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Oberon, Merle 1911-1979

Overview
Works: 232 works in 715 publications in 6 languages and 7,361 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Motion pictures  Comedy films  Film and video adaptations  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Love stories 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Speaker, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Merle Oberon
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë ( Visual )
65 editions published between 1939 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tortured love affair ends between Heathcliff and Cathy when Cathy marries the wealthy Edgar. Heathcliff's savage retaliation upon the woman he loves explodes in a stunning climax
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Leslie Howard ( Visual )
80 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An adaptation of the novel by Baroness Orczy in which a dashing dandy of the English court tries to defend innocent aristocrats from the violence of the French revolution
The private life of Henry VIII by Alexander Korda ( Visual )
39 editions published between 1933 and 2011 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Alexander Korda's first major international success is a raucous, entertaining, even poignant glimpse into the bedrooms of the infamous king and his six wives."--Container
A Song to remember by Charles Vidor ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1944 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After Polish-born Chopin refuses to perform for the Czarist governor, he and his mentor Prof. Eisner, flee to Paris. There, the handsome musician begins a stormy affair with the brilliant authoress George Sand, who encourages his composing. The liaison is threatened, however, when Chopin embarks on a concert to raise funds for Polish rebels, even though he's stricken with tuberculosis
The private life of Don Juan by Alexander Korda ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Don Juan fakes his own death - only to find that he has promptly been forgotten - can a raven-haired beauty coax him back into the business?
Deep in my heart by Stanley Donen ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1954 and 2008 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While Broadway swings to the jazzy beat of ragtime, Sigmund Romberg continues to play the beautiful waltzes of his native Austria at the Cafe Vienna. Persuaded by the cafe owner to compose in the new style, he creates a hit song, which leads to great musical success, but the woman he loves is reluctant to return his feelings
Divorce of Lady X by Tim Whelan ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1938 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Forced into sharing a hotel room during a London fog, Merle Oberon is taken with famed divorce attorney, Laurence Olivier
Berlin express by Jacques Tourneur ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filmed amid the actual bombed out ruins of Frankfurt and Berlin after World War II, this film recounts the dangerous attempts to unify Germany
That uncertain feeling by Ernst Lubitsch ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comedy in which a seemingly happy couple (Oberon and Douglas) realize they aren't so happy when an egotistical, eccentric musician (Meredith) enters the scene
The Lodger ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A London family begins to suspect that their eccentric lodger is in fact Jack the Ripper
These three by William Wyler ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The penetrating story of three innocent people whose lives are destroyed by a young girl's malicious lies
The cowboy and the lady ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1938 and 2007 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When bored Palm Beach rich girl Mary Smith convinces her housemaids to take her along on a triple blind date, she never expects to meet the cowpoke of her dreams. When she convinces him she's a struggling house servant, the unlikely couple fall head-over-spurs and hastily marry aboard a ship to Galveston. But rodeo life doesn't suit a lady and when Mary returns home, her new husband finds a shock waiting for him-- and a host of in-the-dark in-laws ready for a lesson in homespun love
Désirée ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tale of an unknown officer named Napoleon, Désirée, a commoner who became a queen, and the rich and powerful Josephine. One of the screen's most accomplished historical romances
Alexander Korda's Private lives ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Though born to modest means in Hungary, Alexander Korda would go on to become one of the most important filmmakers in the history of British cinema. A producer, writer, and director who navigated toward subjects of major historical significance and mythical distinction, Korda made a name for his production company, London Films, with the Oscar-winning The Private Life of Henry VIII. He then continued his populist investigation behind the scenes and in the bedrooms of such figures as Catherine the Great, Don Juan, and Rembrandt. Mixing stately period drama with surprising satire, these films are exemplars of grand 1930s moviemaking. The Private Life of Henry VIII: Charles Laughton gulps beer and chomps on mutton, in his first of many iconic screen roles, as King Henry VIII, the ultimate anti-husband. Alexander Korda's first major international success is a raucous, entertaining, even poignant peek into the boudoirs of the infamous king and his six wives. The Rise of Catherine the Great: A quick-witted and compelling dramatization of the troubled marriage of Catherine II (played by German actress Elisabeth Bergner, in her English-language debut) to Peter III (a randy Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) and her subsequent ascension to the throne as Empress of Russia. The Private Life of Don Juan: Douglas Fairbanks Sr. makes his big-screen swan song with Korda's deliciously satiric deflation of the Don Juan myth. After having faked his own death and escaped Seville, the aging lothario returns, only to find that he has been forgotten; perhaps Merle Oberon's beauty can coax him back. Rembrandt: Charles Laughton once again teams up with Korda for this moving, elegantly shot biopic about the Dutch painter. Beginning when Rembrandt's reputation was at its height, the film then tracks his quiet descent into loneliness and isolated self-expression
Forever & a day ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1943 and 1998 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An elaborate tale about a grand old London house and the generations who lived in it from 1804 through the German blitzkrieg of World War II
Dark waters by André De Toth ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A psychological thriller about a nervous young heiress driven to attempt suicide by a fake aunt and uncle who want to collect her estate
Wuthering Heights Pʻokpʻung ŭi ŏndŏk ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Catherine and Heathcliff share a love that reaches beyond the grave in this adaptation of Emily Bronte's tragic romance
Hotel ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Through the doors of the St. Gregory, a posh, aging luxury hotel in the New Orleans French Quarter, pass the powerful, the proud and the predatory: men and women whose lives become intriguingly intertwined in a saga of wealth, romance, betrayal and ambition
Lydia by Julien Duvivier ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Après une vie entièrement dévouée à la cause des enfants défavorisés, Lydia McMillan passe une soirée inoubliable avec trois de ses anciens amants. De souvenir en souvenir, Lydia revit les plus belles années de son existence
The lion has wings by Michael Powell ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1939 and 2008 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentary style feature film that portrays Great Britain's entry into World War II and highlights the strength of the Royal Air Force
 
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Alternative Names
O'Brien Thompson, Estelle 1911-1979
O'Brien Thompson Estelle Merle
Thompson Estelle Merle O'Brien
Thompson, Estelle Merle O'Brien 1911-1979
Thompson, Queenie 1911-1979
Languages
English (389)
French (7)
Spanish (7)
German (6)
Chinese (1)
Italian (1)
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