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Whitty, May Dame 1865-1948

Works: 151 works in 458 publications in 5 languages and 9,399 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  War films  Spy films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Juvenile works  Children's films  Biographical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Narrator, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Mrs. Miniver by William Wyler( Visual )

37 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Miniver 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 )

28 editions published between 1941 and 2015 in English and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfred Hitchcock weaves a terrifying web of suspicion around a fragile young English bride and captures a classic suspense thriller. Joan Fontaine is the bride, a gently-reared heiress who fears she has married a murderer. Cary Grant is the husband, a dashing ne'er-do-well with a penchant for the high life--and a bank account that's strictly low-life
The lady vanishes( Visual )

21 editions published between 1938 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travelers on a trans-European train are put up in a hotel for the night due to bad weather. Shortly after the journey begins in the morning, people begin to disappear. Bonus features include commentary; documentary; essays; and more
The lady vanishes by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

120 editions published between 1938 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a train, an old woman mysteriously disappears. Two young people search for her and uncover a dangerous spy ring
Gaslight by George Cukor( Visual )

39 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lights flicker and dim. Footsteps sound from a sealed-off attic. Mysterious events only vulnerable young Paula sees and hears make her fear she's losing her mind - exactly what her treacherous spouse Gregory hopes. Ingrid Bergman won her first Best Actress Oscar as Paula, doubting her sanity while clinging onto it
Gaslight by Thorold Dickinson( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A susceptible young woman marries a suave, romantic man never suspecting that he is a murderous scoundrel, obsessed with finding the jewels hidden in their London home. She becomes the helpless victim as slowly, insidiously, he drives her to the brink of insanity
Lassie come home by Fred M Wilcox( Visual )

10 editions published between 1943 and 2017 in English and French and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy's beloved collie is sold by his impoverished family, and makes a cross-country journey back to her original family
Madame Curie( Visual )

6 editions published between 1943 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 378 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
Turner Classic Movies greatest classic films collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lassie come home: A collie braves storms, hunger, and peril to return to her young master. Son of Lassie: On a bombing run over enemy-occupied Norway, a bomber crewman and his devoted dog, Lassie's son Laddie, parachute from their damaged aircraft into a series of wartime adventures. Courage of Lassie: Lassie is in the Army now. Follows the canine's new adventures form his wilderness puppyhood and wartime battlefield service to postwar stress and a moving family reunion. Hills of home: A Scottish doctor rescues Lassie from a cruel master but nearly regrets his deed when he finds the dog has a phobia of water
Night must fall( Visual )

5 editions published between 1937 and 2010 in English and held by 136 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
Green Dolphin Street( Visual )

3 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 135 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
The lady vanishes by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

4 editions published between 1938 and 2011 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nice, tweedy old English woman disappears from her compartment on a European train. A young woman who wonders why becomes frantic when everyone tells her there never was such a person. A young man comes to her aid and they solve a criss-cross puzzle of espionage, counter-espionage and attempted assassination
Greatest classic films collection. Casablanca. Mrs. Miniver. Gigi. An American in Paris.( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Disc 2]: Gigi: Gaston is the scion of a wealthy Parisian family who finds emotional refuge from the superficial lifestyle of upper class Parisian 1900s society with the former mistress of his uncle and her outgoing, tomboy granddaughter, Gigi. When Gaston becomes aware that Gigi has matured into a woman, her grandmother and aunt, who have educated Gigi to be a wealthy man's mistress, request he become her provider. An American in Paris: Jerry Mulligan is a struggling American painter in Paris who is 'discovered' by an influential heiress. She just happens to an interested in more than Jerry's art. Jerry in turn falls for Lise, a young French girl already engaged to a cabaret singer. His relationship with Lise is filled with romantic complications
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 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lighthearted musical romance. It's love at first sight when injured GI Dick Herald's eye bandages come off-- and the first thing he sees is bathing beauty Leonara Cambaretti
Mrs. Miniver( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a middle-class British family and their struggle to survive during WWII. Mrs. Miniver nobly tends her rose garden while her stalwart husband participates in the evacuation at Dunkirk. She personafies grace under pressure as the Miniver family huddles in their bomb shelter during a Luftwaffe attack, while she is forced to confront a downed Nazi paratrooper in her kitchen, and while she is preparing for her annual flower show despite the exigencies of bombinb raids. Even the vicars climactic call to arms from the pulpit of his ruined church seems to bring out the best in people
The white cliffs of Dover( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 64 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
My name is Julia Ross( Visual )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2019 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An unemployed London secretary is hired as a live-in assistant for an elderly woman but soon finds herself in a nightmarish situation. Trapped in an isolated mansion on the Cornwall coast, she begins to question her own sanity as sinister strangers try to manipulate her in a murder plot."--Container
Columbia Pictures film noir classics( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 36 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
If winter comes( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 34 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
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Alternative Names
Dame May Whitty

Dame May Whitty Brits acteur

Dame May Whitty Brits actrice

May Whitty actrice britannique

May Whitty atriz britânica

May Whitty attrice britannica

May Whitty britische Schauspielerin

May Whitty britisk skodespelar

May Whitty britisk skuespiller

May Whitty brittisk skådespelare

May Whitty English actress

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Webster, Ben 1865-1948 Mrs

Webster, Ben, Mrs., 1865-1948

Webster, Mary Louise 1865-1948

Webster Mary Louise Dame

Whitty, Dame M.

Whitty, Dame M. 1865-1948

Whitty Dame May 1865-1948

Whitty Mary Louise 1865-1948

Whitty, May 1865-1948

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