WorldCat Identities

Ratoff, Gregory 1897-1960

Works: 170 works in 370 publications in 5 languages and 6,751 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Action and adventure films  War films  Comedy films  Romance films  Musical films  Romance fiction  Show business films 
Roles: Actor, Director, Author, fmd, Performer, Commentator, Costume designer, Restager , Singer, Producer, Film editor, Translator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Gregory Ratoff
All about Eve by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the moment she glimpses her idol at the stage door, Eve Harrington moves relentlessly towards her goal: taking the reins of power from the great actress Margo Channing. The cunning Eve maneuvers her way into Margo's Broadway role, becomes a sensation and even causes turmoil in the lives of Margo's director boyfriend, her playwright and his wife. Only the cynical drama critics see through Eve, admiring her audacity and perfect pattern of deceit
Exodus by Otto Preminger( Visual )

12 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film dramatizes part of the Israeli independence moment, dealing with various factions involved in the internecine struggle between the moderate Haganah and the radical terrorist Irgun Zvai Leumi. Interspersed throughout are segments showing the migration of European Jews to the new land, paying special attention to the ragged survivors of Nazi death camps on board the vessel Exodus, blockaded in a Cyprus harbor by British warships. The film also depicts the struggle of the Jews in Palestine to gain partition, then profiles the main characters after the partition, fighting to continue as the nation of Israel
All About Eve by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and French and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young aspiring actress becomes the secretary to an aging star and uses everyone to get to the top. From the moment she glimpses her idol at the stage door, Eve is determined to take the reins of power away from the great actress Margo
The sun also rises by Henry King( Visual )

4 editions published between 1957 and 2008 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jake Barnes, World War I veteran and American news correspondent, has incurred an war injury that renders him impotent. He moves to Paris to escape his problems and is joined by several other lost souls, including the Lady Brett Ashley, her fiance, the dissolute Mike Campbell, and writers Robert Cohn and Bill Gorton. In their search for thrills, Barnes and his friends travel to Spain, where they meet handsome young matador, Pedro Romero, and participate in the annual Pamplona bull run. During the fiesta, they all drink heavily, tension builds, and their friendships begin to unravel
Mae West : the glamour collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mae West had an inexhaustibly playful interest in language, and a rare, sometimes perplexing, and even lofty wit, spiced by low-down slang. Well before the second wave of feminism, she wrote all her own material, insisted on total control of her work, and was wildly popular for a short time, right before the Production Code lowered the boom on adult attitudes being expressed in films. She made only 12 movies, but three are first-rate, and these were enough to seal her fame and launch a legend. In her first film appearance, "Night after night," a successful ex-boxer buys a high-class speakeasy and falls for a rich society girl. As the bold Tira in "I'm no angel," she works as a dancing beauty and lion tamer at a fair. For "Goin' to town," West goes Western. Cleo Borden is a former dance hall queen who has become newly rich. She falls for--and pursues--an upper crust Englishman. This is followed by "Go west young man," where she plays Mavis Arden, a movie star stranded in the country. To stifle her boredom, she trifles with a young man's affections. "My little chickadee" pairs West with a legend of similar stature, W.C. Fields. As Flower Belle Lee, she is rightly suspected of illicit relations with the Masked Bandit, and run out of Little Bend. Surprisingly, things change very little when she arrives in Greasewood City to start over
Intermezzo : a love story by Gregory Ratoff( Visual )

39 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captivated by a beautiful and talented young pianist, a renowned violinist leaves his family and pursues his true passion in this famous love story that introduced Ingrid Bergman to American audiences for the first time
O. Henry's full house( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Steinbeck introduces dramatizations of five of O. Henry's short stories
Rose of Washington Square( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rose Sargent dreams of being a star but can only find work singing in dive bars and speakeasies. When she meets the handsome charmer Bart Clinton the two instantly fall in love. But he's a gambler and a con artist who seems to always wiggle his way in and out of trouble. While singing at her friend Ted Cotter's party. Rose is discovered by a top agent and her life and career take off towards stardom. Rose quickly realizes she must choose which life and love she wants more
The moon is blue by Otto Preminger( Visual )

2 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of a chaste young TV commercial actress who is romanced by a playboy architect. Despite all sorts of temptations, the girl refuses the architect's invitation to become his mistress, holding out for marriage or nothing. Meanwhile, a middle-aged rake tries to move in on the girl himself, with an equal lack of success
Black Magic by Gregory Ratoff( Visual )

13 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his mother is executed for supposedly practicing "witchcraft, " young Joseph Balsamo is raised by gypsies. Under their tutelage, he perfects his skills performing magic tricks and selling snake oil in the gypsy's traveling caravan show. Then Joseph chooses a vendetta for power over the man who ordered his mother's death
The Corsican Brothers( Visual )

6 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's plenty of swordplay and swashbuckling adventure in Alexandre Dumas's tale of identical twins separated as infants, and raised unaware of each other's existence. One becomes a Parisian gentleman, the other a country bandit. When they are reunited as adults, they seek revenge on the evil Baron who plundered their homestead and robbed them of their birthright. Complications arise when both fall in love with the same beautiful Countess, and the rivalry threatens to derail their vendetta
Adam had four sons( Visual )

10 editions published between 1941 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A turn-of-the-century family is nearly destroyed by hatred and love in this serious drama
Forbidden Hollywood( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hatchet man: A Tong executioner allows his wife to run off with a gangster only to learn she's been sold into prostitution
Forbidden Hollywood( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mouthpiece: after a traumatic experience, a prosecutor changes his lifestyle in order to cope
I'm no angel by Wesley Ruggles( Visual )

9 editions published between 1933 and 2015 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In addition to circus acts, Tira performs some questionable business maneuvers and takes a job as a lion tamer to escape jail. After Tiras first show catapults her to stardom, she attracts the attention of the wealthy Kirk Lawrence who happens to be engaged. His business partner, Jack Clayton, blows his friends cover and begins a romance with Tira. This time, Tira is in love for real and is devastated when a misunderstanding causes Jack to break off the affair
What price Hollywood( Visual )

8 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aspiring young movie starlet finds that life isn't your own as an actress. Both her marriage and her career meet pitfalls
Paris underground( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two women wishing to visit the French countryside during World War II, almost accidentally smuggle an Allied soldier to safety. It was such a rewarding experience they set up a network to rescue allied soldiers needing to get out of the country
Skyscraper souls( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A financier stops at nothing to gain control of a 100-story office building and a nav̐e Maureen O'Sullivan
Footlight serenade( Visual )

4 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical comedy about the production of a Broadway show starring heavyweight boxing champion Tommy Lundy. Tommy is an egotistical womanizer who always gets what he wants. However the woman he wants is Pat Lambert, a chorus girl in his show who is already engaged. Pat's fiancé Bill lands a job as Tommy's opponent in the performance and the rehearsals heat up as the two begin to fight for real over Pat
Day-time wife( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Day-Time Wife: a husband longs for his young secretary. But when his wife turns the tables on him, everything changes! Johnny Apollo: a son helps his father pay his embezzlement debt by becoming a con artist
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Alternative Names
Gregory Ratoff acteur et cinéaste américain

Gregory Ratoff Amerikaans acteur (1897-1960)

Gregory Ratoff attore e regista statunitense

Gregory Ratoff pemeran laki-laki asal Amerika Serikat

Gregory Ratoff Russian-American actor, director and producer

Gregory Ratoff US-amerikanischer Schauspieler, Filmregisseur und Produzent

Ratoff, Grischa, 1897-1960

Γκρέγκορι Ράτοφ

Грегорі Ратофф

Ратов, Григорий Васильевич

Рэтофф, Грегори

Գրիգորի Ռատով

גרגורי רטוף שחקן אמריקאי

جريجوري راتوف

قرقوری راتوف

گرگوری راتوف تهیه‌کننده، بازیگر، و کارگردان آمریکایی

라토프, 그레고리 1897-1960