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Hall, Porter 1888-1953

Works: 95 works in 245 publications in 4 languages and 14,332 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Motion pictures  Comedy films  Screwball comedy films  Romantic comedy films  Fiction  Christmas films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Porter Hall
Miracle on 34th Street by George Seaton ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and French and held by 2,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The real Santa is hired by Macy's to play the department store's Santa in the Thanksgiving Day parade, but has to prove in court that he is who he says he is
His girl Friday by Howard Hawks ( Visual )
42 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cary Grant on film: A biography of the career of Cary Grant, with selections of scenes from his movies highlighting his career
Sullivan's travels by Preston Sturges ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 1,672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this comedic masterpiece, a wealthy director (Joel McCrea) wants to find 'real' people for his next great film ..."
Double indemnity by Billy Wilder ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A calculating wife encourages her wealthy husband to sign a double indemnity policy proposed by smitten insurance agent Walter Neff. As the would-be lovers plot the unsuspecting husband's murder, they are pursued by a suspicious claims manager. It's a race against time to get away with the perfect crime in this heart-pounding Academy Award-nominated masterpiece"--Container
The Maltese falcon by John Huston ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In The Maltese falcon, Sam Spade is a partner in a private-eye firm who finds himself hounded by police when his partner is killed while tailing a man. The woman who asked his partner to follow the man turns out to be someone who is not what she says she is, and is really involved in something to do with the 'Maltese Falcon', a gold-encrusted life-sized statue of a falcon, the only one of its kind. In Satan met a lady, Sam Spade is now PI Ted Shane, pulled into the hunt for the jewel-filled Horn of Roland
Going my way by Leo McCarey ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Father O'Malley is the new priest at the Church of St. Dominic in a working-class New York City neighborhood. He fails to make a good first impression with crusty old Father Fitzgibbon, who doesn't approve of O'Malley's golf playing, baseball game attending, or fishing. But O'Malley starts spiffing up the church and its neighborhood: dealing with the church mortgage, which is in arrears, and straightening out the street gangs by getting the boys to help him start a choir. Romantic matches are made; neighborhood busybodies are appeased. Many songs are joyfully sung, and O'Malley even arranges a big surprise for Fitzgibbon, who's homesick for Ireland
Ace in the hole by Billy Wilder ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Ace in the Hole, in this case, is Leo Minosa, trapped in a cliff dwelling near Albuquerque, N.M. The publicity from his situation could build a winning hand for several people: Chuck Tatum, manipulative veteran newsman; Lorraine, his bored wife who dreams of city lights; Sheriff Gus Kretzer, boosting his re-election campaign; and young Herbie, a reporter who wants to make the big leagues. In 1951, there was no 24-hour cable news, and the Albuquerque paper was not on the Internet. The modern media age, however, was dawning. A veritable carnival sets up at the rescue scene, which may be one of the sources of the term "media circus."
Frank Capra's Mr. Smith goes to Washington by Frank Capra ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1939 and 2008 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jefferson Smith is a small town idealist who answers the call to duty when he's unexpectedly named to fill a vacant seat in the U.S. Senate. Determined to do some good, he sponsors a bill to create a national boy's camp, unaware it threatens to undermine a graft scheme sponsored by his home state's crooked political machine. Framed and threatened with expulsion, Jefferson takes to the Senate floor to prove his innocence
Make way for tomorrow by Leo McCarey ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this 'enormously moving Depression-era depiction of the frustrations of family, aging, and the generation gap' [-- Container], an elderly couple must move in with their adult children when they lose their home
The miracle of Morgan's Creek ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Flirtatious blonde Trudy Kockenlocker is disappointed that her father, gruff town constable Ed Kockenlocker, won't let her go to an army dance. She outwits him by getting nerdy Norval Jones--who's had a crush on Trudy since they were teenagers--to take her to the movies, so she can slip out to the dance. The soldiers spike the lemonade and Trudy dances with a number of GIs. During one boogie-woogie number, Trudy's energetic partner tosses her in the air, and she bangs her head on a chandelier, rendering her unconscious. When she wakes up, she discovers that she's wearing a wedding ring, and, a few weeks later, that she's pregnant. But who and where is the husband and father? Confiding only in her younger-but-wiser, wisecracking sister Emmy, she plans to get Norval to marry her. Norval is 4-F because of his extremely nervous condition, but he desires only two things in life: Trudy and to be in the army. Norval's willing to do anything to help her, but whatever Trudy asks him to do only makes things worse!
The plainsman ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This stylish western skillfully interweaves classic real-life old west legends like Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, Buffalo Bill Cody, George Armstrong Custer and Abraham Lincoln into a stunning tale as vast as the wild frontier itself
The Gary Cooper collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The General died at dawn: A mysterious American soldier-of-fortune is determined to foil the ambitions of a ruthless enemy general planning to take over the provinces of Northern China
Intruder in the dust by Prod Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a small Mississippi town, a white boy rescues a black man who is about to be lynched for a murder he did not commit
The great moment by Preston Sturges ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This stirring biopic follows the fascinating life of W.T.G. Morton (Joel McCrea), a 19th century dentist who successfully develops the first anesthesia."
Dark command by Republic Pictures ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Before the Civil War, emotions run high in the race for federal marshal of Kansas between Robert Seton and William Quantrill. After his loss in the election, Quantrill leads a band of guerillas that raid Kansas towns, including Lawrence in 1863
The Cary Grant box set ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Holiday: An iconoclastic young man engaged to a snooty heiress discovers he's really in love with his fiancee's down-to-earth sister
Bulldog Drummond escapes ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Ray Milland stars as adventurer and soldier-of-fortune Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond who rescues lovely damsel-in-distress Phyllis Clavering (Heather Angel). A scheming acquaintance is intent on stealing her sizable inheritance and holds her captive in a stately country manor. Phyllis' brother is murdered and killers stalk Bulldog and his hapless friend Algy Longworth (Reginald Denny). Scotland Yard arrives to unravel the mystery, but not before Capt. Drummond faces the challenge of his life. Bulldog Drummond Escapes is the only entry in the successful Paramount series starring the legendary and dashing Milland (The Lost Weekend) as Drummond. Based on writer/creator H.C. McNeile's play, this first in the eight part series is arguably the finest with believably menacing villains and plenty of action"--Container
Blood on the sun by Frank Lloyd ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1945 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An American newspaper editor, working in pre-World War II Japan, tries to expose the menace of Japanese militarist plan for world conquest
Til the clouds roll by Pot o' gold ; His girl Friday : 3 full-length features ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In His girl Friday an unscrupulous newspaper editor uses every dirty trick in the book to keep his ace reporter/ex-wife from retiring and remarrying in this twist on "The Front Page."
The General died at dawn ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
O'Hara, an American soldier of fortune, tries to foil the ambitions of General Yang, a ruthless warlord who plans to take over the provinces of northern China. An intriguing game of double cross ensues
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Audience level: 0.21 (from 0.07 for The Cary G ... to 0.31 for Intruder i ...)
Alternative Names
Hall, Clifford Porter, 1888-1953
English (150)
Spanish (6)
French (2)
German (2)