Bruce, Nigel 1895-1953
Most widely held works about Nigel Bruce
Most widely held works by Nigel Bruce
Suspicion ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1941 and 2008 in English and German and held by 1,026 libraries worldwide
Alfred Hitchcock weaves a terrifying web of suspicion around a fragile young English bride and captures a classic suspense thriller. Joan Fontaine is the bride, a gently-reared heiress who fears she has married a murderer. Cary Grant is the husband, a dashing ne'er-do-well with a penchant for the high life--and a bank account that's strictly low-life.
Limelight ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1952 and 2003 in English and held by 761 libraries worldwide
Set in 1914 London, the film stars Chaplin as an aging music hall comic who's convinced he can no longer move people to laughter. But he gets a final opportunity to shine when he saves a young, equally desperate ballet dancer from suicide, then guides her to triumph on the stage.
Rebecca ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 744 libraries worldwide
A vacationing young lady meets, falls in love with, and marries handsome and wealthy widower Maxim de Winter. He takes his new bride home to his estate, Manderley. But the new Mrs. de Winter finds her married life dominated by the sinister, almost spectral influence of Maxim's late wife, Rebecca, who still rules from beyond the grave.
Dressed to kill ( Visual )
67 editions published between 1946 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 657 libraries worldwide
Three music boxes are the only clues that Holmes has to work with to find the location of bank notes stolen from the Bank of England.
Sherlock Holmes and the secret weapon ( Visual )
67 editions published between 1942 and 2011 in English and held by 651 libraries worldwide
Sherlock Holmes vs. his arch rival, Professor Moriarty, who has kidnapped the inventor of a new bombsight.
The new adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Anthony Boucher ( Recording )
21 editions published between 1939 and 1995 in English and held by 576 libraries worldwide
The unfortunate tobacconist: Three shop-keepers have died on London's fog-shrouded docks. What is the killer after, and how does Holmes' mysterious brother Mycroft fit in? ; The paradol chamber: Holmes and Watson investigate a mysterious time machine--and take an unscheduled trip in the company of a corpse ; The Viennese strangler: Holmes plays his violin--while he and Watson search for a killer among a cast of colorful characters in a Viennese boarding house ; The notorious canary trainer: A pleasant vacation is interrupted by a suicide and a confession to murder. The only thing missing is a victim--and a solution to a most vexing mystery ; The April Fool's Day adventure: Watson and a wealthy woman play a joke on Holmes--who doesn't find it funny when the crime becomes all too real ; The strange adventure of the uneasy easy chair: Why does a certain chair in a certain room spell death for whoever sits in it? For Holmes and Watson, there is only one way to find out ; The strange case of the demon barber: A visit to a West End stage play plunges Homes and Watson into a harrowing hunt for a killer who may be in disguise ; The mystery of the headless monk: A leading student of the supernatural has been murdered in an ancient chapel. The suspect: the ghost of a beheaded monk.
The blue bird ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1940 and 2006 in English and held by 547 libraries worldwide
In a rare departure from her usual screen persona, Shirley Temple plays Mytyl, a selfish, spoiled little girl who doesn't appreciate her loving family. She and her brother are sent by the good fairy Berylune on a journey to find "the bird that means happiness."
The woman in green ( Visual )
61 editions published between 1945 and 2011 in English and held by 530 libraries worldwide
Hypnotism, blackmail and fiendish murders lead Holmes and Watson straight to the evil Professor Moriarty and his lovely accomplice.
Terror by night ( Visual )
54 editions published between 1945 and 2009 in English and held by 468 libraries worldwide
Sherlock Holmes boards a train from Edinburgh to Scotland in order to find out who murdered Sir Ronald Carstairs and stole his fabulous Star of Rhodesia diamond. On the train, the detective finds himself pitted against a gang of disguised jewel thieves.
The adventures of Sherlock Holmes ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1939 and 2005 in English and held by 362 libraries worldwide
Professor Moriarty has at long last been brought to trial for murder, but is acquitted after the court finds a lack of sufficient evidence. Moriarty wastes no time in plotting his next crime, but he must first divert the attention of the Great Detective.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The hound of the Baskervilles ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 334 libraries worldwide
The first of the fourteen Sherlock Holmes films starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. After learning the history of the Baskerville curse from the hirsute Dr. Mortimer, Sherlock Holmes takes upon himself the responsibility of protecting sole heir Henry Baskerville from suffering the same fate as his ancestors: a horrible death at the fangs of the huge hound of Grimpen Moor. Unable to head to Baskerville mansion immediately, Holmes sends his colleague Dr. Watson to act as his surrogate. What Watson doesn't know is that Holmes, donning several clever disguises, is closely monitoring the activities of everyone in and around the estate.
The charge of the light brigade ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 301 libraries worldwide
Flynn stars in this classic tale of a band of British Lancers who challenge an army of 25,000 Russians.
Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
Young Jim Hawkins works on the ship known as the Hispaniola. Posing as a cook, one-legged Long John Silver joins the crew seeking to steal the treasure and ship.
The Scarlet Pimpernel ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 282 libraries worldwide
An apparently ineffectual member of royalty by day dons a peasant's costume at night and defies the bloody tribunals of the French Revolution by snatching the doomed aristocrats from the guillotine.
Stand up and cheer ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 270 libraries worldwide
FDR appoints a Secretary of Amusement in order to cheer up the American public. But when greedy industrialists who are profiting from the Depression thwart his every move, the Secretary begins to lose hope. That is, until he learns that some of the performances he has organized, including one by little Shirley Dugan, are lifting the nation out of its misery.
Roxie Hart ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
Roxie agrees to be accused of murder so the publicity will advance her dancing career. Whether she actually committed the crime is irrelevant to the reporters, who fall all over themselves to give Roxie her 15 minutes of fame.
Sherlock Holmes faces death ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1943 and 2005 in English and held by 236 libraries worldwide
Murder takes place in an old house turned into a sanitorium filled with war victims. A giant chessboard holds the key to the murders and huge hidden fortune.
The corn is green ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
Schoolteacher Lilly Moffat is dismayed by conditions in a Welsh mining town. She sets up a school to teach fundamental education to the villagers. Her housekeeper and daughter oppose the project, as does the local Squire who will not rent her space. Using part of her own home, she goes ahead with Miss Moffat's School. One of her students Morgan Evans turns from bully to brilliant student.
The scarlet claw ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1944 and 2005 in English and held by 227 libraries worldwide
Sherlock Holmes is called in to solve a series of murders in Canada that the locals are attributing to a legendary marsh monster.
The House of fear ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1944 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 201 libraries worldwide
Sherlock Holmes is called in to solve the mystery of why the members of "The Good Comrades" club are being hideously mutilated and murdered.
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Bruce, William Nigel 1895-1953