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Travers, Henry 1874-1965

Works: 96 works in 391 publications in 6 languages and 14,398 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, Librettist, 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 )

104 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,217 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 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beguiling murderer charms his unsuspecting family, but soon his niece and namesake begins to suspect her uncle of being the Merry Widow murderer, and a deadly game of cat-and-mouse begins. As his niece draws closer to the truth, the psychopathic killer begins to plot the death of his favorite relative
Mrs. Miniver by William Wyler( Visual )

20 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,605 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( Visual )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 1,490 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 1,007 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 Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adopted pet fawn grows into a yearling, damaging the family's crops and forcing her young owner to face grown-up realities
Dark victory by Edmund Goulding( Visual )

11 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in English and held by 808 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 787 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
Dodge City by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 515 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 )

11 editions published between 1943 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 298 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 )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 297 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 by Walter Ferris( Visual )

7 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in English and held by 196 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 by Howard Hawks( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and French and held by 189 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
Born to be bad by Lowell Sherman( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 155 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
Edison, the man( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 138 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
Dragon seed( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jade, a beautiful young peasant, becomes a heroic guerilla fighter in defense of her country
Greatest classic films collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American in Paris (1951, color, 114 min.):Gene Kelly plays an ex-GI who loves Paris and an alluring but engaged shop clerk (Leslie Caron). Dazzling dances and a stunning ballet finale are spun around songs and music by the Gershwins
Meet Joe Black by Universal Studios( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death appears to claim a wealthy media mogul who bargains for more time, during which Death falls in love with the man's daughter
Esther Williams by Esther Williams( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 93 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
Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of a doubt( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Joseph Cotten stars as Uncle Charlie, a killer who travels from Philadelphia to California just one step ahead of the law
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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

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English (255)

Spanish (10)

German (8)

French (7)

Chinese (1)

Dutch (1)

Shadow of a doubtMrs. MiniverThe bells of St. Mary'sThe yearlingRandom harvestDeath takes a holidayGreatest classic films collectionEsther Williams