WorldCat Identities

Ladd, Diane

Works: 107 works in 562 publications in 7 languages and 25,351 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film noir  History  Detective and mystery films  Dark comedy films  Film adaptations  Films à clef  Biographical films  Sports films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Diane Ladd
Chinatown by Roman Polanski( Visual )

38 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 3,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California is hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair. Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together for one, unforgettable night in Chinatown
Joy by David O Russell( Visual )

23 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 2,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this intense emotional and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce
National Lampoon's Christmas vacation by John Hughes( Visual )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christmas is the perfect season for Clark Griswold and his family. Clark's a disaster waiting to happen. You have to see it to believe it. There are 25,000 lights on the Griswold rooftop. An exploding turkey. And a house full of relatives
The world's fastest Indian by Roger Donaldson( Visual )

40 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burt Munro, a Kiwi from far south New Zealand has been building and rebuilding his motorcycle for the last 40 years, dreaming of the day when he and the bike can go to Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats and see what they can really do. When Burt's heart goes bad on him, his dreaming is threatened to come to an end. Luckily, Burt is not ready to stop dreaming. He decides to mortgage his house and bring his dream to life. He and the motorcycle head for American to participate in 'Speed Week'. His journey from Long Beach to Utah brings him through a cross section of American 'characters'. Each recognizes in Burt, that burning desire to achieve a dream and each helps him in the way that they can to make that dream happen. When Burt finally stands on Bonneville Salt Flats, by himself thinking of all the greatness that has transpired here and now he, Burt Munro, can at last test himself on this 'sacred ground'
28 Days by Betty Thomas( Visual )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Polish and held by 1,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A high-flying party girl gets herself a DUI and 28 days in rehab -- and ends up discovering that real happiness must come from within
Something wicked this way comes by Wicked Minds (Musical group)( Visual )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terrible things happen when Mr. Dark and his Pandemonium Carnival come to town
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

17 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman's husband dies, leaving her to care for their 11-year-old son. She heads towards Monterey, CA, where she was once a singer, but gets delayed in Phoenix where she falls in love
Primary colors by Mike Nichols( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Stanton is a virtually unknown Southern governor on a quest for the White House with his strong, savvy and equally ambitious wife. Running against all odds, they need all the help they can get from their extremely colorful political team. Together, they take off on a hilarious, heart-wrenching and ultimately history-making roller coaster ride to the top
Wild at heart by David Lynch( Visual )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lovers Lula (Laura Dern) and Sailor (Cage) are seperated after he is jailed for killing - in self-defence - a man who attacked him with a knife who was a hired by her mother, Marietta Fortune (Diane Ladd)
Nora Roberts' Montana sky by Mike Robe( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When multimillionaire cattleman Jack Mercy dies, he leaves his Montana ranch to his three daughters. The women are half-sisters and complete strangers to one another. But according to his will, the three women will only receive their inheritance under one condition: they must live together at the ranch for a full year. The sisters are challenged by a mysterious saboteur who is determined to see them fail and must solve some mysteries their father left behind in order to receive their inheritance
Inland Empire by David Lynch( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and German and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an actress falls in love with her co-star, she finds her life is becoming much like the film she is starring in, which is based on a Polish film that was never finished due to horrible tragedies
Christy : return to Cutter Gap by Chuck Bowman( Visual )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This television adaptation features Lauren Lee Smith as the 19-year-old schoolteacher who flounders and perseveres in an isolated mountain community in the early 1900s. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Great Smokey Mountains, this 89-minute film begins with an elderly Christy returning to the long-abandoned mission where she once taught. Her memories center around a time when change was coming to Cutter Gap--some for the better, some not, and all of it resisted by the locals
Rambling Rose by Martha Coolidge( Visual )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rose, an alluring young woman, is hired by a Southern family to care for their children, and changes their lives forever. She is an innocent who relates to everyone she meets in the only way she knows how-- with sexuality she cannot restrain. The mother of the family takes Rose under her wing, offering love and protection, while the teenaged son finds Rose both his fantasy and a profound mystery
Come early morning( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucy is a 30-something Southern woman who lives in a small town. She keeps waking up with a hangover and a stranger in her bed. The more she searches for love, the further she gets from it. When Cal moves to town, Lucy is finally able to break free of her old ways and finds the love that she has been looking for
When I find the ocean by ( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journey of a lifetime for young Lily Strickland begins not out of her love for adventure but out of heartache. Longing for the father she lost to the ocean and having no way to say goodbye, Lily strikes out on her own. Leaving behind a safe, loving environment with her grandparents and loving mother, she faces not only her fears but the obstacles the wilderness presents
Christy : a change of seasons by Catherine Marshall( Visual )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Christy's best friend dies of typhoid before they've had a chance to patch up a disagreement, Christy angrily questions her faith as she tries to reconcile her beliefs with the tragedy of a young, loving mother being taken away from her family and friends
Christy : a new beginning by Catherine Marshall( Visual )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young teacher goes to the Blue Ridge Mountains to teach the impoverished rural children of the region
Enlightened( Visual )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enlightened centers on Amy Jellicoe, a 40-year-old woman who returns home to California after a month's stay at a holistic treatment facility, a result of having a mental breakdown at work triggered by her self-destructive ways. Amy returns to her old life with a new cultivated approach and perspective, which includes daily meditation and exhorting the power of self-help and inner healing
Faerie tale theatre( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This award-winning series brings to life 26 of the most magical classic fairy tales of all time, now digitally remastered
Chesapeake Shores( Visual )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abby O'Brien Winters returns to Chesapeake Shores when she receives a panicked phone call from her younger sister Jess, who has renovated the charming Inn at Eagle Point. The Maryland town her father built has many sad memories and Abby, thanks to her demanding career, divorce and young twin daughters, has not had time to spare. Saving the inn from foreclosure means dealing not only with her fractured family but also with Trace Riley, the man she left ten years ago. Trace initially poses an obstacle but becomes an unexpected ally and a second chance at finding love
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
National Lampoon's Christmas vacation
National Lampoon's Christmas vacationAlice Doesn't Live Here AnymoreNora Roberts' Montana skyChristy : return to Cutter GapRambling RoseChristy : a change of seasonsChristy : a new beginningFaerie tale theatre
Alternative Names
Lad, Diane

Ladner, Rose Diane

Lanier, Rose Diane