WorldCat Identities

Douglas, Melvyn

Works: 301 works in 1,021 publications in 9 languages and 15,720 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Detective and mystery films  Crime films  Romantic comedy films  Western films  Action and adventure films  Horror films  Political films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Costume designer, Scenarist, Other, nar
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Melvyn Douglas
Being there by Jerzy Kosinski( Visual )

34 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A secluded gardener whose entire knowledge of the world is from television goes out into the world when his employer dies, and enters the world of politics. Includes: Memories From Being There With Illeana Douglas and the theatrical trailer
Ninotchka by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

88 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garbo plays a dour, severe Soviet official who comes to Paris on business involving the sale of some czarist jewels. But soon business turns to pleasure as she discovers the special magic of Paris and finds herself succumbing to the charms of a suave Frenchman named Leon D'Algout (Melvyn Douglas). The plot bubbles merrily as Ninotchka chooses between romance and duty--and must even confront a rival for Leon's affection in the exiled Grand Duchess Swana (Ina Claire)
Hud by Martin Ritt( Visual )

53 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hud Bannon has always preferred drinking, fighting and womanizing to the very traditional ways of his father. Hud is a man who cares more for himself than he does his young nephew, his dad, or even their understanding housekeeper. When disease threatens the cattle on the Bannon Ranch, the conflict between Hud and his old-line father reaches an all time high
Mr. Blandings builds his dream house by H. C Potter( Visual )

35 editions published between 1948 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cary Grant plays a successful New York advertising executive who wants to escape his current living situation. He decides to design his own dream house in the suburbs and the project turns wrong when the bills never end and the problems never stop
Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

22 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An innocent, naive British Naval seaman is accused and tried of murdering the sadistic master-at-arms
The candidate by Michael Ritchie( Visual )

22 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill McKay is enlisted by campaign maestro Marvin Lucas to run for U.S. Senator. McKay agrees, but only if he can say exactly what he thinks. That approach is all well and good when McKay does not seem to have a chance, but things change when his honesty unexpectedly captivates the electorate. As McKay inches up in the polls, Lucas and company start to do what it takes to win, leaving McKay to ponder the consequences of his political seduction
The Americanization of Emily by Arthur Hiller( Visual )

14 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lt. Commander Charles E. Madison (Garner) loves his job: as 'dog robber' his duties consist of rounding up scarce delicacies and services, while safely avoiding combat. Admiral William Jessup (Douglas), however, is intent on having a sailor as the first casualty on D-Day - preferably with a film crew filming him. Having fallen for his English motor pool driver Emily (Andrews), freewheeling Madison struggles to escape being sent off to land on Omaha Beach as the cameraman
The tenant by Roman Polanski( Visual )

52 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A quiet, timid file clerk whose unremarkable life begins to be increasingly overshadowed with dread and fear after he moves into his new home - an apartment building with an unhappy past. Adding to his paranoia are the building's other occupants, who do nothing to alleviate his growing obsession with the untimely, tragic fate of the apartment's previous tenant
Changeling by Thomas Middleton( Visual )

28 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Russell se muda a una nueva casa esperando recuperar la paz interior perdida tras la muerte de su familia. Pero lo que encuentra es algo mucho más inquietante (Al final de la escalera)
The old dark house by James Whale( Visual )

14 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of travelers on a mountain road in Wales, overtaken by a thunderstorm and torrential rains, seek shelter in a mysterious old mansion. It is full of eerie characters and uncanny happenings
Icons of screwball comedy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 2: My sister Eileen: A writer, who has a pretty, younger sister, brings a host of eccentrics through their Greenwich Village apartment. She wouldn't say yes: A button-down psychiatrist battles her patient's impulses while suppressing her own
Ghost story by John Irvin( Visual )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a gloomy New England setting, four elderly men who gather once a week to thrill each other with tales of terror find one of their scariest stories coming to life. A woman they mistakenly left for dead fifty years earlier returns to life to get revenge
Annie Oakley by George Stevens( Visual )

21 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Energetic biographical drama based on the life and legend of sharpshooter Annie Oakley and her on-off relationship with Wild Bill Hickock
Counsellor at law( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High-powered attorney George Simon frantically juggles the scandals, crimes, and crises that pass through the chrome-and-glass doors of his art deco office high in the Empire State Building. Balanced on an ethical tightrope, Simon engages in insider trading and bleeds funds from wealthy clients, while tending to the needs of the less fortunate New Yorkers who come from his own working-class background. A political enemy uncovers a past legal indiscretion and begins disbarment proceedings, causing Simon's socialite wife to seek comfort in the arms of another man. With the unflagging support of his faithful secretary, Simon attempts to exercise his legalistic wizardry to defend his reputation and protect those who rely upon him for justice
Rudyard Kipling's Captains courageous by Victor Fleming( Visual )

19 editions published between 1937 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sea drama about a wealthy, spoiled, motherless boy, who is washed overboard from an ocean liner bound for Europe and is rescued by a Portuguese sailor and his cod fishing fleet. Upon being rescued, the boy is forced to work for his keep and the story pursues his reactions and attitudes towards forced servitude and the very close relationship that develops between him and Manuel, the Portuguese fisherman. During the boy's tenure aboard the ship, he becomes a more loveable character and becomes emotionally distressed upon the accidental death of his friend, Manuel. The story ends with the boy being returned, reluctantly, to his wealthy father (Melvyn Douglas), as a changed individual
I never sang for my father( Visual )

7 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complicated father-son relationship resurfaces after a mother's death. The kindhearted son has devoted his life to winning the affection of his stubborn and opinionated father. His efforts to care for him are met with hostility and rebuff. Eventually, the father breaks down and shares his true feelings with his son
What women want by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

55 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy in which a seemingly happy couple (Oberon and Douglas) realize they aren't so happy when an egotistical, eccentric musician (Meredith) enters the scene
The sea of grass by Conrad Richter( Visual )

13 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brewton's cattle empire includes a million acres of grazing land. Lutie marries him and they have a daughter Sara. Lutie goes alone to Denver where she and lawyer Chamberlain conceive a son Brock whom Jim later accepts with resignation. Long afterward Brock is killed by a posse and Susie brings Lutie and Jim together once more
Twilight's last gleaming by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

10 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Colonel in the United States Air Force, and three other convicts, escapes from a military prison. The four men take cover at a nuclear base and proceed to hold America hostage
A woman's face by George Cukor( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Holm, a professional blackmailer, despises herself and the world because of a disfiguring facial scar
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Hesselberg, Melvyn Edouard

Hesselberg, Melvyn Edouard 1901-1981

Melvyn Douglas acteur américain

Melvyn Douglas ameerika näitleja

Melvyn Douglas Amerikaans filmacteur

Melvyn Douglas amerikai színész

Melvyn Douglas amerikāņu aktieris

Melvyn Douglas amerykański aktor

Melvyn Douglas attore statunitense

Melvyn Douglas US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Melvyn Douglas yhdysvaltalainen näyttelijä

Дуглас, Мелвин

Мелвин Даглас

Мелвін Дуґлас

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ملوین داگلاس بازیگر آمریکایی

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NinotchkaHudMr. Blandings builds his dream houseThe Americanization of EmilyChangelingIcons of screwball comedyThe sea of grass