WorldCat Identities

Kennedy, Arthur 1914-1990

Works: 313 works in 705 publications in 7 languages and 15,811 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Military history  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  Religious films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Costume designer, Narrator, Honoree, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Arthur Kennedy
Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean( Visual )
28 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in English and held by 3,760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the heroic and troubled man who organized the Arab nations to fight the Turks in World War I and then, having reached a pinnacle of power in Mideast politics, retired to postwar military obscurity
Elmer Gantry by Richard Brooks( Visual )
26 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elmer is a fast-talking salesman living on shoeshines and off- color jokes when he meets up with the beautiful Sister Sharon Falconer, a revivalist preacher who is dazzling the Bible Belt population. Hired to give testimony and raise a few dollars, Elmer discovers he has a true gift of gab and the minimum amount of divine inspiration needed to launch his career as a preacher. Unfortunately, his success is jeopardized when a prostitute and former girlfriend, Lulu Baines, crosses his path
Peyton Place by Grace Metalious( Visual )
8 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Allison MacKenzie looks back on life in the New England town where she grew up around the time of Pearl Harbor. Beneath the town's placid god-fearing exterior lay any number of dark secrets
Bend of the river by Anthony Mann( Visual )
25 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As a former outlaw turned wagon train guide, Stewart is pitted against warring Indians, murderous hijackers and a traitorous ally as he attempts to lead a group of settlers through the treacherous Oregon wilderness
Barabbas by Richard Fleischer( Visual )
20 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pardoned instead of Christ, Barabbas is haunted for the rest of his life. After watching his former lover, Rachel, being stoned to death for her belief in Jesus, Barabbas returns to his life of thievery. Arrested again, he is sent to the sulpher mines and then to gladiator school where he witnesses yet another friend give his life in the name of the Nazarene. It is only at the end, when Barabbas himself faces crucifixion, that he discovers his faith
The man from Laramie by Anthony Mann( Visual )
19 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stewart stars as a driven man determined to get frontier justice in this gripping film about the sabotage and savagery of the wild west
High Sierra by Raoul Walsh( Visual )
12 editions published between 1940 and 2006 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bogart plays a convicted killer sprung from jail by a mobster who wants him to assist in a California hotel holdup. DVD
A summer place ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Johnny Hunter watches Molly Jorgensen through his telescope as she is sailing toward Maine resort of Pine Island - and she is watching him through her binoculars. It's love at first sight
They died with their boots on by Raoul Walsh( Visual )
11 editions published between 1941 and 2007 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A highly fictionalized account of the life of George Armstrong Custer from his arrival at West Point in 1857 to his death at the battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876. Custer has little discipline at the academy but is prepared to stand up to the senior cadet, Ned Sharp, who makes his life miserable. While there he catches the eye of the commandant, Col. Phil Sheridan and also meets his future bride, Elizabeth Bacon. His wife arranges with Gen. Scott for him to be appointed a Lt. Colonel and given command of the 7th Cavalry. Custer is depicted as a friend of the Indians and fights his old nemesis Ned Sharp, who is taking advantage of them and trying to provoke a war with his own financial gain in mind. Custer dies in the now famous battle on June 25, 1876 at the age of 36
Cheyenne autumn by John Ford( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and French and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A western. Follows a small, heroic band of Cheyenne Indians as they escape from a wretched Oklahoma reservation in 1878 and fight their way back to their homeland in the Yellowstone River country 1,500 miles away. [Library of Congress]
Fantastic voyage by Richard Fleischer( Visual )
6 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An elite team of medical and scientific specialists race to save a top government scientist who is suffering from blood clot on the brain. Their mission is to be reduced along with their submarine-like craft to microscope size, enter the bloodstream of the ailing scientist, and journey to the brain to perform an emergency procedure. With only sixty minutes to complete their mission, the scientists find themselves fighting off an attack by white corpuscles, caught in a tornado-like storm in the lungs, and struggling to survive sabotage from one of their own
The desperate hours ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in English and German and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An escaped convict breaks into a suburban home and takes a family hostage
Champion by Mark Robson( Visual )
19 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An unscrupulous boxer fights his way to the top, but eventually alienates all of the people who helped him on the way up. Midge, played by Kirk Douglas, is not the basic good guy corrupted by the sweet science and led astray by evil mangers and promoters, his arrogance and stubbornness make him at once a villain and a hero
Anzio ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After landing with Allied troops at Anzio, Italy in 1944, war correspondent Dick Ennis and buddy Corporal Rabinoff tell Anzio commander General Lesley that the road to Rome is wide open. But instead of heading to Rome, Lesley attempts to build a coastal stronghold, only to discover that the Germans have outflanked them by enclosing the Anzio beachhead
The Agatha Christie Miss Marple movie collection by George Pollock( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Who's that in the frilly cap and apron, toting the tea tray? Not a pert French maid, but spinster sleuth Miss Marple in disguise. And it's not Darjeeling that's caught her interest : it's murder! ... Comfily ensconced in her railway carriage, Miss Marple sees a strangulation aboard a passing train, then follows a trail of baffling clues to a manor house inhabited by a quarrelsome family. There she takes a job as a domestic, discovers the strangled body, and is on the spot when the culprit strikes again. But no murderer is a match for Miss Marple.--Container
Nevada Smith by Henry Hathaway( Visual )
10 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nevada Smith is a rugged innocent boy born in the 1890's during California's gold rush days to an Indian mother and white father. When he finds his parents have been murdered by vicious killers, he sets out to track them down. While the film is a western, and has plenty of action, it is also a powerful and revealing study of the regeneration of a man, in this case a lone gunslinger who is so blinded by this compulsion that it obscures any other motive for living
Boomerang ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This dramatization of a factual incident opens in a quiet Connecticut town where a kindly priest is murdered while waiting at a street corner. The citizens are horrified and demand action from the police. All of the witnesses identify John Waldron, a nervous out-of-towner, as the killer. Although Waldron vehemently denies the crime, no one will believe him. District Attorney Henry Harvey is then put on the case and faces political opposition in his attempt to prove Waldron's innocence
Some came running by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )
2 editions published between 1958 and 2008 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dave Hirsch, a writer and army veteran, returns to 1948 Parkton, Indiana, his hometown. There he must come to terms with his roots and his future
City for conquest ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ex-golden gloves fighter Danny Kenny turns pro to bankroll his brother's dream of writing symphonic paean to New York City. Life changes quickly when he's blinded during a brutal 15-round welterweight title bout
Air Force by Howard Hawks( Visual )
5 editions published between 1943 and 2007 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Flying Fortress Mary-Ann and its crew leave San Francisco for Honolulu on a routine training flight the day before Japan's sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. Subsequently, the crew mans the Mary-Ann through action at Wake Island, the Philippines, the Battle of the Coral Sea, and Australia. The B-17 seen in many of the scenes would later be lost in action with its crew over the Pacific
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Alternative Names
Kennedy, Arthur
Kennedy, John Arthur.
Kennedy, John Arthur 1914-1990