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Campbell, Alan 1905-1963

Works: 30 works in 123 publications in 3 languages and 1,958 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Screwball comedy films  Romantic comedy films  Opera films  Television soap operas  Television series  Fiction 
Roles: Scenarist, Author of dialog, Adapter
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alan Campbell
A star is born by George Cukor( Visual )

69 editions published between 1937 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esther Blodgett is a naïve rural ingénue trying to break into the movies. While serving guests at a Hollywood party, she is discovered by alcoholic star Norman Maine who gives her a screen test, and ensnares her in the Hollywood star making machine. She foolishly weds her idol, Norman, but his star soon fades into darkness. The film captures the ruthless cynicism of the Hollywood apparatus
The little foxes by Lillian Hellman( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and French and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regina Giddens is determined 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. Unable to convince her husband to give her the money she demands, she futher plots his tragic end. Greed and cunning destroy the relationship with her brothers, while her daughter aware of her vicious intrigues, finally leaves her
Woman on the run by Norman Foster( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Convincing story of a wife trying to find her husband, who is a witness to a gangland murder, before the underworld does
Nothing sacred by William A Wellman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A star is born: A young woman aspires to be an actress and arrives in Hollywood with a bucket full of dreams. Life is tough for young actresses and only after she meets famous star Norman Maine does she get a break in a film. Their romance turns into a loving marriage but slowly her fame grows while Maine's star fades
Sweethearts by W. S Van Dyke( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una pareja ha logrado un gran éxito en Broadway con su musical Sweethearts. Tras seis años en cartelera, los dos se ven tentados por una exquisita oferta para trabajar en el cine, lo que cambiará sus vidas
La vipère( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An evil southern woman sets out to destroy everyone in the way of her goals of wealth and power
A star is born : a new novel by Alexander Edwards( Book )

7 editions published between 1936 and 1954 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victor Herbert's Sweethearts Canção de amor( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Song-filled extravaganza about a loving married couple whose relationship is threatened when Hollywood beckons
Trade winds by Dorothy Parker( Book )

3 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selznick International presents A star is born : screen play by Dorothy Parker( Book )

2 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pétrus by Marc Allégret( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One evening, Migo, a dancer at a Montmartre nightclub, decides to take her revenge on her cheating boyfriend, Rodrigue. She shoots him but misses, and instead wounds Pétrus, a passer-by. Moved by Migo's distress, Pétrus refuses to press charges and wants to make Migo happy, at the risk of becoming involved in a counterfeiting ring
The little foxes by Lillian Hellman( )

2 editions published in 1941 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Play in three acts
A star is born (1937) by William A Wellman( Visual )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young actress climbs the ladder of Hollywood success and marries a leading actor, whose popularity is eclipsed, leading to a tragic end
Hands across the table( Visual )

1 edition published in 1935 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Regi Allen, a New York manicurist who was reared in poverty, is determined to marry a wealthy man. She becomes the favorite manicurist of Savoy-Carleton Hotel client Allen Macklyn, a former aviator now confined to a wheelchair because of a flying accident. Regi soon becomes the only bright spot in Allen's life, but he never tells her that he has fallen in love with her. Meanwhile, Regi meets Theodore Drew III, the nutty scion of a wealthy family that lost all their money in the 1929 stockmarket crash. Ted and Regi go out on a date and he becomes drunk, and she does not learn until later that evening that he is engaged to marry Vivian Snowden, the daughter of the 'pineapple king.' Unable to awaken Ted from his drunken stupor, Regi allows him to sleep on her couch that night, but finds him still there when she returns home after work the next day. Ted has missed a boat sailing for Bermuda, on which his future father-in-law had bought him a berth to keep him out of the way until the wedding. Regi allows him to stay with her, because he has no money, and they slowly fall in love, despite the fact that both are determined to marry for money. To maintain his good favor with his fiancée, Ted calls Vivian, while Regi pretends to be a Bermuda telephone operator. She interrupts so many times that she and Ted have to hang up because they are laughing so hard. When Vivian tries to get the Bermuda operator back, she finds out that the call was from New York. Finally, Ted and Regi have their last night together and, although they both admit they are in love, Regi insists that unless Ted marries for money, he will hate her within six months. After having private detectives determine the identity of Ted's girl friend, Vivian books a room at the Savoy-Carleton Hotel, and asks to see Regi. Unimpressed with her, Vivian decides to take Ted back. He, however, finally realizes how much he loves Regi when he decides he would be willing to get a job and marry her, rather than live in luxury with Vivian. Vivian releases him from their engagement, and he rushes to Allen's apartment, where Regi has just been sobbing. Allen leaves to allow Regi and Ted to talk, even though he had bought an engagement ring and was planning to propose to Regi. He is happy for her, however, and she and Ted make up and decide to marry that day. On the top of a doubledecker bus, they toss a coin to see if they will first eat lunch or marry. Ted flippantly remarks that if the coin lands on edge, he will get a job. The coin falls off the bus entirely, so they stop the bus and run through traffic to retrieve it. The coin has landed on its edge, and they kiss, oblivious to the traffic jamming up behind them"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Ann Andrews papers by Ann Andrews( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Ann Andrews papers span 1918-1963, and consist of letters from her many friends in show business
Family classics( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The racketeer: Tough mobster Mahlon Keane meets broke ex-society girl Rhoda Philbrooke at a society fundraiser and helps her cheat her way to some winnings in poker. On the eve of her marriage, concert violinist Tony Vaughan confesses his love to Rhoda. Now how will she handle her mobster fiancé?
Dorothy Parker and Alan Campbell letters to Leonard and Sylvia Lyons by Dorothy Parker( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The collection consists of fifteen items of correspondence, including letters, telegrams, and a postal card, written by Dorothy Parker and/or Alan Campbell to Leonard and Sylvia Lyons, 1938-1945. The letters include news of Parker and Campbell, including her bursitis, what they are working on, with often wry anecdotes about their friends and activities, mentioning Philip Barry, Alexander Woolcott, Leo McCarey, Gene Fowler, Garson Kanin, Lillian Hellman, the movie version of The Grapes of Wrath, Darryl Zanuck, Ruth Gordon, Sinclair Lewis, Alfred Lunt, Robert Sherwood, Robert Benchley, Gertrude Stein, David Niven, John O'Hara, and Pablo Picasso
A star is born (1937) : shooting script by William A Wellman( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forever and a day (1943) : shooting script by Charles Bennett( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regeneration of a gangster : draft script, never produced by Dorothy Parker( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Alan Campbell American screenwriter

Alan Campbell Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1904-1963)

Alan Campbell amerikansk manusforfattar

Alan Campbell amerikansk manusförfattare

Alan Campbell amerikansk manusforfatter

Alan Campbell amerikansk manuskriptforfatter

Alan Campbell scénariste américain

Alan Campbell sceneggiatore, scrittore e attore statunitense

Alan Campbell US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor

Алан Кэмпбелл

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English (96)

Spanish (15)

French (4)