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Cooney, Ray

Overview
Works: 248 works in 547 publications in 8 languages and 3,312 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Musicals  Vocal scores  Romantic comedy films  Musical films  Children's films  Songs  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Actor, Scenarist, Performer, Author of screenplay, Creator
Classifications: PR6053.O54, 822.914
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Ray Cooney
Publications by Ray Cooney
Most widely held works by Ray Cooney
Run for your wife : a comedy by Ray Cooney( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
The story concerns a taxi driver who gets away with having two wives in different areas of London because of his irregular work schedule. Complication is piled upon complication as the harried cabby tries to keep his double life from exploding
Move over, Mrs. Markham : a comedy in two acts by Ray Cooney( Book )
13 editions published between 1972 and 1995 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
Play includes Property Plot and Stage Plan
It runs in the family : a new comedy by Ray Cooney( Book )
24 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 171 libraries worldwide
"Pierre Jouffroy se trouve confronté, un jour clef de sa carrière, au fruit d'un impair de jeunesse longtemps oublié. Pour esquiver ses responsabilités, il échafaude des mensonges, n'hésite pas à impliquer, malgré eux, son meilleur ami et son ancienne maîtresse. Dans sa fuite en avant, il se trouve assiégé par un directeur trop pressant, un flic trop curieux et un fils qui cherche désespérement son père
Funny money : a new comedy by Ray Cooney( Book )
25 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 163 libraries worldwide
Henry Perkins, a mild-mannered accountant, accidentally trades briefcases with another man to find out that there's a million dollars inside. Henry tells his unsuspecting wife of their new-found fortune, but she doesn't embrace it as well as he does. Soon they're joined by their best friends, a cop on the take, a cop on the hunt, and the dreaded Mr. Big who has come to claim his money
Not now, darling; a new comedy by Ray Cooney( Book )
8 editions published between 1970 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 157 libraries worldwide
"The scene is the exclusive London fur salon of Bodley and Crouch, where Crouch (the well-meaning innocent) struggles to keep things on an even keel despite the energetic philandering of his partner. At the moment, Bodley is trying to secure the affections of his latest would-be mistress by "selling" her husband an expensive mink fur coat for a fraction of its real worth, and the stammering Crouch is saddled with the task of consummating the sale with a straight face. But, as luck would have it, the husband seizes the bargain coat as the perfect gift for his own mistress--whereupon the complications burgeon uproariously, with poor Crouch caught in the middle. Suspicious wives, mistaken identities, scantily clad girls clapped hurriedly into closets and a continuous barrage of rapid fire jokes all become part of the hilarious doings, as the action of the play bubbles along merrily right up to the final curtain when, miraculously and to the great relief of all concerned, everything somehow manages to work out as it should. This hilarious farce, which set box office records in London and Paris before coming to Broadway with the inimitable Norman Wisdom as featured player, makes enormous good fun of attempted infidelity and the tangle of misunderstandings which this can--and does--lead to."--Publisher's description
Chase me, comrade! : a farce by Ray Cooney( Book )
6 editions published between 1966 and 2004 in English and Dutch and held by 110 libraries worldwide
This British comedy, first published in 1966, "deals with a Russian ballet dancer who decides to defect to the West, and the wildly misguided efforts of his British friends in trying to provide sanctuary for him from the various authorities, British and Russian, who would prefer to see him on his way back to Moscow."-- from publisher's website
Caught in the net : the sequel to Run for your wife : a comedy by Ray Cooney( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
The sequel finds our bigamist taxi-driver, John Smith, still keeping both his families (one in Wimbledon and one in Streatham) happy and blissfully unaware of each other. However, his teenage children -- one girl and one boy by each wife -- have met on the Internet and are determined to see each in person, especially as it transpires that they have so much in common -- same surname, taxi-driver dad of the same age, etc! When it dawns on John that they are about to meet, he plunges into a hell-hole of his own making in order to keep them apart
There goes the bride : a comedy by Ray Cooney( Book )
5 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
My giddy aunt : a comedy-thriller by Ray Cooney( Book )
6 editions published between 1970 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Tom, Dick, and Harry : a comedy by Ray Cooney( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
"In this hilarious story of three brothers, Tom and his wife are about to adopt a baby. His brothers are anxious to help make a good impression on the woman from the agency who has arrived to check on the home and lifestyle of the prospective parents. Unfortunately Dick, who has stashed boxes of smuggled brandy and cigarettes in the house, and Harry, who is in possession of a cadaver he is planning to sell illegally to a medical school, fail miserably. The adoption agency representative is aghast - and the illegal Croatian aliens who do not speak English are no help at all!"--Publisher's Website
Wife begins at forty : a comedy by Arne Sultan( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Out of order : a new comedy by Ray Cooney( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Two into one : a comedy by Ray Cooney( Book )
4 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Bang bang Beirut, or, "Stand by your Bedouin" : a farce in three acts by Ray Cooney( Book )
5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
[Charlie girl] by David Heneker( score )
3 editions published between 1972 and 1986 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
One for the pot : a farce by Ray Cooney( Book )
8 editions published between 1961 and 1963 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Two into one : a new comedy by Ray Cooney( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
There goes the bride ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
A nervous ad executive creates havoc on his daughter's wedding day and becomes obsessed with a dream girl he keeps seeing everywhere, but whom he can't catch
Out of order : a comedy by Ray Cooney( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Charlie girl : a comedy musical in two acts by Hugh Williams( Book )
2 editions published between 1972 and 1986 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Cooney, Raymond George Alfred 1932-
RAY COONEY
Ray Cooney angol színész, forgatókönyvíró
Ray Cooney auteur dramatique, acteur
Ray Cooney Brits acteur
Ray Cooney commediografo, drammaturgo e attore britannico
Ray Cooney englischer Komödienautor
Куни, Рэй
ריי קוני
ריי קוני סופר בריטי
クーニー, レイ
レイ・クーニー
雷·库尼
Languages
English (125)
French (18)
German (8)
Dutch (2)
Swiss German (1)
Japanese (1)
Danish (1)
Slovenian (1)
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