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Simpson, Ivan 1875-1951

Works: 27 works in 33 publications in 1 language and 1,143 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Legends  Fiction  Swashbuckler films 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about  Ivan Simpson Publications about Ivan Simpson
Publications by  Ivan Simpson Publications by Ivan Simpson
posthumous Publications by Ivan Simpson, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Ivan Simpson
Most widely held works by Ivan Simpson
Captain Blood by Michael Curtiz ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arrested during the Monmouth Rebellion and falsely convicted of treason, Dr. Peter Blood is banished to the West Indies and sold into slavery. In Port Royal, Jamaica the Governor's daughter Arabella Bishop buys him for ten pounds to spite her uncle, Col. Bishop who owns a major plantation. Life is hard for the men and for Blood as well. By chance he treats the Governor's gout and is soon part of the medical service. He dreams of freedom and when the opportunity strikes, he and his friends rebel taking over a Spanish ship that has attacked the city. Soon, they are the most feared pirates on the seas, men without a country attacking all ships. When Arabella is prisoner, Blood decides to return her to Port Royal only to find that it is under the control of England's new enemy, France. All of them must decide if they are to fight for their new King
Mary of Scotland by John Ford ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historical drama about the ill-fated Mary, Queen of Scots, and her cousin Elizabeth, Queen of England
Two weeks to live ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Abner is mistakenly diagnosed as having only two weeks to live, Lum gets the idea that they can make a ton of money by having Abner perform all kinds of dangerous stunts
British agent ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is 1917 and the Russian Revolution is sweeping the country. Elena has dedicated her life to the Cause as personified by Lenin. But during a street riot her life is saved by Stephen Locke an unofficial diplomatic agent for England. The two, although dedicated to opposing causes, fall for each other. But Elena learns that Locke is wanted by the secret police for his revolutionary activities and she is ordered to obtain evidence of Locke's scheming
The house of Rothschild ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the rise of the Rothschild financial empire founded by Mayer Rothschild and continued by his five sons
Album of stars. great moments from great plays by ANTA (Organization) ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The phantom of Crestwood ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1932 and 2012 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Los Angeles, attractive gold digger Jenny Wren pays a visit to a former lover, married bank president Priam Andes, and insists that he invite three of his wealthy friends--William Jones, Senator Herbert Walcott and Eddie Mack--to a weekend party at 'Crestwood, ' his seaside estate. During the party, Jenny teases the three men, all former lovers, in front of their respective wives and fianceĢes. Then, in the Crestwood library, she announces her 'retirement' to Priam and his friends and demands hundreds of thousands of dollars in 'hush' money from them. When asked why she is retiring, Jenny relates the story of Tom Herrick, a college student who threw himself off a cliff in the Adirondacks after she had coldly rejected him because he had no money. That night, during a raging storm, Jenny sees a terrifying vision of Tom in the woods outside her bedroom window. Soon after, Gary Curtis, a New Yorker who has been following Jenny and has slipped into the house along with Pete Harris and his gang of robbers, finds her dead body in the darkened living room. Sure that the police will arrest him for the murder because he has a criminal record, Gary, who came to Crestwood to retrieve love letters sent to Jenny by his boss in New York, declares his intention of discovering the killer himself. After finding Esther Wren, Jenny's younger sister who is engaged to Priam's nephew Frank, unconscious in Jenny's room, Gary questions her and the other guests, including Frank and his aunt Faith, about their dealings with Jenny. Eventually Gary determines that Jenny was killed with a dart and that one of the guests, Mr. Vayne, is actually Henry T. Herrick, Tom's father. Herrick then confesses that, for revenge, he had used a death mask of his son's face to scare Jenny. After denying that he killed Jenny, Herrick dies of a heart attack. The lights then go out and Esther is stabbed just as she declares that she remembers an important clue about the murder. With the evidence apparently pointing to Jenny's maid, Carter, Gary and Pete search for the servant in the secret passages of the old house. When they find Carter dead, however, they conclude that Faith, who, for reasons of family pride, had strongly disapproved of Frank's engagement to Esther, had mistaken Jenny for Esther and had accidentally killed her. Fearful that Carter knew too much, Faith killed her as well. As a half-mad Faith is about to push the wounded Esther off a cliff, Gary and Pete arrive and stop her. As the police helicoptors circle overhead, Faith throws herself off the cliff"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
The adventures of Robin Hood by Michael Curtiz ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1938 and 1990 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filmed on location in Bidwell Park, Chico, California
Little Lord Fauntleroy by John Cromwell ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After the death of Ceddie's English father, he and his mother live together in Brooklyn. Ceddie's grandfather, the Earl of Dorincourt, had disowned Ceddie's father when he married an American. But when the Earl's remaining son dies, he accepts Ceddie as Lord Fauntleroy, his heir, and sends for Ceddie and his mother. Ceddie uses the first of his newly found wealth to do some favors for his old friends, then heads to England, where he must try to overcome the Earl's dislike for his mother
This land is mine by Jean Renoir ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Schoolteacher Albert Lory is a meek mama's boy who cowers during air raids. But when the Nazis put him on trial for a murder he did not commit, he finds a core of valor and defies them, delivering a ringing affirmation of freedom that dooms him, but ignites the conscience of the town
Antony and Cleopatra ( Book )
1 edition published in 1948 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ford's Theatre, Katharine Cornell presents, "Antony and Cleopatra," by William Shakespeare with Kent Smith, Lenore Ulric, Ralph Clanton, Ivan Simpson, Miss Cornell, Godfrey Tearle, staged by Guthrie McClintic, settings by Leo Kerz, costumes by Valentina and John Boyt, music by Paul Nordoff
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 hour before the dawn ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1944 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A conscientious objector discovers a spy working for him as a governess, kills her, and joins the Royal Air Force
Sleeping dogs; a comedy in four acts by Elswyth Thane ( Book )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Blind adventure by Ernest B Schoedsack ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1933 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Richard Bruce, a vacationing rich American, takes off in a London fog to find 'real English life' and wanders into a stranger's house, where he discovers a bloodied body in a chair. Startled, Richard runs into the street and bumps into passerby Gerald Fairfax. To Richard's surprise, when he returns to the house with Gerald, the body is gone and has been replaced by the very alive Major Thorne, who with his wife and niece, Rose Thorne, deny any mischief. Convinced that he is crazy, Rose, a Canadian who has just met her relatives for the first time, entertains Richard while they wait for the police. Later, Richard and she overhear the major and Gerald discussing the 'body' and then meet Jim Steele, the 'corpse,' in the library. Only wounded, Jim tells the couple that he is a secret service agent working with Scotland Yard to expose the major as a thieving imposter. Convinced by Steele's story, Richard and Rose agree to carry a special cigarette case to his contact, Regan, and consequently sneak onto the roof to make their escape. On the roof, they corner Holmes, a goodhearted burglar, who shows the couple how to climb down into a neighboring house. While pretending to be upper class party guests, Richard and Rose steal a general's expensive overcoat and hat for Holmes to wear as a disguise and lead him from the roof to safety. At the same time, Steele, who is actually a spy, tries to force the major to hand over plans for a new gun by threatening to expose certain letters that incriminate him as a traitor. Unaware that the cigarette case contains the major's letters, Richard hands it to Regan. After revealing his true identity, Regan gags and ties the couple and wraps Rose in a bag for shipment across the river. Freed by the tricky Holmes, who then substitutes himself for Rose, Richard waits for Regan and Steele and cleverly pits the two crooks against each other. In the fight that follows, the trio escapes with the case, and the police arrest the traitors"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
The man who played god by John G Adolfi ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A musician goes deaf but finds satisfaction in helping a young student
Album of stars; great moments from great plays. [Sound recording] by ANTA (Organization) ( Recording )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Booloo : the epic of a hunting expedition into the Malayan jungle ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1938 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The crash ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"During the late 1920s, attractive Linda Gault flirts with important men to get stock market tips for her financier husband Geoffrey. In spite of the fact that Linda has just broken off her affair with banker John Fair, Geoffrey asks her to question him once more that evening at dinner. Reluctantly, she does, but Fair is suspicious and refuses to answer. To cover her failure, Linda lies to Geoffrey and pretends that Fair told her the market was going up. When the market crashes, Geoffrey loses his money. Because she is afraid to live in poverty as she did when she was a child, Linda runs away to Bermuda with a letter of credit. While waiting for Geoffrey to recover his wealth, she meets Ronnie Sanderson, an Australian sheep rancher. He falls in love with her and begs her to return to New York, get a divorce and marry him. At first she hesitates, thinking Australia will be dull, but when she learns that Geoffrey has lost everything, she agrees. Linda discovers that her maid, Celeste, has stolen her pearl necklace and sold it to cover her boyfriend's losses on the market. Now Linda has no money either, so she takes a job selling gowns in order to earn money for her divorce. Ronnie follows her from Bermuda and offers to pay all her expenses himself if she will leave with him that evening. She agrees, but on the way to the boat, stops to say goodbye to Geoffrey. When she realizes that he really loves her and that he needs her, she decides to stay with him"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Man of two worlds ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1934 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"After returning to his Greenland village with a slain polar bear, the great Eskimo hunter Aigo chooses Guninana as his wife, and the newlyweds live together happily until two British explorers, Sir Basil Pemberton and his assistant, Michael, arrive in the village. As soon as the white men impress Aigo with a few modern innovations, they ask him to join their expedition to capture live polar bears for the London Zoo. Tempted by a photograph of Sir Basil's smiling daughter Joan, the naive Aigo agrees to participate in the gruelling expedition and says goodbye to a pregnant Guninana. While on board Sir Basil's ship, Aigo learns English and is instructed in the ways of 'civilized' conduct. Soon after their arrival in the far north, Aigo builds a clever trap and, using himself as bait, captures an enormous polar bear, who mauls Aigo's leg in the process. Before he will allow the ship's doctor to operate on his leg, Aigo insists on gazing at Joan's photograph. Later, while listening to Joan send her father greetings during a Christmas radio broadcast from London, Aigo faints in a trance. When asked about his fainting spell, Aigo explains that, while making a spiritual voyage, he had seen Joan in London, and that earlier, her spirit had helped him to catch the polar bear. Aigo then asks Sir Basil to take him to London to meet Joan in person as payment for his work. In London, Joan, repulsed by his rough manners, remains cool toward Aigo until Sir Basil explains Aigo's belief that she is his old 'spiritual' friend. As a favor to her father, Joan agrees to humor Aigo and begins a patronizing flirtation with him. Eventually, Aigo succumbs to an infection and, while recuperating, catches Joan and her boyfriend embracing. Devastated by his discovery, Aigo collapses and is saved only by Joan's reassurances that his vision was a bad dream. Later, however, Joan gives Aigo a glass of whiskey, and suddenly intoxicated, he makes a forceful sexual advance. In her fury, Joan reveals her deception to Aigo, who is then returned to Greenland. There, Aigo, disillusioned and rejected, wanders into a blizzard and is found nearly frozen by his fellow villagers. Finally, Aigo is reborn by the sight of his young son and by the excitement of a village hunt"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
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