WorldCat Identities

Gleason, James 1886-1959

Works: 162 works in 449 publications in 4 languages and 10,046 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film noir  Romance films  Christmas films  Musical films  Crime films  Screwball comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Author of screenplay, Author, Performer, Costume designer, Librettist, pmn, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about James Gleason
Most widely held works by James Gleason
The bishop's wife by Henry Koster( Visual )

11 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in English and held by 1,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cary Grant stars as an angel who materializes in answer to the prayers of a harried young bishop, David Niven. Niven's efforts to raise money for a new cathedral have endangered his marriage to beautiful Loretta Young. Grant enters the bishop's household hoping to end the problems plaguing the family, but instead the bishop's neglected wife becomes infatuated with him
Meet John Doe by Frank Capra( Visual )

41 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A genial homeless unemployed baseball pitcher is hoaxed into protesting against existing social evils as a newspaper circulation stunt. He pleas to the "little man" for brotherly love and democratic good will and John Doe clubs are formed. Because of his simple sincerity, he becomes a national hero, but he is shocked when he discovers that it's all a plot by the owner of the paper, who plans to use the voting strength of the clubs to bludgeon his way to power
The Broadway melody by ( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Broadway Melody offers snarky, wiseacre humor, and effervescent charm. The Mahoney Sisters are successful singers in the boondocks, and now they've come to New York for the big time. Hank (Henrietta) is the smart one, while Queenie is the beautiful one--as Hank's fiancé Eddie Kearns says, they're "a coupla swell kids." Songwriter Eddie gets the girls a part in a revue featuring his song, "The Broadway Melody." Eddie, long engaged to Hank, falls for Queenie, whom he hasn't seen since she was a little girl. But Eddie and Queenie are both devoted to Hank, so Queenie gives in to the wooing of one of the show's rich backers, so as not to come between Hank and Eddie. This only causes more trouble, because both Hank and Eddie know exactly what kind of danger Queenie is courting by putting herself in a playboy's hands
The Night of the Hunter by Charles Laughton( Visual )

23 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in English and French and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychotic self-styled preacher marries and murders a young widow for her money. He then pursues her children to get his hands on it, only to meet his match in the form of a saintly farm woman
Suddenly by Lewis Allen( Visual )

80 editions published between 1954 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The small town of Suddenly is invaded by professional assassin John Baron and his henchmen. Taking a local family hostage, Baron sets up vigil at the second-story window of the family's home. Baron is hoping to become "someone" by killing the President
Frank Capra's Arsenic and old lace by Frank Capra( Visual )

9 editions published between 1942 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A night at the opera (Side B, 91 min.): A New York scandal, a riot on a ship, and an evening of insanity in a concert hall are some of the problems resulting from Groucho's outrageous business schemes. The goal-- to bring Milan's finest opera stars to Manhattan
Here comes Mr. Jordan by Alexander Hall( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe is a boxer who is headed for a championship fight when he is killed in a plane crash. Unfortunately for Joe, he was not supposed to die in the crash, but was instead brought up to heaven too soon by an overeager angel. It is now up to Mr. Jordan, the angel's boss, to find Joe a new body and give him another chance to fight for the title. Joe meets an idealistic young woman to whom he is immediately smitten, and she gives him a reason to live beyond prize fighting
Forbidden Hollywood collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three on a match: Although Vivian Revere is seemingly the most successful of a trio of reunited schoolmates, she throws it away by descending into a life of debauchery and drugs
A tree grows in Brooklyn by Elia Kazan( Visual )

17 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in English and German and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In pre-WWI Brooklyn, young Francie struggles to keep her idealism alive in the face of grinding poverty, her father's alcoholism, and the comedies and tragedies of ordinary life
The last hurrah( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Skeffington, the political boss of a New England town, fights his last campaign. This flavorful melodrama is based on Edwin O'Connor's novel of politics, loosely patterned after the life of Boston's Mayor Curley
The clock by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

8 editions published between 1945 and 2007 in English and German and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A soldier on a two-day pass meets an office worker who agrees to show him New York City. They spend the day together and find themselves falling in love
Pre-code Hollywood collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Torch singer: Claudette Colbert plays a sexy radio chanteuse who passes her time with an entourage of drunken debauched friends while raising her child born out of wedlock. The Code prohibited stories of illicit love and drunkenness
Here comes Mr. Jordan( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boxer Joe Pendleton dies 50 years too soon due to a heavenly mistake, and is given a new life as a millionaire playboy
I'll see you in my dreams by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

3 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of lyricist Gus Kahn and his wife, from the day Gus walks into a Chicago music publishing house to his public triumphs, private failures, career decline and comeback
A guy named Joe by Victor Fleming( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year was 1944. Overseas, the war raged. Back home, a war-torn population suffered the loss of loved ones. Along came A Guy Named Joe, a fanciful, heart-warming tale based on the legend that pilots never die but return to guide fledgling airmen, and the public welcomed it with open arms
Tycoon by Richard Wallace( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adventure set in South America's rugged Andes Mountains. The Duke has been assigned by a powerful U.S. mining magnate to build a railroad to his newest mines. His romance with the boss's daughter only complicates matters
Down to earth by Alexander Hall( Visual )

5 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical sequel to Here comes Mr. Jordan. Terpsichore, the Muse of Dance, comes down from Mount Olympus to help a struggling Broadway producer "correct" the "inaccuracies" in a new show based on Greek mythology
The free soul by Clarence Brown( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first of Gable's romantic bad guy roles, with Norma Shearer as the lovestruck socialite on the receiving end of his roughhouse charms and Lionel Barrymore as her father, a boozing lawyer
Miss Grant takes Richmond( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bookie uses a phony real estate business as a front for his betting parlor. To further keep up the sham, he hires dim-witted Ellen Grant as his secretary figuring she won't suspect any criminal goings-on. When Ellen learns of some friends who are about to lose their homes, she unwittingly drafts her boss into developing a new low-cost housing development
The jackpot( Visual )

3 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This "side-splitting exposé of radio giveaway shows," (Variety) stars James Stewart and Barbara Hale as a couple who suffer the unexpected travails of winning the jackpot. After he guesses the right answer to a quiz show question, life changes drastically for a man (Stewart) who's suddenly besieged with thousands of dollars worth of merchandise he doesn't need or want - everything from pony and a three-year supply of frozen food to an interior decorator and 7500 cans of soup. But mere annoyance turns into a nightmare when the Internal Revenue Service demands $7000 in taxes to cover this recent "income," sending the distraught man on a frenzied quest for cash
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Alternative Names
Gleason, Jimmy, 1886-1959

James Gleason acteur américain

James Gleason aktor i scenarzysta amerykański

James Gleason Amerikaans acteur (1882-1959)

James Gleason amerikansk skådespelare

James Gleason amerikansk skodespelar

James Gleason amerikansk skuespiller

James Gleason attore statunitense

James Gleason US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

James Gleason usona aktoro

Джеймс Глисон

Джеймс Глісон

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ג'יימס גליסון שחקן אמריקאי

جيمس جليسون

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جیمز گلیسون بازیگر آمریکایی



English (231)

German (2)

Spanish (2)

French (1)