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Golden, Max

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Works: 6 works in 6 publications in 1 language and 6 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Farces 
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Publications about Max Golden
Publications by Max Golden
Most widely held works about Max Golden
 
Most widely held works by Max Golden
On their own ( visu )
1 edition published in 1940 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Comedy set in a bungalow court in California
The Jones family in love on a budget ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Laughing at trouble ( visu )
1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"On the day before Thanksgiving, at the Lane County Courthouse in the small town of Middletown, John Campbell is sentenced to be electrocuted for the murder of his employer, Mr. Colby, despite the testimony of John's girl friend, Mary Bradford, that he was with her the night of the crime. Mary's maiden aunt, Glory Bradford, the publisher of the Lane County Courier, inspires skeptical attorney Cyrus Hall to go to the capitol to try to get a new trial. Because of a rain storm, Glory invites the gossipy, hard-of-hearing spinster Lizzie Beadle, who has been sewing for Glory, to stay for the turkey dinner that she is planning for Alice Mathews, whom her taciturn brother James has been courting for six years. John escapes from jail and comes to Glory's home to say goodbye to Mary before attempting to go to Canada. Mary offers to drive him, but before they can leave, Sheriff Bill Norton, who has been fond of Glory for years, visits, and Mary hides John in the pantry. Glory finds John and, after getting rid of Bill, convinces John to return to jail. Because he escaped due to the negligence of deputy Ed Johnson, they call Ed and are able to convince him to try to sneak John back into his cell. However, John's absence is discovered, and deputy Alec Brady, who plans to run against Bill in the next election, leads Bill and other officers to Glory's home in search of John. When she sees Alec's police dog Fritz going toward John's hiding place beneath the kitchen sink, Glory spills a bottle of ammonia and injures the dog's sense of smell. Bill, however, sees the blood-stained cloth which Mary used to wipe John's bleeding arm. After the others leave, Bill returns alone hoping that John will sneak out so that he could be apprehended away from Glory's property, and thus not implicate her, but John is shot by Alec. The wound is not serious, and when Bill allows John to stay the night in Glory's home, Alec resigns in anger. Glory then learns from Lizzie that she overheard Colby, on the day he was killed, tell his housekeeper, widow Jennie Nevins, to telephone Hall, so that he could arrange to give $10,000 in Liberty Bonds to the Old Aged Home. Lizzie asserts that Mrs. Nevins was 'throwing herself' at Hall. The next day, Glory investigates and learns that the bonds were never turned over. After Jamie, at Glory's instigation, confronts a mob headed by Alec and Mrs. Nevins in front of Glory's office, the mob moves to Glory's home and demands John. Glory berates them and allows Mrs. Nevins to enter, while Bill deputizes Jamie. Although Jamie receives a black eye, he is comforted by Alice. Glory telephones her old friend, Ella McShane, now an actress whom she earlier saw Hall kiss in his office, and arranges for her to put on an act to get Mrs. Nevins to tell the truth about the bonds. As the mob threatens to invade the house, Hall, who has arrived at Glory's request, denies that Colby owned Liberty Bonds. Ella, in a mink, warmly greets Hall and acts as if he gave her the coat. Enraged, Mrs. Nevins accuses Hall of using the $10,000 from the Liberty Bonds on Ella and reveals that Hall, contrary to his story, was in town the night Colby was murdered. Bill orders Hall to be taken away and then, as John and Mary kiss, suggests that Glory ought to be president. She replies that she would rather be a newspaper publisher and advise the president"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Back to nature ( visu )
1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"When druggist John Jones plans to give the opening address at the Neighborhood Druggists' Association convention held on the 4th of July at Crystal Lake, his family of three sons, two daughters, wife and mother, insists that they be allowed to come along and convinces him to buy a trailer for the outing. After various mishaps occur on the first day of travel, the Jones family stops for the night to set up camp. John instructs his skeptical sons, Jack and Roger, on the proper way to build a fire, but succeeds only in filling the trailer with smoke. His teen-aged daughter Bonnie climbs a tree to escape a playful bearcub, of whom she is terrified, and she is greatly relieved when a stranger, Tom Williams, pulls the cub away. Williams, who tells the family that he was left behind by his train, fixes the stove in the trailer and successfully intercedes when a deputy sheriff threatens to fine John for building a fire in a restricted area. At Crystal Lake, Williams courts Bonnie, and Jack falls for a vacationing girl named Mabel, who has a penchant for fast boats and peppy music, while John prepares his speech and his bookish adolescent daughter Lucy attempts to write a novel. After Jack and Mabel stave a rented motorboat, the owner, Mr. Sweeney, allows Jack to spade a large plot of land to pay for the repairs. Jack tricks Roger, an extremely entrepreneurly-minded adolescent, into digging the plot to find Indian arrowheads to sell. Roger, displeased, sneaks up on Jack kissing Mabel and takes their picture. When he threatens to show the photo to the fellows back home, Jack is forced to agree to Roger's price for the negative. Meanwhile, a Department of Justice official comes looking for Williams, really a fugitive from the Illinois State Penitentiary named Silky Walker. After Williams tricks the unsuspecting Bonnie into leaving with him in the family car, Roger finds a typed farewell note. John, with Jack and Roger, borrows Mr. Sweeney's car, which he learns too late has no brakes, and chases Williams and Bonnie. After Bonnie threatens to jump and John, unwittingly, does not let Williams get around him, Williams stops the car and concedes defeat. The family learns that the farewell note was from Lucy's romantic manuscript, and on the trip home, after John points out that they should have nothing more to do with strangers, he nevertheless stops to pick up a lone boy hitchhiking, whose large family, hiding behind bushes, then pile into the trailer"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Lits jumeaux = Twin beds ( visu )
1 edition published in 1942 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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English (6)
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