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Sturges, Preston

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Most widely held works by Preston Sturges
The lady Eve by Preston Sturges( Visual )

67 editions published between 1940 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A conniving father and daughter meet up with the heir to a brewery fortune-- a wealthy but naïve snake enthusiast-- and attempt to bamboozle him at a cruise ship card table. Their plan is quickly abandoned when the daughter falls in love with their prey. But when the heir gets wise to her gold-digging ways, she must plot to re-conquer his heart
Sullivan's travels by Preston Sturges( Visual )

25 editions published between 1941 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this comedic masterpiece, a wealthy director (Joel McCrea) wants to find 'real' people for his next great film ..."
The Palm Beach story by Preston Sturges( Visual )

18 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Money makes the world go 'round, or so Gerry (Claudette Colbert) believes when she decides to divorce her struggling husband (Joel McCrea) to support him by marrying a millionaire."
The miracle of Morgan's Creek( Visual )

21 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flirtatious blonde Trudy Kockenlocker is disappointed that her father, gruff town constable Ed Kockenlocker, won't let her go to an army dance. She outwits him by getting nerdy Norval Jones--who's had a crush on Trudy since they were teenagers--to take her to the movies, so she can slip out to the dance. The soldiers spike the lemonade and Trudy dances with a number of GIs. During one boogie-woogie number, Trudy's energetic partner tosses her in the air, and she bangs her head on a chandelier, rendering her unconscious. When she wakes up, she discovers that she's wearing a wedding ring, and, a few weeks later, that she's pregnant. But who and where is the husband and father? Confiding only in her younger-but-wiser, wisecracking sister Emmy, she plans to get Norval to marry her. Norval is 4-F because of his extremely nervous condition, but he desires only two things in life: Trudy and to be in the army. Norval's willing to do anything to help her, but whatever Trudy asks him to do only makes things worse!
Unfaithfully yours by Preston Sturges( Visual )

27 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A jealous world-famous symphony conductor entertains elaborate thoughts of vengeance over his wife's supposed infidelities, set to three separate orchestral works
Five screenplays by Preston Sturges( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hail the conquering hero by Preston Sturges( Visual )

24 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A quirky soldier (Eddie Bracken) gets an unexpected homecoming when a group of uproarious Marines decides to 'make' a hero out of the comic misfit."
Christmas in July by Preston Sturges( Visual )

27 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A go-getter clerk in a coffee company is fooled into thinking he has won a $25,000 prize for inventing a sales slogan and goes on a shopping binge
The invisible man the legacy collection by James Whale( Visual )

2 editions published between 1933 and 2000 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claude Rains delivers a remarkable performance in The Invisible Man as a mysterious doctor who discovers a serum that makes him invisible. Covered by bandages and dark glasses, he arrives at a small English village and attempts to hide his amazing discovery. He soon learns, however, that the same drug which renders him invisible slowly drives him to commit acts of unspeakable terror. Based on H.G. Wells' classic novel and featuring groundbreaking special effects, The Invisible Man remains a masterpiece not only of the genre, but of all time
The great McGinty by Preston Sturges( Visual )

26 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An opportunist (Brian Donlevy) turns corruption into a promising political career but struggles to stay on top when he tries to go honest."
Easy living( Visual )

9 editions published between 1937 and 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 377 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
Remember the night( Visual )

12 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classy shoplifter Lee Leander, on trial for swiping a diamond bracelet, has her case postponed by Assistant District Attorney John Sargent until after Christmas. Taking pity on her, he bails her out of jail. He's driving home to Indiana for the holidays, and when he finds Lee's a Hoosier too, offers to drop her at her mother's on the way. When she's rejected by her mother, he brings her home to his place where his mother, his aunt and their farmhand, Willie, give her a real Christmas and the love she's never had. Inevitably, Lee and John fall in love -- but there's still a trial ahead
Imitation of life by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

4 editions published between 1934 and 2008 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bea, an entrepreneurial single mother, and her housemaid Delilah build a fortune together-- but success doesn't save them from sorrow in the passing years. Delilah's daughter rejects her mother and her race, while Bea must choose between the man she loves and the daughter who loves him too
The great moment by Preston Sturges( Visual )

14 editions published between 1944 and 2008 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This stirring biopic follows the fascinating life of W.T.G. Morton (Joel McCrea), a 19th century dentist who successfully develops the first anesthesia."
Strictly dishonorable by Preston Sturges( Book )

10 editions published between 1929 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preston Sturges : the filmmaker collection( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sullivan's travels: In this comedic masterpiece, a wealthy director (Joel McCrea) wants to find "real" people for his next great film (co-starring Veronica Lake)
The good fairy by William Wyler( Visual )

4 editions published between 1935 and 2002 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Louisa Ginglebusher is recruited from a local orphanage to become an usherette at a movie theater. Encouraged by her kindly guardian to spread her wings, Louisa decides to lead the life of a fairy tale angel & in her quest to do good she tries to redirect money from a rich playboy to a struggling lawyer
The sin of Harold Diddlebock by Preston Sturges( Visual )

62 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sequel to The freshman, Harold Diddlebock, former football star, slaves for twenty years in the bookkeeping department of an advertising agency and is fired. After recklessly placing a large bet and winning at the race track, he buys a circus and embarks on a series of adventures with his new pet, Jackie the lion
The power and the glory( Visual )

4 editions published between 1933 and 2012 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A man's life is retold just after his funeral. Beginning as a track walker, Tom Garner rose through all sorts of railroad jobs to head the company. In the meantime, he lost touch with his family. When he saw what was happening, it was already too late."--Container
Preston Sturges by Preston Sturges( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Sullivan's travels
Alternative Names
Biden, Edmund Preston

Biden, Edmund Preston 1898-1959

Biden, Edward P. 1898-1959

Preston Sturges Amerikaans filmregisseur

Preston Sturges cinéaste américain

Preston Sturges sceneggiatore e regista cinematografico statunitense

Preston Sturges US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor und Regisseur

Sturges, Preston 1898-1959

Стёрджес, Престон

پرستون استرجس فیلمنامه‌نویس، نویسنده، و کارگردان آمریکایی




Sullivan's travelsThe Palm Beach storyThe miracle of Morgan's CreekUnfaithfully yoursFive screenplaysHail the conquering heroChristmas in JulyThe invisible man the legacy collection