WorldCat Identities

Wiles, Gordon 1902-1950

Overview
Works: 30 works in 41 publications in 1 language and 438 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Portraits 
Roles: Director
Classifications: PN1995.9.C37, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gordon Wiles
Charlie Chan's secret ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When fearless flatfoot Charlie Chan sets out to locate the missing beneficiary to an immense fortune, he finds himself in the middle of a deadly family feud. But when the long-lost heir turns up alive--just in time to be murdered--Chan hatches an unearthly scheme to catch the killer and lay the whole mystery to rest
The sin of Nora Moran ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Sin of Nora Moran (1933, 64 min.): Awaiting her execution, Nora Moran finds herself visiting her past. Arrayed in a series of flashbacks, Miss Moran recalls her rape, and the murder for which she has taken the fall
Charlie Chan ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The black camel: When beautiful starlet Shelah Fane is murdered in Hawaii, suspicion points to a psychic advisor with a spirited nature. But when Chan uncovers a link to the unsolved murder of screen heartthrob Denny Mayo, the Chinese supersleuth soon discovers that, in Hollywood, fame can be murder
The gangster by Gordon Wiles ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Barry Sulivan is a cynical ganster who controls the Neptune Beach waterfront. He runs a numbers racket with the local soda shop owner: the police are in his pocket and the local hoods are on his payroll
A scandal in Paris ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Vidocq'a birth in a French prison to becoming the cocksure criminal as he befriends a loyal pick-pocket, he climbs to the height of Parisian society through deception, seduction and his devilishly clever wit. But once he becomes the Chief of Police and prepares to execute the heist of his career, he finds himself vulnerable to the charms of a quiet young woman
Let's make memories tonight by Lew Brown ( )
1 edition published in 1939 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maybe I'll come home in the spring Ginger in the morning ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maybe I'll come home in the spring: Dennie has returned from a year among the hippies to her superficial, image-conscious suburban family. She must face their disapproval of her actions as they refuse to even try to understand. She must also deal with an ex-lover and a beloved young sister who is following in her footsteps, wanting the idealistic hippie life but making some rash decisions in the process
Prison train ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a train carrying prisoners to Alcatraz, a prisoner convicted of manslaughter has to avoid attempted revenge by his victim's father who has hired a train porter and another prisoner to kill him
Ginger in the morning ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thumbing her way through the southwest with her guitar in one and, a suitcase in another, Ginger tries to live life to the fullest on the road while making her way north to find an old love. On New Year's Eve, Joe returns to his hometown of Santa Fe after experiencing a bitter divorce. While driving home from the airport, an impulsive urge causes Joe to pick up the hitching Ginger. They are instantly attracted to one another, but the passion of their lustful affair is put to the test when Joe's ex-wife Sugar and his long lost friend Charlie arrive unannounced
Charlie Chan's secret by Gordon Wiles ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1935 and 1936 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"During the search for bodies among the wreckage of a boat lost in a storm near Hawaii, detective Charlie Chan finds a diary of Alan Coleby, heir to his father's fortune, which indicates that he was on board and that attempts had recently been made on his life. Chan cables Henrietta Lowell, matriarch of the family and the sister of Alan's deceased father, that Alan's fate is uncertain and flies to San Francisco where Mrs. Lowell, a devoted believer in 'psychic research, ' schedules a séance. Alan returns to the Coleby estate, but upon entering, he is hit by a thrown dagger. The séance is conducted by Carlotta, a medium, and attended by her husband, Professor Bowan, whom Mrs. Lowell supports financially; Mrs. Lowell's two daughters, Alice and Janice; Alice's boyfriend, newspaper reporter Dick Williams; Janice's husband, Fred Gage; Ulrich, a disgruntled servant, who blames his daughter's suicide seven years earlier on Alan for breaking his engagement with her; and Chan. Alan's face appears in the darkened room, and when the lights are turned on, Chan discovers that Alan has been murdered. Chan arranges with Mrs. Lowell to spend the night in the house, which has many secret panels and passages, to investigate. Curious, Mrs. Lowell sneaks away from her home to join Chan in his search for clues. They find a radio receiver, which, Chan surmises, may account for the music they heard during the séance. They also discover that Alan's image appeared when a hidden ultraviolet light was directed toward his face, which was covered with quinine sulfite, a solution that glows when hit by ultraviolet light. Greatly upset, Mrs. Lowell reveals that Professor Bowan knew that if Alan were to return, her patronage would cease. As she agrees with Chan's suggestion that she revise her will, now that she is the legal heir, a shot is fired at her from a hidden doorway, but Chan pushes her out of the way. Just then, Gage enters the house and says that he came because he feared for his mother-in-law's safety. The next day, after seeing a radio transmitter in Ulrich's room, Chan visits Carlotta, who admits the use of the transmitter. She is shocked, however, to learn about the ultraviolet ray. When Chan touches her shortwave coil, Bowan switches on the current, which causes Chan to fall unconscious. Just then, the police arrive, but Bowan escapes. Inspector Morton arrests Carlotta as Chan is revived. Later that day, Mrs. Lowell announces to her family that she plans to sign a new will, which her executor Warren T. Phelps will bring at 8:30 that evening. As the church bells ring at 8:30 and Phelps drives up, Mrs. Lowell is shot through the window. Chan investigates the bell tower and finds a high powered rifle, which had been set to fire at the window when the bell was rung. After Bowan is caught, and he does not confess, Chan calls all the attendees at the first séance back and has Carlotta conduct a new one. When Mrs. Lowell's animated image appears, and it starts to speak, a dagger is thrown at the image, which cracks as the mirror on which it is reflected breaks. When the lights are turned on, Chan reveals that Mrs. Lowell is alive and that a dummy was earlier shot. Gage accuses Ulrich and they struggle, but Chan, who had put graphite on the knife, reveals graphite on Gage's hands and accuses Gage of murdering Alan Coleby to cover evidence of forgery in the Lowell accounts. After Gage is led away, charges are dropped against Carlotta and Bowan, who agree to leave town, and Chan plans to return to his large family in Honolulu"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Forced landing ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uncle Sam's lullaby by Lew Brown ( )
1 edition published in 1939 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prison train ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1938 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Prison train ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1938 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
On a train carrying prisoners to Alcatraz, a prisoner convicted of manslaughter has to avoid attempted revenge by his victim's father who has hired a train porter and another prisoner to kill him
It's a small world ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1950 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A film about a midget and the cruelties he encounters growing up. After a brush with crime, he joins the Cole Bros. Circus
The spider ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1931 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
My weakness ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1933 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Above the clouds, Dan Cupid exits a heart-shaped door in his house. While sitting on a cloud and speaking to the audience, he shoots arrows into a couple sitting together in the world below on a park bench, who then emphatically embrace. Cupid then relates the difficulty that he is having in getting his arrows into a young playboy, Ronnie Gregory, whose wealthy uncle Ellery is the president of a successful brassiere factory. At the suggestion of Ellery's fiancée, Jane Holman, angry that Ronnie earlier resisted her advances, Ellery stops Ronnie's income. As Ronnie and Ellery argue about women, Ellery's hotel maid, Looloo Blake, listens, and when Ronnie spouts his belief that he could take any girl and, with a little transforming, marry her into the social register, Looloo begs him to use her to perform the feat. Ellery challenges Ronnie and offers to restore his income if he succeeds, but Ronnie, thinking Looloo to be extremely unattractive, refuses. However, when Ellery's stuck-up son Gerald, whose only pleasures are collecting stamps and eating raw carrots, refuses to talk to his father on Ronnie's behalf, Ronnie vows to marry him to Looloo. With eight of his girl friends, Ronnie forms a 'get-your-man' committee to give Looloo training in clothes, conversation, dancing, poise, 'handling bad boys, ' manners, and other needed skills. Two months later, as Ronnie is nearly overcome with bills from the experiment, Looloo, who has fallen in love with him, prepares to meet Gerald at a fashion show, which he attends for business reasons. As Ronnie shows Looloo how to kiss, Cupid encourages the couple, but their passionate rehearsal is interrupted by Looloo's beau Maxie, a stupid, but likable taxi driver whom she has tried to disinterest. At the fashion show, according to plan, Looloo piques Gerald's interest by talking about her stamp collecting, but he fails to succumb when she tries to romance him with a song and a kiss. However, when she then brandishes a raw carrot and admits, 'they're my weakness, ' Gerald, bowled over that her weakness is his weakness, kisses her passionately and repeatedly until the bench on which they sit topples over. He then proposes that they get a bunch of carrots and make a night of it. Hurt at Ronnie's lack of interest in her, Looloo vows to find his weakness. After the women give Looloo tips on how to get Gerald to propose, she uses them, to no avail, on Ronnie, whose only concerned is that he is going bankrupt because of her. Because Gerald, due to his infatuation, lets business slide, Ellery follows him to Looloo's apartment. Thinking that Ronnie was jealous of Jane's attraction to Ellery, Looloo then gets Ellery to fall for her. Looloo tells Ronnie that his uncle is in love with her, hoping that he will confess that he loves her, but Ronnie is thrilled that Ellery is no longer interested in Jane. Furious now with all men, Looloo tells both Gerald and Maxie to get out of her life. In tears, Gerald finds Maxie, also crying, on the running board of his taxi and asks for advice on how to commit suicide. Maxie takes Gerald to Gordoni, a gangster, and instructs Gerald to hit him, but Gordoni only slugs Gerald back, and he falls on Maxie. The two men cry together on the running board, and when they discover that they both love the same woman, Gerald, to comfort Maxie, states that things are not so bad and suggests 'let's be gay.' Meanwhile, Ronnie has not been able to eat or sleep, but he will not listen when his valet suggests that he is fond of Looloo. Looloo gently tells Ellery that she cannot marry him because of the difference in their ages and packs to leave, but Ronnie, who has decided to go to work for his uncle, now asks Looloo for a position working nights as her 'personal slave.' He admits that he loves her and asks forgiveness for having taken so long to find out. They kiss and Cupid, rejoicing, winks at the audience and warns them that he will do the same 'to you and you and you'"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Cheaters at play ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"At the dock of an ocean liner bound for America, Michael Lanyard, a former international crook known as 'Lone Lanyard, ' and Detective Crane, a former sergeant who used to chase him, have a reunion of sorts as they discover that they will be sailing together. They witness a thief, Freddie Isquith, steal a wad of money from an elderly women's purse. Lanyard, who has been a legitimate jeweler for the past twenty years, retrieves the money from Isquith and replaces it in the woman's purse without her knowledge. After the ocean liner sails, a motorboat carrying young, influential bon vivant Maurice Parry catches up to the ship, and Parry comes on board. Parry quickly begins a flirtation with Fenno Crozier, who is traveling with her aunt Fay, an ex-chorus girl who married into wealth. Parry steals the Hapsburg emeralds, worth $375,000, from Fay, who did not put them in the purser's safe because she did not want to pay $300,000 for customs duty on them. Lanyard, an old friend of Fay's, assures her that he can retrieve them, but says he must work alone. After Lanyard hears Isquith tap out a coded message with his pipe, Isquith's cohorts on the ship attack Parry and demand the jewels. Lanyard comes to his rescue, and afterward, when Parry invites him to his cabin for a highball, Lanyard locates the hidden jewels and admonishes Parry for being a bungler. Humiliated, Parry reveals that he is really Lanyard's son and that his goal in life is to be as good a thief as Lanyard was. Lanyard, who believed his son to be dead, explains that he went straight because criminals now operate in packs and says that no man can work alone like he once did, but he fails to convince Parry to go straight. After Lanyard returns the jewels to Fay without revealing Parry's involvement, Fay promises to put them in the purser's safe, but instead she puts them in a sock, and the next morning she finds that they have been stolen again. Crane and the ship's captain question Lanyard, but the interrogation in Fay's cabin is interrupted when Parry throws the jewels through the window. Later Parry tells Lanyard that he gave them up partially to repay Lanyard for not turning him in, but mostly because he was proud to be the son of a man who never has been caught. He does not reconcile with his father, however. Parry takes Fenno into New York in his plane, and they bring the jewels with them, so that Fay does not have to face her husband when he learns of the customs charge. In New York, Fowler, the secretary of Fenno's uncle, takes Parry and Fenno to a hotel where, he says, her uncle is staying. Parry and Fenno are captured at the hotel, however, and they discover that Fowler has been paid off by Isquith, who wants the jewels. Lanyard, still working alone, rescues them, but with his son's help, subdues the gang. Parry, who has realized that he loves Fenno, thanks his father, and Fenno tells her aunt that she and Parry will marry"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Infernal machine ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1933 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Charlie Chan in Shanghai and Charlie Chan's secret ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In 'Charlie Chan in Shanghai' (1935) the Chinese government calls Chan to Shanghai to investigate a murder involving an opium ring. In 'Charlie Chan's Secret' (1936), when an ocean liner sinks, Allen Colby (Jerry Miley), heir to millions, is presumed dead
 
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