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Cronyn, Hume

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Most widely held works by Hume Cronyn
Cocoon by Ron Howard( Visual )

57 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When visitors from a distant galaxy return to earth on a secret mission, their other-worldly powers afford a group of senior citizens who had expected nothing more from life than bingo, shuffleboard, aches and pains, the chance to recapture their youth"--Container
The pelican brief by John Grisham( Visual )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Supreme Court Justices have been murdered. A lone law student turns her suspicions about the deaths into a speculative brief that sends shock waves into the highest levels of government. She finds herself embroiled in a terrifying web of intrigue extending to the highest levels of government. She writes a speculative legal brief exposing the activities of a powerful oil magnate. With the help of Gray Grantham, an investigative reporter, they suspect a good friend of the president is trying to manipulate the outcome of a trial that is now before the Supreme Court
Rope by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

38 editions published between 1948 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two friends strangle a college classmate and then proceed to invite his family and friends to dinner after they stuff the body inside a trunk to be used for the dining table. One of the guests, their teacher, suspects foul play and returns later to discover not only the body, but also how his own academic theories had been twisted to provide the motivation for the grotesque murder. Based on the real-life Leopold-Loeb murder, Hitchcock's study of total mise-en-scene construction was shot entirely on a single sound stage
Shadow of a doubt by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

32 editions published between 1942 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A calculating and charming killer hides out in his relatives' small hometown. There, he befriends his favorite niece and namesake, who begins to suspect her uncle may be the famed Merry Widow murderer. A deadly game of cat and mouse ensues as the psychopathic killer plots the death of his young niece to protect his secret
Lifeboat by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

30 editions published between 1943 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When their vessel is torpedoed in the Atlantic Ocean during WWII, eight survivors find refuge in a lifeboat. Short on food and water, their situation is further complicated when they rescue a crew member from the German submarine that sank their ship
The postman always rings twice by Tay Garnett( Visual )

24 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Chambers (John Garfield) is a drifter who lands at a roadside gas station owned by jolly old Nick Smith (Cecil Kellaway) and his young, blonde wife Cora (Lana Turner). In a matter of minutes, Frank and Cora fall in love, and plot to murder Nick. Eventually wedding bells ring, the body count rises, and the gavel slams-of course, nothing ever goes as planned. Part of what makes the film noir is watching the characters react, as their plans are derailed one by one
*Batteries not included by Matthew Robbins( Visual )

29 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unscrupulous real estate developer sends thugs to a tenement to get rid of the last five tenants. The five are visited by tiny visitors from outer space who turn the tide with magical powers
Cleopatra by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

21 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epic saga of legendary Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt, and her attempt to stabilize her power and gain control of the Roman Empire. When Caesar visits Egypt, Cleopatra gains control by ousting her brother with his help. She marries Caesar, and bears him the son fate had previously denied him. Joining him in Rome--to ensure that the boy takes his rightful place after his father--her plans are thwarted when Caesar is assassinated and she must flee. Years later Marc Antony, proconsul of the eastern half of the empire, seeks an alliance with Egypt to impede Octavian's quest to become Emperor. Cleopatra and Antony become lovers and form a military alliance, but are forced to retreat after losing a major naval battle at Actium. Avoiding capture and disgrace, they take their own lives
To dance with the white dog by Terry Kay( Visual )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A devoted old couple are separated when the wife dies. The husband struggles to cope with his loneliness and failing health, but his spirit is fading when a mysterious white dog appears and reawakens his joy of life
The world according to Garp by George Roy Hill( Visual )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and German and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

T.S. Garp is a sweet-natured writer whose life is a weird minefield of violence, adultery, fatherhood, feminism, and eerie coincidences
Foxfire : includes behind-the-scenes featurette "The making of Foxfire" by Hallmark Hall of Fame( Visual )

23 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her son asks her to move to the city, an elderly woman is torn between his wishes and her many memories of sharing country life with her late husband
Brute force by Jules Dassin( Visual )

34 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joe Collins, along with his fellow inmates, live under the heavy thumb of the sadistic, power-tripping guard Captain Munsey. Only Collins's dreams of escape keep him going, but how can he possibly bust out of Munsey's chains"--Container
Marvin's room by Jerry Zaks( Visual )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dysfunctional family takes a journey of self-discovery and reconciliation and learns to reach out to one another
The parallax view by Alan J Pakula( Visual )

43 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warren Beatty is a news reporter who, along with seven others, witnesses the assassination of a political candidate. When the other seven die in "accidents", the newsman begins to doubt the official position: that a lone madman was responsible for the crime
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

6 editions published between 1964 and 2001 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Staged in rehearsal room and modern dress conditions, this is Richard Burton's performance as Hamlet. This play opened on Broadway April 9, 1964. This recording is not derived from a film, but from an attempt to simply record the stage show for one cinematic showing by placing cameras in the stalls during an actual performance
People will talk by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Successful and well-liked, Dr. Noah Praetorius becomes the victim of a witchhunt at the hands of Professor Elwell, who disdains Praetorius's unorthodox medical views and also questions his relations with Mr. Shunderson
Phantom of the Opera by Arthur Lubin( Visual )

10 editions published between 1943 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A melodrama about a strange man who lives in the catacombs below the Paris Opera House and his love affair with an opera starlet whom he tutors
Alfred Hitchcock presents( Visual )

2 editions published between 1956 and 2006 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfred Hitchcock, master of suspense, always started out his show with the line 'Good Evening.' Loaded with twists, turns, and things that go bump in the night, view this storyteller's classic tales with some of the biggest names in showbiz
A separate peace by John Knowles( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War II rages overseas, the prestigious Devon prep school holds a summer session for boys trying to graduate before they are drafted. Among the students are two unlikely new roommates - Gene, a quiet, introspective bookworm; and Finny, a carefree and wildly popular athlete. Charmed by Finny, Gene joins him for a series of exciting escapades. But when Gene's grades decline, he suspects that Finny secretly wants him to fail. Fueled by anger and envy, Gene and Finny's relationship reaches a breaking point - exploding in a stunning dramatic moment that changes their lives forever
Alfred Hitchcock presents( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Master of Suspense is back with more twists, turns, and things that go bump in the night
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Blake, Hume

Cronyn, Hume 1911-

Cronyn, Hume Blake 1911-2003

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Кронин, Хьюм

Хьюм Кронин

هیوم کرونین بازیگر آمریکایی

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The pelican briefRopeShadow of a doubtThe postman always rings twice*Batteries not includedTo dance with the white dogAlfred Hitchcock presents