WorldCat Identities

Gwenn, Edmund 1875-1959

Works: 174 works in 688 publications in 9 languages and 11,273 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Christmas films  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Short films  Science fiction films  Animal films  Children's films  Detective and mystery films  Melodrama 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Edmund Gwenn
Miracle on 34th Street by George Seaton( Visual )

95 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this Oscar-winning classic, a Macy's Department Store Santa who insists his name is Kris Kringle teaches everyone a lesson in love, faith and the value of imagination
Alfred Hitchcock's The trouble with Harry by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

125 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trouble with Harry is that he's dead, and while no one really minds, everyone feels responsible. Shirley Maclaine makes her screen debut in this New England romp that includes romance, humor ... and several unearthings of the corpse
Them! by Gordon Douglas( Visual )

40 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man has split the atom and created the ultimate weapon. But how could he have known he would also create Them!? The terror begins when a hard-nosed patrolman (James Whitmore) discovers a dazed child wandering in the New Mexico desert near a car and house trailer destroyed by a mysterious force. Whitmore next discovers a ransacked general store; its cash drawers are full but the sugar supply is missing. And on the floor lies a battered corpse containing enough formic acid to kill 20 men. The ants are coming!
Les misérables by Robert Hossein( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Valjean is a young man accused of stealing. He escapes prison and spends the rest of his life miserable and being chased by one man: a policeman named Valert
The bigamist by Ida Lupino( Visual )

35 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A couple, having grown apart after they are unable to conceive a child of their own, decides to adopt. But things take a troubling turn when the adoption agency conducts a background check and discovers the husband leading a double life with another family in L.A
The skin game a talking film by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

45 editions published between 1931 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landed gentry defend family that is being evicted by tradespeople who have worked their way up from the lowest section of society
Life with father by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

17 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trials and tribulations of a stern but lovable father and his family in New York City in the 1880's
The devil and Miss Jones by Sam Wood( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John P. Merrick, the world's richest man, gets word that someone is trying to unionize a department store he owns. To thwart this blatant act of democracy, Merrick changes his name and takes a menial job at the store to catch the union activists without detection. Once he himself is subjected to the humiliating treatment by the department supervisor, Hooper, Merrick starts to wise up-and soften up
Icons of screwball comedy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The doctor takes a wife: A feminist writer forced to pretend she's married to a man whom she loathes. A night to remember: A woman and her mystery writer husband take an apartment in Greenwich Village and almost immediately find themselves in the middle of a genuine murder case
Turner Classic Movies greatest classic films collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lassie come home: A collie braves storms, hunger, and peril to return to her young master. Son of Lassie: On a bombing run over enemy-occupied Norway, a bomber crewman and his devoted dog, Lassie's son Laddie, parachute from their damaged aircraft into a series of wartime adventures. Courage of Lassie: Lassie is in the Army now. Follows the canine's new adventures form his wilderness puppyhood and wartime battlefield service to postwar stress and a moving family reunion. Hills of home: A Scottish doctor rescues Lassie from a cruel master but nearly regrets his deed when he finds the dog has a phobia of water
Katharine Hepburn 100th anniversary collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Without love: A devoted scientist meets a widow who seems to share his distaste of romantic love. The widow proposes marriage, insisting that theirs should be a union uncomplicated by love, and the scientist readily agrees. However, when the scientist's former girlfriend turns up, his wife discovers that she has fallen in love with him after all and attempts to win him back
Foreign correspondent by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

8 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poco antes de la Segunda Guerra Mundial (1939-1945), un corresponsal americano enviado a Europa se ve envuelto en la lucha contra el fascismo durante la investigación del secuestro de un diplomático holandés. Se trata de un alegato en favor de la intervención de los americanos en la guerra. Fue propuesta como candidata a seis Óscar -incluyendo mejor película-, pero no consiguó ninguno
Sylvia Scarlett by George Cukor( Visual )

16 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sylvia Scarlett is a young woman who is forced to flee with her small-time crook father from Paris to London after her mother dies, and his swindling schemes catch up to him. Sylvia cuts her hair, dons drag, and dubs herself "Sylvester" to help them stay incognito from the law. While on the train to London, they meet a smarmy scoundrel. The trio of crooks team up and work it in London, until they get run out of town. The three hook up with a maid and become a travelling performance troupe. Sylvia (as a boy) falls for a smarmy artist-type
Lassie come home by Fred M Wilcox( Visual )

5 editions published between 1943 and 2011 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in England, this is the story of the love between a boy, young Joe, and his dog, Lassie. When Joe's father sells Lassie to a wealthy duke, the dog undertakes a harrowing 1000-mile journey to rejoin her true master
Green Dolphin Street( Visual )

3 editions published between 1947 and 2011 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 19th-century Europe and New Zealand, this sweeping romance tells the story of two beautiful sisters, one headstrong and one gentle, and of the man who marries one even though he loves the other. The film's riptides of emotion are matched by breathtaking physical tumult: a fierce Maori uprising plus a catastrophic earthquake and tidal wave that earned the film a 1947 Oscar for special effects
Alfred Hitchcock the early years of the master of suspense( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The skin game: A poor family must resort to blackmail to get their land back after a wealthy land developer buys the family estate at an auction
TCM greatest classic films collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satellite in the sky: "A stalwart crew (and a female reporter stowaway) guides a stratospheric jet rocket ship on the first space flight. The mission also involves another first: the outer-space detonation of the feared tritonium bomb. But mechanical failures threaten to trigger disaster." -- container
Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen( Visual )

9 editions published between 1940 and 2001 in English and Chinese and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this tale of pre-Victorian British country society, a mother is faced with the task of marrying-off her five daughters. The oldest daughter, intelligent and witty Elizabeth, becomes involved with the proud sophisticate, Mr. D'Arcy, and eventually all ends well
The beast from 20,000 fathoms( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beast from 20,000 fathoms: "As a result of an arctic nuclear test, a carnivorous dinosaur thaws out and starts making its way down the east coast of North America. Professor Tom Nesbitt, only witness to the beast's existence, is not believed, even when he identifies it as a "rhedosaurus" to paleontologist Thurgood Elson. All doubts disappear, however, when Elson is swallowed whole during an oceanic bathysphere excursion to search for the creature. Soon thereafter the rhedosaurus emerges from the sea and lays waste to Manhattan Island until Nesbitt comes up with a plan to try to stop the seemingly indestructible beast."--IMDb
Hills of home( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Scottish country doctor is tempted to dispose of the nervous, fearful dog he is given in payment for his services, but his patience and the dog's intelligence soon make them inseperable partners
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Edmund Gwenn acteur britannique

Edmund Gwenn attore britannico

Edmund Gwenn britischer Theater- und Filmschauspieler

Edmund Gwenn Brits acteur

Gwenn, Edmund

Kellaway, Edmund 1875-1959

Едмунд Гвен

Эдмунд Гвенн

אדמונד גוון

ادموند گون بازیگر بریتانیایی


Alfred Hitchcock's The trouble with HarryThem!Les misérablesIcons of screwball comedyKatharine Hepburn 100th anniversary collectionLassie come homeTCM greatest classic films collectionHills of home