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Douglas, Melvyn

Works: 383 works in 1,110 publications in 9 languages and 16,550 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Western films  Horror films  Political films  Action and adventure films  Haunted house films  Ghost films  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Costume designer, Other, nar, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Melvyn Douglas
Being there by Hal Ashby( Visual )

40 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Circumstances propel a feeble-minded gardener, whose entire knowledge of life comes from watching television, into becoming adviser to the president of the United States and a powerful but dying tycoon
Ninotchka by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

91 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 1,533 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 )

49 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,479 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 )

24 editions published between 1948 and 2004 in English and held by 1,261 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
The candidate by Michael Ritchie( Visual )

23 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Richard Nixon is on his way to re-election by a landslide, a young, honest, idealistic lawyer begins to learn the truth about running for office
Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

19 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the clash between the young, innocent sailor, Billy Budd, and his corrupt superior, Claggart
The Americanization of Emily by Arthur Hiller( Visual )

13 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 858 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 )

32 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 524 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
The changeling by Thomas Middleton( Visual )

12 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and German and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man becomes the unwilling instrument of a ghost's revenge
The old dark house by James Whale( Visual )

14 editions published between 1932 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 445 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
Ghost story by John Irvin( Visual )

18 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and held by 358 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 )

16 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 325 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 )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2017 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
I never sang for my father( Visual )

9 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in English and held by 236 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
The sea of grass by Conrad Richter( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and German and held by 214 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
That uncertain feeling by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

45 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 214 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
Captains courageous by Victor Fleming( Visual )

9 editions published between 1937 and 1994 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portugese fisherman teaches human values to a spoiled young millionaire's son who was saved from drowning
A woman's face by George Cukor( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Holm, a professional blackmailer, despises herself and the world because of a disfiguring facial scar
Twilight's last gleaming by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

9 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A former United States Air Force general and three other convicts escape from a military prison. The four men take over a nuclear base and proceed to hold America hostage, threatening to launch the base's missiles if they don't receive ten million dollars and if the president fails to release a top-secret document on the Vietnam War
Icons of screwball comedy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 1: If you could only cook: A down-on-her-luck cook charms a millionaire into playing along as her husband so they can get work. Too many husbands: A woman finds herself legally wed to two men
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Hesselberg, Melvyn Edouard

Hesselberg, Melvyn Edouard 1901-1981

Melvyn Douglas acteur américain

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Melvyn Douglas ameerika näitleja

Melvyn Douglas Amerikaans filmacteur

Melvyn Douglas amerikai színész

Melvyn Douglas amerikāņu aktieris

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Melvyn Douglas US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

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Μέλβιν Ντάγκλας Αμερικανός ηθοποιός

Дуглас, Мелвин

Мелвин Даглас

Мелвин Дуглас

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מלווין דאגלס שחקן אמריקאי

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NinotchkaHudMr. Blandings builds his dream houseThe Americanization of EmilyThe changelingThe sea of grassIcons of screwball comedy