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Coppel, Alec

Overview
Works: 105 works in 342 publications in 9 languages and 5,343 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Western films  Detective and mystery films  Comedy films  Fiction 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Writer of accompanying material, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Alec Coppel
 
Most widely held works by Alec Coppel
Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )
91 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 3,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
San Francisco police detective Scottie Ferguson is forced to retire when a freak accident gives him a severe fear of heights. When a rich shipbuilder hires Scottie to follow his wife, who may be suicidal, Scottie finds himself falling in love with her. Eventually Ferguson becomes obsessed with the chance to re-create her in another woman
The captain's paradise ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1953 and 2005 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sir Alec Guinness is Henry St. James, captain of an international ferry boat who has discovered the secret to the perfect double life: in Gibraltar he has a British housewife, while in Tangier his second wife is a hotblooded Spanish vixen. When the Captain becomes careless with anniversary gifts, he must see if he can not only outwit two betrayed wives, but survive a very serious firing squad
The gazebo; a play in two acts by Alec Coppel( Book )
10 editions published between 1868 and 1987 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A writer of TV whodunits and whyzits, always with an eye toward inventing the almost perfect crime, gets into a spot where he has to commit a real do-it-yourself murder. His wife has become the target of blackmail, so the writer has to silence the so-and-so with a six-shooter and then find a place to hide the body. Having acquired at auction a gazebo for their suburban backyard, the writer and his wife decide to plant the blackmailer in its fresh concrete foundation. Mysteriously, it isn't long before the body turns up again--in the middle of their living room! Soon the house is crawling with detectives and district attorneys, all looking to point the finger somewhere, thus casting the writer in a role he never expected he'd have to play: the suspect." -- Publisher's description
No highway in the sky ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in English and French and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An eccentric scientist is convinced that England's new Reindeer planes will fall apart after 1,440 hours of flying time. When he finds himself on a Reindeer that has reached the stress point, a movie star passenger and a stewardess support his action to permanently ground the aircraft
I killed the count, a play in three acts by Alec Coppel( Book )
11 editions published between 1938 and 1939 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The captain's paradise, a comedy in two acts by Alec Coppel( Book )
2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alec Guinness 5-film collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The man in the white suit: An eccentric chemist one day invents a fiber that never wrinkles, wears out or gets dirty
Alfred Hitchcock the essentials collection ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vertigo is an elaborately constructed murder story and a fascinating study in sexual obsession. A detective with a fear of heights is drawn into a complex plot in which a girl he loves apparently falls to her death. He then meets her double and tries to re-create the image of the woman he has loved but lost in death
Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo : screenplay by Alec Coppel( Book )
15 editions published between 1957 and 1994 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mr. Denning drives north by Alec Coppel( Book )
9 editions published between 1950 and 1983 in English and French and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Thomas Denning of aeronautical renown
The James Stewart Hollywood legend collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Destry rides again: Destry, a mild-mannered deputy who doesn't like guns, is called to restore order to the hopelessly corrupt frontier town of Bottleneck. Though reluctant to undertake such an enormous task, he's soon roped into action after meeting the seductive Frenchy, an alluring saloon girl who captures the hero's heart
The gazebo ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A television writer/director murders the blackmailer of his actress wife and buries the body under the backyard gazebo
Oh captain by Jay Livingston( Recording )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mimeographed promptbook, with complete cast and production credits, and synopsis of scenes and musical numbers
The bliss of Mrs. Blossom ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harriet Blossom isn't happy with her marriage to Robert, a priggish bra manufacturer, so she decides to enlighten her life by keeping a lover, Ambrose, one of her husband's factory workers, in her attic. When after years of deception her husband finally notices, a divorce ensues which leads to a reversal of fortunes among the trio
Alfred Hitchcock's vertigo ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scottie Ferguson, a recently retired San Francisco police detective, is hired to shadow a rich shipbuilder 's tragically suicidal wife, Madeleine Elster. After he saves her from drowning in the San Francisco Bay, Scottie's interest in the beautiful but icy blonde shifts from business to romance. But when tragedy strikes again, Scottie must overcome the vertigo that haunts his dreams in order to unravel the secrets of the past and find the key to his future
Vertigo Sueurs froides by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sueurs froides by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )
17 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John "Scottie" Ferguson souffre de vertiges depuis la disparition de l'un de ses hommes. Impuissant, il n'a pu éviter sa chute mortelle lors d'une poursuite sur les toits de San Francisco. Depuis Scottie culpabilise et déprime, désoeuvré. Son vieil ami Gavin Elster l'engage pour suivre sa ravissante épouse aux tendances suicidaires. Scottie bascule alors aux frontières du reve et du cauchemar morbide
A man about a dog by Alec Coppel( Book )
9 editions published between 1947 and 1953 in 4 languages and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Over the line by Alec Coppel( Book )
2 editions published between 1947 and 1948 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vertigo ueurs froides by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Coppel, A.
Coppel, A. 1910-1972
Coppel, A. (Alec)
Coppel, A. (Alec), 1910-1972
Languages
English (162)
French (25)
Spanish (4)
German (3)
Swedish (3)
Italian (2)
Tamil (1)
Portuguese (1)
Multiple languages (1)
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