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Desmond, William 1878-1949

Overview
Works: 36 works in 45 publications in 3 languages and 184 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Western films  Film serials  Action and adventure films  Detective and mystery films  Horror films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  War films  Comedy films 
Roles: Author, Actor
Classifications: BJ1481, 171.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William Desmond
Creepy cowboys( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tombstone Canyon: Trying to find the answer to his mystery-shrouded past, Ken Mason narrowly escapes an ambush at Tombstone Canyon ... which is haunted by the mysterious and disfigured Phantom, whose strange cry is a warning of death! Rawhide Terror: Disguised as Indians, a group of renegades attacks and murders the parents of two boys for gold and a map to their mine. The boys, bearing similar birthmarks, survive but become separated after the older brother, Jim, cracks up and disappears. Ten years later, the killers are being hunted down and killed by the Rawhide Terror, a.k.a. the still-not-quite-all-there Jim. And that's just the normal part of this wild film, originally slated as a 10-chapter serial but ultimately released as a single feature!
The perils of Pauline( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sacred ivory disk is inscribed with an ancient sanskrit formula for a deadly poison gas discovered by ancient civilizations. The disk has been broken into pieces, scattered and buried in temples in distant lands. Armed with clues to the locations, Professor Hargraves is on a quest to find the disk before it falls into the hands of evil Dr. Bashan. Bashan's goals are less noble than the professor's--to steal the disk and become "Emperor of the Universe." In great peril is Pauline, the professor's plucky and pretty daughter. Always read to rescue her is Bob Warde, a two-fisted American engineer. The two opposing teams journey from China to Borneo to india, confronting bombs, typhoons, leopards, killer apes, hostile natives, man-eating sharks, and treacherous thugs in a deadly game to possess the sacred disk
The last frontier( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newspaper editor Tom Kirby tries to stop unscrupulous traders from selling arms to Indians
Triple feature drama classics( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The kid: The loveable tramp adopts and raises a little boy reluctantly abandoned by his troubled mother. After many misadventures, illness and heartbreak, mother, child and adoptive father are reunited in this legendary silent classic
The Phantom of the West( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An escaped convict tells rancher Jim Lester that the real murderer of his father is hiding in a nearby town. A mysterious Phantom starts terrorizing the town, asking "Will you talk or must seven men pay for one man's crime?" Will the Phantom finally discover the identity of the killer?
The three musketeers : a Mascot serial in twelve chapters( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Action packed serial adaptation of Alexander Dumas' The three musketeers. Tom Wayne is a fugitive from justice, framed by El Shaitan, the mysterious and diabolical leader of the Devil's Circle, a group who are planning an Arab rebellion against the Foreign Legion. The Three Musketeers and Tom's sweetheart must put an end to this terror and clear Tom's name
The Serial Squadron lost serial collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This special DVD set features clips, short sequences and chapters from over 30 extremely rare serials that may be lost forever, except for what you can see here. ... These scenes and chapters are presented as they might have been originally shown, each with a new opening title and music, and no intrusive narration or explanations. Stills and posters from some of the serials are also included."--Website
The extra girl( Visual )

3 editions published between 1923 and 1992 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sue Graham, a small-town girl and would-be movie star, wins a beauty contest through a mix-up and goes to Hollywood. Upon arriving, she learns that there is no work for her except in the wardrobe department, which she takes. Meanwhile, her parents and her boyfriend, Dave Giddings, follow her to California, where the Grahams are bilked out of their life's savings. Sue, while still trying to crash the movies, is determined to recover the money for them, which she does, aided by Dave. Among Sue's comic misadventures is a scene where she finds herself walking a lion around the studio lot
The vanishing legion( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fists fly as the mysterious Vanishing Legion, led by a shadowy villain known only as The Voice, sabotages an oil-drilling site. Digging for the truth is rigger Happy Cardigan whose investigation of the Legion's activities is complicated by his efforts to help young Jimmie Williams. Jimmie's father, Jed, was framed for murder by the same marauding gang that Cardigan is after. At the center of this tangled web is beautiful oil well owner, Caroline Hall. Cardigan is attracted to Caroline but suspects she may be working for the very group launching raids on her property. When the Voice orders the young woman's death, Cardigan risks his own neck in his struggle to uncover the real murderer and save Caroline from the Vanishing Legion"--Container
Battling with Buffalo Bill( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gold strike is discovered and Buffalo Bill battles gambler Jim Rodney who is trying to scare off the townspeople so he can take possession of the strike. A nearby Indian tribe is provoked to attack the town and the cavalry is called to the rescue
Creepy cowboys : Tombstone Canyon ; Wild horse phantom ; Vanishing riders ; The rawhide terror( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thombstone Canyon : Trying to find the answers to his mystery shrouded past, hero Ken Mason narrowly escapes an ambush at Tombstone Canyon. ; Vanishing riders : Sometimes a touch of the weird would be added to a familiar B-western plot to give it a little something extra. In Vanishing riders, Sheriff Bill Jones and his adopted son Tim deck themselves out in ghost makeup and skeleton rider outfits in order to take on a gang of outlaws. ; Wild horse phantom : Sligtly off the wall B-western with Buster Crabbe saving the day and the Devil Bat flapping and shrieking in the depths of an abandoned mine. ; The rawhide terror : A group of "renegades", disguised as Indians, attack and murder the parents of two boys for gold and a map to their mine. The boys, who bear similar birthmarks, survive but become separated after the older brother, Jim, cracks up and disappears. Ten years later, the killers are being hunted down and killed by The Rawhide Terror a.k.a. the still not quite all there Jim. -- Container
Sparkle strings by William Desmond( Recording )

2 editions published in 1985 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meaning of happiness : the quest for freedom of the spirit in modern psychology and the wisdom of the East by Alan Watts( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waterflow by William Desmond( Recording )

2 editions published in 1985 and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psycho a go-go! ; Rawhide terror( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rawhide terror (60 min.): While crossing Indian country, Jim Brent, his wife and two sons are attacked by white renegades. Jim and his wife are killed and the brothers separated. Ten years later a myterious killer known as the Rawhide Terror begins killing off townspeople in revenge
The vanishing legion( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rex - The Wonder Horse and his young master Billy Williams (Frankie Darro) ride against the legion and their evil leader, 'The Voice, ' a shadowy gang trying to drive oilman Harry Carey out of business and frame Billy's pa for murder."
The perils of Pauline( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A serial in 12 chapters relay the adventures of Pauline, the daughter of research scientist Dr. Hargrave, and air engineer Robart Ward as they foil a fiendish plot to control a deadly gas
Rough riding ranger( Visual )

1 edition published in 1935 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rawhide terror( Visual )

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

Disguised as Indians, ruthless gunmen attack a covered wagon. They murder the mother and father and leave their two young sons for dead. Years later, the killers have become respected and prominent businessmen in the town of Red Dog. But their success is interrupted when one by one, they are found brutally murdered, victims of a homicidal phantom known only as the Rawhide Killer
Battling with Buffalo Bill( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gold strike is discovered and Buffalo Bill battles gambler Jim Rodney who is trying to scare off the townspeople so he can take possession of the strike. A nearby Indian tribe is provoked to attack the town and the cavalry is called to the rescue
 
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Alternative Names
Desmond, Bill, 1878-1949

Desmond, Wm. (William), 1878-1949

Mannion, William, 1878-1949

William Desmond acteur irlandais

William Desmond acteur uit Ierland (1878-1949)

William Desmond attore irlandese

William Desmond US-amerikanischer Bühnenschauspieler

Уильям Десмонд

ویلیام دزموند

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