WorldCat Identities

Van Dyke, W. S.

Overview
Works: 243 works in 590 publications in 5 languages and 9,803 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Romantic comedy films  Screwball comedy films  Musical films  Comedy films  Film noir  Romance films  History 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author, Performer, Film editor, Restager , Photographer, Scenarist, Other, fmd
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by W. S Van Dyke
The thin man by W. S Van Dyke( Visual )

74 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 3,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crime/comedy thriller featuring Nick Charles, private eye, and his wife Nora. The plot unfolds at Christmas when an eccentric inventor disappears after threatening his mistress with a lawsuit for embezzlement
After the thin man( Visual )

26 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now back in San Francisco after their holiday in New York, Nick and Nora Charles find themselves trying to solve another mystery. Nora's cousin Selma is accused of having murdered her husband, but for Nick it's clear that she is not the murderer and he starts to investigate, supported by Nora and Asta
San Francisco by W. S Van Dyke( Visual )

45 editions published between 1936 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 808 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
Shadow of the thin man( Visual )

4 editions published between 1941 and 2011 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A jockey who threw a race is murdered in the locker room. Nick & Nora Charles are off to the races on another case of murder, mirth and perfect martinis
Marie Antoinette by W. S Van Dyke( Visual )

16 editions published between 1938 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the life of Marie Antoinette and the chaos of the French Revolution
The complete Thin Man collection( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of six "Thin man" films starring William Powell and Myrna Loy as a married couple who dabble in mysteries
Rose Marie( Visual )

9 editions published between 1936 and 2012 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marie de Flor, a glamorous Canadian prima donna, is renowned for her beauty, exquisite voice and fierce temperament. When news arrives that her brother Jack has been wounded in a prison escape, Marie realizes she must go to him despite the danger. Lured into the wilderness, she encounters Sgt. Bruce, who is hunting the fugitive. Sgt. Bruce is soon hot on Marie's trail as well!
Victor Herbert's Naughty Marietta by W. S Van Dyke( Visual )

9 editions published between 1935 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A French princess flees to New Orleans and masquerades as a lower-class woman to avoid marrying a nobleman she doesn't love. In bayou country she falls for a swaggering soldier, who wards off pirates and a king to keep her
Sweethearts by W. S Van Dyke( Visual )

6 editions published between 1938 and 2011 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Song-filled extravaganza about a loving married couple whose relationship is threatened when Hollywood beckons
Myrna Loy and William Powell collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manhattan melodrama: The friendship between two orphans endures even though they grow up on opposite sides of the law and fall in love with the same woman
Greatest classic films collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tarzan escapes. A dastardly hunter has Tarzan caged and ready to ship to England for display as a sideshow freak. Can steel bars hold the ape man?
Victor Herbert's naughty Marietta( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A French princess flees to New Orleans to avoid marrying a nobleman she doesn't love. In bayou country she falls for a swaggering soldier who wards off pirates and a king to keep her
I love you again by W. S Van Dyke( Visual )

12 editions published between 1940 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bump on the head reminds a boring husband he was once a con-man, and he sets out to win back his disillusioned wife
Rosalie( Visual )

4 editions published between 1937 and 2010 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dick Thorpe (Nelson Eddy), a West Point football hero, falls in love with Princess Rosalie (Eleanor Powell), who is studying at Vassar. Thorpe does not know that Rosalie is a princess. After graduation, he flies to Romanza to visit her not knowing she has become engaged to another. The romantic entanglements are eventually straightened out in this zany musical
I married an angel( Visual )

4 editions published between 1933 and 2012 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last film of the legendary MacDonald-Eddy pairings. Count Palaffi, tired of the scheming attentions of young ladies, escapes to his room and dreams of marrying an angel, only later to find her at his party
Forsaking all others by W. S Van Dyke( Visual )

5 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mary Clay feels as if she is the happiest woman alive because she is about to wed Dillon Todd, a man whom she has loved since childhood. That same day, Jeff Williams, another childhood companion, returns from a long business trip to Spain, and is equally ecstatic that he can finally propose to Mary, whom he has always loved. When Jeff discovers that Mary is about to wed Dill, he keeps his feelings a secret and agrees to give the bride away. He also secretly orders dozens of cornflowers for Mary, knowing that they are her favorite flowers. The night before the wedding, however, Dill runs off and marries Connie Barnes, a woman with whom he had had an affair in Europe some months before. Mary then goes to the country with her aunt Paula to get over Dill and when Jeff and their friend Shep visit, she claims to be completely cured. She jumps at the chance to go to a party to which Connie has invited her, however, and soon Dill, who knows his mistake, begs to see Mary again. Jeff warns Mary not to get involved with a married man, and even spanks her with a hairbrush to emphasize the point, but she agrees to see Dill. One day, while riding in the country, their car breaks down, a rainstorm starts, and they take refuge in Paula's country home. Dill calls his valet to bring another car, but tells him to wait until the morning to bring it. Despite the circumstances, the evening is spent innocently, but the next day Paula convinces Jeff and Shep to get Mary away to avoid a scandal. Connie, meanwhile, has been told everything by Dill's valet and races to Paula's. Jeff arrives first and, realizing that nothing has happened, tries to cover for Mary, but Connie still demands a divorce. Some time later, it is again Mary and Dill's wedding, but this time it is Dill who is left at the altar when Jeff tells her that he has always loved her, just as he is about to sail for Spain. When she learns from Shep that it was Jeff, not Dill who sent her the cornflowers, she realizes that she loves Jeff. When he finds Mary on the boat, Jeff tells the steward to quickly bring the captain to perform a wedding"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Journey for Margaret by W.A Van Dyke( Visual )

4 editions published between 1942 and 2009 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Young stars as veteran journalist John Davis, who is covering the war with the British allies in London. When his pregnant wife Nora injured in an air raid there, the couple is robbed of their chance of ever becoming parents - until John picks up on an assignment that changes their lives forever
The thin man( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thin man: "The start of it all! Nick and Nora Charles invite you to bring your own alibi to Dashiell Hammett's jaunty whodunit about a missing inventor that made William Powell and Myrna Loy the champagne elite of sleuthing"--Container
It's a wonderful world by W. S Van Dyke( Visual )

6 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He's a private eye on the run from a conspiracy rap in a phony murder case. She's a dizzy poet he takes hostage, and takes on the adventure of her life to track down the real killer. Naturally, despite constant peril and the PI's penchant for goofball disguises, romance blooms. Join two iconic stars in a comic world that's wacky, witty and completely wonderful
The Tarzan collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tarzan the ape man: A trader and his daughter set off in search of the fabled graveyard of the elephants in deepest Africa, only to encounter a wild man raised by apes
 
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Alternative Names
Dyke, W. S. van

Dyke, W.S. van 1889-1943

Dyke Woodbridge Strong van 1889-1943

Van Dyke, W. S.

Van Dyke, W.S. 1889-1943

Van Dyke, William S.

Van Dyke, William S. 1889-1943

Van Dyke, Woodbridge Strong

Van Dyke, Woodbridge Strong 1889-1943

Van Dyke, Woody

Van Dyke Woody 1889-1943

VanDyke, W. S. 1889-1943

VanDyke, William S. 1889-1943

VanDyke, Woodbridge Strong 1889-1943

VanDyke, Woody 1889-1943

W.S. Van Dyke Amerikaans filmregisseur

W. S. Van Dyke cinéaste américain

W.S. Van Dyke regista, sceneggiatore e produttore cinematografico statunitense

W. S. Van Dyke US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur

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Languages
English (224)

German (13)

French (6)

Spanish (6)

Italian (3)

Covers
After the thin manSan FranciscoMarie AntoinetteThe complete Thin Man collectionJourney for Margaret