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Taylor, William Desmond 1877-1922

Works: 31 works in 59 publications in 2 languages and 5,361 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Pictorial works  History  Film and video adaptations 
Classifications: PN1995.9.S62, 791.4375
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Most widely held works by William Desmond Taylor
Treasures III social issues in American film, 1900-1934 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first program in a series of 48 movies that helped change America. During the first decades of the 20th century no issue was too controversial for movies ... from prohibition to abortion, unions, atheism, the vote for women, worker safety, juvenile justice, homelessness and immigration, these films became the catalyst for social change
Little Mary Sunshine ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Little Mary Sunshine, a tiny orphan girl is adopted by a wealthy young man in France. In Tom Sawyer, Tom finds fun and adventure with his friends Joe Harper and Huckleberry Finn, running away to hide out on Jackson's Island and pretending to be Mississippi River pirates. When Tom is believed dead by his grieving Aunt Polly, he sneaks back to town to attend his own funeral
Nurse Marjorie ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A love story of the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Donegal with the son of a labor leader
Johanna enlists ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Johanna has spent a good part of her life caring for her siblings and livestock on her father's Pennsylvania farm. She's never had a boyfriend, but one day a whole regiment of soldiers camp out on her father's land and she is overrun by men. Lieutenant LeRoy is utterly charmed by the her, as is Private Vibbard and Captain Van Renssaller, although the latter is loathe to admit it. Because of a misunderstanding between the LeRoy and Vibbard, Vibbard is faced with court martial. Johanna, however, gets everything straightened out. When the Captain realizes that she comes from good, solid Dutch stock, just like he does, he decides to marry her when the regiment picks up camp and heads for the next town
Soul of youth ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Maggie, the mistress of dissipated politician Peter Moran, attempts to force Moran to marry her by passing off the infant Ed Simpson as his child. Seeing through the ruse, Moran throws Maggie out and sends Ed to an orphanage. Thirteen years pass and Ed, suffering abuse at the asylum, runs away. Taking to the streets where he is forced to steal for survival, Ed is arrested while robbing the Hamiltons' pantry and brought to Judge Ben Lindsey's court. Lindsey awards custody of the waif to Mr. Hamilton, a wealthy man who is running against Moran in the mayoral race. Maggie possesses incriminating papers which could ruin Moran's career, and the crooked politician arranges for his henchman to purloin the documents. Ed, who has promised to give up stealing, renounces his vow in order to slip into Moran's house and secure the evidence, which eliminates Moran from the race while elevating Ed to the rank of hero in the Hamilton home"--AFI catalog, 1911-1920
[Films connected with William Desmond Taylor--excerpts] ( Visual )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Morals ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1921 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Beyond ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1921 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
On her deathbed, Avis Langley's mother begs her to watch over her wayward twin brother, Alec. Just before Avis marries Geoffrey Southerne, Samuel Ackroyd, the father of Bessie who is engaged to Alec, calls to report his disappearance. Avis follows him to New Zealand and convinces him to reform and marry Bessie. On the return trip, Avis' ship sinks and she is the only survivor. Geoffrey believes her to be dead and marries Viva Newmarch, whom he does not love. Viva falls down the stairs and dies. Then Avis reveals she is alive and is reunited with Geoffrey
Tom Sawyer ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1917 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Tom, the rambunctious member of the Sawyer clan, takes it upon himself to teach the goody-goody boy of Hannibal, Missouri a lesson and, as Huckleberry Finn, his free-spirited best friend watches, pummels his foe to defeat. At school clever Tom makes mischief a regular practice, but as long as the punishment lands him next to his beloved Becky Thatcher, he remains carefree. After he is unfairly accused of his brother Sid's misdeed, Tom runs away with Huck and Joe Harper. Disguised as pirates, the trio builds a raft and sails down the Mississippi to a deserted island. Back at home, Tom's frantic Aunt Polly calls for a search, and cannons are fired into the river. When the search yields nothing, the boys are declared dead and a funeral is planned. At first tempted to reveal himself, Tom decides later to partake in his own memorial service, and as the townspeople mourn, he and his friends appear in the back of the church. Overcome with relief, Becky and Aunt Polly embrace Tom, forgetting to scold him for his mischief"--AFI catalog, 1911-1920
Up the road with Sallie ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1918 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"According to the terms of Judge Joshua Cabot's will, whichever of the unidentified heirs, to whom he has left $5,000 each, uses the money to the best advantage will receive the bulk of the estate. Cabot's madcap niece, Sallie Waters, decides that her staid Aunt Martha must experience some excitement, and with their money, they set out in search of adventure. Caught in a violent storm, Sallie and her aunt take refuge in a comfortably furnished but vacant house, where they are joined soon afterwards by two soaked gentlemen named Smith Jones and John Johnson. Having read in the paper that her aunt's house was robbed, Sallie notices Smith wearing the Cabot insignia and assumes that he and John are the burglars, while Smith, in turn, begins to suspect Sallie and her aunt of the same crime. In spite of herself, Sallie falls in love with Smith, and after the rain stops, he is revealed as Cabot's long-lost son. Their suspicions allayed, Sallie and Joshua, Jr., become engaged, while 'John Johnson, ' actually lawyer John Henderson, proposes to Aunt Martha"--AFI catalog, 1911-1920
Anne of Green Gables by Will R Haskins ( )
1 edition published in 1919 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Tom Sawyer ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Mark Twain's famous story of the adventures of mischievous boy in Hannibal Missouri of the 19th century
Jack and Jill lobby cards ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1917 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One text-only card showing title and credits; and tinted photographs showing scenes with descriptive text or lines from the film printed on the bottom, including "Jill, the belle of the alley", "'Let him fight it alone, Missy'", "Training for the big fight", and "'Mary Dwyer-dat's me'"
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Alternative Names
Deane, Cunningham, 1877-1922
Tanner, Pete, 1877-1922
Tanner, William Cunningham Deane, 1877-1922
Tanner, William Cunningham Deane 1877-1922 Wirklicher Name
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Spanish (2)