WorldCat Identities

Freed, Arthur 1894-1973

Works: 1,070 works in 2,960 publications in 6 languages and 45,252 library holdings
Genres: Musical films  Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Romance films  Fantasy films  Biographical films  Historical films  Romantic comedy films  Musicals 
Roles: Producer, Lyricist, Composer, Author, Production personnel, pmn, Librettist, Instrumentalist, Contributor, Director, Arranger, Performer, fmp, Other, Musician, Adapter
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Arthur Freed
Singin' in the Rain by Gene Kelly( Visual )

192 editions published between 1051 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 5,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actors are caught in the bumpy transition to talking pictures; a Spoof of the early days of "talkie" films
An American in Paris by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

77 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-GI loves Paris and loves even more an alluring, but engaged, perfume-shop clerk
Gigi by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

56 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical set in Paris in which a girl trained as a high society courtesan falls in love with a rich and handsome boulevardier
Meet me in St. Louis by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

57 editions published between 1944 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Smith family is crushed to learn of father's transfer to New York. The five children don't want to leave their friends, or, most of all, miss the St. Louis World Fair
Show boat by George Sidney( Visual )

34 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in English and held by 1,892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical extravaganza which celebrates the loves and heartbreaks of a Mississippi riverboat troupe, starting with a young girl whose heart is stolen by a dashing gambler
On the town by Leonard Bernstein( Visual )

47 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,791 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
Brigadoon by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

37 editions published between 1954 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,570 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 )

29 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in English and held by 1,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

39 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fading movie musical star Tony Hunter, down and out in Hollywood, decides to try his luck on the Broadway stage
Till the clouds roll by by Richard Whorf( Visual )

73 editions published between 1946 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical biography portrayal concerning the life and music of composer, Jerome Kern
Cabin in the sky by Vernon Duke( Visual )

18 editions published between 1943 and 2015 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Joe Jackson (Eddie Anderson) is a good-hearted gambler with a weakness for dice and a shameless hussy named Georgia Brown (Lena Horne). But his wife, Petunia (Ethel Waters), is a good woman with a powerful gift for prayer. She loves him and wants to save him. In this musical fantasy, the soldiers of heaven struggle with the devil's henchmen over Little Joe's soul
The Broadway melody by ( Visual )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 945 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
Annie get your gun by Irving Berlin( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 941 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
The Barkleys of Broadway by Charles Walters( Visual )

15 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In their first film together in a decade, Fred and Ginger play a bickering show biz couple. Songs include "You'd be hard to replace" and "They can't take that away from me."
Royal wedding by Stanley Donen( Visual )

70 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This musical is set during Prencess Elizabeth's wedding to Philip Mountbatten. A brother-sister dance team go to London to take part in the festivities, but once there, become preoccupied with romance
Singin' in the rain : original motion picture soundtrack by Nacio Herb Brown( Recording )

24 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The deluxe edition this classic musical soundtrack includes all of the music from the hit 1952 film along with previously unreleased material and more than a dozen original recordings of songs from earlier films that were referenced in the film
Ziegfeld follies by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

16 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dead showman looks down upon the Earth and dreams of his perfect show. Features many stars of the WWII era
Singing in the rain by Arthur Freed( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in English and German and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A picture book adaptation of the song Singing in the rain, which celebrates the glory of clouds and rain
The Harvey girls by George Sydney( Visual )

10 editions published between 1945 and 2017 in English and held by 581 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
Gigi by Jacqueline Audry( Visual )

10 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy Gaston finds out he prefers a young Parisian girl to be his wife rather than his mistress
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
An American in Paris
An American in ParisGigiMeet me in St. LouisShow boatOn the townBrigadoonIrving Berlin's Easter paradeThe band wagon
Alternative Names
Arthur Freed

Arthur Freed Amerikaans filmproducent (1894-1973)

Arthur Freed attore, cantante e produttore cinematografico statunitense

Arthur Freed cineasta americano

Arthur Freed producteur et parolier américain

Arthur Freed productor de cine estadounidense

Arthur Freed US-amerikanischer Musicalproduzent und Liedertexter


Fried Arthur 1894-1973

Grossman, Arthur 1894-1973

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آرتور فرید تهیه‌کننده و آهنگساز آمریکایی

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