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Mayes, Wendell

Works: 125 works in 358 publications in 8 languages and 8,494 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations  History  Fiction 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Adapter, Scenarist, Conceptor, Writer of accompanying material, Other, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Wendell Mayes
Publications by Wendell Mayes
Publications by Wendell Mayes, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Wendell Mayes
Most widely held works by Wendell Mayes
Anatomy of a murder by Otto Preminger( visu )
39 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,022 libraries worldwide
"Emotions flare as a jealous Army lieutenant pleads innocent to murdering the rapist of his seductive, beautiful wife"--Container
The Poseidon adventure by Ronald Neame( visu )
24 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 915 libraries worldwide
A group of passengers struggle to survive and escape when their ocean liner completely capsizes at sea
Advise & consent by Otto Preminger( visu )
21 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 912 libraries worldwide
Senate investigation into the President's newly nominated Secretary of State, gives light to a secret from the past, which may not only ruin the candidate, but the President's character as well
The Spirit of St. Louis ( visu )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 764 libraries worldwide
Biography of Charles Lindbergh from his days of precarious mail runs in aviation's infancy to his design of a small transatlantic plane and the vicissitudes of its takeoff and epochal flight from New York to Paris in 1927
In harm's way ( visu )
9 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 689 libraries worldwide
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The enemy below by Dick Powell( visu )
17 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 586 libraries worldwide
Set during the Battle of the Atlantic during World War II, the film tells the story of the cat and mouse hunt between the USS Haynes, a destroyer escort, and a German U-Boat. Captain Murrell, a former Merchant Mariner, saw his wife killed when his freighter was torpedoed by the Germans. Von Stolberg, the veteran U-Boat commander, sees no honor in the German aims of the war. Both of these highly experienced men must now try to outthink and outmaneuver each other, knowing that any mistake can bring instant defeat and death
Death wish by Michael Winner( visu )
8 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and held by 549 libraries worldwide
Paul Kersey, a bleeding-heart liberal, becomes a one-man vigilante after his wife and daughter are violently attacked and raped by a gang of thugs
Go tell the Spartans by Ted Post( visu )
13 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and German and held by 462 libraries worldwide
In 1964, a hard-boiled major is ordered to defend Muc Wa, an unoccupied and seemingly unimportant Vietnamese military outpost left behind by the French. He, his idealistic young lieutenant, his mostly green soldiers, and their supporting force of Vietnamese volunteers are overwhelmed as they deal with ambushes, betrayals, and brutality
Von Ryan's Express by Mark Robson( visu )
21 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 360 libraries worldwide
American combat pilot Col. Joseph Ryan (Sinatra) is shot down over Nazi-controlled Italy and joins U.S. and English WWII troops in a prison camp during the summer of 1943. Given the insulting nickname "Von Ryan" because he initially seems more concerned with surviving than escaping, the colonel eventually leads Allied prisoners, as their new top ranking officer, in a daredevil race for freedom by commandeering an entire German freight train bound for Switzerland, with the Nazis in hot pursuit
The stalking moon ( visu )
6 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 256 libraries worldwide
A suspenseful manhunt saga. A relentless foe tracks Army scout Gregory Peck as he attempts to lead a woman once held captive by Apaches to safety
Von Ryan's Express L'express du Colonel Von Ryan ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
Ryan, an American POW, leads his fellow prisoners on a dangerous escape from the Germans in Italy. Having seemingly made errors of judgment, Ryan has to win the support of the mainly British soldiers he is commanding
The hunters ( visu )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
An Air Force pilot in charge of a group of young flyboys in 1952 Korea knows where and when to separate his private life from his responsibilities
The hanging tree ( visu )
8 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in English and French and held by 135 libraries worldwide
A doctor arrives in an 1870's Montana mining camp to practice medicine. As skilled with a six gun as with a scalpel, he will need both. A tragic past shadows his days. The treachery of the mob clouds his future. A determined immigrant, a shifty-eyed miner, & a hellfire preacher figure prominently in his showdown with fate
Turner classic movies greatest classic films collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
The stalking moon: When an army scout retires to a farm in New Mexico he takes pity on a white woman and her half-breed son recently rescued from indians, and invites them to join him. He does this even knowing the child's father is a feared and murderous Apache and that sooner or later a showdown is almost
The bank shot ( visu )
4 editions published between 1974 and 2003 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Fresh from his recent jailbreak, criminal mastermind Walter Ballantine is already plotting his next bank heist. And this time he's thinking big - he's not just taking the loot, he's stealing the whole bank! Beset by a hapless crew, a lusty backer and an overzealous prison warden, Ballantine soon discovers that, when your getaway vehicle is the bank itself, it pays to be America's most driven criminal!
Hotel ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Through the doors of the St. Gregory, a posh, aging luxury hotel in the New Orleans French Quarter, pass the powerful, the proud and the predatory: men and women whose lives become intriguingly intertwined in a saga of wealth, romance, betrayal and ambition
Monsignor ( visu )
2 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Monsignor is a provocative and controversial drama about an ambitious American priest at war with his principles while embroiled in the high stakes of Vatican politics and finance. His clerical vows are further tested as he finds himself passionately drawn to a young postulant nun
John Wayne collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Donovan's Reef. 'Guns' Donovan prefers carousing with his pals Doc Dedham and 'Boats' Gilhooley, until Dedham's high-society daughter Amelia shows up in their South Seas paradise. Hatari! . A group of men trap wild animals in Africa and sell them to zoos. Will the arrival of a female wildlife photographer change their ways ? In harm's way. A naval officer reprimanded after Pearl Harbor is later promoted to rear admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.-- IMdB
Love and bullets by Stuart Rosenberg( visu )
11 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 25 libraries worldwide
An Arizona cop is sent on special assignment to Switzerland to bring back the girlfriend of Joe Bomposa, a local gangland boss. A relationship develops between them and Bomposa sends a squad of hit men to kill her
Anatomie eines Mordes : Die reine Wahrheit, und nichts als die schmutzige Wahrheit! ( visu )
7 editions published between 1959 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Leutnant Manion steht wegen Mordes vor Gericht. Er ist angeklagt, den Vergewaltiger seiner Frau erschossen zu haben. Der Fall scheint eindeutig. Bevor Rechtsanwalt Paul Biegler die Verteidigung übernimmt, läßt er sich von dem mutmaßlichen Mörder den Hergang erzählen. Manion begründet den Mord mit der Vergewaltigung. Da bei Laura aber keine Spuren einer Vergewaltigung zu finden sind, plädiert die Staatsanwaltschaft auf vorsätzlichen Mord. Bei seinen Gesprächen mit Manion erkennt Biegler dessen Eifersucht und Jähzorn; darin sieht er eine Chance für die Verteidigung. Mit Hilfe seines alten Freundes Parnell gräbt er ein Präzedenzurteil aus und plädiert auf Freispruch. Staatsanwalt Dancer liefert Biegler während der Verhandlung ein wortgewaltiges Duell ... Otto Preminger war selbst promovierter Jurist und hatte sein Jurastudium 1928 in Wien abgeschlossen. Preminger, der mit kommerziell erfolgreichen Filmen großes, suggestives Erzählkino schuf, reflektierte in seiner Arbeit auch immer wieder das Verhältnis von Schein und Sein, von Illusion und Wahrheitsfindung. Thematisch konkretisierte sich das in verschiedenen Filmen, in denen es um Gericht und Prozeßführung geht: MORGEN IST EIN NEUER TAG - ein Prozeß, in dem die böse Absicht des Richters feststeht, VERDAMMT ZUM SCHWEIGEN - der Verurteilte bleibt der moralische Sieger und bekommt durch die Geschichte Recht, STURM ÜBER WASHINGTON - der politische Prozeß im amerikanischen Senat als ein falsches Spiel mit allen Tricks
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Mayes, Wendall
Mayes, Wendall 1918-1992
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