WorldCat Identities

Patrick, John 1905-1995

Overview
Works: 260 works in 737 publications in 8 languages and 14,403 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Musical films  Romantic comedy films  Comedy films  Romance films  Comedy plays  Fiction  Melodrama 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Librettist, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer, Writer of accompanying material, Conceptor, Editor, Producer
Classifications: PS634, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Patrick
The teahouse of the August moon by John Patrick( Book )

73 editions published between 1951 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 1,896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After World War II Okinawa in Japan was occupied by U.S. Forces. This play is about how the American forces tried to turn the "savage" and "uncivilized" Japanese citizens into "intelligent" and "civilized" people. An under experienced officer is sent to a small village to authorize the building of a school and the forming of a democratic society in the village. Instead of changing the villagers he is changed. --Aya at Amazon.com
High society by Charles Walters( Visual )

41 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sophisticated musical comedy, a society wedding is being arranged in Newport, Rhode Island. The beautiful Tracy Samantha Lord is to marry George Kittredge. However, Tracy's ex-husband, the songwriter C.K. Dexter-Haven, has never stopped loving her and has hopes of winning her back. A New York scandal sheet reporter and photographer arrive to cover the wedding and complicate the tangled romances
Best American plays : supplementary volume, 1918-1958 by John Gassner( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of 17 plays which did not appear in the editor's earlier Best plays collections covering the period, 1918-1958
Three coins in the fountain( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three American women working in Rome, Italy, share a spacious apartment and the desire to find love and marriage, each experiencing a few bumps in their journeys to romance
The shoes of the fisherman by Michael Anderson( Visual )

11 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All eyes are focused on the Vatican, hoping to see the puffs of white smoke signaling the selection of the next Pope, but this time, much more is at stake, for the new pontiff may be the only person who can bring peace to a world on the brink of nuclear war
Love is a many-splendored thing( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A widowed Eurasian doctor and an American war correspondent stationed in Hong Kong begin an intensely passionate affair, but when the journalist is transferred to Korea where war has broken out, tragedy strikes
The curious savage : comedy in three acts by John Patrick( Book )

18 editions published between 1951 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mrs. Savage has been left ten million dollars by her husband and wants to make the best use of it, in spite of the efforts of her grown-up stepchildren to get their hands on it. These latter, knowing that the widow's wealth is now in negotiable securities, and seeing they cannot get hold of it, commit her to a "sanatorium" hoping to "bring her to her senses." But Mrs. Savage is determined to establish a fund to help others realize their hopes and dreams. In the sanatorium she meets various social misfits, men and women who just cannot adjust themselves to life, people who need the help Mrs. Savage can provide. In getting to know them, she realizes that she will find happiness with them and plans to spend the rest of her life as one of them. But when the doctor tells her there is no reason why she should remain, she hesitates to go out into a hard world where people seem ready to do anything for money. The self-seeking stepchildren are driven to distraction by their vain efforts to browbeat Mrs. Savage, but she preserves her equanimity and leads them on a merry chase"--Publisher's description
Best American plays( )

in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les girls by George Cukor( Visual )

19 editions published between 1954 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cheeky musical variation on Rashomon, the film gives three flashbacks on the Parisian sojourn of a dance master and his featured artists
Some came running by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

15 editions published between 1958 and 2008 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dave Hirsch, a writer and army veteran, returns to 1948 Parkton, Indiana, his hometown. There he must come to terms with his roots and his future
The world of Suzie Wong by Richard Quine( Visual )

13 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Lomax, who aspires to follow his passion to paint and having quit his architectural profession, lands in Hong Kong. On the ferry he meets a young girl Suzie Wong who lies that she is from a wealthy family but actually is working as a "Wan Chai girl" in the Wan Chai district on Hong Kong island. Lomax may have an opportunity to be the husband of a Hong Kong banker's daughter, but he chooses to be with Suzie Wong. Some street and harbour scenes of Hong Kong in the late 1950s are captured on film in colour
The Teahouse of the August moon by John Patrick( Visual )

10 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Okinawa 1946, occupied by American troops whose assignment is to bring democracy to the inhabitants. The captain in charge, Captain Fisby (Glenn Ford), is a well-meaning but inept loser, and faces a wily Okinawan interpreter, Sakini (Marlon Brando), and a determined geisha girl, Lotus Blossom (Machiko Kyo), along with villagers who know how to take advantage of foreign occupation!
The hasty heart : comedy-drama in three acts by John Patrick( Book )

5 editions published between 1945 and 1972 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play in three acts
Love is a many-splendored thing by 20TH CENTURY FOX( Visual )

21 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A widowed Eurasian doctor and an American war correspondent stationed in Hong Kong begin an intensely passionate affair, but when the journalist is transferred to Korea where war has broken out, tragedy strikes
Everybody loves Opal by John Patrick( Book )

5 editions published between 1962 and 1989 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Opal Kronkie, a middle-aged recluse, lives in a tumbledown mansion at the edge of the municipal dump. The general disarray of her establishment is aggravated by the fact that Opal collects things -- anything that can be toted home in her little red wagon. Opal is also an optimist, for no matter how mean her lot -- or her "friends"--Opal responds with unfailing kindness and an abiding faith in the goodness of human nature. Into her rather strange world comes Gloria, Bradford and Solomon, three purveyors of bogus perfume on the lam from the authorities. Opal's menage is the perfect hideout -- and Opal, herself, might be the remedy for their shattered finances. They decide that what she needs is plenty of insurance, a rapid demise, and three beneficiaries named Gloria, Bradford and Solomon."--Publisher
The hasty heart, a play in three acts by John Patrick( Book )

2 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Moto takes a chance( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful young aviatrix on a secret diplomatic mission crash lands on the island and tries to get the tyrannical ruler to help subdue an uprising led by a maniacal high priest
Lo and behold! : a new comedy in three acts by John Patrick( Book )

5 editions published between 1952 and 1980 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Nobel Prize winner has lived for years on a meager, unpalatable diet, to favor an ailing heart. This lack of much heart has made the philosophy of his books coldly cynical. After signing a will that leaves a third of his estate to his young doctor, a third to perpetuate his house as a sanctuary for his spirit and the final third to the Harvard Law School to insure that the terms of his odd testament will be carried out, he eats a sumptuous meal and dies happily. Instead of the solitude he expected as a ghost, he is beset by the spirits of Minnetonka (an Indian girl pushed off a cliff by her lover), a Southern belle with a disturbing drawl and a phony liberal attitude, and a frustrated composer. Then the pretty cook who prepared the fatal dishes returns to the house and is mistaken for his illegitimate daughter. He eventually finds peace by furthering a romance between the doctor and the young girl. "--Publisher
The strange love of Martha Ivers by Lewis Milestone( Visual )

35 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unscrupulous woman takes up with her old boyfriend, without bothering to keep the affair from her husband
The story of Mary Surratt : play in three acts by John Patrick( Book )

12 editions published between 1947 and 1973 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Patrick's play depicts Mary Surratt, who ran the boardinghouse where the conspirators involved in Abraham Lincoln's assassination met and was convicted and sentenced to hang when there was little evidence to prove her innocence."
 
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Alternative Names
Goggan, John Patrick.

Goggan, John Patrick 1905-1995

Goggan, John Patrick, 1907-1995

Goggin, John Patrick 1905-1995

John Patrick Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1905-1995)

Patrick, Jack.

Patrick Jack 1905-1995

Τζων Πάτρικ

Джон Патрик английский (США) драматург

Патрик, Дж 1905-1995

Патрик, Джон 1905-1995

ג'ון פטריק

جان پاتریک

جون باتريك

جون باتريك، 1905-1995

ジョン・パトリック

約翰·派屈克

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