Jordan, Richard 1938-1993
Most widely held works about Richard Jordan
Most widely held works by Richard Jordan
Romero ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 624 libraries worldwide
Romero is the true story of the Catholic priest Archbishop Oscar Romero who lived in El Salvador during the political unrest in the 1970s. The government launched a 'terror campaign' against the guerillas in an attempt to crush them. Archbishop Romero's protests against governments' actions was perceived as disloyalty. As an example to others, the government began to destroy churches and murder priests. Despite persecution, Romero continued to speak out against the atrocities the government was committing against the people of El Salvador, until his assassination.
Interiors ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 563 libraries worldwide
A dark drama of three sisters: a writer, an actress, and one groping for identity. When their father decides to divorce their shattered mother and remarry a spunky middle-aged widow, the three young women struggle to come to terms with each other and with themselves.
Rooster Cogburn and the lady ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 466 libraries worldwide
A rough-edged deputy marshall teams up with a strait-laced missionary to track down a band of murdering bank robbers. During the pursuit of the outlaws, a warm rapport develops between the rough-and-tumble lawman and the flinty reverend's daughter.
The friends of Eddie Coyle ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 455 libraries worldwide
World-weary and living hand to mouth, small-time gunrunner Eddie 'Fingers' Coyle (Mitchum) works on the sidelines of the seedy Boston underworld. But when he finds himself facing a second stretch of hard time, he's forced to weigh loyalty to his criminal colleagues against snitching to stay free.
Logan's run ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 400 libraries worldwide
In the year 2274, everyone lives a wonderful life until they're 30 years old-- then they're executed.
Logan's run ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in English and held by 395 libraries worldwide
In the 23rd century, humans forsake the ravaged outer environment by living in a vast, bubbled metropolis. There, computerized servo-mechanisms provide all needs and everyone can pursue endless hedonism. Endless, that is, until Lastday. That's when anyone who's 30 must submit to Carrousel, a soaring, spinning trip to eternity and supposed rebirth. Logan 5, a Sandman authorized to terminate Runners fleeing Carrousel, decides to become a Runner himself once he finds out the horrible truth about Lastday.
Captains and the kings an American dynasty ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 369 libraries worldwide
Joseph Armagh is a poor Irish immigrant who is determined to create a better life for his family. He arrives in America in the mid-19th century. Through personal struggle, heartache and perseverance, he becomes one the the wealthest and most powerful men in the country.
Incident at Vichy ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1973 and 2002 in English and held by 335 libraries worldwide
Television adaptation of Arthur Miller's play, set in a detention room in Vichy in 1942, where a number of Jews await interrogation before being sent to concentration camps. Issues of personal responsibility are explored through the character of an Austrian prince who has been guilty of silent complicity during the German occupation of France.
Rooster Cogburn ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 312 libraries worldwide
A rough-edged deputy marshall teams up with a strait-laced missionary to track down a band of murdering bank robbers.
Victor Hugo's Les Miserables ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
Hugo's story of escaped convict Jean Valjean, who is aided by a good bishop and pursued relentlessly by the fanatical Inspector Javert, expresses the author's humanitarian interest in the suffering of the common people.
The Yakuza ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
Harry Kilmer returns to Japan after several years in order to rescue his friend George's kidnapped daughter - and ends up on the wrong side of the Yakuza, the notorious Japanese mafia.
The bunker ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
A dramatization depicting the events surrounding Adolf Hitler's last weeks in and around his underground bunker in Berlin, before and during the battle for the city.
Man Friday ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Man Friday: Robinson Crusoe and his man Friday are marooned on a beautiful South Seas island where they face their fiercest battles with each other as they attempt to adapt and survive against all odds. Raise the Titanic: "Depicts the amazing efforts to salvage the Titanic in order to recover material vital to the United States defense. The Herculean project must be managed in absolute secrecy, despite the extreme rigors of the climate, deadly interference from a rival nation, and the need to invent technology never before conceived"--Container.
The Murder of Mary Phagan ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
True story of Leo Frank, a wealthy Jew from the North, who was lynched for the murder of 13-year-old Atlanta pencil factory worker Mary Phagan (played by Wendy J. Cooke). Popular prejudice controlled the legal process, posing a moral dilemma for Georgia Gov. John M. Slaton, and ending his political career.
Captains and the kings ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
"Rags-to-riches tale of an Irish immigrant in late 1800s."--Internet Movie Database.
Interiors ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
When Eve, an interior designer, is deserted by her husband of many years, the emotionally glacial relationships of their three grown daughters are laid bare. Twisted by jealousy, insecurity and resentment, Renata, a successful writer; Flyn, a woman crippled by indecision; and Joey, a budding actress, struggle to communicate for the sake of their shattered mother.
The mean season ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
A young journalist and his girlfriend become involved in the case of a serial killer in Miami. Their lives become threatened as his journalistic ambitions get them more deeply involved.
John Wayne. Screen legend collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Reap the wild wind: Two sailors battle pirates and compete for the affections of a Southern belle in 1840s Key West.
Gettysburg ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Gettysburg (254 min.): "... the gripping saga of the tactics, command errors and sacrifices behind the bloodiest battle ever fought on U.S. soil."--Container.
The secret of my success ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Can a kid from Kansas come to New York to conquer the business world and maneuver his way from the mailroom to the boardroom in a matter of weeks? He's determined to climb New York's corporate ladder in record time by masquerading as an up-and-coming executive, even though he's really the new mail boy.
Action and adventure films Adult children of divorced parents Bishops Catholic Church Crime films Criminal behavior Criminal law Criminals Drama El Salvador Ethics Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film and video adaptations Films for the hearing impaired France France--Vichy Fugitives from justice Historical television programs History Illegal arms transfers Immigrants Irish American families Irish Americans Life spans (Biology) Logan (Fictitious character) Loyalty Massachusetts--Boston Miller, Arthur,--1915-2005 Missionaries Outlaws Political science Rich people Romero, Oscar A.--1917-1980 Science fiction films Sisters Social influence Television adaptations Television adaptations Television mini-series Television plays Television plays Thrillers (Motion pictures) United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired West (U.S.) Western films World War (1939-1945)