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Woolrich, Cornell 1903-1968

Works: 266 works in 1,036 publications in 12 languages and 12,742 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Fiction  Historical films  Detective and mystery fiction  Film noir  Comedy films  Horror films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Scenarist, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Cornell Woolrich
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Most widely held works by Cornell Woolrich
Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

40 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in English and German and held by 2,989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recently paralyzed architect (Jason Kemp) believes he has witnessed a murder from his apartment window. Jason's colleague (Claudia) quickly becomes his partner in trying to solve the mysterious puzzle that lies in the apartment across the way. The more-than-patient detective (Moore) grudgingly responds to their repeated calls and accusations, but believes Jason's imagination is getting the best of him. Determined to uncover the truth, Jason continues to dig deeper, finding himself locked in a deadly game of cat and mouse
Black angel by Cornell Woolrich( )

21 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic is back in print! This hypnotic thriller, by one of the originators of the noir form, exposes its heroine to a waking nightmare In this classic crime novel, a panic-stricken young wife races against time to prove that her convicted husband did not murder his mistress. Writing in first person from the wife & rsquo;s viewpoint, Woolrich evokes her love and anguish and, finally, desperation as she becomes an avenging angel in her attempt to rescue her husband from execution
Rendezvous in black by Cornell Woolrich( Book )

32 editions published between 1948 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On a mild midwestern night in the early 1940s, Johnny Marr leans against a drugstore wall. He?s waiting for Dorothy, his fianc?e, and tonight is the last night they?ll be meeting here, for it?s May 31st, and June 1st marks their wedding day. But she?s late, and Johnny soon learns of a horrible accident?an accident involving a group of drunken men, a low-flying charter plane, and an empty liquor bottle. In one short moment Johnny loses all that matters to him and his life is shattered. He vows to take from these men exactly what they took from him. After years of planning, Johnny begins his quest for revenge, and on May 31st of each year?always on May 31st?wives, lovers, and daughters are suddenly no longer safe."
Into the night by Cornell Woolrich( Book )

24 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fantastic stories of Cornell Woolrich by Cornell Woolrich( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darkness at dawn : early suspense classics by Cornell Woolrich( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Night and fear : a centenary collection of stories by Cornell Woolrich( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents twenty previously uncollected tales of mystery and suspense by the "father of noir," many of them originally written for the pulp magazines and never before published in book form
The bride wore black by Cornell Woolrich( Book )

37 editions published between 1940 and 2015 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a bridegroom is shot on the steps of the church on his wedding day, his widow traces the group of men responsible and eliminates them one by one
I married a dead man by Cornell Woolrich( Book )

28 editions published between 1948 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gripping psychological thriller that explores our notions of identity and loss
Black angel( Visual )

7 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in English and German and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman tries to clear the name of her husband, accused of murdering his lover
The Cornell Woolrich omnibus by Cornell Woolrich( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nightwebs by Cornell Woolrich( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manhattan love song by Cornell Woolrich( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1932 novel brilliantly showcases Cornell Woolrich's transition from modernist to pulp master, as the reader follows a young Manhattan couples' tragic fall from grace
Night has a thousand eyes by Cornell Woolrich( )

14 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Woolrich's iconic tale, Detective Tom Shawn saves a lovely young woman from a suicide attempt one night, and later hears her story. She is in despair because the death of her wealthy father has been predicted by a confidence man seemingly gifted with the power of clairvoyance; a man whose predictions have unerringly aided her father in his business many times before. Shawn and a squad of detectives investigate this dire prediction and try to avert the millionaire businessman from meeting his ordained end at the stroke of midnight."--Page 4 of cover
Angels of darkness by Cornell Woolrich( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in English and Italian and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rear window and other stories by Cornell Woolrich( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The black curtain by Cornell Woolrich( Book )

28 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Black Curtain is your personal ticket to Hell, stamped by Cornell Woolrich. Frank Townsend suffers a minor injury on a tawdry city street. He goes home and finds his wife gone, and his life turned upside-down. His apartment looks unfamiliar to him, he recognizes nothing and no one. Worse still, he’s accused of murder and is being followed by mysterious strangers for no apparent reason. Frank is plunging into a black pool of amnesia. His past is now a mere blur. His quest seems almost impossible: he must regain his identity, clear his name, and pick up the threads of his former life. There’s no avenging angel to assist him. He’s forced to save his own skin, in his own way. He’ll walk a torturous, uncertain path. In The Black Curtain, Woolrich toys not only with fate, but our own inner demons. Who are we, really? What secrets are we concealing? Will a terrifying past suddenly creep up and strangle us? Woolrich also keeps us guessing about Frank Townsend. Who was he before his injury? Is he truly innocent of the murder rap pinned on him? This dark study in desperation was well-adapted for the underrated 1942 film noir Street of Chance, featuring Burgess Meredith and veteran femme fatale Claire Trevor in fine form. With The Black Curtain, Cornell Woolrich takes our tranquil world and turns it inside-out. Familiarity becomes fatal. Happiness and comfort are fragile and elusive. Buckle up and take a ride into darkness"--Dust jacket flaps
Martha by Rainer Werner Fassbinder( Visual )

9 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in German and English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Martha Hyer's tyrannical father dies suddenly during their holiday in Italy, she meets and is proposed to by engineer Helmut Salomon. After their marriage, Helmut's behavior becomes increasingly oppressive and Martha becomes ever more fearful and desparate
Fright by Cornell Woolrich( Book )

5 editions published between 1950 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man. A woman. A kiss in the dark. That is how it begins. But before his nightmare ends, Prescott Marshall will learn that kisses and darkness can both hide evil intent--and that the worst darkness of all may be lurking inside him in this breathtaking noir crime novel. Leisure Books
The black path of fear by Cornell Woolrich( Book )

29 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystery story of atmosphere and mordant character portraiture, laced with desperate action and suspense
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Night and fear : a centenary collection of stories
Alternative Names

controlled identityHopley, George, 1903-1968

controlled identityIrish, William, 1903-1968

Airishu, Uiriamu 1903-1968

Airishu, Uiriamu [pseud.]

Hopley , George

Hopley, George 1903-1968

Hopley-Woolrich , Cornell George

Hopley-Woolrich, Cornell George 1903-1968

Irish, W.

Irish , William

Irish, William 1903-1968

Woolrich, Cornell

Woolrich, Cornell G. H (Cornell George Hopley) 1903-1968

Woolrich, Cornell George Hopley-

Woolrich, Cornell George Hopley 1903-1968

Woolrih , Gornell

וולריץ', קורנל

울리치, 코넬 1903-1968

울리치, 코넬 G. H. 1903-1968

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Black angelRendezvous in blackNight and fear : a centenary collection of storiesThe bride wore blackI married a dead manThe Cornell Woolrich omnibusManhattan love songNight has a thousand eyes