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Ameche, Don

Works: 400 works in 956 publications in 5 languages and 15,361 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Children's films  Animal films  Musical films  Romantic comedy films  Science fiction films  Juvenile works  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Singer, Host, Speaker, Author, Narrator, Costume designer, Director, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Don Ameche
Cocoon by Ron Howard( Visual )

86 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,026 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
Trading places by John Landis( Visual )

30 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rich Duke Brothers wager on whether a born loser like Billy Ray Valentine, a hustler from the ghetto, can become as successful as Winthorpe, a wealthy investment executive, if put in the proper environment--and would a prig like Winthorpe turn to a life of crime if he were to lose it all
Harry and the Hendersons( Visual )

24 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chance car accident introduces the Henderson family to the real-life Bigfoot, who is anything but a ferocious monster. He quickly becomes a true friend of the family. They're soon in a race against the clock to return "Harry' to his natural environment before the authorities capture him
Homeward bound, the incredible journey by Walt Disney( Visual )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventure begins when the loving owners of Chance, the American bulldog pup, Sassy, the Himalayan cat, and Shadow, the golden tretiever, are forced to leave them in the temporary care of a friend who lives hundreds of miles away. But after several days, the worried animals begin to think their family must be in trouble, so they decide to head for home across the ruggedly beautiful Sierras
Heaven can wait by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

27 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newly deceased playboy Henry Van Cleve arrives at the outer offices of Hades where he asks a bemused Satan for permission to enter the gates of Hell. Though the Devil doubts he will qualify, Henry proceeds to recount a lifetime wooing and pursuing women
Alexander's ragtime band( Visual )

15 editions published between 1938 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander's Ragtime Band and ingenue Stella Kirby are forced to team up when an audition mix-up lands them a job together. Though Stella and band leader Alexander lock horns, they put their differences aside at the urging of Charlie Dwyer, a band member who is romancing Stella. But Charlie's truce backfires when Alexander and Stella fall in love, triggering a nearly 30-year rivalry for her affection
Midnight by Mitchell Leisen( Visual )

15 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A penniless showgirl, impersonating a Hungarian countess, quickly adapts to her new lifestyle with the help of an aristocrat. But she finds herself falling in love with yet another poor man
Columbo( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Columbo, a disheveled, cigar-chomping, trench coat-wearing police lieutenant, who appears to be an incompetent bumbler. Despite his appearance, Columbo is the shrewdest, most resourceful detective in the LAPD
In old Chicago by Henry King( Visual )

16 editions published between 1937 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story centers on the O'Leary family, pioneer settlers whose eldest boys achieve notoriety and power in bustling Chicago. After Jack (Don Ameche) gets elected mayor with the help of his popular brother Dion (Tyrone Power), the two lock horns over the future of Chicago's slums. Using his cabaret singer wife (Alice Faye) as a pawn in their dispute, Dion accelerates their intense rivalry as the whole town takes sides. It is not until a massive fire wipes out all of old Chicago that the O'Learys' lives are changed forever
Down Argentine way( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical romance about Glenda, a rich New Yorker who collects fine horses and Ricardo, an Argentine rancher renowned for his prize jumpers. Their families have been feuding for years so they have to conduct a Romeo and Juliet romance
Moon over Miami( Visual )

8 editions published between 1941 and 2006 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters and their aunt come into a small inheritance. They decide to use the money to travel to Miami in hopes of landing rich husbands. Kay (Betty Grable) poses as a wealthy heiress, her sister Barbara (Carole Landis) pretends to be her secretary and Aunt Susan (Charlotte Greenwood) acts as their maid
Things change by David Mamet( Visual )

16 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gino, an old Italian-American shoeshine man, is asked by the local crime chief to confess to a murder. If he agrees, he will be back on the street in three years, and the mob will give him his dream--a fishing boat of his own in Sicily. First Gino refuses, then he changes his mind. Jerry, a younger syndicate underling, is to guard him over the weekend until he can confess on Monday. The two men retire to a hotel room, where Jerry grows restless, says the hell with it, and decides to take the old guy to Tahoe for the weekend. More complications follow, of purely Mamet-ian sorts, in this combination of comedy and menace
Wing and a prayer : the story of Carrier X( Visual )

19 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film about newly-trained pilots in World War II, their by-the-book leader, and the plans of the U.S. naval leaders to lull the Japanese into a false sense of superiority. Includes actual combat footage
Homeward bound : the incredible journey ; Homeward bound II : lost in San Francisco( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homeward bound II: When Chance, the American bulldog; Sassy, the Himalayan cat; and Shadow, the golden retriever accidentally get separated from their vacationing owners, the pets navigate the streets of San Francisco, trying to find their home across the Golden Gate Bridge
Silk stockings : an original cast recording by Cole Porter( Recording )

13 editions published between 1955 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goldilocks : original Broadway cast by Leroy Anderson( )

3 editions published between 1958 and 1992 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goldilocks : original Broadway cast by Leroy Anderson( Recording )

12 editions published between 1958 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original Broadway cast Don Ameche
That night in Rio( Visual )

13 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in English and French and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Don Ameche and Alice Faye pair up as husband and wife, Baron and Baroness Duarte, and head to South America in this musical classic. In order to avoid some financial problems, the Baron switches places with impersonator Larry Martin "Direto da Broadway" (also Ameche). When Martin's affections for the Baroness are too kind and romantic, both the Baroness and Martin's girlfriend Carmen realize their men are up to something."--Container
The boatniks( Visual )

3 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A clumsy ensign is put in charge of Newport Harbor, and has to deal with jewel thieves
Cocoon, the return( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sequel to Cocoon, the senior citizens who left Earth for Antarea where people live free from sickness and pain return to their families and friends. They find it hard to face human realities on Earth such as age, illness and personal loss, but soon come to realize that, even with its frailties, life on Earth may not be so bad after all
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Heaven can wait
Alternative Names
Amici, Dominic Felix.

Amici, Dominic Felix 1908-1993

Amici, Dominic Felix Wirkl. Name 1908-1993

Don Ameche acteur et cinéaste américain

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Don Ameche actor estadounidense

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Don Ameche Aktor Amerika

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Ντον Αμέχ

Дон Амичи

Дон Амічі

דון אמיצ'י

דון אמיצ'י שחקן אמריקאי

دان آمچه بازیگر و کارگردان آمریکایی

دان آمچی

دون أميتشي

دون أميتشي ممثل أمريكي



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