WorldCat Identities

Cowan, Jerome 1897-1972

Works: 109 works in 185 publications in 1 language and 9,982 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Romantic comedy films  Dance films  Musical films  Romance films  Show business films  Comedy films  History 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Jerome Cowan
Most widely held works by Jerome Cowan
Miracle on 34th Street by George Seaton( Visual )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 2,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1947: The real Santa is hired by Macy's to play the department store's Santa in the Thanksgiving Day parade, but has to prove in court that he is who he says he is
The Maltese falcon by John Huston( Visual )

13 editions published between 1941 and 2010 in English and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Maltese falcon, Sam Spade is a partner in a private-eye firm who finds himself hounded by police when his partner is killed while tailing a man. The woman who asked his partner to follow the man turns out to be someone who is not what she says she is, and is really involved in something to do with the 'Maltese Falcon', a gold-encrusted life-sized statue of a falcon, the only one of its kind. In Satan met a lady, Sam Spade is now PI Ted Shane, pulled into the hunt for the jewel-filled Horn of Roland
The fountainhead( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An uncompromising architect refuses to change his designs, and when he discovers the plans for one of his buildings has been changed, he blows up the structure and attempts to defend his actions. Based on the novel by Ayn Rand
Shall we dance by Mark Sandrich( Visual )

11 editions published between 1937 and 2010 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A male ballet dancer and a female singer enter into a phony romance to generate publicity for their careers
Mr. Skeffington( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular and beautiful Fanny Trellis is forced into a loveless marriage with an older man, Jewish banker Job Skeffington, in order to save her beloved brother Trippy from an embezzlement charge. But Fanny has always used beauty to manipulate her way through life by encouraging dozens of suitors, even after her marriage. However, when she falls ill her beauty is gone and she is lost. This film deals openly with anti-Semitism, the story spans World War I, Prohibition and the preliminary volley of World War II
The twilight zone( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but most often having a wicked sense of humor and filled with unexpected twists
Young man with a horn by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lonely little boy peeks into the window of a Skid Row dive. Mesmerized by the soaring magic played by a small jazz combo, he longs to create the same sounds. So with the guidance of a brilliant bluesman, the boy develops into a superb artist
City for conquest( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boxer decides to go after the welterweight crown in an attempt to win back his girlfriend
The old maid( Visual )

4 editions published between 1939 and 2008 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Headstrong, beautiful Tina has nothing but disdain for her Aunt Charlotte. Tina does not think that her aunt has any understanding of a young girls heart, but Charlotte knows more than Tina thinks. For unloved, unlovable Aunt Charlotte is really Tina's mother, whose romance with a Civil War soldier who didn't return resulted in Tina's birth
High Sierra by Raoul Walsh( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gangster's hard-boiled persona finds itself at war with his compassionate side, a side that will ultimately be his downfall
The great lie by Edmund Goulding( Visual )

2 editions published between 1941 and 2008 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tempestuous and ambitious concert pianist Sandra Kovac shares a bond with down-to-earth Maggie Van Allen and her little boy, Pete. Sandra's chic New York friends can't imagine what the two women have in common. What they don't know is that Pete is Sandra's son - the son of the heroic aviator both women love
You only live once by Fritz Lang( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ill-fated young couple are separated when he is put in prison for a crime he didn't commit
My reputation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the recent death of her husband, Jessica is lonely and out of sorts. She meets two men who are very different. As Jessica debates the merits of passion versus security, she becomes the subject of mean-spirited gossipmongers
The West Point story( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broadway director Bix Bixby is down on his luck. Reluctantly, he is persuaded to go to West Point Military Academy to help the students put on a musical show. Bix takes Eve, his on-again, off-again assistant, with him to the Academy. His ulterior motive is to recruit student star Tom Fletcher for Harry Eberhart's new production. Then, Bixby finds that he himself must live as a cadet
Dallas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blayde Hollister, ex-Confederate from Georgia, has waged his own war to settle past injustices. Now he's a wanted man. And he can feel the law closing in on him
Greatest classic films collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Top hat: Showman Jerry Travers is working for producer Horace Hardwick in London. Jerry demonstrates his new dance steps late one night in Horace's hotel, much to the annoyance of sleeping Dale Tremont below. She goes upstairs to complain and the two are immediately attracted to each other. Complications arise when Dale mistakes Jerry for
Torrid zone( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steve Case knows only one man who can shape up his troubled banana-republic plantation--fireball foreman Nick Butler. However, Nick is a little distracted when he meets a woman who can hold her own at a card table, especially if she's dealing
Moontide( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 137 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
Greatest gangster films collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White heat: Cody Jarrett is the sadistic leader of a ruthless gang of thieves. Afflicted by terrible headaches and fiercely devoted to his 'Ma, ' Cody is a volatile, violent, and eccentric leader. Cody's top henchman wants to lead the gang and attempts to have an 'accident' happen to Cody, while he is running the gang from in jail. But Cody is saved by an undercover cop, who thereby befriends him and infiltrates the gang. Finally, the stage is set for Cody's ultimate betrayal and downfall, during a big heist at a chemical
So this is New York( Visual )

3 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film follows a rube, played by Henry Morgan, on a journey as he uses his recently obtained inheritance to take a trip to 1910's New York with his wife and sister-in-law. Along the way, he encounters numerous eccentric characters including a drunken jockey, a sleaze ball millionaire and a devious stage actor, all scheming to court his sister-in-law in order to gain a slice of the inheritance
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Alternative Names
Jerome Cowan acteur amricain

Jerome Cowan amerikansk skdespelare

Jerome Cowan US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

جروم کوان بازیگر آمریکایی


English (80)

The Maltese falconThe fountainheadShall we danceCity for conquestThe old maidThe great lieDallasGreatest gangster films collection