WorldCat Identities

James, Rian 1899-1953

Overview
Works: 67 works in 157 publications in 3 languages and 3,486 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  Filmed dance  Screenplays  Romantic comedy films  Comedy films  Detective and mystery films  Guidebooks  Romance films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Writer of accompanying material, Conceptor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Rian James
42nd Street by Lloyd Bacon( Visual )

41 editions published between 1933 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The movie musical that introduced the choreography of Busby Berkeley, 42nd Street also contains the classic plot involving a tyrannical director, egotistical leading lady and wide-eyed ingenue, all set to a standout musical score
42nd Street by Rian James( Book )

11 editions published between 1932 and 1980 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this backstage musical set during the Depression, a Broadway musical director has troubles during rehearsal, promotes an ingénue, and has a successful opening night
Down Argentine way( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical romance about Glenda, a rich New Yorker who collects fine horses and Ricardo, an Argentine rancher renowned for his prize jumpers. Their families have been feuding for years so they have to conduct a Romeo and Juliet romance
The Barbara Stanwyck collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Internes can't take money: Bullets fly and tensions rise when a desperate woman must turn to Dr. Kildare for help getting her child back from gangsters. The great man's lady: A reflective 100-year old woman looks back on her extraordinary sacrifice helped her husband become one of the nation's greatest men. The bride wore boots: It's a comedy of errors when a bookish husband tries to win back the affections of his horse-breeding wife. The lady gambles : When novice gambler Joan Booth bets it all, and loses, she is thrust into a downward spiral from which only her devoted husband can save her. All I desire: New scandals erupt and old ones resurface when an aging stage actress returns to her small hometown and the family she abandoned ten years earlier. There's always tomorrow : An unlucky-in-love fashion designer must decide if she should succumb to her feelings for a married man
Forbidden Hollywood( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawyer man: "Idealistic attorney Anton Adam makes headlines when he successfully prosecutes a prominent New York racketeer named Gilmurry. Adam's sudden renown attracts the attention of high-profile legal eagle Granville Bentley, who asks Adam to become a partner in his law firm. But Adam's rising career takes a nosedive when he's framed by Gilmurry and a sexy actress in a trumped-up breach of promise suit. The only constant in Adam's life is the loyalty and unrequited love of his secretary Olga"--Imdb.com
Dining in New York by Rian James( Book )

9 editions published between 1930 and 2012 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All about New York: an intimate guide by Rian James( Book )

4 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

42nd Street (1933) : shooting script by Rian James( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gorilla( Visual )

8 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ritz brothers stalk a creature--either man or beast--that give his victims a 24-hour warning, then murders them on the stroke of midnight
The hole in the hedge by Rowena Akinyemi( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Femi and his family have just moved house and all Femi's friends are far away but when he has to clear the hedge at the bottom of the garden he finds a new friend
La otra( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman decides to kill her rich and uncaring twin sister and assume her identity in an attempt to escape poverty
Central airport( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pilot falls in love with a parachute jumper
Whispering city( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an on-the-run investigation, a female reporter is in a race against time to capture a prominent attorney who has been implicated in a murder committed years before when she receives an inside tip. As she collects evidence, she must stay one step ahead of him so that she doesn't become his latest victim
William Powell at Warner Bros.( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The key: In volatile 1920 Dublin, British officer Powell sacrifices his freedom for the woman he loves and her political-captive husband
The big shakedown by John Francis Dillon( Visual )

2 editions published between 1934 and 2012 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Racketeers flood the market with counterfeit cosmetics and drugs, causing some tragedies
Broadway limited( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A confusion concerning a baby on a train that is all part of a publicity stunt. However the engineer thinks it might be kidnapped; and there are more misunderstandings
Parachute jumper by Alfred E Green( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Central Park, a plucky blonde named Alabama explains Depression realities to Bill, an ex-Marine pilot who's likewise out of a job. They strike up a romance that leads them straight into danger when Bill finally finds employment-with a bootlegger. Bill thinks he's flying premium booze from Canada to Prohibition-era America. Unknown to him, his contraband also includes narcotics. Only a cool head and acrobatic piloting skills can save Bill from both the Border Patrol and his ruthless boss
La otra : sobre una historia de Ryan James by José Revueltas( Book )

2 editions published in 1949 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love is a racket by Rian James( Book )

1 edition published in 1931 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Betty Grable collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of films starring Betty Grable
 
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Rian James Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1899-1953)

Rian James amerikansk manusforfattar

Rian James amerikansk manusförfattare

Rian James amerikansk manusforfatter

Rian James amerikansk manuskriptforfatter

Rian James sceneggiatore statunitense

Rian James screenwriter

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