WorldCat Identities

Taurog, Norman 1899-1981

Works: 320 works in 913 publications in 6 languages and 11,304 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Children's films  Film adaptations  Romantic comedy films  Comedy films  Juvenile works  Action and adventure films  Animated films  Filmed dance 
Roles: Director, Attributed name, Author, Performer, Actor, Film editor, Restager , fmd, Scenarist, Photographer, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Norman Taurog
Most widely held works by Norman Taurog
Boys Town by Norman Taurog( Visual )

29 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of Father Flanagan and his founding of Boys Town, a home for juvenile delinquents
Blue Hawaii by Norman Taurog( Visual )

36 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elvis Presley, plays an ex-GI returning home to Hawaii. His mother wants him to climb the corporate ladder, but his work plans focus on being a tour guide
Broadway melody of 1940 by Cole Porter( Visual )

30 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A backstage yarn about two hoofers, Johnny Brett (Astaire) and King Shaw (Murphy), who are an ambitious dance team working in a dance hall for little or nothing. A mistake in names shoots King instead of Johnny into the lead of a Broadway musical opposite the star, Clare Bennett (Eleanor Powell). On opening night of the production, King is unable to perform due to intoxication, and Johnny is forced to perform to save his partner's reputation. The show's producers realize their mistake in identity and all is resolved
G.I. blues by Norman Taurog( Visual )

41 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elvis plays an Oklahoma singer who gets out of the army and wants to open a club
Spinout by Elvis Presley( Visual )

21 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elvis plays a singer-race car driver who has a single-minded desire to remain single. Pursuing him is a trio of lovelies with an itch to get hitched, but they have a lot more than each other as rivals. They have to compete with the sleek curves and shiny good looks of a high-powered Cobra 427
It happened at the world's fair by Norman Taurog( Visual )

16 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A couple of bush pilots find themselves grounded in Seattle at the annual World's Fair. One thing leads to another and they help an abandoned girl and make the acquaintance of a beautiful nurse
Girl crazy by George Gershwin( Visual )

15 editions published between 1943 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danny Churchill is a rich kid with a taste for wine, women and song, but not for higher education. His father ships him to an all-male college where he runs into the dean's granddaughter who is trying to help her grandfather keep his college from folding
Speedway( Visual )

16 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"World 600" stock car driver, Steve Grayson, has nerves of steel and a heart of gold. Internal Revenue collection agent Susan Jacks is hot on Steve's trail. When the two meet, it's pedal-to-the-metal action. Kenny Donford, Steve's manager, mismanages Steve into a $145,000 jam and Steve has to figure out how to get out of trouble
Words and music by Richard Rodgers( Visual )

11 editions published between 1948 and 2007 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the brilliant but glitchy Lorenz Hart who is disappointed in love by singer Peggy McNeil. He never gets over it and falls apart. Richard Rogers and his wife Dorothy look on in dismay
Girls! Girls! Girls! by Norman Taurog( Visual )

34 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ross Carpenter is a fishing guide/sailor who loves his life on the sea. When he finds out his boss is retiring to Arizona, he has to find a way to buy the Westwind, a boat that he and his father built. He is also caught between two women: insensitive club singer Robin and sweet Laurel
Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis collection( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight films from the comedy team of Martin and Lewis
Double trouble( Visual )

16 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elvis plays an American singer touring European discos. He gets involved with an American heiress whose evil uncle wants to kill her for the inheritance. Dashing through Europe, the pai run into spies, counterspies, jewel thieves, and Belgian detectives
That midnight kiss The toast of New Orleans( Visual )

12 editions published between 1949 and 2007 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The toast of New Orleans: Snooty opera singer, Suzette Micheline, meets rough-and-tumble fisherman, Pepe Duvalle, in the Louisiana bayous and this fisherman can sing. Her agent lures him away to New Orleans to teach him to sing opera, but comes to regret this rash decision when the singers fall in love
The adventures of Tom Sawyer : Lil' treasure hunters ; Devil's Hill( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of Tom Sawyer: Tom and his friend Huckleberry Finn are always getting into trouble, but when they witness a murder, they take a vow of silence and head down river on a raft. The whole town thinks they're dead, so when they return, they are in even more trouble--and not only with their families. The trial for the murder begins, and the killer needs to make sure they don't tell what they know
Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland collection( Visual )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strike up the band: Jimmy, a bandleader, and Mary, a singer, are talented high school students trying to climb the ladder of success. As a team, they sing and dance their way to the top, but not without difficulty
Carole Lombard : the glamour collection( Visual )

2 editions published between 1931 and 2006 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Man of the world) A young American girl visits Paris accompanied by her fiancee and her wealthy uncle. (We're not dressing) Beautiful high society type Doris Worthington is entertaining guests on her yacht in the Pacific when it hits a reef and sinks. (Hands across the table) A loafer and a manicurist, both planning to marry money, meet and form an uneasy alliance. (Love before breakfast) Kay bounces between boyfriend Bill and a Wall Street tycoon who thinks he knows what's best for her and bosses her around. (The princess comes across) A woman pretends to be royalty in order to get aboard a crusie ship. (True confession) Helen and Ken are a pretty strange couple, she is a pathological liar, and he is a scrupulously honest lawyer
Live a little, love a little( Visual )

9 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in English and German and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his 28th film, Elvis Presley plays frazzled photographer and playboy Greg, who holds two simultaneous jobs--one for the publisher of a girlie magazine, another for an adman--while also contending with the kooky attentions of a beach beauty. Four songs, including "A little less conversation" and the "Edge of reality" dream sequence, add to the zippy fun
The stooge by Norman Taurog( Visual )

9 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A struggling vaudeville singer finds success when he teams up with a comedian. As their success grows, so does the singer's ego, and after firing his partner he realizes the comedian wasn't such a "stooge" after all
Tickle me( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lonnie Beale, a guitar-playing rodeo rider who ends up working at a dude ranch/spa for actresses and models, attracts all of them except the instructor, until he aids her in finding buried gold in a ghost town. Features nine songs, including "I'm yours" and "(Such an) Easy question."
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Boys Town
Alternative Names
Norman Taurog Amerikaans filmregisseur

Norman Taurog amerikanischer Filmregisseur

Norman Taurog réalisateur américain

Norman Taurog regista statunitense

Taurog, Norman 1899-1981

Νόρμαν Τόρογκ

Норман Таурог

Норман Торог

Таурог, Норман

נורמן טאורוג

نورمن توراگ فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، و کارگردان آمریکایی



Blue HawaiiSpinoutGirl crazyCarole Lombard : the glamour collectionLive a little, love a little