WorldCat Identities

Holden, William 1918-1981

Overview
Works: 627 works in 2,019 publications in 7 languages and 37,722 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Fiction  Spy films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Reviews  War stories 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Editor, Creator, Printer, Speaker, Other, Artist, Contributor, Former owner
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by William Holden, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by William Holden
The bridge on the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle ( Visual )
101 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in English and held by 4,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
British soldiers captured by the Japanese during World War II are forced to construct a strategic railroad bridge which a commando team is instructed by the British High Command to destroy
The wild bunch by Sam Peckinpah ( Visual )
84 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 3,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The brutal story of violent men who lived during the Mexican revolution in the year 1913. It portrays a band of magnificent losers in a dying lawless West
Network by Sidney Lumet ( Visual )
78 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A satirical look at the politics and power struggles of television executives as a network news anchorman turns the tables on the "ratings."
Sunset Boulevard ( Visual )
75 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pursued by creditors, Joe swerves into a driveway of a seemingly abandoned Sunset Boulevard mansion. He finds Norma, an ex-screen queen dreaming of a dramatic comeback and her husband/servant living there. She takes a fancy to Joe and, learning that he is a scriptwriter, persuades him to help her with her comeback screenplay. Being broke he accepts. He falls in love with young script reader, but Norma breaks up their romance. Thinking she is mad, he tries to leave, but Norma kills him. scene which she believes is the highlight of her comeback movie
Sabrina by Billy Wilder ( Visual )
109 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The daughter of the chauffeur for an immensely wealthy family returns from Paris and dazzles the family's two sons
Stalag 17 by Billy Wilder ( Visual )
60 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of American G.I.s in a POW camp suspect a spy is among them
The towering inferno by John Guillermin ( Visual )
41 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the night of the dedication ceremony of the world's tallest skyscraper, a raging blaze breaks out, threatening the party-goers
Born yesterday by George Cukor ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A corrupt millionaire junk dealer, embarrassed by his girlfriend's lack of social sophistication, arranges to have her trained in a crash course in "culture." He is surprised and outraged when after becoming aware of her role as pawn in his crooked business deals, she refuses to cooperate
The horse soldiers by John Ford ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Colonel Marlowe is in command of a motley assortment of 1200 Union volunteers whose task-- and apparent suicide mission-- is to infiltrate 300 miles of Southern territory and destroy the most strategic rail route in the Confederacy. Marlowe's life is complicated by his ferocious running feud with the company's surgeon, Major Kendall
Picnic by Joshua Logan ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story covers one Labor Day week-end in a small Kansas town, and tells about the impact a virile drifter has on the lives of several women in town
Love is a many-splendored thing by Henry King ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A widowed Eurasian doctor and an American war correspondent stationed in Hong Kong begin and intensely passionate affair, but when the journalist is transferred to Korea where war has broken out, tragedy strikes
Our town by Sam Wood ( Visual )
71 editions published between 1940 and 2007 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study of life, love and death in a New England town at the turn of the century
The bridges at Toko-ri ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1954 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a war-weary World War II veteran who must leave his family to fight again
Paris when it sizzles by Richard Quine ( Visual )
31 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A screenwriter with a three-day deadline for a script asks a secretary to help concoct ideas
The country girl by George Seaton ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frank Elgin is an alcoholic actor and singer who gets a second change at stardom. His long suffering wife, Georgie, and their marriage is put to the test. Frank is desperate to make a come back and Bernie Dodd is the hotshot Broadway director in need of a "name" star for his new stage production. Georgie is both weary of her husband's weaknesses and Dodd's motives. When Georgie appears to be dragging Frank down, Bernie tries to force her to leave
Sunset Blvd ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of an aging film queen who prepares for her grand comeback to stardom
Casino Royale by John Huston ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Parodying the 007 Bond films, Sellers stars as a baccarat player recruited by the agency to impersonate the aging spy in an effort to destroy SMERSH
Damien, Omen II by Don Taylor ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seven years have passed since Damien engineered the deaths of Ambassador Thorn and his wife. Damien leaves London to live with his uncle (William Holden) and his wife (Lee Grant), who have no inkling who, or what Damien really is. A shipment of artifacts dug up in Israel contains a clue to Damient's identity. But before the artifacts can be examined, Damien himself comes into a bit of knowledge
Executive suite by Robert Wise ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The president of a furniture company suddenly dies, leaving seven board members locked in a power struggle
Golden boy ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1938 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young and gifted violinist earns money for his education by prizefighting
 
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Alternative Names
Beeddle Jr., William Franklin, 1918-1981
Beedle, William 1918-1981
Beedle, William Francis 1918-1981 junior
Beedle, William Francis junior 1918-1981
Beedle, William Franklin.
Beedle, William Franklin 1918-1981
Beedle, William Franklin, Jr.
Beedle, William Franklin, Jr., 1918-1981
Holden, Bill, 1918-1981
Holden, William
William Franklin Beedle
Languages
English (794)
German (29)
Multiple languages (20)
French (13)
Spanish (10)
Italian (5)
Swedish (1)
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