WorldCat Identities

Foster, Lewis R. 1898-1974

Works: 219 works in 362 publications in 3 languages and 5,254 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Political films  Comedy films  Romantic comedy films  Screwball comedy films  Short films  Road films  Slapstick comedy films  Documentary films  Populist films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author, Director, Conceptor, Bibliographic antecedent, Adapter, Performer, fmd, Other, Scenarist, Librettist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Lewis R Foster
Most widely held works by Lewis R Foster
Frank Capra's Mr. Smith goes to Washington( Visual )

11 editions published between 1939 and 2008 in English and held by 2,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington's youngest senator exposes corruption in high places almost at the cost of his career
George Stevens' The more the merrier( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 383 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
Mr. Smith goes to Washington by Frank Capra( Visual )

40 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naive and idealistic Jefferson Smith, leader of the Boy Rangers, is appointed to the United States Senate on a lark by the spineless governor of his state. He is reunited with the state's senior senator--presidential hopeful and childhood hero, Senator Thomas Paine. In Washington, however, Smith discovers many of the shortcomings of the political process as his earnest goal of a national boys' camp leads to a conflict with the state political boss, Jim Taylor. Taylor first tries to corrupt Smith and then later attempts to destroy Smith through a scandal
Mr. Smith goes to Washington (1939) : shooting script, version B by Lewis R Foster( )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy : the essential collection : the sound shorts and features from the Hal Roach library( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 10 discs of feature films and short films released between 1929 and 1942. Contains high definition, digitally restored black-and-white versions of films. All films in black and white except The tree in a test tube
The premiere Frank Capra collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You can't take it with you: A family of zany free spirits helps a stuffy financier realize there's more to life than money
René Clair's It happened tomorrow( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What would happen if someone could get tomorrow's newspaper headlines today? A newspaper reporter wishes he could scoop his colleagues by knowing about events before they occur. But then a mysterious man gives him the day early news, it turns his life upside-down. Racing to prevent a headline predicting his own death, he gets mixed up with a beautiful fortune teller and her overprotective uncle
Max Davidson comedies( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Max Davidson (1875-1950) is one of the numerous forgotten Hollywood supporting actors who acted in innumerable movies. His heyday was in the late 1920s when he was engaged at the Hal Roach Studios for a series of Jewish comedies which belong to the best and funniest shorts the studio ever produced. The 2-disc DVD set presents all the existing comedies as well as Davidson's first sound film and documentation of the lost films with rare scripts and more than 300 unpublished stills. All films focus on Davidson as the henpecked Jewish family father who has to struggle with his good-for-nothing son(s) and a daughter who falls in love with a non-Jewish boy."--Container
Crashout( Visual )

3 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six ruthless convicts break out of prison and frantically try to avoid an extensive manhunt. Once the coast is clear, the gang sets out on a long and dangerous journey by foot, train, and car to retrieve bank loot. After barely surviving two deadly incidents, the men take refuge in a farmhouse as the action reaches a fever pitch. Ironically, the men start to realize that it's not the law that they need to worry about, but each other
The Sign of Zorro( Visual )

4 editions published between 1960 and 1986 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masked, swash-buckling Zorro champions the cause of the oppressed
The adventures of Jim Bowie( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three episodes of the 1950's television western series
The story of movies : Mr Smith goes to Washington( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This middle school program features the classic film, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. This DVD enables students to study film by focusing on key film language concepts and significant scenes. Selected as a historically and culturally significant film by the Library of Congress, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is the story of an idealistic but inexperienced senator who confronts corruption in government. At the time of its release, the Second World War had begun in Europe, and Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy banned the film. In America, the film became the focus of a controversy when some American politicians and journalists labeled it unpatriotic
Tonka( Visual )

3 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an Indian youth's love for his horse, Tonka. White Bull, a young brave in the Sioux tribe captures and tames a magnificent wild horse. Rather than see it mistreated by a cruel cousin, White Bull sets the animal free. Tonka is eventually obtained by the U.S. Cavalry and is saddled for General Custer's ill-fated confrontation at Little Big Horn-- and a gripping, unexpected reunion with White Bull
Men o' war( Visual )

5 editions published between 1929 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laurel & Hardy are laughable sailors on shore and on-the-make. When they escort two lovelies on a date, things go as usual -- from bad to worse. Features the unforgettable soda fountain routine plus the unsinkable canoe scene
Billy Jack goes to Washington( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a senator suddenly dies after completing and sealing an investigation into the nuclear power industry, the remaining senator and the state governor must decide on a person who will play along with their shady deals and not cause any problems. They decide on Billy Jack, currently sitting in prison after being sent to jail, as they don't expect him to be capable of much and think he will attract young voters to the party. See Billy bring his own brand of justice to Washington corruption
Mr. Smith goes to Washington; a novel by Sidney Buchman( Book )

4 editions published between 1939 and 1940 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stewart plays a freshman senator in Washington, D.C. who becomes involved in political infighting when a project of his is undermined by unscrupulous others who want to build a dam
Those redheads from Seattle( Visual )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A married woman takes her four unmarried redheaded daughters to Alaska during the 1898 Gold Rush so they could help their father run his newspaper. All four are members of the singing sister act The Edmonds Sisters, and upon arriving in Yukon they find out their father was murdered. The four heroines get work at the saloon owned by Johnny Kisco. Kathie Edmonds searches for her father's murderer, who may or may not be Kisco"--Container
It's in the bag!( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upon learning that they have been named heirs to an elderly relative's estate, a flea circus operator and his family go on a spending spree. They then learn that the entire inheritance consists of five chairs. They sell the chairs and get caught up in a murder case before learning that the true fortune is hidden in one of the chairs
Cavalry charge ; Against a crooked sky( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cavalry charge: Two brothers who are not friends because they were fighting on different sides during the Civil War have to cooperate in order to defend themselves against an attack of Indians
Double whoopee( Visual )

11 editions published between 1929 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Boys arrive at a swank New York hotel as last-minute replacements for a doorman and footman and are mistaken for a Prussian Prince and his consort
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Frank Capra's Mr. Smith goes to Washington
Mr. Smith goes to WashingtonThe premiere Frank Capra collection
Alternative Names
Foster, L. R.

Foster, L.R. 1898-1974

Foster, Lew

Foster, Lew 1898-1974

Foster, Lewis

Foster, Lewis 1898-1974

Foster, Lewis Ransom

Lewis R. Foster Amerikaans filmregisseur

Lewis R. Foster sceneggiatore, regista e produttore statunitense

Lewis R. Foster US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor und Regisseur

Льюис Р. Фостер

לואיס ר. פוסטר

لويس فوستر

لوئیس آر. فاستر فیلمنامه‌نویس، آهنگساز، و کارگردان آمریکایی

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