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MacDonald, J. Farrell 1875-1952

Works: 93 works in 150 publications in 1 language and 3,679 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Fiction  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Director, Author
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 1,122 libraries worldwide
In The Maltese falcon, Sam Spade is a partner in a private-eye firm who finds himself hounded by police when his partner is killed while tailing a man. The woman who asked his partner to follow the man turns out to be someone who is not what she says she is, and is really involved in something to do with the 'Maltese Falcon', a gold-encrusted life-sized statue of a falcon, the only one of its kind. In Satan met a lady, Sam Spade is now PI Ted Shane, pulled into the hunt for the jewel-filled Horn of Roland
Meet John Doe by Frank Capra( visu )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 298 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 291 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
John Ford's My darling Clementine ( visu )
3 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
Wyatt Earp is the sturdy lawman who sets about the task of shaping up the disorderly Arizona town of Tombstone, with the help of the boozy, tubercular gambler and gunman Doc Holliday. Though initially at cross-purposes, the pair ultimately team up to confront the violent Clanton gang
The iron horse by John Ford( visu )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 218 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 186 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 167 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 157 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 119 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
Sunrise a song of two humans by F. W Murnau( visu )
7 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 108 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
Hangman's house ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 97 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
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 74 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
The painted desert ( visu )
9 editions published between 1931 and 2007 in English and held by 58 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
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 56 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 Light of the western stars ( visu )
2 editions published between 1940 and 2006 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
"Boston socialite Majesty Madeline Hammond ventures to a small frontier town along the Mexican border to keep her brother Alfred from squandering his life on Flo Kingsley. While waiting at the train station, Majesty meets Gene Stewart, a hard-drinking, reckless ranch foreman, who railroads her into a wedding ceremony in order to win a bet he made with Sheriff Tom Hawes that he could marry the first woman who came to town. The ceremony is interrupted by Bonita, who is trying to protect her lover Danny from the jealous sheriff, and in the commotion, Majesty faints and Gene takes her to Flo's house. The next morning, Majesty learns that Flo has nursed the sickly Al back to health and her resentment turns to gratitude. After paying Majesty a visit, Gene learns that the sheriff, who is in league with gun runner Nat Hayworth, has made slurs about her and, after tackling Hawes in a saloon brawl, flees to join the rebels in Mexico. Meanwhile, Majesty buys the Stillwell ranch, but after Al is shot while riding the range, she decides to return to Boston when Gene's friend Poco appears and tells her that Gene is in Mexico, sick in heart and mind, and begs her to save him. After bringing Gene home from Mexico, Majesty encourages him to stop drinking and things proceed peacefully at the ranch until Gene learns that the sheriff and Hayworth have hidden an illegal store of arms in the hills and they intend to sell them in Mexico. Gene goes to stop them, and Majesty, concerned for his safety, rides toward the hideout. Gene saves her just as Hayworth blows up the cache. As Hayworth rides off, the sheriff shoots him and then proceeds to the ranch to arrest Gene for his murder. To protect his friend, Poco provokes a shootout and, after killing Hawes, dies in Gene's arms. Knowing that he must face justice for his activities with the rebels, Gene leaves Majesty, promising to return when he has paid his debt to society"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Forbidden Hollywood collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
The purchase price: Joan Gordon is a singer tiring of her relationship with Eddie. She flees to North Dakota to become a mail-order bride. Happiness is threatened by her stubborn husband, a lecherous neighbor and the appearance of Eddie
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
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Alternative Names
MacDonald, Farrell 1875-1952
MacDonald, John Farrell 1875-1952
MacDonald. Joseph Farrell 1875-1952
McDonald, J. Farrell 1875-1952
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