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Donen, Stanley

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Most widely held works by Stanley Donen
Singin' in the Rain by Gene Kelly( Visual )

102 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silent movies are giving way to talking pictures, and a hoofer-turned-matinee idol is caught in that bumpy transition, as well as his buddy, prospective ladylove, and shrewish co-star
Funny face by Stanley Donen( Visual )

54 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jo Stockton is a shy, reluctant Greenwich Village bookstore clerk who is transformed into a modeling sensation by a fashion photographer who discovers her and grooms her for stardom. Maggie Prescott is the publisher and editor of Quality magazine, who agrees that Jo has a new and fresh face. Prescott desires to have Jo for her publication's new look. Now, Jo will undergo a complete transformation, with Paris as the destination
Seven brides for seven brothers by Gene De Paul( Visual )

45 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Things are different for the Pontipee men now that big brother Adam's fetched a bride and brought her to the cabin. Indeed, the unwed brothers are so inspired they raid the town and carry off brides of their own! Like a favourite flannel shirt, everything fits right in this rugged whoop-for-joy
On the town by Leonard Bernstein( Visual )

78 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three sailors have a 24-hour shore leave to enjoy New York. They are especially concerned with the female inhabitants of the city. Chip can't resist the advances of a cab driver, Ozzie gladly fills the role of a lovely anthropologist's "prehistoric man," and Gabey finds the model who poses for the Miss Turnstiles advertisements
Charade by Stanley Donen( Visual )

92 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regina finds herself pursued through the streets of Paris by several men in search of the fortune that her murdered husband stole from them. As her world becomes entangled with suspense, murder and plots twists, she finds herself leaning on a suave, charming stranger whose motives are unclear
Royal wedding by Stanley Donen( Visual )

165 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When their show closes in New York, siblings Tom and Ellen Bowen head across the Atlantic by ship to England for a chance at another performance. During the voyage, Ellen falls for a British lord and when they land, Tom becomes attracted to a dancer he meets at an audition. Will Tom and Ellen's newfound romances break up their partnership?
Indiscreet by Stanley Donen( Visual )

83 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American diplomat in London falls in love with an actress, but tries to protect himself by saying he is married
The pajama game by Stanley Donen( Visual )

49 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A labor/management dispute at the Sleeptite Pajama Factory is the subject of this musical comedy
"Damn Yankees" by Richard Adler( Visual )

14 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What if you could help your favorite team win the pennant? And what if you got to be the star of that team? For lifelong Washington Senators fan Joe Boyd that dream comes true when after seeing his team lose yet again, he rashly declares that he would sell his soul to the devil to see his team beat the Yankees. The Devil goes by Mr. Applegate now, and he agrees that Joe--a one-time baseball standout--will play for the Senators and help them reach the promised land. But Joe persuades Applegate to give him an escape clause, should he dislike his new identity. Applegate declares that he can back out at any time before the last game of the season--if he plays in the final game, he'll belong to the Devil. Featuring members of the original Broadway cast (Tab Hunter was not in the original cast)
Two for the road by Stanley Donen( Visual )

30 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joanna is in a touring girl's choir and Mark is a struggling architect when they first meet on the road in Europe. The film follows their life together - through courtship and marriage, infidelity and parenthood - all on the road
It's always fair weather by Stanley Donen( Visual )

21 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three World War II buddies vow to reunite for old time's sake in 10 years. When they do they find their friendship has fizzled, until a day of tangling with romance, the fight game, the ad biz and a new medium called TV restores their bond. Highlights include a romp that uses trash-can lids as dancing shoes, Cyd Charisse routine with broken nosed boxers, and Kelly's tap dance on roller skates
Bewitched by Nora Ephron( Visual )

30 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lovestruck young man sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for seven wishes, with unexpected consequences
Take me out to the ball game by Betty Comden( Visual )

19 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two baseball pros who moonlight as a song-and-dance team in the off-season. They both lose their hearts to the new female manager
Gene Kelly : anatomy of a dancer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the life and career of Gene Kelly who revolutionized musical and movie dancing, making it accessible for all people. Uses extended film clips, interviews with colleagues and critics and filmed interview segments from 1976 with Kelly
Greatest classic films collection( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven brides for seven brothers: Adam is the eldest of seven brothers who goes to town to get a wife. He convinces Milly to marry him that same day. They return to his backwoods home where she discover he has six brothers - all living in his cabin. Milly sets out to reform the uncouth siblings, who are anxious to get wives of their own. Adam reads about the Roman capture of the Sabine women and develops an inspired solution to his brothers' loneliness. Kiss me Kate: Fred is a director and Lilly is an actress who are divorced. They are brought back together by Cole Porter who has written a musical version of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. The couple seem to act a great deal like the characters they play. A fight on the opening night threatens the production, not to mention the two thugs who have the mistaken idea that Fred owes their boss money and insist on staying next to him all night
Love letters by A. R Gurney( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andy is a serious down-to-earth attorney. Melissa is a lively, free-spirited artist. These two opposites have a definite attraction. They are childhood friends who share a lifetime of experiences through a voluminous series of letters and notes. Their correspondence follows a bittersweet path of boarding schools, marriage, children, divorce and missed opportunities. It's the life journey of two soul mates - enacted through words both written and unsaid - who share the greatest gift of all: the gift of love
Arabesque by Stanley Donen( Visual )

24 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romantic thriller about an Oxford professor who is hired by a mysterious Arab oil magnate to decipher a secret message and befriends his exotic companion
Deep in my heart by Zhihua Yang( Visual )

16 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 217 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
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Singin' in the Rain
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Donen Stan 1924-....

Stanley Donen Amerikaans filmregisseur

Stanley Donen amerikai filmrendező

Stanley Donen réalisateur américain

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Stanley Donen reżyser amerykański

Stanley Donen US-amerikanischer Regisseur und Choreograf

Донен, Стэнли

Стенлі Донен

استنلی دانن طراح رقص، تهیه‌کننده، رقاص، و کارگردان آمریکایی

도넌, 스탠리 1924-

스탠리 도넌


ドーネン, スタンリー


Funny faceCharadeIndiscreetIt's always fair weatherGreatest classic films collection