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Goossón, Stephen 1889-1973

Overview
Works: 43 works in 71 publications in 3 languages and 3,265 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Film noir  Road films  Screwball comedy films  Detective and mystery films  Romance films  Romantic comedy films  Biographical films 
Roles: ard, Other, Author, prs
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Stephen Goossón
The awful truth by Leo McCarey( Visual )

4 editions published between 1937 and 2015 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before their divorce becomes final, Jerry and Lucy Warriner both do their best to ruin each other's plans for remarriage, Jerry to haughty socialite Barbara Vance, she to oil-rich bumpkin Daniel Leeson. Among their strategies: Jerry's court-decreed visitation rights with Mr. Smith, their pet fox terrier, and Lucy doing her most flamboyant Dixie Belle Lee impersonation as Jerry's brassy "sister" before his prospective bride's scandalized family
Holiday by George Cukor( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnny gets engaged to the girl of his dreams, only to find out she's a millionaire's daughter whose father wants to be in control of their lives. Add to that a sister who is falling for Johnny, and he needs to decide who to marry and what to do
It happened one night( Visual )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opposites attract with magnetic force in this romantic road-trip delight, about a spoiled runaway socialite and a roguish man-of-the-people reporter who is determined to get the scoop on her scandalous disappearance. The first film to accomplish the very rare feat of sweeping all five major Oscar categories (best picture, best actor, best actress, best director, and best screenplay), is among the most gracefully constructed and edited films of the early sound era
Gilda( Visual )

4 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A deceitful woman plays with the lives of her husband, his crime lord boss, and his right-hand man
The Jolson story by Larry Parks( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film traces the meteoric singing/performing career of Asa Yoelson, a talented cantor's son determined to make it big in the "biz". After changing his name to Al Jolson, he captivated audiences everywhere with his minstrel and jazz performances
Icons of screwball comedy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 170 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
Meet John Doe( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fired from her job, reporter Ann Mitchell invents a fictitious "John Doe" to write an idealistic letter threatening suicide in protest of social ills. The public response to the letter is so enormous that Ann's newspaper rehires her and hires an out-of-work baseball player, John Willoughby to play the part of John Doe. He enters into the hoax for the money but ultimately rebels against the evil, self-serving despots who attempt to further their own political goals by controlling him and the thousands of John Doe fans who support him
Mr. Deeds goes to town by Frank Capra( Visual )

5 editions published between 1936 and 2006 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small town poet inherits $20,000,000 from his uncle and wants to give it away to people who need help. However, moochers, relatives, lawyers and executives who want to get a piece of the action attempt to have the poet incarcerated in a mental hospital
Frank Capra's You Can't Take It With You( Visual )

2 editions published between 1938 and 2006 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A family of zany free spirits helps a stuffy financier realize there's more to life than money
The loves of Carmen( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatic adaptation of Mérimée's story of a soldier's seduction and corruption by an amoral gypsy
Tonight and every night( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical about a romance between an American entertainer and an RAF pilot in London during the blitz of World War II
Gilda( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A deceitful woman plays with the lives of her husband, his crime lord boss, and his right-hand man
The lady from Shanghai by Orson Welles( Visual )

3 editions published between 1948 and 2000 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In New York City's Central Park, Michael O'Hara, an Irish merchant sailor, rescues the beautiful Elsa Bannister from a group of thieves who are attempting to rob her. After fighting off the three attackers, Michael escorts Elsa to safety, and later learns that she is married to the renowned lawyer Arthur Bannister. The following day, Arthur, a cripple, offers Michael a job working on his yacht, and Michael reluctantly accepts the offer. The yacht sets sail from New York to San Francisco with Michael, the Bannisters, Arthur's partner, George Grisby, and a small crew. During the trip, Michael falls in love with Elsa, and learns that she agreed to marry Arthur only after he threatened to expose her shady past in Shanghai. Soon after the yacht reaches the Mexican coast, Michael and Elsa realize that they are being watched by the yacht's steward, Sidney Broome, who is actually a detective hired by Arthur to keep watch over Elsa. In Acapulco, Grisby tells Michael that he intended to disappear on the voyage so that his wife could collect his life insurance money. After explaining his plans to stage his own murder, Grisby offers Michael $5,000 to confess to killing him. Grisby assures Michael that he cannot be convicted of murder because there will be no corpse to prove his guilt. The voyage ends in San Francisco, where Michael, hoping that the $5,000 will buy Elsa's freedom from Arthur, agrees to sign a confession admitting that he murdered Grisby. Later, Grisby shoots Broome when Broome accuses him of planning the staged murder as part of a ploy to kill Arthur. The wounded Broome then finds Elsa and tells her that Arthur is about to be killed by Grisby. Meanwhile, Grisby and Michael enact the murder plot at the waterfront, where Michael fires three shots into the air, and Grisby speeds away on a motor boat. A short time later, Broome reports to Michael with his dying breath that Grisby arranged the phony murder to frame him for the murder of Arthur. Believing that Arthur has been murdered, Michael is surprised when he learns that Grisby has been killed. When the police find Michael's signed confession, they arrest him and charge him with the murder of Grisby. While visiting Michael in his jail cell, Elsa tells him that Arthur has volunteered to defend him. Though he distrusts Arthur, Michael is left with no alternative but to accept his help. Arthur deliberately presents a losing defense case, and, during the jury's deliberation, tells Michael that he hopes to send him to the gas chamber. When Arthur admits to Michael that it was he who killed Grisby, Michael creates a diversion in the courtroom by grabbing a handful of sedative pills and swallowing them. After punching Arthur and two bailiffs, Michael escapes and takes refuge in a Chinatown theater. Elsa finds him there, arranges to have her Chinese servant hide him, and promises to help him by looking for the gun that was used in the murder. While discussing the arrangement with Elsa, Michael accidentally discovers the missing gun hidden in Elsa's purse, and immediately realizes that Elsa is the one who murdered Grisby. When the pills he took begin to take effect, Michael loses consciousness and is taken by Elsa's servant to an amusement park fun house. Michael regains consciousness in a hall of mirrors, where he witnesses a gun duel between Elsa and Arthur. The Bannisters mortally wound each other in the duel, during which Arthur reveals that he sent a letter to the district attorney establishing Elsa's guilt. After Elsa and Arthur die, Michael leaves the amusement park, certain that the letter will exonerate him"--AFI catalog, 1941-1950
It happened one night( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opposites attract with magnetic force in this romantic road-trip delight, about a spoiled runaway socialite and a roguish man-of-the-people reporter who is determined to get the scoop on her scandalous disappearance. The first film to accomplish the very rare feat of sweeping all five major Oscar categories (best picture, best actor, best actress, best director, and best screenplay), is among the most gracefully constructed and edited films of the early sound era
It happened one night by Frank Capra( Visual )

2 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her father threatens to annul her marriage to a fortune-hunting playboy, spoiled heiress Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert) hops on a cross-country bus to New York, where she plans to live happily ever after with her handsome new hubby. Romantic complications soon arise, however, when she's befriended by fellow passenger Peter Warne (Clark Gable), a brash and breezy reporter who offers his help in exchange for her exclusive story. Winner of all five major 1934 Academy Awards - Picture, Actor, Actress, Screenplay and Director - Frank Capra's IT HAAPPENED ONE NIGHT is the film that launched the screwball genre, a "legendary romantic comedy that's still as enchanting as ever" (Leonard Maltin)!--Container
You can't take it with you by Frank Capra( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about the Sycamores, an eccentric family of free spirits, and the problems that arises when Alice, the one stable member, falls for her boss's son
Gilda by Charles Vidor( Visual )

3 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in English and German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Johnny Farrell goes to work for Ballin Mundson, the proprietor of an illegal gambling casino in a South American city and quickly rises to become Mundson's 'main man.' All is well until Mundson returns from a trip with his new bride, Gilda-- a woman from Johnny's past. Mundson, unaware of their previous love affair, assigns Farrell the job of keeping Gilda a faithful wife. Fraught with hatred, Gilda does her best to antagonize, intimidate, and instill jealousy in Farrell-- until circumstances allow him to get even"--Container
La signora di Shanghai by Orson Welles( Visual )

1 edition published in 1948 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il marinaio Michael O'Hara salva la bella Elsa da un'aggressione e come premio viene imbarcato sullo yacht del marito, il potente avvocato Bannister. Il marinaio si fa coinvolgere sentimentalmente dalla donna e accetta di collaborare con l'uomo in un suo finto tentativo di suicidio: rischierà di finire sulla sedia elettrica prima di rendersi conto di essere stato usato da entrambi. (Mereghetti)
She married her boss( Visual )

2 editions published between 1935 and 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A super-efficient secretary at a department store falls for and marries her boss, but finds out that taking care of him at home (and especially his spoiled-brat daughter) is a lot different than taking care of him at work
Hier ist John Doe by Frank Capra( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The awful truth
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HolidayIcons of screwball comedyMr. Deeds goes to townFrank Capra's You Can't Take It With You
Alternative Names
Goossón, Stephen b. 1893

Stephen Goosson Amerikaans scenograaf (1889-1973)

Stephen Goosson escenógrafu estauxunidense (1889–1973)

Stephen Goosson scenografo statunitense

Stephen Goosson US-amerikanischer Szenenbildner

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