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Lyon, Francis D. 1905-1996

Overview
Works: 44 works in 80 publications in 1 language and 1,225 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Science fiction films  Fantasy films  Biography  Fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Film editor, Editor, Director, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Francis D Lyon
Publications by Francis D Lyon
Publications by Francis D Lyon, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Francis D Lyon
 
Most widely held works by Francis D Lyon
H.G. Wells' Things to come by H. G Wells( visu )
8 editions published between 1936 and 2013 in English and held by 528 libraries worldwide
"Skipping through time, Things to come bears witness to world war, disease, dictatorship and finally utopia. Conceived, written and overseen by Wells himself as an adaptation of his own work."
The great locomotive chase ( visu )
7 editions published between 1956 and 2004 in English and held by 315 libraries worldwide
This true-life historical adventure is based upon a real incident in the American Civil War. It is the story of the Andrews' Raid, an incredible plot to cripple the railroad system of the Confederacy and break the back of the Civil War
Adam had four sons ( visu )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
A turn-of-the-century family is nearly destroyed by hatred and love in this serious drama
The classic sci-fi ultimate collection ( visu )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
The land unknown: When a navy expedition crash-lands in a crater thousands of miles below sea level, they encounter a hot, tropical landscape of prehistoric terror filled with ferocious dinosaurs
Dr. Cyclops ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Dr. Cyclops: A brilliant but deranged physicist shrinks his enemies to one-fifth of their normal size when they begin to challenge his unconventional experiments
Escort west ( visu )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Lassiter is a former officer in the Confederate Army of the Civil War. As he travels westward with his daughter, he meets two distraught women who have just survived a violent assault by Native Americans. As he attempts to guide them safely to their ultimate destinations, more trouble ensues, and the run-ins with Indian tribes build to a chaotic massacre
Cult of the cobra ( visu )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
While on their last tour of duty in Asia, six American GIs meet a snake charmer. Thrilled by legends of humans transforming themselves into serpents, the men buy their way into a secret gathering of snake worshippers. But they are discovered and for defiling the sacred ceremony, the Lamian high priest vows revenge, cursing them with death
The Oklahoman ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
On their way to California, Dr. John Brighton decides to settle in the Oklahoma town, where his daughter is born, after his wife dies during childbirth. He becomes involved in a showdown with two cattlemen determined to acquire an Indian's oil-rich land. A wealthy widow falls in love with the doctor, and becomes sympathetic to his cause
4 westerns ( visu )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Escort West: An ex-Confederate officer and his young daughter rescue two survivors of an Indian attack
Sergeant Preston of the Yukon Hudson's bay ; The adventures of Kit Carson ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
The girl who knew too much ( visu )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
"Adam West (Batman) plays Johnny Cain, a suave retired CIA agent and nightclub owner. After the murder of a crime boss at his nightclub, Cain is pressured by both the CIA and the crime syndicate to take on the case that may be a threat to the national security. He reluctantly agrees and soon realizes that he got much more than he bargained for, as the case becomes a conspiracy between the communists and the underworld involving a stolen Tibetan statue worth $500,000. With the help of his tough-as-nails detective friend (Nehemiah Persoff) and his beautiful ex-mistress (Nancy Kwan), he manages to stay one step ahead of the villains as he races against time to stop the communists' evil plan."--Container
The house always wins ( visu )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
In the house always wins, Dick Powell plays Willie Dante, the owner of an illegal gambling joint. In the blue landscape, Peter Lorre is a French detective in hot pursuit of a stolen painting
Cinerama South Seas adventure ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
"The fifth and ultimately last of the original 2-panel Cinerama travelogues, South Seas Adventure weaves together several island-hopping voyages, starting en route to Hawaii, then traversing the South Seas through Tahiti, Tonga, Fiji, and as far as Australia, and eventually back home to enchanting Honolulu."--Container
South Seas adventure ( visu )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Unseen theatrically since the early 1970s and never before released on home video, it can now be viewed in a digitally remastered edition. The film was restored from its original camera negatives, emitting both a breathtakingly colorful panorama and a sparklingly clear, seven-channel sound track
Body and soul by Robert Rossen( visu )
6 editions published between 1947 and 1988 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
"In New York City, Charley Davis, the middleweight champion of the world, wakes up from a nightmare screaming the name 'Ben, ' then visits his mother, telling her that Ben died that day. After his mother bitterly tells Charley to leave, Charley sees Peg Born, his ex-girl friend, and although he kisses her, she falls limp, weeping on her bed. Charley, who is scheduled to fight an important match the next day, enters a nightclub where singer Alice performs, and gets drunk. Charley's manager, Roberts, tells Charley he must go fifteen rounds and win the fight by a decision. Charley then recalls his early days as a boxer: After winning his first amateur bout, Charley meets Peg, a beautiful, free-spirited painter living in Greenwich Village, and they fall in love. Charley's father, who owns a candy store, is killed when a bomb is thrown into a nearby speakeasy. Although Charley's mother hopes he will get an education, he is determined to be a fighter, and Peg encourages him. Promoter Quinn arranges a series of bouts for Charley, which he wins. After a year on the road, Charley, who has become cocky and is driven by money, returns to a swank apartment in New York and affectionately greets Peg. Roberts, who runs the fighting racket in New York, decides to set up a fixed fight between Charley and the black 'champ, ' Ben Chaplin, who is suffering from a blood clot in the brain. Roberts' scheme is to tell Ben that he and Charley will go fifteen rounds and that the bout will end in a decision, rather than a knockout. Charley is not told that Ben is ill, and Roberts cruelly says that the audience loves a killing. Later, Roberts goes to see Charley at his apartment, where Mrs. Davis is waiting for the boxer with Quinn and his girl friend, Alice. When Charley shows up with Peg, she is wearing a new dress and mink coat, having spent the afternoon drinking champagne. Although Charley's manager, Shorty Polaski, warns Peg to marry Charley immediately before he becomes a pawn of the mob, Roberts offers to help Charley win the championship and make him a wealthy man if he gives Roberts fifty percent of his take, fires Shorty, and postpones marriage. Shorty is suspicious of Roberts' conniving ways, but Peg lovingly agrees to put off her wedding. The night of the fight, Charley beats Ben repeatedly in the head and wins the title. After the fight, Ben's manager, Arnold, whom Roberts had double-crossed, protests to Roberts that Ben will undoubtedly die, but Roberts merely comments that 'everybody dies.' Later, as Peg and Charley celebrate in a bar with Roberts, Shorty tells Charley that he did not win fair, but foul, and that Roberts is the only one who won the fight. When Shorty then quits in disgust, Roberts coldly informs him that he had been getting only a handout from Charley. Shorty exits the bar, and Peg runs after him, but one of Roberts' thugs beats him up, and Peg runs for Charley's help. Charley rescues Shorty, but dazed, Shorty walks into an oncoming car and is killed. Peg then gives Charley an ultimatum: stop boxing or lose her. Charley breaks his engagement with Peg and wins a series of fights, becoming both richer and more careless. He begins dating Alice and buying her expensive gifts, then gambles away the rest of his winnings. Ben recovers, and Charley makes him his trainer. After years of holding the title, Charley is set to fight newcomer Jackie Marlowe, in a fixed fight: fifteen rounds and a decision. Jackie will win, and Charley will get $60,000, money he will use to bet against himself in the match. Alice, meanwhile, is hoping to share in Charley's fortune. Charley, however, visits Peg and, telling her he is about to fight his last fight, asks her to marry him. While Charley sleeps, Peg deposits his $60,000 in her bank account, unaware that he needs it to bet on the fight. At his mother's apartment, a grocer tells Charley that while the Nazis are killing Jews in Europe, Charley's old neighborhood is proudly placing money on Charley, whom they look up to with pride. Charley bitterly tells his mother and Peg that the fight is fixed, then demands his money back from Peg, accusing her of loving him for his money like everybody else. Hurt and enraged, Peg slaps Charley and leaves. While Ben trains Charley, he tries to convince him not to throw the fight. Roberts overhears and fires Ben, but Ben resists Roberts' orders and, in a frenzy of rage, pummels the air and falls dead. During the big match, after several rounds in which neither Charley nor Jackie are displaying any effort to fight, Jackie starts beating on Charley, and he realizes he has been set up by Roberts, just as Ben was. Charley fights back and wins the bout with a knockout. As he exits the ring, Roberts tries to warn Charley he will not get away with double-crossing him, but Charley says, 'What are you gonna do, kill me? Everybody dies.' Peg then rushes into his arms"--AFI catalog, 1941-1950
Castle of evil ( visu )
2 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
A small group of people have come to a castle on a wind-swept Caribbean island to hear the reading of a will. The group members have one thing in common--an intense hatred for the man who has just died. The tiny island is presided over by the dead man's housekeeper, a native woman with supernatural powers. She uses her powers to bring the dead back to life and no one is safe as the "undead" master of the castle stalks the terrified occupants, seeking deadly revenge
Destination inner space ( visu )
3 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Strange goings on at the site of an experimental underwater laboratory as a mysterious object of unknown origin is detected
Four sons ( visu )
2 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
"When the Germans invade Czechoslovakia the four sons of a Czecho-German family follow different paths: Czech patriot, Nazi supporter, artist in America, and heroic German soldier" --IMDb
Movies 4 you western classics ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The lone gun: a cowboy shoots it out with outlaws to win a rancher's beautiful daughter
The destructors ( visu )
2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"Three espionage agents, Dutch Holland, Spaniard, and Gertmann, blow up an optical company and make off with a tray of laser rubies, though Gertmann is killed in the getaway. National Intelligence Agency investigator Dan Street learns that Gertmann had been employed by an electronics firm that has just perfected a laser-ray gun capable of disintegrating any target from great distances. While Street continues his investigations (to the disappointment of his wife, Charlie) fashion designer Count Mario Romano, accompanied by Dutch and Spaniard, meets with King Chou Lai to sell him the stolen rubies necessary for operation of the ray gun. Street finds Gertmann's widow, Stassa, who is now having an affair with Dutch, and learns that they both work for Romano. Finally realizing that the enemy's objective is to delay completion of the gun, Street doublechecks with the Defense Department and discovers that Romano's yacht is anchored near the fortress-like electronics building where the gun is kept. Street enters an underground tunnel extending from the building to the sea and eventually encounters Romano and his team of 'destructors, ' who have already worked their way through the waterpipes into the electronics building. Dutch, who was brainwashed by Communists in the Korean War and dishonorably discharged as a turncoat, has a change of heart and helps Street prevent the theft of the gun. Though Dutch sacrifices his own life, Romano and Stassa also are killed"--AFI catalog, 1961-1970
 
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Lyon, Francis 1905-1996
Lyon, Francis D. Pete 1905-
Lyon, Pete 1905-1996
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English (51)
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