Wray, Fay 1907-2004
Most widely held works about Fay Wray
Most widely held works by Fay Wray
King Kong ( Visual )
65 editions published between 1933 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 1,413 libraries worldwide
Carl Denham, a filmmaker and entrepreneur, leads an expedition to Skull Island, a place where time has stood still. The natives pay homage to the one whom they revere as "Kong," and who is, indeed, king of the island. Denham, together with his beautiful starlet, Ann Darrow, and the crew of the ship, investigate a strange ritual being performed on the island by its native population. When Ann finds herself captured by the natives to become the bride of the mysterious Kong, the ship's first mate, Jack Driscoll, who is in love with Ann, manages to rescue her from the clutches of Kong. Denham then arranges to capture the creature, whom he calls "King Kong" and takes him back to New York.
King Kong ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1933 and 2010 in English and held by 1,059 libraries worldwide
A moviemaking expedition to a fantastic island is filled with dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. A giant simian becomes lovestruck with the film's blonde starlet. King Kong is captured and is brought to Manhattan, where he goes on a rampage, culminating in the fateful finale atop the Empire State Building where he cradles his beloved and swats at machine-gunning airplanes.
The most dangerous game ( Visual )
40 editions published between 1932 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 673 libraries worldwide
A madman on his island fortress, tired of pursuing game, becomes obsessed with the idea of hunting the most dangerous game of all-- man.
On the other hand : a life story by Fay Wray ( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 647 libraries worldwide
Autobiography of the actress best known for "King Kong."
Gideon's trumpet ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and held by 604 libraries worldwide
"Henry Fonda portrays Clarence Gideon, the destitute prisoner whose handwritten plea for justice changed the course of American legal history... Tells the remarkable human story behind the landmark 'right to counsel' Supreme Court case [of Gideon v. Wainwright, 1963]" -- Container.
House of wax ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 387 libraries worldwide
[House of wax] Classic horror movie about an insane sculptor that builds a wax museum out of things that used to be alive.
Doctor X ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1932 and 2006 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
Doctor X: "An eminent scientist aims to solve a murder spree by recreating the crimes in a lab."--Container.
Queen bee ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1955 and 2000 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
A drama showing how a neurotic, insincere Southern woman brings unhappiness to her husband, family, and friends in an attempt to insure her own security and position of dominance.
The wedding march ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1927 and 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 140 libraries worldwide
This romantic tale is set against the unrest of pre-World War I Vienna. Von Stroheim vows to marry any woman of wealth his royal parents choose for him, but falls in love with a poor girl and realizes that the greatest wealth of a marriage is love.
Crime of passion ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
Kathy Ferguson is an extraordinary woman, trapped in a decade that worships the ordinary. She's smart and witty, and an ace at her job. She's an advice columnist at a San Francisco newspaper, with her name on billboards all over town. But Kathy makes a big mistake--she falls in love. After marrying Bill Doyle, a Los Angeles detective, somewhere between the olive dip and the shiny waxed floors, she begins to realize that Bill wants nothing more than this--for him or her--ever. Her thwarted ambition turns ugly, and before long this capable career woman is capable of anything.
Viva Villa ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
The sometimes heroic, sometimes infamous deeds of Mexican bandit and patriot Pancho Villa. Villa fought the Diaz regime, whose soldiers killed his father. He later became one of the most ruthless Mexican bandits, but also helped put the honorable Francisco Madero in power. After Madero's assassination, Villa himself led his country, however, being a better fighter than a bureaucrat, he gave up the presidency when he could restore Mexico to its people.
King Kong ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Adventure story of the giant ape King Kong, discovered on Skull Island, his voyage to New York and his fatal attraction to a young woman, leading to death and destruction as he pursues her.
The Mystery of the wax museum ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
This is a long lost color print, unearthed by the American Film Institute, of a horror classic about a deranged wax sculptor who almost loses his life in a fire set by his partner. Instead of dying in the blaze, he returns for revenge, hiding his horribly disfigured face behind a wax wask.
Off the menu the last days of Chasen's ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Chasen's was a beloved Hollywood restaurant that was opened for business for over 50 years. Features a treasure trove of interviews and appearances by some of Hollywood's greatest legends and brightest stars. This enticing film celebrates the restaurant's glory days and the bittersweet moments that lead up to the climatic final dinner served. Chasen's pampered the biggest names of Hollywood's Golden Screen Age - Alfred Hitchcock and Jimmy Stewart; Ronald Regan proposed to Nancy there. Offers a delicious insight into the last vestige of a glamorous past.
Frank Capra bonus disc ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
A collection of documentary films about the life and work of Frank Capra.
The Vampire bat ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1933 and 2009 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
When bloodless corpses begin appearing in a sleepy German village, superstitious tonwspeople believe the local fool has human vampires doing evilbidding for him. The real culprit is a diabolical scientist who needs human blood for his fiendish experiments.
Adam had four sons ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
A turn-of-the-century family is nearly destroyed by hatred and love in this serious drama.
Hollywood legends of horror 6 masterworks of terror ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Plot for Doctor X: A monster lurks as a New York newspaperman investigates one of the "Moon Killer" murders in which victims are strangled, cannibalized, and surgically incised under the light of the full moon; plot for The return of Doctor X: A New York journalist finds himself out of a job when the actress that he reports as dead shows up alive and threatening to sue his newspaper; plot for Mark of the vampire: Local villagers believe a vampire is killing residents; plot for The mask of Fu Manchu: An infamous Asian mastermind and his diabolical daughter raid the tomb of Genghis Khan; plot for Mad love: An insane surgeon's obsession with an actress leads him to replace her pianist husband's wounded hands with those of a murderer; plot for The devil-doll: A Paris banker framed for robbery and murder escapes from prison with a scientist.
The Samuel Fuller collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
It happened in Hollywood: A silent screen cowboy can quite adjust to talkies, the death of westerns or to playing a moder-day gangster. Adventure in Sahara: thriller set in a French Foreign Legion outpost whose sadistic captain is eventually cast out by his men, led by an American. Power of the Press: Drama about a corrupt newspaper publisher who uses wartime security as an excuse to promote his personal agenda, which include murder. Shockproof: Film noir about a parole officer whose latest charge just served five years for murder to protect her sleazy lover. Scandal Sheet: An egotistical newspaper editor torn between his fear of discovery and his pride in his protege and star reporter, whose investigation into a "lonelhearts" murder may uncover his boss' secret past. The Crimson Kimono: Thriller about two L.A. cops, one Caucasian and one Japanese-American, who fall into an interracial love triangle with the woman they are protecting from a killer. Underworld U.S.A.: Drama about a young boy who witnesses his father's murder by gangsters and then joins the gang as an adult to exact revenge on the killers.
House of wax ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
A sculptor of wax figures for a museum is horrified when his partner proposes setting fire to the unpopular museum in order to collect the insurance money. As the wax figures melt amid the blaze, the two men begin to fight. The sculptor is knocked out and left to 'perish' amongst the flames. He resurfaces many years later for the launch of his own wax museum. However, the opening coincides with the sudden disappearance of some dead bodies from the city morgue. His assistant begins to suspect his boss of foul play, especially after the deranged wizard of wax begins eyeing the friend of his assistant's lovely girlfriend as a model for a waxed figure of Marie Antoinette.
Action and adventure films Actresses Apes Austria--Vienna Biographical films Biography Blood--Transfusion Curiosities and wonders Death, Apparent Documentary films Drama Feature films Feature films Fiction films Films for the hearing impaired Films--for the hearing impaired Gideon, Clarence Earl Horror films Horror films Human-animal relationships Hunting King Kong (Fictitious character) King Kong films Legal drama Legal films Made-for-TV movies Mad scientist films Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Mentally ill Motion picture actors and actresses Motion pictures New York (State)--New York New York (State)--New York--Manhattan Right to counsel Science fiction films Science fiction films Scientists Sculptors Serial murder investigation Shipwrecks Shipwreck survival Silent films Thrillers (Motion pictures) United States United States.--Supreme Court Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Wainwright, Louie L Waxworks Wray, Fay,--1907-2004
Wray, Vina Fay, 1907-2004
Multiple languages (7)
No Linguistic content (3)