WorldCat Identities

Freed, Arthur 1894-1973

Works: 1,151 works in 2,701 publications in 6 languages and 41,747 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  Romance films  Comedy films  Fiction  History  Romantic comedy films  Biographical films  Musicals 
Roles: Producer, Lyricist, Composer, Production personnel, Performer, Author, pmn, Thesis advisor, Librettist, Instrumentalist, Contributor, Director, Interviewee, Adapter, Other, Speaker
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Arthur Freed
Singin' in the rain by Nacio Herb Brown( Visual )

115 editions published between 1051 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 4,907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silent movies are giving way to Talking Pictures - and a hoofer-turned-matinee idol (Gene Kelly) is caught in the transition, along with friend, (Donald O'Connor), prospective ladylove (Debbie Reynolds) and shrewish co-star (Jean Hagen)
Gigi by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

49 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The musical story of a French girl groomed to be a courtesan, but who blossoms into a lady
An American in Paris by George Gershwin( Visual )

48 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-GI loves Paris and loves even more an alluring, but engaged, perfume-shop clerk
Meet me in St. Louis by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

44 editions published between 1944 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Saint Louis before the 1904 World's Fair, Alonzo Smith threatens to uproot his family and move to New York, which greatly upsets his wife and four daughters
On the town by Leonard Bernstein( Visual )

33 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three sailors have a 24-hour shore leave to enjoy New York. They are especially concerned with the female inhabitants of the city, and each finds his own to cuddle up with. Chip tries but can't resist the advances of a cab driver, Ozzie gladly fills the role of a lovely anthropologist's "prehistoric man," and Gabey finds the model who poses for the Miss Turnstiles advertisements, who isn't quite the glamorous celebrity he envisioned
Show boat by George Sidney( Visual )

20 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in English and held by 1,662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic story of Magnolia Hawks who grew up on the Cotton Blossom, the Mississippi showboat owned by her father, lovable Captain Andy and her stern mother, Parthy
Brigadoon by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

26 editions published between 1954 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two vacationing Americans on a hunting trip become lost, and stumble upon Brigadoon, a small Scottish village not found on any current map, in which people harbour a mysterious secret and behave as if they were still living two hundred years in the past. One of the men falls in love with a townswoman, and has to decide where his heart lies
Irving Berlin's Easter parade by Fred Astaire( Visual )

21 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in English and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astaire is trying to forget ex-dance partner Miller while rising to stardom with Garland
The band wagon by Howard Dietz( Visual )

28 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A has-been Hollywood dancer joins forces with a temperamental stage producer to put on a Broadway musical
Till the clouds roll by by Richard Whorf( Visual )

56 editions published between 1946 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical based on the life of American Broadway pioneer Jerome Kern, featuring renditions of the famous songs from his musical plays by contemporary stage artists, including a condensed production of his most famous: Showboat
Royal Wedding The Belle of New York by Stanley Donen( Visual )

63 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Royal Wedding: Tom and Ellen are siblings whose London stage engagement overlaps Princess Elizabeth's royal wedding
The Broadway melody( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Broadway Melody offers snarky, wiseacre humor, and effervescent charm. The Mahoney Sisters are successful singers in the boondocks, and now they've come to New York for the big time. Hank (Henrietta) is the smart one, while Queenie is the beautiful one--as Hank's fiancé Eddie Kearns says, they're "a coupla swell kids." Songwriter Eddie gets the girls a part in a revue featuring his song, "The Broadway Melody." Eddie, long engaged to Hank, falls for Queenie, whom he hasn't seen since she was a little girl. But Eddie and Queenie are both devoted to Hank, so Queenie gives in to the wooing of one of the show's rich backers, so as not to come between Hank and Eddie. This only causes more trouble, because both Hank and Eddie know exactly what kind of danger Queenie is courting by putting herself in a playboy's hands
Cabin in the sky by Vernon Duke( Visual )

13 editions published between 1943 and 2006 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fable of rascally Little Joe, torn between the love of his good wife Petunia and the wiles of good-time bad girl Georgia Brown...and caught in a tug-of-war between emissaries from the Lord and Satan. Features a soundtrack of dazzling standards
The Barkleys of Broadway by Charles Walters( Visual )

12 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josh and Dinah Barkley are a successful (though argumentative) musical-comedy team, yet Dinah chafes as Galatea to her husband's Pygmalion. When serious playwright Jacques Barredout envisions her as a great dramatic actress, Dinah is not hard to persuade
Annie get your gun( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Butler, handsome star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, bags clay pigeons and ladies' hearts. He's the best marksman in the world--until a backwoods hoyden challenges him. Her name? Annie Oakley
Ziegfeld follies by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

15 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film tribute to the great theatre producer Florenz Ziegfeld, with a big cast of MGM stars of the 1940's
The Harvey girls by George Sidney( Visual )

8 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a train trip West to become a mail order bride Susan Bradley meets a cheery crew of young women traveling out to open a " Harvey House " restaurant at a remote whistle stop to provide good cooking and wholesome company for railway travellers. When Susan and her bashful suitor find romance daunting, Susan joins the Harvey Girls instead. The saloon across the street with its alluring worldly-wise women offers them tough competition, fair and foul, and Susan catches the eye of the Ned Trent, the distant but intense proprietor of the bar
Singin' in the rain original motion picture soundtrack by Nacio Herb Brown( Recording )

45 editions published between 1900 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

San Francisco by W. S Van Dyke( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Barbary Coast saloonkeeper and a Nob Hill impresario are rivals for the affections of a beautiful singer, both personally and professionally in 1906 San Francisco
It's always fair weather by Gene Kelly( Visual )

4 editions published between 1955 and 2006 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three World War II buddies vow to reunite for old time's sake in 10 years. When they do they find their friendship has fizzled, until a day of tangling with romance, the fight game, the ad biz and a new medium called TV restores their bond. Highlights include a romp that uses trash-can lids as dancing shoes, Cyd Charisse routine with broken nosed boxers, and Kelly's tap dance on roller skates
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Singin' in the rain
Alternative Names
Arthur Freed attore, cantante e produttore cinematografico statunitense

Arthur Freed US-amerikanischer Musicalproduzent und Liedertexter


Fried Arthur 1894-1973

Grossman, Arthur 1894-1973

Артур Фрид

ארתור פריד

آرتور فرید تهیه‌کننده و آهنگساز آمریکایی


GigiAn American in ParisMeet me in St. LouisOn the townShow boatIrving Berlin's Easter paradeThe band wagonTill the clouds roll by