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Fonda, Henry 1905-1982

Works: 1,141 works in 3,408 publications in 11 languages and 74,200 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Film and video adaptations  Television adaptations  Fiction  Trials, litigation, etc  Comedy films  Military history 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Host, Producer, sht, Costume designer, Interviewee, Commentator, Speaker, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The grapes of wrath by John Steinbeck( visu )
112 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 5,369 libraries worldwide
The migration of the Joad family to California from their dust-bowl farm in Oklahoma during the Great Depression
12 angry men by Sidney Lumet( visu )
107 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 4,947 libraries worldwide
Depicts a jury of men who must decide the fate of a teenage boy who has murdered his abusive father. The jurors are from all walks of life, and bring with them their own opinions, prejudices, fears, and personal demons
On Golden Pond by Mark Rydell( visu )
63 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 3,105 libraries worldwide
Shows the conflicts between three generations as the Thayers, a crotchety old professor and his wife, spend their summer together on a lake in New England. The couple agrees to mind their estranged daughter's boyfriend's child, while daughter and boyfriend go on a trip. The boy bonds with the old man in a way his daughter never did. Shows the terrors and graces of aging
How the West was won by Henry Hathaway( visu )
47 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,475 libraries worldwide
A western adventure spanning three generations, the breadth of a wild, unsettled country, and fifty of the most excitingly turbulent years of this nation's history
Once upon a time in the West by Sergio Leone( visu )
79 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,389 libraries worldwide
A man preparing to welcome his new wife to his home is killed, along with his entire family
The longest day by Ken Annakin( visu )
72 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,104 libraries worldwide
Re-enacts the military operation of D-Day from four points of view--the workings of the high commands of the American, English, French, and German forces in their battle scheme for Normandy. Largely filmed on actual invasion sites in France
John Ford's My darling Clementine by John Ford( visu )
93 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 2,068 libraries worldwide
A melodrama which tells of the adventures of Wyatt Earp as marshall of Tombstone, Ariz., and friend, Doc Holliday. The shoot-out at the O.K. Corral leads to the defeat of the Clanton gang
Ox-bow incident by William A Wellman( visu )
38 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,830 libraries worldwide
An angry mob kills a man after a popular rancher is murdered
Mister Roberts by John Ford( visu )
32 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,808 libraries worldwide
A comedy-drama about life aboard a Navy cargo ship in Pacific waters during World War II. The monotonous non-combat duty of a fun-loving crew is enlivened by a feud between the petty, intolerant captain and an impetuous, highly-respected cargo officer whose continuous efforts to get a transfer to combat duty are blocked by the captain
Fort Apache by John Ford( visu )
85 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,732 libraries worldwide
The soldiers at Fort Apache may disagree with the tactics of their glory-seeking new commander. But to a man, they're duty bound to obey - even when it means almost certain disaster
The lady Eve by Preston Sturges( visu )
33 editions published between 1940 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,703 libraries worldwide
A conniving father and daughter meet up with the heir to a brewery fortune-- a wealthy but naïve snake enthusiast-- and attempt to bamboozle him at a cruise ship card table. Their plan is quickly abandoned when the daughter falls in love with their prey. But when the heir gets wise to her gold-digging ways, she must plot to re-conquer his heart
Young Mr. Lincoln by John Ford( visu )
50 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,463 libraries worldwide
In this unforgettable portrait of the early life of the Great Emancipator, young Mr. Lincoln, after teaching himself law, has barely started practicing when an Independence Day celebration ends with a stabbing. Abe first stops a lynch mob from killing brothers Matt and Adam Clay, and then defends them against a seasoned prosecutor and his crafty adviser. As presented here, Lincoln is a strong but peaceful frontier democrat, his quiet, awkward, folksy demeanor the outward manifestation of a deep humility, and a wise sadness at human folly. His awareness that his attempts to reconcile opposing forces--despite the occasional temporary victory--are doomed but necessary, hint at the character that will respond to the destiny that awaits him
Jezebel by William Wyler( visu )
52 editions published between 1938 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,427 libraries worldwide
Julie Marsden is a Southern belle with a knack for manipulating the men in her life. Although she is to be wed to Preston, the engagement is called off due to her insensitivity and unusual behavior. When Preston returns from the North married, Julie's pride and selfish nature resurfaces and she provokes a duel between Buck (Julie's ardent admirer) and Ted (Preston's brother) to the death. Later when a yellow fever epidemic strikes Preston, Julie goes to his side
The wrong man by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
39 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,348 libraries worldwide
The true story of Manny Balestrero, a musician unjustly accused of armed robbery. Balestrero vehemently protests his innocence but acts thoroughly guilty, leading a host of policemen and witnesses to finger him as the thief. The trial goes badly for Manny, but life is worse for his wife, Rose, who falls apart under the strain of his ordeal
War and peace by Leo Tolstoy( visu )
77 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,338 libraries worldwide
Set during Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812, the film centers around disenchanted aristocrat and unhappily married Pierre and Prince Andrei, who both are in love with an innocent young woman, Natasha
Midway ( visu )
27 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,283 libraries worldwide
"This is the way it was--the story of the battle that was the turning point of the war in the Pacific, told wherever possible with actual film shot during combat. It exemplifies the combination of planning, courage, error and pure chance by which great events are often decided."--Title screens. In June of 1942, quite possibly the most important naval encounter of WWII took place in the middle of the Pacific, at Midway Island. While fictional, the film uses a great deal of documentary footage of the actual battle, featuring hundreds of ships of all sizes, from patrol boats to battleships and multiple carriers with hundreds of aircraft. US forces get wind of an imminent Japanese action and tries to sort fact from fiction, while the Japanese plan and execute their own attack plans. An epic on a grand scale that incorporates a huge cast, the film emphasizes the sheer scale of battles fought in the Pacific theater, which even when victorious, cost hundreds of lives
Yours, mine & ours by Melville Shavelson( visu )
19 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,214 libraries worldwide
Widowed Navy nurse, Helen North, the mother of eight children, marries handsome Navy officer, Frank Beardsley, who is the father of ten
Drums along the Mohawk by John Ford( visu )
36 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,193 libraries worldwide
A historical drama that tells the story of a young frontier leader, his spirited wife, and their struggles in the backwoods of New York state
Fail-safe by Stephen Frears( visu )
30 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,149 libraries worldwide
A computer malfunction causes nuclear equiped American bombers to destroy Moscow and the president of the United States has to take terrible measures to appease the Soviets and prevent all-out nuclear war
Gideon's trumpet by Robert H Justman( visu )
13 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in English and held by 1,043 libraries worldwide
"Henry Fonda portrays Clarence Gideon, the destitute prisoner whose handwritten plea for justice changed the course of American legal history ... Tells the remarkable human story behind the landmark 'right to counsel' Supreme Court case [of Gideon v. Wainwright, 1963]"--Container
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Fonda, Genri, 1905-1982
Fonda, Genry, 1905-1982
Fonda, Henry
Fonda, Henry Jaynes 1905-1982
English (969)
German (51)
Spanish (46)
French (38)
Multiple languages (14)
Japanese (5)
Italian (3)
Chinese (2)
Danish (2)
Hebrew (1)
Dutch (1)
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