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Spencer, Dorothy 1909-2002

Overview
Works: 65 works in 152 publications in 2 languages and 7,842 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
The ghost and Mrs. Muir( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the turn of the century, a young widow moves with her daughter 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 )

10 editions published between 1939 and 2017 in English and held by 850 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
John Ford's My darling Clementine( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 773 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
To be or not to be by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

11 editions published between 1942 and 2016 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy
The snake pit( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following an emotional collapse a woman is placed in a mental institution by her husband. The severity of her depression causes her sympathetic doctor to try electric shock, hydrotherapy, and drugs, along with psychoanalysis
Valley of the dolls( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 407 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
Cleopatra by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epic saga of legendary Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt, and her attempt to stabilize her power and gain control of the Roman Empire. When Caesar visits Egypt, Cleopatra gains control by ousting her brother with his help. She marries Caesar, and bears him the son fate had previously denied him. Joining him in Rome--to ensure that the boy takes his rightful place after his father--her plans are thwarted when Caesar is assassinated and she must flee. Years later Marc Antony, proconsul of the eastern half of the empire, seeks an alliance with Egypt to impede Octavian's quest to become Emperor. Cleopatra and Antony become lovers and form a military alliance, but are forced to retreat after losing a major naval battle at Actium. Avoiding capture and disgrace, they take their own lives
John Ford's My darling Clementine( Visual )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 362 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
Earthquake by Mark Robson( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and held by 277 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 267 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 233 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 1951 and 2013 in English 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
Valley of the dolls( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 213 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
My darling Clementine( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frontier marshal: Wyatt Earp agrees to become marshal and establish order in Tombstone in this very romanticized version of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral
My darling Clementine( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A melodrama which tells of the adventures of Wyatt Earp as marshall of Tombstone, Ariz., and friend, Doc Holliday. The shoot-out at the O.K. Corral leads to the defeat of the Clanton gang
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!
A tree grows in Brooklyn by Elia Kazan( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and German and held by 126 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
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 107 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 in love
Betty Smith's A tree grows in Brooklyn( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 97 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
The man in the gray flannel suit by Nunnally Johnson( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 93 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
 
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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

Languages
English (82)

German (1)