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Merkel, Una 1903-1986

Works: 189 works in 421 publications in 6 languages and 11,703 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Children's films  Detective and mystery films  Musical films  Juvenile works  Film noir  Western films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Singer, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Una Merkel
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42nd Street by Lloyd Bacon( Visual )

27 editions published between 1933 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The movie musical that introduced the choreography of Busby Berkeley, 42nd Street also contains the classic plot involving a tyrannical director, egotistical leading lady and wide-eyed ingenue, all set to a standout musical score
Destry rides again by George Marshall( Visual )

16 editions published between 1939 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,082 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 Maltese falcon by John Huston( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 1,067 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
The parent trap by Walt Disney( Visual )

8 editions published between 1961 and 2005 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hayley Mills stars as two young girls who, while at summer camp, discover that they are long-lost twin sisters, separated shortly after birth. Reunited at last, they launch a coast-to-coast campaign to rekindle romance between their estranged parents
The Bank dick by Edward Cline( Visual )

16 editions published between 1940 and 2008 in English and held by 582 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 533 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 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bank dick: "W.C. Fields is Egbert Souse, a lowly bank guard who divides his time between the Black Pussy Cat Cafe and his dreaded family. His humdrum life changes when fate leads him to heroism, Hollywood and the good life. Packed with classic routines, including a wacky cops and robbers chase"--Container
Abraham Lincoln by D. W Griffith( Visual )

40 editions published between 1930 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 436 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
Road to Zanzibar by Victor Schert( Visual )

7 editions published between 1941 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 2nd of the "Road" pictures, a couple of scheming carnival performers leave town after selling a phony diamond mine to a tough guy who doesn't appreciate the joke. They end up in Zanzibar where they meet a couple of female entertainers who lure them into the jungle and introduce them to a tribe of hungry cannibals
The merry widow by Franz Lehár( Visual )

19 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 354 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
Forbidden Hollywood collection( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 304 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
With a song in my heart : the Jane Froman story by José Carreras( Visual )

3 editions published between 1952 and 2007 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biographical drama about Jane Froman, the singer who traveled through Europe during World War II as a USO entertainer in spite of disabling leg injuries which she received in a Lisbon plane crash in 1943
Carole Lombard : the glamour collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 241 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 and smoke by Peter Glenville( Visual )

7 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and held by 219 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 192 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
Irving Berlin's This is the Army( Visual )

4 editions published between 1943 and 2008 in English and held by 189 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
Myrna Loy and William Powell collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manhattan melodrama: The friendship between two orphans endures even though they grow up on opposite sides of the law and fall in love with the same woman
Summer magic by Walt Disney( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a close-knit Boston family loses their fortune, they find a wealth of family secrets, young love, and charming summer nights in Beulah, Maine. A good-natured postmaster, pretentious cousin Julia, and the mysterious absentee landlord, Mr. Hamilton, populate their new life in a charming old yellow house. Featuring an all-star supporting cast, including Burl Ives, Dorothy McGuire, and Deborah Walley, this classic and wondrous tale will delight the entire family
Irving Berlin's This is the army( Visual )

14 editions published between 1943 and 2004 in English and held by 154 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
The mating game by George Marshall( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An IRS investigator comes to check on an unpredictable farmer who hasn't paid his taxes, and ends up falling in love with the man's pretty daughter
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42nd Street
Alternative Names
Kohnfelder, Una 1903-1986

Merkel, Una

Merkel, Una 1903-

Una Merkel actrice américaine

Una Merkel actriu estatunidenca

Una Merkel actriz estadounidense

Una Merkel aktorka amerykańska

Una Merkel Amerikaans acteur

Una Merkel Amerikaans actrice

Una Merkel attrice cinematografica e attrice televisiva statunitense

Una Merkel US-amerikanische Schauspielerin

Меркел, Уна

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Destry rides againThe Bank dickRoad to ZanzibarForbidden Hollywood collectionCarole Lombard : the glamour collection