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Wilson, Charles C. (Charles Cahill) 1894-1948

Overview
Works: 38 works in 55 publications in 1 language and 3,815 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Road films  Film noir  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Romantic comedy films  Screwball comedy films  Political films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Charles C Wilson
 
Most widely held works by Charles C Wilson
It happened one night by Frank Capra( Visual )

5 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in English and held by 1,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opposites attract with magnetic force in this romantic road-trip delight, about a spoiled runaway socialite and a roguish man-of-the-people reporter who is determined to get the scoop on her scandalous disappearance. The first film to accomplish the very rare feat of sweeping all five major Oscar categories (best picture, best actor, best actress, best director, and best screenplay), is among the most gracefully constructed and edited films of the early sound era
The Maltese Falcon by John Huston( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Maltese falcon, Sam Spade is a partner in a private-eye firm who finds himself hounded by police when his partner is killed while tailing a man. The woman who asked his partner to follow the man turns out to be someone who is not what she says she is, and is really involved in something to do with the 'Maltese Falcon', a gold-encrusted life-sized statue of a falcon, the only one of its kind. In Satan met a lady, Sam Spade is now PI Ted Shane, pulled into the hunt for the jewel-filled Horn of Roland
It happened one night( Visual )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opposites attract with magnetic force in this romantic road-trip delight, about a spoiled runaway socialite and a roguish man-of-the-people reporter who is determined to get the scoop on her scandalous disappearance. The first film to accomplish the very rare feat of sweeping all five major Oscar categories (best picture, best actor, best actress, best director, and best screenplay), is among the most gracefully constructed and edited films of the early sound era
Meet John Doe by Frank Capra( Visual )

3 editions published between 1941 and 2007 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To further his presidential aspirations, oil tycoon D.B. Norton buys a newspaper, renames it, and tells managing editor Connell to downsize. After being fired, cheeky reporter Ann Mitchell retaliates in her final story by creating John Doe, who writes a "Letter to the Editor," describing his disgust at the state of the world, capped by a threat to commit suicide on New Year's Eve in protest. John Doe's story causes an instant media sensation, so Ann finds a bum to "play" him. She selects former minor league ballplayer turned hobo Long John Willoughby, who goes along with the scheme. Soon he's making motivational speeches on the radio, and becoming a popular national figure, while corporate misbehavior, consumerism, and the attempted subversion of the resultant popular movement follow. Can Willoughby become the figure of integrity and principle he had only pretended to be? Even if it means sacrificing himself so that the real John Doe's can be saved?
Meet John Doe( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fired from her job, reporter Ann Mitchell invents a fictitious "John Doe" to write an idealistic letter threatening suicide in protest of social ills. The public response to the letter is so enormous that Ann's newspaper rehires her and hires an out-of-work baseball player, John Willoughby to play the part of John Doe. He enters into the hoax for the money but ultimately rebels against the evil, self-serving despots who attempt to further their own political goals by controlling him and the thousands of John Doe fans who support him
Doctor X by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The return of Doctor X: "New York newspaper reporter Walter Barnett finds himself out of a job after he claims to have found actress Angela Merrova dead in her apartment - only the next day she showed up alive and threatened to sue the paper. Determined to investigate he discovers her involvement with a strange doctor who is an expert on human blood. Barnett then finds a connection to a series of gruesome murders where the victims were all found drained of blood."--Col Needham, imdb.com
The Maltese falcon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satan met a lady: a lighthearted comic adaptation of the story, with William Warren as "Ted Shane" in search of a rare ram's horn, and Bette Davis as a blonde schemer
Blazing across the Pecos( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Self-appointed Pecos Flats mayer Ace Brockway, a gun-running rapscallion, is secretly supplying the local Indian tribe with armaments to attack his business rival's wagon caravans in an attempt to drive him out of town." The Durango Kid works at changing this
It happened one night( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opposites attract with magnetic force in this romantic road-trip delight, about a spoiled runaway socialite and a roguish man-of-the-people reporter who is determined to get the scoop on her scandalous disappearance. The first film to accomplish the very rare feat of sweeping all five major Oscar categories (best picture, best actor, best actress, best director, and best screenplay), is among the most gracefully constructed and edited films of the early sound era
The glass key( Visual )

2 editions published between 1935 and 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Crime boss Paul Madvig, who has been running the city for ten years, decides to reform and joins the campaign to re-elect Senator John T. Henry, whose daughter, Janet, Paul hopes to marry. When bibulous gang member Walter Ivans kills a man in a car accident, Paul refuses to help clear him. Paul then threatens gangster Shad O'Rory, who runs a gambling house called the Four-Leaf Clover, that he is going to close down his club and clean up the town. Paul receives a 'glass key' to the senator's house, which is a cautious invitation, but neither Janet nor her brother Taylor agree with their father's association with Paul. The senator then overhears Taylor, who is a compulsive gambler, tell Janet that he needs money. Later, O'Rory demands that Taylor repay his gambling debt, and Ed Beaumont, Paul's bodyguard, sees Taylor with Paul's daughter Opal. That night, Paul visits the senator to break up Taylor and Opal's relationship. While out walking at three o'clock in the morning, Ed finds Taylor's dead body a few blocks from the Henry home, as well as a cane cap he thinks is Paul's. When Ed tells Paul he found the body, Paul acts innocent, but Ed knows Paul was seen quarrelling with Taylor at the scene of the crime. O'Rory then calls the editor of The observer, who is a friend of his, to implicate Paul, and headlines read: 'Witness involves Madvig in murder.' O'Rory then visits the senator, asking him to disassociate himself from Paul in exchange for backing from O'Rory and The observer. Meanwhile, Janet is convinced that Paul killed Taylor, and Paul's grand jury trial is scheduled. Ed appeals to Paul to let the Four-Leaf Clover re-open to save himself, but he refuses. Determined to find the real murderer, Ed stages a fight in public with Paul in order to infiltrate O'Rory's gang. Convinced of Ed's disloyalty to Paul, O'Rory agrees to let Ed run the gambling house in exchange for information on Paul. When O'Rory shows Ed the affidavit from Henry Sloss, who witnessed the murder, Ed burns it and discards O'Rory's bribe money, for which he is beaten by a henchman named Jeff and taken prisoner. By lighting a mattress on fire, Ed escapes his room, then jumps out a window, and is placed in a hospital. When Paul visits, Ed tells him about Sloss, and Paul advises Sloss to skip town and is accused in the papers of kidnapping the witness. Janet, meanwhile, has turned Opal against her father, and O'Rory has asked Opal to give reporter Hinkle an indictment of her father. Ed poses as Hinkle, however, and at the Henry home, notices that the senator's cane has a new cap on it and takes it as evidence. When Opal threatens to tell everything to the press, Ed knocks her out and abducts her as Hinkle arrives. After the papers report that Sloss has been brutally murdered, Paul finally cracks, admitting to Ed that he killed Taylor by accident when, during their argument, Taylor fell in the gutter and hit his head. Paul claims he had been keeping quiet in order to win Janet. Ed then gets Jeff to admit he killed Sloss. When O'Rory overhears and intervenes, Jeff chokes him. District Attorney Farr then holds an inquisition regarding Sloss's murder, and the senator still supports Paul. During the hearing, Ed uses the cane butt he found at the scene of Taylor's murder as an ashtray to intimidate Paul into confessing. Janet, meanwhile, still maintains that Opal knows that her father killed Taylor. Ed testifies that Paul knows who the killer is, but is protecting him. It is then revealed that the senator killed his own son by accident after they struggled. Henry is out of the senate race, and Ed and Opal, whom Ed affectionately calls 'Snip, ' go on a date"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Life begins in college( Visual )

2 editions published between 1937 and 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Riz Brothers are the last - and worst - hope of their football and college merriment. When the school team faces its most crucial game, the Ritz Brothers, save the day
Blonde for a day( Visual )

1 edition published in 1946 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shayne rescues a police reporter whose life is threatened by a murderous group of gamblers he has exposed
Hold that co-ed( Visual )

2 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sly southern governor creates a winning state-college football team to hopefully endear the voters to him
Show them no mercy( Visual )

1 edition published in 1935 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The kidnappers of young Tom Hansen demand $200,000 in unmarked five, ten and twenty dollar bills from the boy's family. The boy's wealthy uncles and a family friend agree to contribute large sums, but they and the boy's father refuse to allow FBI investigators to furnish marked bills to track the criminals. During a thunderstorm, a young married couple, Loretta and Joe Martin, get stuck in mud with their baby Trudy and dog Sport, and find an abandoned house to wait out the storm. The four kidnappers arrive at the house, after having picked up the ransom money and delivered the boy. Tobey, the leader, locks Loretta, Joe, Trudy and Sport in a bedroom. Because Trudy needs medicine for a cold, Tobey dedides to go with Joe to buy the medicine and have Joe pass some of the money in a few nearby towns, so that Joe will be suspected if the money is marked. While they are gone, Pitch, a gang member who was in favor of killing the Martins right off, gets drunk and irritated as the baby cries. When Tobey and Joe do not return at their scheduled time, Pitch points his gun at Gimp, a gang member who sympathizes with the Martins, and demands the key to the bedroom so he can kill them. As Pitch is about to shoot, Tobey and Joe arrive. Irritated at Pitch's drinking, Tobey announces that they passed every bill and will leave in the evening. Meanwhile Reed of the FBI reveals to an assembled group of law enforcement officers that they were secretly able to substitute serially-numbered bills for the Hansen's money and that any bill whose serial number begins with the letters L, M, N, O or P and ends with the numbers 5, 7 or 9 is a ransom bill. This information is broadcast across the country. As the kidnappers prepare to leave, they hear one of the broadcasts and learn that the bills Joe passed have turned up. Although Pitch wants to kill the Martins, Tobey decides they can lay low for maybe a month and then pass the bills far away. While Joe, using Loretta's scissors, tries to enlarge a hole in the bedroom floor leading to a cellar, Sport grabs a piece of Pitch's clothing. Pitch throws a wad of bills at the dog, who then runs outside with the money. As the dog begins to tear up the money, Pitch shoots him. After Pitch runs back to the house, Sport crawls away, leaving some of the torn bills in the open. Tobey then orders the others to leave. Pitch and Buzz, the fourth gang member, pull out before Gimp is ready, leaving him to walk. After Pitch and Buzz pass money at a gas station, a young attendant calls in their license plate, and a roadblock is set up. Buzz is killed, while Pitch, shot in the arm, escapes. Gimp, seeing an ad for a twelve-dollar train ticket to Phoenix, exchanges bills at a few church collection plates, but when he goes to buy the ticket, he finds that the twelve-dollar rate has gone up. After he pays the difference with a marked bill, he is shot as he tries to board the train. At the house, Loretta calls for Tobey to unlock the door so that she can get hot water for the baby. Joe waits to attack Tobey with a scissors, but before Tobey opens the door, Pitch returns and apologizes. When he suggests that he and Tobey use the phony passports that he has in San Francisco to leave the country until everything has settle down, Tobey agrees. Meanwhile, Sport is attended to at a hospital, where he was taken after an old man found him. Reed orders 500 men to the location where the dog was found. As they prepare to leave, Pitch offers to kill the Martins, and Tobey hands over his gun. Pitch, however, shoots Tobey and then kicks in the bedroom door. Joe creates a diversion by running outside so that Loretta can grab the machine gun. After Pitch shoots Joe in the shoulder, Loretta mows Pitch down and then the police arrive. Later Reed tells Joe and Loretta about a reward, while Sport is awarded a medal for heroism"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Smart girl( Visual )

1 edition published in 1935 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The nitwits( Visual )

1 edition published in 1935 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"After music publisher Winfield Lake receives an extortion letter from someone calling himself the Black Widow, his wife Alice insists that he hire William Darrell, a famous private detective, to protect him. As Darrell begins his assignment for Lake, unsuspecting Johnny and Newton, who run the cigar store in Lake's office building, audition their new song, 'The Black Widow is going to get you if you don't watch out, ' for him. Terrified, Lake angrily rejects the song and storms up to his office, where he is greeted by songwriter George Clark, who charges him with cheating on his royalty payments. Lake then accuses Lurch, his auditor, of tampering with the account books and assures Clark that he will investigate the matter. After locking Clark's file in his desk, Lake flirts with his secretary, Mary Roberts, who is also Johnny's girl friend. When Johnny shows up with an unloaded gun to 'plug' his song again, he sees Lake being repulsed by Mary and slugs him, then announces that Mary is quitting. While Mary prepares to go, Lake is murdered by the Black Widow, who fires his gun through a hole hidden in the ceiling. Caught hiding on the balcony with Johnny's gun, Mary is arrested in spite of 'confessions' from both Johnny and Newton. That night Johnny and Newton visit Mary's jail cell and learn that she saw Lurch trying to break into Lake's desk shortly after the murder. Determined to help Mary, Johnny and Newton return to the Lake Building to plant Newton's 'truth device' invention on Lake's chair and then trick Lurch into confessing. At the same time, the police surround the building in order to catch the Black Widow, who is to collect extortion money that has been deposited by Alice and others in the basement. While Johnny and Newton set up their device, Darrell shows up and suggests that they re-enact the crime. By accident, Darrell activates the truth device and confesses that he is the Black Widow, but Johnny and Newton conclude that the device has malfunctioned and proceed with the re-enactment. After the boys barely escape with their lives, Darrell murders Lurch, who has shown up to retrieve Clark's file, and then knocks out Clark as he arrives on the scene. A group of blacks, meanwhile, who have snuck into a costume company office to play a game of craps, discover Darrell's money, which has blown up the ventilation shaft from the basement, in a heating grate. To retrieve his money, Darrell dons a 'skeleton' costume and scares the blacks, but is then confronted by Johnny and Newton. After an extended chase and fight involving Darrell, his men, the blacks, and Johnny and Newton, the police burst in and apprehend Darrell. Cleared of all charges, Mary accepts both Johnny's proposal and his pegboard engagement ring"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Girl in 313( Visual )

1 edition published in 1940 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Elsa Maxwell's Public Deb No. 1( Visual )

1 edition published in 1940 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hollywood Legends of Horror Collection: Doctor X and The Return of Doctor X( Visual )

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

The return of Doctor X: "New York newspaper reporter Walter Barnett finds himself out of a job after he claims to have found actress Angela Merrova dead in her apartment - only the next day she showed up alive and threatened to sue the paper. Determined to investigate he discovers her involvement with a strange doctor who is an expert on human blood. Barnett then finds a connection to a series of gruesome murders where the victims were all found drained of blood."--Col Needham, imdb.com
Murder goes to college( Visual )

1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Wilson, Charles, 1894-1948

Чарльз С. Уилсон

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