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Dale, Esther 1885-1961

Works: 42 works in 59 publications in 2 languages and 1,900 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Screwball comedy films  Musical films  Children's films  Romantic comedy films  Christmas films  Romance films  Musicals 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Esther Dale
Most widely held works by Esther Dale
The awful truth by Leo McCarey( Visual )

3 editions published between 1937 and 2015 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sophisticated New Yorkers Jerry and Lucy Warriner both have cause to suspect the other of having an affair, so they decide to divorce. Although Lucy wins custody of their dog, Mr. Smith, the lack of a suitable male escort keeps her at home every night. Happily, Lucy's Aunt Patsy meets their neighbor, Oklahoma oil man Daniel Leeson, who is presentable and eligible, and introduces him to Lucy. While they are all getting acquainted, Jerry arrives for his custody visit with Mr. Smith, and his rowdy antics with the dog drive the others out of the apartment. By the end of the evening, Lucy and Daniel are infatuated. During the next few months, Jerry does everything he can to break up their engagement, but when Daniel's mother, who is adamantly against the engagement, spreads gossip about Lucy, Jerry leaps to her defense. Finally, because of a comedy of errors, Lucy and Daniel do separate, but in the meantime, Jerry has gotten involved with madcap heiress Barbara Vance. On the night before the final divorce decree, Lucy, posing as Jerry's sister, visits the Vance home, pretends to get drunk, parodies the ridiculous cabarat act of one of Jerry's former girlfriends, and behaves so obnoxiously that Jerry is forced to drive her home. Determined not to lose Jerry, Lucy tricks him up to Patsy's cabin, where they are reconciled just before the clock strikes midnight"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Holiday affair by Don Hartman( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recently-unemployed man is helping a child who'd otherwise find disappointment under the Christmas tree. The boy's war-widowed mom notes the gesture, and she's drawn to the handsome stranger--but could she possibly choose a man without a job to the moneyed attorney she's been seeing?
My reputation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the recent death of her husband, Jessica is lonely and out of sorts. She meets two men who are very different. As Jessica debates the merits of passion versus security, she becomes the subject of mean-spirited gossipmongers
A song is born by Howard Hawks( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This hilarious and high-spirited musical stars Danny Kaye as a professor of high-brow music who inadvertently becomes involved with a sensual saloon singer (Virginia Mayo) and a crooked criminal gang
The Claudette Colbert collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Three-cornered moon, 1933) Laughter is the best medicine in tough times, and that is certainly the case for Elizabeth and her three brothers who are forced to find work after their eccentric family's fortune is lost. (Maid of Salem, 1937) Inspired by the true-life Salem witch trials, an independent young woman is accused of casting evil spells by the Puritan townsfolk during one of the most notorious periods in American history. (I met him in Paris, 1937) All is fair in love and fashion as a successful designer must choose between three suitors: a creative playwright, a dashing playboy, and a hometown boy. (Bluebeard's eight wife, 1938) The daughter of a destitute aristocrat is determined to teach her millionaire groom a lesson when she learns that their wedding day is not his first trip down the aisle. (No time for love, 1943) A working class man falls for a sophisticated fashion photographer, but the picture is not pretty when he loses his job and she hires him to be her assistant. (The egg and I, 1947) A new bride reluctantly says "I do" to her husband's plan to leave their life in the city and raise chickens on a dilapidated farm located miles from civilization
The awful truth( Visual )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"IIn this Oscar-winning farce, Cary Grant (in the role that first defined the Cary Grant persona) and Irene Dunne exude charm, cunning, and artless affection as an urbane couple who, fed up with each other's infidelities, resolve to file for divorce. But try as they might to move on, the mischievous Jerry can't help meddling in Lucy's ill-matched engagement to a corn-fed Oklahoma businessman (Ralph Bellamy), and a mortified Lucy begins to realize that she may be saying goodbye to the only dance partner capable of following her lead. Directed by the versatile Leo McCarey, a master of improvisation and slapstick as well as a keen and sympathetic observer of human folly, The Awful Truth is a warm but unsparing comedy about two people whose flaws only make them more irresistable"--Container
Turner Classic Movies greatest classic legends film collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman uses her body and sexuality to climb the social ladder; biography of the famous sharpshooter, Annie Oakley; a recent widow begins a relationship with an army major; a man strains his marriage by beginning a relationship with an old girlfriend
The Oklahoman( Visual )

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

On their way to California, Dr. John Brighton decides to settle in the Oklahoma town, where his daughter is born, after his wife dies during childbirth. He becomes involved in a showdown with two cattlemen determined to acquire an Indian's oil-rich land. A wealthy widow falls in love with the doctor, and becomes sympathetic to his cause
Danny Kaye : the Goldwyn years( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wonder man: Boisterous nightclub entertainer Buzzy Bellew was the witness to a murder committed by gangster Ten Grand Jackson. One night, two of Jackson's thugs kill Buzzy and dump his body in the lake at Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Buzzy comes back as a ghost and summons his bookworm twin, Edwin Dingle, to Prospect Park so that he can help the police nail Jackson
Howard Hawks' Monkey business by Howard Hawks( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chemist discovers a potent rejuvenation drug that restores youth but with some hilarious results
The Claudette Colbert collection( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Betty MacDonald married a marine and moved to a small chicken farm on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, she was largely unprepared for the rigors of life in the wild. With no running water, no electricity, a house in need of constant repair, and days that ran from four in the morning to nine at night, the MacDonalds had barely a moment to put their feet up and relax. And then came the children. Yet through every trial and pitfall-through chaos and catastrophe-this indomitable family somehow, mercifully, never lost its sense of humor
Maverick( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bret Maverick is losing to a lady who plays cards badly and bad cards worse
A letter from Bataan( Visual )

2 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Hollywood short aiding the war effort, emphasizing the need for preparedness and conservation of materials, i.e. rubber, metal, shellac. An American soldier writes home from Bataan, and while his family reads the letter, the soldier's ghostly apparition interjects statistics about food and equipment shortages. Cast includes Richard Arlen, Susan Hayward, and Jimmy Lydon
Genetics problem solving and worldview by Esther Dale( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curly top by 20th Century Fox( Visual )

2 editions published between 1935 and 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Before going to sleep one stormy evening, Elizabeth Blair sees through her window at the Lakeside Orphanage that her pony 'Spunky' is getting soaked and motions for Spunky to come in. In the morning, kindly matron Mrs. Henrietta Denham finds Spunky asleep in a bed next to Elizabeth's and sends Elizabeth to Mrs. Higgins, the stern superintendent, who orders that the pony and Elizabeth's duck 'Betsy' be sold immediately. The animals were once part of the theatrical act of Elizabeth's parents, who were killed in an automobile accident. Later that day, the trustees of the orphanage come into the dining hall just as Elizabeth finishes singing a song that her older sister Mary, a drudge at the orphanage, wrote. When one of the trustees, Mr. Wyckoff, calls Elizabeth a wicked child, Mary retorts by calling him a mean and hateful man. After Wyckoff and the other trustees leave, attorney Edward Morgan, the richest trustee, who has just inherited his father's estate, praises Mary for her spunk and confesses that he too likes to write songs. Later, when Wyckoff catches Elizabeth imitating him and threatens to send her to a public institution, Edward decides to adopt Elizabeth, whom he calls 'Curly Top.' Because he does not want her to feel obliged to him, Edward invents a client, Hiram Jones, who, he tells Elizabeth, wants to adopt her. When Mary explains that she promised her parents that she and Elizabeth would never be
Wrecking crew( Visual )

1 edition published in 1942 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crime without passion( Visual )

2 editions published between 1934 and 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The farmer in the dell by Cedarmont Kids Singers( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the urging of his ambitious, domineering wife Loudellia (Ma), Ernest Pa Boyer sells his modest Iowa farm and moves the family to Hollywood. Soon after their arrival, Ma arranges through her milkman for a pass to a prominent movie studio, hoping that her pretty daughter Adie will meet the milkman's son, an assistant film director. Although Adie wants to marry Davy Davenport, an earnest but poor young Iowian, her mother insists that she go with Pa to the studio and try to get into pictures. On the movie set, where a rural film is being shot, Pa casually advises Chester Hart, the director, about a britching strap on one of the horses and is given a bit part in the scene. Impressed by Pa's natural, unassuming acting style, Hart expands his role and offers him a $25-per-day salary. When he returns home, Pa is unable to confess his success to Ma and instead tells her that Adie was cast in the movie. The next day, Ma invites Nicky Ranovitch, a conniving Russian film extra, to dinner, believing that he is an important producer. Nicky fails to show up for the dinner, however, and Pa, frustrated by Ma's unbridled ambitions, explodes with anger and reveals the truth about his acting job. To Pa's surprise, Ma receives the news with glee, convinced that his success will mean greater success for Adie. Pa, however, announces that to save Adie from unhappiness, he is quitting the movies. Determined to keep his new find, Hart convinces the studio's business manager to offer Pa as much money as he wants. In spite of Pa's repeated refusals, the studio head insists that he sign a contract, and Pa finally agrees to a $600-per-week salary. While Pa is shooting with Hart on location, Ma buys a new house and begins a spending spree that far exceeds Pa's salary. At the same time, Adie, overwhelmed by her new, lavish trappings, shuns Davy for the fortune-hunting Nicky. When Pa finally returns to Los Angeles, he is shocked by his new house and the pretentious party that Ma is giving for Nicky and his Hollywood friends. Depressed by Adie's transformation, Pa telephones the dejected Davy and arranges to leave for Iowa with him. Pa then confronts Ma and Adie and reveals to Nicky that he is not a rich man. Apprised of Pa's true finances, Nicky reveals himself as a fortune hunter and rejects Adie. While Adie reunites with Davy, Pa accepts Ma's apologies and agrees to stay in Hollywood and continue his acting career
Nace una canción( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ajenos a los constantes cambios que va generando el mundo de la música, siete profesores recopilan toda clase de información anterior para elaborar una enciclopedia sobre el tema
Opened by mistake( Visual )

1 edition published in 1940 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The awful truth
Alternative Names
Esther Dale actrice américaine

Esther Dale actriz estadounidense

Esther Dale Amerikaans actrice (1885-1961)

Esther Dale amerikansk skådespelare

Esther Dale amerikansk skodespelar

Esther Dale amerikansk skuespiller

Esther Dale attrice statunitense

Esther Dale US-amerikanische Schauspielerin

Έστερ Ντέιλ

Эстер Дэйл

استر داله بازیگر آمریکایی

Holiday affairMaverick