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Lang, Walter 1898-1972

Overview
Works: 247 works in 1,101 publications in 7 languages and 18,321 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  Comedy films  Children's films  Romantic comedy films  Biographical films  Historical films  History  Romance films 
Roles: Director, Attributed name, Author, fmd, Scenarist, Performer, Film editor, Restager , Other, Conductor, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Walter Lang
 
Most widely held works by Walter Lang
Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I by Darryl Francis Zanuck( Visual )

179 editions published between 1956 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 4,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[B]ased on the true story of Anna Leonowens, an English widow who comes to Bangkok in the 1860s to serve as governess to the many children of the King of Siam ... [T]he King is a magnetic and unforgettable figure. When Anna and the King get to know each other, it is mutual respect -- and the surprising lessons they learn from each other -- that leads to one of the most unusual and spellbinding friendships in musical history."--Container
A little princess by Walter Lang( Visual )

205 editions published between 1939 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Victorian England, a pupil at an exclusive boarding school is demoted to working in the scullery when reports of her father's death are received. Never losing hope, she insists on seeking him repeatedly in the military hospital nearby
Desk set by Phoebe Ephron( Visual )

40 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic Hepburn-Tracy romance, about the head of the research department at a TV network and an absent-minded computer genius
Rodgers and Hammerstein's State fair by Richard Rodgers( Visual )

61 editions published between 1945 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small-town family travels to the Iowa State Fair. The father is looking for a blue ribbon for his prize hog, Blue Boy, mom is looking for glory in her cooking, and the kids are looking for love. Lyrics and music by Oscar Hammerstein
Cheaper by the dozen by Michael Barnathan( Visual )

18 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reminiscences of the Gilbreth family and their life as a family with 12 children
Irving Berlin's There's no business like show business by Walter Lang( Visual )

21 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tuneful Irving Berlin musical that depicts the trials and triumphs of a veteran vaudeville family. Molly and Terry Donahue start out as a duo and keep adding kids to the act until they finally become The 5 Donahues. Their busy and tumultuous lives aren't always easy, but the Donahues have plenty of love to get them through the hard times and more than enough talent to keep them on top. Highlighted by one classic Irving Berlin song after another and an array of dazzling production numbers
The blue bird( Visual )

12 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woodcutter's two children are led by a fairy through the past, present, and even the future to find the Bluebird of Happiness
Can-Can by Walter Lang( Visual )

41 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The owner of Montmartre's most notorious nightspot, the Café Le Bal Du Paradis, Simone Pistache spends a great deal of her time in court, thanks to the banning of that "lewd and lascivious" dance, the Can-Can. So when her nightlife-loving lawyer and boyfriend, François Durnais, refuses to settle down and marry her, Simone decides to play up to his rival in romance, Parisian judge Philipe Forrestier, a lovestruck young jurist who's determined to make an honest woman out of her-- one way or the other
Call me madam by Walter Lang( Visual )

11 editions published between 1953 and 2004 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethel Merman repeats her successful Broadway performance as a Washington hostess who is named ambassador to the tiny European nation of Lichtenberg. She falls in love with the foreign minister, George Sanders, while the princess, Vera-Ellen, falls for her press attache, Donald O'connor. Loosely based on the life of former Ambassador to Luxembourg, Perle Mesta
Moon over Miami( Visual )

8 editions published between 1941 and 2006 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters and their aunt come into a small inheritance. They decide to use the money to travel to Miami in hopes of landing rich husbands. Kay (Betty Grable) poses as a wealthy heiress, her sister Barbara (Carole Landis) pretends to be her secretary and Aunt Susan (Charlotte Greenwood) acts as their maid
The red kimona by Walter Lang( Visual )

20 editions published between 1925 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE RED KIMONA is a melodrama about a young girl who is tricked into a life of prostitution, murders her pimp/lover and finds redemption in true love. It was the result of an extraordinary collaboration between three important women: Adela Rogers St. John, Dorothy Arzner (who wrote the story) and Dorothy Davenport Reid, who co-directed and produced. While St. John and Arzner became better known over the years, it is the unjustly neglected Reid who brought THE RED KIMONA to the screen. Dorothy Davenport was a member of one of America's premiere theatrical families and a promising young actress when she married screen idol Wallace Reid in 1913. After her husband's tragic death from an accidental drug overdose in 1923, she accepted an offer from the Ince company to produce and star in Human Wreckage (1923), about drug addiction and dedicated to her husband. After doing one more film for Ince, Dorothy Reid started her own production company, whose first project was THE RED KIMONA THE RED KIMONA was based on the life of Gabrielle Darley and opens with Mrs. Reid reading from a newspaper account of Darley's murder trial. Priscilla Bonner plays Darley, a small town girl who finds escape from her cruel home life in the arms of a handsome stranger. Soon she finds herself working as a prostitute in New Orleans, desperately clinging to the belief that he really loves her. When she discovers him buying an engagement ring for another woman, she shoots him. Her murder trial becomes a cause celebre and Gabrielle finds herself befriended by a rich society woman who professes deep concern for the unfortunate girl. After the acquittal, she goes to live with Mrs. Smith, intending to start a new life, but finds that her benefactor has little use for her once the newspaper men have gone. Unable to find an honest job because of her notorious past, Gabrielle becomes homeless and penniless and nearly returns to prostitution before fate and the love of a good man save her. THE RED KIMONA is clearly a heartfelt film made from a woman's point of view. Dorothy Reid directed or produced several films into the early thirties, after which she became a successful writer and production assistant working in Hollywood through the fifties
Weekend in Havana( Visual )

9 editions published between 1941 and 2006 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical which follows the adventures of a salesgirl who, when the cruise ship she is on runs aground, is given instead a tour of Havana with the future son-in-law of the shipping company's owner as her reluctant guide. Complications ensue when a Cuban gambler makes a play for the heroine, believing her wealthy, to the discomfiture of his girlfriend, a fiery Latin entertainer
With a song in my heart : the Jane Froman story by José Carreras( Visual )

9 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical retelling of the extraordinary life of 1940s songstress Jane Froman. When an overseas flight crashes off the coast of Lisbon, Portugal, Jane barely survives the wreck. Ripped from the spotlight into a series of life-threatening operations, hope seems a distant memory for Jane as she sets out on a journey of recovery that's more than heroic-- it's what music is made of
Rodgers and Hammerstein's State fair( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical about the adventures of the Frake family at the Iowa State Fair
Carole Lombard : the glamour collection( Visual )

4 editions published between 1931 and 2006 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Man of the world) A young American girl visits Paris accompanied by her fiancee and her wealthy uncle. (We're not dressing) Beautiful high society type Doris Worthington is entertaining guests on her yacht in the Pacific when it hits a reef and sinks. (Hands across the table) A loafer and a manicurist, both planning to marry money, meet and form an uneasy alliance. (Love before breakfast) Kay bounces between boyfriend Bill and a Wall Street tycoon who thinks he knows what's best for her and bosses her around. (The princess comes across) A woman pretends to be royalty in order to get aboard a crusie ship. (True confession) Helen and Ken are a pretty strange couple, she is a pathological liar, and he is a scrupulously honest lawyer
The Little Princess( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This adaption of Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic children's novel stars Shirley Temple as Sara Crewe, a kindhearted rich girl left penniless after her father is reported dead in battle. She is forced to work as a maid under the harshest of conditions but continues to search for the truth about her father's disappearance. The New York Times critic Janet Maslin, in 1983, described the film as culminating in "a happy ending sure to make even grown-up viewers cry"
Sitting pretty( Visual )

6 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As part of his research for a book on suburban life, the self-described genius Mr. Belvedere takes a job as a babysitter for three hard-to-handle children
Snow White and the Three Stooges( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and German and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Stooges fill in for the Seven Dwarfs when they go off prospecting in King Solomon's mines
On the Riviera by Man Ray( Visual )

7 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Martin is an American entertainer working cabarets on the French Riviera. An impersonation of philandering industrialist Henri Duran is so convincing that even Duran's beautiful wife is fooled by it. When Duran's business interests compel him to be in London when he should be hosting a large soiree at his home, Martin is persuaded to impersonate Duran at the party. But matters threaten to get out of hand when Martin, dressed as Duran, is confronted by several of the philanderer's women, not to mention by Duran's ruthless business rival, M. Periton
The Rodgers & Hammerstein collection by Richard Rodgers( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oklahoma!: Set in Oklahoma territory of the early 1900's, this is the story of Curly, a handsome cowboy, in love with Laurey. Jud, the rock-muscled hired hand, menaces them both
 
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Walter Lang Amerikaans filmregisseur (1896-1972)

Walter Lang amerikansk filminstruktør

Walter Lang director de cine estadounidense

Walter Lang director de cinema estatunidenc

Walter Lang réalisateur américain

Walter Lang regista statunitense

Walter Lang US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur

Уолтер Лэнг

וולטר לאנג

וולטר לאנג במאי קולנוע אמריקאי

والتر لانغ مخرج أفلام أمريكي

والتر لنگ کارگردان آمریکایی

랭, 월터 1896-1972

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ラング, ウォルター

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