WorldCat Identities

Menjou, Adolphe 1890-1963

Works: 553 works in 1,565 publications in 5 languages and 18,927 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  War films  Comedy films  Musical films  Silent films  Romance films  Children's films  Juvenile works  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Other, Singer, Speaker, Costume designer, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Adolphe Menjou
A farewell to arms by Frank Borzage( Visual )

146 editions published between 1931 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wounded American soldier falls in love with his beautiful English nurse during World War I
Paths of glory by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

59 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The desolation, cynicism, and futility of war are embodied in this film based on a novel that took as its subject a real incident from World War I. Three innocent French soldiers are tried and convicted of cowardice, after their battalion fails to take a heavily fortified German position. Colonel Dax, a lawyer in civilian life, attempts to defend the men, who were chosen by a random drawing of lots. The General Staff, comfortable and safe behind the lines, demands they be executed to inspire the troops remaining in the trenches. Critical of the military hierarchy, and the class divisions that inspire the antipathy of common soldiers for the officer class, the film is renowned for its depiction of the callous treatment of the condemned men, taking their lives in so arbitrary a fashion
Pollyanna( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young orphan brings sunshine into the lives of everyone she meets with her optimistic outlook on life
A star is born by William A Wellman( Visual )

107 editions published between 1937 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norman Main, a drunk and failing Hollywood star, unexpectedly meets Ester Boldgett, a farm girl loking to become a showgirl. They fall in love and marry. Her career skyrockets, while his continues to fade with tragic results
Stage door by Gregory La Cava( Visual )

26 editions published between 1937 and 2018 in English and French and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film depicts the fears, setbacks and daily struggles of aspiring young performers, and, for the very few, stardom and success
Gold diggers of 1935 by Busby Berkeley( Visual )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical comedy film about various hotel employees & quirky rich folks, set in a fictional New Hampshire resort
Paths of glory by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During WWI, a French battalion is ordered on a suicide mission that is likely to fail. When it does, the general that planned the mission selects three soldiers from the battalion to be executed for cowardice, and selects their leader as their attorney
The front page( Visual )

55 editions published between 1931 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earle Williams, a convict about to be executed, escapes, throwing the criminal court building into chaos. Newspaper reporters try to "scoop" the story by holding Williams in a roll-top desk in the press room
Marlene Dietrich : the glamour collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morocco: A cabaret singer arrives in Morocco and continues her wicked career by enslaving all the men in sight, until she finally falls in love. Blonde Venus: An aspiring young actress gives up the stage to marry a scientist who becomes afflicted with radium poisoning. She returns to cabaret life and meets a wealthy playboy who gives her the money for her husband's treatment. The devil is a woman: At the turn of the century, in the port town of Seville, it's carnival week, and the blood of enemies and the passions of lovers run hot. But, none so much as those of a young revolutionary, his old friend, and the new woman who comes between them both. The flame of New Orleans: An impoverished countess arrives in New Orleans with one thing in mind, to marry a wealthy man. Golden earrings: A Hungarian gypsy rescues a British intelligence officer and helps him to accomplish his mission
Frank Capra's State of the union( Visual )

4 editions published between 1948 and 2016 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An industrialist runs for the Presidency and is caught between his principled estranged wife and a power-hungry newspaper owner, who is also the industrialist's mistress
Pollyanna by Walt Disney( Visual )

20 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young orphan changes the heart of an entire town due to her own optimistic outlook on life
You were never lovelier by William A Seiter( Visual )

15 editions published between 1942 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Buenos Aires, a man who has decreed that his daughters must marry in order of age allows an American dancer to perform at his club under the condition that he play suitor to his second-oldest daughter"
A king in New York ; A woman of Paris( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[A king in New York] A king fleeing a revolution takes refuge in the USA. He is led by an advertising agent to make commercials, is suspected of being a communist, testifies before the Un-American Activities Committee and returns to Europe. [A woman of Paris] When her elopement to her beau fails, Marie winds up in Paris as a kept woman whose attempt at reconciliation with her true love only leads to more grief and, finally, tragedy
The Sheik ; Son of the Sheik( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women fainted in the aisles when The Sheik was released in 1921. The titled Lady Diana Mayo (Agnes Ayres) is carried into the desert by an Arab chieftain, Ahmed Ben Hassan (Valentino), who takes one look at her and wants her, right then and there. Filmed on the heels of women's suffrage, Lady Diana was presented as a strong-willed and intelligent character, but as for Ahmed -- nobody had seen anything like Valentino's natural sex appeal on the screen before. His charismatic presence electrified audiences; his Sheik symbolized the forbidden allure of the exotic and forever secured Valentino's place in screen legend. From the lavish dressing of this production, Arabian wall tapestries, tunics, cassocks and garish jewelry became a fad in decoration and attire. Paramount hustled its new sensation from one uninspired vehicle to another, and Valentino, by all accounts an intelligent and considerate person, finally expressed his displeasure by taking leave of the studio. Legally blocked by Paramount from making films for others, he and his wife, Natacha Rambova, embarked on a national dance tour sponsored by a beauty aid called Mineralava. It culminated in a beauty contest judged by Valentino. A newsreel of this event is included on this DVD; it gave Valentino-hungry audiences another glimpse of their idol. The Son of the Sheik, a sequel to The Sheik, was designed to revive Valentino's career. As both parent and son, Rudy has two virile leading parts, showing how a son of the desert inherited the passions of the father. Although the production is on a modest scale compared to the original Sheik, Valentino's performance is far more accomplished, and there's a tongue-in-cheek quality which gives The Son a certain magic even today. Young Ahmed falls in love with Yasmin, a dancing girl (Vilma Banky), but he is captured and tortured by bandits. Believing Yasmin to be responsible, he escapes and plans his own form of revenge, although true love, of course, finally prevails. In New York for the premiere of The Son of the Sheik, Valentino collapsed and died eight days later at the age of 31. The public hysteria surrounding his funeral is documented in the original Pathé newsreel, which rounds out this extraordinary DVD. - Container
Roxie Hart( Visual )

7 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roxie agrees to be accused of murder so the publicity will advance her dancing career. Whether she actually committed the crime is irrelevant to the reporters, who fall all over themselves to give Roxie her 15 minutes of fame
Golden boy( Visual )

9 editions published between 1938 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young and gifted violinist earns money for his education by prizefighting
Shirley Temple( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Miss Marker: Shirley Temple melts the hearts of a gang of hardened gangsters when she's left as an IOU for a debt
The sheik by Film Preservation Associates( Visual )

19 editions published between 1921 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A desert sheik kidnaps an English girl and holds her captive. Later an evil Arab abducts her. When the sheik rescues her, she admits that she loves him and they are married
The three musketeers by Fred Niblo( Visual )

13 editions published between 1921 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

D'Artagnan is a naive and ambitious farm boy who yearns to join the Musketeers, the elite regiment of guards under King Louis XIII. Riding into 1625 Paris on the back of a weathered plowhorse, the young rapscallion quickly wins the respect and friendship of the Musketeers' most valiant trio in a breathtaking display of acrobatic swordsmanship. When Queen Anne is maneuvered into a political scandal by the devious Cardinal Richelieu, D'Artagnan and his bons hommes embark on a treacherous race across France, to England and back to regain a precious brooch that will save the queen's honor and the future of their nation
Morocco by Josef Von Sternberg( Visual )

24 editions published between 1930 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her American film debut, sultry Marlene Dietrich is a cabaret singer who arrives in Morocco and continues her wicked career by enslaving all the men in sight; but true love reaches her at last
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Gold diggers of 1935
Gold diggers of 1935Marlene Dietrich : the glamour collectionFrank Capra's State of the unionYou were never lovelierRoxie HartGolden boyShirley TempleMorocco
Alternative Names
Adolphe Menjou acteur américain

Adolphe Menjou actor estadounidense

Adolphe Menjou actor estatunidenc

Adolphe Menjou Amerikaans acteur

Adolphe Menjou amerikansk skådespelare

Adolphe Menjou amerikansk skodespelar

Adolphe Menjou amerikansk skuespiller

Adolphe Menjou amerykański aktor

Adolphe Menjou attore statunitense

Adolphe Menjou US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Adolphe Menjou yhdysvaltalainen näyttelijä

Menjou, Adolphe Jean

Menjou, Adolphe Jean 1890-1963

Адолф Менжу

Адольф Менжу американский актёр

Ադոլֆ Մենժու

أدولف منجو ممثل أمريكي

آدولف منژو بازیگر آمریکایی



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