WorldCat Identities

Begley, Ed 1901-1970

Works: 285 works in 774 publications in 5 languages and 17,064 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Juvenile works  Western films  Action and adventure fiction  Legal films  Film noir  Musical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Director, Author, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 813.4
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ed Begley
12 Angry Men by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

70 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,105 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
Hang 'em high by Ted Post( Visual )

35 editions published between 1967 and 2018 in English and held by 1,159 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 )

12 editions published between 1964 and 2018 in English and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Molly is a poor, uneducated girl who leaves her mountain home in search of a rich husband and a better life. She finds both and proceeds to take turn-of-the-century Denver by storm and become one of the more unlikely heroines of her time
Sweet bird of youth by Richard Brooks( Visual )

13 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 858 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 )

9 editions published between 1948 and 2017 in English and French and held by 621 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."
12 angry men( Visual )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A jury of white men is ready to pass judgment on a Puerto Rican teenager charged with murdering his father. However, one juror forces the others to consider whether the evidence--or the jurors' own prejudices--influences their deliberations. The story plays out in real time over ninety minutes in one sweltering room
The golden age of television( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 488 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 Cheyenne social club( Visual )

8 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 379 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
On dangerous ground by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

7 editions published between 1951 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cop Jim Wilson has seen it all on the shadowy streets of New York City, and the experience has cost him his soul. Ironically, his redemption may come in his next case, a brutal murder that brings him into the open sky and white light of the countryside and into the arms of a beautiful blind woman
Odds against tomorrow by Robert Wise( Visual )

11 editions published between 1959 and 2018 in English and held by 287 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 adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain( Recording )

23 editions published between 1965 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy's hijinks and adventures along the Mississippi River come to life as Tom and his friends Huck and Becky engage in a series of exploits
Tulsa by Stuart Heisler( Visual )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her father is killed in a fight with the local oil barons, Cherokee Lansing starts her own wells on her ranch to compete. Once the wells start producing oil, Cherokee's desire for revenge turns into a desire for wealth at the expense of her friends and the environment
Leaves of grass by Walt Whitman( Recording )

13 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 184 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!
Patterns by Fielder Cook( Visual )

26 editions published between 1956 and 2017 in English and held by 176 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
Billion dollar brain by Ken Russell( Visual )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 172 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
The Clint Eastwood collection( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The good, the bad and the ugly, Clint Eastwood returns as the "Man With No Name," this time teaming with two gunslingers to pursue a cache of money and letting no one, not even the warring factions of the Civil War, stand in their way
Great American speeches( Recording )

in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of memorable speeches in American history, beginning with Patrick Henry's "liberty or death" speech in 1775 and ending with William Faulkner's 1963 Nobel Prize acceptance speech. Many are original recordings of the actual speakers
The Mark Twain audio collection by Mark Twain( Recording )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 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
Wild in the streets( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 145 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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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Sorry, wrong number
The unsinkable Molly BrownSorry, wrong numberThe adventures of Huckleberry FinnLeaves of grassThe Mark Twain audio collection
Alternative Names
Begley, Ed Jr

Begley, Edward

Ed Begley Academy Award-winning American actor of theatre, radio, film, and television

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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