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Taurog, Norman 1899-1981

Works: 378 works in 768 publications in 8 languages and 10,230 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Romantic comedy films  Film adaptations  Fiction  Humor 
Roles: Director, Attributed name, Performer, Actor, Film editor, Scenarist, Photographer, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Norman Taurog
Publications by Norman Taurog
Publications by Norman Taurog, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Norman Taurog
Most widely held works by Norman Taurog
Boys Town by Norman Taurog( visu )
15 editions published between 1938 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,138 libraries worldwide
Story of Father Flanagan and his founding of Boys Town, a home for juvenile delinquents. Includes bonus movie sequel: Men of boys town
Blue Hawaii ( visu )
31 editions published between 1961 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 981 libraries worldwide
Elvis Presley, plays an ex-GI returning home to Hawaii. His mother wants him to climb the corporate ladder, but his work plans focus on being a tour guide
Broadway melody of 1940 by Cole Porter( visu )
17 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in English and German and held by 636 libraries worldwide
A backstage yarn about two hoofers, Johnny Brett and King Shaw, who are an ambitious dance team working in a dance hall for little or nothing. A mistake in names shoots King instead of Johnny into the lead of a Broadway musical. On opening night King is unable to perform due to intoxication, and Johnny is forced to perform to save his partner's reputation. The show's producers realize their mistake in identity and all is resolved
G.I. blues by Norman Taurog( visu )
30 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 469 libraries worldwide
Elvis plays an Oklahoma singer who gets out of the army and wants to open a club
Spinout ( visu )
14 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in English and held by 375 libraries worldwide
Elvis plays a singer-race car driver who has a single-minded desire to remain single. Pursuing him is a trio of lovelies with an itch to get hitched, but they have a lot more than each other as rivals. They have to compete with the sleek curves and shiny good looks of a high-powered Cobra 427
Girl crazy by Norman Taurog( visu )
11 editions published between 1943 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 365 libraries worldwide
Danny Churchill is a rich kid with a taste for wine, women and song, but not for higher education. His father ships him to an all-male college where he runs into the dean's granddaughter who is trying to help her grandfather keep his college from folding
It happened at the world's fair by Norman Taurog( visu )
12 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 352 libraries worldwide
A couple of bush pilots find themselves grounded in Seattle at the annual World's Fair. One thing leads to another and they help an abandoned girl and make the acquaintance of a beautiful nurse
Speedway ( visu )
13 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 333 libraries worldwide
"World 600" stock car driver, Steve Grayson, has nerves of steel and a heart of gold. Internal Revenue collection agent Susan Jacks is hot on Steve's trail. When the two meet, it's pedal-to-the-metal action. Kenny Donford, Steve's manager, mismanages Steve into a $145,000 jam and Steve has to figure out how to get out of trouble
Words and music by Richard Rodgers( visu )
7 editions published between 1948 and 2007 in English and held by 317 libraries worldwide
The story of the brilliant but glitchy Lorenz Hart who is disappointed in love by singer Peggy McNeil. He never gets over it and falls apart. Richard Rogers and his wife Dorothy look on in dismay
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Norman Taurog( visu )
38 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 296 libraries worldwide
An adaptation of Mark Twain's classic story of the mischevious but goodhearted Tom Sawyer and his adventures along the Mississippi River with his friends Huckleberry Finn and Becky Thatcher
Girls! Girls! Girls! ( visu )
19 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 284 libraries worldwide
Ross Carpenter is a fishing guide/sailor who loves his life on the sea. When he finds out his boss is retiring to Arizona, he has to find a way to buy the Westwind, a boat that he and his father built. He is also caught between two women: insensitive club singer Robin and sweet Laurel
Double trouble ( visu )
11 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 268 libraries worldwide
Elvis plays an American singer touring European discos. He gets involved with an American heiress whose evil uncle wants to kill her for the inheritance. Dashing through Europe, the pair run into spies, counterspies, jewel thieves and Belgian detectives. Includes nine songs
That midnight kiss The toast of New Orleans ( visu )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 253 libraries worldwide
The toast of New Orleans: Snooty opera singer, Suzette Micheline, meets rough-and-tumble fisherman, Pepe Duvalle, in the Louisiana bayous and this fisherman can sing. Her agent lures him away to New Orleans to teach him to sing opera, but comes to regret this rash decision when the singers fall in love
Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland collection ( visu )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 230 libraries worldwide
Strike up the band: Jimmy, a bandleader, and Mary, a singer, are talented high school students trying to climb the ladder of success. As a team, they sing and dance their way to the top, but not without difficulty
Live a little, love a little ( visu )
5 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
In his 28th film, Elvis Presley plays frazzled photographer and playboy Greg, who holds two simultaneous jobs--one for the publisher of a girlie magazine, another for an adman--while also contending with the kooky attentions of a beach beauty. Four songs, including "A little less conversation" and the "Edge of reality" dream sequence, add to the zippy fun
Carole Lombard Glamour collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
"Man of the world": A young American girl visits Paris accompanied by her fiancee and her wealthy uncle. "We're not dressing": Beautiful high society type Doris Worthington is entertaining guests on her yacht in the Pacific when it hits a reef and sinks. "Hands across the table": A loafer and a manicurist, both planning to marry money, meet and form an uneasy alliance. "Love before breakfast": Kay bounces between boyfriend Bill and a Wall Street tycoon who thinks he knows what's best for her and bosses her around. "The princess comes across": A woman pretends to be royalty in order to get aboard a crusie ship. "True confession": Helen and Ken are a pretty strange copule - she is a pathological liar, and he is a scrupulously honest lawyer
The stooge by Norman Taurog( visu )
8 editions published between 1951 and 2005 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
A struggling vaudeville singer finds success when he teams up with a comedian. As their success grows, so does the singer's ego, and after firing his partner he realizes the comedian wasn't such a "stooge" after all
Young Tom Edison ( visu )
4 editions published between 1940 and 2009 in English and held by 159 libraries worldwide
Mickey Rooney stars as the young boy who grew up to become America's greatest inventor, Thomas Alva Edison, in this heartwarming biographical film based on his early life
Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
Eight films from the comedy team of Martin and Lewis
Tickle me ( visu )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
Lonnie Beale, a guitar-playing rodeo rider who ends up working at a dude ranch/spa for actresses and models, attracts all of them except the instructor, until he aids her in finding buried gold in a ghost town. Features nine songs, including "I'm yours" and "(Such an) Easy question."
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English (212)
Spanish (10)
French (8)
German (5)
Japanese (3)
Multiple languages (2)
Chinese (1)
Italian (1)
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