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Yordan, Philip

Works: 271 works in 875 publications in 8 languages and 9,883 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Fiction  Science fiction films  Horror films  Film and video adaptations  Biography 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Producer, Scenarist, Production personnel, Originator, Adapter, Writer of accompanying material, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Philip Yordan
El Cid by Anthony Mann ( Visual )
73 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eleventh-century Spain is divided into Christian kingdoms and Moorish strongholds. The young Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar, who has been dubbed El Cid by his followers, vows to see his country at peace, free from the invader. Showing clemency to some emirs, he faces treason charges at court. His accuser, Gomez, father of his fiancee, Chimene, dies in the resulting duel. Chimene's avowed vengeance plot fails and Rodrigo is given her hand. When King Ferdinand dies, his kingdom is divided among his three children. Sancho challenges the decision and imprisons Alfonso, who is released by El Cid. Then Sancho is assassinated by an African war-lord. Alfonso now claims that throne, too, and exiles El Cid. Chimene realizes the nobility of her husband and joins him. The years pass and El Cid becomes a revered warrior, but refuses to aid Alfonso. He lays siege to Valencia, catapulting food into its starving garrison. The Valencians kill their evil ruler and offer the crown to El Cid. He sends it to Alfonso, who rushes to his side. But El Cid has been hit by a stray arrow. Attended by Chimene, he hides the wound from his men and prepares a final bid to drive the Moors from Spain
Battle of the Bulge ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In December of 1944 the defeat of Nazi Germany seemed imminent after five tragic years of war. But suddenly, the Allies were faced with a ferocious surprise attack by the Germans on the Belgian front. With deadly new tanks, fresh troops and a cunning commander, the Third Reich was about to make one last vicious assault that could easily turn the tide of World War II and perhaps history
King of kings by Nicholas Ray ( Visual )
43 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the life of Christ, describing certain events that took place between Romans and Jews and setting the political background for the life of Christ, and the personalities and ideas of the New Testament. Built upon a series of narrative parallels and contrasts between Jesus and Barrabas. The film portrays the thief as a rebel leader of the Jewish resistance. Unlike Jesus, who preaches a message of peace, Barrabas advocates violence as a means to an end
The fall of the Roman Empire by Anthony Mann ( Visual )
45 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A fictionalized account of the ascension of Roman Emperor Commodus, in which Commodus assassinates his father (Emperor Marcus Aurelius) when he learns that Aurelius had planned to name Aurelius' adopted son Livius (a fictional character) as Aurelius' successor
The man from Laramie by Anthony Mann ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stewart stars as a driven man determined to get frontier justice in this gripping film about the sabotage and savagery of the wild west
Dillinger by Max Nosseck ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces Dillinger's violent career from his early days through his rise to the top of the FBI most-wanted list, and concludes with the well-known "lady in red" betrayal that left Dillinger a bullet-riddled corpse on a dark Chicago street
Johnny Guitar by Nicholas Ray ( Visual )
58 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the railroad finally comes to a frontier boomtown, so does trouble. An enterprising business woman (Crawford) not only controls the nearby profitable gambling, she's also been buying up enough property to make her the most powerful person in town. Her arch rival (McCambridge) sets out to stop her and force her out of town. The arrival of Johnny Guitar (Hayden), delays, but cannot prevent, a violent showdown between the two power-hungry women. The video includes the original theatrical trailer, and an introduction by Martin Scorsese
The Big combo by Joseph H Lewis ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discouraged by his superior officers, but helped by a gangster's former girl friend, a dedicated detective lieutenant doggedly continues his investigation to obtain evidence that would convict the head gangster of a crime syndicate
Houdini by George Marshall ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1953 and 2008 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From [Houdini's] beginning as a "wild man" carnival act to the internationally famous feat of escaping from a locked trunk in an ice-jammed river, Houdini effectively captures the amazing life and courage of this fascinating man"--Container
The naked jungle by Byron Haskin ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A powerful, brooding plantation owner in the wild South American jungle along with his charming American mail order bride are threatened by the advance of relentless killer ants who are making their way across the jungle
House of strangers ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1949 and 2006 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When Max Monetti first gets out of prison, life seems good. The bank founded by his father and now run by his brothers is thriving. The society woman he loves has waited seven long years for him. But for Max, every day of those seven years was filled with hatred. And when he learns that his father died because he was squeezed out of the bank by the brothers after Max took a rap for him, that hatred bubbles to the surface, obliterating everything, even the love of his woman."--Booklet
Sidney Kingsley's detective story by William Wyler ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An embittered cop neglects his wife as he leads a New York precinct of characters in their grim battle with the city's lowlife
The harder they fall by Budd Schulberg ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Humphrey Bogart stars as a sportswriter who joins forces with a corrupt boxing promoter. Together, they scheme to deceive a clumsy, seven-foot giant into believing he has a shot at the heavyweight title
Drums in the deep South ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Best friends Clay Clayburn and Will Denning graduate from West Point only to soon find themselves fighting on opposite sides of the Civil War. When the two men meet each other in combat, neither knows it as each is in an artillery position hundreds of yards from the other. However, the love of Clay's life, Kathy Summers, does know and tries desperately to save her two good friends from killing each other
Anna Lucasta by Philip Yordan ( Book )
4 editions published between 1945 and 1958 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Howard Theatre, B.F. Kutcher and Harry Wagstaff Gribble present "Anna Lucasta," a comedy by Philip Yordan
55 days at Peking by Samuel Bronston ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1962 and 2003 in English and French and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A small handful of European men, women, and children from eleven foreign delegations become trapped and beseiged during the Chinese Boxer Rebellion of 1900
Anna Lucasta ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When wild child Anna Lucasta is thrown out of the house by her self-righteous father, she falls into a life of prostitution ... and into the arms of street-wise sailor Danny Johnson. But after Anna shocks them all by finally finding true love with a well-heeled young suitor, her unforgiving father sets a vengeful plan in motion to remind his daughter of her sordid past ... and destroy her future forever!"--Container
The day of the outlaw ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a gang of outlaws decide to spend the night in a little Western town, cowboys and ranchers will have to but their differences aside in order to save their town
God's little acre by Anthony Mann ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A beautiful, primitive Georgia and its people are brought to life in this sadly comic tragedy. Poor white sharecropper Ty Ty Warden is convinced that a golden treasure lies hidden, buried away somewhere on his land. As his impoverished family languishes, he spends years digging holes in his land, rather than cultivating it. His obsession with finding the easy answer to life's problems is reflected by those around him, as they all seek their own impossible dreams.--Container
The day of the triffids by Steve Sekely ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Intelligent plants terrorize Earth's population after a meteor shower strikes
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Yordan, Philip, 1914-2003
Yordan, Philipp 1914-2003
English (296)
French (39)
Spanish (31)
German (23)
Italian (5)
Japanese (3)
Multiple languages (3)
Chinese (1)