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D'Agostino, Albert 1893-1970

Works: 32 works in 39 publications in 1 language and 2,521 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  History  Comedy films  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Farces 
Roles: ard, Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Albert D'Agostino
Publications by Albert D'Agostino
Publications by Albert D'Agostino, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Albert D'Agostino
Most widely held works by Albert D'Agostino
Mr. Blandings builds his dream house by H. C Potter( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 800 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
Cat people The curse of the cat people ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 576 libraries worldwide
The curse of the cat people: A young girl creates an imaginary friend, based on a picture of her father's long-dead first wife
The bachelor and the bobby-soxer by Irving Reis( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 529 libraries worldwide
Through no fault of his own, artist and lady's man Richard Nugent finds a love-besotted teenage girl curled on his sofa. Through no fault of his own, the teen's sister is a judge who "sentences" thunderstruck Richard to date the girl until her schoolgirl crush wanes
Angel face by Otto Preminger( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 238 libraries worldwide
When Mrs. Tremayne is mysteriously poisoned with gas, ambulance driver Frank Jessup meets her refined but sensuous stepdaughter Diane, who quickly pursues and infatuates him. Under Diane's seductive influence, Frank is soon the Tremayne chauffeur, but he begins to suspect danger under her surface sweetness. When he shows signs of pulling away, Diane schemes to get him in so deep he'll never get out
Macao by Josef Von Sternberg( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
A traveling night club singer gets hired by an American expatriate who runs a casino in Macao, and specializes in converting stolen jewelry into cash. When one of her traveling companions turns out to be a cop, complications ensue
The hitch-hiker by Ida Lupino( visu )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
The story of two vacationing familymen on a fishing trip who make the deadly mistake of picking up a psychopathic hitchhiker
Hard, fast, and beautiful ( visu )
3 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Gordon meets Florence, sharing an interest in tennis, but Florence has a supremely ambitious mother who intends to push her ahead. Florence's tennis career rapidly advances, thanks to mother's manipulation and a promotion-minded coach
Around the world ( visu )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Musical about the fictional adventures of an actual band as they travel around the world entertaining troops during World War II
On dangerous ground by Nicholas Ray( visu )
2 editions published between 1951 and 1992 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
City cop goes to the countryside to help solve a brutal murder and falls in love with a blind woman who's brother is a suspect
The magnificent Ambersons by Orson Welles( visu )
3 editions published between 1942 and 1986 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
"In 1873, in a small Midland town, the magnificence of the Ambersons, the town's wealthiest family, dominates the social scene. The denizens are abuzz with the news that Isabel Amberson, the daughter of the family, has jilted her suitor, Eugene Morgan, because he embarrassed her by becoming tipsy and stepping through a bass violin. After Isabel spurns Gene for the more prosaic Wilbur Minafer, the couple are married and bear a son, George Amberson Minafer. Isabel pours all the love that she felt for Gene into George, and consequently the boy develops into a spoiled enfant terrible. He soon engenders the enmity of all the townspeople, who eagerly anticipate the boy's 'comeuppance.' Years later, George comes home from college for the holidays and his family stages one of the last great balls in his honor. Gene, now widowed, returns to town after a long absence and attends the dance with his daughter Lucy. George, enchanted by Lucy and unaware of her father's former romance with his mother, asks her to dance. When Lucy tells George that her father, an inventor, is developing a horseless carriage, George ridicules the idea, causing Lucy to comment on the boy's self-important attitude. After George declares that his goal in life is to become a yachtsman, Lucy criticizes his lack of ambition. At the end of the evening, George voices his animosity toward Gene and teases his spinster aunt Fanny about pursuing the widower. The next afternoon, George invites Lucy on a sleigh ride. When their sleigh overturns, spilling them into the snow, Gene gives them a ride home in his horseless carriage. Some time later, Wilbur, who has become depressed over a series of bad investments, dies. Unmoved by his father's death, George returns from school and continues to taunt Fanny about her romantic interest in Gene. As the Ambersons' fortune declines, Gene's auto factory becomes a financial success. While seated in the arbor with Isabel one day, Gene, who has never stopped loving her, begs her to tell George about their love for each other, but Isabel is afraid to incur her son's disapproval. Later, George proposes to Lucy, and when she rejects him because of his lack of ambition, George blames Gene for Lucy's opinions. After Lucy leaves town to visit a friend, the Ambersons invite Gene to dinner. When the discussion turns to the way in which Gene's horseless carriage will revolutionize civilization, George denounces the automobile as a nuisance. After dinner, Fanny praises George for defending his mother's reputation by being rude to Gene. When Fanny tells George that the entire town has been gossiping about Gene's courtship of Isabel, the boy becomes furious. The next day, when Gene comes to take Isabel for a drive, George refuses to let him see his mother and slams the door in his face. Shocked by George's behavior, Jack, Isabel's brother, escorts his sister into the dining room for a private conference to discuss his nephew's conduct, while George and Fanny bicker on the staircase. Afterward, in a letter to Isabel, Gene confides his fear that George will never accept their marriage and presses her to choose between her true love and her son. Although torn, the always-devoted mother Isabel chooses her son. When Lucy returns home, George informs her that he and his mother are leaving on an around-the-world trip and he may never see her again. Lucy feigns indifference, but once George walks away, she faints. Some time later, Jack returns home from Paris after visting his sister and George. He confides to Gene that although Isabel is gravely ill, George will not allow her to leave Europe. When Isabel, now an invalid, returns home to die, Gene comes to see her but is turned away by her family because she is too sick for visitors. As George holds his mother's hand at her deathbed, Isabel, with her dying words, expresses her desire to see Gene one last time. Soon after, Isabel's father, Major Amberson, devastated by his daughter's death and family's dwindling fortunes, dies. Penniless, Jack says goodbye to George and leaves town to accept a job elsewhere. Gene, now accompanied by Lucy, returns to the arbor where Lucy recalls the legend of a brash young Indian chief who was exiled by his tribe for his odious conduct. Destitute, George finds employment as a low-paid clerk in a law office. When Fanny, in a hysterical fit of self-pity, insists on moving into an expensive boardinghouse, however, George quits his job to take higher paying work in a dynamite factory. On the day before he is to move out of the family mansion, George visits his deceased mother's empty bed and preys for forgiveness. Afterward, he is struck by a car and hospitalized. When Lucy reads the news of George's accident, she insists on going to him at the hospital and Gene follows. In the corridor outside George's room, Gene tells Fanny that Lucy's presence has restored George's will to live and that George has extended his hand and asked for forgiveness. Gene then confides that he felt Isabel's presence in George's hospital room and that by offering her son refuge, he was being true to his undying love for her"--AFI catalog, 1941-1950
Flying leathernecks by Nicholas Ray( visu )
2 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
It's World War II. Major Dan Kirby (John Wayne) is hard on his marines. His subordinate Captain Carl Griffin thinks the Major is overdoing it, but Kirby proves that there is a method to his madness after all
Leo McCarey's Once upon a honeymoon ( visu )
2 editions published between 1942 and 1993 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"Drama and adult comedy-romance. ... Story picks up Miss Rogers as a naive golddigger and former stripper from Flatbush in Vienna on the eve of her wedding to influential Nazi, Walter Slezak. Grant, American war correspondent, meets her and falls in love, following the honeymooning couple through eastern Europe until he convinces Miss Rogers her husband is Hitler's finger man. She ditches Slezak, after Warsaw bombing, to escape with Grant through Scandinavian countries and eventually land in France, where pair team up with Albert Dekker, American espionage agent in on confidential Nazi information. Pair hop a ship for America, with Slezak disposed of en route"--Variety review, Nov. 4, 1942
A date with the falcon by Irving Reis( visu )
1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"When Waldo Sampson, a brilliant scientist who has developed a process for manufacturing synthetic diamonds, mysteriously disappears, police inspector Mike O'Hara turns to his friend, Gay Lawrence, the debonair sleuth known as 'the Falcon, ' for help. Gay is planning a visit to his fiancée Helen Reed's family and is therefore reluctant to become involved in the case until he meets exotic jewel thief Rita Mara and deduces that the she is involved in Sampson's disappearance. When Gay returns to his apartment, an impatient Helen begins to quarrel with him, but their argument is cut short by the appearance of Rita, who kidnaps Gay but leaves her purse behind. Finding the address of Rita's hotel in her handbag, Helen follows them. On the drive, Gay escapes his captor by flagging down a police car and pretending that he is drunk. After returning to his apartment, Gay learns from his sidekick, Jonathon 'Goldy' Locke, that Helen has gone to the hotel. Gay follows, and when he discovers that Waldo Sampson is registered at the hotel, he becomes suspicious and breaks into Sampson's room, where he finds the scientist's dead body. Before the police arrive, Gay removes a picture from the dead man's pocket watch. The police then burst into the room, but Gay convinces O'Hara to give him twelve hours to capture Sampson's murderer before arresting him. Gay then visits Sampson's laboratory, where he finds a fake telegram from Sampson's brother Herman, prompting the detective to examine the photograph that he found in the dead man's watch. To trap Sampson's killers, Gay tells Goldy to send Helen to meet him at a nightclub, explaining that the murderers will follow Helen and Goldy should follow them. At the club, Rita abducts Gay once again and takes him to her accomplice, Max Carlson, who is holding Sampson captive at his warehouse. Max has extracted the secret formula from Sampson, and instructs Rita to kill Gay and Sampson while he sells the formula. As Max drives off, Goldy sideswipes his car, and in the ensuing fight, Goldy is arrested for drunken driving. Soon after, the police arrive at Max's warehouse and rescue Gay and Sampson. After convincing Rita that Max plans to double-cross her, Gay disarms one of the officers and flees with Rita, who takes him to Max's meeting, where she shoots Max. Discovering that Max no longer has the formula, Rita knocks Gay unconscious and departs. Finding Gay with Max's body, O'Hara arrests him for murder and takes him to headquarters, where he is holding Helen as an accomplice. At that moment, O'Hara's assistant, Bates, bursts in with Rita and Max's gang in handcuffs. Gay then explains that by using the clues of the fake telegram and photograph, he deduced that the dead man was not Waldo Sampson but his twin brother Herman. The case is solved when Goldy produces Sampson's formula, which he took from Max during their fight. Helen and Gay then board their plane, but once on, board, a beautiful young woman greets Gay, arousing Helen's jealousy"--AFI catalog, 1941-1950
Zane Grey's West of the Pecos ( visu )
1 edition published in 1945 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Heading west for the sake of his health, Colonel Lambeth takes his daughter Rill along and suddenly the two find themselves lost in the desert, until they are rescued by Pecos and Chito
Annabel takes a tour ( visu )
1 edition published in 1938 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Annabel Allison, star of Wonder Pictures, is irked at her poor publicity, especially when a rival gets engaged to a Marquis; so she makes studio head Webb re-hire disgraced publicity agent Morgan for her personal appearance tour. The trip proceeds with a flurry of Morgan's crazy, slapstick publicity stunts. Then Annabel has her chance to "bag" a real Viscount
Almost a gentleman ( visu )
1 edition published in 1939 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"Upon returning home to his small town after wandering the countryside, Dan Preston finds novelist Shirley Haddon renting his house. Arrested as an intruder, Dan is thrown in jail, where he meets Picardy Max, a mongrel dog who has been sentenced to die by Robert Mabrey, Dan's former brother-in-law. Meanwhile, Shirley learns that Dan abandoned his law practice to become a vagabond after being deserted by his bride, snobbish Marian Mabrey. Still holding a grudge against the Mabreys, Dan rescues Max from the pound and takes him to live in his room above Shirley's barn. Discovering that Max has an aptitude for performing as a guard dog, Dan becomes obsessed with training him in order to enter him in an upcoming show against the purebred owned by Robert Mabrey. Things look bleak for Max, however, when Crack Williams, a vicious drunk who hates the dog, is killed by a crazed animal and Robert accuses Max of his murder. When Robert insists that the sheriff shoot Max, Dan returns to his law practice in order to defend his dog. In court, Dan defends the dog's character, and when a carnival employee testifies that the carnival's killer leopard escaped on the night of the murder, Max is found innocent. Max then demonstrates his noble character when Marian Mabrey is kidnapped and he tracks down the kidnappers and rescues her. Brought together by Marian's peril, Robert and Dan shake hands, and with his vendetta now settled, Dan begins life anew with Shirley"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
The Great Gambini ( visu )
1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
She's no lady ( visu )
1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Her husband lies ( visu )
1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Bride for sale ( visu )
1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"A farce in which a joint plot to teach a career girl a lesson backfires when both of the would-be teachers fall in love with her"--Copyright catalog, 1940-1949. The "career girl" is a tax accountant who is using the accounting firm's records to identify a rich husband
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Agostino, Albert 1892-1970
Agostino, Albert <d'> 1892-1970
Agostino, Albert d', 1893-1970
D'Agastine, Al 1892-1970
D'Agastino, Al 1892-1970
D'Agnostino, Al, 1893-1970
D'Agostini, Albert 1892-1970
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