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Travers, Henry 1874-1965

Works: 79 works in 379 publications in 7 languages and 13,989 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Christmas films  Fantasy films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Angel films  Populist films  War films  Detective and mystery films  Romance films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Costume designer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Henry Travers
Most widely held works by Henry Travers
Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life by Frank Capra( Visual )

88 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Bailey is not having a good day. His life in the sleepy little town of Bedford Falls has been thrown off track, perhaps never to recover. His business has failed, he's wanted by the police, and he's had a fight with his beloved wife Mary. On this disastrous day, his responsibilities and frustrations overwhelm him, leading him to a bridge and serious contemplation of suicide. It's up to an angel named Clarence to convince George that his life has been one of worth and that it's still worth living. After taking a long look at George's life, the angel offers a portrait of what life in Bedford Falls would be like if George had never been born. This classic, sentimental favorite has become a Christmas tradition
Shadow of a doubt by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

39 editions published between 1942 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A calculating and charming killer hides out in his relatives' small hometown. There, he befriends his favorite niece and namesake, who begins to suspect her uncle may be the famed Merry Widow murderer. A deadly game of cat and mouse ensues as the psychopathic killer plots the death of his young niece to protect his secret
Mrs. Miniver by William Wyler( Visual )

23 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,592 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
Frank Capra's it's a wonderful life by Frank Capra( Visual )

23 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comedy-drama is about a man (James Stewart) who, facing bankruptcy and feeling he is a failure, is about to kill himself. His guardian angel comes and shows him all the good he has really done in his life and what his hometown would have been like had he not been born
The bells of St. Mary's by Leo McCarey( Visual )

42 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new parish pastor finds himself in conflict with the Mother Superior who runs the parochial school
The yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy, Jody, living with his family on the Florida frontier shortly after the Civil War, must sacrifice his pet fawn for his family's survival
Random harvest by Mervyn LeRoy( Visual )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of an amnesiac war casualty who is nursed back to health by a lovely showgirl. They marry, and share 3 years of happiness when his memory returns due to an accident
Dark victory by Edmund Goulding( Visual )

10 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of a fast moving Long Island socialite skids to a stop when she discovers that she has less than a year to live
Dodge City by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1866, Kansas, the American civil war has just finished and the armies disbanded. The building of the West begins, and in 1872, the new city of Dodge City is ruled by violence and shootings. The Irishman Wade Hatton is a man adapted to these days and presently is conducting a group of pioneers, including Abbie Irving and her reckless brother, to Dodge City. Once in the city, Wade is invited to be the local sheriff, and an incident makes him accept the position. He tries to clean up the cattle town, ruled by the powerful outlaw Jeff Surrett and his gang, with the support of the decent local people
Madame Curie by Ju li( Visual )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Death takes a holiday by Walter Ferris( Visual )

7 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Grim Reaper takes time off to find out what makes the human world tick. He eventually falls in love
Born to be bad by Lowell Sherman( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A childless couple agree to take a boy into their home after his mother is declared unfit. The mother is determined to take advantage of the man and tries to blackmail him. In the end, selfless love and charity are celebrated in this heartwarming movie
Ball of fire by Howard Hawks( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and French and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a serious-minded professor and his high brow colleagues begin work on a new encyclopedia, he enlists the aid of a beautiful but shady night club queen to explain slang, unaware that she is wanted by the law
Edison, the man by Lang Bu( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incredible biography of the genius who created, among other society-changing inventions, the motion picture medium. This story depicts Edison's beginning when he was a penniless janitor who set up a make-shift laboratory in an office basement
Frank Capra's "It's a wonderful life"( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sentimental classic about a young man who attempts to end his own life, only to be shown the error of his ways by his guardian angel
Esther Williams by Esther Williams( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thrill of a romance: A war hero takes swimming lessons in order to woo the instructor. Fiesta: A woman disguises herself as a matador to fill in for her brother. This time for keeps: A veteran falls in love with a swimmer. Pagan love song: A love story set on Tahiti. Million dollar mermaid: Dramatizes the life of Annette Kellerman. Easy to love: A water skier falls in love with her agent
Dragon seed( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A peaceful village in China is invaded by the Japanese prior to World War II. The men in the village choose to adopt a peaceful attitude toward their conquerors. But Jade is a headstrong young woman who intends to stand up to the Japanese whether her husband Lao Er approves or not. She even goes so far as to learn to read and to handle a weapon, so that she may be properly equipped for both the psychological and physical combat. Jade's attitude spreads to the rest of the village, convincing even the staunchest of male traditionalist that the Japanese can be defeated only by offering a strong united front-male and female. Alas, there are a few Quislings in their midst, notably avaricious merchant Wu Lien, who learns all too late the terrible cost of collaboration
Greatest classic films collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Disc 2]: Gigi: Gaston is the scion of a wealthy Parisian family who finds emotional refuge from the superficial lifestyle of upper class Parisian 1900s society with the former mistress of his uncle and her outgoing, tomboy granddaughter, Gigi. When Gaston becomes aware that Gigi has matured into a woman, her grandmother and aunt, who have educated Gigi to be a wealthy man's mistress, request he become her provider. An American in Paris: Jerry Mulligan is a struggling American painter in Paris who is 'discovered' by an influential heiress. She just happens to an interested in more than Jerry's art. Jerry in turn falls for Lise, a young French girl already engaged to a cabaret singer. His relationshp with Lise is filled with romantic complications
Meet Joe Black by Martin Brest( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet Joe Black: Death appears to claim a man who bargains for more time, during which Death falls in love with his daughter
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Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life
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Heagerty, Travers

Heagerty, Travers, 1874-1965

Heagerty, Travers John 1874-1965

Henry Travers acteur britannique

Henry Travers attore inglese

Henry Travers Brits acteur (1874-1965)

Henry Travers US-amerikanisch-britischer Schauspieler

Travers Henry

Генри Треверс

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Shadow of a doubtMrs. MiniverThe bells of St. Mary'sThe yearlingRandom harvestDeath takes a holidayEsther WilliamsGreatest classic films collection