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Thorne Smith (1892–1934)

Autor/a de Topper

25+ obres 2,357 Membres 48 Ressenyes 11 preferits

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Crèdit de la imatge: Library of Congress

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Obres de Thorne Smith

Topper (1926) 493 exemplars, 17 ressenyes
The Night Life of the Gods (1931) 383 exemplars, 11 ressenyes
Topper Takes a Trip (1932) 274 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Turnabout (1931) 180 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Stray Lamb (1929) 137 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Passionate Witch (1941) 136 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Rain in the Doorway (1933) 134 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Bishop's Jaegers (1932) 125 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Glorious Pool (1934) 107 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Skin and Bones (1933) 91 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Did She Fall? (1930) — Autor — 70 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Thorne Smith 3-Decker (1933) 59 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Thorne Smith Triplets (1944) 57 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Topper [and] Topper Returns (Double Feature Video) (2013) — Autor — 32 exemplars
The Thorne Smith Three Bagger (1945) 22 exemplars
Topper [1937 film] (1937) — Writer — 20 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Biltmore Oswald (1918) 13 exemplars
Lazy Bear Lane (1777) 10 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Dream's End (2013) 5 exemplars
Out O'Luck (1919) 4 exemplars
Birthday Present 1 exemplars
Yonder's Henry! 1 exemplars
Haunts and By-Paths 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Desert Island Decameron (1945) — Col·laborador — 57 exemplars
I Married a Witch [1942 film] (1942) — Orginal author — 52 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Classics of the Supernatural (1995) — Col·laborador — 40 exemplars
Topper Returns [1941 film] (1941) — Original characters — 31 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Literary Horse: Great Modern Stories About Horses (1995) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
Let's Go Naked: Love and Life in a Nudist Camp (1952) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars

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Cosmo, a banker stuck in a rut, buys a car on a whim, despite being the car in which a young couple died in a few months before after crashing into a tree.

Little does he know, but the car is haunted by the dead couple, and soon the three are having a whale of a time. Topper escapes from his humdrum life (and wife), spends most of his time excessively drunk, getting into trouble and hanging around with a lot of dead people - and Oscar the dog.

I do vaguely remember the film with Cary Grant and I can just imagine the special effects being created for this - such as when Oscar can only (back) half appears.

Think the book would best be described as "screwball" which is a type of book - and film - which has fallen out of fashion, especially in early 21st century England. We like our humour different now I think. Whilst mildly amusing, this is not the funniest book I've read
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nordie | Hi ha 16 ressenyes més | Oct 14, 2023 |
Had to DNF. Too difficult to get into with the writing and too slow in the beginning. Not intrigued enough.
 
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viiemzee | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | Feb 20, 2023 |
Very funny story of how some mythical gods cause havoc in New York when they come to life.
 
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kslade | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | Dec 8, 2022 |
A film starring Constance Bennett and Cary Grant (MGM, 1937).

Two ghosts decide to haunt a man for his own good.

C+ (Okay).

Despite the billing, this is not a Cary Grant movie. It's a Roland Young movie. He's good with the handful of physical gags, but his screen persona is too dull to carry an entire movie.

(Oct. 2022).
 
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comfypants | Oct 24, 2022 |

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Obres
25
També de
6
Membres
2,357
Popularitat
#10,883
Valoració
½ 3.7
Ressenyes
48
ISBN
169
Llengües
8
Preferit
11

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