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Marion, Frances 1888-1973

Works: 220 works in 637 publications in 7 languages and 11,587 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Silent films  Romance films  Biography  Sports films  Made-for-TV movies  Historical films  Short films  History 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author, Adapter, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Writer of accompanying material, Director, Producer, Correspondent
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Dinner at eight by George Cukor( visu )
24 editions published between 1933 and 2015 in English and French and held by 976 libraries worldwide
A Park Avenue snob gives a dinner party for a visiting English peer. Little does she realize that her shipping magnate husband is bankrupt and that her daughter is having an affair with an older man
Camille by Giuseppe Verdi( visu )
26 editions published between 1936 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 890 libraries worldwide
Marguerite Gautier, a Parisian courtesan, and young Armand Duval fall in love and forsake Paris for the countryside. Armand's father persuades Marguerite to give up Armand who denounces her because he believes himself abandoned for a wealthy baron. Armand and the baron engage in a duel in which the baron is wounded and Armand must flee Paris for several months. When Armand returns, he initially refuses to see Marguerite but upon hearing that she is ill, he visits her and she dies in his arms
Anna Christie by Clarence Brown( visu )
29 editions published between 1930 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 659 libraries worldwide
Old sailor Chris Christofferson eagerly awaits the arrival of his grown daughter Anna, whom he sent at five years old to live with relatives in Minnesota. He has not seen her since, but believes her to be a decent and respectably employed young woman. When Anna arrives, however, it is clear that she has lived a hard life in the dregs of society, and that much of her spirit has been extinguished
The Sheik ; Son of the Sheik by George Melford( visu )
10 editions published between 1921 and 2006 in English and held by 452 libraries worldwide
Women fainted in the aisles when The Sheik was released in 1921. The titled Lady Diana Mayo (Agnes Ayres) is carried into the desert by an Arab chieftain, Ahmed Ben Hassan (Valentino), who takes one look at her and wants her, right then and there. Filmed on the heels of women's suffrage, Lady Diana was presented as a strong-willed and intelligent character, but as for Ahmed -- nobody had seen anything like Valentino's natural sex appeal on the screen before. His charismatic presence electrified audiences; his Sheik symbolized the forbidden allure of the exotic and forever secured Valentino's place in screen legend. From the lavish dressing of this production, Arabian wall tapestries, tunics, cassocks and garish jewelry became a fad in decoration and attire. Paramount hustled its new sensation from one uninspired vehicle to another, and Valentino, by all accounts an intelligent and considerate person, finally expressed his displeasure by taking leave of the studio. Legally blocked by Paramount from making films for others, he and his wife, Natacha Rambova, embarked on a national dance tour sponsored by a beauty aid called Mineralava. It culminated in a beauty contest judged by Valentino. A newsreel of this event is included on this DVD; it gave Valentino-hungry audiences another glimpse of their idol. The Son of the Sheik, a sequel to The Sheik, was designed to revive Valentino's career. As both parent and son, Rudy has two virile leading parts, showing how a son of the desert inherited the passions of the father. Although the production is on a modest scale compared to the original Sheik, Valentino's performance is far more accomplished, and there's a tongue-in-cheek quality which gives The Son a certain magic even today. Young Ahmed falls in love with Yasmin, a dancing girl (Vilma Banky), but he is captured and tortured by bandits. Believing Yasmin to be responsible, he escapes and plans his own form of revenge, although true love, of course, finally prevails. In New York for the premiere of The Son of the Sheik, Valentino collapsed and died eight days later at the age of 31. The public hysteria surrounding his funeral is documented in the original Pathé newsreel, which rounds out this extraordinary DVD. - Container
The son of the sheik by George Fitzmaurice( visu )
31 editions published between 1926 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 345 libraries worldwide
The son of a sheik is lured into a thieves' trap by a beautiful girl. When he escapes, he kidnaps the girl, they fall in love, and ride off into the sunset together
The Wind by Victor Sjöström( visu )
27 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 282 libraries worldwide
Letty, a girl from Virginia heads for Texas to live with her cousin Beverly on a desert farm where the wind blows constantly. On her arrival she meets Roddy, an attractive stranger and two cowboys, Lige and Sourdough. Letty later marries Lige. While Lige is away on a roundup, Roddy arrives and takes advantage of Letty's helplessness and she shoots him. She buries his body in the sand, but the strong wind tugs at the grave and uncovers it, driving her mad. Lige returns and Letty tells him what has happened. They look for the body, but the strong wind has covered it once again. They decide to face the wind together. Includes a commentary by Lillian Gish appearing at the beginning
The champ by Franco Zeffirelli( visu )
8 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
Wallace Beery plays a washed-up prizefighter making a ring comeback to provide for his son
How to write and sell film stories by Frances Marion( Book )
22 editions published between 1937 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 254 libraries worldwide
Stella Dallas by King Vidor( visu )
4 editions published between 1925 and 2013 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
A mother who has married above her station sacrifices everything for her daughter's happiness and eventually gives up the girl for her own good
Without lying down : Frances Marion and the power of women in Hollywood by Bridget Terry( visu )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
This insightful documentary gives voice to Frances Marion's words taken from her letters, diaries and memoirs. Footage from more than twenty of Marion's movies align with commentary by pre-eminent silent film historian Kevin Brownlow, critic Leonard Maltin and Marion's celebrated biographer, Cari Beauchamp
Stella Maris ( visu )
11 editions published between 1918 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 143 libraries worldwide
Stella Maris, paralyzed from birth, has been tenderly shielded from all the sordidness and misery of life. Her serene dream world comes to an end, however, when an operation cures her of her paralysis
Valley people by Frances Marion( Book )
6 editions published between 1935 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 142 libraries worldwide
The big house ( visu )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 139 libraries worldwide
All the conventions of Hollywood prison films are set in this first major men-behind-bars picture about a vicious killer and his cellmates planning to break out of an overcrowded prison
World War I films of the silent era ( visu )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
These four short films show essential news and propaganda functions of the movies during the Great War of 1914-1918. In those days before television and radio, fiction films in movie theaters were the most widely shared public experience while news films presented the most detailed and potent images of military life and front line action. Some news films were faked but some was authentic, obtained at great risk by daredevil combat cameramen. The fourth film is a 1975 compilation of early footage
The Love light ( visu )
11 editions published between 1921 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 108 libraries worldwide
Angela tends a lighthouse in an Italian fishing village while her brothers are fighting at the front. She discovers a foreign sailor washed ashore, nurses him back to health and falls in love with him. After they marry and have a baby, she discovers that he is a German spy and that her innocent actions have helped cause the death of her brother. Considered to be one of Pickford's most fully realized adult characters, the film shows her astonishing range: from pure slapstick, to moments of pathos, to a harrowing descent into madness
The winning of Barbara Worth ( visu )
4 editions published between 1926 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 101 libraries worldwide
Gorgeous young Barbara Worth wants one thing-- to help her adopted father turn their dusty desert town into farmland. But when a wealthy land developer is hired to build a dam and tap the Colorado River, Barbara finds herself the object of a rivalry between her close friend and the developer's son. As the rivalry builds, the trio discovers that the town has been swindled and the new dam is not reinforced, forcing the warring suitors to settle their differences in order to rescue the townspeople from a coming deluge
Greatest classic legends films collection ( visu )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Collection include: Dinner at Eight (1933); Libeled Lady (1936); China Seas (1935); and Wife vs. Secretary (1936)
The cheat by Cecil B DeMille( visu )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
The cheat depicts an impulsive, social climbing woman who gambles away Red Cross funds entrusted to her. She seeks the help of an Asian merchant to save her reputation and in return becomes his property
Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley ( visu )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 79 libraries worldwide
"Amarilly is the belle of Clothes-line Alley, a neighborhood near San Francisco's Chinatown. One night after a fight breaks out in the club where she works as a cigarette girl, Amarilly brings an injured socialite home with her. Grateful for her care, he hires Amarilly to clean his apartment and, over time, begins falling in love with her. But when Amarilly is presented at a posh social gathering, the disastrous results fuel the battle of high and low society."--Container
The flapper ( visu )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 libraries worldwide
The Flapper is an exceedingly charming comedy about small town girl Ginger King, who attends an East Coast boarding school and dreams of romantic adventures. Ginger feels she has outgrown her young boyfriend and flirts with an older man. In her efforts to become sophisticated she unwittingly gets mixed up with a couple of crooks who entrust her with a batch of stolen jewels. Ginger returns home from school wearing the jewels and playing the 'jaded vamp'. When the crooks come after her, she realizes she must overcome her childish dreams and save the day! Norma Shearer and her sister Athole, make their first film appearance in The Flapper
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Alternative Names
Benson Owens Marion 1888-1973
Clifton Frank M. 1888-1973
Frances Marion actrice, scénariste de cinéma et romancière américaine
Frances Marion Amerikaans journaliste
Frances Marion amerikansk manusforfattar
Frances Marion amerikansk manusförfattare
Frances Marion amerikansk manusforfatter
Frances Marion amerikansk manuskriptforfatter
Frances Marion sceneggiatrice, scrittrice e giornalista statunitense
Frances Marion US-amerikanische Drehbuchautorin
Frances Marionová americká spisovatelka, novinářka, filmová režisérka a scenáristka
Marion, Frances
Marion, Francis 1888-1973
Owens Marion Benson 1888-1973
Owens, Marion Frances 1888-1973
Φράνσις Μάριον
Франсес Марион
Френсіс Маріон
Фрэнсис Марион
Фрэнсіс Мэрыён
פרנסס מריון
فرانسس ماریون فیلمنامه‌نویس آمریکایی
فرانسيز ماريون
फ्रान्सेस् मारियोन
பிரான்சஸ் மரியன்
ഫ്രാൻസിസ് മരിയൻ
프란시스 마리온
マリオン, フランシス
マリオン, フランセス
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