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Jones, Gordon 1912-1963

Works: 25 works in 47 publications in 1 language and 1,543 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Comedy films  Fiction  Film serials 
Roles: Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Gordon Jones
Publications by Gordon Jones
Publications by Gordon Jones, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Gordon Jones
The shaggy dog ( visu )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 875 libraries worldwide
The shaggy dog: Wilby Daniels was just an ordinary teenager until a magical ring accidentally transforms him into a sheepdog ... whose owner is the leader of a plot to destroy the Space Program!
The Green Hornet ( visu )
12 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
The city is faced with rising crime and increased racketeering activity. Intrepid newspaper editor, Britt Reid becomes the crime fighter the Green Hornet to take on the bad guys. As far as the police are concerned, the Hornet himself is the criminal. This misunderstanding enables Reid to operate 'outside the law' to battle evil and injustice. Working along side the Hornet is the brilliant inventor/sidekick Kato, the only person who knows the true identity of the Hornet
The winning team ( visu )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 169 libraries worldwide
Grover Cleveland Alexander is the Hall of Fame pitcher whose baseball victories paralleled triumphs in his personal life. Suffering from double vision and fainting spells, Alexander sees his career bottom out. But, helped by his wife, he makes a successful return that reaches its peak in the 1926 Yankees/Cardinals World Series
Flying tigers ( visu )
3 editions published between 1942 and 1992 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
Story of the 1st American Volunteer Group, a group American airmen fighting the Japanese over China in early World War II
Trigger, Jr ( visu )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Roy attempts to cure a boy's fear of horses with the aid of his palomino's colt
Treasures of Black cinema ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Up in the air. "A none-too-popular (nor good) radio singer, Rita Wilson, is murdered while singing on the air in a radio studio. Radio page boy, Frankie Ryan, and his janitor pal, Jeff, solve the mystery for the none-too-sharp police."
Treasure of Ruby Hills ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Cattle rancher Chalk Reynolds and his ilk have successfully driven off most of the small ranchers from the Ruby Hills country, relying on two ruthless enforcers. A newcomer to ruby Hills, Ross Heney finds himself in the middle of the conflict
Gasoline Alley and friends ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
In Gasoline Alley two half-brothers find themselves in the restaurant business until complications and some family conflicts arise. In Corky of Gasoline Alley, Corky's wife's cousin makes himself an unwanted houseguest
Heart of the Rockies ( visu )
2 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Roy Rogers is a highway engineer running a construction job manned by boys from a youth-rehabilitation work camp. Old Andrew Willard, through whose land the new highway is bing built, is being secretly robbed of his valuable pure-bred cattle by his crooked foreman, Devery. Roy is framed by Devery and Andrew orders Roy off the ranch despite the intervention of his niece June. A showdown develops with Roy and the boys on one side and Devery and the gang of ruslers on the other
Spoilers of the plains ( visu )
in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Presents a classic Saturday matinee western featuring Roy Rogers with Trigger "the smartest horse in the movies."
The Joey Bishop show ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Presents the second season of the Joey Bishop Show
Trail of Robin Hood ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The owner of the largest Christmas tree acreage in Glen Rock, refuses to sign up with a tree wholesaler. Roy Rogers, a federal official, comes to the owner's aid as the wholesaler's agent attempts a double-cross deal
Quick money ( visu )
3 editions published between 1938 and 2008 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
When Blueford H. Smythe, a seemingly prosperous tycoon, returns to his home town of Glenwood, Kansas, he is treated like a dignitary by everyone except the mayor, Jonas Tompkins. Instinctively suspicious of his former classmate, Jonas balks when he hears that Smythe and his secretary, Ambrose Ames, have been discussing with members of the city council a plan to turn Glenwood into a resort. Unknown to the town, Smythe and Ambrose are a seasoned confidence team, who have no trouble convincing the council members to buy stock in their phony company. Determined to protect the school fund from Smythe's scheming, Jonas refuses to cooperate with the council, and consequently he and his family are ostracized by the town. At Ambrose's urging, Smythe calls on Jonas' wife Lyda and, using his status as a former sweetheart, suggests that she pressure Jonas into changing his attitude. To placate the town, Lyda invites Smythe and the resort committee to dinner, but her efforts are sabotaged by her son Freddie, a science whiz, who plants explosives and other gags in the food. After Jonas announces that, as mayor, he is prohibiting the sale of stocks, the town rallies to have him impeached. Just before the special election, however, Bill, a young reporter who is engaged to Jonas' daughter Alice, undertakes an investigation into Smythe's past. On the eve of the election, Bill receives a wire from the F.B.I. suggesting that he photograph Smythe for positive identification. Bill tricks Smythe into posing for him, then leaves with the photograph for the regional F.B.I. office. To prevent the town from impeaching him before Bill returns, Jonas and Freddie engineer a series of election stalls. With only seconds to spare, Jonas is saved by the arrival of an F.B.I. agent, who announces to the stunned town that Smythe and Ambrose are notorious confidence men. At last vindicated, Jonas is re-elected by a landslide
My sister Eileen by Richard Quine( visu )
2 editions published between 1942 and 1991 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"Anxious to help her pretty sister Eileen, an aspiring actress, Ruth Sherwood, a reporter for The Columbus, Ohio courier, writes a glowing review of Eileen's performance before the play in which she is appearing opens. Consequently, on opening night, when Eileen is replaced by another actress and The courier runs the review, Ruth is fired. Grandma Sherwood, the sisters' sympathetic grandmother, urges Ruth to travel to New York to advance her writing career, and when Eileen insists on accompanying her sister, the girls's father, Walter Sherwood, reluctantly gives them $100 for their journey. Shocked by the high cost of New York rent, the sisters are talked into renting a Greenwich Village basement apartment by the building's landlord, Appopolous. As they hand over the rent, an explosion rocks the building, and Appopolous explains that workmen are blasting nearby to build a subway tunnel. That night, in the sweltering heat, the girls leave their window open and are harassed by a pair of drunks ogling them from the sidewalk above. When Lonigan, the local constable, chases away the drunks and warns the sisters to stop causing disturbances, Eileen bursts into tears. The next day, while seeking employment at the Wallace Theatrical Production office, Eileen meets reporter Chic Clark, who asks for an interview in order to pursue the pretty actress. Meanwhile, Ruth goes to Manhatter magazine in search of a job. There, Robert Baker, the magazine's editor, is criticizing Ralph Craven, the magazine's owner, about his outdated policies. To prove his point, Robert asks Ruth's opinion, and when she echoes his criticisms, Ruth and Craven argue and she runs out of the office, leaving behind her manuscript. Intrigued, Robert finds Ruth's address on the manuscript and decides to pay her a visit. Upon returning home, the discouraged Ruth learns that Eileen has invited drugstore clerk Frank Lippincott to dinner. After a drunken man searching for Effie Shelton, the apartment's former tenant and resident psychic, wanders in, Eileen summons their neighbor, 'the Wreck' Loomis, a burly football player, to throw him out. Wreck then asks if he can sleep in their kitchen while his mother-in-law, Mrs. Wade, who is unaware that her daughter Helen is married, comes to visit. Soon after Lippincott arrives for his 'intimate' dinner, Chic knocks at the door, looking for Eileen. Next, Wreck joins the party, followed by a man carrying the unconscious Effie, whom he plants on a couch. Robert then comes to the door, declares that he has read Ruth's manuscript and invites her to dinner. Over their meal, the loquacious Robert convinces Ruth to use her talents and write about her eccentric life in New York. Ruth takes his advice, and when she presents her completed story, titled My sister Eileen, to Robert, he wants to publish it immediately. When Craven rejects the article, however, Robert announces that he is quitting after the next issue comes out. As Effie, Wreck, Helen and her mother converge at the sisters' apartment, Effie lets slip the fact that Helen and Wreck are married, much to Mrs. Wade's dismay. Soon after, Ruth's spirits are restored when a call comes from Chic's paper, sending her to Brooklyn to cover a story about the docking of the Portuguese merchant marine fleet. After Ruth hurries to Brooklyn, Chic appears at the apartment and admits to Eileen that the assignment was a ruse so that he could be alone with her. As Chic makes unwelcome advances to Eileen, Robert arrives, rescues Eileen and invites her and the absent Ruth to dinner that night to celebrate quitting his job. After Robert leaves, Ruth runs into the apartment followed by a pack of Portuguese merchant marines. When the sisters form a conga line to lure the sailors outside, Eileen creates a commotion on the street and is jailed for disturbing the peace. The next morning, Grandma and Mr. Sherwood come to visit the sisters, and as Ruth tries to conceal Eileen's predicament, Wreck and Helen interrupt with news that they have gotten married again for the sake of Helen's mother and Helen blurts out that Wreck had been living with the sisters. Next, Eileen, escorted by the merchant marines, arrives at the apartment and the commander presents her with a medal for spending the night in jail. Mortified, Mr. Sherwood insists the sisters return home and leaves to buy them railroad tickets. As Ruth packs her suitcases, Robert comes to the door, brandishing her story in the newest issue of the Manhatter, and gives her with a check for $250. After Appopolous appears and declares that the blasting has ended, Ruth signs a six-month lease for the apartment and, when her father returns, announces that she plans to stay in New York. Craven then arrives and offers Ruth a contract for her Eileen stories. She consents on the condition that he introduce Eileen to some of his theatrical producer friends. As they all leave the apartment to celebrate, three workmen drill through the floor from the subway tunnel below"--AFI catalog, 1941-1950
The adventures of Jim Bowie ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
This series was based on the life of a real-life American folk hero and Western frontiersman wo invented the damous Bowie knife after an attack by a fierce Grizzly bear in which his rifle jammed at a critical moment in the fight. Against the backdrop of 1830s French-American New Orleans and backwoods Louisiana Territory, the famous and wealthy young planter, Jim Bowie forges the frontier, diligently pursues lawbreakers and battles social injustice
Among the living Zum Leben verdammt ( visu )
1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Paul Raden, a disturbed young man, excapes from his secret cell in the family mansion and into the streets of Radentwon. Soon after, the town is rocked by two horrifying murders. As the townspeople go mad with fear, Paul's twin brother, John, finds that suspicion is falling on him and the town wants justice ... fast. Deep dark family secrets are revealed as the crowd bears down on the man they think is responsible for the murders
The rise and fall of Legs Diamond ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Jack Diamond and his sickly brother arrive in New York as jewel thieves. After a spell in jail, the coldly ambitious Diamond hits on the idea of stealing from thieves himself, and sets about getting close to gangster boss Arnold Rothstein to move in on his booze, girls, gambling, and drugs operations
There goes my girl ( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
A screwball comedy in the vein of His Girl Friday (1940). Jerry and Connie are ace reporters for rival newspapers. They are engaged to be married, but their employers try every trick in the book to keep them apart. With the nuptials apparently thwarted, Jerry and Connie are sent by their respective newspapers to cover the Andrews murder case in Bridgeport. Will the couple reconcile or will professional competition drive them farther apart?
Don't turn 'em loose ( visu )
1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"With the help of a hired wife and a rented baby, career criminal Bat Williams convinces the members of the New York State parole board to grant him an early release from prison. Immediately after his release, Bat and his gang rob the Escow Creamery and kill a clerk during their getaway. Without revealing his destination, Bat leaves his gang and Grace Forbes, his hard-boiled girl friend, and goes to Barlow, New York, where his unsuspecting family happily greets him. Bat, whose real name is Bob Webster, covers up his criminal activities by telling his family and Letty Graves, his childhood sweetheart, that he is a busy globe-trotting engineer. That night, when Bat's father John, a respected school superintendent, receives a telephone call from the governor asking him to join the parole board, Bat advises him to 'stay out of it.' Later, Bat breaks into a jewelry store to steal a bracelet for Grace and coldbloodedly murders a guard. Before Bat returns to the city, Daniels, a tough police officer, finds Grace and, by threatening to tell Bat about her affair with gang member Al, convinces her to help lure Bat into a police trap. While in prison, Bat executes an escape that allows him to get away long enough to kill Grace and then return to his cell unnoticed. Soon after Grace's murder, Bat becomes eligible for parole and is surprised to see his father sitting on the board. Although his equally shocked father threatens to vote against granting parole, Bat reminds him that his soon-to-be-married sister Mildred would be devastated if she knew the scandalous truth. On condition that Bat 'disappear' forever, a heartbroken John gives in and votes for parole. Bat, however, returns to Barlow on the eve of Mildred's wedding and plots to rob Letty's father's payroll. During the robbery, Daniels, who has been following Bat, confronts him at gunpoint, and a fight ensues. Before Bat can kill Daniels, John enters and shoots his son. Out of gratitude, Daniels drives a dying Bat out of Barlow and agrees to keep his identity a permanent secret"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Fight for your lady ( visu )
1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Ham Hamilton (Jack Oakie) knows that gold-digger Marcia Trent (Margot Grahame) is only after Robert Densmore (John Boles) for his money, so he tells Marcia that Robert is broke and she calls off the announced wedding. Disappointed and ready to die, Robert goes to Budapest, with Ham as his companion, where he decides he can best accomplish his death wish by making love to Marietta (Ida Lupino), whose husband, Spadissimo (Erik Rhodes) is the finest swordsman in all of Europe and will surely kill him in a duel. The duel is on and Robert is very quickly on the losing end when Ham, knowing that Spadissimo has a mother complex, poses as Robert's mother and Spadissimo breaks down in tears, while Robert, Marietta and Ham make a quick exit stage left. Marcia, having learned that Robert is not broke enters ready to renew the romance, but takes her romance notion in another direction when the sees the size of the castle of the recently-jilted Spadissimo
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