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Del Ruth, Roy 1893-1961

Overview
Works: 188 works in 375 publications in 4 languages and 5,992 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Gangster films  Crime films  Fiction  Musicals  Comedy films  Musical films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Performer, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The Maltese falcon by John Huston ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1931 and 2006 in English and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first adaptation of The Maltese facon, in which detective Sam Spade searches for a rare statuette while trying to solve the murder of his partner
Topper Topper returns ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1937 and 2013 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Topper]: A sophisticated and playful couple become ghosts and haunt the life of a stuffy banker. [Topper returns]: Cosmo Topper helps a shapely ghost track down her killer
On Moonlight Bay by Roy Del Ruth ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Musical about a family that moves to a small town in Indiana, where their tomboy daughter@ begins a romance with the neighbor across the street
Du Barry was a lady ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1943 and 2011 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Their friendship is a perfect musical-comedy blendship, as Ball goes from NYC torch singer to the dream girl of Red Skelton's wacky, 18th century-France reverie
Topper returns by Roy Del Ruth ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1941 and 2010 in English and French and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The third in the Topper comedy-mystery series, Cosmo Topper is besieged by a wisecracking ghost who demands that he help her find her killer. She was murdered while vacationing at the home of her wealthy friend Ann Carrington, the intended victim. Despite protestations from his wife, Clara, Topper and Gail set out to find her killer and keep Ann from a similar fate. Carrington Hall is a magnificent old haunted house, complete with a cloaked villain who comes and goes through walls. Falling chandeliers, secret passages, and a trap door with a chute that leads to an underground tunnel add to the mystery. The cast of characters includes a malevolent butler, a straightlaced housekeeper, and a frightfully playful seal. Rochester, Topper's eternally frightened chauffeur, at one point threatens to quit and go back to Jack Benny! But will the murderer be revealed from among the house servants, guests, and family?
Born to dance by Roy Del Ruth ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1936 and 2008 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Born to dance: "A break-a-leg tale of an understudy turned Broadway star"--Container. Lady be good: Powell plays a friend and matchmaker to two struggling songwriters (adapted from container)
The West Point story ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1950 and 2007 in English and Multiple languages and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Broadway director Bix Bixby is down on his luck. Reluctantly, he is persuaded to go to West Point Military Academy to help the students put on a musical show. Bix takes Eve, his on-again, off-again assistant, with him to the Academy. His ulterior motive is to recruit student star Tom Fletcher for Harry Eberhart's new production. Then, Bixby finds that he himself must live as a cadet
Greatest classic films collection ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The shop around the corner: Two bickering employees at a gift shop don't realize that they're falling in love through the post as each other's anonymous pen pal
It happened on 5th Avenue by Roy Del Ruth ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1947 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The secret inhabitants of a boarded up mansion on Manhattan's ritzy 5th Avenue include a philosophizing hobo and some GI families who are unable to find apartments during the post-World War II housing crunch
On the avenue ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1937 and 2008 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When Gary Blake's new show starring Mona Merrick premieres, it angers socialite Mimi Carraway. But Mimi's bitterness turns to affection when she falls for Gary."--Container
Lady killer by Roy Del Ruth ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1933 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
His picture is on magazine covers, his name in lights. Ex-con artist and gangster Dan Quigley is "doing all right in this movie racket," a big man in Hollywood. But if his criminal past resurfaces, he could end up in the big house
Broadway melody of 1936 by Roy Del Ruth ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1935 and 2008 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lovely, gifted Irene Foster (Eleanor Powell) hopes that her childhood sweetheart-turned Broadway producer Robert Gordon (Robert Taylor) will recognize her--and her talent. Gordon is too busy sparring with a dirt-dishing gossip columnist (Jack Benny) to notice, but his wisecracking, heart-of-gold secretary (Una Merkel) certainly does. She and Irene muse use their wits to show him what he's missing!
Broadway melody of 1936 Broadway melody of 1938 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An Albany girl-next-door poses as France's and Broadway's exotic La Belle Arlette. The '38 tale has her portraying a horse trainer who's just as much at ease in taps and tuxedo as she is in riding boots and jodhpurs
The little giant ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The era of bootlegging is over. But liquor runner Bugs Ahearn has a plan for what he will do now that Prohibition is over. He decides to mingle with the upper classes. His destination is California's posh, polo-playing Santa Barbara. Class and atmosphere are what Bugs wants. Swindlers, gold diggers and great fun is what he will get
Kid millions ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A poor Brooklyn boy becomes a millionaire after saving the life of a sheik's daughter. A hilarious comedy adventure straight from the Arabian Nights
Starlift ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Red-white-and-blue fun abounds as Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, James Cagney, Gary Cooper, Virginia Mayo, Jane Wyman, Randolph Scott and others perform for - or just shoot the breeze with - starstruck flyboys in uniform
Forbidden Hollywood ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mind reader: Con man "Chandra" pretends to be clairvoyant, but his girlfriend wants him to go straight
Broadway melody of 1938 by Roy Del Ruth ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1937 and 2008 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Steve Raleight wants to produce a show on Broadway. He finds a backer, Herman Whipple and a leading lady, Sally Lee. But Caroline Whipple forces Steve to use a known star, not a newcomer. Sally purchases a horse, she used to train when her parents had a farm before the depression and with to ex-vaudevillians, she trains it to win a race, providing the money Steve needs for his show
Blessed event ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1932 and 2012 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A newspaperman rises from clerk to tabloid king. He's convinced no one is exempt from his poison pen, but some pinstriped types intend to prove him dead wrong
Broadway rhythm ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Murphy stars as Johnny Demming, a successful Broadway musical comedy producer who's looking for a star for his new show. When he meets glamorous film star Helen Hoyt, he's so taken with her, he offers her the part. But Helen is in desperate need of a hit herself and turns him down when she reads his script, saying he could do much better. Meanwhile, Johnny's father, a retired vaudevillian, has plans to stage his own show. He enlists daughter Patsy and soon Helen signs on, too, which complicates her increasing attachment to Johnny. Loosely adapted from the musical Very warm for May, retaining only one song from its score
 
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