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Whitty, May Dame 1865-1948

Works: 107 works in 341 publications in 5 languages and 8,517 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  War films  Spy films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Children's films  Biographical films  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Costume designer, Narrator, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The lady vanishes by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

120 editions published between 1938 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman on a train, enroute back to England from Switzerland, meets a charming older lady who promptly disappears. The other passengers deny ever having seen her, leading the young woman into a complex web of mystery and high adventure
Gaslight by George Cukor( Visual )

27 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in English and held by 1,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boyer marries Bergman very much for ulterior motives. Her unease begins on a sunny Italian honeymoon and builds to a crescendo of terror in a claustrophobic house in fogbound Victorian London. Gaslight is one of a number of melodramas that were popular in the forties and fifties (see also Suspicion, Home Before Dark) in which vulnerable female protagonists are susceptible to suggestion to the point where their sanity and lives appear to be endangered. The cast is near perfect and Cukor is in sure command of the atmospherics
Mrs. Miniver by William Wyler( Visual )

25 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This story of an average English middle-class family begins with the summer of 1939; when the sun shone down on a happy, careless people, who worked and played, reared their children and tended their gardens in that happy, easy-going England that was so soon to be fighting desperately for her way of life and for life itself."--Title screens. [The film] dramatizes the effect of the Second World War on the English at home. Mrs. Kay Miniver's tranquil domestic existence is torn to shreds by the winds of war: her husband, Clem, disappears on a secret volunteer mission; eldest son, Vin, joins the RAF; and the village faces regular German bombings with a typically British stiff-upper-lip. Embodying understated British courage in the face of danger, Mrs. Miniver's mission is to stay alive, and keep her family together with hope, strength, and dignity
Suspicion by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

26 editions published between 1941 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragil, gently-reared young English heiress fears she has just married a murderer
Madame Curie by Ju li( Visual )

4 editions published between 1943 and 2007 in German and English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Marie Sklodowska of Poland dreamed of being something more than being just a wife and mother. She defied convention to study physics and mathematics at the Sorbonne and with Pierre Curie, the professor who became her husband, goes on to make one of the greatest breakthroughs in 20th-century science
Lassie come home by Fred M Wilcox( Visual )

6 editions published between 1943 and 2011 in English and French and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in England, this is the story of the love between a boy, young Joe, and his dog, Lassie. When Joe's father sells Lassie to a wealthy duke, the dog undertakes a harrowing 1000-mile journey to rejoin her true master
Green Dolphin Street( Visual )

2 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 19th-century Europe and New Zealand, this sweeping romance tells the story of two beautiful sisters, one headstrong and one gentle, and of the man who marries one even though he loves the other. The film's riptides of emotion are matched by breathtaking physical tumult: a fierce Maori uprising plus a catastrophic earthquake and tidal wave that earned the film a 1947 Oscar for special effects
Night must fall( Visual )

4 editions published between 1937 and 2010 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A headless corpus delicti, a weird forest at night and a woman's head in a locked leather hat box under the bed. Add to this a neurotic English girl, a doddering hypochondriac and a charming but cold-blooded killer. The result? One of the most unusual and daring thrillers to come out of Hollywood in the '30s ..."--Container
Greatest classic films collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Miniver (1942, b & w, 133 min.): One of Hollywood's most memorable spirit-lifters about an idealized England confronting the terror of World War II
Esther Williams by Esther Williams( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thrill of a romance: A war hero takes swimming lessons in order to woo the instructor. Fiesta: A woman disguises herself as a matador to fill in for her brother. This time for keeps: A veteran falls in love with a swimmer. Pagan love song: A love story set on Tahiti. Million dollar mermaid: Dramatizes the life of Annette Kellerman. Easy to love: A water skier falls in love with her agent
This time for keeps( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A singing soldier has just returned home to find himself discontent with both his work at his father's opera company or to pick up where he left off with his girlfriend. Having met an aquacade showgirl while in the service, he reintroduces himself and soon romance blossoms
The white cliffs of Dover( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Susan (Dunne) moves with her father (Frank Morgan) from America to England, she ends up falling in love with and marrying Sir John Ashwood (Alan Marshal), an English baronet. But, before their son is born, Susan loses her husband to World War I. When World War II breaks out years later, her son's own tour of duty begins. Finding out whether he will return home safely or not makes for some of the most dramatic moments in motion picture history
Slightly dangerous( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A working girl gets a complete makeover, when she fakes her own suicide and goes to New York
Columbia Pictures film noir classics( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(The mob) "A police detective ... goes undercover as a dock worker in New Orleans in order to investigate the criminal activities of a waterfront racket"--Container
Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder!: An actress is sentenced to death after being convicted of murder, but an unconvinced juror sets out to find the real killer in time to save the innocent woman
Alfred Hitchcock, the lady vanishes & Sabotage( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five classic movies filmed in the late 1920s and the 1930s, directed by Alfred Hitchcock
If winter comes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the rebound from a broken heart, a writer marries another woman, but secretly longs for his former love. His life takes an unexpected turn when she returns, hoping to rekindle their relationship. With England on the brink of war, he finds even more trouble at the office when he is falsely accused of having an affair with a young, pregnant coworker, leading to further tumult and tragedy"--Container
Alfred Hitchcock : 4 tales of the macabre( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four classic movies directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Greatest classic films collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lassie come home: A collie braves storms, hunger, and peril to return to her young master
Lassie by Daniel Petrie( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection includes: Lassie Come Home; Son of Lassie; Courage of Lassie; and Hills of Home
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The lady vanishes
Alternative Names
Dame May Whitty Brits acteur

Dame May Whitty Brits actrice

May Whitty actrice britannique

May Whitty attrice britannica

May Whitty britische Schauspielerin

May Whitty britisk skodespelar

May Whitty britisk skuespiller

May Whitty brittisk skådespelare

Mej Viti

Webster, Ben 1865-1948 Mrs

Webster, Ben, Mrs., 1865-1948

Whitty, Dame M.

Whitty Dame May 1865-1948

Whitty Mary Louise 1865-1948

Whitty, May 1865-1948

Мей Вітті

Мей Уити

Меј Вити

Уитти, Мэй

מיי ויטי

می ویتی بازیگر بریتانیایی



Mrs. MiniverLassie come homeGreatest classic films collectionEsther WilliamsThis time for keeps