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Whitty, May Dame 1865-1948

Works: 119 works in 386 publications in 6 languages and 9,170 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  War films  Spy films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Children's films  Juvenile works  Animal films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Narrator, Costume designer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Gaslight by George Cukor( Visual )

35 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,690 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
Mrs. Miniver by William Wyler( Visual )

30 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,656 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
The lady vanishes by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

123 editions published between 1938 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,518 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
Suspicion by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

31 editions published between 1941 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,250 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
Lassie come home by Fred M Wilcox( Visual )

8 editions published between 1943 and 2011 in English and French and held by 722 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
The lady vanishes( Visual )

12 editions published between 1938 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 662 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
Madame Curie by Ju li( Visual )

5 editions published between 1943 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 292 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 )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 196 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 )

4 editions published between 1937 and 2010 in English and held by 132 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 )

2 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 128 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
Greatest classic films collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 110 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 by Esther Williams( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 95 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
The lady vanishes by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 85 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
This time for keeps( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 83 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 67 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
Columbia Pictures film noir classics( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 34 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
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
Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blackmail: Alice White is having dinner in a fancy restaurant with her fiancé when an artist sitting at the next table invites her to come see his paintings upstairs. Alice's trip to the studio becomes a memorable one to say the least
If winter comes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 29 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, the lady vanishes & Sabotage( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five classic movies filmed in the late 1920s and the 1930s, directed by Alfred Hitchcock
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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

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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

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