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Woolrich, Cornell 1903-1968

Works: 688 works in 1,737 publications in 14 languages and 14,111 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Fiction  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical films  Film noir  Comedy films  Horror films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Actor, Other, Creator, Conceptor, Author of dialog, Scenarist, Editor, Originator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Cornell Woolrich
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Most widely held works by Cornell Woolrich
Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

88 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a photographer with a broken leg, Stewart takes up the fine art of spying on his Greenwich Village neighbors during a summer heat wave. Things really begin to get hot when he suspects a salesman may have murdered his nagging wife and buried the body in a flower garden. He actively enlists the help of his girlfriend to investigate the highly suspicious chain of events. Events that ultimately lead to one of the most memorable and gripping endings in film history
Black angel by Cornell Woolrich( )

26 editions published between 1943 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A panic-stricken young wife races against time to prove that her convicted husband did not murder his mistress
Rendezvous in black by Cornell Woolrich( Book )

29 editions published between 1948 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On a mild midwestern night in the early 1940s, Johnny Marr leans against a drugstore wall. He?s waiting for Dorothy, his fianc?e, and tonight is the last night they?ll be meeting here, for it?s May 31st, and June 1st marks their wedding day. But she?s late, and Johnny soon learns of a horrible accident?an accident involving a group of drunken men, a low-flying charter plane, and an empty liquor bottle. In one short moment Johnny loses all that matters to him and his life is shattered. He vows to take from these men exactly what they took from him. After years of planning, Johnny begins his quest for revenge, and on May 31st of each year?always on May 31st?wives, lovers, and daughters are suddenly no longer safe."
Into the night by Cornell Woolrich( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and Japanese and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fantastic stories of Cornell Woolrich by Cornell Woolrich( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darkness at dawn : early suspense classics by Cornell Woolrich( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Night and fear : a centenary collection of stories by Cornell Woolrich( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents twenty previously uncollected tales of mystery and suspense by the "father of noir," many of them originally written for the pulp magazines and never before published in book form
Night has a thousand eyes by Cornell Woolrich( )

24 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Woolrich's iconic tale, Detective Tom Shawn saves a lovely young woman from a suicide attempt one night, and later hears her story. She is in despair because the death of her wealthy father has been predicted by a confidence man seemingly gifted with the power of clairvoyance; a man whose predictions have unerringly aided her father in his business many times before. Shawn and a squad of detectives investigate this dire prediction and try to avert the millionaire businessman from meeting his ordained end at the stroke of midnight."--Page 4 of cover
The bride wore black by Cornell Woolrich( Book )

44 editions published between 1940 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a bridegroom is shot on the steps of the church on his wedding day, his widow traces the group of men responsible and eliminates them one by one
Martha by Rainer Werner Fassbinder( Visual )

37 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Martha Hyer's tyrannical father dies suddenly during their holiday in Italy, she meets and is proposed to by engineer Helmut Salomon. After their marriage, Helmut's behavior becomes increasingly oppressive and Martha becomes ever more fearful and desparate
Black angel by Roy William Neill( Visual )

6 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman tries to clear the name of her husband, accused of murdering his lover
Ellery Queen's the golden 13 by Ellery Queen( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"13 first prize winners from Ellery Queen's mystery magazine."
Nightwebs by Cornell Woolrich( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cornell Woolrich omnibus by Cornell Woolrich( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Omnibus is a collection of the master's best work, which explores all the quintessential noir themes of loneliness, despair, futility - and, occasionally, redemption
Manhattan love song by Cornell Woolrich( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1932 novel brilliantly showcases Cornell Woolrich's transition from modernist to pulp master, as the reader follows a young Manhattan couples' tragic fall from grace
I married a dead man by Cornell Woolrich( Book )

16 editions published between 1948 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gripping psychological thriller that explores our notions of identity and loss
Rear window by Jeff Bleckner( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recently paralyzed architect (Jason Kemp) believes he has witnessed a murder from his apartment window. Jason's colleague (Claudia) quickly becomes his partner in trying to solve the mysterious puzzle that lies in the apartment across the way. The more-than-patient detective (Moore) grudgingly responds to their repeated calls and accusations, but believes Jason's imagination is getting the best of him. Determined to uncover the truth, Jason continues to dig deeper, finding himself locked in a deadly game of cat and mouse
Rear window and other stories by Cornell Woolrich( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rear window "tells the tale of Hal Jeffries, trapped in his apartment because of a broken leg, who watches his neighbors through his rear window-- until he is certain he's discovered a murder. In this story, as in the other four-- all featured as 'Alfred Hitchcock Presents' episodes-- Woolrich proves he is the all-time master of the noir genre".--Back cover
Phantom lady by Cornell Woolrich( Book )

26 editions published between 1942 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sentenced to death for murdering his wife, Henderson can prove his innocence only by locating his alibi, a mysterious woman who has vanished without a trace
The black curtain by Cornell Woolrich( Book )

21 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Black Curtain is your personal ticket to Hell, stamped by Cornell Woolrich. Frank Townsend suffers a minor injury on a tawdry city street. He goes home and finds his wife gone, and his life turned upside-down. His apartment looks unfamiliar to him, he recognizes nothing and no one. Worse still, he’s accused of murder and is being followed by mysterious strangers for no apparent reason. Frank is plunging into a black pool of amnesia. His past is now a mere blur. His quest seems almost impossible: he must regain his identity, clear his name, and pick up the threads of his former life. There’s no avenging angel to assist him. He’s forced to save his own skin, in his own way. He’ll walk a torturous, uncertain path. In The Black Curtain, Woolrich toys not only with fate, but our own inner demons. Who are we, really? What secrets are we concealing? Will a terrifying past suddenly creep up and strangle us? Woolrich also keeps us guessing about Frank Townsend. Who was he before his injury? Is he truly innocent of the murder rap pinned on him? This dark study in desperation was well-adapted for the underrated 1942 film noir Street of Chance, featuring Burgess Meredith and veteran femme fatale Claire Trevor in fine form. With The Black Curtain, Cornell Woolrich takes our tranquil world and turns it inside-out. Familiarity becomes fatal. Happiness and comfort are fragile and elusive. Buckle up and take a ride into darkness"--Dust jacket flaps
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Night and fear : a centenary collection of stories
Rendezvous in blackNight and fear : a centenary collection of storiesNight has a thousand eyesThe bride wore blackNightwebsThe Cornell Woolrich omnibusManhattan love songI married a dead man
Alternative Names

controlled identityHopley, George, 1903-1968

controlled identityIrish, William, 1903-1968

Airishu, Uiriamu 1903-1968

Airishu, Uiriamu [pseud.]

Ajriš, Uilʹjam

Cornell Woolrich

Cornell Woolrich Amerikaans schrijver (1903-1968)

Cornell Woolrich amerikansk författare

Cornell Woolrich amerikansk skribent

Cornell Woolrich scrittore statunitense

Cornell Woolrich údar agus scríbhneoir scannán Meiriceánach

Cornell Woolrich US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Drehbuchautor

Hopley , George

Hopley, George 1903-1968

Hopley-Woolrich , Cornell George

Hopley-Woolrich, Cornell George, 1903-1968


Irish, W.

Irish , William

Irish, William 1903-1968

William Irish écrivain américain

Wooldrich, Cornell 1903-1968

Woolrich, Cornell

Woolrich, Cornell, 1903-1968

Woolrich, Cornell G. H. 1903-1968

Woolrich Cornell George Hopley-

Woolrich, Cornell George Hopley 1903-1968

Woolrih , Gornell

Айриш У. 1903-1968

Вулрич К. 1903-1968

Вулрич Корнелл

Вулрич Корнелл Хопли-

Корнел Вулріч Американський автор і сценарист

Корнел Улрич

Корнелл Вулрич

Хопли-Вулрич Корнелл 1903-1968

Хопли К. Д. 1903-1968

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וולריץ', קורנל

קורנל וולריץ'

ویلیام آیریش نویسنده آمریکایی

কর্নেল উলরিচ

കോർണെൽ വൂൾറിച്ച്

울리치, 코넬 1903-1968

울리치, 코넬 G. H. 1903-1968

코넬 울리치


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