WorldCat Identities

Carson, Jack 1910-1963

Works: 360 works in 886 publications in 5 languages and 17,797 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Musical films  Screwball comedy films  Film noir  Detective and mystery films  Romance films  Crime films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Singer, Other, Costume designer, Host, Contributor, Speaker, Narrator, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jack Carson
Cat on a hot tin roof by Burl Ives( Visual )

46 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in English and held by 2,535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of deception which is destroying a patriarchal Southern family as its' members gather for the imminent demise of their "Big Daddy."
Frank Capra's Arsenic and old lace by Joseph Kesselring( Visual )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 2,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An easy-going drama critic is shocked to discover that his elderly aunts, the seemingly gentle-natured Abby and Martha, have a habit of poisoning gentlemen callers and burying them in the cellar of their old Brooklyn mansion
Mildred Pierce by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

63 editions published between 1945 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mildred Pierce is a happily married woman with two kids, living in the suburbs of sunny California. She secretly takes a job as a waitress so that she can pay for piano lessons and expensive clothes for her eldest daughter, Veda. Her growing financial independence permits her to open her own restaurant, and eventually a chain of eateries. She has divorced her intolerant first husband, and married well-connected Monte in order to get Veda into high society. Greedy, self-absorbed Veda is still ungrateful, and demands an even greater sacrifice of her mother. Eventually, Mildred finds herself ensnared in the world of police and suspicion when Monte is mysteriously murdered
A star is born by George Cukor( Visual )

32 editions published between 1954 and 2019 in English and French and held by 1,780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drunken waning movie star Norman Maine meets showgirl Esther Blodgett when he literally stumbles into her act one night. A friendship develops which blossoms into romance but tensions increase as Esther's career takes off while Norman's plummets
Destry rides again by George Marshall( Visual )

14 editions published between 1939 and 2008 in English and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Destry, a mild-mannered deputy who doesn't like guns ... is called to restore order to the hopelessly corrupt frontier town of Bottleneck. Though reluctant to undertake such an enormous task, he's soon roped into action after meeting the seductive Frenchy, an alluring saloon girl who belts out unforgettable show-stoppers like "The Boys in the Back Room," while winning the hero's heart."--Container
Mr. & Mrs. Smith by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

13 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bickering couple discover their marriage isn't legal, and go through the courtship process again
Carefree by Mark Sandrich( Visual )

8 editions published between 1938 and 2010 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She's afraid of marriage--can he help? With the forever magic of Irving Berlin's romantic Change Partners, the dance craze of The Yam and more, the answer is delightfully Yes!
Arsenic and old lace by Frank Capra( Visual )

38 editions published between 1942 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man is shocked when he learns his aunts like to serve men elderberry wine with arsenic, and then bury their bodies in the cellar
The twilight zone( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete second season, 1960-1961, of Rod Serling's classic, groundbreaking series exploring the fantastic and frightening
Gentleman Jim by Raoul Walsh( Visual )

18 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boxer James J. Corbett, the bank clerk turned World Champion who elevated boxing from bare-knuckled brawling to the sport of skill it is today
Romance on the high seas by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

11 editions published between 1948 and 2017 in English and German and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical about a singer, Georgia Garrett, who takes the place of a socialite on a cruise and finds herself embroiled in the plots and counterplots of a suspicious husband and wife
Mildred Pierce( Visual )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Melodrama casts noirish shadows in this portrait of maternal sacrifice from Hollywood master Michael Curtiz. Its iconic performance by Joan Crawford as Mildred, a single mother hell-bent on freeing her children from the stigma of economic hardship, solidified Crawford's career comeback and gave the actor her only Oscar. But as Mildred pulls herself up by the bootstraps, first as an unflappable waitress and eventually as the well-heeled owner of a successful restaurant chain, the ingratitude of her materialistic firstborn (a diabolical Ann Blyth) becomes a venomous serpent's tooth, setting in motion an endless cycle of desperate overtures and heartless recriminations"--Container
The tarnished angels by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

22 editions published between 1957 and 2019 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a friendship between an eccentric journalist and a daredevil barnstorming pilot
The bride came C.O.D.( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten dollars a pound is the going rate for freight, so charter pilot Steve Collins figures he's owed $1,150, cash on delivery. His cargo is Joan Winfield, an heiress whose elopement with a musician is scuttled when Steve kidnaps her so he can return her to her irate father
Dangerous when wet( Visual )

10 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman enters a contest to be the first to swim the English Channel
My dream is yours( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conceited singer Garry Mitchell refuses to renew his radio contract, so talent agent Doug Blake decides to find a new personality to replace Garry. In New York, he finds Martha Gibson, a single mother with a great voice. He arranges for her to move to Hollywood, but then has a problem trying to sell her to the show's sponsor. Doug tries every trick he can think of to make Martha a star, and as the two work more closely, he falls in love with her. Complicating matters further is when Martha meets and becomes attracted to Garry
Esther Williams( Visual )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dangerous when wet: "A young woman enters a contest to be the first to swim the English Channel"
Rally 'round the flag, boys!( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Bannerman is a normal, if not unhappy, guy. His only problem is a wife too busy looking after the community to look after the bedroom. But his pent up troubles explode when a sultry and determined neighbor takes interest in their shared marital neglect. At the same time the Army decides to build a missile station in the town. Now, caught between his crusading wife and the temptress next door, Harry will have to get real busy real fast if he is to save the town from becoming Ground Zero and keep his marriage on track
The strawberry blonde by Raoul Walsh( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Biff Grimes is the son of an Irishman who's better at blarney than at holding down a job. Determined to make something of himself, Biff takes a mail-order course in dentistry and practices his handiwork on dear old dad. In his spare time he manages to fall for Virginia Brush, "the strawberry blonde," but unfortunately Virginia is more interested in Hugo Barnstead, an up-and-coming financier. Virginia has another girl in mind for Biff: her best friend Amy, a suffragette with plenty of spunk
Myrna Loy and William Powell collection( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Double wedding: A bohemian painter butts heads with his girlfriend's sister, before they admit their feelings for each other
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Frank Capra's Arsenic and old lace
Frank Capra's Arsenic and old laceMildred PierceA star is bornDestry rides againArsenic and old laceGentleman JimThe tarnished angelsThe bride came C.O.D.The strawberry blonde
Alternative Names
Carson John Elmer 1910-1963

Carson, John Elmer "Jack".

Jack Carson acteur canadien

Jack Carson amerykański aktor filmowy i telewizyjny

Jack Carson ator canadense

Jack Carson attore canadese

Jack Carson Canadees acteur (1910-1963)

Jack Carson Canadian actor

Jack Carson Canadian-born American-based film actor

Jack Carson canadisk skuespiller

Jack Carson kanadensisk skådespelare

Jack Carson kanadischer Schauspieler

Jack Carson kanadisk skodespelar

Jack Carson kanadisk skuespiller

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Джек Карсон

ג'ק כרסון

جاك كارسون

جک کارسون

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