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Collins, Ray 1889-1965

Overview
Works: 256 works in 547 publications in 3 languages and 22,077 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Documentary television programs  Film noir  Journalism films  Detective and mystery films  Films à clef  Legal television programs  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Ray Collins
 
Most widely held works by Ray Collins
Citizen Kane by Orson Welles( Visual )

79 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 3,848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The battle over Citizen Kane: Examines the lives of William Randolph Hearst, the powerful newspaper magnate, and director/actor, Orson Welles as they clashed over Welles first film: "Citizen Kane". Hearst's reaction upon learning about the film, which portrayed him unfavorably, was to work to suppress it and destroy Welles. Major movie theater chains refused to show "Citizen Kane", and Welles' masterpiece virtually disappeared for almost 25 years. Never again would Orson Welles gain control of a major Hollywood production
The best years of our lives by William Wyler( Visual )

11 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in English and held by 2,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Standard version. Recounts the problems faced by three returning veterans of WWII as they attempt to pick up the threads of their lives. Captain Derry is returning to a loveless marriage, Sergeant Stephenson is a stranger to a family that's grown up without him, and sailor Parrish is tormented by the loss of his hands
Touch of evil by Orson Welles( Visual )

13 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in English and held by 1,927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On honeymoon with his new bride, Susan, Mexican-born police officer Mike Vargas agrees to investigate a car bombing. In so doing, he incurs the wrath of local police chief Hank Quinlan, a corrupt, bullying behemoth with a perfect arrest record. Vargas suspects that Quinlan has planted evidence to win his past convictions, and he is not about to let the suspect in the current case be railroaded. Determined to get Vargas out of his hair, Quinlan makes a deal with local crime boss Uncle Joe Grandi to frame Susan on a drug rap. Dissecting the nature of good and evil in a hallucinatory, nightmarish ambiance, this baroque south-of-the-border mystery opens with one of the most remarkably extended long takes in movie history
The fountainhead by King Vidor( Visual )

6 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An uncompromising architect refuses to change his designs and when he discovers the plans for one of his buildings has been changed, he blows up the structure and attempts to defend his actions
William Wyler's The heiress by William Wyler( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olivia De Havilland plays wealthy spinster Catherine Sloper, the only heir to her stern father's (Sir Ralph Richardson) vast estate. When a dashing fortune hunter named Morris Townsend (Montgomery Clift) wants her to elope, her father threatens her with disinheritance. On the eve of their marriage Townsend deserts her. Seven years later Morris returns, and a bitter, wiser Catherine plots her revenge
Orson Welles Citizen Kane( Visual )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citizen Kane: Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance. The battle over Citizen Kane: American experience documentary about the making of Citizen Kane and Orson Welles estate. RKO 281: Orson Welles produces his greatest film, Citizen Kane, despite the opposition of the film's de facto subject, William Randolph Hearst
The bachelor and the bobby-soxer by Irving Reis( Visual )

6 editions published between 1947 and 2004 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through no fault of his own, artist and lady's man Richard Nugent finds a love-besotted teenage girl curled on his sofa. Through no fault of his own, the teen's sister is a judge who "sentences" thunderstruck Richard to date the girl until her schoolgirl crush wanes
Leave her to heaven by John M Stahl( Visual )

11 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extremely possessive woman will do whatever it takes to keep her husband all to herself, even murder
Summer stock by Charles Walters( Visual )

9 editions published between 1950 and 2017 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romance blooms during the summer in New England when Jane Falbury's sister shows up with a theatrical troupe and convinces her to let them stage a musical in the barn
The magnificent Ambersons by Orson Welles( Visual )

14 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1873, in a small Midland town, the magnificence of the Ambersons, the town's wealthiest family, dominates the social scene. The denizens are abuzz with the news that Isabel Amberson, the daughter of the family, has jilted her suitor, Eugene Morgan, because he embarrassed her by becoming tipsy and stepping through a bass violin. After Isabel spurns Gene for the more prosaic Wilbur Minafer, the couple are married and bear a son, George Amberson Minafer. Isabel pours all the love that she felt for Gene into George, and consequently the boy develops into a spoiled enfant terrible. He soon engenders the enmity of all the townspeople, who eagerly anticipate the boy's 'comeuppance.' Years later, George comes home from college for the holidays and his family stages one of the last great balls in his honor. Gene, now widowed, returns to town after a long absence and attends the dance with his daughter Lucy. George, enchanted by Lucy and unaware of her father's former romance with his mother, asks her to dance. When Lucy tells George that her father, an inventor, is developing a horseless carriage, George ridicules the idea, causing Lucy to comment on the boy's self-important attitude. After George declares that his goal in life is to become a yachtsman, Lucy criticizes his lack of ambition. At the end of the evening, George voices his animosity toward Gene and teases his spinster aunt Fanny about pursuing the widower. The next afternoon, George invites Lucy on a sleigh ride. When their sleigh overturns, spilling them into the snow, Gene gives them a ride home in his horseless carriage. Some time later, Wilbur, who has become depressed over a series of bad investments, dies. Unmoved by his father's death, George returns from school and continues to taunt Fanny about her romantic interest in Gene. As the Ambersons' fortune declines, Gene's auto factory becomes a financial success. While seated in the arbor with Isabel one day, Gene, who has never stopped loving her, begs her to tell George about their love for each other, but Isabel is afraid to incur her son's disapproval. Later, George proposes to Lucy, and when she rejects him because of his lack of ambition, George blames Gene for Lucy's opinions. After Lucy leaves town to visit a friend, the Ambersons invite Gene to dinner. When the discussion turns to the way in which Gene's horseless carriage will revolutionize civilization, George denounces the automobile as a nuisance. After dinner, Fanny praises George for defending his mother's reputation by being rude to Gene. When Fanny tells George that the entire town has been gossiping about Gene's courtship of Isabel, the boy becomes furious. The next day, when Gene comes to take Isabel for a drive, George refuses to let him see his mother and slams the door in his face. Shocked by George's behavior, Jack, Isabel's brother, escorts his sister into the dining room for a private conference to discuss his nephew's conduct, while George and Fanny bicker on the staircase. Afterward, in a letter to Isabel, Gene confides his fear that George will never accept their marriage and presses her to choose between her true love and her son. Although torn, the always-devoted mother Isabel chooses her son. When Lucy returns home, George informs her that he and his mother are leaving on an around-the-world trip and he may never see her again. Lucy feigns indifference, but once George walks away, she faints. Some time later, Jack returns home from Paris after visting his sister and George. He confides to Gene that although Isabel is gravely ill, George will not allow her to leave Europe. When Isabel, now an invalid, returns home to die, Gene comes to see her but is turned away by her family because she is too sick for visitors. As George holds his mother's hand at her deathbed, Isabel, with her dying words, expresses her desire to see Gene one last time. Soon after, Isabel's father, Major Amberson, devastated by his daughter's death and family's dwindling fortunes, dies. Penniless, Jack says goodbye to George and leaves town to accept a job elsewhere. Gene, now accompanied by Lucy, returns to the arbor where Lucy recalls the legend of a brash young Indian chief who was exiled by his tribe for his odious conduct. Destitute, George finds employment as a low-paid clerk in a law office. When Fanny, in a hysterical fit of self-pity, insists on moving into an expensive boardinghouse, however, George quits his job to take higher paying work in a dynamite factory. On the day before he is to move out of the family mansion, George visits his deceased mother's empty bed and preys for forgiveness. Afterward, he is struck by a car and hospitalized. When Lucy reads the news of George's accident, she insists on going to him at the hospital and Gene follows. In the corridor outside George's room, Gene tells Fanny that Lucy's presence has restored George's will to live and that George has extended his hand and asked for forgiveness. Gene then confides that he felt Isabel's presence in George's hospital room and that by offering her son refuge, he was being true to his undying love for her"--AFI catalog, 1941-1950
A double life by George Cukor( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The portrayal of an actor who finds his on stage role of Othello is affecting his off stage life as murderous revenge begins to seem reasonable
Perry Mason( Visual )

5 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

See Perry Mason dig deeper for the facts, find ways of making people confess, and win harder cases then any other attorney, with the help of his secretary and a private investigator
Perry Mason( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In every episode, defense attorney Mason matches wits with his courtroom adversary D.A. Hamilton Burger. Every time, Mason--aided by devoted secretary Della Street and loyal private eye Paul Drake--uncovers evidence that clears his client of murder."
The war of the worlds by H. G Wells( Recording )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictional account of a Martian invasion of earth which aired on October 30, 1938. Believing the broadcast to be true, fear and panic gripped many Americans as regular radio programming was seemingly interrupted by reports of a Martian invasion in Grover's Mill, New Jersey
Perry Mason( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defense attorney Perry Mason induces climactic witness-stand confessions that always clear his clients, usually with the help of confidential secretary Della Street and sidekick Paul Drake. As they work against DA Hamilton Burger and Lt. Arthur Tragg to clear a client, is it any surprise they succeed every time?
Perry Mason( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defense attorney Perry Mason induces climactic witness-stand confessions that always clear his clients, usually with the help of confidential secretary Della Street and sidekick Paul Drake. As they work against DA Hamilton Burger and Lt. Arthur Tragg to clear a client, is it any surprise they succeed every time?
Perry Mason( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defense attorney Perry Mason induces climactic witness-stand confessions that always clear his clients, usually with the help of confidential secretary Della Street and sidekick Paul Drake. As they work against DA Hamilton Burger and Lt. Arthur Tragg to clear a client, is it any surprise they succeed every time?
Perry Mason( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perry Mason, along with help from his secretary Della Street and investigator Paul Drake, takes on the cases that seem impossible to win
Perry Mason( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attorney Perry Mason, along with the help of his secretary Della Street and investigator Paul Drake, takes on seemingly indefensible cases. With outstanding courtroom skills, Mason will often use tricks or traps to unwittingly get people to admit their guilt
Perry Mason( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attorney Perry Mason specializes in defending indefensible cases with the aid of his secretary Della Street and investigator Paul Drake. Often relying on his outstanding courtroom skills, sometimes he must use tricks or traps to get people to unwittingly admit their guilt. Contains 12 gripping episodes
 
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Alternative Names
Collins, Raymond F.

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Ρέι Κόλινς

Коллинз, Рэй

Ռեյ Կոլինզ ամերիկացի դերասան

ריי קולינס

ריי קולינס שחקן אמריקאי

راي كولينز ممثل أمريكي

ری کالینز بازیگر آمریکایی

レイ・コリンズ

雷·柯林斯

Languages
English (197)

German (5)

Spanish (1)

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The fountainheadSummer stockPerry MasonPerry MasonThe war of the worlds