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Cooper, Merian C.

Works: 176 works in 832 publications in 14 languages and 20,142 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Western films  Juvenile works  History  Action and adventure films  Monster films  Film remakes  Pictorial works 
Roles: Producer, Director, Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of screenplay, Conceptor, Scenarist, Restager , Performer, pmn, Film editor, Contributor, fmp, Photographer, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Merian C Cooper
King Kong by Merian C Cooper( Visual )

209 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 5,798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl Denham, a filmmaker and entrepreneur, leads an expedition to Skull Island, a place where time has stood still. The natives pay homage to the one whom they revere as "Kong," and who is, indeed, king of the island. Denham, together with his beautiful starlet, Ann Darrow, and the crew of the ship, investigate a strange ritual being performed on the island by its native population. When Ann finds herself captured by the natives to become the bride of the mysterious Kong, the ship's first mate, Jack Driscoll, who is in love with Ann, manages to rescue her from the clutches of Kong. Denham then arranges to capture the creature, whom he calls "King Kong" and takes him back to New York
The quiet man by John Ford( Visual )

34 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American prizefighter returns to Ireland in order to forget the past and live peacefully in his village birthplace. He falls in love with the hot-tempered sister of a belligerent neighbor, and trouble ensues over the payment of her dowry
Rio Grande by John Ford( Visual )

29 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Cavalry unit on the Mexican border in the 1880s conducts a campaign against marauding Indians
Fort Apache by John Ford( Visual )

27 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The soldiers at Fort Apache may disagree with the tactics of their glory-seeking new commander. But to a man, they're duty bound to obey - even when it means almost certain disaster
She wore a yellow ribbon by John Ford( Visual )

19 editions published between 1949 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Brittles is about to retire, but must face one last battle as the savage Apache Indians declare a holy war on white men, with the cavalry fort as their prime target. Brittles is the only man with the Indian fighting know-how to prevent a bloody massacre
The searchers by John Ford( Visual )

14 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western film about a Confederate war veteran who tracks down the Indians who killed his brother and sister-in-law and carried off their daughter
Little women by Louisa May Alcott( Visual )

3 editions published between 1933 and 2005 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This tale centers on the March household: mother "Marmee" and her four daughters; Meg, Amy, Beth and Jo, and chronicles this New England family's joys and tribulations during the Civil War. The girls are committed to "showing father proud," father being a minister gone off to meet the spiritual needs of Yankee soldiers at war. Buoyed by their mother, the girls learn the meaning of giving and sacrifice with a jollity that may be off-putting to jaded 21st century viewers, especially when faced with the March girls presenting a "play" in their living room to the delight of invited neighbors and the consternation of one cantankerous but lovable aunt. The girls' placid lives are disrupted when one sibling falls ill, and the story becomes as real as life, at its most joyful and painful
King Kong by Delos W Lovelace( Book )

19 editions published between 1932 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novelization of the 1930s cinematic classic follows the discovery on a remote island of a giant ape, the beast's ill-fated affection for a young woman, and his capture and exploitation by greedy would-be entrepreneurs. Includes stills from the original movie
King Kong by Delos W Lovelace( Recording )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mighty gorilla, King Kong, is vanquished by his love for a woman
Grass a nation's battle for life( Visual )

24 editions published between 1925 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary in which Merian C. Cooper, Ernest Schoedsack, and Marguerite Harrison travel through Asia Minor and Iraq to reach a tribe of nomads in Iran known as the Bakhtyari. They follow the tribe on its forty-eight day trek across deserts, streams, and mountains to reach pasture for their flocks. These three poeple were the first Westerners to cross the Zardeh Kuh Pass and the first to make this migration with the tribes
Flying down to Rio by Thornton Freeland( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pilot and band leader Gene Raymond woos Dolores Del Rio, and then learns that she is engaged to a friend of his, after he flys her home to Rio
King Kong by Delos W Lovelace( Book )

30 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With "Lord of the Rings"director Peter Jackson releasing his remake of "King Kong" in December 2005, this is a great time for Modern Library to revisit the original motion-picture novelization. It remains true to the earliest novel tied to the 1944 version of the classic film
Mighty Joe Young by Ernest B Schoedsack( Visual )

10 editions published between 1949 and 2005 in English and French and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mighty Joe Young is a 15-foot African gorilla. His best friend and protector is Jill Young. Against her better judgment, Jill allows Joe to be brought to the States as a nightclub attraction. He later breaks loose and goes on a rampage
The lost patrol by John Ford( Visual )

2 editions published between 1934 and 2006 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War I a desert patrol loses its leader and is both literally and metaphysically lost, as an unseen (and unreal) Arab enemy picks off the men one by one. Highly regarded in its day because of allusions in the script (it has recently been called 'the Moby Dick of combat films'), Lost Patrol is now more interesting as a prototype for the World War II combat film with many of the genre's conventions being brought together for the first time
Anthony Browne's King Kong by Anthony Browne( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Information: 1st American ed. Adapted from King Kong; novelization by Delos Wheeler Lovelace; originally published by Grossett & Dunlap, c1932
Grass by Merian C Cooper( Book )

11 editions published between 1925 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagon master by John Ford( Visual )

5 editions published between 1950 and 2009 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Mormon wagon train headed for Utah hooks up with two horse traders, the members of a traveling medicine show, and a tribe of Navajo Indians. The group is threatened by a gang of outlaws who use the wagon train as a hideout
Chang : a drama of the wilderness( Visual )

18 editions published between 1927 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a family living in the jungle of northeast Siam, and their struggles for survival against the many wild animals around them -- boars, tigers, leopards and even ... changs!
The most dangerous game by Ernest B Schoedsack( Visual )

11 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evil Russian game hunter, Count Zoroff traps unsuspecting shipwreck survivors on his remote island. Bored with hunting animals, the count decides his new sport is hunting humans. Upon meeting shipwreck survivors Robert Rainsford and Eve Trowbridge, he decides they shall be his next prey. The survivors are sent off on the mysterious island and must now find a way to outsmart Zoroff to survive through the night
3 godfathers by John Ford( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Ford's Western retelling of the Biblical Three Wise Men tale remains a scenic and thematic masterpiece. Fugitive bank robbers Robert, William and Pedro stand at a desert grave. Caring for the newborn infant of the woman they just buried will ruin any chance of escape. But they won't go back on their promise to her; they won't abandon little Robert William Pedro
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
King Kong
Alternative Names
Cooper, M.

Cooper, M. C. 1894-1973

Cooper, Marian C.

Cooper, Merian

Cooper Merian 1893-1973

Cooper, Merian C.

Cooper, Merian Coldwell 1894-1973

Merian C. Cooper regista, sceneggiatore e produttore cinematografico statunitense

Merian C. Cooper US-amerikanischer Pilot, Abenteurer, Schauspieler, Regisseur, Drehbuchautor und Produzent

Merian Caldwell Cooper

Merian Cooper reżyser amerykański, producent filmowy, lotnik

Meridian C. Cooper

Купер, Мериан

Меріан К. Купер

مریان کوپر

クーパー, メリアン・C

The quiet manFort ApacheThe searchersLittle womenKing KongKing KongKing KongThe lost patrolAnthony Browne's King Kong