WorldCat Identities

Carson, Jack 1910-1963

Works: 338 works in 805 publications in 5 languages and 17,219 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Musical films  Film noir  Detective and mystery films  Screwball comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Crime films  Domestic drama 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Singer, Costume designer, Other, Host, Narrator, Speaker, Contributor, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jack Carson
Cat on a hot tin roof by Burl Ives( Visual )

40 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in English and held by 2,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son
Frank Capra's Arsenic and old lace by Joseph Kesselring( Visual )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 2,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mirthful murder Cary-ed off in slapstick, slap-happy style! Cary Grant and a stellar cast romp through this classic farce based on Joseph Kesselring's 1941 Broadway hit and breezily directed by Frank Capra. Frazzled drama critic Mortimer Brewster (Grant) has two aunts (Josephine Hull and Jean Adair) who ply lonely geezers with poisoned libations, on sociopathic brother (Raymond Massey) who looks like Boris Karloff, one bonkers brother (John Alexander) who thinks he's Teddy Roosevelt, one impatient new bride (Priscilla Lane) -- and only one night to make it turn out all right. In this circus' center ring is Grant, twisting his face into a clown's gallery of flabbergasted reactions and transforming his natural athletic grace into a rubber-legged comic ballet. You'll die laughing. - Container
Mildred Pierce by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

57 editions published between 1945 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,829 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 )

31 editions published between 1954 and 2016 in English and French and held by 1,738 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 )

13 editions published between 1939 and 2008 in English and held by 1,067 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 )

11 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in English and held by 854 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 )

7 editions published between 1938 and 2010 in English and held by 473 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 )

35 editions published between 1942 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An easy going drama critic discovers that his kind and gentle Aunts Abby and Martha have a bizarre habit of poisoning gentlemen callers and burying them in the cellar
The twilight zone( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 367 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 )

16 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 332 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 )

10 editions published between 1948 and 2017 in English and German and held by 301 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
The bride came C.O.D.( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 230 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
Mildred Pierce( Visual )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 220 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
Dangerous when wet( Visual )

8 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman enters a contest to be the first to swim the English Channel
Rally 'round the flag, boys! by Leo McCarey( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 195 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
My dream is yours( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 192 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
The tarnished angels by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

21 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Racing Pilot Roger Shuman is more in love with flying than with his wife. When his plane cracks up, he forces his wife to get him another plane in a way that brings tragedy to them and others
Esther Williams( Visual )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On an island with you: "While shooting on location in the South Pacific, a movie star is pursued by a handsome Naval officer who is convinced she is the girl for him"
Myrna Loy and William Powell collection( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manhattan melodrama: The friendship between two orphans endures even though they grow up on opposite sides of the law and fall in love with the same woman
The strawberry blonde by Raoul Walsh( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 185 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
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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 bride came C.O.D.The tarnished angelsThe strawberry blonde
Alternative Names
Carson John Elmer 1910-1963

Carson, John Elmer "Jack".

Jack Carson acteur canadien

Jack Carson amerykański aktor filmowy i telewizyjny

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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

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Jack Carson kanadischer Schauspieler

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Jack Carson kanadisk skuespiller

Τζακ Κάρσο

Джек Карсон

جاك كارسون

جک کارسون

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