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Oberon, Merle 1911-1979

Overview
Works: 187 works in 831 publications in 9 languages and 7,535 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Fiction  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Musical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Interviewee, Speaker, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Merle Oberon
Wuthering Heights by William Wyler( Visual )

120 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 2,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tortured love affair ends between Heathcliff and Cathy when Cathy marries the wealthy Edgar. Heathcliff's retaliation upon the woman he loves explodes in a stunning climax
The Scarlet pimpernel by Harold Young( Visual )

94 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,070 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 )

66 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 617 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 )

22 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 348 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 )

29 editions published between 1934 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 262 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 Zhihua Yang( Visual )

17 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 244 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
That uncertain feeling by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

40 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 203 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
Berlin express by Jacques Tourneur( Visual )

41 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 185 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
Divorce of Lady X by Tim Whelan( Visual )

40 editions published between 1938 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forced into sharing a hotel room during a London fog, Merle Oberon is taken with famed divorce attorney, Laurence Olivier. She identifies herself only as "Lady X". He becomes convinced that she is married to one of his clients seeking a divorce. Sophisticated comedy results
The Lodger( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A London family begins to suspect that their eccentric lodger is in fact Jack the Ripper
These three( Visual )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 129 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 )

8 editions published between 1938 and 2007 in English and French and held by 115 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"--Container
Désirée by Henry Koster( Visual )

30 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 109 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 84 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
Dark waters by André De Toth( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 67 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
Forever & a day by Edmund Goulding( Visual )

3 editions published between 1943 and 1998 in English and held by 63 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
Hotel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 53 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 English and Spanish 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 )

16 editions published between 1939 and 2008 in English and held by 39 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
Fox horror classics a terrifying trilogy of terror( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three noir classic thrillers. The lodger: After a mysterious young medical scientists rents a flat in London, a series of brutal murders begins. The undying monster: A series of attacks by a part man/part wolf beast gives credibility to a legend. Hangover square: When a composer learns of a murder that occurred during his bout of amnesia, he is concerned he may be the suspect
 
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A Song to remember
Alternative Names
Merl Oberon

Merle Oberon actrice britannique

Merle Oberon attrice britannica

Merle Oberon britische Schauspielerin

Merle Oberon Brits acteur

Merle Oberon Brits actrice

O'Brien Thompson, Estelle 1911-1979

O'Brien Thompson Estelle Merle 1911-1979

Thompson, Estelle, 1911-1979

Thompson, Estelle Merle O'Brien

Thompson Estelle Merle O'Brien 1911-1979

Thompson, Queenie 1911-1979

Мерл Оберон

Мерль Оберон

مرل اوبرون بازیگر بریتانیایی

مرلے اوبیرون

マール・オベロン

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