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Oliver, Edna May 1883-1942

Works: 86 works in 280 publications in 4 languages and 8,906 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television mini-series  Television adaptations  History  Historical films  Romance films  Western films  Musical films  Romance television programs 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Little women by Louisa May Alcott( Visual )

24 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,262 WorldCat member 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
Charles Dickens' A tale of two cities by Kang weik kang wei jie kek jie ke( Visual )

20 editions published between 1935 and 2006 in English and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An elaborate adaptation of Dickens' classic tale of the French Revolution. Dissipated lawyer Sydney Carton defends emigre Charles Darnay from charges of spying against England. He becomes enamored of Darnay's fiancée, Lucie Manette, and agrees to help her save Darnay from the guillotine when he is captured by Revolutionaries in Paris"--Marg Baskin in the IMDB, viewed Dec. 12, 2006
Pride and prejudice, or, First impressions by Simon Langton( Visual )

26 editions published between 1940 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the five Bennet sisters living in early 19th century England. Their mother is scheming to make prestigious marriages for them. Focuses on Elizabeth Bennet, who mistakenly finds the rich Mr. Darcy an oaf, even as he sets all the other fair maidens' hearts aflutter
Drums along the Mohawk by John Ford( Visual )

30 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historical drama that tells the story of a young frontier leader, his spirited wife, and their struggles in the backwoods of New York state
Little Miss Broadway by Louis Silvers( Visual )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of orphans live happily enough supporting themselves by performing in theatrical productions until a crabby old lady complains about the noise they make practicing
Cimarron( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A nation rising to greatness through the work of men and women, new country opening, raw land blossoming, crude towns growing into cities, territories becoming rich states. In 1889, President Harrison opened the vast Indian Oklahoma lands for white settlement--2,000,000 acres free for the taking, poor and rich pouring in, swarming the border, waiting for the starting gun, at noon, April 22nd ..."--Prologue from title screens. A western saga about empire building, it follows the adventures of Yancey Cravat, a lawyer and newspaperman from Wichita, who joins the Oklahoma Territory land rush in 1889. Soon he and his family are citizens of Osage. Beset by wanderlust, Yancey joins the Cherokee Strip land rush in 1893, leaving wife Sabra behind to run the newspaper and raise their son, Cimarron. By 1907, Yancey is back at home as Oklahoma becomes a state. During the oil boom, he refuses to join a scheme to cheat the Indians out of their oil rich land, and then disappears again. In 1929, Sabra is elected Oklahoma's first Congresswoman, Cimarron is married to an Indian princess, and Yancey still hasn"t returned
The story of Vernon and Irene Castle by H. C Potter( Visual )

10 editions published between 1939 and 2017 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fred and Ginger dance up a storm as they dramatize the careers of the renowned ballroom dancers, Vernon and Irene Castle
David Copperfield by Simon Curtis( Visual )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Méprisé par son beau-père cruel et aidé par sa tante excentrique, un orphelin grandit pour devenir plus tard un écrivain
Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland by Norman Z McLeod( Visual )

7 editions published between 1933 and 2010 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice's fantastic adventures lead her straight to some of the most memorable characters ever imagined, including the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, Humpty Dumpty, the Cheshire Cat, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. When Alice falls down a rabbit hole, she is transported to a magical world
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in English and held by 344 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
Gold raiders( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gold raiders: Set in the Wild West, the Stooges are hired by an insurance agent to protect shipments of gold
Greatest classic films collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle: Fred and Ginger dance up a storm as they dramatize the careers of the early-1900's renowned ballroom dancers, Vernon and Irene Castle
Rosalie( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dick Thorpe (Nelson Eddy), playing football for West Point in the big game against Navy, is the hero when the game ends in a tie. Rosalie (Eleanor Powell), a Vassar student who tells no one that she is the princess of a small country, thinks Dick is conceited, but makes plans to meet him later in the year in Europe. Meanwhile, Rosalie has been promised to Prince Paul in an arranged marriage. Dick, who flies his own plane, lands and learns that Rosalie's country is in chaos. Dick doesn't know that Rosalie is a princess, and thinks she's just a peasant. The King greets the Lindbergh-type pilot and agrees to help him find the woman he loves. The couple is eventually re-united, but are separated again when the people revolt and the royal family must flee to the US. Dick and Rosalie meet again in the US, have a few love problems at West Point, work things out, and sing of their love to each other in a huge finale
Hildegarde Withers mystery collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stuart Palmer's immortal crime-solving school teacher Hildegarde Withers came to the screen courtesy of a series of mysteries from RKO Pictures. Memorably played by character great Edna May Oliver in three features, Hildegarde was ably paired with her flirty foil of Inspector Piper in the person of James Gleason. Gleason would go on to anchor the series, appearing in all six, alongside Helen Broderick for one and Zasu Pitts for the final two.
Shirley Temple : little darling collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighteen of the most popular films starring Shirley Temple in her child star years
The Shirley Temple collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heidi: A Swiss orphan is heartbroken when she must leave her beloved grandfather and their happy home in the mountains to go to school and to care for an invalid girl in the city. Curly top: Edward Morgan, rich trustee of an orphanage, meets and is entranced with little Elizabeth and her older sister Mary. He adopts them and they come to adore Edward. As she grows older, however, Mary begins to fall in love with Edward, so Elizabeth decides to play matchmaker. Little Miss Broadway: A group of orphans live happily enough supporting themselves by performing in theatrical productions until a crabby old lady complains about the noise they make practicing
Nurse Edith Cavell by Herbert Wilcox( Visual )

7 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English nurse Edith Cavell is matron in a small private hospital in German-occupied Brussels during WWI. When the son of a recently deceased patient escapes from a German prisoner-of-war camp, Cavell aids him to reach Holland and safety. This leads to Cavell, a local noblewoman, the grandmother of the escaped prisoner-of-war, and others to form an organization to help Belgian, French, English and other soldiers escape as well. Eventually the Germans become aware of what's happening and take action
Charles Dickens: A Tale of Two Cities( Visual )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the French Revolution, two men who bear a remarkable resemblance to each other are both in love with the same girl
War classics : Casablanca express ; Cold war killers ; A yank in Libya ; Waterfront ; Commandos ; Eagles attack at dawn ; Hitler's SS: portrait of evil ; Go for broke( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 1. North Star: "Kolya, Kurin, Damian, and Marina are Ukraine farmers whose whole way of life is turned upside down when Germany, in disregard of former treaties, takes over the land in an iron-fisted occupation. Many of the enraged farmers take up arms in opposition of the Nazi, heading to the countryside to fight, while the people left behind destroy their crops rather than relinquish them to the German regime"--Container. Submarine base: "It is World War II and the Nazis have just sunk an American ship. The ship's engineer Jim Taggart survives and is rescued by a local fisherman off the coast of South America. Taggart recognizes the fisherman as Joe Morgan, a former New York gangster. Morgan has been living on the island, lying low and staying at a halfway house that also serves as a bar for the island's farmers and traders. Soon Taggart discovers that Morgan has been selling torpedoes to the Nazis but he doesn't know that Morgan has designed the missiles to explode when the German boats go to sea, thus sinking them. Confusion and mayhem result when the Allies and the Nazis question just whom Morgan is working for"--Container. Gung ho!: "A true-life epic that revolves around an exclusive division of the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, made up of only the strongest, fittest, most talented men nicknamed "Carlson's Raiders". They make their raid on Makin Island, resulting in a volatile confrontation that will go down in history"--Container. The sell out: "An action-drama centered on a former CIA operative who grudgingly rejoins the spy-game due to the machinations of his one-time student, a screw up who goes to work for the Soviets. As his job drags him deeper into a dangerous and under-handed world, the student wants out of the agency and out of the U.S.S.R. But the man's choices have made him a target and now both the United States and Russia want him dead, sending their most able hit men to do it"--Container
Astaire and Rogers : 10-film collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flying down to Rio: Aviator and band leader Roger Bond is forever getting his group fired for flirting with the lady guests. When he falls for Brazilian beauty Belinha de Rezende it appears to be for real, even though she is already engaged. The gay divorcee: Mimi Glossop wants a divorce, so her Aunt Hortense hires a professional to play the correspondent in apparent infidelity. American dancer Guy Holden meets Mimi while visiting Brightbourne, and she mistakenly thinks that he is the correspondent. Roberta: A former star football player goes to Paris with his bandleader friend and ends up inheriting a chic fashion house, and falling for its lovely chief designer. Top hat: Dale Tremont confuses showman Jerry Travers with another man, and is alternately charmed and disgusted by his advances, because she thinks he's married. Follow the fleet: A sailor tries to rekindle a romance with the woman he loves while on liberty in San Francisco. Swing time: Lucky, a dancer and gambler, is intent on raising $25,000 in New York in order to marry his fiancee back home. There he meets dancing teacher Penny, and romantic complications ensue. Shall we dance: A budding romance between a ballet master and a tapdancer becomes complicated when rumours surface that they're each already married. Carefree: Dr. Tony Flagg's friend Steven has problems in the relationship with his fiancee Amanda, so he persuades her to visit Dr. Flagg. After some minor misunderstandings, she falls in love with Dr. Flagg. When he tries to use hypnosis to strengthen her feelings for Steven, things get complicated. The story of Vernon and Irene Castle: Tells of the romance and career of married ballroom dancing stars Vernon and Irene Castle in the years before World War I. The Barkleys of Broadway: A successful but constantly-feuding husband and wife musical comedy team threatens to break up when the wife entertains an offer to become a serious actress
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Charles Dickens' A tale of two citiesPride and prejudice, or, First impressionsCimarronThe story of Vernon and Irene CastleDavid Copperfield
Alternative Names
Edna May Oliver actrice américaine

Edna May Oliver actriz estadounidense

Edna May Oliver Amerikaans actrice (1883-1942)

Edna May Oliver amerikansk skådespelare

Edna May Oliver amerikansk skodespelar

Edna May Oliver amerikansk skuespiller

Edna May Oliver attrice statunitense

Edna May Oliver US-amerikanische Film- und Theaterschauspielerin

Edna Mej Oliver

May Oliver, Edna 1883-1942

Nutter, Edna May, 1883-1942

Oliver, Edna Mae

Oliver Edna Mae 1883-1942

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Една Мей Олівер

Една Меј Оливер

Оливер, Эдна Мэй

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עדנה מיי אוליבר שחקנית אמריקאית

ادنا می اولیور بازیگر آمریکایی


English (162)

French (3)

Spanish (2)

Chinese (1)