WorldCat Identities

Johnson, Van 1916-2008

Works: 426 works in 1,132 publications in 6 languages and 18,844 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  War films  Musical films  Comedy films  Romance films  Fantasy films  Legal films  History  Biographical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Instrumentalist, Singer, Author, Speaker, Dancer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Van Johnson
Brigadoon by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

79 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two vacationing Americans on a hunting trip become lost, and stumble upon Brigadoon, a small Scottish village not found on any current map, in which people harbour a mysterious secret and behave as if they were still living two hundred years in the past. One of the men falls in love with a townswoman, and has to decide where his heart lies
The Caine mutiny by Edward Dmytryk( Visual )

67 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A combat-weary, paranoid Captain Queeg loses his nerve during a typhoon and is relieved of command by his first officer
The last time I saw Paris by Richard Brooks( Visual )

127 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A writer recalls his romance with a wealthy American girl in Paris
Till the clouds roll by by Richard Whorf( Visual )

60 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical biography portrayal concerning the life and music of composer, Jerome Kern. Incorporates excerpts from several of his popular musicals including Showboat
Yours, mine & ours by Melville Shavelson( Visual )

11 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the Beardsley family of Northern California, this comedy tells the story of a widower and father of 10 who marries a widow with 8 of her own
Thirty seconds over Tokyo( Visual )

17 editions published between 1944 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 786 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
Battleground by William A Wellman( Visual )

25 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a group of soldiers through the Battle of the Bulge
Frank Capra's state of the union by Frank Capra( Visual )

24 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An industrialist runs for the Presidency and is caught between his principled estranged wife and a power-hungry newspaper owner, who is also the industrialist's mistress
In the good old summertime( Visual )

15 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical remake of 'Shop around the corner' involving two feuding store employees who are unknowingly engaged in a romantic relationship as anonymous pen pals
The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Bretaigne Windust( Visual )

25 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The famous children's fairy tale is retold with warmth and understanding as the mysterious ratcatcher comes to the town of Hamelin and promises to rid the town of its unwelcome guests for a price
Where angels go, trouble follows by Columbia Pictures( Visual )

3 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedic drama centering around nuns in a convent and the conflict between the traditional, rigid values of the Roman Catholic church and the liberalism of the 1960s
Command decision by Miguel Mihura( Visual )

12 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General Casey of the U.S. Army Air Forces in England must fight congressional representatives and his own chain of command to be allowed to complete an important mission
The end of the affair by Edward Dmytryk( Visual )

9 editions published between 1954 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In England during World War II, an American writer and the bored wife of a British civil servant fall in love, then she mysteriously ends the affair
Madame Curie by Ju li( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in German and English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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War classics Casablanca express ; Cold war killers ; A yank in Libya ; Waterfront ; Commandos ; Eagles attack at dawn ; Hitler's SS: portrait of evil ; Go for broke( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 2. Commandos: "U.S. Army Sgt. Sullivan is in an against-all-odds war adventure about a group of misfit soldiers he trains to stage a daring mission in North Africa. The platoon is ordered to take over an Italian camp, but as soon as the American soldiers reach their target, all hell breaks loose when some unexpected twists get in the way of completing their mission." Eagles attack at dawn: This story "is centered on a rescue mission to retrieve Israeli commandos from a Syrian prison. The operation is a covert maneuver involving members of the Israeli Army and Security Services".--Container. Hitler's SS: portrait of evil: "An overall look at Hitler's regime, focusing in on two young brothers from Berlin who join the Nazi camp"--Container. Go for broke: "The 442nd Regimental Combat Team is honored due to its make-up of mostly Japanese-American volunteers who loyally and courageously fought in World War II against their homeland and in the name of the United States. In particular, the film focuses on Lt. Mike Grayson, who holds prejudices against his men; ideas that were prevalent about all Japanese-Americans at the time. But as he watches the valiant men selflessly engage in battle, the lieutenant's biases are slowly chipped away until they are completely dissolved by the end of the war"--Container
Go for broke!( Visual )

27 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trimphant look at the grit and guts of the Japanese-Americans who made up the 442nd regiment during World War II. Dealing with their prejudiced commander and facing battlefront horrors with true heroism and team spirit earned them national respect
War movies WWII collection( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great World War II era movies projecting the spirit and solidarity of Allied forces in the European and Pacific theaters
Great cinema : 15 films( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tale of two cities: A British barrister falls in love with a comely French lass who marries another. When her husband returns to Paris to rescue a family retainer he himself is imprisoned. The barrister then comes up with a daring plan to save the lass's husband
Clowning around by Markene Kruse-Smith( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In and out of foster homes most of his life, 14-year-old Sim wants to be a professional circus clown. Sim runs away from his foster parents and sets off on an exciting adventure that takes him from Australia to Paris
The decade you were born( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If you were born in the 40s, your decade began with the election of Franklin Delano Roosevelt to an unprecedented third term, the country was isolationist, American workers got the forty hour work week, Walt Disney Studios released Fantasia and Pinocchio, Nylon stockings went on sale for the first time, and Glen Miller wrote the decade's signature song, In the Mood
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Caine mutiny
Alternative Names
Johnson, Charles Van

Johnson, Charles Van 1916-2008

Johnson, Charles Van Dell 1916-2008

Johnson, Van 1916-

Van Johnson acteur

Van Johnson acteur américain

Van Johnson aktor amerykański

Van Johnson amerikanischer Schauspieler

Van Johnson attore cinematografico, attore televisivo e ballerino statunitense

Van Johnson, Charles

Ван Джонсон

ون جانسون بازیگر آمریکایی



The Caine mutinyTill the clouds roll byYours, mine & oursThirty seconds over TokyoBattlegroundFrank Capra's state of the unionCommand decisionThe end of the affair