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Byington, Spring 1886-1971

Works: 90 works in 152 publications in 1 language and 6,727 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  Biography  History  Screwball comedy films  Naval history  Juvenile works  Sea stories 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Spring Byington
Publications by Spring Byington
Publications by Spring Byington, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Spring Byington
Most widely held works by Spring Byington
Mutiny on the Bounty by Frank Lloyd( visu )
8 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 1,612 libraries worldwide
In 1789, the English ship H.M.S. Bounty begins a two-year mission. The ship travels to Tahiti to obtain breadfruit plants that will provide cheap food for slaves in the West Indies, the Bounty's final destination. The captain is William Bligh, a vicious taskmaster who doesn't flinch at giving two dozen lashes to any malcontent on board, for the most minor of infractions. The first mate is Lt. Fletcher Christian, who despises Bligh but has somehow earned the captain's respect. Bligh makes life miserable for the crew, and after the Bounty leaves Tahiti for the West Indies, Bligh orders the ship's doctor, a dying man, to stand on deck despite his illness. The doctor dies, which begins a chain reaction of anger leading to Christian leading a mutiny against Bligh
Please don't eat the daisies by Charles Walters( visu )
4 editions published between 1960 and 2005 in English and held by 744 libraries worldwide
When one of New York's top drama critics pans a good friend's show and its leading lady's performance, war is declared by both. The reviewer, his wife, four bratty kids, and their English sheepdog move to the country, but it does not solve the reviewer's problems
The blue bird ( visu )
6 editions published between 1940 and 2006 in English and held by 698 libraries worldwide
A woodcutter's two children are led by a fairy through the past, present, and even the future to find the Bluebird of Happiness
You can't take it with you by Frank Capra( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 454 libraries worldwide
When the stenographer from an eccentric family falls in love with the son of a rich mogel, the two families clash. Their love will change everything
Meet John Doe by Frank Capra( visu )
14 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in English and held by 453 libraries worldwide
To further his presidential aspirations, oil tycoon D.B. Norton buys a newspaper, renames it, and tells managing editor Connell to downsize. After being fired, cheeky reporter Ann Mitchell retaliates in her final story by creating John Doe, who writes a "Letter to the Editor," describing his disgust at the state of the world, capped by a threat to commit suicide on New Year's Eve in protest. John Doe's story causes an instant media sensation, so Ann finds a bum to "play" him. She selects former minor league ballplayer turned hobo Long John Willoughby, who goes along with the scheme. Soon he's making motivational speeches on the radio, and becoming a popular national figure, while corporate misbehavior, consumerism, and the attempted subversion of the resultant popular movement follow. Can Willoughby become the figure of integrity and principle he had only pretended to be? Even if it means sacrificing himself so that the real John Doe's can be saved?
In the good old summertime ( visu )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 397 libraries worldwide
Musical remake of 'Shop around the corner' involving two feuding store employees who are unknowingly engaged in a romantic relationship as anonymous pen pals
The charge of the light brigade by Michael Curtiz( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 329 libraries worldwide
Flynn stars in this classic tale of a band of British Lancers who challenge an army of 25,000 Russians
Roxie Hart ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
Roxie agrees to be accused of murder so the publicity will advance her dancing career. Whether she actually committed the crime is irrelevant to the reporters, who fall all over themselves to give Roxie her 15 minutes of fame
The devil and Miss Jones by Sam Wood( visu )
4 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
John P. Merrick, the world's richest man, gets word that someone is trying to unionize a department store he owns. To thwart this blatant act of democracy, Merrick changes his name and takes a menial job at the store to catch the union activists without detention. Once he himself is subjected to the humiliating treatment by the department supervisor, Hooper, Merrick starts to wise up-and soften up
Heaven can wait by Ernst Lubitsch( visu )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
When an aged former playboy dies he winds up in hell, where the ruler of the realm isn't convinced that he's come to the right place. The playboy is required to tell his life story, and with the relating of a lifetime of love it becomes the task of His Excellency to pass final judgment
Little women by Louisa May Alcott( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
This tale centers on the March household: mother "Marmee" and her four daughters; Meg, Amy, Beth and Jo, and chronicles this New England family's joys and tribulations during the Civil War. The girls are committed to "showing father proud," father being a minister gone off to meet the spiritual needs of Yankee soldiers at war. Buoyed by their mother, the girls learn the meaning of giving and sacrifice with a jollity that may be off-putting to jaded 21st century viewers, especially when faced with the March girls presenting a "play" in their living room to the delight of invited neighbors and the consternation of one cantankerous but lovable aunt. The girls' placid lives are disrupted when one sibling falls ill, and the story becomes as real as life, at its most joyful and painful
Icons of screwball comedy ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
Theodora goes wild: A small-time author whose racy bestsellers, written under a pseudonym, bring her notoriety when a New Yorker discovers her secret
The enchanted cottage by John Cromwell( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
"After a crash disfigures his face and maims his body pilot Oliver Bradford (Robert Young) hides from family and friends in a seaside cottage. There he befriends homely gentle Laura Pennington (Dorothy McGuire). The two marry for companionship -- until some rare magic within the cottage transforms them into ardent and beautiful lovers"--Container
The big wheel ( visu )
12 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
Billy Coy wants to follow in his father's footsteps as a race car driver
Frank Capra's you can't take it with you ( visu )
2 editions published between 1938 and 2006 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
A family of zany free spirits helps a stuffy financier realize there's more to life than money
Esther Williams ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
Thrill of a romance: A war hero takes swimming lessons in order to woo the instructor. Fiesta: A woman disguises herself as a matador to fill in for her brother. This time for keeps: A veteran falls in love with a swimmer. Pagan love song: A love story set on Tahiti. Million dollar mermaid: Dramatizes the life of Annette Kellerman. Easy to love: A water skier falls in love with her agent
Thrill of a romance ( visu )
2 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
When Cynthia's new business excecutive husband leaves on business during their honeymoon, Cynthia falls for a charming war hero. He decides to take swimming lessons in order to woo her. Now Cynthia will have to choose between wealth and love
Theodora goes wild ( visu )
4 editions published between 1936 and 2013 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
A staid Connecticut town is scandalized when it discovers that the author of a sexually-explicit bestselling novel is actually a local girl
Cynthia ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
"Taylor plays the title character, a physically frail 15-year-old who uses her musical gifts to break free of her protective parents and then begins to enjoy typical teenage fun and romance."--Container
When ladies meet ( visu )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Jimmy Lee introduces novelist Mary Howard to Claire, but Mary does not realize that her new friend is the wife of Rogers Woodruff, the publisher she is trying to seduce!
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