WorldCat Identities

Arthur, Jean 1900-1991

Works: 201 works in 979 publications in 7 languages and 17,462 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Western films  Comedy films  Political films  Juvenile works  Screwball comedy films  Romantic comedy films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Author, Contributor, Other, Narrator, Singer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jean Arthur
Frank Capra's Mr. Smith goes to Washington by Frank Capra( Visual )

132 editions published between 1939 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 3,697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington's youngest senator exposes corruption in high places, almost at the cost of his career
Shane by A. B Guthrie( Visual )

94 editions published between 1952 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 3,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mysterious and laconic, Shane rides down from the mountains into a valley where he encounters the homestead of farmer Joe Starrett, his wife Marian and their young son Joey. Starrett is the unofficial leader of a large group of homesteaders, who have united in opposition to a rapacious cattleman, Rufus Ryker. Ryker and his brother Morgan are trying to drive all the homesteaders out, so that they control over the entire valley. Shane takes Starrett's side in a confrontation with Ryker's men, and stays on to work on Starrett's farm. The homesteaders continue to resist, so Ryker imports famed gunslinger Jack Wilson from Cheyenne. When Wilson goads one of the homesteaders into a gunfight, he sets off a showdown between himself and Shane--with the future of the valley in the balance
Mr. Deeds goes to town by Frank Capra( Visual )

77 editions published between 1936 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Longfellow Deeds (Cooper), a small-town poet, inherits $20 million from his uncle and wants to give it away to needy people. Petty moochers, greedy relatives, conniving lawyers and big executives, who all want a piece of the pie, attempt to have Deeds declared incompetent
You can't take it with you by Frank Capra( Visual )

52 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about the Sycamores, an eccentric family of free spirits, and the problems that arises when Alice, the one stable member, falls for her boss's son
Only angels have wings by Howard Hawks( Visual )

57 editions published between 1939 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the men working for a South American mail and freight business in the 1930's. They are trying to win a lucrative government contract to carry mail, and must perform satisfactorily despite bad weather, injuries, poor cash flow and a woman trying to win the boss's heart
George Stevens' The talk of the town by George Stevens( Visual )

24 editions published between 1942 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fugitive, falsely accused of murder, is aided by a schoolteacher and a Supreme Court nominee in George Stevens' serio-comic look at law and justice in America
George Stevens' The more the merrier by Anne Fine( Visual )

17 editions published between 1943 and 2004 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To help the war effort, a patriotic young woman rents half of her apartment to a well-to-do, retired millionaire, who decides to play cupid by renting half of his half to a high-type, clean-cut nice young man
The plainsman by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

17 editions published between 1936 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 515 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
Easy living( Visual )

9 editions published between 1937 and 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mary Smith is a poor working girl who literally has a fortune dropped in her lap when a wealthy financier tosses a sable coat out a window and it lands on her. Everyone automatically assumes she's his mistress, and soon her fairytale-like rags-to-riches lifestyle threatens a very real romance with an inept waiter"--Container
Howard Hawks' only angels have wings( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A traveling entertainer gets more than she bargained for during a stopover in a South American port town. There she meets a handsome yet aloof daredevil pilot, who runs an airmail company, staring down death while servicing towns in treacherous mountain terrain. Both attracted to and repelled by his romantic sense of danger, she decides to stay on, despite his protestations
A foreign affair by Billy Wilder( Visual )

41 editions published between 1948 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A straight-laced congresswoman discovers that a U.S. Army captain is more than allies with a Berlin bombshell
The devil and Miss Jones by Sam Wood( Visual )

18 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John P. Merrick, the world's richest man, gets word that someone is trying to unionize a department store he owns. To thwart this blatant act of democracy, Merrick changes his name and takes a menial job at the store to catch the union activists without detention. Once he himself is subjected to the humiliating treatment by the department supervisor, Hooper, Merrick starts to wise up-and soften up
A lady takes a chance by William A Seiter( Visual )

14 editions published between 1943 and 2018 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When New Yorker Molly Trousdale sets out on a cross-country bus tour she meets rodeo competitor Duke Hutkins, who assumes, wrongly, that she will be another easy, passing conquest
Peter Pan by J. M Barrie( Recording )

16 editions published between 1950 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a dramatization about the fictitious character known as Peter Pan, "the engaging boy who refused to grow up." Includes vocal and instrumental music
Arizona by Wesley Ruggles( Visual )

10 editions published between 1940 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tough pioneer woman stands up to attacks by business rivals and Indians but falls for a drifter
The premiere Frank Capra collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You can't take it with you: A family of zany free spirits helps a stuffy financier realize there's more to life than money
Icons of screwball comedy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 1: If you could only cook: A down-on-her-luck cook charms a millionaire into playing along as her husband so they can get work. Too many husbands: A woman finds herself legally wed to two men
The Cary Grant box set( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The awful truth: One of the best "screwball" comedies of the thirties, in which a separated couple do their best to spoil one another's love affair while awaiting their divorce
George Stevens : a filmmaker's journey( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film biography of a movie director usually includes conventional genre trappings, like clips of great scenes and memories of old colleagues, as indeed this film does. Mainly, this is an engrossing tour through the George Stevens career that provides a greater understanding of his background, talent, creative preoccupations, and especially the experiences in World War II that irrevocably changed his approach to film making. As head of the Special Coverage unit documenting the war on film, Stevens took the only known color footage of the ground war in Europe, including the liberation of Paris and the horrors of Dachau. If his movies hold a mirror up to America, it is because his personal principles paralleled the highest aspirations of this country. In his films, Stevens offered as much insight on American life and character as he could muster
The ex-Mrs. Bradford by Stephen Roberts( Visual )

9 editions published between 1936 and 2010 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amateur sleuth Dr. Bradford teams up with his ex-wife to solve the race track murders that have made him suspected of murder
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Frank Capra's Mr. Smith goes to Washington
ShaneMr. Deeds goes to townYou can't take it with youOnly angels have wingsGeorge Stevens' The talk of the townThe plainsmanA foreign affairArizona
Alternative Names
Arthur, Jean

Arthur, Jean 1900–1991

Džin Artur

Gladys Greene

Green, Gladys Georgianna

Greene, Gladys.

Greene, Gladys 1900-1991

Greene, Gladys Georgianna.

Greene, Gladys Georgianna 1900-1991

Greene, Gladys Georgina 1900-1991

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