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Webster, Ferris 1912-1989

Overview
Works: 83 works in 171 publications in 3 languages and 14,850 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Western films  Conspiracy films  Comedy films  War films  Action and adventure films  Film remakes  Science fiction films 
Roles: Film editor, edm, Author, Other, fme, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ferris Webster
The Magnificent Seven by John Sturges( Visual )

11 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 1,863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic western remake of The Seven Samurai. A Mexican village is at the mercy of Calvera, the leader of a band of outlaws. The townspeople, too afraid to fight for themselves, hire seven American gunslingers to free them from the bandits' raids. The professional gunmen train the villagers to defend themselves then plan a trap for the evil Calvera
The Great Escape by John Sturges( Visual )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 1,714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized version of the unprecedented escape from Stalag Luft III. A high-security German prisoner-of-war camp in 1942 holds only known troublemakers and risk-takers, all of whom are determined to pull off the war's most daring escape
The Manchurian candidate by John Frankenheimer( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 1,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the early fifties, this razor-sharp adaptation of the novel by Richard Condon concerns the decorated U.S. Army sergeant Raymond Shaw, who as a prisoner during the Korean War is brainwashed into being a sleeper assassin in a Communist conspiracy, and a fellow POW who slowly uncovers the sinister plot
Father of the bride by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Father of the Bride is the delightfully humorous story of the trials and tribulations which beset a family prior to thier daughter's big day"--Container
The outlaw Josey Wales by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

12 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With fresh memories of his family's slaughter by Red Leg soldier Terrill (Bill McKinney), Confederate Josey Wales (Eastwood) refuses to join his captain Fletcher (John Vernon) and the rest of his comrades in surrender to a U.S. Army regiment. Deemed a dangerous outlaw after a bloody one-man battle with that regiment, Josey is pursued by U.S. Cavalry soldiers led by the unwilling Fletcher and the murderous Terrill, as well as by bounty hunters who eventually learn how coolly lethal Wales can be. Despite his desire to remain a lone fugitive, Josey soon has a crew of travelling companions that includes Cherokee Lone Watie (Chief Dan George) and the pretty Laura Lee (Sondra Locke) and her vigorous Grandma Sarah (Paula Trueman), settlers on their way to a ranch near Santa Rio. The few Santa Rio residents welcome the group, but their peace and Josey's burgeoning romance with Laura Lee are soon interrupted by Terrill's arrival
Blackboard jungle by Richard Brooks( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urban drama about an idealistic teacher in a slum area who fights doggedly to connect with his unruly students. Based on Evan Hunter's novel
Cat on a hot tin roof by Burl Ives( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a deception which is destroying a patriarchal Southern family as its' members gather for the imminent demise of their "Big Daddy."
Forbidden planet by Fred M Wilcox( Visual )

5 editions published between 1956 and 2006 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forbidden planet: Leslie Nielsen plays the commander who brings his space cruiser crew, and Robby the Robot, to the green-skied world that's home to Dr. Morbius and his daughter, and to a mysterious terror
The picture of Dorian Gray by Albert Lewin( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dorian Gray is an innocent young man who has his portrait painted by a close friend. Soon after he falls under the influence of amoral Lord Henry Wotton. Dorian soon jilts his fiancee, which leads to her suicide. This is the start of a life of increasing debauchery. Dorian realizes that the outward signs of this are apparent only in the portrait. Eventually the picture, secreted in his childhood playroom, becomes almost hideous to behold. But Dorian still has one pure love - Gladys, the niece of the original painter
Seconds by John Frankenheimer( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sinister thriller from the fractured 1960s that concerns a middle-aged businessman dissatisfied with his suburban existence, who is urged (and blackmailed) to undergo a strange and elaborate procedure that will grant him a new life as a reborn
Seven days in May( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It happens with startling swiftness and violence. An armed cadre seizes state control. Fortunately, a coup d'etat can't happen here. Or can it? ... At odds are a popular general and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman and an unpopular President with a pacifist agenda. At stake is the survival of the Republic. A vigilant colonel uncovers the scheme. But are the seven fateful days ahead enough time to derail a disaster?"--Container
Madame Bovary by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman, not satisfied with the limited life she leads, rebels against conventional society, and finds tragedy
Magnum force( Visual )

3 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Harry Callahan is pitted against an unexpected lawbreaker: one who carries a badge. Sharpshooting rookie motorcycle cops have turned vigilante, rubbing out crooks the courts can't touch. Their real enemy is the system. Unfortunately for them, the system is what Harry is sworn to protect
Every which way but loose by James Fargo( Visual )

5 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in English and French and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philo Beddoe, a regular easy-going, beer-drinking truck driver and the toughest barroom brawler west of the Rockies, lives with a 165-pound orangutan named Clyde. When he finally falls in love, it's with a flighty singer who leads him on a crazy chase across the Southwest
Clint Eastwood( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High plains drifter: When "The Stranger" rides into the sin-ridden town of Lago, bullets fly as he battles three ruthless gunmen in a pulse-pounding shoot-'em-up
Any which way you can by Buddy Van Horn( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philo Beddoe faces his most dangerous challenge at the hands of an unbeaten bruiser from back East. There's big money at stake, and to be sure Philo shows up, gangsters kidnap his girlfriend
Something of value( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the British East Africa country of Kenya, former childhood playmates Peter McKenzie and Kimani have maintained their deep friendship, even though they have a difference in race, class and tradition. Then the bloody Mau Mau spread violence and terror in an effort to sweep the British from the land, the uprising destroys their magnificent homeland. The men discover that even the strongest bond may be stronger than the beat of the drums or the crack of rifles and the cry for freedom
4 film favorites( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sudden impact: Responding to cries of police brutality, Harry Callahan's bosses send him on an out-of-town assignment, tracking a traumatized rape victim who coldly guns down her bygone attackers
Clint Eastwood( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beguiled: A wounded soldier finds shelter in an all-girls academy during the Civil War
Firefox by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

2 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in Italian and English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clint Eastwood's high-flying thriller of a desperate plot to steal the top-secret Russian warplane code-named "Firefox" and fly it out of the Soviet Union through the world's most lethal air defense system.--Summary adapted from container
 
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Ferris Webster American film editor

Ferris Webster Amerikaans filmeditor

Ferris Webster US-amerikanischer Cutter

Ferris Webster US-amerikanischer Filmeditor

Webster, Ferris Maynard 1912-1989

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