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Gordon, Leon 1884-1960

Overview
Works: 49 works in 142 publications in 4 languages and 3,236 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Circus films  Film adaptations  Musical films  Filmed dance  Action and adventure films  Horror films  History  Made-for-TV movies  Comedy films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Producer, Author, Adapter, Scenarist, Author of dialog, Librettist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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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 )
39 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,202 libraries worldwide
A group of freaks take revenge on a trapeze artist and her boyfriend after years of abuse. Filmed using real circus performers
Broadway melody of 1940 by Cole Porter( visu )
17 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 581 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 )
9 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 188 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
House of wax ; The Haunting ; Freaks ; Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 154 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
Tarzan and his mate by Cedric Gibbons( visu )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 141 libraries worldwide
Tarzan et sa compagne : Tarzan et Jane filent le parfait amour dans la jungle, avec Cheeta comme fidèle compagnon. Mais un ancien associé du père de Jane débarque, à la recherche du mystérieux cimetière des éléphants. L'aventurier fait pression sur la jeune femme pour obtenir l'aide de Tarzan
Kim by Rudyard Kipling( visu )
5 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and French and held by 136 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
Susan Lenox : her fall and rise ( visu )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
Helga, a poor farm girl, runs off from the lecherous brute who means to marry her and lands in the arms of a charming neighbor, engineer Rodney Spencer. When misfortune separates them, Helga seeks refuge with circus folk, then is forced to trade her body for survival in an uncaring world. Using the name Susan Lenox, the fallen woman rises high, all the way to a Manhattan penthouse
Mrs. Parkington ( visu )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 87 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
White cargo; a play of the primitive by Leon Gordon( Book )
6 editions published between 1925 and 1942 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
That Forsyte woman ( visu )
2 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in English and held by 78 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
The Tarzan collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 68 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
The gentleman ranker, and other plays by Leon Gordon( Book )
7 editions published between 1919 and 2013 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
I love you again by W. S Van Dyke( visu )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 42 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
They met in Bombay ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 41 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 32 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
Balalaika by Rodion Konstantinovich Shchedrin( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Nelson Eddy stars as a Czarist prince who falls in love with a caf ̌singer in the days just before the Russian Revolution in this gorgeous period musical
Kongo ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 21 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 legends film collection ( visu )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
The job, a career breakthrough, is supposed to go to hoofer Johnny Brett, but a mix-up in names gives it to his parner. Another example of broadway hopes dashed? Not when Johnny is played by Fred Astaire. Sparkling Cole Porter songs, clever comedy, and dance legends Astaire and Eleanor Powell make the final Broadway melody a song to remember
Turner Classic Movies greatest classic films collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Freaks: When a trapeze artist treats the sideshow performers as less-than-human, they take their revenge against the "normal" person
Broadway melody of 1940 (1940) : continuity script by Jack McGowan( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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German (4)
Italian (4)
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