WorldCat Identities

August, Joseph H. 1890-1947

Works: 68 works in 170 publications in 5 languages and 1,992 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Children's films  Animated films  Silent films  Action and adventure films  War films  Historical films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Film editor, Performer, Illustrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Joseph H August
They Were Expendable by John Ford( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, two naval officers prove the effectiveness of PT boats in defending the Philippines against the Japanese
The Informer by John Ford( Visual )

11 editions published between 1935 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In fog-shrouded Dublin Gypo informs on his friend for twenty pounds and is sentenced to die by the IRA. One of Ford's most honoured films now seems to be very much of its time. The gritty bleakness of O'Flaherty's novel is transformed by Ford, Nichols and August into a tragic romance with allegorical overtones, rendered in strikingly theatrical, expressionistic style
Mary of Scotland by John Ford( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical drama about the ill-fated Mary, Queen of Scots, and her cousin Elizabeth, Queen of England
The hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo( Visual )

7 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The deformed Notre Dame bellringer rescues a gypsy girl from the evil intentions of her guardian [Halliwell's]
Beloved rogue by Alan Crosland( Visual )

5 editions published between 1927 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The swashbuckling poet Francois Villon battles to save his country from the devious Duke of Burgundy
Sylvia Scarlett by George Cukor( Visual )

10 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in English and French and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sylvia Scarlett is a young woman who is forced to flee with her small-time crook father from Paris to London after her mother dies, and his swindling schemes catch up to him. Sylvia cuts her hair, dons drag, and dubs herself "Sylvester" to help them stay incognito from the law. While on the train to London, they meet a smarmy scoundrel. The trio of crooks team up and work it in London, until they get run out of town. The three hook up with a maid and become a travelling performance troupe. Sylvia (as a boy) falls for a smarmy artist-type
A damsel in distress by George Stevens( Visual )

3 editions published between 1937 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Song, dance, and comedy accompany a tale of love between an upperclass English woman (Fontaine) and a visiting American (Astaire). Features George Gershwin's last completed score
Turner Classic Movies greatest classic legends film collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 23 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
No greater glory( Visual )

5 editions published between 1934 and 2010 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adapted from The Paul Street boys, an autobiographical novel by Ferenc Molnar, Glory is an unusually sensitive evocation of the pain of youth and the senselessness of war. Frail Nemecsek, a lonely boy who yearns to belong, worships Boka, the self-sufficient, charismatic leader of a well-organized gang, decked out in uniforms and sporting their own flag. The perennial outsider sees his chance to win a respected place in Butler's army when their flag is stolen and war breaks out with another gang
Gunga Din by George Stevens( Visual )

17 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At a British army post in India, native water carrier Gunga Din dreams of becoming a soldier. When the regiment learns that the telegraph wires to one of their outposts have been cut, Sergeants Cutter, MacChesney and Ballantine are sent to investigate. The three sergeants find the compound in the hands of a fiendish band of killers known as the Thugges, members of a fanatic religious order that worships the goddess Kali and has sworn to annihilate the British in India. The sergeants fend off the fanatics' attack, and upon their triumphant return to the post, Ballantine announces that he is foresaking the army to marry Emmy Stebbins and take a job in a tea company. His announcement is met with consternation by his pals, who immediately begin to scheme to keep their buddy in the service. Meanwhile, Gunga Din leads Cutter, who is obsessed with discovering hidden treasure, to a temple of gold, which, they discover, is the holy shrine of the Thugges. As he decoys the Thugges, Cutter sends Gunga Din to the post for reinforcements. MacChesney uses Cutter's dangerous position to trick Ballantine into reenlisting in the rescue mission, and the two ride out, leaving Ballantine's sweetheart behind. The sergeants have misunderstood Gunga Din however, and believing that Cutter is being held captive by priests, arrive with no reinforcements. Captured by the Thugges, the three sergeants watch helplessly as the Scottish troops march in to the fanatics' ambush. Then Gunga Din, imbued with the soldier's spirit, realizes his dream by sounding the bugle to warn the troops, heroically sacrificing his life for his sense of duty. Saved by Gunga Din's warning, the British defeat the Thugges. Later, Ballantine decides that his place is in the army, and Gunga Din is appointed a corporal in the British army and is buried with military honors"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Il gobbo di Notre Dame( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris im 15. Jahrhundert: Der entstellte und ausgegrenzte Glöckner Quasimodo verliebt sich in das Zigeunermädchen Esmeralda. Die Schönheit hat es auch dem Priester Frollo angetan. Doch als sie ihn zurückweist, klagt er sie der Hexerei an. Quasimodo kann sie in letzter Sekunde retten und entführt sie in den dunklen Glockenturm von Notre Dame
The bargain( Visual )

2 editions published between 1914 and 2005 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an outlaw who trades his talent for his freedom
El Delator( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irlanda 1922. En el agitado Dublín de los años veinte, Gypo Nolan, un tipo sin oficio ni beneficio, expulsado del Ejército de Liberación Irlandés y con tendencia a empinar el codo, sueña con viajar a Estados Unidos en compañía de su novia, Katie, que se gana la vida como prostituta. Animado por la recompensa que ofrecen las autoridades, Gypo delata el paradero del activista Frankie McPhillip, un viejo amigo y compañero
The Devil and Daniel Webster by Douglas Moore( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having promised his soul to the Devil in exchange for good fortune, Jabez Stone asks the talented lawyer Daniel Webster to get him out of the bargain
Tumbleweeds by King Baggott( Visual )

4 editions published between 1925 and 1995 in English and Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the last film of William S. Hart. Tumbleweeds is the story of the great land rush of 1889 when the Cherokee Land Strip between Oklahoma and Kansas was opened to homesteaders. It is the story of the homesteaders, full of hope as they prepare to start life anew; the greed of the "sooners", who sneak illegally into the Strip to establish claims ahead of the legitimate homesteaders; and it is the story of the end of the Old West and the cowboy way of life
The whole town's talking( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A bland accountant ... is mistaken for a notorious gangster and the gangster himself ... takes advantage of the resemblance for criminal schemes" -- Set container
María Estuardo by Denise Stoklos( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

María Estuardo abandona Francia y regresa a Escocia, dispuesta a ocupar el trono del que es heredera. Pero los conflictos se acumulan: la nobleza le es hostil, comenzando el conde de Moray, y su apego al catolicismo choca con la fe que predica John Knox, fundador de la Iglesia presbiteriana en Escocia. Por otro lado, su prima Isabel Tudor, hija ilegítima de Enrique VIII, teme que reclame la corona inglesa. Su único aliado es el conde Bothwell, comandante de las tropas escocesas, de quien se enamora. Pero por motivos de estado, debe casarse con Lord Danley, que no tardará en ser asesinado. Las intrigas y las tensiones se agravan
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents Schnellboote vor Bataan based on the book by William L. White = They were expendable( Visual )

3 editions published between 1945 and 2004 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Amerikanische Torpedoboote auf dem pazifischen Schauplatz des Zweiten Weltkriegs nach Pearl Harbor. Heldentum, Action und Galgenhumor in einem teils realistisch, teils als effektvolles Feuerwerk inszenierten Kriegsfilm. Das (relativ maßvolle) nationale Pathos erklärt sich aus dem Produktionsdatum." []
La gran aventura de Silvia( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descubiertos sus negocios sucios, Henry Scarlett se ve obligado a abandonar Marsella y huir a Inglaterra. Su hija, Sylvia, le acompaña disfrazada de hombre y bajo el nombre falso de Silvestre Scarlett. En el barco en que viajan, Henry conoce a un tipo dudoso, Jimmy Monkley, a quien le confiesa imprudentemente que lleva una cierta cantidad de dinero escondido. En la aduana, Jimmy le delata, una hábil táctica para que no se fijen en él, que también practica el contrabando. Más tarde, en un compartimento del tren, los tres coinciden de nuevo, se reconcilian y deciden asociarse para ganar dinero fácil en Londres con timos y estafas
Jennie by Lois Mailou Jones( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un frío día de invierno, un pintor, arruinado y abatido por haber perdido la inspiración, conoce a una chiquilla en Central Park vestida de un modo anticuado. A partir de ese momento se suceden otros encuentros, con la particularidad de que en breves intervalos de tiempo la chica se va convirtiendo en una bellísima joven, de la cual el pintor se enamora. Pero Jennie esconde un secreto
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The InformerMary of Scotland
Alternative Names
August, Joe

August, Joe 1890-1947

August, Joe (Joseph H.), 1890-1947

August, Joseph

August Joseph 1890-1947

August, Joseph A.

August, Joseph A. 1890-1947

Joseph H. August Amerikaans director of photography (1890-1947)

Joseph H. August caméraman américain

Joseph H. August direttore della fotografia statunitense

Joseph H. August US-amerikanischer Kameramann

Τζόζεφ Άουγκουστ

Джозеф Х. Огуст

جوزف اچ. آوگوست

ジョセフ・H・オーガスト アメリカ合衆国の撮影監督

English (70)

Spanish (24)

German (5)

Italian (3)

French (2)

Mary of ScotlandThe hunchback of Notre DameA damsel in distress