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Crisp, Donald 1880-1974

Works: 316 works in 927 publications in 6 languages and 25,863 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Naval history  Fiction  Juvenile works  Film and video adaptations  Biography  Animal films  Silent films 
Roles: Actor, Director, Performer, Attributed name, Narrator, Costume designer, Vocalist, Speaker, Contributor, Film editor, Other, Commentator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Publications about Donald Crisp
Publications by Donald Crisp
Publications by Donald Crisp, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Donald Crisp
Most widely held works by Donald Crisp
National Velvet by Clarence Brown( visu )
32 editions published between 1944 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 2,609 libraries worldwide
A jaded former jockey helps a young girl prepare a wild but gifted horse for England's Grand National Sweepstakes
Richard Llewellyn's How green was my valley by John Ford( visu )
11 editions published between 1941 and 2007 in English and held by 2,030 libraries worldwide
A man looks back on his life as a boy in a small Welsh mining town. His reminiscences reveal the disintegration of his closely knit family, while capturing the sentiments and issues of their time
Mutiny on the Bounty by Frank Lloyd( visu )
15 editions published between 1935 and 2010 in English and held by 1,534 libraries worldwide
In 1789, the English ship H.M.S. Bounty begins a two-year mission. The ship travels to Tahiti to obtain breadfruit plants that will provide cheap food for slaves in the West Indies, the Bounty's final destination. The captain is William Bligh, a vicious taskmaster who doesn't flinch at giving two dozen lashes to any malcontent on board, for the most minor of infractions. The first mate is Lt. Fletcher Christian, who despises Bligh but has somehow earned the captain's respect. Bligh makes life miserable for the crew, and after the Bounty leaves Tahiti for the West Indies, Bligh orders the ship's doctor, a dying man, to stand on deck despite his illness. The doctor dies, which begins a chain reaction of anger leading to Christian leading a mutiny against Bligh
The birth of a nation by D. W Griffith( visu )
19 editions published between 1915 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,501 libraries worldwide
Two brothers, Phil and Ted Stoneman, visit their friends in Piedmont, South Carolina: the family Cameron. This friendship is affected by the Civil War, as the Stonemans and the Camerons must join up opposite armies. The consequences of the War in their lives are shown in connection to major historical events, like the development of the Civil War itself, Lincoln's assassination, and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan
Lassie come home by Fred M Wilcox( visu )
25 editions published between 1943 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,208 libraries worldwide
A young boy's beloved collie is sold by his impoverished family, and makes a cross-country journey back to her original family
The life of Emile Zola ( visu )
5 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 1,095 libraries worldwide
In 1862 Paris, Emile Zola is barely scratching out a living writing muckraking articles about the poverty of the French people and the corruption of their leaders. Until "Nana," about the life of a prostitute, becomes a smash hit and turns Zola into a celebrity, champion of the people. As he churns out a string of similar books that make him quite rich, his old friend Paul Cezanne tells him "An artist should remain poor." His determined intervention in the Dreyfus Affair, at the request of Dreyfus's wife Lucie, results in "J'accuse!" his famous denunciation of the Army, and leads to a conviction for libel. He flees to England, where he remains until granted amnesty. Unfortunately, he dies before the news that Dreyfus was exonerated and reinstated to full rank can reach him. Indicative of the mores of its time, during the course of this clear story about institutionalized anti-Semitism, the word "Jew" is never mentioned. And while most Hollywood biographies must be taken with a grain--if not a handful--of salt, the film makes a reasonable effort at accuracy and completeness
Jezebel by William Wyler( visu )
10 editions published between 1938 and 2006 in English and held by 804 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
Broken blossoms, or, The yellow man and the girl ( visu )
35 editions published between 1919 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 724 libraries worldwide
A young Chinaman in London's squalid Limehouse district hopes to spread the peaceful philosophy of his Eastern religion. He befriends a pitiful street waif who is mistreated by her brutal father. Nursing her back to health, tragedy results when an unspoken romance flowers between them
The Sea Hawk by Michael Curtiz( visu )
15 editions published between 1940 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 685 libraries worldwide
Captain Geoffrey Thorpe is the terror of the Spanish Main, striking crippling blows against the oppressive Spanish war machine, freeing English slaves from the galley ships and filling England's coffers with Spanish gold--with the tacit approval of England's Queen Elizabeth I. When the dashing Thorpe raids and sinks a diplomatic vessel bringing ambassador Don José Alvarez de Cordoba and his beautiful niece Dona Maria to England, he's gentlemanly enough to deliver them safely onto English shores--along with the galley full of wrongfully imprisoned slaves. Smarting from this insult, Don Alvarez conspires with the duplicitous Lord Wolfingham to stop Thorpe and smash the Sea Hawks: the small fleet of privateers that stands between England and King Philip of Spain's thirst for global domination!
The man from Laramie by Anthony Mann( visu )
29 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 678 libraries worldwide
Stewart stars as a driven man determined to get frontier justice in this gripping film about the sabotage and savagery of the wild west
The uninvited ( visu )
15 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 627 libraries worldwide
A pair of siblings from London purchases a surprisingly affordable, lonely cliff-top house in Cornwall, only to discover that it actually carries a ghostly price soon they're caught up in a bizarre romantic triangle from beyond the grave. A tragic family past, a mysteriously locked room, cold chills, bumps in the night-this gothic Hollywood classic has it all
A dog of Flanders by James B Clark( visu )
11 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in English and held by 597 libraries worldwide
Nello and his grandfather live a poor, unhappy life, until they find a wounded dog by the side of the road. They care for their new friend, who recovers and gives Nello the hope to pursue his dream of becoming an artist
The navigator by Buster Keaton( visu )
42 editions published between 1924 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 588 libraries worldwide
[The navigator] Keaton stars as Rollo Treadway, an inexperienced lad of extraordinary wealth, and surprisingly little common sense, who finds himself adrift on an immense 500 ft. yacht. [The boat] A slapstick comedy about the adventures of a land-lubber and his family in their homemade sailboat. [The love nest] Buster sets out to sea, forlorn about a lost love
Knute Rockne, All American ( visu )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 566 libraries worldwide
"I've decided to take up coaching as my life work," Knute Rockne says. Coach he does, revolutionizing football with his strategies, winning close to 90 percent of his games, and helping establish the University of Notre Dame's Fighting Irish as a gridiron powerhouse. But victories alone do not mean success to Rockne. He wants to shape his players into responsible and honorable men
Pollyanna by Walt Disney( visu )
10 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in English and held by 559 libraries worldwide
Pollyanna is an orphan who brings sunshine into the lives of everyone she meets, but her strict Aunt Polly is too concerned with appearances and local politics to appreciate her niece. It isn't until Pollyanna almost dies that Aunt Polly realizes the power of love and "finding something to be glad about."
The black pirate by Albert Parker( visu )
32 editions published between 1926 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 539 libraries worldwide
The sole survivor of a ship pillaged by buccaneers poses as a pirate to recover the ship and its treasure and to rescue a captive princess
Greyfriars Bobby by Eleanor Atkinson( visu )
11 editions published between 1961 and 2004 in English and held by 506 libraries worldwide
True story about a dog with so much devotion to his master, he refuses to leave the grave when his master dies. Even after he's finally coaxed back in town, he still returns every evening to pay his respects
The private lives of Elizabeth and Essex by Michael Curtiz( visu )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 499 libraries worldwide
This period drama frames the tumultuous affair between Queen Elizabeth I and the man who would be King of England, Robert Devereux, the Earl of Essex. Ever the victor on the battlefield, Devereux returns to London after defeating Spanish forces at Cadiz. Middle-aged Elizabeth, so attracted to the younger Devereux but fearful of his influence and popularity, sends him on a new mission: a doomed campaign to Ireland. When he and his troops return in defeat, Devereux demands to share the throne with the heir-less queen, and Elizabeth, at first, intends to marry. Ultimately sensing the marriage would prove disastrous for England, Elizabeth sets in motion a merciless plan to protect her people and preserve her throne
How green was my valley by John Ford( visu )
43 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 476 libraries worldwide
A man looks back on his life as a boy in a small Welsh mining town. His reminiscences reveal the disintegration of his closely knit family, while capturing the sentiments and issues of their time. --
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë( visu )
17 editions published between 1939 and 2008 in English and held by 455 libraries worldwide
A tortured love affair ends between Heathcliff and Cathy when Cathy marries the wealthy Edgar. Heathcliff's savage retaliation upon the woman he loves explodes in a stunning climax
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Alternative Names
Crisp, George William, 1880-1974
Crisp, George William 1882-1974
Needham, James, 1880-1974
Needham, James 1882-1974
Needham, James 1882-1974 Pseudonym
English (331)
French (18)
Spanish (10)
German (7)
Italian (1)
Multiple languages (1)
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