WorldCat Identities

Gaines, Richard 1904-1975

Overview
Works: 22 works in 42 publications in 2 languages and 3,528 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film noir  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Romance films  Musical films  Comedy films  Romantic comedy films  Screwball comedy films 
Roles: Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard Gaines
Double Indemnity by Billy Wilder( Visual )

13 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in English and held by 1,951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A calculating wife encourages her wealthy husband to sign a double indemnity policy proposed by smitten insurance agent Walter Neff. As the would-be lovers plot the unsuspecting husband's murder, they are pursued by a suspicious claims manager. It's a race against time to get away with the perfect crime in this heart-pounding Academy Award-nominated masterpiece"--Container
George Stevens' The more the merrier( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 388 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
Ride the pink horse( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tough-talking former GI comes to a small New Mexico town to shake down a gangster who killed his best friend; events turn out neither as planned nor at all well
Film noir : bringing darkness to light( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Clips from noir classics and little-known gems, plus interviews with modern noir aficionados like directors Christopher Nolan and Frank Miller, writers James Ellroy and Brian Helgeland and others shape this multifaceted exploration of the movie style that grew out of the hard realities of post-World War II life"--Container
The enchanted cottage by John Cromwell( Visual )

3 editions published between 1945 and 2009 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After a crash disfigures his face and maims his body pilot Oliver Bradford (Robert Young) hides from family and friends in a seaside cottage. There he befriends homely gentle Laura Pennington (Dorothy McGuire). The two marry for companionship -- until some rare magic within the cottage transforms them into ardent and beautiful lovers"--Container
Icons of screwball comedy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theodora goes wild: A small-time author whose racy bestsellers, written under a pseudonym, bring her notoriety when a New Yorker discovers her secret
Humoresque by Jean Negulesco( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glamorous socialite Helen Wright takes what she wants - clothes, alcohol, men - and uses them up and tosses them aside. Then she meets a brilliant young violinist, Paul Boray. But this is one toy she can't break
So goes my love( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Budden, a country girl goes to the big city, determined to find and marry a wealthy man. Instead, she meets and marries Herman Maxim, a struggling inventor. After their marriage, his inventions become successful. Their happiness is complete when they have two children, and Maxim's portrait is given a place in the National Hall of Science
Mr. Winkle goes to war( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilbert Winkle is a retiring bank clerk who decides to set himself up in the fix-it business with his young friend Barry, despite the sharp disapproval of his domineering wife, Amy. Then he is drafted and, much to everyone's surprise, passes the physical
Dangerous years( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After a botched robbery, a district attorney prosecutes a teenage boy he doesn't realize is his own son"--Container
Screen couples( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pillow talk: This romantic comedy tells the charming story of Jan Morrow (Day), an uptight interior decorator who must share a party line with laid-back playboy Brad Allen (Hudson). However, the real connection is made when the two meet and he begins wooing her with late-night calls - while pretending to be someone else
Don Juan Quilligan( Visual )

2 editions published between 1945 and 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When an overly romantic barge captain marries two women each reminding him of his mother, he finds himself resorting to prison to escape them"--Container
Twice blessed( Visual )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What could typical teenager Terry Turner and genius prodigy Stephanie Hale have in common? Plenty, they're identical twins! Separated after the divorce of their parents, gruff newspaperman Jeff Turner and jet-set intellect Mary Hale the girls have been raised under vastly different rules. Reunited as teens, with each envying the other's lifestyle, the girls swap identities for a chance to walk in each other's shoes. With their new identities come new adventures and disasters
Hallmark hall of fame( Visual )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Story of the love between Knox Taylor (daughter of Colonel Zachary Taylor) and Jefferson Davis."--Television drama series programming, 1947-1959 /Larry James Gianakos
A night to remember( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jeff Troy, a hardworking writer of murder mysteries and his wife get a quaint basement apartment in Greenwich Village with hopes that it will have the right "literary" ambiance to inspire Jeff to finish a romance novel he has been trying to pen. Unfortunately, it's hard to keep the writer's mind off murder when a very dead body turns up in their new backyard
¡Rapto! = Ransom!( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sinopsis: El hijo de un rico industrial es secuestrado por unos desconocidos que exigen un rescate de medio millón de dólares. El padre, aconsejado por el comisario de policía y por un periodista, se niega a entregar la cantidad solicitada
Abe Lincoln in Illinois programs( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Programs (1934 - 1942) for Abe Lincoln in Illinois by Robert E. Sherwood documenting the original Broadway production directed by Elmer Rice and produced by the Playwrights' Company, starring Raymond Massey, and, later, his replacement, Richard Gaines. Includes a few regional productions
Love me or leave me by Charles Vidor( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jazz age singing sensation Ruth Etting had it all, but it took more than talent to make it big. Her rise to fame at the hands of her Chicago gangster boyfriend turned her life off stage into a world of fear and abuse
Marry me again( Visual )

1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Title ... derives from Miss Wilson's attempts to get Cummings to the altar. The first time up, summons from Uncle Sam haul him off to war. Up to bat again upon his return from the wars a hero, the wedding bells fail to ring because Miss Wilson inherits a million bucks from a spinster aunt and Cummings just can't see himself as the marital plaything of a rich girl (silly boy--especially when she's Marie Wilson). By the third time around, everything's okay because Miss Wilson has gotten rid of the money"--Variety review, September 23, 1953. Set in Los Angeles, post World War II. Marie Wilson plays a secretary
That wonderful urge( Visual )

1 edition published in 1948 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"When a tabloid reporter writes lurid stories about the private life of an heiress, she retaliates by announcing her marriage to the reporter"--Copyright catalog, 1940-1949
 
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