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Morgan, Ira 1889-1959

Works: 38 works in 91 publications in 7 languages and 1,175 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Silent films  Detective and mystery films  Short films  Superhero films  Film serials  War films  Action and adventure films  Film noir 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator
Classifications: PN1995.75, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ira Morgan
Modern times by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

47 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This was, in effect, the swansong of the Tramp in what is basically a 'silent' film which makes pointed use of synchronised speech at carefully selected moments. In a series of set pieces, in turn cynical and ironic, sentimental and nostalgic, Charlie unsuccessfully assumes a variety of occupations from assembly line worker to singing waiter. In between times he becomes one of the unemployed, a willing prisoner and the companion of a working class girl. The film begins as social satire but Chaplin's factory is too stylised to give the humour much bite. Modern times is ultimately more about homelessness than modernity. Chaplin's political and philosophical naivety is disarming. His comic genius as a performer is timeless
Batman and Robin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Batman and Robin battle the Wizard who can control any vehicle with a remote control device he has stolen
Blind husbands The Great Gabbo by Erich Von Stroheim( Visual )

2 editions published between 1919 and 2006 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blind husbands: Tells the story of a love triangle between a self-absorbed husband, his neglected wife, and her opportunistic lover
The girl said no( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story follows Tom Ward, a brash young college graduate (William Haines), who has always succeeded in life with his outlandish charms. He falls in love at first sight with Mary Howe (Leila Hyams), a woman who is dating Mr. McAndrews, a stable and boring finance wizard. Tom unsuccessfully tries to woo her, and then finds himself working for McAndrews (Francis X. Bushman Jr.), who gives him the impossible task of selling municipal bonds to the wealthy Hettie Brown (Marie Dressler)
Where are your children( Visual )

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

When lonely 16-year-old Judy Wilson joins Danny Cheston at a local dance club, she winds up drunk and in custody when his pals secretly spike her drink. Continuing to meet Danny on the sly, she falls in love but is dumped and left alone when he heads off to join the Navy. Upset and desperate to see him, Judy accompanies his unsavory friends on a drive down to his base, unaware she's riding in a stolen car and is about to become an accessory to murder
Les temps modernes by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in French and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jimmy the gent( Visual )

4 editions published in 1934 in German and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James Cagney and Bette Davis star as a less-than-scrupulous private detective and the woman he loves, who has just left him for an even less scrupulous employer. Jimmy Corrigan (Cagney) is jealous when his operative and sweetheart, Joan Martin (Davis), goes to work for his seemingly upper-crust rival Charles Wallingham (Alan Dinehart). But Corrigan discovers that Wallingham is just as crooked as Corrigan; he's just better at concealing it. Now, even as Corrigan tricks an eyewitness into marrying a guilty client so she can't testify in court, he must prove Wallingham is a crook to win Martin back. Directed with panache by Michael Curtiz, the result is a fast-paced comic delight, and a superb showcase for the first teaming of its two incandescent stars"--Container
The sin of Nora Moran( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beautiful 21 year old Nora Moran waits on death row, hours away from her execution for a crime she did not commit. Sedated by sympathetic prison matrons, she dreamily recalls her tragic past. Orphaned at birth, she longs for a life in the theater, but as a teen is only able to find work in the circus as an assistant to Paulino, the lion tamer. Eventually, she runs away to escape brutal sexual abuse at the hand of her employer. Fleeing to another town, she finds love for the first time as the mistress of Governor Dick Crawford. Paulino finds her and as he attempts to rape her once more, he is murdered. She now willingly faces the electric chair to protect the reputation of the real killer, the only man who ever gave her a brief taste of happiness."--Container
Sing, sinner, sing( Visual )

2 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

from Internet Movie Database: "A singer on a gambling ship is married to a wealthy playboy. When he is found murdered, all evidence points to her as the culprit, and she is put on trial for the crime."
The Jack Knife Man( Visual )

2 editions published in 1920 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mother and child take refuge in a Mississippi houseboat. Following her death 'the jack-knife man' (so called because of the wooden animals he carves) continues to look after the small boy. Vidor's earliest surviving feature is a lyrical piece of rural Americana in the tradition of D.W. Griffith. The fact that Chaplin's The Kid was concurrently in well publicised production may also have been an influence
Modern times (1936) by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This movie is a devastating satire on the effects of mass production on the lives of factory workers, with Charlie as a factory worker, jailbird, night watchman, and a singing waiter
The tell-tale heart The manster ; The vampire bat( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tell-tale heart: An adaptation of the story of the same title by Edgar Allan Poe. In this version, an unstable librarian murders a rival, buries him under the floorboards of his home, and is unable to silence the resonating sound of his victim's beating heart. The manster: A mad scientist injects a reporter with a strange serum, which transforms him into a two-headed monster. The vampire bat: When bloodless corpses begin appearing in a sleepy German village, superstitious townspeople believe the local fool has human vampires doing evilbidding for him. The real culprit is a diabolical scientist who needs human blood for his fiendish experiments
Girls in chains by Edgar G Ulmer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Résumé de "Moon over Harlem" : Un flambeur malhonnête épouse une riche veuve afin de s'accaparer sa fortune... ainsi que sa fille
Rin-Tin-Tin en el oeste : primera temporada = The adventures of Rin-Tin-Tin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Chaplin by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 1 includes: Shoulder Arms (1918); The Champion (1915); The Kid (1921). Disc 2 includes: Easy Street (1917); The Vagabond (1916); Work (1915); The Tramp (1915); The Knockout (1914), and Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914)
Vacation days( Visual )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Teen Agers dally with romance on summer vacation. "Following high school graduation, students Freddie and Roy and their girl friends, Dodie and her sister Betty, travel West with their friend Lee and other classmates to the town of Gulch's Gulch to spend the summer at a ranch inherited by their teacher, Miss Mathilde Hinklefink. Miss Hinklefink and Professor Owen Townley, whom she loves, escort the teenagers, and they arrive in time for a bank robbery. The robbery is blamed on 'Angel Face' Harrigan, who always drank milk, and who disappeared years earlier after reportedly killing the town sheriff. Actually, the murder was committed by real estate agent Sneed, who left Angel Face to perish in the desert and is now the secret leader of a band of outlaws. When Freddie orders milk in the saloon, he is mistaken for Angel Face, and the sheriff sends a posse after him. Meanwhile, at Hacienda Hinklefink, Betty, a bookworm, reads a book about old western heroes and loses interest in Roy. Ranch foreman Big Jim, who is a member of Sneed's gang, makes several unsuccessful attempts to murder Freddie before sending the gang after him. Freddie, however, believes Roy is pulling a hoax and holds up the gang with cap guns, scaring them off. Roy later tells Freddie that his assailants were real gang members, and Freddie recalls hearing a familiar voice among them. In order to identify the voice, Roy, Freddie, Lee, Betty and Dodie invite everyone in town to a square dance. While the town is deserted, Sneed prepares to steal a silver shipment and has Freddie kidnapped so that he will be blamed for the robbery. By singing a sentimental song about mothers, Freddie makes his captors cry, and escapes with Lee and Dodie in time to intercept the silver. En route to the sheriff, Freddie is forced to 'powwow' with an Indian chief because he gave a ring to a pretty Indian girl, who now insists on marrying him. Lee helps Freddie escape to the ranch, where he hands over the silver to the sheriff, and is arrested as Angel Face. Sneed then encourages a public lynching of Freddie, while Roy catches Big Jim escaping in the car containing the silver. As Freddie is about to be hanged, Roy returns with Big Jim, who reveals Sneed's guilt. Although Sneed pulls a gun, Dodie trips him, and he is arrested. The vacation ends happily as the Indian girl befriends a helpless Lee, Roy and Freddie prove to their girl friends that they are real western heroes, and Roy reads a book on the heroines of history. Professor Townley then accepts Miss Hinklefink's marriage proposal"--AFI catalog, 1941-1950
The Red mark( Visual )

1 edition published in 1928 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Charlie Chan in the secret service( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Un científico que trabajaba en un nuevo explosivo es asesinado. El servicio secreto entonces decide acudir a la sagacidad de Charlie Chan para encontrar al culpable. Primera película del detective chino del estudio Monogram
Little old New York( Visual )

1 edition published in 1923 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An Irish girl comes to America disguised as a boy to claim a fortune left to her brother who has died
Jack Armstrong( Visual )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Fighting off two thugs, Jack manages to drive the truck with the deadly beam gun over a cliff. Professor Zorn completes the lethal cosmic beam annihilator, with which he plans to destroy an entire city, and installs it in the aeroglobe. Grood forces Vic Hardy, who is working undercover for the good side, to board the spaceship. Mistaking Hardy for the enemy, Jack knocks him out and dons his costume, which is impervious to the cosmic beam. Jack is discovered and while a fight breaks out, the aeroglobe goes out of control
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Ira H. Morgan Amerikaans director of photography (1889-1959)

Ira H. Morgan directeur de la photographie américain

Ira H. Morgan direttore della fotografia statunitense

Ira Morgan amerikanischer Kameramann

Morgan, Ira H.

Morgan, Ira H. 1889-1959

Morgan, Ira H. 1892-1959

Morgan, Ira J. 1889-1959

Morgan, Ira Joe 1892-1959

Morgan, Joe 1889-1959

Morgan, Joseph 1889-1959