WorldCat Identities

Barrymore, Ethel 1879-1959

Works: 271 works in 578 publications in 6 languages and 8,372 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Autobiographies  Musical films  Romance films  Legal films  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Fantasy films 
Subject Headings: Actors 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Narrator, Dedicatee, Costume designer, Speaker, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ethel Barrymore
Pinky by Elia Kazan( Visual )

27 editions published between 1949 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A racially mixed woman working as a nurse in Boston finds she can pass as White, but leaves her fiance afraid that her true heritage will be discovered. Back at home in Mississippi, she is named heiress of an estate that her family has worked for, touching off a heated situation among the locals amidst a trial
The Paradine case by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

22 editions published between 1947 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautiful Anna Paradine is accused of poisoning her older wealthy husband. Her barrister, the happily married Anthony Keane takes the case but also lets his heart rule his head when he falls hard for his client
The spiral staircase by Robert Siodmak( Visual )

19 editions published between 1945 and 2018 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman who cannot speak is stalked by a repeat killer at her uncle's mansion
Portrait of Jennie by William Dieterle( Visual )

23 editions published between 1948 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An artist meets a schoolgirl in Central Park who has a mysterious air about her. What follows is an unforgettable love story
The Farmer's daughter by H. C Potter( Visual )

14 editions published between 1947 and 2018 in English and French and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An independent Swedish farm girl revolts against her boss and beau by running for his seat in Congress
That midnight kiss ; The toast of New Orleans( Visual )

7 editions published between 1949 and 2018 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

That midnight kiss: Inspiring opera singer Prudence Budell would like to have a tenor who looks the part of the tenor role. When Johnny Donnetti, a singing truck driver is discovered, she gets her wish. A happy ending is not far away when romance blossoms between Prudence and Johnny
None but the lonely heart by Clifford Odets( Visual )

13 editions published between 1944 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When an itinerant reluctantly returns home to help his sickly mother run her shop, they're both tempted to turn to crime to help make ends meet."--IMDb
Young at heart by Gordon Douglas( Visual )

11 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cynical hard-luck musician finds happiness and a new outlook when he falls in love with a small-town girl
Moonrise( Visual )

8 editions published between 1948 and 2018 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stigmatized from infancy by the fate of his criminal father, young Danny is bruised and bullied until one night, in a fit of rage, he kills his most persistent tormenter. As the police close in around him, Danny makes a desperate bid for the love of the dead man's fiancé, a schoolteacher who sees the wounded soul behind his aggression. A small-town fable about violence and redemption, it is the final triumph of Frank Borzage, one of Hollywood's most neglected masters
Deadline-U.S.A. by Richard Brooks( Visual )

12 editions published between 1952 and 2016 in English and German and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An editor at a newspaper due to fold in three days intends to use the remaining time to expose the criminal activities of a vicious crime boss
Rasputin and the Empress( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lionel Barrymore plays Rasputin, the Siberian monk with an uncanny influence over Czarina Romanoff (played by Ethel Barrymore) in this film about White Russia before the Revolution. John Barrymore appears as Prince Chegodieff
The story of three loves( Visual )

3 editions published between 1953 and 2009 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film explores relationships--from the whimsical to the dramatic--recalled by passengers aboard a sleek ocean liner. In the first story, an impresario loses his heart to a lovely ballerina with tragic results. Next, an elderly enchantress uses magic to help a naive governess find romance. Finally, a trapeze artist who was responsible for the death of his last partner trains a new one, a beautiful woman with a mysterious past
The great sinner( Visual )

3 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawn to an alluring beauty he meets aboard a train, a Russian writer follows her into an elegant casino. There he is intrigued by the obsessive life she and her father share, risking their fortunes and their futures on the spin of a roulette wheel. At first the writer is a mere observer, but soon he is drawn inexorably into a madness that threatens to destroy him
Memories, an autobiography by Ethel Barrymore( Book )

21 editions published between 1955 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moonrise by Frank Borzage( Visual )

7 editions published between 1948 and 2017 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Branded the son of a killer, a young man wrestles with the shame of his heritage in an unforgiving southern swamp-town. When the town roughneck taunts him beyond endurance, his long-suffering rage explodes and he unwittingly kills his tormentor
The Spiral staircase by Robert Siodmak( Visual )

25 editions published between 1945 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A terrifying melodrama about a mute servant girl in a gloomy house who is threatened by a mysterious killer
Voices from Hollywood's golden age( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stan Laurel, was an English comic actor, writer and film director, most famous as Laurel of comedic duo Laurel and Hardy. Laurel's career stretched between 1917 and 1951, and included a starring role in the 1932 film The Music Box. Buster Keaton was an American actor, vaudevillian, comedian, filmmaker, stunt performer, and writer. He was best known for his silent films, in which his trademark was physical comedy with a consistently stoic, deadpan expression. Keaton's most enduring feature-length film was the 1927 The General. Lillian Gish was an American stage, screen and television actress, director and writer whose film acting career spanned from 1912 to 1987. She was particularly associated with the films of director D. W. Griffith, including her leading role in one of the highest grossing films of the Silent era, Birth of a Nation in 1915. Ethel Barrymore was the sister of actors John Barrymore and Lionel Barrymore, the aunt of actor John Drew Barrymore, and the grand-aunt of actress Drew Barrymore. Barrymore won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the 1944 film None but the Lonely Heart opposite Cary Grant. John Barrymore was a member of the Drew and Barrymore theatrical dynasties. He began his career in 1903 and first gained attention as a stage actor in light comedy, then high drama, culminating in productions of Justice, Richard III and Hamlet. Lionel Barrymore was an American actor of stage, screen and radio as well as a film director. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in 1931's A Free Soul, and remains perhaps best known for the role of the villainous Mr. Potter character in Frank Capra's 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life
The red Danube( Visual )

4 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is one of the Red-baiting genre designed to demonstrate Hollywood's political credentials at the height of the Cold War. The representation of life in postwar Vienna sought to expose the duplicity of the Russians in repatriating displaced Soviet subjects specifically here a ballerina on the run from Russian agents. The lampooning of the occupying Allied administration in Vienna, criticised at the time of the film's release, now seems not entirely misplaced in the light of what has subsequently emerged about such repatriations. The effectiveness of the central drama is generally aided by the casting but hampered by a routine romantic sub-plot and wordy exchanges about God and organised religion between an agnostic British Army Colonel and a Mother Superior
Just for you( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical comedy about widower Jordan Blake, a successful Broadway producer who is not very successful as a father. A musical comedy star, however, shows him the way
Irving Berlin's This is the Army : General Electric Theater "Prosper's Old Mother."( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irving Berlin's This is the Army-"The group of soldiers who staged Irving Berlin's WWI musical 'Yip Yip Yaphand' reunite to mount a similar WWII effort ..."
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Alternative Names
Barrymore Colt, Ethel 1879-1959

Barrymore, Miss Ethel 1879-1959

Blythe, Ethel Mae 1879-1959

Colt, Ethel Mae 1879-1959

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