WorldCat Identities

Merkel, Una 1903-1986

Works: 161 works in 316 publications in 3 languages and 11,177 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Television adaptations  Comedy films  Fiction  History  Musical films  Biography  Revues 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Actor, Performer, Singer, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Publications about  Una Merkel Publications about Una Merkel
Publications by  Una Merkel Publications by Una Merkel
posthumous Publications by Una Merkel, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Una Merkel
42nd Street by Lloyd Bacon ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Archetypal Hollywood putting-on-a-show musical in which the leading lady is indisposed and a chorus girl is told to get out there and come back a star
The Maltese falcon by John Huston ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In The Maltese falcon, Sam Spade is a partner in a private-eye firm who finds himself hounded by police when his partner is killed while tailing a man. The woman who asked his partner to follow the man turns out to be someone who is not what she says she is, and is really involved in something to do with the 'Maltese Falcon', a gold-encrusted life-sized statue of a falcon, the only one of its kind. In Satan met a lady, Sam Spade is now PI Ted Shane, pulled into the hunt for the jewel-filled Horn of Roland
Destry rides again by George Marshall ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1939 and 2008 in English and French and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"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 belts out unforgettable show-stoppers like "The Boys in the Back Room," while winning the hero's heart."--Container
The parent trap by David Swift ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1961 and 2005 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Parent trap II: Sharon McKendrick is grown up, raising 11-year-old Nikki alone. During summer school, Nikki and her new friend Mary come up with plan to get Sharon together with Mary's widowed father. When the girls start to have trouble, they go to Aunt Susan, Sharon's twin, for help
The Bank dick by Edward Cline ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Egbert Souse accidentally foils a bank robbery and is hired as a bank guard
Forbidden Hollywood collection ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the early 1930's, before Hollywood began enforcing a self-imposed Production Code, many films allowed for extraordinary frankness including nudity, adultery and prostitution. In this restored and remastered three-movie collection, three daring young actresses are featured in racy, riveting star vehicles. Jean Harlow is a red-headed secretary who hooks the company's married boss, while carrying on with chauffeur Charles Boyer. A young soldier is forced to give up Mae Clarke when his well-to-do family learns she's a prostitute, in Waterloo Bridge. Finally baby-faced Barbara Stanwyck sleeps her way up the corporate ladder in a New York bank, not caring who gets hurt
W.C. Fields comedy collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
You can't cheat an honest man: "W.C. Fields portrays Larson E. Whipsnade, ringmaster of the seedy circus Giganticus. Whipsnade gets nothing but trouble from his performers, and his daughter (Constance Moore) is torn between a wealthy cad and a charming ventriloquist, played by Edgar Bergen"--Container
Road to Zanzibar by Victor Schert ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1941 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The second of the famous "Road" pictures starring Bob Hope and Bing Crosby as a couple of scheming carnival performers
Abraham Lincoln by D. W Griffith ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1930 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abraham Lincoln: An episodic biography of the 16th President of the United States focusing on Lincoln's personal tragedies as well as his great accomplishments
Forbidden Hollywood collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Disc 4: Wild Bill: Explores the life and directorial times of William A. Wellman. The men who made the movies: Wellman shares many stories and speaks bluntly of the producers with who he has worked and describes his remarkable star-making and star-spotting abilities. He was responsible for helping actors win Oscars and discovered such notable actors as James Cagney and Gary Cooper
The merry widow by Franz Lehár ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1934 and 2013 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sonia, a bubbly widow owns 52% of every cow and cow town in the tiny East European country of Marshovia. When she relocates to glittery Paris, suave ladies' man Captain Danilo sets out in hot pursuit. His mission: avert his homeland's financial ruin by bringing Sonia back on the wings of love. But hang on tight, Danilo. Set in 1885
With a song in my heart the Jane Froman story ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Musical retelling of the extraordinary life of 1940s songstress Jane Froman. When an overseas flight crashes off the coast of Lisbon, Portugal, Jane barely survives the wreck. Ripped from the spotlight into a series of life-threatening operations, hope seems a distant memory for Jane as she sets out on a journey of recovery that's more than heroic-- it's what music is made of
Carole Lombard : the glamour collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
(Man of the world) A young American girl visits Paris accompanied by her fiancee and her wealthy uncle. (We're not dressing) Beautiful high society type Doris Worthington is entertaining guests on her yacht in the Pacific when it hits a reef and sinks. (Hands across the table) A loafer and a manicurist, both planning to marry money, meet and form an uneasy alliance. (Love before breakfast) Kay bounces between boyfriend Bill and a Wall Street tycoon who thinks he knows what's best for her and bosses her around. (The princess comes across) A woman pretends to be royalty in order to get aboard a crusie ship. (True confession) Helen and Ken are a pretty strange couple, she is a pathological liar, and he is a scrupulously honest lawyer
Summer magic ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When financial difficulties force the Carey family to leave Boston, their teen-age daughter successfully plots to re-settle the family in a tiny New England village
Irving Berlin's This is the Army ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1943 and 2008 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Screen adaptation of the stage play that raised nearly $2 million for Army Emergency Relief. Features real-life GIs in a tale of a father and son who put on a show before the son marches off to war
Summer and smoke by Peter Glenville ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From childhood, Alma has loved John Buchanan. Repressed by the pressure of a minister father and a mother who has never recovered from a nervous breakdown, she keeps these feelings bottled up. Her life becomes unbearable when John returns from medical school and takes up with the sultry Rosa, the daughter of the casino owner who is as open and willing, as Alma is shy and repressed
My blue heaven ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A popular husband-and-wife entertainer team, making their move from radio to television, believe their lives will be complete when they can start a family. When they decide to adopt, they face problems and disappointments and are ultimately rewarded with an overabundance of babies
Myrna Loy and William Powell collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Double wedding: A bohemian painter butts heads with his girlfriend's sister, before they admit their feelings for each other
Born to dance by Roy Del Ruth ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1936 and 2008 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eleanor Powell and James Stewart star in this legendary musical about a sailor on leave in New York who falls for a struggling dancer
"This is the Army" ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1943 and 2004 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An Irving Berlin musical tribute intended to boost morale during World War II. It honors the patriotic efforts of American soldiers during World Wars I and II. Berlin appears as himself, as does singer Kate Smith who delivers a rousing rendition of God bless America, for which she received the Congressional Gold Medal. Ronald Reagan stars as Johnny Jones, a son who follows in his father's show business footsteps. During World War I his father Jerry Jones staged an all-soldier show on Broadway called Yip yip Yaphank. Being a dancer and then wounded in the War, Jerry moves on to being a producer. In World War II his son Johnny Jones, who was his father's assistant, gets the order to stage a new show, called This is the army. His personal life is a bit of a struggle though, because he refuses to marry his fiancee until the war is over
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Alternative Names
Kohnfelder, Una 1903-1986
Merkel, Una
Merkel, Una 1903-
English (131)
German (2)
French (1)