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Corey, Wendell 1914-1968

Works: 181 works in 567 publications in 5 languages and 9,242 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Western films  Romantic comedy films  Film noir  History  Christmas films  Children's films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Contributor, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Wendell Corey
Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

160 editions published between 1954 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 3,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a photographer with a broken leg, Stewart takes up the fine art of spying on his Greenwich Village neighbors during a summer heat wave. Things really begin to get hot when he suspects a salesman may have murdered his nagging wife and buried the body in a flower garden. He actively enlists the help of his girlfriend to investigate the highly suspicious chain of events. Events that ultimately lead to one of the most memorable and gripping endings in film history
Sorry, wrong number by Lucille Fletcher( Visual )

19 editions published between 1948 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Lucille Fletcher took on the challenge of expanding her classic 30-minute radio suspenser Sorry, Wrong Number into an 89-minute feature film, she opted on the Citizen Kane approach, filling the plotline to the brim with revelatory flashbacks. Barbara Stanwyck stars as bedridden hypochondriac Leona Stevenson, who while trying to make a call from her bedroom telephone gets her wires crossed and inadvertently overhears two men plotting a murder. Anxiously, Leona wades through telephone-company bureaucracy to trace the call, never catching on? until it's too late? that the murder being planned is hers. A series of flashbacks details the disintegrating marriage between the wealthy Leona and her weakling husband Henry (Burt Lancaster), and Henry's subsequent disastrous get-rich-quick schemes involving chemist Waldo Evans (Harold Vermilyea) and a surly gangster (William Conrad). It would have been a near-sacrilege to alter the radio play's ironic ending, which fortunately remains intact on film. Sorry Wrong Number was first heard on radio's Suspense series in 1943, with Agnes Moorehead as the harried Mrs. Stevenson (a role she'd repeat several times on radio and on stage). Though disappointed that she wasn't chosen to star in the film version, Moorehead took some satisfaction in the fact that a recording of the original radio program was played constantly on the set to help keep Barbara Stanwyck "in the mood."
Rear window( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wheelchair bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder
The Rainmaker by Joseph Anthony( Visual )

12 editions published between 1956 and 2017 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A confidence man, hired by a south-western rancher to produce rain within twenty-four hours for a drought-stricken farming area, brings hope and faith into the barren life of the rancher's frustrated daughter, who seems destined for spinsterhood in spite of her family's efforts to find her a husband
The furies( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1870s New Mexico Territory, megalomaniacal widowed ranch owner T.C. Jeffords butts heads with his daughter, Vance, a firebrand with serious daddy issues, over her dowry, choice of husband, and finally, ownership of the land itself
The light in the forest( Visual )

7 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kidnapped by Indians as an infant, a teenager is returned to his parents but finds the white man's ways disturbing
Holiday affair by Don Hartman( Visual )

17 editions published between 1949 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recently-unemployed man is helping a child who'd otherwise find disappointment under the Christmas tree. The boy's war-widowed mom notes the gesture, and she's drawn to the handsome stranger--but could she possibly choose a man without a job to the moneyed attorney she's been seeing?
Alfred Hitchcock, the masterpiece collection( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Voyeuristic masterpiece about a photographer who becomes obsessed with watching his neighbors and discovers a possible murder."--Container
The big knife by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

13 editions published between 1955 and 2017 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hollywood superstar Charlie Castle has it all ... except a way out. When he tries to leave show business, his tyrannical studio boss Stanley Hoff blackmails him with a lethal, covered-up secret that could land him in jail. A loose-lipped starlet also knows too much, and when she starts talking, Hoff plans murder."--Container
The search( Visual )

4 editions published between 1948 and 2010 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In post-World War II Germany, a small boy who survived Auschwitz wanders alone -- feral, mute and terrified. He finds a makeshift home with a big-hearted GI, while the mother he does not remember searches desperately for him. Starring a then-unknown Montgomery Clift in his movie debut, directed in a near-documentary style by Fred Zinnemann and filmed in the ragged, rubble-strewn skeleton of Nuremberg, The Search vividly captures the horrifying human cost of war. This milestone of filmmaking won two 1948 Academy Awards: Best Motion Picture Story and a special award to Ivan Jandl for his haunting performance as the lost child."--Container
The file on Thelma Jordon by Robert Siodmak( Visual )

7 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 1950 film noir directed by noir veteran Robert Siodmak. Barbara Stanwyck plays Thelma Jordon, a woman who seduces the married Assistant District Attorney and pulls him into a web of theft and murder. Her aunt's mansion is burglarized and the woman is murdered. Thelma calls the Assistant DA to help her cover up evidence that may incriminate her. When she emerges as the prime suspect, the infatuated Assistant DA tries to sabotage the prosecution
Alfred Hitchcock : the essentials collection( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 4 : Psycho: based on the novel by Robert Bloch. Psycho is a horror melodrama in which a woman disappears after spending the night in an isolated motel which adjoins an eerie Victorian mansion, inhabited by a disturbed young man and his mother
Alias Jesse James( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Milford sells a large life insurance policy to 'T.J. James, ' a young man who says he's well-known, the broker thinks he has made a killing. But his elation is short-lived when he realizes that his new client is none other than Jesse James - who is already worth more dead than alive. Suddenly Milford finds himself saddled with a new commission: to go west, join the James gang and do everything possible to keep the deadliest outlaw in history alive
Loving you by Hal Kanter( Visual )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deke Rivers is a small-town boy with big-time talent. Holding down a series of menial jobs, he's going nowhere until an accidental on-stage appearance shows off a style of singing all his own
4 film favorites( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of four seasonal films
Rear window( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man in a wheelchair spies on his neighbors through the window and comes to suspect one of them of murder
Carbine Williams( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A real-life convicted killer who, while in prison, invents the short-stroke piston, an innovation that revolutionizes the M1 carbine
The Joe Louis story : the Lou Gehrig story( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two biographical sports films. The Joe Louis story is the story of a boy who traded his violin for a pair of boxing gloves and went on to become the world's heavyweight champion. Includes original fight footage. The Lou Gehrig story is the story of the great baseball player chiefly remembered for his prowess as a hitter, his consecutive games-played record and its subsequent longevity, and the pathos of his farewell from baseball at age 36, when he was stricken with a fatal neurological disease
Harriet Craig( Visual )

7 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harriet Craig, to all outward appearances, is a devoted wife and homemaker. But beneath the surface of her meticulously kept, richly appointed mansion, Harriet is a neurotic perfectionist and a stickler for absolute cleanliness. Her servants are kept on their toes by her shrewish orders and she will stop at nothing to ensure no one upsets the status quo of her complacent life with her husband Walter. When it appears that Walter will be promoted and travelling abroad on business, Harriet springs into action to squelch his plans. Harriet's monstrous selfishness and essential heatred of men, a syndrome initiated in girlhood when her father abandoned Harriet and her mother, at last becomes obvious to Walter. In a dramatic final confrontation, Walter finally realizes he too was just another possession in Harriet's loveless, life-size dollhouse
I walk alone( Visual )

7 editions published between 1948 and 2018 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partners Frankie and Noll split up to evade capture by the police. Frankie is caught and jailed, but Noll manages to escape and open a posh New York City nightclub. Years later Frankie is released from the clink and visits Noll with the intention of collecting his half of the nightclub's profits. But Noll, who has no intention of being so equitable, uses his ex-girlfriend Kay to divert Frankie from his intended goal
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Sorry, wrong number
Sorry, wrong numberThe light in the forestHoliday affairAlfred Hitchcock, the masterpiece collectionAlias Jesse JamesRear window
Alternative Names
Wendell Corey acteur américain

Wendell Corey Amerikaans acteur (1914-1968)

Wendell Corey amerikanesche Politiker

Wendell Corey amerikansk skådespelare

Wendell Corey amerikansk skodespelar

Wendell Corey amerikansk skuespiller

Wendell Corey attore statunitense

Wendell Corey pemeran laki-laki asal Amerika Serikat

Wendell Corey US-amerikanischer Schauspieler und Politiker

Кори Вэнделл

Уэнделл Кори американский актёр

ונדל קורי

ונדל קורי שחקן אמריקאי

وندل کوری

وندل کوری بازیگر آمریکایی

ويندل كوري سياسي أمريكي





English (266)

Spanish (17)

French (6)

German (4)

Dutch (1)