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Levien, Sonya 1888?-1960

Works: 187 works in 565 publications in 9 languages and 11,539 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  History  Romance films  Western films  Historical films  Musicals  Epic films  Comedy films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Adapter, Publishing director, Author, Scenarist, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Oklahoma! by Richard Rodgers( Visual )

52 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young prairie woman is courted by a good-natured cowboy and a menacing hired hand
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo( Visual )

39 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 15th century France, a gypsy girl is framed for murder by the infatuated Chief Justice, and only the deformed bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral can save her
Quo vadis by Mervyn LeRoy( Visual )

68 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returning to Rome after 3 years in the field, General Marcus Vinicius meets and falls in love with the devout Christian, Lygia. She doesn't want to have anything to do with the warrior. Though Lygia grew up Roman, and as the adopted daughter of a retired general, Lygia is technically a hostage of Rome. Marcus gets Emperor Nero to give her to him for services rendered. Lygia is not happy about this situation, but she falls in love with Marcus anyway. Meanwhile, Nero's atrocities get more outrageous. When he burns Rome and blames the Christians, Marcus goes off to save Lygia and her family. Nero captures them and all other Christians. He decides to make a sport of it by throwing them to the lions
Rodgers and Hammerstein's State fair by Richard Rodgers( Visual )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of the Frake family at the Iowa State Fair unfold amidst this rousing celebration of love and laughter in America's heartland
Drums along the Mohawk by John Ford( Visual )

28 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during the widening struggle for American independence. A newly married couple, homesteading in New York's Mohawk Valley, is driven into a nearby fort by repeated attacks from Indian tribes allied with the British
Ziegfeld girl( Visual )

7 editions published between 1941 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovery by Flo Ziegfeld changes a girl's life but not necessarily for the better, as three beautiful women find out when they join the spectacle on Broadway: Susan, the singer who must leave behind her ageing vaudevillian father vulnerable Sheila, the working girl pursued both by a millionaire and by her loyal boyfriend from Flatbush ; and the mysterious European beauty Sandra, whose concert violinist husband cannot endure the thought of their escaping from poverty by promenading her glamor in skimpy costumes
The great Caruso by Richard Thorpe( Visual )

11 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recreates Caruso's career, from beginning as a young cafe singer through his 18-year triumph at the Met, centering on his happy marriage to Dorothy Benjamin and his troubles with her family
Hit the deck( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sailor Danny Xavier Smith and two other guys try to save his sister Susan's virtue. She wants to get a role in the show "Hit the Deck". After wrecking the producers hotel suite, they land in the brig. But Danny's father is a Rear Admiral
Rhapsody in blue : the story of George Gershwin by George Gershwin( Visual )

10 editions published between 1945 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized version of the life and career of American composer George Gershwin
Cavalcade by Louise Bourbeau( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film traces the lives of two different families over three decades from the Boer War to the close of the 19th century through World War I and the early 1930's
The valley of decision by Marcia Davenport( Visual )

3 editions published between 1945 and 2010 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steel separates 1873 Pittsburgh into rich and poor, master and worker, powerful and powerless. On one side is Paul Scott, the progressive son of a steel mill owner. On the other is Mary Rafferty, daugher of an imbittered laborer who was crippled in a mill accident. When Mary takes a post as a housemaid at the Scott mansion, she and Paul fall desperately in love. But a bloody strike may tear the city - and the lovers - apart
The student prince by Sigmund Romberg( Visual )

7 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The voice of Mario Lanza and the choreography of Hermes Pan are featured in this adaptation of the Sigmund Romberg musical, in which the future king of Karlsburg falls for a Heidelberg barmaid instead of the princess he's supposed to marry
Interrupted melody( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soon after arriving in France on a music scholarship, young Australian Marjorie takes the opera world by storm. Exhilarated by her achievement, she garners worldwide fame and is heralded as one of the greatest singers of her time. But tragedy strikes in the form of a crippling paralysis
Bhowani Junction by George Cukor( Visual )

7 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the British prepare to leave India, Victoria Jones, an Anglo-Indian of mixed English and Indian heritage, is forced to choose between races, allegiences and the three men she loves
The cowboy and the lady( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When bored Palm Beach rich girl Mary Smith convinces her housemaids to take her along on a triple blind date, she never expects to meet the cowpoke of her dreams. When she convinces him she's a struggling house servant, the unlikely couple fall head-over-spurs and hastily marry aboard a ship to Galveston. But rodeo life doesn't suit a lady and when Mary returns home, her new husband finds a shock waiting for him--and a host of in-the-dark in-laws ready for a lesson in homespun love"--Container
In old Chicago by Henry King( Visual )

12 editions published between 1937 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Chicago fire of 1871 is the centrepiece of this tale of Mrs O'Leary and her two sons. According to legend the fire started in her barn. One of Mrs O'Leary's sons aspires to become a wealthy impresario, the other becomes a dedicated lawyer and mayor of Chicago. This is one of the major productions at Fox in the thirties with well mounted period settings and the fire magnificently staged on the backlot
Mr. Skitch( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will Rogers portrays a jack-of-all-trades (Mr. Skitch), from Missouri, who has fallen on hard times. When the bank forecloses on his house, Mr. Skitch packs up his family and heads for California
Song o' my heart( Visual )

4 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film made as a showcase for the voice of Irish tenor, John McCormack. A fictional Irish singer leaves behind success in New York to return to Ireland to care for the children of his recently deceased childhood sweetheart
They had to see Paris( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Oklahoma mechanic Pike Peters finds himself part owner of an oil field. His wife, Idy, hitherto content, decides the family must go to Paris to get 'culture' and meet 'the right kind of people.' "
The Kim Novak collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Middle of the Night: A young woman is in a relationship with her boss, nearly twice her age, and their families' disapproval threatens their happiness
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Alternative Names
Hovey, Sonya 1888?-1960

Levien, Sonja 1888-1960

Levien, Sonya 1898-1960

Sonya Levien Amerikaans scenarioschrijfster (1888-1960)

Sonya Levien amerikansk manusforfattar

Sonya Levien amerikansk manusförfattare

Sonya Levien amerikansk manusforfatter

Sonya Levien amerikansk manuskriptforfatter

Sonya Levien sceneggiatrice russa

Sonya Levien US-amerikanische Drehbuchautorin russischer Herkunft

Соня Левин

سونیا لویان فیلمنامه‌نویس آمریکایی