WorldCat Identities

Douglas, Melvyn

Works: 401 works in 1,175 publications in 9 languages and 17,521 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Western films  Action and adventure films  Horror films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Political films  Haunted house films  Ghost films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Other, Costume designer, nar, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Melvyn Douglas
Being there by Hal Ashby( Visual )

40 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chance is a secluded gardener who has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television. After a run in with a limousine, he ends up a guest of Eve and her husband Ben. Ben is an influential, but sickly businessman. Now called Chauncey Gardner, Chance becomes friend and confidante to Ben, as well as an unlikely political insider
Ninotchka by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

94 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 1,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garbo plays a dour, severe Soviet official who comes to Paris on business involving the sale of some czarist jewels. But soon business turns to pleasure as she discovers the special magic of Paris and finds herself succumbing to the charms of a suave Frenchman named Leon D'Algout (Melvyn Douglas). The plot bubbles merrily as Ninotchka chooses between romance and duty--and must even confront a rival for Leon's affection in the exiled Grand Duchess Swana (Ina Claire)
Hud by Martin Ritt( Visual )

46 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama which portrays the conflicts of a Texas ranch family in which a cynical uncle and a venerable grandfather vie for the respect and admiration of a naive seventeen-year-old boy
Mr. Blandings builds his dream house by H. C Potter( Visual )

24 editions published between 1948 and 2004 in English and held by 1,252 WorldCat member 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
The candidate by Michael Ritchie( Visual )

23 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Richard Nixon is on his way to re-election by a landslide, a young, honest, idealistic lawyer begins to learn the truth about running for office, as a California Democrat who campaigns for the United States Senate
Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

19 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An innocent, naive British Naval seaman is accused of and tried for murdering the sadistic master-at-arms
The Americanization of Emily by Arthur Hiller( Visual )

13 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lt. Commander Charles E. Madison (Garner) loves his job: as 'dog robber' his duties consist of rounding up scarce delicacies and services, while safely avoiding combat. Admiral William Jessup (Douglas), however, is intent on having a sailor as the first casualty on D-Day - preferably with a film crew filming him. Having fallen for his English motor pool driver Emily (Andrews), freewheeling Madison struggles to escape being sent off to land on Omaha Beach as the cameraman
Rudyard Kipling's Captains courageous( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a rich brat falls overboard at sea, he's rescued by a Portuguese fishing boat, and eventually forms a bond with one of the crewmen
The tenant by Roman Polanski( Visual )

34 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A displaced person becomes convinced that his fellow lodgers are out to murder him."--Halliwell's Film and video guide, 5th ed
The changeling( Visual )

12 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and German and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man becomes the unwilling instrument of a ghost's revenge
The old dark house by James Whale( Visual )

16 editions published between 1932 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of travelers on a mountain road in Wales, overtaken by a thunderstorm and torrential rains, seek shelter in a mysterious old mansion. It is full of eerie characters and uncanny happenings
Ghost story by John Irvin( Visual )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a gloomy New England setting, four elderly men who gather once a week to thrill each other with tales of terror find one of their scariest stories coming to life. A woman they mistakenly left for dead fifty years earlier returns to life to get revenge
Annie Oakley by George Stevens( Visual )

17 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Energetic biographical drama based on the life and legend of sharpshooter Annie Oakley and her on-off relationship with Wild Bill Hickock
Counsellor at law( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High-powered attorney George Simon frantically juggles the scandals, crimes, and crises that pass through the chrome-and-glass doors of his art deco office high in the Empire State Building. Balanced on an ethical tightrope, Simon engages in insider trading and bleeds funds from wealthy clients, while tending to the needs of the less fortunate New Yorkers who come from his own working-class background. A political enemy uncovers a past legal indiscretion and begins disbarment proceedings, causing Simon's socialite wife to seek comfort in the arms of another man. With the unflagging support of his faithful secretary, Simon attempts to exercise his legalistic wizardry to defend his reputation and protect those who rely upon him for justice
I never sang for my father( Visual )

10 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complicated father-son relationship resurfaces after a mother's death. The kindhearted son has devoted his life to winning the affection of his stubborn and opinionated father. His efforts to care for him are met with hostility and rebuff. Eventually, the father breaks down and shares his true feelings with his son
That uncertain feeling by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

44 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy in which a seemingly happy couple (Oberon and Douglas) realize they aren't so happy when an egotistical, eccentric musician (Meredith) enters the scene
The sea of grass by Conrad Richter( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and German and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brewton's cattle empire includes a million acres of grazing land. Lutie marries him and they have a daughter Sara. Lutie goes alone to Denver where she and lawyer Chamberlain conceive a son Brock whom Jim later accepts with resignation. Long afterward Brock is killed by a posse and Susie brings Lutie and Jim together once more
Captains courageous by Victor Fleming( Visual )

10 editions published between 1937 and 2006 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spoiled young millionaire's son falls from a cruise liner and is rescued by fishermen, who put him to work. Through slow and difficult mastery of skills the boy is changed from a brat into a gallant apprentice who adores his stalward friend, Manuel
A woman's face by George Cukor( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Anna Holm looks at aristocratic Torsten Barring, she sees romance. When Torsten looks at her, he sees horror: a web of scar tissue that twists her face into a grotesque mask. Eager to win Torsten's love, Anna endures 12 plastic surgeries and emerges a beauty. Lovely, says Torsten, but could you do just one more favor? Murder the little boy who stands between me and a vast inheritance"--Container
Twilight's last gleaming by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

10 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A former United States Air Force general and three other convicts escape from a military prison. The four men take over a nuclear base and proceed to hold America hostage, threatening to launch the base's missiles if they don't receive ten million dollars and if the president fails to release a top-secret document on the Vietnam War
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
NinotchkaHudMr. Blandings builds his dream houseThe Americanization of EmilyThe changelingThe sea of grass
Alternative Names
Hesselberg, Melvyn Edouard

Hesselberg, Melvyn Edouard 1901-1981

Melvyn Douglas acteur américain

Melvyn Douglas actor american

Melvyn Douglas actor estadounidense

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Melvyn Douglas ameerika näitleja

Melvyn Douglas Amerikaans filmacteur

Melvyn Douglas amerikai színész

Melvyn Douglas amerikāņu aktieris

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Melvyn Douglas US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

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Μέλβιν Ντάγκλας Αμερικανός ηθοποιός

Дуглас, Мелвин

Мелвин Даглас

Мелвин Дуглас

Мелвін Дуглас

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