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Dwan, Allan 1885-1981

Works: 317 works in 644 publications in 6 languages and 7,854 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Juvenile works  Western films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Interviews  Fiction  Musical films 
Roles: Director, Commentator, Film editor, Performer, Production personnel, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Allan Dwan
Sands of Iwo Jima by Allan Dwan ( Visual )
43 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stryker (Wayne), a hard-nosed Marine sergeant prepares a company of recruits for combat in World War II's Pacific Theater. The new unit's training is soon put to the test in a full-scale battle against the Japanese on Iwo Jima. The famous flag-raising on Mt. Suribachi is depicted near the film's conclusion
Heidi by Allan Dwan ( Visual )
40 editions published between 1937 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When her aunt tires of caring for her, orphan Heidi goes to live in the Alps with her gruff grandfather, who comes to adore her. Eventually placed with another family, Heidi fights to join her grandfather again
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1938 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A talent scout believes that little Rebecca could be the next big thing on radio and tries to get her on the air
Young people ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Believing that it is good for their daughter Wendy, Joe Ballantine and his wife Kit decide to retire their vaudeville act and move the family to a small New England town. But despite Wendy's many attempts to charm the locals, she and her family are given the cold shoulder. This is, until a hurricane hits the town, and because of their generosity, strength and conviction in the face of disaster, it appears that the troupers just might win over the residents in their new hometown after all
Robin Hood by Allan Dwan ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1922 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A big-screen spectacle that ranks as one of the monumental accomplishments of the era, 'Robin Hood' is a timeless story of romance and intrigue, staged on a herculean scale. Its sets were erected by an army of 500 carpenters and towered 90 feet in the air, covering ten acres of land, historically accurate to the smallest detail. Robin Hood recreates 'the chivalry of England in all its glory' as it unveils the conflicts and betrayals that threaten to destroy the kingdom of Richard the Lion-Hearted (Wallace Beery). As the Earl of Huntington, Fairbanks epitomizes the valiant, loyal knight immortalized in Arthurian legend, gently wooing the virtuous lady Marian (Enid Bennett). When King Richard, Huntington and a band of warriors embark on a crusade to Palestine, Richard's conniving brother John (Sam De Grasse) assumes the throne and turns the once-idyllic empire into a Dante-esque sty of corruption. In the darkest hour, Huntington shirks off his noble demeanor and is transformed into Robin Hood, a hyper-animated avenger who, just a few leaps ahead of his merry men, breathlessly storms the battlements in pursuit of Prince John, the High Sheriff of Nottingham (William Lowery) and all who stand in the way of justice
The iron mask by Allan Dwan ( Visual )
31 editions published between 1929 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Douglas Fairbanks returns as D'Artagnan the older and more mature personal protector of young Louis XIV. When he tips a plot by the powerful cardinals to replace the heir to the throne with his twin brother, D'Artagnan reunites his aging compatriots of old for one last hurrah
John Ford's My darling Clementine by John Ford ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A melodrama which tells of the adventures of Wyatt Earp as marshall of Tombstone, Ariz., and friend, Doc Holliday. The shoot-out at the O.K. Corral leads to the defeat of the Clanton gang
I dream of Jeanie (with the light brown hair) ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Stephen Foster and the showboats and minstrels of yesteryear
The three musketeers ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The gallant young D'Artagnan comes to Paris to join the famed Musketeers and thinks he's found them-- except these three buffoons are cooks who have stolen the drunken Musketeers' clothing! Now, the four are on a madcap mission to save the queen's honor, rescue a lovely lady and defeat a dastardly villain-- all before the next meal needs to be prepared
Cattle queen of Montana by Barbara Stanwyck ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sierra Nevada Jones, a feisty young woman, attempts to stake her claim in the cattle business despite threats from greedy land grabbers and their hired killers. Undercover agent Farrell comes to her rescue, even though he is in the midst of a separate investigation to find out who's been provoking the local Indian tribes into attacking the whites
River's edge ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deep in the New Mexico desert, Ben Cameron and his wife Meg struggle to build their ranch. When Meg's old lover shows up he forces the couple to guide him safely to Mexico with his stolen fortune. Each man struggles to gain the upper hand for survival and for Meg
The sands of Iwo Jima The Flying Tigers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two World War II films featuring John Wayne. Sands of Iwo Jima: A tough Marine sergeant turns raw recruits into fighting men during World War II in the Pacific; Flying Tigers: Heroic story of American airmen fighting the Japanese over China in early World War II
Douglas Fairbanks, a modern musketeer ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1916's "His Pictures In The Papers" features Douglas as the meat-loving son of a vegetarian food magnate who finds love with an equally carnivorous young woman. It is also a wry and prescient commentary on fame and the lengths some will go to in order to achieve it. Also from 1916, "The Mystery Of The Leaping Fish" is probably the most unconventional film Fairbanks ever appeared in, as it features him as the cocaine-addicted detective "Coke Ennyday." It was co-scripted by Tod Browning and features a flair for the bizarre he would put on ample display when directing "Dracula" and "Freaks" in the early 1930s. "Flirting With Fate" also features some darker-hued humor in its story of a depressed artist who arranges to be killed just before finding good fortune. The final film from 1916, "The Matrimaniac, " co-stars Constance Talmadge in a comic tale of the lengths a young couple will go to in order to tie the knot. The delightful "Wild And Woolly" has the Wild West-obsessed Douglas finding that the Old West does not require as much taming as he once surmised. Similarly, "Reaching For The Moon" chronicles Doug's realization that the life of a European monarch is not the fairy tale he once believed it to be. It is also an interesting comment on America's perceptions of World War I-era Europe with its depiction of a continent dominated by an unending number of assassination plots and murky counterplots. "The Modern Musketeer" demonstrates the limits and the advantages of living life according to a naive sense of chivalry exemplified by D'Artagnan. Its 17th century prologue provides a window into the sort of costume roles Doug would be playing in the years ahead. "When The Clouds Roll By" from 1919 is notable for its more surreal elements including an incredibly original and complicated dream sequence. 1920's "The Mollycoddle" and 1921's "The Nut" offer two final opportunities for Doug to display his athleticism in a modern setting. "The Mollycoddle" is almost a prototype of "North By Northwest" with Doug as a foppish American "corrupted" by the soft life in Europe who is mistaken for an American agent by a gang of ruthless smugglers. "The Nut" is an amusing film featuring Doug as an eccentric inventor whose efforts to help a young woman in her reform campaign go awry. The final film in the set, "The Mark Of Zorro, " was shot prior to "The Nut." Its overall success with critics and moviegoers convinced Doug that he should focus his efforts on producing similar period adventures--M. Boxwood (Amazon)
The man with the megaphone ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Silent film directors were a flamboyant breed--pioneers who invented the art of film direction as they went along. Working conditions were chaotic. Open sets were built side by side and back to back, and live "mood" music was provided according to each star's taste. Despite deafening noise and constant distraction, directors talked their cast through every move and emotion, and from this confusion came great films
Silver lode ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Payne's past catches up with him just as he's about to slip the ring on lovely Lizabeth Scott's finger. Dan Duryea interrupts the wedding ceremony and accuses our hero of a murder and robbery he did not commit. Through several cruel twists of fate and the vengeful manipulations of the villain, almost the whole town turns against the innocent man. Payne must stay alive long enough to clear his good name and bring the real bad guys to justice
Slightly scarlet ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two sisters--one radiant and respectable, the other a kleptomaniac--both love the same man, an irresistible charmer with questionable scruples
Brewster's millions ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Former serviceman Monty Brewster learns that a wealthy unknown uncle has died, leaving him eight million dollars. A stipulation in the will demands that he spend the first million in just two months or forfeit the entire inheritance. Desperate to get rid of the money, he starts businesses and makes deliberately bad investments. But things go awry as the ventures begin earning rather than losing money
The gorilla ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Ritz brothers stalk a creature--either man or beast--that give his victims a 24-hour warning, then murders them on the stroke of midnight
Tennessee's partner by Allan Dwan ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This fast-paced, offbeat Western shows Ronald Reagan as the friend of a frontier gambler who tries to save him from a golddigger
Bright eyes Heidi ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Heidi: When her aunt tires of caring for her, orphan Heidi is taken into the Swiss mountains to live with her gruff grandfather (Hersholt), a hermit who comes to adore her. But the aunt returns to steal Heidi away, selling her to a family whose invalid daughter (Jones) needs a companion. Bullied by an evil governess (Nash), Heidi still charms the entire household and never stops trying to return to her beloved grandfather
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Alternative Names
Dwan, Joseph Aloysius, 1885-1981