WorldCat Identities

LeRoy, Mervyn 1900-1987

Overview
Works: 443 works in 1,210 publications in 10 languages and 24,476 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  History  Fiction  Made-for-TV movies  Television comedies  Television specials  Film and video adaptations  Musical films 
Roles: Producer, Director, Author, Performer, Film editor, Other, Composer, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mervyn LeRoy
The Wizard of Oz by Victor Fleming( Visual )
126 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 6,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dorothy Gale lives with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry. She has a pet dog named Toto. When Miss Gulch takes Toto away, Toto escapes and runs back to Dorothy. Soon, she runs away from home, and runs into the fake psychic, Professor Marvel. He tells Dorothy that her Auntie Em is sick, so Dorothy and Toto run back home, but a tornado comes and takes Dorothy and Toto to Oz, a place somewhere over the rainbow. She lands in Munchkinland. Her house accidentally lands on the Wicked Witch of the West's sister and Dorothy magically inherits the pair of ruby slippers that were on her feet. Glinda, the Good Witch of the North tells Dorothy to follow the Yellow Brick Road to see the Wizard so she can get back home. Along the way, she befriends Scarecrow, Tinman, and Lion. They are also seeking help from the Wizard because the Scarecrow needs a brain, Tinman needs a heart, and Lion needs courage
Mister Roberts by John Ford( Visual )
31 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comedy-drama about life aboard a Navy cargo ship in Pacific waters during World War II. The monotonous non-combat duty of a fun-loving crew is enlivened by a feud between the petty, intolerant captain and an impetuous, highly-respected cargo officer whose continuous efforts to get a transfer to combat duty are blocked by the captain
Gypsy by Mervyn LeRoy( Visual )
32 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of burlesque star Gypsy Rose Lee, her rise to stardom from vaudeville and her volatile relationship with her ambitious mother
Little Caesar by Mervyn LeRoy( Visual )
47 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A small-time hoodlum rises to criminal fame and power. Adapted from W.R. Burnett's novel
Little women by Louisa May Alcott( Visual )
27 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Louisa May Alcott's Civil War story of four sisters who share their loves, their joys, and their sorrows
Gold diggers of 1933 by Mervyn LeRoy( Visual )
29 editions published between 1933 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A musical comedy film about an aspiring songwriter, four single actresses, and the staging of a new musical play on Broadway. Includes dances choreographed by Busby Berkeley
The bad seed ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mother makes the tortuous discovery that her cherubic eight year old daughter harbors an innate desire to kill
I am a fugitive from a chain gang by Mervyn LeRoy( Visual )
16 editions published between 1932 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"World War I is over. Johnny has come marching home. But there's little fanfare and no meaningful work for one war vet. There's only the desperate life of an unjustly convicted fugitive. Twice he is sentenced to a chain gang. Twice he escapes. They can put his hands and feet in irons, but not his will to be free."--Container
Quo vadis by Mervyn LeRoy( Visual )
98 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 858 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
Random harvest ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1942 and 2005 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A showgirl falls in love with an amnesiac, who suddenly remembers his past life three years into their marriage
Thirty seconds over Tokyo ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1944 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in 1942, tells the story of the first B-25 crews, under the command of General Jimmy Doolittle, training for a bombing mission over Japan
No time for sergeants ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Georgia farm boy Will Stockdale is about to bust with pride because he's been drafted. Wearing a friendly, wide grin, he ambles into the U.S. Air Force, and most folk will never be the same, including pint-sized Ben, big-city bruiser Irvin and a jittery aptitude tester. Then there is Sgt. Orville King who is an old-timer driven crazy by Will's gee-whiz efforts at friendship
Room service by William A Seiter( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Room Service: A cash-strapped theatrical troup tries to find a backer and keep from being thrown out of their hotel. At the Circus: The brothers try to keep the cash-strapped circus running by finding a backer
Madame Curie ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1942 and 2012 in English and German and held by 507 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
Forbidden Hollywood collection ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three on a match: Although Vivian Revere is seemingly the most successful of a trio of reunited schoolmates, she throws it away by descending into a life of debauchery and drugs
Waterloo Bridge by Mervyn LeRoy( Visual )
22 editions published between 1940 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the eve of World War II, Roy, a British officer, revisits Waterloo Bridge where he and Myra met and fell in love during an air raid at the beginning of World War I. Heartbroken after Roy was reportedly killed in action, Myra turned to prostitution to make her way. The report, however, was false, and when Roy returns from a POW camp, Myra's shattered spirit may no longer hold any room for happiness
The FBI story by Mervyn LeRoy( Visual )
7 editions published between 1959 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the FBI unfolds through the eyes of one of its agents. During his career he investigates gangsters, swindlers, the Ku klux klan, Nazi agents and cold war spies
Blossoms in the dust by Mervyn LeRoy( Visual )
6 editions published between 1940 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To Edna Gladney, founder of the Texas Children's home and Aid Society, every abandoned child deserves the miracle of a loving home. Edna's devotion echoes today as she declares, "There are no illegitimate babies-- only illegitimate parents."
East side, west side by Mervyn LeRoy( Visual )
5 editions published between 1949 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A gracious society matron decides to give her husband one last chance, but soon his ex-mistress shows up, brewing trouble and murder
It takes more than talent by Mervyn LeRoy( Book )
8 editions published between 1953 and 1954 in English and Chinese and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Le Roy, Mervin 1900-1987
Le-Roy, Mervyn.
Le Roy Mervyn 1900-1987
LeRoy, Marvyn 1900-1987
LeRoy, Mervin 1900-1987
Leroy, Mervyn
LeRoy, Mervyn 1900-1987
Li-lai, Mei-yung.
Li-lai, Mei-yung 1900-1987
Mervyn Le Roy
Mervyn LeRoy
Roy, Mervyn le 1900-1987
Languages
English (463)
German (23)
Spanish (12)
French (8)
Italian (7)
Multiple languages (7)
English, Old (5)
Chinese (3)
Basque (1)
Polish (1)
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