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Ratoff, Gregory 1897-1960

Works: 167 works in 298 publications in 5 languages and 6,460 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Action and adventure films  War films  Historical films  Romance films  Comedy films  Musical films  Romantic comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Director, Author, Performer, Commentator, fmd, Costume designer, Producer, Translator, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Gregory Ratoff
All about Eve by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 2,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eve Harrington is stage actress Margo Channing's adoring fan. Her sweetness and passion for the stage endear her to Margo and she becomes part of the star's inner circle of friends. But Eve's "innocence" is merely a disguise to mask her own driving ambition for stardom. Her new friends soon discover that she will stop at nothing to achieve her goal
Exodus by Otto Preminger( Visual )

11 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,265 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
The sun also rises by Henry King( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of Americans that have become friends because of the war, spend their time in Europe in 1922, still living as if every day was their last. Based on the novel from author Ernest Hemingway
Mae West : the glamour collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 384 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 )

25 editions published between 1939 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 315 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 )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 179 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 121 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
Madame Pimpernel( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 94 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
The Corsican Brothers( Visual )

6 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in English and held by 88 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 )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A turn-of-the-century family is nearly destroyed by hatred and love in this serious drama
Black magic by Gregory Ratoff( Visual )

9 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 81 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
Forbidden Hollywood( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 72 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
Footlight serenade( Visual )

3 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in English and held by 51 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
What price Hollywood?( Visual )

7 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A financial wizard plans to build a 100-foot monument to his ego despite the fluctuating stock market and financial instability of his employees
Day-time wife( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 44 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
I'm no angel by Wesley Ruggles( Visual )

6 editions published between 1933 and 2015 in English and held by 38 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
The road to glory by Howard Hawks( Visual )

5 editions published between 1936 and 2013 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of trench life during World War I through the lives of a French regiment. A French commanding officer under stress in the trenches and his young lieutenant compete for the affections of a nurse. As men are killed and replaced, jaunty Lt. Denet becomes more and more somber. His rival for the affection of nurse Monique is Capt. La Roche
Forbidden Hollywood( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mouthpiece: after a traumatic experience, a prosecutor changes his lifestyle in order to cope
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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 US-amerikanischer Schauspieler, Filmregisseur und Produzent

Γκρέγκορι Ράτοφ

Ратов, Григорий Васильевич

גרגורי רטוף שחקן אמריקאי

گرگوری راتوف تهیه‌کننده، بازیگر، و کارگردان آمریکایی

라토프, 그레고리 1897-1960


Mae West : the glamour collectionRose of Washington SquareSkyscraper soulsI'm no angel