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West, Claudine 1890-1943

Overview
Works: 54 works in 175 publications in 5 languages and 5,116 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  War films  Historical films  History  Fiction  Musical films  Biographical films  Romance films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Author, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Claudine West
Mrs. Miniver by William Wyler( Visual )

14 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in English and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This story of an average English middle-class family begins with the summer of 1939; when the sun shone down on a happy, careless people, who worked and played, reared their children and tended their gardens in that happy, easy-going England that was so soon to be fighting desperately for her way of life and for life itself."--Title screens. [The film] dramatizes the effect of the Second World War on the English at home. Mrs. Kay Miniver's tranquil domestic existence is torn to shreds by the winds of war: her husband, Clem, disappears on a secret volunteer mission; eldest son, Vin, joins the RAF; and the village faces regular German bombings with a typically British stiff-upper-lip. Embodying understated British courage in the face of danger, Mrs. Miniver's mission is to stay alive, and keep her family together with hope, strength, and dignity
The good earth by Pearl S Buck( Visual )

15 editions published between 1937 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young farmer named Wang Lung marries a selfless, loyal slave girl, O-Lan. Wang is initially devoted to the land and rises to prosperity. Later, however, Wang deserts the land and takes a second wife and tragedy threatens to overwhelm him. Eventually Wang realizes that the land and O-Lan mean more to him than his wealth
Goodbye, Mr. Chips by Sam Wood( Visual )

24 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the transformation of Charles Chipping from a timid, young schoolmaster into the most beloved teacher at Brookfield School
Random harvest( Visual )

14 editions published between 1942 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wife of a shell-shocked soldier returning to civilian life must allow him to remember their marriage on his own
Marie Antoinette( Visual )

7 editions published between 1938 and 2013 in English and German and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the life of Marie Antoinette and the chaos of the French Revolution
The mortal storm by Frank Borzage( Visual )

16 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the same day that Prof. Roth celebrates his birthday, Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany. This causes a tragic rift among the guests at the professor's party. Politics come between Roth's daughter Freya & her fiance. Freya finds herself falling in love with an old friend, but their only hope for a future together is to escape to freedom across the Austrian border
The white cliffs of Dover( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Susan moves with her father from America to England, she ends up falling in love with and marrying Sir John Ashwood, an English baronet. But, before their son is born, Susan loses her husband to World War I. When World War II breaks out years later, her son's own tour of duty begins. Finding out whether he will return home safely or not makes for some of the most dramatic moments in motion picture history
On borrowed time( Visual )

7 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Death comes for Gramps Northrup, Gramps isn't ready to go because that would leave his grandson alone, so he uses magic to trap Death in a tree. But with Death on hiatus, others whose time has come and who are in ill and in pain, cannot be released from their suffering. Gramps begins to wonder if he has done the right thing
Greatest classic films collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gigi (1958, color, 115 min.): Gigi (Leslie Caron) goes from girlishness to glamour and desires more than the lush life of suitor Gaston (Louis Jourdan)
The Barretts of Wimpole Street( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatic portrayal of the romance of poets, Elizabeth Barrett (Norma Shearer) and Robert Browning (Fredric March). The invalid poetess who regains her health after falling in love with the famous poet elopes with the poet against the wishes of her tyrannical father (Charles Laughton), who exhibits an incestuous attachment for Elizabeth, as well as an over domineering control of all the Barrett siblings in their personal adult relationships. The story is set in London, England, starting in the year, 1845
Smilin' through by Prod Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a man's fianceé is shot dead on the couple's wedding day by a rejected lover who was aiming for him, was left to raise his fianceés niece who eventually falls in love with the murderer's son. The past sweeps back to haunt the present
The last of Mrs. Cheyney( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young widow that is part of a cadre of con artists intends to steal a valuable necklace owned by one of the bluebloods. But the heist may go awry when a witty and handsome nephew of the targeted victim steals the light fingered femme's heart
We were dancing( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a penniless princess and baron arrive in America, they show their hosts a royal time. But when they fall in love one of them will need to get a job
Greatest classic films collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Casablanca: Casablanca, WWII. Rick Blaine is an exiled American who owns the most popular nightclub in town, Rick's cafe. He comes to have possession of two valuable letters that German couriers were killed trying to deliver to the German high command. Ilsa Lund re-enters Rick's life to purchase the letters he has obtained. Mrs. Miniver: The Miniver's are an English 'middle-class' family who, together, experience life in the first months of World War II. While dodging bombs. The Miniver's son beings courting Lady Beldon's granddaughter. A rose is named after Mrs. Miniver and it is entered into a competition where her rose will go up against Lady Beldon's rose
Madame Miniver( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a middle-class British family and their struggle to survive during WWII. Mrs. Miniver nobly tends her rose garden while her stalwart husband participates in the evacuation at Dunkirk. She personafies grace under pressure as the Miniver family huddles in their bomb shelter during a Luftwaffe attack, while she is forced to confront a downed Nazi paratrooper in her kitchen, and while she is preparing for her annual flower show - despite the exigencies of bombing raids. Even the vicars climactic call to arms from the pulpit of his ruined church seems to bring out the best in people
Turner Classic Movies greatest classic films collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Miniver: The story of a middle-class British family and their struggle to survive during WWII. Mrs. Miniver nobly tends her rose garden while her stalwart husband participates in the evacuation at Dunkirk. She personafies grace under pressure as the Miniver family huddles in their bomb shelter during a Luftwaffe attack, while she is forced to confront a downed Nazi paratrooper in her kitchen, and while she is preparing for her annual flower show - despite the exigencies of bombing raids. Even the vicars climactic call to arms from the pulpit of his ruined church seems to bring out the best in people
Mrs. Miniver by Arthur Wimperis( Book )

1 edition published in 1943 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A movie doesn't win seven Oscars for nothing. A glowing Greer Garson (Best Actress) commands the screen as Mrs. Miniver, a middle-class British housewife whose strength holds her family together as World War II literally hits their home. Walter Pidgeon as her architect husband seems to be the prototype for future TV dads in this affecting portrait of love--familial and romantic--during war. But the relationship between Mrs. Miniver's college-age son (Richard Ney) and the upper-crust Carol (Best Supporting Actress Teresa Wright) is filled with inherent drama--as the war speeds up their young love, it also has the potential to doom it. The 1942 film, which also won for Best Picture and Best Director, is filled with colorful characters, snappy dialogue, and sensational plot twists. Although you spend much of the movie dreading that one of the Minivers will become a casualty of war, when it finally happens, it's not what you anticipated. Exactly what you'd expect from a legendary film that lives up to its billing
The son-daughter( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a major uprising occurs in their homeland, Chinese immigrants prepare to smuggle arms into China, a shipment the loyalist Fen Sha will do whatever it takes to stop. In need of money to dispatch the munitions, Dr. Dong Tong offers in marriage his daughter Lien Wha, promising to sell her to the highest bidder
Mrs. Miniver by Claudine West( Book )

3 editions published between 1941 and 1942 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Barretts of Wimpole Street : screenplay by Ernest Vajda( Book )

3 editions published between 1932 and 1947 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Claudine West britische Drehbuchautorin

Claudine West Brits scenarioschrijfster (1890-1943)

Godber, Ivy Claudine -1943

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