WorldCat Identities

Mandell, Daniel

Overview
Works: 28 works in 48 publications in 2 languages and 7,440 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Romantic comedy films  Musical films  Children's films  War films  Animated films  Juvenile works  Screwball comedy films 
Roles: Film editor, Editor, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Daniel Mandell
The best years of our lives by William Wyler( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 2,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three veterans returning from World War II face life's challenges and try to start life again
Witness for the prosecution by Billy Wilder( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man is accused of murdering his wealthy woman friend in order to secure her inheritance. The defendant's mysterious wife stuns the courtroom by giving damaging testimony against her husband. The web of intrigue is finally unraveled in a shocking conclusion
Frank Capra's Arsenic and old lace by Frank Capra( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man is shocked when he learns his aunts like to serve men elderberry wine spiked with arsenic, and then bury their bodies in the cellar
Irma la Douce by Billy Wilder( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about a young Parisian policeman and his romance with a prostitute
The fortune cookie by Jean Ure( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A TV cameraman, trampled by a half-back while shooting a football game, and his shyster brother-in-law team up to defraud an insurance company in a million dollar law suit
One, two, three by Billy Wilder( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlin, after the Second World War: C.R. MacNamara presides over the German branch of Coca-Cola, dreaming of being promoted to London, by capturing the untapped Russian market. His plans for advancement run into a snag, when he is asked to watch over the boss' ditsy, impulsive 17 year-old daughter Scarlett on her European vacation. Unsurprisingly, she almost immediately gets into trouble of the worst kind by slipping across the border to East Germany, to marry the violently anti-Yankee Communist Otto. When the home office headman decides to visit his daughter, Cagney masterminds an elaborate masquerade that backfires
Kiss me, stupid by Billy Wilder( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two would-be songwriters hijack Dino as he passes through their town. Their attempts to charm him into listening to their songs encounter a problem when one man's wife is the head of Martin's fan club. A substitute is hired to claim his attentions. Things do not exactly work out as planned
The little foxes by Lillian Hellman( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regina Giddens is a woman who will stop at nothing to outwit her brothers in running the family business, even if it means sacrificing the health of her husband or the love of her young daughter
The good fairy by William Wyler( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Louisa Ginglebusher is recruited from a local orphanage to become an usherette at a movie theater. Encouraged by her kindly guardian to spread her wings, Louisa decides to lead the life of a fairy tale angel & in her quest to do good she tries to redirect money from a rich playboy to a struggling lawyer
Meet John Doe by Frank Capra( Visual )

3 editions published between 1941 and 2010 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A genial homeless unemployed baseball pitcher is hoaxed into protesting against existing social evils as a newspaper circulation stunt. He pleas to the "little man" for brotherly love and democratic good will, and John Doe clubs are formed. Because of his simple sincerity, he becomes a national hero, but he is shocked when he discovers that it's all a plot by the owner of the paper, who plans to use the voting strength of the clubs to bludgeon his way to power
Guys and dolls by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gambler Nathan Detroit has few options for the location of his big craps game. Needing $1,000 to pay a garage owner to host the game, Nathan bets Sky Masterson that Sky cannot get Salvation Army doll Sarah Brown out on a date. Despite some resistance, Sky negotiates a date with her in exchange for bringing people into her mission. Meanwhile, Nathan's longtime fiancée, Adelaide wants him to go legit and marry her
Hans Christian Andersen's Thumbelina by Frank Loesser( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Christian Andersen, a young Danish cobbler with a special gift of storytelling, weaves his tales of magic for the children of Copenhagen
Ball of fire by Howard Hawks( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realizing they have to hear how real people talk, a group of lexicographers end up assisting a beautiful singer get away from the mob
A song is born by Howard Hawks( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This hilarious and high-spirited musical stars Danny Kaye as a professor of high-brow music who inadvertently becomes involved with a sensual saloon singer (Virginia Mayo) and a crooked criminal gang
War classics Casablanca express ; Cold war killers ; A yank in Libya ; Waterfront ; Commandos ; Eagles attack at dawn ; Hitler's SS: portrait of evil ; Go for broke( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 1. North Star: "Kolya, Kurin, Damian, and Marina are Ukraine farmers whose whole way of life is turned upside down when Germany, in disregard of former treaties, takes over the land in an iron-fisted occupation. Many of the enraged farmers take up arms in opposition of the Nazi, heading to the countryside to fight, while the people left behind destroy their crops rather than relinquish them to the German regime"--Container. Submarine base: "It is World War II and the Nazis have just sunk an American ship. The ship's engineer Jim Taggart survives and is rescued by a local fisherman off the coast of South America. Taggart recognizes the fisherman as Joe Morgan, a former New York gangster. Morgan has been living on the island, lying low and staying at a halfway house that also serves as a bar for the island's farmers and traders. Soon Taggart discovers that Morgan has been selling torpedoes to the Nazis but he doesn't know that Morgan has designed the missiles to explode when the German boats go to sea, thus sinking them. Confusion and mayhem result when the Allies and the Nazis question just whom Morgan is working for"--Container. Gung ho!: "A true-life epic that revolves around an exclusive division of the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, made up of only the strongest, fittest, most talented men nicknamed "Carlson's Raiders". They make their raid on Makin Island, resulting in a volatile confrontation that will go down in history"--Container. The sell out: "An action-drama centered on a former CIA operative who grudgingly rejoins the spy-game due to the machinations of his one-time student, a screw up who goes to work for the Soviets. As his job drags him deeper into a dangerous and under-handed world, the student wants out of the agency and out of the U.S.S.R. But the man's choices have made him a target and now both the United States and Russia want him dead, sending their most able hit men to do it"--Container
Sin takes a holiday( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A simple secretary is torn between a suave divorce lawyer and a cultured gentleman who introduces her to the allures of a Parisian lifestyle
Danny Kaye : the Goldwyn years( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kid from Brooklyn: Shy milkman Burleigh Sullivan accidentally knocks out drunken Speed McFarlane, a champion boxer who was flirting with Burleigh's sister. The newspapers get hold of the story and photographers even catch Burleigh knock out Speed again. Speed's crooked manager decides to turn Burleigh into a fighter. Burleigh doesn't realize that all of his opponents have been asked to take a dive. Thinking he really is a great fighter, Burleigh develops a swelled head which puts a crimp in his relationship with pretty nightclub singer Polly Pringle. He may finally get his comeuppance when he challenges Speed for the title
4 film favorites( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bang the drum slowly: The story of the friendship between a star pitcher, wise to the world, and a half-wit catcher, as they cope with the catcher's terminal illness through a baseball season. Fear strikes out: True story of the life of Jimmy Piersall, who battled mental illness to achieve stardom in major league baseball. The pride of the Yankees: The moving, true story of New York Yankee immortal Lou Gehrig, the southpaw slugger who rose to the very top of the sport, only to be cut down at the peak of his career by an incurable illness. Cobb: A reporter hired to write the 'official' biography of Ty Cobb discovers just how dark the baseball legend's real story is
The apartment by Billy Wilder( Visual )

4 editions published between 1960 and 2008 in English and German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How far will a man go to climb the corporate ladder? C.C. 'Bud' Baxter, a lowly insurance clerk, has a trump card: his apartment. He "loans" it out to married company executives for secret trysts. In return, he's well looked after, although he does grapple with his conscience. One day he asks out one of the elevator girls, Miss Kubelik, but she stands him up because of a crisis in her relationship with the big boss, Mr. Sheldrake. On Christmas Eve, Miss Kubelik realizes she is only the most recent in a long line of girls, with possibly disastrous consequences. Bud intervenes, which may give each of them a chance to be more than another faceless employee in a heartless corporation
 
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Frank Capra's Arsenic and old lace
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