WorldCat Identities

Hoyt, Arthur 1874-1953

Works: 34 works in 46 publications in 3 languages and 2,203 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Biography 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Arthur Hoyt
It happened one night by Frank Capra ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 1,925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A rich young woman marries an idle playboy against her father's will. Her father holds her captive on his yacht but she escapes and, while on her way to New York, becomes entangled with an unemployed news reporter
American madness ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the height of the Great Depression a populist bank president is saved from financial ruin by his small depositors
Mystery ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Triumph of Sherlock Holmes: An adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The valley of fear, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are investigating a murder that occurred at Birlstone Castle, and that seems to be related to an underground society of Amerian coal-miners who've dubbed themselves, "The Scowlers." They discover that the head of the secret society, Professor Moriarty, has more than enough motive to be found guilty of the crime
The lost world by Arthur Conan Doyle ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An expedition discovers a forgotten plateau in South America where dinosaurs are still a reality. They finally return to London with the living proof of their discovery, a Brontosaurus that proceeds to run amok in the London streets
Going wild ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A series of coincidences result in Rollo Smith's being mistaken for Robert Story, a famous aviator. Pleased with the admiration he receives, Rollo accepts the situation and finds himself involved in an air race and a $25,000 wager with Ace Benton. Peggy substitutes herself for the mechanic who was to help Rollo fly the plane, and the pair drives Benton out of the sky with their wild gyrations. Unable to land, Peggy accidentally pulls the parachute ring, and they safely float to earth while Rollo proposes
Camille by George Cukor ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Armand Duval (Valentino), a young and unsophisticated law student, falls passionately in love with Marguerite Gautier (Nazimova), known as Camille, a notorius Parisian courtesan. Together they abandon family and friends to be together
Camille Le roman de Marguerite Gautier by George Cukor ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in Multiple languages and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nurse Marjorie ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A love story of the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Donegal with the son of a labor leader
Mr. Deeds goes to town by Frank Capra ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1936 and 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Longfellow Deeds, small town greeting card poet, idealistically comes to New York intent on giving away his inherited millions to those most in need. This was the first of Capra's thirties trilogy of populist comedy-dramas (see also Mr. Smith ... and Meet John Doe). The common theme of the small town Yankee straightening out the cynical big city is in the tradition of American cracker barrel humour epitomised by Will Rogers (Dr Bull, Judge Priest). Capra injects a spark of truth into the film's fanciful premise through the humanity of Cooper as the sap - and Arthur as the newspaperwoman with a cynical exterior
Up in Mabel's room ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mabel Ainsworth (Prevost) divorces her husband when she catches him purchasing lingerie that he will not explain, only to find out later the purchase was to have been an anniversary present. She is determined to win him back in this lively farce
Sing, sinner, sing ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
from Internet Movie Database: "A singer on a gambling ship is married to a wealthy playboy. When he is found murdered, all evidence points to her as the culprit, and she is put on trial for the crime."
Shanghai madness ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1933 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Magnificent obsession by Douglas Sirk ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1935 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Reckless playboy Bob Merrick crashes his speedboat, requiring emergency attention from a rescue team. They have to use the town's only resuscitator. At that same moment the beloved, local doctor has a heart attack and dies while waiting for the life-saving device. When Bob learns about the doctor's secret - to give selflessley and in secret - he decides to give it a try. He alienates the doctor's widow, Helen, with whom Bob has now fallen in love. His persistence causes another tragedy, and he must remake his life
Camille ( )
1 edition published in 1921 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Lady luck ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"New York manicurist Mamie Murphy plans to marry a rich man, so she repeatedly turns down the proposals of honest reporter David Haines. When she is announced the winner of $2,500 and a ticket worth $150,000 for champion horse Lady Luck, if the horse wins an upcoming race, Mamie is pursued by wealthy sportsman Jack Conroy and nightclub owner and racketeer Tony Morelli. A middle-aged woman also named Mamie Murphy then shows up holding the real winning ticket and agrees to let Mamie have all the publicity if she can keep the money. Mamie needs the publicity to secure a movie contract, and the older woman agrees to pose as Mamie's aunt. When Lady Luck wins the race, Mamie is offered a swank apartment equipped with servants, and she and Aunt Mamie move in. Conroy, who is really a bankrupt chiseler, avidly courts Mamie, and David, suspicious of him, tells his policeman friend Riley that he's going to kill Conroy. Mamie and Conroy become engaged, but Aunt Mamie assures David that Mamie still loves him. After the penthouse maid overhears Mamie say she found her missing sweepstakes ticket, she steals it, unaware that Aunt Mamie has already redeemed the real winning ticket. The maid then drugs the women's coffee, and when they revive, they find Conroy dead and a gun in Mamie's hand. After Riley rounds up the suspects, a broken fingernail incriminates Morelli's partner Rita, who then accuses Morelli of the murder and explains that he set up Mamie in the apartment with a staff of his informants. Conroy's valet Briggs exposes him as the crooked philanderer he was, and Mamie realizes how foolish she's been and reunites with David"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
She's no lady ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Early to bed ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Palm Beach story by Preston Sturges ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"A bride and groom are inexplicably prevented from attending their wedding by their exact doubles, who then marry. Six years later, Tom and Gerry Jeffer's Park Avenue apartment manager shows their apartment to prospective tenants while they are still in residence because they are behind in rent. An elderly sausage manufacturer, known as the 'Wienie King, ' who is looking at the apartment is so smitten by Gerry that he gives her $700 to pay all the bills. Gerry is tired of being broke and is doubly frustrated because Tom, a struggling architect, has continually rejected her attempts to use her beauty to get financial backers for his projects. Although she is still in love with Tom, Gerry so firmly believes that she has held her husband back that she leaves him, despite his earnest efforts to deter her. At Pennsylvania Station, Gerry uses her feminine wiles to get the Ale and Quail Club, a men's hunting club that has reserved an entire car, to buy her a ticket on the train headed for Palm Beach, Florida. The Club proves too rowdy, however, and after the men shoot out the windows she escapes into a sleeper car, where she accidentally breaks John D. Hackensacker III's spectacles while climbing into the upper berth. In the morning, Gerry discovers that the conductors have disconnected the Club's car because of their unruliness and have thereby left her without her suitcase. John, one of the wealthiest men in the world, takes an interest in Gerry and disembarks with her in Jacksonville, Florida. There the normally frugal multimillionaire takes pleasure in buying Gerry an entire wardrobe of extravagant clothes and a ruby bracelet. Gerry is thrilled when she discovers she has made the acquaintance of one of the richest men in the world, and accompanies him on his yacht to Palm Beach. When she sees Tom waiting at the dock for her, Gerry introduces him as her brother, 'Captain McGloo.' John's sister, the much-divorced Princess Maud Centimillia, who is ready to discard yet another suitor, Toto, immediately makes advances toward Tom. Gerry and Tom stay at the Hackensacker mansion, and while John woos Gerry, Maud woos Tom. Gerry, meanwhile, successfully interests John in becoming a financial backer of Tom's plans for a suspended airport. One evening, John, who has fallen in love with Gerry, serenades her underneath her balcony to the accompaniment of an orchestra, not realizing that he is providing the romantic background for Gerry and Tom to reunite. The next morning, Gerry gently rejects John's marriage proposal and reveals to a stunned John and Maud that she and Tom are not brother and sister, but are husband and wife. Always pragmatic, John vows to fulfill his commitment as a backer for Tom's project, and he and Maud are delighted when they learn that Tom and Gerry have twin siblings. A joint marriage soon takes place"--AFI catalog, 1941-1950
The notorious Sophie Lang ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1934 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
One hour late ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1935 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Bessie Dunn lives with her sister Gertie and her n'er-do-well husband Jim and their four children. Bessie's boyfriend, Eddie Blake, who is a talented singer but works as an assistant file clerk at KLR radio, proposes, but she delays her answer, advising Eddie to get his voice on the radio. Mr. Simpson, Eddie's boss, asks Bessie to fill in as secretary to the station's electrical engineer, Stephen Barclay. Meanwhile, in the station locker room, Eddie out-sings Cliff Miller, who is rehearsing for a radio audition, then pesters Bessie for the answer to his proposal. Barclay tells the nervous Bessie that her dictation is awful, and when she cries, he kindly orders a private lunch for the two of them so no one will see she has been crying. Eddie interrupts the lobster and artichoke lunch for Bessie's answer, and when she asks him to leave, he quits, calling Barclay a society playboy. After Jim arrives at the office for money, Eddie gives him seventy-six dollars, then goes up to the recording studios for the amateur auditions. There, Phil Romaine, KLR's star performer, makes $1,500 each time he sings. Eddie watches a broadcast of Terrors of the jungle, an episode of Geraldine and Gerry, then pushes his way in to an audition. Believing the mike is on, Eddie performs, but is only laughed at. Meanwhile, Romaine refuses to go on the air that night or renew his contract unless studio head Mr. Zeller gives him his asking price. Zeller refuses to acquiesce, however, sure he can find a replacement. After Barclay befriends Bessie and decides to call her Elizabeth, his wife Eileen calls to tell him she is going to Southampton for a few days with a girl friend. She is really going away with her lover, Tony St. John, and although Tony has asked her to divorce her husband, she does not take him seriously. Barclay invites Bessie on a trip to the country, and she accepts and buys lingerie. When Eddie learns what 'lingerie' is, he gets jealous and listens in on Bessie's call to Gertie in which her trip is discussed. Eddie then asks a brunette named Hazel to marry him after work, and she promises to marry him after she gets her hair waved. Eddie receives two weeks' severance pay and money for a wedding present from Simpson. When he calls Bessie to announce his marriage, she is heartbroken. Eileen, meanwhile, is ambivalent about her rendezvous with Tony and is on her way to see Barclay. Coincidentally, she, Bessie and Eddie are riding the same elevator when it crashes. As they wait to be rescued, Eddie and Bessie fight about her trip with Barclay. An elderly woman in the elevator then has a heart attack and Eddie enters the elevator shaft to get help. To calm his nerves, Eddie sings, and Zeller, in another elevator, hears him. Eddie's efforts save the woman, but he and Bessie continue to fight. While Zeller offers Eddie a contract, Bessie tells Barclay she cannot go with him, after which Barclay and his wife are reconciled. Hazel is asked out on a date, leaving Eddie free to marry Bessie. As Eddie finally makes his radio debut, Bessie listens with pride and they kiss"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
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