WorldCat Identities

Foran, Dick 1910-1979

Works: 141 works in 232 publications in 1 language and 5,638 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Fiction  Western films  Horror films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Singer, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Dick Foran
Donovan's reef by John Ford ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In "Donovan's Reef," John Wayne heads a group of high skilled professional game hunters in Africa who capture the ferocious big game with strong rope and cameras for zoos and circus attractions. In "Hatari," a straight-laced Bostonian comes searching for her father, a brawling ex-Navy man living on a South Pacific island
Brighty of the Grand Canyon ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A story of the adventures and misadventures of a boy, a lovable old miner, and a free-spirited wild, shaggy donkey
W.C. Fields comedy collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bank dick: "W.C. Fields is Egbert Souse, a lowly bank guard who divides his time between the Black Pussy Cat Cafe and his dreaded family. His humdrum life changes when fate leads him to heroism, Hollywood and the good life. Packed with classic routines, including a wacky cops and robbers chase"--Container
The mummy by Boris Karloff ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mummy (1932): "In 1921 a field expedition in Egypt discovers the mummy of ancient Egyptian prince Im-Ho-Tep, who was condemned and buried alive for sacrilege. Also found in the tomb is the Scroll of Thoth, which can bring the dead back to life. One night a young member of the expedition reads the Scroll out loud, and then goes insane, realizing that he has brought Im-Ho-Tep back to life. Ten years later, disguised as a modern Egyptian, the mummy attempts to reunite with his lost love, an ancient princess who has been reincarnated into a beautiful young woman."--IMDB website
Mae West the glamour collection ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mae West had an inexhaustibly playful interest in language, and a rare, sometimes perplexing, and even lofty wit, spiced by low-down slang. Well before the second wave of feminism, she wrote all her own material, insisted on total control of her work, and was wildly popular for a short time, right before the Production Code lowered the boom on adult attitudes being expressed in films. She made only 12 movies, but three are first-rate, and these were enough to seal her fame and launch a legend. In her first film appearance, "Night after night," a successful ex-boxer buys a high-class speakeasy and falls for a rich society girl. As the bold Tira in "I'm no angel," she works as a dancing beauty and lion tamer at a fair. For "Goin' to town," West goes Western. Cleo Borden is a former dance hall queen who has become newly rich. She falls for--and pursues--an upper crust Englishman. This is followed by "Go west young man," where she plays Mavis Arden, a movie star stranded in the country. To stifle her boredom, she trifles with a young man's affections. "My little chickadee" pairs West with a legend of similar stature, W.C. Fields. As Flower Belle Lee, she is rightly suspected of illicit relations with the Masked Bandit, and run out of Little Bend. Surprisingly, things change very little when she arrives in Greasewood City to start over
A Connecticut Yankee original cast album ; [Higher and higher ; By Jupiter] by Richard Rodgers ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Black legion ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1936 and 2008 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frank Taylor and people like him have a vision for America. It is a vision shaped by terror and fueled by fear, ignorance and hate - a nation of 'free, white, 100-percent Americans!'
The house of the seven gables ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jealousy, loyalty, and a family feud between two brothers are all at play in this story. Can the two join together or are the families destined to repeat the mistakes of the past and live out the curse of their ancestors?
The fighting 69th ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Fighting 69th" is a World War I regiment consisting mostly of New York-Irish soldiers. Jerry Plunkett is the cockiest member of a cocky crew. Jerry is a scrappy fellow who looks out only for himself. The officers and enlisted of the regiment do their best to instill discipline in Plunkett, and the chaplain, Father Duffy, tries to make Plunkett see the greater good. None of them seem to succeed. In the trenches, Plunkett acts selfishly and cowardly, eventually costing the lives of many of his fellow soldiers. A final act of cowardice leads to terrible consequences, but Plunkett sees in them a chance to redeem himself
John Wayne by John Wayne ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In The searchers, a Civil War veteran spends five years on the trail of a Comanche raiding party that kidnapped his dead brother's daughter
Private Buckaroo by Edward Cline ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1942 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sparkling entertainment featuring comedy, song, and the sensational trumpet of Harry James
My little chickadee by Edward Cline ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Flower Belle Lee is run out of Little Bend after suspicions arise that she's connected to the Masked Bandit. She meets con man Cuthbert J. Twillie and pretends to marry him. Jeff Badger, the town boss, names Cuthbert J. Twillie the town sheriff when Twillie and Flower Belle arrive in Greasewood city
Dangerous ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Broadway star hits the skids until a nurturing love nudges her toward recovery, and she becomes murderously "dangerous" to keep that love alive
Fort Apache by John Ford ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1948 and 2006 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Arizona, after the Civil War, Lt. Col. Owen Thursday and his teenaged daughter Philadelphia stop at a rest station on the road to Fort Apache, where Thursday has just been reassigned as cavalry commander. Also on his way to Fort Apache is young West Pointer Lt. Michael Shannon O'Rourke, who is met by his godfather, the Irish Sgt. Mulcahy, and two other soldier friends. Philadelphia and Michael are immediately attracted to each other, but hide their feelings behind a facade of military decorum. Upon arriving at the fort, the exacting, strict Thursday is briefed about the Apache Indians by Capt. Kirby York and longtime acquaintance Capt. Sam Collingwood, the former commander of Fort Apache. Although Thursday, a demoted Eastern-bred Civil War general who resents his assignment to the remote fort, scoffs at reports of Apache insurrection, York, a seasoned frontier fighter, advises that the Apache threat be taken seriously. Later, Thursday confers privately with Collingwood, a fellow Civil War veteran who, unlike Thursday, has enjoyed few promotions. After discussing Collingwood's upcoming transfer, Thursday talks privately with Michael's father, who is a noncommissioned sergeant at the fort. Thursday learns that Michael, whose professional demeanor has greatly impressed him, received his West Point commission because O'Rourke won the medal of honor during the Civil War. The next day, while Philadelphia, Collingwood's wife Emma and Mrs. O'Rourke turn the barren commander's quarters into a presentable home, Thursday receives word that a general alarm has been issued at neighboring Fort Grant. Despite the alarm, Michael takes Philadelphia riding the next morning, and the couple comes across the bodies of several massacred soldiers. After riding furiously back to Fort Apache with Philadelphia, Michael relates his findings to a worried Thursday. Although appreciative of Michael's detailed report, Thursday forbids the youth to see his daughter again and orders him to lead a small detail to retrieve the corpses. While Michael's detail picks up the slain bodies, Thursday, an avid, if unimaginative strategist, orders a platoon to follow the detail's wagons. As hoped, the wagons are attacked by gun-wielding Apaches, who are then chased off by the platoon. Later, Thursday and York angrily confront Silas Meacham, the local reservation agent, about selling 'rotgut whiskey' and firearms to the Apaches. Although the greedy Meacham maintains his innocence, Thursday discovers that the general store's scales have been fixed and finds liquor where Bibles should be. Once back at the fort, York convinces Thursday to allow him and 'Johnny Reb' Beaufort, a Spanish-speaking soldier, to approach Cochise, the leader of the rebel Apaches, alone and unarmed. While York and Beaufort ride across the Mexican border to the Apache camp, Philadelphia and her father argue about her future with Michael, who has just proposed to her. Thursday tells Philadelphia that, as the son of a non-commissioned officer, Michael can never marry her. He also informs her that he is sending her back East, where she must remain until she reaches legal age. Later, York and Beaufort interrupt a fort dance to report that, as arranged by York, Cochise is returning to Arizona to talk peace with Thursday and Meacham. Despite York's pleas that his promise to Cochise be honored, Thursday orders that the entire Fort Apache regiment report for battle. The regiment is quickly surrounded by Cochise's superior forces, however, and Thursday is forced to order York to negotiate a peaceful settlement. The proud Cochise, who is accompanied by Geronimo and other Apache leaders, demands that Meacham be ousted as a condition for peace, and threatens to 'kill the whites' if this stipulation is not met by dawn. Outraged by Cochise's demands, Thursday decides to attack the Indians and orders his troops to ride into battle in groups of four. When York protests this strategy, which he calls 'suicidal, ' Thursday relieves him of duty and orders that Michael and he man the supply wagons. As predicted by York, Thursday's approach proves disastrous to his troops, and he, too, is shot. After sending Michael to Fort Grant for help, York rescues Thursday, who insists on continuing, despite his wounds. Thursday joins his dug-in regiment and, while fighting alongside O'Rourke and Collingwood, who is unaware that he has just received the teaching commission he has longed desired, is attacked and killed by the Apaches. York and his contingency, the regiment's only survivors, then surrender to Cochise. Years later, after Philadelphia and Michael have married, York, now the highly decorated commander of Fort Apache, defends Thursday's reputation when questioned by reporters about the massacre. After stating that the spirit of Thursday's doomed regiment lives on in every new recruit, York rides off to face Geronimo in battle"--AFI catalog, 1941-1950
Monsters and madmen ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The haunted strangler: Nineteenth-century English author James Rankin believes that the wrong man has hanged twenty years earlier for a series of murders, but his investigations lead him to a horrible and, for him, gruesomely inescapable secret
The kill by Digiview Entertainment ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of a family that isn't welcomed into a rural community. The father is accused of murder and flees into the woods
The mummy's hand ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1940 and 2004 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An expedition of American archaeologists travels to Egypt and must battle a 3000-year-old mummy who goes on a killing rampage during each full moon
The Mummy's tomb ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kharis, a 3000-year-old mummy, is transported from Egypt with the high priest Mehemet to wreak vengeance on the family who defiled the sacred tomb of his beloved princess Ananka
Four daughters ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This story of music professor Adam Lemp, his four daughters and the men that love them aims straight at the heart and scores an unerring hit. Poignant, laced with laughter and flawlessly acted, it catches viewers up in the quiet but powerful lives of ordinary people"--Container
First man into space ; The atomic submarine ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First man into space: A cocky test pilot disobeys orders and takes his experimental aircraft higher than anyone has flow before. Bombarded by cosmic rays, he crashes to Earth as a murderous creature
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Alternative Names
Foran, John Nicholas 1910-1979
Foran, Nicholas 1910-1979
Foran, Nick 1910-1979
Foran, Richard 1910-1979
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