WorldCat Identities

Seff, Manuel 1895-1969

Overview
Works: 49 works in 110 publications in 2 languages and 1,822 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Musicals  Romantic comedy films  Screwball comedy films  Spy films  Farces  Comedy plays 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Author, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Manuel Seff
Gold diggers of 1935 by Busby Berkeley( Visual )

18 editions published between 1935 and 2010 in English and French and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical comedy film about various hotel employees & quirky rich folks, set in a fictional New Hampshire resort
Footlight parade( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cagney stars as Chester Kent, a diligent musical comedy director who is continually warding off snoopers hired by his competitors to steal his ideas. When his latest show is cancelled in favor of a talking picture, he turns to staging musical prologues to play before the features in moviehouses
Footlight parade by Lloyd Bacon( Visual )

18 editions published between 1933 and 2020 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this Depression era romp, a timid stenographer removes her glasses and - like that! - she's a star. A gee-whiz tenor asserts his independence. Plucky chorus girls tap, greedy hangers-on get their comeuppances and an indefatigable producer/dancer and his Girl Friday rearrange heaven, earth and Chicago to put on shows that will keep their company afloat during hard times. Cagney's first musical film
Walk softly stranger (1950) : continuity script by Frank Fenton( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gold diggers of 1935 (1935) : shooting script by Peter Milne( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love on the run( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A stolen British munitions map concealed in a bouquet meant for an elusive spy leads to a freewheeling race through pre-war European hotspots for an American heiress, a news-hungry reporter, and the reporter's hapless rival, who's always just one misstep behind them. Spinning its heroes through exciting locales via plane, train and cabbage cart, Love on the run is a spirited blend of screwball comedy, adventure and romance "--Container
Blessed event( Visual )

2 editions published between 1932 and 2012 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While his boss is on vacation, reporter Alvin Roberts has been writing a snappy gossip column featuring announcements of 'blessed events, ' impending births of both the married and unmarried. Although the column is not very respectable, circulation jumps, so Alvin is assigned a regular position. Soon, he is so powerful that gangster Sam Goebel sends his gunman, Frankie Wells, to threaten him. Instead, Alvin tricks Frankie into confessing to murder and records it on his dictaphone. He warns Frankie that if someone kills him, Frankie will be executed painfully. Alvin's nemesis, singer Bunny Harmon, is opening a new nightclub and vows that Alvin will not be admitted, ever. Alvin, on the other hand, insists that he will be there no matter what. When singer Dorothy Lane begs Alvin, who has no scruples when it comes to his column, not to print the news that she is pregnant, he promises not to, but even though she is not married and will not name the baby's father, he runs the story, disregarding the harm it may do to her. Alvin is in love with Gladys Price, another reporter on the paper, who despises his column. When Alvin discovers that Goebel is Dorothy's lover and threatens to expose him, Goebel decides he must be killed. Frankie warns Alvin that Goebel's men will be looking for him at Bunny's nightclub. Gladys begs him not to go, but Alvin sneaks in through the back. Although Goebel's men shoot at him, Alvin is not harmed. Dorothy, however, shoots and kills Goebel. Later Alvin agrees to give up his column for Gladys, using his last column to defend Dorothy and announce his engagement. ... Contemporary sources note that the character of Alvin was based on columnist Walter Winchell"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
En parade by Georges Seurat( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A medical student working as a clerk in a ritzy New England hotel falls in love with a rich woman's daughter
Housewife by Alfred E Green( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This turgid melodrama finds modern bachelor girl Patricia Berkeley dueling it out with modern housewife Nan Reynolds for the affections and ministrations of Nan's husband, William. Ambitious office manager William finally succeeds in setting up shop for himself in the advertising biz thanks to help from copywriter Pat and ideas from housewife Nan. When his late nights working at the office with Pat turn into something else, Nan must decide if William is worth fighting for
Gold diggers of 1937( Visual )

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

A medical student working as a clerk in a ritzy New England hotel falls in love with a rich woman's daughter
Sweet charity : farce-comedy in three acts by Irving Brecher( Book )

2 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walk softly, stranger( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small-time crook on the run is reformed by the love of a crippled woman, but his past threatens to catch up with him
College coach( Visual )

3 editions published between 1933 and 2010 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Struggling Calvert University needs a new income stream fast. So it hires firebrand coach James Gore to build a turnstile-clicking football team. He builds it by bringing in top players, slipping them stipends, putting them in pea-brained classes, manipulating the media and cutting himself in on cushy side deals. But one of Calvert's vaunted 'Four Aces' quits when he uncovers the disgrace behind the glory, a move that could throw Gore's scheme for a loss
Woman chases man( Visual )

3 editions published between 1937 and 2018 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ex-millionaire B.J. Nolan has frittered away his fortune on one mad scheme after another while his millionaire son, Kenneth, is quite tight with his fortune. Unless he's 'tight' on alcohol; then he tries to buy everything in sight! Desperate to save his latest project, B.J. drafts lady architect Virginia Travis to help him extract the funding he needs from his son
Side streets ; Stranger in town( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hard times - some romantic, some financial - are the focus of two films made in the depths of the Depression. Aline MacMahon's (Dragon Seed, All the Way Home) expressive face reflects the joys and sorrows of devotion in Side Streets, the tale of a shopkeeper (MacMahon) who marries an easygoing sailor (Paul Kelly) for love. But he's marrying for a meal ticket. Stranger in Town stars Charles 'Chic' Sale, the vaudeville comic renowned for playing cantankerous old-timers decades his senior. Here, he's small-town coot Ulysses Crickle, whose tiny grocery faces ruin when a national chain opens a store right across the street. Look out, corporate fat cats: you don't know what competition is until you take on Ulysses Crickle!"--Container
Easy to love( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What's good for the gander is good for the goose in this roundelay of romance and romp centered on a smart-set quartet of friends and lovers
Red salute by Sidney Lanfield( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic comedy with a strong anti-Communist theme in which the daughter of a U.S. Army Colonel becomes involved with a radical, is sent against her will to Mexico and escapes with the help of an enlisted man only to fall in love with him
Gold diggers of 1935( Book )

4 editions published between 1934 and 1935 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's summer season at New England's Wentworth Plaza Hotel. An that means it's time for the rich to come out to play ... and for gold diggers of every persuasion to try to reel in a sucker or two.'" [box cover note]
Footlight parade (1933) by Lloyd Bacon( Visual )

2 editions published between 1933 and 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cagney stars as Chester Kent, a diligent musical comedy director who is continually warding off snoopers hired by his competitors to steal his ideas. When his latest show is cancelled in favor of a talking picture, he turns to staging musical prologues to play before the features in moviehouses
Footlight parade( Book )

3 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Manuel Seff americký scenárista a dramatik

Seff Mannie 1895-1969

Seff, Manny 1895-1969

Мануэль Сефф

Languages
English (70)

French (4)