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Douglas, Melvyn

Works: 321 works in 1,012 publications in 8 languages and 16,095 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Western films  Horror films  Political films  Haunted house films  Action and adventure films  Ghost films  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Costume designer, Scenarist, nar
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Melvyn Douglas
Publications by Melvyn Douglas
Publications by Melvyn Douglas, published posthumously.
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Being there by Hal Ashby( visu )
32 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,981 libraries worldwide
Chance is a secluded gardener who has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television. After a run in with a limousine, he ends up a guest of Eve and her husband Ben. Ben is an influential, but sickly businessman. Now called Chauncey Gardner, Chance becomes friend and confidante to Ben, as well as an unlikely political insider
Ninotchka by Ernst Lubitsch( visu )
84 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,573 libraries worldwide
Garbo plays a dour, severe Soviet official who comes to Paris on business involving the sale of some czarist jewels. But soon business turns to pleasure as she discovers the special magic of Paris and finds herself succumbing to the charms of a suave Frenchman named Leon D'Algout (Melvyn Douglas). The plot bubbles merrily as Ninotchka chooses between romance and duty--and must even confront a rival for Leon's affection in the exiled Grand Duchess Swana (Ina Claire)
Hud by Martin Ritt( visu )
49 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,500 libraries worldwide
A drama which portrays the conflicts of a Texas ranch family in which a cynical uncle and a venerable grandfather vie for the respect and admiration of a naive seventeen-year-old boy
Mr. Blandings builds his dream house by H. C Potter( visu )
34 editions published between 1948 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,282 libraries worldwide
Cary Grant plays a successful New York advertising executive who wants to escape his current living situation. He decides to design his own dream house in the suburbs and the project turns wrong when the bills never end and the problems never stop
Billy Budd by Peter Ustinov( visu )
22 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,038 libraries worldwide
An innocent, naive British Naval seaman is accused and tried of murdering the sadistic master-at-arms
The candidate by Michael Ritchie( visu )
21 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 890 libraries worldwide
While Richard Nixon is on his way to re-election by a landslide, a young, honest, idealistic lawyer begins to learn the truth about running for office
The Americanization of Emily by Arthur Hiller( visu )
14 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 857 libraries worldwide
Lt. Commander Charles E. Madison (Garner) loves his job: as 'dog robber' his duties consist of rounding up scarce delicacies and services, while safely avoiding combat. Admiral William Jessup (Douglas), however, is intent on having a sailor as the first casualty on D-Day - preferably with a film crew filming him. Having fallen for his English motor pool driver Emily (Andrews), freewheeling Madison struggles to escape being sent off to land on Omaha Beach as the cameraman
The changeling ( visu )
28 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 521 libraries worldwide
A man becomes the unwilling instrument of a ghost's revenge
The tenant by Roman Polanski( visu )
47 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 512 libraries worldwide
A quiet, timid file clerk whose unremarkable life begins to be increasingly overshadowed with dread and fear after he moves into his new home - an apartment building with an unhappy past. Adding to his paranoia are the building's other occupants, who do nothing to alleviate his growing obsession with the untimely, tragic fate of the apartment's previous tenant
The old dark house by James Whale( visu )
14 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 410 libraries worldwide
A group of travelers on a mountain road in Wales, overtaken by a thunderstorm and torrential rains, seek shelter in a mysterious old mansion. It is full of eerie characters and uncanny happenings
Ghost story by John Irvin( visu )
17 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 321 libraries worldwide
In a gloomy New England setting, four elderly men who gather once a week to thrill each other with tales of terror find one of their scariest stories coming to life. A woman they mistakenly left for dead fifty years earlier returns to life to get revenge
Annie Oakley by George Stevens( visu )
20 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 318 libraries worldwide
Energetic biographical drama based on the life and legend of sharpshooter Annie Oakley and her on-off relationship with Wild Bill Hickock
Counsellor at law ( visu )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 241 libraries worldwide
High-powered attorney George Simon frantically juggles the scandals, crimes, and crises that pass through the chrome-and-glass doors of his art deco office high in the Empire State Building. Balanced on an ethical tightrope, Simon engages in insider trading and bleeds funds from wealthy clients, while tending to the needs of the less fortunate New Yorkers who come from his own working-class background. A political enemy uncovers a past legal indiscretion and begins disbarment proceedings, causing Simon's socialite wife to seek comfort in the arms of another man. With the unflagging support of his faithful secretary, Simon attempts to exercise his legalistic wizardry to defend his reputation and protect those who rely upon him for justice
Captains courageous by Victor Fleming( visu )
19 editions published between 1937 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 239 libraries worldwide
A sea drama about a wealthy, spoiled, motherless boy, who is washed overboard from an ocean liner bound for Europe and is rescued by a Portuguese sailor and his cod fishing fleet. Upon being rescued, the boy is forced to work for his keep and the story pursues his reactions and attitudes towards forced servitude and the very close relationship that develops between him and Manuel, the Portuguese fisherman. During the boy's tenure aboard the ship, he becomes a more loveable character and becomes emotionally distressed upon the accidental death of his friend, Manuel. The story ends with the boy being returned, reluctantly, to his wealthy father (Melvyn Douglas), as a changed individual
I never sang for my father ( visu )
6 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
A complicated father-son relationship resurfaces after a mother's death. The kindhearted son has devoted his life to winning the affection of his stubborn and opinionated father. His efforts to care for him are met with hostility and rebuff. Eventually, the father breaks down and shares his true feelings with his son
That uncertain feeling by Ernst Lubitsch( visu )
40 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 205 libraries worldwide
A comedy in which a seemingly happy couple (Oberon and Douglas) realize they aren't so happy when an egotistical, eccentric musician (Meredith) enters the scene
Icons of screwball comedy ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
Disc 2: My sister Eileen: A writer, who has a pretty, younger sister, brings a host of eccentrics through their Greenwich Village apartment. She wouldn't say yes: A button-down psychiatrist battles her patient's impulses while suppressing her own
The sea of grass by Conrad Richter( visu )
13 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 194 libraries worldwide
Brewton's cattle empire includes a million acres of grazing land. Lutie marries him and they have a daughter Sara. Lutie goes alone to Denver where she and lawyer Chamberlain conceive a son Brock whom Jim later accepts with resignation. Long afterward Brock is killed by a posse and Susie brings Lutie and Jim together once more
Twilight's last gleaming by Robert Aldrich( visu )
10 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 169 libraries worldwide
A Colonel in the United States Air Force, and three other convicts, escapes from a military prison. The four men take cover at a nuclear base and proceed to hold America hostage
Tell me a riddle ( visu )
7 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
David and Eva have grown elderly, their 47 years of togetherness have left them tense, fraught, caught in habit, isolation, and personal indifference. Then Eva is diagnosed with inoperable cancer, with less than a year to live. Hoping to reconnect with their children, David takes his spouse on a trip across country, ending at the San Francisco apartment of their granddaughter, Jeannie. In attempting to show their love, husband and children fail to listen to the Eva's expressed wishes. It is this inability to be heard that has tormented her entire life--and will torment her into her deathbed
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Alternative Names
Hesselberg, Melvyn Edouard
Hesselberg, Melvyn Edouard 1901-1981
Melvyn Douglas acteur américain
Melvyn Douglas Amerikaans filmacteur
Melvyn Douglas amerikai színész
Melvyn Douglas amerykański aktor
Melvyn Douglas attore statunitense
Melvyn Douglas US-amerikanischer Schauspieler
Melvyn Douglas yhdysvaltalainen näyttelijä
Дуглас, Мелвин
Мелвин Даглас
Мелвін Дуґлас
מלווין דאגלס
ملوین داگلاس بازیگر آمریکایی
മെൽവിൻ ഡഗ്ലസ്
მელვინ დაგლასი
멜빈 더글러스
English (357)
Spanish (63)
German (35)
French (32)
Italian (9)
Multiple languages (3)
Chinese (1)
Czech (1)
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