WorldCat Identities

Begley, Ed 1901-1970

Works: 284 works in 808 publications in 7 languages and 17,153 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Western films  Film adaptations  Spaghetti Westerns  Legal films  Detective and mystery films  Fiction  Film noir  Musical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Director, Contributor, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ed Begley
12 Angry Men by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

98 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 4,790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts a jury of men who must decide the fate of a teenage boy who has murdered his abusive father. The jurors are from all walks of life, and bring with them their own opinions, prejudices, fears, and personal demons
The good, the bad and the ugly by Sergio Leone( Visual )

27 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jed Cooper is mistaken for a criminal and is unjustly hung by the ruthless Captain Wilson and his nine-man gang, who leave him for dead. Cooper escapes the lynching and sets out on a deadly rampage of revenge against his persecutors
The unsinkable Molly Brown( Visual )

11 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Molly, a poor, uneducated young woman, leaves her mountain cabin home in search of a rich husband and a better life. She finds both in Leadville Johnny Brown as she strikes it lucky and he strikes gold
Sweet bird of youth by Richard Brooks( Visual )

13 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Hollywood drifter brings a fading glamour star back to his home town, but runs into trouble from the father of the girl he had seduced
Sorry, wrong number by Lucille Fletcher( Visual )

7 editions published between 1948 and 2017 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Lucille Fletcher took on the challenge of expanding her classic 30-minute radio suspenser Sorry, Wrong Number into an 89-minute feature film, she opted on the Citizen Kane approach, filling the plotline to the brim with revelatory flashbacks. Barbara Stanwyck stars as bedridden hypochondriac Leona Stevenson, who while trying to make a call from her bedroom telephone gets her wires crossed and inadvertently overhears two men plotting a murder. Anxiously, Leona wades through telephone-company bureaucracy to trace the call, never catching on? until it's too late? that the murder being planned is hers. A series of flashbacks details the disintegrating marriage between the wealthy Leona and her weakling husband Henry (Burt Lancaster), and Henry's subsequent disastrous get-rich-quick schemes involving chemist Waldo Evans (Harold Vermilyea) and a surly gangster (William Conrad). It would have been a near-sacrilege to alter the radio play's ironic ending, which fortunately remains intact on film. Sorry Wrong Number was first heard on radio's Suspense series in 1943, with Agnes Moorehead as the harried Mrs. Stevenson (a role she'd repeat several times on radio and on stage). Though disappointed that she wasn't chosen to star in the film version, Moorehead took some satisfaction in the fact that a recording of the original radio program was played constantly on the set to help keep Barbara Stanwyck "in the mood."
The golden age of television( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 482 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
On dangerous ground by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

6 editions published between 1951 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City cop goes to the countryside to help solve a brutal murder and falls in love with a blind woman who's brother is a suspect
The Cheyenne social club( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cheyenne Social Club: Saddle-weary Texans are surprised to find they've inherited a Wyoming brothel and must defend it against a gun-wielding gang. Firecreek: An outlaw preys on small towns, and a $2-a-month lawman must find the courage to stop him
Great American poetry : 3 centuries of classics( Recording )

4 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 33 poems by Anne Bradstreet, Edward Taylor, Philip Freneau, William Cullen Bryant, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson, Joaquin Miller, Sidney Lanier, and Stephen Crane
The street with no name by William Keighley( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Widmark is Stiles, an up-and-coming crime boss trying to stake his claim in the criminal underworld. One FBI case in particular baffles Inspector Briggs (Nolan). It involves the murders of a housewife and a bank guard, both of whom were killed by the same gun yet there is no connection between the victims. Briggs sends his best agent undercover to penetrate the notorious Stiles gang, but an informant in the police department tips Stiles off
Odds against tomorrow by Robert Wise( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One hundred and fifty thousand dollars, ready for the taking. It's too much to resist for Earl Slater, a bigoted ex-con slumming through life with a patronizing girlfriend, an obliging neighbor and zero expectations. He agrees to be part of a bank job planned by former cop Burke. Until, that is, he finds out one of his partners will be a black man. Earl's desperate need for cash, however, leads him to reconsider. For the job only, he'll put his racism aside ... until moments away from the score, hatred erupts
The Mark Twain audio collection by Mark Twain( Recording )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of seventeen short stories is accompanied by selections from the novels "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "Life on the Mississippi," as well as an abridgement of Twain's autobiography
Leaves of grass by Walt Whitman( Recording )

18 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents sixteen selections, including I hear America singing, Song of the open road, When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd, and O captain! my captain!
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain( Recording )

13 editions published between 1969 and 1998 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the adventures of a young boy and an escaped slave as they travel down the Mississippi River on a raft
Tulsa by Stuart Heisler( Visual )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1920's, the mad rush for oil changed Tulsa from a sleepy plains town to a bustling metropolis. It seemed as if Tulsa became the oil capital of the world virtually overnight, but at what cost? Cherokee Lansing, a beautiful cattleman's daughter, loses her father in a freak oil mining accident. Determined to save her ranch, she attempts to single-handedly challenge a powerful oil mogul, only to become one herself.--Container
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving( Recording )

9 editions published between 1967 and 1976 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Hudson River legends
Billion dollar brain by Ken Russell( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Palmer has left the British Secret Service and become a private detective. One of his first assignments is to deliver an apparently innocent thermos flask to an old friend in Helsinki. Palmer is suspicious of the flask and his friend's motives
Patterns by Fielder Cook( Visual )

21 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fred Staples is a young small town plant manager who is given an executive position in the new company. He soon finds out his promotion has more to do with leverage against the company's older Vice President, who the boss wants out. This throws Staples into a panic as personal loyalty, company politics and cut-throat business tactics are mixed together
Tennessee Williams' Sweet bird of youth( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chance Wayne, an ambitious man craving fame, returns to his southern home with an alcoholic movie star in tow, Alexandra Del Lago. Hoping to capitalize on Del Lago's fame and checkbook, Chance seeks to reunite with his former girlfriend. He finds he is still regarded by others as an unsavory and unwelcome hustler, especially by the father of his ex-girlfriend, a local political boss
Wild in the streets( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild in the streets: When 15 year olds are given the right to vote, they elect a rock star as president and take over the government enforcing mandatory retirement at age 30
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Begley, Ed Jr

Begley, Edward

Ed Begley acteur américain

Ed Begley Amerikaans acteur (1901-1970)

Ed Begley amerikansk skådespelare

Ed Begley amerikansk skodespelar

Ed Begley amerikansk skuespiller

Ed Begley attore statunitense

Ed Begley US-amerikanischer Theater- und Filmschauspieler

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The unsinkable Molly BrownSorry, wrong numberGreat American poetry : 3 centuries of classicsThe Mark Twain audio collectionLeaves of grassHuckleberry Finn