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Menjou, Adolphe 1890-1963

Works: 371 works in 1,324 publications in 9 languages and 17,210 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  War films  Musical films  Comedy films  Romance films  Silent films  Children's films  Made-for-TV movies  Television plays 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Singer, Speaker, Costume designer, Other, Narrator, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Paths of glory by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

108 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The desolation, cynicism, and futility of war are embodied in this film based on a novel that took as its subject a real incident from World War I. Three innocent French soldiers are tried and convicted of cowardice, after their battalion fails to take a heavily fortified German position. Colonel Dax, a lawyer in civilian life, attempts to defend the men, who were chosen by a random drawing of lots. The General Staff, comfortable and safe behind the lines, demands they be executed to inspire the troops remaining in the trenches. Critical of the military hierarchy, and the class divisions that inspire the antipathy of common soldiers for the officer class, the film is renowned for its depiction of the callous treatment of the condemned men, taking their lives in so arbitrary a fashion
A farewell to arms by Frank Borzage( Visual )

170 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Disaster as well as victory is written for every nation on the record of the World War, but high on the rolls of glory two names are inscribed -- the Marne and the Piave."--Title screens. In this first cinematic adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's famous 1930 novel about love in the midst of World War I, the star-crossed lovers are a beautiful English nurse named Catherine Barkley and American Frederick Henry, an ambulance driver in the Italian Army. Their relationship gets off to a rocky start, but eventually they become inseparable, pledging their love for one another and marrying secretly. Frederick's jealous friend Major Rinaldi schemes to break them apart, using his influence to have Catherine sent away and intercepting her letters to Frederick. The two share a love strong enough to overcome anything--except for the one thing that no love, no matter how powerful, can overcome
A star is born by George Cukor( Visual )

121 editions published between 1937 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norman Main, a drunk and failing Hollywood star, unexpectedly meets Ester Boldgett, a farm girl loking to become a showgirl. They fall in love and marry. Her career skyrockets, while his continues to fade with tragic results
Stage door by Gregory La Cava( Visual )

29 editions published between 1937 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film depicts the fears, setbacks and daily struggles of aspiring young performers, and, for the very few, stardom and success
Gold diggers of 1935 by Busby Berkeley( Visual )

17 editions published between 1934 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical comedy film about various hotel employees & quirky rich folks, set in a fictional New Hampshire resort
Pollyanna by Walt Disney( Visual )

18 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young orphan changes the heart of an entire town due to her own optimistic outlook on life
The Sheik Son of the Sheik by Geo Fitzmaurice( Visual )

25 editions published between 1921 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The son of the Sheik: Valentino plays a dual role of father and son in this story of the young Ahmed, who falls in love with Yasmin, a dancing girl, but is then captured and tortured by renegades
The front page by Billy Wilder( Visual )

51 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earle Williams, a convict about to be executed, escapes, throwing the criminal court building into chaos. Newspaper reporters try to "scoop" the story by holding Williams in a roll-top desk in the press room
Frank Capra's state of the union by Frank Capra( Visual )

8 editions published between 1948 and 2008 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An industrialist runs for the Presidency and is caught between his principled estranged wife and a power-hungry newspaper owner, who is also the industrialist's mistress
The circus by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

57 editions published between 1923 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A king in New York: A king fleeing a revolution takes refuge in the USA. He is led by an advertising agent to make commercials, is suspected of being a communist, testifies before the Un-American Activities Committee and returns to Europe
Marlene Dietrich the glamour collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morocco: A cabaret singer arrives in Morocco and continues her wicked career by enslaving all the men in sight, until she finally falls in love. Blonde Venus: An aspiring young actress gives up the stage to marry a scientist who becomes afflicted with radium poisoning. She returns to cabaret life and meets a wealthy playboy who gives her the money for her husband's treatment. The devil is a woman: At the turn of the century, in the port town of Seville, it's carnival week, and the blood of enemies and the passions of lovers run hot. But, none so much as those of a young revolutionary, his old friend, and the new woman who comes between them both. The flame of New Orleans: An impoverished countess arrives in New Orleans with one thing in mind, to marry a wealthy man. Golden earrings: A Hungarian gypsy rescues a British intelligence officer and helps him to accomplish his mission
You were never lovelier by William A Seiter( Visual )

22 editions published between 1942 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Acunas family is a family of tradition. The family holds the ritual of making sure that their daughters get married in order of age. When the second daughter does not follow the tradition quick enough her sister resorts to finding her a lover
Roxie Hart( Visual )

5 editions published between 1942 and 2004 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roxie agrees to be accused of murder so the publicity will advance her dancing career. Whether she actually committed the crime is irrelevant to the reporters, who fall all over themselves to give Roxie her 15 minutes of fame
Shirley Temple( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Miss Marker: Shirley Temple melts the hearts of a gang of hardened gangsters when she's left as an IOU for a debt
Golden boy by Rouben Mamoulian( Visual )

9 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young and gifted violinist earns money for his education by prizefighting
Morocco by Lonely Planet Publications (Firm)( Visual )

39 editions published between 1930 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jaded cabaret singer Mademoiselle Amy Jolly (Dietrich) falls for Tom Brown (Cooper), a devil-may-care private in the French Foreign Legion. After Tom overhears the wealthy man-of-the-world La Bessiere (Adolphe Menjou) propose to Amy, he accepts a dangerous assignment, convinced that he cannot give the beautiful chanteuse the life she wants. All proves fair in love and war, however, and Amy must decide which man she truly loves"--Container
The three musketeers by Fred Niblo( Visual )

11 editions published between 1921 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

D'Artagnan is a naive and ambitious farm boy who yearns to join the Musketeers, the elite regiment of guards under King Louis XIII. Riding into 1625 Paris on the back of a weathered plowhorse, the young rapscallion quickly wins the respect and friendship of the Musketeers' most valiant trio in a breathtaking display of a acrobatic swordsmanship. When Queen Anne is maneuvered into a political scandal by the devious Cardinal Richelieu, D'Artagnan and his bons hommes embark on a treacherous race across France, to England and back to regain a precious brooch that will save the queen's honor and the future of their nation
Little Miss Marker by MCA Universal( Visual )

9 editions published between 1934 and 2005 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Against his better judgement, Broadway bookie Sorrowful Jones accepts a little girl as a 'marker, ' or I.O.U., for her father's twenty-dollar bet on the horse 'Dream Prince.' Big Steve Halloway, who owns Dream Prince and the Horse Shoe Cabaret, gets his cohorts to bet on Dream Prince to lose, because he knows that if he 'speedballs' the horse with drugs one more time, the horse will die. Later, however, Steve plans to race the horse to win, and asks Jones to front him ten thousand dollars to bet. An article in the newspaper that day informs Jones and Steve's gang that Steve is under investigation because of his previous bet, and another article announces that the little girl's father committed suicide. Dubbing her Little Miss Marker, although her real name is Martha Jane, the gang decides to make her owner of Dream Prince so they can race the horse without suspicion. 'Marky' is delighted to have a horse of her own, because it fits in with all the Arthurian legends her mother read to her before she died, and is disappointed when Steve takes the horse away. Two of the gang's thugs, Sore Toe and Canvas Back, are appointed as babysitters, while Jones acts as her guardian. Marky renames all of her new pals with names of knights of the Round Table. After Steve goes to Chicago to place his bets, his girl friend, Bangles Carson, falls asleep at Jones's apartment while singing Marky to sleep. The next day, Bangles orders new clothes for Marky and, secretly in love with Jones, advises him he could use a new suit as well. Surprising even himself, the crusty Jones pays for Marky's new clothes and buys himself a suit, reaffirming Bangles' faith in him. Bangles takes in Marky when the police come to search for her in Jones's apartment. Bangles' maid wires Steve that Bangles is seeing Jones, and Steve returns with vengeance on his mind. He interrupts a party at which Bangles, Jones and all their friends are dressed like knights of the Round Table. Bangles and Jones staged the party hoping to renew Marky's innocence and faith, which have been lost due to over-exposure to the gang's tough ways. When they allow Marky to ride Dream Prince, Marky's sweetness is finally restored, but Steve causes the horse to rear, and it throws Marky to the floor. Jones rushes her to the hospital and drags the best children's surgeon away from his own wedding to operate on her. When Steve comes for revenge against Jones and Bangles, he is drafted into providing a life-saving blood transfusion for Marky. Feeling magnanimous after his donation, Steve bows out gracefully, while Jones destroys the speedball, thus ensuring Dream Prince's survival. He and Bangles rejoice in their love and Marky's recovery"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Morning glory by Lowell Sherman( Visual )

18 editions published between 1933 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eva Lovelace is a would-be actress trying to crash the New York stage. She is a wildly optimistic chatterbox full of theatrical mannerisms. Her looks, more than her talent, attract the interest of a paternal actor, a philandering producer, and an earnest playwright. Is she destined for stardom or will she fade after her brief blooming
The marriage circle by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

22 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of marital infidelity and mix-ups
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Audience level: 0.28 (from 0.13 for Pollyanna ... to 0.99 for Papers, ca ...)

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Gold diggers of 1935
Alternative Names
Adolphe Menjou acteur américain

Adolphe Menjou Amerikaans acteur

Adolphe Menjou amerikansk skådespelare

Adolphe Menjou amerikansk skodespelar

Adolphe Menjou amerikansk skuespiller

Adolphe Menjou amerykański aktor

Adolphe Menjou attore statunitense

Adolphe Menjou US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Adolphe Menjou yhdysvaltalainen näyttelijä

Menjou, Adolphe Jean

Menjou, Adolphe Jean 1890-1963

Адольф Менжу

Адольф Менжу американский актёр

Менжу, Адольф

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Gold diggers of 1935Frank Capra's state of the unionMarlene Dietrich the glamour collectionYou were never lovelierRoxie HartShirley TempleGolden boyMorocco