WorldCat Identities

Desmond, William 1878-1949

Overview
Works: 21 works in 29 publications in 2 languages and 158 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Western films  Pictorial works  Posters  Film serials  Action and adventure films 
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4375
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by William Desmond, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by William Desmond
Creepy cowboys ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 31 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!
Perils of Pauline ( Visual )
3 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 21 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 extra girl: A young woman attempts to become a movie star, startling the Hollywood elite, and recovering stolen money from a notorious criminal in the process
The Phantom of the West ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 12 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 vanishing legion ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 11 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
The three musketeers a Mascot serial in twelve chapters ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 8 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 extra girl ( Visual )
2 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
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
The rawhide terror ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 4 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
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
Rough riding ranger ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1935 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Extra The extra girl ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Una típica muchacha de pueblo enamorada de un mecánico, pero a quien su padre quiere casar con el farmacéutico, gana un concurso de belleza. Viaja entonces a Hollywood, donde vive diferentes aventuras
Hollywood Boulevard ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"As actress Eleanore Whitney makes footprints in the wet concrete outside [Grauman's] Chinese Theatre, washed-up star John Blakeford strolls nonchalantly down Hollywood Boulevard and enters the Cafe Trocadero. There he telephones his agent, desperate for work, then holds a loud, fake conversation to convince onlookers that he is in demand. After telling Gary Cooper and other friends that he is doing 'magnificently, ' Blakeford's account at the Trocadero is closed because of overdue bills. Publisher Jordan Winslow approaches Blakeford and offers him $25,000 for a ghostwritten, serialized autobiography to appear in his gossip magazine, Modern truth. At home, Blakeford begins to dictate his thoughts and tells Martha, his maid, that only two women have truly been important in his life: his ex-wife Carlotta, and his lover, Alice, who broke his heart. Despite the author's complaints, Winslow orders the memoirs 'spiced up' and turned into The life and loves of John Blakeford. While in New York and then Malibu, California, Winslow's wife Alice worries that her husband will learn of her affair with Blakeford twelve years earlier when he reads Blakeford's memoirs. In Santa Barbara, Blakeford's daughter Patricia, who owns a flower shop with her mother, meets a vacationing scenarist from Occidental Studios, Jay Wallace. Jay falls in love with Pat, who explains that she hates Hollywood, having lived there with her estranged father until she was twelve. Although he claims to live a monk's life, Jay fails to convince Pat that their romance could work despite Hollywood. Winslow's venture with Blakeford, meanwhile, has been so successful that he is financing a new film vehicle for him at Occidental. During a visit to the Mission in Santa Barbara, Pat finally decides to accept Jay's proposal. To distract temperamental Occidental actress Flora Moore, Jay, the most junior author at the studio, is sent to rewrite her latest part. Later, at a loud nightclub, Hollywood couples, including the slightly intoxicated Jay and Flora, are photographed by reporters. Intending to punch the nightclub's bouncer, Jay unintentionally slugs Blakeford, and the incident appears in the newspaper. Pat and Jay end their engagement, and she asks her father to cancel the publication of his memoirs before exposing his family. Blakeford begins to realize the hurt he has caused, but Winslow refuses to terminate their contract. Alice asks Blakeford to spare her and shoots him when he insists he has no choice but to write of their relationship. After Winslow takes his wife away, Pat tells him that she and Jay still plan to marry. No one is aware of how badly Blakeford has been hurt. Later, when the police find Blakeford, Pat is arrested. Jay discovers that a dictaphone recorded the confrontation between Alice and Blakeford and blackmails Winslow into ending the memoirs. The recovering Blakeford then claims the gunshot wound was a self-inflicted accident, thereby exonerating both Pat and Alice"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
A Sagebrush Hamlet ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1919 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Larry Lang, the hero, lives on his Western ranch, surrounded by a lively gang of cow punchers, expert in the use of the gun. In his boyhood, Larry saw his father shot down beside him. Carrying the memory of the face of his father's murderer with him, he lives to avenge his death
Edward L. Alperson presents Tex Ritter in Headin' for the Rio Grande ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Zane Grey's Nevada ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1935 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Cyclone of the saddle ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1935 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Desmond, Bill, 1878-1949
Desmond, Wm. (William), 1878-1949
Mannion, William, 1878-1949
Languages
English (27)
Russian (1)