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Durning, Charles 1923-2012

Works: 319 works in 832 publications in 4 languages and 35,786 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Juvenile works  History  Legends  Puppet films  Fiction  Parodies, imitations, etc  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Interviewee, Singer, Costume designer, Recipient
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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O brother, where art thou? by Joel Coen ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and German and held by 3,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Loosely based on Homer's "Odyssey", three escaped chain gang convicts have to travel home to try and recover buried loot from a bank heist. Along the way they meet up with some strange characters
Arthur Miller's Death of a salesman ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and German and held by 2,882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dark drama of a failed man, Willy Loman, whose life did not measure up to his expectations. Movie made for television
Tootsie by Sydney Pollack ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Michael Dorsey is a talented actor, but his demanding nature and stubborn temperament have antagonized every producer in New York. Now his agent insists no one will hire him. But Michael needs money - eight thousand dollars to be exact - and to earn it, he's willing to play the role of a lifetime"--Container
The sting by George Roy Hill ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 2,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is 1932 and a money runner is carrying the week's take -- $11,000 -- from an illegal gambling outfit in Joliet, Illinois, to the main office. On the way, three men con him out of the take. Mob boss Doyle Lonnegan discovers who pulled the job, and exacts revenge by having one of the con men, Luther Coleman thrown from a window. Lonnegan also orders a hit on Luther's partner, Johnny Hooker. To escape Lonnegan's wrath, Hooker goes to Chicago, to meet an old friend of Luther's, Henry Gondorff. To avenge Luther's death, they set up an elaborate plan -- a "long con"--To swindle an enormous sum out of Lonnegan so neatly that he won't even realize he's been conned
Dog day afternoon by Sidney Lumet ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and held by 1,793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a botched bank robbery that occurred August 22, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York and turned into a bizarre hostage situation lasting all day
The Muppet movie by Jim Henson ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 1,737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a fine day not so long ago, Kermit the Frog was playing and singing in the swamp. A lost Hollywood talent agent hears him, and tells him he has talent. Therefore, Kermit sets out for Hollywood to find fame and fortune. Along the way Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, the Electric Mayhem band, and the romantically inclined Miss Piggy join him. Fast food magnate Doc Hopper--who is determined to enlist Kermit as spokes-frog for his southern fried frog-leg restaurants--also follows him. Doc Hopper employs all means underhand to suborn Kermit, including abducting Miss Piggy. Kermit must make a choice between stopping Hopper and dashing the other Muppets dreams of the big time
The land before time IV journey through the mists ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 1,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Littlefoot and his pals explore swamps and outwit sly new villains to find a special flower that will heal Littlefoot's sick grandfather
Dick Tracy by Warren Beatty ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
G-man Dick Tracy battles top crime figure The Lame One in San Francisco
State and Main ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In order to save money on production costs, a movie production crew moves into a small town in Vermont. The crew soon discovers that their much needed "prop" has burned down, the star can't keep his pants zipped, the starlet won't take off her top and the locals want a piece of the action
Home for the holidays by Jodie Foster ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Claudia Larson is a divorced single mom who just lost her job and now has to fly home for the traditional family Thanksgiving in Baltimore. From the plane, she calls for reinforcements--and her brother Tommy makes it down from Boston with a little surprise: a handsome friend named Leo. Between dropping the turkey in their sister's lap and a few fist fights on the front lawn, Claudia and Tommy recapture their childhood and Claudia and Leo explore the sweet possibility of romance
I.Q ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
All the world knows about Einstein the scientific genius. But what about Einstein the matchmaker? I.Q. puts this fanciful notion to the test and comes up with winning results in this fun, warm-hearted romantic comedy
The Hudsucker proxy by Ethan Coen ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Waring Hudsucker, head of a successful company commits suicide, the board of directors has a plan to make a lot of money, so they decide to appoint a moron to run the company. Mailroom clerk Norville Barnes is exactly what Hudsucker is looking for to be president. They hope that as soon as the stock falls low enough, the director and his friends will buy them up cheaply, take over the company and they will be successful again. However, a tough reporter is suspicious and decides to investigate Hudsucker
The Voyage of La Amistad a quest for freedom ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicle of the story of the abducted Africans and their battles for freedom, first on the Amistad and then as they stood trial in a strange land, taking their case all the way to the Supreme Court with various abolitionists and former president John Quincy Adams leading the way
The Best little whorehouse in Texas by Colin Higgins ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and French and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sheriff and a proprietress join together not only in romance, but to fight a big city TV crusader in his efforts to expose the Chicken Ranch to public scandal, and thus close it down
Mrs. Santa Claus ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mrs. Santa Claus' contributions seem to go unappreciated until she takes the sleigh to check out a new route and has to make an emergency landing in New York City, leaving Santa and his elves lost without her
Local color ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1974, in the suburb of Port Chester, New York, the teenage aspirant artist John Talia has a troubled relationship with his homophobic father who does not understand John's talent. While visiting his friend Yammi, John finds that the genius Russian painter Nicoli Seroff lives nearby. He decides to pay a visit to his idol. John finds a bitter alcoholic who is still grieving the loss of his wife Anya. Somehow, he successfully befriends the master. When Nicoli travels to the countryside in Pennsylvania, he invites John to go with him to teach him how to paint. John meets Nicoli's neighbor Carla who grieves the loss of her son, and the arrogant critic of art and Nicolai's friend Curtis Sunday. Along their vacation, the synergy of Nicoli and John improves their individual lives
The Final countdown ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When an electrical storm transports the nuclear-powered U.S.S. Nimitz back in time, hours before the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the crew must decide between allowing the attack to take place and preventing it, which would forever change history
The man with one red shoe ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Why does Richard Drew, eccentric violinist and American bachelor, step off a plane in Washington, D.C. wearing one red shoe? While Drew doesn't know why he's being shot at, mugged, chased and seduced, Maddy Drove spends her time trying to save him from her own employers, Copper and Ross--two Central Intelligence Agency rivals
A woman of independent means ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the turn of the century, a time when women had few choices, Bess Steed Garner inherits a legacy - not only of wealth but of determination and desire, making her truly a woman of independent means. Adapted from the epistolary novel, this film follow the life of Bess Steed Garner from her childhood in 1899 to her death in 1977. Bess endures life's trials and triumphs of life with unfailing courage and indomitable spirit: the sacrifices love sometimes requires of the heart, the flaws and rewards of marriage, the often-tested bond between mother and child, and the will to defy a society that demands conformity
The legend of Sleepy Hollow ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ichabod Crane, the superstitious new schoolmaster finds himself competing for the heart of Katrina and comes face-to-face with Sleepy Hollow's most famous resident, the Headless Horseman
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Durham, Charles 1923-2012
Durnham, Charles, 1923-2012
Durning, Chuck, 1923-2012
English (179)
German (6)
French (2)
Spanish (1)