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Durning, Charles 1923-2012

Works: 345 works in 858 publications in 4 languages and 35,957 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Juvenile works  History  Puppet films  Fiction  Detective and mystery films  Parodies, imitations, etc  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Interviewee, Singer, Recipient, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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O brother, where art thou? by Joel Coen ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and German and held by 3,227 WorldCat member 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
Arthur Miller's Death of a salesman ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 2,833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dark drama of a failed man, Willy Loman, whose life did not measure up to his expectations. Movie made for television
Tootsie by Sydney Pollack ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,541 WorldCat member 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 sting by George Roy Hill ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and held by 2,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is 1932 and a money runner is carrying the week's take -- $11,000 -- from an illegal gambling outfit in Joliet, Illinois, to the main office. On the way, three men con him out of the take. Mob boss Doyle Lonnegan discovers who pulled the job, and exacts revenge by having one of the con men, Luther Coleman thrown from a window. Lonnegan also orders a hit on Luther's partner, Johnny Hooker. To escape Lonnegan's wrath, Hooker goes to Chicago, to meet an old friend of Luther's, Henry Gondorff. To avenge Luther's death, they set up an elaborate plan -- a "long con"--To swindle an enormous sum out of Lonnegan so neatly that he won't even realize he's been conned
The Muppet movie by Jim Henson ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 1,810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a fine day not so long ago, Kermit the Frog was playing and singing in the swamp. A lost Hollywood talent agent hears him, and tells him he has talent. Therefore, Kermit sets out for Hollywood to find fame and fortune. Along the way Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, the Electric Mayhem band, and the romantically inclined Miss Piggy join him. Fast food magnate Doc Hopper--who is determined to enlist Kermit as spokes-frog for his southern fried frog-leg restaurants--also follows him. Doc Hopper employs all means underhand to suborn Kermit, including abducting Miss Piggy. Kermit must make a choice between stopping Hopper and dashing the other Muppets dreams of the big time
Dog day afternoon by Sidney Lumet ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and held by 1,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a botched bank robbery that occurred August 22, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York and turned into a bizarre hostage situation lasting all day
Dick Tracy by Warren Beatty ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Detective Dick Tracy battles Big Boy Caprice, whose lady, Breathless Mahoney wants Tracy for herself. He steps into a crime war, while Tess Trueheart waits for him
Home for the holidays by Jodie Foster ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member 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
State and Main ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member 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 850 WorldCat member 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
The land before time IV journey through the mists ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Littlefoot and his pals explore swamps and outwit sly new villains to find a special flower that will heal Littlefoot's sick grandfather
The Hudsucker proxy by Joel Coen ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 696 WorldCat member 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 Best little whorehouse in Texas by Colin Higgins ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sheriff and a proprietress 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
The voyage of La Amistad a quest for freedom ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This documentary tells the story of the revolt aboard the slave ship La Amistad, in which Africans abducted from Sierra Leone in violation of international law took over the ship on which they were held, only to end up in the American court system. They took their case all the way to the Supreme Court, with various abolitionists and former president John Quincy Adams leading the way. Based on court documents and transcripts, letters written by the Africans and their lawyers, newspaper articles, and testimony from present-day scholars
The land before time IV : journey through the mists ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Join Littlefoot, Cera, Spike, Ducky, Petrie and shy newcomer Ali on their most exciting adventure ever! it's an all-new, song-filled, animated classic in the continuing story of The Land Before Time®. A herd of migrating Longnecks has important news of weather changes in the regions beyond the Great Valley. What was once dry land has become 'The Land of Mists.' Strange new creatures have begun to appear in these rainy marshes, while still others have moved into the high trees from which the Longnecks used to feed. Fortunately, the Great Valley is as beautiful as ever. There's no need to brave the wetlands - until Littlefoot's Grandpa becomes ill. His one hope is to eat the healing petals of a golden Night Flower that only the Land of Mists! Now it's up to Littlefoot and his prehistoric pals to explore the swamps, outwit sly new villains and find the Night Flowers in time to save grandpa. Along the way, the kids will learn some loving lessons about teamwork, cooperation and most of all: it's great to have friends of all ids, in all shapes and sizes. Sparkling with delightful songs, dazzling animation and a heartwarming story, The Land Before TIme®: Journey Through The Mists celebrates the power of embracing the differences that make each of us truly special!"--Back Cover
The Final countdown ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member 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
Local color ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1974, in the suburb of Port Chester, New York, the teenage aspirant artist John Talia has a troubled relationship with his homophobic father who does not understand John's talent. While visiting his friend Yammi, John finds that the genius Russian painter Nicoli Seroff lives nearby. He decides to pay a visit to his idol. John finds a bitter alcoholic who is still grieving the loss of his wife Anya. Somehow, he successfully befriends the master. When Nicoli travels to the countryside in Pennsylvania, he invites John to go with him to teach him how to paint. John meets Nicoli's neighbor Carla who grieves the loss of her son, and the arrogant critic of art and Nicolai's friend Curtis Sunday. Along their vacation, the synergy of Nicoli and John improves their individual lives
Mrs. Santa Claus by Terry Hughes ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vivacious Mrs. C is tired of being left home during Santa's annual trip and decides to borrow the sleigh for a test drive just before the big day. Bad weather and an injured reindeer force an emergency landing in New York
The man with one red shoe ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Why does Richard Drew, eccentric violinist and American bachelor, step off a plane in Washington, D.C. wearing one red shoe? While Drew doesn't know why he's being shot at, mugged, chased and seduced, Maddy Drove spends her time trying to save him from her own employer, Copper and Ross
A woman of independent means ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member 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
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Alternative Names
Durham, Charles 1923-2012
Durnham, Charles 1923-2012
Durning, Chuck 1923-2012
English (186)
German (2)
Spanish (1)
French (1)