WorldCat Identities

Gleason, James 1886-1959

Overview
Works: 175 works in 460 publications in 3 languages and 10,057 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
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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 1,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Heavenly bells are ringing, jubilant choirs are singing, and Christmas joy is blanketing the world like freshly fallen snow. But the Yuletide spirit has yet to warm Bishop Henry Brougham's Victorian home. Struggling to raise funds for a new cathedral, the preoccupied young clergyman has neglected his loving wife, Julia, and now only divine intervention can save their marriage! But the powerful and handsome angel sent from above has a mind of his own ... and teaching nortal Henry an immortal lesson in romance isn't all he has planned!"--Container
The Broadway melody by ( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2018 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
Meet John Doe by Frank Capra( Visual )

38 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To further his presidential aspirations, oil tycoon D.B. Norton buys a newspaper, renames it, and tells managing editor Connell to downsize. After being fired, cheeky reporter Ann Mitchell retaliates in her final story by creating John Doe, who writes a "Letter to the Editor," describing his disgust at the state of the world, capped by a threat to commit suicide on New Year's Eve in protest. John Doe's story causes an instant media sensation, so Ann finds a bum to "play" him. She selects former minor league ballplayer turned hobo Long John Willoughby, who goes along with the scheme. Soon he's making motivational speeches on the radio, and becoming a popular national figure, while corporate misbehavior, consumerism, and the attempted subversion of the resultant popular movement follow. Can Willoughby become the figure of integrity and principle he had only pretended to be? Even if it means sacrificing himself so that the real John Doe's can be saved?
The night of the hunter by Charles Laughton( Visual )

9 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A self-styled preacher marries and murders the widow of an executed convict with whom he once shared a cell. He then terrorizes her two young children to force them to tell him the whereabouts of the $10,000 he knows their father hid before his imprisonment
Suddenly by Lewis Allen( Visual )

80 editions published between 1954 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 704 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 Joseph Kesselring( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man is shocked when he learns his aunts like to serve men elderberry wine spiked with arsenic, and then bury their bodies in the cellar
Forbidden Hollywood collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 424 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
Here comes Mr. Jordan by Alexander Hall( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young prizefighter, accidently spirited off to heaven before his time, returns to live out his allotted years in the body of a murdered--(almost)--millionaire
The last hurrah( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 345 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 )

7 editions published between 1945 and 2007 in English and held by 309 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
Betty Smith's A tree grows in Brooklyn( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of life in turn-of-the-century Brooklyn slums, as seen from the eyes of a bright young girl who is charmed by her drunken father
Pre-code Hollywood collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hot Saturday: A small-town girl spends the night with a family friend in defiance of her mother, who has accused her of sleeping with the town playboy. The Code forbade seduction scenes and disapproved of the scenes in which a group of young people drive to the playboy's lakeside lodge for a drinking party that leads to worse
Here comes Mr. Jordan( Visual )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 243 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 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of lyricist Gus Kahn and his wife from the day he walks into a Chicago music publishing house to his public triumphs, private failures, career decline and comeback
Meet John Doe( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fired from her job, reporter Ann Mitchell invents a fictitious "John Doe" to write an idealistic letter threatening suicide in protest of social ills. The public response to the letter is so enormous that Ann's newspaper rehires her and hires an out-of-work baseball player, John Willoughby to play the part of John Doe. He enters into the hoax for the money but ultimately rebels against the evil, self-serving despots who attempt to further their own political goals by controlling him and the thousands of John Doe fans who support him
The Night of the Hunter by Charles Laughton( Visual )

17 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A self-styled preacher marries and murders the widow of an executed convict with whom he once shared a cell. He then terrorizes her two young children to force them to tell him the whereabouts of the $10,000 he knows their father hid before his imprisonment. "The Night of the Hunter -- incredibly, the only film the great actor Charles Laughton ever directed -- is truly a stand-alone masterwork. A horror movie with qualities of a Grimm fairy tale, it stars a sublimely sinister Robert Mitchum as a traveling preacher named Harry Powell (he of the tattooed knuckles), whose nefarious motives for marrying a fragile widow, played by Shelley Winters, are uncovered by her terrified young children. Graced by images of eerie beauty and a sneaky sense of humor, this ethereal, expressionistic American classic -- also featuring the contributions of actress Lillian Gish and writer James Agee -- is cinema's most eccentric rendering of the battle between good and evil."--Publisher
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, World War II 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
A tree grows in Brooklyn by Elia Kazan( Visual )

14 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in English and German and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of life in turn-of-the-century Brooklyn slums, as seen from the eyes of a bright young girl who is charmed by her drunken father
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 90 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
 
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The Broadway melody
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The Broadway melodyFrank Capra's Arsenic and old laceHere comes Mr. Jordan
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

Ջեյմս Գլիսոն դերասան

ג'יימס גליסון שחקן אמריקאי

جيمس جليسون

جیمز قلیسون

جیمز گلیسون بازیگر آمریکایی

ジェームズ・グリーソン

詹姆斯·格里森

Languages
English (223)

Spanish (1)

German (1)