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Magnificent Obsession (1935 Film)
Magnificent Obsession
Magnificent Obsession
is a 1935 drama film based on the novel of the same name by Lloyd C. Douglas. The film was adapted by Sarah Y. Mason, Victor Heerman, and George O'Neil, directed by John M. Stahl, and stars Irene Dunne, Robert Taylor, Charles Butterworth, and Betty Furness.Contents1 Plot summary 2 Cast 3 Production notes 4 Remake 5 Adaptations in other media 6 References 7 External linksPlot summary[edit] The life of spoiled Robert Merrick (Robert Taylor) is saved through the use of a hospital's only pulmotor, but because the medical device cannot be in two places at once, it results in the death of Dr. Hudson, a selfless, brilliant surgeon and generous philanthropist. Merrick falls in love with Hudson's widow, Helen (Irene Dunne), though she holds him responsible for her husband's demise. One day, he insists on driving her home, and makes a pass at her. She gets out, and is struck by another car, losing her sight
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Don Ameche
Don Ameche
Don Ameche
(/əˈmiːtʃi/; born Dominic Felix Amici; (31 May 1908 – 6 December 1993)[1] was an American actor and voice artist.[2][3] After playing in college shows, stock, and vaudeville, he became a major radio star in the early 1930s, which led to the offer of a movie contract from 20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox
in 1935. As a handsome, debonaire leading man in 40 films over the next 14 years, he was a popular star in comedies, dramas, and musicals. In the 1950s he worked on Broadway and in television, and was well known as the host of NBC's International Showtime from 1961 to 1965
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New York City
Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island)Historic colonies New Netherland Province of New YorkSettled 1624Consolidated 1898Named for James, Duke of YorkGovernment[2] • Type Mayor–Council • Body New York City
New York City
Council • Mayor Bill de Blasio
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International Standard Book Number
"ISBN" redirects here. For other uses, see ISBN (other).International Standard Book
Book
NumberA 13-digit ISBN, 978-3-16-148410-0, as represented by an EAN-13 bar codeAcronym ISBNIntroduced 1970; 48 years ago (1970)Managing organisation International ISBN AgencyNo. of digits 13 (formerly 10)Check digit Weighted sumExample 978-3-16-148410-0Website www.isbn-international.orgThe International Standard Book
Book
Number (ISBN) is a unique[a][b] numeric commercial book identifier. Publishers purchase ISBNs from an affiliate of the International ISBN Agency.[1] An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation (except reprintings) of a book. For example, an e-book, a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007
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Willard Waterman
Willard Lewis Waterman (August 29, 1914, Madison, Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin
– February 2, 1995,[1] Burlingame, California) was a character actor in films, TV and on radio, remembered best for succeeding Harold Peary
Harold Peary
as the title character of The Great Gildersleeve
The Great Gildersleeve
at the height of that show's popularity.Contents1 Early years 2 Radio 3 Film 4 Stage 5 Television 6 Labor activities 7 Death 8 Recognition 9 Selected filmography 10 Radio appearances 11 References 12 External linksEarly years[edit] Waterman attended the University of Wisconsin in the mid-1930s, where he joined Theta Chi, acted in student plays, and was a friend of Uta Hagen
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Theodore Von Eltz
Theodore von Eltz
Theodore von Eltz
(November 5, 1893 – October 6, 1964) was an American film actor. He appeared in more than 200 films between 1915 and 1957
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Sidney Bracey
Sidney Bracey (18 December 1877 – 5 August 1942) was an Australian-born American film actor. After a stage career in Australia, on Broadway and in Britain, he appeared in 321 films between 1909 and 1942.Contents1 Life and career 2 Death 3 Partial filmography 4 References 5 External linksLife and career[edit] Bracey was born in Melbourne, Victoria, with the name Sidney Bracy, later changing the spelling of his last name. He was the son of Welsh tenor Henry Bracy
Henry Bracy
and English actress Clara T. Bracy. His aunt was actress and dancer Lydia Thompson. He began his stage career in Australia in the 1890s, with J. C. Williamson's comic opera companies. On Broadway, in 1900, he appeared as the tenor lead, Yussuf, in the first American production of The Rose of Persia at Daly's Theatre in New York
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Arthur Hoyt
Arthur Hoyt (March 19, 1874 – January 4, 1953) was an American film character actor who appeared in more than 275 films in his 34-year film career, about a third of them silent films.[1] He was a brother of Harry O
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Screen Director's Playhouse
Screen Directors Playhouse
Screen Directors Playhouse
(sometimes written as Screen Directors' Playhouse) is an American radio and television anthology series which brought leading Hollywood actors to the NBC
NBC
microphones beginning in 1949. The radio program broadcast adaptations of films, with original directors of the films sometimes involved in the productions, although their participation was usually limited to introducing the radio adaptations and taking a brief "curtain call" with the cast and host at the end of the program
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Radio City Music Hall
5,960Radio City Music HallU.S. National Register of Historic PlacesArea 2 acres (0.8 ha)Architect Edward Durell Stone Donald DeskeyArchitectural style Art DecoPart of Rockefell (#87002591)NRHP reference # 78001880[2]Added to NRHP May 8, 1978Opened December 27, 1932 Radio City Music Hall
Radio City Music Hall
is an entertainment venue located at 1260 Avenue of the Americas at Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Center
in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Nicknamed the Showplace of the Nation, it was for a time the leading tourist destination in the city. The venue is notable as the headquarters for the precision dance company, the Rockettes. Radio City Music Hall
Radio City Music Hall
was built on a plot of land that was originally intended for a Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera
House
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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Myrna Loy
Myrna Loy
Myrna Loy
(born Myrna Adele Williams; August 2, 1905 – December 14, 1993) was an American film, television and stage actress. Trained as a dancer, Loy devoted herself fully to an acting career following a few minor roles in silent films. She was originally typecast in exotic roles, often as a vamp or a woman of Asian descent, but her career prospects improved greatly following her portrayal of Nora Charles in The Thin Man (1934).[1] Although Loy was never nominated for a competitive Academy Award, in March 1991 she was presented with an Honorary Academy Award
Academy Award
in recognition of her life's work both onscreen and off, including serving as assistant to the director of military and naval welfare for the Red Cross
Red Cross
during World War II, and a member-at-large of the U.S. Commission to UNESCO
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Douglas Sirk
Douglas Sirk (born Hans Detlef Sierck; 26 April 1897 – 14 January 1987) was a German film director best known for his work in Hollywood melodramas of the 1950s.Contents1 Life and work1.1 Early life and career in Germany 1.2 Career in the US2 Reputation2.1 Contemporary reception 2.2 Later reception3 In popular culture 4 Awards 5 Filmography5.1 Feature films 5.2 Short films6 See also 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External linksLife and work[edit] Early life and career in Germany[edit] Sirk was born Hans Detlef Sierck on 26 April 1897, in Hamburg, of Danish parentage; his father was a newspaper reporter. He spent a few years in Denmark as a child, before his parents returned to Germany and became citizens
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Rock Hudson
Rock Hudson
Rock Hudson
(November 17, 1925 – October 2, 1985) was an American actor, generally known for his turns as a leading man during the 1950s and 1960s. Viewed as a prominent 'heartthrob' of the Hollywood Golden Age, he achieved stardom with roles in films such as Magnificent Obsession (1954), All That Heaven Allows
All That Heaven Allows
(1955) and Giant (1956), and found continued success with a string of romantic comedies co-starring Doris Day
Doris Day
in Pillow Talk
Talk
(1959), Lover Come Back (1961) and Send Me No Flowers (1964)
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Jane Wyman
Jane Wyman
Jane Wyman
(born Sarah Jane Mayfield; January 5, 1917 – September 10, 2007)[1] was an American actress, singer, dancer and philanthropist whose career spanned seven decades. She was also the first wife of actor Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States. They married in 1940 and divorced in 1949. Wyman's professional career began at age 16 in 1932 when she signed with Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Wyman followed common practice at the time when she added three years to her age
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Lux Radio Theater
Lux Radio Theatre, sometimes spelled Lux Radio Theater, a classic radio anthology series, was broadcast on the NBC
NBC
Blue Network (1934–35) (owned by the National Broadcasting Company, later predecessor of American Broadcasting Company
American Broadcasting Company
[ABC] in 1943 /1945); CBS Radio network (Columbia Broadcasting System) (1935-54), and NBC
NBC
Radio (1954–55). Initially, the series adapted Broadway plays[1] during its first two seasons before it began adapting films. These hour-long radio programs were performed live before studio audiences. The series became the most popular dramatic anthology series on radio, broadcast for more than 20 years and continued on television as the Lux Video Theatre through most of the 1950s
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