WorldCat Identities

Francis, Kay 1905-1968

Works: 152 works in 282 publications in 3 languages and 3,965 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Musical films  Romantic comedy films  History  Western films  Romance films  College life films  War films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Costume designer, Singer, Producer
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kay Francis
Trouble in paradise( Visual )

8 editions published between 1932 and 2003 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When thief Gaston Monescu meets his true love in pickpocket Lily, they embark on a scam to rob lovely perfume company executive Mariette Colet. But when Gaston becomes romantically entangled with Mme. Colet, their larcenous ruse is jeopardized and Gaston is forced to choose between two beautiful women"--Container
The Marx Brothers silver screen collection by Marx Brothers( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monkey business: While stowing away on a ship to America, the boys get involuntarily pressed into service as toughs for a pair of feuding gangsters
Four Jills in a Jeep( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true-life adventures of the first female performers to join the U.S.O., Kay Francis, Carole Landis, Martha Raye and Mitzi Mayfair play themselves in the film adaptation of Carole Landis's "novel" by the same name
Charley's aunt( Visual )

4 editions published between 1941 and 2007 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charley and Jack pressure fellow student Fancourt to pose as Charley's Brazilian aunt. Their purpose is to have a chaperone for their amorous visits with Amy and Kitty, niece and ward of crusty Stephen. Things go awry when love enters the drama
In name only by John Cromwell( Visual )

14 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alec Walker's wife Maida is a beauty, but she's also a venomous, self-absorbed schemer. Then Alec falls for an open-hearted widow named Julie. And Maida turns wedding vows into a steel trap: If Alec files for divorce, she'll drag Julie into court as a homewrecker - and use Julie's little daughter as a witness
Little men( Visual )

11 editions published between 1940 and 2015 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sequel to Louisa May Alcott's Little women, Jo and her hardworking husband face the threat of foreclosure on their school for children
Forbidden Hollywood( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They call it sin: Marion Cullen, a young Kansas girl follows a man to New York, only to be jilted. She tries to make it big in the chorus and learns a lesson about show business
When the Daltons rode( Visual )

6 editions published between 1940 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A western film based on the legend of the Dalton gang. A young lawyer tries to help friends, but ends up trapped between helping his friends and being obligated to the law
Great cinema : 15 films( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great novels inspired these 15 critically acclaimed films starring Hollywood's most stars
Wonder bar( Visual )

7 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proprietor Al Wonder, a master showman who keeps the champagne flowing, the patrons glowing and the bills paid. In just one night at this merrily sophisticated watering hole, anything can happen ... and almost everything does
Forbidden Hollywood( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Volume Six turns the spotlight on adultery, alcoholism, prostitution, and racism, issues that the Production Code would soon ban from the screen. The Wet Parade: ... Demon whiskey brings ruin to two families in this all-star adaptation of Upton Sinclair's impassioned novel. Downstairs: ... A philandering chauffer creates havoc in an upper-class household. Mandalay: ... A Russian refugee seeks revenge upon the ex-lover who sold her into slavery. Massacre: ... A college-educated Sioux wreaks vengeance upon the white officials who abused his family and cheated his people."--Container
One way passage by Tay Garnett( Visual )

3 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seas are calm and the ship is sturdy, but the shipboard romance is doomed. Dan does not know that Joan is dying of an incurable disease. Joan does not know Dan is a convicted murderer en route to San Quentin. Still, they have four weeks to find happiness in each other's arms. Or will Dan forsake the love of a lifetime for his own life, using the vessel's Honolulu layover as a chance to escape the law?
Classic westerns : 10 movie collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three-disc set containing 10 classic westerns starring John Wayne, Randolph Scott, Audie Murphy, Joel McCrea, Maureen O'Hara and more
Forbidden Hollywood( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ever in my heart: a German man and an American woman are discriminated against as a couple as anti-German sentiment runs rampant
It's a date( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following her latest stage triumph, a Broadway star decides to vacation in Hawaii before tackling her new role. While away, her daughter, who is also an actress, is offered the prize part in a new play; however, it is the same part her mother is planning to do in the coming season
Stolen holiday( Visual )

2 editions published between 1936 and 2010 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1936 Paris and every femme with a de rigueur sense of high fashion wears the creations of Maison Picot, the design house that's so chic, so trendy, and so very much a house of cards. It's secretly used by financial flimflammer Stefan Orloff as entry to the highest level of society, a level from which he and elegant Nicole Picot are destined to take a very hard fall
King of the underworld( Visual )

2 editions published between 1939 and 2012 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dr. Niles Nelson, an inveterate horse player, is lured by the promise of easy money into becoming doctor to crime boss Joe Gurney and his gang. When Niles is killed by the police while attending to one of Gurney's men, his wife, Dr. Carol Nelson, falls under suspicion of also being in league with the gangsters. Under threat of having her license revoked, Carol is desperate to establish her innocence, and sets up her medical practice in the small town in which two of Gurney's gangsters have been imprisoned. Her plans go awry, however, when Gurney, who entertains delusions of Napoleonic grandeur, breaks into the jail and frees his men. Wounded in the jailbreak, Gurney calls upon Mary and forces her to bandage his arm. Also wounded in the jailbreak is down-and-out writer Bill Stevens, who had innocently accepted a ride from the notorious gangster. Carol befriends Bill, who is later taken prisoner by Gurney so that he can write the gangster's autobiography. When his wound worsens, Gurney sends for Carol. Realizing that the federal agents are coming to arrest her for her involvement with Gurney, Carol formulates a plan to capture the mobster and his henchmen. Convincing Gurney and his men that they have an eye infection, Carol temporarily blinds the mobsters with adrenaline eye drops and calls for the federal agents to close in. After a blinded Gurney is mowed down in a gun battle with the 'feds, ' Carol is exonerated and begins life anew with Bill"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Trouble in paradise Haute pègre by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

15 editions published between 1932 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lightly ironic satire of the rich in which a couple of swindlers fall in love in Venice and get jobs on the household staff of a wealthy widow so as to rob her. Time and events are skilfully compressed through the inventive editing of sound and image including a pioneering use of the continuous music score
Forbidden Hollywood collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lois, A work-a-holic magazine editor hires rowing machine salesman Tom as her personal secretary. A short time later he is promoted to an executive and he falls for Lois. Tom decides to leave the firm and marry Ruth as Lois is married
British agent( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1917 and the Russian Revolution is sweeping the country. Elena has dedicated her life to the Cause as personified by Lenin. But during a street riot her life is saved by Stephen Locke an unofficial diplomatic agent for England. The two, although dedicated to opposing causes, fall for each other. But Elena learns that Locke is wanted by the secret police for his revolutionary activities and she is ordered to obtain evidence of Locke's scheming
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Alternative Names
Francis, Katherine 1905-1968

Gibbs Katharine Edwina

Gibbs, Katherine 1905-1968

Gibbs, Katherine Edwina 1905-1968

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