Durning, Charles 1923-
Most widely held works about Charles Durning
Most widely held works by Charles Durning
O brother, where art thou ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 2,090 libraries worldwide
Loosely based on Homer's "Odyssey", this is the story of three convicts-- escapees from a prison farm in Mississippi-- and their adventure as they travel home in hopes of recovering buried loot before it's lost forever in a flood.
Arthur Miller's Death of a salesman ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 1,925 libraries worldwide
Dark drama of a failed man, Willy Loman, whose life did not measure up to his expectations. Movie made for television.
Tootsie ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 1,478 libraries worldwide
Michael Dorsey is an out-of-work actor who makes himself up as a woman to get a job. When his girlfriend, Sandy, fails an audition for a soap opera, Michael dresses up as "Dorothy Michaels" and lands the part. All goes well until "Dorothy" falls in love with beautiful co-star, Julie, and Julie's father, Les, falls for "Dorothy."
Dog day afternoon ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,230 libraries worldwide
Based on actual events that took place one hot August afternoon in 1972, the movie recreates the incredible circumstances surrounding an ill-fated Brooklyn bank robbery attempt.
The land before time IV journey through the mists ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 1,120 libraries worldwide
Littlefoot and his pals explore swamps and outwit sly new villian to find a special flower that will heal Littlefoot's sick grandfather.
The Muppet movie ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 924 libraries worldwide
Kermit and Fozzie travel to Hollywood to hit it big as stars. They're joined on the way by Miss Piggy and numerous other familiar faces.
Dick Tracy ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 852 libraries worldwide
G-man Dick Tracy battles top crime figure The Lame One in San Francisco.
O brother, where art thou ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 793 libraries worldwide
Loosely based on Homer's "Odyssey", three escaped chain gang convicts have to travel home to try and recover buried loot from a bank heist. Along the way they meet up with some strange characters.
State and Main ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 762 libraries worldwide
In order to save money on production costs, a movie production crew moves into a small town in Vermont. The crew soon discovers that their much needed "prop" has burned down, the star can't keep his pants zipped, the starlet won't take off her top and the locals want a piece of the action.
I.Q ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 738 libraries worldwide
All the world knows about Einstein the scientific genius. But what about Einstein the matchmaker? I.Q. puts this fanciful notion to the test and comes up with winning results in this fun, warm-hearted romantic comedy.
Tootsie ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 669 libraries worldwide
"Michael Dorsey is a talented actor, but his demanding nature and stubborn temperament have antagonized every producer in New York. Now his agent insists no one will hire him. But Michael needs money - eight thousand dollars to be exact - and to earn it, he's willing to play the role of a lifetime"--Container.
The Hudsucker proxy ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and German and held by 632 libraries worldwide
When Waring Hudsucker, head of a successful company commits suicide, the board of directors has a plan to make a lot of money, so they decide to appoint a moron to run the company. Mailroom clerk Norville Barnes is exactly what Hudsucker is looking for to be president. They hope that as soon as the stock falls low enough, the director and his friends will buy them up cheaply, take over the company and they will be successful again. However, a tough reporter is suspicious and decides to investigate Hudsucker.
The legend of Sleepy Hollow ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 615 libraries worldwide
Ichabod Crane, the superstitious new schoolmaster finds himself competing for the heart of Katrina and comes face-to-face with Sleepy Hollow's most famous resident, the Headless Horseman.
The Voyage of La Amistad a quest for freedom ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 593 libraries worldwide
Chronicle of the story of the abducted Africans and their battles for freedom, first on the Amistad and then as they stood trial in a strange land, taking their case all the way to the Supreme Court with various abolitionists and former president John Quincy Adams leading the way.
Arthur Miller's death of a salesman includes private conversations ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 589 libraries worldwide
Death of a salesman : a social drama about an ageing travelling salesman who recognizes the emptiness of his life and commits suicide.
Mrs. Santa Claus ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 516 libraries worldwide
Mrs. Santa Claus' contributions seem to go unappreciated until she takes the sleigh to check out a new route and has to make an emergency landing in New York City, leaving Santa and his elves lost without her.
Home for the holidays ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 507 libraries worldwide
Claudia Larson is a divorced single mom who just lost her job and now has to fly home for the traditional family Thanksgiving in Baltimore. From the plane, she calls for reinforcements--and her brother Tommy makes it down from Boston with a little surprise: a handsome friend named Leo. Between dropping the turkey in their sister's lap and a few fist fights on the front lawn, Claudia and Tommy recapture their childhood and Claudia and Leo explore the sweet possibility of romance.
The Best little whorehouse in Texas ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 490 libraries worldwide
A sheriff and a proprietess join together not only in romance, but to fight a big city TV crusader in his efforts to expose the Chicken Ranch to public scandal, and thus close it down.
A woman of independent means ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 420 libraries worldwide
At the turn of the century, a time when women had few choices, Bess Steed Garner inherits a legacy - not only of wealth but of determination and desire, making her truly a woman of independent means. Adapted from the epistolary novel, this film follow the life of Bess Steed Garner from her childhood in 1899 to her death in 1977. Bess endures life's trials and triumphs of life with unfailing courage and indomitable spirit: the sacrifices love sometimes requires of the heart, the flaws and rewards of marriage, the often-tested bond between mother and child, and the will to defy a society that demands conformity.
The final countdown ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 365 libraries worldwide
When an electrical storm transports the nuclear-powered U.S.S. Nimitz back in time, hours before the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the crew must decide between allowing the attack to take place and preventing it, which would forever change history.
American drama Animated films Bank robberies Business failures Children's films Closed captioning Comedy films Comedy films Depressed persons Depressions Detective and mystery films Dinosaurs Drama Escapes Families Fathers and sons Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film and video adaptations Films Films for the hearing impaired Films--for the hearing impaired Gangster films History Homer Impersonation Juvenile works Kermit the Frog (Fictitious character) Made-for-TV movies Male actors Man-woman relationships Motion picture industry Muppets (Fictitious characters) Musical films New York (State)--New York Redemption Romantic comedy films Sales personnel Suicide Television adaptations Television mini-series Television plays Television programs Tracy, Dick (Fictitious character) Traveling sales personnel Unemployed United States Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired
Durham, Charles 1923-
Durnham, Charles, 1923-
Durning, Chuck, 1923-
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