WorldCat Identities

Todd, Thelma 1905-1935

Works: 154 works in 310 publications in 1 language and 5,453 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film noir  Musical films  Legal films  Gangster films  Sports films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Other, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Thelma Todd
The Maltese Falcon by John Huston( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Maltese falcon, Sam Spade is a partner in a private-eye firm who finds himself hounded by police when his partner is killed while tailing a man. The woman who asked his partner to follow the man turns out to be someone who is not what she says she is, and is really involved in something to do with the 'Maltese Falcon', a gold-encrusted life-sized statue of a falcon, the only one of its kind. In Satan met a lady, Sam Spade is now PI Ted Shane, pulled into the hunt for the jewel-filled Horn of Roland
The Marx Brothers silver screen collection by Marx Brothers( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 757 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
Horse Feathers by Marx Brothers( Visual )

29 editions published between 1932 and 2018 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parody of college life with the fun-loving president of Huxley College wooing a floozie who is secretly trying to rig the big football game between Huxley and archrival Darwin U
Monkey Business by Norman Z McLeod( Visual )

25 editions published between 1985 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Running from the authorities the Marx Brothers stowaway on a luxury liner where they encounter and become bodyguards for rival gangsters
Counsellor at law( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High-powered attorney George Simon frantically juggles the scandals, crimes, and crises that pass through the chrome-and-glass doors of his art deco office high in the Empire State Building. Balanced on an ethical tightrope, Simon engages in insider trading and bleeds funds from wealthy clients, while tending to the needs of the less fortunate New Yorkers who come from his own working-class background. A political enemy uncovers a past legal indiscretion and begins disbarment proceedings, causing Simon's socialite wife to seek comfort in the arms of another man. With the unflagging support of his faithful secretary, Simon attempts to exercise his legalistic wizardry to defend his reputation and protect those who rely upon him for justice
Laurel and Hardy collection by A. Edward Sutherland( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Devil's brother, "Stanlio" and "Ollio" tangle with a notorious robber baron. In Bonnie Scotland, they have misadventures in Scotland and India
The Maltese falcon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Maltese falcon: The first adaptation of The Maltese falcon, in which detective Sam Spade searches for a rare statuette while trying to solve the murder of his partner
The Bohemian girl ; Below zero( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gypsies Stan & Ollie are left with a kidnapped princess who grows to young womanhood & is eventually restored to her rightful place. In Below zero, the boys are street musicians playing during a blizzard to a less than enthusiastic audience. The video also includes background material about the films, plus rare home movies & photos of the boys at work & play, collected & narrated by Stan's daughter
Cary Grant : the vault collection, comedies( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the Night (1932): In Cary Grant's screen debut, a husband (Cary Grant) finds himself in a destructive love triangle after he comes home unexpectedly to find suspicious evidence about his wife's (Thelma Todd) infidelity
Sons of the desert by William A Seiter( Visual )

3 editions published between 1978 and 1985 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first work is a comedy in which Stan and Ollie try to get away from their wives to attend a fraternal convention. The second work is a comedy short in which Patsy and her boyfriends visit Thelma in the penthouse apartment where she works as a maid
Buster Keaton at MGM : triple feature( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three comedy films filled with mistaken identities, a professor and a Broadway troupe, and a lovestruck plumber
Call her savage( Visual )

5 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A fiery-tempered, impulsive young girl enters into a brief but unsatisfactory marriage with a drunkard. After inheriting a fortune she goes to New York. How she came by her fiendish temper and her choice for a second husband are learned in a surprising climax based on a novel by Tiffany Thayer."--Container
The song of songs( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the night: Stephen has signed a contract as a new Paramount player. He goes home to find his wife in the arms of a Parisian chap called Gerald. It all gets quite complicated, when Stephen falls in love with a woman, Germaine, who is hired to pose as Gerald's wife. Eventually, Stephen and his wife get back together, and Gerald falls for Germaine. The feature film debut of Cary Grant
Comedy legend Buster Keaton( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speak Easily found Keaton as a milquetoast professor trying to produce a musical show with an inherited fortune, not knowing anything about show business--or that he actually isn't rich
Roland West's Corsair( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wayne Morris character is fed up with the petty piracy of Wall Street and goes into business for himself. He highjacks rumrunners' ships bound for Prohibition America
Comedy double feature( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best of W.C. Fields includes three short films, The Dentist, The Fatal Glass of Beer and The Golf Specialist. Speak Easily stars Buster Keaton as a naive college pedant who fall for a dancer (Thelma Todd) in a stage show headed by piano player Jimmy (Jimmy Durante)
Speak easily by Edward Sedgwick( Visual )

9 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A serious-minded professor inherits $750,000 and decides to cut loose and see the world. He falls in love with an actress and finances the show she is to star in. Life is wonderful until he discovers that the letter announcing his inheritance was a fake. This is Buster's best sound film, but a far cry from his silent work
Corsair( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during Prohibition, a young man wishes to prove himself worthy to his girlfriend's father, a ruthless businessman. After working for the businessman's bank, the young man is frustrated with the heartless business practices of the firm and quits. Deciding to get back at the businessman and still prove his worth, the young man and his friend hijack rumrunner's ships bound for America and sell the liquor to the businessman. What the young pirates don't know is the businessman owns the rumrunner's operation and they are forcing him to pay for the liquor twice
The Bohemian girl by James W Horne( Visual )

6 editions published between 1936 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A band of gypsies set up camp on the lands of Count Arnheim, who warns them they have until noon the next day to leave. As the rest of the gypsies prepare for their night's work of pickpocketing villagers, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy do chores, while Mrs. Hardy alternately scolds them and cavorts with her sweetheart Devilshoof. That night Stan and Ollie go to town, where they happily succeed in acquiring the contents of the townspeople's pockets. Meanwhile, Devilshoof goes to Arnheim's castle and watches Arnheim give a medallion to his young daughter Arline, after which Devilshoof is captured by Arnheim's guards and flogged. The next day, as the gypsies are leaving after being thrown off the land by Arnheim's soldiers, the bitter Devilshoof and Mrs. Hardy see Arline by the side of the road, where she has wandered from the castle, and they kidnap her. At camp that afternoon, Mrs. Hardy tells Ollie that the child is his, which delights him. Soon after, however, Devilshoof is preparing to leave the band of gypsies forever, and he hints to Mrs. Hardy that he will take her with him if she obtains enough money. Fooling Stan into helping her, Mrs. Hardy then makes off with all of Ollie and Stan's money and leaves a note telling Ollie that he is not Arline's father. The note does not deter Ollie though, and over the next twelve years, he and Stan prove to be excellent fathers to the child. Now a lovely young woman, Arline believes she is a gypsy when they once again camp on Arnheim's lands. One morning, after telling her foster fathers about her dream of living in marble halls, Arline goes to town with Ollie, who leaves Stan to bottle some wine for him. The task proves to be too complicated, and Stan soon becomes what Ollie terms 'guzzled.' Arline wanders off to the castle, where Arnheim is having her baby things packed away for good. She is captured by the count's men, and Arnheim orders her to be flogged without seeing her. Ollie witnesses her capture and runs back to get Stan, who can barely walk. They succeed in reaching Arline, but are all recaptured before they leave the castle gates. As Captain Finn begins to tie Arline to the flogging post, he tears off her medallion and throws it at Arnheim's feet. The count recognizes the necklace and the birthmark on her shoulder, and the pair have a happy reunion. Meanwhile, Stan and Ollie have been taken to the torture chamber, where Ollie is stretched and Stan is compacted. Arline hears their screams and begs Arnheim for mercy, telling him how kind they were to her. The boys are released, with Ollie now a thin giant and Stan a dwarf"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Female comedy teams( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Trying to find a counterpart to his very successful comedy team Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, producer Hal Roach made several attempts to combine two female comedians. The first team with Anita Garvin & Marion Byron did only three films before both actresses separated. Nevertheless, their "A pair of tights" is today seen as one of the greatest silent two reel comedies ever done. Ath the beginning of the 1930s the teaming of platinum blonde Thelma Todd with shy ZaSu Pitts and later with clumsy Patsy Kelly was a more fruitful idea, resulting in a series of sound shorts which ran successfully for five years until Todd's mysterious death in 1935. The 2-disc DVD set presents a selection of the best shorts in restored versions."--Container
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Alternative Names
Hot Toddy, 1905-1935

Hot Toddy 1906-1935

Ice Cream Blonde, 1905-1935

Ice Cream Blonde 1906-1935

Loyd, Alison 1905-1935

Loyd, Alison 1906-1935

Loyd, Alison, -1935

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