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Backus, Jim

Works: 510 works in 833 publications in 5 languages and 13,899 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Documentary films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Road films  Children's films  Sports films  Film adaptations  Animated films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Narrator, Composer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jim Backus
Rebel without a cause by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

48 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The teen-aged son of a well-to-do family gets involved in violence when he attempts to win the approval of a gang of high-school hoodlums
Mr. Magoo's Christmas carol( Visual )

19 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hilariously nearsighted Mr. Magoo stars as Ebenezer Scrooge. The heartwarming story of how Mr. Scrooge transforms after a visit from Christmas past, present and future
Pat and Mike by MGM/UA Communications Co( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman athlete of enormous promise in the worlds of both tennis and golf is pursued by a shady promoter, who hopes to make her famous and make some money in the process
The original Christmas classics( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents seven animated Christmas tales, as they originally aired on network television. Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer: A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them. Cricket on the hearth: tells the story of a poor toymaker and his daughter whom a helpful Cricket named Crocket befriends on Christmas morning. When tragedy strikes the family, it's Crocket who comes to the rescue and restores peace and happiness. Frosty the snowman: A living snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman's magic hat. Frosty returns: The continuing exploits of the famous snowman as he goes up against a more powerful force which threatens all of Christmas. Santa Claus is comin' to town: A mailman reveals the origin of Santa Claus. The little drummer boy: An orphan drummer boy who hated humanity finds his life changed forever when he meets three wise men on route to Bethlehem. Mr. Magoo's Christmas carol: The nearsighted Mr. Magoo doesn't have a ghost of a chance as Ebenezer Scrooge, unless he learns the true meaning of Christmas from the three spirits who haunt him one Christmas Eve
Gilligan's Island( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All 32 episodes of season two. The castaways continue to struggle to survive disasters - but never stop trying to find a way to escape. Special guest stars include: Zsa Zsa Gabor, Janos Prohaska, and Vito Scotti
Don't bother to knock by Roy Baker( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful babysitter begins an affair with one of the guests in the hotel where she is a live-in babysitter. But when the child she cares for interrupts their lovemaking, the babysitter becomes a dangerous madwoman
Gilligan's Island( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete third and final season featuring all the episodes in color and the continued adventures of the castaways as they struggle to survive disasters. Originally broadcast by CBS 1966-1967
The original Christmas classics( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes seven original Christmas classics, such as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer; Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town; Frosty the Snowman; and others
Now you see him, now you don't( Visual )

4 editions published between 1972 and 2004 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bumbling college student Dexter Riley (Kurt Russell) develops a mysterious liquid that actually makes objects disappear. Further experimentation reveals that it works amazingly well on humans too! Riley's startling discovery takes some hilarious new twists when a gang of crooks headed by the notorious A.J. Arno (Cesar Romero) steal the formula and attempt to use it for their less-than-legal activities. Dazzling special effects and a fast-paced story make this lively film a textbook case of college comedy!
Greatest classic films collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebel without a cause (1955): The adolescent son of a well-to-do family gets into trouble with other kids and the police
It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world by Stanley Kramer( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a winding desert highway, eight vacation-bound motorists share an experience that alters their plans, and their lives! After a mysterious stranger divulges the location of a stolen fortune, they each speed off in a mind-bending, car-bashing race for the loot, and the most sidesplitting laugh fest in history
Critic's choice( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and French and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New York critic, Parker Ballantine, writes pointed reviews that close insufferably lousy plays. But there's a new play in town by his wife, Angela. Is it bad? Will Parker grind it up in his typewriter? If he does, he may find he's married for "bitter" and for worse!
Deep in my heart by Stanley Donen( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 151 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
Good guys wear black( Visual )

3 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ex-Vietnam commando (Norris) battles for law and order in this story of treachery & intrigue involving the CIA, international intrigue and jet set locations
UPA : the jolly frolics collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[This three-disc set] includes 38 theatrical cartoons released from 1948 to 1959. Originally distributed by Columbia Pictures, the cartoon shorts produced by UPA (United Productions of America) were revolutionary, adopting the contemporary graphics of Modern design and offering non-traditional, provocative storytelling. Giving the animators at Disney, MGM and Warner Bros. a run for their money, UPA earned six nominations and three Academy Awards, and among their classic one-shot cartoons they adapted stories by James Thurber ("A Unicorn in the Garden") and Edgar Allan Poe ("The Tell-Tale Heart" narrated by James Mason). The studio tried to avoid repetition, but nevertheless presented two long-lasting characters in Gerald McBoing Boing (created by Dr. Seuss) and the near-sighted Mr. Magoo, whose first cartoon -- "Ragtime Bear"--Is also included in [collection]."--Container
Rescue from Gilligan's Island( Visual )

10 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After fifteen years on a deserted island, the crew is finally rescued. The question is whether they are ready for the changes that have taken place in the outside world
The Mr. Magoo show( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Television series featuring the adventures of a near-sighted old man, Mr. Magoo
A genealogical memoir of the Backus family, with the private journal of James Backus, together with his correspondence bearing on the first settlement of Ohio, at Marietta, in 1788. Also, papers and correspondence of Elijah Backus, showing the character and spirit of the times during the revolutionary period. In two parts: Part I. Genealogical, including journal of James Backus, and poems by Miss Sarah Backus. Part II. Historical, containing sketches of the first settlements of Connecticut and Ohio, with miscellaneous papers of historic interest by Jim Backus( Book )

3 editions published in 1889 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William (or Stephen) Backus emigrated from Norwich, England to Saybrook, Connecticut in about 1637. He married Sarah Charles and Anne Bingham. He died in Norwich, Connecticut in about 1659. He was survived by two sons and three daughters. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Connecticut, New York and Ohio. Includes Chandler, Griswold and related families
Rocks on the roof by Jim Backus( Book )

3 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The hilarious, mid-stream memory of a gaily checkered career in entertainment." --from front cover of dust jacket
Backus strikes back by Jim Backus( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Alternative Names
Backus, James

Backus, James 1913-1989

Backus, James G.

Backus, James G. 1913-1989

Backus, James G. (James Gilmore), 1913-1989

Jim Backus Amerikaans acteur

Jim Backus amerikanischer Schauspieler und Synchronsprecher

Jim Backus amerykański aktor radiowy, głosowy i filmowy

Jim Backus attore statunitense

Джим Бакус

جیم بکوس فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، نویسنده، و صداپیشه آمریکایی



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