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Travers, Henry 1874-1965

Overview
Works: 112 works in 370 publications in 6 languages and 14,157 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, Performer, Costume designer, Author, 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 )

92 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,151 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
Mrs. Miniver by William Wyler( Visual )

19 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,599 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
Shadow of a doubt by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

31 editions published between 1942 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beguiling murderer charms his unsuspecting family, but soon his niece and namesake begins to suspect her uncle is hiding some terrible secret
Frank Capra's it's a wonderful life( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Bailey, a desperate and suicidal man, is visited by a guardian angel who shows him how important he has been to those around him in his life
The bells of St. Mary's by Leo McCarey( Visual )

31 editions published between 1945 and 2015 in English and French and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parish priest Father Chuck O'Malley (Bing Crosby back after introducing the affable O'Malley in the 1944 film Going my way) is sent to revive a financially-ailing parochial school and immediately finds himself at odds with the no-nonsense Sister Benedict on how to educate the children. Beyond their battle of wits lies a bigger problem--the skinflint businessman next door wants St. Mary's condemned, so he can build a parking lot for his employees
The yearling by Clarence Brown( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 878 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
Dark victory by Edmund Goulding( Visual )

11 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in English and held by 799 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
Random harvest by Mervyn LeRoy( Visual )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A showgirl falls in love with an amnesiac, who suddenly remembers his past life three years into their marriage
Dodge City by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 509 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 )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Marie Sklodowska of Poland dreamed of being something more than being just a wife and mother. She defied convention to study physics and mathematics at the Sorbonne and with Pierre Curie, the professor who became her husband, goes on to make one of the greatest breakthroughs in 20th-century science
High Sierra by Raoul Walsh( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gangster's hard-boiled persona finds itself at war with his compassionate side, a side that will ultimately be his downfall
Death takes a holiday( Visual )

7 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Grim Reaper takes time off to find out what makes the human world tick. He eventually falls in love
Ball of fire( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realizing they have to hear how real people talk, a group of lexicographers end up assisting a beautiful singer get away from the mob
Born to be bad( 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
Alfred Hitchcock's shadow of a doubt by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncle Charlie is a seemingly charming man visiting his relatives in their small and peaceful hometown. But when his namesake niece, "Young Charlie" suspects that he may in fact be the psychopathic Merry Widow killer, Uncle Charlie must plot the death of his favorite relation in order to remain one step ahead of the law in this murderous game of cat-and-mouse
Edison, the man( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 134 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 )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 130 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
Dragon seed( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 115 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 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Casablanca (1942, b & w, 102 min.) : Rick Blaine sticks his neck out for nobody. Then she walks back into his life ... with her Resistance-leader husband
Meet Joe Black by Bu rui si te ma ding( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 98 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
Alternative Names
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

Χένρι Τρέιβερς

Генри Треверс

Հենրի Տրևերս

هنری تراورز

ჰენრი ტრევერსი

ヘンリー・トラヴァース

Languages
English (230)

Spanish (7)

French (6)

German (5)

Chinese (1)

Dutch (1)

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Mrs. MiniverShadow of a doubtThe bells of St. Mary'sThe yearlingRandom harvestDeath takes a holidayAlfred Hitchcock's shadow of a doubtGreatest classic films collection