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Shearer, Norma 1902-1983

Works: 196 works in 392 publications in 3 languages and 6,083 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Romance films  Sophisticated comedy films  Historical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  History  Musical films  Biographical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Norma Shearer
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Most widely held works by Norma Shearer
The women by Joan Crawford( Visual )

34 editions published between 1939 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Haines (Norma Shearer) loses her husband to ruthless Crystal Allen (Joan Crawford) who is aided and abetted by Sylvia Fowler (Rosalind Russell) whose own spouse has taken up with another woman. In Reno, in the throes of divorce, all wage war on one another
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

16 editions published between 1936 and 2018 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even though their families are feuding, Romeo and Juliet fall in love and secretly marry. Romeo gets in a fight and kills Juliet's cousin Tybalt, resulting in his banishment from Verona. When her parents insist that she marry Paris, Juliet and the friar devise a plan that she hopes will make things right
Marie Antoinette( Visual )

16 editions published between 1938 and 2013 in English and German and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the life of Marie Antoinette and the chaos of the French Revolution
Forbidden Hollywood collection( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three on a match: Although Vivian Revere is seemingly the most successful of a trio of reunited schoolmates, she throws it away by descending into a life of debauchery and drugs
Private lives by National Arts Centre( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amanda and Elyot--a witty, sophisticated married couple--divorce and marry other mates. Amanda chooses stuffy Victor, while Elyot's selection is the tiresome Sibyl. Coincidentally, both newlywed couples honeymoon at the same Swiss hotel--in adjoining suites, in fact. Amanda and Elyot realize anew that the flame of their love has never been extinguished, but when both slip off for a lover's tryst, they fall into their old pattern of ceaseless bickering. When Victor and Sibyl catch up with their erring mates, they themselves begin arguing
The Barretts of Wimpole Street( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatic portrayal of the romance of poets, Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning. The invalid poetess who regains her health after falling in love with the famous poet elopes with the poet against the wishes of her tyrannical father, who exhibits an incestuous attachment for Elizabeth, as well as an over domineering control of all the Barrett siblings in their personal adult relationships. The story is set in London, England, starting in the year 1845
Idiot's delight( Visual )

7 editions published between 1938 and 2009 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this comedy set in Europe between the wars, Clark Gable portrays a song-and-dance man performing with his troupe at an Alpine inn, where he encounters Norma Shearer, a mysterious blonde who may or may not be a Russian countess
He who gets slapped by Victor Sjöström( Visual )

17 editions published between 1924 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slap him once, slap him 100 times, the Big Top crowd roars. The clown known to delighted throngs as HE has made a comedic art of getting batted around. Life has battered him even more. Behind the mask, HE hides the torment of once being a brilliant scientist whose research and wife were stolen by a colleague. And behind the mask, when the time comes, HE realizes his revenge
The divorcée( Visual )

9 editions published between 1930 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a husband cheats on his wife, she decides to pay him back by sleeping with his best friend
Strange interlude by Robert Z Leonard( Visual )

4 editions published between 1932 and 2009 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the lifetime of Nina, a woman mad with grief after the death of her fiancé in World War I. She marries listless Sam Evans, unaware that his bloodline holds a terrible secret. After her mother-in-law reveals it, Nina consents to protect Sam, who knows nothing, by bearing another man's child as his. Her choice is his doctor and best friend, who falls in love with her
The free soul by Clarence Brown( Visual )

6 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first of Gable's romantic bad guy roles, with Norma Shearer as the lovestruck socialite on the receiving end of his roughhouse charms and Lionel Barrymore as her father, a boozing lawyer
The Hollywood revue of 1929 by Charles Riesner( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Everybody sing. Everybody dance. Or, failing that, everybody step in place during the famed Singin' in the Rain finale. A torrent of talent takes the screen in the first all-star Talkie Era showcase of heretofore silent-screen players."--Container
Smilin' through by Prod Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When John Carteret's fianceé is shot dead on the couple's wedding day by a rejected lover who was aiming for him, he is left to raise his fianceé's niece Kathleen, who eventually falls in love with the murderer's son. The past sweeps back to haunt the present
Forbidden Hollywood. 4 pre-code classics( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strangers may kiss: A desperate lady is on a love trek across the continent
Old Heidelberg by John Emerson( Visual )

4 editions published between 1927 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duty calls and a prince must give up the one thing he prizes: the girl with whom he's in love
Escape( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in WWII Germany. On the outskirts of a town in the Bavarian Alps in 1936, Mark Preysing becomes acquainted with Countess Ruby Von Treck. Mark is an American looking for his German mother, Emily Ritter, a dissident former actress who has mysteriously disappeared
Riptide( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A socialite meets and impulsively marries an English nobleman. He goes on an extended business trip and she can't accompany him so she decides to take a trip of her own. She runs into an old friend and their shenanigans make for scandalous headlines. The results are hilarious as she tries to convince her husband of her innocence
The last of Mrs. Cheyney by Sidney A Franklin( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young widow that is part of a cadre of con artists intends to steal a valuable necklace owned by one of the bluebloods. But the heist may go awry when a witty and handsome nephew of the targeted victim steals the light fingered femme's heart
Hollywood's comedy classics : great comedy teams and legends( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four Hollywood classics by America's great funnymen of the '30s and '40s
Let us be gay( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this vintage comedy, Norma Shearer stars as dowdy housewife Katherine Brown, who dotes on her husband, Bob--until his mistress shows up and she decides to divorce him. After moving to Paris and reinventing herself as a sophisticated lady, Katharine is asked by a female friend to break up the relationship between the woman's granddaughter and her new love--who happens to be ex-hubby Bob! "--Movies Unlimited website
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The women
Marie AntoinettePrivate livesThe divorcéeStrange interlude
Alternative Names
Norma Shearer Actress

Norma Shearer actrice américaine

Norma Shearer actriz estadounidense

Norma Shearer aktorka amerykańska

Norma Shearer amerikansk skådespelare

Norma Shearer attrice canadese

Norma Shearer Canadees actrice (1902-1983)

Norma Shearer Canadian-American actress

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Norma Shearer US-amerikanisch-kanadische Schauspielerin

Norma Shearerová

Shearer Edith Norma

Shearer, Edith Norma 1902-1983

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English (162)

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