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Mayne, Ferdy 1916-1998

Overview
Works: 57 works in 76 publications in 3 languages and 1,379 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Parodies, imitations, etc  Television plays  History  Spy television programs  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Ferdy Mayne
 
Most widely held works by Ferdy Mayne
The fearless vampire killers, or, Pardon me, but your teeth are in my neck by Roman Polanski( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film takes us into the heart of Transylvania where Professor Abronsius and his apprentice Alfred are on the hunt for vampires. Abronsius is old and withering and barely able to survive the cold ride through the wintry forests. Alfred is bumbling and introverted. The hunters come to a small Central European town seemingly at the end of a long search for signs of vampires. The two stay at a local inn, full of angst-ridden townspeople who perform strange rituals to fend off an unseen evil. Whilst staying at the inn, Alfred develops a fondness for Sarah, the daughter of the tavern keeper Yoine Shagal. After witnessing Sarah being kidnapped by the vampire, Count von Krolock, the two follow his snow trail, leading them to Krolock's ominous castle in the snow-blanketed hills nearby. They break in to the castle, but are trapped by the Count's hunchback servant, Koukol. Upon being taken to see the count, he affects an air of aristocratic dignity whilst he cleverly questions Abronsius about his interest in bats and why he has come to the castle. They also encounter the Count's son, the foppish (and homosexual) Herbert. Meanwhile, Shagal himself has been vampirized and sets on his plan to turn Magda, the tavern's beautiful maidservant, into his vampire bride. Despite misgivings, Abronsius and Alfred accept the Count's invitation to stay in his ramshackle gothic castle, where Alfred spends the night fitfully. The next morning, Abronsius plans to find the castle crypt and kill the Count, seemingly forgetting about the fate of Sarah. The crypt is guarded by the hunchback, so after some wandering they climb in through a roof window. However, Abronsius gets stuck in the window and it is up to Alfred to kill the Count, which he feels unable to do. He has to go back outside to free Abronsius, on the way coming upon Sarah having a bath in her room. She seems oblivious to her danger when he pleads for her to come away with him. After freeing Abronsius, who is half frozen, they re-enter the castle. Alfred again seeks Sarah but meets Herbert instead, who first attempts to seduce him and then, after Alfred realizes that Herbert's reflection does not show in the mirror, reveals his vampire nature and attempts to bite him. Ambrosius and Alfred flee from Herbert through a dark stairway to safety, only to be trapped behind a locked door. They also realise night is falling. As they watch horrified, the gravestones below open up and they see that there are many vampires at the castle. The Count appears, mocking them and tells them their fate is sealed. He leaves them to attend a dance, where Sarah will be presented as the next vampire victim. However, the hunters escape by boiling water under a cannon and blowing off the door, and come to the dance in disguise, where they grab Sarah and flee. Escaping by horse carriage, they are now unaware that it is too late for Sarah, who bites Alfred, thus allowing vampires to be released into the world
Barry Lyndon by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rise and fall of a young 18th century Irishman bent on achieving fame and fortune, mainly by marriage
Father Brown ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Father Brown is a seemingly distracted and even a bit dotty priest. He always manages to confound criminals with his keen observations and inescapable logic. He prefers to go unnoticed, dismissed as irrelevant. That is until the moment of truth arrives and he unravels the most devious criminal schemes
The best of friends Eagle in a cage ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1924, George Bernard Shaw was introduced to Dame Laurentia McLachlan, a Benedictine nun at the Stanbrook Abbey in Worcestershire, England. Along with their mutual friend, Sydney Cockerell, director of Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, the trio enjoyed twenty-five years of letters, literary debate and laughter. Relive their vigorous discussions on everything from the existence of God, to the finer points of tango dancing. Eagle in a cage: A school-teacher-turned-governor of a small island finds greatness thrust upon him when that island, St. Helena, becomes a place of exile for Napoleon
Horror classics ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Devil's nightmare: A group of tourists spends the night in a castle with a homicidal succubus
Hammer film noir double feature ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deadly glove. "Vacationing at a resort hotel in Spain, a man discovers he is the only one not mixed up one way or another in murder, drugs and microfilm smuggling. But, the police are after him!" -- Container
Highway to battle : the gestapo's hunt for a nazi director ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drama, intrigue and espionage are at the very heart of this classic piece of British cinema. Set in London just months before the out break of World War Two, suspicion falls on a German ambassador when one of his envoys fails to return to Berlin. The arrival of two ruthless Gestapo agents sent from Germany and charged with finding the missing man causes the ambassador, his wife and daughter to rethink their Nazi allegiance but is it too late to escape from Hitler's evil grasp?
Les grandes vacances by Jean Girault( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in French and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bosquier is the director of a private boarding school. He and his wife try to run the institution with a tyrannical hand, but the tighter the grip, the more control he loses over the students and the school. Soon he is chasing his wayward son and the daughter of a wealthy British aristocrat when the two run away together
Die Reise nach Wien ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is 1943. In a village in the Hunsrück, Toni and Marga, wives whose husbands are at the front, are coping their way through the everyday war while dreaming of better things. They secretly slaughter a pig and and later find a small box with money. They then travel to Vienna for an adventure but must return home, somewhat disillusioned. Unfortunately, an investigation into alleged illegal slaughter is taking place and the two women manage to get into greater trouble
Danger man ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Drake is involved in one of his most colorful adventures when he flies to the Arabian desert to investigate stories of slavery and finds himself in the role of a knight errant helping a stranded showgirl
Father Brown, set 2 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Father Brown is a seemingly distracted and even a bit dotty priest. He always manages to confound criminals with his keen observations and inescapable logic. He prefers to go unnoticed, dismissed as irrelevant. That is until the moment of truth arrives and he unravels the most devious criminal schemes
The Saint ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A nun wearing high-heeled shoes leads the Saint into an adventure in which he unexpectedly has to pilot a secret plane which has been stolen
The vampire happening ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Betty Williams travels to Transylvania to sell the family castle, she unleashes her vampire ancestors
Essential Eastwood ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Where eagles dare: Commandos charged with freeing a U.S. general from an Alpine fortress should trust nothing -- including their own search-and-rescue orders
The best of friends ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Vampire collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vampire happening: Dagermark portrays Hollywood actress Betty Williams, who inherits a Balkan castle only to find that her grandmother (also played by Dagermark) was a vampiric witch
Lionel Stander, Ferdy Mayne in Die Pforten des Paradieses ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1967 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le legs ( Visual )
in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twist of fate ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A showgirl can't choose between her rich but married lover and a poor French artist, until she learns that the former is a dangerous criminal
Frightmare ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a group of drama students steals the corpse of a legendary horror actor, the vengeful spirit of the actor disposes of each participant in gruesome ways
 
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Alternative Names
Horckel, Ferdinand Philip Mayer- 1916-1998
Mayer-Horckel, Ferdinand Philip 1916-1998
Mayne, Ferdie 1916-1998
Mayne, Ferdinand 1916-1998
Meine, Ferdy 1916-1998
Meyer-Börckel, Ferdinand Philip 1916-1998
Languages
English (22)
French (3)
German (2)
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