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Spencer, Dorothy 1909-2002

Overview
Works: 53 works in 144 publications in 3 languages and 7,054 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Western films  History  Historical films  Romance films  Action and adventure films  Ghost films  Fantasy comedies (Motion pictures)  Comedy films 
Roles: Film editor, Editor, Actor, edm, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Dorothy Spencer
John Ford's My darling Clementine by John Ford( Visual )

16 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in English and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of Wyatt Earp's days in Tombstone and the gunfight with the Clanton gang at the O.K. Corral
The ghost and Mrs. Muir by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the turn of the century a young widow and her daughter move into a cottage on the English coast. Soon she learns that the cottage is haunted by the ghost of its former owner, a sea captain. When he finds he can't scare her away, they soon fall into a most unlikely love affair!
Stagecoach by John Ford( Visual )

9 editions published between 1939 and 2017 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1855, the Overland stage from Tonto to Lordsburg leaves town with eight people on board. In the front, sit Buck the driver and Marshal Curley Wilcox, who is riding shotgun to protect the stage from hostile Indians and from the Plummer brothers, a vicious band of outlaws. The passengers consist of Doc Josiah Boone, the town drunk; Dallas, a woman of ill repute, who, like Doc, has been banished from town; the pregnant Lucy Mallory, who is taking the stage to meet her husband, a cavalry officer, and is treated gallantly by her fellow passenger, Hatfield, a gambler; Gatewood, the town's sanctimonious banker who mouths respectability while clutching a carpet bag filled with stolen money; and Peacock, a timid whiskey drummer. Because of an Apache uprising by Geronimo, the cavalry escorts the coach to the first station at Dry Fork. Along the way, Buck stops to pick up the Ringo Kid, who has escaped from prison to seek revenge on the Plummers, who killed his family and sent him to jail on false testimony. After Curley arrests Ringo, the stage continues on to Dry Fork, where they discover that there are no troops to escort them farther. Voting to continue on alone, they reach the next stop, where their journey is delayed when Mrs. Mallory, learning that her husband has been wounded, goes into premature labor. Doc sobers up to deliver the baby, and as they await Mrs. Mallory's recovery, Dallas and Ringo fall in love and Dallas urges Ringo to escape. Ringo is on the verge of leaving when he sees Apache war signals, and the passengers hastily board the stage to make a desperate dash to Lordsburg. Just as they think the danger has passed, the Apaches attack at a dry lake bed, wounding Peacock and Buck and killing Hatfield. At the last minute, the cavalry rides to the rescue and escorts the stage to Lordsburg, where Gatewood is arrested for embezzlement. There, Curley grants Ringo his freedom so that he can avenge the murder of his family, and after gunning down the Plummers, Ringo and Dallas ride off into the night to begin life anew at his ranch across the border"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
To be or not to be by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As nervy as it is hilarious, a masterpiece from Ernst Lubitsch, To Be Or Not To Be; is a Hollywood film of the boldest black humor, which went into production soon after the U.S. entered World War II. Lubitsch manages to brilliantly balance political satire, romance, slapstick, and urgent wartime suspense in a comic high-wire act that has never been equaled."--Container
Valley of the dolls( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three girls come to New York City and later, Hollywood, to chase their dreams of stardom: there's Anne, the innocent secretary type who becomes an assistant to a large theatrical agent; Neely, an aspiring chorus girl with pluck who dreams of being a singer; and the beautiful blonde Jennifer, who longs to be a real actress, but is destined to be regarded as a sex object. Life has a lot to give them, but there are prices for fame and fortune-- addictions to pills, booze, drowned careers, crumbling fortunes, dizzying highs and incredible lows. The three girls go for broke, eaten alive by show business, sex, and drugs, in this trashy, campy exposé of the dark side of stardom
John Ford's My darling Clementine( Visual )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wyatt Earp is the sturdy lawman who sets about the task of shaping up the disorderly Arizona town of Tombstone, with the help of the boozy, tubercular gambler and gunman Doc Holliday. Though initially at cross-purposes, the pair ultimately team up to confront the violent Clanton gang
Cleopatra by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cleopatra, the ambitious queen of Egypt who involves herself with Roman Marc Anthony and Julius Caesar, eventually suffers downfall and suicide
Earthquake by Mark Robson( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the most catastrophic earthquake of all time rips through Southern California, it levels Los Angeles and sends shockwaves through the lives of all who live there."--External container
Foreign correspondent by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

14 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A full-throttle espionage thriller, starring Joel McCrea as a green Yank reporter sent to Europe to get the scoop on the imminent war. It's wall-to-wall witty repartee, head-spinning plot twists, and brilliantly mounted suspense set pieces, including an ocean plane crash climax with astonishing special effects
Black widow by Nunnally Johnson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nancy Ordway is an aspiring writer hoping to make it big in New York at the expense of everyone around her, including Broadway producer Peter Denver, who reluctantly lets her use his apartment to work during the day. And when Peter's wife, Iris, comes home from a trip to find Nancy dead in the bathroom, the assigned detective, Lt. Bruce, soon realizes this assumed suicide is more likely a murder. Everyone Ordway knew is suddenly suspect while a series of flashbacks reveal the plan she was weaving to climb the social ladder
Decision before dawn( Visual )

4 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

WWII is entering its last phase: Germany is in ruins, but does not yield. The US Army lacks crucial knowledge about the German units operating on the opposite side of the Rhine, and decides to send two German prisoners to gather information
A tree grows in Brooklyn by Elia Kazan( Visual )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and German and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In pre-WWI Brooklyn, young Francie struggles to keep her idealism alive in the face of grinding poverty, her father's alcoholism, and the comedies and tragedies of ordinary life
Valley of the dolls( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three girls come to New York City and later, Hollywood, to chase their dreams of stardom: there's Anne, the innocent secretary type who becomes an assistant to a large theatrical agent; Neely, an aspiring chorus girl with pluck who dreams of being a singer; and the beautiful blonde Jennifer, who longs to be a real actress, but is destined to be regarded as a sex object. Life has a lot to give them, but there are prices for fame and fortune-- addictions to pills, booze, drowned careers, crumbling fortunes, dizzying highs and incredible lows. The three girls go for broke, eaten alive by show business, sex, and drugs, in this trashy, campy exposé of the dark side of stardom
Under my skin by Avril Lavigne( Visual )

3 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dan Butler is running out of places to run. After throwing too many U.S. and Italian horse races, he's now on the lam from a gangster whom he purposely double-crossed by winning a big race. Escaping to France, Dan finds more complications and conflict, including a Left Bank café singer who blames him for her boyfriend's death, his ten-year-old son whose idolotry of Butler is being slowly stripped away, and the newly arrived gangster, who wants Dan to throw a high-stakes steeplechase race, or else!
The man in the gray flannel suit by Nunnally Johnson( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An veteran of World War II (still haunted by its memories) gets a job in a public relations firm. He attracts the attention the firm's lonely CEO, and his career takes off. But his marriage suffers. Finally he must choose between career and family
Joseph L. Mankiewicz' Cleopatra( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of this epic-spectacle; its opulence and sweeping grandeur have never been more glorious. Elizabeth Taylor stars as Cleopatra, the glamorous and cunning queen of Egypt. To secure her hold on power, she seduces the rulers of Rome, only to meet her match in Marc Antony, played by Richard Burton. Their passionate romance could decide the fate of the world's greatest empires
Man on a tightrope by Elia Kazan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a Czechoslovakian circus troop whose members are drafted into the military when the communists take over. But as they near the Bavarian border, they decide to make a break to escape to the West
Demetrius and the gladiators by Delmer Daves( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a sequel to The robe, taking place in Caligula's Rome, a devout Christian is entrusted with Christ's robe after the crucifixion
From the terrace by Mark Robson( Visual )

4 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfred Eaton (Paul Newman), un joven ambicioso que quiere conseguir las cosas por sí mismo sin deberle nada a su padre, se casa con una joven (Woodward) de una buena familia de Philadelphia (Pennsylvania). Poco a poco, Alfred empieza a prosperar, llegando incluso a trabajar en Wall Street, pero su matrimonio no funciona como esperaba
Sundown by Henry Hathaway( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adopted daughter of an Arab trader assists British troops in Africa during World War II
 
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Alternative Names
Dorothy Spencer Amerikaans filmeditor

Dorothy Spencer Amerikaans filmeditor (1909-2002)

Dorothy Spencer montatrice e attrice statunitense

Dorothy Spencer US-amerikanische Cutterin

Dorothy Spencer US-amerikanische Filmeditorin

Дороти Спенсер

Դորոթի Սփենսեր

דורותי ספנסר

دورتی اسپنسر تدوینگر آمریکایی

دوروثي سبنسر مونتيرة من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية

ドロシー・スペンサー

多萝茜·斯宾塞

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