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Yordan, Philip

Works: 317 works in 947 publications in 8 languages and 10,296 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Film noir  Fiction  Military history  Film and video adaptations  Biography 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Producer, Author, Scenarist, Production personnel, Originator, Adapter, fmp, Writer of accompanying material, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Conceptor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Philip Yordan
  • El Cid : by Frederic M Frank Frederic M Frank( )
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Most widely held works by Philip Yordan
El Cid by Anthony Mann( Visual )
77 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Disc 1-2. (ca. 187 min.) Eleventh-century Spain is divided into Christian kingdoms and Moorish strongholds. The young Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar, a Castillian knight who has been dubbed El Cid [El Cid Campeador "The Lord Champion"] by his followers, vows to free his country from the invader. The epic tale romanticizes the years of love, warfare, revenge, rivalries, as El Cid becomes a revered warrior. Much of the movie was shot on location in Spain - including the castles of Belmonte (Cuenca) and Peñíscola (Castellón). Disc 3 (ca. 25 min.)features an Interview with John Bevere, a Christian fiction author, about the values found in the movie, El Cid
Battle of the Bulge ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nazi Panzer forces stage a last-ditch Belgian front offensive that could turn the tide of WWII. A spectacular recreation of a crucial campaign
King of kings by Nicholas Ray( Visual )
20 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Nazarene carpenter of incorruptible integrity becomes involved in Palestinian religious politics during the Roman occupation and is executed when the Procurator of Judaea refuses to commute his sentence
The fall of the Roman Empire by Anthony Mann( Visual )
36 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and French and held by 734 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 )
17 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stewart is a resolute vigilante obsessed with finding the man responsible for his brother's death
Dillinger ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 452 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
The Big combo by Joseph H Lewis( Visual )
32 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discouraged by his superior officers, a detective lieutenant doggedly continues his investigation to obtain evidence that would convict the head gangster of a crime syndicate
Johnny Guitar by Nicholas Ray( Visual )
50 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 413 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
Houdini by George Marshall( Visual )
4 editions published between 1953 and 2008 in English and held by 314 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 )
11 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in English and held by 281 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 )
4 editions published between 1949 and 2006 in English and held by 273 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
Detective story by William Wyler( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 245 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
Drums in the deep South by Digiview Productions( Visual )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 236 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
The harder they fall by Budd Schulberg( Visual )
13 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 228 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
Anna Lucasta by Philip Yordan( Book )
6 editions published between 1945 and 1958 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Howard Theatre, B.F. Kutcher and Harry Wagstaff Gribble present "Anna Lucasta," a comedy by Philip Yordan
Men in war by Anthony Mann( Visual )
11 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lieutenant Benson and Sergeant Montana are two soldiers trying to deal with the shock and devastation of war. Montana has been ordered to escort a colonel suffering from extreme battle fatigue to a field hospital for treatment. Meanwhile Benson₂s loyalty lies with his platoon and his mission to overtake a hill occupied by the enemy
55 days at Peking by Nicholas Ray( Visual )
13 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and French and held by 149 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
God's little acre by Anthony Mann( Visual )
11 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and held by 124 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
Anna Lucasta ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1959 and 2005 in English and held by 123 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
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Audience level: 0.22 (from 0.00 for El Cid ... to 1.00 for Science fi ...)
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Alternative Names
Yordan, Philip 1914-2003
Yordan, Philipp 1914-2003
English (301)
French (23)
Spanish (16)
Italian (5)
German (4)
Multiple languages (2)
Ndonga (1)
Danish (1)