WorldCat Identities

Dawson, Ralph 1897-1962

Works: 46 works in 78 publications in 3 languages and 5,958 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Western films  Action and adventure films  Comedy films  Fantasy comedies (Motion pictures)  History  Romantic comedy films  Biographical films  Sports films 
Roles: Film editor, Actor, Author, Editor, edm, 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 1,412 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( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 833 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
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 648 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 by Vincent Sherman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 497 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 466 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 )

5 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Parris Mitchell, 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 fiancee. He takes up with a woman "from the wrong side of the tracks" and an ensuing accident leaves him a cripple. When Parris, now a full-fledged doctor returns home, it takes everything he has ever learned and experienced to put things right again
The adventures of Robin Hood by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

6 editions published between 1938 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 370 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
The dawn patrol( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 347 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
Ride the pink horse( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tough-talking former GI comes to a small New Mexico town to shake down a gangster who killed his best friend; events turn out neither as planned nor at all well
Hondo by James Edward Grant( Visual )

5 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 311 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
Saratoga trunk( Visual )

4 editions published between 1945 and 2009 in English and held by 120 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
Anthony Adverse( Visual )

3 editions published between 1936 and 2015 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This expansive drama follows the plucky, indomitable adventures of the eponymous hero (Fredric March). Abandoned at a convent by his heartless nobleman father, Don Luis (Claude Rains), Anthony is later mentored by his kind grandfather, John Bonnyfeather (Edmund Gwenn), and falls for the beautiful Angela Giuseppe (Olivia de Havilland). When circumstances separate Anthony and Angela and he embarks on a long journey, he must find his way back to her, no matter what the cost
Turner Classic Movies greatest classic legends film collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hunchback of Notre Dame: A deformed bell ringer at Notre Dame cathedral in late 15th century France rescues a gypsy girl from the evil intentions of her guardian. Dance, girl, dance: Bubbles loves to dance. But she also likes to eat. Her friend Judy may choose to suffer for her art, but not Bubbles. She swaps her ballet shoes for a G-string-- and turns patrons' fantasies into dollars as burlesque sensation Tiger Lily White. The Spanish main: Laurent Van Horn, a Dutch sea captain, is shipwrecked on the coast of Cartagena, a Spanish-held island. Sentenced to be hanged, Van Horn and his crew escape from jail and take up piracy as revenge against Spain. Soon afterward, they capture a ship carrying Francesca, the fiance of Cartagena's corrupt governor Don Alvarado. Van Horn vengefully forces Francesca to marry him instead, which causes dissension at the Pirate colony of Tortuga. The wings of eagles: Cmdr. Frank 'Spig' Wead was a pioneer aviator, renowned screenwriter (whose works included John Ford's They Were Expendable) and a man of war. The skies beckoned Spig to action; a crippling injury ultimately left him powerless to act, propelling him to discover the power of his pen
Gang violence prevention : perspectives and strategies( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

True Grit by Joel Coen( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 9 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
Honeymoon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A prospective bride and groom have misadventures in Mexico City" --
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

Guide yourself round Salisbury Cathedral by Ralph Dawson( Book )

4 editions published between 1960 and 1965 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The Silk Express( Visual )

2 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in English and held by 3 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
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William A. Wellman's The high and the mighty
Alternative Names
Ralph Dawson Amerikaans filmeditor (1897-1962)

Ralph Dawson montatore statunitense

Ralph Dawson US-amerikanischer Filmeditor

Ραλφ Ντόσον

Ральф Досон

رالف داسون تدوینگر آمریکایی





Knute Rockne, All American