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Swerling, Jo 1897-1964

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Most widely held works by Jo Swerling
Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life by Frank Capra( Visual )

56 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Bailey is not having a good day. His life in the sleepy little town of Bedford Falls has been thrown off track, perhaps never to recover. His business has failed, he's wanted by the police, and he's had a fight with his beloved wife Mary. On this disastrous day, his responsibilities and frustrations overwhelm him, leading him to a bridge and serious contemplation of suicide. It's up to an angel named Clarence to convince George that his life has been one of worth and that it's still worth living. After taking a long look at George's life, the angel offers a portrait of what life in Bedford Falls would be like if George had never been born. This classic, sentimental favorite has become a Christmas tradition
Frank Capra's it's a wonderful life( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 1,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Bailey, a desperate and suicidal man, is visited by a guardian angel who shows him how important he has been to those around him in his life
Lifeboat by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

54 editions published between 1943 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an American vessel is torpedoed during WWII, eight survivors find refuge in a tiny lifeboat. Hopelessly short on food and water, their situation is further complicated when they rescue a crew member from the very sub that sank their ship. Given the helm because he's the most capable sailor aboard, the passengers wonder if he is a savior steering them towards rescue, or their sworn enemy, delivering them into the arms of his fellow Nazis
The Pride of the Yankees by Jo Swerling( Visual )

13 editions published between 1942 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of Lou Gehrig, famous baseball Hall of Fame player who played in 2130 consecutive games before falling at age 37 to ALS, a deadly nerve disease which now bears his name. Gehrig is followed from his athletic childhood in New York to his famous 'Luckiest Man' speech at his farewell day in 1939
Feuer and Martin present Guys & dolls : a musical fable of Broadway by Frank Loesser( )

27 editions published between 1949 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leave her to heaven by John M Stahl( Visual )

30 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellen's selfish, possessive love ruins the lives of people around her. Her husband Richard grows increasingly suspicious of Ellen's jealousy and insatiable devotion, as tragedy occurs around them
Guys and dolls : the new Broadway cast recording by Frank Loesser( Recording )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and German and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Made for each other by John Cromwell( Visual )

40 editions published between 1938 and 2013 in English and French and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautiful Carole Lombard and likeable James Stewart are Jane and John Mason, a couple who meet, fall madly in love, marry, and quickly have a baby. But while they--and the audience--are confident that they are meant for each other, life intercedes and the couple must meet with disapproving in-laws, job stress, financial challenges and, finally, a devastating illness
The Westerner by Gary Cooper( Visual )

17 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wandering cowboy rides into a Texas border town and faces frontier lawman "Judge" Roy Bean, who accuses him of horse theft. When the cowboy mends the misunderstanding, they develop a grudging friendship until Bean wants to drive a group of homesteaders out of town
Platinum blonde by Frank Capra( Visual )

20 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in English and German and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Platinum blonde is a glorious spoof of the newspaper business in New York City during the Depression; Ann Schuyler, a wealthy socialite, meets reporter "Stew" Smith and the two fall madly in love. The comedy begins as she tries to transform him from a ruffian newsman into a convincing gentleman."--Container
Blood and sand by Fred Niblo( Visual )

24 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juan is the naïve son of a once-famous bullfighter who tries to recapture the glory of his family's name. Though he is branded fifth rate, he soon becomes Spain's greatest matador and returns home to marry his childhood sweetheart. But when a beautiful, passionate aristocrat seduces him, Juan succumbs to her temptations, only to see his own happiness and success crumble
It's a wonderful life : screenplay by Frances Goodrich( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sentimental classic about a young man who attempts to end his own life, only to be shown the error of his ways by his guardian angel
Myrna Loy and William Powell collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manhattan melodrama: The friendship between two orphans endures even though they grow up on opposite sides of the law and fall in love with the same woman
Crash dive( Visual )

5 editions published between 1943 and 2005 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En route to submarine duty in Washington, naval officer Lt. Stewart (Tyrone Power) meets the enchanting Jean Hewitt (Anne Baxter). He begins a whirlwind courtship, unaware she is already engaged to the commander (Dana Andrews) under whom he is about to serve. Just when both men learn they are in love with the same woman, they are forced to work closely on a dangerous commando raid against Nazi tankers
Guys and dolls by Frank Loesser( Recording )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The famous musical set in a fantasy city of gangsters, molls and street-life. Classic performances and classic songs. (1955)
Pennies from Heaven( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drifter befriends an orphaned girl and her grandfather in Middletown, New Jersey. Features music and lyrics by Johnny Burke and Arthur Johnston including "Pennis from heaven", "So do I", "Skeleton in the closet", and "Let's call a heart a heart."
The real glory by Henry Hathaway( Visual )

6 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the wake of the Spanish-American war, military doctor Bill Canavan arrives at a war-torn Filipino outpost. Infested with cholera and under attack from a vicious local Moro chieftain, the troops are terrified and their commanding officer has all but given up hope. Outnumbered and out of supplies, Canavan decides to trade his scalpel for a rifle and rally the few remaining troops into one last stand before the outpost and everyone inside becomes just another footnote in history
Guys and dolls : the 50th anniversary cast recording by Frank Loesser( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guys and dolls--off the record( Visual )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A behind-the-scenes look at the recording of a Broadway cast album for the 1992 revival of the musical Guys and dolls. Includes interviews with cast and others
Kibitzer; a comedy by Jo Swerling( Book )

5 editions published in 1929 in English and Undetermined and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life
Alternative Names
Jo Swerling Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1897-1964)

Jo Swerling amerikansk manusforfattar

Jo Swerling amerikansk manusförfattare

Jo Swerling drammaturgo, paroliere e sceneggiatore statunitense

Jo Swerling US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor russischer Abstammung

Swerling, Jo 1893-1964

Swerling, Joseph.

Swerling, Joseph 1897-1964

Джо Сверлинг

ג'ו סוורלינג


English (294)

French (13)

Spanish (10)

German (9)

Japanese (2)

Italian (2)

Feuer and Martin present Guys & dolls : a musical fable of BroadwayThe Westerner