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Balderston, John L. (John Lloyd) 1889-1954

Overview
Works: 198 works in 506 publications in 5 languages and 9,625 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Horror films  Monster films  Action and adventure films  Historical films  War films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Fantasy films 
Roles: Adapter, Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Writer of accompanying material, Composer, Honoree, Other, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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I, Frankenstein by Universal Pictures (Firm)( visu )
50 editions published between 1931 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,301 libraries worldwide
Frankenstein is the greatest horror film of all time. Dr. Frankenstein dares to tamper with life and death by creating a human monster in his laboratory; but his dreams of perfection are thwarted when the monster becomes an uncontrollable beast. Director James Whale's adaptation of Mary Shelley's novel mixes gothic decay and chilling lyricism; and Boris Karloff (as the monster) in the role he would be identified with for the rest of his life, offers a compassionate portrayal of the monster's groping for identity
Gaslight by George Cukor( visu )
27 editions published between 1944 and 2011 in English and held by 1,384 libraries worldwide
A susceptible young woman marries a suave, romantic man never suspecting that he is a murderous scoundrel, obsessed with finding the jewels hidden in their London home. She becomes the helpless victim as slowly, insidiously, he drives her to the brink of insanity
Bride of Frankenstein by James Whale( visu )
16 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 950 libraries worldwide
Using the device of a prologue in which Mary Shelley takes up her story, the monster and Frankenstein were resurrected at Universal's behest. Although the threads of continuity in the plot are explicit, in tone this is not really a sequel but a macabre comedy, an excursion into the fantastic which hovers between expressionism and surrealism. Karloff's monster is the only sympathetic character. The mad scientist, Dr. Pretorius, seems to take over the evil presumptions of Frankenstein. As originally conceived, the heart of Frankenstein's bride, Elizabeth, was to have been implanted in the she-monster. This makes more sense of the she-monster's behaviour
Berkeley square : a play in three acts by John L Balderston( Book )
67 editions published between 1926 and 1989 in 5 languages and held by 793 libraries worldwide
The play tells the story of a young American who is transported back to London in the time of the American Revolution and meets his ancestors. The plot is loosely based on Henry James' posthumous 1917 novel "The Sense of the Past." --Wikipedia.com
The prisoner of Zenda by Richard Thorpe( visu )
13 editions published between 1937 and 2008 in English and held by 636 libraries worldwide
He has the appearance and manner of the king, yet he's really a lookalike ... and on his shoulders rests all hope of foiling a blackguard's plot to usurp the throne. Adventure, pageantry and royal intrigue are forged at sword point
Dracula : the vampire play by Hamilton Deane( Book )
5 editions published between 1927 and 1977 in English and held by 451 libraries worldwide
Dracula : the vampire play in three acts by Hamilton Deane( Book )
11 editions published between 1927 and 1971 in English and held by 421 libraries worldwide
Dracula : the ultimate, illustrated edition of the world-famous vampire play by Hamilton Deane( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 329 libraries worldwide
"There are few figures who have towered over modern theater as predominantly as has the King of the Undead. Since its first authentic stage adaptation in 1924, Dracula has mesmerized audiences throughout the world with its atmospheric and dramatic struggle between the living and the undead." "This gorgeous edition makes available for the first time both the British and the Broadway versions of the classic play. Skillfully annotated by David J. Skal, author of Hollywood Gothic, and brimming with rare photos and illustrations, this volume is a timeless treasure that will haunt theaters and libraries for centuries to come."--Jacket
The amazing adventure by Alfred Zeisler( visu )
14 editions published between 1936 and 2010 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
A comedy adventure story of Ernest Bliss, a young millionaire, who can't bear so much wealth. The suggested cure is that he go away for a year and earn his own living -- a challenge which Ernest accepts
The Gary Cooper collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 315 libraries worldwide
The lives of a Bengal lancer: A man joins two other Bengal lancers in the quest to protect British India's Northwest Frontier from Islamic invaders
Mad love ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
A Devil's Island escapee poses as a toy shop worker, using secrets of miniaturizing human beings to do his bidding and exact his revenge on those who sent him to prison
The last of the Mohicans by Michael Mann( visu )
8 editions published between 1936 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 132 libraries worldwide
A love story set during the French and Indian War, between an American raised by the Mohican Indians and the daughter of a British officer
A goddess to a god; an historical reconstruction by John L Balderston( Book )
2 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
The last of the Mohicans ( visu )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
At the siege of Fort William Henry during the French and Indian War, Hawkeye, a colonial frontier scout, becomes a reluctant hero when he is assigned to escort the fort commander's two daughters through hostile Indian territory. Many dangers lurk in the wilderness, particularly a bloodthirsty Huron warrior named Magua who is on their tail and ready to attack
The genius of the Marne; a play in three scenes by John L Balderston( Book )
10 editions published between 1919 and 2013 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
The amazing adventure ( visu )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
A comedy adventure story of Ernest Bliss, a young millionaire, who can't bear so much wealth. The suggested cure is that he go away for a year and earn his own living, a challenge which Ernest accepts
Hollywood legends of horror : 6 masterworks of terror ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Plot for Doctor X: A monster lurks as a New York newspaperman investigates one of the "Moon Killer" murders in which victims are strangled, cannibalized, and surgically incised under the light of the full moon; plot for The return of Doctor X: A New York journalist finds himself out of a job when the actress that he reports as dead shows up alive and threatening to sue his newspaper; plot for Mark of the vampire: Local villagers believe a vampire is killing residents; plot for The mask of Fu Manchu: An infamous Asian mastermind and his diabolical daughter raid the tomb of Genghis Khan; plot for Mad love: An insane surgeon's obsession with an actress leads him to replace her pianist husband's wounded hands with those of a murderer; plot for The devil-doll: A Paris banker framed for robbery and murder escapes from prison with a scientist
The mummy : complete legacy collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
The mummy (1932): "In 1921 a field expedition in Egypt discovers the mummy of ancient Egyptian prince Im-Ho-Tep, who was condemned and buried alive for sacrilege. Also found in the tomb is the Scroll of Thoth, which can bring the dead back to life. One night a young member of the expedition reads the Scroll out loud, and then goes insane, realizing that he has brought Im-Ho-Tep back to life. Ten years later, disguised as a modern Egyptian, the mummy attempts to reunite with his lost love, an ancient princess who has been reincarnated into a beautiful young woman."--IMDB website
Chicago blueprint by John L Balderston( Book )
2 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
John L. Balderston papers by John L Balderston( Archival Material )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Correspondence, manuscripts of speeches and radio scripts, clippings of Balderston's newspaper articles, and photograph of Balderston. Relates to his career as journalist and playwright, primarily concerning his work as war correspondent during World War I, and to his work during World War II as observer for the Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies, and as organizer and director of the William Allen White Committee News Service, Washington (D.C.). Correspondents include Ulric Bell, Jennie Lee, Friniwyd Tennyson Harwood, Walter Lippmann, George Moore, Alys Whitall Pearsall Smith, Logan Pearsall Smith, Julian L. Street, Clarence K. Streit, and Raymond Gram Swing
 
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Alternative Names
Balderston John 1889-1954
Balderston, John L. 1889-1954
Balderston, John L. (John LLoyd), 1889-1954
Balderston, John Lloyd 1889-
Balderston John Lloyd 1889-1954
John L. Balderston amerikansk manusforfattar
John L. Balderston amerikansk manusförfattare
John L. Balderston amerikansk manusforfatter
John L. Balderston amerikansk manuskriptforfatter
John L. Balderston commediografo e scrittore statunitense
John L. Balderston US-amerikanischer Bühnenautor, Journalist, Drehbuchautor
Джон Балдерстон
جان ال. بالدرستون فیلمنامه‌نویس آمریکایی
جون بولدرستون
جون بولدرستون، 1889-1954
جون بولدرستون، 1889-1954 م
Languages
English (226)
Spanish (13)
German (4)
Arabic (2)
Italian (1)
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