WorldCat Identities

Mayo, Archie L. 1891-1968

Works: 175 works in 398 publications in 5 languages and 4,671 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Comedy films  Farces 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Director, Author, Performer, Film editor, Editor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Archie L Mayo
Most widely held works by Archie L Mayo
The petrified forest by Archie L Mayo( Visual )
29 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A rundown diner bakes in the Arizona heat. Inside, fugitive killer Duke Mantee sweats out a manhunt, holding disillusioned writer Alan Squier, young waitress Gabby Maple, and a handful of others hostage
A night in Casablanca by Archie L Mayo( Visual )
28 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Marx Brothers are in another comedy that has them ferret out Nazi spies in a Casablanca hotel
Angel on my shoulder by Archie L Mayo( Visual )
36 editions published between 1946 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A murdered gangster forms a pact with the devil in exchange for a temporary return to earth. A classic conflict of good, evil and love
Mae West the glamour collection ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 377 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
Black legion ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1936 and 2008 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frank Taylor and people like him have a vision for America. It is a vision shaped by terror and fueled by fear, ignorance and hate - a nation of 'free, white, 100-percent Americans!'
Orchestra wives ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1942 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Connie Ward is in seventh heaven when Gene Morrison's band rolls into town. She is swept off her feet by trumpeter Bill Abbott. After marrying him, she joins the band's tour, and learns about life as an orchestra wife
Crash dive ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set during World War II, this adventure features two Navy men vying for the love of the same woman and having to serve together on a dangerous mission to destroy a Nazi base
The Marx Brothers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes seven of the thirteen Marx Brother's films
The adventures of Marco Polo by Archie L Mayo( Visual )
16 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traveling from Venice to Peking, Marco Polo discovers spaghetti and gunpowder. To top it off, he falls in love with the Emperor's daughter, but the evil aide Ahmed wants to get rid of the Emperor and Polo so he can rule and marry the princess
Charley's aunt ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1941 and 2007 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charley and Jack pressure fellow student Fancourt to pose as Charley's Brazilian Aunt. Their purpose is to have a chaperone for their amorous visits with Amy and Kitty, niece and ward of crusty Stephen Spettigue. Complications begin when Fancourt, in drag, becomes the love object of old Spettigue and Sir Francis Chesney
The mayor of Hell ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Politicos award gangster Patsy Gargan a cushy job as a honcho at a woefully run boys reform school-- no experience necessary, no expectations, no problems. But firebrand Patsy runs up against plenty of problems. He sees something in the kids-- himself. He, too, was raised in the slums. And he decides to defy everyone to give the kids opportunities he never had. Yet all the good Patsy does could collapse when he missteps into his life of crime
Moontide ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bobo is a free-spirited wanderer who docks in a Pacific seaside town with his buddy Tiny, a sponge who wants to leave. After a night of drunken debauchery, Bobo awakens on a strange barge wearing the cap of a dead man. Afraid he has committed the crime, Bobo prepares to skip town with Tiny but is delayed when he meets Anna, who he rescues from drowning herself in the surf. They fall in love and open a business together selling bait. Jealous and desperate to leave, Tiny attempts to ruin the relationship, and when Anna learns that Tiny has been keeping a dark secret, it's clear only one of them will survive
Svengali by Archie L Mayo( Visual )
19 editions published between 1931 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tragic tale of an evil, aging music teacher and the beautiful young woman whom he bewitches
The great American broadcast ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After WWI two men go into radio. Failure leads the wife of one to borrow money from another; she goes on, after separation, to stardom. A coast-to-coast radio program is set up to bring everyone back together
Bordertown ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Just on the other side of the California border you'll find it - the posh casino that's the Monte Carlo of the desert. There, enterprising Johnny Ramirez continues his up-from-the-barrio rise. And there, Marie Roark continues her desperate attempt to make Johnny hers, a gambit that includes murdering her naive hubby"--Container
It's love I'm after ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comedy involving "an engaged movie star couple who have called off their wedding 11 times due to some backstage bickering. When fan Olivia de Havilland declares her love for Howard (even though she is set to wed handsome Patric Knowles), all of the characters discover how difficult--and hilarious--love can be."--Movies Unlimited
Perry Mason the original Warner Bros. movies collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A generation before he would become a TV titan, the solicitor sleuth solved mysteries across the silver screen. And this is a Perry with a difference - dashing, debonair and full of savoir-faire! Pre-Code King Warren William originally personified Perry for four films, with Ricardo Cortez and Donald Woods rounding out the series. Notable guests include Mary Astor, Errol Flynn (in his U.S. screen debut), Allen Jenkins, Ann Dvorak and Michael Curtiz has a stint in the director's chair!
They shall have music ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young juvenile delinquent in trouble at home and with the law becomes involved in a music school which teaches youngsters of poor parents. The school's backer wants to make a profit from the school and threatens to close it if they don't keep up with the rent and payments on the instruments. At the last moment Jascha Heifetz is talked into giving his support to the school
TCM greatest gangster films collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
High Sierra (1941, 101 min.): A gangster's hard-boiled persona finds itself at war with his compassionate side, a side that will ultimately be his downfall
A day at the races a night in Casablanca ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A day at the races (1937): A vet posing as a doctor, a race horse owner and his friends struggle to help keep a sanitarium open with the help of a misfit race horse ; A night in Casablanca (1946): It's the Nazis vs. the Brothers when the trio foils Axis criminal activity at a hotel swirling in intrigue and whirling with nonstop nonsense
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Mayo, Archibald L. 1891-1968
Mayo, Archie.
Mayo Archie 1891-1968
Mayo, Archie L.
Mayo, Archie L. 1891-1968