Librarians in the Movies: An Annotated Filmography

LIBRARIANS IN THE MOVIES: An Annotated Filmography
by Martin Raish

The "librarian stereotype" has long been the focus of articles, letters, workshops, conversations, and possibly even dreams and nightmares, but analyses have usually been based on limited personal experience with a small number of examples, whether books, television programs, or in this case, commercial motion pictures.

Is the meek spinster with her hair in a bun (such as Donna Reed in It's a Wonderful Life or Hilda Plowright in Philadelphia Story) more or less common than the young, innocent blonde (such as Carole Lombard in No Man of Her Own or Goldie Hawn in Foul Play)? Are male librarians more often like the surly John Rothman in Sophie's Choice, the…

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  • Adventure
  • The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley: The Case of the Logical i Ranch
  • Agent Trouble
  • Agnes and His Brothers
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  • All the President's Men
  • All The Queen's Men
  • Apartment for Peggy
  • As Young as You Feel
  • The Attic
  • Autumn in New York
  • Awakenings
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Because of Winn-Dixie
  • Bed of Roses
  • Big Bully
  • The Big Sleep
  • Billy Elliot
  • Black Mask
  • Blade
  • Bliss
  • The Blot
  • The Blue Kite
  • Brazil
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's
  • Good Morning, Night
  • Cain and Mabel
  • Cal
  • Carolina Skeletons
  • The Caveman's Valentine
  • Celine and Julie Go Boating
  • Chances Are
  • The Changeling
  • The Face of Jizo
  • Chinatown
  • Christine
  • Citizen Kane
  • City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold
  • The Comfort of Strangers
  • Commandments
  • Compensation
  • The Convent
  • The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
  • Deceived
  • Desk Set
  • Dinotopia: The Mini-Series
  • Don't Look Under the Bed
  • Dream with the Fishes
  • Drop Dead Gorgeous
  • The Dunwich Horror
  • Escape from Alcatraz
  • An Extremely Goofy Movie
  • Final Notice
  • Firestarter: Rekindled
  • Follow the Stars Home
  • Forbidden
  • Forever Young
  • Foul Play
  • Ghostbusters
  • The Girl Rush
  • Girls' School
  • Good News
  • Goodbye, Columbus
  • The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag
  • Hammett
  • Happy Together
  • Harry and the Hendersons
  • Heading Home
  • Hear My Song
  • Heart and Souls
  • Hidden City
  • Homicide
  • The Human Comedy
  • I Love Trouble
  • In the Name of the Father
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • Interlude
  • Intimate Strangers
  • Irezumi (Spirit of Tattoo)
  • Ironweed
  • It Happened Tomorrow
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Joe Versus the Volcano
  • Judicial Consent
  • Just Cause
  • Just Looking
  • Katie Did It
  • Kes
  • Letter from an Unknown Woman
  • The Librarian: Quest for the Spear
  • The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines
  • Love Story
  • Lovers & Leavers
  • Major League
  • The Man Who Never Was
  • The Mask of Dimitrios
  • The Matrix
  • Maxie
  • Men of Honor