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Bickford, Charles 1891-1967

Works: 154 works in 539 publications in 8 languages and 13,099 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Western films  Musical films  Religious films  Film noir  Comedy films  Television adaptations  War films  Televised plays 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Author, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Charles Bickford
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A star is born by George Cukor( Visual )

46 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic story of fame, innocence and destruction. A matinee idol falls in love with a young girl and propels her to stardom
Days of wine and roses by Blake Edwards( Visual )

25 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A harrowing tale of an ad executive and his wife whose social drinking spirals out of control. Their lives and marriage degenerate as their alcoholism progresses
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck( Visual )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of two migrant workers trying to realize their dreams of owning a ranch until one of them succumbs to his weakness for soft, helpless creatures and strangles the farmer's wife
Open range by William Wyler( Visual )

12 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-sea captain moves out west to marry his fiancee and live on her father's ranch, but clashes with a farmhand and discovers problems with the neighbors, and eventually falls for a school teacher instead. Adapted from Donald Hamilton's novel
Anna Christie by Clarence Brown( Visual )

32 editions published between 1930 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old sailor Chris Christofferson eagerly awaits the arrival of his grown daughter Anna, whom he sent at five years old to live with relatives in Minnesota. He has not seen her since, but believes her to be a decent and respectably employed young woman. When Anna arrives, however, it is clear that she has lived a hard life in the dregs of society, and that much of her spirit has been extinguished
Franz Werfel's The song of Bernadette by Henry King( Visual )

50 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Church and state officials persecute a simple peasant girl who claims to have seen a vision of "a beautiful lady" at the site of what becomes the Shrine of Lourdes
Johnny Belinda by Jean Negulesco( Visual )

14 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life is hard on MacDonald farm in stony, windswept Nova Scotia - and harder for young Belinda, a deaf mute whose affliction has been confused with mental deficiency
Brute force by Jules Dassin( Visual )

26 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joe Collins, along with his fellow inmates, live under the heavy thumb of the sadistic, power-tripping guard Captain Munsey. Only Collins's dreams of escape keep him going, but how can he possibly bust out of Munsey's chains"--Container
The golden age of television( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hugely popular live American television plays of the 1950s have become the stuff of legend. Combining elements of theater, radio, and filmmaking, they were produced at a moment when TV technology was growing more mobile and art was being made accessible to a newly suburban postwar demographic. These astonishingly choreographed, brilliantly acted, and socially progressive "teleplays" constituted an artistic high for the medium, bringing Broadway-quality drama to all of America
The plainsman by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

6 editions published between 1936 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This western interweaves classic real-life old west legends like Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, Buffalo Bill Cody, George Armstrong Custer and Abraham Lincoln into a stunning tale as vast as the wild frontier itself
The court-martial of Billy Mitchell by Otto Preminger( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brigadier General Billy Mitchell has devoted his life to the military, and his career to developing a superior air defense force for the United States. When top army brass fail to recognize the importance of air power following its crucial role in winning WWI, Mitchell initiates a campaign to change their minds--a campaign that will ultimately lead to his demotion and the most controversial military trial in U.S. history
Jim Thorpe, All-American( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life story of Thorpe, a Native American athlete who gained international recognition for his excellence in many different sports
China blue by Micha X Peled( Visual )

10 editions published between 1945 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"June Mills and her sister Clara live a quiet life in a small coastal town until Eric Stanton, a smooth-talking con man, comes into their lives. He seems to fall hard for June, but Clara believes he's interested only in the family fortune. Meanwhile, sultry waitress Stella catches Stanton's fancy and thinks he might be her ticket out of town. The local cop knows more than he's telling about his fellow citizens and their tangled relationships, which draw even tighter after a shocking murder"--Container
Whirlpool by Otto Preminger( Visual )

9 editions published between 1949 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A young wife is caught in a spiral of deceit, blackmail and murder. Terrified that her psychiatrist husband will learn of her frailty, Ann Sutton attempts to cure herself with the help of hypnotist David Korvo. However, Ann finds herself plunging deeper and deeper into a psychological abyss as Korvo, with a diabolical plan of his own, manipulates her subconscious mind"--Container
Shirley Temple( Visual )

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

Now and Forever: Shirley Temple stars as a little rich girl whose father, a jewel thief, comes to claim her from his late wife's relatives
Little Miss Marker by MCA Universal( Visual )

8 editions published between 1934 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 253 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
Command decision by Miguel Mihura( Visual )

4 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General Casey of the U.S. Army Air Forces in England must fight congressional representatives and his own chain of command to be allowed to complete an important mission
A big hand for the little lady( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the biggest high-stakes poker game in the West begins, a compulsive gambler turned homesteader is drawn into the game. With the entire family fortune at stake, he suffers a heart attack when dealt a winning hand. His wife steps in to play his hand
Wing and a prayer the story of Carrier X by T. D Jakes( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film about newly-trained pilots in World War II, their by-the-book leader, and the plans of the U.S. naval leaders to lull the Japanese into a false sense of superiority. Includes actual combat footage
Bulls, balls, bicycles & actors by Charles Bickford( Book )

5 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Bickford, Charles 1889-1967

Bickford, Charles Ambrose 1891-1967

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Charles Bickford Amerikaans acteur (1891-1967)

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Charles Bickford amerikansk skuespiller

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Чарльз Бикфорд

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Days of wine and rosesAnna ChristieFranz Werfel's The song of BernadetteThe plainsmanShirley TempleLittle Miss MarkerCommand decision