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Dawson, Ralph 1897-1962

Works: 34 works in 52 publications in 3 languages and 5,070 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Football films  History  Legends  Fiction  Cross-cultural studies  Film and video adaptations  Guidebooks 
Roles: Film editor, Actor, Author, Editor, fme, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ralph Dawson
Harvey by Henry Koster( Visual )
3 editions published between 1950 and 2000 in English and Italian and held by 1,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
James Stewart gives one of his finest performances in this lighthearted film, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Stewart stars as the good-natured Elwood P. Dowd, whose constant companion is Harvey, a six-foot tall rabbit that only he can see. To his sister, Veta Louise (Josephine Hull), Elwood's obsession with Harvey has been a thorn in the side of her plans to marry off her daughter. But when Veta Louise decides to put Elwood in a mental hospital, a hilarious mix-up occurs and she finds herself committed instead. It's up to Elwood to straighten out the mess with his kindly philosophy, and his "imaginary" friend, in this popular classic that features a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award-winning performance by Josephine Hull
William A. Wellman's The high and the mighty by William A Wellman( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A commercial airliner develops engine trouble while flying over the Pacific Ocean. The pilot panics, so it is up to the washed-up co-pilot to get the plane down safely. Based on an Ernest K. Gann bestseller
A midsummer night's dream by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Love is blind, fickle and true. Theseus, Duke of Athens, is going to marry Hyppolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Demetrius is engaged to Hermia, but Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius. Oberon and Titania, of the kingdom of fairies, have a slight quarrel about whether or not the boy Titania is raising will join Titania's band or Oberon's, so Oberon tries to get the boy from her by using some magic. Lysander and Hermina meet in the forest. Helena and Demetrius are there as well. There are actors practicing a play for the upcoming wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta. Due to some misunderstandings by Puck, the whole thing becomes a little bit more confused
Mr. Skeffington ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Popular and beautiful Fanny Trellis is forced into a loveless marriage with an older man, Jewish banker Job Skeffington, in order to save her beloved brother Trippy from an embezzlement charge. But Fanny has always used beauty to manipulate her way through life by encouraging dozens of suitors, even after her marriage. However, when she falls ill her beauty is gone and she is lost. This film deals openly with anti-Semitism, the story spans World War I, Prohibition and the preliminary volley of World War II
Knute Rockne, All American ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"I've decided to take up coaching as my life work," Knute Rockne says. Coach he does, revolutionizing football with his strategies, winning close to 90 percent of his games, and helping establish the University of Notre Dame's Fighting Irish as a gridiron powerhouse, but victories alone do not mean success to Rockne. He wants to shape his players into responsible and honorable men
Kings Row ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When an aspiring doctor loses the one woman in his life to a tragic and untimely death, he goes off to Europe to forget. While he's gone, his friend Drake loses his inherited fortune and his fiance. He takes up with a woman "from the wrong side of the tracks" and an ensuing accident leaves him a cripple. When Cummings, now a full-fledged doctor returns home, it takes everything he has ever learned and experienced to put things right again
Hondo by John Farrow( Visual )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part-Indian frontier scout Hondo Lane attempts to lead a group of white families out of the Apache territories in 1874
The dawn patrol ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1915 France, Major Brand commands the 39th Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps. The young airmen go up in bullet-riddled crates and the casualty rate is appalling, but Brand can't make the officers at headquarters see reason
Saratoga trunk ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1945 and 2009 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Beautiful Clio Dulaine arrives in her New Orleans birthplace with one goal: to exact revenge on her father's family, who exiled Clio and her mother to Paris years earlier. She meets a Texas gambler, Clint Maroon, who is also looking for revenge on the railroad baron who ruined his father. The two schemers scrap and spar through a tale of blackmail, lies, high finance, and sudden disaster before they finally come together"--Container
Gang violence prevention : perspectives and strategies ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The adventures of Robin Hood by Errol Flynn( Visual )
3 editions published between 1938 and 1990 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Screen version of the story of the rebel outlaw who outwits Sir Guy of Gisbourne and Prince John and saves the throne for the absent King Richard. Historically notable for its use of early three color Technicolor process
Was there a resurrection? : the challenge to reason and belief by Ralph Dawson( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
True grit by Henry Hathaway( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
True grit: Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. marshal she can find, a man with "true grit," Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn. Mattie insists on accompanying Cogburn, whose drinking, sloth, and generally reprobate character do not augment her faith in him. Against his wishes, she joins him in his trek into the Indian Nations in search of Chaney. They are joined by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf, who wants Chaney for his own purposes. The unlikely trio find danger and surprises on the journey, and each has his or her "grit" tested
The Spanish Main by Frank Borzage( Visual )
2 editions published between 1945 and 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dutch rebels in the Caribbean turn pirate and kidnap the corrupt Spanish governor''s bride-to-be
Anthony Adverse ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1775, petty Italian nobleman Don Luis has married the young and beautiful Maria Bonnyfeather, but because of poor health, has yet to consummate their marriage. While middle-aged Don Luis is away taking a cure, Maria has an affair with the dashing Denis Moore and becomes pregnant. Don Luis challenges Denis to a duel when he discovers Maria's infidelity. Denis is killed, and Maria dies shortly thereafter in childbirth. Don Luis abandons the infant at a convent on St. Anthony's feastday. In honor of the saint, the sisters name the homeless boy Anthony. Ten years later, the boy is taken by Father Xavier to apprentice at Casa de Bonnyfeather. Although Don Luis told John Bonnyfeather that his grandson died along with Maria, the merchant recognizes his daughter's features in the orphan and gives Anthony the surname Adverse in recognition of his difficult life. Anthony grows into a responsible businessman and falls in love with Angela Guisseppi, the cook's daughter. Despite a separation, complicated by Napoleon's invasion of Italy, the couple is reunited and married. Soon after the ceremony, however, Anthony has to leave for Havana to save his benefactor Bonnyfeather's fortune. Because the note he leaves for Angela is blown away by the wind, she does not know where he is and pursues her operatic career. Anthony is frustrated in his attempt to help Bonnyfeather and leaves for Africa to engage in slave trading. Buying and selling human lives corrupts Anthony, but he is redeemed by the death of the generous Brother Franc╠žois, whom he reveres. Anthony returns to Italy to find that Bonnyfeather has died and that his scheming housekeeper, Faith Paleologus, will receive Bonnyfeather's fortune if Anthony does not reach Paris to claim his inheritance. On the road to Paris, Faith and Don Luis, who have been conspiring together, fail to murder Anthony. Once in the city, Anthony is reunited with his friend, Vincent Nolte, who is now a prominent banker on the verge of bankruptcy. No longer interested in riches, Anthony offers his fortune to Vincent and continues his search for Angela. With the help of opera impressario Debrulle, Anthony not only finds Angela, but also discovers that he has a son. Angela admits that she is still singing, but does not confess that she is now known as Mlle. Georges, the infamous opera star and mistress to Napoleon. Anthony discovers her new identity when he sees her perform and decides to leave for America in search of a new life. Angela is loyal to the Emperor, but nobly sacrifices her son, sending him to America with his father"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Guide yourself round Salisbury Cathedral by Ralph Dawson( Book )
2 editions published between 1960 and 1962 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Guide yourself round Salisbury Cathedral ( Book )
1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Silk Express ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The raw silk market is rising, and Donald Kilgore, head of the manufacturers' association, finds that gangster Wallace Myton has cornered the market and is holding out for top prices. Determined to break the combine, Kilgore bands together with several friends to import a silk cargo from Japan. A special train leaves Seattle to rush the silk to New York. On board are Craft and Burns, train guards who are Myton's henchmen; Rusty, a tramp; Calhoun, a transportation lawyer; Nyberg, a victim of a tropical disease; his daughter Paula; and Dr. Ralph. Craft and Burns are determined to stop the train before it reaches New York. One of the train cars catches fire, and a man is found dead, but Kilgore insists on continuing. After he finds a note tossed from the train, which reveals the murder, however, Detective McDuff stops the train. Worried that McDuff's meddling will prevent the silk from reaching New York in time, Kilgore kidnaps him, and the train starts again. As it approaches New York, Clark, the conductor, is found dead. Rusty, the tramp, is revealed to be special insurance investigator Raymond Griffith, who explains that Clark was one of Myton's men and was killed by Craft by driving a sharp icicle through his eye and into his brain. The train arrives in time to save Nyberg from death, and the silk shipment puts an end to Myton's monopoly"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
The girl in the glass cage ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1929 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"In a squalid manufacturing town in New York State, Gladys Cosgrove, who lives with her bachelor uncle, court reporter John Cosgrove, sells tickets at the Elysium Theater, suffering the insults and smirks of the town loafers and wise guys, particularly Striker, owner of the speakeasy, his halfwit friend, Carlos, and Sheik Smith. She is saved from embarrassment one night by Terry Pomfret, a wealthy young college student, promised to Isabelle Van Court, and despite her uncle's determination to prevent it, a romance develops. Terry's mother disapproves of Gladys and prevails upon her to persuade him to return to school. Learning of Striker's decadent behavior toward Gladys, Terry whips him. Smith is killed, and Gladys, believing Terry guilty, confesses to the crime, claiming to have had an affair with Smith. Later, she exacts a confession from her uncle that he killed Smith, mistaking him for Terry. Her uncle then kills both Striker and himself, while Terry wins forgiveness and his family's consent to marriage with Gladys"--AFI catalog, 1921-1930
El pirata Barbanegra ( )
1 edition published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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