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Gordon, Leon 1884-1960

Overview
Works: 38 works in 79 publications in 3 languages and 2,861 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Motion picture plays  History  Tarzan films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Producer, Adapter, Scenarist, Librettist, Author of dialog
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Leon Gordon
Publications by Leon Gordon
Publications by Leon Gordon, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Leon Gordon
Freaks by Tod Browning( visu )
24 editions published between 1932 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,215 libraries worldwide
The side-show freaks have created their own unified community within the carnival. When the beautiful trapeze artist married one of the freaks for his money, and then plots to kill him, the enraged freaks defend their friend and take gruesome revenge on their betrayers
Broadway melody of 1940 by Cole Porter( visu )
7 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in English and held by 548 libraries worldwide
A backstage yarn about Johnny Brett and King Shaw, who are an ambitious dance team working in a dance hall. A mistake in names shoots King instead of Johnny into the lead of a Broadway musical. On opening night King is drunk and unable to dance and Johnny is forced to perform to save his partner's reputation. The show's producers realize their mistake and all is resolved
Rudyard Kipling's Kim ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
Set in 19th century India, Errol Flynn is the dashing horse-trader and secret British agent who enlists the aid of Kim O'Hara (Dean Stockwell) to help thwart enemy forces rising against England. Kim launches a series of perilous experiences as a courier and a spy
Tarzan and his mate by Cedric Gibbons( visu )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
Two English adventurers set off on a jungle safari to find the riches of an ancient elephant burial ground and to lure Jane back to civilization. Tarzan outwits them and his bond with Jane proves unbreakable
Rudyard Kipling's Kim by Rudyard Kipling( visu )
5 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and French and held by 148 libraries worldwide
The boy Kim knows how to scrounge up a hot meal in India₂s bustling cities, how to scamper catlike across rooftops, and disguise himself as a local and conceal his Anglo heritage. To Kim, these are just ways to be free. To colonial British intelligence, they₂re skills it knows will be useful when it makes Kim a spy
Greatest classic films collection ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
Collects four classic horror films, including "House of Wax," in which a wax sculptor devises a murderous plan to restock his museum; "The Haunting," in which four individuals travel to a haunted house to study its supernatural phenomena; "Freaks," featuring a group of carnival performers who inflict revenge on a trapeze artist who mocks them; and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," the classic tale of one man's disastrous attempts to harness the evil that resides in everyone
I love you again by W. S Van Dyke( visu )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
An upstanding, teetotaling man named Larry gets hit on the head causing him to revert to his old forgotten life as a swindler named George. Larry was in the middle of a divorce, but George thinks Larry's wife Kay is worth keeping
Mrs. Parkington ( visu )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Susie Graham was working in her mother's boarding house when she met millionaire Augustus Parkington and became his wife. Now the 84-year-old family matriarch, Mrs. Parkington looks back on the decades of her family's ups and downs
The Tarzan collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Tarzan and his mate: The idyllic life of Tarzan and Jane is challenged by men on safari who come seeking ivory, and come seeking Jane as well
That Forsyte woman ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Beautiful, breathtaking Irene Forsyte: Men adore her. Women envy her. Love defines her. Based on the first book of John Galsworthy's The Forsyte Saga, about a woman who cannot cut her free spirit to fit the cloth of Victorian society
Susan Lenox (her fall and rise) ( visu )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
A farm girl, forced to mary a brutish neighbor, runs away and into the arms of an engineer. Fate drives the lovers apart
Broadway melody of 1940 (1940) continuity script by Jack McGowan( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
They met in Bombay ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Two thieves (Gable and Russell) steal each other's hearts while going after the same diamond. They become partners and board a ship bound for Hong Kong. But when the Japanese invade China, Gable's new disguise as a British officer gets them into more trouble than they ever imagined
The green years ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
The moving story of a boy's difficult growth to manhood. When young Robert Shannon is orphaned, he leaves his home in Ireland and travels to Scotland, home of his maternal grandparents. Growing up in the home of his stern grandfather is made bearable by his great-grandfather, loving grandmother and kind aunt and uncle. After a rocky adjustment to his new school, Robbie is befriended by Gavin and Allison, whom he grows to love
Kongo ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
This nearly forgotten horror film is a remake of West of Zanzibar (1928). From a wheelchair a handicapped white man rules an area of Africa as a living god. He rules the local natives through superstition and stage magic and he rules the few white people through sadism, keeping them virtual prisoners. He lives for the day he can avenge himself horribly on the man who stole his wife and crushed his spine
Turner Classic Movies greatest classic films collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Freaks: When a trapeze artist treats the sideshow performers as less-than-human, they take their revenge against the "normal" person
The hour of 13 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
The heist at an 1890 soiree is flawlessly executed, and the Calgurie Emerald that adorned the neck of Mrs. Chumley Orr rests in the pocket of clever gentleman thief Nicholas Revel. But something else happens that night that even Revel Couldn't foresee. A bobby is murdered nearby, the latest in a string of murders of London constables. The crime convinces authorities that the thief and the killer are the same, so Scotland Yard turns its attention to Revel and his confreres in crime. (from the cover)
Rediscovering Myrna Loy ( visu )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Collection of four Myrna Loy early films, each directed by W.S. Van Dyke
Freaks : [screenplay] by Willis Goldbeck( Book )
4 editions published between 1931 and 1981 in English and French and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Unguarded hour ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
A woman tries to save her husband, a prosecutor, from a man who is threatening to blackmail him using letters he has written to an ex-mistress
 
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Languages
English (56)
French (4)
Italian (1)
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