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MacDonald, J. Farrell 1875-1952

Works: 90 works in 145 publications in 1 language and 3,396 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Fiction  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about J. Farrell MacDonald
Publications by J. Farrell MacDonald
Publications by J. Farrell MacDonald, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about J. Farrell MacDonald
Most widely held works by J. Farrell MacDonald
The Maltese falcon by John Huston( visu )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,108 libraries worldwide
The first adaptation of The Maltese facon, in which detective Sam Spade searches for a rare statuette while trying to solve the murder of his partner
Meet John Doe by Frank Capra( visu )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 290 libraries worldwide
To further his presidential aspirations, oil tycoon D.B. Norton buys a newspaper, renames it, and tells managing editor Connell to downsize. After being fired, cheeky reporter Ann Mitchell retaliates in her final story by creating John Doe, who writes a "Letter to the Editor," describing his disgust at the state of the world, capped by a threat to commit suicide on New Year's Eve in protest. John Doe's story causes an instant media sensation, so Ann finds a bum to "play" him. She selects former minor league ballplayer turned hobo Long John Willoughby, who goes along with the scheme. Soon he's making motivational speeches on the radio, and becoming a popular national figure, while corporate misbehavior, consumerism, and the attempted subversion of the resultant popular movement follow. Can Willoughby become the figure of integrity and principle he had only pretended to be? Even if it means sacrificing himself so that the real John Doe's can be saved?
Forbidden Hollywood collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 285 libraries worldwide
Disc 4: Wild Bill: Explores the life and directorial times of William A. Wellman. The men who made the movies: Wellman shares many stories and speaks bluntly of the producers with who he has worked and describes his remarkable star-making and star-spotting abilities. He was responsible for helping actors win Oscars and discovered such notable actors as James Cagney and Gary Cooper
The iron horse by John Ford( visu )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 211 libraries worldwide
A young man pursues his murdered father's dream of the first transcontinental railroad, overcoming impossible odds, greedy officials, crooked Indians, and his father's killer to unite the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific railways
No man of her own ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
A gambler on the run meets and marries a librarian after she wins a coin toss
Origins of the fantasy feature the patchwork girl of Oz (1914) and A Florida enchantment (1914) ( visu )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
Patchwork girl of Oz: "whimsical fairy tale" about munchkins in the land of Oz ; A Florida enchantment: the unusual fable about a woman who discovers magic seeds that transform women into men (and men into women)
Captains of the clouds ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
A group of bush pilots from Northern Canada feel their patriotic spirit roused during Winston Churchill's famous "Blood, sweat and tears" radio speech to pump up the British/Allied morale. They decide to enlist as pilots, only to find their age and attitude working against them. One of the pilots, Brian McLean, finds that his commander is the former boyfriend of his wife. To make matters worse, Brian needs to do things his way, leading to a tragedy from which he must redeem himself
The Claudette Colbert collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
(Three-cornered moon, 1933) Laughter is the best medicine in tough times, and that is certainly the case for Elizabeth and her three brothers who are forced to find work after their eccentric family's fortune is lost. (Maid of Salem, 1937) Inspired by the true-life Salem witch trials, an independent young woman is accused of casting evil spells by the Puritan townsfolk during one of the most notorious periods in American history. (I met him in Paris, 1937) All is fair in love and fashion as a successful designer must choose between three suitors: a creative playwright, a dashing playboy, and a hometown boy. (Bluebeard's eight wife, 1938) The daughter of a destitute aristocrat is determined to teach her millionaire groom a lesson when she learns that their wedding day is not his first trip down the aisle. (No time for love, 1943) A working class man falls for a sophisticated fashion photographer, but the picture is not pretty when he loses his job and she hires him to be her assistant. (The egg and I, 1947) A new bride reluctantly says "I do" to her husband's plan to leave their life in the city and raise chickens on a dilapidated farm located miles from civilization
Hangman's house ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
Hangman's house: Before he dies, a father tries to marry off his daughter to a man she despises. Meanwhile, the exiled patriot Hogan returns to Ireland to kill the man responsible for his sister's suicide-- her fiance. 3 bad men: A young woman and her father travel west with a wagon train. After her father is murdered, she enlists the help of three outlaws to finish his dream of participating in the land rush
Sunrise a song of two humans by F. W Murnau( visu )
5 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 97 libraries worldwide
A naive country man falls for a cold-blooded city woman who persuades him to drown his wife in order to be with her
The origins of film ( visu )
2 editions published in 2001 in No Linguistic Content and English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
A collection of early feature and short films held by the Library of Congress's Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division that illustrate the history of film from 1900-1926
F.W. Murnau's Sunrise (1927) ( visu )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
The story of a young farmer who comes near murdering his wife, only to love her more in the end
Riffraff by J. Walter Ruben( visu )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
A fisherman and a cannery work fall in love, but their life thereafter is hardly idyllic
Origins of the fantasy feature the patchwork girl of Oz and A Florida enchantment ( visu )
3 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
A whimsical fairy tale about munchkins in the land of Oz (1st work) and an unusual fable about a woman who discovers magic seeds that transform women into men and men into women (2nd work)
The painted desert ; Hittin' the trail ( visu )
10 editions published between 1931 and 2007 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Western prospectors Jeff and Cash find a baby boy in an otherwise deserted emigrants' camp, and clash over which is to be "father." They are still bitterly feuding years later when they own adjacent ranches. Bill, the foundling whom Cash has raised to young manhood, wants to end the feud and extends an olive branch toward Jeff, who now has a lovely daughter. But during a mining venture, the bitterness escalates
The Light of the western stars ( visu )
2 editions published between 1940 and 2006 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
A ranch foreman is saved from becoming an outlaw by a pretty girl that believes in him
Forbidden Hollywood collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Other men's women: Bill and Jack are railroad men. When Bill comes to stay with Jack and his wife, Bill and Lily fall in love. Jack confronts Bill about his suspicions and the two fight, leaving Jack seriously injured
The thirteenth guest ( visu )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 35 libraries worldwide
"A mysterious young girl name Lela is found electrocuted in the abandoned Morgan mansion. At the request of Police Captain Ryan, private investigator (and suave playboy) Phil Winston takes time out from his carefree social life to help ferret out the murderer."--Container
The Patchwork girl of Oz by J. Farrell MacDonald( visu )
8 editions published between 1914 and 2000 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 32 libraries worldwide
In the Land of Oz a patchwork girl is brought to life through a magic powder. During her adventures she meets all the Oz favorites
Bowery at midnight ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
The ape man: Conducting weird scientific experiments, crazed Dr. James Brewster, aided by his colleague Dr. Randall, has managed to transform himself into a hairy, stooped-over ape-man. Desperately seeking a cure, Brewster believes only an injection of recently-drawn human spinal fluid will prove effective. With Randall refusing to help him, it falls to Brewster and his captive gorilla to find appropriate donors
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MacDonald, Farrell 1875-1952
MacDonald, John Farrell 1875-1952
MacDonald. Joseph Farrell 1875-1952
McDonald, J. Farrell 1875-1952
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