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Denker, Henry

Works: 285 works in 674 publications in 6 languages and 18,865 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Domestic fiction  Film adaptations  History  Legal stories  Detective and mystery stories  Biography 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Scenarist, Conceptor, Speaker
Classifications: PS3507.E5475, 813.54
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Publications about Henry Denker
Publications by Henry Denker
Publications by Henry Denker, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Henry Denker
Most widely held works by Henry Denker
Doctor on trial by Henry Denker( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 1,054 libraries worldwide
Doctor Kate Forrester is put on trial for malpractice and manslaughter when a billionaire's daughter dies
Mrs. Washington and Horowitz, too : a novel by Henry Denker( Book )
14 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 974 libraries worldwide
Mrs. Washington and Horowitz return from Denker's first novel, with Horowitz volunteering to "grandfather" in the hospital's neonatal ward and becoming overprotective of his new charges
A case of libel; a play in three acts by Henry Denker( Book )
8 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 828 libraries worldwide
The greatest story ever told by George Stevens( visu )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 826 libraries worldwide
"'The Greatest Story Ever Told' is certainly the most reverential treatment of the life of Jesus. The 1965 movie was based on the book by Fulton Oursler, which integrated the four Gospels into a single narrative. To appreciate this task just look at the different versions of what Jesus said on the cross according to each Gospel. Reconciling the various versions is not an easy task and while viewers may question some of the specific choices, the only really significant alteration is the death of Judas by throwing himself into the sacrificial pit of the Great Temple, a symbolism that is unnecessarily heavy handed.The choice of Max Von Sydow to play Jesus is an interesting selection to say the least. His slight Swedish accent and closely cropped beard are certainly in keeping with the reverential tone of the film, but one can not help wondering if this was something of a reaction to the more populist Jesus portrayed by Jeffrey Hunter in "King of Kings." After all, this was 1965 and the Beatles invasion was underway making male hair length a hot issue. This is a Jesus who is too solemn and too sedate for the most part. There is a nice moment where one of the new disciples comments that he likes Jesus' name. The smile and 'Thank you' that follow are one of the few glimpses of the charisma of the man from Galilee.The strength of the film is in the gorgeous cinematography by William C. Mellor (who died on the set of a heart attack) and Loyal Griggs, and scene composition under the direction of George Stevens. The opening narration goes from the opening verses of John shot over ancient Christian murals to a shot of the manager, ending with a shot of the hand of the baby Jesus as the narrator announces in a most simple manner, 'The Greatest Story Ever Told.' The juxtaposition of images and moments from the life of Jesus is prevalent throughout the film. When Mary and Joseph return from Egypt they travel the road to Nazareth that is lined with the crucified victims of the Roman occupation. The voice of John the Baptist is first heard over a series of aerial shots covering the many miles traveled by all those who came to hear him make straight the way of the Lord. Stevens shows a deft touch in the large scenes involving crowds. The resurrection of Lazarus is down in a long shot, with the focus more on the faces of those who are witnessing the miracle rather than on the actual emergence from the tomb. To the finale of the Hallelujah Chorus a trio of the faithful ran across the plain to the gates of Jerusalem to spread the good news. There is also a wonderful scene of the confrontation between the Roman soldiers and the crowd that had come to the Temple to hear Jesus preach at night. The film also contains some nice small touches. When Pilate presents Jesus to the people, the figure of Satan strides through the crowd to utter the first demand for crucifixion. When Mary Magdalene remembers the promise of the resurrection and Thomas proclaims his disbelief, Peter looks up and sees the smiling face of Lazarus. The musical score by Alfred Newman, Hugo Friedhofer and Fred Steiner is wonderfully attuned to what is on the screen.The main problem is not that there are so many stars in this film-Charlton Heston is an imposing John the Baptist, and Jose Ferrer as Herod Antipas, Sal Mineo as Uriah, and Van Heflin as Bar Amand all perform admirably-but rather the cameo appearances that invariably detract from the moment. It is one thing to recognize David McCallum, Jamie Farr and Russell Johnson in 'before they were stars' roles, but it is quite another to suddenly see Sidney Portier help carry the cross or John Wayne silhouetted against the darkening sky as a Roman Centurion. While such cameos may have worked in 'The Longest Day' or 'It's a Mad Mad World' during the heyday of the fad, they most certainly do not work in this film. One should be surprised to learn this movie was filmed around the Lake Powell region of Arizona, having always assumed it had been filmed in the Holy Land. One would be interested to know which scenes were directed without credit by David Lean (who was finishing up 'Doctor Zhivago' at the time) and Jean Negulesco ('Johnny Belinda' and the 1953 'Titanic'). I want to resist the impulse to credit my favorite scenes to Lean rather than Stevens.The reverential tone of the film ends up hurting the pacing so that it seems overlong at 3 hours and 14 minutes" --
A place for Kathy : a novel by Henry Denker( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and Czech and held by 812 libraries worldwide
A dying woman's search for a home for her child who will be orphaned. Grace Cameron is a widow who contracted aids through blood transfusion and she is becoming desperate. The only person willing to accept her daughter, Kathy, 12, is a domineering uncle who drove his son to suicide. By the author of To Marcy, with Love
This child is mine : a novel by Henry Denker( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 797 libraries worldwide
A pregnant actress leaves her actor boyfriend so she won't be a burden. When the boyfriend hits stardom he searches for her and discovers she gave their son up for adoption. They marry, go to court to get the boy back and start a drama. By the author of Payment in Full
A far country, a new play by Henry Denker( Book )
4 editions published between 1961 and 1964 in English and held by 756 libraries worldwide
The Broadway play about the life of Sigmund Freud
Judge Spencer dissents by Henry Denker( Book )
4 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and Spanish and held by 722 libraries worldwide
The healers : a novel by Henry Denker( Book )
4 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 708 libraries worldwide
Payment in full by Henry Denker( Book )
12 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 691 libraries worldwide
A young Jewish immigrant couple face hatred and narrow-mindedness as they struggle to raise an orphaned eight-year -old black girl in New York
Kincaid by Henry Denker( Book )
4 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 684 libraries worldwide
Disillusioned with the medical hierarchy of big-city hospitals, Kate Kincaid moves to a small town in the Appalachian Mountains and becomes a Family Nurse/Midwife. Kate could not have anticipated the often dangerous working conditions or the emotional challenge in her personal life when she falls in love with two men at the same time
Outrage by Henry Denker( Book )
8 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and held by 636 libraries worldwide
The retreat by Henry Denker( Book )
6 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 615 libraries worldwide
Gesteund door haar dochter en haar agent besluit een verslaafde filmster een ontwenningskuur in een kliniek te ondergaan
The choice by Henry Denker( Book )
7 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 614 libraries worldwide
An orthopedic surgeon realizes the only way he can help his daughter through her ordeal with leukemia is as a father, not as a doctor
To Marcy with love : a novel by Henry Denker( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 614 libraries worldwide
A young man's difficult return to health through physical therapy. He is Bud Young, a football star whose father was drunk when the car he was driving had an accident. Bud, who nearly died from head injuries, owes his recovery to the patience and support of Marcy Etheridge, the therapist
Horowitz & Mrs. Washington by Henry Denker( Book )
9 editions published between 1979 and 1991 in English and German and held by 610 libraries worldwide
A gift of life by Henry Denker( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 575 libraries worldwide
Cardiologist Allen McCandless treats many patients as Chief of the Transplant Unit at University Medical Center. For people with diseased hearts, he is the giver of life, a man who works wonders with delicate surgical skill and the latest technology
Labyrinth by Henry Denker( Book )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 524 libraries worldwide
An indigent photographer convinces a high-powered defence lawyer, David Kirk, that he is innocent of killing a young actress. The lawyer takes him on, unaware he's got himself a wily client. By the author of Payment in Full
The physicians; a novel of malpractice by Henry Denker( Book )
10 editions published between 1975 and 1988 in English and held by 466 libraries worldwide
The Scofield diagnosis by Henry Denker( Book )
10 editions published between 1977 and 1991 in English and Slovak and held by 439 libraries worldwide
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Denker Henri 1912-2012
Denker, Henry
デンカー, ヘンリー
English (137)
Slovak (3)
Chinese (2)
Spanish (2)
German (1)
Czech (1)
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