 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A solitary, emotionally unstable private nurse embarks upon a largely one-sided affair with a callous bachelor. When he tires of her, her obsessive attempts to regain his love ultimately drive her into madness and murder
Let's make love by George Cukor( Visual )
13 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and Multiple languages and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comedy about a wealthy bachelor who learns that he is to be parodied in an upcoming off-Broadway review
Objective, Burma! by Raoul Walsh( Visual )
11 editions published between 1945 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After a group of paratroopers are dropped into the Burmese jungle to destroy a Japanese radar station, they must make their way back through 200 miles of jungles and swamps while avoiding enemy soldiers
The damned don't cry! ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ethel Whitehead learns there's only one way for a woman to survive in a man's world : be as tempting as a cupcake and as tough as a 75-cent steak. Ethel moves from the wrong side of the tracks to a mobster's mansion in high society one man at a time. Some of those men love her. Some use her. And one, a high-rolling racketeer, abuses her. When the racketeer murders his rival in Ethel's swanky living room, she flees a sure murder rap, right back to the poverty she thought she had escaped. And this time there may not be a man to pick up the pieces of her shattered life.--Container
Across the Pacific by John Huston( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rick Leland, a tough, cynical Army officer, is given a bogus dishonorable discharge and sent undercover to hook up with Japanese sympathizers on the eve of Pearl Harbor
Adventures of Don Juan ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1948 and 2007 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Don Juan de Marana damages Spanish prestige in diplomatic circles with his indiscreet womanizing, but he attempts to rehabilitate his image after he meets the beautiful Queen Margaret, trapped in a loveless arranged marriage with the weak and feckless King Philip III
The Eddy Duchin story ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Duchin is a talented pianist and bandleader who sets New York society on its ear in the 1930s and 1940s. Duchin arrives in Manhattan dreaming only of a 'red Stutz Bearcat and a bankroll as big as the Ritz.' He goes on to steal the heart of society girl Marjorie Oelrichs, who teaches him that love, not money, brings happiness. But then tragedy happens, it leaves Duchin alone with a newborn son and no will to live
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Alternative Names
Wald, Jerome Irving.
Wald, Jerome Irving 1911-1962