WorldCat Identities

Backus, Jim

Works: 490 works in 826 publications in 6 languages and 13,729 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Television comedies  Juvenile works  Children's films  Animated films  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Sports films 
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 )

69 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jim Stark, the teenage son of a well-to-do family, is overcome by loneliness, frustration and anger, which leads to violence when he seeks approval of a gang of high-school hoodlums
Gilligan's Island( Visual )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the comic adventures of seven castaways stranded on a South Pacific island
Mr. Magoo's Christmas carol( Visual )

26 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An animated musical version of Dickens story of the metamorphosis of a miser into a caring person on Christmas Eve. The nearsighted Mr. Magoo is Ebenezer Scrooge
Pat and Mike by MGM/UA Communications Co( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 667 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
Rescue from Gilligan's Island( Visual )

26 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and held by 433 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 original Christmas classics( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 401 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
The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Bretaigne Windust( Visual )

18 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The famous children's fairy tale is retold with warmth and understanding as the mysterious ratcatcher comes to the town of Hamelin and promises to rid the town of its unwelcome guests for a price
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 295 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
Angel face by Sarah Weeks( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ambulance driver has the misfortune to meet, and become involved with a scheming young woman
The original Christmas classics( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 264 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 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dexter Riley, a bumbling college student, develops a liquid that makes objects, including humans, disappear
Greatest classic films collection( Visual )

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

Cat on a hot tin roof (1958): A drama of the problems of a wealthy but decadent family in the South
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 Zhihua Yang( 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 )

4 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in English and held by 135 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
Mr. Magoo( Visual )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voiced by Jim Backus, Mr. Magoo is a wealthy, short-statured retiree who gets into a series of sticky situations as a result of his nearsightedness, compounded by his stubborn refusal to admit the problem. However, through uncanny streaks of luck, the situation always seems to work itself out for him, leaving him no worse than before
UPA the jolly frolics collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 123 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
Uncle Sam Magoo by Sony Wonder( Visual )

4 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travel back in time with Mr. Magoo and learn about the history of America, from the landing of the Pilgrims to the landing of the moon
Mooch goes to Hollywood( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mooch, a scruffy but lovable dog, tries to make it big in the entertainment business
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Rebel without a cause
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



Gilligan's IslandPat and MikeGreatest classic films collection