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Caspary, Vera 1899-1987

Works: 152 works in 588 publications in 10 languages and 8,593 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Film noir  Fiction  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Musical films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Detective and mystery fiction  Screwball comedy films 
Roles: Author, Scenarist, Librettist, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor, Adapter
Classifications: PS3505.A842, 791.4372
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Bedelia by Vera Caspary( )

41 editions published between 1945 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Long before Desperate Housewives, there was Bedelia: pretty, ultra femme, and "adoring as a kitten." A perfect housekeeper and lover, she wants nothing more than to please her insecure new husband, who can't believe his luck. But is Bedelia too good to be true? A mysterious new neighbor turns out to be a detective on the trail of a "kitten with claws of steel"--A picture-perfect wife with a string of dead husbands in her wake. Caspary builds this tale to a peak of psychological suspense as her characters are trapped together by a blizzard. The true Bedelia, the woman who chose murder over a life on the street, reveals how she turns male fantasies of superiority into a deadly con."--Publisher's website
Laura by Vera Caspary( Book )

97 editions published between 1943 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Laura Hunt was the ideal modern woman: beautiful, elegant, highly ambitious, and utterly mysterious. No man could resist her charms--not even the hard-boiled NYPD detective sent to find out who turned her into a faceless corpse. As this tough cop probes the mystery of Laura's death, he becomes obsessed with her strange power. Soon he realizes he's been seduced by a dead woman--or has he?"--Publisher's Website
A letter to three wives by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

17 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slice of Americana about three women on a group vacation receiving a letter from a flirt who has run off with one of their husbands- but who leaves the wives guessing as to whose husband has been stolen
The Blue Gardenia by Fritz Lang( Visual )

21 editions published between 1952 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norah Larkin is a working girl who wakes up a murderess after passing out in the apartment of brutish playboy Harry Prebble. Branded "The Blue Gardenia" by a sensational columnist, Norah dodges dragnets, informants and the cruel hand of fate as she struggles to conceal her involvement with Prebble, and to remember the details of her ill-fated night. As her hopes for justice fade, she decides to gamble her future on the journalist who transformed her into such a notorious figure
The man who loved his wife by Vera Caspary( Book )

17 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With what Graham Greene once called her devilish cunning, Vera Caspary offers one of her most suspenseful thrillers in this tale of love, jealousy, guilt, and hate. When Fletcher marries Elaine, his second wife nineteen years his junior, he can't imagine a more passionate union. Then an illness destroys his confidence, and all he can picture is her next affair. He keeps a secret diary of his fantasized suspicions, making his impending suicide look like murder
Les girls by George Cukor( Visual )

19 editions published between 1957 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cheeky musical variation on Rashomon, the film gives three flashbacks on the Parisian sojourn of a dance master and his featured artists
Easy living( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mary Smith is a poor working girl who literally has a fortune dropped in her lap when a wealthy financier tosses a sable coat out a window and it lands on her. Everyone automatically assumes she's his mistress, and soon her fairytale-like rags-to-riches lifestyle threatens a very real romance with an inept waiter"--Container
Laura, play in three acts by Vera Caspary( Book )

15 editions published between 1942 and 1975 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stranger than truth : a novel by Vera Caspary( Book )

24 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an organization that sells the spurious philosophy of Truth through a string of mass-market magazines
Evvie by Vera Caspary( Book )

16 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragedy of a crime enters the lives of a "golden girl" and her studio roommate, who have their fling in the Chicago high life of 1928
The Rosecrest Cell by Vera Caspary( Book )

3 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thelma by Vera Caspary( Book )

11 editions published between 1950 and 1969 in English and Spanish and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chosen sparrow by Vera Caspary( Book )

12 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young survivor of a Nazi prison camp becomes successful as a nightclub entertainer and marries a rich German, but discovers perverse tastes in her husband
The husband by Vera Caspary( Book )

14 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Give a girl a break by Stanley Donen( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three young hopeful actors strive for stardom. Getting a break in a Broadway musical seems impossible until a leading lady walks out and someone has to slip on her dancing shoes and save the show
The weeping and the laughter by Vera Caspary( Book )

7 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laura by Otto Preminger( Visual )

46 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigating the murder of a beautiful woman, a police detective finds himself falling in love with her
Lady from Louisiana( Visual )

4 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Northern Lawyer John Reynolds (John Wayne) goes up against the lottery racket in 1880 corrupt Louisiana. While to the riverboat to New Orleans, he meets and falls in love with Southern Belle, Julie (Ona Munson), General Anatole Mirbeau's beautiful daughter. The General (Henry Stephenson) and his right-hand man Blackburn 'Blackie' Williams (Ray Middleton) run the popular Louisiana State Lottery Company, which support illegal activities and brothels while corrupting judges and other city officials. The battle between the men are complicated with Reynolds' love for the General's daughter and interrupted by torrential rain storms that breaks the levees, floods the city and threatens to destroy the city of New Orleans."--Container
Thicker than water by Vera Caspary( Book )

3 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autobiographical novel about the trials and tribulations of a Sephardic Jewish family living in Chicago in the early twentieth century
Laura; a play in three acts by Vera Caspary( Book )

4 editions published between 1952 and 1970 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Caspary V. 1899-1987

Goldsmith, Vera C. 1899-1987

Goldsmith Vera Caspary 1899-1987

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Vera Caspary écrivaine américaine

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